Japanese brands had a winning August, helping to push U.S. auto sales
to some of the best results since before the economic downturn.
Hyundai is looking to build a plant in Georgia that would add 300 jobs to two counties.
Toyota is recalling hybrid SUVs and some Lexus models,
the Japanese carmaker said Wednesday.
Automakers are expected to announce they sold more than 1.4
million cars and light trucks in the U.S. last month despite shortages of some makes and models.
A steering issue has forced Ford Motor to recall 370,000 cars in the U.S. and Canada,
including some police cruisers, a federal watchdog said.
U.S. auto safety regulators are investigating complaints that
transmission cooler lines can leak fluid in some 2013 Nissan Pathfinders and
Infiniti JX models, leading to a sudden loss of transmission power.
Much fuss has been made over electric cars, especially the Nissan Leaf, but the technology is more than a century old.
Toyota is pouring another $90 million into its
Buffalo plant to increase transmission production, and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin
says that is further proof West Virginia is creating the right kind of business
As Somakumar Kolathur straps himself into his Mahindra electric car, he turns to his smartphone.
Google has teamed up with Virginia Tech researchers as
it works to bring its vision of cars that can drive themselves one step closer
Auto parts supplier Calsonic Kansei North America said it would expand three
plants in Tennessee and add 1,200 jobs in the state.
General Motors will invest nearly $332 million in four
manufacturing sites to produce a new
small Ecotec gasoline engine and upgraded tooling for the current V-6 engine.
Japanese carmaker Nissan intends to use its luxury Infiniti marque to make inroads on
Germany's premium carmakers.
The Vuhl 05, a mid-engined street racer from Mexico, is primed to go into production, the manufacturers have announced.
Honda Motor Co. held demonstrations Wednesday of experimental safety technology
designed to prevent its vehicles from colliding with other vehicles, pedestrians