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Driving the Metal

When prices increase, consumers find ways to make the cost more palatable. When prices soared in years past, consumers passed on the bells and whistles to keep their payments affordable. That’s not the case today. In the third quarter, which saw new-vehicle...

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Some Nissan websites down for 2nd day after hacking attempt

Nissan websites were down for a second day after an attempted cyberattack by an Anonymous-linked hacker protesting Japanese whaling. ... Read More »

Hearst Promotes Black Book’s Cross to Group Head of Transportation

NEW YORK — Hearst has promoted Tom Cross to executive vice president and deputy group head of transportation. He will retain his title of president of Black Book and continue to report to Hearst President Richard P. Malloch.Cross will oversee the transportation...

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Autotrader: Consumer Want Advanced Safety Features on Their Next Vehicle

LAS VEGAS — Autotrader’s 2016 Car Tech Impact Study showed that consumers desire tech features in their next vehicle purchase, with 70% of the 1,012 U.S. vehicle shoppers the firm surveyed in this past September indicating that they are more likely...

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GM to Launch Online Shopping Portal for Low-Mileage Used Cars

DETROIT — A surplus of low-mileage used vehicle will soon be hitting the market, and they’re going to be coming from General Motors. Set to launch in February, GM’s new Factory Pre-Owned Collection website will offer consumers more than 30,000...

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Your Year of Self-Discovery

The last day of the year always elicits an exclamation of wishful thinking for the year to come. But it also serves as a benchmark for gauging our progress toward short- and long-term goals. In 2015, did you make good on the professional — and personal —...

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New Acura ad will feature voice of ‘Creed’ star

Acura's latest national ad push will pack a punch. The brand tabbed Michael B. Jordan, star of the hit boxing movie Creed, to do the voiceover for the campaign. ... Read More »

Japan automakers hitch pickups to U.S. growth as gas prices slide

Japanese automakers are taking on the Detroit 3 and scrambling to expand their share of pickup truck sales in the United States, as record low gasoline prices curb demand for their once best-selling small and medium-sized sedans. ... Read More »

GM and Ford will be tested by slowing global auto demand

A looming slowdown in global auto demand will test General Motors and Ford as they try to funnel more cash to shareholders while still investing adequately in new vehicles and technology. ... Read More »

Android Auto architect Brenner sees a ‘virtuous cycle’ in common car software

In the days before Google launched the Android operating system in 2008, engineers had to rewrite the code for Google Maps dozens of times for different smartphones. It was a hassle, but Android changed all that. ... Read More »
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