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Hyundai ekes out a June record – by 95 cars

3:45 pm U.S. ET | July 1
By the skin of its teeth, Hyundai Motor America kept U.S. sales on an upward trajectory in June even as its parent company, Hyundai Motor Co., reported a third straight m ...

Toyota Mirai rated at U.S. range of 312 miles

4:00 pm U.S. ET | June 30
Toyota says its high-stakes hydrogen car will have a U.S. rating of 312 miles between refueling stops, farther than the Tesla Model S. ...

Hyundai ad agency swaps CEOs; top marketer leaves

5:45 pm U.S. ET | June 29
Hyundai's ad agency, Innocean, has executed a changing of the guard that sources described as an attempt to strengthen ties with Hyundai. ...

Hyundai snags NFL sponsorship, replacing GM

UPDATED: 6/29/15 10:55 am ET - adds GM statement
Hyundai and the NFL jointly announced a four-year sponsorship deal today as the Korean automaker continued its push into sports marketing. ...

Self-driving cars already have ethics

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28
Car companies aren't usually involved in philosophic debates, but right now they're facing a big, thorny question: how the self-driving cars of the future will decide who ...

Tech race will strain automakers, report says

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23
Automakers face enormous pressure on profit margins as technology and connectivity demands grow and car sales slow in markets such as the U.S. and China, according to a r ...

BMW's flagship gives gesture controls first big test

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20
Gesture control is here, but automakers are being cautious, having learned a lesson from the problems that plagued early voice-control systems. ...

With '16 Mitsubishi Outlander, flair is free

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15
Bang for the buck is key for the 2016 Outlander, so Mitsubishi made glitzy styling standard on every trim level, not just the most expensive ones. ...

Hyundai offers peek at small crossover that could come to U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15
Hyundai says its global rival for the Nissan Juke and Honda HR-V, known as the Creta, will go on sale first in India in the second half of 2015. ...

Tesla takes on industry in California

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15
Three years after California imposed rules requiring the sale of zero-emission vehicles, automakers are asking for deep changes, including permission to use plug-in hybri ...

Hyundai wants to gain performance cred

11:48 am U.S. ET | June 13
For the last three years, a team of select engineers at Hyundai's sprawling Namyang technical center outside Seoul has been toiling on a project to spice up the brand's h ...

Despite Russian woes, Mitsubishi limits fleet sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 13
Russia's economic crisis is hurting Mitsubishi's U.S. factory, which relies on exports of the Outlander Sport, but Mitsubishi is refusing to use fleet sales as a solution ...

With '16 Mitsubishi Outlander, flair is free

8:00 am U.S. ET | June 10
Redesigned two years ago, the Mitsubishi Outlander was a nondescript dud in the marketplace. ...

Tesla sours on swappable batteries

4:03 pm U.S. ET | June 10
When it unveiled the Model S, Tesla Motors Inc. crowed about its fast-swapping technology, demonstrating in 2013 that a depleted battery could be swapped for a fresh one ...

Google builds safeguards into Android Auto apps

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8
The limited roster of apps approved for Android Auto shows how carefully Google is approaching its first foray into designing computer interfaces for cars. ...

NHTSA pledges closer scrutiny of automakers

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8
Automakers and suppliers can expect tougher data requests and more frequent audits from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the agency said Friday, June 5 ...

U.S. pledges closer scrutiny of automakers following GM safety crisis

UPDATED: 6/5/15 2:58 pm ET - new story
Automakers and suppliers can expect tougher data requests and more frequent audits from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the agency said today as it ou ...

Android Auto's simplicity is such a luxury

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 1
Usually with a car, the more you pay, the more you get. The launch of Google's Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay infotainment interfaces could upend that rule. ...

Fighting off brands with off brands

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 1
Mitsubishi, tired of seeing owners skip dealerships for independent repair shops that use generic parts, fought back with a white label of its own. ...

California bends but doesn't yield on ZEVs

UPDATED: 6/10/15 10:46 am ET - corrected
Jaguar, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru and Volvo may be small, but California won't spare them from putting electrified vehicles on the market. ...

Android Auto proves to be luxuriously simple

9:47 am U.S. ET | May 27
The launch of Google's Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay infotainment interfaces could upend the usual "the more you pay, the more you get" rule by giving cars from brands ...

Hyundai wins race to offer Android Auto

8:00 am U.S. ET | May 26
Hyundai has become the first car company to offer Google's new Android Auto interface by launching it in the 2015 Sonata. ...

Hyundai boss Zuchowski sees green light for small pickup

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25
A small, versatile Hyundai pickup based on the Santa Cruz concept seems to be headed toward production soon. ...

To win over humans, Google's self-driving car must clear a high bar

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25
The flawed analyses of Google's accident record illustrated the bar that the self-driving car will need to cross to be accepted. It must not only be safer than human dri ...

Mazda's new mantra: 'Driving Matters'

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25
Fifteen years after coining the slogan "Zoom Zoom" to pitch its cars to customers who see driving as a pleasure and not a chore, Mazda Motor Corp. is hoping to refine its ...
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