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  • Hyundai's top SUV making sales gains

    The 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe mid-size sport utility vehicle stands out from the crowd for its attractive styling, comfortable ride, value pricing, surprising standard features and warranty. In fact, sales of Hyundai's best-selling SUV are up 26.4 percent so far this calendar year — to more than...

  • GM likely to announce SUVs, jobs at Tenn. plant

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors and government officials are expected to announce new vehicles and jobs Wednesday at a sprawling factory complex in Spring Hill, Tennessee. An announcement is scheduled for Wednesday morning at the plant, which is likely to get new Cadillac and GMC crossover SUVs...

  • US closes probe into Camry Hybrid brake problems

    DETROIT (AP) — An eight-month investigation into brake problems with some older Toyota Camry gas-electric hybrids has been closed without a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began the probe in January after getting complaints of malfunctions that reduced power-assisted...

  • U.S. probes Ford Explorer police SUV brake hoses

    DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are investigating a complaint that front brake hoses can fail on some Ford Explorer Police Interceptor SUVs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the probe covers about 20,000 Explorers from the 2013 model year. Failure can cause...

  • Ford adds workers, investment to back MKC output

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. said Monday it has beefed up its workforce and investment at a Kentucky plant to support production of its new Lincoln SUV as the automaker looks to reinvigorate its luxury brand. The company added 300 workers and invested another $129 million recently at...

  • Report: Tesla building I-80 supercharger station

    TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — Tesla Motors Inc. is building a supercharger station in the Sierra Nevada north of Lake Tahoe where drivers of the company's electric cars can recharge along Interstate 80, a newspaper says. Tesla officials previously announced plans to build a station near Truckee,...

  • Honda bolsters Fit to boost crash resistance

    DETROIT (AP) — When the subcompact Fit failed a crash test, Honda went back to the drawing board. The tiny Fit, redesigned for the 2015 model year, initially flunked the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's small overlap test, earning just a "Marginal" rating. The test simulates a 40 mph...

  • Toyota dealer reaches settlement over $650 ‘processing’ fees

    Schneiderman KINGSTON, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a settlement on Monday with a Kingston auto dealer that allegedly added improper fees to the purchase price of leased vehicles without providing additional services. Prestige...

  • New Corvette feature keeps an eye on valets

    DETROIT (AP) — Face it. If you own a luxury or sports car, whenever you hand the keys to a valet, you imagine the car going on a high-speed joyride like the Ferrari in the 1980s cult movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Now, General Motors has an option on the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette that takes...

  • Government wants to make cars talk to each other

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time to avoid collisions. A research report released by the National...

  • China says Mercedes guilty of price abuses

    BEIJING (AP) — China's government said Monday it has concluded Mercedes-Benz violated anti-monopoly law and charged excessive prices for parts, adding to a growing number of global automakers snared in an investigation of the industry. The luxury unit of Germany's Daimler AG abused its control...

  • NY Fed: US auto loans soar to highest in 8 years

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. auto loans jumped to the highest level in eight years this spring, fueled by a big increase in lending to risky borrowers, according to a report Thursday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Yet the New York Fed also said that loans to borrowers with shoddy credit,...

  • GM says China venture contacted by regulators

    BEIJING (AP) — General Motors Co.'s main China joint venture has joined automakers that say they have been contacted by Chinese anti-monopoly regulators as part of an investigation of the industry. Shanghai GM's announcement follows government announcements that Audi and Chrysler will face...

  • GM issues 6 more recalls covering 312,000 vehicles

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors on Friday issued six more recalls totaling more than 312,000 vehicles as the company cleans up past safety issues. The recalls in North America pushed GM's total for the year to 66, covering just over 29 million cars and trucks. That beats the company's old...

  • Gov't fines Hyundai $17.35M over brake defect

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hyundai has agreed to pay a $17.35 million fine for delayed reporting of a brake defect affecting Genesis luxury cars, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday. The defect involves corrosion in critical brake system components that can reduce braking...



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