Auto Cutting Edge

Fisker Bidding War Heats Up

Hybrid Technology, a group led by Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li, said Monday it would offer $55 million for Fisker Automotive.


What's Hot at Detroit Auto Show

The North American International Auto Show begins this week in Detroit with media and industry previews. Meanwhile, here are some of the new cars and concept vehicles unveiled at the show.


Ford Unveils Lighter F-150 at Auto Show

Ford introduced a new F-150 made with an aluminum alloy body that saves about 700 pounds and improves fuel economy.


Ford to Unveil Solar Hybrid at CES

Ford plans to unveil at this month's International CES gadget show a solar-powered concept car that offers the same performance as a plug-in hybrid but without the need for a plug.


Corvette Tops 200 mph on Texas Toll Road

An upgraded C7 Corvette from Hennessey Performance reached 200.6 mph on a stretch of the Grand Parkway west of Houston, as verified by Texas state troopers armed with radar guns.


Japanese Ultracompacts Zip Into the Future

Ultracompact cars are seen as the future of private transportation in Japan, where gas is expensive and most car trips are six miles or less.


Nissan Road Tests Self-Driving Car

Nissan has tested a self-driving vehicle on a public expressway in Japan, with a view to marketing such vehicles by 2020.


L.A. Auto Show Puts the Vroom in the Room

The L.A. Auto Show is the usual high-horsepower pony show of hot models, high tech, and never-before-seen shiny cars. Vroom vroom!


Honda Reveals Fuel Cell Car at L.A. Auto Show

Honda revealed a sleek fuel-cell concept car at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Porsche, meanwhile, is about to make the switch to an SUV company that also happens to sell sports cars.


Tokyo Motor Show Focuses on Eco Cars

The Tokyo Motor Show opened Wednesday, with Toyota unveiling a new model and Nissan touting its aerodynamic BladeGlider for energy-conscious drivers.


Hyundai Hydrogen SUV Is on Its Way

When Hyundai starts selling its hydrogen-powered Tucson SUV, it will be the first mass-market fuel cell vehicle to be sold or leased in the U.S.


VW e-Golf to Debut at LA Auto Show

Volkswagen's e-Golf, a 115 hp zero-emissions auto that can recharge up to 80 percent of its battery capacity in 30 minutes, is set to make its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.


Chrysler Offers Sneak Peek of Mopar '14

Chrysler Group LLC revealed 20 Mopar-modified show vehicles this week ahead of the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas on Nov. 5-8.


Micro Hybrid Battery Goes Farther for Less Money

As the auto industry races to give cars more miles to the gallon without the added cost of a full-scale hybrid or electric car, a new style of battery designed by Johnson Controls in Milwaukee is entering the fray: the micro hybrid.


Toyota Knocks $2,000 off Prius Plug-in

Toyota's most advanced technology passenger car, the Prius Plug-in, will be available to customers at a substantially reduced price beginning with the 2014 model year.


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