Auto Industry

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.

Fiat To Take Full Ownership of Chrysler

Fiat plans to take full ownership of Chrysler but Italian unions worry about job losses.

Ford Expects to Stay No. 1 in North America

Sales at Ford projected Monday it would maintain its position as the top-selling brand in North America for 2013.

Cheap Car Might Not Be Best Deal

Consumer Reports notes that a Nissan Versa costs about $1,500 less than rival subcompact Honda Fit but that Fit is fun, cheaper and more reliable. Also, Paul Giamatti is proud of his driving skills in 'Saving Mr. Banks.'

Hyundai's North America CEO resigns

John Krafcik, the president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America, is stepping down next week after five years at the helm.

Electric Cars Depreciate Faster

Plug-in electric cars will depreciate more dramatically over five years than their conventional counterparts.

U.S. Auto Exports at Record Level

The number of U.S.-built cars and trucks being exported is expected to break records.

Chevrolet SS Brings Back Big, Powerful Sedan

Chevrolet debuts its SS sedan with a 415-horsepower engine with a starting prices of nearly $45,000.

Prius Among Insurance Institute's 39 Top Safety Vehicles

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety on Thursday announced that 39 vehicles have qualified for its 2014 safety designations, Top Safety Pick+ and Top Safety Pick.

Mazda Leads the Pack for Fuel Efficiency

The most fuel-efficient new cars and trucks in the U.S. are made by Mazda, the Japanese car manufacturer with North American headquarters in Irvine, Calif., according to the EPA.

Honda Unveils New Compact SUV

Honda on Thursday unveiled its new Vezel compact SUV in Japan, with release in the U.S. slated for sometime after 2014.

Ford Touts 2013 Results But Headwinds Remain

Ford had a banner 2013 and will debut 23 global vehicles next year but investors still have concerns.

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.

GM Bailout Helped U.S. Taxpayers: Akerson

Retiring General Motors CEO Dan Akerson says the government bailout of his company was a net gain for taxpayers, even though they lost $10.5 billion in the deal, so company has no plans to make good on the loss.

End of Year Is Prime Time for Auto Buying

The holiday season normally is a good time to buy a sedan, truck or SUV as dealers clear out old models and sales people feel pressure to meet year-end targets.

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