The Chinese market has proven to be a boon to German luxury automakers. However, the way that the companies have allegedly been controlling their supply of spare parts has begun to draw the ire of the nation's government. According to insiders speaking to Bloomberg, officials from the country's economic planning organization have opened a probe into Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and some Japanese carmakers over claimed price inflation and limiting supply.
If you're aching to get the new, seventh-generation Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, be prepared to deal with ransom demands. On the lead up to the hugely anticipated C7's arrival in dealers, Automotive News is reporting that some dealers have already tacked on a little extra to the Stingray's MSRP.
It's astounding how every day now seems to bring another report of gas prices on the rise. Today, the national average for regular fuel is $3.227, according to AAA. We can all predict this isn't the top of the charts for gas prices this year, so let's just file this under T for temporary. Also, if we adjust for inflation, gas prices are just a few cents shy of a truly historic "highest price ever," according to NPR.
Saturn's General Manager Jill Lajdziak has come out to ensure the brand's customers that while they may have to wait in a long line for their Saturn Sky Redline, greedy dealers won't gouge them in the checkout line. While official pricing has yet to be released, insiders peg the price for the turbo ragtop to be around $26K, or $3K above the normal Sky's price. Lajdziak stated, "it doesn't fit with the brand [image]," referring to Saturn's history of no-haggle pricing and stellar customer service