Mazda has been producing the Miata, also called the MX-5, for more than two decades. To commemorate the longevity of the sporty little roadster, Mazda is debuting a special edition at the Chicago Auto Show with some tasty-looking additions to the trim. More than 20 years in production The Mazda MX-5 Miata, also called just Read on! →


The U.S. credit downgrade and its impact on the Dow Jones and S&P 500 have scarred numerous major U.S. auto makers and dealers, reports Automotive News. As investors have dumped shares, an auto stock crash of significant proportions has occurred. General Motors, Ford Motor Co. and others have lost as much as 8.5 percent in Read on! →


Hyundai’s CEO in the U.S. said last week that, in its push to keep sales brisk stateside, the automaker would back off on entering the pickup segment and concentrate more on six and seven passenger crossover SUVs. Hyundai wants momentum to continue Hyundai North America had a good year in 2011. Besides enjoying high sales, Read on! →


Ford’s cutting-edge touch-screen infotainment experience MyFord Touch will receive an upgrade by early next year, reports the Detroit Free Press. Complaints that the system is too slow and cluttered will reportedly be addressed by the new software build. Current owners of a MyFord Touch-equipped Ford vehicle will be able to upgrade free of charge. Tweaking Read on! →


A legend among early sports cars was the Morgan 3 Wheeler, a curious vehicle with a tiny, two-seat cockpit, an open engine compartment and only one wheel in the rear. The quirky but quick vehicle has been resurrected by Morgan and is headed for showrooms in the U.S. The prodigal trike returns The first car Read on! →


Taking into consideration what each auto brand has earned, what it is expected to earn, as well as a host of other factors, the marketing firm Millward Brown says it has determined which brands are the most “valuable” in the automotive world today. Data and market research The seventh-annual 2012 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Read on! →


Car makers are going on a serious glut with ads that will air during the Super Bowl. Recently released car ads include new spots from BMW, Subaru and news that Chrysler is feeling so lucky that they’ve hired Clint Eastwood to star in a new spot. Ultimate Driving Machine For decades, BMW has comported itself Read on! →


An auto parts theft ring has been discovered operating at General Motors’ Australian bran, Holden. Holden workers parts theft has resulted in more than $2.5 million in engines and transmissions being stolen from the Holden assembly plant in Elizabeth, Australia. Johnny Cash would likely be livid at Holden workers parts theft As AutoBlog diligently points Read on! →


Ford has taken the green vehicle lead among automakers with initiatives that go beyond the powertrain. Many of the materials used in Ford vehicles are recyclable and replace plastics that end up in landfills. Ford’s latest green vehicle innovation may be biodegradable parts made from mycelium, a mushroom fungus. Making car parts from mushrooms Ford Read on! →


Jaguar, one of Europe’s most iconic automakers, says it will be closing its long-standing Jaguar Heritage Museum on Browns Lane in Coventry, England. It has no immediate plans to re-open the museum at another location. Site of the original Jag factory The Jaguar Heritage Museum stands at the site of the automaker’s original factory. It Read on! →