California vehicle sales exceed 2 million for third straight year – The San Diego Union

For the third straight year, sales for new cars and trucks in California exceeded 2 million and the forecast for 2018 anticipates the number to top 2 million again — but just barely, as the rate of growth is slowing.

New vehicle registrations reached 2.047 million units in 2017, down from 2.088 million in 2015, which was one of the strongest years ever recorded by the California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA), which releases sales figures each quarter.

About 2.01 million cars and trucks are expected to be sold this year.

“That’s the California new vehicle market — it’s 2 million a year, pretty stable,” said Brian Maas, the CNCDA president. “That seems to be the place where the market is sitting when it’s healthy.”

Bentley wants its next new car to be fully autonomous


Bentley’s new Bentayga V8 was revealed this week and will start at prices of £136,200

This week in Austria, Bentley launched its new V8 iteration of its luxury Bentayga SUV. The first Bentayga came off the production line back in 2015, and the company has produced more than 10,000 so far.

Considering it takes more than 130 hours to produce each SUV (some 10 times more than an average production car) and each vehicle has 100 electronic control units (ECUs) to command and diagnose various systems, five cameras, 15 ultrasonic sensors, both short- and long-range radar as well as night-vision capability, it is surprising that this new twin-turbocharged, 542bhp V8 petrol model with a 0-60 mph of 4.4 seconds and top speed of 180mph is not able to go beyond level 2 autonomy.

Stream Injury Reserve’s New Project ‘Drive It Like It’s Stolen’ – XXL

Arizona’s own Injury Reserve is currently one of hip-hop’s fastest-rising alternative rap groups in the game, and today they continue their ascent with their new project, Drive It Like It’s Stolen.

At seven tracks, the trio’s latest project is a dense serving of what fans have come to love about them. Comprised of Stepa J. Groggs, Ritchie With a T and producer Parker Corey, the group creates music reminiscent of early 2000s rap, with their single, “See You Sweat” evoking images of the Neptunes.

The trio is currently set to head on the Renaissance tour with Warm Brew

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