Luxury car-maker BMW AG recently reported that it sold more than 21,000 units in the U.S. last month. However, according to the Wall Street Journal, those numbers may have been inflated. BMW sales spike According to the financial new agency, BMW is in stiff competition with Mercedes to be the top-selling luxury automaker in the Read on! →


General Motors had a tumultuous last few years. After successive years of falling sales, GM had to ask for an auto bailout and file for bankruptcy. GM was placed under government conservatorship, and the terms of the bailout included that the government held a majority of shares. However, GM’s time in bankruptcy did some good. Read on! →


Audi has recently announced that the latest generation A3, the entry-level estate car, will go on the market next year. Audi is also planning a limited run of the R8 E-tron, an electric version of the Audi supercar. Update for the Audi estate According to Car and Driver, Audi recently confirmed the updated version of Read on! →


There are knock-off brands of all sorts of things made in all sorts of countries. For instance, China is known for producing knock-off car brands like the recently debuted JAC pickup truck, which is a near carbon-copy of a Ford F150. Work truck for masses copied from work truck for masses According to AutoBlog, the Read on! →


German automotive giant Volkswagen AG has reached an agreement with the Chinese government to build a new production plant in the western province of Xinjiang. Reuters reports that some controversy has been attached to the move, as Xinjiang is home to the Uighurs, a Muslim minority in China that is opposed to the government’s unofficial Read on! →


If you had faith in the American government’s ability to repay you for your contribution to TARP, I have a suggestion for you: refuse to be delusional. “Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence,” says Richard Dawkins. I’d say that when it comes to our money and politics, Read on! →


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! →