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Feds Put Hammer Down on Takata over Deadly Airbags

Feds Put Hammer Down on Takata over Deadly Airbags

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration officials today made good on their earlier threat to force Takata Corp. to issue a national recall of all vehicles in the U.S. equipped with its potentially deadly airbags or face that will quickly escalate into the...
Lotus Taking New Approach to Growth: Practicality

Lotus Taking New Approach to Growth: Practicality

The ongoing saga of Lotus is taking on a new twist: practicality. It wasn’t long ago that the specialty carmaker boasted about plans to introduce several new models. However, the company has fallen on difficult financial times and seen a change at the top with...
Midsize Sedan Likely Next U.S. Model for Alfa Romeo

Midsize Sedan Likely Next U.S. Model for Alfa Romeo

After months of waiting, American Alfa Romeo fans can finally head to dealers for the maker’s little 4C sports car, the first model the Italian maker has sold in the U.S. in more than two decades. But it will soon have to share showroom space, according to several...
First Look: Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake

First Look: Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake

Manufacturers have tried going the semantic root: dubbing them shooting brakes, estates, crossovers and cross country. But Americans have shown an uncanny ability to sniff out a station wagon and turn up their noses – which is all the more ironic considering wagons...
Black Friday Boosting November Auto Sales

Black Friday Boosting November Auto Sales

It’s not just too-good-to-be-true deals on computers, high-definition televisions and portable DVD players drawing people out on Black Friday, many shoppers salivating at the prospect of a great price on a new car will fill auto dealerships across the country boosting...
Mazda Issues Recall for Tire Pressure Problem

Mazda Issues Recall for Tire Pressure Problem

Three automakers revealed news about recalls, but only one of the three – Mazda – actually needed to recall any vehicles. The Japanese automaker is recalling nearly 100,000 Mazda6 sedans due to a faulty tire pressure monitoring system. The vehicles affected are from...
Hyundai – Kia Sales to Hit Record 8 Million

Hyundai – Kia Sales to Hit Record 8 Million

Hyundai Motor Co. and its sibling Kia Motors Corp. are collectively heading for an all-time sales record of 8 million this year. On the downside, Hyundai is facing serious pressure on earnings as the Korean won gains strength. That creates a disadvantage when compared...
Holiday Gas Prices at Four-Year Low, AAA Says

Holiday Gas Prices at Four-Year Low, AAA Says

The 41.3 million Americans who are preparing to travel “over the river and through the woods” to grandma’s house will be paying the lowest holiday prices for gas in five years, according to estimate prepared by the AAA Daily Gas Gauge. AAA reported...
Lexus Trying to Tie a Red Bow on 300,000 in 2014 Sales

Lexus Trying to Tie a Red Bow on 300,000 in 2014 Sales

Just weeks after suggesting Lexus would sell more than 300,000 vehicles this year, the brand’s top executive revealed how it will make that number: it’s launching its annual, year-end sales drive, which made December into one of the most, if not the most important...
Honda Admits Under-reporting Crash Deaths, Injuries

Honda Admits Under-reporting Crash Deaths, Injuries

The recall scandal continues to rock the auto industry with new and damaging revelations. The latest company to have its reputation seriously smeared is Japanese automaker Honda, which admits it failed to file more than 1,700 accident reports with federal safety...
Infiniti Captures People’s Choice Award at LA Auto Show

Infiniti Captures People’s Choice Award at LA Auto Show

Infiniti’s take on what the car of the future might look like netted its design team the People’s Choice Award in the 11th annual Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge. Several design teams created vehicles that sought to answer the question: how will cars interact...
Fiat Chrysler Struggling to Speed Up Jeep Recall

Fiat Chrysler Struggling to Speed Up Jeep Recall

Under fire for the allegedly slow pace of a recall affecting 1.6 million potentially fire-prone Jeeps, Fiat Chrysler officials insist they’ve already been stepping up the pace of the safety campaign, despite taking sharp criticism from the nation’s top automotive...