NHTSA ramps up its investigation of Takata, inching toward forced recall

Published: February 27, 2015

This week, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced several changes that boost the likelihood of broader recalls of Takata airbags.

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2016 Audi R8 fully revealed ahead of 2015 Geneva Motor Show - Published: February 27, 2015

Known and respected for its ability to blend daily driver comfort with world-class handling and pace, the first-generation Audi R8 ran from 2007 through 2015 as the brand’s halo car. Now, it’s fresh once again.

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Consumer Reports: Tesla Model S 'Best Overall' again in 2015 - Published: February 26, 2015

For the second year in a row, Consumer Reports has named the Tesla Model S its "Best Overall" vehicle to buy for 2015.

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Auto dependability increasingly defined by tech woes, not breakdowns - Published: February 26, 2015

Which is more disabling: A component failure that makes you late to work one morning, or a connectivity system that fails, almost every single day, to connect to your smartphone?

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The Tesla Model S P85D really does have an ‘Insane’ mode - Published: February 25, 2015

The Tesla Model S P85D has a 0-to-60-mph time of 3.2 seconds. In a luxury sedan. Now, that's insane.

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Continental 'cloud-to-car' navigation boosts fuel efficiency by 3 percent - Published: February 25, 2015

Carmakers are working to optimize virtually ever part of new models for fuel efficiency. Soon, that may even include the navigation system.

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Mazda diesel still on tap, but performance must be suitable, exec says - Published: February 25, 2015

More than two years after it was first announced, Mazda's SkyActiv-D diesel engine still hasn't made it to the U.S.--and it doesn't appear that will change in the near future.

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Audi Prologue Avant Concept revealed ahead of 2015 Geneva Motor Show - Published: February 25, 2015

Now we have a new Prologue concept, and this one previews the look of Audi’s future Sportbacks (hatches) and Avants (wagons).

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Recalls recap: Manufacturers on this week’s list include Land Rover and Mercedes-Benz - Published: February 24, 2015

In case you missed it: Vehicle recalls that came across our desk this week.

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EPA issues new guidelines for automaker fuel-economy testing - Published: February 24, 2015

In the wake of multiple incidents of misstated window-sticker ratings, government regulators are reevaluating how carmakers test for fuel economy.

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Is Tesla finally coming to Texas? (And if so, is it thanks to the gigafactory and the Hyperloop?) - Published: February 24, 2015

A bill is being considered by the Texas legislature that could finally give Tesla Motors a legal foothold in the state.

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