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After much speculation, the 2nd generation Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ are now officially confirmed. Toyota and Subaru made a joint announcement today outlining the continuation of their partnership, which sees both brands collaborating on new products including a number of all-wheel-drive-equipped models and a range of electrified vehicles. As part of the alliance’s growth,
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CHICAGO — Cutting costs and adding stores are two ways auto dealers are preparing as speculation swirls about an impending U.S. recession. Take Zeigler Auto Group. The Kalamazoo, Mich., group of 26 stores picked up a couple of dealerships last year and is pursuing opportunities to add more, President Aaron Zeigler said. Bulking up could
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Tesla Inc. committed a series of violations of the National Labor Relations Act in 2017 and last year, a judge ruled Friday. The electric-car maker illegally threatened and retaliated against employees, according to Amita Baman Tracy, an administrative law judge in California. A tweet that Elon Musk sent in May 2018, which suggested employees who
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Now that the 2020 Lexus RX has gone on sale, we’re revisiting our first driving impressions of the best-selling luxury SUV (from July). See 2020 Lexus RX pricing info here. When I first landed in Liberia, Costa Rica, to drive the updated 2020 Lexus RX, I wasn’t sure why the Japanese luxury brand had flown
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WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY — President Donald Trump warned on Wednesday that an impeachment inquiry against him could derail congressional approval of a North America trade pact, dragging down Mexico’s peso and stock market as investors fled riskier assets. While U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said he was confident the U.S-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) would come up
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Fantastic news for high-performance luxury SUV fans: The Aston Martin DBX, the marque’s first SUV, has been confirmed to pack a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 producing 550 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Aston is wrapping up testing for its all-new luxury SUV, which includes durability runs at the iconic Nürburgring, because of course it does. See all
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Two Democratic governors have lined their up states to join the 13 others in adopting California’s rules to curb automobile greenhouse gas emissions, even after the Trump administration moved to nullify state authority on fuel-efficiency rules. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday directed his state’s environmental agency to begin drafting rules to cut tailpipe emission
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PARIS — Plastic Omnium has appointed a new management team and revised its corporate governance, with co-CEO Laurent Burelle, the scion of his family’s company, becoming chairman of the board, and Laurent Favre, a veteran automotive industry executive, stepping in as the sole CEO. Jean-Michel Szczerba, who shared CEO duties with Burelle, will take on an
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SAN FRANCISCO – Former Uber Technologies Inc. engineer Anthony Levandowski broke his long silence about allegations that he stole driverless-vehicle technology from Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo unit to say that he didn’t do it. For the better part of a year, Levandowski was the fulcrum of Waymo’s lawsuit against Uber. Lawyers, colleagues and executives called as witnesses
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FRANKFURT — Ford is recalling about 322,000 cars in Europe because the batteries could potentially catch fire due to acid leakage. The recall affects Mondeo, S-Max and Galaxy vehicles built between February 2014 and February 2019, a Ford spokesman told Automotive News Europe. Ford said leaking battery acid around the battery’s negative terminal could cause
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DETROIT/KANSAS CITY – Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren joined striking UAW members on a picket line on Sunday as they compete for the support of a critical voting bloc in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Warren, D-Mass., was mobbed as soon as she arrived at General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck plant in Michigan, where a strike
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Plug-in hybrid SUVs are trickling into the market, and they provide unique advantages over their gas-only counterparts. With these vehicles, drivers have the flexibility to run solely on electric power for short jaunts around town, and rely on the gas engine for longer trips. If you’re looking for a PHEV SUV, you have more than
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What’s not to love about the Toyota Land Cruiser? As Toyota‘s longest-running nameplate, the Land Cruiser has a richer heritage than any vehicle in the lineup, and the virtually unstoppable off-roader is certainly one of the brand’s most evocative vehicles. Toyota recently sold its 10 millionth Land Cruiser worldwide, am impressive accomplishment to put under
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According to the two leading American organizations that evaluate vehicle safety, the 2019 Honda Insight is one of the safest hybrids on the road. In fact, Insight is one of the safest small cars you can buy: It received a 5-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) as well as
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A new debate is raging among the world’s automotive companies, and it will likely take years to sort out. Its simple question: Should electric cars be constructed differently from combustion-engine cars? Ulf Sudowe says yes. The r&d director for chassis at Spanish supplier Gestamp Automoción gives the example of the time it tested an electric
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Federal prosecutors on Friday charged Jeffery Pietrzyk, who was an assistant to former UAW-GM Department Vice President Joe Ashton, in a federal corruption probe that has widened amid contract negotiations between the union and General Motors. Pietrzyk is charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering. Prosecutors contend he conspired with other union
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