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Malibu Awarded North American Car of the Year Honors

Geez, a $100 million ad campaign should do something for ya. And do it did for the Chevrolet Malibu. The new Malibu, promoted extensively dating...

GM, Toyota Battle For No. 1 Over A Half-Million Cars

What’s a few hundred thousand cars between close friends? According the manufacturers’ respective tallies, General Motors and Toyota ended  2007 nearly tied for honors as...

Hyundai Earns Three Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Awards

For the first time, three Hyundai models have earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) Top Safety Pick award. The Hyundai Veracruz and...

Subaru Debuts Redesigned 2009 Forester At Detroit Auto Show

Subaru of America, Inc., has introduced the redesigned, third-generation 2009 Forester, a crossover built on the manufacturer's strong reputation for safety, dependability and versatility....

Car Manufacturers’ Decree: Green Is Cool, Just Not The Color Green

Few trends are more trendy than "going green." But in the automotive industry, the concept and the color don't match. According to recent study...

California Fuel Cell Partnership: Worthy Of A Good Look Or Visit

The Sacramento Auto Show was largely underwhelming this year. Electrical difficulties prompted the shut down of two display building at Cal Expo. And manufacturers'...

Cars Have Gone To The Dogs — Especially The Honda Element

It's nice to "reconnect" with someone you used to know 30 years ago. Gina Spadafori and I were on the staff of The Hornet,...

Skoda Extends Tour de France Official Car Deal Through 2011

The daily procession of automobiles, trucks, motorhomes and bicycles in the Tour de France has reached its saturation point. Hundreds of officials' cars, team...