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BMW to Build Electric Mini in Oxford Despite Looming Brexit

BMW to Build Electric Mini in Oxford Despite Looming Brexit

Jul 26
Germany's BMW will make the electric version of its Mini compact cars at its factory in Oxford, England, a decision that comes at a time when automakers are scrutinizing investment plans due to Britain's impending departure from the European Union.

Grab Builds War Chest In a Fight for Car-Share Dominance

Grab Builds War Chest In a Fight for Car-Share Dominance

Jul 26
The taxi app Grab has been given an additional $2 billion in financing, revealing the intense competition among car services in Asia that have forced companies like Uber to take a back seat to rivals with extremely deep-pockets.

Australian Consumer Watchdog Investigates Air Bag Recall

Australian Consumer Watchdog Investigates Air Bag Recall

Jul 25
Australia's consumer watchdog said on Monday it was urgently seeking information from the government regulator and car manufacturers after a magazine reported that recalled Takata air bags were being replaced by faulty air bags.

Lyft Forms Own Autonomous Vehicle Unit, Will Open Network

Lyft Forms Own Autonomous Vehicle Unit, Will Open Network

Jul 24
Lyft said Friday that it is setting up its own unit to develop autonomous vehicle technology, but its approach will be different from other companies and partnerships working on self-driving cars.

Audi to Update 850,000 Cars as Diesel Recalls Widen

Audi to Update 850,000 Cars as Diesel Recalls Widen

Jul 23
German automaker Audi says it will fit up to 850,000 diesel cars with new software to improve their emissions performance, following a similar move by rival Daimler as the auto industry tries to get ahead of public controversy over the technology.

Daimler to Recall 3 Million Vehicles to Ease Diesel Doubts

Daimler to Recall 3 Million Vehicles to Ease Diesel Doubts

By David McHugh | Jul 19
German automaker Daimler will voluntarily recall 3 million Mercedes-Benz brand cars with diesel engines in Europe to improve their emissions performance.

Honda Unveils New Accord as Midsize Cars Fall Out of Favor

Honda Unveils New Accord as Midsize Cars Fall Out of Favor

Jul 17
The latest version of Honda's venerable Accord midsize car is lower, wider, lighter and sleeker than its predecessor, and the company says it's faster and handles better.

5 Ways to Avoid Overpaying on Your Car Loan

5 Ways to Avoid Overpaying on Your Car Loan

By Philip Reed | Jul 15
When people go car shopping, they usually focus on the vehicle they want - not the loan that will pay for it. But good financing is the bedrock of a solid car deal, and missteps could cost you thousands.

Alternator, Wiring Troubles Cause 2 Fiat Chrysler Recalls

Alternator, Wiring Troubles Cause 2 Fiat Chrysler Recalls

Jul 14
Fiat Chrysler is recalling over 1.3 million vehicles worldwide to fix malfunctioning alternators that can cause engines to stall or a wiring problem that can make air bags deploy unexpectedly.

What You Need to Know About Independent Used Car Lots

What You Need to Know About Independent Used Car Lots

By Ronald Montoya and Matt Jones | Jul 13
Shoppers in search of an inexpensive used car often start with the used-car inventory at a new-car dealership. Some go straight to private-party car sellers. But those options don't suit everyone.

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