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New SUVs and Electric Vehicles Highlight L.A. Auto Show

New SUVs and Electric Vehicles Highlight L.A. Auto Show

By Tom Krisher | Nov 21
New electric vehicles, several new small SUVs, a redesigned compact car, a plug-in version of Toyota's top-selling vehicle and a futuristic electric station wagon concept car from Volkswagen are among the new models on display this week.

US Group Says 803 Unbelted Rear-Seat Passengers Died in 2018

US Group Says 803 Unbelted Rear-Seat Passengers Died in 2018

Nov 20
More than 800 rear-seat passengers who weren't wearing seat belts were killed last year in U.S. traffic crashes, and a highway safety group says states aren't making enough progress in getting people to buckle up.

Safety Agency Says Distracted Driver Caused Fatal Uber Crash

Safety Agency Says Distracted Driver Caused Fatal Uber Crash

By Tom Krisher | Nov 20
The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday condemned the lack of state and federal regulation for testing autonomous vehicles before finding that a distracted human safety driver was the main cause of a fatal 2018 Arizona crash.

Toyota Worker's Suicide Ruled Work-Related after Harassment

Toyota Worker's Suicide Ruled Work-Related after Harassment

By Yuri Kageyama | Nov 19
An engineer at Toyota killed himself after being constantly ridiculed by his boss, authorities have ruled.

Ford Mustang SUV Starts A Blitz of New Electric Vehicles

Ford Mustang SUV Starts A Blitz of New Electric Vehicles

By Tom Krisher | Nov 18
Ford is unveiling its first all-electric SUV, marking the start of an avalanche of battery-powered vehicles coming from mainstream and luxury automakers during the next two years that industry analysts say will boost electric vehicle sales.

Consumer Reports Finds Vehicle Redesigns Come with Glitches

Consumer Reports Finds Vehicle Redesigns Come with Glitches

By Tom Krisher | Nov 17
When it comes to buying a new car, the latest and greatest may not be the most dependable.

Edmunds Compares the 2019 Audi Q7 and 2020 Lincoln Aviator

Edmunds Compares the 2019 Audi Q7 and 2020 Lincoln Aviator

By Travis Langness | Nov 16
To find out how far Lincoln has come, Edmunds has compared the Aviator to its top-ranked midsize three-row luxury SUV, the 2019 Audi Q7.

Ferrari Aims to Entice New Clients with Roma Coupe

Ferrari Aims to Entice New Clients with Roma Coupe

By Colleen Barry | Nov 15
Ferrari unveiled Thursday a new, easy-driving coupe dubbed Roma aimed at attracting buyers who have been intimidated by sports cars and perhaps even the Prancing Horse's racing heritage.

Germany Hails Tesla Plan to Build New Factory Near Berlin

Germany Hails Tesla Plan to Build New Factory Near Berlin

Nov 14
Germany on Wednesday hailed Tesla's announcement to build its first European factory in the country, days after the government said it would boost subsidies for buyers of electrics cars.

Scandal-Hit Nissan's Profits Crash Amid Lower Global Sales

Scandal-Hit Nissan's Profits Crash Amid Lower Global Sales

By Yuri Kageyama | Nov 13
Japanese automaker Nissan reported Tuesday that its July-September profit tumbled to half of what it earned the year before as sales and brand power crumbled following the arrest of its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn.

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