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Chief engineer Sadayoshi Koyari poses for photographers in front of the Land Cruiser 70 van during the Land Cruiser Motor Show at a Toyota showroom in Tokyo.

Toyota's Most Rugged Land Cruiser is Back in Japan

By Yuri Kageyama | Aug 27
Toyota Motor Corp. is bringing back the Land Cruiser 70 in Japan, catering to nostalgic demand for the rugged off-roader that's favored for challenging terrains and as an aid agency vehicle in disaster zones.

2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid

Infiniti SUV: Luxury in Seven Seats

By Ann M. Job | Aug 25
Families who need a vehicle with three rows of seats have a new, roomy and plush sport utility choice this year that's high in government fuel economy ratings, Infiniti's 2014 QX60 Hybrid SUV.

BMW M235i is unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

M235i Revives Classic BMW Memories

By Ann M. Job | Aug 15
The 2014 BMW M235i is the best temptation yet for American car buyers to get back into sporty, two-door coupes. The agile, turbocharged, rear-wheel drive M235i is downright fun to drive and relatively affordable.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Acting Administrator David J. Friedman, testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington.

US Agency Moves Slowly on Investigation Requests

By Tom Krisher | Aug 12
The Associated Press reviewed all 15 petitions filed by drivers with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration since 2010 and found the agency missed the legal deadline to grant or deny the requests 12 times. One petition has yet to be resolved.

2015 Chevrolet Tahoe

Big 2015 Chevy Tahoe Remains a Rare Breed of SUV

By Ann M. Job | Aug 8
The big, 2015 Tahoe sport utility vehicle is thriving at Chevrolet, thanks to updated styling, a more powerful V-8, improved second-row legroom, more towing capacity and new features.

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Grand Cherokee: A Grand, and Long, Ride

By Ann M. Job | Aug 1
The flagship of the Jeep line - the five-passenger Grand Cherokee sport utility vehicle - is both a grand and high-mileage traveler for 2014. It is rated at 22 miles per gallon for city driving and 30 mpg on the highway, for an average of 25 mpg.

2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid

Accord's Latest is Most Fuel Efficient

By Ann M. Job | Jul 25
The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid sedan doesn't amaze and daze with its mainstream looks, nice cloth seats and pleasant ride. Its "wow" factor is, simply, how few times a driver may need to stop at a gasoline station in a year.

2014 Land Rover LR4

LR4 is Updated for Fuel Efficiency

By Ann M. Job | Jul 23
Land Rover's capable and rugged LR4 mid-size sport utility vehicle is more fuel efficient for 2014 and has refreshed exterior front styling and new standard features such as rearview camera.

2014 Land Rover LR4

LR4 is Updated for Fuel Efficiency

By Ann M. Job | Jul 18
Land Rover's capable and rugged LR4 mid-size sport utility vehicle is more fuel efficient for 2014 and has refreshed exterior front styling and new standard features such as rearview camera.

2014 Ford Fiesta sedan

Ford Wrings Mileage Out of Three-Cylinder Fiesta

By Ann M. Job | Jul 14
Added as an optional selection for Fiesta buyers during the model year, a new, three-cylinder, gasoline engine with turbocharger is so fuel thrifty, it makes the Fiesta the top gasoline-powered 2014 sedan in fuel mileage in the United States.