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Ford's grand vision for Detroit train station to cost $740 million

Ford disclosed how much it will spend on a project to revamp Michigan Central Station, Detroit's historic, dilapidated former rail station, as well as other neighborhood sites.
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Ford prices 2019 Ranger from $25,395

Ford is pricing the revived Ford Ranger about the same as the segment-leading Toyota Tacoma as it prepares to re-enter the midsize pickup market for the first time in about eight years.

UPDATED: 8/14/18 6:04 pm ET - adds details
EPA staff disputed claim fuel efficiency plan would save lives

As the Trump administration moves to freeze vehicle fuel efficiency standards, some regulatory officials have disputed the Transportation Department rationale that the plan would significantly cut traffic deaths, internal documents made public show.

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Did Chevy move needle enough with '19 Silverado?

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado may set a new industry standard for engineering and ride, but it does little to attract nontraditional truck and luxury buyers.

GMC poised to expand lineup with small crossover

Spy photographers have caught a heavily camouflaged entry-level crossover planned for GMC -- it is smaller than the compact Terrain -- testing for the first time in Arizona.

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Ford prices 2019 Ranger from $25,395

Ford is pricing the revived Ford Ranger about the same as the segment-leading Toyota Tacoma as it prepares to re-enter the midsize pickup market for the first time in about eight years.

UPDATED: 8/14/18 6:04 pm ET - adds details
EPA staff disputed claim fuel efficiency plan would save lives

As the Trump administration moves to freeze vehicle fuel efficiency standards, some regulatory officials have disputed the Transportation Department rationale that the plan would significantly cut traffic deaths, internal documents made...


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A look inside the Chevy Silverado's techy 4-cylinder engine

In the auto industry, imitation is a very high form of flattery, and many automakers copy each other's technologies, adding just enough of their own proprietary design and unique features to keep the patent attorneys from sending the...


Flash floods send cars drifting down a N.J. river

Heavy rain lashed several parts of the East Coast over the weekend, triggering flash floods in northeast New Jersey that carried vehicles from a nearby Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge dealership downriver Saturday and into a bridge.


New dealer Mark Wahlberg greets customers, meets staff

Actor Mark Wahlberg made his first pit stop into his namesake Chevrolet dealership in Columbus, Ohio, Monday, going on a test drive with a customer, autographing another customer's vehicle and posing for lots of selfies with staff.

UPDATED: 8/13/18 4:06 pm ET - adds GM comment
Why VW paid for an ad featuring Chevy's Bolt

The fallout from Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal has left the automaker in an awkward spot: It must now fund an ad campaign pushing electric vehicle awareness that highlights competitors' products.

IIHS: Driver assist not ready for prime time

Driver assistance systems that can accelerate, brake and steer automatically do not perform well enough to substitute for human drivers, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.


Rejuvenated Lincoln seeks a place of its own

Lincoln is asking dealers in the 30 top U.S. luxury markets to build stand-alone showrooms, reversing an effort to consolidate with Ford stores now that the brand has become more viable.

Is Tesla better off private?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's recent tweet that he was considering taking the company private raises the question: Do public markets, with the huge amount of capital they provide to new mobility companies, hurt or help those operations?


Where cars are still thriving

Sedans aren't anywhere close to obsolete. Brands just need to aim them at the right audiences with the proper messaging.

J.D. Power, Nielsen launch Nielsen Auto Cloud

Nielsen and J.D. Power are banding together to bring auto marketers a new platform that will allow them to measure and target car buyers more precisely to boost return on investment.

UPDATED: 8/13/18 12:21 pm ET - adds Lyft comment Lyft hitches a ride on CDK network

Lyft is coming on board CDK Global Inc.'s Fortellis platform, the automotive commerce exchange platform said. The move will enable the ride-hailing company's Concierge service to be directly accessed in CDK software.


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