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Muscle-car mirages: The rise of fake engine noise

Stomp on the gas in a new Ford Mustang or F-150 and you’ll hear a meaty, throaty rumble — the same style roar that Americans have associated with auto...


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Drop your top: Convertibles poised to make a comeback

DETROIT — Americans are ready to let their tops down and feel the wind blow through their hair. That’s the feeling among automakers as they roll out...


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Hot cars at the Detroit auto show

DETROIT — The North American International Auto Show begins this week in Detroit with media and industry previews. It opens to the public Jan. 17. Here are...


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Jeep sales top 1 million amid worldwide demand for SUVs

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Jeep sales last year topped 1 million for the first time, as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’s rugged brand rode a wave of consumer demand...


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Mercedes plots turning car into a self-driving luxury lounge

Mercedes-Benz aims to transform the car into a rolling luxury lounge that chauffeurs passengers autonomously. In the F015 concept vehicle, the front seats can...




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Obama promotes auto industry bailout as a policy that worked

WAYNE, Mich. — Calling the 2009 federal auto bailout a success story, President Barack Obama on Wednesday touted steps taken by his administration that he...


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Utah auto expo highlights new car technology

SANDY — If you love that new car smell, you may want to check out the 2015 Utah International Auto Expo. “The South Towne Exposition Center will...

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