WASHINGTON (AP) — Signs of improvement in the U.S. economy emerged this week, and the jobs report the government will issue Friday will show whether that strength is fueling consistent hiring gains. The August employment […]
DETROIT (AP) — The major U.S. and Japanese automakers all posted double-digit U.S. sales gains last month as car buyers snapped up pickup trucks and small cars to lead the industry toward its best month […]
TOKYO (AP) — Toyota’s luxury brand Lexus is trying to shake off its stodgy image. So it’s opening a cafe. The special lounges, the first of which is opening next week in Tokyo’s fashionable Aoyama […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Noriko Uno was afraid of driving fast, often avoiding the freeway and taking the same route every day from her Upland home to and from her family’s sushi restaurant. She had […]
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators have added about 320,000 older model Honda Odyssey minivans to a widening probe of faulty air bags that affects at least three automakers and more than 2 million vehicles. […]
DETROIT (AP) – The Toyota Corolla, an aging, stodgy but reliable economy car, is getting a radical new look. The world’s largest automaker rolled out a new version of the compact Thursday night at a […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A $16 million settlement over the safety recall of Toyota vehicles that were at risk for unintended acceleration and braking issues was announced Friday by Orange County prosecutors and Toyota Motor Corp.
(AP) — Automakers said Friday that U.S. new car and trucks sales rose 14 percent to just over 1 million vehicles in January. Here were the top-selling cars and trucks for the month and the percent change in sales from January of 2012.
TOKYO (AP) – Toyota is recalling 907,000 vehicles, mostly Corolla models, around the world for faulty air bags and another 385,000 Lexus IS luxury cars for defective wipers.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Googling the nearest gas station, sending email from your smartphone, booking a table at a restaurant: all things you shouldn’t do while driving. But automakers are trying help you pull it off with both hands on the wheel and both eyes on the road.
LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles Auto Show begins its 10-day run at the Los Angeles Convention Center Friday, with more than 1,000 vehicles on display, highlighted by fuel-efficient, hybrid, electric and alternative […]
DETROIT (AP) – Japanese brands are the top performers in Consumer Reports’ annual rankings of vehicle reliability. The magazine says Toyota Motor Co.’s Scion, Lexus and Toyota brands took the top three spots. Mazda, Subaru […]