| Jan 19, 2013
The 2013 Buick Verano turbo marks the latest step in Buick's journey from a hopelessly dull brand into one that consistently delivers unexpected fun, features and value.
The turbo adds muscle to the likable but leisurely Verano compact sedan. With...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 7:54 AM
Buick may have the New Year's first hit on its hands with the 2013 Encore, a mini-crossover that packs an extra-large serving of goodness into a pint-sized package.
Almost 20 inches shorter than a Chevrolet Equinox, the Encore is an early entrant into...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 2:44 AM
It's time for Lincoln to stand and deliver.
Ford sold off a stable of European luxury nameplates -- Aston Martin and Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo -- to clear the field for its revamped luxury brand, which it rechristened Lincoln Motor Co. in December....
| Oct 4, 2012
| 2:44 AM
Infiniti chose an odd time to go mainstream. The luxury brand made a name for itself with quirky crossovers like the predatory FX, but its new * * * 2013 JX 35 sticks to the straight and narrow like a plough horse in a field. The seven-passenger family...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 10:00 AM
For September's Digital Design Weekend at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, artists Michiko Nitta and Michael Burton commissioned soprano Louise Ashcroft to sing, altering pitch and volume while wearing a face mask made of algae. According to...
| Sep 22, 2012
Armed with advanced features and exceptional fuel economy, the 2013 Ram 1500 SLT 4x4 pickup is the first V6-powered full-size pickup that doesn't sneer "cheapskate" every time you start the engine.
The Ram 1500 is the artist formerly known as the...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 9:51 AM
A Detroit Free Press columnist today hailed Grand Rapids as "a get-it-done kind of place."
Ron Dzwonkowski's column was headlined "Grand Rapids Is A Model Of Progress." In it, he praised the city for its $27 million Grand River restoration project and...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 7:07 AM
MIKADO, Mich. - One dumb camper - me - left a tent pole at home. No problem for Jim Miller, owner of Willow Winds. He cut the trunk of a young tamarack, bent it into an arc, sharpened each end and, voila! Nature's tent pole.
It's not that someone else...
| Aug 27, 2012
Jerry Nelson, the puppeteer best known for giving voice to Count von Count, the silly but instructional vampire mathematician on television's "Sesame Street," died Thursday at his home in Cape Cod, Mass., the Sesame Workshop announced. He was 78....
| Jul 30, 2012
| 4:32 PM
The rodents return: Kia will launch another iteration of its well-received hamster ads, which have appeared in everything from urban centers to robot wars, to shill the popular Soul hatchback. Automotive News cited Korean executives last week saying the...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 4:32 PM
How is the EPA gas mileage on that new car's window sticker determined? It's a complex system, and federal regulators verify just 15% of the ratings, the Detroit Free Press reports. At its Michigan laboratories, the EPA checks between 150......
| Aug 8, 2012
| 4:32 PM
The Toledo, Ohio, plant that assembles the Jeep Liberty will go idle next week and not resume its SUV operations until 2013 with an all-new replacement. During that time the plant will undergo $500 million in upgrades and an expansion,......