More convertibles are due to hit the market in coming years, among them the Buick Cascada, geared at snagging a few more customers for GM’s sub-Cadillac luxury brand. It’s becoming more fashionable to go topless…at least as far as cars are concerned. Younger buyers supposed to be enticed by Buick Cascada Among the entrants at Read on! →


The Washington Post reports that the U.S. Senate passed a two-year, $109 billion bipartisan transportation bill today by a vote of 74-22. Sources indicate that the Senate transportation and highway bill will create jobs and improve the infrastructure through which commerce flows, including the U.S. interstate highway system. Job creation in an election year Senate Read on! →


The road to recovery for automakers will not be easy. That’s what General Motors Vice President of Marketing Joel Ewanick recently told Automotive News in an interview. GM has waded through bankruptcy and tremendous turnover, which might seem to make any deals designed simply to move product fast attractive. However, Ewanick insists that GM must Read on! →


Earlier this year, Porsche announced that a diesel version of the Cayenne SUV, already being sold in Europe, is coming to the U.S. The Cayenne diesel is being released in September. The trickle of new diesels American automakers have been selling diesel pickup trucks for a long time, but diesel cars have not quite caught Read on! →


National Highway Traffic Safety Administration chairman David Strickland told an audience at the SAE World Congress Thursday in Detroit that the time for vehicle-to-vehicle communication has come in all vehicles. Strickland noted that the NHTSA is considering 2013 regulations that will make the safe driving technology mandatory. Baseline for accident prevention Strickland speculated that the Read on! →


It may be red or yellow, flashing or solid, a graphic or some words – but the “check engine” light is an important communication tool between you and your car. Usually, when the check engine light is off, you don’t even think about it. When it comes on, though, it is a warning from your Read on! →


Last week, Experian PLC’s automotive information services reported that the delinquency is down for outstanding auto loans in the United States. As a result, the nation’s lenders, banks and finance companies are writing more auto loans then they have at any other time in the past. Auto loans at record highs According to Experian Automotive Read on! →


The 2012 Houston Auto Show opens its doors today, Jan. 25, at Reliant Center, reports the Houston Chronicle. More than 500 shiny new vehicles will be on display, including the Texas debut of models by Ford, Chrysler, Mazda, Subaru, Toyota, Honda and BMW. It will amount to a true resurgence for the show, after a Read on! →


The Japanese auto industry is reeling from the biggest drop ever seen in the month of April, reports the Wall Street Journal. The March 11 earthquake and tsunami cut production and the supply chain of new cars, trucks and buses to dealers by 51 percent when compared with April totals from last year. The 108,824 Read on! →