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Volvo recalls some 500,000 vehicles due faulty engine part

Jul. 22, 2019 9:58 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Volvo Cars is recalling about half a million cars worldwide because of a faulty engine component that may in extreme cases cause a vehicle to catch a fire. The Swedish carmaker said Monday the affected cars are two-liter, four-cylinder diesel engines manufactured between 2014 and 2019 in...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump team warps Omar words on 9/11, al Qaida

Jul. 22, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump attributed statements to a Democratic congresswoman that she didn't make as he set off an incendiary week of vilification with accusations that she and three other lawmakers of color hate America. One of his top White House advisers, Stephen Miller, reinforced the...

Olympic robots offer 'virtual' attendance, help out on field

Jul. 21, 2019 10:27 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A cart-like robot scuttles across the field to bring back javelins and discuses. A towering screen-on-wheels is designed for "virtual" attendance. The cute ones are, naturally, the likeness of the Olympic and Paralympic mascots. Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp., a major Olympic sponsor,...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and Dems on an incendiary week

Jul. 20, 2019 8:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump attributed statements to a Democratic congresswoman that she didn't make as he set off an incendiary week of vilification with accusations that she and three other lawmakers of color hate America. The episode roiled the capital and excited Trump's North Carolina...

Bigger tires in store for Formula One

Jul. 19, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Formula One tires are getting a makeover to make them look more like the ones auto racing fans can buy for their own cars. The circuit will switch to 18-inch tires beginning in the 2021 season, one of a series of changes it is making as it embarks on a new contract with the Italian...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Harris both wrong about auto sector

Jul. 19, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Renaissance or ruin? Americans are being presented with two starkly different accounts of the state of the auto industry, one from President Donald Trump and the other from California Sen. Kamala Harris, a Democratic presidential candidate. Neither is accurate. Trump claims to be a one-man...

Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga hires new CEO

Jul. 19, 2019 8:19 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Volkswagen plant in Tennessee is getting a new chief executive who in the coming months will work on an $800 million expansion and oversee two vehicle launches. The Times Free Press reports 58-year-old Tom du Plessis will be taking over as CEO for Frank Fischer who took the...

Corvette goes mid-engine for first time to raise performance

Jul. 19, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — When you first lay eyes on the new 2020 Corvette, a modern version of the classic American sports car isn't the first thing that pops into your head. Instead, you think Lamborghini, Lotus, McLaren. The eighth-generation 'Vette, dubbed C8, is radically different from its predecessors,...

The Latest: New mid-engine Corvette starts under $60,000

Jul. 19, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the introduction of the new mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette: (all times local): 12:10 a.m. GM President Mark Reuss says the new 2020 version of the Chevrolet Corvette will start under $60,000, 7% more than the current car's base price of $55,900. Prices of other versions...

Automaker BMW names production chief Zipse as new CEO

Jul. 18, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — BMW has named its top production manager, Oliver Zipse, as CEO to lead the luxury automaker through a shift to new ways of doing business such as electric vehicles and offering cars on a per-use basis. The company said Thursday that Zipse, 55, would succeed Harald Krueger on Aug....