| Nov 7, 2013
| 6:48 PM
For most of this year, Tesla Motors has looked like the next Google or Apple.
Its stock soared about 470% as Wall Street analysts characterized the business as a small but revolutionary automaker that acted like a tech company — disrupting the...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:52 PM
The dominance of Japanese automakers in Consumer Reports' auto reliability ratings is starting to fade, with two European automakers and one U.S. brand placing in the top 10 this year.
Lexus, Toyota Motor Corp.'s luxury division, scored the top spot...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
While basking in the glow of a new car purchase, few of us are already thinking about reselling it. Yet the resale value of your vehicle down the line is important, as depreciation is a major factor in its true cost of ownership.
According to Irvine-...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 8:07 AM
General Motors Co. said its profit fell in the third quarter, but the automaker’s results also demonstrated that its troubled European operations are improving.
GM’s profit fell 53% to $698 million in the quarter compared with the same...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 7:11 PM
WASHINGTON — As America's road planners struggle to find the cash to mend a crumbling highway system, many are beginning to see a solution in a little black box that fits neatly by the dashboard of your car.
The devices, which track every mile a...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 7:33 AM
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.
Auto information company TrueCar.com estimated that by the time all of...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Subarus, Cadillacs and Volvos earned top marks in a first-of-its-kind crash test of models equipped with systems to help drivers avoid rear-end collisions.
The tests, conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, rate so-called active...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 7:41 PM
Chrysler Group filed plans Monday to resume trading its shares on the stock market, part of a high-stakes game its parent company, Fiat, is playing against a big union trust.
The stock sale would not be a normal initial public offering, in which a...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Spurred by escalating government demands, high fuel prices and greenhouse gas emissions standards, automakers are rolling out a whole new crop of electric vehicles that are affordable to buy or lease and cheap to run.
Among the EVs are the $27,000 Smart...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:34 PM
The success of the resurrected Camaro and Mustang has prompted a revival of other classic vehicles that we thought were gone forever (or at least stuck in the past). Among the popular models getting reincarnated or radically reworked in 2014 are the...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:17 AM
Inch by inch, hybrids and electric cars are gaining ground in the U.S. auto market.
Automakers sold 54,855 hybrids in August, reports Autodata Corp., a sales tracking firm. That is a 32% gain from the same month a year earlier and an industry record...