Carmakers' plea for fuel economy review sets stage for showdown

Automakers enjoying lucrative sales of trucks and SUVs are hoping President Donald Trump makes good on his vows to deregulate. Environmental groups are saying fuel efficiency standards won’t be watered down without a legal challenge.

European Ford Mustang to get update after 2-star crash score

Ford Motor Co. was criticized by the Euro NCAP safety organization after its Mustang sports car scored two stars out of a maximum of five in crash

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FTC sued over sale of certified used cars

The Center for Auto Safety and five other groups filed a lawsuit against the Federal Trade Commission for allowing used cars to be advertised as "certified" or safe despite being the target of an outstanding safety recall.

Fields' CAFE claim comes with an asterisk

Ford Motor Co. CEO Mark Fields asked President Donald Trump last month for relief on strict Obama-era fuel economy mandates, claiming “various studies” say 1 million jobs are at risk if the regulations aren't relaxed. But independent industry analysts and environmental groups argue that figure is unrealistic and that Fields cherry-picked a worst-case scenario from a dubious report.

Mazda, Mitsu tread lightly in Trump era

Mazda and Mitsubishi, the only Japanese carmakers selling but not making cars in the U.S., fumble for strategies and hope for the best in a new era of “America First” trade policies under U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Detroit 3 should skip scare tactics in CAFE debate

Citing the most alarming possibility on CAFE seems like a throwback to the days when the industry trotted out scary statistics whenever any fuel economy, emissions or safety regulation was proposed.

European Ford Mustang to get update after 2-star crash score

Ford Motor Co. was criticized by the Euro NCAP safety organization after its Mustang sports car scored two stars out of a maximum of five in crash tests. Ford said it will fit automatic emergency braking technology on an updated version of the car available to European customers who order after September.

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