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Takata Faulty Airbag Recall May Expand

Takata Faulty Airbag Recall May Expand

Federal safety officials plan to shine a spotlight on more automakers that installed Takata airbags in their vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration contacted seven more automakers about their use of Takata airbags and their plans for dealing with...
VW Scandal Amps Up Anti-Diesel Movement

VW Scandal Amps Up Anti-Diesel Movement

The City of Lights might more accurately be called the city of smog these days. Paris has become one of the world’s most polluted cities, and automobiles catch much of the blame. Over the last few years that has forced Parisian officials to implement occasional limits...
Pope’s Fiat 500L Creating Buzz During U.S. Visit

Pope’s Fiat 500L Creating Buzz During U.S. Visit

Thousands, perhaps millions, of people followed the movements of Pope Francis during his six-day visit to the U.S. hanging on every word he uttered and, not surprisingly, the black Fiat 500L that often ferried him from event to event. The compact car is a marked...
Mercedes May Finally Bring Little A-Class to U.S.

Mercedes May Finally Bring Little A-Class to U.S.

The boardroom at Mercedes-Benz was wracked with turmoil when the German maker first considered adding a compact luxury car to its line-up. But the original Mercedes 190 was an instant success, and what is today known as the C-Class is one of the anchors of its...
Analysts Revising Auto Sales Predictions Upward

Analysts Revising Auto Sales Predictions Upward

Despite uncertainty in the global economy, the U.S. auto industry continues to motor along at a steady clip. As a result of the vigorous selling pace during the spring and summer months — the selling rate from May through August averaged 17.5 million units — LMC...
First Drive: 2016 Infiniti QX50

First Drive: 2016 Infiniti QX50

At times, the auto industry has at least one thing in common with baseball: you can’t tell the players apart without a scorecard. That’s especially true with Infiniti, the Japanese automaker sowing plenty of confusion when it decided to rename familiar products like...
New VW CEO Mueller Faces Long List of Challenges

New VW CEO Mueller Faces Long List of Challenges

As the new head of Volkswagen AG, Matthias Mueller will be overseeing the largest automaker in the world, a sprawling empire of brands and manufacturing facilities stretching from Beijing to Berlin. But that empire is also facing the biggest crisis in its 78-year...