Sienna, Yaris add safety upgrades

Toyota will unveil upgraded versions of the Sienna minivan and Yaris hatchback at the New York auto show next month, focused mainly on safety system and infotainment improvements.


Toyota adds a bit of spice to special edition 860 coupe

Toyota is throwing a little extra habanero into the 86 coupe it inherited from Scion (the former FR-S) with the 860 special edition, named for the

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Sienna, Yaris add safety upgrades

Toyota will unveil upgraded versions of the Sienna minivan and Yaris hatchback at the New York auto show next month, focused mainly on safety system and infotainment improvements.


A bitter end for Ferdinand Piech

Ferdinand Piech, a figure of transcendent importance in the history of the auto industry, is selling his 14.7 percent voting stake in the family firm that controls Volkswagen Group. It is the endgame of a bitter family dispute.


Court nominee's mom was EPA lightning rod

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's mother, Anne Gorsuch Burford, spent 22 controversial months as head of the Environmental Protection Agency EPA under President Ronald Reagan.


Zellmer wins another pivotal role at Porsche

Porsche's U.S. chief Klaus Zellmer fell in love with the U.S. on an epic road trip as a 19-year-old. Now he gets the chance to shepherd the iconic sports car brand in the market he calls the most competitive in the world.


After 41 years, Honda's Mendel drives off

Forty-one years can teach you a lot about the auto industry -- including when it's the right time to go out on top. On April 1, American Honda's John Mendel will do just that.


Ford's health plan: Slim down inventory

Ford Motor Co. is determined to avoid a glut of unsold cars and trucks piling up on dealer lots by trimming production - even if its vehicle volumes are relatively healthy compared to the rest of the industry.


Subaru's Tribeca successor spied

New spy photos give the clearest look yet at Subaru's new three-row crossover, the replacement for the discontinued and unloved Tribeca.


Suit: Ford Shelby Mustang hot rod gets too hot

Some Shelby GT350 Mustang owners are seeking class-action status for a lawsuit saying that the performance model is not the “hot rod” they wanted because the cars overheat and lose power.


How one man triggered a GM recall

Saturn Sky owner Troy Lyman's 67-page report on airbag sensor failures caused a recall of two General Motors cars. Before Lyman, the automaker and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration had not acted.

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