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Google’s Waymo plans to expand self-driving Chrysler van fleet, report says

Google and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles are doubling down on their self-driving partnership, adding about 100 more Pacifica Hybrid minivans to an autonomous fleet first announced in May, people familiar with the decision told Bloomberg. ... Read More »

Ford’s Mexico move is about production efficiency

On the surface, Ford Motor Co.'s decision to scrap a $1.6 billion Mexican plant and invest $700 million in Michigan is a public relations victory. But in reality, the decision has more to do with good business practices. ... Read More »

Ford adds diesel, new V-6 to enhance F-150 mpg for ’18

Ford is adding its first-ever diesel variant and a new V-6 engine to the freshened F-150 pickup for 2018 to further boost the fuel efficiency of its top-selling and most profitable product line. ... Read More »

For Kia Niro launch, Messenger is the medium

Kia is the first automaker to deploy a chat bot through Facebook's Messenger platform that presents shoppers with photos and descriptions of the new Niro crossover, and a chance to get their questions answered in real time. ... Read More »

Why aren’t automakers plugging their EVs?

Automakers aren't committing enough resources to advertising their electric vehicles, a study says. But from the industry's perspective, it's not that simple. ... Read More »

Bringing the connected car into the home

Suppliers push the frontier on how consumers can control household functions from the car. ... Read More »

Is Nissan’s Qashqai coming to U.S.?

It's a wonder the compact-ish Nissan Qashqai crossover has managed to stay out of the U.S. this long, having been a best-seller in Nissan's lineup elsewhere in the world since 2006. ... Read More »

Ford’s reversal on Mexico plant spooks suppliers

Ford's abrupt move to scrap a planned $1.6 billion car plant in central Mexico has spooked a network of suppliers who bet on a growing customer base and dramatized the risk that Donald Trump's agenda poses to the country's broader economy. ... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler, a master of showmanship, will be quiet in Detroit

One of the auto industry's historic master auto showmen has almost nothing new to show at this year's Detroit auto show. To quote the president-elect: Sad! ... Read More »

CPO buyers stay loyal, study finds

Certified pre-owned vehicle owners who buy another CPO vehicle down the line tend to stay loyal to the same brand, Experian Automotive found in a new study. ... Read More »