The 2015 K900, Kia's new flagship car, is an attractive, large, luxury sedan with a quiet, comfortable ride, a boatload of standard features and a nice price compared with luxury-brand competitors.
The non-hybrid new car with the best gasoline mileage rating in the U.S. isn't a Honda or Toyota. It's a Mitsubishi that costs less than the average used car or truck.
Fans of Honda's Fit hatchback will love what the car becomes for 2015 -- quieter inside, more powerful and yet more fuel efficient, more refined in its ride, roomier and better equipped.
The 2015 Honda Fit initially flunked the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's small overlap test, earning just a "Marginal" rating. Now it's a "Top Safety Pick."
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said only one minicar out of 11 passed its overlap front crash test.
The Ford Fiesta compact is back in Japan despite failing a decade ago in a market dominated by powerful local brands that specialize in small cars.
Ford claimed top honors for its Focus compact during the first half of the year as the world's top-selling car, but Toyota claims its Corolla is the best seller -- though not necessarily by that name.
The average age of Honda owners is 55, but the funky and cute Brio appeals to younger drivers as well.
lthough sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) to date have not met the expectations of automakers and government officials, the market is expanding rapidly in North America as the vehicles become more widely available.
A sportier new version of the Toyota Corolla aims to shed the low-cost image and
attract younger buyers.
Ford's May sales jumped up 14 percent, Chrysler's moved up 11 percent and
General Motors edged up 3 percent from a year earlier.
General Motors is rolling out a diesel version of its Chevy Cruze in
13 U.S. metro areas where Germany's Volkswagen
dominates sales for diesel cars.
The German-based group said Friday net profit climbed to 21.9 million euros (29 billion dollars) in 2012, from 15.8 billion euros in the previous year.
Gas prices have soared 35 cents in the past 30 days in Virginia, according to AAA.
Volvo Car Company announced it plans to lay off 1,000 employees including consultants by the end of this year to help implement its saving plan of 1.5 billion Swedish kronor (about 238 million U.S. dollars).