Luxury plug-in hybrid maker Fisker Automotive Inc. has gone Hollywood, partnering itself with the “king of the world.” Actor Leonardo DiCaprio of “Titanic” fame has signed on to be a spokesman for the reportedly environmentally friendly Fisker Karma sedan. DiCaprio has participated in fundraising for Fisker, and varying reports indicate that the actor has put Read on! →


You can’t be an industry leader in automotive sales if you don’t have cars in the game. Hyundai understands this, which is why the South Korean automaker is making a big push to increase public inventory in the U.S. market. According to CEO John Krafcik of Hyundai North America, the automaker will provide U.S. dealers Read on! →


Chevrolet wasn’t about to let Toyota, Daimler and Fiat have the mini market all to themselves. To that end, Chevrolet has unveiled the Spark, a minicar at the New York Auto Show, which will start at $12,995. New old model It has been known for awhile that Chevrolet is releasing a city car called the Read on! →


The first half of this year has been the warmest on record for more than 100 U.S. cities, according to the National Climatic Data Center. The extreme summer heat is not only harmful to people and animals; it can also take a big toll on your car. Here are some tips on how you can Read on! →


Filling your tires with air now includes a multitude of decisions, including a decision about what type of air to use. Some enthusiasts say that filling tires with nitrogen will improve performance, but the cost may not be worth it. History of nitrogen in tires Originally, the idea of filling tires with nitrogen started in Read on! →


Few people would confuse a Ford F-150 pickup truck with a Ferrari. But Ford sued Ferrari for trademark infringement when the exotic car maker named its latest Formula 1 race car the F150. Ferrari dismissed Ford’s lawsuit at first but eventually compromised by tweaking the name. Ford sues to protect the F-150 brand When Ferrari Read on! →


Many complaints have been made that cars are turning into computerized video games rather than glorious driving machines and Nissan may be giving that camp of malcontents ammunition. Nissan has announced it is putting “drive-by-wire” systems in more of its cars. Drive-by-wire systems almost straight out of airplanes Nissan, according to Popular Mechanics, has announced Read on! →


Red-light cameras have become increasingly popular since their introduction in the early 1990s. The cameras are designed to automatically take a picture of any vehicle that crosses through an intersection while the traffic signal is red. Citations are then mailed to the registered owner. Opponents say they are intrusive and put profits ahead of public Read on! →


The year 2011 was tough for many automakers that depend upon parts from Japan, Honda included. Production disruptions because of the tsunami and nuclear reactor damage caused the automaker’s grip on the performance car market to slip. Now, as the Detroit Free Press reports, Honda is gearing up to dominate once more, thanks to a Read on! →


A driver’s license used to be the ultimate symbol of freedom for teenagers. Studies, however, have started to show that teenagers are waiting longer to start driving. New driving statistics According to new research from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute shows that more and more teens are waiting to get their driver’s licenses. Read on! →