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Automotove News honors the 2017 All Stars

Automotive News recognized winners of its 2017 All-Stars awards and honorees from previous years during a dinner at the Detroit Zoo last week.


After split, Delphi looks to the future

Last week, storied auto supplier Delphi split into two separate public entities -- one focused on the headline-grabbing autonomous vehicle phenomenon, the other on the century-old powertrain.

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GM-Lyft relationship? It's complicated

General Motors has reaped financial benefits and learnings from its $500 million investment in the ride-hailing company Lyft; however, the long-term parameters of the relationship between the two remain uncertain.

Hybrids are better for autonomy, Ford says

Ford countered GM's vision for a large-scale self-driving car deployment in 2019 by detailing plans to launch an autonomous hybrid in 2021 for more diverse commercial uses.

On recalls, Honda goes the extra mile

It took a while for Honda to recognize the scope of its problem with bad Takata airbag inflators, but since it did, the company has led the way in finding affected vehicles and getting their owners to come in for repairs.

GM making big changes to lighten pickups

It would be the largest-scale automotive application of carbon fiber, whose long, labor-intensive production process and high cost relative to steel and aluminum have limited its use mostly to luxury vehicles and sports cars.

Lamborghini bets on power with Urus SUV

Lamborghini's 650-hp, $237,000 Urus is poised to enter at the top of the ultraluxury SUV segment, which already includes the Bentley Bentayga and Mercedes-Benz G 65 AMG, with Aston Martin, Ferrari and Rolls-Royce poised to enter the fast-growing sector .

Aston: How will Lagonda shape up?

As if plotting to challenge Ferrari in the midengine supercar arena wasn't difficult enough, Aston Martin also is brainstorming how best to break the stranglehold Rolls-Royce and Bentley have on the ultraluxury sedan market.

DMVs find a way to boost recall repair rates

Recall compliance rates quadrupled this year in Vermont and nearly doubled in the District of Columbia after they started listing unrepaired defects on residents' annual vehicle inspection reports, a study commissioned by American Honda found.

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Toyota Avalon relaunch signals faith in sedans

Consumers may be abandoning traditional midsize and large sedans in droves, in favor of crossovers and SUVs, but Toyota remains faithful to the segment with plans to redesign the Avalon.

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