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2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid

Accord's Latest is Most Fuel Efficient

VEHICLE SPOTLIGHT | By Ann M. Job | Friday Jul 25, 2014
The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid sedan doesn't amaze and daze with its mainstream looks, nice cloth seats and pleasant ride. Its "wow" factor is, simply, how few times a driver may need to stop at a gasoline station in a year.

An auto worker inspects finished SUVs coming off the assembly line at the General Motors auto plant in Arlington, Texas.

GM Profit 2Q Falls 85 Pct. on Recall Costs

AUTO NEWS | Jul 24
Recall expenses chopped $1.5 billion from General Motors' bottom line in the second quarter, as it added up the costs of repairs for nearly 30 million cars and set aside funds to compensate victims of small-car crashes.

2014 Land Rover LR4

LR4 is Updated for Fuel Efficiency

VEHICLE SPOTLIGHT | By Ann M. Job | Jul 23
Land Rover's capable and rugged LR4 mid-size sport utility vehicle is more fuel efficient for 2014 and has refreshed exterior front styling and new standard features such as rearview camera.

2014 Land Rover LR4

LR4 is Updated for Fuel Efficiency

VEHICLE SPOTLIGHT | By Ann M. Job | Jul 18
Land Rover's capable and rugged LR4 mid-size sport utility vehicle is more fuel efficient for 2014 and has refreshed exterior front styling and new standard features such as rearview camera.

Chinese Officials Will Buy More Electric Cars

AUTO NEWS | Jul 17
At least 30 percent of newly purchased government cars will be electric and other types of "new energy vehicles," China's official news agency reported Sunday, as the country attempts to tackle air pollution and encourage the electric car market.

A Chinese made vehicle passes in front of a mural of revolutionary hero Ernesto "Che" Guevara in Havana, Cuba.

Paltry Car Sales Seen as Sign of Cuba's Priorities

AUTO NEWS | By Andrea Rodriguez | Jul 16
Just steps from the Florida Straits, dozens of vehicles sit covered in grime and baking in the Caribbean sun. An elderly security guard slumps in a sleepy waiting area, and customers are nowhere to be seen.

Minor Injuries When People Rush from Car Show

AUTO SHOWS | Jul 15
About 10 people suffered minor injuries after a crowd began running to leave a car and bike show at the Georgia World Congress Center.

2014 Ford Fiesta sedan

Ford Wrings Mileage Out of Three-Cylinder Fiesta

VEHICLE SPOTLIGHT | By Ann M. Job | Jul 14
Added as an optional selection for Fiesta buyers during the model year, a new, three-cylinder, gasoline engine with turbocharger is so fuel thrifty, it makes the Fiesta the top gasoline-powered 2014 sedan in fuel mileage in the United States.

Tips for Preventing Child Deaths in Hot Cars

TIPS & ADVICE | Jul 11
More than three dozen children die of hyperthermia in cars annually in the United States, and since 1998 more than 500 children have died in hot cars. Heatstroke can happen when the temperature is as low as 57 degrees.

GM to Recall 28,789 Saab Cars for Safety Defect

AUTO NEWS | Jul 10
General Motors is recalling 28,789 Saab convertibles because the driver's seat belt retractor can break. The recall involves vehicles from the 2004-2011 model years.

NY Reaches Price Limit Deal with Car Service Uber

AUTO NEWS | By Michael Virtanen | Jul 9
The car service Uber has agreed to limit prices during emergencies, natural disasters or other unusual market disruptions consistent with New York’s law against price gouging, the company and state attorney general said.