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The Toyota Corolla is known for its conventional looks, but a new special edition model hopes to change the script. For 2020, the sedan and hatch receive a Nightshade Edition with blacked-out exterior accents. Other updates have also been announced for the Corolla Hatchback. Based off the SE trim with the CVT transmission, the 2020
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Mustang and Bronco are iconic names. Ford is leveraging that equity, creating families of vehicles as part of an overall rejiggering of its lineup that downplays traditional sedans and emphasizes car-based vehicles with a different look. Much like F-Series encompasses assorted pickups and truck chassis under one umbrella, Mustang and Bronco are evolving into sub-brands
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DULUTH, Minn. — Ram’s 2020 EcoDiesel pickup will start below $39,000 for the base model when it launches in the fourth quarter. The third-generation EcoDiesel will be priced at $38,585, including shipping, for the two-wheel-drive Tradesman Quad Cab version. Ram said the EcoDiesel is a $4,995 option, which equates to a $3,000 premium over the
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DETROIT — UPS said on Thursday it has bought a minority stake in self-driving company TuSimple, and the world’s largest package delivery company has been testing the startup’s autonomous trucks since May on a busy freight route in Arizona. The investment by UPS Ventures, the venture capital arm of United Parcel Service Inc., underscores bets
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DETROIT — A former UAW official affiliated with the union’s General Motors department faces charges for wire fraud conspiracy and money laundering in connection with a multi-year federal corruption investigation. In court records filed on Wednesday, federal prosecutors accuse former UAW senior official Michael Grimes and other unnamed UAW officials of accepting bribes and kickbacks
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Jaguar Land Rover‘s partnership with BMW seems to be getting more expansive. Autocar reports that both automakers could share architectures for future vehicles, with Jaguar potentially using BMW’s FAAR platform for small SUVs. That platform can underpin gas-only vehicles, hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and all-electric models. BMW’s latest front-drive platform could underpin the next generation X1 and
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Ford Motor Co. on Wednesday said it’s extending the warranty on certain 2014-16 model year Focus and Fiesta sedans with dual-clutch transmissions by two years and 40,000 miles and offering a software update for customers who continue to have issues with the problematic gearboxes. The automaker said it was extending the clutch warranty to seven
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Washington state troopers filed a lawsuit seeking class-action status last week alleging Ford Police Interceptor Utilities based on the Ford Explorer design exposed officers to noxious gases, causing sickness and physiological injury. The suit, filed Aug. 7 in Superior Court of Washington’s Clark County, blames a defective exhaust, ventilation and heating or air conditioning system
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As Porsche prepares to launch its first all-electric sports sedan, the Taycan, the automaker is introducing hybrid engines on its popular Cayenne Coupe crossovers. The 2020 Cayenne Turbo S Coupe will be equipped with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine combined with an electric motor that will together deliver 670 hp and 663 pound-feet of torque.
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WASHINGTON — The top U.S. auto safety official, a key player in efforts by President Donald Trump’s administration to roll back the nation’s light-vehicle fuel-efficiency requirements, will step down at the end of the month, the Transportation Department announced on Monday. Heidi King, the acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, was nominated
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Acura’s NSX gets a bold new color option for 2020. The color, Indy Yellow Pearl, pays homage to Spa Yellow, also known as Indy Yellow in some markets, one of two yellows offered on the first-generation NSX. Yellow was a surprisingly popular choice for first-generation NSX buyers: About 20 percent of all NSXs built between
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Online used-vehicle retailer Carvana Co. continues to pile up losses as it carries out a rapid expansion strategy, but bullish investors still like what they are seeing. The positives that emerged from Carvana’s second-quarter earnings reported last week include continued spikes in revenue and retail vehicle sales, a key metric that showed narrowing losses for
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The Cadillac CT6 lives on despite rumors it would be cancelled. Not only that, the flagship sedan charges ahead with a “V” variant boasting a more potent 4.2-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine making 550 hp. Because of its tame exterior design, the 2019 Cadillac CT6-V is the definition of a sleeper sedan. But is that a
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The fledgling electric-vehicle maker that wants to take over General Motors’ former Chevrolet Cruze plant in Ohio booked less than a single Cruze worth of revenue last quarter. But the grim earnings report from Workhorse Group isn’t deterring GM in its efforts to sell Lordstown Assembly and ease the political pressure it has faced over
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Congress will soon renew efforts to pass legislation that clears the way for the deployment of tens of thousands of automated vehicles on roads across America. House and Senate leaders are seeking input from a broad swath of stakeholders to help formulate a self-driving vehicle bill that addresses everything from access for people with disabilities
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FRANKFURT — Continental said on Friday that it was taking action to reduce lead in some electronic components that exceeded certain European Union limits. The German partsmaker said it was identifying how many vehicles and which markets would be affected. Most of the components have been on the market since 2016. An EU directive dictates
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Customs are a true exercise in style and balance. Defining that perfect combination is the ultimate key to creating one that’ll be memorable. When referencing design changes, too little can make the car lackluster while too much can ruin the vibe. Finding the ideal fusion of glamour and inventiveness—therein lies the art. Kevin Anderson of
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AutoCanada has rebranded its nine U.S. locations as the Leader Automotive Group under a turnaround plan that  includes selling underperforming stores, Canada’s lone publicly traded dealership group said Thursday. AutoCanada, which in April 2018 acquired nine stores from the Grossinger Auto Group, said in a news release detailing second-quarter earnings that it also plans to
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You ready for the truth? Very few crossovers start under $20,000. But wait! Before you go, let us show you highlights from new crossovers you can get for around $20,000 (including destination, before incentives). Plus, we’ll reveal a few surprises—cars that deliver part of the subcompact SUV experience you crave for an equally affordable price.
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Mike Manley said the automaker will not have to pay fines for failing to comply with tougher European CO2 regulations in 2019 and 2020. FCA will be compliant because of a regulatory credit deal with Tesla, the forthcoming debuts of plug-in hybrid versions of the Jeep Compass, Renegade and Wrangler, as
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It’s tough living in the shadows, but Ford has done its best to ensure the new-for-2018 Expedition gets its chance at the spotlight. Our 2018 Ford Expedition XLT 4×4, like all new Expeditions, is built with lessons learned developing the best-selling, Truck of the Year-winning Ford F-150. Its sleek new sheetmetal is made of aluminum,
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