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Business

Porsche Jumps to Top of CR Best-Car Ratings

Another year of surprising ups and downs

Production

Mazda, Subaru, Hyundai Group Top IIHS Safety Ratings

Tougher headlight criteria reduce number of Top Safety Pick+ winners

Business

World’s Top Auto Brands Defend Their Rankings

Brands are forever jockeying for superiority over their rivals.

Mobility

Spacebreaking Designs

Lexus envisions lunar travel

Propulsion

Caddy ICE Age Coming to an End?

The bulk of Cadillac’s lineup—and perhaps all of it—will consist of electric vehicles by 2030, the company says.

Mobility

Car Dealer Touts Multi-Brand Subscriptions

 Ohio car dealer Bernie Moreno is betting on a multi-brand luxury subscription service.

Business

Mercedes to Skip New York Auto Show

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit has decided not to participate in next April’s New York auto show.

Interiors & Electronics

2020 Acura RDX A-Spec

Too much about racing. Not enough about driving.

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.

Propulsion

Lexus to Reveal First EV This Month

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus unit will take the wraps off its first series production electric car later this month at the Guangzhou auto show in China.

Mobility

The Impending Transformation

According to an IBM study, “48% of consumers say the vehicle brand wouldn’t matter to them in an autonomous, mobility-as-a-service paradigm, but cost and convenience would.”

Production

Starting in 2020 new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles will include Alexa integration as a feature in the infotainment system.

Starting in 2020 new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles will include Alexa integration as a feature in the infotainment system.

Toyota’s Progressive Approach to Driver Assist

  Toyota is taking a step-by-step approach to advanced driver assist features, says Wayne Powell, vice president of R&D for Toyota Motor North America.

Autonomous Vehicles

TRI to Provide Autonomous Rides in Tokyo Next Year

The folks at TRI have been hard at work trying to develop autonomous driving technology and comparatively keeping under the radar, metaphorically speaking. But in Tokyo next year they’re going to be showing what the P4 can do.

Regulations

Toyota in “Final Phase” of U.S. Airbag Recalls

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 928,000 vehicles in the U.S. under the final phase of its multi-year effort to replace Takata Corp. airbag inflators that can degrade and then explode in a crash.

Hybrid

Toyota/Lexus to Launch 3 EVs by 2021

Toyota Motor Corp. says it will launch three electric vehicles between its namesake and Lexus brands within the next two years.

Former Audi Exec to Head Genesis N. America

Hyundai Motor Co.’s Genesis unit has appointed Mark Del Rosso CEO of the luxury marque’s operations in North America, effective Oct. 21.   

Luxury Models Dominate 10-Best “UX” List

Six models named to Wardsauto.com’s 10 Best User Experience (UX) list are luxury vehicles, including four German brands.

Marketing

GM Names Global Chief Marketing Officer

General Motors Co. has promoted Deborah Wahl, previously head of marketing for the Cadillac brand, to be GM’s first global chief marketing officer since 2012.

Mobility

Toyota, Chinese Startup Partner on Autonomy

Toyota Motor Corp. is partnering with Chinese startup Pony.ai to develop and deploy self-driving vehicles in China.

Propulsion

Lexus to Preview Electric City Car in Tokyo

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus luxury car unit will take the wraps off an all-electric city car at the Tokyo auto show in October.

Sales

Mercedes Continues to Outsell Audi, BMW in China

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz brand outsold rivals Audi and BMW through the first seven months of 2019, Automotive News reports.

Autonomous Vehicles

Toyota Readies Next-Gen ADAS Tech

Toyota Motor Corp. is introducing an updated version of its advanced driver-assist Safety Sense technology in its 2020 models this year.

Business

Does Quality Matter?

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