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2014 BMW X5 Keeps Crossover Crown

Delving into the redesigned 2014 BMW X5 crossover.

GM Recalls Buicks, Chevys

General Motors is recalling more than 89,000 Buick Veranos and Chevy Camaro, Cruze and Sonic cars because of air bag defects and other problems.

Tesla May Get Reprieve in N.J.

The New Jersey Assembly's Consumer Affairs Committee has approved a bill that would allow Tesla Motors to sell its cars at four locations in the Garden State.

GM Launching Compensation Program for Crash Victims

General Motors took initial steps toward compensating victims or families affected by an ignition switch problem linked to at least 13 deaths in crashes of older GM cars.

New VW Beetle: Style and Performance

The three-star 2014 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line two-door hatchback adds style and performance to VW's signature retro car.

GM CEO Barra Fires 15 Over Ignition Switch Recall

General Motors CEO Mary Barra has fired 15 employees and ordered a compensation plan for victims of a deadly ignition switch defect after an internal investigation showed a "pattern of incompetence and neglect."

Musk to Stay as Tesla CEO for 4-5 Years

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk assured shareholders Tuesday that he'll stay on as CEO for at least four or five years, through volume production of Tesla's mass market car that will sell for about $35,000.

AutoNation Has Best May in 8 Years

AutoNation sold 30,275 new vehicles in May, its best performance for the month since 2006 and a 15 percent increase from last year.

Subaru Starts Building New SUV Model in Lafayette

The Subaru factory in Lafayette has started building a redesigned Outback SUV that an executive calls a key vehicle for the automaker.

Ford: We Won't Run Out of F-150 Trucks During Switch

Even with two truck plants collectively idle for 13 weeks this year as workers prepare to build the 2015 F-150, Ford will not run out of 2014 models because it will carefully draw down pickup truck inventory over 18 months.

Before Recalls, Safety was Low in GM Hierarchy

The Associated Press found that the vehicle safety division did not have a direct path to the CEO's office.

BMW i8 Rolls Through Tech, Energy Barriers

The new BMW i8 plug-in hydrid is a sports car for the new age, breaking through engineering and technological barriers.

Detroit Big 3 Auto Sales Rose in May

Each of the Detroit Three reported better May sales than a year ago in the U.S., with Chrysler leading the way with a 17 percent increase.

GM Crisis Sparks Scrutiny of Mounting Recalls

GM is scrambling to explain why it took more than 10 years to issue a recall that could have saved lives, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is under fire for not recognizing the problem years earlier.

2015 Hyundai Genesis: Alluring, Titillating

Hyundai fluffed up the 2015 Genesis with more features than the standard 2014 had, which means more goodies to go with the higher price.

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