For the first time in approximately four years, the primarily labor union of automotive workers for South Korean automaker Hyundai Motors has gone on strike. Reports indicate that labor officials will resume talks with Hyundai management by Wednesday. However, a partial strike is scheduled again for Friday, an indication that the sides may still be Read on! →


Few mechanical problems are closer to yelling “fire” in a crowded theater like unintended acceleration. A petition is being lodged with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that complaints of Ford Escape unintended acceleration should be dealt with by ordering a recall. Petition lodged to address Ford Escape unintended acceleration by recall A number of Read on! →


The Nissan Leaf sold well in its initial offering, but sales have slowed much since that time. The higher cost of EVs has hindered their adoption in the U.S., and much of that added expense is due to the battery pack. Now, says Nissan, it is making a new battery pack for the Leaf that Read on! →


A new market for exports is always welcome among car makers, and a new place to ship cars might be opening up after decades without access. It is rumored that new cars might be getting shipped to be sold in Cuba, as reforms will allow for it next year. Reforms lead to new cars and Read on! →


The thorn in the side of electric cars is the range of the lithium-ion battery. However, a battery of a different composition, the lithium-air battery, might be able to take an electric car much further and close the gap between fossil-fuel cars and electric cars. Lithium-air batteries can do the same thing better A number Read on! →


The automotive press has been drooling in anticipation for the next generation Mazda6, which is set to go on sale for the 2014 model year. The 2014 Mazda6, which promises to be efficient, fun and achingly gorgeous, is going to debut publicly at the upcoming 2012 Moscow auto show. Jaw-dropping concept forms basis of 2014 Read on! →


Sagging automotive sales in the European market have led General Motors’ Opel unit and PSA Peugeot Citroën into an alliance, reports Automotive News. The automakers expect the partnership to save them $2 billion annually within five years, while increasing sales numbers. Officials representing General Motors told analysts Wednesday that the deal with Peugeot is expected Read on! →


Last week, U.S. News and World Reports released its 2012 Best Cars for the Money Award picks. Ford was the frontrunner, carrying five of the top bang-for-your-buck cars in 10 different categories. The best bargains were also selected for SUVs, minivans and trucks. Determining the best value The winners were selected for 23 automotive categories. Read on! →


Mercedes has always been known for making the best in European muscle cars, but they do make smaller models. Though not previously offered here, the Mercedes A and B class cars are reportedly coming soon. A new baby Mercedes Residents in other countries have been able to buy compact Mercedes Benz cars for years, but 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! →