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Hybrid

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

Compact crossover takes on Toyota RAV4 in emerging segment

Production

Coronavirus Industry Roundup: April 3

Carmakers extend plant shutdowns, eye mid-April restarts

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.

Hybrid

Karma Aims to Join EV Platform-Sharing Club

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

Sales

Six More Carmakers Join N. America Shutdowns

Driven by concerns about health—and now, sales – automakers are putting production on hold

Economics

U.S. Fuel Economy Hits All-Time High

Gains keep coming despite the boom in trucks and SUVs 

Marketing

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

Marketing

World’s Top Auto Brands Defend Their Rankings

Brands are forever jockeying for superiority over their rivals.

Sales

Foreign-Brand Sales Climb 6% in U.S.

U.S. deliveries of foreign-brand passenger vehicles rose 6% to more than 788,000 units in November.

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.

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.

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.

Economics

Subaru, Mitsubishi Cut Forecasts as Sales Cool

Subaru Corp. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. are the latest Japanese carmakers to lower their sales and profit guidance, blaming sagging demand and a stronger yen.

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.

Sales

U.S. Sales Grow 3% for Foreign Brands

An extra selling day, coupled with hefty retail incentives, boosted October deliveries of foreign brand cars and light trucks in the U.S. by 3% to 744,300 units.

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.