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Carmakers Top Innovations List

Carmakers Top Innovations List

When it comes to innovation, the spotlight usually shines on the high-tech world of Silicon Valley; automotive manufacturers, by comparison, are generally seen as technological dinosaurs. But a new study suggests that this conventional wisdom might need to be turned...
Ford After Mulally

Ford After Mulally

For the moment, at least, Ford Motor Co. officials are downplaying reports that CEO Alan Mulally will soon depart for a new job as the top executive at tech giant Microsoft – but even if the 68-year-old Mulally doesn’t head to Seattle his tenure in the Motor City is...
Spy Shots: 2015 Lincoln MKC

Spy Shots: 2015 Lincoln MKC

In its bid to once again be taken seriously in the luxury market, Ford Motor Co. has outlined a plan to launch four critical new models by mid-decade – with a number of other offerings to follow. The first of those, the MKZ sedan, got off to a rocky start but is...
Corvette Customers Face Potential Six-Month Backlog

Corvette Customers Face Potential Six-Month Backlog

Even as dealers begin delivering the first of the new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingrays to customers, many buyers could be in for a long wait, General Motors officials are warning – and a potentially stiff premium. The new Corvette continues to garner a wave of...
Automakers Brace for September Sales Slide

Automakers Brace for September Sales Slide

Are the cool days of autumn coming faster than anticipated? Preliminary numbers suggest that the automotive sales boom, at least, is cooling down after a torrid summer that took almost everyone by surprise. Though the industry won’t release final numbers until next...

GM Laying Claim to Top Dog Status with New HD Trucks

The Texas-sized shoot out over what heavy-duty truck is the best continued as General Motors showed off its 2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra Denali HD in time for the official opening to the Texas State Fair. Ford previewed its 2015 King Ranch edition F-450...
Seven Best Cars for Front Crash Avoidance

Seven Best Cars for Front Crash Avoidance

While you’ll have to wait until at least the end of the decade before the first autonomous cars come to market, a large number of 2014 models are already being equipped with technologies designed to help motorists avoid impending collisions – or at least reduce the...
Toyota Recalling 700,000 Sienna Minivans

Toyota Recalling 700,000 Sienna Minivans

Toyota will recall 694,000 older Sienna minvans due to a problem with the shift lever that could result in unexpected rollaways. The problem involves Toyota Siennas produced at the maker’s plant in Indiana and sold from model-years 2004 to 2005 and from 2007 to 2009. ...
GM Truck Offensive Picks Up Momentum

GM Truck Offensive Picks Up Momentum

General Motors plans to unveil  its new mid-sized pickup trucks during the press previews at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November – the new Chevy and GMC models part of a broad offensive the Detroit maker hopes will take advantage of the sudden surge in truck sales....
Toyota Latest Maker to Expand Exports from US Plants

Toyota Latest Maker to Expand Exports from US Plants

Toyota plans to begin shipping U.S.-made Corolla sedans to 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean starting next year. The move is part of a rapid ramp-up of exports from the U.S. by the world’s largest automaker which already ships vehicles from the States to...