A recent media statement issued by Nissan Vice President Andy Palmer has exposed a cyber crime ring that could have led to the theft of customer and employee data. Technicians have determined that no sensitive data was accessed, but Nissan’s system security was compromised. Malware was discovered April 13 on Nissan’s master network. Hacking employees’ Read on! →


Consumer Reports magazine releases an annual survey of its readers concerning their satisfaction with car repair services. This year’s car report survey found, among other things, that most people were satisfied with the work, but many weren’t happy with the price. Virtuous local shopping its own reward A lot of people as well as a Read on! →


For fuel- and brake-line parts to be made to specification, the resin must flow. Yet resin availability has been a huge problem in the automotive industry because of an industrial accident at a Evonik Industries AG chemical factory in Marl, Germany. Credit Suisse reports that if European automakers don’t come up with alternatives quickly, production Read on! →


The Detroit News reports that Honda is looking to step up its game in the small luxury car market among successful 30-somethings. The automaker’s latest offerings under the Acura brand are geared toward Generation Y drivers who have tasted success and want an affordable can that still reflects their prosperity. Acura driving back into prominence Read on! →


According to a report released Monday by CarFax, the automotive pricing website, there were nearly 3 million cars for sale in the U.S. last year that were subject to safety recalls. ‘Threatens safety of consumers everywhere’ The Carfax study found that there were about 2.7 million vehicles offered to buyers that had not been fixed, Read on! →


Nissan Motor Co. recently said “no” to producing Infiniti vehicles in Japan, but as Automotive News reports, China has received a resounding yes. Nissan has announced that it will begin building its premium Infiniti brand in China by 2014, in order to gain ground on the competition that has already established a foothold in the Read on! →


Fisker, the Delaware-based luxury EV startup, has had a string of bad luck of late, from federal loan setbacks to criticism from campaigning politicians. Fisker has made another round of layoffs, but the company is not rolling over without a fight. Fisker in Delaware When Fisker set up shop in Delaware in 2009, it was Read on! →


Fisker Automotive has seen its share of setbacks in its short existence. The startup hybrid automaker was backed by federal and state loans. Now, the company’s Newport, Del., production plant is, in the words of one former employee, “absolutely empty.” Another round of layoffs sent a dozen engineers and technicians home last week. Fisker is Read on! →


Automakers know where their bread is buttered. That’s why Ford Motor Co. is making a move to close the distance on General Motors and Volkswagen AG by committing to build a new $760 million assembly plant in Hangzhou, China. China is the world’s largest automotive market. Ford expects to double production By building the Hangzhou Read on! →


Despite being more fuel efficient than their gasoline counterparts, American buyers haven’t traditionally opted for diesel-fueled vehicles. However, a growing number of people are starting to buy them, as clean diesel cars sales are up 35 percent so far this year. Oil burners catching on Diesel cars haven’t really caught on in the United States Read on! →