Here are the six must-read, must-watch auto news stories, recalls and videos for Tuesday, October 27, 2015.
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The Ford Motor Company’s third-quarter was the best in the company’s history and earnings doubled to $1.9 billion. High pickup truck transaction prices and other new launches – Mustang and Edge, most notably – powered the company’s North American operations to a quarter in which earnings soared to $2.7 billion.
The early reviews are in. Acura’s long-awaited 2016 NSX is here, or will be soon, and collective auto writer opinion from Car & Driver, Automotive News, Top Gear, Road & Track, Driving.ca, CAR, and Motor Trend will give you a clear picture.
These are the 30 worst-selling vehicles in Canada through the first nine months of 2015. Think Scion iQ, think Lincoln MKT, think Infiniti Q70.
Toyota is recalling 306 copies of its brand new 2016 Tacoma pickup truck because, “incorrect bolts were used to install the driver’s knee air bag module.”
Another pickup truck recall involves 65,760 copies of the Ram 1500 because they, “may have been built with rear axles that were incorrectly heat treated.”
“Never one to let facts stand in the way of a good victory lap,” writes Nick Bunkley, “Donald Trump wants credit for a decision Ford Motor Co. made four years ago.”
Yes, the reviews are mixed. But keep in mind, the second-generation Acura NSXs driven by auto writers last week were pre-production models. Nevertheless, we’ve been waiting for this car for eons, and the NSX must be a jaw-dropping machine. After all, the first NSX changed the supercar game.