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Toyota Corolla Cross dominates Taiwan auto market for 7th straight month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New car sales in Taiwan reached a total of 37,901 units in April, a drop of 12.3 percent since March — but a 23 percent increase year on year and the best April perf...

Toyota acquires Lyft's self-driving unit for $550 million

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. has acquired the self-driving division of American ride-hailing company Lyft for $550 million, in a move that highlights the Japanese automaker’s ambitions in that tech...

3 driver deaths in 24 hours in Australian rally in Tasmania

HOBART, Australia (AP) — Three competitors have died in crashes over the past 24 hours in the Targa Tasmania rally, including two on Saturday in an accident southwest of the capital of Hobart. ...

Sebastien Bourdais drives to win in Twelve Hours of Sebring

SEBRING, Fla. (AP) — Sebastien Bourdais grabbed the lead on a restart with 19 minutes remaining in the Twelve Hours of Sebring then held off a furious challenge from the defending winner Saturday nigh...

Finnish rally legend 'Flying Finn' Hannu Mikkola dies at 78

HELSINKI (AP) — Hannu Mikkola, the 1983 rally world champion and one of Finland’s rally greats who earned the nickname the “Flying Finn” and international renown in a driving career spanning more than...

Top road course racers ready to open season at Rolex 24

The Rolex 24 at Daytona is once again stacked with superstars — Kevin Magnussen fresh out of Formula One, reigning IndyCar champion Scott Dixon and Chase Elliott, two months removed from his first NAS...

Wayne Taylor Racing rushes to ready for Rolex in new Acura

Wayne Taylor Racing needed every minute of the offseason to transition to an Acura factory program, an exhausting sprint to overhaul a program before the biggest American sports car race of the year. ...

Action Express gives Chase Elliott a Rolex 24 milestone

Action Express Racing put one of its two Cadillacs — the one featuring NASCAR champion Chase Ellott — on the pole for the Rolex 24 at Daytona in a first-of-its-kind qualifying race for the crown jewel...

US rejects Ford, Mazda requests to avoid Takata recalls

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's highway safety agency has rejected a request from Ford and Mazda to avoid recalling about 3 million vehicles with potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators. ...

Edmunds compares 2021 Mazda CX-5 and Nissan Rogue SUVs

The immense popularity of small SUVs means that every manufacturer competing in this space has to bring its A-game. To that end, Nissan is hitting the reset button with its fully re...

Taiwan UBA basketball star, girlfriend die after making left turn on scooter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A star basketball player from the UBA (University Basketball Association) and his girlfriend perished in a car accident on Sunday (Dec. 20) in southern Taiwan. On Sunda...

Edmunds: All-wheel-drive SUV alternatives for winter

Winter is coming, as is the unpleasantness of driving on wet, snowy or icy roads. A vehicle with all-wheel drive can help maximize traction in these conditions. With four wheels being powered instead ...

Automakers prep for stronger mileage standards under Biden

DETROIT (AP) — Now that it's clear Joe Biden soon will be president, the fight over automobile pollution and fuel efficiency standards is likely to peter out, and U.S. consumers should see a broader s...

Edmunds: Some of the best cars cost less than $399 per month

The COVID-19 pandemic initially slowed car sales, but now many new-car buyers are making more expensive purchases than ever before, according to sales data from Edmunds. The average...

Eco-conscious EV drivers unlikely to transform Taiwan’s emissions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — If cutting carbon emissions is a universal consensus to alleviate climate change, a holistic transition in how people get around is necessary, as almost 15 percent of gree...