Cars

Kyle Busch, Wife Expecting 1st Child in 2015

Oct 21
NASCAR driver Kyle Busch and his wife are expecting their first child. They made the announcement Saturday on Twitter with a professionally done photograph. The couple called it: "Now announcing our plans for the 2015 race season!"

Senators Ask Why Gov't Allows Regional Car Recalls

By Tom Krisher | Oct 21
Two U.S. senators are questioning why auto safety regulators are letting car companies recall vehicles only in limited regions when a safety problem could happen anywhere.

US Retail Sales Fell in September on Autos and Gas

By Josh Boak | Oct 20
U.S. retail sales retreated in September as purchases of autos, gasoline, furniture and clothing slowed, a sign that recent job gains have yet to significantly boost consumer spending.

Top Gas Mileage Goes to Mitsubishi Mirage

By Ann M. Job | Oct 17
The non-hybrid new car with the best gasoline mileage rating in the United States is not a Honda or Toyota. It's a Mitsubishi that's priced less than the average cost of a used car or truck.

Jay Leno Returning to Series TV with CNBC Car Show

By Frazier Moore | Oct 16
Jay Leno is returning to nightly television. The former "Tonight Show" host's new prime-time venture, tentatively titled, "Jay Leno's Garage," and based on his Emmy Award-winning Web series, will premiere on CNBC in 2015.

Tesla's 'D' Adds All-Wheel Drive, Safety Features

By Justin Pritchard | Oct 14
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveiled a new version of the luxury electric car maker's Model S sedan that includes all-wheel drive and self-driving "auto pilot" features.

Closed Cockpit Could be an Option in Future

By Nesha Starcevic | Oct 13
Formula One drivers have reacted lukewarmly to suggestions of a closed cockpit in the wake of Jules Bianchi's serious accident, saying a measure of risk is why they like traveling at high speeds.

Honda Fit Becomes Even More Intriguing Small Car

By Ann M. Job | Oct 10
Fans of Honda's innovative and spacious Fit hatchback will love what the car becomes for 2015 - quieter inside, more powerful and yet more fuel efficient, more refined in its ride, roomier and better equipped.

Video Shows Indiana Officer Breaking Car Window

Oct 9
A cellphone video shows police in Indiana breaking a car window and using a stun gun on a passenger. The video was recorded by someone in the car who's suing Hammond police over a Sept. 24 confrontation.

Feds Probe Power Steering in Ford Midsize Cars

By Tom Krisher | Oct 8
The U.S. government's auto safety regulator has opened an investigation into complaints that the power-assisted steering can suddenly fail on three Ford Motor Co. midsize car models.