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Flawed rules, mpg rivalry set the stage for C-Max episode

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2013
Car companies are competing fiercely to fill showrooms with the most fuel-efficient vehicles possible, knowing that a mile or two per gallon could make or break a new model. And in some cases the most potent solution for them lies within the arcane rules of federal fuel economy standards.

Ram Rumble Bee concept pays homage to muscle cars

9:30 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2013
Chrysler Group's Ram Rumble Bee concept truck could be the first vehicle in the history of the auto industry that comes with a genuine insect as standard equipment.

BMW studying Mexico assembly plant

10:49 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2013
BMW is studying expanding its North American manufacturing footprint with an assembly plant in Mexico.

Classic car values rebound, reviving repair shops in Motor City

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2013
In car-crazy Detroit, a booming auto industry means more than a paycheck and benefits. For thousands of people who make their living off of cars, it also means again having the cash to baby their vintage Mustangs and Corvettes.


Lincoln shows trim levels, no new vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2013
Ford's luxury brand, which has fallen on hard times in recent years, wants to resume its onetime place in the upper tiers of the auto world, and there's no better place to start than Pebble Beach, the annual Woodstock of the high end auto world.


Isuzu VehiCross is long gone, but 2 designers behind it reunite

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2013
Twenty years after Isuzu’s VehiCross debuted as a concept at the Tokyo motor show, two men who helped design the influential little SUV have been reunited.

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