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Recent authored articles

Merchant of shiny takes on lightweighting

SRG Global Inc.'s product portfolio ranges from coating finishes to front grilles. Grilles also now include lightweight options, CEO Dave Prater says.

Who's watching the watchers?

Onboard cameras are beginning to watch drivers to make sure they have their eyes on the road. Is this a Pandora's box of privacy issues?

Suppliers fret as security probe lingers

The up-in-the-air status of a U.S. Department of Commerce 232 national security investigation remains a thorn in the side of suppliers, as they brace for potential price pressures throughout the supply chain.

Subaru plant evolves from uncertain to robust

Tom Easterday, Subaru of Indiana Automotive's executive vice president, has worked at Subaru Corp.'s lone manufacturing plant outside of Japan from its beginning, but after a nearly 30-year career, he'll retire on Dec. 31.

SUBARU: Ascent, redesigned Forester extend streak

Subaru of America's venerable Outback crossover wagon had its weakest month of the year but the automaker was still able to eke out a sales gain in October.

McLaren's 1,035-hp Speedtail hybrid honors F1

McLaren Automotive's next step in its push for electrification is its most extreme model yet. The Speedtail, a 1,035-hp gasoline-electric hybrid pays homage in many ways to the iconic F1 of the 1990s.

Ford's final Taurus -- for a while -- rolls off the line

The last Ford Taurus, at the time, is built on Oct. 27, 2006, at the automaker's Atlanta assembly plant.

Nexteer's Quiet Wheel could make some noise

Nexteer Automotive believes that if steering wheels end up being in vehicles with autonomous technology, why have them spin all the time?

Christophe Georges to head Bentley Americas region once again

UPDATED: 10/19/18 2:03 pm ET - adds details

This marks the second time that Georges will run Bentley in the Americas region, which covers over 20 percent of the brand's global sales. Georges held the same title from 2007 to 2015.

Paris auto show was a showcase for wagons, hatchbacks

Europeans still are showing some love for wagons and hatchbacks even as sales of crossovers and SUVs boom, just as in the U.S. While these models won't be arriving stateside, they attracted attention (and some wishful thinking from American enthusiasts) during the Paris auto show this month.

What they're saying about BMW's next-gen 3 series

A roundup of buff-book reaction to what may have been the most important launch at the Paris auto show -- the redesigned BMW 3 series

BMW's 2019 3 series: What people are saying

One of the major debuts at the 2018 Paris auto show was the redesigned 2019 BMW 3 series. The seventh-generation luxury compact sport sedan is longer, wider and taller than the current model. Inside, there are tech features such as smartphone entry and an in-car assistant that learns drivers' routines.

2019 Subaru Forester: New platform, more polish

The redesigned 2019 Subaru Forester, now on the brand's global platform, stays true to what has made the compact crossover a sales hit over the years. It still features large windows, a high ground clearance and, of course, all-wheel drive. But Subaru also has added some updates: automatic door locks and a standard automatic stop-start system. All Foresters are powered by the same powerplant: a 2

Subaru recalls 27,000 Legacys, Outbacks for faulty electronic parking brake

UPDATED: 10/5/2018 3:33 pm ET

Subaru of America is recalling certain 2010-14 Legacy and Outback models equipped only with a manual transmission for a potentially faulty electronic parking brake.

Subaru recalls 30,600 Legacys, Outbacks for faulty electronic parking brake

Subaru is recalling certain 2010-14 Legacy and Outback models equipped only with a manual transmission for a potentially faulty electronic parking brake. The recall affects 3,486 vehicles in Canada.

VW-AUDI: Volkswagen dips, Audi's streak holds on

The VW brand's eight-month streak of sales gains in the U.S. ended last month, despite strong crossover demand. Audi's streak of year-over-year sales increases continued, narrowly, to 107 months.

SUBARU: Ascent keeps streak alive

Subaru of America, fresh off its best sales month to date, saw its 2019 Ascent gain momentum in September, which picked up the slack for sales declines elsewhere in the lineup.

Subaru doesn't mess with Forester's results

The redesigned 2019 Subaru Forester retains what made it popular, but adds refinements to keep with the times.

Volvo's retooled V60 Cross Country keeps to off-road script

The redesigned 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country has all the design cues that have been staples of Volvo's Cross Country variants: increased ground clearance, black body cladding and standard all-wheel drive.

Blisters and Easter eggs: What people think of Audi e-tron

The 2019 Audi e-tron is the automaker's first full-electric vehicle. Here's some initial e-tron reaction from the automotive media.

How Subaru of America defied the odds

During the depths of the Great Recession, Subaru of America was the only mainstream automaker to post sales increases year after year. CEO Tom Doll credits staying calm and fresh product.

Rolls' SUV moment arrives

Rolls-Royce's lineup in 2018 saw the addition of a new face and the redesign of an icon.

McLaren speeds forward, plans 18 launches by '25

If it seems that there has been a rush of new McLaren product over the last 12 months or so, well, buckle up. More product is coming.

Lamborghini awaits Urus surge

Lamborghini's product portfolio saw a seismic shift in 2018 with the addition of the long-awaited SUV, the Urus.

Camilleri era begins at Ferrari

Ferrari will likely be one of the last major exotic automakers to jump into the crossover/SUV pool.


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