The 2012 Beijing International Auto Show is all dressed up in chrome, reports the Wall Street Journal. Chinese automotive enthusiasts like chrome grilles, “the more garish and Gothic the better,” notes WSJ. The vehicles that will be on display until May 2 have grille “bling” in spades. Putting on the fancy face David Goggins, an Read on! →


TrueCar, the popular new car pricing site, just released its 2011 study of the gender differences among new car buyers. The study found that, as always, men go for faster and flashier cars, whereas women prefer imports, economy and practicality. However, it also found some relaxing of gender biases. Narrowing gaps between sexes While the Read on! →


Don’t put bad or superfluous parts into or on your automotive. Not only is it vehicular abuse, it wastes your money. Here are some auto parts to avoid at your local auto parts store. Don’t get stuck with badges and decals If you aren’t driving a hot sports car or luxury sedan, don’t waste your Read on! →


Buying an electric vehicle often involves legwork and getting on waiting lists. However, that may all be changing as the EV continues to gain acceptance among American motorists. Online auction giant eBay recently launched a new site devoted entirely to green vehicles. A growing acceptance Last week, the green car site Plugincars said it is Read on! →


Ford Motor Co. nearly collapsed when the bubble burst on the U.S. automotive industry, and the automaker carried the scar of a junk status credit rating to prove it. The Associated Press reports that Ford may have healed. Fitch Ratings agency lifted Ford’s junk status Tuesday, replacing it with a designation of investment grade. Ford’s Read on! →


The Scion xB and xD are curious little cars, in that they are box-shaped but also small, giving the practicality of an SUV but the size and economy of a sub-compact. However, Scion has decided to give these models the ax because sales have fallen off. Cubes kicked to the curb In the early 2000s, Read on! →


In a move that many may see as a cynical distrust in the common sense of American motorists, Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co. is recalling fewer than 1,000 of its 2012 Titan pickups. Because of a seating-capacity labeling error, the cab of the truck may become overloaded with six passengers, the National Highway Traffic Safety Read on! →


A recent media statement issued by Nissan Vice President Andy Palmer has exposed a cyber crime ring that could have led to the theft of customer and employee data. Technicians have determined that no sensitive data was accessed, but Nissan’s system security was compromised. Malware was discovered April 13 on Nissan’s master network. Hacking employees’ Read on! →


Americans have been slow to adopt electric and hybrid vehicles. However, recent numbers show that the market may finally be on the rise. Most agree that rising gas prices are at least part of the reason for the increase. An ‘environmental imperative’ Earlier this month, U.S. energy secretary Steven Chu said he was “unconcerned” about Read on! →


United Auto Workers President Bob King is no fan of Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. In a conference call with former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and members of the Obama re-election campaign, King reportedly called Romney “out of touch” with the issues working people face. Cavalier about plant closures King and Read on! →