2014 Hyundai AzeraEnlarge Photo
Cars have become so seemingly identical, so reliable, and so regulated that they're boring. You might find some who'll argue that. But anyone who simply takes a trip out to a couple of new-car showrooms will find that's actually far from the truth.
A few years ago, economists lamented the death of the U.S. manufacturing sector. They lay the blame on several factors, including the high cost of U.S. labor compared to elsewhere on the planet, stringent government regulations, an unskilled workforce, and a general trend toward sales and service jobs.
Michael SchumacherEnlarge Photo
Seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher is in critical condition after he fell and hit his head in a skiing accident in the French Alps yesterday. The accident took place at the Meribel ski resort where Schumacher was on holiday with family.
At the 2014 Detroit Auto Show next month, BMW will finally launch its latest M3 sedan as well as a new M4 coupe based on the 4-Series. However, just a couple of months later we’ll see the debut of another new BMW, the 4-Series Gran Coupe.
Bam Margera, made famous by MTV’s Jackass and his own series Viva la Bam and Bam's Unholy Union, is currently working on a new project, details of which are still secret. But one of the scenes we may see in the new project is a crash involving Margera’s bright blue Lamborghini Murcielago and an old Cadillac, which took place during filming.
2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013Enlarge Photo
Sometimes the media don't quite know what they're talking about. And so it was with a story that had actress Anne Hathaway importing one of the first 2014 BMW i3 electric cars from Germany for her husband because she didn't want to wait for it to go on sale in the U.S. next spring.
Some solar-energy companies have had a hard time in recent years, but SolarCity may look a little more promising. That isn't just because Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is the company's chairman, either--though it can't hurt.
Fiat, like MINI before it, thinks it's on to a good thing with its retro-styled small car, the 500. And like MINI, the Italian automaker thinks the best way of expanding on the car's popularity is to apply the badge to a whole range of vehicles--the latest being a four-door version of the currently two-door minicar.