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  • NASCAR star Joey Logano races Jay Leno … in a 1963 Ford Galaxie

    It’s new school meets old school when NASCAR’s young superstar gets behind the wheel of a classic racer.

  • BERLIN, Dec 2 (Reuters)- German car sales are heading for their strongest growth in about six years, the VDA industry association said on Friday, though analysts cautioned that momentum is inflated by technical factors while economic threats are growing. A robust economy, high employment and favorable financing terms could auto sales in Europe's largest...

  • BRATISLAVA, Dec 2- Japanese electrical equipment manufacturer Minebea will build a factory in eastern Slovakia, investing nearly 60 million euros and creating more than 1,000 jobs, Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Friday. Carmakers such as Volkswagen, Kia and Peugeot have production facilities in Slovakia, a member of the euro zone. Jaguar Land Rover said on...

  • NEW YORK— The New York City Police Department has announced plans to expand its fleet of Smart cars to replace the three-wheeled scooters that officers utilized for decades. The New York Times reports the NYPD is among the first public safety organizations in the world to introduce the cars, with 150 vehicles already in service. Information from: The New York...

  • However, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reported a decline in Canadian sales, down 3 percent to 20,674 vehicles last month, compared with November 2015. The month keeps Canada on track to set another record this year, with sales rising to around 1.96 million vehicles from a record-breaking 1.90 million units in 2015.. GM Canada sales are up 2 percent year-to-date.

  • A spokeswoman for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles wrote Thursday evening in an email that the company could not yet make its November figures available for Canada. Analysts said the November rebound in industry volumes, following a trend of weakening demand over the last three months, keeps Canada on track to set another record this year, with sales rising to around...

  • Automakers released November U.S. sales results on Thursday.

  • DETROIT, Dec 1- Hefty discounts helped boost November U.S. auto sales 3.7 percent, automakers reported on Thursday, putting the industry within reach of the annual sales record set in 2015.. Bob Carter, senior vice president for Toyota Motor Corp's U.S. sales arm, was upbeat nonetheless. Annualized November U.S. sales were 17.87 million vehicles, down from 18.25...

  • MONTREAL, Dec 1- General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co on Thursday reported a double-digit rise in their Canadian sales for November, compared with the same month a year earlier, fueled by strong demand for SUVs and light trucks and two extra selling days. GM Canada sales are up 2 percent year-to-date. "November was an outstanding month for sales of cars, trucks,...

  • Dec 1- The following are the 20 top-selling vehicles in the U.S. in November as reported by the automakers and ranked by total units. Top 20 selling vehicles in U.S. in November. RANK VEHICLE Nov-16 Nov-15 PCT CHNG 1 Ford F-Series P/U 72,089 65,192 +10.6 2 Chevy Silverado-C/K P/U 45,280 45,001 +0.6 3 Ram P/U 36,885 34,145 +8.0 4 Toyota Corolla 28,262 25,285 +11.8 5...

  • Jay Leno gets permission to pilot a $41 million Navy hovercraft

    Jay Leno has driven all kinds of things, but nothing quite as daunting as a 108-ton Navy hovercraft.

  • DETROIT— Toyota plans to reveal a new version of America's top-selling sedan next month at a time when U.S. buyers are moving away from cars toward SUVs and trucks. The Japanese automaker said Thursday that it would show off the 2018 Camry at Detroit's North American International Auto Show in January. It is likely to arrive in showrooms late next summer.

  • DETROIT, Dec 1- Hefty discounts during a robust Black Friday weekend helped boost November U.S. auto sales between 4 percent and 5 percent, automakers reported on Thursday, which could catapult results this year above a record high in 2015.. Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations for Toyota Motor Corp's U.S. sales arm, was upbeat nonetheless.

  • GM dealers delivered 28,523 vehicles in November 2016, an increase of 31 per cent compared to November 2015, the company said in a statement. GM Canada sales are up 2 per cent year-to-date. "November was an outstanding month for sales of cars, trucks, crossovers and electric vehicles to consumers in all regions of Canada," said John Roth, vice president, sales, service...

  • Caitlyn Jenner watches as her daughter Kendall goes for a classic car joy ride with Jay Leno.

    Caitlyn Jenner watches as her daughter Kendall speeds off with Jay Leno in a classic car.

  • DETROIT, Dec 1- Hefty discounts during a robust Black Friday weekend helped boost November U.S. auto sales between 4 percent and 5 percent, the first automakers to report said on Thursday, which could catapult results this year above a record high in 2015.. GM said the average selling price of its vehicles in November in the U.S. market was nearly $35,800, about...

  • "I think it will be right around last year's record, maybe a little bit less," Fay told The Associated Press in an interview in Detroit. General Motors' sales jumped 10 percent over last November. Honda's sales were up 6.5 percent and Nissan's sales rose 7.5 percent.

  • DETROIT, Dec 1- Hefty consumer discounts during a robust Black Friday weekend helped boost November U.S. auto sales between 4 percent and 5 percent, which could catapult results this year above a record high in 2015, economists and industry analysts said. A separate poll of nine Wall Street analysts by Reuters showed expectations of 17.8 million in annualized...

  • Next on | Jay Leno's Garage: Jay Gets Wet and Wild with a Little Help from His Friends

    Jay Leno's Garage | "Just Add Water": Jay hits the high seas in a massive Navy hovercraft, fights fire with a vintage steam truck, and drives a wet race course wearing a drunk-simulation suit…all to explore the powerful and often dangerous ways water affects vehicles.

  • Jay Leno tests the theory that newer cars don't appreciate as well as older classics

    Automotive expert Donald Osborne meets with the host of 'Jay Leno's Garage' to determine which of 3 cars gained the most in value.