The Scion xB and xD are curious little cars, in that they are box-shaped but also small, giving the practicality of an SUV but the size and economy of a sub-compact. However, Scion has decided to give these models the ax because sales have fallen off. Cubes kicked to the curb In the early 2000s, Read on! →


Fiat-managed property Chrysler continues to face the flames as a new U.S. Chrysler recall has skidded into the news. After having previous recall trouble because of failing brakes and sticky accelerators, new recalls involve five models and almost 600,000 vehicles. The Chrysler group reported potential safety hazards to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 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! →


In 2008, the Renault-Nissan Alliance paid $1 billion for a 25 percent share in former General Motors partner AvtoVAZ, Russia’s largest automaker. By 2014, the European-Japanese alliance expects to own a majority share of the Togliatti-based automaker, reports Automotive News. The companies have agreed to pay AvtoVAZ’s Russian stakeholders approximately $750 million over the next Read on! →


Following a large Windstar recall for road salt corrosion in the suspension system, Ford is suing the parts supplier, Dana. The parts supplier, however, is denying responsibility. Windstar recall Ford, one of the Big Three U.S. automakers, is blaming the parts supplier, Dana, for allegedly providing faulty frames that were used in some of its Read on! →


Members of the United Auto Workers union picketed 75 Hyundai dealerships around the U.S. today, Nov. 30. While the union has announced it will soon try to organize the workers at a foreign automaker’s U.S. factory, representatives say this is not part of that push. The action comes in support of a worker who was Read on! →


The conclusions of a new study on road rage and American commuters may surprise some. According to the data, women  may express their anger while behind the wheel more often than men do. Or perhaps they just admit it more readily. Road rage and the daily commute Road rage, according to Rosemary Haefner, vice president Read on! →


In a move that has Ford employees in Claycomo, Mo., quite hopeful that their jobs will be safe, the automaker has stated that it plans to invest $400 million on upgrades to its Claycomo plant near Kansas City. Reuters reports that the move will enable Ford to build a new vehicle there. The vehicle in Read on! →


General Motors has delayed the delivery or sales of around 60,000 vehicles already on dealer’s lots due to a glitch in the OnStar crash notification system. The proactive move may have saved it a more expensive recall campaign, if left unattended until the future. OnStar glitch won’t report some crashes General Motors says that, unless Read on! →


It may seem like an extraneous idea, but both Subaru and Ford are connecting their vehicles to the Internet. The 2011 Subaru Outback will have a built-in Wi-Fi option. Ford test-drove an “automatic tweeting” vehicle codenamed AJ. The guess of vehicle makers is that consumer’s connected lifestyle will extend to their driving habits. Subaru offers Read on! →