Chrysler has announced that Ram pickups, formerly known as Dodge Ram pickups, are downsizing their engines, following a trend among its other Detroit colleagues. The base Ram truck engine is getting downsized to a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6. Smaller but more powerful Full-size pickups from domestic automakers like Ford, Chevrolet, GMC and Dodge, now spun off Read on! →


At the Beijing Auto Show today, BMW confirmed that it will be selling the new Megacity electric car as soon as 2013. Electric car enthusiasts may have to wait a bit longer for the Megacity to make an appearance in the United States – though there are indications that BMW may very well do just Read on! →


A settlement was reached Wednesday in the long-running lawsuit between Chrysler Group LLC and apparel-maker Pure Detroit over the clothing company’s use of the Chrysler slogan “Imported from Detroit” on one of its T-shirts. Details of the settlement have not been released, but it is known that Pure Detroit is continuing to sell the T-shirts. Read on! →


Arguably, the most prestigious motor racing series is Formula One, which certainly has the most technologically advanced and expensive cars among race series. There is a benefit to it, as a lot of F1 technology winds up in cars that are for sale at most dealerships. From racetrack to driveway Technological advances in typical motor Read on! →


OEM, for the low and unitiated, means Original Equipment Manufacturer, and one of the eternal debates among shadetree mechanics (and real ones) is OEM vs aftermarket parts. There are pros and cons to both, so it behooves one to know a few things. The great debate of OEM vs aftermarket parts The long and short Read on! →


Distracted driving, or use of a phone while behind the wheel, is a hot topic. Many states already have full or partial prohibitions in place. The Secretary of Transportation, Roy LaHood, wants further study done into distracted driving. He has implied that he would like a total ban on phone use of any sort while Read on! →


Communication problems continue to fester for Toyota. Reuters reports that the automaker had failed to alert the U.S. government about a new Toyota recall involving one Toyota and seven Lexus sedan models. This time, engine issues are to blame. Excessive noise and even the potential for stalling have been documented. This Toyota recall should reclaim Read on! →


Last month, U.S. safety regulators announced possible risks with the plug-in battery packs powering GM’s Volt. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has pointed to problems that it says could possibly cause a fire days after a crash. GM has been quick to investigate possible fixes. Sources say the automaker has a possible package of Read on! →


Kia has announced it is taking the redesigned Cee’d compact hatchback to the Geneva Motor Show. A new Cee’d for Europe likely means that a new Forte is coming down the pike for Yankees. Rebranding based on place Many car makers sell cars in the United States under different names than they have overseas. There Read on! →