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Chevrolet and Ford hope to take advantage of a once-in-lifetime shift in buying patterns to repair damage their images suffered in the 1980s and 1990s, and re-establish themselves among the most reliable and desirable vehicle brands. They hope to combine booming sales of family-hauling SUVs with their large trucks’ unblemished…

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The Mazda CX-3 is only in its second model year, yet it’s maybe the best-designed, best-riding model in the sub-compact crossover segment. The CX-3 has gained dominance in a corner of the automotive market that didn’t even exist a few years ago; although, in truth, these tiny-utes — or as…

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Dodge unveiled its latest high-performance muscle car on Wednesday last week, just in time for the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. The muscle car is actually the 2018 Durango SRT three-row SUV with a 475-horsepower HEMI V-8 engine. Why make a high-performance family hauler capable of hitting 60 mph in 4.4…

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An organization set up as part of the Volkswagen diesel emissions settlement said last week it is accepting proposals for the $2 billion it must spend in the United States on zero emissions vehicle infrastructure and education. About $800 million of that total is to be targeted at California, “one…

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Seven-time NASCAR champion Richard Petty thinks driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. should preserve his health by not returning to racing this year. “I was a little disappointed that he did,” Petty told FS1’s NASCAR Race Hub show of Earnhardt Jr.’s decision to get back behind the wheel of a race car.…

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Former champion gets more of kick out of mixed martial arts (MMA). As a handful of UFC fighters flirt with boxing in search of big money fights, the most accomplished boxer ever to compete in the UFC has no intentions of returning to the ring. Holly Holm said she is…

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General Motors and Honda said last week that hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles are at the cusp of becoming mainstream as they announced they will invest $85 million to jointly produce advanced hydrogen fuel cell systems in Brownstown Township and create 100 jobs. Each automaker plans to contribute $42.5 million to Fuel…

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Stunningly powerful and efficient gasoline engines and the latest electric drivetrains dominated the intense competition for coveted spots on WardsAuto’s list of the world’s 10 best engines. For the first time ever, no V8 made the list. Diesels were also shut out despite their appealing combination of good fuel economy…

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Next time the leaders of General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler meet President Donald Trump, they should add an item to his agenda to promote American automaking and jobs: Retain the high fuel economy standards the industry and Obama administration agreed to in 2012. Backing away from the standards risks…

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Tata Motors Ltd is looking to claw its way back in India’s competitive passenger vehicle market where it has ceded ground to foreign and local rivals. On Thursday last week, Tata Motors said it has created a dedicated vertical within the passenger vehicle business unit called TAMO to facilitate innovation,…

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