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Accord, TLX push Honda ahead of 2013 pace
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1
Honda is finally back in the black -- barely. Helped by strong demand for the Honda Accord and Acura TLX sedans, American Honda Motor Co. posted a 12 percent sales increa ...


Windshield could be the display screen
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29
Inspired by video games and wearable devices such as Google Glass, car companies and their suppliers are pouring resources into head-up display (HUD) technology, despite ...


Hyundai pays the price for prestige
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27
Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Chung Mong-koo got what he wanted: a spacious corporate home in Korea's most prestigious neighborhood. Now he is paying the price. ...


Hyundai's hubris -- $10B land deal backfires
4:08 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 22 | UPDATED: 9/23/14 2:01 pm ET - adds clarification
Chung Mong-Koo sought to imbue Hyundai with Gangnam style. ...


Toyota's thrill-seeking side
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22
The re-engineered 2015 Camry, which will arrive in U.S. showrooms this week, is a testament to the company's quest under President Akio Toyoda to shed a reputation for se ...


Porsche SE cash gives Inrix fuel to grow
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22
Inrix Inc., the traffic information provider that drew a $55 million investment this month from Volkswagen AG holding company Porsche Automobil Holding SE, is officially ...


BMW puts i8 at center of tech-based campaign
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20
BMW is learning that what distinguishes the ultimate driving machine can be a matter of taste. ...


Tesla sends traffic help via software upgrade
3:08 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 19 | UPDATED: 9/20/14 9:44 pm ET - adds Musk background
Tesla Motors, which equipped its Model S sedan with a cellular connection to download wireless software updates over time, today revealed a sixth update that gives the Mo ...


Sensor cuts self-driving car costs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15 | UPDATED: 9/20/14 9:52 pm ET
You can't buy one yet, but the autonomous vehicle just got a little cheaper. ...


Tesla's task is to keep buzz with new models
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15
Tesla, still operating in startup mode, is most worried about ensuring that the Model X and the rest of the new models on its agenda aren't a letdown from the Model S. ...


Kia prices Soul EV at $33,700, above Leaf
3:54 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 11
The Kia Soul EV, Hyundai Motor Group’s first all-electric vehicle, will cost $33,700 before shipping and government incentives when it arrives in U.S. dealerships t ...


The self-driving car may be guided by emotion
5:46 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 9
No matter how mind-blowing the idea of the self-driving car might be, and no matter how huge its potential to change the world, it is still a product like any other. ...


Hyundai taps actor Paul Rudd as new U.S. pitchman
6:10 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 8 | UPDATED: 9/9/14 6:30 am ET - adds details
Hyundai, in a push to appeal to younger buyers in the United States, has selected actor Paul Rudd as the brand's new celebrity pitchman. ...


Mazda's MX-5 Miata gets shorter, sportier
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8
Mazda Motor Corp. unveiled a shorter and lighter MX-5 Miata to burnish its brand image with a sportier yet more fuel-efficient roadster. ...


Audi mines its Q's to fuel its already rapid growth pace
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8
Audi sees crossovers and SUVs as its biggest growth opportunity in the U.S. and around the world. ...


After Golf, Volkswagen will start crossover countdown
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8
Volkswagen will roll out the rest of the hatchback family, then enter a two year lull before taking the next big step toward a daunting goal of selling 800,000 vehicles i ...


VW's luxury brands set product pace
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8
To understand why Volkswagen Group is one of the world's most profitable car companies, one need only look at the product cadence for Audi and Porsche. ...


'Smarter' cars still looking for direction
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 6
The car of the future, as it's being developed today, is a rolling Internet hot spot, a node on a vast network of vehicles, a high-speed mobile computer capable of analyz ...


Next MX-5 Miata will help Mazda define itself
12:47 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 3 | UPDATED: 9/3/14 9:20 pm ET
Mazda, which has staked its future on making its cars lighter, more efficient and more fun to drive than their competition, on Wednesday revealed the purest execution of ...


Accord volume hits record, topping Camry; American Honda remains flat for month
3:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 3
The Honda brand posted a 2 percent U.S. sales increase in August, only its third rise of the year and slightly topping its 1 percent downturn in year-to-date sales. But t ...


California to phase out EV incentives for the wealthy
1:44 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 29
California, which offers rebates of up to $2,500 to electric vehicle buyers to help meet a goal of getting 1 1/2 million zero-emission vehicles onto its roads by 2025, is ...


Funding-strapped feds search for someone to run the 'Internet of cars'
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25
While federal officials and researchers today envision a so-called Internet of cars that would make driving safer by linking vehicles through a wireless network, they hav ...


Continental's high-tech strategy shift
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25
Continental's pick-up of Google executive underscores how the supplier sees specialized software and services as increasingly crucial to its future. ...


How a Silicon Valley startup and its $529,000 electric supercar shadow Tesla
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24
After four years of secrecy, Renovo Motors unveiled a two-seater based on the Shelby Daytona, which it says can hit 60 mph in 3.4 seconds. ...


U.S. details plans for car-to-car safety communications
3:08 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 18
After more than a decade of research into car-to-car communications, federal auto safety regulators took a step forward today by unveiling their plan for requiring cars t ...


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