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Hyundai Unveils Its First Electric Car

AP | KELLY OLSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SEOUL, South Korea — Hyundai Motor unveiled its first electric car Thursday – the BlueOn – as it moves to catch up with Japanese rivals that hav...

Grease Is the Word

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I will never be in a NASCAR pit crew, mainly because my automotive skills are the pits, but I do know that when it comes to car care, it's never too late to be oily.

Nov. 1: International Burn the Tao Te Ching Day

Todd Hartley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I'm inviting everyone in America to come join me, and if you show up with your own Tao Te Ching to burn, as well as some graham crackers and chocolate, I'll give you a free marshmallow.

Kia CEO Resigns After Recall

AP | KELLY OLSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SEOUL, South Korea — The top executive at Kia Motors has resigned after the company recalled more than 100,000 vehicles worldwide over defective...

Safest Cars For Teens And Elderly

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Consumer Reports September issue details the safest cars for the two most accident-prone demographics: teens and elderly. In an interview with CBS...

"Massage at the Garage"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

The dealership recently began giving free massages to customers who might stall, overheat or possibly even backfire as they contemplate the repairs being done on their vehicles.

ITV World Cup Commercial Mistake (VIDEO): Broadcaster MISSES England's One Goal, Airs Commercial Instead

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

World Cup viewers watching Britain's ITV HD channel missed seeing England's only goal in Saturday's game against the U.S. because of an ill-timed comm...

Get A Free Hyundai With Your iPad

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Today's most interesting stories in technology, media and entertainment: In September, if you buy an iPad for $50,000, you'll get a Hyundai Equus for...

Why The END Of Cheap Chinese Labor Is Near

Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Last month, nearly 2,000 Chinese workers went on strike at a Honda transmission factory in southern China. The strike eventually spread across the mai...

Super Bowl Spending

Robbie Vorhaus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robbie Vorhaus

With almost 100 million viewers expected to view the Super Bowl, CBS has sold every available commercial spot. But at close to $3 million for a 30-second ad, advertisers have plenty of alternatives.

Hyundai and Kia Gain During Recession

Oct. 20, 2009 | Chris Isidore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- In a year of unprecedented turmoil for the U.S. auto industry, one major car maker has emerged as a winner. And that compan...

GM's New TV Commercials -- Do They Grab You?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

I like the fact that GM, having suffered from a terrible inferiority complex for the past 20 years (often based, in truth, on some pretty bad product) seems, at least for its latest commercial, to have gotten some guts back.

California Dreaming: Driving on Sunshine

Kevin George | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin George

Bottom line, if your enthusiastic about EVs, this may be your time to plug-in and get involved. Find out for yourself why there's electricity in the air around EVs.

Cash for Clunkers Rated an Economic Clunker

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Like a glass of ice water in the scorching desert, it sure sounds enticing -- Uncle Sam giving you as much as $4,500 to trade in your old gas guzzler for a new and more fuel-efficient car.

Auto Giants Reposition Globally

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

Cars are not longer just big business; companies have to build vehicles, but also be able to create multilateral partnerships which include workers, politicians, civil servants and investors.

$1.49 For Gas From Hyundai

BusinessWeek | David Kiley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

On Tuesday, June 30, the Korean automaker is launching a summer promotion that guarantees buyers of its vehicles one year's worth of gas at $1.49 per ...

Chrysler & GM: What Happens if Your Car Blows Up?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

I know I'll never forget that horrible sight, I guess I found out for myself that everyone was right. Won't come back from Dead Man's Curve. -Jan a...

January Car Sales -- a Final Reckoning Begins in Earnest ?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Until the travel business picks up and businesses in general start replacing their vehicle fleets, Detroit will be outside looking in.

Hyundai: Lose Your Job, Return Your Car

AP | Dan Strumpf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) -- Can't make the payments on that new car you just bought? No problem -- just return it free of charge. At least that's the deal bein...

Ten most significant import cars, 2008 and beyond

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Happy New Year! We've had the pleasure of helping to create and now write and and moderate this automotive blog beginning in June, 2008, and so far i...

Some Good -- and Fun -- Automotive News for the Holidaze

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Really wish there were better news to post about, but the auto industry is reeling worldwide, and there's no better example than Toyota.

"Transplant" Automakers Get Over $3.6 Billion in Subsidies; More Unions, Ralph Nader Comment

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

This post has the latest news on the billions in subsidies which off-shore transplant carmakers have received from state and local governments.

Republicans Kill any Help for Detroit

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Late last night, Senate Republicans derailed a bill, passed the day before by the House, to loan $15 billion to the Detroit Three, with 10 Republicans joining 40 Democrats and two Independents in favor.

Auto bill clears House; Should it pass the Senate, too?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

And now, it's on to the Senate! The House today passed, 237 to 170, HR 7321, the automotive loan bailout bill, and has sent it on to the Senate. H...

Los Angeles Auto Show -- Clean Diesels Clean Up

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

At this year's Los Angeles Auto Show, the 205-mile per hour, $100,000, 2009 Corvette ZR1 is relegated to the very rear of the Chevrolet exhibit, like the "adults only" section in video stores.