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F-150 Raptor, rally driver Ken Block drive Ford Twitter engagement

After a bit of back-and-forth between the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado, in December, the F-150 reclaimed its spot as the winner of the Twitter engagement race among pickups in December, according to ListenFirst Media.

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Panasonic aims to move Tesla auto partnership beyond batteries

Panasonic aims to extend its partnership with electric car maker Tesla Motors beyond ...

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U.S. closing Tesla autopilot death investigation without demanding recall, report says

U.S. regulators said on Thursday they found no evidence of any defects in Tesla ...

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Icahn to gain full control of Federal-Mogul with $300 million deal

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, after nearly a year of posturing with Federal- ...

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AutoNews Now: Fatality probe finds no Tesla defects

Fatality probe finds no Tesla defects; More Mexico output predicted; Toyota, Nissan undeterred in UK; Maserati salesman dies after Facebook Live video; Dodge 'Demon' tease.

F-150 Raptor, rally driver Ken Block drive Ford Twitter engagement

After a bit of back-and-forth between the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado, in December, the F-150 reclaimed its spot as the winner of the Twitter engagement race among pickups in December,

Panasonic aims to move Tesla auto partnership beyond batteries

Panasonic aims to extend its partnership with electric car maker Tesla Motors beyond batteries and into self-driving technology, as the Japanese conglomerate continues to shift its focus to the

U.S. closing Tesla autopilot death investigation without demanding recall, report says

U.S. regulators said on Thursday they found no evidence of any defects in Tesla electric cars after investigating the death of a man whose Model S collided with a truck while he was using its

Icahn to gain full control of Federal-Mogul with $300 million deal

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, after nearly a year of posturing with Federal-Mogul's shareholders, will take full ownership of the diversified auto parts supplier in a roughly $300 million deal.

First Shift: Winterkorn apologizes, defends tenure

Winterkorn apologizes, defends VW tenure; Report: Takata bidders seek restructuring in Japan; EPA nominee pledges to review ruling; Hyundai's on-the-fly ad; Future role of brands.

Another round of Takata airbag recalls filed by 13 automakers

More than a dozen automakers this week recalled another 652,000 vehicles with Takata airbag inflators in the U.S. to replace front passenger inflators as the largest callback in the history of the

Maryland dealership retools its approach to pricing

Koons of Silver Spring has launched Total Confidence Pricing, which includes a 30-day guarantee on the price buyers paid for a new vehicle. The marketing campaign reflect how dealerships, as well as

Why Trump perception could become UAW's reality

The perception that President-elect Donald Trump is creating jobs for American auto workers could spell trouble for the UAW in the Trump era if the union doesn't address it.

How Toyota used artificial intelligence for RAV4 campaign

IBM's Watson has struck again. The machine learning program, which has emerged as a popular tool for agencies and marketers, is powering a new highly targeted digital campaign for Toyota that uses an

Michigan testing site named federal driverless car proving ground

The American Center for Mobility self-driving vehicle test bed under construction in Ypsilanti Township, Mich., has been awarded a federal designation as a proving ground for the development of

Winterkorn denies early knowledge of VW diesel emissions cheating

Former VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn told German lawmakers he did not know about the company's systematic emissions cheating earlier than VW has officially admitted.

California warns of break from Washington on clean-air rules

California sent a warning shot in a potential showdown with the incoming Trump administration, with the state’s clean-air regulators digging in on mandates for an ever-greater number of

VW delays bid to boost Audi's China sales with SAIC deal

VW Group says it will not produce or sell any Audi cars with SAIC in China until at least 2018, seeking first to strengthen ties with existing Audi partner FAW. A partnership with SAIC, China's

J.D. Power launches residual-value product

J.D. Power has launched its own residual-value product, putting it in competition with TrueCar Inc.'s ALG and others at a time when lease originations are at record levels.

Hyundai will shoot its Super Bowl ad live during the game

Most Super Bowl advertisers spend months on their ads. Hyundai this year will condense the process into roughly three hours by filming its spot during the game.

Ross tells Canada that U.S. will open NAFTA negotiations, report says

Canadian officials say Wilbur Ross, the nominee for US commerce secretary, has indicated that a formal-notification letter to open negotiations on NAFTA will be sent to Canada and Mexico within days

EPA nominee Pruitt to review vehicle emissions rules

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President-elect Donald Trump's choice to lead the EPA, said he will review the Obama administration's recent decision to lock in fuel efficiency rules.

Tesla to build motors, gearboxes in Gigafactory

Tesla will manufacture the electric motors and gearboxes for the upcoming Model 3 at its Gigafactory in Nevada.

AutoNews Now: Supplying jobs by shifting into park

How GM creates supply jobs by shifting into park; SEC fines GM; Amazon patents tech for autonomous commutes; Jag E-Pace spied; Mini Countryman gets the Works; Loyalty awards.

Automakers will continue Mexico investments despite Trump threats, study says

Forecasting firm LMC Automotive expects automakers will continue to invest in Mexico over the next four years despite tariff threats and social media shaming from President-elect Donald Trump.

Apple sued for not preventing texting and driving

Apple is facing a potential class-action lawsuit in California for declining to deploy technology that could prevent iPhone users from texting while driving.

CFPB head may have violated U.S. law with lending rules, U.S. House Republicans claim

In a blow against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau just two days before President-elect Donald Trump takes office, U.S. House Republicans accused the CFPB of potentially violating federal law

First Shift: 5 automakers unite to boost hydrogen

Toyota, four rivals unite to boost hydrogen; NAFTA exit would cost jobs, CAR warns; Ex-GM exec joins Trump team; More products for Tesla plant; Visteon keeps it simple; New Ram ads.

Takata's remaining two bidders to seek court-led turnaround in Japan, report says

Takata's two remaining bidders plan to propose a court-mediated turnaround for the Japanese operations of the troubled airbag supplier, the Nikkei business daily reported.

Maserati salesman killed in crash after filming self on Facebook going 111 mph

An employee at Mike Ward Maserati in Highlands Ranch, Colo., died in a car crash last weekend after he uploaded a Facebook Live video of himself accelerating from 0 to 111 mph in one of the store's

GM's $1 billion investment plan to take toll on American Axle

General Motors' plan to invest $1 billion into U.S. factories and add thousands of jobs comes at the expense of one Detroit supplier. American Axle & Manufacturing is losing part of its business to

VW seeks 'flower-power' revival with greener Microbus

It will take another five years but fans of the classic VW Microbus can now finally look forward to an electric version of the model that closely resembles the original T1 that began life in 1950.

VW seeks 'flower-power' revival with greener Microbus

It will take another five years but fans of the classic VW Microbus can now finally look forward to an electric version of the model that closely resembles the original T1 that began life in 1950.

Auto shows are great places to expose consumers to F&I

Introducing F&I products to customers at an auto show, where they're relaxed and admiring cars they'd love to have, could lead to an easier sell for F&I managers down the line.

GM settles ignition-switch disclosure case with SEC

General Motors today said it will pay a $1 million fine to settle an investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission related to its 2014 ignition-switch recalls. The agreement does not

5 automakers form hydrogen alliance with energy, transport giants

Toyota, BMW, Daimler, Honda and Hyundai are joining oil and gas giants including Royal Dutch Shell and Total with plans to invest a combined $10.7 billion in hydrogen-related products within five

U.S. to remain Germany's top export destination despite Trump

German industry expects the United States to remain its most important export destination this year despite protectionist threats from President-elect Donald Trump, Germany's Chamber of Commerce and

VW ordered to buy back emissions-cheating Skoda by German court

Volkswagen Group has been ordered by a German court to take back a Skoda Yeti caught up in its emissions scandal and pay the buyer the full price of his car.

Jaguar testing smaller E-Pace crossover

With the F-Pace crossover flying off Jaguar dealers' lots, it only makes sense for the British automaker to add a smaller, more affordable utility vehicle to its lineup. In about a year, expect the E-

Hyundai, Kia plan $3.1 billion U.S. investment, consider new plant

Hyundai and Kia said they will spend $3.1 billion in the U.S. in the next five years, joining other vehicle manufacturers in announcing investment plans amid threats from President-elect Donald Trump

U.K. to test Jeep model after U.S. emissions accusations

The U.K. will carry out tests on the Jeep Grand Cherokee following U.S. accusations that Fiat Chrysler mislead regulators on diesel emissions.

Mini adds power to John Cooper Works Countryman

Mini is adding some power to the largest vehicle in its lineup.

Black bow ties and bigger footprints: Chevy's 2018 Traverse and what people think

Chevrolet's largest crossover, the Traverse, is slimming down and becoming more trucklike in appearance for 2018. Here's what people are saying about the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse.

Nostrils and appliqués: What people think of 2018 Ford F-150

Ford's midcycle refresh of the F-150 includes a new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel option available in 2018, along with other engine improvements, seven new front grilles, six new wheel styles,

Europe car sales rise nearly 7% to 9-year high in 2016

European car sales rose 6.5 percent to 15.1 million in 2016 -- a nine-year high -- as demand was driven by growth across the region's key markets. December registrations were up 3.2 percent.

Lawsuit alleges FCA discriminated against African-American managers

A former Fiat Chrysler manager who oversaw the automaker’s work-force diversity efforts has filed a federal suit alleging that the automaker systematically discriminates against nonunion

Ford drops an engine, lowers the hood on '18 Mustang

Ford's eliminating an engine and lowering the hood on the Mustang as part of the venerable pony car's 2018 model year freshening. The updated Mustang gains a more aggressive look that includes new

Oomph, cathedrals, doppelgangers and dropped jaws: Kia's Stinger and what people are saying

Kia made the 2017 Detroit auto show a platform to showcase the Stinger, aiming to add some thrill to its lineup and challenge European luxury automakers. Here's what people are saying about the

Italy rejects Germany's emissions allegations against Fiat Chrysler

Tests conducted on Fiat Chrysler vehicles show they are compliant with regulations and contain no emissions defeat devices as alleged by Germany, Italy's transport ministry said. Germany last year

VW charges in U.S. breach German constitution, says defendant's lawyer

A lawyer for Heinz-Jakob Neusser said the way authorities handled the legal process would have been unconstitutional under German law.

First Shift: GM's billion-dollar U.S. plan?

GM expected to reveal $1B in U.S. investments; Tariff threat for BMW, VW, Daimler; Hyundai to boost U.S. spending; European sales rise; iPhone co-creator's Detroit talent tip.

AutoNews Now: GM's plan for 1,500 U.S. jobs

GM to create or retain 1,500 U.S. jobs, shift axle work from Mexico; Ford reveals freshened Mustang; GM shows LEGO Batmobile; Ex-manager sues FCA; Analyst: Plan now for downturn.

More dark days ahead for the diesel

Another black eye is the last thing the diesel engine needs right now.

Withdrawal from NAFTA would cost U.S. jobs, CAR study finds

President-elect Donald Trump's vows to renegotiate NAFTA and pursue more protectionist trade policies likely would have a negative effect on the U.S. auto industry, a new study found.

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