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Toyota to hire 400 workers at Kentucky plant

Oct. 16, 2019 4:44 AM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — Toyota says it is adding 400 employees at a Kentucky plant with starting pay of more than $18 an hour. News outlets report plant manager Susan Elkington said in a video that the company is also offering a $500 signing bonus at the plant in Georgetown. Day shift starting hourly pay is...

Edmunds offers a peek at 2020's most notable vehicles

Oct. 9, 2019 6:15 AM EDT

The automotive landscape evolves every year, with various brands and models pushing the envelope in new directions. We're rounding up the most significant vehicles for 2020, presented in alphabetical order. These are cars, trucks and SUVs that reveal major trends and shifts in the industry. 2020 CHEVROLET...

Japan welcomes US trade pact, but automakers appeal for help

Sep. 26, 2019 1:37 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automakers on Thursday urged the government to do more to support the industry after their government signed a trade deal with the U.S. that kept auto tariffs unchanged. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Donald Trump, both attending the U.N. General Assembly in New York,...

California promises fight to keep auto emission authority

Sep. 19, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Preparing for a lengthy legal battle with the Trump administration about how much pollution to allow from cars, California regulators on Thursday said they were considering cracking down on other emissions to make up for any impacts on air quality. The Trump administration on...

Japanese auto parts supplier to bring 900 jobs to Texas

Sep. 17, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

CIBOLO, Texas (AP) — A Japanese auto parts supplier says it will build a new plant and bring 900 jobs to a suburb of San Antonio. Transmission maker Aisin AW said Tuesday it will build a new production site in Cibolo, Texas, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) outside of San Antonio. The company will invest...

Volkswagen to pay up to $87 million in Australia for scandal

Sep. 16, 2019 3:42 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Volkswagen has agreed to pay up to 127 million Australian dollars ($87 million) to settle an Australian class action stemming from the 2015 diesel emissions scandal, the German automaker and a lawyer said Monday. The settlement was announced in the Federal Court in Sydney by law...

Edmunds compares Honda Insight and Toyota Corolla Hybrid

Sep. 11, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

Car shoppers seeking high fuel economy have two particularly intriguing choices this year: the Honda Insight and the Toyota Corolla Hybrid. Both deliver an EPA-estimated 52 mpg in combined city and highway driving, which is among the best of any vehicle on sale. They're also notable for their design. These are...

Edmunds: Best used vehicles for college drivers

Sep. 4, 2019 6:16 AM EDT

Many college-bound students, whether it be a freshman leaving home for the first time or a grad student needing more reliable transportation, require the purchase of a vehicle. To help out, Edmunds has identified five common requirements for college drivers and recommended a slightly used vehicle for each....

Officials signal support for continuing Tupelo bus system

Sep. 1, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A northeast Mississippi city is likely to continue operating a bus system, with elected officials voicing support. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that key members of the Tupelo City Council say they back keeping Tupelo Transit in the budget year beginning Oct. 1. City...

Toyota, Suzuki partnering in self-driving car technology

Aug. 28, 2019 5:17 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's top automaker, Toyota, and smaller rival Suzuki are partnering in the development of self-driving car technology, as manufacturers around the world grapple with innovations in the industry. Under the deal, announced Wednesday, Toyota will take a 4.9% stake in Suzuki Motor Corp. valued...