BMW got some sobering news earlier this week when the Environmental Protection Agency lowered the fuel-economy rating of its 2012 328i eight-speed automatic model. The down-tick came following the federal agency’s second round of testing. Dropped one in city, three on highway According to a BMW spokesman, the automaker has been ordered by the EPA Read on! →


Volvo is now under new Chinese ownership, but that doesn’t mean that the automaker isn’t fully focused on developing a game plan for big returns in the U.S. Automotive News reports that Volvo will increase television advertising in expectation of a new vehicle sales year at least 25 percent more potent than in 2011. Incentive Read on! →


It was recently announced that the original Aston Martin DB5 from “Goldfinger,” a James Bond film, was going to be auctioned. It is the only surviving prop car from the film left intact. The car is expected to sell for at least $5 million. That makes it easily one of the most expensive cars in Read on! →


A recall has been announced for the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ, the car developed jointly by Subaru and Toyota and sold under different brands. An error was detected in the owners’ manuals for the cars which must be fixed. Cheap and cheerful Part of how Japanese automakers became dominant forces in the U.S., apart Read on! →


The best way, of course, to get to somebody on April Fool’s Day is to get them where they live. So what is it that Americans cherish the most? What is so precious to us that even a satirical skewering will cut us to the bone? Why, our rides, of course. Here is a rundown Read on! →


Hyundai’s CEO in the U.S. said last week that, in its push to keep sales brisk stateside, the automaker would back off on entering the pickup segment and concentrate more on six and seven passenger crossover SUVs. Hyundai wants momentum to continue Hyundai North America had a good year in 2011. Besides enjoying high sales, Read on! →


The threat of identity theft among General Motors employees has run amok, reports the Detroit Free Press. The automaker has signaled a fraud alert, warning 883 active and retired employees that they should take steps to shield themselves against identity theft. Sources indicate a GM employee downloaded employee records before retiring from the company in Read on! →


Nearly all motorists face a traffic ticket from time to time. Who among us hasn’t let the needle creep over the legal speed just in the course of staying with the flow of traffic? Or perhaps when you are running just a little bit late for an important meeting? Here are a few things you Read on! →


Ford, in its quest to offer the same cars everywhere, has slated the Econoline van series for extinction. Also called the E Series, the full-size van will be phased out in lieu of Ford’s Transit vans offered globally. Stand by your van Ford Motor Company has been on a quest over the past few years Read on! →


Americans have been slow to adopt electric and hybrid vehicles. However, recent numbers show that the market may finally be on the rise. Most agree that rising gas prices are at least part of the reason for the increase. An ‘environmental imperative’ Earlier this month, U.S. energy secretary Steven Chu said he was “unconcerned” about Read on! →