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  • Dec 9, 2014
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    2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines Roundtable - Part Three

    WardsAuto editors gather for a roundtable discussion of several muscle engine vehicles vying for 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines honors. Vehicles discussed include: Audi S5, Mercedes C-Class, Hyundai Genesis, Dodge Challenger, Chevy Corvette....More
  • Dec 8, 2014
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    2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines Roundtable - Part Two

    WardsAuto editors gather for a roundtable discussion of several diesel vehicles vying for 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines honors. Vehicles discussed include: BMW X5, Cruze Diesel, Ram 1500, Ford Transit, Volkswagen Golf TDI....More
  • Dec 5, 2014
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    Cyberattacks Come to Cars

    By attacking dealerships and service centers, perhaps by compromising an employee’s laptop, hackers could install malicious software on lots of vehicles....More
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    Latest Takata Airbag Recall Covers 135,000 Cars in Japan  

    Some 135,000 Honda vehicles are being added to the 2.6 million already under recall in Japan to replace Takata airbags that can explode and spray shrapnel into the car, a defect linked to five deaths....More
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    REFILE-Mazda expands recall for US cars with Takata passenger air bags  

    (Fixes verb tense in second paragraph.) DETROIT, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Mazda Motor Corp said on Thursday it will expand to additional states its recall of vehicles with Takata Corp passenger-side air bags after U.S. regulators requested it. Mazda was among 10 automakers that began in June to conduct regional recalls of vehicles with passenger-side front-seat air bags supplied by Takata, at the request of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration....More
  • Dec 4, 2014
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    2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines Roundtable - Part One

    WardsAuto editors gather for a roundtable discussion of several EV and hybrid vehicles vying for 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines honors. Vehicles discussed include: BMW i3 (range extender and pure EV), Fiat 500e, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Soul EV, Lexus NX, Volkswagen e-Golf....More
  • Newswire

    Ford Recalling Transit Connect Vans  

    The automaker is recalling nearly 20,000 vans from the 2014 model year to fix potentially defective exterior plastic door panels....More
  • Newswire

    Airbag Crisis Puts Takata in No-Win Situation  

    Takata may be seeking to avoid legal liability by rejecting U.S. regulators' demand that it replace its airbag inflators in vehicles sold across the U.S., but experts say the Japanese supplier's lack of transparency puts it at even greater risk....More
  • Dec 3, 2014
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    Ram 1500 Laramie Test Drive for Ward's 10 Best Engines of 2015

    The Ram 1500 Laramie, driven by editor Byron Pope, is one of 37 contenders for the 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines competition....More
  • Newswire

    Chinese Automaker FAW Issues Airbag-Related Recall  

    China's quality watchdog says the recall of 15,798 Besturn B50 cars was prompted by concerns that in extreme cases, the airbags might "explode by themselves."...More
  • Dec 2, 2014
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    Coming to an EV Near You: Multi-Speed Transmissions

    A ZF executive says he expects 3- or 4-speed transmissions to be available in electric vehicles within five or six years. The new gearboxes could extend range some 20%....More
  • Newswire

    Report Says Takata Will Expand Regional U.S. Recall  

    Japan's Nikkei business daily says Takata is preparing to obey U.S. regulators' order to conduct a nationwide recall of cars fitted with the supplier's potentially lethal airbags....More
  • Dec 1, 2014
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    WardsAuto

    Volvo S60 T6 Test Drive for Ward's 10 Best Engines of 2015

    The Volvo S60 T6 supercharged/turbocharged 2.0L 4-cyl., driven by editor Tom Murphy, is one of 37 contenders for the 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines competition....More
  • Newswire

    Daimler to Grow Production of EV Batteries  

    The automaker will invest about $125 million to increase production of lithium-ion batteries for its Mercedes division's hybrid C-Class, E-Class and S-Class models....More

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