A General Motors production plant in Spring Hill, Tenn., is planning to begin hiring new workers early next year. The plant is gearing up to produce the Chevrolet Equinox. The catch? New workers can expect to make about half of the industry standard wage. Saturn plant re-tooled The plant opened officially with the pushing of Read on! →

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! →

Nissan has just announced that it will take reservations for the Leaf for customers who have had to wait to purchase one. The supply of available Leaf cars has dwindled to practically nil after the earthquake and tsunami badly disrupted the Japanese car industry. Now that production is resuming, customers can make a reservation for 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! →

Automakers BMW and Chevrolet have both announced recalls this week. The models affected are the ActiveE EV and the Captiva Sport crossover, respectively. BMW’s recall of the ActiveE is one of the first ever issued for an electric vehicle. BMW ActiveE recall BMW is recalling 162 of its 1-Series based ActiveE electric car. Some 2012 Read on! →

It’s getting easier to get a car loan, which is good news all around. Easier car loans benefit subprime borrowers at a time when more Americans than ever have low credit scores. A looser car credit market helps the the auto industry sell more cars. Selling more cars to people with low credit scores is Read on! →

Michigan is the home-state of Mitt Romney, as well as being where President Obama had one of his most decisive victories when he spearheaded the auto industry’s structured bankruptcy. Now, the state, not traditionally a swing one, has become a battlefield in a neck-and-neck campaign race. New poll sees dead heat Obama, roundly celebrated as Read on! →

Nissan announced Thursday that it will be recalling nearly 250,000 vehicles around the globe because of a problem sensor that could lead to fuel leaks. The recall comes one day after Nissan recalled nearly 1,000 vehicles for a faulty airbag. Seven models affected in latest recall Thursday’s recall affects 249,522 cars from seven different models. Read on! →

Ford believes that the future of automotive technology is in very good hands, thanks to state-of-the-art development facilities like its new lab in Palo Alto, Calif. The automaker’s innovation spearhead sits within the very heart of the electronics industry’s Silicon Valley, and Ford is confident that the facility will cut straight as an arrow into Read on! →

According to AOL Autos, a car is stolen every 33 seconds in the U.S. And nine out of ten of the worst cites for car thieves, according to a recent Forbes report, are on the west coast. Calif. and Wash. fared worst The Forbes study compared the number of car thefts per populations of 100,000. Read on! →