| 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...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 2:00 PM
A growing economy has helped shift automobile sales into gear. U.S. car sales hit 1.5million vehicles in August, according to the National Automobile Dealers Association — a 14 percent increase from the previous month and a 17 percent increase...
| 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...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Vehicles Affected: 91,559 model-year 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs. The Problem: The Detroit News is reporting that the automaker is recalling the SUVs to address random warning-light illumination and instrument-cluster blackout. "Engineers discovered...
| May 17, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Automakers are spending billions of dollars to squeeze efficiency from a car part most people never think twice about — the transmission.
Over the next five years, many new vehicles will have transmissions with up to 10 speeds, replacing the...
| Nov 10, 2012
There are two ways to import less oil: Pump more or reduce use. Since 1975, when the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards were set by the Department of Transportation and Environmental Protection Agency, the goal has been to do at least as much...
| 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...
| 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....
| Dec 12, 2012
| 4:32 AM
As an automotive journalist, I've piloted 500-horsepower supercars at high speeds. I've driven on some of the best tracks in the country, with professionals offering me tips. Exotic cars with price tags hovering near the balance of my mortgage have......
| Jul 4, 2013
| 4:50 PM
Since reviving a long-dead nameplate last year when it arrived as the first true spawn of the Fiat-Chrysler corporate mash-up, the Dodge Dart has been met with mixed reaction. One thing we can agree on, however, is that it's a key vehicle for a...
| 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...