Auto Cutting Edge
Fiat has been doing several things well since it was founded 114 years ago, such as cramming lots on interior space into tiny cars and wringing spirited performance from dinky engines.
Volkswagen will decide by the end of
the year whether to produce the
Crossblue SUV hybrid first shown in Detroit in January.
Honda unveiled the NSX Concept-GT racing machine to
enter the GT500 class of the 2014 Super GT Series at the Suzuka Circuit.
Tesla unveiled a supercharger station in the East Bay, moving the all-electric company closer to its goal of
creating a nationwide network.
Tesla Motors is fighting against bureaucracy and other
auto dealers' resistance to keep its electric car business in Virginia, officials said.
Audi has announced plans to jointly develop
a plug-in hybrid vehicle with its Chinese partner, First Automotive
The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze diesel shows a winning combo of power and fuel economy, but falls short inside despite roomy interior and trunk.
Audi is integrating the high-speed wireless communications standard LTE into all A3 models by November, the German automaker says.
A top Volkswagen official said the automaker's Chattanooga
plant will serve as the blueprint for new factories worldwide and has become a
benchmark for environmental efficiency.
The all-electric Tesla Model S sedan has been well received in the U.S., and deliveries have just begun in Europe. Now for the wild card: China.
French carmaker Renault and Japanese partner
Nissan have sold more electric vehicles than all other automakers combined, the companies announced.
Nissan is planning its own narrow urban buggy along
the lines of the quirky electric-powered Renault Twizy.
Tesla Motors has introduced a system is says will allow a swap of a car's battery pack in less time than it takes to fill up a traditional car's gas tank.
After complaints about touchscreen controls for its in-car entertainment systems, Ford Motor says it will return
to physical radio tuning knobs and buttons.
Honda issued a rare apology last week to frustrated customers who were
having trouble locating an electric version of its popular Fit hatchback.