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Once a tech leader, Japan's auto industry plays catch-up

Mazda's coming technology blitz epitomizes the rush by the Japanese carmakers to keep pace in an era of rapid change.

Mitsubishi plans for U.S. growth -- alone, for now

Mitsubishi's new three-year business plan identifies a U.S. resurgence as a key target. But lingering U.S. antitrust concerns under Nissan's new control will mean doing it alone.

Two-tone cars are back in vogue

It could be the first inkling of a trend -- or a strictly European phenomenon. But two-tone cars are increasingly showing up in automakers' lineups there, mostly in upper trim levels.

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2019 'Ram-erado' won't outsell competition

Next-gen Ram 1500 needs more to win No. 2 pickup spot. Plus, who can afford pricey car subscriptions?

■ PODCAST: 2019 ‘Ram-erado’ won’t outsell competition; Who can afford pricey car subscriptions?


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Battery suppliers face capacity crunch

Concerns are growing that battery suppliers such as LG Chem and Samsung won't be able to keep up as automakers promise dozens of new electric vehicles in the coming years.

Tesla misunderstands 'positive' Model 3 rating, Consumer Reports says

Consumer Reports said Tesla apparently misunderstood the "average" reliability rating the magazine assigned to the Model 3 sedan this week, calling it generally "positive" for an all-new vehicle.
■ Despite startup hurdles, Tesla Model 3 wins early praise
■ Toyota dominates CR reliability survey again; lots of shifts seen among other brands

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Battery suppliers face capacity crunch

Concerns are growing that battery suppliers such as LG Chem and Samsung won't be able to keep up as automakers promise dozens of new electric vehicles in the coming years.

UPDATED: 10/20/17 3:51 pm ET - adds BMW statement
BMW boycott sought by Jesse Jackson

Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson is calling for a boycott of BMW products because of a lack of diversity among its dealer body.

High-tech taxi for old-school Japan

In the era of Uber and ride-hailing, Toyota is turning its attention to building a better taxi that could give Tokyo's streetscape its biggest makeover in two decades.

NADA Data shows dealer profits eroding

New-vehicle dealerships sold about the same number of new vehicles through June this year as they did a year earlier, but dealers are making less money on them, an NADA...

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