Carbon Motors, a boutique firm looking to supply the nation’s police with cars, has sent an open letter to the White House. The firm is after a federal loan so it can start making its turbo-diesel police cruiser. Company wants to put cruiser on the road The Carbon Motors Corporation, according to AutoBlog, has been Read on! →


According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Italian super-car maker Lamborghini will recall just under 1,500 of its Gallardo and Spyder models for an issue that could cause a power steering fluid leak and lead to an engine fire in extreme cases. Meanwhile, Honda is calling back some Elements for wiring issues. Recall follows Read on! →


Luxury car-maker BMW AG recently reported that it sold more than 21,000 units in the U.S. last month. However, according to the Wall Street Journal, those numbers may have been inflated. BMW sales spike According to the financial new agency, BMW is in stiff competition with Mercedes to be the top-selling luxury automaker in the Read on! →


Newer Lexus and Toyota vehicles have dangerous floor mats For those of you who may not know, Toyota is the world’s largest automaker. That means that many millions of people depend upon their Toyota and Lexus vehicles to transport their families, commute to work or school, run errands or enjoy leisure time. When an industry Read on! →


Volkswagen unveiled variations of its new three-door supermini van, the Up!, at the Frankfurt Motor Show last fall. It will be showing four new variations of the Up! next week at the Geneva Motor Show. VW throws Up! out there The Up!, which goes on sale in Europe on March 5, is an economical city Read on! →


Though very few cars utilize the layout, a number of people use the term “rear engine” as a catch-all for any car that doesn’t have a motor in the front. The truth is that very few cars actually ARE rear-engined, which has to do with some rather esoteric, though logical, reasons. Very few actual rear Read on! →


Most drivers only know whether their headlights are working or not. But there’s interesting technology behind the glass, argues Popular Mechanics. If you know how your headlights work, you’ll be able to maintain them more effectively and perhaps avoid that moose or angry drifter in the road. From open flame to blinding flash More than Read on! →


Michigan and Ohio are both battleground states in the current presidential campaign. And the success of the post-bailout auto industry remains a hot topic on the campaign trail. However, both GM and Chrysler have forbidden any candidates from entering their facilities until after November 6. City election and presidential campaign The ban includes all campaigning Read on! →


ZDX, we hardly knew you and ultimately, didn’t really want to. The Acura ZDX has been confirmed for a $4,800 price hike for the 2013 model year as well as the boot from the lineup, as no one is buying the thing. Even Iron Man can’t shift Acura ZDX The big buzz about Acura these Read on! →


The Computer Age is upon us in full force, and the automotive industry will never be the same again. “Connected cars” will someday dominate the roads, experts agree. Connected cars create industry As consumers become more internet savvy and more “connected” to “connectivity,” they are demanding more and more electronic gadgets in their rides. That Read on! →