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  • Oct 17, 2014
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    Global Outlook for Diesel Vehicles: Part 1

    Video brief highlights updates to future product and production plans from WardsAuto Forecasts....More
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    UPDATE 1-Fourth U.S. traffic death linked to Takata air bags  

    (Adds Takata and Honda comments) By Ben Klayman and Barbara Liston DETROIT/ORLANDO, Oct 17 (Reuters) - A fourth traffic death in a Honda Motor Co car has been linked to a defective air bag made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp, according to a county medical examiner in Florida....More
  • Newswire

    Volkswagen Recalls 1.1 Million Cars in N. America, China  

    The automaker says a potential problem with rear suspension parts prompted the recall of about 440,000 cars in the U.S. and 126,000 in Canada, as well as about 580,000 locally made vehicles in China....More
  • Newswire

    European Car Sales Increase 6.1% in September  

    The year-on-year increase came to just 1.3% when adjusted for one extra selling day compared with September 2013....More
  • Oct 17, 2014
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    Ward’s 10 Best Engines Spec Sheet: Hyundai Sonata Eco 1.6L Turbo

    We’ve fired up the machinery for the 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines competition, now in its 21st year, and Hyundai’s improved 1.6L turbocharged “Gamma” 4-cyl. makes a compelling argument as a hybrid alternative, with a base sticker price of $23,275. Last year, we started sharing informational spec sheets reviewed by WardsAuto editors as they judge each entry. The tally is a moving target, but we likely will end up with more than 40 new or improved engines to consider this fall. Winners will be announced in December....More
  • Newswire

    Volkswagen Recalling More Than 580,000 Cars in China  

    The recall covers 563,605 New Sagitar models produced between May and and May 2014 by the German automaker's Chinese joint venture, as well as 17,485 imported Beetles with the same potential axle defect....More
  • Newswire

    Third U.S. Traffic Death Linked to Takata Airbags  

    Devin Xu died last year in a Los Angeles suburb under circumstances similar to those that have prompted a federal investigation of Takata airbag inflators made between 2002 and 2007....More
  • Newswire

    Chrysler Issues Global Recall of 900,000-Plus Vehicles  

    The unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 470,000 cars and SUVs from the '11-'14 model years equipped with potentially defective alternators, and 437,000 Jeep Wrangler SUVs from the '11-'13 model years with exterior heated power mirrors that could experience an electrical short....More
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    China to Crack Down on Automakers Missing Fuel-Economy Targets  

    The government says it will restrict production by automakers, and name them publicly, if they fail to meet fuel-economy standards for cars taking effect in 2015....More

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