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Families who need a vehicle with three rows of seats have a new, roomy and plush sport utility choice this year that's high in government fuel economy ratings. And the non-hybrid QX60 is a recommended buy of Consumer Reports magazine, where reliability is shown as average.
According to Bob Lutz, most vehicles will be nondescript people carriers that are self-driving.
BEIJING— China's auto sales decelerated further in July while global automakers continued to mop up the market share of local brands, industry figures showed Friday. Sales rose 9.7 percent to 1.3 million vehicles, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers.
The company is "cooperating fully with the queries from the authorities on Lexus," said Toyota spokesman Naoki Sumino in Tokyo. Authorities said this week that Audi, which is Volkswagen AG's luxury unit, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV's Chrysler brand would be punished for unspecified anti-monopoly violations.
TOKYO, Aug 7- Japan's Nikkei share average edged down on Thursday morning in choppy trade, extending its declines into a sixth day as the strong yen dragged down exporters, while rising tensions in Ukraine dulled risk appetite.
NEW YORK/ LAS VEGAS, Aug 5- Chrysler and Nissan said they are reviewing a report by well-known cyber security experts that rates their vehicles among the three "most hackable" cars on the market, along with a General Motors model.
Among the major automakers, only Ford Motor Co and Toyota Motor Corp beat analysts' estimates. Honda Motor Co said July sales tumbled 8 percent to 135,908. It was the only one of the top car companies to cut incentives from June to July, with per-vehicle discounts averaging $1,754, according to research firm J.D. Power.
DETROIT, Aug 1- U.S. auto sales growth slowed a bit in July, with healthy gains from some manufacturers falling short of expectations, according to early returns from the major carmakers on Friday. Ford Motor Co reported a gain of 10 percent to 212,236 vehicles, slightly beating the analysts' average estimate of 9 percent.
DETROIT, Aug 1- U.S. auto sales look set to show healthy gains for July, but not as much as expected, according to early returns from the major carmakers on Friday.
*Subaru maker Fuji Heavy's operating profit margin at 13 pct. TOKYO, July 31- Japanese automakers Mazda Motor Corp and Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd, which makes Subaru cars, said they are on track for record full-year profits after strong sales in the United States powered double-digit profit growth in April-June.
DETROIT, July 30- The General Motors Co Chevrolet Volt was the only one of a dozen small cars tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety to earn a "Top Safety Pick+" award, the IIHS said in a statement on Wednesday.
Crash tests involving two popular electric cars show the batteries in those vehicles hold up with no major issues after violent collisions.
The majority of Americans are ready to hand over control to self-driving vehicles—so long as they're able to maintain a bit of control.
Asian stocks rose for a second session on Tuesday on hopes that growth in the world's second-largest economy has finally stabilized.
*Honda's N.American Q1 operating profit down 6 pct. Honda said its Mexico plant, which makes the Fit subcompact, was hit by delays as it adopted new manufacturing techniques, but the company kept its full-year U.S. sales targets unchanged and said volumes would get back on track.
*Weak U.S. housing data offset by strong earnings. TOKYO, July 29- Tokyo shares rose to a fresh six-month closing high on Tuesday, buoyed by a weaker yen and robust earnings from blue chips like Nissan Motor Co, suggesting some sectors were weathering the impact of a recent sales tax hike.
TOKYO, July 29- Tokyo stocks rose to a fresh six-month high on Tuesday morning, as strong earnings from the likes of Nissan Motor Co suggested Corporate Japan has managed to weather a recent rise in the national sales tax.
Asian equities were mostly higher on Monday, led by a rally in Chinese markets, on optimism about the health of the world's second-largest economy.
YOKOHAMA, Japan, July 28- Nissan Motor Co Ltd aims to boost sales and profitability in the United States, its biggest market, an executive said, after Japan's No.2 automaker posted a 14 percent rise in quarterly U.S. sales, closing in on rival Honda Motor Co.. It surpassed Hyundai Motor Co and is closing in on Honda, whose sales fell 0.8 percent during the same period.
YOKOHAMA, Japan, July 28- Nissan Motor Co's operating profit rose a higher-than-expected 13.4 percent in the April-June quarter on improved sales in the United States and China, its two largest markets, following a change in senior management overseeing U.S. operations.