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Mazda plans new SUV for U.S. growth

Mazda CEO Masamichi Kogai concedes his company is still in transition mode, four years after predicting U.S. sales would hit 400,000 a year. Now, he says the resurgence will start in earnest in 2019.

Tesla invites Model 3 reservation holders to design their cars

Tesla started summoning non-employee Model 3 reservation holders to configure their cars, a sign of progress for the sedan plagued by production problems.


Volvo turns up the heat on Tesla

Volvo may be the one brand that can usurp Tesla's reign as the king of cool electric cars.

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Next-gen BMW X5 caught testing near BMW S.C. plant

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Remembering the Porsche 911's savior

Peter Schutz, who died last week at age 87, made the landmark decision to keep the 911 after Porsche executives had pegged the 911 to be discontinued so that Porsche could focus on more contemporary front-engine models, the 944 and 928. Schutz was named the first American CEO of Porsche AG by Ferry Porsche in 1981.

Everything we know about the next-gen Wrangler

Jeep and FCA US have released only the skimpiest information about the new Wrangler. But spy photos and leaks paint a clear picture of what Jeep chief designer Mark Allen and his team have come up with.

Next-gen Ram 1500 interior sports more tech

The next-generation Ram 1500 will get a major tech upgrade when it debuts in January, including a huge touch-screen infotainment system and a power tailgate that can be activated using the key fob, new spy shots reveal.

Outside the box

Japan's auto industry follows its own customs at the Tokyo Motor Show. It's an all-in event that mixes automakers, suppliers, motorcycles and commercial trucks in a single celebration.

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