Five Big Auto-Centric Trends for 2014

12.31.2013

The auto industry will continue its greening trend in the new year, but expect other surprises.

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Futurist's New Year's Prediction: Gas Cars Will "Decline Massively" in 2016

12.30.2013

Electric cars definitely are a "disruptive technology," but plugging-in cars will take a while. How long did it take to put horses out to pasture?

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5 Oddball Car Moments in 2013

12.23.2013

If 2013 was this weird, what should we expect from 2014?

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Snow Patrol: All-Wheel Drive Won't Help Without Winter-Friendly Tires

12.17.2013

My 2014 BMW has AWD and traction control, but it slipped all over the road during the recent winter storm. Why? Blame the performance tires.

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Driving VW's Astonishing 200 MPG XL1

12.13.2013

It's the most aerodynamic, fuel-efficient car in the world, and $145,000 buys you bragging rights. But only in Europe, alas.

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Interview: GM's New CEO, Mary Barra

12.10.2013

Barra is the first woman not only to lead GM, but the first woman heading any of the Big Three. In fact, she's the first woman to head any global automaker. Car Talk's Jim Motavalli interviewed her, prior to the announcement. 

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Ford's 2015 Mustang Debuts, Goes Global

12.05.2013

The Mustang has always been an American icon, but now Ford wants to spread its appeal to Europe and Asia (where it has long had cult status).

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Buying a Used Prius? It Pays to Shop Around.

12.04.2013

Given the ironclad law of supply and demand, it pays to buy pre-owned hybrids and EVs in cities where they're not on everyone's shopping list.

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