Chrysler Financial Canada will close three of its four business centers in Canada, the unit’s President Gino Cozza told auto dealers yesterday. The Western Business Center in Calgary, Alberta, will close immediately.Read more
Mazda today unveiled the redesigned 2010 Mazda3 sedan at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The compact, Mazda’s U.S. best seller, sports a new look and big powertrain changes.Read more
Thanks to notoriety gained through the media and the Internet, Nissan is finally bringing its take on the box to the States with the debut of the new third-generation Cube.Read more
Williams among first teams to reveal wing package for 2009.Read more
Three-time WTCC winner loses crown to Muller at Macau, but Brit vows to push diesel SEATs harder for glory in 2009.Read more
Supercar gets V10 as it targets Ferrari and Aston.Read more
GM’s troubles and the possible fallout for its European operations took a slightly strange twist today when German solar energy company SolarWorld AG said it is preparing to submit an offer to GM to take over its four Opel German factories and the Rüsselsheim development centre.Read more
Congressional demands for auto industry restructuring that include eliminating dealerships could do more harm than good, says the head of the National Automobile Dealers Association.Read more
There are fuel sippers, and then there are fuel shunners. The Toyota Camry hybrid concept unveiled Wednesday at the Los Angeles auto show that runs on compressed natural gas falls into the second category.Read more
We have driven the 2009 Boxster S around a very good race track and can assure you it’s everything you’d want a new Boxster S to be.Read more
We drive the 2010 Mazda3 just before Mazda officially unveils the car at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show.
The current Mazda 3 is among our favorite small cars, and with more than 1.8 million units sold to date, one of Mazda’s most important models. Rather than mess with a good thing, the Zoom Zoom company isn’t changing much for the new, second-generation compact sedan. (Mazda has chosen to reveal the four-door sedan now at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show; a five-door hatchback, our favorite version of the 3, will be revealed later.)
Photo Gallery: 2010 Mazda3 Sedan – Mazda Sedan Review – Automobile Magazine
If this hydrogen-powered 2009 Hyundai Tucson FCEV looks familiar, it should – you may have seen it on the street.
Hyundai is showing a Tucson SUV with a fuel cell in place of a traditional gasoline engine for the Los Angeles auto show. If the Tucson looks familiar, you may have seen it on the street. Hyundai recently took part in the Hydrogen Road Tour, which was a 13-day drive across the country to demonstrate the feasibility of hydrogen-powered vehicles in real world driving conditions.
It’s hardly a big surprise that hybrid cars and electric vehicles take centre stage at the Los Angeles Motor Show which opened today.Read more
Despite an increasingly tumultuous US automotive market, customer satisfaction with the new-vehicle sales process has steadily increased since 2005, according to the JD Power and Associates 2008 Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) Study released todayRead more
The 2010 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is the first major product launched as part of Hyundai’s “BlueDrive” initiative.
Hyundai has a corporate initiative, dubbed Blue Drive, which is an attempt to meet the 2020 fuel economy standards five years early. That plan means an average of 35 mpg for all Hyundai vehicles by 2015. The 2010 Hyundai Sonata hybrid is the first major product for this initiative.
Toyota has said it will stop production at all of its assembly, transmission and engine factories in the United States and Canada for two extra days next month to work down accumulated inventory.Read more
Jaguar dealers returned to their place atop customer satisfaction rankings released today by the market research company J.D. Power and Associates, while Asian brands continued to be at the bottom. The study, completed annually for 22 years, bases U.Read more
Ford Motor Co. CEO Alan Mulally said today that there is no clean way for one of the Detroit 3 to reorganize under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection without decimating the entire domestic auto industry.Read more
This is crunch time for the US auto industry-and with good reason. The industry is facing a crisis unmatched since the Great Depression. When crises occur, the opportunity presents itself to achieve dramatic change. We’ve known for years that the American industry is in desperate need of dramatic change. So far it hasn’t been able to engineer it internally. Now a crisis presents an opportunity-indeed an obligation-for external forces to impose that change. By Karl LudvigsenRead more
Ford Motor Co. CEO Alan Mulally said today that there is no effective way for one of the Detroit 3 to reorganize under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection without crippling the domestic auto industry.Read more