The Chrysler Group has announced plans for a major investment in its Jeep production plant in Toledo, Ohio. Automotive News reports that the automaker will direct $500 million toward the improvement of the Toledo North Assembly Complex, where Jeep and other vehicles are built. The money will both improve the Toledo plant’s production capability and 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! →


A second instance of a Fisker Karma bursting into flames has been recorded, this time in California. The second Karma fire, just as with the first, is not believed to have been caused by the battery pack. Second Karma fire the last thing struggling Fisker needed A lot of criticism has been leveled at Fisker Read on! →


There’s a regulatory “doughnut hole” when it comes to cell phone use in the car, and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration chair David Strickland is concerned. We’re not talking calls or texts here, however, but for using hands-free streaming services like Internet radio. Strickland sees all of these as aspects of distracted driving. Vehicle equipment Read on! →


General Motors is facing a class-action lawsuit from owners of 2007 and 2008 Impalas. The suit alleges that a rear end defect is causing tires to wear out prematurely. In 2008, GM addressed the issue for Impalas sold as police cars but not to consumer motorists. The lawsuit could cost the company millions. Faulty spindle Read on! →


Volkswagen is one step closer to deciding which vehicles it will produce at its facility in Chattanooga, Tenn., reports the Detroit Free Press. The automaker is looking for a new midsize utility vehicle, sized somewhere between the compact Tiguan and the larger Touareg, noted Volkswagen of America CEO Jonathan Browning to reporters following a speech Read on! →


From September 22-24, the Barrett-Jackson automobile auction will be open for bids in Las Vegas. A name that makes classic car enthusiasts drool, Barrett-Jackson is an auction like no other. Eschewing the typical down-to-business marketplace atmosphere of most such sales, the festive celebration draws car lovers like honey draws bees. A chance meeting in 1963 Read on! →


The Cadillac Escalade, the luxury full-size SUV, is one of the most frequent targets of auto theft. Cadillac is installing a host of new anti-theft security features to cut down on the theft rate. Premium SUV a common target for thieves According to Automobile magazine, the annual list of the most stolen cars by the Read on! →


It’s inevitable: Winter weather changes the relationship between you, your car and the road. That’s why it’s important to know the truth about winter car myths. Debunking the falsehoods about such things as visibility, engine issues and snow traction help you  focus on what’s important – staying on the road and out of snow berms. Read on! →