Hyundai has finally unveiled the details, including the price, on the hot-hatch version of its subcompact three-door, the Veloster. The Veloster Turbo, as it is called, can get almost 40 miles per gallon and packs 201 horsepower for under $23,000. The furious frog Hot hatchbacks are fantastic. They allow the driver to be responsible, by Read on! →


The state of New Jersey recently made an addition to its laws against distracted driving, which other states are starting to follow. The law mandates that any pets have to be restrained in a car, otherwise the driver faces a distracted driving fine of up to $1,000. Doggone it Distracted driving is a danger to Read on! →


Malfunctioning passenger air bags have prompted Kia to recall nearly 73,000 Kia Rio models from the years 2006 through 2008. The air bags can reportedly malfunction and deploy in a non-accident situation, potentially endangering a smaller passenger in the front passenger seat. Faulty sensor can cause child safeguard to fail The National Highway Traffic Safety Read on! →


Chrysler Group is taking an nontraditional approach to marketing lately. Rather than focusing its efforts in the same old places, Chrysler is targeting areas like malls, schools and music concerts with its “Ride & Drive” program. The underlying principle is that consumers are less stressed than they are at a dealership and will be easier Read on! →


In the largest crackdown in a decade, the U.S. Transportation Department has shut down 26 curbside bus companies for safety violations. Buses in and out of Chinatown Dozens of curbside routes originating at, or terminating in, New York City’s Chinatown have been halted by the government. An estimated 1,800 people rode on the lines daily, Read on! →


Return business is gold for any retailer. For automotive dealers, it’s a diamond chariot. General Motors realizes this, which is why the automaker will be dishing out employee bonuses based upon owner loyalty. These customer loyalty rewards will apply to at GM North America salaried employees from engineers to field representatives. Keep them coming back Read on! →


A motorist in England suffered a minor crash last fall that caused his air bag to deploy. However, the bag punctured in the accident, leading to the man’s death from inhaling the poisonous fumes. Air bag deployed, punctured Ronald Smith, of Mardsen, South Shields, was driving his Vauxhall Insignia home from work in Hartlepool, England, Read on! →


The state of California is the result of a bit of a brouhaha as the state was caught raiding funds from license plates commemorating Sept. 11, 2001. Despite the Golden State’s less than golden behavior, specialized license plates often fund some good causes. California did not forget the account balance A scandal has erupted in Read on! →


When a corporation is looking to improve its public image, one way to go about it is to ally with a great partner. According to the Detroit Free Press, General Motors has struck up a five-year global marketing deal with British Premier League soccer powerhouse Manchester United. The Man U Red Devils are the most Read on! →