The Lexus ES line of sedans is among the automaker’s top sellers, with its luxurious appointments and comfortable styling. However, the critical push has been modest. With the 2013 Lexus ES350 and ES300h hybrid – the latter being Lexus’ first gas/electric ES – the critics are taking notice. The 2013 Lexus ES350 and ES300h’s new Read on! →


The German automaker Mercedes-Benz announced last week that it will be voluntarily conducting a medium-scale recall of some of its E-Class station wagons over issues with the rear air-suspension system. Mercedes recall impacts nearly 4,000 vehicles According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the automaker will be calling back 3,613 of its E350 4matic Read on! →


Even though they insist that they have broken no laws, Toyota has agreed to pay the United States government a record $16.4 million fine, the largest possible fine that U.S. auto safety regulators can levy per the Detroit Free Press. While the automaker has been reported as having as much as $25 billion in cash Read on! →


Typically, Land Rover and Range Rover vehicles are toys for rappers and yuppies, who never actually need the off-roading capabilities of said SUVs. However, the Land Rover Defender, a stripped down beast the company only sells outside the U.S., might return whenever the next version debuts. Land Rover for land roving may return There are Read on! →


Floor mats that lock accelerator pedal prompt 2.3 million-vehicle recall Things have been tough for the automobile industry this past year. Gross overestimation of public demand, corporate mismanagement and a marked decline in sales left America’s automakers at the government’s doorstep crying for handouts. The scenario for automakers abroad wasn’t much different. That’s why the Read on! →


Among the many other entrants at the New York Auto Show, BMW is bringing some new stuff. One of the cars the Bayernische Motor Werken is showing off is the X1 crossover, which is going to be released in the U.S. US finally getting BMW X1 In 2009, according to Inside Line, BMW unveiled the Read on! →


As many are aware, Cadillac has been working on the ATS sedan, with the stated intent of giving the BMW 3 series a black eye. The ATS price has just been announced at $33,990, and the car hits dealerships this summer. Caddy readies new compact The standard among entry-level luxury cars has been the BMW Read on! →


The Japan earthquake and tsunami has effectively shut down the Japanese auto industry. Japanese auto plants escaped major damage from the earthquake and tsunami, but rolling blackouts triggered by stricken nuclear reactors have halted production. The Japanese auto shutdown is likely to affect Toyota the most. Toyota stock, as well as shares for other Japanese Read on! →


Many years ago, the federal government ordered that gasoline be blended with corn ethanol, basically moonshine, tying our gas supply to our corn supply. This year, the corn harvest has been abysmal after the worst drought in living memory, meaning higher ethanol blends are a more daunting proposition. EPA petitioned to postpone E15 after corn Read on! →


The Toyota Land Cruiser, the luxury SUV Toyota has been making for decades, is getting a facelift. The automaker has given the venerable off-road workhorse a refresh in hopes of boosting its dismal sales for the 2013 model. Few peers among SUV crowd Toyota has been making the Land Cruiser for more than half a Read on! →