GM Files for Trademark of ‘Velite’ Name

GM Files for Trademark of ‘Velite’ Name
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Automakers are always filing to trademark different names, often for upcoming vehicles. Sometimes you can get an idea of what future products are in development by uncovering the names they’ve tried to secure. Continue Reading...

Cadillac Preparing Rear-Drive Flagship Above XTS

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Cadillac Preparing Rear-Drive Flagship Above XTS
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Although the Cadillac XTS sedan is an elegant and attractive looking sedan that should meet the needs of 95 percent of the brand’s customer base, Cadillac is still interested in a flagship vehicle built on a bespoke rear-drive platform, since executives feel that the front-drive underpinings of the XTS are not enough to compete with… Continue Reading...

Hyundai Equus Selling Briskly With 5 Percent Of Luxury Market Share

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Hyundai Equus Selling Briskly With 5 Percent Of Luxury Market Share
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For all the skepticism surrounding the Hyundai Equus, the Korean luxury sedan appears to be doing well, even exceeding Hyundai’s own expectations. Hyundai’s Midwestern PR head Dean Bedore gave us some insight into the success of the Equus, noting that it currently has a 5 percent market share of the luxury car segment, while Hyundai… Continue Reading...

Cadillac Will Send XTS, ATS To Europe

Cadillac Will Send XTS, ATS To Europe
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British radio personality Tim Westwood may have bought a Cadillac Escalade, but the brand has had inconsequential sales throughout Europe for its entire life. Even GM’s poor attempt at a Euro-friendly Caddy, the ill-fated BLS sedan. The misfortunes of Cadillac hasn’t stopped GM CEO Dan Akerson, who was quoted by Autocar as saying “The only thing you… Continue Reading...

Porsche 911 Named Most Reliable Sports Car By J.D. Power

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Porsche 911 Named Most Reliable Sports Car By J.D. Power
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While Italian sports cars get a bad rap for being fickle, nobody has ever accused the Porsche 911 of having major reliability issues, and J.D. Power, publisher of the legendary reliability rankings, seems to confirm that, having named the 911 the most reliable sports car and Porsche as the top German manufacturer. While some of Porsche’s newer… Continue Reading...

Infiniti Etherea Concept Surfaces Ahead Of Geneva Auto Show

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Infiniti Etherea Concept Surfaces Ahead Of Geneva Auto Show
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Despite our initial reservations, we grew to adore the Nissan Juke, even though it’s styling could politely be described as “interesting”. Whether the Infiniti Etherea concept will do the same is a question only time can answer, but so far we’re not quite as enthusiastic about the concept car’s looks than Infiniti might like us… Continue Reading...

BMW Megacity To Cost A Fortune Due To Advanced Technology

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A report from Britain’s Autocar magazine is claiming that BMW‘s Megacity electric car will exceed the Nissan Leaf’s sticker price of £23,350 (or about $37,000 USD) due to both the advanced technology used on the Megacity and BMW‘s premium positioning. The Megacity will have a number of groundbreaking features; an aluminum chassis that will resist… Continue Reading...

Volvo To Abandon “Premium” Strategy

Volvo To Abandon “Premium” Strategy
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Volvo‘s CEO Stefan Jacoby is calling for a new focus for Volvo, and wants to see the Swedish automaker abandon its position as a premium brand meant to compete with Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. “Let’s ditch this talk about premium,” said Jacoby while speaking to Autocar magazine. “It sounds like a pricing strategy and it’s… Continue Reading...

Confirmed: Buick Verano To Be Built In Michigan

Confirmed: Buick Verano To Be Built In Michigan
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Buick‘s upcoming Verano subcompact, a twin of the Chevrolet Cruze, will be built at GM’s Orion, Michigan plant alongside the upcoming Chevrolet Aveo. The announcement comes as part of GM revealing details of their $145 million investment in the plant, which is expected to retain 1,550 jobs as well. The Verano is currently for sale… Continue Reading...
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