Nearly all major automakers saw a fall in sales this September. Padgett examines these sales reports to see if the industry will shake off this early fall or head down a slower path to recovery.
The Tesla Model S has gotten a lot of press in recent months, but one of the more remarkable features of the car is the maintenance required – or lack thereof.
The World Car Of The Year award is starting to gain prominence in the auto show arena despite being the relative newcomer, Vijayenthiran writes. The award event is now entering its 10th year and will culminate at the 2014 New York Auto Show next April.
Chevy Volt gets a $5,000 price cut to compete with other electric cars aimed at price-conscious customers. With a price tag of $34,995, GM hopes its Chevy Volt can better compete with the Nissan Leaf and other electric cars.
The BMW i3 is the German automaker's first mass-production electric car and offers a panoply of high-tech doodads aimed at an urbanizing global population. But it's too soon to tell if the BMW i3, or any electric car, will win wide appeal from a public slow to warm to alternative-fuel technology.
BMW i3 starts at $41,000 and will be available next spring. BMW i3's optional range-extender uses gasoline to double its range, but unlike the Chevy Volt it doesn't drive the wheels directly.
The 2014 Infiniti Q50 has been priced at $36,700. Its sport car version, coming in both rear-drive and all-wheel drive forms, has a price tag around $45,000, while its hybrid version, the Q50 Hybrid, offers 36 mpg on the highway and 354 net horsepower.
The 2014 BMW X5, the third generation of SUV in its line, has been priced at $53,275. The new SUV brings an automatic start-stop system, speed-sensitive power steering, and a sophisticated navigation system.
Truck sales surged in May, with the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester and Nissan Rogue all posting their best-ever May sale results. Low loan rates and major automobile sales contributed to the numbers.