Honda is looking to punch up sales for its small crossover, the Crosstour. The Accord-based crossover is getting a four-cylinder engine for the next model year. Crosstour sales need punching up Honda is looking to punch up sales of the Crosstour crossover utility vehicle (CUV). According to AutoBlog, only 16,679 of them were sold between Read on! →


For more than a decade, Volkswagen has been working on a “1-liter car,” a car that can go 100 kilometers on 1 liter of fuel. The car, called the XL1, is in development and will hit showrooms next year. The 1-liter car Engineers at Volkswagen, according to Popular Mechanics, have been working for more than Read on! →


It seems the the automobile’s steady progression into the computer age is continuing unabated. Rydeen, a California-based company known for its on-board automotive navigation systems, has unveiled a new technology for Android integration into automobiles. The system is controlled by an interface on the rear-view mirror itself. Though the concept presents obvious safety concerns, it Read on! →


Since the unintended acceleration debacle a few years ago, a number of current and former owners have sued Toyota after they felt their cars’ resale values were hurt by it. A number of Toyota economic loss suits are currently pending, as many feel the recalls have diminished the trade-in value. Number of pending Toyota economic Read on! →


It is the 21st century and we still are without the flying cars foretold by “The Jetsons.” But Volkswagen may be working on the next best thing: a car that hovers and travels on an invisible magnetic cushion. The People’s Car Project China’s recent Beijing auto show unveiled some of the concepts created for the Read on! →


The West Coast Electric Highway initiative is a plan to set up charging stations for plug-in vehicles along the West Coast, from San Diego, Calif., to Vancouver, British Columbia. The hope is to encourage the sales of EVs by relieving driver’s “range anxiety.” Tuesday, the first AeroVironment EV charging stations opened along I-5 in Southern Read on! →


Car sharing programs such as Zipcar and others are becoming popular, as they pose a viable alternative for car ownership to many. Zipcar itself has expanded to 46 college campuses and more than a dozen cities worldwide. Not everyone needs to buy The usual car, according to Time Magazine, sits idle for 92 percent of Read on! →


It has not been a great month for Honda, which has issued a third recall in the space of less two weeks. The latest, a Honda CR-V recall, is for the window switch in the 2002 to 2006 CR-V, which can be damaged by moisture and fail, along with posing a risk of fire due Read on! →


Once upon a time, teenagers pined for the day they’d receive their drivers’ licenses; it was a right of passage. Today, a study by the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor finds that teen drivers would rather navigate the information superhighway than the interstate highway system. Simply put, U.S. teens of driving age prefer having Read on! →


Not long ago, Ram and General Motors both announced bi-fuel systems for certain pickups models, which would allow them to run on Compressed Natural Gas as well as gasoline. GM has just announced the pricing, and it costs an extra $11,000 for the bi-fuel system. Flexible on fuel A few months ago Ram, formerly the Read on! →