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Sales

Lincoln Kills the Continental—Again

Luxury marque will focus entirely on SUVs

Quality

This Year’s Best Interiors: Quality at Any Price

WardsAuto’s annual list had plenty of variety

Hybrid

Baseball, Apple Pie and Tesla?

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

Interiors & Electronics

NACTOY Announces 2021 Candidates

Yes, COVID-19 notwithstanding, there are still significant car launches happening this year

Quality

Another Door Latch Recall Bedevils Ford

Chronic problems and fixes for fixes continue

Quality

Ford Briefly Stops Production at 2 Plants After Workers Test Positive for COVID-19

Safety protocols get early test as industry relaunches U.S. production

Plastics

Honda Modifies Odyssey for COVID-19 Testing

Plastic partition helps protect drivers transporting people to Detroit test sites

Design

Designer of Original Mustang Dies at 87

Gale Halderman’s 1962 sketch won a Ford design contest that led to the original Mustang 

Hybrid

Lincoln Pulls the Plug on Rivian-Based EV

COVID-19 continues to take its toll on vehicle programs

Business

GM and Ford Have a Lot of Loyalty

2019 customers show solid support for OEMs with Automotive Loyalty Awards

Labor

Ford to Resume Production at 13 Plants in N. America

Ford, and maybe other carmakers, plan April restarts

Marketing

Ford, Nationwide Partner on Sharing Driver Data

Service simplifies monitoring of driver behavior

Hybrid

Mike Bell Departs Rivian as CTO

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

Interiors

Premium Interiors for Mid-Range Prices (Less Than $50,000)

The little things can add up to provide comfort, convenience and functionality

Economics

Ford’s New COO Could See Pay Jump 32%

It’s all about delivering the company’s long-awaited overhaul

Electronics

Ha Hak Soo Talks Design

Hyundai’s head of Interior Design had stints at Honda and Ford in the U.S. before moving to Hyundai’s Global Design Studio in Namyang. And we sat down and talked with him about his experience and the 2020 Sonata.

Hybrid

Hyundai Turns to California Startup for EV Platform

Canoo to provide “skateboard” architecture for a range of future Hyundai/Kia models

Batteries

A Tough Year for U.S. Carmakers

GM, Ford and Chrysler emerge from a tough year

Fuel Cells

Vehicular Lightweighting: Path. Strategy. Endgame.

The automaker with the best solution for reducing weight will be the one with the clearest vision of the endgame and the strategy to get there.

Hybrid

Rivian Confirms Platform for Ford EV

Electric-truck startup Rivian Automotive confirms it will supply the “skateboard” chassis to carry a premium-level electric vehicle developed by Ford.

Hybrid

Green Luxury

Karma Revero Hybrid and BMW Wireless Charging Nab Awards

Who Won the 2020 NACTOY Awards?

The final ballots are actually tabulated and kept secret by Deloitte before being revealed on stage in Detroit. . . .

Batteries

EV Startup Rivian Gets $1.3 Billion in New Funding

Electric car startups are still attracting major funding from hopeful investors. The latest example: $1.3 billion landed by Michigan-based Rivian Automotive.

Regulations

Ford Recall Targets Brake System Flaw

Ford is recalling 600,000 midsize sedans in the U.S. to fix hydraulic systems that could make the brake pedal suddenly feel spongy.