SAN FRANCISCO -- Acura has taken its RLX sedan, strapped to a three-motor hybrid system that gooses horsepower to 377 from 310 with the added benefit of all-wheel drive, and transformed its vanilla full-sized luxury sedan into a stronger competitor. The basics: Under the hood of the RLX Sport ...
fuel cell, and the car is projected to have a starting price of $50,000 to $100,000. Toyota thinks it can sell 5,000 to 10,000 a year. Compiled by Lindsay Chappell, Hans Greimel, David Phillips, MarkRechtin and Mark Vaughn
1 seconds for the Turbo S Cabriolet. Top speed for both is 195 mph. Starting prices, including shipping, are $161,650 for the Turbo Cabriolet and $194,850 for the S model. Compiled by Diana T. Kurylko, David Phillips and MarkRechtin
LOS ANGELES -- Lexus' boss says it will be tough to regain the U.S. luxury sales crown from German rivals, but the brand is changing advertising methods to help dealers better compete. Starting in January, Toyota Motor Corp.'s luxury brand will shift to what the advertising community calls an ...
the leader," he said. "There are certain advantages that come to those who are first. We're always going to be first." Lindsay Chappell, Mike Colias, Diana T. Kurylko, MarkRechtin and Richard Truett contributed to this report.
LOS ANGELES -- A decade ago, some people thought Porsche executives were crazy for veering away from a legacy of building high-performance sports cars and bringing out a mid-sized crossover, the Cayenne. Turns out it was a good decision for Porsche's sales volume. Next year, Porsche will again test
ancient Toyota Tacoma. The trick will be to offer enough of a price and fuel economy spread between the Colorado and Silverado to present a clear choice in the showroom. Ryan Beene, Mike Colias and MarkRechtin contributed to this report.
The 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show featured more than 20 production and concept vehicle premieres. Automotive News West Coast Editor MarkRechtin and Staff Reporter Ryan Beene have selected four must-see models from the show floor.
LOS ANGELES -- Honda is continuing its push into continuously variable transmissions with the 2014 freshening of its Civic lineup. Gone will be the geared five-speed automatic transmission. Any Civic with an automatic will come with a CVT. Since about 90 percent of the overall Civic model mix in ...
Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly described how much Honda has reduced the size of a new fuel cell stack. LOS ANGELES -- Honda Motor Co.'s successor to the FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will have a range of 300 miles and its fuel cell stack will be housed in the
LOS ANGELES -- People thought Porsche AG management was crazy when it decided a decade ago to veer away from a legacy of building only high-performance sports cars and develop a mid-sized crossover known as the Cayenne. Turns out it was a great decision for Porsche's sales. Porsche next spring will
LOS ANGELES -- Car sales are leading housing starts in driving the U.S. economic recovery, but housing starts are catching up and adding momentum, a leading economist said Tuesday. Beth Ann Bovino, U.S. chief economist for Standard and Poor's, said that the Federal Reserve's focus on job creation,
LOS ANGELES -- When Subaru decided that its North American growth objectives required lots more production at its Indiana assembly plant, it meant Subaru no longer could afford to have Toyota as a factory roommate. It's not like Toyota left the seat up or drank the last of the milk. In fact, Toyota
about 260 hp. Subaru also will show a concept version of the new generation Legacy sedan scheduled to arrive next year. c Lindsay Chappell, Mike Colias, Diana T. Kurylko , MarkRechtin and Bradford Wernle contributed to this report.
LOS ANGELES -- Last week's earnings report from Tesla Motors sent a signal to investors that the company is entering a new phase in its development, one that's likely to involve higher selling costs, less easy revenue and a few growing pains. While the luxury electric-vehicle maker claimed gross ...
Kjell Qvale, the auto-retailing visionary who along with Max Hoffman was a pioneer of importing European auto brands to the United States in the post-World War II era, died Nov. 2. He was 94. In a 2004 Automotive News interview, Qvale estimated that he had sold more than a million cars andmdash; as
LOS ANGELES -- Despite years of watching teenagers slam their Civics with aftermarket add-ons, Honda hasn't had a division that makes factory-engineered, street-legal, warranty-backed, go-fast parts. Until now. American Honda's factory aftermarket parts division announced last week at the Specialty
LOS ANGELES -- Tesla Motors Inc. is mulling plans to create a "giga-factory" to manufacture electric vehicle battery packs for the automaker's consumption, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said. Musk said Tesla's long-term ambitions to build 500,000 electric vehicles annually could chew up the vast majority of
LOS ANGELES -- Tesla Motors Inc. posted a net loss of $38 million on $431 million in revenue during the third quarter -- a steeper loss on slightly higher revenue than in the second quarter. In the third quarter of 2012, when Tesla was just starting production of the Model S, the automaker lost ...
LOS ANGELES -- Toyota has made good on its promise that the distinctive FJ Cruiser SUV would be a one-generation vehicle. After an eight-year run, Toyota is pulling the plug on the vehicle, effective with a special edition for the 2014 model year. The FJ Cruiser, derived from the 4Runner platform