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Toyota's hydrogen holdup means East Coasters miss out on Mirai

il y a 2 heures 7 min
Toyota, off to a slow start selling its car of the future on one U.S. coast, is struggling even to get started on the other.

Longtime BMW temp files racism, sexism complaint with EEOC: 'Enough was enough'

il y a 11 heures 37 min
BMW of North America says it is investigating claims of racism and sexism in its Mini division after a decadelong temporary worker lodged a federal complaint.

Trump's NAFTA rhetoric yields to reality ahead of talks

il y a 11 heures 37 min
The reality of NAFTA after 23 years of integration is that no single country can dictate new terms for the deal, because all have much to lose, from manufacturing in Mexico and agricultural exports in the U.S.

Ford transforms design leadership

il y a 11 heures 37 min
Ford Motor Co. has overhauled its design team amid new CEO Jim Hackett's quest to transform the automaker into a leaner, quicker-thinking organization.

Chevy Impala at risk as large sedans shrink into oblivion

il y a 11 heures 37 min
The Chevy Impala -- one of GM's longest-running and most-recognized names, a car that logged more than 1 million U.S. sales in 1965 -- appears unlikely to survive much longer.

Buick leaves its legacy of large sedans behind

il y a 11 heures 37 min
More than three quarters of Buick's U.S. sales now come from the Encore and two larger crossovers. The changes have helped Buick double its global sales volume since 2010.

Search is on for better lidar

il y a 11 heures 37 min
Though lidar technology solves many problems of current sensor technology, it still hasn't met the requirements for mass production for vehicles #8212; even after decades of development.

Henrik Fisker taking 'lessons learned' from Karma to new EMotion EV

il y a 11 heures 37 min
The $129,000 EMotion EV -- due out in 2019 -- is touted as having a top speed of 161 mph, a more than 400-mile electric range and rapid-charging capabilities of 125 miles in 9 minutes.

Crossovers and SUVs fatten profit margins

il y a 11 heures 37 min
Across segments from subcompact to full-size, average transaction prices for SUVs and crossovers in the first half of 2017 ran well higher than similar-size sedans and hatchbacks, an analysis of Kelley Blue Book data shows.

Autonomous vehicle legislation set in motion

il y a 11 heures 37 min
The legislation borrows heavily from the wish list of automakers and tech companies that want leeway to operate on highways without being tied too closely to rules designed for vehicles controlled by humans.

Infiniti drops midsize QX70

il y a 11 heures 37 min
Infiniti has killed its QX70 midsize crossover, effective immediately, as it prepares to shift more attention to other crossovers.

Mercedes dealer devotes service center to vans

il y a 11 heures 37 min
When vans come in for service, they typically require more attention than noncommercial vehicles because they generally perform more demanding work with heavier loads.

Some Dodge dealers give in to Demon temptation

23 juill. 2017 - 07:01
Some, but not all, Dodge dealers are seeking market adjustments that would nearly double the price for the limited-edition drag racer.

Private-equity firm GPB Capital thrives under the radar

23 juill. 2017 - 07:01
GPB Capital, a private-equity group, has quietly grown to 66 dealerships. Now they're ready to start talking about who they are and how they operate.

FCA's restated sales show some big swings

23 juill. 2017 - 07:01
A review of the data points to a company that either didn't accurately know what it was selling month to month or was playing fast and loose with its fleet sales.

Australian man likely 18th death from faulty Takata airbags

22 juill. 2017 - 17:39
An Australian man who died in a Sydney car crash may be the 18th death linked to faulty Takata airbags, after police said he was killed when hit in the neck by shrapnel from an airbag.

Who will order car subscriptions?

22 juill. 2017 - 07:01
Vehicle subscription services are emerging as a new slice of the car-sharing market, and industry leaders are still trying to figure out which model will work best.

Brembo's Bombassei inducted into Automotive Hall of Fame

22 juill. 2017 - 07:01
Alberto Bombassei, the man behind those bright red and yellow Brembo brake calipers, joined three other legends into the Automotive Hall of Fame.

U.S. lawyers suing Volkswagen get $300 million in fees, costs

21 juill. 2017 - 22:26
A U.S. judge approved $125 million for lawyers who sued VW on behalf of owners of 88,000 3.0-liter diesel vehicles over excess emissions. Lawyers got another $175 million in a previous related case.

U.S. lawyers suing Volkswagen get $300 million in fees, costs

21 juill. 2017 - 22:26
A U.S. judge approved $125 million for lawyers who sued VW on behalf of owners of 88,000 3.0-liter diesel vehicles over excess emissions. Lawyers got another $175 million in a previous related case.

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