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It’s happy days at Ford Motor Co., but a summertime struggle looms with union

After completing $1 billion in work at Southeast Side plant, the company must turn to tense talks with the United Auto Workers.

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What’s an American-made car? You’d be surprised

Cars.com analysis ranks Honda, Acura and Toyota models highly for impact on U.S. economy.

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Ford finishes a billion-dollar Chicago expansion

500 new hires and advanced equipment have prepared its oldest factory for more SUV production.

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‘Framing John DeLorean’: Hybrid film, assembled from mismatched parts, still a heck of a ride

It’s part documentary, part drama starring Alec Baldwin as the showman automaker,

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Ford is cutting 7,000 white-collar jobs

In the U.S. about 2,300 jobs will be cut through buyouts and layoffs. About 1,500 already have happened.

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Two fatal crashes, one common factor: Tesla’s Autopilot

In both cases, neither the driver nor the Autopilot system stopped for the trailers, and the roofs of the cars were sheared off.

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The end of Lincoln Towing? Hated Chicago company rebrands during license fight

The name made famous in the song "Lincoln Park Pirates" has been replaced on the company's sign at its headquarters with "Protective Parking Service."

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All-New 2019 BMW X4 is meshing of coupe-crossover

If you like to drive fast, or just feel like you could if you wanted to, then you will relish sitting behind the wheel of this BMW coupe-crossover-SUV

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Optima: Kia sedan holds its own against stellar competition

The Kia Optima, with its sleek lines and low-slung athletic stance, has always been a head-turner.

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Mazda CX-3: Small crossover offers same ‘zoom-zoom’ feel

The 2019 Mazda CX-3 is a refined small crossover that provides a true feeling of elegance

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Malfunctioning air bags could affect 12.3M vehicles

Vehicles made by Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Mitsubishi and Fiat Chrysler from the 2010 through 2019 model years are included in the probe.

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Lexus UX 250h: Hybrid delivers luxury AWD with 41 mpg

The Lexus brand has never been shy about adopting new technologies that enhance the customer experience.

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Mazda Miata: 30th Anniversary Edition gets more power

The Mazda MX-5 Miata is sexy, fun-to-drive, and it proves that great things can be found in very small packages.

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Better range, more power, sportier looks

Nissan launched the Leaf back in 2011, boasting it was the world’s first affordable, zero-emission car.

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Audi A8 is stunner, and all-new for 2019

Now entering its fourth generation, the all-new 2019 A8 ushers in what Audi calls "Future Premium."

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Honda Odyssey minivan has family-friendly focus

The Honda Odyssey has set its sights high this year, challenging the Chrysler Pacifica for king of the minivan mountain.

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All-new SUV shows off style, upped power

The 2019 BMW X5 is an all-new SUV from the ground up.

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Hyundai Veloster gets new turbo powerplant

Hyundai does not always get the credit it deserves for pushing the boundaries on design and style across its broad scope of vehicles.

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Mustang Bullitt: Fastback gets 480-horsepower

Paying homage to the original Bullitt Mustang is the 50th Anniversary 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt.

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Acura MDX: New A-Spec version looks the part

As Honda’s premium badge, Acura has managed to make its vehicles worth the additional price of admission

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Why are gas prices going up? They’re above $3 a gallon in these four states

In four states, the price has increased to over $3 a gallon. This is just four months since American prices hit an 18 month low.

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Chrysler’s hybrid minivan is game changer

The Pacifica Hybrid takes this revolutionary vehicle a step further with its class-exclusive, innovative hybrid powertrain

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Volkswagen’s compact SUV delivers big on premium looks

The Tiguan is one of only two compact SUVs available with three rows of seats for seven passengers

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Jeep Cherokee gets new front end, engine choice

The Jeep Cherokee is one of the more capable SUVs in its segment as it delivers impressive towing and off-roading capabilities.

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Volkswagen Jetta is all-new for 2019

The Jetta is one of the German manufacturer’s best sellers and the new model is designed with the American market in mind.

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Volvo XC40 delivers sporty, affordable SUV

With the launch of its new XC40 sport-utility, Volvo delivers a premium-level SUV that is now the smallest and sportiest version in the stable.

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Chevy Colorado for hard-charging enthusiasts

The all-new Bison is aimed at off-road, desert running and rock crawling enthusiasts looking for a factory-warranted pickup

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Honda Insight is all-new for 2019

The new Insight is the heir to the original, a small two-seat hatchback coupe that Honda brags was the first hybrid in America in 1999

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IRS investigating erroneous tax documents sent to 100s naming Skokie car dealer

Operator of Sherman Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram in Skokie says it doesn’t know how errors affecting 300 taxpayers occurred, that amounts of misreported income were as high as $8 million.

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GMC Sierra Denali is all-new for 2019

The Sierra Denali is a beast on the freeway, but inside the cabin it is quiet and smooth with no wind noise to speak of.

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Hyundai Ioniq hybrid delivers high-energy efficiency

Hyundai ventures deeper into the electrified car world with its new Ioniq lineup.

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Luxurious Kia K900 is all-new for 2019

The K900 sedan is Kia’s flagship sedan.