Fiat has returned to America, bringing chic minicars to the few who can buy them. The performance model, the Fiat 500 Abarth, is arriving at dealerships in March. Feel the rumble of 160 horses For those who relish a small car that has gusto, Fiat announced last year that it would unleash the Fiat 500 Read on! →


Thursday, BMW officials announced that the company will be investing an additional $900 million in the production plant in Spartanburg, S.C., where the BMW X4 will be produced. The extra investment will create an additional 300 jobs at the plant, which has produced 2 million vehicles since it opened in 1994. Gov. Nikki Haley applauds Read on! →


Volkswagen’s plans to build a two-seater turbodiesel convertible roadster, the Blue Sport, have been on-again, off-again since the concept first appeared at  the 2009 Detroit auto show. Now it looks as if those plans could fade entirely. The German automaker says it just doesn’t see the kind of projected sales numbers it needs to justify Read on! →


The Ford Ranger is no longer produced in the United States. While Ford is still taking some stick over discontinuing the model, Nissan is gunning for Ford’s share of small pickup sales. Ford takes flak Small pickups make up one of the smallest segments of the overall car market, representing just 2 percent of all Read on! →


Virginia lawmakers have ruled that the automotive sales website TrueCar.com violates state law, reports Automotive News. TrueCar will change its fee structure in Virginia to avoid concerns that it is “bird dogging,” or accepting money from dealerships in exchange for sales referrals. Bird dogging is illegal in the state. TrueCar.com business practices run afoul of Read on! →


Ford has announced recalls of the Escape SUV and the Freestar and Mercury Monterey vans, covering almost 500,00 vehicles. The Escape is affected by a brake issue, and the Freestar and Monterey have an issue with the torque converter. Ford Escape has leaking master cylinder The Ford Motor Company, according to the Washington Post, has Read on! →


It has been known since last year that Maserati was working on an SUV based on Chrysler architecture. The car, the Maserati Kubang, was recently shown at the Detroit Auto Show. Purists need not worry When it comes to luxury brands, few are in same class as Maserati. The brand is quintessentially Italian; its cars Read on! →


The Detroit Auto Show is pretty much the annual debutante ball for new models coming in fall. Audi is showing off some cars, like the Allroad wagon and a new turbo V-6 A8. A8 loses power, gains efficiency Fuel efficiency is the name of the game these days, and more firms are ditching larger motors Read on! →


Hybrid vehicles are all the rage, but few people can say that the love affair lives on once they take a look at the sticker price. Toyota believes that its new take on the Prius – the Prius C hatchback – will keep the fires burning. According to reports, the cost of the Prius C Read on! →


The year 2011 was tough for many automakers that depend upon parts from Japan, Honda included. Production disruptions because of the tsunami and nuclear reactor damage caused the automaker’s grip on the performance car market to slip. Now, as the Detroit Free Press reports, Honda is gearing up to dominate once more, thanks to a Read on! →