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Autonomous Vehicles

Subaru Launches Next-Gen ADAS

Xilinx processor provides the brains behind the camera-based technology

Mobility

Automated Vehicle Systems Perform Poorly in AAA Tests

Reliability needs to be improved to gain public trust

Sales

Mazda Shows Sales Strength

Maybe we’re not talking huge numbers, but let’s not underestimate the importance of good news

Hybrid

Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid Gets 100 mpg-Equivalent Rating

Compact crossover takes on Toyota RAV4 in emerging segment

Sales

What the Golden State Says About the Market

It has the landscape of several states, the population of several more and a demand for vehicles that may become more of the national norm.

Batteries

Karma Aims to Join EV Platform-Sharing Club

Autonomous utility van and high-powered supercar among 22 possible variants

Business

‘Consumer Reports’ and the State of the U.S. OEMs

Plenty of the vehicles on the list of the top 10 are made in the U.S. But not by the traditional companies.

Production

Mazda, Subaru, Hyundai Group Top IIHS Safety Ratings

Tougher headlight criteria reduce number of Top Safety Pick+ winners

Batteries

Subaru Slowly Ramps Up Electrification Plans

Targets 40% of sales by 2030, but sees little near-term demand in U.S.

New ’Vette, Ram HD, Kia Telluride Win Motor Trend Awards

Motor Trend has named the Chevrolet Corvette, Ram Heavy Duty pickup and Kia Telluride SUV/crossover vehicle as its Car, Truck and SUV of the year, respectively.

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.

Next-Gen Subaru WRX to Get Coupe Treatment?

Subaru Corp. may shift its WRX and WRX STI from their current sedan layouts to coupes, a body style the compact performance cars haven’t used in about 20 years.

Marketing

Former Hyundai Marketing Chief Joins Cars.com

Dean Evans, who quit as marketing chief for Hyundai Motor Co.’s U.S. unit last month, has been appointed executive vice president of digital retailer Cars.com.

Electronics

Subaru Recalls More Than 466,200 Cars in U.S.

Subaru Corp. is launching two recalls in the U.S. to fix faulty electronic engine controllers and emission controls in some 466,200 vehicles.

Marketing

Hyundai U.S. Marketing Boss Departs

Dean Evans, who joined Hyundai Motor Co. four years ago to head the carmaker’s U.S. marketing operations, has left the company to pursue other opportunities.

Production

Typhoon Idles Subaru Plants in Japan

Subaru Inc. says it has suspended vehicle production in Japan for a week because some of its suppliers were flooded by Typhoon Hagibis on Oct. 12.

Regulations

Subaru to Recall 366,300 Cars for Airbag Flaw

Subaru Inc. is preparing to call back 366,300 of its Forster crossover vehicles in the U.S. to fix a loose electrical connection that could turn off the passenger airbag system.

Statistics & Party Favors

At the start of last month, the Institute for Supply Chain Management released its Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for August, which was at 49.1 percent.

Sales

U.S. Sales Drop 13% for Foreign Brands

Sales of foreign-brand passenger vehicles in the U.S. fell 13% to 704,300 units in September.

Business

UPDATE: Toyota Hikes Its Stake in Subaru

Toyota Motor Corp. is raising its stake in Subaru Corp. above 20% and will post a share of Subaru profits in its own financial reports.

Subaru Previews New Japanese Models

Subaru Corp. will unveil a prototype of the second-generation Levorg wagon and a special-edition version of the WRX STI performance sedan at next month’s Tokyo auto show.

Semi-Finalists Chosen for N. American Vehicle Awards

Fifty North American journalists have chosen semi-finalists for the North American car, truck and utility vehicles of the year.

Sales

Subaru Tops 10 Million Sales in U.S.

Subaru Inc. has sold its 10 millionth vehicle in the U.S. since launching sales in the country 51 years ago.

Design

AutoPacific: What the IVAs Say

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

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