Toyota returns to the Chicago Auto Show with at least one special truck in tow. Well, that’s what this lone teaser image of the brand’s midsize Tacoma pickup truck suggests. There’s little to glean from the picture, too, except that the truck appears to combine the lower fascia and unpainted fender flares of the Tacoma
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BARCELONA — Seat has added advanced connectivity features and fuel-saving hybrid powertrains to its latest generation of its best-selling model, the Leon compact car. The fourth-generation Leon is the brand’s first fully connected car and its most innovative product to date, Seat said at the model’s unveiling here on Tuesday. The Leon will have an
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The 2020 Subaru WRX is a familiar friend, and not just because the current model has been around for seven model years. With its sharp reflexes, turbo thrust, spacious interior, and occasional rough edge, the WRX is a go-to flannel shirt that just fits and seems to get better every time it’s run through another
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PARIS — Renault is ready to name Luca de Meo, formerly the head of Volkswagen Group’s Seat brand, as its new CEO as soon as this week, sources with knowledge of the negotiations told Automotive News Europe. Renault’s board is meeting Tuesday afternoon to discuss appointing de Meo as the automaker’s CEO, Reuters reported. De
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DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. has agreed to an updated settlement affecting nearly 2 million customers in a years-old class-action lawsuit over faulty Focus and Fiesta transmissions. The automaker has agreed to a minimum $30 million in cash reimbursement and has simplified the compensation and vehicle-buyback process, according to a filing with the U.S. District
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MILAN — Maserati will use the Beijing auto show as a launchpad for its electrification push with the unveiling of its first hybrid model. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ sporty brand will debut a hybrid version of its Ghibli sedan at the show on April 21, a source familiar with Maserati’s plans said. The Ghibli is expected
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Hyundai released an early peek at its Super Bowl ad, which takes a very Boston-centric look at one of the tech features on the new-generation 2020 Sonata sedan. The feature is technically known as Remote Smart Parking Assist, but that’s before a group of Boston-area celebrities put it though the local accent and shortened it
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In its base form or its high-performance guise, the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia quick and agile sport sedan that is always fun to drive. We rate it an 8 out of 10 for its especially quick steering, ready power, and agile moves. The Guilia Quadrifoglio would rate even higher if we rated it separately. Alfa
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The winnowing field of Democratic candidates for president deserve credit for trying to address the global climate crisis by dramatically reducing greenhouse emissions, including those from transportation, in sharp contrast to the actions of the Trump administration over the past three years. We just wish that the candidates’ proposals — many of which appear aimed
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