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  • Toyota to unveil new Camry; will anyone care?

    Toyota to unveil new Camry; will anyone care?

    Toyota plans to reveal a new version of America's top-selling sedan next month at a time when U.S. buyers are moving away from cars toward SUVs and trucks. The Japanese automaker said Thursday that it would show off the 2018 Camry at Detroit's North American International Auto Show in January....

  • Ford recalls 680,000 cars; seat belts may not hold in crash

    Ford recalls 680,000 cars; seat belts may not hold in crash

    Ford is recalling more than 680,000 midsize sedans mainly in North America because the front seat belts may not hold people in a crash. The recall covers certain 2013 to 2016 Ford Fusion, 2013 to 2015 Lincoln MKZ and 2015 and 2016 Ford Mondeo cars. Ford says heat generated when the seat belt pre-tensioners...

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2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatch opens up alternatives to compacts and crossovers

The argument for the hatchback is best illustrated by the amount of stuff hauled in a given weekend. A portable hockey locker, basketball bag, small cooler, and a backpack can't fit in a compact sedan as easily as a hatch. Neither can a bike or two. What is the argument then for the hatchback over...

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  • 2017 Mazda CX-5 pushes into premium segment

    2017 Mazda CX-5 pushes into premium segment

    Fully redesigned for 2017, the second generation Mazda CX-5 compact crossover will come with three available SKYACTIV engines, including a 2.2-liter diesel expected in the U.S. later in 2017. Accounting for 25 percent of global sales, the CX-5 is Mazda's most important vehicle, and it continues...

  • 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio performance SUV comes to America

    2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio performance SUV comes to America

    The third model in Alfa Romeo's resurgent American lineup is the all-new 2018 Stelvio sport SUV. Named after the famed Stelvio Pass in the Italian Alps, Stelvio uses a 2-liter turbo four-cylinder engine delivering 280 horsepower and 306 pound-feet of torque. All-wheel drive is standard in the performance-oriented...

  • 2018 Ford EcoSport debuts for American market

    2018 Ford EcoSport debuts for American market

    Ford made snaps late Monday when it used Snapchat to reveal the EcoSport subcompact crossover in advance of the Los Angeles Auto Show. The use of Snapchat, a social media messaging app popular with millennials and the subsequent Generation Z, to reveal a vehicle was a first, according to Ford,...

  • Honda looks to rebound on backs of best-selling Civic, CR-V

    Honda looks to rebound on backs of best-selling Civic, CR-V

    Honda does not always get it right. Note the first-generation Odyssey, which was panned as the "Oddity," the debut of the ugly Ridgeline pickup, and the bland compromise known as the previous-generation Civic. For the most part, buyers have forgiven those exceptions, keeping the Civic compact sedan,...

  • VW said to reach U.S. deal to fix most tainted Audi diesels

    VW said to reach U.S. deal to fix most tainted Audi diesels

    Volkswagen has reached an agreement with U.S. environmental regulators to fix or buy back around 80,000 Audi, VW and Porsche vehicles with tainted 3-liter diesel engines, nearing a resolution on a key aspect of the emissions-cheating scandal, people familiar with the discussions said. Under an...

  • Dodge truck owners accuse Chrysler of VW-like cheating

    Dodge truck owners accuse Chrysler of VW-like cheating

    Allegations of cheating pollution standards have reached U.S. automakers as Chrysler was sued by consumers who said engines in some Dodge trucks were rigged to hide that emissions were as much as 14 times higher than permitted by law. Similar claims have been made against German carmakers. Volkswagen...

  • Toyota to pay up to $3.4 billion to settle U.S. truck lawsuit

    Toyota to pay up to $3.4 billion to settle U.S. truck lawsuit

    Toyota will pay up to $3.4 billion to settle a class action lawsuit brought by U.S. pickup truck and SUV owners whose vehicles lacked adequate rust protection. Court filings show that the settlement reached on October 31 covers 1.5 million vehicles, dealing a financial blow to the Japanese automaker...

  • Screeching windows are more annoyance than problem

    Screeching windows are more annoyance than problem

    Q: My 2013 Chrysler 200 convertible has 33,000 miles. When it rains, the windows screech when they go up and down. The dealer cannot find a reason for this. Your thoughts? — M.K., Deerfield A: The glass probably is vibrating in the window guides. If you have ever wet a finger and rubbed it around...

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