According to Green Car Reports, the Ford Motor Co. has an image problem. While the automaker produces some of the more fuel-efficient vehicles on the market, public perception is that Ford’s fuel economy efforts are lacking. The automaker’s own consumer poll found that 68 percent of U.S. consumers see Fords as gas guzzlers. No Fiesta Read on! →


Hyundai is looking to make a big play come Super Bowl Sunday, reports the Detroit Free Press. The Korean automaker has struggled somewhat in the U.S. market, and it’s looking to change that with a Super Bowl XLVI multi-commercial advertising blitz Feb. 5, 2012, that may shake things up. Hyundai’s touchdown dance According to Hyundai’s Read on! →


Since Fiat has effectively taken over Chrysler, Fiat has returned to America and Alfa Romeo is not far behind. At least one Alfa has been spotted at a Chrysler research facility recently. Return of Alfa Romeo scheduled for 2013 Alfa Romeo cars stopped being sold in the U.S. in 1995, according to AutoGuide. A fair Read on! →


In 2009 and 2010, General Motors ran Saab through bankruptcy and re-organization, then sold it to the Dutch auto group Spyker. Now, a judge has denied Saab’s request for bankruptcy protection, which means there is a possibility the car maker will fold. Saab files for bankruptcy protection As reported yesterday, Saab owes approximately $210 million Read on! →


Ford and Toyota have decided to team up to bring a new wave of light hybrid trucks to the driving public. Extensive hybrid truck lines are expected to be available well before the U.S. doubles fuel economy requirements by 2025 to 54.5 mpg. Ford and Toyota SUVs, trucks go hybrid Automotive News reports that the Read on! →


A lot of cities have installed red light cameras at intersections in order to catch people running red lights in the act and ensure they are fined for it. However, cities including Los Angeles, Houston and Spokane, Wash., are trying to get rid of the cameras for various reasons. Los Angeles red light camera pilot Read on! →


Mazda Corp. will be recalling about 400,000 Mazda3 and MazdaSpeed3 vehicles worldwide in mid-July. The recall comes because of a fault in the windshield wiper motors that could potentially cause an accident. Affects 103,000 cars in the U.S. According to the National Highway Safety Administration, the Mazdas in question were manufactured between Jan. 7, 2008, Read on! →


Apparently a jaguar can change its spots. Though cars made by mainline manufacturers are “going green” at a fast rate, many assumed supercar manufacturers would never forgo gas guzzling to placate the environmentally conscious. That’s far from the case, as hybrid supercars are going to become commonplace fairly soon.   Hybrid Jaguar will drive rings Read on! →


A fault in the power steering system has led to a Toyota Prius recall that applies to every Prius made until 2003, including the first to roll off the assembly line. Nuts in the power steering system can come loose and cause the vehicle’s steering to become unstable. First Prius ever made affected in recall Read on! →


Recent crash tests performed on the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan Leaf went well. Both cars, the newest entrants in green car offerings from major car makers, tested very well in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests. Neither car has been tested by the American government yet. Insurance Institute approves of new green Read on! →