| May 9, 2014
It seems like a smart move for automakers to offer integrated child-safety seats in cars, but only two manufacturers currently provide integrated booster seats as an option: Volvo and Dodge. Of those manufacturers, only certain models in their lineups...
| Feb 5, 2014
The main mission of a minivan is to haul people, more so than even the more popular SUVs that account for more than 30 percent of new-vehicle sales. Yet, whereas more than half of SUVs are equipped with all- or......
| Jun 10, 2014
Alfa Romeo fans, warm up your credit cards: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced today the names of 86 dealers that will operate an Alfa Romeo franchise in the U.S. and Canada. We've known that the brand is on its way back......
| Oct 7, 2013
| 10:15 AM
Don’t act like you’re not impressed.
Dodge over the weekend debuted a new ad campaign for its Durango SUV. Four spots feature comedian Will Ferrell playing Ron Burgundy from the 2004 film “Anchorman.”
Ferrell will reprise the...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 7:41 PM
Chrysler Group filed plans Monday to resume trading its shares on the stock market, part of a high-stakes game its parent company, Fiat, is playing against a big union trust.
The stock sale would not be a normal initial public offering, in which a...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 5:20 AM
The Chevrolet Corvette was anything but a performance car when the first one rolled out of a GM factory in 1953, recalls Werner Meier, owner of Masterworks Automotive Services in Madison Heights, Mich., a restoration shop that specializes in Corvettes....
| Oct 1, 2013
| 7:33 AM
U.S. monthly auto sales declined in September for the first time in more than two years, in part because of a calendar quirk that landed Labor Day weekend sales in the August report.
Auto information company TrueCar.com estimated that by the time all of...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 8:23 AM
A month-end sales surge helped automakers post strong November sales.
General Motors Co., the nation’s largest auto seller, said its U.S. sales rose 14% in November to 212,060 vehicles, compared with the same month a year earlier.
It was the...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 7:33 AM
WASHINGTON -- Fiat on Monday said it would postpone an initial public offering of Chrysler Group stock until early 2014.
The move ends an attempt to sell shares owned by a United Auto Workers trust by the end of this year to help resolve a dispute...
| May 29, 2013
| 12:33 PM
Gasoline prices are only slightly below levels set in 2011 and 2012, according to Energy Department statistics. But even a relatively small decline is enough to dent the used car auction prices of hybrid vehicles and the retained value of electric...
| May 22, 2013
| 1:15 PM
The decades-old tradition of shutting down U.S. auto factories for two weeks around July may be coming to an end, experts say, pushed out by strong demand and staggered vehicle launch dates.
With sales booming, Ford Motor Co., for example, said it...