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The Chinese company Great Wall Motor has expressed interest in acquiring the Jeep brand from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Sales of Jeep and other U.S. brands have been growing in China.
A factor in the auto industry’s record sales the past 2 years has been the return of loans to borrowers with less than perfect credit. This has led some to worry about a bubble in subprime auto loans.
Most consumers test drive only one vehicle before they buy. But with so much new technology and features in today’s cars and trucks, a thorough test drive is more important than ever.
Ford has launched a version of its Fusion hybrid that the LAPD is interested in. Previously, police departments have snubbed hybrids on the grounds they lack the juice needed to chase down bad guys.
The leader of the United Auto Workers is encouraging people to buy cars built in the U.S. The slogan “Buy American” has a controversial history going back to the Great Depression.
A lover of cars since he was a little tyke who later trained as a sculptor, Ed Welburn has shaped the physical world we live in as the longtime head of design for General Motors.
Major automakers at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit are betting big on self-driving vehicles. They all believe in a driver-less future, but they disagree on when it will arrive.
An American Airlines 767 aborted its takeoff because of what airline says was “an engine-related issue.” The plane caught fire and passengers were evacuated.
Tesla, which has roots in the tech world, is facing the challenge of becoming a successful car company amid scrutiny over its Autopilot technology.
Anton Yelchin, best known for his role in Star Trek, died after he was pinned against a fence by his SUV. He may have fallen victim to a defect that prompted Jeep to send warning letters to owners.
At least four automakers have continued to equip vehicles with the type of air bag responsible for deaths and injuries.
The jobless rate fell is at an eight-year low, the government reported today. But for blacks, the rate is still 8.8 percent — a bit lower than worst unemployment whites experienced in the recession.
Toyota has killed off its struggling Scion brand. The lineup of small cars targeted economy-minded young buyers. But those marketing efforts failed to win over millennials in any significant numbers.
For the first time on a mass scale, a car built in China will be on sale in the U.S., joining countless other Chinese-made products. It comes as Chinese firms invest billions in the auto industry.
Consumers bought a historic number of trucks and SUVs last year. With gas prices at record lows, consumers are gobbling up increasingly bigger and faster trucks. What does that mean for the future?
NPR’s Sonari Glinton tells Michel Martin about week one of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
For years, car geeks have talked a lot about self-driving cars. But this year is different, with record sales and potentially record profits, the industry invested billions on autonomous technology. The major sense in the car world is “we don’t want to get disrupted out of business.”
The car industry just had it’s best year ever. Trucks were clearly the stars, and hybrids took a hit. That’s not all bad news for hybrids. Even as the companies are making a boatload on trucks, they’re investing tens of billions in new technology. NPR reports on how tomorrow’s hybrid is brought to you by today’s pick-up truck.