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Toyota Sienna rates marginal in passenger-side overlap crash test

The 2018 Toyota Sienna rated marginal in the IIHS' latest passenger-side small-overlap front crash tests, while the 2018 Honda Odyssey received a good rating.
■ Meet Thor, the more humanlike crash-test dummy
■ The evolution of crash testing

UPDATED: 8/16/18 9:36 am ET - adds links
Ford reveals autonomous vehicle philosophies, priorities

Ford became the latest company to disclose the values and practices that shape its autonomous vehicle development program in a voluntary safety self-assessment report.

Marchionne didn't disclose expensive watch given to UAW leader, report says

The late Sergio Marchionne, former CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, in 2016 denied to investigators that he gave a top UAW official an expensive watch years before, a Detroit newspaper reported.

THE QUEEN OF SOUL: 1942-2018

Aretha Franklin, touchstone voice of the Motor City, dies at 76

Aretha Franklin, the queen of soul whose voice and music became a touchstone of the Motor City's car culture and Detroit 3 marketing efforts, died Thursday. The Memphis-born singer and longtime resident of the Detroit area was 76.

One year later, NAFTA talks drag on, resisting Trump’s trade wrath

President Donald Trump has made no secret that he wanted NAFTA gone. A year of on-again-off-again negotiations without a clear view of an endgame has demonstrated the pact’s staying power.

2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet to cost $130,000

Ford is reviving the drag racing Cobra Jet for the vehicle's 50th anniversary.

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UPDATED: 8/16/18 11:13 am ET - adds links
Aretha Franklin, touchstone voice of the Motor City, dies at 76

Aretha Franklin, the queen of soul whose voice and music became a touchstone of the Motor City's car culture and Detroit 3 marketing efforts, died Thursday. The Memphis-born singer and longtime resident of the Detroit area was 76.

UPDATED: 8/14/18 6:04 pm ET - adds details
EPA staff disputed claim fuel efficiency plan would save lives

As the Trump administration moves to freeze vehicle fuel efficiency standards, some regulatory officials have disputed the Transportation Department rationale that the plan would significantly cut traffic deaths, internal documents made...


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A look inside the Chevy Silverado's techy 4-cylinder engine

In the auto industry, imitation is a very high form of flattery, and many automakers copy each other's technologies, adding just enough of their own proprietary design and unique features to keep the patent attorneys from sending the...


Ford prices 2019 Ranger from $25,395

Ford is pricing the revived Ford Ranger about the same as the segment-leading Toyota Tacoma as it prepares to re-enter the midsize pickup market for the first time in about eight years.


Flash floods send cars drifting down a N.J. river

Heavy rain lashed several parts of the East Coast over the weekend, triggering flash floods in northeast New Jersey that carried vehicles from a nearby Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge dealership downriver Saturday and into a bridge.


New dealer Mark Wahlberg greets customers, meets staff

Actor Mark Wahlberg made his first pit stop into his namesake Chevrolet dealership in Columbus, Ohio, Monday, going on a test drive with a customer, autographing another customer's vehicle and posing for lots of selfies with staff.

UPDATED: 8/13/18 4:06 pm ET - adds GM comment
Why VW paid for an ad featuring Chevy's Bolt

The fallout from Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal has left the automaker in an awkward spot: It must now fund an ad campaign pushing electric vehicle awareness that highlights competitors' products.

IIHS: Driver assist not ready for prime time

Driver assistance systems that can accelerate, brake and steer automatically do not perform well enough to substitute for human drivers, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.


Rejuvenated Lincoln seeks a place of its own

Lincoln is asking dealers in the 30 top U.S. luxury markets to build stand-alone showrooms, reversing an effort to consolidate with Ford stores now that the brand has become more viable.


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