| Nov 29, 2013
| 8:12 AM
A big rig crash on the 5 Freeway in Mission Hills on Friday spilled diesel fuel across the road and forced the closure of two ramps, the California Highway Patrol said.
The crash occurred about 6:15 a.m. when a big rig collided with a Nissan...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 6:15 AM
This is not your grandfather's Jeep.
The 2014 diesel Grand Cherokee Summit points the brand in a very different direction than its beginnings as a bare-bones World War II gadabout. The same can be said for this new version's $57,000 price tag.
| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:48 PM
General Motors Co. was reeling from its bankruptcy and federal bailout when it launched the Chevrolet Cruze small car — one of the few projects it could pull off amid the financial and political turmoil.
That day in September 2010 marked the...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:49 PM
Like the American kid who returns from study abroad with a German accent, Chevrolet's latest Cruze sedan will come with a decidedly European flair.
Starting in September, Chevy will offer the compact sedan with a diesel engine. It joins the two gas...
| Sep 12, 2008
I refuse to go down the path of juvenile humor simply because the magic ingredient in Mercedes-Benz's new California-legal diesels, such as the ML320 CDI, is urea -- which also happens to be the magic ingredient in urine. That's rule No. 1.
| Jan 28, 2008
Malah abu Lashin lay in the intensive care unit of Nasser Children's Hospital here Sunday, her frail 20-month-old body attached to a ventilator, an oxygenator and an intravenous pump.
The lifeline that kept those devices functioning was equally fragile:...
| Oct 13, 2011
If a mid-size luxury SUV is in your fall wardrobe, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 may be the cable-knit sweater.
Its hardy construction is conservatively stylish, its practicality infused with elegance. This is a vehicle that is equally suited to shuttling...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 12:55 PM
The 2013 Geneva Motor Show is set to start Tuesday, but Volkswagen is already having a good week.
The VW Golf was named European Car of the Year on Monday, gathering more than twice the votes than the second-place Subaru BRZ. Volvo's V40 was third. The...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 6:40 AM
All the power and toughness of today's Grand Cherokee, now in a less-thirsty diesel formula.
That was the gist of the inaugural press conference for the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, with Jeep opening the event Monday morning with the the unveiling of its...
| May 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In the tense days of this nation’s twin gas crises in the 1970s, one automaker dominated U.S. roads with diesel cars: Mercedes-Benz. The automaker says that between 1975 and 1985, a majority of its cars sold here were diesels, hitting a peak of 80%....
| Nov 28, 2012
| 6:07 PM
Audi came out swinging with its diesel technology at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show Wednesday, introducing four new diesel models for the U.S. market.
But the company didn't limit its scope to new products. It also pressed the case that wider use of...