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Post-earthquake, Toyota prepares to reopen some plants in Japan

Some factories will begin production next week; Lexus factories still shuttered.

Toyota will reopen most of its factories in Japan next week, but two that produce Lexus models will remain closed. The automaker won't disclose when these plants will reopen.

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Japanese earthquakes send ripples through auto industry

Toyota and Lexus hit hard by plant closures.

There could be shortages of many Toyota and Lexus vehicles in the US because recent earthquakes in Japan forced the automaker to suspend most of its factories there.

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C7 Corvette could get Aisin 8-speed transmission because GM's own 'box isn't ready

Chevrolet is unveiling its highly anticipated C7 Corvette at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, but the new eight-speed automatic transmission that General Motors will introduce in this car reportedly won't be ready for at least another year. No, this doesn't mean that the C7 will only c

Design students imagine lightweight, aerodynamic wheels... of steel?

As car makers strive to meet increased CAFE standards, a lot of cars will be getting both lighter and more aerodynamic. While aluminum and carbon fiber grab a lot of the lightweight headlines, there's no getting around the fact that cars are going to be made out of steel for a long time to come. So it's no surprise that the steel industry is out to prove that it, too, can be a source