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Hyundai, Kia Fined for Delaying U.S. Engine Failure Recalls

Hyundai, Kia Fined for Delaying U.S. Engine Failure Recalls

By Tom Krisher | Dec 1, 2020

Hyundai and Kia must pay $137 million in fines and safety improvements because they moved too slowly to recall over 1 million vehicles with engines that can fail.

GM Flips to California's Side in Pollution Fight with Trump

GM Flips to California's Side in Pollution Fight with Trump

By Tom Krisher | Nov 27, 2020

General Motors is switching sides in the legal fight against California's right to set its own clean-air standards, abandoning the Trump administration as the president's term nears its close.

GM to Recall 7M Vehicles Globally to Replace Takata Air Bags

GM to Recall 7M Vehicles Globally to Replace Takata Air Bags

By Tom Krisher | Nov 27, 2020

General Motors will recall about 7 million big pickup trucks and SUVs worldwide to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators.

Judge: California Can't Ban Offensive License Plates

Judge: California Can't Ban Offensive License Plates

Nov 26, 2020

California can't enforce a ban vanity license plates it considers "offensive to good taste and decency" because that violates freedom of speech, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

Edmunds: Black Friday car Deals May Not Be as Bountiful

Edmunds: Black Friday car Deals May Not Be as Bountiful

By Ronald Montoya | Nov 25, 2020

While Black Friday savings on new cars aren't that dramatic — no 70% off fire sales here — they do generally make mid- to late November a good time to buy a car.

GM: New Batteries Cut Electric Car Costs, Increase Range

GM: New Batteries Cut Electric Car Costs, Increase Range

By Tom Krisher | Nov 22, 2020

General Motors says a pending breakthrough in battery chemistry will cut the price of its electric vehicles so they equal those powered by gasoline within five years.

Edmunds: Favorite First-Car Recommendations

Edmunds: Favorite First-Car Recommendations

By Brent Romans | Nov 21, 2020

Edmunds' experts compiled a list of four new vehicles that excel in the areas first-time owners would be wise to prioritize.

Mazda No. 1 in Consumer Reports 2020 Auto Reliability Survey

Mazda No. 1 in Consumer Reports 2020 Auto Reliability Survey

By Tom Krisher | Nov 20, 2020

Mazda beat traditional winners Lexus and Toyota to win top honors as the most dependable auto brand in Consumer Reports' annual reliability survey.

U.S. Safety Agency Seeks Input on Autonomous Vehicle Rules

U.S. Safety Agency Seeks Input on Autonomous Vehicle Rules

Nov 20, 2020

The U.S. government's road safety agency is asking for public comment on how it should regulate safe deployment of self-driving vehicles.

UK to Ban Gasoline Car Sales by 2030 as Part of Green Plan

UK to Ban Gasoline Car Sales by 2030 as Part of Green Plan

Nov 18, 2020

Britain will ban the sale of new gasoline and diesel cars by 2030, a decade earlier than its previous commitment, the prime minister said Tuesday.

Lyft's Zimmer Talks Future of Workplace, Electric Vehicles

Lyft's Zimmer Talks Future of Workplace, Electric Vehicles

By Cathy Bussewitz | Nov 16, 2020

Lyft scored a major victory when California voters passed Proposition 22, allowing app-based companies to treat drivers as contractors. We talked with John Zimmer, president and co-founder of Lyft Inc.

Edmunds: 2021 Toyota Sienna Versus Honda Odyssey

Edmunds: 2021 Toyota Sienna Versus Honda Odyssey

By Mike Schmidt of Edmunds | Nov 14, 2020

The new 2021 Sienna brings a lot to the table in its hope to oust the Honda. Edmunds pitted the Sienna against the Odyssey to find out which one is the better minivan.

Central Florida Lands Hub for Jetsons-like 'Flying Cars'

Central Florida Lands Hub for Jetsons-like 'Flying Cars'

Nov 13, 2020

The nation's first regional hub for "flying cars" is being built in central Florida and once completed in five years, the vehicles will be able to take passengers from Orlando to Tampa in a half hour.

New BMW Has Classic Grille - but for Sensors, Not Airflow

New BMW Has Classic Grille - but for Sensors, Not Airflow

Nov 12, 2020

German luxury automaker BMW on Wednesday gave an early look at a new battery-driven SUV that illustrates the company's future plans for electric-powered driving.

GM Recalls 217K Vehicles to Fix Leak that Can Stop Travel

GM Recalls 217K Vehicles to Fix Leak that Can Stop Travel

Nov 10, 2020

General Motors is recalling more than 217,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. and Canada because transmission oil can leak, causing them to stop moving or possibly catch fire.

Air Bag Fragments Kill Volvo Driver, Touching off Recall

Air Bag Fragments Kill Volvo Driver, Touching off Recall

By Tom Krisher | Nov 9, 2020

Metal fragments from an exploding air bag inflator killed the driver of an older Volvo, touching off a U.S. recall of up to 54,000 cars, regulators said Saturday.

Edmunds: Where Are Our Self-Driving Cars?

Edmunds: Where Are Our Self-Driving Cars?

By Will Kaufman of Edmunds | Nov 7, 2020

A few years ago, news stories seemed to say that autonomous vehicles were just a few years away. Well, it's been a few years and autonomous vehicles are, alas, still in the future.

Virus Shutdowns in the Rearview for U.S. Automakers, GM Booms

Virus Shutdowns in the Rearview for U.S. Automakers, GM Booms

Nov 6, 2020

General Motors is posting huge third quarter numbers, pulling in $4 billion in profit over three months, after a short money-losing stretch as the spread of COVID-19 shut down all U.S. auto factories.

Luxury Vehicles, Booming Sales in China Boost BMW Profits

Luxury Vehicles, Booming Sales in China Boost BMW Profits

By David McHugh | Nov 4, 2020

German automaker BMW said third-quarter net profit rose 17% to 1.81 billion euros ($2.22 billion) as sales boomed in China.

Edmunds: Spooktacular Car Tech

Edmunds: Spooktacular Car Tech

By Cameron Rogers of Edmunds | Oct 31, 2020

Whether it's a ghostly image that makes objects seemingly disappear or a spectral presence turning the steering wheel, modern cars are loaded with more tricks than a haunted house.

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