Hybrid and other green technologies are becoming all the rage. Audi’s electric drive train technology, called e-Tron, is set to start appearing in showrooms and the company is starting to promote it heavily. Going green at Le Mans Audi’s electric version of the R8, dubbed the R8 e-Tron, has been confirmed for production and is Read on! →


Volkswagen unveiled variations of its new three-door supermini van, the Up!, at the Frankfurt Motor Show last fall. It will be showing four new variations of the Up! next week at the Geneva Motor Show. VW throws Up! out there The Up!, which goes on sale in Europe on March 5, is an economical city Read on! →


People like to hear about Ferraris because many gear heads have an inner 10-year-old who still wants a Ferrari poster on the wall. The next generation of said posters may have the F12 Berlinetta, the fastest Ferrari road car yet. Official unveiling in Geneva There are a handful of motor shows where car makers take Read on! →


In a backlash to the bailout of the U.S. auto industry, a New York judge ruled earlier this week that 75 Chrysler dealers, who were terminated as part of Chrysler’s bailout bankruptcy, have the right to sue the U.S. Treasury Department. The judge agrees that the terminations were a violation of Fifth Amendment rights. The Read on! →


Roy LaHood, secretary of the Department of Transportation, was set to recommend Congress mandate car makers install back-up cameras on all models. However, he has decided to wait to issue a rule on the matter. Rule to reduce back-up accidents delayed again In 2007, a law was passed, according to USA Today, which mandated the Read on! →


Consumer Reports has just released its annual list of the best cars for the current model year. The 2012 list of best cars was topped by Subaru, as the top four best brands were all voted to be Japanese automakers. All wheel, all conquering Every year, Consumer Reports compiles a list of the top cars Read on! →


The redesigned 2012 Hyundai Azera is now on the market, reports Automotive News. The luxury sedan costs $6,600 more than the previous year’s model, but the addition of more upscale features, horsepower and stylistic flourishes help make up the difference. Including shipping, Hyundai’s new Azera starts at $32,875. Azera luxury means comfort For a luxury Read on! →


Last week, a worldwide recall was announced for various Nissan and Infiniti vehicles, due to a flaw in the fuel injection system. Nearly 80,000 Nissan and Infiniti models in the United States are affected by the recall. Give me fuel but no fire It was reported recently that Nissan was initiating a worldwide recall of Read on! →


In the fiercely competitive automotive industry, automakers are always looking for ways to integrate the latest technology into the vehicles they make. As modern cars do more and more things, electronically speaking, more instrumentation is also required. This can lead to crowded consoles and confusing interfaces. Touchscreens have already become commonplace in new vehicles. Another Read on! →