| Feb 12, 2014
| 4:49 PM
Toyota Motor Corp. launched a massive global recall of its popular Prius hybrid to fix a software glitch that could cause the car to stall, an aggressive reaction to counter past criticism of its slow response to defects, experts said.
| Jan 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Nothing seemed to underscore the revolving door between federal regulators and the companies they regulate as vividly as the two milestones marked on Jan. 17 at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
One was NHTSA's announcement that it was...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 12:38 PM
Rock giants will be striding into Virginia Beach later this year. I know we're looking at snow on the ground today, but if you can mentally transport yourself to the steamy days of summer 2014, you'll see two titans of glitzy 1970s rock on stage at Farm...
| 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......
| Aug 7, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Fabricado en Italia entre 1957 y 1975, el antiguo Fiat 500 surgió de una idea del dictador Benito Mussolini, en 1930. El llamado "Duce" había convocado al senador del fascismo, Giovanni Agnelli, para informarle de la improrrogable necesidad de motorizar a...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 10:24 AM
Chrysler Group is recalling about 30,000 new Ram pickup trucks to fix a dashboard light that is supposed to warn drivers if their vehicle tail lights aren't working.
Chrysler dealers will perform a software upgrade on the recalled trucks to reactivate...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 10:00 AM
General Motors Co. brands made a big jump in the rankings of the 2013 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, which examines the problems drivers encounter during the first 90 days of owning a new vehicle.
Porsche topped the list — it regularly ranks...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:54 PM
The national economy remains sluggish — but don't tell the auto industry.
Auto sales showed surprising strength in January, with all three domestic manufacturers — General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group — reporting...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 9:55 AM
After years of failed promises and delayed introductions, Alfa Romeo will officially return to the U.S. later this year with an all-new mid-engine sports car, the company announced Tuesday.
The Alfa Romeo 4C will be the first of several Alfas to hit...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 10:07 AM
Chrysler Group is recalling more than 370,000 trucks and SUVs to fix a problem with the vehicles' rear axle.
The recall affects 2009 Dodge Durango and Chrysler Aspen SUVs, 2009-11 Dodge Dakota trucks and 2009-12 Ram 1500 trucks. Of the vehicles...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 6:34 AM
At first glance, Toyota and Lexus look to be the clear winners in the latest J.D. Power and Associates study of car dependability.
Along with Porsche, they made up the top brands with fewest problems per 100 vehicles over the first three years of...