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! →


Consumer Reports magazine releases an annual survey of its readers concerning their satisfaction with car repair services. This year’s car report survey found, among other things, that most people were satisfied with the work, but many weren’t happy with the price. Virtuous local shopping its own reward A lot of people as well as a Read on! →


For fuel- and brake-line parts to be made to specification, the resin must flow. Yet resin availability has been a huge problem in the automotive industry because of an industrial accident at a Evonik Industries AG chemical factory in Marl, Germany. Credit Suisse reports that if European automakers don’t come up with alternatives quickly, production Read on! →


Legislation passed by the Senate earlier this week would make it mandatory for automakers to install black box recording devices, like those in commercial aircrafts, in every automobile sold in the U.S. by 2015. Activist groups are rising up, demanding the government back off on keeping tabs on its free citizens. However, Big Brother may Read on! →


The Detroit News reports that Honda is looking to step up its game in the small luxury car market among successful 30-somethings. The automaker’s latest offerings under the Acura brand are geared toward Generation Y drivers who have tasted success and want an affordable can that still reflects their prosperity. Acura driving back into prominence Read on! →


Some have wondered why American cars are not offered with right-hand drive, or a steering wheel on the right, as it would be safer for getting out of the vehicle. There are some ways to get a right-hand drive car. The hidden hand Astute observers may have noted American cars have the steering wheel on Read on! →