Average vehicle pricing in the U.S. has hit a record of $30,748, reports the Detroit Free Press. The 6.9 percent increase from last year hasn’t kept consumers away, however. As the industry rebounds, consumers have shown that they will opt for more expensive trim levels and options. Automakers appear to have found the magic price Read on! →


Despite high gas prices in the first quarter of 2012, vehicle sales did not wane, reports Automotive News. Consumers aren’t leaving their trucks and SUVs and opting for tiny hybrids with excellent fuel economy as they did when gas prices spiked four years ago. Today, people are opting for the cars they like that offer Read on! →


The price of gas is rapidly approaching the $5 mark and international tensions are strained over the acquisition and control of oil. These concerns, and others, are leading many motorists to consider buying hybrid and electric cars. However, a new study on hybrid loyalty shows that most first-time hybrid owners don’t buy a second. Two-thirds Read on! →


Ford has announced a recall for more than 140,000 Focus units because of a fault in the windshield wiper motors. The motor can develop a leak, causing the wiper motor to fail and thus pose a risk of reduced visibility to drivers. Ford out to wipe defect from the Focus The Ford Motor Company, according Read on! →


Contrary to a report published Friday in the German magazine Der Spiegel, Audi claims it is not planning to build its new North American assembly plant in Mexico. According to Automotive News, Audi leadership has denied that parent company Volkswagen AG has already selected Mexico to produce its premium brand of automobiles, including the 2013 Read on! →


Ferdinand Alexander Porsche has died in Salzburg, Austria, at the age of 76. Porsche was the famed designer of the original, iconic Porsche 911 sports car. A design legacy Porsche rose to international prominence in 1963 when he introduced the original Porsche 911 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. He was only 27 at the time. Read on! →


Fuel efficiency is at an all-time premium as gas tops $4 per gallon and people are willing to pay top-dollar to save. However, a small number of people protest that hybrids and other cars that demand premium prices for savings are really a waste of money. Hybrid moments Most people think that hybrid cars, because Read on! →


AOL Autos reports that many drivers are not fed up with high fuel costs yet. As evidence, a new survey conducted by AutoTrader.com has found that more than a third of U.S. car shoppers would only feel forced to consider a more fuel efficient vehicle if gas prices exceeded $6.51 per gallon. Numb to gas Read on! →


Not long ago, Subaru announced that the XV compact crossover on sale in Europe would be coming to America as the XV Crosstrek. The car was just debuted at the New York Auto Show. Serious little off-roader Last year, according to the Washington Post, Subaru debuted a compact crossover wagon/SUV called the XV, based on Read on! →


Production drives and new vehicle models tend to create jobs, and Toyota is reportedly ready to join the party by year’s end at production facilities in Washtenaw County, Mich. The Detroit Free Press reports that Toyota is planning to hire 150 engineers, technicians, researchers and scientists, as well as an additional 100 jobs to bolster Read on! →