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UPDATED: 5/22/18 3:59 pm ET - adds statement

Bracken retiring from Lexus, to be succeeded by deputy David Christ

David Christ, who switched from the Toyota Division to Lexus at the start of this year, will succeed his boss, Jeff Bracken, who is retiring as head of Lexus' United States operations after 40 years with Toyota.

China cuts import duty to 15% in boost for BMW, Tesla, Mercedes, Porsche

China will cut the import duty on passenger cars to 15 percent from the current 25 percent, in a boost to foreign automakers, just as the immediate threat of a trade war with the United States recedes.

UPDATED: 5/22/18 4:18 pm ET - adds CR statement, details
Musk admits Tesla Model 3 braking issue, promises fix

Tesla CEO Elon Musk admitted there was a braking issue with the Model 3 sedan, pointed out by Consumer Reports, and said it can be fixed with a firmware update.
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■ Tesla Model 3 braking, controls draw rebuke in Consumer Reports tests
■ At $78,000, Tesla moves mass-market Model 3 beyond masses
■ Tesla shareholders urged to remove Musk from chairman's role

Automakers to White House: Climate change is real

Automakers urged the White House to cooperate with California officials in a coming rewrite of light-vehicle fuel efficiency standards, saying "climate change is real."
■ U.S. Senate panel delays vote to approve NHTSA chief

AAA: Fear of autonomous cars rises after high-profile fatalities

Consumer trust in self-driving cars has plummeted following high-profile roadway fatalities, with almost three-quarters of Americans now saying they are too afraid to ride in an autonomous vehicle.

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Downsized engines a test for GM pickups

Ford's success with its V-6 EcoBoost engines has proved that V-8 engines aren't necessarily the default choice for pickup buyers. The question now is: How low can you go?

The power behind the throne at Volkswagen

Wolfgang Porsche, chairman of the supervisory board of Porsche and head of the family that controls Volkswagen Group, touches on topics such as electrification, bureaucratic...

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