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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. So what do you get when you max out other half-ton pickups sold in the U.S.

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 some interesting reactions from other motorists.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Car guy Lutz still has the vision for flying high

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Bob Lutz, the former General Motors product development chief who turned 83 in February and is getting married this summer, is still involved with...

In CASE you missed it, here's the future of the car business in a word

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Consulting firm AlixPartners has taken a shot at creating some shorthand to describe the coming investment crunch faced by automakers.

'The Future' is now: Lexus will test hoverboard

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
It's been 30 years since the first Back to the Future movie was released, and Marty McFly only hopped on a hoverboard to evade his pursuers in the...

Isn't it obvious? It'll be a Caddy crossover

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
General Motors announced last week that it will invest $245 million at its Orion Assembly plant in Michigan Lake Orion, Mich.

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