Various automakers over the years have tried to make amphibious vehicles that are equally at home on land and at sea. Few have succeeded, but Suzuki just showed off a Grand Vitara Marine concept car. Purely for show at auto show Recently, the Specialty Equipment Manufacturer’s Association or SEMA, concluded its annual auto show. The Read on! →


The recession has forced many consumers to hold onto their cars for longer than they’d planned, which is both a blessing and a curse for dealer service departments, says Wards Auto. Car sales and warranty jobs are down (as well as the market for auto loans), which has prompted dealer service departments to intensify their Read on! →


A recent study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed that two out of 10 drivers are texting behind the wheel. Half of all those who responded between the ages of 21 and 24 admitted to the act. This in spite of increasing state-wide bans. However, other figures indicate that the problem is even Read on! →


In a move made possible by the North American Free Trade Agreement, Ford announced it will invest $1.3 billion into a production plan in Mexico. Planned expansion of the plant will create jobs that will enable the automaker to keep up with demand for the 2013 Ford Fusion and 2013 Lincoln MKZ midsize sedans, reports Read on! →


Over the years, a number of experiments and prototypes have come about using alternative fuels for cars, including from sustainable sources. Poo-powered cars, technically biogas cars as that’s what they run on, are among the more curious examples, as they run on a gas that occurs virtually everywhere. Don’t pooh-pooh poo-powered cars Anyone ever watch Read on! →


Lotus has been prevented from importing any of its sports cars to the United States because of regulatory issues. However, fans of the brand can still get the 2013 Exige; it will be imported as a track-only racer. Regulations in the way Sports car and supercar makers have previously been able to benefit from exemptions Read on! →


If you’re a true gearhead, the new GM Corvette program is perfect for you. If you’re buying a Corvette Z06 or ZR1, you can pay a little extra and build the engine yourself. The best part of this GM/Corvette program is, unlike building an engine on your own, you’re protected every step of the way. Read on! →


The goal for some supercar manufacturers is to knock the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport down a peg. The Koenisegg Agera R, which set some world speed records recently, is one that might do it. Know the power of the dark side It takes less than 30 seconds to pour a cup of coffee, add sugar Read on! →


Chevrolet is known to be working on a new performance sedan, as the car maker currently lacks a model with muscle and four doors. However, a slip by OnStar has revealed the name of the car might be the Chevrolet SS Performance. Old badge returns At the height of the muscle car era, performance models Read on! →


The Chrysler Group has announced plans for a major investment in its Jeep production plant in Toledo, Ohio. Automotive News reports that the automaker will direct $500 million toward the improvement of the Toledo North Assembly Complex, where Jeep and other vehicles are built. The money will both improve the Toledo plant’s production capability and Read on! →