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Subaru WRX Drivers Get the Most Speeding Tickets

Subaru WRX Drivers Get the Most Speeding Tickets

Want to avoid speeding tickets? Don’t make the Subaru WRX your daily driver and you should cut the odds of being radar trap fodder significantly. The Japanese-made pocket rocket is the most ticketed car in the U.S. with 33.6% of owners getting a traffic ticket...
Kia Attempts to Take over Paris Motor Show

Kia Attempts to Take over Paris Motor Show

A few years ago, it was Lotus that tried to make a big splash at the Paris Motor Show and now Kia seems to be grabbing the spotlight for this year’s event, which starts later this week. The South Korean automaker will have 23 vehicles on its stand in the City of Light...
VW Plugs-in with New Battery Passat GTE Model

VW Plugs-in with New Battery Passat GTE Model

Slow to jump on the hybrid bandwagon, Volkswagen lately has plugged in with a procession of more advanced battery-based vehicles, such as the fully electrified version of its Up! Microcar and the Golf GTE plug-in hybrid. Now, it’s bringing out another plug-based...
Ford’s Heavy-Duty Trucks Also Going Aluminum

Ford’s Heavy-Duty Trucks Also Going Aluminum

With its new full-size F-Series pickups set to migrate to an “aluminum-intensive” design for 2015, Ford Motor Co. officials have confirmed that the maker’s heavy-duty models also will switch to the lightweight metal when they are redesigned several years from now. The...
Ford Shares Plunge on Bad News About Recalls, Europe

Ford Shares Plunge on Bad News About Recalls, Europe

Investors took a dim view after being given an inside look at Ford Motor Co, the maker acknowledging that its European turnaround will be delayed, while it expects to run up big losses in South America, as well – with earnings taking taking another $500 million hit...
Chrysler Doubling Output of Diesel-Powered Rams

Chrysler Doubling Output of Diesel-Powered Rams

In a striking success for diesel power, one of every five Ram full-size pickup trucks rolling off Chrysler Group truck assembly lines in Warren, Michigan, and Saltillo, Mexico, will be powered by a diesel engine built by Fiat by the end of November. Robert Hegbloom,...
Toyota Recalls Tacomas While NHTSA Probes Chrysler

Toyota Recalls Tacomas While NHTSA Probes Chrysler

Toyota is recalling 690,000 Tacoma midsize pickup trucks due to a suspension problem so severe it could cause the truck to catch fire. The Japanese maker is recalling 2005-2011 model year Tacoma 4×4 and Tacoma Pre-Runner trucks due to the problem. According to...
Lexus Takes Top Three Spots for Worry-Free Ownership

Lexus Takes Top Three Spots for Worry-Free Ownership

With new vehicle sales still moving along at a robust rate this year, shoppers may want to stick to Japanese luxury cars if they’re looking for a worry-free ownership experience, according to Cars.com. The automotive website today released its list of the most...
Chevy’s New Corvette is Breakin’ the Law

Chevy’s New Corvette is Breakin’ the Law

Owners of the 2015 Chevy Corvette and former U.S. President Richard Nixon have something in common: they can record conversations. However, in some states, the Vette recordings could be a violation of the law. When the car is in “Valet Mode,” which is part...
Korean Unions Protest Hyundai’s $10B Headquarters

Korean Unions Protest Hyundai’s $10B Headquarters

Not everyone is pleased about Hyundai Motor Co. going “Gangnam Style.” The South Korean automaker faces more labor unrest following the group’s decision to spend $10 billion for a plot of land in Seoul’s most fashionable Gangnam district. The unions staged...
First Drive: 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA

First Drive: 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA

What a difference one little letter can make. In many ways, the new Mercedes-Benz CLA and GLA models are a lot alike, starting out with the German maker’s basic small car platform. But there are also a surprising number of ways the two models diverge. The CLA is the...