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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...

Auto review: 2020 Jeep Gladiator midsize pickup was worth waiting for

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By Mark Phelan Detroit Free Press (TNS) SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Armed with a unique combination of the features people love about pickups and Jeeps, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator is primed to win fans in both...

New car sales in the United States take a deep dive in 2019

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Auto sales in the United States for the first quarter of 2019 indicate the worst lag the market has seen in five years, industry monitor J.D. Power and Associates said Monday.According to the firm,...

The Volkswagen Bus’ long, strange trip from hippie van to hot collectible

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By Gustavo Arellano Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — “You see? You see? You see?” Enrique Aragon shouts over the loud purr of his 1966 Volkswagen 21-Window Deluxe Bus as he gestures toward gawkers yet...

GM plans to make new electric car, spend $300M, hire 400 workers

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By Jamie L. Lareau Detroit Free Press (TNS) After weeks of criticism over its U.S. manufacturing cuts, General Motors said Friday it plans to spend $300 million to build a new electric car at its Orion...

GM plans investing up to $2.7 billion over 5 years at Brazil production plants

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General Motors intends to invest $2.7 billion over the next five years in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, once incentives and a union accord are secured.Half of the total amount is marked for...

Elon Musk unveils Tesla’s Model Y — and it looks a lot like the...

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By Samantha Masunaga And Russ Mitchell Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Elon Musk unveiled Tesla’s latest vehicle Thursday night: the Model Y, calling it a crossover sport utility vehicle based on the Model 3...

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