A sober icon of American history drives up to the auction block in January. A collector with the right bid will be able to drive home in the hearse that carried the body of John F. Kennedy to Love Field following his assassination in Dallas in 1963. A grim ride Bids will be taken on Read on! →


Suzuki Motors Corp. of Japan announced Monday that it will be recalling more than 100,000 of its Swift hatchbacks worldwide. The automaker’s plans to market the vehicle in the U.S. remain uncertain. Defective hose could leak fuel The Japanese automaker says it will call back 109,000 of the five-door vehicles because of a possibly defective Read on! →


The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has named the 2013 Dodge Dart and three other models to its “Top Safety Pick” list. The current list now includes 131 vehicles. Coveted Top Safety Pick list The other models added to the list were the Lexus ES 350 midsize luxury sedan, the Hyundai crossover Santa Fe and Read on! →


If you’ve been waiting excitedly for the Nissan Leaf all-electric vehicle, then $99 will put you first in line as soon as it is released. The Nissan Leaf website has been taking reservations for a few months, but on April 20, a $99 deposit will put you “on the list” when the Leaf is released. Read on! →


Hybrid car racing, while still somewhat of a novelty, is nothing new. The Formula Hybrid International Competition, being held this week in Loudon, N.H., is unique in that all the cars in the race are student-designed and built. The event is a recruiting forum for automakers seeking engineers. An engineering showcase Nascar fans might be Read on! →


A veritable onslaught of diesel cars is primed to arrive in the U.S., where gasoline is king. Among other oil burners slated to hit dealerships in the near future is the BMW 320d, a slightly economical entry from the 3 series range in Europe. Old diesel out, BMW 320d is in Not long ago, according Read on! →


A new report from the Automobile Association of America found that 77 percent of all parents surveyed said they met or exceeded the recommendations regarding child car seats set forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics one year ago. Guidelines revised in 2011 The report speaks well of the nation’s parents, who are taking child Read on! →


Toyota Motor Corp. announced Wednesday that it will be voluntarily recalling 778,000 of its RAV4 and Lexus HS 250h models in the U.S., due to a possible rear suspension arm failure following a rear-end alignment service. Toyota recall is announced The recall affects 760,000 RAV4 SUVs from the model years 2006 through early 2011. In Read on! →


The Texas Transportation Commission announced Thursday that the state will be upping its speed limit from 70 mph to 75 on more than 1,600 miles of nine interstate highways. Rural areas deemed safe Texas state transportation authorities agreed to faster speed limits on rural roads that are considered safe for the velocity. Before that, 75 Read on! →


The German automaker Mercedes-Benz announced last week that it will be voluntarily conducting a medium-scale recall of some of its E-Class station wagons over issues with the rear air-suspension system. Mercedes recall impacts nearly 4,000 vehicles According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the automaker will be calling back 3,613 of its E350 4matic Read on! →