Two redesigned Honda Civic models were the only small cars to get the top rating in stringent front-end crash tests performed by an insurance industry group.
Sixteen candidates are competing in a primary race that will produce two contenders for mayor of debt-laden Detroit, which filed for bankruptcy protection last month.
General Motors is knocking 13 percent off the sticker price of the Chevrolet Volt electric car as it tries to keep pace with rivals in the market for plug-in vehicles. The automaker said that the 2014 Volt will start at $34,995, including shipping ? $5,000 less than the current model.