Five-Point Inspection: Toyota Yaris Hybrid

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Five-Point Inspection: Toyota Yaris Hybrid
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The Toyota Yaris is generally a pretty lamentable little car. This sub-compact hatchback is about as stylish as the grease-disposal bin behind your local truck stop. Continue Reading...

Should I Buy a Toyota Prius V 2012-2014

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Should I Buy a Toyota Prius V 2012-2014
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Vehicle Overview The Prius V joined the expanding Prius lineup in 2011 as a 2012 model. For the North American market the “V” is basically a wagon version of the regular Prius. In other markets the Prius V is sold as a three-row multi-person vehicle, which means all versions worldwide include second row seating set… Continue Reading...

Future GM Vehicles To Use More Carbon Fiber

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Future GM Vehicles To Use More Carbon Fiber
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g General Motors is taking steps to make carbon fiber a major component in their future production vehicles by working with Teijin Ltd. of Japan. Carbon fiber is a labor-intensive product, meaning it is expensive to implement in production vehicles. That expense generally restricts its use to low-production models like the Chevrolet Corvette Z06. That will all… Continue Reading...

More Diesel Cars In The Future For North America

More Diesel Cars In The Future For North America
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  If you aren’t familiar with the gravely rumble of a diesel powered vehicle you probably will be soon. They’re commonplace in Europe thanks to better milage and will be in the same position on American shores thanks to increasingly stringent government standards. Jeff Breneman, executive director of the U.S. Coalition for Advanced Diesel Cars,… Continue Reading...

Cummins Forecasts Spike in Demand for Diesel Engines

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Cummins Forecasts Spike in Demand for Diesel Engines
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The world’s economy stinks, gas is expensive and we’re all watching our wallets closely. You might assume that would also indicate less car parts being sold, but not for diesel engine manufacturer Cummins. “Several of the economies where Cummins operates are clearly weakening,” COO Tom Linebarger told analysts last month. “We really don’t know how… Continue Reading...