| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:56 AM
This year's New York auto show is packed with redesigns and updates to some of the best-selling cars on the market. However, it was hard not to notice the lack of flash that normally accompanies an auto show. Despite a slew of introductions, there was...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 3:18 PM
Is Tesla going to be manufacturing more cars or car parts at a new facility?
The electric car company won't comment specifically, but city officials in tiny Lathrop, Calif., say work is underway converting a 431,000-square-foot facility that once housed...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 5:50 PM
General Motors' giant recall scandal looks to have a silver lining for GM dealers — millions of dollars in lucrative repair bills that their service departments can charge back to the nation's biggest automaker.
The car company will pay dealers...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 8:06 AM
Heavy spending to repair more than 6 million vehicles in the first quarter triggered an 88% plunge in General Motors Co. earnings for the period, compared to a year earlier.
The nation’s largest automaker said it earned just $108 million, or 8...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 9:37 AM
Hyundai will launch an all-new version of its game-changing Sonata sedan at the New York Auto Show, the automaker has announced.
The South Korean company said it will debut a global version of the midsize family sedan on home soil later this month, with...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 6:40 PM
Toyota Motor Corp. plans to move large numbers of jobs from its sales and marketing headquarters in Torrance to suburban Dallas, according to a person familiar with the automaker's plans.
The move, creating a new North American headquarters, would put...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 8:14 AM
The Honda Fit was easily the best subcompact on the market — great fun to drive and a deft mix of efficiency, interior space and value.
Then Honda discovered that fun doesn't sell.
The newly redesigned 2015 Fit is still spacious, frugal and...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 10:33 AM
After years of improving car reliability, automakers have taken a step backward while trying to exact better fuel economy out of engines and transmissions, according to the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study issued Wednesday.
Owners of 3-...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 9:11 AM
What does it take to be a writer: A room of one’s own? A weakness for words? To celebrate the Festival of Books, we asked five celebrated authors to recall a turning point in their evolution as writers. First up is Susan Straight, recipient of the...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 2:31 PM
It's officially spring. We're deep into pothole season, which, like other holiday seasons, seems to grow longer every year. This pothole season could be the longest yet. Potholes are out of control. The Chicago Department of Transportation said last month...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 8:47 AM
Tesla, the California-based electric brand behind the Model S, stormed into the top five automotive brands in a recent survey by Consumer Reports, the organization announced Wednesday.
The company rounds out a group led by Toyota, Ford, Honda, and...