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UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 10, 2020

California company plans to sell China-designed SUVs in US

A California company says it will build and sell Chinese-designed automobiles in the U.S. at the end of next year or early in 2022.


Ford executive retires in management shake-up

DETROIT – Ford is shaking up its management after a poor fourth-quarter financial performance and the botched launch of the Explorer SUV. The Dearborn, Michigan-based company says that automotive President …


Ford Mustang SUV starts a blitz of new electric vehicles

Ford Mustang SUV starts a blitz of new electric vehicles that could make them more popular with U.S. consumers.


SUV drives through Chicago-area mall and crashes into store

A man drove an SUV into a suburban Chicago mall on Friday, sending frightened shoppers scurrying and plowing over a kiosk before he crashed into a clothing store and was …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018

Toyota U.S. chief says car sales are close to bottoming out

U.S. CEO Jim Lentz told the Detroit Economic Club Wednesday that car sales fell below 30 percent of sales last month, and he thinks that’s close to the bottom.


UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2018

Killing the sedan is a headache for Detroit, bargain for drivers

For consumers, however, the auto industry’s wholesale shift to SUVs represents a massive buying opportunity, at least for those who don’t mind driving a car that looks like, well, a …


UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018

Five dead as SUV being chased crashes in South Texas

At least five people were killed and several others hurt Sunday as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas.


‘Disturbing’ video shows Border Patrol strike tribe member with SUV, drive away

A tribal nation in Arizona that has been resisting the Trump administration’s plans to build a border wall through its territory says it is investigating “disturbing” video of a U.S. …


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018

Rolls-Royce unveils SUV with $325K price tag

Motorists with the money can now explore off-road in luxury or just make a statement dropping the kids off at school.


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018

Friend: Hart sent 3 a.m. text days before SUV cliff crash

One of the mothers who died when an SUV plunged off a Northern California cliff sent a text two days before the wreckage was discovered, saying she was so sick …


Who were the Harts, really? Mystery surrounds family that plunged off California cliff

Washington, now living in Arkansas, is one of many people trying to make sense of the tragedy that befell the Harts last month when an SUV carrying the mothers and …


UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018

Jen Hart possibly sighted in Fort Bragg day before deadly crash, authorities say

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office is working to confirm that a surveillance video taken in Fort Bragg, California, shows Jen Hart the day before her family’s SUV was found at …


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018

Washington family famed for protest photo die when SUV goes off cliff

A family that gained attention for an emotional photograph of an African-American boy hugging a white police officer at a 2014 protest were killed when their SUV plunged off a …


Truck, SUV, rental car sales push October auto sales higher

Fueled by increased demand from rental car companies, strong truck and SUV sales, and recovery from hurricanes in Florida and Texas, U.S. monthly auto sales appear to have posted a …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017

Police: Idaho woman intentionally drove off cliff with 3 kids

An Idaho woman who drove her sport utility vehicle off a cliff and into a reservoir in a crash last year that killed her and her three young children did …


Woman could avoid bulk of prison time for fatal SUV crash

An Idaho woman could avoid most of her prison sentence for crashing an SUV while under the influence of methamphetamine and killing her 14-year-old stepdaughter.


Hyundai unveils new fuel cell SUV with longer travel range

Hyundai Motor said Thursday it plans to launch early next year a second-generation hydrogen fuel cell vehicle that will travel more than 360 miles between fill-ups under Korean standards.


Man turns up dead in 7-Eleven parking lot in downtown Spokane

A man turned up dead Tuesday afternoon in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven gas station at Second Avenue and Division Street in downtown Spokane.


1 killed, 1 awaiting rescue after SUV falls off cliff near Mount Rainier

One man has died and another woman was awaiting rescue after an SUV went off a cliff near Mount Rainier National Park.


UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017

Motorcyclists critically injured in crash with SUV

Two motorcyclists were critically injured Wednesday night after a collision with an SUV that left them trapped underneath the vehicle.


Woman killed in north Spokane crash identified, GoFundMe set up by family to help cover funeral costs

The woman killed in a T-bone crash last weekend in a north Spokane intersection has been identified as Heather A. Hope, 29.


Baby found dead after being left all day in hot SUV in Texas

Authorities have released the name of an infant boy who died after being left all day in a hot sport utility vehicle in a San Antonio-area Wal-Mart parking lot.


Fiat Chrysler recalling more than 1.1 million vehicles

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 1.1 million cars and midsize SUVs worldwide because their gear shifters may confuse drivers and allow them to exit their vehicles without placing them …


Driver in crash near Athol faces manslaughter charge

A 34-year-old Coeur d’Alene man faces a criminal charge of vehicular manslaughter for the June 7 crash that killed his passenger on a service road north of Athol. Investigators have …


Owners, dealers struggle to move gas-guzzlers

Eight years ago Jon Burke bought a new Chevy Suburban for $40,600. He estimates that even with after-market upgrades, the sport utility vehicle is worth around $10,000 retail. Even with …


Repo man gets SUV, two children

Two children were temporarily repossessed along with their father’s SUV Thursday morning, after he left them in the vehicle while he ran into a store for doughnuts. The man repossessing …