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Virtual drives let buyers try features they usually don’t

Dealerships are using virtual reality test-drive videos, and augmented reality, to add flair to shoppers' mundane task of vehicle research. ... Read More »

Toyota ready to defend Mexico beachhead

Toyota, long a bit player in Mexico, now is No. 4 in sales there. It plans to defend its Mexican beachhead with an expanded model line and second assembly plant. ... Read More »

Wall Street warms to Detroit’s EV vision

Detroit's vision for how it can compete against Silicon Valley is starting to come into focus #8212; and Wall Street finally may be taking notice. ... Read More »

Subaru’s new Impreza: Compact car, big sales

Strong demand for Subaru's Impreza indicates the automaker's move to a global modular platform is on the right track. ... Read More »

’17 diesel Rams are finally on dealer lots

EcoDiesel-powered 2017 Ram 1500s have finally begun to show up on dealership lots after federal regulators approved their sale. ... Read More »

Toyota aims to rev up sedan fans with music

Toyota's "Sensations" ad campaign uses intergenerational music and a lot of engine noise to show that the Camry isn't just a household appliance. ... Read More »

How J Mays views the future of design

Three years removed from the auto industry, ex-Ford design boss J Mays still has something to say about where auto design is headed. ... Read More »

Automakers, citing costs, consumer demand, say mpg standards unrealistic

Automotive trade groups told federal regulators they should revise light-vehicle fuel efficiency mandates approved in the final weeks of the Obama administration because the costs would be onerous and the standards do not reflect how cheap gas... ... Read More »

Tesla in ‘production hell’ to meet Model 3 deadline, Musk says

Tesla pushed back the reveal of its semi truck by three weeks as CEO Elon Musk focuses on boosting production of the Model 3 that the EV maker is counting on to dramatically increase sales. ... Read More »

White House appoints economist to NHTSA deputy post

Heidi King, an economist with federal government and private-sector experience, has been appointed the new deputy administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. ... Read More »