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Fund Supported by Auto Show Preview Awards $4.2M

Jan 20, 2015

The Detroit Auto Dealers Association Charitable Foundation Fund has awarded more than $4.2 million in grants over the past 15 years.

Innovation, Optimism on Display at Detroit Auto Show

By Dee-Ann Durbin, Tom Krisher | Jan 19, 2015

The mood is exuberant at this year's North American International Auto Show. Automakers are flush with profits and the show gleams with performance cars, beefy trucks and exciting experiments, from plug-in hybrids to cars carved by a 3-D printer.

Hot Cars at the Detroit Auto Show

Jan 16, 2015

The North American International Auto Show begins this week in Detroit with media and industry previews. It opens to the public Jan. 17. Here are some of the new cars and experimental concept vehicles unveiled at the show.

Bring on the Glitz: What to Expect at Detroit Auto Show

By Dee-Ann Durbin, Tom Krisher | Jan 15, 2015

A walk around the floor of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit leaves you with one message: The U.S. auto industry, which nearly collapsed six years ago, is back with as much flash as ever.

At The Gadget Show: Ford Experiments

Jan 8, 2015

The future of driverless cars was the background for a Ford Motor Co. keynote address at International CES in Las Vegas.

Mercedes-Benz Debuts Concept Driverless Car of Future at CES

By Anick Jesdanun | Jan 7, 2015

The car of the future according to Mercedes-Benz is one that drives itself, has seats inside that swivel to face each other and features a computerized brain that can watch a pedestrian walk by and even create a crosswalk to help him cross the road.

The Gadget Show: Curved Phones, Smarter Homes, Car Connectivity

By Anick Jesdanun | Jan 6, 2015

The International CES show in Las Vegas this week isn't typically a major forum for mobile products, as many manufacturers wait a month or two for the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. But it's hard to separate mobile from other technologies these days.

US-Cuba: New Life for Cuba's Classic Cars?

By E. Eduardo Castillo, Kristen Wyatt | Dec 29, 2014

The half-century-old embargo on most U.S. exports has turned Cubans into some of the most inventive mechanics in the world, technicians capable of engineering feats long lost to the modern world of electronic ignitions and computerized engine calibration.

L.A. Becomes Stage for High-Speed Luxury Cars

By Tom Krisher | Nov 24, 2014

Few people need an SUV with 567 horsepower that can scream around a racetrack and go from zero to 60 in four seconds. A small but growing number want one. These drivers aren't satisfied any longer with an ordinary luxury car.

Automakers Debut Key Models at L.A. Auto Show

Nov 21, 2014

One out of every 10 new vehicles sold in the U.S. last year was purchased in California. So it's no wonder automakers save some of their most important introductions for the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Ford Gets the Aluminum F-150 Ready for Prime Time

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Nov 12, 2014

Russell Barnett, a Ford dealer in Tennessee, is ready for aluminum. Ford is using the metal almost exclusively in the body of the 2015 version of its best-selling F-150 pickup, which will arrive at dealerships next month.

Co-host of NPR's Car Talk Passes

By Philip Marcelo | Nov 6, 2014

Tom Magliozzi, one half of the brother duo who hosted National Public Radio's "Car Talk," where they bantered with callers and commiserated over their car problems, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease, the news organization said.

Top-Selling Vehicles in the US in October

Nov 5, 2014

Automakers announced October U.S. car and truck sales on Monday. Here are the top sellers, the number of vehicles sold and the percent change from a year ago.

The SUV Goes from All-American to Global Star

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Oct 28, 2014

Once a hulking symbol of American excess, sport utility vehicles are quickly becoming the world's favorite way to get around. It's a surprising rebirth for a vehicle that was the subject of obituaries when gas prices spiked in 2008.

New Gloss on Cuba's Classic Cars

Oct 22, 2014

When Martin Viera's Chevrolet rolled out of the dealer's lot, Harry Truman was president of the United States, gasoline cost 27 cents a gallon and a 24-year-old lefty named Tommy Lasorda was pitching for Almendares in the Cuban winter baseball league.

Jay Leno Returning to Series TV with CNBC Car Show

By Frazier Moore | Oct 16, 2014

Jay Leno is returning to nightly television. The former "Tonight Show" host's new prime-time venture, tentatively titled, "Jay Leno's Garage," and based on his Emmy Award-winning Web series, will premiere on CNBC in 2015.

Tesla's 'D' Adds All-Wheel Drive, Safety Features

By Justin Pritchard | Oct 14, 2014

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveiled a new version of the luxury electric car maker's Model S sedan that includes all-wheel drive and self-driving "auto pilot" features.

Closed Cockpit Could be an Option in Future

By Nesha Starcevic | Oct 13, 2014

Formula One drivers have reacted lukewarmly to suggestions of a closed cockpit in the wake of Jules Bianchi's serious accident, saying a measure of risk is why they like traveling at high speeds.

Hamilton Wins Japanese GP Marred by Bianchi Crash

By Jim Armstrong | Oct 7, 2014

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won a rain-shortened Japanese Grand Prix, claiming his third straight Formula One victory in a race marred by a serious crash.

At Paris Show, Carmakers Look to Better Times

By Greg Keller | Oct 1, 2014

European carmakers are hoping to impress with new models at this week's Paris Motor Show and prove they have come out stronger from years of economic trouble and cost-cutting.

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