From The Car Connection:
Compact crossover vehicles such as the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape, and Subaru Forester have, increasingly, been drafted into primary family-vehicle duty, replacing mid-size sedans in many households. And if you’re in the market for one of these in late-model used form, the next month or two will be a great time to grab a good deal.
The meth-fueled magic of Breaking Bad will soon die -- during primetime, anyway -- but two lucky fans could drive off into the sunset with very special mementos from the award-winning drama: a 1991 Jeep Grand Wagoneer and a 2003 Pontiac Aztek.
By most accounts, the conventional gasoline engine's days are numbered. Long before electric cars become commonplace, automakers expect to wean themselves off gas-powered powerplants, replacing them with fuel-efficient alternatives. Six Hours of Austin pit walk and driver signing
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The Porsche 911 adds the next logical member of its family to the fold this fall, when the 911 Turbo Cabriolet and Turbo S Cabriolet lose their hardtops at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel showed why he’s a multiple Formula One World Champion, by dominating the field yesterday at the 2013 Formula One Singapore Grand Prix. He finished the race 32.6 seconds ahead of the next best driver, Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso.
Caterham Cars, best known for the minimalist (nee-Lotus) Seven, has announced plans to become a full-line car maker. At the launch of the AeroSeven concept in Singapore, Caterham chairman Tony Fernandes said he wanted to expand the company into a brand with global reach and models in several market segments.
Honda has announced pricing for the 2014 Accord Hybrid, which will arrive in showrooms on October 31. The Accord Hybrid starts at $29,155, with a mid-level EX-L model going for $31,905, and the top Touring model starting at $34,905. A $790 destination and handling fee brings the total costs to $29,950, $32,695, and $35,695, respectively.
It's the inevitable comparison, but do slow electric-car sales parallel those of the first hybrids?
Electric-car maker Tesla has released a bit more detail about its plans to jump on the self-driving car bandwagon. Tesla will build a self-driving car within three years, CEO Elon Musk said in a recent interview.