For the first time in approximately four years, the primarily labor union of automotive workers for South Korean automaker Hyundai Motors has gone on strike. Reports indicate that labor officials will resume talks with Hyundai management by Wednesday. However, a partial strike is scheduled again for Friday, an indication that the sides may still be Read on! →


The fourth annual REFUEL electric vehicle racing event was held July 1 at famed Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca near Monterey, Calif. It was perhaps the largest such event ever held. REFUEL promotes EVs The event is organized by the racing instruction school, Speed Ventures, in recognition of the growing importance of vehicles powered by batteries Read on! →


An issue with the airbags has prompted Kia to announce a recall of nearly 150,000 cars. Rondo models from 2007-08 and Optima models from 2006-08 have a defect that could cause the airbag not to deploy during a crash. Chronic problems with airbags at Kia Kia has had multiple airbag recalls in the past year, Read on! →


Carroll Shelby, a man’s man if there ever was one, died Thursday in a Dallas hospital at the age of 89. A one-time chicken farmer, Shelby pulled himself up by his bootstraps to become a champion race car driver, an automotive entrepreneur and the creator of the muscle car. From farm to track A native Read on! →


Most car companies are producing fewer V-8 engines and indeed, fewer V-6 engines. BMW, however, is not entirely on the bandwagon and is instead producing the BMW 760Li V12, a special edition commemorating and celebrating the BMW V-12. BMW 760Li V-12 tops already fantastically pricey range When most car makers make a commemorative edition of Read on! →


With new models and a reputation on the upswing, Ford Motor Co. is running strong, reports Automotive News. On Friday, the company may reveal that 2010 was its most profitable year since 2000. It would be the second straight year under CEO Alan Mulally that Ford has announced a profit. Ford ‘money machine’ translates into Read on! →


Suzuki Motor Corporation is slashing its marketing budget in light of diminished sales and a shrinking number of Suzuki dealers. Automotive News reports that despite a 13 percent increase in sales across the global automotive industry through the first quarter of 2012, Suzuki dropped 2 percent to just 6,561 sales. Suzuki opts out Suzuki has Read on! →


Californians love their cars and few roads are as suited to a nice drive, especially in a convertible, as the Pacific Coast Highway. However, keeping those cars running is turning into a problem as California gas stations are running out of fuel. Spike in gas prices causing California gas stations to run dry Most often, 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! →