Surprisingly enough, luxury car sales are climbing. The economy may seem dismal, but car sales in general are beginning to increase. One of the few luxury car brands that didn’t post a gain was Volvo. The embattled Swedish car line has seen sales slip. Mercedes Benz has gained the edge overall, finally overtaking Lexus in Read on! →


Autoblog.com reports that Ford and the creators of the popular reality television show “The Amazing Race” are banding together to produce a five-week series called “Focus Rally: America.” Billed as “the first interactive real-time road rally” by Ford, “Focus Rally: America” will serve as a showcase for the new 2012 Ford Focus. The program will Read on! →


The White House is said to be proposing that fuel economy standards, or CAFE standards, for automakers be set at 60 miles per gallon by 2025. Current CAFE standards mandate that car makers hit 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016. Fuel standards are not tied to a single model, but an average of all models Read on! →


More Ford trucks are on the road than nearly every other automaker. The most popular full size pickup in North America is the F150, and for good reason. There have been other truck models that have sold well in the past. The Ford Ranger was the best selling light pickup for a while, but the Read on! →


There are two huge debuts this year for green vehicles, one being the Chevy Volt, and the other is the Nissan Leaf. The Nissan Leaf stands out as an all-electric car. The Leaf will be available for sale at dealerships by the end of 2010. The company began taking advance orders, but instead of only Read on! →


As Stevie Ray Vaughan so accurately puts it in his song “Crossfire,” “Money’s tight; nothing’s free.” That remains true today for the American car-buying public, as falling credit scores and ongoing recession have combined for lean times. Wards Auto reports that used vehicle sales are outpacing new car sales, and the market for subprime used Read on! →


One of the notable absences from the SUV market has been the Dodge Durango. The SUV that was halfway between mid-size and full-size and had full size power was a very popular model, and Dodge promised a redesign. The new Dodge Durango got a little more than just a face lift, as Chrysler is in Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced this morning that it will be launching an investigation into sticky accelerator pedals in 2007 Dodge Caliber vehicles. Both Dodge and the NHTSA have confirmed that no property damage, accidents or injuries have resulted from the sticky pedal issue. NHTSA received Dodge Caliber pedal complaints The National Highway Read on! →


On Wednesday morning, Democratic senator from California Barbara Boxer introduced a bill that would close the “revolving door” between the NHTSA and automakers. A part of the continuing fallout of the Toyota recall fiasco, this bill addresses an issue raised repeatedly in congressional hearings. Should the bill pass, high-level NHTSA employees would be required to Read on! →


Ford’s traditional image of big trucks, SUVs and sports cars with more muscle than economy may be changing, if the recent unveiling of the Ford Start concept at the Beijing Auto Show is any indication. The Explorer, Expedition and Lincoln Navigator chewed up the road and guzzled gas, but today’s urban car buyer wants economy. Read on! →