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Auto News For Friday, April 24, 2015 – GM Profits At $900 Million Could Have Been Better

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 convertible

Here are six must-read, must-watch auto news stories, reviews, and videos for Friday, April 24, 2015.

Globally, General Motors earned $900 million in the first-quarter of 2015. It should have been more, but Brazil isn’t working out all that great right now and Russia’s a mess.

American Honda wants to sell 2000 Civic Type Rs per month when the car finally arrives here. In 2016. Or 2017. Or maybe 2018. 2000?

General Motors is recalling 4907 Cadillac CTS-V vehicles (model years 2004-2007) because, “In the affected vehicles, snow or water containing road salt or other contaminants may corrode the front brake hose fitting at the caliper.” 

The recall applies to cars sold or currently registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.

Info on every brand’s first-quarter Canadian sales results: Alfa Romeo to Ford and 33 brands in between.

A Z06 convertible with an automatic transmission doesn’t suck, according to Car & Driver. Not even remotely so. And it’ll do 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds and 15 miles per gallon.

At the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer, Peter Forsberg did this in a shootout. Two nights ago, Vladimir Tarasenko did it during regular play in an NHL playoff game with a guy on his back.