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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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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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DETROIT — President Donald Trump is headed to Michigan later this week to give a speech at a Dana Inc. drivetrain parts plant, one day after he’s slated to sign a new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico to replace NAFTA. Trump is expected to deliver the speech Thursday at Dana’s facility in Warren, Mich.,
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DETROIT — General Motors will build the Cruise Origin at its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant starting in late 2022, AutoForecast Solutions told Automotive News. The self-driving, ride-hailing shuttle revealed in San Francisco this week joins a roster of electric vehicles slated for production at the plant. GM declined to comment, but the automaker released a media
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Editor’s note: This story is part of a special section on the 100th anniversary of Mazda to be published in the Jan. 27 print edition of Automotive News. In the mid-1960s, Japanese goods such as motorcycles, cameras, watches and consumer electronics were starting to shed their post-World War II era image for shoddy quality. American
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The Rubicon Recon is back. The new trim level is now available on the 2020 Jeep Wrangler, donning red and black accents and serious off-road capability. Jeep offered the Rubicon Recon on the previous JK Wrangler, but this is the first time it has appeared on the new-generation JL model. The trim gets standard LED
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Toyota is pulling a page from Oprah Winfrey’s playbook and giving its fans a free car … poster. Yes, this poster of the 2020 GR Supra isn’t quite as valuable (or useful) as an actual car, but it’s still pretty rad. It’s also something fans of the German-Japanese sports car ought to take advantage of
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AMSTERDAM –  Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Jeep Grand Cherokee and Suzuki’s Vitara diesel models both break emissions rules and must be fixed or face a ban on sales across Europe, the Dutch road authority ruled on Thursday. The Grand Cherokee and Vitara had used “prohibited emissions strategies” that led them to emit higher levels of harmful
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Want an SUV that equally emphasizes the “S” and “U” parts of the acronym? BMW has you covered. Its X5 was an originator in the performance luxury SUV genre, combining upscale appointments and engaging dynamics with a utilitarian crossover body. Thing is, even as the X5 was redesigned and grew larger, it still wasn’t large
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DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. on Wednesday said it will take a fourth-quarter financial hit of about $2.2 billion for how it accounts for liabilities on employee pension plans and retirement benefits. The automaker, in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, said the hit includes a $2 billion loss associated with pension plans
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