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GM cuts outlook for U.S. new-vehicle sales in 2017

GM now expects U.S. new-vehicle sales in 2017 will be in the "low 17 million" unit range, reflecting widespread expectations that industry volume is headed for a moderate downturn, as a flood of nearly-new used cars and light trucks hit the market.
■ Plenty to watch in last half of '17

Volvo, Autoliv deepen self-driving ties with Nvidia

Volvo and Autoliv are deepening their ties with chipmaker Nvidia to develop advanced systems and software for the fast-growing self-driving car sector. Volvo believes the move will help it meet its goal of having an autonomous vehicle on the road by 2021.

Next-gen BMW X3 to be lighter, offer M Performance trim

The redesigned 2018 BMW X3 will go on sale at U.S. dealerships in November underpinned by a new architecture and with a new M Performance model.
■ Can Kuhnt get BMW back on track?
■ BMW plans $600 million 'infrastructure' investment in S.C. plant
■ GALLERY: 2018 BMW X3 xDrive M40i

UPDATED: 06/26/17 8:53 am ET - adds details
Japan's automakers say it will be difficult to recoup billions spent recalling Takata airbags

Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Mitsubishi said Takata's filing for bankruptcy protection will make it difficult for them to recoup billions of dollars they have spent to recall defective airbag inflators.
■ Takata's likely Chinese owner poised to emerge as key player in auto safety
■ Key wants continuity as Takata owner
■ GALLERY: Takata bankruptcy press conference

Body-on-frame trucks refuse to die

Think body-on-frame trucks are relics of the past? Nope. They're wildly popular, and profitable.
■ Body on frame vs. unibody: Pros and cons
■ Mercedes' G Wagen proves immortal

UPDATED: 6/26/17 4:26 pm ET - adds stock close
Waymo inks deal for Avis to manage self-driving car fleet

Waymo has reached an agreement for Avis to manage its fleet of autonomous vehicles. It's the first such deal in a field that's still fledgling but exploding with partnerships.
■ Apple working with Hertz to manage small autonomous fleet

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Carvana notches wins on Wall Street

The used-car retailer, known for its vending machines, says it has a clear path to profitability and a strong brand that's making an impression.

Why used-car pricing indexes vary

Manheim's used-vehicle price index suggests that used prices are rising. Why is this key indicator diverging from other important pricing indexes?