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Ram Boss Says Room for Two in Midsize Truck Line-Up

Ram Boss Says Room for Two in Midsize Truck Line-Up

Fiat Chrysler wouldn’t be the first automaker ever to change course. After months of denying it has any interest in returning to the midsize truck segment that is expanding like wildfire an FCA official hinted at the possibility of not one offering but two. “I...
Airbag Recalls Could Cost Takata $24 Bil

Airbag Recalls Could Cost Takata $24 Bil

With safety regulators considering whether to order the recall of all Takata airbags using ammonium nitrate, a new report suggests the Japanese supplier could be on the hook for as much as $24 billion in repair costs. That astronomical bill has investors running for...
GM Wins Second Ignition Switch Lawsuit

GM Wins Second Ignition Switch Lawsuit

A jury has ruled that a defective General Motors ignition switch was not to blame for the 2014 crash of a vehicle in New Orleans. The second verdict to favor the automaker in a series of cases being heard in a federal courtroom in New York City, it could improve GM’s...
Consumer Reports Offers Up 2016 ‘Bottom Picks’

Consumer Reports Offers Up 2016 ‘Bottom Picks’

Recent sales figures show that U.S. buyers don’t seem to be having any real problem getting out to dealer lots and plunking down big cash on new rides. Sales figures for the first quarter of the year have the auto industry tracking for another record year, although...
Feds Set to Issue Autonomous Vehicle Guidelines

Feds Set to Issue Autonomous Vehicle Guidelines

The technology is rapidly falling into place but the biggest challenge could be getting regulators and lawmakers to put into place the rules and laws needed to bring autonomous vehicles to market. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration plans to begin...
New Study Finds Big Gaps in Headlights

New Study Finds Big Gaps in Headlights

They’re among the most basic safety devices found on every vehicle on the market, yet nearly 120 years after the invention of the electric headlight, most still fall short of effectively lighting the way, according to a new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway...
BYD Looks to Triple EV Sales in 2016

BYD Looks to Triple EV Sales in 2016

BYD Auto, the Chinese electric car company, which counts Warren Buffett among its investors, expects to triple its sales of EV this year with the help of incentives offered by the Chinese government, according to a statement from the company. The Chinese automaker is...
Volkswagen Blitzed by FTC Lawsuit

Volkswagen Blitzed by FTC Lawsuit

Volkswagen’s diesel woes worsened today as the Federal Trade Commission filed suit against the German automaker over its “clean diesel” ads, claiming the campaign misled drivers about the vehicles. The suit, which was filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco,...