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How a Fed rate hike could impact your auto loan
Auto loans are not directly tied to the Fed's key interest rate. (Photo: Keith Srakocic, AP)
(USA TODAY) - The Federal Reserve decided to raise its key interest rate by another 25-basis-point for the third time this year and the fifth time since December 2015. More

Hyundai, Kia recall compact cars to fix brake light problem

(Detroit Free Press) - DETROIT - Hyundai and Kia are recalling more than a half-million compact cars in the U.S. because the brake lights may not go out when the pedal is released. More

Toyota to reveal all-new Avalon at Detroit auto show

(The Detroit News) - Toyota will roll out an all-new Avalon sedan at the 2018 North American International Auto Show. “This is our execution of an all-new, new platform technology, new design Avalon,” said Robert Carter, executive vice president of sales for Toyota Motor North America. More

Nissan plans fully self-driving cars in 2022

(The Detroit News) - Nissan Motor Co. says it’s aiming to introduce fully autonomous cars to the market in 2022, as the Japanese carmaker strives to establish itself as a front-runner in driverless technologies. More

Lamborghini joins the boom in supercar SUVs with Urus unveiling

(USA TODAY) - MILAN — Supercar makers have long known that parked next to that snarling Lamborghini, racing-red Ferrari, or stately Bentley at some of the globe's toniest addresses is a practical SUV. With the sport-utility vehicle market growing by leaps and bounds, they increasingly want in on those. More

Toyota: Tax Cuts May Prop Up Still-Healthy U.S. Auto Market

(Bloomberg) - Automakers may end up thanking Uncle Sam for supporting U.S. auto sales, which will stay healthy despite an unprecedented growth spurt coming to an end, according to a top Toyota Motor Corp. executive. More

These are the 15 safest vehicles you can drive in 2018, IIHS says

(USA TODAY) - Fifteen cars and SUVs have earned the highest honors from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety despite stiffened requirements for 2018. More

Marchionne suggests Fiat Chrysler could partner with Hyundai on hydrogen fuel cells

(Detroit Free Press) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles could potentially partner with Hyundai on hydrogen fuel cell technology. More

Ford November sales up; GM, FCA down

(The Detroit News) - Ford Motor Co. was the only Detroit automaker to report a sales increase in November, despite Black Friday offers lasting all month. More



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