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Need a rental car? Try Walgreens

Hertz is in talks with Walgreen to launch a car-rental service at Walgreens retail stores, according to a report in Crain’s Chicago Business.

Flexibility reigns in Toyota’s U2 concept

Toyota Motor unveiled the Urban Utility concept vehicle, or the U2, which the automaker says is designed to supply the greater utility and the smaller vehicle footprint that many SUV buyers say they want.

Renault swings out with ultralight hybrid

Should French automaker Renault go to production with its ultralight EOLAB five-passenger hybrid concept car, the vehicle would come in some 400 pounds less than the diminutive Smart fortwo does, despite the former being some 50 inches longer than the latter.

Look for ‘glaring’ improvement at Ford

When the redesigned Ford F-150 reaches dealerships—the automaker hasn’t announced when that would be—the pickup will include technology that will reduce the potential of glare from the vehicle’s instrument panel and smart-entertainment screen, Ford Motor says.

‘Connected car’ on store shelves now

Every year, Specialty Equipment Market Association puts on its SEMA Show, where the latest in automotive specialty products are put on display. Chris Duke, who is the creator and host of the automotive program Motorz TV, attended the event 14 years in a row. When the show convenes again in November 2014, Duke won’t be the least bit surprised to see a plethora of new automotive aftermarket products that include connectivity.

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Automotive Recalls

Nissan cites air-bag failure in vehicle recall

Nov. 10, 2014—Nissan Motor recalled certain 2003–2005 Infiniti FX35 and FX45, 2003–2004 Infiniti I35, 2006 Infiniti M35 and M45, 2003–2004 Nissan Pathfinder and 2004–2006 Nissan Sentra vehicles.

Honda recalls vehicles because air bag might fail

Nov. 10, 2014—Honda Motor recalled certain 2001–2005 Honda Civic, 2003–2004 Civic CNG and Element, 2002–2005 CR-V, 2002–2004 Odyssey, 2003–2005 Accord, Pilot, Civic Hybrid, and Acura MDX, 2005 Acura RL and 2006 Honda Ridgeline vehicles.

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