Tony Scott's fatal plunge from a California bridge Sunday remained a public mystery Tuesday as medical investigators and his family disputed a report that the British director suffered from inoperable brain cancer.
Sales of General Motors' Chevrolet Volt plug-in car, which had been dwindling in recent months, are enjoying a big resurgence in California, a state with some of the highest gas prices in the nation.
Despite winning a trophy case worth of awards -- including Motor Trend Car of the Year and North American Car of the Year -- the Chevrolet Volt plug-in car has failed to meet GM's sales expectations.
Consumers flocked to auto dealerships in February at the strongest pace in four years, hungry to buy fuel-efficient vehicles and to upgrade to newer trucks.
Every auto show, these days, is "all about plug-in cars and hybrids," they say. Everyone's gawking at the cherry on top while few notice how different the ice cream underneath is.
It's been a long time since the Lincoln car brand has been a serious luxury contender, but Ford Motor Co. hopes to change that, starting with new the MKZ sedan, a preview of which was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show.
Sergio Marchionne, CEO of both Fiat and Chrysler Group, said that while he's pleased with the re-launch of the Fiat brand in North America last year, he was "incredibly naive" to think he'd sell 50,000 of the tiny cars in the U.S. in 2011.
Detroit automakers got shut out of honors at their hometown's auto show Monday as the Hyundai Elantra and the Range Rover Evoque won North American car and truck of the year awards.
As the 2012 Detroit Auto Show approaches, the American auto industry looks to be stronger than it has in many years.
Smart, the Daimler division that produces the super-tiny Smart ForTwo minicar, will unveil a pickup truck version at the Detroit Auto Show in January.
Toyota will soon begin exporting U.S.-built Camry sedans to South Korea, the automaker announced Monday.
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The Honda Civic Natural Gas took home Green Car Journal's 2012 Green Car of the Year award at the L.A. Auto Show on Thursday. The Civic was lauded for being the cleanest running internal combustion vehicle as certified by the EPA and the only assembly-line produced natural gas passenger model for sale on the U.S. market.
The Volkswagen Passat won the prestigious Motor Trend "Car of the Year" award Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Fiat unveiled the American version its Abarth 500 compact car at the Los Angeles Auto Show Wednesday. This is the performance-tuned version of the Fiat 500 minicar.
FORTUNE -- Among the many reasons for the collapse of the old General Motors was its chronic inability to field a competitive small car in the U.S. Now, stunning sales of its Chevrolet Cruze show that post-bankruptcy GM is a very different company than it once was.
General Motors, maker of the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid, will sell a small totally electric car beginning in 2013, the automaker announced Wednesday.
For all the excitement generated by every new hybrid car introduction, there is one little problem. In case you haven't noticed, hardly anyone is buying them.
If getting attention is the mark of successful advertising, then Fiat-Chrysler's chief marketing officer Olivier Francois is a genius.
The last Ford Crown Victoria rolled off a Canadian assembly line Thursday, marking the end of the big, heavy Ford cars that have been popular with taxi fleets and police departments for decades.
A suicide bomber detonated a car bomb near a bank in southwest Afghanistan on Saturday, killing four people, a governor's spokesman said.
Okay, I admit it. The media love to report on a horse race, whether it is between bond underwriters or presidential candidates, and I'm just as guilty as anybody else. Horse races are easy to write about because, unlike real life, they can be quantified and have a definitive outcome.
Toyota is expected to officially unveil a new version of America's best-selling car on Tuesday and the new Toyota Camry has a lot to carry, even before anyone's loaded the trunk.
Honda and Toyota cars have long been popular with car buyers and they remain popular with car thieves, too.
Honda recently rolled out a new, redesigned version of its ultra-popular Civic compact car, but according to Consumer Reports magazine it's actually worse than the old one. In fact, it's the first Civic ever to score too low to earn the magazine's recommendation.
Shares of Tesla Motor jumped nearly 5% on Wednesday after the company disclosed a $100 million deal with Toyota to provide parts for an electric version of the Rav4.
The similarity between the Chevrolet Corvette and the Chevrolet Volt isn't immediately obvious. It's revealed in the way General Motors has used a tried-and-true marketing ploy to score a home run.
A soldier's death in Afghanistan led his parents to become champions of gay marriage. CNN's Don Lemon reports.
Andrew Wilfahrt changed his gait in the weeks before going off to basic training. He walked more upright. He bulked up with weights. He spoke with a deep Robocop voice. He acted "manly."
Ford will soon produce a competitor to General Motors' Chevrolet Volt.
Enthusiasts who are raving about the range assisted, battery-powered Chevrolet Volt are ignoring the 800-pound elephant in the room: Toyota, which in addition to its vast knowledge base and production volume in hybrid cars, has a better idea.
Chrysler Group has vastly improved its product line-up since exiting bankruptcy two years ago, according to Consumer Reports magazine, but there are still some major weak spots.
The reviews are in and some very influential critics say the new 2011 Volkswagen Jetta just plain stinks. But car buyers are snapping it up like crazy, anyway.
Suicide bombers targeted security forces and foreign civil affairs workers in separate blasts Monday in the western Afghanistan city of Herat, killing at least five people and wounding 33, a police official told CNN.
To be a successful forecaster, the wise man said, pick a number or a date -- but don't pick both.
Potential car buyers will see new designs for fuel economy labels, reflecting the increased use of alternatives to gasoline such as electric and diesel.
Washington lawmakers are kicking around a new idea to help raise funds to fix our highways and infrastructure: a national driving tax charging motorists by the mile.
The electric-powered Chevrolet Volt is averaging 1,000 miles on each tankful of gas, according to General Motors.
The all-electric Nissan Leaf was named the 2011 World Car of The Year at the New York Auto Show on Thursday.
General Motors has unveiled the first car for its China-only Baojun car brand at the Shanghai Auto Show.
The congested city of Mumbai is an unlikely base for an auto company with global ambitions. Motor vehicles on two or three wheels far outnumber those with four, traffic uncontrolled by signals or signs is perpetually snarled, and the occasional cow finds its way into the street. Nor is the modest colonial-style office building known as Bombay House that dates from 1924 an obvious home for a corporate headquarters. The ground floor could use a coat of paint. Entrance to the cramped, crowded lobby comes only after passing through a metal detector manned by uniformed guards.
For those looking for that Rolls-Royce experience but in a smaller package, the Mini Cooper will soon be available in a special edition featuring plush design touches straight from the iconic ultra-luxury British automaker.
One of the big worries about buying a hybrid car like the Toyota Prius is the possibility that the big, expensive battery pack will have to be replaced after a few thousand miles.
Faced with complaints of battery packs in Civic Hybrids dying prematurely, American Honda Motor Co. offered a free software upgrade last summer to fix the problem. Many owners say it only made things worse.
Consumer Reports annual list of Top Picks for new cars has one particularly surprising winner, the Ford Mustang.
The Chevrolet Volt didn't rank as one of the top-ten "greenest" cars in America, coming at no. 13, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's annual list.
The news came like a blow to the gut for this child of 1950s suburbia:
At the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, Toyota is asking "What's the plural of Prius?"
Motor Trend Magazine has named General Motors' Chevrolet Volt its "Car of the Year."
Mazda recently unveiled a prototype Mazda2 subcompact that uses an all-new gasoline engine designed to get an estimated 70 mpg in Japanese fuel economy tests .That's about the same fuel economy as a hybrid car but this car's not a hybrid.
Nissan Motor's new electric car, the Leaf, has a much more critical -- and less obvious -- mission than to enhance the cause of gasoline-free driving. As the first pure electric vehicle aimed at the mass market, Nissan has enlisted Leaf as a standard bearer for its campaign to clarify and strengthen its core brand.
Toyota will unveil a new version of its famous Prius Hybrid at the Detroit Auto Show in January, the automaker announced Thursday. This car would not be a replacement for the Prius hatchback but would sell alongside the now-familiar egg-shaped car.
If you're wondering what might replace all those aging black Lincoln Town Cars used as New York City limousines when they finally reach a state beyond repair -- wonder no more. Ford Motor Co. is offering a special version of its Lincoln MKT crossover, announed just ahead of the Paris Auto Show's public opening on October 2nd.
The three suspects in an early August shooting that killed two people, including a woman hosting a birthday party for a friend at her Indianapolis home, appeared in a Marion County courtroom Friday morning, said Susan Decker, spokeswoman for the county prosecutor's office.
Tesla Motors will produce electric Rav4 crossover SUVs for Toyota Motor Co. beginning in 2012, the two companies announced Friday.
Electric carmaker Tesla Motors will deliver two prototypes to Toyota Motor Co. by the end of the month, a Tesla executive said Saturday.
Moving ahead with a partnership announced in May, Toyota is working on a potential new electric car with California's Tesla Motors, a source at the Japanese automaker said.
His most famous car has a top speed of 240 miles per hour.
Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne must have gotten tired of all those questions about Chrysler's empty product pipeline.
When automakers reported their sales for April, most industry watchers were bullish about the results.
There was a time when "green" referred only to a flag color and "relevance" could only be traced by marketers to the "win on Sunday, buy on Monday" mantra.
General Motors' announcement Wednesday that it's investing $120 million in a Detroit auto plant is an encouraging sign for many in this hard hit city.
General Motors has made a final payment of $5.8 billion to the U.S. and Canadian governments, paying off the last of its $6.7 billion in loans, the company said Wednesday.
BMW will supply transmissions, cooling systems and hi-tech diesel engines for start-up police company Carbon Motors, the two companies announced Monday.
Chrysler Group announced Monday that it plans to produce a purely electric version of the iconic Fiat 500 minicar.
More than 100 Toyota dealership owners and staff rallied on Capitol Hill Tuesday to defend their businesses and Toyota as Congress opened high-profile hearings into recent large-scale vehicle recalls.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is adamant that his department does not favor one automaker over another.
If you're a struggling carmaker looking to make a splash and create controversy, unveiling a new vehicle called "the Detonator" at the Detroit Auto Show may sound like a good idea. If you do it two weeks after an attempted terror attack aimed at the very city where you're doing the unveiling, you may think twice.
The Toyota Prius, America's most popular hybrid car, will become a family of vehicles, Toyota announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit Monday.
My time in the 2011 Hyundai Equus that I tested in Korea was divided as follows: two minutes in the driver's seat guiding the car up and down a flat, parking-lot-like surface at Hyundai's R&D Center outside Seoul, and three days sitting in the right rear passenger seat being chauffeured around the city by a skilled Hyundai company driver.
Subaru, the car brand of choice for quirky, all-wheel-drive loving Northeasterners and trendy turbo freaks, is on something of a tear.
Motor Trend magazine named the Ford Fusion mid-sized sedan as its 2010 Car of the Year on Tuesday. The award includes both the gas-only and hybrid versions of the Fusion.
Ford Motor Co. is firing back following General Motors' announcement that it would begin selling a police-only Chevrolet sedan in the United States in early 2011.
Chrysler took its first steps with Italy's Fiat, signing a deal and unveiling the new leadership in charge of bringing the company out of bankruptcy and into the future.
Since there have been cars, people have chosen their rides based on what their cars say about them. AOL Autos put a list of cars before automotive industry experts to capture their take on several popular cars.
If you have a heavy foot and may travel a bit over the speed limit, you might want to keep an eye out for these popular police car models.
Honda's new hybrid-only Insight, touted as a low-cost competitor to the Toyota Prius was dealt a major blow Monday after it failed to get a thumbs up from the influential magazine Consumer Reports.
A former motor-racing engineer has unveiled a prototype of a new hydrogen-powered city car which claims to emit less than one third of the carbon emissions produced by its nearest rival.
In the auto business, timing really is everything.
Chrysler took its first steps with Italy's Fiat Wednesday, signing a deal and unveiling the new leadership in charge of bringing the company out of bankruptcy and into the future.