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Lincoln's freshened 2019 MKC gets new mesh grille, tech

The freshened 2019 MKC compact crossover, due in showrooms next summer, features new infotainment and safety technology and the mesh grille found on Lincoln's newest products.


Lutz has freedom to speak honestly

Even at age 85, Bob Lutz continues to have a crystal-clear view of the future.

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Tesla: A distraction from desperation?

Few companies can propose to take on both Freightliner and Ferrari in one night. But the dollars-and-sense business of automaking remains a deep and daily challenge for Tesla.

How critical is the EV tax credit?

Salespeople would be sad to see the federal tax credit on plug-in electric vehicles disappear. But they're not so sure it's necessary to keep customers interested in EVs.

Infiniti plays with power

Nissan engineers have succeeded in commercializing variable compression engine technology for the new Infiniti QX50.

GM maps route to profitable EVs

The ambitious forecasts suggest that GM has surmounted some of the cost hurdles that make electric vehicles difficult to sell at prices that are affordable to consumers and profitable to the manufacturer. But other big challenges remain.

NAFTA defense strategies face political pitfalls

The business community may have some options in trying to save the North American Free Trade Agreement from potential termination at the hands of President Donald Trump. But they are neither clear nor easy.

Dude, where's my flying car?

After a century of failed efforts to make vehicles that can soar above gridlocked traffic, the idea that such contraptions are "just around the corner" might not be so far-fetched.

Sign of the 'Times'

The New York Times devoted its Nov. 12 Sunday magazine to the future of cars — self-driving cars — and the outsized impact they'll likely have on society.

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