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Trump threatens 20% tariff on European Union cars

President Trump threatened to escalate a trade war with Europe by imposing a 20 percent tariff on all U.S. imports of European Union-assembled cars, a month after the administration launched an investigation into whether auto imports pose a national security threat.
■ Russia may slap duties on U.S. cars, light trucks
■ How Trump's trade crusade could hit automakers in America
■ BMW and Audi dealers call Trump tariff plans 'scary' and 'tragic'
■ Daimler cuts 2018 profit outlook as tariffs strike U.S.-made SUVs
■ German automakers willing to drop all tariffs with U.S., report says

Daimler names sales, HR expert Karen Adt as new Smart boss

Daimler executive Karen Adt will become the head of the Smart brand, succeeding Annette Winkler, who is stepping down after eight years running the brand.

VW may seek damages from Winterkorn over emissions violations

Volkswagen is reviewing whether to seek damages from former CEO Martin Winterkorn, who was at the helm when the company disclosed it had cheated on emissions tests, VW supervisory board member Stephan Weil told a newspaper.


Chevy resurrects Blazer as tech-savvy, sporty crossover

General Motors, aiming for more gains in the booming American market for utility vehicles, is resurrecting the venerable Chevrolet Blazer nameplate as a tech-savvy, yet sporty, crossover.
■ GM risks Trump's ire with plan to build Blazer in Mexico
■ GALLERY: 2019 Chevrolet Blazer

Uber driver was watching video before fatal self-driving crash, police say

Police in Arizona said evidence showed the safety driver behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber was streaming a TV show on her phone before a fatal accident in March.

Jeep Cherokee tops's 2018 index of U.S.-made vehicles

The Jeep Cherokee SUV climbed to the top spot on a key index of American-made vehicles in the 2018 model year from second in 2017.

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CarMax profits rise on tax-rate change

CarMax's profits rose in the quarter ended May 31 largely because of a lower income tax rate, the nation's largest used-car retailer said Friday.


Ford plots future in a relic of Detroit's past

Ford plans a one-of-a-kind research and engineering campus in Detroit, including 2,500 employees working in a grandiose former train depot to develop the vehicles of the future.
■ BLOG: Why buying an old train station will be Bill Ford's greatest act
■ From Cork to Corktown: Depot builds on Ford's Irish roots
■ Transcript: Bill Ford on automaker's way forward in Detroit

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