| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:01 PM
Tesla Motors of Palo Alto announced Thursday that it has hired Apple vice president Doug Field to oversee its new vehicle programs.
While at Apple, according to Tesla's news release, Field "led the development of many new products at Apple including the...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:17 PM
U.S. monthly auto sales declined in September for the first time in more than two years, in part because of a calendar quirk that landed Labor Day weekend sales in the August report.
Automakers sold a little more than 1.1 million vehicles last month,...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 6:53 AM
Today’s cars have turned into traveling towers of Babel. Car infotainment systems freeze. Phones don’t always sync. Bluetooth sound quality is poor. And simple tasks take too many touches and clicks.
At the core of the problem: The cars...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Get ready for the new Ford Mustang.
At the start of the L.A. Auto Show on Tuesday, Ford Motor Co. said it will unveil the sixth generation of the original Pony Car at events in Los Angeles; New York; and Dearborn, Mich., on Dec. 5.
The new version...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 1:08 PM
The hot-rod maker that bears the name of late automotive icon Carroll Shelby announced it is bringing back Shelby GT Mustangs after a five-year hiatus.
Shelby American Inc. announced its plans to build the car, which is based on Ford Mustang GT, on...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:30 AM
WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department said Thursday it has sold an additional 70.2-million shares of General Motors Co. stock acquired as part of the automaker's bailout and expects to unload the rest by the end of the year.
The sale of the final...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:14 PM
Southern California's love affair with the automobile continues unabated — at least at the Los Angeles Auto Show, where thousands of car fanatics, shoppers and families are descending on the downtown L.A. Convention Center.
After days of media...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 11:02 AM
Ford Motor Co. is recalling almost 24,000 Focus Electric and C-Max cars because they don’t make a chime when the driver’s door is open and the key is still in the car.
This is one of those odd federal regulations meant to keep drivers from...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 8:23 AM
A month-end sales surge helped automakers post strong November sales.
General Motors Co., the nation’s largest auto seller, said its U.S. sales rose 14% in November to 212,060 vehicles, compared with the same month a year earlier.
It was the...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Ford Motor Co. has unleashed the sixth-generation Mustang, the product of a delicate effort to balance half a century of history with demands for modern powertrains, technology and styling.
The result retains the essence of the late-1960s fastbacks on...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 9:00 PM
Ford Motor Co. unveiled the sixth generation of its Mustang on Wednesday night, nearly 50 years after the original debuted at the New York World’s Fair.
The automaker released photos of the 2015 Mustang and planned to show it off in a global...