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  • Harley-Davidson adds two new models to 2016 line

    Harley-Davidson adds two new models to 2016 line

    In a move that shows a determination to maintain market share and move product into new consumer niches, Harley-Davidson has announced the addition of two new motorcycles into its 2016 lineup. The massive Milwaukee-based company will soon begin selling a CVO Pro Street Breakout and a Low Rider...

  • Indian Scout Sixty: An American 999-cc 'starter bike'

    Indian Scout Sixty: An American 999-cc 'starter bike'

    Indian Motorcycle is going down -- in size, scale and price. The company has introduced a smaller version of its popular Scout, the 1200-cc lightweight retro-styled cruiser that hit the market 18 months ago as a 2015 model. ------------ FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this story incorrectly...

  • 'World's most expensive' Ferrari headed to auction

    'World's most expensive' Ferrari headed to auction

    A world's record for the most expensive car ever sold at public auction, set in 2014, is poised to be broken. The record was set at a Carmel auction, during the annual Monterey Car Week, when the gavel came down on a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO at just under $38 million, including auction costs and fees....

  • Honda Clarity Fuel Cell coming -- at a price

    Honda Clarity Fuel Cell coming -- at a price

    Honda has revealed pricing and availability for its 2016 Clarity Fuel Cell sedan -- but it's not cheap. The five-passenger, four-door vehicle will be in dealerships "before the end of 2016," Honda said Thursday. It will cost an estimated $60,000, with leases available from $500 a month. That will...

  • General Motors launches Maven, a car-sharing service

    General Motors launches Maven, a car-sharing service

    General Motors Co. has launched a car-sharing service that lets users reserve and unlock vehicles with their smartphones. The service, called Maven, debuted Thursday in Ann Arbor, Mich., and will initially focus on serving students and faculty at the University of Michigan. GM vehicles are to be...

  • General Motors buys the assets of ride-hailing company Sidecar

    General Motors buys the assets of ride-hailing company Sidecar

    In another step this month to position itself for on-demand ride hailing, General Motors has acquired the technology and assets of Sidecar Technologies, a San Francisco-based ride-hailing service that shut down at the end of 2015. This step comes after GM's Jan. 4 announcement that it is investing...

  • Three of Jerry Seinfeld's prized Porsches are headed for auction under Gooding's gavel

    Three of Jerry Seinfeld's prized Porsches are headed for auction under Gooding's gavel

    Comedian and car-show host Jerry Seinfeld is parting with a trio of his prized Porsches — the first of multiple vehicles from his collection that could be headed to auction. The three will be on display at the Gooding & Co. auction in Phoenix, starting Jan. 29. They will go under the gavel at Gooding's...

  • U.S. motorcyclists finish Dakar Rally, the most grueling off-road race on Earth

    U.S. motorcyclists finish Dakar Rally, the most grueling off-road race on Earth

    The world's most grueling off-road race is finished for 2016, and four American motorcycle riders have completed it. Honda racing team rider Ricky Brabec finished the 2016 Dakar Rally in ninth place -- an impressive success for a rookie who'd never tackled the 14-day rally before. Also completing...

  • Feds and 18 car companies team up to create new auto safety standards

    Feds and 18 car companies team up to create new auto safety standards

    The federal government will team with U.S. and global automakers to create new safety standards for vehicles on American roads. Making the announcement Friday in Detroit at the close of the North American International Auto Show, Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said his agency...

  • BMW's 328i xDrive Wagon: a luxury kid-hauler that hauls

    BMW's 328i xDrive Wagon: a luxury kid-hauler that hauls

    BMW was once known in America as primarily a sports car company. Hands up, everyone who drove or lusted after the 1600s and 2002s of the 1960s and 1970s. But over the last 20 years, the German automotive company has experienced massive growth by building handsome, high-quality people movers — sedans,...

  • BMW's S1000XR sport bike an ideal blend of comfort and performance

    BMW's S1000XR sport bike an ideal blend of comfort and performance

    BMW isn't just a powerful global presence on four wheels. Its motorcycle department is a world-beater too. Already dominant in the increasingly growing "Adventure" class, which the company more or less invented in 2004 with the introduction of its sturdy R1200GS, BMW Motorrad surprised the motorcycle...

  • Transportation Department to ease the way for self-driving cars

    Transportation Department to ease the way for self-driving cars

    Self-driving cars are one step closer to a wider debut on public roads: The Transportation Department said Thursday that federal guidelines for how autonomous vehicles should operate, as well as a model state policy, would be developed within six months. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx also...

  • California regulators reject VW repair plan for diesel vehicles linked to scandal

    California regulators reject VW repair plan for diesel vehicles linked to scandal

    The California Air Resources Board has rejected Volkswagen's proposed fix for diesel passenger vehicles outfitted with "defeat devices" that allow them to emit illegal levels of pollutants. The state agency notified VW early Tuesday that the company's repair plans for 2.0-liter passenger cars built...

  • Detroit Auto Show opens with splashy debuts

    Detroit Auto Show opens with splashy debuts

    Day one of the North American International Auto Show kicked off Monday in Detroit with a blast of new vehicle news and some high-grade auto awards. Honda's refreshed Civic Coupe and Volvo's XC90 SUV were named by the NAIAS as 2016's North American Car and North American Truck of the year. Unwrapped...

  • New GLC 300 offers a lot of Mercedes for the money

    New GLC 300 offers a lot of Mercedes for the money

    Mercedes-Benz says it wants to "raise the bar" on the luxury SUV. But the German automaker has already brought a lot of high-end appointments to these high-profile vehicles. The bar's pretty high. The 2016 GLC 300 4Matic sits near the bottom of Mercedes' six-vehicle stable of SUVs, in terms of...

  • U.S. auto sales set record in 2015

    U.S. auto sales set record in 2015

    Americans have driven auto sales to their highest total in years, and analysts predicted more of the same for 2016.Sales of new cars and trucks in 2015 hit 17.47 million, toppling the previous record of 17.35 million set in 2000. Analysts attributed the gains to a strong economy, interest rates...

  • Tesla delivers more cars than ever before, but its stock price dives

    Tesla delivers more cars than ever before, but its stock price dives

    Tesla Motors Inc. said it delivered 17,400 vehicles in the fourth quarter, setting a new company record by putting out a flurry of Model S sedans and some Model X sport utility vehicles, but the stock market wasn’t impressed. Shares of the Palo Alto-based automaker sank $16.60, or nearly 7%, to...

  • General Motors CEO Mary Barra becomes the automaker's chairwoman too

    General Motors CEO Mary Barra becomes the automaker's chairwoman too

    General Motors Co. Chief Executive Mary Barra is taking on the added role of chairwoman at the nation's largest automaker. GM's directors unanimously elected Barra on Monday to lead the board, effective immediately. She succeeds former Cummins Inc. Chairman and CEO Theodore Solso as GM's chairman....

  • FCA rides 'Star Wars' wave with Chargers, Challengers, Vipers and more

    FCA rides 'Star Wars' wave with Chargers, Challengers, Vipers and more

    The mighty Fiat Chrysler automotive company is spending a lot of time and money on the movies this year. Having already worked its vehicles into marketing campaigns around the earlier 2015 hits "Furious 7" and "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2," FCA went all out in a year-end assault tied...

  • American bikers prepare for Dakar Rally, the world's most dangerous motor sports event

    American bikers prepare for Dakar Rally, the world's most dangerous motor sports event

    On Jan. 2, a "Mad Max" phalanx of 354 cars, trucks, motorcycles and quads will blast out of downtown Buenos Aires and begin the treacherous 8,000-kilometer (4,971 miles) Dakar Rally across the mountains and deserts of Argentina and Bolivia. The annual off-road race, considered the world's most...

  • 2015 Top 10: What a year for great machines!

    2015 Top 10: What a year for great machines!

    The year just ending has been a mighty one for car- and bike-nuts. In addition to the arrivals of the first hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, the appearance of a greater array of plug-in hybrids and a new Bond movie with a new Aston Martin, 2015 is also poised to go on record as the biggest car-selling...

  • Nissan's Titan XD carves out new niche in truck market

    Nissan's Titan XD carves out new niche in truck market

    Nissan is getting back into the full-size truck business, and going about it in a sly way. Rather than go head to head with market leaders Ford, Chevy, Dodge and Toyota, and do battle for a slice of the traditional half-ton or three-quarter-ton truck customers, Nissan has invented its own niche....

  • Tilting Motor Works kit turns Harley-Davidson motorcycles into 'reverse trikes'

    Tilting Motor Works kit turns Harley-Davidson motorcycles into 'reverse trikes'

    The three-wheeled power-sports market is growing fast, driven largely by newbie bikers and aging riders attracted to big motorcycles but afraid of their heft and weight. Many love the stability of a three-wheeled machine, but an equal number are put off by the handling: Trikes don't lean when they...

  • Ninth driver death linked to Takata airbag explosion; Honda extends recall to 127,000 CR-Vs

    Ninth driver death linked to Takata airbag explosion; Honda extends recall to 127,000 CR-Vs

    A ninth motorist's death has been linked to an exploding Takata airbag, federal auto safety regulators said Wednesday. The accident occurred in July near Pittsburgh. The teenage driver, who was not identified, was in a 2001 Honda Accord, which has been under recall. "We are working hard to understand...

  • Will Ford build Google's self-driving car?

    Will Ford build Google's self-driving car?

    Ford Motor Co. could be first in line to build Google's self-driving car, once the search giant decides it's time to hit the road. There's great logic in the partnership, should the talks turn to a real deal. Google, which has already put many autonomous test vehicles through their paces on streets...

  • Domestic car sales for 2015 poised to be best on record

    Domestic car sales for 2015 poised to be best on record

    Despite pollution-spewing Volkswagens, exploding Takata airbags and failing GM ignition switches, domestic car sales for 2015 appear poised to be the best in U.S. history. Industry experts predict, based on year-to-date sales and projections for December, that the year's total sales will top 17.4...

  • EPA report shows backsliding on auto fuel economy and emissions, critics say

    EPA report shows backsliding on auto fuel economy and emissions, critics say

    U.S. automakers' progress toward better fuel economy and emissions standards is slowing, a report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency shows.The study shows scant improvement in either area. Average fuel economy for U.S. passenger vehicles in 2014 remained unchanged from the previous year:...

  • Self-driving cars must have driver behind the wheel, California says

    Self-driving cars must have driver behind the wheel, California says

    California unveiled precedent-setting draft rules Wednesday that would slow the public's access to self-driving cars of the future until regulators are confident the technology is safe. That cautious approach requires that the cars have a steering wheel, and a licensed driver must be ready to take...

  • Ford driverless car to hit California roads

    Ford driverless car to hit California roads

    Add Ford to the growing list of car companies fielding autonomous vehicles on the West Coast. The Detroit auto giant has received a permit to begin operating a driverless car on public streets as part of the the California Autonomous Vehicle Testing Program. Ford executives say a Ford Fusion hybrid...

  • Tennis champ Maria Sharapova is dreaming about driving Highway 1 to Big Sur

    Tennis champ Maria Sharapova is dreaming about driving Highway 1 to Big Sur

    Five-time Grand Slam tennis champion Maria Sharapova isn't just the No. 4 tennis player in the world, a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador and one of the highest-paid female athletes in history. She's also a Porsche nut, and she loves to drive. I caught up with her at the Shade Hotel in Manhattan...

  • Japanese cars do best in insurance industry safety rankings

    Japanese cars do best in insurance industry safety rankings

    Japanese brands dominate the insurance industry's rankings of the safest vehicles for the 2016 model year. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said Thursday that 48 vehicles earned its highest rating of “Top Safety Pick Plus.” That's up from 33 a year ago. Toyota, Honda and Subaru had the...

  • Fiat Chrysler to pay $70 million fine to U.S. government

    Fiat Chrysler will pay a $70 million fine to the U.S. government for failing to report safety data. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the fine Thursday. The fine is in addition to a $105 million penalty levied against Fiat Chrysler earlier this year for its mishandling...

  • Auto review: 2016 Honda Civic goes for European styling

    Auto review: 2016 Honda Civic goes for European styling

    Very few cars are completely satisfying. That one has plenty of performance but no perks. This one has lots of room but not enough zoom. The 2016 Honda Civic, in that respect, may be a perfect car. It delivers everything it promises and does exactly what it sets out to do. It's dependable, predictable,...

  • Petersen Automotive Museum reopens with dramatic architecture, interactive exhibits

    Petersen Automotive Museum reopens with dramatic architecture, interactive exhibits

    After 14 months and $90 million in dramatic renovations, the Petersen Automotive Museum is poised to reopen. Hitting a deadline that many inside and outside the organization thought impossible, the overhauled Wilshire Boulevard car-centric exhibition space will reopen to the public Sunday after...

  • McLaren spins Spider web with 675LT convertible

    McLaren spins Spider web with 675LT convertible

    McLaren has added a Spider to its lineup and will shortly begin selling the open-top version of its recently unveiled 675LT. The convertible version weighs 2,800 pounds, dry -- 220 pounds less than the hardtop -- and delivers an impressive 666 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque from a twin...

  • VW sales fall sharply in wake of diesel scandal

    VW sales fall sharply in wake of diesel scandal

    Volkswagen's U.S. sales dropped sharply in November, mainly because of the company's decision to stop selling its diesel vehicles, which VW has admitted were outfitted with illegal emissions-cheating devices. Overall sales for the month dropped almost 25%, at a time when many automakers — GM, FCA,...

  • Car review: VW's all-electric e-Golf is as zippy and roomy as gas version

    Car review: VW's all-electric e-Golf is as zippy and roomy as gas version

    In light of the still-widening diesel emissions scandal, it's no surprise that Volkswagen came to the Los Angeles Auto Show promoting an electric car. The German car company brought a fleet of the sporty e-Golf battery electric vehicles to the show, eagerly throwing the keys to anyone willing to...

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