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Ford Mustang GT Owners Can Use Quiet Modes to Stay in Neighbors’ Good Graces

A 911 call from an annoyed neighbor led to the development of Quiet Exhaust and Quiet Start, known as “Good Neighbor Mode” among Mustang engineers.

CIC: In War on Counterfeit Auto Parts, OEMs Find Strength in Numbers

Since their first meeting in 2014, members of A2C2 have been working with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to crack down on sales of counterfeit airbags and other automotive parts.

Border Tax, NAFTA Exit Could Hurt U.S. Auto Industry

A Boston Consulting Group study concluded that car prices, vehicle sales, supply chain decisions and industry employment all could take a hit from the proposals.

Publisher’s Perspective: They May Have Their Keys …

By 2020, 90 percent of all new vehicles will be transmitting data to somewhere. The question is, who owns the data?

New E-PACE SUV Combines Ultra-High-Strength Steel, Aluminum, Composites to Achieve ‘Jaguar Dynamics’

“Throughout the vehicle body, the intelligent use of lightweight materials delivers the optimum balance of stiffness, strength and weight,” Jaguar said.

New Accord Will Have More Ultra-High-Strength Steel than Any Mass-Produced Honda

Honda said the Accord’s body is lighter and more rigid, and features 29 percent ultra-high-strength steel – the highest content of any current mass-produced Honda car.

Consumers Fiercely Loyal to SUVs and Crossovers, Survey Finds

When SUV and crossover owners shopped for a new vehicle in the first four months of 2017, two-thirds of them acquired another new SUV or crossover, according to a new analysis from business information provider IHS Markit.

Toyota Opens $1 Billion Corporate Campus in Texas

The new campus in Plano, Texas, is part of the automaker’s “One Toyota” initiative to create more unified operations in North America.

Volvo: Starting in 2019, All Vehicles Will Have an Electric Motor

“We are determined to be the first premium car maker to move our entire portfolio of vehicles into electrification,” Volvo President and CEO Håkan Samuelsson said.

Burning Rubber: Ford to Offer Standard Electronic Line-Lock on All 2018 Mustangs

Ford said it will offer electronic line-lock as a standard feature on all 2018 Mustangs – even those equipped with 2.3-liter EcoBoost engines.

Toyota Starts Production of 2018 Camry at Kentucky Plant

Toyota said it hired more than 700 people to support production of the 2018 Camry, ratcheting up the plant’s employment ranks to more than 8,000 workers.

U.S. Auto Industry on Pace for Worst First Half Since 2014

A pullback in fleet volume is crimping U.S. light-vehicle sales, according to J.D. Power and LMC Automotive.