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Coroner, director Tony Scott's family dispute cancer reportupdated: Tue Aug 21 2012 11:34:00

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.

CNNMoney: Volt sales surge in California thanks to car-pool accessupdated: Thu Jun 07 2012 12:16:00

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.

CNNMoney: High price soured Chevy Volt salesupdated: Mon Mar 05 2012 15:39:00

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.

CNNMoney: Best auto sales in yearsupdated: Thu Mar 01 2012 16:58:00

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.

CNNMoney: In Detroit, fuel economy rulesupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 12:47:00

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.

CNNMoney: With MKZ, Ford needs Lincoln to be great againupdated: Tue Jan 10 2012 11:40:00

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.

CNNMoney: Sergio Marchionne: Fiat 500 sales goal 'incredibly naive'updated: Mon Jan 09 2012 17:44:00

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.

CNNMoney: Hyundai Elantra wins car of year honorsupdated: Mon Jan 09 2012 12:28:00

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.

CNNMoney: The comeback of the American carupdated: Thu Jan 05 2012 11:24:00

As the 2012 Detroit Auto Show approaches, the American auto industry looks to be stronger than it has in many years.

CNNMoney: Smart car maker to unveil tiny pickup truckupdated: Wed Dec 07 2011 16:42:00

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.

CNNMoney: Toyota to export Camrys to South Korea - from U.S.updated: Mon Dec 05 2011 11:27:00

Toyota will soon begin exporting U.S.-built Camry sedans to South Korea, the automaker announced Monday.

Money Magazine: Buying a new car? Get more for your used oneupdated: Mon Nov 28 2011 12:39:00

Got the urge to splurge on a shiny new ride?

CNNMoney: Honda Civic Natural Gas: Green Car of the Yearupdated: Thu Nov 17 2011 17:20:00

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.

CNNMoney: Motor Trend Car of the Year: VW Passatupdated: Wed Nov 16 2011 15:57:00

The Volkswagen Passat won the prestigious Motor Trend "Car of the Year" award Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

CNNMoney: Abarth 500, a faster Fiat 500updated: Wed Nov 16 2011 09:32:00

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: How GM learned to love the small carupdated: Thu Nov 10 2011 14:53:00

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.

CNNMoney: GM announces Chevy Spark fully electric carupdated: Wed Oct 12 2011 13:39:00

General Motors, maker of the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid, will sell a small totally electric car beginning in 2013, the automaker announced Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Hybrid car sales: Lots of options, few takersupdated: Fri Sep 30 2011 17:09:00

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.

Fortune: Can J.Lo sell Fiats?updated: Thu Sep 29 2011 20:22:00

If getting attention is the mark of successful advertising, then Fiat-Chrysler's chief marketing officer Olivier Francois is a genius.

CNNMoney: Last Ford Crown Victoria rolls off the lineupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 20:51:00

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.

4 killed in attack in Afghanistanupdated: Sat Aug 27 2011 05:36:00

A suicide bomber detonated a car bomb near a bank in southwest Afghanistan on Saturday, killing four people, a governor's spokesman said.

Fortune: Civic: The hybrid that feels like a carupdated: Tue Aug 23 2011 11:41:00

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.

CNNMoney: Toyota's future rides on the new Camryupdated: Mon Aug 22 2011 12:35:00

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.

CNNMoney: Most-stolen cars: Old Hondasupdated: Tue Aug 02 2011 17:18:00

Honda and Toyota cars have long been popular with car buyers and they remain popular with car thieves, too.

CNNMoney: Consumer Reports: New Honda Civic is a loserupdated: Mon Aug 01 2011 17:38:00

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.

CNNMoney: Tesla shares pop on $100 million Toyota dealupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 15:14:00

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.

Fortune: Shop for a Volt, buy a Cruzeupdated: Thu Jul 14 2011 09:20:00

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.

Grieving parents take up gay rightsupdated: Thu Jul 07 2011 08:36:00

A soldier's death in Afghanistan led his parents to become champions of gay marriage. CNN's Don Lemon reports.

Soldier leaves legacy much larger than 'he was gay'updated: Thu Jul 07 2011 08:36:00

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."

CNNMoney: Ford announces Chevy Volt competitor, C-Max Energiupdated: Wed Jul 06 2011 13:12:00

Ford will soon produce a competitor to General Motors' Chevrolet Volt.

Fortune: Prius Plug-in charges ahead of the Voltupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 13:06:00

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.

CNNMoney: Consumer Reports: Chrysler still needs workupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 09:27:00

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.

CNNMoney: VW Jetta: Critics hate it, buyers love itupdated: Wed Jun 15 2011 05:27:00

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.

Toyota recalls certain Prius models for gear box, steering problemupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 04:11:00

Toyota is recalling almost 106,000 early-model Prius because of a problem with the power steering and gear box.

Twin suicide bombings in Afghanistan target foreign workersupdated: Mon May 30 2011 07:33:00

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.

Fortune: Lies, damned lies, and electric vehicle forecastsupdated: Thu May 26 2011 13:29:00

To be a successful forecaster, the wise man said, pick a number or a date -- but don't pick both.

CNNMoney: New-fangled auto fuel economy labels unveiledupdated: Wed May 25 2011 11:40:00

Potential car buyers will see new designs for fuel economy labels, reflecting the increased use of alternatives to gasoline such as electric and diesel.

CNNMoney: Forget the gas tax - a driving tax may be nextupdated: Wed May 18 2011 07:49:00

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.

CNNMoney: Volt goes 1,000 miles between fill-ups, says GMupdated: Mon May 09 2011 02:04:00

The electric-powered Chevrolet Volt is averaging 1,000 miles on each tankful of gas, according to General Motors.

CNNMoney: Nissan Leaf: 2011 World Car of The Yearupdated: Thu Apr 21 2011 13:17:00

The all-electric Nissan Leaf was named the 2011 World Car of The Year at the New York Auto Show on Thursday.

CNNMoney: GM unveils first car for new China-only brandupdated: Tue Apr 19 2011 10:01:00

General Motors has unveiled the first car for its China-only Baojun car brand at the Shanghai Auto Show.

Fortune: Tata: Building an auto empire in Indiaupdated: Mon Apr 18 2011 05:43:00

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.

CNNMoney: Mini Cooper with a Rolls-Royce insideupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 11:44:00

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.

CNNMoney: 200,000-mile Toyota Prius keeps on goingupdated: Fri Mar 04 2011 06:03:00

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.

CNNMoney: Civic Hybrid owners: 'Fix' ruined my carupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 05:24:00

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.

CNNMoney: Ford Mustang wins in Consumer Reports Top Picksupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 14:39:00

Consumer Reports annual list of Top Picks for new cars has one particularly surprising winner, the Ford Mustang.

CNNMoney: Leaf and Prius stomp the Volt on greenest car listupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 23:05:00

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.

Fortune: The death of the station wagonupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 13:12:00

The news came like a blow to the gut for this child of 1950s suburbia:

CNNMoney: Toyota unveils Prius station wagonupdated: Mon Jan 10 2011 17:28:00

At the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, Toyota is asking "What's the plural of Prius?"

CNNMoney: Chevy Volt: Motor Trend Car of the Yearupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 10:18:00

Motor Trend Magazine has named General Motors' Chevrolet Volt its "Car of the Year."

CNNMoney: Hybrid efficiency, gasoline powerupdated: Tue Nov 02 2010 09:44:00

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.

Fortune: Nissan's new marketing Leafupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 12:27:00

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.

CNNMoney: Toyota to unveil another Priusupdated: Thu Oct 14 2010 15:13:00

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.

Fortune: Ford pitches Wall Street on Lincoln MKT as next-gen Town Carupdated: Wed Sep 29 2010 15:19:00

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.

Suspects in Indianapolis birthday party shooting appear in courtupdated: Fri Aug 20 2010 11:55:00

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.

Survey: Cadillac Escalade SUV is the car thieves love to stealupdated: Tue Aug 03 2010 00:02:00

Once again, the high-profile Cadillac Escalade SUV is the car that thieves love to steal, according to the Highway Loss Data Institute.

CNNMoney: Tesla to build electric Toyota Rav4updated: Wed Jul 21 2010 10:39:00

Tesla Motors will produce electric Rav4 crossover SUVs for Toyota Motor Co. beginning in 2012, the two companies announced Friday.

CNNMoney: Tesla: Toyota electric prototypes coming soonupdated: Sat Jul 10 2010 13:05:00

Electric carmaker Tesla Motors will deliver two prototypes to Toyota Motor Co. by the end of the month, a Tesla executive said Saturday.

CNNMoney: Toyota working on Tesla-based electric carupdated: Fri Jul 09 2010 15:05:00

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.

Former F1 engineer unveils new city carupdated: Tue Jun 29 2010 13:53:00

His most famous car has a top speed of 240 miles per hour.

Fortune: Chrysler's coming product offensiveupdated: Wed May 12 2010 06:47:00

Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne must have gotten tired of all those questions about Chrysler's empty product pipeline.

Fortune: Small cars equal small profitsupdated: Mon May 10 2010 14:38:00

When automakers reported their sales for April, most industry watchers were bullish about the results.

SI.com: Brant James: The focus on going "green" won't pose problems for the Jetta TDI Cupupdated: Tue Apr 27 2010 15:56:00

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.

CNNMoney: $120 million from GM sparks hope in Detroitupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 15:36:00

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.

CNNMoney: GM pays off its bailout loansupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 13:13:00

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.

CNNMoney: BMW to supply engines for police car makerupdated: Mon Mar 22 2010 12:48:00

BMW will supply transmissions, cooling systems and hi-tech diesel engines for start-up police company Carbon Motors, the two companies announced Monday.

CNNMoney: Chrysler to make electric Fiat 500updated: Mon Mar 22 2010 10:45:00

Chrysler Group announced Monday that it plans to produce a purely electric version of the iconic Fiat 500 minicar.

Toyota dealers rally in defense of brandupdated: Wed Feb 24 2010 13:52:00

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.

LaHood: 'No sweetheart deals'updated: Wed Feb 24 2010 13:52:00

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is adamant that his department does not favor one automaker over another.

Toyota president: 'We failed to connect the dots'updated: Mon Feb 22 2010 14:38:00

In his most complete explanation of the problems that beleaguer Toyota, the company president said "we failed to connect the dots" with accelerator problems in the United States and Europe.

CNNMoney: Dodge brings a Detonator to Detroit - seriouslyupdated: Thu Jan 14 2010 13:03:00

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.

CNNMoney: Toyota to expand the Prius brandupdated: Mon Jan 11 2010 16:50:00

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.

Fortune: Hyundai Equus takes on the Germansupdated: Tue Jan 05 2010 09:06:00

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.

CNNMoney: Subaru's turbocharged sales secretupdated: Mon Dec 21 2009 14:00:00

Subaru, the car brand of choice for quirky, all-wheel-drive loving Northeasterners and trendy turbo freaks, is on something of a tear.

CNNMoney: Ford Fusion: 2010 Motor Trend Car of the Yearupdated: Tue Nov 17 2009 14:41:00

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.

CNNMoney: Cop car war heats upupdated: Fri Nov 13 2009 12:53:00

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.

CNNMoney: Take a look at the 'new' Chryslerupdated: Mon Sep 21 2009 11:17:00

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.

What your car says about youupdated: Fri Jul 24 2009 09:38:00

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.

How to ID covert cop carsupdated: Wed Jul 08 2009 11:02:00

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.

CNNMoney: Honda's new hybrid disappointsupdated: Tue Jun 30 2009 10:04:00

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.

New 'Urban Car' claims to slash CO2 emissions by two thirdsupdated: Tue Jun 16 2009 22:26:00

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.

CNNMoney: Chrysler's next fear: High gas pricesupdated: Fri Jun 12 2009 04:01:00

In the auto business, timing really is everything.

CNNMoney: Take a look at the 'new' Chryslerupdated: Wed Jun 10 2009 14:27:00

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.

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