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Toyota Targeting Latin American Growth

Toyota Targeting Latin American Growth

Toyota Motor Co., the world’s largest automaker, is looking to expand its presence in Latin America where it has underperformed key competitors such as General Motors, Volkswagen and Nissan, a new member of the automaker’s board of directors said. Mark Hogan, former...
ZF Active Shocks Can Regenerate Power Like Hybrid

ZF Active Shocks Can Regenerate Power Like Hybrid

With its deeply rutted roads, Michigan just might turn into the energy capital of the world if ZF has its way. The German automotive parts maker has developed what it claims to be the “world’s first fully active, regenerative suspension.” While a number of other...
Mustangs That Never Were

Mustangs That Never Were

The new Mustang Ford is expected to unveil next April is part of a rare breed. Only a handful of nameplates have ever lasted a half century. And during those five decades, an equally small number of possible Mustang successors have made it from the design studio to...
Highway Deaths Dip After Unexpected Jump in 2012

Highway Deaths Dip After Unexpected Jump in 2012

After an unexpected and worrisome jump in road deaths last year, preliminary federal figures indicate the numbers fell sharply during the first three months of 2013. The government also lowered its road death count for all of 2012, though the adjusted numbers were...
Even as Economy Rebounds, Americans Curb Driving

Even as Economy Rebounds, Americans Curb Driving

Fewer people at work, fewer people driving.  It’s a simple equation and one that a lot of experts pointed to as explanation for the notable drop in the total miles U.S. motorists clocked during the depths of the recession. So, how to explain the fact that even as the...
Toyota Prepping Next-Generation Hybrid Drive

Toyota Prepping Next-Generation Hybrid Drive

Toyota is developing a new hybrid system that is smaller, lighter and more efficient than the current version in effort to keep pace with technical changes in the auto industry. It expects the system to deliver at least 10% better fuel economy in the next-gen Toyota...
Ford S-Max Concept to Debut in Frankfurt

Ford S-Max Concept to Debut in Frankfurt

Ford will roll out a concept version of its S-Max crossover during the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show, and it will feature a variety of new technologies that can even track a driver’s health. The 7-seat S-Max is the larger, more upscale version of the Ford C-Max...
Obama Admin Reviving Controversial Loan Program

Obama Admin Reviving Controversial Loan Program

Senior officials from the Department of Energy have signaled the Obama Administration is ready to restart a controversial automotive loan program designed to kick-start the development of alternative vehicles. The program was effectively put on hold two years ago...