U.S. states warn automakers on "deceptive" SUV ads

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DETROIT, April 23 (Reuters) - The attorneys general of 40 U.S. states and territories on Wednesday sent a letter to 16 major automakers warning that some advertisements featuring sport utility vehicles deceive consumers into believing that SUVs handle like cars. The letter said that auto industry ads could be considered "unfair and deceptive trade practices," which would be subject to future civil lawsuits. The auto industry has "blurred" the distinction between cars and SUVs in ...

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