Demand for aluminum in automotive production is at an all-time high, and the U.S. government is looking to assist. Continue Reading...
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Ford isn’t interesting in trying to sell Lincoln products in the soft European auto market. Continue Reading...
There’s a new mid-engined supercar in town and it hails from Great Britain, but it’s not from the likes of Aston Martin, Bentley or even Noble. Continue Reading...
With the government shutdown in full force, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has stopped many of its functions that help keep motorists safe. Continue Reading...
Land Rover will launch a diesel hybrid version of its Range Rover in Europe shortly after the truck debuts during the Frankfurt Motor Show. It might not be so long until it reaches the U.S. either. Continue Reading...
Bummed about not being one of the lucky few to snag a Scion FR-S this year? Just be glad you’re not living in the Netherlands where the same car costs an awful lot more. Continue Reading...
Nissan has announced it will launch the all-electric Nissan Leaf ahead of schedule in the city of Chicago, citing popular demand as well as preparedness by the city. Last February, Gov. Pat Quinn announced that $1 million would be invested to install state-of-the-art charging infrastructure for electric cars throughout the Chicago area. The City of… Continue Reading...
Surprisingly, large segments of Americans are willing to buy Chinese made cars. Market research company GfK Automotive did its annual Barometer of Automotive Awareness and Imagery, and found that 38 percent of the respondents would consider buying a Chinese car. According to the study, “The openness to purchasing a Chinese and Indian vehicle is highest among… Continue Reading...
In 2010, the world’s vehicle population hit one billion which works out to be roughly one car for every seven people. Reports conclude that China fueled half of the global growth, as it passed Japan for the world’s second largest vehicle population, with 28 million cars on the road. India’s vehicle population has increased by… Continue Reading...
Diesel sales have vastly improved through the end of July, up 38.5 percent, compared to the same seven- month cycle in 2010. Volkswagen has been leading the sales with the Jetta TDI and Golf TDI. Volkswagen sold 5,206 Jetta TDI models in July, bringing the diesel powered sedan’s year-to-date total to 56,717. On the other… Continue Reading...
American consumers buying the Fiat 500 are choosing pricier packages and customized options. The mid level Sport ($17,500) model accounts for almost half of the model’s sales in the first five months of the Italian brand in the U.S. The top level Lounge ($19,500) model represents 20 percent of sales which features bigger wheels, leather seats,… Continue Reading...
With the outdated Crown Victoria taxi being put to rest, the competition to select the future NYC cab has turned into a fierce fight. Three different models were chosen to be tested including the Nissan NV200, Ford Transit Connect and the Turkish entry, the Karsan V1. Ultimately the NV200 was chosen to serve for the next ten… Continue Reading...
General Motors has officially confirmed that there will be a diesel version of the Chevrolet Cruze compact car in the U.S, planned for introduction in 2013. The current Chevrolet Cruze Eco is rated at around 40 mpg on the highway, so the diesel would have to deliver significantly better fuel efficiency than that to justify… Continue Reading...
Toyota has clarified their position on the 2012 RAV4 EV and the car will be sold to the general public. The RAV4 EV makes use of Tesla’s electric drivetrain and has been tested with 160 users receiving positive feedback, according to Geri Yoza, Toyota’s national business planning manager of advanced vehicle marketing. Testers charged the RAV4 more frequently (around… Continue Reading...
Toyota has officially announced a recall of certain 2006 and 2007 model year Highlander hybrid and Lexus RX 400h vehicles. The recall will affect 45,500 Highlander hybrids and 36,700 RX 400h’s. The issue stems from the Intelligent Power Module (IPM) located inside the hybrid system inverter that contains a control board with transistors. Certain transistors on the… Continue Reading...
Buyers of certified pre-owned GM vehicles will be happy to know that a free maintenance program has been set up to service their cars. Next Sunday, certified pre-owned Chevrolet, Buick or GMC vehicles will be part of a two year standard maintenance Owner Care program. The arrangement will include a two-year/30,000-mile standard vehicle maintenance program… Continue Reading...
Carlos Tavares has been appointed Renault’s new Chief Operating Officer. As of July 1, Tavares will oversee Renault’s growth strategy focused on developing electric vehicles and new markets. He has replaced Patrick Pelata, who resigned in April following a case of alleged industrial espionage which turned into a fraud investigation. Carlos Tavares, 53, a Portugues… Continue Reading...
The Obama administration will announce today it is buying 116 plug-in electric vehicles and will install charging stations in government buildings in five cities. Of the 116 vehicles, 101 of them will be extended-range Chevrolet Volts. These vehicles are to be placed with 20 government agencies in five cities including Washington, D.C., Detroit San Diego,… Continue Reading...