Known as In Car Entertainment or Car Infotainment systems, the electronics in vehicles intended to provide information and entertainment are gaining in popularity. New numbers put out by market research company IHS iSuppli estimate that automotive infotainment will be a market worth more than $33 billion in 2012. Defining automotive infotainment Automotive infotainment systems are Read on! →


Auto collectors nationwide are currently green with envy, reports Auto Week. Snatching up the oldest classic Porsche sold in America tends to stir the pot of jealousy. That’s exactly what Robert Wilson of Oklahoma City, Okla., did when he found a 1952 Porsche 356 Cabriolet in a salvage yard. 1952 Porsche 356 Cabriolet won the Read on! →


Ford has not been able to escape safety issues with its redesigned Escape SUV. Yet another Escape recall campaign has been launched on the model. That makes three this summer. The latest, announced Wednesday, targets a coolant leak that could lead to a fire. Current Ford Escape recall This most recent recall affects 7,600 Escape Read on! →


The hot hatch variant of the Ford Focus, the Focus ST, has previously been available in Europe, though Ford announced a while ago that it would go on sale in the U.S. The car will be at dealerships by June, starting at $24,495 before destination charges. Domestic hot hatch Hot hatchbacks are cool, because they Read on! →


Monday, Volkswagen introduced the new Beetle at the New York Auto Show. Although a price has yet to be announced, it is known that the 2012 VW Beetle redesign will appear in showrooms in October, reports AOL Autos. This will be only the third version of the German working-class subcompact car in its 90-year history. Read on! →


The management of European automaker Opel is determined to avoid massive job cuts as a response to sagging European auto sales. Opel will reportedly present a plan Thursday that focuses on model strategy via brand positioning and a renewed push in export markets, all the while avoiding what many experts believe are inevitable layoffs. By Read on! →


The owner of a mysterious 1942 Mercedes 320 Cabriolet D believes the car may have been Hitler’s convertible. Others dispute the claim, but it may well have belonged to one of the German dictator’s generals. Hitler’s Mercedes Zenop Tuncer is the owner of Euro Tech Motors in Edgewater, N.J. He specializing in acquiring and repairing Read on! →


Chevrolet has given up the ghost and confirmed its worst-kept secret. The Holden Commodore is going to be re-badged as Chevy’s new rear-wheel drive performance car, and it will be simply called the SS. Aussies drop the ball It isn’t exactly a secret that Chevrolet has made cars based on models made by its Australian Read on! →


Struggling auto finance company Ally Financial Inc. had a run-in with the FBI. The Detroit News reports that, according to a search warrant made public Monday, the FBI seized one of Ally’s computers from the company’s headquarters in Detroit, Mich. The reason for FBI involvement in the affairs of the taxpayer-backed company currently remains unknown Read on! →