| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:48 PM
Tesla Motors Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk promised shareholders a dramatic boost in the production of his company's electric cars, telling investors that Tesla will produce 35,000 cars this year and will have the capacity to produce up to 100,000 in...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 8:58 AM
For 15 years, the Lexus RX crossover has been the prescription for upscale car shoppers who want more than a sedan and less than a full-size SUV. Refined yet modest, fully capable and fully comfortable, the best-selling midsize has dominated the class and...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 6:09 PM
"Stay out of my bedroom!" I yell at the TV set, as an ad suggests another erectile dysfunction helper.
"Hey, menopause isn't a disease, get it?" I scream at the ad hawking a pill to extinguish hot flashes.
"Oh really!" I fume. "If I take your little...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The best place to find a diesel these days isn't a freeway truck stop. It's the country club.
Brands like BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi have always sold diesel cars on their home turf back in Germany. Mercedes in particular had success selling oil-burning...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 2:01 PM
Food Network Chef Christopher Kyler breezes into town on Wednesday, July 23, to give a cooking demonstration at Peninsula Town Center in Hampton.
The Hampton native has been a winner of Food Network’s "Cut Throat Kitchen" and is a Season 10...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 8:29 AM
California is tops when it come to driving with the top down.
Convertible car buyers are affluent, more educated and tend to live in California, especially Southern California, according to Experian Automotive, an industry research company and arm of...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Porsche is the top brand for owner satisfaction, with Hyundai the top non-premium brand, per a new study by auto industry experts J.D. Power.
The German automaker was the highest-ranked nameplate, for the tenth consecutive year, in a survey of 86,000...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 3:20 PM
After years of worrying about the stuff that matters — comfort, reliability, quality — Hyundai focused on the superficial with its all-new Genesis luxury sedan.
The previous Genesis was a solid luxury car wrapped in a forgettable exterior,...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:32 AM
The first Maserati models have arrived and ground is due to be broken this week for a new showroom that will open this fall in Towson.
The Maserati showroom, along with a new state-of-the-art showroom for BMWs, are part of a $4 million expansion now...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Cadillac employees woke up Friday morning with a new boss.
GM’s luxury division announced that Johan de Nysschen would take over as president on Aug. 1. The 54-year-old South African will leave his post at Nissan, where he served as head of its...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 12:06 PM
Frank Anechiarico, a passionate car salesman and one-time owner of Baltimore County's Valley Chevrolet, died June 27 at Brightview Mays Chapel Ridge, an assisted-living facility. He was 91 and had suffered a stroke.
"He started out selling used cars...