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Auto review: The 2019 Audi A7 continues to set the standard for opulence and...

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By Larry Printz Tribune News Service (TNS) It has taken automakers years, if not decades, to make hatchbacks look alluring. Still, for every successful sedanette, such as the magnificent 1947 Cadillac Series 62, there are...

Ram drives Fiat Chrysler’s first-quarter profits, which drop 47 percent from a year ago

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By Eric D. Lawrence Detroit Free Press (TNS) DETROIT — Ram pickups powered Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ earnings in the first quarter of 2019, although the automaker saw those numbers drop compared with the same period...

A Bug’s lifespan: A look back at the famous Beetle, as VW discontinues production

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By Casey William Tribune News Service (TNS) Conceived as a populist vehicle to enable mass transport on German dictator Hitler’s new Autobahns, the Volkswagen Beetle evolved through three generations over 80 years to become a beloved...

Here’s how GM is leading the way as auto giants prep for a revolution

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By Mark Phelan Detroit Free Press (TNS) DETROIT — Can automakers walk and chew gum at the same time? That’s the challenge facing the world’s giants, from General Motors and Ford to Volkswagen, Toyota and Hyundai. How...

Ford invests $500 million in Rivian, an electric truck startup in Michigan

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By Phoebe Wall Howard Detroit Free Press (TNS) DETROIT — Ford Motor Co., maker of the best-selling F-Series pickup trucks, announced early Wednesday that it’s investing $500 million in Rivian, the Michigan-based electric truck startup...

2020 Ford Mustang: Built to race, drive daily with new horsepower

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By Phoebe Wall Howard Detroit Free Press (TNS) For the record, the 2020 Ford Mustang designed to go 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph is meant for...

Study: What Americans believe is biggest threat on the road

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By Micah Walker Detroit Free Press (TNS) A new national study found that more than half of motorists think distracted driving is the biggest threat on the road, while nearly more than 90 percent admitted...

Here’s what Cadillac’s new CT5 sedan will offer younger buyers

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By Jamie L. Lareau Detroit Free Press (TNS) If you’re taking a long trip, how does a lower-lumbar massage from your car sound? Or why not let the car do some of the driving with...

Tesla touts energy savings in company’s first sustainability report

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By Rex Crum The Mercury News (TNS) Tesla on Monday released its first sustainability report, in which the electric carmaker highlighted the positive effects it said its vehicles — and its production efforts — have...

After second recall, Toyota Prius electrical system is still overheating

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By Ralph Vartabedian Los Angeles Times (TNS) Jordan Felo had just finished hiking in the local mountains outside Portland, Ore., several weeks ago and was headed home in his 2010 Toyota Prius when it suddenly...

Auto review: 2019 Ford Edge ST is fast and fun, until you hit corners

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By Mark Phelan Detroit Free Press (TNS) The 2019 Ford Edge ST is the leading edge of a wave of experimentation that will fill dealerships and American driveways with new types of SUVs over the...

Honda Insight gives fuel efficiency a Civics lesson

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By Scott Sturgis The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) 2019 Honda Insight Touring: More affordable economy. Price: $28,985 as tested (no options on test vehicle). A base model starts at $22,380. Conventional wisdom: Consumer Reports liked the “fuel economy,...

Tesla adds Model 3 leasing to its product options

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By Rex Crum The Mercury News (TNS) Are you in the market for a Tesla Model 3 but, for whatever reason, can’t go through with buying one of the electric cars? Well, Tesla is offering up...

Your car is watching you: Who owns the data?

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By Gopal Ratnam CQ-Roll Call (TNS) WASHINGTON — If you’re driving a late model car or truck, chances are that the vehicle is mostly computers on wheels, collecting and wirelessly transmitting vast quantities of data...

The crowd-sourced, social media swarm that is betting Tesla will crash and burn

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By Russ Mitchell Los Angeles Times (TNS) It’s a sunny day in March and “Machine Planet” is flying a single-engine Cessna over Northern California. He’s cruising at 1,500 feet toward a massive lot leased by...

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Tesla autopilot probed by US for emergency-vehicle crashes

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The U.S. has opened a formal investigation of Tesla Inc.’s Autopilot system, citing collisions with parked emergency vehicles, according to documents posted Monday on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website.