The Environmental Protection Agency found Hyundai and its sister company, Kia, overstated the fuel economy ratings on about 900,000 cars.
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November 5, 2012 The Environmental Protection Agency says the two South Korean carmakers, owned by the same parent company, overstated the gas mileage on 900,000 vehicles over the past three years. The automakers say they will reimburse customers by covering the additional fuel costs.
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Connected car technology could warn drivers when vehicles ahead of them suddenly brake.
August 21, 2012 Some day, your car might be able to "talk" to other cars and traffic signals. In this brave new world, wireless devices will alert drivers to traffic jams, dangers ahead and even take control of the vehicle from the driver to avert a collision. In Ann Arbor today, the largest real-world test of connected vehicles was launched.
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For the second year in a row, the Ford Fusion won J.D. Power's dependability prize in the mid-size sedan category. Pictured is the 2013 model of the car, unveiled in January.
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February 15, 2012 Toyota and Ford won the most awards in the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study, which came out today. Vehicles made by Toyota led the way with eight awards, while Ford models received three. In general, vehicle dependability was the best since 1990, J.D. Power says.
A Jeep Wrangler is seen at a dealership in Chicago. Powered by a newly designed fleet of vehicles, the brand saw a sharp rise in sales in 2011.
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January 4, 2012 America's Big Three automakers experienced double-digit sales growth in 2011, helping the U.S. market continue its rebound from a dismal 2009. With annual reports out today, Chrysler says its sales were up 26 percent, while General Motors and Ford Motor Co. reporting gains of 13 and 11 percent, respectively.
A 1981 DeLorean is seen in a commemorative cruise in Michigan. A Texas company plans to make electric versions of the iconic car.
October 18, 2011 There's a new DeLorean DMC-12 coming out — or rather, there's a new version of the stainless steel wedge of a sportscar that became an icon of '80s cool. But it won't run on gas — it'll be electric. And it won't require a nuclear reaction that generates 1.21 gigawatts, either.
White is the favorite color for 2011 cars like these Ford sedans on a dealership's lot in California, according to a market study.
October 5, 2011 About 21 percent of the cars built for the 2011 model year went to market wearing white paint, putting the color ahead of black and silver, which tied for second at 20 percent, according to PPG Industries, which calls itself "the world's leading manufacturer of transportation coatings."
February 28, 2011 In its ratings for 2011 just released today, the magazine chose Nissan's Altima as its top family sedan, praising its comfort, handling and fuel economy. And while Ford is making gains, Toyota has been in a slide, according to the non-profit testing group.
October 26, 2010 Despite gains by Ford and GM, Honda and Toyota make the most-reliable cars and trucks sold in America, according to Consumer Reports' latest annual survey of drivers.
June 17, 2010 U.S. Cars Top Imports On Quality For 1st Time
October 3, 2007 What will the cars of the future be like? Here's a hint... they won't be running on gas.
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