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After 1 billion calls, oh, the stories OnStar can tell

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
General Motors' OnStar has fielded 1 billion calls since it was founded in 1996, including one involving a monkey in Mississippi that locked itself in its master's Chevrolet Silverado.

Aging vehicles may shift the aftermarket sweet spot

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
The average age of light vehicles on American roads is still rising, just not as fast as it once was. So what, if anything, does that means for aftermarket and service managers? Well, it's a little complicated.

Nissan store takes a factory lump after Trump thump video

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Yes, Nissan wants to win over Hispanics, but it doesn't like to condone one of its Southern California stores beating up on Donald Trump.

In Bob Lutz's crystal ball, Apple, Google may win

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Bob Lutz, 83, has been around longer than most in the auto industry.

1,100-hp supercar's problem? 'Too powerful'

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
The founder of Denmark's Zenvo might have to go to a four-wheel-drive system for the next model, just to make the replacement for the 1,104-hp ST1...

Why Hall-of-Famer Penske did not succeed Iacocca

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
Roger Penske, who was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame last week, nearly replaced Lee Iacocca as chairman of Chrysler Corp. in 1991.

Pickups are picking up premium price tags

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
Last week, Ford introduced a Limited version of the F-150 that will start at about $60,000 and will likely top $70,000 when loaded with options.

Driverless driving induces a range of anxiety on road

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
When Delphi engineers undertook a nine-day, 3,400-mile journey from San Francisco to New York in a driverless research vehicle in March, they got...

Energy prices, flood waters are no match for Group 1

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
From the outside, one might assume Houston's Group 1 would be hurting.

A car that dropped in from the future

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2015
In the 1940s, a designer-engineer named Norman Timbs already was experimenting with aluminum and other materials, and was doing it beautifully.

Defender's last stand gets an extension

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2015
The end of the road for Land Rover's long-running Defender won't come this fall after all.

Marchionne: There are believers, but critics miss the point

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2015
Not all auto executives have dismissed Sergio Marchionne's case for industry consolidation as a desperate ploy to preserve Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

Hachigo holding out for a Civic Type R

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2015
When Takahiro Hachigo returned to Japan in March after years overseas to be Honda's new CEO, he didn't rush out to buy a new car.

Subaru stacks up aces across its lucky 7 years

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2015
It's true, we look for any excuse to marvel over Subaru's seven years of good luck, the sales surge that began in 2009 for the Japanese brand.

Rearview camera was one of Jordan's nifty tricks in '56

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13, 2015
Chuck Jordan's 1956 Buick Centurion XP-301 concept is on display at the Indianapolis Museum of Art as part of “Dream Cars: Innovative Design,...

The one man who could make Piech snap to attention

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13, 2015
It seems fitting that Ferdinand Piech and legendary designer Giorgetto Giugiaro would retire in the same year.

SIGN OF THE TIMES

Even Accord can't keep up with the CR-V

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13, 2015
Honda's CR-V, the industry's best-selling crossover, is on track to outsell Honda's perennial volume leader -- the Accord.

What other deals will Kanye foresee?

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2015
In his 2005 hit "Gold Digger," rapper Kanye West told a story of a football star whose onerous child-support payments force him to “win the...

UAW wages may be flat, but workers' pay is up

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2015
In contract talks with the Detroit 3, the UAW will be looking to boost the pay of veteran Tier 1 workers, who haven't had a wage increase in a decade.

Google Maps will sound train whistle

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2015
Google, responding to a call from the Federal Railroad Administration to help reduce the occurrence of train-vs.

By the numbers: $33,340

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2015
The estimated average transaction price for new light vehicles in June was $33,340, according to Kelley Blue Book. That's up $821, or 2.

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