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Mercedes-Benz’s vision of luxury makes driving optional

Mercedes-Benz unveiled a concept car that illustrates its vision of luxury circa 2030, when self-driving vehicles would be sophisticated enough for drivers to be able to hand over control to a network of computer chips and sensors. ... Read More »

Drivers will pay up to $1,499 for tech features, study says

A majority of drivers in the United States are willing to pay as much as $1,499 to have high-tech entertainment and safety devices in their vehicles as consumers demand more connectivity, according to a Harris Poll. ... Read More »

2014 finishes strong with ‘plenty of room for upside’

Tempting incentives and clearer roads pulled U.S. consumers into dealerships for a big December to close another strong sales year. Automakers sold 1.5 million light vehicles last month, up 11 percent. ... Read More »

Pricing: The extra icing on the cake in a great year

We can all rattle off lots to celebrate: fifth straight year of U.S. sales growth, 13 brands setting records in 2014, volume that is 6 million-plus units higher than 2009 and more growth forecast for 2015. ... Read More »

GM says Canada deliveries rose 13%

General Motors' Canadian unit sold 13 percent more vehicles in December than a year earlier, and full-year sales rose 6.3 percent from 2013, the company said today. ... Read More »

GM expects 15% mpg gain from new cylinder deactivation system

GM says a new infinitely variable cylinder deactivation system it has been developing with a Silicon Valley start-up can boost the fuel economy of gasoline engines by as much as 15 percent. ... Read More »

Ally completes $1 billion sale in Chinese joint venture to GM

Ally Financial said today that it completed the sale of its stake in a joint venture with a Chinese auto lender to General Motors for $1 billion. ... Read More »

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 »

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 »