DALLAS — Toyota Motor Corp. is giving the re-engineered Camry a big bump in fuel economy and horsepower, especially with a new standard four-cylinder engine. The fuel efficiency of the 2018 Camry’s new 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is estimated by the EPA at 29 mpg in the city, 41 mpg on the highway and 34 combined.
Ford Motor Co.’s decision to move production of the Focus compact car to China from a planned assembly site in Mexico shows that automakers continue to grapple with building small cars that can be sold profitably in the U.S. The problem has been exacerbated by a shift in consumer tastes to crossovers from cars. Indeed,
U.S. auto sales are running short of last year’s record pace nearing the halfway point of 2017. Light trucks are hot. Cars are not. But while volume has fallen 2 percent through May, several old-fashioned races are shaping up to keep the second half of the year lively. Here’s a guide, based on five months
TO THE EDITOR: I take exception to Keith Crain’s view of facility requirements and the current appearance of many dealerships (“Just when it seemed to be over,” June 12). I worked in our industry for over 50 years, and brand identification with a specified facility image has been around for at least that long, not
TO THE EDITOR: I have to comment on Keith Crain’s “Mr. President, you are wrong” (autonews.com, June 1). I have a lot of respect for President Donald Trump and think he is doing an excellent job. Crain may be right about BMW and Mercedes building their vehicles in this great land of ours, but it
Photo credit: WATTLOL VIA REDDIT An undisguised Tesla Model 3, which goes into production next month, was photographed charging outside a restaurant near Coalinga, Calif., and posted on a social media site. The preproduction Model 3 featured duct tape and wide body gaps that are expected to be tightened up when the car goes on
Nissan’s Frontier Attack concept, based on the Frontier, is inspired by extreme monster trucks. It’s the work of Nissan Design Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and is not slated for the U.S., but it sure turned heads at the Buenos Aires auto show last week in Argentina. Powered by a 2.3-liter diesel engine, a
Denner: Sees opportunities The internal combustion engine has made Robert Bosch GmbH the world’s largest auto parts supplier. Now the company hopes to use that position to become the leading supplier of zero-emission components for electric vehicles. Bosch plans to invest about 400 million euros ($448 million) a year in electromobility. It may also compete