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Hyundai Joins New Waive

Hyundai Motor America Inc. in January will place 150 of its IONIQ EVs in the WaiveCar car-sharing fleet in Los Angeles with an option for 250 more cars in additional cities by the end of 2017.

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Hyundai Plans Self-Driving Car

Hyundai Motor America Inc. in Fountain Valley introduced its Autonomous IONIQ concept vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday.

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Mecum Auction Counts 750 Cars

16,000 attendees are expected at an automobile auction at Anaheim Convention Center this weekend.

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Too Faced Sells Again: $1.45B

Too Faced Cosmetics LLC in Irvine will sell for the second time in 18 months, with a deal pegged at nearly $1 billion more than last year’s price tag.

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Hyundai Owners Get Voice Controls

Hyundai Motor America Inc. in Fountain Valley will work with Amazon.com to offer remote voice-control features on its entire 2017 lineup.

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Taco Bell Unveils New Logo, Clothing Line

Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp. unveiled a series of new moves Monday: its new flagship restaurant in Las Vegas, a logo refresh, and its debut company-branded clothing.

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Del Taco to Add 14 in Phoenix

Del Taco Restaurants Inc. in Lake Forest said two franchisees would open 14 stores in the Phoenix market.

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Auto Sales App Signs Fletcher Jones

AutoGravity Corp. in Irvine signed Fletcher Jones dealerships in five markets to its mobile application-based car sales and financing venture.

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Automakers’ October Sales Mixed

Three out of four Orange County-based automakers beat the national sales pace on new-vehicle sales in October, according to New Jersey-based market researcher Autodata Corp.

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Quiksilver Adds to Board

Quiksilver Inc. in Huntington Beach added the former chief executive of Danone to its board of directors.

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Apparel Firm Takes Over LA Plant

AST Sportswear Inc. in Brea plans to resume operations at the former American Apparel’s dyeing and finishing plant in Hawthorne in Los Angeles County, after acquiring its equipment in an auction.

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Hyundai, Kia Settle With States

Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. will pay $41.2 million to 33 states and the District of Columbia to settle an investigation of the automakers’ “2012 restatement of fuel economy ratings and related advertising.”

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Porsche Motorsport Decamps

Porsche Motorsport North America has left Santa Ana for Carson, a move first announced in 2012.

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OC Car Sales Up 1.1%

Sales of new vehicles at Orange County auto dealers for the first nine months of the year increased 1.1% to 147,360, according to the Orange County Automobile Dealers Association.

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Wienerschnitzel Franchisee Wants 10 More

Wienerschnitzel in Irvine said a current franchisee would add 10 locations in California and Texas.