Heavily modded Ford F-150 trucks seek SEMA superlatives

A pair of heavily modified Ford F-150 trucks will be gunning for the Hottest Truck award at SEMA 2014 — an award the F-150 has won four years in a row.

Chevrolet previews SEMA 2014 cars

If you love Chevrolet sedans and you’re going to SEMA 2014, you’re gonna have a good time.


Elio gives more insight on decision to build own engine

Elio Motors is revealing more details on why it chose not to build clones of the Suzuki G10 engine that powered the Geo Metro — and Elio prototypes.

Toyota leads world in hybrid sales. Again. Still.

Toyota surpassed 7 million hybrids sold globally as of September — a mark the automaker said makes it the leader in production and sales of hybrid cars.

Jaguar purr dissected in Ingenium engine breakdown

Jaguar revealed details of two Ingenium diesel engines recently — one configuration offering 75 MPG while the other offers a stout 317 ft-lbs of torque.

First Toyota FCV in the States to be given away

The first Toyota FCV — that’s Fuel Cell Vehicle — to be made available in America will be given away to someone in California in 2015, the automaker said.

Dr. Z coming to CES in 2015

Dr. Dieter Zetsche, A.K.A. Dr. Z, will discuss autonomous vehicle technology and its impact on society, mobility, and environment during his CES keynote.

Boosting China: Honeywell harnessing a hankering for turbos

A Honeywell study says 49 million vehicles will be equipped with turbochargers annually by 2019, with the largest growth in boosted cars coming in China.

Honda, SolarCity to provide solar power to dealerships, customers

Honda and SolarCity announced a fund the companies said is expected to finance $50 million in solar installations for Honda and Acura customers and dealers.

Audi RS7 piloted driving concept to hit Hockenheimring

The Audi RS7 piloted driving concept reportedly will race around Hockenheimring to prove a self-driving car can safely do 150 MPH on the track.

Mazda makes its own claim to top of EPA MPG charts

Nissan is the highest-MPG full-line automaker — tops among those who build trucks and cars — but Mazda says it’s fuel economy is the best overall.

New Volvo Drive-E concept powertrain has 450 horsepower

The Swedes are at it again: Reportedly, the new Volvo Drive-E concept powertrain pumps out 450 horsepower — from just two liters and four cylinders.