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Japanese supplier Topre rekindles Ohio brownfield

Topre is building its stamping and assembly operation on a former International Harvester site, shown below in 2007, that sat dormant after it was closed in 2002. The symbolism couldn’t be more dramatic for Springfield, Ohio, as Topre America Corp. builds its expanding steel parts plant about a mile from downtown. The western Ohio industrial town, home of an International ...

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Honda cultivates new partners in Silicon Valley

Honda is working on a prototype system that would let the driver control the Drivemode app with a touch of a button embedded in the steering wheel. Photo credit: NAOTO OKAMURA TOKYO — Honda Motor Co., traditionally one of Japan’s most independent automakers, is looking for outside inspiration on new technologies. It’s a campaign for what it calls “open innovation.” ...

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2018 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid: Real-World Fuel Economy | News

<meta itemprop=”width” content=”1170″> <meta itemprop=”height” content=”1170″> Cars.com illustration by Paul Dolan Hyundai’s Ioniq popped onto the scene to challenge the Toyota Prius right at a time when people began losing interest in cars versus crossovers, and hybrids in general. When it goes fender-to-fender with a Prius, the Ioniq couldn’t be more different: It’s far more conventional-looking, a traditional hatchback with ...

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Like Kids and Candy, Families Will Eat Up These Sweet SUVs | News

<meta itemprop=”width” content=”1170″> <meta itemprop=”height” content=”1170″> Jenni Driven 2018 NYIAS Cars.com photo by Christian Lantry For me, an auto show is like being a kid in a candy store. The show floor is filled with gorgeous vehicles on displays that are designed to entice both automotive journalists and car shoppers. It also fills me with anticipation for the real-world arrival ...

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2017-2018 Ford F-150 and 2018 Expedition, Mustang, Lincoln Navigator: Recall Alert | News

<meta itemprop=”width” content=”1170″> <meta itemprop=”height” content=”1170″> 2018 Ford Mustang Manufacturer image Vehicles Affected: Approximately 140 model-year 2017-18 Ford F-150 pickup trucks manufactured at Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant in Michigan between Oct. 20, 2016, and March 5, 2018, and at the Kansas City Assembly Plant in Missouri between Dec. 22, 2017, and Feb. 26, 2018; model-year 2018 Expedition SUVs manufactured at ...

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Taking the Kids to the Auto Show? Here’s How to Stay Sane | News

<meta itemprop=”width” content=”1170″> <meta itemprop=”height” content=”1170″> Jenni Driven 2018 NYIAS Cars.com photo by Christian Lantry Heading to an auto show with your kids seems like a trip only for the foolhardy or the overconfident, but it’s one that I recommend to friends who are shopping for a new family car. I’ve done it — though not always successfully. Learn from ...

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How Much Does It Cost to Fill Up a 2018 Nissan Armada? | News

<meta itemprop=”width” content=”1170″> <meta itemprop=”height” content=”1170″> 2018 Nissan Armada Platinum Manufacturer image Mid-size and smaller crossovers may be the hottest items in the auto industry, but some consumers still clamor for a full-size SUV like the 2018 Nissan Armada, one of the four competitors in our upcoming 2018 Full-Size SUV Challenge. What’s it like on your bank account filling up ...

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Chevrolet Updates Cruze, Malibu and Spark for 2019 | News

<meta itemprop=”width” content=”1170″> <meta itemprop=”height” content=”1170″> 2019 Chevrolet Malibu RS Cars.com photo by Brian Wong Chevrolet has given three of its passenger cars modest updates for the 2019 model year, with the subcompact Spark, compact Cruze and mid-size Malibu all seeing cosmetic changes along with feature updates. Related: 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Get Goth Makeover With Midnight Edition <meta itemprop=”width” content=”1170″> ...

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2019 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 Video Review | News

When you think about off-road pickup trucks, you may not necessarily think, “New York City.” But New York City is where we were last week, and great big off-road pickup trucks are what we saw. GMC decided to unveil the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 in NYC ahead of the 2018 New York International Auto Show. Related: More 2018 New ...

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2012-2016 Tesla Model S: Recall Alert | News

<meta itemprop=”width” content=”1170″> <meta itemprop=”height” content=”1170″> 2015 Tesla Model S; Manufacturer image Vehicles Affected: Approximately 70,400 model-year 2012-16 Tesla Model S sedans equipped with Bosch steering racks The Problem: The aluminum bolts that attach the power-steering gear assist motor to the gear housing may corrode and fracture, causing a reduction or loss of power steering assist and a higher steering ...

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Ford Focus Teaser Foretells More Aggressive Styling, New Wheel Design | News

Ahead of the redesigned Focus’ global debut on April 10, Ford has released a teaser video for the car. Does it need one? Probably not, but you can’t blame Ford’s designers for wanting to show off their work — or the marketing team for shooting its shot. Related: Will Ford’s Online Car-Shopping Tool Click With Consumers? The video reveals only ...

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2018 Denver Auto Show: 5 Things You Can’t Miss | News

<meta itemprop=”width” content=”1170″> <meta itemprop=”height” content=”1170″> milehightraveler/iStock CARS.COM — You don’t have to be a diehard Broncos fan to appreciate all that the Mile High City has to offer — Denver has much more to it than NFL football and a high altitude, after all. This Colorado boom-town owes its origins to 19th-century gold rushes and is still proud of ...

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