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Trump's aim to forge ahead with auto tariffs could lead to higher car prices, international retaliation

BMW X7 pre-production at plant in Spartanburg, South CarolinaPresident Donald Trump's threat to levy a 20-25 percent tariff on cars imported to the U.S. if a trade deal with the European Union isn't reached next week could result in a dramatic increase in new-car pricing and may lead to international retaliation. EU officials, including European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, and the president...

2019 GMC Canyon

2019 GMC CanyonThe 2019 GMC Canyon is a mid-size pickup with hints of upscale flair, enough for a 5.2 out of 10 on our scale. (Read more about how we rate cars.) Like its platform mate, the Chevrolet Colorado, the 2019 Canyon can’t quite stack up to its full-size companions, but at nearly 19 feet from end to end, it’s no small fry. The Canyon comes...

Ford cuts off compact car production, sales in US ahead of 2020 Focus Active

2020 Ford Focus ActiveFord made a big splash back in April when it announced it would not replace the Fiesta, Fusion, and Taurus with new models in the U.S. Though the 2020 Ford Focus Active will carry on the Focus name as a crossover, it won’t be built here like the current Focus is, as Ford confirmed to us Wednesday. MORE: Ford Fusion could morph into crossover...

Ford recall, Keen Project Safari 911 driven, Tesla profits: What's New @ The Car Connection

2016 Ford FusionFord recalling more than 500K Fusion sedans, Escape crossovers for rollaway risk Ford announced Wednesday that it would recall more than half a million Fusion sedans and Escape crossovers built between 2013 and 2015 because of a faulty shift cable that could fail to park the car. The recall includes 2013-16 Ford Fusions and 2013-14 Ford Escapes...

Ford recalling more than 500K Fusion sedans, Escape crossovers for rollaway risk

2014 Ford FusionFord announced Wednesday that it would recall more than half a million Fusion sedans and Escape crossovers built between 2013 and 2015 because of a faulty shift cable that could fail to park the car. The recall includes 2013-16 Ford Fusions and 2013-14 Ford Escapes. The automaker suggested that drivers use the parking brake in addition to placing...