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Wheels: Paddle Shifters Move From the Fast Track to the H.O.V. Lane
by STEPHEN WILLIAMS
13 Jul 2017 at 5:32pm
Designed to allow racecar drivers to change gears quickly, paddle shifters are increasingly found in standard vehicles, but their usefulness for commuters is debatable.
Daimler to Modify 3 Million Mercedes Cars Over Diesel Concerns
by JACK EWING and PRASHANT S. RAO
18 Jul 2017 at 6:33pm
The move is occurring as Daimler faces investigations on both sides of the Atlantic over allegations it evaded diesel emissions rules.
Driven: Video Review: With Tough Competition, Chevrolet Equinox Holds Its Own
by TOM VOELK
13 Jul 2017 at 5:42pm
A polished crossover that pampers the family, does the chores, doesn’t drink to excess and looks good.
Takata Expands Recall Again, Citing New Airbag Hazard
by MICAH MAIDENBERG
11 Jul 2017 at 8:39pm
The Japanese manufacturer said the latest move affected 2.7 million inflaters on the driver?s side of some Ford, Mazda and Nissan vehicles.
When Will Electric Cars Go Mainstream? It May Be Sooner Than You Think
by BRAD PLUMER
8 Jul 2017 at 4:07am
A growing number of analysts say pessimism about plug-in cars could be becoming outdated, thanks in part to plunging battery prices.
Michigan’s New Motor City: Ann Arbor as a Driverless-Car Hub
by NEAL E. BOUDETTE
9 Jul 2017 at 11:34pm
Fostered by the University of Michigan, testing and research programs draw companies and even equip residents? vehicles to collect and transmit data.
Arrest of Former Audi Executive Highlights VW Investigators? Strategy
by JACK EWING
7 Jul 2017 at 6:49pm
Though Zaccheo Giovanni Pamio was a relatively small player in the Volkswagen diesel scandal, his arrest appears to be part of a broader strategy by federal investigators.
Driven: Video Review: Volvo V90 Cross Country Rolls Into S.U.V. Territory
by TOM VOELK
6 Jul 2017 at 4:37pm
Americans are buying S.U.V.s and crossovers in record numbers, but it’s worth keeping an open mind about Volvo?s station wagon.
Wheels: How to Soothe Luxury-Car Buyers: Add Perks and Subtract Haggling
by ERIC A. TAUB
6 Jul 2017 at 2:03pm
Several automakers aim to change the shopping experience with fixed prices, after-sale care and even ways to avoid the dealership altogether.
Tesla Loses No. 1 Spot in Market Value Among U.S. Automakers
by NEAL E. BOUDETTE
6 Jul 2017 at 9:37pm
The electric-car maker?s shares are off sharply after a report of production trouble, giving General Motors back its lead after less than three months.
Takata Airbag Blamed for a Death in a Honda Being Repaired
by MICAH MAIDENBERG
11 Jul 2017 at 12:38am
Honda said the episode occurred when the use of a hammer activated an inflater. It is the 12th fatality linked to the device in the United States.
After Years of Growth, Automakers Are Cutting U.S. Jobs
by BILL VLASIC
6 Jul 2017 at 3:03pm
A downturn in car sales after two record years is prompting companies to scale back domestic production, particularly for smaller vehicles.
Volvo, Betting on Electric, Moves to Phase Out Conventional Engines
by JACK EWING
5 Jul 2017 at 5:20pm
It is the first mainstream automaker to sound the death knell of the traditional engine, saying that starting in 2019 all the models it introduces will be either hybrids or powered solely by batteries.
Luxury Cars Offer More Models, but Find Fewer Buyers
by NEAL E. BOUDETTE
4 Jul 2017 at 12:45am
Automakers like BMW and Mercedes-Benz have failed to expand their market share by offering more variety, joining the industry?s overall sales decline.
Tesla’s First Mass-Market Car, the Model 3, Hits Production This Week
by NEAL E. BOUDETTE
3 Jul 2017 at 11:09pm
As the electric-car maker moves to expand its lineup, it said problems with battery manufacturing had held down sales of existing models this year.
Wheels: Why Fog Lamps Are Starting to Disappear
by JAMES G. COBB
29 Jun 2017 at 4:00pm
Several luxury automakers have moved away from fog lights, saying that new high-tech headlights render them obsolete.
Driven: Video Review: A Family-Friendly Ferrari, for the Family of Means
by TOM VOELK
29 Jun 2017 at 4:56pm
The all-wheel-drive V12 GTC4Lusso seats four comfortably. With its svelte silhouette, it may look like a station wagon. It is anything but.
Effects of Takata Bankruptcy to Extend Far and Wide
by JONATHAN SOBLE
26 Jun 2017 at 4:41pm
It is selling its surviving operations to a rival, but its bankruptcy will affect efforts to repair vehicles and compensate those hurt by exploding Takata-made airbags.
Your Money Adviser: Tips for Adding a Teenage Driver to Your Auto Insurance
by ANN CARRNS
23 Jun 2017 at 4:07pm
Rates for teenagers are a bit lower than they once were, and there are plenty of consumer safety websites to offer advice.
Ford’s Signal to the Auto World: Here Comes China
by KEITH BRADSHER
21 Jun 2017 at 2:26pm
Making the Focus in a Chinese factory demonstrates their reliable quality and competitive costs, but the move could spark trade tensions with the United States.
Want to Work for Jaguar Land Rover? Start Playing Phone Games
by AMIE TSANG
19 Jun 2017 at 8:48pm
The carmaker wants potential employees to download an app with a series of puzzles it says will test for the engineering skills it hopes to bring in.
Wheels: Envisioning the Car of the Future as a Living Room on Wheels
by ERIC A. TAUB
15 Jun 2017 at 7:28pm
As driverless cars develop, how we sit, inform and entertain ourselves are all up for grabs ? and companies, designers and researchers are dreaming big.
The Car Was Repossessed, but the Debt Remains
by JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG and MICHAEL CORKERY
18 Jun 2017 at 11:08pm
Millions of Americans are shackled to high-interest auto loans after a subprime lending spree, and regulators fear the effect on the broader economy.
2018 Chevrolet Equinox
13 Jul 2017 at 9:44pm
The all-new Equinox is more proof that General Motors has found its footing. The crossover takes care of five people, does the chores and looks good doing them.

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