| Apr 21, 2011
The only Mercedes hatchback on the U.S. market, the 2011 B-Class F-Cell, wouldn't be recognizable as a Benz if it weren't for its premium badge.
Its small, pragmatic silhouette is more Japanese than German. But the B-Class F-Cell is more notable for...
| Jul 29, 2010
Cars typically force drivers to make a choice: sporty but piggish on fuel or efficient and underwhelming.
With its 2011 CR-Z, Honda Motor Co. is playing with a new concept. It's called responsible indulgence, and Honda's debuting the idea with a two-seat...
| Jun 30, 2011
In its prior incarnation, the grille was hideously toy-like. And the car, as a whole, lacked the sort of styling panache buyers of luxury sport sedans demand when they lay down $40,000-plus.
But the Acura TL for 2012 has gone under the knife and gotten a...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 11:03 AM
The massive earthquake in Japan will disrupt auto production in the beleaguered nation, but exactly how long it will last is uncertain.
A key factor still to be determined is whether the Japanese ports from which the auto companies ship vehicles and...
| Mar 15, 2011
With the scale of the disaster in Japan still being measured, concerns are growing that last week's earthquake and tsunami could lead to a long-term disruption in the world's supply of automobiles, consumer electronics and machine tools.
Japan is the...
| May 18, 2011
It depends perhaps upon one's affection for cars, but the biggest compliment to be paid to the 2012 Honda Civic is its utter lack of flash.
Now in its ninth generation, the redesigned Civic is the automotive equivalent of beige. It's a well-engineered...
| Dec 1, 2009
| 4:33 PM
The intersection between the auto industry and the alternative energy movement got crowded today as a group of speakers met in Westwood for the Bloomberg Cars & Fuels Briefing. The day before the Los Angeles International Auto Show, presenters at......
| Oct 27, 2009
| 4:34 PM
Asian automakers once again dominate the upper ranks of Consumer Reportsâ annual vehicle-reliability survey, although Ford Motor Co. is making strides in improving the dependability of its cars and light trucks. Fordâs sustained production of vehicles...
| Feb 9, 2008
Suffering from lessee's remorse?
In the past, making an early exit from a car lease was about as easy as getting out of jail free. Now a handful of websites are offering restless consumers a chance at freedom while also providing an option for those...
| Feb 20, 2008
If you close your eyes, listen closely and click the heels of your off-road boots three times, you just might hear a ringing sound.
Is it tinnitus? Probably. But I like to think it's cash registers as they rack up sales for dual sports.
Bikes that can...
| Mar 4, 2008
In a down market, cheap and small sells.
That's the message from automakers, who reported Monday that they sold 6.3% fewer cars in February than they did a year earlier as the industry endured a barrage of woeful economic news, including high gas prices,...