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Cash-strapped Takata to be bought by private equity firm

Autoblog - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 15:01

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Automakers to be asked to help foot the bill for airbag recalls as private equity firm KKR moves towards a leveraged buyout of Japanese automotive supplier Takata.

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Maserati recalls 26k sedans for rear suspension failure

Autoblog - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 14:30

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Maserati has discovered bolts may have not been tightened properly in the rear suspension of its Quattroporte and Ghibli sedans, so it's launching a recall to address the issue.

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FCA Jefferson North factory builds six millionth vehicle

Leftlane - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 14:10
The milestone vehicle was a 75th Anniversary Edition Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Cosworth building a factory in Detroit

Autoblog - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 14:00

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Cosworth doesn't yet name the manufacturer it will supply with V8 cylinder heads.

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Watch dozens of cars swallowed by sinkhole in Italy

Autoblog - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 13:30

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A burst water main in Florence opened up a sinkhole that reportedly sunk dozens of cars near the Italian city's historic center on Wednesday.

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Beijing will get China's strictest fuel standards next year

Autoblog - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 12:29

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Beijing officials are trying to reduce pollution from transportation by as much as 20 percent with the strongest fuel standards in the country.

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Consumer Reports: 2016 Prius is most efficient hybrid ever

Autoblog - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 12:15

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The new Toyota Prius goes farther on a gallon of gas than any vehicle Consumer Reports has ever tested.

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Lamborghini celebrates Miura's 50th with movie re-creation

Leftlane - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 09:28
Three of the men who helped shape the Miura were re-united during the event.

Bentley Mulsanne convertible approved after all?

Leftlane - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 06:12
Production will be limited to just 20 examples.

The Fast and the Furious returns to theaters on June 22

Autoblog - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 22:03

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On the night of June 22, we'll once again live our lives a quarter mile at a time.

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Recharge Wrap-up: QR code hints at Tesla Supercharger in Mexico, Lyft tests scheduling

Autoblog - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 21:58

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A QR code reveals Tesla's Mexican Supercharger plans. Lyft tests ride scheduling in San Francisco. Renault partners with EU on fast-charging infrastructure in Europe.

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NHTSA's crash-test dummies to ride in back seat

Leftlane - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 21:54
The agency is reportedly preparing to expand back-seat safety testing as ride-sharing services continue to grow in popularity.

Bentley Azure could return for limited edition

Autoblog - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 21:30

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No surprise, but a new Bentley Azure would be wildly expensive, with prices expected to get well into the seven-figure range.

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Tesla loses fight to open second store in North Carolina

Autoblog - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 20:45

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The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles denies Tesla the right to open a second gallery in the state, saying local, independent dealers could do it.

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This street-legal NASCAR is yours for just $69,000

Autoblog - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 20:30

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Modern stock cars aren't even close to the road cars they resemble. But what about a custom-built street car just like the real thing?

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NHTSA could finally start using rear-seat crash-test dummies

Autoblog - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 20:12

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Is the back seat the safest place for passengers? We may soon find out.

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FCA denies rumors of majority stake sale to China's GAC

Leftlane - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 19:55
FCA chairman John Elkann claims no agreement has been made, though he has not denied that the companies may be negotiating such a move.

Fifth Gear canceled, according to host Tiff Needell

Autoblog - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 19:00

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Fret not, fans. We'll still have plenty of British automotive news to watch.

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Toyota to replace faulty Yaris suspension mounts

Leftlane - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 18:29
Failure can allow the shock absorber piston rod to separate, causing a loss of vehicle stability.

Google building autonomous development center in Michigan

Leftlane - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 17:43
The company has already started renovating the 53,000-square-foot facility in Novi.