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Federer travels time with Mercedes-Benz

Roger Federer appears to be an immortal in Mercedes-Benz's campaign for the 2017 SL convertible, one of the newest arrivals on our viral list.

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Leasing grows but could lose steam, Equifax says

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Tesla adds more powerful battery option

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VW, U.S. states to hold settlement talks over excess emissions

Volkswagen has agreed to hold settlement talks with several U.S. states that sued the German automaker for hundreds of millions of dollars over environmental law violations, the automaker said in a

EPA signals it will start looking at mandating higher octane gasoline

Raising the octane in gasoline looks like it will get some attention from the EPA. That's the good news. Now for the bad: It's going to take a while.

What people are saying about the Cadillac Escala concept

Cadillac took to Monterey Car Week to unveil its latest concept, the Escala. The concept is a radical departure from Cadillac's current design language but consumers could see Cadillacs with this

Tesla adds more powerful battery option

Tesla is giving its fans another thing to get charged up about with the introduction of a 100-kilowatt-hour battery pack for both the Model S sedan and Model X crossover.

NADA seeks donations to help dealership families affected by floods

National Automobile Dealers Association President Peter Welch is asking dealerships across the U.S. to donate $1,000 each to NADA's Emergency Relief Fund and is hoping to raise $2 million total for

Detroit Manufacturing Systems to open plant in Toledo

Detroit Manufacturing Systems LLC plans to announce Wednesday the groundbreaking of a new plant in Toledo to serve the nearby Jeep assembly operations.

U.S. rejects automakers' request to extend fuel comment deadline

U.S. regulators denied a request by major automakers to extend the comment period on environmental analysis to determine whether government fuel efficiency requirements are feasible through 2025.

Bosch calls VW owners' diesel-cheating claims in U.S. 'wild and unfounded'

Bosch rejected as "wild and unfounded" car owners' claims in the U.S. that 38 of its employees conspired with VW Group to develop technology that enabled diesel vehicles to evade pollution-control

Delphi, Mobileye to partner on autonomous driving system

Suppliers Delphi Automotive and Mobileye have partnered to produce systems for autonomous vehicles that could be put into production as soon as 2019.

VW says production will resume after deal with suppliers

VW said the two suppliers with which it has been at loggerheads over a contract dispute had agreed to start delivering parts again and that plants hit by production stoppages would gradually resume

First Shift: VW supplier crisis ends

VW supplier crisis ends; Bosch disputes legal accusations; Mobileye, Delphi join forces; Fake key in GM case?; Nissan's Rogue 'Star Wars' deal; Bentley's big hopes for Bentayga.

Chevy expands Teen Driver tech to 9 nameplates

Chevrolet today said it is expanding its Teen Driver technology this fall to nine nameplates, covering 64 percent of the brand's sales. The technology, which debuted on the 2016 Malibu sedan, mutes

VW production stoppages caused by defiant Bosnian supplier

In a year of almost non-stop crises following revelations of cheating on emissions tests, the force that brought VW factories to a halt wasn't regulators or a court ruling, but a defiant parts

AutoNews Now: Lincoln stands out in satisfaction

Lincoln stands out in satisfaction survey; Nine Chevy nameplates get teen-safety tech; Automakers fail to extend comment period on MPG report; More Korean cars in U.S.?

Chevy Cruze hatchback spied in Detroit

Chevrolet is close to adding a hatchback model to the Cruze lineup. This captured fleet test vehicle was spotted last week in the Detroit area

Ssangyong considers U.S., China as Brexit hits U.K. sales

South Korean automaker Ssangyong Motor Co. will look to markets such as the U.S. and China to make up for an expected decline in shipments to the U.K. following the Brexit referendum.

U.S. consumers' satisfaction with vehicles reverses years of decline

After three years of decline, U.S. customer satisfaction with vehicles is up in 2016, a survey released today shows. Customer satisfaction with vehicles was up 3.8 percent to a score of 82, on a

GM's mid-trial bid to toss ignition-switch case denied by judge

General Motors said a Texas judge denied its bid to throw out a lawsuit over a fatal 2011 crash blamed on a faulty ignition switch, after the company accused a car driver and his lawyers of

Jeep descends on downtown Toledo to celebrate its 75th anniversary

An estimated 30,000 or more Jeep enthusiasts jammed into downtown Toledo, Ohio, on Aug. 13 for a parade and Jeep-only show to mark the 75th anniversary of the hot-selling brand.

Hyundai sets a course for new autonomous testing ground

Hyundai aims to ramp up autonomous-driving development in the U.S. by tapping an expansive testing ground being built at an abandoned bomber factory complex outside Detroit.

Louisiana flooding takes toll on dealerships' employees

As floodwaters slowly recede in the area around Baton Rouge, La., auto dealerships are trying to do business with a limited number of employees, many of whom are dealing with losses of their own.

Uber's hard lesson: China is different

Uber's problematic business model has forced it out of China, not its 9.6 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) cash burn.

Tiny Kia crossover likely to join the fray in 2017

Spy photos of Kia's upcoming subcompact crossover indicate a longish hood, stubby tail and limited cargo space -- a profile similar to the previous-generation Sportage.

OESA becomes 2nd title sponsor of PACE Awards

The Original Equipment Suppliers Association is joining EY as the second title sponsor for the Automotive News PACE Awards.

New world of possibilities for Subaru

Subaru is switching to a new global architecture that it says will guarantee competitiveness through 2025.

Gestamp to open r&d center near Detroit

Spanish metal stamper Gestamp's North American unit plans to open a new r&d center north of Detroit in Auburn Hills, Mich., later this year.

Smart cars collaboration could raise risk of patent litigation, experts say

As the West Coast's largest technology companies jump deeper into the automotive landscape, fears of increased litigation are bubbling in Michigan. Greg DeGrazia, partner and intellectual property

Dealership group nailed again on ad charges

In 2014, Southwest Kia, which operates three dealerships in the Dallas area, signed a consent order with the Federal Trade Commission, promising to halt what the agency said was deceptive advertising.

Mitsubishi recalls 82,436 vehicles for transmission problems

Mitsubishi Motors is recalling 82,436 vehicles from the 2015 and 2016 model years because a transmission problem could delay acceleration.

Hyundai recalls '13 Elantras for deteriorating brake pads

Hyundai Motor America is recalling 64,500 Elantra sedans from the 2013 model year because the brake pedal stopper pads can deteriorate over time.

VW dealers battle staff poaching

Volkswagen dealers are fighting to keep sales staff intact as U.S. sales continue to fall and the automaker's diesel emissions cheating scandal drags into a 12th month.

Dealers

Dealers celebrate anniversaries with Chevrolet, Toyota and Honda.

Radio ID system welcomes service customers by name

A Nissan dealership in Texas utilizes a new system that has helped exceed its targeted service revenue.

Japan's small 3 play to their strengths

Lacking the budget for a blanket approach, Mazda, Mitsubishi and Subaru are aligning their vehicle lineups to play to their strengths -- and juice profits at the same time.

Margins, costs threaten luxury-store values

Dealership acquisitions were down in the first half of 2016, though multistore deals were up. Buy-sell advisers expect more pressure on luxury-brand store values as manufacturers seek expensive

AutoNews Now: VW dealers' new worry: Poachers

Volkswagen dealers' new worry: Poachers; When muscle-car sales lose strength; Mitsu future product; Clapton's old cabriolet captivates at Concours; Germany to VW: Settle dispute.

Volkswagen's 3-row crossover

The midsize crossover is due in the first quarter of 2017.

Updates aim to nudge Mazda upscale

Mazda, the little automaker that could, is chugging into the near-premium space with updates to its core models.

Aston Martin will build only 99 Vanquish Zagato Volante roadsters

Aston Martin will build only 99 units of the Vanquish Zagato Volante convertible, a sister car to the Vanquish Zagato coupe that debuted earlier this year.

Updates, incentives help VW dealer retain staff

Dealer Matthew Welch got creative to keep his staff on board and make new hires amid VW's scandal and declining new car sales.

Helping partners manage risk is good business

As U.S. auto sales growth slows and margins shrink, tension is likely to increase between automakers and their suppliers.

Obituary

Ernie Lofton, former head of the UAW's Ford department, died Aug. 4. He was 84.

As sales sputter, are muscle cars the canaries in the industry coal mine?

After hitting a five-year peak in 2015, combined sales of the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger have declined 8.4 percent this year. So is it time to worry about America's fabled

Love affair is alive and well

If you're lucky enough to attend the annual Woodward Dream Cruise outside Detroit or the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance a couple thousand miles west, you're treated to an automotive event that

Akerson: Trump can't be our CEO

Former GM CEO Dan Akerson endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton for president and sharply criticized Donald Trump.

Nissan goes Rogue with Star Wars promotion

Nissan has gone Rogue. The automaker is partnering with Lucasfilm in a promotional campaign supporting Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which hits theaters Dec. 16.

Mitsubishi pivots to crossovers and plug-ins

Mitsubishi is hoping to ride recent momentum — and consumers' unending appetite for trucks — to new growth in the near future.

Mercedes-Maybach concept is really, really long

Mercedes revealed a Maybach-branded two-plus-two concept that is heavily influenced by the "aero coupes" of yesteryear, but with a modern electric engine and high-tech interior.

Army develops autonomous vehicles for use on bases first, battlefields next

A pilot program at Fort Bragg will use autonomous vehicles to transport wounded soldiers to the hospital for treatment. The technology is expected to be used as building blocks for driverless

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