Porsche shows off new edition of mainstay 911 sports car

The undated photo provided by Porsche on Nov. 28, 2018 shows the new Porsche 911 Carrera 4S. Porsche unveiled the eighth generation of his emblematic sports car in Los Angeles. (Porsche via AP)

Porsche says its future is in electric cars but for now it has a more powerful version of its internal combustion mainstay, the sleek 911 sports car

Why Ford will keep plants humming and Trump happy

Employees work on a Ford Expedition sports utility vehicle on the assembly line in Louisville, Kentucky, on Oct. 27, 2017. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg)

Ford moved earlier than GM to exit the slow-selling sedan business and convert factories to build trucks and SUVs

Shiny new cars are automakers' answer to the China slowdown

Xpeng's G3 SUV is unveiled in Guangzhou, China, on Nov. 16, 2018. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg)

From Volkswagen AG to Toyota Motor Corp., global carmakers are trying an old pill for the problem: lure back shoppers with a flood of new cars.

Dream garages let you eat, party and even sleep next to your wheels

Brooks Weisblat, who runs the drag-racing website DragTimes.com, got lifts to help store his vehicles when his three-car garage in Florida wasn't enough. (Jeffery A. Salter/For The Wshington Post)

A new status symbol is zooming onto the domestic landscape: the luxury garage.

2019 will bring sweet deals on America’s favorite vehicles, SUVs

Shoppers could be in luck next year as a flood of new and lightly used SUVs creates bargains on America’s most popular vehicles.

Nissan GT-R is Pure supercar

The 2018 Nissan GT-R. The changes continue for the 2018 model year with the introduction of a new GT-R Pure model. (Nissan)

New for 2018, the GT-R Pure is for those seeking pure supercar performance and style without some of the extras that drive up the price.

This is how Porsche says plug-in wagon: Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo

2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo (Porsche)

Introduced a year after the second-generation Panamera, the Sport Turismo wagon has several functional advantages over the sedan.

GMC’s Yukon XL Denali gets some upgrades for 2019

The 2019 GMC Yukon Denali (GMC/Fets)

The distinctive SUV offers exclusive design, performance and interior amenities

Volvo’s new S60 — S for sexy, safe, styling

The Volvo S60 (Volvo)

Volvo’s vehicles, which have long sold on safety, now sell on style as well

LC500 is a capable coupe with an identity crisis

The Lexus LC500 (Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times)

The LC500’s seriously aggressive styling actually outpaces its performance capabilities

How Uber quietly raised $2 billion

A man checks his smartphone while standing against an illuminated screen bearing the Uber logo in London on June 26, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Chris Ratcliffe.

Uber Technologies has found a way to tap debt markets when burning through billions of dollars of cash: Keep financial details closely guarded and hire former Goldman Sachs bankers to oversee the deals.

Shaken by hype, self-driving leaders adopt a new strategy: Shutting up

Systems engineer Prasad Venkiteswaran, left, and software engineer Erick Fuentes work on testing a Volkswagen Golf that is equiped with self-driving technology outside Aurora Innovation, a self-driving vehicle technology company in Pittsburgh. MUST CREDIT: Washingon Post photo by Matt McClain

Three former executives at Google, Tesla and Uber who once raced to be the first to develop self-driving cars have adopted a new strategy: Slow down. And shut up.

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