The Chrysler Pacifica minivan has much to admire

The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Pinnacle achieves more than 80 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe), an all-electric range of more than 30 miles and a total range of more than 500 miles. (FCA US LLC/TNS)

The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan gets a fully automatic all-wheel-drive system and more for 2021.

Automakers, dealers increase service and deals amid coronavirus crisis

George Johnson, of Thad Szott Auto Group, right, hands over paperwork for the recently purchased 2020 Chrysler Pacifica to Adam Blanton, a registered nurse with Henry Ford Hospital, after delivering it to him at his home in Grosse Ile, Mich., on Thursday, March 19, 2020. Blanton and his wife are expecting their fourth child in May and needed a new vehicle for the whole family. (Kimberly P. Mitchell/Detroit Free Press/TNS)

The Detroit Three automakers and many of their dealers are finding creative ways to keep business moving as people hunker down in their homes amid the coronavirus crisis.

Why having old tires on your car is a risk

A man repairs one of the two tires that he said (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Many motorists often neglect the condition of tires on their vehicle, and the results can be catastrophic

The Nissan Versa gets an upgrade

2020 Nissan Versa SV (Nissan/TNS)

The Versa is not a breakthrough piece of machinery in the traditional sense, but it does break new ground for small cars. For a car under $20,000, the Versa does most things quite well.

Automakers dodged parts shortage, but virus poses new threat

FILE - In this April 16, 2019, file photo, attendees take a close look at cars from BYD at the Auto Shanghai 2019 show in Shanghai. China’s auto sales plunged 81.7% in February, 2020,  from a year ago after Beijing shut down much of the economy to fight a virus outbreak, adding to problems for an industry that already was struggling with shrinking demand. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

The global auto industry handled the first wave of coronavirus pretty well, largely avoiding a shortage of parts when Chinese factories were forced to close

Motormouth: Car vents running hot and cold

Questions and answers about cars.

Edmunds: Five sedans worth considering amid the SUV mania

This photo provided by American Honda Motor shows the 2020 Honda Insight, a compact sedan with a hybrid powertrain. (Courtesy of American Honda Motor Co. via AP)

While there are good reasons for shoppers to be enamored with SUVs, there's still a case to be made for buying a sedan

Everything we know about GM’s 11 wild new electric vehicles

This photo provided by General Motors shows GM's all-new modular platform and battery system, Ultium,  at the Design Dome on the GM Tech Center campus in Warren, Mich., on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.  GM rolled out plans for 13 new electric vehicles during the next five years as it trying to refashion itself as a futuristic company with technology to compete against Tesla. The company on Wednesday touted an exclusive new battery technology that could propel some of the vehicles as far as 400 miles (644 kilometers) on a single charge.  (Steve Fecht/General Motors via AP)

A spacious electric Cadillac designed to redefine American luxury and a battery-powered Chevy pickup were among the stars as GM unveiled an unprecedented 11 vehicles — and the technology to make them work — in a high-security briefing...

Auto industry's virus fears shifting from supply to demand

Automakers and suppliers across the globe have been scrambling to keep production going after the coronavirus shuttered parts plants across China. Now a bigger fear is emerging: Consumers may be in no mood to buy cars and trucks.

Land Rover designer turns to modern art as inspiration for the 2020 Defender

2020 Rover Defender made its motion picture debut in the 25th official James Bond film, No Time To Die. (LandRover/TNS)

The four-door Land Rover Defender 110 is scheduled to go on sale in May, the first new model in the U.S. since 1997.

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