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So-called millennials are not only the most technologically savvy age group, but also the most willing to pay extra for advanced features in cars. Still, their budgets are limited while generally such features are still associated with luxury vehicles.

Hyundai decided to recall about 27,500 Genesis luxury cars Monday, just a few hours after the U.S. government opened an investigation into problems with their brakes.
The automaker said the recall covers cars from the 2009 through 2012 model years. Hyundai sold about 69,000 Genesis models, and about 60 percent of them already been repaired through a company service campaign that began in March, a spokesman said.

For Halloween this year, I&;m going as a 2014 Lexus IS 250 F Sport AWD. The new sedan looks fast and powerful, but the sporty costume makes promises its drivetrain can&;t keep.

Oct. 17&;The state&;s new hybrid vehicle fee might get kicked to the curb.

Oct. 17&;Two German diesel sedans and three Japanese cars are the finalists for the Green Car of the Year Award to be handed out at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month.
The finalists for the Green Car Journal award include the Audi A6 TDI, BMW 328d, Honda Accord, Mazda3, and Toyota Corolla.

Oct. 15&;Plymouth, Mich. &; The growing affluence of car buyers in China, a push to comply with emissions rules to curb greenhouse gases and a move to driverless driving will force changes to the designs of automobile interiors in the next dozen years.

Oct. 17&;The state&;s new hybrid vehicle fee might get kicked to the curb.

Seven years ago, Sue Auriemma wrote a letter to the editor of her community newspaper explaining how she&;d backed over her 3-year-old daughter in their Manhasset driveway.
Her daughter survived, but the letter helped the mother cope with lingering guilt over the 2005 accident &; and spurred her to push for a federal law mandating rearview cameras on new vehicles.

The Nissan Leaf is cruising at 35 mph when a pedestrian jumps into the roadway.
But there&;s no one at the controls. Instead, radar, lasers and cameras recognize the pedestrian &; actually a dummy shoved into the road by an engineer. Computers order the car to slam the brakes and swerve, avoiding a collision.

Oct. 15&;Tennessee&;s growing presence in automobile manufacturing passed an important milestone today with the Nissan plant in Smyrna producing its 10 millionth vehicle.
The milestone vehicle also was the first U.S. produced 2014 Nissan Rogue.



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