Luxury cars and fully loaded trucks are driving industry profits, but there are good, affordable new cars for buyers on a budget.
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).
The new corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) and greenhouse gas emissions limits will increase the U.S. vehicle fleet's fuel economy by about 63 percent by the 2025 model year.
Banque PSA Finance is a subsidiary of PSA Peugeot Citroen, which must present restructuring plans for the entire business within the
next six months under EU conditions for state aid, the commission said. Its final approval depends on these proposals.
"These all-electric vehicles remind us that California continues to be a dynamic center of innovation," said Governor Brown.