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Propulsion

Green Luxury

Karma Revero Hybrid and BMW Wireless Charging Nab Awards

Regulations

Honda Warns of New Type of Defective Takata Airbag Inflator

Honda is recalling an older design of defective Takata airbag inflator

Fuel Cells

Honda, Isuzu Target Fuel Cell Trucks

Joint research project aims to apply struggling car tech to commercial vehicles

Mobility

Quantum Shortcuts Around Traffic

The best way to get around traffic isn’t always to follow “real time” GPS directions.

Sales

China’s GAC Motor Pivots from U.S. to Russia

Six months ago, Chinese carmaker GAC Motor suspended plans to break into the U.S. market. Last week it began selling SUVs in Russia.

Business

November Car Sales Tepid in Europe

Weak new-car deliveries in Europe totaled 1.18 million units, up only 5% over a depressed sales period at this time last year.

Sales

About Toyota’s Jim Lentz

Jim Lentz is a transformational leader at Toyota

Sales

Nissan to Close U.S. Offices for 2 Days

Nissan Motor Co. is closing down its U.S. offices for two days on Jan. 2-3 to cut costs as its sales and profits drop.

Sales

Foreign-Brand Sales Climb 6% in U.S.

U.S. deliveries of foreign-brand passenger vehicles rose 6% to more than 788,000 units in November.

Interiors & Electronics

2020 Hyundai Sonata: The Style Returns

The model year 2011 Hyundai Sonata was transformative in terms of the design of a midsize sedan. And with the eighth-generation 2020 model, they’re doing it again.

Business

Paice Sues BMW Over Hybrid Tech

Hybrid powertrain inventor Paice LLC has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against BMW AG, claiming the German carmaker is using its technology illegally.

Corolla, CR-V, Ram Nab Green Vehicle Awards

Green Car Journal has named the Toyota Corolla, Honda CR-V and Ram 1500 pickup as its Green Car, SUV and Truck models of the year, respectively.

Interiors & Electronics

2020 Acura RDX A-Spec

Too much about racing. Not enough about driving.

Business

Calif. Bans Fleet Cars from Carmakers that Back Emission Rollbacks

California won’t buy new vehicles from carmakers that have supported the Trump administration’s legal battle to rescind the state’s right to set its own emission standard for greenhouse gases.

Design

2019 Honda Passport Elite AWD

Bigger than a CR-V and just slightly smaller than the Pilot, Honda adds another SUV to the lineup

Business

Honda Joins SAE Automated Vehicle Consortium

Honda Motor Co. has joined the Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium (AVSC), which was created in April by SAE International and industry partners to establish safety and testing guidelines for self-driving vehicles.

Production

Additive Manufacturing, Fuel Cells & More

Carbon’s CEO talks advanced manufacturing and a Hyundai VP explains the application of hydrogen power for vehicles.

Economics

Honda’s Revenue, Net Profit Slip

Honda Motor Co. has lowered its full fiscal year profit forecast by 6%, citing the effect of a stronger yen.

Regulations

U.S. Subpoenas Carmakers Over Calif. Deal

The U.S. Dept. of Justice reportedly has issued civil subpoenas to four carmakers who struck a deal with California on vehicle emission targets

Mini Readies Pricey Works GP Speedster

BMW AG’s Mini unit says the latest John Cooper Works GP model will be the fastest and most expensive vehicle in the brand’s 60-year history.

Hybrid

Engineering the 2020 Escape

Key factors leading to the all-new generation of the crossover.

Updated Honda CR-V Adds Tech, Trims Engine Offerings

Honda Motor Co.’s refreshed CR-V compact crossover is getting more standard safety features but will eliminate one of its two engine options.

Regulations

A Scary Look at the Auto Industry

A witch, a clown, a masked vigilante, and a doctor go into a studio. . . .

Business

U.S. Sales Grow 3% for Foreign Brands

An extra selling day, coupled with hefty retail incentives, boosted October deliveries of foreign brand cars and light trucks in the U.S. by 3% to 744,300 units.