A jury in Alabama awarded an Iranian-born car dealer $7.5 million on Tuesday. Shawn Esfahani won the damages in a lawsuit against a competitor in Florida who he says painted him to be a terrorist. Originally asked for $28 million Esfahani, who owns Eastern Shore Toyota in Daphne, Ala., originally asked for $28 million in Read on! →


General Motors has launched a pilot program in which it will give anyone buying or leasing a new GM car one year of free car insurance. It is only being offered in two states for the time being, but the idea is to streamline the buying process, which can be hampered by having to purchase Read on! →


Sagging automotive sales in the European market have led General Motors’ Opel unit and PSA Peugeot Citroën into an alliance, reports Automotive News. The automakers expect the partnership to save them $2 billion annually within five years, while increasing sales numbers. Officials representing General Motors told analysts Wednesday that the deal with Peugeot is expected Read on! →


It’s summertime, and the sun is making your car’s cooling system work overtime. If it has been a while since you last checked the fluid level in the radiator, then it’s high time you popped the hood. If you don’t have any coolant on hand, be sure to buy some. But when it comes to Read on! →


Protean Electric, a global leader in the development of electric in-wheel motor technology, has secured funding of $84 million to further perfect the technology that can convert any vehicle to electric drive with relative ease. Improves fuel economy 30 percent Depending on the kind of vehicle as well as its battery size, Protean says its Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a recall of some Isuzu SUVs over rear suspension parts that can corrode and fall off over time. The recall was announced July 9, and affects only certain regions of the U.S. Isuzu recall: Amigo and Rodeo SUVs More than 11,000 vehicles are affected in the recall. Read on! →


The U.S. Justice Department reported Wednesday that the Swedish auto parts maker Autoliv has agreed to plead guilty in an auto parts price fixing conspiracy. It is the sixth company caught so far in the investigation. A Japanese executive has also agreed to take a guilty stance. Fixing costs of safety gear The Stockholm-based Autoliv Read on! →


A rat rod is one of the easiest ways for DIY gear heads to create a car that will turn heads, violate ear drums and flirt with breaking the traffic laws. They are one of the oldest American automotive traditions and they aren’t even that expensive, depending on the economy of scale. Rat rod among Read on! →


As you’ve noticed, each of the top video game cars of all time have a series of desirable elements. Speed, handling and style are just a few of these. Fragging one’s enemies is also nice. CLICK HERE if you missed the beginning of this article. Top video game cars No. 6 – Convertible Taxi from Read on! →


The continued rise in the value of the yen makes profiting from international business increasingly difficult for many Japanese companies. Nissan Motor Co. is one of these, and as Automotive News reports, the unprofitable currency exchange rate has prompted the automaker to pull production of Infiniti vehicles out of Japan completely. Moving Infiniti production elsewhere Read on! →