November 29, 2013

Auto Briefs

Hyundai ups plant efficiency through robots; top resale picks from KBB



Hyundai ups robotic efficiency in Alabama
Hyundai has invested $7 million in an Alabama plant that manufactures two of the automaker's most popular vehicles, the Elantra (shown) and Sonata models. The investment isn't intended to increase the Montgomery facility's production capacity, but is expected to increase the plant's efficiency through the use of robots that deliver kits full of parts to the facility's assembly-line workers.
The Associated Press



Toyota's FJ Cruiser tops KBB resale picks

Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards recognize vehicles that best hold their value over the first five years of new-vehicle ownership. Here are the top 10 (2014 model year), and the percentage of resale value they're estimated to retain at 60 months:
1. Toyota FJ Cruiser (70) (shown)
2. Toyota Tacoma (61.9)
3. Jeep Wrangler (59.1)
4. Toyota 4Runner (56.2)
5. Chevrolet Corvette (53.5)
6. Toyota Tundra (52.3)
7. Chevrolet Camaro (51.9)
8. Honda CR-V (50.7)
9. Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (50.6)
10. Dodge Challenger (50.5)
NWautos staff


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