More glitzy show snaps by Auto Express live from the Paris Motor Show.Read more
Auto Express’s team of journalists, photographers and film makers are all on site reporting from this year’s Paris Motor Show – bringing you the best coverage on the net.Read more
General Motors’ Hungarian unit will suspend engine production for an unspecified period this month. The news follows confirmation on Tuesday that GM Europe German unit Opel would cut production in the rest of this year by 40,000 cars.Read more
General Motors Europe said its sales fell 1.9 percent in the first nine months of 2008, pushed down by the effects of the global economic crisis. Sales fell to 1,620,619 cars in the year to the end of September from 1,652,487 a year earlier.Read more
The decline continued for automotive stocks Wednesday. Eleven of the 12 car manufacturer stocks tracked by Automotive News Europe and PricewaterhouseCoopers hit 12-month lows by the end of trading Wednesday.Read more
“I won the lottery with this one,” says George Stauffer.Read more
“Great restoration. What year is it?” motorists ask in stopped traffic, reacting to our black Triumph Bonneville, which, at a glance, could have been minted anytime since 1959.Read more
The quintessential Brit bike updated, mating nostalgic styling with modern mechanics and reliability. 865-cc, 66-hp, air-cooled DOHC parallel-twin; 452-lb dry weight.Read more
Will Porsche object? Or will it join with a reincarnation of the 356?
At the Los Angeles auto show in November, Volkswagen will unwrap a new mid-engine sports car concept. This marks the third iteration of a theme that started in 2003 with the Concept R and continued in 2005 with the EcoRacer.
September sales: The financial crisis looks worse than the fuel crisis.And this time, no one is spared.
If zooming fuel prices earlier this summer killed sales of pickups and SUVs, then the faltering economy and now the credit crisis have pretty much choked off sales of the remainder of the market. While August saw the pain spread to all major brands, save Infiniti, Mini, Nissan, Subaru, and VW, in September, every one of those holdouts found themselves underwater, too. The only nameplates to post gains in September were tiny niche players: Maserati (up 30%), Lotus (up by 3 cars – yes, 3), Lamborghini (by 2), and Rolls-Royce (by 1).
French carmaker Renault and power group EDF have signed an agreement to develop a large scale electric car project, starting in France.Read more
After Cadillac, it now looks like Ford’s premium division is going through a rebirth. Similar to the mythical Phoenix, Lincoln seems to be rising from the ashes of the Continental and Town Car with a new flagship sedan that’s more dynamic and especially more compact.Read more
The Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan have hit dealer showrooms. Fans of the minivan will find, for the first time in Canada, a 4-litre engine under the hood producing 251 hp and 259 lb-ft of torque. Another first, this engine is now coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Standard on the Town & Country and optional on the Grand Caravan, this engine/transmission duo is capable of a 12.2 L/100 km consumption rate in town and 7.9 L/100 km on the highway, an 8% decrease compared to the old drive train.Read more
After making its debut on the 6 sedan, Mazda’s new styling language will soon be applied to the smaller 3. Though not officially set to be released until next month’s Los Angeles auto show, Mazda’s provided a sneak peak at the upcoming model- including some photos.Read more
This week, we reviewed the following vehicles for you: the Subaru Legacy 3.0R Optimum, an opulant sedan powered by a potent 6-cylinder, 3-litre Boxer. The BMW 135i, a vibrant four-seater now offered as a convertible. And the Saab 9-3 Aero XWD, the Swedish manufacturer’s first original all-wheel drive car.Read more
Teenage drivers are more likely to wind up in auto accidents because of speeding, distraction and risk-taking. To help prevent mishaps caused by distracted youngsters speeding around with their music blaring, Ford’s is introducing a new innovation called MyKey.Read more
There is going to be some major changes amongst the teams that will take part in the 2009 MotoGP season as only four teams are set to stick with their current line-ups while some exciting rider moves to new teams.Read more
More light has been shed on the cancellation of the 2009 Canadian grand prix. Montreal local radio station CJAD claims the race’s promoter, F1 Grand Prix du Canada, owes the Bernie Ecclestone-led Formula One Management some $10m.Read more
According to the Queensland’s sports minister, the Surfers Paradise motorsport event is set to be included in the IndyCar schedule until 2013.Read more
Mercedes-Benz missed North America’s move toward hybrids. It was caught sleeping, there was not enough research and development funding, it was too focused on diesels for the European market–pick your reason.Read more