| Jan 13, 2014
| 7:14 AM
While designing the next generation F-150 truck, Ford Motor Co. secretly substituted the steel body on some of its current pickups with an aluminum shell and delivered them to business customers.
The automaker was looking to test how lightweight aluminum...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 10:15 AM
"You cannot buy the big one so you buy 1,000 of the small ones," says Billy Karam, a Lebanese toy car collector and amateur rally driver who has over 30,000 model cars and 400 dioramas, making it the Guinness Book of World Records largest collection of...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 10:19 AM
Cars cost a lot of money.
With an average sales price of about $32,000, we know a new car is out of reach for many. The automakers know this too, which is why they continue to roll out bottom-rung cars for buyers on way-below-average budgets.
| Jan 3, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Final auto sales numbers for 2013 make it easy to pick out the industry’s winner and losers.
At the top of the heap is Ford’s F-Series pickup truck — with 763,402 sales last year, more than any other vehicle in America, a title it has...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 9:51 AM
Ford will auction off for charity the world’s first production version of the all-new Mustang in January, the automaker has announced. Just don’t expect it to go for cheap.
The 2015 Mustang GT will be offered without reserve on Jan. 18 at the...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 8:14 AM
Cars like the Mitsubishi Mirage, Eclipse and Galant were once the bedrock of their segments. Montero and Montero Sport pioneered the SUV boom. So good were Mitsubishi vehicles that Chrysler shared architecture, factories and powertrains. This year,...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 7:58 AM
What do you get when you cross Acura’s TSX and TL sedans? No, not a bad joke. You get the Acura TLX Prototype, a look at the next sedan due out from Honda’s luxury division.
Debuting on Tuesday morning at the North American International...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Car companies are reacting to tepid auto sales so far this year by ratcheting up the discounts.
The industry is spending about $2,773 per vehicle this month in special sales incentives and discounts, according to car shopping information company...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 11:50 AM
Honda Motor Co. hopes the redesigned Fit hatchback it introduced at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit will finally match the sales of more popular subcompact car rivals.
The Fit has been a sales conundrum for Honda. It gets rave...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:30 AM
General Motors Co. posted a small increase in fourth-quarter profit but its results for the period disappointed Wall Street as business deteriorated in Asia and South America and the costs of restructuring operations in Europe mounted.
| Jan 14, 2014
| 6:05 PM
Fast cars and tough trucks took center stage over two days of model debuts at the Detroit Auto Show.
Luxury vehicles also made their presence known, most notably the larger Mercedes C-Class and the Hyundai Genesis, which held the line on a base price...