An unprecedented truck war is raging in Detroit.
Is it possible for the all-new Ram 1500 or Chevy Silverado to cut into the dominating market share of the best-selling Ford F-150 and F-Series pickups?
Consumers are buying. Bean counters are watching, with billions of dollars on the line.
Fiat Chrysler's five-year plan, outlined this spring, ...Read more
Tesla is synonymous with its world-famous CEO, Elon Musk.
But the SEC wants to ban Musk from running Tesla, or any other publicly traded company, alleging in a lawsuit filed Thursday that he misled investors and the public when he tweeted in August that he had secured funding to take the company private. Now the question is whether the electric...Read more
Soft can be good or bad. When it's used to describe cookies, couches, or puppies, it's good. When applied to people, it's usually bad. The refreshed 2019 Kia Sorento is soft. That can be good or bad too.
It's a lot like the Sedona minivan but in crossover fashion. The styling is refined on higher trims, the interior is spacious like a minivan, ...Read more
DEARBORN, Mich. -- At Ford, Willie Fulton is known as the "Iron Man."
It's a nickname that reflects his 65 years of working for the Dearborn automaker, and as his story was told Thursday in a short video during the 100th anniversary celebration of the start of production at the Ford Rouge Plant, he offered some advice:
"There's no shortcuts in...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The auto industry and Senate Republicans -- as well as some Democrats -- are up in arms over President Donald Trump's trade policy.
The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on Wednesday that saw members of the president's own party excoriate taxes already placed on steel and aluminum imports and those proposed by the Republican...Read more
DEARBORN, Mich. -- The worst days for Elizabeth Hauptman's son, Oscar, are those hot days in the middle of the summer.
That's when breathing becomes hardest for the 7 1/2-year-old, forcing a trip to the family's home in Brighton so Oscar can use his nebulizer, which eases his asthma symptoms by creating a medicine-laced mist he inhales.
"If ...Read more
Maybe Tesla should take that famous poster of Uncle Sam pointing his index finger and imploring, "I WANT YOU" for the army and replace America's mascot with an image of Chief Executive Elon Musk?
After all, Musk has pretty much pulled an Uncle Sam with one of his latest Twitter missives.
Musk, who last week tweeted that Tesla was in "delivery ...Read more
2019 BMW X2
To paraphrase evil King Edward I, aka "Longshanks," in the epic movie "Braveheart": The trouble with crossovers ... is that there are too many crossovers.
And they all look pretty much the same.
Because there's only so much you can do with the basic layout without changing it into something that isn't a crossover anymore.
But don...Read more
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Renamed, restyled and significantly improved, the 2019 Lincoln Nautilus will offer loads more standard safety equipment and significantly better fuel economy when it replaces the MKX midsize SUV in dealerships this October.
Lincoln has struggled for years to get buyers' attention, due to a small and somewhat forgettable...Read more
Q: My son's well-used Corolla is making a clicking noise when he makes a U-turn, more so on sharp left turns. Any idea why? I looked underneath to see if something was loose and there is a lot of grease just behind the left front wheel. Could this be related?
-- Eric S.
A: Eric, its sounds like the Corolla's outer CV (constant velocity) grease...Read more
Mike Jackson, the 20-year CEO of AutoNation Wednesday announced his planned transition to executive chairman.
The company board will begin a search for a new CEO and president next year, he said.
In an interview on CNBC, Johnson said: "The company is in great shape. It's a good time for me to hand over the baton."
The largest U.S. retailer ...Read more
The Justice Department is investigating whether public statements made by Elon Musk and Tesla -- the electric car company he runs -- were misleading enough to constitute criminal fraud, the company confirmed.
The inquiry began after Musk's infamous Aug. 7 Twitter post, in which he claimed he had "funding secured" for a plan to take Tesla ...Read more
New tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump on auto parts from China will hit carmaker profits, cut sales and threaten to "start a downward cycle" in the critical industry, analysts said unanimously Tuesday.
In addition, if you're in the market for a new car, you probably should get to a dealership soon, because prices are going up.
Trump's ...Read more
Lucid Motors, the Bay Area electric car start-up, has been struggling to raise money for more than a year. Now it appears to have found some: more than a billion dollars from Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund.
If the deal announced Monday closes as Lucid expects, the company said it will have enough cash to finish engineering the high-end ...Read more
The Chevy Camaro has always been a more practical Corvette. It has similar performance when ordered with its V-8 engine -- the same basic V-8 you get in the Corvette -- but for a lot less money and with one thing you can't get in a Corvette: an extra pair of seats.
There may not be much legroom in those back seats, but they're there. They make ...Read more
Lorraine Dillon couldn't fit her enormous GMC Yukon SUV into her itty-bitty garage in Grosse Pointe, Mich. So builder Al Shaheen made the entrance bigger.
"The garage had to be usable," said Dillon, 72, whose husband drives a Chevrolet Suburban. "We didn't have enough length to the driveway to park a car without blocking the sidewalk."
And she...Read more
Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk acknowledged Sunday that his company has been slow in getting new electric Model 3 cars to waiting customers, calling the problem "delivery logistics hell."
In response to a tweet from a customer who complained to Musk that the delivery date for her car continued to slip, even though she saw 42 Tesla ...Read more
Q: Can you please tell me about my cabin air filter? I took my car in for an oil change and they tried to sell me a cabin filter. Which cars have these? How do they work? How often should they be replaced? Can I do it myself?
-- Greg S.
A: Great questions! These filters have been widely adopted in domestic and Asian vehicles for about 15 years...Read more
Q: Are there any cars that have a front bench seat anymore? I'm looking for a late-model used sedan that can accommodate six passengers. Do any of the auto manufacturers make any?
-- B.G., Burbank, Ill.
A: To the best of my knowledge, the 2013 Chevy Impala was the last car to offer a front bench seat. Many pickup trucks still offer them, ...Read more
DETROIT -- Rebecca Lindland found herself sitting in the cockpit of a new SUV yelling at the dashboard while driving on a sunny Wednesday afternoon.
"I was in the car and it did not understand when I said, 'Call Mom.' It got to the point where I was like, "Call my ... mother!' I was enraged. It was unbelievable. Such a stunning fail," said ...Read more
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