The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been investigating possible issues with automatic transmissions in the Saturn Aura since last year. Saturn is no more, but the agency is looking into similar defects in other GM models. Faulty gear selector can cause accidents A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigation has been going on since Read on! →


The long-belated Datsun brand, the fuel economy champ of the 70s oil crisis, is getting a new lease on life. Nissan is resurrecting the name to supply affordable, bare-bones transportation to consumers in emerging market countries. Datsun ‘did I read that right?’ price tag Nissan discontinued the Datsun brand in 1983, enveloping it into the Read on! →


Toyota and toy and game maker Hasbro have teamed up for an advertising campaign that’s sure to show the kids a thing or two about hybrid power. Automotive News reports that Toyota wants to drive the attention of millennials to the city version of its hybrid Prius, and the company is gearing up to do Read on! →


More car companies these days have a model or two that harkens back to a classic model that helped establish the brand. Jaguar is getting on board by announcing the F-type, a two-seat roadster like some of brand’s most storied models. Drawing on classics A number of car companies have been updating existing lines or Read on! →


Shelby American is apparently pretty busy these days, as the company is unleashing a 50th Anniversary edition of the 427 Cobra to go with their Super Snake Mustangs. The number to be produced will be very limited, as just 50 will be built and they will be taking orders very soon. It was 50 years Read on! →


At a Campaign 2012 stop before members of United Auto Workers in Toledo, Ohio, on Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden called out Mitt Romney and the Republican Party over failure to support the auto bailouts. The Detroit Free Press reports that Biden went on to cast President Obama as an advocate of middle-class America, while Read on! →


The automotive bailout may have prevented the “too big to fail” companies from imploding financially, but that doesn’t mean that their financials are on Easy Street. The Ford Motor Company did better than most automakers, but not without Executive Chairman Bill Ford imposing a five-year pay freeze upon himself beginning in 2005. The moratorium was Read on! →


The Big Three domestic automakers have been desperate to recapture the market share from foreign auto firms. Since the recession began, all three firms have been trying to boost the bottom line and get more people buying American again. The auto rebate offered by the government for buying more fuel efficient vehicles helped. General Motors Read on! →


A new postal truck is being sought by the United States Postal Service. The previous model, the Grumman LLV, is well past it’s sell-by date and a new car is being looked into. Grumman LLV to be retired as standard postal truck The current postal truck, the Grumman LLV, is being eyed for delivery into Read on! →


Business rental vehicles are a vital part of everyday commerce in the U.S., and General Motors believes that this is more than enough reason to simplify the rental process. The Detroit News reports that 6 million GM OnStar subscribers will soon be able to rent GM vehicles through the San Francisco-based car sharing business RelayRides. Read on! →