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With '19 Outback selling well, Subaru taking time with '20 model

Subaru's production switch to the redesigned 2020 Outback crossover comes at a time when the outgoing model is still carrying the brand's volume. So why hurry to ramp up the new one?

Mahindra tests Mich. tax-break program

A plan to hire 2,000 people at the former GM site in Flint hinges on getting incentives from a program that's nearing its cap and about to expire.

Safety idea gets a mandate

Automakers were already testing the waters for child-detection safety features. If regulators move forward in the U.S. and Europe, the technologies would be required.

Dealer anniversaries

Dealers featured this week include Elisabeth Boyd, owner of H.A. Boyd, a Volkswagen dealership in Lebanon, Pa.; and Jack Thompson, president of Thompson Toyota in Doylestown, Pa.

Emissions regulations don't hurt fuel economy

Although denied by the EPA, emissions regulations did result in reduced fuel economy in the early 1970s because of the control methodologies employed. But the incorporation of catalysts, fuel injection, more sophisticated engine designs and, yes, direct injection have resulted in remarkable improvement in vehicle fuel economy.