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Jeep Wrangler Is ‘Most American-Made’ Vehicle

The Jeep Wrangler is No. 1 on the American-Made Index for the first time in the 11-year history of the list.

Lane-Tracing Assist, Emergency-Stop Assist Among Many Safety Features on Lexus LS

When the new Lexus LS hits showrooms this fall, it will offer a slew of safety features aimed at eliminating traffic casualties, Toyota said.

By 2022, Half of Consumer Vehicles Will Have at Least One Connectivity Service: Report

A new report from Juniper Research predicts that by 2022, 50 percent of consumer vehicles on the road will have at least one connectivity service, such as telematics, V2X (vehicle-to-everything) communications or connected-car commerce services.

New Nissan LEAF Will Feature ProPILOT Driver-Assistance Technology

Nissan said the newest version of its all-electric LEAF will feature ProPILOT Assist, Nissan’s driver-assistance technology “that reduces the hassle of stop-and-go highway driving.”

J.D. Power: New-Vehicle Quality Hits New High, But Collision-Avoidance Technology Causing Headaches

Collision-avoidance technology and other advanced driver-assistance systems were part of the only category to show declines in quality scores.

Carnegie Mellon: ‘Cleaner’ Emissions from Newer Vehicles Still Harmful to Human Health

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering found that newer gasoline vehicles emit less particulate matter, but vapors in the “cleaner” exhaust form particulate matter in the atmosphere long after exiting the tailpipe.

Redesigned Toyota Camry Features Lightweight Body, Standard Backup Camera, Aluminum Hood

The new Camry is based on the Toyota New Global Architecture, which the automaker describes as “a completely new strategy to the way the company designs, engineers and packages its vehicles.”

Ford 2018 F-150, Expedition Feature Aluminum-Alloy Bodies, High-Strength Steel Frames

Ford began using aluminum and high-strength steel on the redesigned 2015 F-150, which helped save up to 700 pounds of weight on the pickup truck.

Dodge Announces U.S. Dealer Allocation Plan for 840-Horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

Dealers can start placing orders for the Demon on June 21.

New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon Reclassify Driving Requirements for Three-Wheeled ‘Autocycles’

New Mexico, Oklahoma and Oregon are the latest states to reclassify the licensing requirements for the Polaris Slingshot, a three-wheeled, open-air-cockpit “autocycle,” according to manufacturer Polaris Industries.

Car Buyers Expect Advanced Technology in Their Vehicles, But Are They Willing to Pay for it?

A new survey reveals that consumers’ willingness to pay for advanced technology is limited to some telematics apps and creature comforts.

Hyundai’s First Subcompact SUV Features Advanced High-Strength Steel, Collision-Avoidance Technology

The Kona, Hyndai’s first subcompact SUV, features a lightweight body frame developed with 51.8 percent advanced high-strength steel, according to the automaker.