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Chief engineer Sadayoshi Koyari poses for photographers in front of the Land Cruiser 70 van during the Land Cruiser Motor Show at a Toyota showroom in Tokyo.

Toyota's Most Rugged Land Cruiser is Back in Japan

VEHICLE SPOTLIGHT | By Yuri Kageyama | Wednesday Aug 27, 2014
Toyota Motor Corp. is bringing back the Land Cruiser 70 in Japan, catering to nostalgic demand for the rugged off-roader that's favored for challenging terrains and as an aid agency vehicle in disaster zones.

Advocacy Group asks for Chrysler Investigation

TIPS & ADVICE | By Tom Krisher | Aug 26
An auto safety advocacy group has asked the U.S. government to investigate power system failures in Chrysler vehicles that could cause them to stall while being driven.

2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid

Infiniti SUV: Luxury in Seven Seats

VEHICLE SPOTLIGHT | By Ann M. Job | Aug 25
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, Infiniti's 2014 QX60 Hybrid SUV.

US Safety Agency Offers Online Recall Check

TIPS & ADVICE | By Michael Cox | Aug 22
The U.S. government is offering a free online service for drivers to find out if their vehicles have been recalled but not repaired. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the service has started on its website, www.safercar.gov.

Police: Woman Left Baby in Car while Shopping

AUTO NEWS | Aug 21
Officials say a Florida mother faces child neglect charges after leaving her 1-year-old daughter in the car while she shopped in grocery and liquor stores. Police were called by someone who saw the child alone inside the parked vehicle.

Uber Hires Former Obama Adviser

AUTO NEWS | By Mae Anderson | Aug 20
Uber is stepping up its political game with a high-powered new hire. The taxi-alternative service is hiring a former White House adviser to lead its campaign for acceptance in the 170 cities around the world where it operates.

Government Wants to Make Cars Talk to Each Other

AUTO NEWS | By Joan Lowy | Aug 19
The Obama administration said it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time to avoid collisions.

NY Fed: US Auto Loans Soar to Highest in 8 Years

TIPS & ADVICE | By Christopher S. Rugaber | Aug 18
U.S. auto loans jumped to the highest level in eight years this spring, fueled by a big increase in lending to risky borrowers, according to a report Thursday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

App to Hail Taxis, Limos Launches in Las Vegas

TIPS & ADVICE | By Michelle Rindels | Aug 16
Las Vegas visitors can now hail a ride from a taxi or limo company using their smartphone, even if they can't use the popular ridesharing apps available in many other U.S. cities.

BMW M235i is unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

M235i Revives Classic BMW Memories

VEHICLE SPOTLIGHT | By Ann M. Job | Aug 15
The 2014 BMW M235i is the best temptation yet for American car buyers to get back into sporty, two-door coupes. The agile, turbocharged, rear-wheel drive M235i is downright fun to drive and relatively affordable.

Pope Francis waves from a car after his arrival in Seongnam, south of Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. As Francis became the first pope in 25 years to visit South Korea on Thursday, Seoul's never-timid rival, North Korea, made its presence felt by firing three short-range projectiles less than an hour before he arrived, officials said.

Pope's Small Car Fascinates South Koreans

AUTO NEWS | By YoukYung Lee | Aug 14
Pope Francis' choice of wheels during his five-day South Korean visit has surprised many in this painfully self-conscious country, where big-shots rarely hit the streets in anything but expensive luxury cars.