Part of Volkswagen’s showcase at the Los Angeles Auto Show has been the redesigned Volkswagen Beetle, which has been updated with sportier new looks. Volkswagen also showed off a high-performance R variant that may be in production soon. Sporty new Beetle gets even sportier Earlier this year, Volkswagen unveiled an updated version of the Beetle Read on! →


Winter driving conditions make having the right tires imperative. In climates where snow and ice are ever-present hazards of the winter roadway, loss of traction can prove deadly. Most vehicles come standard with all-season (aka all-weather) tires, but are they enough? Exploring the winter versus all-season tire debate can uncover the truth. All-season tires and Read on! →


The fourth annual REFUEL electric vehicle racing event was held July 1 at famed Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca near Monterey, Calif. It was perhaps the largest such event ever held. REFUEL promotes EVs The event is organized by the racing instruction school, Speed Ventures, in recognition of the growing importance of vehicles powered by batteries Read on! →


With new models and a reputation on the upswing, Ford Motor Co. is running strong, reports Automotive News. On Friday, the company may reveal that 2010 was its most profitable year since 2000. It would be the second straight year under CEO Alan Mulally that Ford has announced a profit. Ford ‘money machine’ translates into Read on! →


Californians love their cars and few roads are as suited to a nice drive, especially in a convertible, as the Pacific Coast Highway. However, keeping those cars running is turning into a problem as California gas stations are running out of fuel. Spike in gas prices causing California gas stations to run dry Most often, Read on! →


Thursday Honda announced its second small-scale recall in less than a week. Coming right on the heels of a small recall of Ridgeline pickups, Honda announced it will be recalling certain 2012 Accord and Crosstour models over potential problems with the side airbag system. Both two-door and four-door models affected The recall affects only 347 Read on! →


These cars are the cream of the crop among fictional vehicles. These the the top fictional cars of all time, in order of their relative iconic value. Click for Part 1 and Part 2 of this article. Top fictional cars No. 25 – 2002 Aston Martin Vanquish from ‘Die Another Day’ Here’s a James Bond Read on! →


Ian Fleming, author of the James Bond novels, sat the suave spy behind the wheel of an Aston Martin DB Mark III in his book “Goldfinger.” However, when it came time to turn the book into a movie, the filmmakers opted instead for the then-current Aston Martin DB5. The rest is cinematic and automotive history. Read on! →


A Fisker Karma has been implicated in a house fire at a residence in Texas. The car is said to be the cause, though it appears that the battery pack was not the cause of the blaze, and it was not plugged in at the time of the fire. Fisker fingered for fanning flames The Read on! →