The Detroit News reports that a large North American automotive parts supplier plans to invest $60 million and add 450 jobs as it acquires the New Boston Chrysler Mopar site in Wayne County, Mich. The jobs will be new, full-time engineering and manufacturing positions that the challenged Michigan economy badly needs. Improving the supply chain Read on! →


Honda¬†has created a¬†curious little item called the Uni-Cub, a personal transport vehicle designed to carry one person at slow speeds inside and out. The Segway may consider itself warned. Too close for the car and too far to walk Many of the trips in a car’s lifetime are for a few miles or less. However, Read on! →


Carroll Shelby, a man’s man if there ever was one, died Thursday in a Dallas hospital at the age of 89. A one-time chicken farmer, Shelby pulled himself up by his bootstraps to become a champion race car driver, an automotive entrepreneur and the creator of the muscle car. From farm to track A native Read on! →


Since 2009, the Chinese auto market has been the global industry’s greatest frontier, which means that a great deal of research goes into which brands will fare well in the Middle Kingdom. Frequently, selling cars in China means changing the designs of popular models. A recent article in The Detroit Free Press notes that it’s Read on! →


A new report by the National Insurance Crime Bureau states that Chevrolet’s Corvette is one of the most often-stolen cars ever produced, especially the 1984 version. Be especially wary of your Corvette if you live in California. More than 10 percent stolen According to the NICB’s second annual Hot Wheels Classics report, Chevrolet has produced Read on! →


The U.S. Treasury under the Obama Administration has been part-owner of General Motors Co. for more than three years now. That association is not likely to end at any time in the foreseeable future, as the government is presenting no timetable for an exit. GM stock performing poorly Since its controversial Government-backed bankruptcy, the giant Read on! →


The Porsche Panamera is a bit of an oddity, in that it is a full-bore sports car but is also a four-door full-size luxury sedan the size of a battleship. Porsche is known to be working on a smaller four-door, called the Pajun, which is confirmed for release in 2017. Smaller four-door car forthcoming from Read on! →


Cars.com has slugged it out with mountains of April sales data and returned with its list of the fastest and slowest selling cars of April. Although it lost some ranking from March, Toyota’s Prius Plug-In — only available for two months — is proving itself a rapidly rising star. Prius leads the hybrid pack With Read on! →


Laying rubber on a nation’s cultural heritage doesn’t sound like a great way to open the throttle for automotive sales, does it? Yet that’s exactly what Ferrari unintentionally did Monday atop a 600-year-old wall surrounding the ancient Chinese city of Nanjing. A Ferrari China dealership employee did doughnuts in a $950,000 458 Italia atop the Read on! →


Some unusual problems are nipping at the heels of a pair of European luxury automakers this week. The German car-maker BMW is issuing a pair of recall campaigns over emissions issues and problems with the head rest. Meanwhile, famed Italian sports car-maker Ferrari says that some of its Italia 458 and California models could get Read on! →