Ford transforms design leadership

Ford Motor Co. has overhauled its design team amid new CEO Jim Hackett's quest to transform the automaker into a leaner, quicker-thinking organization.

EEOC complaint launches inquiry at BMW

BMW of North America says it is investigating claims of racism and sexism in its Mini division after a decadelong temporary worker lodged a federal complaint.


Henrik Fisker tries, tries again

The $129,000 EMotion EV -- due out in 2019 -- is touted as having a top speed of 161 mph, a more than 400-mile electric range and rapid-charging capabilities of 125 miles in 9 minutes.

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Ford transforms design leadership

Ford Motor Co. has overhauled its design team amid new CEO Jim Hackett's quest to transform the automaker into a leaner, quicker-thinking organization.

EEOC complaint launches inquiry at BMW

BMW of North America says it is investigating claims of racism and sexism in its Mini division after a decadelong temporary worker lodged a federal complaint.

The large sedan shrinks into oblivion

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Buick leaves its large-car legacy behind

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Henrik Fisker tries, tries again

The $129,000 EMotion EV -- due out in 2019 -- is touted as having a top speed of 161 mph, a more than 400-mile electric range and rapid-charging capabilities of 125 miles in 9 minutes.

Self-driving legislation set in motion

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Mercedes unveils its take on classic pickup

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Infiniti drops midsize QX70

Infiniti has killed its QX70 midsize crossover, effective immediately, as it prepares to shift more attention to other crossovers.

Search is on for better lidar

Though lidar technology solves many problems of current sensor technology, it still hasn't met the requirements for mass production for vehicles — even after decades of development.

GM rolls into high-profit product phase

Redesigned versions of four GM crossovers are hitting dealerships this year, giving dealers plenty of fresh product in several of the industry's hottest and most profitable segments.

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