Automotive News reports that Audi’s talks to purchase Italian motorcycle maker Ducati may have come to a conclusion. As early as April 18, it is believed that Audi plans to formally announce that it has acquired Ducati, according to two sources close to the matter. That is the day before Audi parent company Volkswagen AG’s Read on! →


Every now and again, the rumor mill spits out the possibility that Volkswagen is going to start selling the Scirocco sports hatch in the U.S. The rumor mill is at it again as VW is working on a new model. Another new old model A small cadre of people have been salivating for several years Read on! →


Ferrari has been selling cars in China for 20 years now. The luxury Italian automaker is commemorating its longevity in the world’s largest nation by opening a more-or-less “permanent” exhibit. As part of the effort, the prestigious company will also be making a very limited run of a special-edition 458 Italia model, tailored just for Read on! →


Self-driving vehicles will be a reality by 2020, according to former General Motors research and development chief Larry Burns. At the University of Michigan’s Robotics Day, Burns spoke of the not-too-distant day when fleets of self-driving cars will transport people wherever they need to go, then immediately travel to the next destination to serve another Read on! →


German automaker Volkswagen AG announced Tuesday that it will be issuing two separate recalls. The dual campaigns are among the smallest of the year. Less than 200 vehicles are affected in total. Passats and Routans return to dealerships According to a posting on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website, Volkswagen will recall 153 of Read on! →


A new study out of the United Kingdom says that most women drivers, at least part of the time, drive in high-heel shoes. The practice, according to the report, is unsafe under any conditions. Unsafe footwear behind the wheel Nearly 80 percent of women responding to a survey by the United Kingdom price comparison website Read on! →


Everyone wants their vehicles to get better gas mileage. Not all gas savers are what they’re cracked up to be, however. Here are some snake oil gas-saving devices that numerous automotive industry sources have deemed fuel-saving hoaxes. Hydrogen generators Hydrogen generators may run anywhere from a few dollars for a book of plans on how Read on! →


Many have been wondering whether Tesla Motors is going to deliver on its promise of electric cars beyond the Roadster. Despite a few corporate wobbles, the company says the Model S electric sedan is on schedule for delivery. Gearing up for expansion Tesla Motors made a name for itself some years ago with the Roadster, Read on! →


Average vehicle pricing in the U.S. has hit a record of $30,748, reports the Detroit Free Press. The 6.9 percent increase from last year hasn’t kept consumers away, however. As the industry rebounds, consumers have shown that they will opt for more expensive trim levels and options. Automakers appear to have found the magic price Read on! →


Despite high gas prices in the first quarter of 2012, vehicle sales did not wane, reports Automotive News. Consumers aren’t leaving their trucks and SUVs and opting for tiny hybrids with excellent fuel economy as they did when gas prices spiked four years ago. Today, people are opting for the cars they like that offer Read on! →