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New vehicle models let you check Twitter and online restaurant reviews

New vehicle models let you check Twitter and online restaurant reviews

Tap on a touchscreen, identify restaurants, find out what reviewers have to say and make a reservation through OpenTable - all while driving at 60 mph on the interstate and never lifting your eyes off the road.

February 15, 2014 4:00 pm Photos

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Cars made here, but with a lot of foreign parts

Cars made here, but with a lot of foreign parts

Region residents might see the people who make Ford Explorers and Tauruses in the next pew at church, a few barstools over, or out shoveling their driveways.

January 03, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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Hegewisch plant making a more fuel-efficient version of police cruiser

Hegewisch plant making a more fuel-efficient version of police cruiser

Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant in Hegewisch is making a new fuel-efficient version of its popular Police Interceptor sedan for officers who are not likely to get into high-speed chases.

December 14, 2013 11:30 pm
New dealership wants to take luxury driving to Infiniti and beyond

New dealership wants to take luxury driving to Infiniti and beyond

MERRILLVILLE | Going from Saturn to Infiniti might sound like the plot of a science fiction potboiler, but it's what happened when a new dealer took over an old dealership on a busy Merrillville highway.

November 20, 2013 11:00 am

Locally made vehicles post huge sales numbers last month

Locally made Ford vehicles posted huge sales gains last month despite fears that the government shutdown would spook car-buyers away from dealership lots.

November 04, 2013 4:00 pm
Automakers, parts suppliers take shorter summer breaks

Automakers, parts suppliers take shorter summer breaks

Local auto manufacturers and parts suppliers took shorter breaks this summer, so that production could keep pace with revved up sales.

July 28, 2013 11:19 pm Photos

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Strong sales boost Hammond auto parts supplier

Strong sales boost Hammond auto parts supplier

Lear Corp. has been running around the clock to keep up with the red-hot sales of the Ford Explorer sports utility vehicle, and is accelerating its production.

July 07, 2013 10:15 pm Photos

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ArcelorMittal aims to drive demand for steel with new car door

ArcelorMittal aims to drive demand for steel with new car door

After years of research and hundreds of designs, ArcelorMittal has developed a new ultra lightweight car door that's expected to improve fuel efficiency.

June 29, 2013 8:30 pm Photos

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MOTORING: Two luxury class sedans for armchair comfort

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

November 12, 2012 7:59 pm
Dealers want electric Leaf to generate demand

Dealers want electric Leaf to generate demand

Nissan automobile dealers are hoping the automaker's Leaf plug-in electric vehicle will capture interest from motorists who may want to wean themselves off the gasoline diet.

March 14, 2012 9:00 pm Photos

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Dealers want electric Leaf to generate demand

Dealers want electric Leaf to generate demand

Nissan automobile dealers are hoping the automaker's Leaf plug-in electric vehicle will capture interest from motorists who may want to wean themselves off the gasoline diet. Rob Coffey of Bob Rohrman Nissan in Burns Harbor says that if gas prices continue to rise, it could drive more people…

March 14, 2012 9:00 pm Photos

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Regulator opens Ford Taurus safety investigation

A federal safety regulator has opened an investigation into reports of sticking throttles from a detached cruise control cable on Ford Taurus vehicles.

March 12, 2012 2:30 pm
Ford seeks better reception to Lincoln redesigns

Ford seeks better reception to Lincoln redesigns

CHICAGO | With fewer nameplates to compete with at Ford Motor Co., company officials hope a revamped Lincoln product line can boost languishing vehicle sales for that brand.

February 09, 2012 5:00 pm
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