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VW Using Deal With Didi to Aid Autonomous Development

VW Using Deal With Didi to Aid Autonomous Development

Volkswagen’s pending partnership with Didi Chuxing to build and maintain a fleet of vehicles not only gives the Chinese behemoth a tighter grip on the ride-share market in its home country, it will accelerate VW’s development of autonomous vehicles. As part of the...
Subaru Employees Manipulated Fuel Economy Data

Subaru Employees Manipulated Fuel Economy Data

Subaru Corp. said employees manipulated fuel economy and emissions figures on about 900 vehicles manufactured in Japan. The company has been investigating the issue since it first came to light last fall and issued a report of its findings last week. The revelation...
EPA Reportedly Wants 25% Cut in Fuel Economy

EPA Reportedly Wants 25% Cut in Fuel Economy

The EPA and NHTSA are expected to propose cutting the current federal fuel economy mandate by nearly 25% while also revoking the State of California’s ability to set its own tougher standards. Embattled EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has repeatedly signaled a desire...
First Drive: 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

First Drive: 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

While sales of small cars have dwindled in recent years, hatchbacks have made a slow, steady of comeback of sorts. Now Toyota, one of the largest and most versatile carmakers in the world, is adding a new hatchback to its popular Corolla family. The 2019 Corolla...
DeLorean’s Widow Suing to Get Movie Car Royalties

DeLorean’s Widow Suing to Get Movie Car Royalties

The ongoing feud between John DeLorean’s widow and Humble, Texas-based DeLorean Motor Co. went back to the future with a new lawsuit over proceeds from the use of a DeLorean coupe in the movie “Back to the Future.” Sally DeLorean filed suit in federal court in New...
Daimler Profits Drop Double Digits Despite Car Sales

Daimler Profits Drop Double Digits Despite Car Sales

Daimler AG saw net income drop by double digits in the first quarter despite an increase in revenue in and record unit sales by Mercedes-Benz Cars. The Daimler Group reported net profit for the first quarter of 2018 of 2.4 billion euros or 2.12 euros per share was 11%...
Honda Profits Soar 72% in 2018; Maker Predicts 2019 Drop

Honda Profits Soar 72% in 2018; Maker Predicts 2019 Drop

Honda Motor Co. gaveth with its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings report and it tooketh away with its 2019 forecast. The Japanese automaker reported a 12% jump in its quarterly profit while its full year profits soared 72% due to changes in U.S. tax policy. For...
Toyota Investing $170M in Mississippi Plant

Toyota Investing $170M in Mississippi Plant

Just days after Ford Motor Co. announced it would all but abandon the U.S. passenger car market in a major shift to SUVs, Toyota has underscored its commitment to sedans by announcing it will invest $170 million in its Blue Springs, Mississippi plant to prepare for...
Carmakers Likely to Report April Sales Declines

Carmakers Likely to Report April Sales Declines

Analysts anticipate a drop in new vehicle sales when carmakers report their total deliveries for April next week. U.S. new-vehicle sales in April are expected to fall 3.6% compared to April 2017, according to a forecast from Cox Automotive. Despite the expected volume...