Safety counts: 1 in 5 U.S. vehicles recalled this year

Published: October 17, 2014

The recall tally for 2014 has already reached 52 million vehicles. That's well over the previous yearly record of 30.8 million vehicles recalled, in 2004.

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Hyundai and Kia evaluate offering diesels for fuel economy In U.S. cars - Published: October 17, 2014

Both brands offer diesels in other markets, and are now reportedly evaluating whether to bring some of them to the U.S. as well.

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Acura looks at making AWD a standard feature on its cars - Published: October 17, 2014

Acura may take a page out of Subaru’s playbook and make all-wheel drive a standard feature on its cars. The move is just one strategy Acura is looking at to stand out from rivals in the luxury segment.

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Ford F-Series, Chevrolet Silverado are the least-recovered stolen vehicles in America - Published: October 16, 2014

The National Insurance Crime Bureau has just published a report on U.S. car thefts that may serve as a wake-up call to owners of older vehicles (and drivers of pickup trucks).

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Self-contained solar carport with battery: electric-car charging for the future? - Published: October 16, 2014

Home solar charging really hasn't entered the mainstream yet, with photovoltaic solar installations costing as much as $25,000 and local incentives inconsistent to nonexistent.

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Porsche exec confirms Macan S diesel for U.S. - Published: October 16, 2014

Speaking with Automotive News, Porsche Cars North America’s vice president of marketing, Andre Oosthuizen, said a diesel-powered Macan would be available for American customers in a little more than a year.

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Jay Leno returns to prime time with auto-centered series - Published: October 15, 2014

CNBC announced today that Leno will be returning to primetime with a car-centric series tentatively titled, you guessed it, “Jay Leno’s Garage.”

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Toyota racks up 7M hybrids sold since 1997 - Published: October 15, 2014

Toyota not only invented the modern hybrid-electric vehicle, but it has sold more hybrid cars than any other automaker.

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Volkswagen, Audi top other brands in 2014 Total Value Index - Published: October 15, 2014

VW and Audi, along with Hyundai and Kia, finished at the top, in a newly formulated Total Value Index (TVI) study, from the firm Strategic Vision.

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Marchionne promises not to 'screw up' Ferrari DNA despite increasing production - Published: October 15, 2014

It was a policy of di Montezemolo to limit Ferrari sales to around 7,000 annually to preserve the brand’s exclusivity, but Marchionne is of the belief that strong demand from around the world should be met.

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The 5 most fuel-efficient large cars - Published: October 14, 2014

Using EPA data, we culled out the top 5, most-fuel efficient vehicles in the 2014 large car class. We based our rankings on the combined fuel economy.

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