| 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...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 10:16 AM
Americans' penny-pinching is over, as the tightwad ways of the economic downturn make way for big-spender behavior, according to a new report from Santa Monica-based research group IBISWorld.
Nearly five years after the recession began, consumers are...
| 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....
| 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...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Today, Detroit became the largest municipality in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy. The move came as the city faces $18 billion in debt. The Detroit News reports the city reached a deal with some creditors that gives Detroit $11......
| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Automakers reported strong July sales numbers as consumers, eager to replace aging cars and businesses buying trucks, pushed the industry to levels not seen since before the Great Recession.
General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group all...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 6:54 AM
Chrysler Group said Thursday that it sold 140,102 vehicles in July, an 11% gain from the same month a year earlier. It was Chrysler’s best July sales since 2006.
The Auburn Hills, Mich., automaker was helped by a big gain in truck sales. Chrysler...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 8:43 AM
Matching a trend set last week by its domestic rivals, Chrysler Group reported healthy second quarter earnings Tuesday, helped by the strong U.S. auto market and a boom in profitable truck sales.
The Auburn Hills, Mich., automaker said it posted...