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AutoNews Now: Takata to plead guilty, accept $1B fine

Takata to plead guilty: $1 billion U.S. fine, 3 indictments, Feinberg to oversee payouts; FCA faces U.S. criminal probe - report; EPA lets 2025 mpg rules stand; Traffic deaths rise.

First Shift: An 'interesting' time at Ford

An 'interesting' time at Ford; Honda's Mendel sounds alarm on long loans, fleet sales, spiffs; Uber view on autonomy; Border-tax idea called

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First Shift: Imagining a hybrid Ford future

Imagining a hybrid Ford future; Takata expected to plead guilty in $1B U.S. settlement, Ford, Toyota expand recalls; Civic homecoming; Warning for VW execs; Buick Super Bowl plans.

A front-seat look at Toyota's tough test drive

For three days in November, Automotive News Asia Editor Hans Greimel joined the Argentina leg of Toyota's Five Continents Drive, the automaker's audacious seven-year gambit to reboot its mindset toward making better cars for a new era.