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  • Edmunds.com tests Tesla, with mixed results

    The automotive research company Edmunds.com took a long drive in a Tesla Model S, and has given the electric sedan a decidedly mixed review. In February 2013, the company paid $105,000 (almost double the cost of a base model) to take possession of a...
  • July 2014: Hot Hot Heat Edition

     
    Filed under: Etc. We'd like to take this moment to give Chrysler, in particular, a shout-out for the month of July, 2014. Not only was it the brand's best July since 2005, it also marks the 52nd straight month that the automaker improved sales over the...
  • Automakers post big July sales amid growing consumer confidence

    Automakers posted one of their best months in years in July. The car companies sold more than 1.4 million vehicles last month, a 9.1% gain from the same month a year earlier, according to AutoData Corp. Most of the big automakers posted increases near...
  • From the Boathouse: Italian saga a cautionary tale

    Ahoy! Finally, the largest salvage job in maritime history has been completed, and the tab, which is still open, is expected to top $2 billion. I mentioned in my column two weeks ago ("An exciting Flight by any name," From the Boathouse, July 19)...
  • Rosie sign on Kennedy Expressway gives family hope

    Rosie sign on Kennedy Expressway gives family hope
    Over a bleak stretch of the Kennedy Expressway that is often jammed with soul-crushing traffic, the enormous holiday light displays burst through the rush-hour malaise. At Easter, a 12-foot pink bunny, flanked by eggs and flowers, waves cheerily at...
  • Merger launches new chapter for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

    Fiat shareholders approved a merger today that will lead to the creation of a new company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles at a meeting in Turin, Italy. The decision marks the end of an era in Italy as Fiat founded 115 years ago by Giovanni Agnelli exits the...
  • 2015 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year long list revealed

     
    Filed under: Etc. This is the first time we can recall the eligible nominees in the truck/utility segment outnumbering the number of qualifying cars. 'Back to school' ads are are spooling up on TVs and in newspapers everywhere, and the auto industry's...
  • Mercedes Prices All-New 2015 C-Class at $39,325

     
    Mercedes-Benz announced pricing for its all-new, larger 2015 C-Class, with a rear-wheel drive C300 costing $39,325, including a $925 destination fee. The 2015 C-Class hits the road on Aug. 25, though you won't be seeing any on dealerships lots with......
  • July's Fastest- and Slowest-Selling Cars

     
    Want to buy a small luxury SUV? You're not alone. Two of the fastest-selling cars in the country last month were the all-new 2015 Porsche Macan and the pretty-much-unchanged 2015 Audi Q5. Related: Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: July 2014 The......
  • Fiat shareholders green-light Chrysler merger, end of an Italian era

     
    Filed under: Chrysler, Fiat Fiat has just taken a major step away from its Italian heritage, as shareholders officially approved the company's merger with Chrysler. That move will lead to the formation of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, a Dutch company...
  • How the 'unpretentious beauty' of 'flyover states' will influence your next car color

     
    Filed under: Design/Style Chemical giant BASF is getting mighty philosophical in its 2014 report Under the Radar, predicting the popular automotive colors of the 2018 model year. The company believes that the US is embracing "the unpretentious beauty of...