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UPDATED: 06/26/17 8:53 am ET - adds details

Japan's automakers say it will be difficult to recoup billions spent recalling Takata airbags

Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Mitsubishi said Takata's filing for bankruptcy protection will make it difficult for them to recoup billions of dollars they have spent to recall defective airbag inflators.
■ Takata's likely Chinese owner poised to emerge as key player in auto safety
■ Takata files for bankruptcy, agrees to be acquired by Key Safety
■ TIMELINE: Takata's airbag crisis began in 2008

Next-gen BMW X3 to be lighter, offer M Performance trim

The redesigned 2018 BMW X3 will go on sale at U.S. dealerships in November underpinned by a new architecture and with a new M Performance model.
■ Can Kuhnt get BMW back on track?
■ BMW plans $600 million 'infrastructure' investment in S.C. plant
■ GALLERY: 2018 BMW X3 xDrive M40i

Plenty to watch in last half of '17

Several old-fashioned U.S. sales races are shaping up to keep the second half of 2017 lively.


Body-on-frame trucks refuse to die

Think body-on-frame trucks are relics of the past? Nope. They're wildly popular, and profitable.
■ Body on frame vs. unibody: Pros and cons
■ Mercedes' G Wagen proves immortal

Waymo inks deal for Avis to manage self-driving car fleet

Waymo has reached an agreement for Avis to manage its fleet of autonomous vehicles. It’s the first such deal in a field that’s still fledgling but exploding with partnerships.

Fire foils Subaru's image makeover

Subaru wanted to shine at Nurburgring, but its disappointment illustrates a point: Reshaping a brand identity is tough.

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Carvana notches wins on Wall Street

The used-car retailer, known for its vending machines, says it has a clear path to profitability and a strong brand that's making an impression.

Why used-car pricing indexes vary

Manheim's used-vehicle price index suggests that used prices are rising. Why is this key indicator diverging from other important pricing indexes?

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FCA tries to dodge Demon responsibility

It seems I have some company when it comes to concern over how the general public will use/misuse the 840-hp Dodge Demon when it arrives later this year.