Volkswagen is one step closer to deciding which vehicles it will produce at its facility in Chattanooga, Tenn., reports the Detroit Free Press. The automaker is looking for a new midsize utility vehicle, sized somewhere between the compact Tiguan and the larger Touareg, noted Volkswagen of America CEO Jonathan Browning to reporters following a speech Read on! →


Appearing soon at a gas station near you, is the E15 fuel blend, gasoline which is 15 percent ethanol. The mixture has caused some controversy among car makers, but has been granted official approval by the Environmental Protection Agency. Powering hoopties with hooch For decades, gasoline has been mixed with ethanol, an alternative fuel. Granted, Read on! →


Just because everyone else is doing it doesn’t mean Chrysler Group needs to follow, said CEO Sergio Marchionne. Marchionne told the automotive press that he feels there is “no need” for Chrysler to follow in the footsteps of competitors General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. by offering its white-collar workers pension buyouts. Lowering outsized Read on! →


In January of 2009, the Chinese government halved its tax on cars with small engines (1.6 liters or less). The Chinese State Information Center is announcing that the small vehicle tax, currently at 7.5 percent, will most likely be returned to 10 percent. Will the move hurt new auto sales in China? Momentum in the Read on! →


A small stretch of highway in Texas is making national news and stirring some debate over speed limits. The 41-mile road, which runs between Austin and San Seguin, has an 85 mph speed limit, the fastest in the nation, which some say is unsafe and others insist is awesome. The 85 mph speed limit proves Read on! →


Acura, the luxury division of the Japan-based Honda Motor Co. Ltd, has voluntarily issued a safety recall for all of its 2007 and 2008 TL mid-size sedans. The recall comes as a result of a potential issue that could cause the power steering hoses to leak fluid. Hoses could deteriorate early Acura says that the Read on! →


A Florida judge ruled Tuesday that the U.S. Constitution protects motorists flashing their headlights to warn approaching vehicles of a speed trap as free speech. Unsolicited early warning When Ryan Kintner, 25, from Lake Mary, Fla., saw a sheriff’s deputy parked with radar gun in hand last August, he did what any member of the Read on! →


The ultra-luxurious Maybach line, a pricey arm of Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz, is now officially being discontinued. Although Mercedes had announced earlier that 2012 would be the last year for Maybach, it is now official with the release of its 2013 prices list. Pricy Maybachs have moved slowly There is not a lot of speculation as Read on! →


In most computer-controlled vehicle engines, a mass air flow sensor is a small-yet-important part of the engine. The mass air flow sensor is one of the most common causes for a check engine light. Cleaning or replacing a mass air flow sensor on your own is easier than changing your own oil – and can Read on! →