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U.S. delays 'quiet car' rules for hybrids, electric cars

10:54 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015
U.S. regulators are delaying rules that would require electric and hybrid cars to alert sight-impaired pedestrians and bicyclists until at least mid-March, according to a recent government filing.

GM's new wind tunnel aims to improve, quicken design work

10:42 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015
General Motors has cited some impressive vitals on its redesigned 2016 models to show off the success of its weight-cutting strategy: The new Volt and Cruze are about 250 pounds lighter than their predecessors; the Malibu sheds almost 300 pounds and the...

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Smartphones may have role in 8.1% rise of U.S. traffic deaths

3:46 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015
The number of deaths from traffic accidents in the U.S. jumped 8.

FCA agrees to invest $1 billion more in Mich. to receive maximum tax credits

2:24 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015
Fiat Chrysler must invest an additional $1 billion in Michigan by 2029 to receive the maximum amount of state tax credits it is entitled to under a...

GM may contract out van production to boost capacity for pickups

11:27 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015
GM is in talks to offload some of its commercial van production to contract manufacturer AM General, a move that would free up capacity at GM's plant...


VW investigated in Germany for tax evasion on false CO2 levels

6:48 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015
German prosecutors have launched an investigation into suspected tax evasion at VW Group that relates to the understating of CO2 levels in some of...

Jaguar Land Rover will double size of UK engine plant

8:16 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015
Jaguar Land Rover will spend 450 million pounds ($680 million) to double the size of its engine plant in central England, taking total spending to 1...

2017 Kia Cadenza looks sharper, more angular

10:49 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015
Kia Motors unveiled today the exterior of the redesigned, sportier 2017 Cadenza luxury car, which will go on sale next year.

Honda Ridgeline ditches flying buttress profile

10:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015
Honda's second-generation Ridgeline truck shed a few more layers of camouflage recently, as spy photographers snapped the upcoming pickup ahead of...

Land Rover Defender ends 70-year run ferrying farmers and royals

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015
Production of the iconic Land Rover Defender will end early next year.

Rivian Automotive to build r&d center for high-tech vehicles in Mich.

3:26 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015
Livonia automotive design and engineering firm Rivian Automotive LLC plans to invest $29.

Five U.S. states, D.C. seek joint plan to cut auto sector emissions

1:24 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015
Five states and the District of Columbia plan to develop a joint market-based approach to try to cut greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles across a...

Audi to revise emissions control software in U.S. vehicles with 3.0-liter engines

4:09 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
Audi said today that it will revise emissions control software used on more than 85,000 Volkswagen Group vehicles with 3.

Tesla offers less powerful Model X for $80,000

8:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
Tesla plans 90D and 70D variants of the Model X crossover, the latter of which will include a 70 kilowatt-hour battery pack and a sticker price of...

Ford latest automaker to stop using Takata airbag inflators

11:37 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
Ford will become the fourth automaker to stop using certain Takata airbag inflators.


Lincoln's mission: 'Core segments first'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
In 2016, Lincoln will have a new face, its most powerful car ever, a revived Continental and a chance to top 100,000 U.S.


Technology upgrades zoom into small cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
High-end technology is quickly making its way into compact cars that were long conceived as cheap, basic transportation.

Chip Perry, TrueCar's new CEO, seeks to rebuild dealers' trust

11:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
Chip Perry said his goal as the new CEO of TrueCar will be to win back the trust of auto dealers.

Ford recalls 451,865 Fusions, Mercury Milans for potential fuel tank problem

10:22 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
Ford is recalling 451,865 Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans from the 2010 and 2011 model years to fix a potential fuel tank problem that could lead to...

Chronicler of VW slave labor dies

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
Hans Mommsen's name was not widely known in the English-speaking world, but the German historian exhaustively chronicled a sordid chapter in...

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