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October new vehicle sales up 20 per cent: DesRosiers

October new vehicle sales up 20 per cent: DesRosiers

TORONTO — DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc. says new vehicle sales defied affordability headwinds to rise an estimated 20 per cent in October compared with last year.
Nippon Steel drops patent lawsuit against Toyota in name of partnership

Nippon Steel drops patent lawsuit against Toyota in name of partnership

TOKYO (AP) — Nippon Steel Corp. has dropped its lawsuit against Toyota Motor Corp. over a patent for a technology used in electric motors, saying wrangling among Japanese companies was not beneficial to keep the nation competitive.
Toyota recalls nearly 1.9M RAV4s to fix batteries that can move during hard turns and cause a fire

Toyota recalls nearly 1.9M RAV4s to fix batteries that can move during hard turns and cause a fire

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota said Wednesday it is recalling nearly 1.9 million RAV4 small SUVs in the U.S. to fix a problem with batteries that can move during forceful turns and potentially cause a fire.
Alberta announces reforms to address high premiums for automobile insurance

Alberta announces reforms to address high premiums for automobile insurance

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is promising reforms to reduce high auto insurances costs, but the Official Opposition says the changes are so soft and cosmetic they do little for drivers getting walloped by high premiums.
Edmunds hot hatch comparison: Acura Integra Type S vs. VW Golf R

Edmunds hot hatch comparison: Acura Integra Type S vs. VW Golf R

To the intrigue of many compact-car enthusiasts, Acura brought back its Integra nameplate for 2023 after a long hiatus.
Auto strike settlements will raise costs for Detroit's Big 3. Will they be able to raise prices?

Auto strike settlements will raise costs for Detroit's Big 3. Will they be able to raise prices?

DETROIT (AP) — From generous pay and benefits to stronger job security, the United Auto Workers union won significant concessions in tentative settlements that have ended their strikes against Detroit’s three automakers.
Japanese automaker Toyota's profits zoom on cheap yen, strong global sales

Japanese automaker Toyota's profits zoom on cheap yen, strong global sales

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota’s July-September profit jumped nearly threefold from a year ago as vehicle sales grew around the world and a cheap yen boosted the Japanese automaker’s overseas earnings. Toyota Motor Corp. reported Wednesday 1.

Hate crime charges filed in death of Sikh man after New York City fender bender

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who beat a 66-year-old Sikh man to death while calling him “turban man” after a fender bender in New York City has been charged with manslaughter as a hate crime, prosecutors announced Tuesday.
Toyota more than doubles investment and job creation at North Carolina battery plant

Toyota more than doubles investment and job creation at North Carolina battery plant

RALEIGH, N.C.
Autoworkers are the latest to spotlight the power of US labor. What is the state of unions today?

Autoworkers are the latest to spotlight the power of US labor. What is the state of unions today?

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. labor unions are once again flexing their muscles in the national spotlight. The United Auto Workers' tentative agreements with Detroit's Big Three automakers could end the union's six-week strike.