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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.

2020
2020 Cadillac XT6 SUV Order Books Are Open
Cadillac is now taking orders for its largest SUV, the three-row XT6 thatís expected in showrooms this summer. Pricing starts from $53,690 for the Premium Luxury FWD model. The lineup also includes t... More ›
All-New
All-New 2020 Hyundai Sonata Boasts Bose Stereo System
An all-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata is on the way and itís been redesigned from bumper to bumper (and itís a real beauty!)

It rides on a third-generation platform that Hyundai says is lighter and mo... More ›
Best-Selling
Best-Selling Minivans So Far For 2019
It is not just cars that are suffering due to the mass movement towards SUVs, minivans are paying the price also. Sales of minivans through February 2019 reached 59,964 versus the first two months of... More ›
FCA
FCA To Recall More Than 860,000 Vehicles Over Emissions, EPA Reports
3/3/19 WASHINGTON -- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has agreed to voluntarily recall of 862,520 vehicles in the United States. This recall is the result of in-use emissions investigations conducted b... More ›
Nissan
Nissan Leaf First Electric To Sell 400,000 Cars
The Nissan LEAF is celebrating a milestone. On March 5th it became the first electric car in history to surpass 400,000 sales. The number of LEAF vehicles sold since 2010 is enough to save 3.8 million... More ›
Tesla
Tesla Reverses Course: Raises Prices, Keeping More Stores
In a press release from last Sunday, it appears that just two weeks after the company reduced prices pretty much across the board, it is scrapping that idea and raising prices, instead. The company i... More ›
Unusual
Unusual Things People Leave Behind In Uber Vehicles
If youíve ever lost something in an Uber, you are certainly not alone. Uberís annual list of things left in its vehicles proves it. Its third annual Uber Lost and Found Index is a snapshot of what it... More ›
PROGRAM
PROGRAM NOTE: Fake Airbag Interview Last Saturday
If you missed our story last week about the young lady in Dallas who was killed because she had a fake airbag in her Kia, I encourage you to click this link and watch the video:

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Classic
Classic Chevrolet Hosts Doc Love Saturday March 9th
TV star James ďDocĒ Love of Street Outlaws and the Street Beast Monte Carlo will be at Classic Chevrolet of Grapevineís booth at the Goodguys Car Show at Texas Motor Speedway this Saturday, March 9th ... More ›
$35,000
$35,000 Tesla Available Now; Retail Stores Closing
Last week, Tesla announced that the standard Model 3, with 220 miles of range, a top speed of 130 mph and 0-60 mph acceleration of 5.6 seconds is now available at $35,000. Although lower in cost, it i... More ›
AutoTrader
AutoTrader Best Interiors Under $50,000
American drivers spend on average more than 290 hours behind the wheel each year, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety survey data.

With so much time spent in their vehicles, itís... More ›
February
February National U.S. Auto Sales Results
The dealers reported their final February sales last Thursday night and when the smoke had cleared, sales were off 2.9% from February 2018.

This, of course, does not count General Motors sale... More ›
Hyundai
Hyundai Debuts Phone Activated Digital Key
Hyundai is introducing a new Digital Key that allows drivers to unlock and start their cars via smartphone. The brand aims to implement the new technology into its lineup starting with the next-gen 20... More ›
Last
Last Ford Taurus Rolls Off The Assembly Line
Farewell Ford Taurus. Itís been a long successful run for Americaís one-time best-selling sedan, but you know what they say, it had to end sometime. And for the Taurus it was March 1, 2019. Thatís whe... More ›
Americans
Americans Trust Self-Driving Cars Over Distracted Drivers, Study Finds
Whom do you trust more: man or machine?

According to new data compiled by insuranceQuotes.com, the answer for most Americans is ďmachineĒ Ė at least when the man in question is distracted.More ›
Pedestrian
Pedestrian Deaths On Rise in the U.S., Report Finds
The roads may be getting safer for drivers over the past decade, but despite the growing number of driver assist technologies like those pictured above, the same can not be said for pedestrians accord... More ›
Spring
Spring Forward Saturday Night & Fun Facts
Get ready: itís time to ďspring forward.Ē

Daylight Saving Time Starts March 10, 2019.Daylight Saving Time starts at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 10, which means you will need to turn your clocks ahead ... More ›
Top
Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs Year-To-Date
The American exodus from sedans to SUVs continued in February as overall SUV sales were up from a year ago, and after two months, SUV sales are also up year-to-date.

As I always have to expla... More ›
Volvo
Volvo Is Going To Limit Your Top Speed
Volvo wants us all to slow down. Itís not just a suggestion either. The automaker says going to limit the top speed in all of its vehicles to 112mph starting with the 2021 model year.

Itís part... More ›
Hyundai,
Hyundai, Kia Recall More Vehicles to Address Engine Fire Concerns
Hyundai and Kia are expanding or issuing additional recalls to address engine fires. The automakers announced Thursday that theyíll be recalling another 534,000 vehicles in the U.S. that could be at r... More ›

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