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Camry, Outback, XC90 get new style for 2015

...footprint stays about the same. Seats are higher. Starts at $21,695, excluding shipping.TeslaMODEL X: Electric-car maker Tesla is expected to bring its first SUV, the Model X, to market in the fall of 2015. The hotly anticipated Model X will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2014-11-28/camry-outback-xc90-get-new-st
Driverless drone cars headed our way

...answerable question until you know what the technology looks like," Google lobbyist Ron Barnes told Kelley.Before car makers offer vehicles to the public, they have to feel confident that they can stand behind their safety and reliability...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-17/driverless-drone-cars-head
Hyundai, Kia to pay US $100 million to end probe of overstated mileage

...that was responsible for the ratings restatement," spokesman Jim Trainor said.McCarthy, however, said that the car makers' protocol was "systemically flawed" and "inconsistent with normal engineering practices and inconsistent with how...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-03/hyundai-kia-pay-us-100-mil
Fiat Chrysler will spin off Ferrari

MILAN - Fiat Chrysler Automo biles announced Wednesday that it will spin off sports car maker Ferrari into a separate company, a move to unlock the luxury brand's value and distinguish it from its mass-market parent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-29/fiat-chrysler-will-spin-fe
Alfa Romeo returns to U.S. streets

...body and better sealing and insulation. Starts at $31,890.Alfa Romeo4C: After a nearly 20-year absence, Italian car maker Alfa Romeo is returning to the U.S. market. Alfa expects to ship 800 of its 4C sports cars to the U.S. this year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2014-10-02/alfa-romeo-returns-us-streets
Three-wheeled Elio, a $6,800 commuter car, is closer to going on sale

...save money by selling the cars directly through its own stores and not through franchised dealers, similar to electric car maker Tesla Motors. Elio plans stores in 60 major metropolitan areas. They'll be serviced by car repair chain Pep Boys...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-15/three-wheeled-elio-6800-co
Foreign-owned companies responsible for nearly 10,000 jobs in Augusta

...pair of German-based firms, MTU's diesel engine factory in Graniteville and GIW's pump factory in Grovetown. Golf car maker Club Car in Evans is a subsidiary of the Irish firm Ingersoll-Rand plc.Jobs in foreign-owned businesses are concentrated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-05/foreign-owned-companies-cr
Apple's CarPlay appears headed in right direction

...those expected to start selling car models with built-in CarPlay services this year.Google Inc. is working with car makers to do something similar with smartphones running its Android operating system, but Apple Inc. appears to be further...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/smart-shopper/2014-06-06/apples-carpl
Against the flow

...major Democratic donor.Obama's track record as a venture capitalist is littered with failures, including electric car maker Fisker Automotive, which last year cost taxpayers $139 million; and Smith Electric Vehicles, which reached a peak...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-04-27/against-flow
Porsche and Toyota models recalled

...owners of its 911 GT3 to stop driving them because they can develop engine problems and catch fire.The German sports car maker says it will pick up the cars and inspect them. The problem affects 785 GT3 cars from the 2014 model year, including...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2014-03-06/porsche-and-toyota-models-rec