More retail lease offers from GM Financial may be headed to a dealer near you, reports Automotive News. After a third quarter that was less than satisfactory for lease penetration, General Motors has committed itself to making leasing an auto a more attractive option for consumers. Returning to optimal levels GM Financial CEO Dan Berce, Read on! →


The world’s largest market for automobiles It comes as no great surprise that China is now the world’s largest market for automobiles, and presumably, automobile financing. After all, with more than 1.3 billion people, its population is now more than four times that of the United States. What’s startling, however, is the rate at which Read on! →


A Saudi Arabian would-be stunt driver who killed two men in a horrific drifting accident has been sentenced to death. He is to be publicly beheaded as a warning to others. Restricted entertainment options The man had been practicing the strange sport of “drifting,” popular with bored men in a nation that restricts so many Read on! →


Mazda is the latest of the major car companies to jump on the electric vehicle bandwagon, by creating the Mazda2 EV, an electric version of the subcompact hatchback. The car, also called the Demio EV, will be available for lease in October, though only in Japan. Japan gets first crack at Mazda2 EV In January Read on! →


A new legislation in California paves the road for the Google driverless car, and other future makes. But some oppose the sate law, saying it will violate the privacy of users. Google driverless car demonstrates safety SB 1298 has already been passed by the California Senate. The bill, which goes before the state’s assembly appropriations Read on! →


A new report has just been released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The report details the most-stolen new cars in the U.S., based on 2009 data. According to the report, the Camry and the Audi S8 topped the list. The least stolen car was the discontinued Mercury Mariner. Camry wins by sheer Read on! →


The sun’s ultraviolet rays can quickly heat up the interior of your car and cause sunburns, unless a driver has protection. Sunblock is one safeguard, but window tinting can also provide some UV protection. Unfortunately, not enough drivers make the tinting film investment, the result of which is increasing instances of skin cancer. Window tinting Read on! →


Performance car enthusiasts have been eagerly awaiting the debut of the SRT Viper, formerly the Dodge Viper, after the line went dormant some time ago. The new model, no longer a Dodge, was recently unveiled at the New York Auto Show. Snake in the grass The Dodge Viper was something of an icon; it was Read on! →


Mazda recently introduced a new regenerative braking system that powers the car’s electrical functions as the vehicle brakes. The system is called i-ELOOP — or “Intelligent Energy Loop.” It makes an internal combustion vehicle behave in a manner similar to a hybrid. Converts kinetic energy to electricity The system converts kinetic braking energy — usually Read on! →


Smartphone users are accustomed to having thousands of apps from third-party developers at their fingertips, and they want similar features when it comes to in-car apps. While the new wave of in-car infotainment systems don’t have quite as much selection yet, systems offered by automakers like Toyota, Ford and Austin Motor Company will soon provide Read on! →