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FILE - In this July 16, 2019 file photo, General Motors Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra speaks during the opening of their contract talks with the United Auto Workers in Detroit.   General Motors says it will no longer support the Trump administration in legal efforts to end California's right to set its own clean-air standards.  Barra said in a  letter Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 to environmental groups that GM will pull out of the lawsuit, and it urges other automakers to do so.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

GM flips to California's side in pollution fight with Trump

Nov. 23, 2020 5:54 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is switching sides in the legal fight against California's right to set its own clean-air standards, abandoning the Trump administration as the president's term nears its close. CEO Mary Barra said in a letter Monday to environmental groups that GM will no longer support the...

This photo provided by Honda shows the 2021 Accord. The Accord receives a few updates for 2021, including revised styling. (James Halfacre/Courtesy of American Honda Motor Co. via AP)

Edmunds: Favorite first-car recommendations

Nov. 18, 2020 6:00 AM EST

While most people start learning how to drive with a hand-me-down car from parents or relatives, there comes a time when they want to get their first new car. With hundreds of models to choose from, narrowing it down to just one can seem overwhelming. To help them start, Edmunds’ experts compiled a list of...

This photo provided by Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. shows the 2021 Toyota Sienna Platinum hybrid minivan. It receives a full redesign for 2021 with best-in-class mpg and it's Toyota's best chance at dethroning the Odyssey as Edmunds' top-rated minivan. (Courtesy of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. via AP)

Edmunds: 2021 Toyota Sienna versus Honda Odyssey

Nov. 11, 2020 6:00 AM EST

Edmunds’ experts have ranked the Honda Odyssey as their No. 1 minivan since the 2018 model year. It has the expansive utility you expect from a family hauler plus a refined driving experience other minivans can’t match. Or can they? This year a familiar nameplate receives a full redesign: the...

A visitor wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walks by the logo of Toyota Motor Corp. at its showroom in Tokyo, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Toyota’s July-September profit fell 11% as the coronavirus pandemic slammed global demand, but Japan’s top automaker appeared to be holding up well, compared to weaker rivals that have sunk into the red. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Japan's Toyota sees profit slip, holding up despite pandemic

Nov. 6, 2020 2:40 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota’s July-September profit fell 11% from a year earlier as the coronavirus pandemic slammed global demand, but Japan’s top automaker appeared to be holding up better than weaker rivals that have sunk into the red. Toyota Motor Corp. reported Friday a quarterly profit of...

People walk by a Honda car displayed in front of a Honda Motor Co. showroom in Tokyo, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Japanese automaker Honda reported Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 that its profit rose 23% from a year earlier in the last quarter, despite a pandemic that has slammed businesses around the world. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Japan automaker Honda reports profit rise despite pandemic

Nov. 6, 2020 2:37 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Honda reported Friday that its profit rose 23% in the last quarter, despite a pandemic that has slammed businesses around the world. Tokyo-based Honda Motor Co. said its July-September profit was 240.9 billion yen ($2.3 billion), up from 196.5 billion yen a year earlier, as...

This image provided by Toyota Racing, shows the new No. 23 Toyota Camry at at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. Hall of Fame basketball player and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan expects to field a winning team when 23XI (pronounced twenty-three eleven) Racing begins NASCAR competition next season. The car will be driven by Bubba Wallace and will be a Toyota in an alliance with Joe Gibbs Racing. (Toyota Racing via AP)

Michael Jordan's NASCAR team partners with Gibbs, Toyota

Oct. 30, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan expects to field a winning team when 23XI Racing begins NASCAR competition next season. The first move toward victory lane came Friday in a partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota. Jordan partnered with current NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin as new team owners and...

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2019 file photo, people walk by the logo of Toyota at a show room in Tokyo.  Toyota is adding 1.5 million U.S. vehicles to recalls from early 2020 to fix fuel pumps that can fail and cause engines to stall. The company says, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020,  the latest recall brings the total to 3.3 million Toyota and Lexus brand vehicles that need to be repaired.  (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

Toyota adds 1.5M US vehicles to recalls for engine stalling

Oct. 28, 2020 1:56 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is adding 1.5 million U.S. vehicles to recalls from early this year to fix fuel pumps that can fail and cause engines to stall. The company says the latest recall brings the total to 5.8 million Toyota and Lexus brand vehicles that need to be repaired worldwide. The recall affects...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec.18, 2019 file photo, he logo of the French car maker Peugeot is pictured in Paris. Fiat Chrysler and PSA Peugeot on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 confirmed progress toward their full merger to create the globe’s fourth-largest carmaker, with completion expected by the end of March 2021.  (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, file)

Carmakers FCA and PSA confirm progress toward full merger

Oct. 28, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler and PSA Peugeot on Wednesday confirmed progress toward their full merger to create the globe’s fourth-largest carmaker, with completion expected by the end of March 2021. The merger of the Italian-American car company with its French rival, agreed last year, is aimed at...

Aric Almirola, left, and Clint Bowyer, center, talks to a crew member prior to the start of a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Bowyer to retire and move to Fox NASCAR coverage in 2021

Oct. 8, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Clint Bowyer will retire at the end of the NASCAR season and join the Fox Sports booth as an analyst. Bowyer, in his 15th full season, heads into Sunday's race at Charlotte Motor Speedway facing elimination from the playoffs. He's ranked 11th in the 12-driver field that will be...

FILE - This Feb. 13, 2020 photo shows a 2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid on display at the 2020 Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh.  The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid and Honda CR-V Hybrid are similar in fuel economy, power and practicality according to Edmunds. Each is a smart buy for a fuel-efficient SUV. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File).

Edmunds compares 2020 Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 hybrids

Oct. 7, 2020 6:00 AM EDT

The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is the brand’s best-selling hybrid, with 2019 sales outpacing even those of the Prius. It provides significantly higher fuel economy ― an estimated 40 mpg combined ― than the regular RAV4 SUV with minimal compromise. There is a new alternative for shoppers to consider,...