Automotive News reports Buick will halt production of the Verano sedan next year to free up production of more hot selling crossovers and SUV’s. A GM spokesman called the report “speculation.”
Production has resumed at four General Motors plants in the U.S. and Canada following parts shortages caused by the earthquakes that hit Japan. The Detroit News said things are humming again in Ohio, Tennessee, Kansas and Ontario plants.
Honda has announced pricing for its 2017 Ridgeline pickup with a starting MSRP of $30,375 on up to $43,770 for a top-of-the-line with all the bells and whistles. The truck will be offered in six trim levels with the Black Edition topping the list. Those prices include $900 for delivery. Honda said EPA combined gas mileage will range from 21 to 22 mpg depending on model.
Jaguar Land Rover said global sales rose 11 percent in April totaling a record 41, 341 for its fourth consecutive record breaking month. Sales here in the U.S. were up 2 percent and may go higher with the introduction of the Jaguar XE next month. The brand’s hottest seller is the new F-PACE sport utility, its first ever. The F-PACE is pictured.