Hot Hatch

Volvo took the wraps off its little C30 hatchback, one of the year's most talked about new cars, at the recent Paris Motor Show.

OnStar calling

all Bell Mobility customers will be able to call-forward their cell phones or PDAs to their OnStar-equipped vehicle and enjoy hands-free operation.

Toyota takes on Williams

It's been an open secret for some time that Toyota and the Williams F1 team were on the cusp of an engine supply agreement. Now it's official.

Worst case, best case

Personal mobility or the wherewithal to travel when and where we want, something that most people today take for granted, will go one of two ways within the next 50 years, predicts a report from a Bri

Slow and steady reduces accidents

Graduated driver licensing is proving to reduce fatal crashes, according to recent reports by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Better late than never

A British motorist who was nabbed for speeding during a vacation in the United States finally paid his ticket -- 52 years later.

"Carrera Cadillac" rides again

Cadillac engineers have just put the finishing touches to a unique restoration of a car that starred in one of the world's toughest auto races more than 50 years ago.

Peace breaks out in the tire wars

Italian tire maker Pirelli says it will quit its involvement in the World Rally Championship (WRC) at the end of the 2006 season, after 34 years of design, development and support for Subaru and other

A greener Mercedes

Sources say Mercedes-Benz is planning to jump onto the hybrid bandwagon with a hybrid S-Class in 2008.

MG returning to N.A.

Chinese automaker Nanjing Automobile Group Corp. recently announced plans to revive the fabled British MG brand in North America, with sales to start in the U.S. by 2008.

E-Class road trip

To celebrate "the year of the E-Class" Mercedes-Benz is sending 33 of its diesel-powered sedans on a 26-day journey from Paris to Beijing beginning October 21.

M6 convertible unveilled

BMW has released details about its much-anticipated M6 convertible, due to hit showrooms later this year.

Jet gets jump on Audi

It may be unbeatable on the track but Audi's history-making diesel-powered R10 TDI sports car, which won the Le Mans 24 Hours last June, lost out when an RAF Harrier Jump Jet narrowly outnosed the act

Up in flames

Police in Cerritos, California, uncovered an arson-for-hire ring involving a new car dealership that torched SUVs so debt-weary owners faced with high gas prices could get out of their car payments.

Challenger is coming

One of the auto industry's worst kept secrets was confirmed last month with DaimlerChrysler announcing it will build a production version of the Dodge Challenger coupe, which was unveilled at last win

Dead man driving?

Lithuanian police thought their breathalyzer testing device was broken when they recently pulled over a truck driver who registered 18 times the legal alcohol limit.