| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:58 AM
Kia went electric at Thursday’s 2014 Chicago Auto Show, by introducing the brand’s first all-electric vehicle, the Soul EV.
Based on the boxy Soul hatchback crossover that has long been one of Kia’s most popular vehicles, the EV version...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Same great hatchback flavor. Now with less fuel!
That’s the theme behind Audi’s forthcoming 2015 A3 Sportback e-tron, a compact hatchback due in early 2015 that will be the first ever plug-in hybrid from the German automaker.
Audi A3 fans...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 12:47 PM
DETROIT--As the automotive test director for Consumer Reports, Jake Fisher drives hundreds of cars a year and is known as one of the toughest critics in the auto industry. The Times took a cruise with Fisher at the North American International Auto Show...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 9:12 AM
A plan for Fisker Automotive Inc. is solidifying that would put the company's gas-electric hybrid Karma luxury automobile back on the road in mid-2015, according to its newly appointed interim president.
The hope is that the newly launched car, backed...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Automakers sold 1.2 million vehicles last month, about the same as February 2013. Frigid weather in much of the nation put a damper on the business. With most of the car companies having now reported their results Monday, here are the winners and losers....
| Jan 22, 2014
| 9:23 AM
Speaking today at the Washington Auto Show’s Policy Day, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced $50 million to support development of new vehicle technologies.
“The new research and development funding announced today will help support...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 8:24 AM
Here’s what you need to know from Elon Musk’s call with Wall Street analysts who follow his Tesla Motors electric car company.
1: Tesla is selling a lot of cars for a lot of money.
Musk told investors Tesla would sell about 35,000 cars this...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 9:41 AM
Auto show season is in full swing. The North American International Auto Show in Detroit wraps up this weekend, just as the Washington Auto Show kicks off in the nation’s capital. Chicago is up next, running from February 8 to February 17.
| Apr 17, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Subaru is unveiling a refreshed version of its popular Outback -- the most fuel efficient and roomiest version in the model's 20-year history.
The 2015 is the fifth-generation Outback, an all-wheel-drive series that has helped the Japanese company...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 11:52 AM
With the update to the 2015 Dodge Charger, Chrysler now offers two distinct flavors of big, performance-oriented rear-drive cars for enthusiasts. The Charger's gone modern, with swoopy new styling that apes the Dart and Durango in the brand's lineup,...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Tesla Motors Inc. wants to raise almost $2 billion to help fund a giant battery factory in the Southwestern U.S. to supply its electric vehicles.
The Palo Alto automaker said Wednesday that it plans to build a "gigafactory" that would slash the cost...