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Stories with subject: Automobiles
  • Country star McGraw loves life in GT fast lane 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 5:36 pm
  • NEW YORK - Tim McGraw drives in the carpool lane most days instead of pushing 100 mph with the windows rolled down and hair pulled back.

  • Buick ads are no joke: Regal gets double takes 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 12:01 pm
  • The television ads where neighbors, friends and family can't identify a new car as a Buick are true to life.

  • Luxury automakers scramble to woo young Chinese 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 4:42 am
  • BEIJING - At age 32, Jason Jia already is the kind of customer luxury automakers are seeking as competition grows in China's lucrative but crowded market.

  • Automakers unveil China-focused models in Beijing 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 11:07 am
  • BEIJING - Ford Motor Co. on Sunday unveiled a new Escort sedan designed in China for global sale at a Beijing auto show that highlighted the growing influence of Chinese tastes on the industry.

  • GM boosting China production capacity to 5 million 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 10:52 am
  • BEIJING - The president of General Motors said Sunday that the company and local partners are boosting production capacity for GM-brand vehicles in China to 5 million.

  • Special car, plate for veteran at NY Auto Show 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 2:29 pm
  • NEW YORK - A wounded Iraq war veteran has been given a specially outfitted SUV by Toyota, and he's gotten an honorary license plate for it from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

  • Alternative to NYC horse carriages: Old-timey car? 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 10:55 am
  • NEW YORK - An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City was presented Thursday at the New York International Auto Show, as critics expressed their distaste for the idea.

  • Muscle cars out in force at New York auto show 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:28 pm
  • NEW YORK - Who says America has lost its muscle?

  • Ala company specializes in rare Porsche autos 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:13 am
  • FLORENCE, Alabama - Fast sports cars with sleek, sexy lines are the last thing passers-by probably imagine when they pass the nondescript metal building in an industrial park in northwest Alabama.

  • Hot models at this year's New York Auto Show 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:54 pm
  • NEW YORK - With more than 1 million visitors annually, the New York International Auto Show is one of the most important shows for the U.S. auto industry. Here are some of the vehicles debuting this year. The show opens to the public Friday.

  • Alfa heads to US in June with sporty $54,000 4C 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:58 pm
  • NEW YORK - After a nearly 20-year absence, Italian car maker Alfa Romeo is returning to the U.S. market.

  • Toyota Camry gets a top-to-bottom makeover 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:19 pm
  • NEW YORK - Shaken by the advances of newer, sportier rivals, the Toyota Camry is trying to shed its vanilla reputation.

  • Ford to offer 50th anniversary Mustang 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:43 am
  • NEW YORK - Ford is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Mustang with a limited-edition model and a display atop the Empire State Building.

  • Chevrolet bringing tiny Trax SUV to US and China 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:02 pm
  • NEW YORK - Chevrolet's smallest SUV is heading to its biggest markets.

  • GM sales eyed for impact of ignition switch recall 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:56 pm
  • DETROIT - As General Motors shows off its newest cars and trucks in New York this week, analysts are watching for signs that consumers are shying away from the ones sitting on dealer lots.

  • NY lawmakers question auto insurance rate factors 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:28 pm
  • ALBANY, New York - Auto insurers use many factors, including a motorist's education and occupation, to accurately gauge their risk, industry representatives told state lawmakers Thursday, a week after a consumer advocacy group called the practice unfair.

  • Myanmar clunkers scrapped in rush for 'new' cars 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 3:43 am
  • YANGON, Myanmar - Mike Shwe Hlaing has a lot full of used SUVs and a potentially huge market to sell them to if Myanmar manages to spread some of the affluence blooming in its biggest city to a poor and still mostly road-less countryside.

  • Last Corvette retrieved from Kentucky sinkhole 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 8:49 pm
  • The mangled remains of a powerful Corvette - barely recognizable to its former owner - were pulled from the depths of a sinkhole at a Kentucky museum Wednesday, completing weeks of painstaking work to retrieve eight classic cars that were gobbled up by the gaping hole.

  • Audi's RS 7 is answer to Porsche, Mercedes 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 12:55 pm
  • The 2014 Audi RS 7 checks all the boxes and then some for wealthy car buyers who want a stylish, luxury sedan that looks like a coupe, delivers 500-plus turbocharged V-8 horsepower and comes with a high-brow German pedigree.

  • Tulalip woman pleads guilty in child-neglect death 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 1:29 pm
  • SEATTLE - A Tulalip woman who left her two young daughters in a filthy car while she used drugs has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of one child and criminal mistreatment for neglect of the other girl.

  • Car rental companies ramp up exotic offerings 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 12:50 pm
  • LAS VEGAS - There's a chance now for the middle class to feel like movie stars. Or for a movie star to feel like a movie star away from home.

  • Car rental companies ramp up exotic offerings 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 12:04 pm
  • LAS VEGAS - There's a chance now for the middle class to feel like movie stars. Or for a movie star to feel like a movie star away from home.

  • Hamilton edges Rosberg to win Bahrain GP 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 1:50 pm
  • SAKHIR, Bahrain - Lewis Hamilton edged Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg after an intense race-long duel to take victory by just one second at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday.

  • Classic cars destroyed by fire in central Illinois 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 2:05 pm
  • PETERSBURG, Illinois - A collection of classic cars has been destroyed by fire in central Illinois.

  • Report: Auto insurers using unfair rating factors 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 6:04 pm
  • ALBANY, New York - New York's largest auto insurers factor in a motorist's education level and occupation when calculating policy rates, charging blue-collar workers more than college-educated professionals, a consumer watchdog group reported Thursday.