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U.S. escapes unscathed in this round of VW cuts

Scandal-plagued Volkswagen Group has cut its global spending plan next year by more than $1 billion, but it spared the ax at its U.S. operations. ... Read More »

Toyota monitoring suppliers to ensure disaster readiness

When Hurricane Patricia slammed into Mexico last month, it offered Toyota Motor Corp. an opportunity to test its supplier monitoring system. ... Read More »

Can GM build on OnStar advantage?

Phil Abram is leading GM's effort to stake a leadership position in connected cars that GM execs believe is critical to its future. ... Read More »

FCA expands no-cost college nationwide

Starting Monday, Nov. 23, Fiat Chrysler dealers nationwide can offer a no-cost college education to employees and their spouses and children -- a perk aimed at attracting top-tier talent to work at FCA stores. ... Read More »

Phone shrines, electronic shifter and infotaining: What people think of the Cadillac XT5

Cadillac, notably lacking in the hot crossover market, is betting a lot on the XT5 as a replacement for the SRX, the brand's aging but still top-selling nameplate in the U.S. ... Read More »

German auto firms try to nurture Silicon Valley boldness

German automakers and suppliers fear that America's audacious tech companies are grabbing the initiative within the auto industry as cars become more about software and successful data manipulation and less about traditional hardware. ... Read More »

Titan gives Nissan dealers work-truck cred

Nissan's U.S. dealers are undergoing training again to sell a big truck as output of the redesigned Nissan Titan begins in Mississippi. ... Read More »

In Mercedes project, latchkey kids get chauffeured rides

Mercedes had a particular group of customers in mind when it launched Boost, an Uber-like shuttle service, in 2013. They were children, and they simply needed to get to soccer practice. ... Read More »

Aural sparkle, arachnids, and calzone stuffed with sushi-grade tuna: What people think of the Fiat 124 Spider

The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider, introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show, marks the two-door's return after several decades. Here's what some critics and others are saying about the 124. ... Read More »

Spider ‘ain’t a badge exercise’

The task seemed simple: Re-create the most popular Fiat ever sold in the U.S. for the 21st century. The reality, it turned out, was a little more complicated than typing 'Miata' into Google Translate and choosing 'Italian.' ... Read More »