Many of today’s luxury cars seem to carry a look of understated elegance, which — at least in some cases — is another way to say “boring.”
The Audi A6 model line, representing class-leading technology, performance and precision, is enhanced for the 2014 model year with the addition of the Audi A6 TDI clean diesel model.
The Honda CR-V returns for the 2014 model year as one of the most fun and functional compact SUVs in America.
Helping veterans have a roof over their heads is the focus of the 2nd annual Northwest Indiana Auto Trade Association Poker Run.
One of the most recognized brand names in the world, Milwaukee-based motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson is not exactly known for its leading-edge products.
Gary airport officials appear confident they may finally be close to solving the railroad riddle that has bedeviled their $174.1 million runway expansion project for years.
The Germans know how to make great cars, but what about providing a great value?
With unmatched Jeep capability in all weather conditions, fuel economy of up to 30 miles per gallon (mpg), and a refined design, the new 2014 Jeep Compass continues to set the standard in the compact-SUV segment.
As the parent of a son serving in the U.S. Air Force, Art Georgian knows the importance of supporting this country’s servicemen and women, including those who have been wounded and have long roads to recovery.
As the most powerful and technologically-advanced vehicle Kia has ever introduced in North America, the Cadenza expands Kia’s long list of award-winning vehicles while moving the brand up-market with an impressive selection of premium standar…
HAMMOND | United Auto Workers Local 2235 has voted to authorize a strike at the Lear Corp. seat factory if a new contract cannot be reached.
New maps of the proposed South Shore West Lake extension show five potential station sites along its 8-mile route, including an option for a Hammond gateway station deemed "essential" by Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr.
Originally engineered for tradespeople and outdoor enthusiasts, full-size truck-based SUVs became the darlings of driveways across America throughout the 1990s for their rugged go-anywhere personas.
Former Detroit City Airport director Delbert Brown has been selected as airport manager for Gary/Chicago International Airport pending approval by the airport authority next week.
Subaru Outback enters its fifth-generation to celebrate 20 years on-and off-pavement across America’s landscape.
The Dodge brand is upping the ante in the fast-growing full-size sport-utility vehicle (SUV) and crossover segments, introducing the new 2014 Dodge Durango at the 2013 New York International Auto Show.
Where Comfort is King: The 2014 Buick LaCrosse sedan delivers amenable all-around performance and treats passengers to a truly quiet and comfortable interior
Among those who face the most grueling rush hour commutes, we’d bet comfort trumps performance by a large margin, and with good reason. Owning a car that can make a lightning fast leap to 60 mph and careen around the corners like a go-kart is…
Hyundai Motor America recently introduced the redesigned 2014 Equus premium luxury sedan with enhancements to exterior and interior design, vehicle dynamics, material selection, driver technology displays and advanced safety features. Equus h…
PORTAGE | A bustling steel trade has driven a 25 percent increase in tonnage handled at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor.
Mercedes-Benz is expanding its lineup with the all-new 2014 CLA-Class. The new four-door coupe is a style rebel that takes its design cues from the CLS, whose design concept has inspired more than its fair share of imitators since its debut i…
In recent years I’ve found myself longing for Hondas of the past, when newfangled VTEC engines and space-age cockpit lighting made them seem more like weird Japanese science projects than ordinary commuter cars.
In addition to improved electric and natural gas service, NIPSCO customers will get something else out of the utility's modernization plans: higher bills.
The Buick Encore returns for 2014 with new safety features that complement the luxury amenities, refinement and signature Buick style for this unique crossover. The new features include Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert.
The Toyota Camry has been America’s best-selling car for 15of the past 16 years by virtue of providing customers with the ideal combination of spaciousness, value, safety, performance, comfort and reliability in the midsize segment. The new-g…
The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority settled a lawsuit accusing previous members of favoring a real estate baron's new business over a longtime airport tenant.
Freshman Class of 2015: From family-minded crossovers to racy sports cars, say hello to eight brand new auto nameplates debuting for the 2015 model year
Like parents sending their kids off to college for the first time, automakers ship an array of all-new models to dealers’ showrooms each fall they hope will become successful down the road. Here’s a quick look at eight never-before-seen model…
Cadillac SRX offers a roomy interior, with seating for five and a large cargo area. Its design is classic Cadillac, with luxury that touches every aspect of the vehicle, from the technology-drenched dashboard and high-performance powertrain t…
The 19,000-acre Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie has emerged as the chief roadblock to the planned Illiana Expressway, with environmental groups and federal officials raising concerns.
Those who missed the first Muscle Car Era from the 1960s are in luck - history is repeating itself.
When you’re behind the wheel of a Ford Super Duty, you actually feel like you’re driving a truck.
The Subaru Legacy has been completely re-designed for 2015 to deliver a more compelling blend of standout design, interior refinement, safety technology and higher fuel efficiency. The Legacy now features the largest interior passenger volume…
South Shore train commuters who pay cash for tickets on board may feel the full brunt of the railroad's next fare increase, while those buying tickets electronically via ticket machine or mobile app would get discounts.
Forty years ago, the sportiest version of the classic Volkswagen Beetle made its debut. Called the GSR (Gelb Schwarzer Renner or “Yellow Black Racer”), the vehicle was based on a 1303S and was instantly recognizable by its color scheme. Just …
PORTAGE | The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission is hosting a rooftop solar training workshop on Aug. 5 at its headquarters at 6100 Southport Road.
Auto safety has long been a hot-button issue among new car shoppers, and for good reason. Advances in auto design and occupant protection (along with tougher traffic laws) are credited with helping reduce the number of highway fatalities dram…
The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority on Monday voted 5-0 to borrow up to $35 million, which financial advisers say will close the last funding gap in its runway expansion project.
Gary/Chicago International Airport's new private operator wants to land a U.S. Customs station and is emphasizing the airport remains in the game for commercial airlines and charters.
The all-new 2014 model year Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive made its world debut at the New York International Auto Show.
Cars that make 428 pound-feet of torque aren’t usually designed for good gas mileage.
Mike Anderson Chevy, one of 59 Chevrolet dealers from the Chicago area that partnered with local youth baseball leagues for the 2014 baseball program, has concluded a successful season with Crown Point Babe Ruth. Mike Anderson Chevy provided …
The 2014 Dodge Dart – the leading compact car in total quality, according to Strategic Vision’s Total Quality Index – arrives in dealer showrooms with a fresh model lineup driven by customer feedback from its first year in the marketplace.
A top congressional aide told the closing session of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities symposium Wednesday that the steel industry, educational institutions and environmental cleanups are all laying the foundation for Northwest Indiana's growth.
Smaller and taller is apparently the way the auto industry is headed these days.
GARY | The local kickoff of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities initiative in Gary took place at the Genesis Convention Center on Tuesday, with its initial speaker telling more than 200 community leaders that opportunity and talent are the …
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