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Interiors & Electronics

Lexus LS Adds Tech, Improves NVH

Midcycle update will arrive in U.S. early next year

Tesla Finishes Last In J.D. Power IQS

Not that the company wanted to participate in the study that’s been helping OEMs improve their products for 34 years, though. Kia and Dodge tie for the vehicles with the fewest problems per 100 vehicles.

Sales

Ford’s $42 Billion Cash Cow

F-Series pickups generate about 30% of the carmaker’s revenue. The tally is about twice as much as what McDonald’s pulls in.

Propulsion

VW Arteon Advances

VW does an upgrade for its halo vehicle

Design

2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Platinum AWD

Yes it is a hybrid. It is efficient. It is also a well-appointed midsize crossover

Production

Baseball, Apple Pie and Tesla?

California EV maker and Honda are tops in American-made vehicles, new Ford Ranger is No. 1 model

Connectivity

iPhones Get Digital Key Functionality

Rollout starts with 2021 BMW 5 Series, other brands and models to follow next year

Design

All Dressed Up Without the Go

Ford Adds ST-Line Appearance Package to Edge Lineup

Marketing

2020 Hyundai Sonata Limited

Yes, the “Ghost Kar.” It is scary good

Materials & Lightweighting

Redesigned Genesis G80 Sedan Follows Winning Formula

Lighter, sleek styling and lots of tech—and new engines

Hybrid

Kia Reveals 4th-Gen Sorento

Revealed in Europe, designed by a global team, it will be coming to the U.S. later this year

Design

2021 Elantra Gets Hollywood-Style Unveiling

Redesign includes sportier styling, loads of tech and a 50-mpg hybrid option

Propulsion

On the 2021 Kia Seltos: Small Crossover with Big Presence

Kia grows its lineup of crossovers with a subcompact and provides it with tech so that it isn’t a vehicle that people buy wishing that they could afford something better. 

Design

2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road Premium

The 4Runner is built to take it—with it being something substantially more demanding than a Costco run—though it can do that, too

Business

Mike Bell Departs Rivian as CTO

Long-time Apple tech guru Mike Bell leaves EV startup after 9 months

Propulsion

NYC Fleet to Go All-Electric by 2040

More than 30,000 on- and off-road vehicles impacted

Marketing

World’s Top Auto Brands Defend Their Rankings

Brands are forever jockeying for superiority over their rivals.

Interiors

Lotus Offers Thriftier Evora

Well, that has to be put in a certain amount of context. . .

Interiors

FCA’s 5th-Gen Infotainment Tech Hits the Mark

Highly rated Uconnect system gets better

Interiors

Engineering the 2020 Toyota Highlander

Now in its fourth generation, the Toyota Highlander just might be something that goes beyond continuous improvement

Electronics

Siri to Steer Self-Driving Cars?

Apple’s latest patent filing aims to guide autonomous vehicles

Business

Dance, Dance, Dance: Elon Musk’s Remarkable Performance

As bizarre as some of his behavior is, there is absolutely no question that Musk has had a positive, transformative effect on the auto industry.

Production

2019 Lexus ES 350 Ultra Luxury

For being the “entry-lux” sedan, this really is one fine automobile

Connectivity

Tesla Puts a Price on Connectivity: $9.99 a Month

The free ride is over for Tesla buyers in terms of in-vehicle internet hotspots and related connectivity services.