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Nissan Recalling 846K Altimas Due to Hood Issue

Nissan Recalling 846K Altimas Due to Hood Issue

Nissan is recalling more than 900,000 late-model Altimas due to problems with the secondary hood latch, which in some instances, is being repaired for the third time. The Japanese maker said it’s recalling nearly 850,000 model year 2013-2015 Altimas because the hoods...
GM Creates Specialized Autonomous Vehicle, EV Team

GM Creates Specialized Autonomous Vehicle, EV Team

General Motors is realigning critical areas of its business to create, effective Feb. 1, a dedicated Autonomous and Technology Vehicle Development Team. GM said in an internal announcement the combined team will focus on accelerating the company’s technical...
Toyota Confirms it Will Buy Rest of Daihatsu

Toyota Confirms it Will Buy Rest of Daihatsu

Confirming earlier reports out of Japan, Toyota says it plans to buy out the remaining 48.8% of microcar maker Daihatsu that it does not already control. The deal, which will strengthen Toyota’s hand in the minicar market in both Japan and emerging markets, will...
Diesel Cheating An Open Secret at VW – or Was It?

Diesel Cheating An Open Secret at VW – or Was It?

It was an open secret within Volkswagen’s engineering department that the maker was cheating on diesel emissions testing, according to a report in an influential German newspaper. The Sueddeutsche Zeitung report contends that a number of managers, as well as their...
Spy Shot: 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe

Spy Shot: 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe

We got our first look at the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this month, and while the German maker was planning to make us wait to see the 2-door version of the midsize line, our friends at Topspeed caught a glimpse of the E-Coupe and...
FTC Sanctions GM, Dealer Groups Over Recalls

FTC Sanctions GM, Dealer Groups Over Recalls

General Motors and two major dealer groups, Jim Koons Management and Lithia Motors Inc., have agreed to settle separate Federal Trade Commission administrative complaints involving the inspections of used cars they had put on sale. The FTC claimed that all three that...
Hyundai Set to Launch 1st Pickup, Flood of New SUVs

Hyundai Set to Launch 1st Pickup, Flood of New SUVs

In a market increasingly dominated by pickups and utility vehicles, Hyundai is “out of whack,” with a car-dominated model mix, but that’s about to change, says the company’s top U.S. executive. Sometime before April, the Korean carmaker is formally planning to...
Ford Q4, Full-Year 2015 Earnings Blow Away Expectations

Ford Q4, Full-Year 2015 Earnings Blow Away Expectations

Low gas prices leading to a shift to buyers gobbling up trucks, SUVs and crossovers played into the sweet spot of Ford Motor Co.’s line-up and allowed the maker to exceed expectations for the fourth quarter and for full-year 2015 results. The Dearborn, Michigan-based...
Winter Storm Puts Freeze on January Auto Sales

Winter Storm Puts Freeze on January Auto Sales

The fierce winter storm that kept a third of the U.S. population indoors this past weekend has slowed auto sales, according to analyst and car makers. As residents of the U.S. East Coast dig out from Winter Storm Jonas, which dumped more than two feet of snow in major...