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  • Car brands suspend sales in Russia as ruble collapses

    Amid Russia's worst economic crisis, some major automakers have temporarily suspended their sales in the country, while others are shifting inventory or planning price increases.

  • How Chrysler became 'FCA US LLC'

    As of this morning, the company formerly known as Chrysler has changed its name to 'FCA US LLC,' to better reflect its Fiat ownership. Thankfully for car fans, the change is mostly a technicality, and brand names like Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram aren't going anywhere. 

  • Will cheap gas cause electric car sales to plummet?

    The notion that electric car sales will plummet with the arrival of vastly lower gasoline prices has been floating around lately. But for many reasons, it's not a foregone conclusion that plug-in electric car sales will fall just because gas prices have gotten lower. 

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  • Takata airbag recall fiasco: What car owners need to know (+video)

    Takata has refused to expand a recall of faulty airbags linked to at least five deaths in the US, and the path to a nationwide recall has become exponentially more complicated for Takata, automakers, federal regulators, and owners of affected vehicles. 

  • 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 starts heading out to dealers

    2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 cars started shipping out to dealers across the country yesterday. The new 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 offers great choices, a convertible option for the first time, and as an automatic transmission. Keys might be given to some lucky customers as early as this week. 

  • US auto sales accelerate thanks to low gas prices, holiday buzz (+video)

    Auto sales climbed in November, with sales of SUVs and trucks coming in especially strong. Chrysler saw a 20 percent climb in auto sales since November 2013, thanks to strong performance from Jeep SUVs and Ram trucks. GM, Honda, and Toyota also saw impressive gains. 

  • 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 gets a very reasonable sticker price

    The 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 might be a new performance bargain if reports of its pricing prove accurate. The 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 will bring to the table more than 500 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque, plus a very reasonable $52,995 price tag.

  • World AIDS Day marked with 2015 special edition Subaru Legacy designed by Mondo Guerra

    For World AIDS Day today, Subaru and desigerner Guerra have teamed up to create a special 2015 Subaru Legacy that's limited to an edition of one. The World AIDS Day partnership between the two is a natural because of the HIV/AIDS activism both parties have worked on in the past. 

  • Tesla and BMW: Natural competitors in electric cars, one day

    Both Tesla and BMW have come up with their own models of electric cars and approached the market differently but their paths may eventually converge. As electric cars become more mainstream, both carmakers may compete head to head when they broaden their lineups, creating more opportunities for overlap.

  • Diesel-powered Chevy Colorado ZR2 debuts at LA Auto Show

    Chevy is really selling its 2015 Colorado mid-size pickup truck as a lifestyle vehicle. After unveiling customized Colorados at the Texas State Fair and SEMA, it brought yet another Colorado-based concept, the diesel-powered ZR2, to the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.

  • Volkswagen Golf R Variant makes debut at LA Auto Show

    Volkswagen Golf R has spawned a wagon variant, which makes its world debut this week at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. This is the first time the Volkswagen Golf R has been available with the wagon bodystyle, known here as a SportWagen and everywhere else as a Variant. 

  • 2016 Toyota Mirai: Fuel cell vehicle on sale next year, priced at $57K (+video)

    The 2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle will carry a sticker price of $57,500 when it launches in the US late next year, Toyota said today. Production of the 2016 Toyota Mirai will start slowly, with just 700 to be built for global sale during calendar 2015.

  • 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show kicks off. What to expect.

    The 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, now in its 107th year, boasts a list of world and North American premieres that is one of the biggest on record. The action at the Los Angeles Auto Show gets underway Nov. 18.