Saab’s descent into bankruptcy may kill the brand name, but evidence suggests that its engineering and technology will live on. The Swedish automaker, whose name derives from its original founding company Swedish Aerospace AB, has some small car architecture waiting in the wings. According to the Detroit Free Press, the automaker that buys the rights Read on! →


A Honda Civic recall has been announced for a number of the 2002 and 2003 model year Civics, as well as the 2004 to 2005 Honda Pilot, totaling more than 820,000 vehicles. The issue is with faulty headlight wiring, which can cause low-beam headlights to stop working. Bad switch results in Honda Pilot, Honda Civic Read on! →


BMW got some sobering news earlier this week when the Environmental Protection Agency lowered the fuel-economy rating of its 2012 328i eight-speed automatic model. The down-tick came following the federal agency’s second round of testing. Dropped one in city, three on highway According to a BMW spokesman, the automaker has been ordered by the EPA Read on! →


The continued rise in the value of the yen makes profiting from international business increasingly difficult for many Japanese companies. Nissan Motor Co. is one of these, and as Automotive News reports, the unprofitable currency exchange rate has prompted the automaker to pull production of Infiniti vehicles out of Japan completely. Moving Infiniti production elsewhere Read on! →


Volvo is now under new Chinese ownership, but that doesn’t mean that the automaker isn’t fully focused on developing a game plan for big returns in the U.S. Automotive News reports that Volvo will increase television advertising in expectation of a new vehicle sales year at least 25 percent more potent than in 2011. Incentive Read on! →


Automakers are in a fervent quest to make their cars ever more fuel efficient and are employing every trick at their disposal to do so. One method is to employ stop-start engine technology, which is going to appear in a growing number of vehicles. Stop start engine technology coming along nicely A big barrier to Read on! →


It was recently announced that the original Aston Martin DB5 from “Goldfinger,” a James Bond film, was going to be auctioned. It is the only surviving prop car from the film left intact. The car is expected to sell for at least $5 million. That makes it easily one of the most expensive cars in Read on! →


A recall has been announced for the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ, the car developed jointly by Subaru and Toyota and sold under different brands. An error was detected in the owners’ manuals for the cars which must be fixed. Cheap and cheerful Part of how Japanese automakers became dominant forces in the U.S., apart Read on! →


When other automakers zig, Ferrari zags. Most believe that carbon fiber is the best material for making car components lighter, but the Italian supercar maker is standing behind its use of aluminum. Ferrari insists aluminum is superior for most cars, a stance that goes against the grain in the automotive industry. Enzo preferred aluminum Dating Read on! →


The best way, of course, to get to somebody on April Fool’s Day is to get them where they live. So what is it that Americans cherish the most? What is so precious to us that even a satirical skewering will cut us to the bone? Why, our rides, of course. Here is a rundown Read on! →