NAFTA talks intensify; U.S. seen putting off key demand on autos

One key issue is the U.S. desire to strengthen rules of origin for cars and light trucks, which dictate how much of a vehicle's components must originate from within North America to qualify for tax free status.

Sporty Toyota line will make waves in U.S.

Toyota debuts a GR sports car series for Japan and beyond. The U.S. may not get the name, but its future products will get a healthy dose of the line's sporty spirit.


Consumers Union wants mpg ratings for heavy-duty pickups

Consumers Union is pressing the government to publish and require fuel-economy estimates for heavy-duty pickups, after its tests found diesel-powered trucks underperformed gasoline ones.

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