Auto News for March 3 – Slingshot – HOT!

If coffee is just not doing it this morning, check out this Polaris Slingshot attacking the streets of San Diego in the wee hours:

I want one. Bad!

The Infiniti QX70, Buick Encore, and Chevy Trax are among the vehicles most likely to attract female buyers, according to a survey of 2015 registrations by Experian. It took a look at the vehicles registered by single women and found they liked small SUV’s and compact cars for the most part. Other favored wheels were the Hyundai Tucson, VW Beetle and Eos plus the Honda HR-V.

Men favored the Subaru WRX, Porsche 918 Spyder, and 911, Corvette and Audi S6.

In Brief:

Global February sales rose 15.2 percent at Volvo thanks to demand for the highly acclaimed XC90

Mazda said at 22 mpg city/28 highway and 25 combined, it’s CX9 has the best-in-class city and combined fuel economy ratings for a non-hybrid, three-row crossover SUV and class-leading highway fuel economy.

A 1963 Jaguar E-Type found under a hedge in the village of Bisley, England, could sell for some big bucks at auction next week. Officials said the car needs a total restoration “but has all the ingredients to make a superb car” that is a “true rarity.”

Various reports say Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne will took home just shy of $11-million in pay last year, enough to keep him in sweaters.

Audi’s operating profit fell 6.1 percent last year due to expenses tied to the VW diesel emissions scandal, according to Automotive News. That also included recalls tied to the Takata airbag matter.




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