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Edmunds: How to take advantage of deals beyond Black Friday

Nov. 20, 2019 6:11 AM EST

One of the most stressful aspects of Black Friday is fending off crowds or waiting in long lines to get a killer deal. It's been that way for car buying, too. But the truth is — with the exception of a few doorbuster sales — Black Friday in the car business is really more of a holiday sales kickoff...

New SUVs and electric vehicles highlight L.A. Auto Show

Nov. 20, 2019 1:36 AM EST

New electric vehicles, several new small SUVs, a redesigned compact car, a plug-in version of Toyota’s top-selling vehicle and a futuristic electric station wagon concept car from Volkswagen are among the new models on display this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Toyota is displaying a rechargeable...

Mazda recalls vehicles to replace Takata air bag inflators

Nov. 19, 2019 9:47 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Mazda is recalling nearly 117,000 U.S. vehicles for a second time to replace potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators. The action covers vehicles recalled from 2013 to 2017 that received Takata replacement inflators because parts from other manufacturers weren’t available. Included...

Auto union now turns focus to Fiat Chrysler; strike possible

Nov. 18, 2019 5:03 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union on Monday turned its bargaining focus to Fiat Chrysler, raising the possibility of another strike against a Detroit automaker. Ford workers ratified their contract Friday night, while the union settled with General Motors last month after a 40-day strike by...

Ford Mustang SUV starts a blitz of new electric vehicles

Nov. 18, 2019 1:35 AM EST

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford is unveiling its first all-electric SUV, marking the start of an avalanche of battery-powered vehicles coming from mainstream and luxury automakers during the next two years that industry analysts say will boost electric vehicle sales. The “Mustang Mach E,” which...

Oh, what a beating! Toyota on a tear entering Cup finale

Nov. 16, 2019 4:52 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Ed Laukes strolled onto the stage with his chest seemingly puffed out. The Toyota executive corrected the moderator, who shorted the manufacturer one victory this season, and then took a few playful shots at the competition. Laukes was clearly feeling confident, maybe even cocky on...

United Auto Workers approve new 4-year contract with Ford

Nov. 15, 2019 9:58 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Members of the United Auto Workers union at Ford Motor Co. voted Friday to approve a new contract with the company. The union said in a statement that 56.3% of workers who voted were in favor of the deal. The four-year agreement reached Oct. 31 gives workers a mix of pay raises and lump-sum...

California rules set lower emissions for state vehicle fleet

Nov. 15, 2019 9:14 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California announced new rules Friday for its state vehicle fleet to reduce pollution and reward automakers that are siding with it against the Trump administration. Officials immediately barred state agencies from buying any sedans that only run on internal combustion engines,...

Fire danger causes Nissan to recall over 450,000 vehicles

Nov. 15, 2019 12:47 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Nissan is recalling over 450,000 vehicles worldwide because a brake fluid leak could cause them to catch fire. Because of the fire risk, the company is urging owners to park the vehicles outdoors and away from structures if the antilock brake light comes on for more than 10 seconds. The...

Former BMW executive Duesmann named new CEO at rival Audi

Nov. 15, 2019 10:07 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German automaker Audi says former BMW executive Markus Duesmann is to become its new chief executive. Audi said Friday that the 50-year-old succeeds current CEO Bram Schot on April 1. Herbert Diess, the head of Volkswagen, of which Audi is a part, called Duesmann an “excellent...