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Each week on-air we bring you the latest happenings in the auto industry. You'll find our experts' take on news of note from new models to manufacturer announcements to, well, things that we just think are interesting. Check back each week for the latest news.

Listen to this week's Auto News Minute with Laura Reynolds.

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New 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Performance Package Beefs Up Base Model
Entry-level Mustang buyers looking for more performance are now in luck. Ford is introducing a new 2.3L EcoBoost High Performance Package for the base engine model.

2020 Mustang EcoBoost High P... More ›
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Top 25 Top-Selling Vehicles Year-To-Date
With all the automakers reporting sales after the end of March, I can now accurately give you the 25 top-selling models in America across the board.

With the auto industry down 3% so far this y... More ›
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17th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Recap
Barrett-Jackson was once again the hub of the collector car hobby during the 17th Annual Palm Beach Auction, April 11-13, 2019. In a press release, Barrett-Jackson reports that in total, 632 vehicles ... More ›
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Top-Selling 20 SUVs Year-To-Date
America continued its love affair with SUVs in the first quarter of 2019. Overall, SUV sales are up 26,000 units in the first three months of 2019, which is significant considering the red-hot SUV sal... More ›
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2019 Chrysler Pacifica Wins Good Housekeeping Award
The Chrysler Pacifica is winning awards left and right this month. It was just named Family Car of Texas by journalist members of the Texas Auto Writers Association, and also recently took home honors... More ›
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2020 Nissan Versa Debuts With New Looks, Upgraded Tech
An all-new 2020 Nissan Versa is on the way. The automaker unveiled the third-generation subcompact sedan this week in front of concert-goers at a musical festival in Florida. The car made its debut in... More ›
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Could VW Bring This Compact Pickup To The U.S.?
Volkswagen is at this weekís New York International Auto Show, where Wednesday it showed off its Tarok pickup concept for the first time here in the US. VW first showed off the unibody pickup at the S... More ›
Dodge
Dodge Introduces 2019 Challenger Scat Pack 1320
The drag-oriented, street-legal 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 is now National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) approved. The Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 was recently given the green light... More ›
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Lease a Tesla Model 3, But No Purchase Option
You can now lease a Tesla Model 3, but there is a catch. You canít buy it at the end of the lease. Thatís because Tesla wants to use the vehicles for its own purposes once the lease is up.

Rea... More ›
Ford
Ford Dealerships Offer Yakima Adventure-Ready Ranger Accessories
The all-new 2019 Ford Ranger is already on the streets and if Ford has anything to say about it wonít stay on the pavement for long.

Ford is hoping buyers will enjoy the adventure-ready aspect ... More ›
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Federal Regulators to Investigate Hyundai, Kia Vehicle Fires
After a number of recalls involving engine fire risks, nearly 3 million Hyundai and Kia vehicles are now officially the focus of investigations by U.S. federal auto regulators.

Feds Launch Kia,... More ›
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17th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction Going On Now
If you are headed to Barrett-Jacksonís 17th Annual Palm Beach Auction or plan to watch it, here is some useful information to help you navigate the world-famous automotive lifestyle event.
The even... More ›
Employment
Employment Rises At New-Car Dealerships
Employment and payroll at U.S. new-car dealerships continued to rise in 2018, according to the latest report released by the National Automobile Dealers Association.

In a press release, NADA re... More ›
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2019 Corvette Grand Sport To Pace 103rd Indy 500
A 2019 Corvette Grand Sport will serve as the Official Pace Car for the 2019 Indianapolis 500, leading 33 drivers to the green flag on May 26 for the 103rd running of the legendary race.

Itís ... More ›
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55 Percent Of Drivers Admit to Checking Social Media Behind the Wheel, Study Finds
April is Distracted Driving Awareness month, a time to highlight the very real dangers of driving distracted on our nationís roads.

The first thing we all tend to think of when we think of dis... More ›
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All-New 2020 Ford Escape Lineup Includes Plug-In Hybrid
Ford is launching an all-new Escape. The 2020 range is completely revamped and includes not one but two new hybrids, one of them a plug-in.

Highlights
The Escape debuts Fordís new sliding se... More ›
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Best and Worst Days to Fill Up At The Pump
If youíve felt sticker shock over rising gas prices, you are not alone. Average gasoline prices in the U.S. are up 50 cents per gallon since January according to GasBuddy. Prices are up 28 cents in j... More ›
2020
2020 Jeep Gladiator Launch Edition Sells Out In One Day
If you wanted to get your hands on a 2020 Jeep Gladiator Launch Edition we hope you acted fast. The entire run of 4,910 of the limited-edition launch vehicles sold out on Jeep 4x4 Day, April 4th. More ›
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1967 Shelby GT350 Fastback Headlines Mecum Houston April 4-6
A 1967 Shelby GT350 Mustang will take center stage at the upcoming Mecum Houston auction from April 4-6th. Itís one of an estimated 1,000 American Muscle Cars that will cross the auction block over th... More ›
Toyota
Toyota Announces Yaris Subcompact Pickup
Adventure-seeking Americans have looked to Toyota for more than 60 years to provide trucks that can take them on and off-road. Now comes a truck that is perfect for those who want to tell their friend... More ›

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