Former Obama Car Czar and author of tell-all book “Overhaul” Steven Rattner recently told the International Motor Press Association that he is optimistic about light-vehicle sales in 2011, reports Wards Auto. Rattner foresees 14 million units sold this year, and 15 million in 2012. In the long term, this trend should continue until U.S. automakers Read on! →


Automotive News reports that Subaru, the only Japanese automotive brand to manage an increase in U.S. sales over each of the past three years, has a new slogan. For the purposes of global branding, the car that Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd., built shall soon be referred to as “Confidence in Motion.” Subaru’s L.A. presence will Read on! →


On June 1, car maintenance in the European Union will see significant changes. Carmakers and “authorized dealerships” will be required to both share technical data and to remove conditional warranty limitations. This change will end the exemption from antitrust rules that car makers have had. New rules end car maker / authorized dealer monopoly In Read on! →


Consumer Reports has just released its annual list of the best cars for the current model year. The 2012 list of best cars was topped by Subaru, as the top four best brands were all voted to be Japanese automakers. All wheel, all conquering Every year, Consumer Reports compiles a list of the top cars Read on! →


A woman in Utah, one Barbara Bagley, is suing herself in a wrongful death suit and the case has made a lot of headlines. While it seems the most ludicrous suit yet – and in the United States no less – the suit is much less frivolous than one might seem. Barbara Bagley wins appeal Read on! →


A number of states are outlawing satellite navigation units that mount via suction cups to the windshield. Despite the convenience of having the units at eye level, sat nav units are believed to be a cause of distracted driving and therefore a danger. TomTom can get you a ticket ticket One of the most popular Read on! →


The city of Atlanta, Ga., was recently going to re-name a street in honor of Ferdinand Porsche. The street currently dubbed Henry Ford II Avenue was set to become Ferdinand Porsche Avenue, but it has been canceled as the city has wisely decided not to honor the chief car designer to the Nazis. Atlanta says Read on! →


In an age when automotive bailouts and CEO salaries have given taxpayers something to hate, one CEO has revealed that he drew no salary. The Detroit Free Press reports that Chrysler’s annual financial report, filed Tuesday, reveals that company Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne was paid no salary or stock options in 2011. Marchionne, who Read on! →


The auto industry has been the biggest spender on advertising during the Super Bowl for some time, and this year’s game was no different. However, the one that most people watched was “Green Hell,” an ad for the soon-to-be-released Cadillac ATS. Car makers spend a lot on Super Bowl The smallest cost involved in the Read on! →


A recent study among the leading brands of automobiles found that the majority of American consumers see very little difference between most makes and models. All of the major automotive players engineer for efficiency, power and safety, effectively leveling the playing field for most consumers. Toyota, Ford, Honda and Chevy still top brands The Consumer Read on! →