Toyota’s Prius is proving that so-called “green” cars may not be the antithesis of “mainstream” after all. The little hybrid that could hit the market as a niche model 15 years ago. Now, at the end of the first quarter of 2012, it has become the third largest selling vehicle in the world. Sales more Read on! →


Most car companies are producing fewer V-8 engines and indeed, fewer V-6 engines. BMW, however, is not entirely on the bandwagon and is instead producing the BMW 760Li V12, a special edition commemorating and celebrating the BMW V-12. BMW 760Li V-12 tops already fantastically pricey range When most car makers make a commemorative edition of Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened investigations into reports of Chevrolet Cruze sedans and Jeep Wrangler SUVs catching fire. There is no common cause; the vehicles are made by different manufacturers but the NHTSA is looking into the matter. Spontaneous combustion The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened two probes into reports Read on! →


Spy shots and leaked info on the 2014 Chevrolet Impala have begun to appear, according to Automotive News. Among the pearls is an admission: The 2014 Chevy Impala may have numerous things in common with the 2013 Cadillac XTS sedan. The public will know for sure when the new Impala hits showrooms in early 2013. Read on! →


Swedish automaker Saab has been on the ropes for years, but the firm may have been saved by two Chinese auto firms. A last minute agreement by Zhejiang Youngman Lotus and Pang Da to purchase Saab appears to have saved it from liquidation. Possible end to Saab story Earlier this year, it was announced that Read on! →


General Motors has announced a recall of almost 40,000 Pontiac G8 cars manufactured between 2008 and 2009. A faulty sensor could cause the passenger-side airbag to not deploy correctly in the event of a crash. Holden airbag tests reveal a problem The Pontiac brand is dead and gone; General Motors had to shutter the under-performing Read on! →


Tesla Motors Co. has been teasing car aficionados for months with tantalizing hints about its new all-electric crossover SUV, the 2014 Tesla Model X. But the one leak that seems to be getting the most buzz is its revolutionary “falcon doors,” which may just do gull wing doors one better. Opening the door The first Read on! →


People like to hear about Ferraris because many gear heads have an inner 10-year-old who still wants a Ferrari poster on the wall. The next generation of said posters may have the F12 Berlinetta, the fastest Ferrari road car yet. Official unveiling in Geneva There are a handful of motor shows where car makers take Read on! →


The National Automobile Dealers Association has political muscle, and it wasn’t afraid to use it to obtain the highly sought-after auto dealer exemption from Consumer Financial Protection Bureau oversight. NADA spokesman Bailey Woods told Automotive News that House and Senate committees made the right decision, as the CFPB would make dealer financing for auto loans Read on! →


Wednesday morning, partners Fiat and Chrysler have planned a press conference that will help determine the direction of these companies for the future. Fiat has a 20 percent ownership stake in Chrysler motors, and the two companies have strategic plansĀ  for coming years that involve each other. Fiat SpA to demerger Sources inside of Fiat Read on! →