New headlight criteria mean fewer vehicles get IIHS top safety picks

Headlights that failed to measure up led to fewer new vehicles earning the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's top accolades in the latest batch of group's coveted safety evaluations.

Ford's futurist foreshadows consumer trends to watch in 2017
UPDATED: 12/7/16 2:57 pm ET - adds detail

As the in-house futurist at Ford, Sheryl Connelly's job is to predict the future -- not necessarily about driving or cars, but about how consumer

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Dodge adds all-wheel-drive Challenger GT

An all-wheel-drive Dodge Challenger is now reality -- just in time for winter. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Tuesday that Dodge will add the awd 2017 Challenger GT to the muscle car's already vast portfolio.

Tesla recalls 7,000 charging adapters after 2 overheat

Tesla Motors Inc. said it is voluntarily recalling about 7,000 adapters for electric-vehicle charging after two reports of overheating that resulted in melted plastic on the plugs. The rarely used item is no longer sold through the company’s online store.

Volvo picks fast-rising Henrik Green to lead r&d

Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in three years. Green replaces Peter Mertens, who is moving to Audi to head technical development at the VW Group luxury brand.

Knorr-Bremse seals victory in Haldex takeover battle

German supplier Knorr-Bremse has won the first stage of its battle to take over Sweden's Haldex by obtaining 86.1 percent of the brake systems company's shares before its offer expired Monday. Knorr's offer is still conditional upon the company obtaining clearance from antitrust regulators.

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