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FCA, GM, Toyota, Subaru drive market to 11% gain

Led by double-digit sales increases at Fiat Chrysler, GM, Hyundai-Kia, Toyota and Subaru, the auto industry closed out a stellar 2014 with a blockbuster December as consumers took advantage of year-end deals, lower fuel prices and an improving... ... Read More »

Service bays turn to text messaging

In an increasingly digital, on-the-go world, Dale Snow's challenge was to devise the most effective way to update millennials on car repairs. ... Read More »

Dealer adds quick bays, buzzers to speed service

Honda dealer Greg May decided to follow American Honda Motor Co.'s advice and add service bays and make other improvements to his service department. ... Read More »

Sporty cars to roar into Detroit

Just in time for cheap gasoline, automakers will show high-performance cars at next week's Detroit auto show. But pickups and hybrids will get their share of attention. ... Read More »

Hellcat reviewers rev up the thesaurus

The 707-hp Hellcat-powered Challenger and Charger had auto reviewers scrambling to outdo each other last year in their lusty appreciation of what one website called Dodge's "rolling middle finger to common sense." ... Read More »

Do auto designers have a shelf life?

Car designers and actors have at least one thing in common: The lead roles tend to become harder to land with age. ... Read More »

Inside the hush-hush competitive world of concept cars

Protecting the secrets of industry rivals while simultaneously working with them to outshine one another can be a peculiar position. ... Read More »

Where is Google’s car going?

With its dream of self-driving shuttles for public use, Google is diverging more sharply than ever before from automakers, which intend to gradually roll out autonomous-driving features in personal cars while keeping the driver in control. ... Read More »

Porsche bullish on plug-in hybrids

Bernhard Maier, Porsche's global sales and marketing boss, commutes daily to company headquarters near Stuttgart using a Porsche Cayenne plug-in hybrid or a Panamera with a low-carbon dioxide powertrain. ... Read More »

Hyundai, Kia forecast slowest global sales growth in 9 years

Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors forecast their weakest sales growth in nine years as they run out of capacity to increase output and competition intensifies in major markets. ... Read More »