Articles from the Autos section archive

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

Drop your top: Convertibles poised to make a comeback

Drop your top: Automakers roll out new convertible models ahead of expected ragtop comeback.
By Tom Krisher

Volkswagen, Ford take top awards at the Detroit auto show

Volkswagen Golf, Ford F-150 take awards for top car, truck at the Detroit auto show.
By JEFF KAROUB and TOM KRISHER

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

Moore: Drivers replace car badging

I saw a Kia Sorento that was wearing the chrome badging of a Lexus. A slanted "L" had replaced the KIA in an oval.
By Glynn Moore

Barra: 1st year as GM CEO marked by disappointment, progress

DETROIT — Mary Barra said Thursday that her first year as CEO of General Motors contained both disappointment and progress.
By Tom Krisher

What Is It?

Did you recognize last week's 1960 Chevrolet Corvette, and do you know the make, model and approximate year of this vintage vehicle?
By Glynn Moore

Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015

Auto recalls

Volkswagen, Chrysler and Honda have had models recalled to address safety issues.

2015 Passat diesel returns great mileage

The 2015 Volkswagen Passat with turbodiesel is a competent five-passenger sedan with a huge trunk and fuel tank to provide hours of travel.
By Ann M. Job

What Is It?

Did you recognize last week's 1968 Plymouth Road Runner, the one driven by NASCAR legend Richard Petty, and do you know the make, model and approximate year of this week's automobile?
By Glynn Moore

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014

What Is It?

Did you recognize last week's 1957 Ford Fairlane, and do you know the make, model and approximate age of this week's vehicle?
By Glynn Moore

Auto recalls

DETROIT — Chrysler is recalling about 288,000 older Ram pickup trucks in North America and elsewhere because the rear axle can seize or the drive shaft can fall off.

4C marks return of Alfa Romeo to the States

After a 19-year absence, Italian carmaker Alfa Romeo is back in the United States and wowing Alfa enthusiasts with the sexy, fun-to-drive 2015 4C two-seater.
By Ann M. Job

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

What Is It?

Did you recognize last week's 1969 AMC AMX (the year was optional), and do you know the year and make of this week's vehicle?
By Glynn Moore

Kia releases Soul EV

The 2015 Kia Soul EV is a normal-looking Soul with a useful travel range of nearly 100 miles on a single charge, stable ride and handling, generous and flexible cargo space, comfortable seating ...
By Ann M. Job

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

What Is It?

Did you recognize last week's vintage BMW Isetta, a microcar with the door in the front? And do you know the make, model and approximate year of this week's automobile?
By Glynn Moore

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

What Is It?

Did you recognize last week's 1939 Plymouth, and do you know the make and model of this week's car? We don't know the year, but you might.
By Glynn Moore

Auto recalls

DETROIT - Mazda is recalling nearly 100,000 midsize Mazda6 sedans to fix a problem with the tire pressure monitoring system. The recall affects certain 2014-15 Mazda6's.

Honda CR-V gets good EPA ratings

America's best-selling sport utility vehicle for a decade, the Honda CR-V is an even smarter buy for 2015 with added features, updated styling and improved fuel economy.
By Ann M. Job

Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014

What Is It?

Did you recognize the 1959 Ford in last week's quiz, and do you know the make and year of this week's old car? There's a hint to help you.
By Glynn Moore

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Cars with defective air bags recalled

Government urges owners of cars with defective Takata air bags to get them fixed at once.

2015 Camry, Outback, XC90 redesigned

Toyota has reshaped its popular Camry because Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata and Nissan Altima have been nipping at its heels.
By Tom Krisher And Dee-ann Durbin
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