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Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:00 am
2017 Genesis G90What's new with Genesis for 2017? How about everything? Genesis is the newest car brand in the United States, but it's not quite as "all-new" as you might think. The idea of Genesis has been in the making for a while—initially as a pair of upscale models in Hyundai's lineup (one of which was, confusingly, called Genesis). For 2017, what used...
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Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:01 pm
The roughly $900 million Canadian in investment commitments that Unifor has secured from the Detroit 3 thus far might not be enough to fully reverse the long-term trend of auto manufacturing jobs leaving Canada, labor experts say.
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Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:01 pm
Toyota is in no hurry to join the auto industry's stampede to launch fleet tests of Google-style self-driving taxis.
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Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:01 pm
Japan's carmakers are still seen as slow to adapt to the vulnerabilities of connected cars. But with the advent of autonomous driving just over the horizon, Japan Inc. is finally getting serious about cybersecurity.
Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:39 pm
2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350The Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro have been going head-to-head since 1967, and the the competition has only gotten hotter with recent redesigns for both cars. The good news is the latest versions of these pony cars are the best yet. When the Mustang was redesigned as a 2015 model—boasting a new sophisticated independent rear suspension...
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Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:18 pm
A federal appeals court in California ruled that CarMax's component inspection checklist violates a California statue that requires dealers to provide consumers a 'completed inspection report' prior to the sale of any certified used...
Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:41 pm
2017 Kia SportageThe 2017 Kia Sportage isn’t quite the most spacious, the sharpest-performing, or the most fuel-efficient vehicle in its class. But it’s shaping up to be the one that’s just right—sporty-driving, but without a sacrifice in ride; versatile and accommodating in all the right ways; and far quieter and more refined than its...
Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:00 pm
2017 Kia SorentoLast year the Kia Sorento received a full redesign, with completely new sheet metal, a new body structure, a newly available turbocharged inline-4 engine, plus modest gains in interior space and major gains in general cabin comfort and ride quality. The catch was that the Kia Sorento didn't look all that much different than the model from the...
Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:43 pm
2017 Kia Optima Plug-In HybridIn today’s fiercely competitive market for mid-size sedans, shoppers are just as likely to consider the Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima as longer-established nameplates like Accord, Camry, or Malibu. That’s no surprise; these two models both earned their place in the top tier fair and square, with spacious, game-changing designs that...
Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:40 pm
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe SportThe 2017 Kia Sorento and 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport serve slightly different parts of the crossover SUV market. That's because the Sorento offers a third-row seat and a 2016 redesign makes it larger. The two come closest when outfitted with five-passenger seating. In this guise, they compete with the likes of Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, Chevy...
Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:29 pm
2016 Kia SoulThe Kia Soul and Honda Fit are both boxy small cars with remarkable interior space. The Soul is a style-first urban warrior whose attraction lies in its practicality and cheeky character. The smaller Fit sits at the top of the economy car segment, with a supremely flexible interior and combined EPA fuel-efficiency rating of 36 mpg. Even small...
Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:16 pm
2017 Jeep RenegadeBelieve it or not, the Jeep Renegade and the Kia Soul are frequently compared by buyers seeking a small, square-ish, carry-all utility vehicle. While they're both upright five-door hatchback shapes, each has a distinct personality, and they could hardly be more different. The Renegade is Jeep's littlest SUV, with exaggerated tough-guy styling and...
Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:01 pm
2017 Kia SorentoTwo very popular crossover SUVs on the road today have roots as more rugged off-road machines. Today they're among the most popular vehicles in the family-utility niche—but which one's better for you? The Kia Sorento and the Ford Edge are both five-seat, mid-size crossover SUVs. The Sorento has an optional third row with two more seats; if...
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Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:27 pm
A construction firm working on Faraday Future's $1 billion Nevada factory has warned the electric-car startup that it could face a work stoppage over millions of dollars in unpaid bills, raising questions about Faraday's financial condition.
Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:26 pm
2017 Kia SedonaWith only seven minivans from which to choose, shopping for one is relatively uncomplicated. But be sure to include some of the newest entries with a foot in both passenger- and commercial-duty worlds. The Kia Sedona is one of those traditional picks and a long-running nameplate for the brand. The Sedona has been consistently updated since a...
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Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:33 am
We should celebrate that Tesla has taken another step toward eventual autonomy. But the company's statements should be dialed back to reflect only what the technology is capable of.
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Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:05 am

Automobiles are shown for sale at a car dealership in Carlsbad, CaliforniaU.S. auto sales are forecast to drop more than 7 percent in October from the same period in 2015, the sixth monthly decline so far this year, as automakers offer steep discounts and adjust production to manage inventories, J.D. Power and LMC Automotive said on Friday. The two auto industry consultants said October U.S. new vehicle sales will number 1.347 million, down 7.3 percent from 1.453 million units a year earlier. This October has two fewer auto sales days than October of 2015.

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Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:09 am
Audi plans to buy back 25,000 Q7 diesel engine SUVs in the U.S. to compensate owners whose cars do not meet exhaust emission standards, German weekly Der Spiegel reported today.
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Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:24 am

A view of one of Qualcomm's many buildings in San DiegoQualcomm Inc is nearing a deal to acquire NXP Semiconductors NV for around $37 billion, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday, as the U.S. company seeks to expand the reach of its chips from phones to cars. The deal would make San Diego-based Qualcomm, which supplies Android smartphone makers and Apple Inc, a bigger supplier to the automotive industry as it grapples with slowing smartphone sales and stiff competition from Chinese and Taiwanese rivals. The acquisition of NXP by Qualcomm for $110 per share in cash could be announced within days, although there is always a possibility of a last-minute glitch, the source said, asking not to be identified because the negotiations are confidential.

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Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:14 am
Baby boomers are starting to outgrow their midlife crisis years, and that's bad news for automakers who want to sell sports cars.
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Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:49 pm
U.S. regulators and American Honda have confirmed the 11th U.S. fatality linked to a ruptured Takata airbag inflator.
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Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:59 pm
Tesla plans to announce details of its planned ride-services program next year. The electrical vehicle maker picked an unusual spot to provide an update on the effort: a website disclaimer.
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Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:49 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court in San Francisco says used car retailer CarMax must tell buyers in California the condition of individual vehicle components it inspects.
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Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:59 am
By Alan Baldwin AUSTIN, Texas, Oct 19 (Reuters) - McLaren group head Ron Dennis said he was "categorically" not stepping down after a report on Wednesday suggested he would be leaving his role as chairman and chief executive at the end of the year. The website said Dennis, 69, would not have his current contract renewed when it expired. It gave no source for the information but added that McLaren Automotive, the separately-constituted road car division, was not affected by any change of leadership at McLaren Technology Group.
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Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:46 am
Software AG signed a major deal with German automotive supplier Robert Bosch [ROBG.UL] at the start of the fourth quarter instead of the end of the third quarter as it had hoped, Chief Financial Officer Arnd Zinnhardt told Reuters on Friday. Software AG earlier disappointed the market with a 9 percent decline in third-quarter license sales at its digital business platform unit, which it sees as its growth engine. Zinnhardt said in an interview two strategic deals had slipped from the third to the fourth quarter - the Bosch partnership and another major order from Italian insurance telematics provider Octo Telematics.
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Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:42 am

Deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki speaks during news conference at the Prime Minister Chancellery in WarsawPoland has attracted a major investment in its automotive industry from the United States and it is also in talks with Toyota on a potential new project in Poland, Deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Thursday. "We have a decision on another, big investment, American one, in the automotive sector," Morawiecki said without providing more details. The plant will make engines for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars.

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Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:57 am

Toyota Motor Corp President Akio Toyoda shakes hands with Suzuki Motor Chairman and CEO Osamu Suzuki at their joint news conference in TokyoBy Naomi Tajitsu TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Toyota Motor Corp and Suzuki Motor Corp said they plan to explore a possible partnership, citing technological challenges and the need to keep up with consolidation in the global auto industry. Toyota invests heavily in R&D for automated driving functions and artificial intelligence for mobility purposes while cost-conscious Suzuki, which specializes in affordable compact cars, has yet to announce major strategic plans on how to compete in new automotive technologies. The future looks perilous." A partnership between Toyota and Suzuki would be the latest in an increasingly consolidating auto industry.

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Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:01 am

Toyota is the world's biggest automakerToyota and Suzuki said Wednesday they are holding talks about a possible partnership to handle "unprecedented" changes in the global auto industry, as Japan's vehicle sector sees a wave of consolidation. Toyota, the world's biggest automaker, and small car specialist Suzuki did not announce details but suggested any partnership could focus on new safety and environmental technologies. "The environment surrounding the automotive industry has been changing drastically and rapidly in an unprecedented fashion," a joint statement said.

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Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:50 am

Alcoa aluminum plant in Alcoa, TennesseeQuarterly revenue fell in the business making products for the automotive and aerospace industries, due partly to delays with new jet aircraft engines and pricing pressure, Alcoa said. "We are performing well despite the low pricing environment ... demanding conditions on the commodity side as well as aero industry teething problems," Alcoa Chief Executive Officer Klaus Kleinfeld told Reuters. Alcoa will split into two entities ahead of the market opening on Nov. 1.

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Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:03 am

The logo of semiconductor manufacturer Infineon is seen at its Austrian headquarters in VillachBy Eric Auchard FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Infineon Technologies AG has acquired Dutch electronics company Innoluce BV, a designer of miniature "lidar" laser-scanning modules that the German chip giant says can help it develop affordable sensor systems for driverless cars. The German firm's head of its automotive business said on Tuesday the acquisition of Innoluce will help it drive down the cost of light detection and ranging sensors (lidar) for use in guidance systems for mass-market vehicles. "We intend to make lidar an affordable feature for every new-built car worldwide," Peter Schiefer said in a statement.