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Propulsion

Hamlin Repeats as Daytona 500 Champ for Toyota

Newman in serious condition after crash on final lap

Electronics

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

Highly rated Uconnect system gets better

Propulsion

From Super Cars to Super Mobility Systems

I hope I live long enough to see the enthusiasts of extremely fast cars shift their enthusiasm to our upcoming high-performance urban mobility systems.

Regulations

FCA Recalls SUVs for Engine Stalling

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is calling back 698,000 SUVs worldwide to again fix a fuel pump problem that could cause the engine to stall or refuse to start.

Business

Japanese Brands Lead CR Reliability Ratings

Lexus, Mazda and Toyota captured the top three spots in this year’s Consumer Reports Auto Reliability Survey rankings.

Business

Merged FCA-PSA Would Maintain Current Brands

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group plan to maintain all current brands under their proposed merger, PSA CEO Carlos Tavares tells French television station BMF Business.

Design

AutoPacific: What the IVAs Say

  You might be surprised what OEMs aren’t paying attention to

Production

Mopar Makes It Special

For those who are modifying an FCA vehicle, there is only one word they need to know: Mopar

Hybrid

Hyundai Going the Last Mile

It continues to optimize. . .electric scooters

Hybrid

The Intersection of Auto Enthusiasm, Tech and History

When torque wrenches are accompanied by software downloads. . . .

Dodge Revs Up 50th Anniversary Charger Daytona

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s Dodge unit is reviving the Charger Daytona nameplate with a limited-edition model to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the race car’s debut.

Quality

Does Quality Matter?

Sometimes, high scores in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study don’t result in big sales.

Design

Designs Through Time and the C8 Corvette

We get a top car designer on this edition of “Autoline After Hours”

Diesel

2020 Chevy Silverado Diesel Gets 27 mpg

General Motors says its new diesel-powered Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup truck will have a class-leading U.S. fuel efficiency rating of 27 mpg.

Design

J.D. Power Looks at What’s Appealing

Good news for those who are looking for a delightful mass-market vehicle. And not-so-good news for those developing luxury vehicles.

Business

Report: Dodge to Drop Grand Caravan Sooner

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will stop making the Dodge Grand Caravan minivan next May, seven months earlier than previously planned, says AutoForecast Solutions.

Business

Subaru Tops J.D. Power Poll of Auto Brand Loyalty

Subaru has ranked highest in brand loyalty among all major automotive makes offered in the U.S., according to a new J.D. Power study.

Hybrid

Dodge Affirms Electrification Plans for Muscle Cars

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s Dodge unit plans to offer a mix of hybrid and all-electric powertrain options in future Dodge Challenger and Charger muscle cars.

Business

U.S. Car Sales Declined 3% in June

Sales of new cars and light-duty trucks in the U.S. fell 3% to 1.51 million units last month. But the annualized sales pace remained above a health 17 million units.

Propulsion

The Globe from the Powertrain Perspective

Although there are some who think that the internal combustion engine (ICE) is doomed, that it is gasping its last intake sequence and will soon be completely exhausted, James Martin, Senior Research Analyst, Powertrain and Compliance, IHS Markit, is not one of them.

Production

American Made

People who make their living in the auto industry probably won’t be surprised, but some others will be when they look at the Cars.com ranking of the most “American-made” vehicles.

Mobility

FCA Adds Uconnect Market: Shopping on the Road

While there are several people who are concerned that their car will be hacked in a way analogous to that executed by researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek of a reporter’s Jeep Cherokee for an article in Wired, let’s face it: he was a reporter for Wired who was writing about what those guys could do, not some random person who was on their way to work.

Electronics

FCA Launches Telematics Services Platform

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is updating its Uconnect infotainment and telematics system so users can access third-party service providers.

Propulsion

Ford Revs up Mustang Shelby GT500

Ford Motor Co.’s upcoming Mustang Shelby GT500 will generate 760 hp and 625 lb-ft of torque, which the carmaker says makes it the most powerful street-legal model in the company’s history.