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! →


The price of gas is rapidly approaching the $5 mark and international tensions are strained over the acquisition and control of oil. These concerns, and others, are leading many motorists to consider buying hybrid and electric cars. However, a new study on hybrid loyalty shows that most first-time hybrid owners don’t buy a second. Two-thirds Read on! →


Contrary to a report published Friday in the German magazine Der Spiegel, Audi claims it is not planning to build its new North American assembly plant in Mexico. According to Automotive News, Audi leadership has denied that parent company Volkswagen AG has already selected Mexico to produce its premium brand of automobiles, including the 2013 Read on! →


Ferdinand Alexander Porsche has died in Salzburg, Austria, at the age of 76. Porsche was the famed designer of the original, iconic Porsche 911 sports car. A design legacy Porsche rose to international prominence in 1963 when he introduced the original Porsche 911 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. He was only 27 at the time. Read on! →


Fuel efficiency is at an all-time premium as gas tops $4 per gallon and people are willing to pay top-dollar to save. However, a small number of people protest that hybrids and other cars that demand premium prices for savings are really a waste of money. Hybrid moments Most people think that hybrid cars, because Read on! →


AOL Autos reports that many drivers are not fed up with high fuel costs yet. As evidence, a new survey conducted by AutoTrader.com has found that more than a third of U.S. car shoppers would only feel forced to consider a more fuel efficient vehicle if gas prices exceeded $6.51 per gallon. Numb to gas Read on! →


Chevrolet wasn’t about to let Toyota, Daimler and Fiat have the mini market all to themselves. To that end, Chevrolet has unveiled the Spark, a minicar at the New York Auto Show, which will start at $12,995. New old model It has been known for awhile that Chevrolet is releasing a city car called the Read on! →


A whole bunch of car companies are rolling out new models at the New York Auto Show. Hyundai is showing off the refreshed Santa Fe crossover, which gets a few new party pieces such as an optional three row trim and a turbocharged engine. Split decision Hyundai is currently showing off new models at the Read on! →


Mini John Cooper Works, a division of BMW AG, says it plans to debut the new hard-top John Cooper Works GP II in May. It is intended to be an improved sequel to the much-coveted 2006 Mini Cooper S John Cooper Works GP, or the Mini Cooper GP, which had a very limited run. To Read on! →


General Motors, the world’s leading automaker, said Tuesday that it will hold back production of Chevrolet’s plug-in hybrid hatchback Volt for three weeks this summer. This is in addition to the current hold on production, which continues until April 23. Business as usual, in part This is business as usual, at least in part. Many Read on! →