Volkswagen will unveil the E-Bugster, a next-generation concept of the iconic Beetle, at the 2012 Detroit Motor Show Monday. The chopped design houses a new electric drivetrain. The concept is part of VW’s bid to become the world’s leading automaker. Some, say, however, that the design, striking as it is, is wrong-thinking in today’s market. Read on! →

Sunday, June 19 is Father’s Day. If your dad loves automobiles, why not treat him to some vehicular beauty on his special day? Thanks to Family Car Guide and a variety of other sources, here are some U.S. auto shows dad will love on Father’s Day 2011. California Go for swank with the annual Rodeo Read on! →

As a part of a larger donation to the Smithsonian museum today, two GM crash test dummies were officially put into the national museum. Costumes for Vince and Larry, the 1980s crash test dummies that starred in ads, were also donated. These donations, among others, are destined for an auto-safety exhibit. Vince and Larry, the Read on! →

Shared parts purchasing is sure to save General Motors and PSA Peugeot Citroen money as their partnership moves forward. But as Automotive News points out, neither member of the partnership has defined how it will cut costs of new model development. Many details of partnership still unknown Reports indicate that GM already had a plan Read on! →

In a backlash to the bailout of the U.S. auto industry, a New York judge ruled earlier this week that 75 Chrysler dealers, who were terminated as part of Chrysler’s bailout bankruptcy, have the right to sue the U.S. Treasury Department. The judge agrees that the terminations were a violation of Fifth Amendment rights. The Read on! →

Think real-world physics are a drag? Do you crave supernal acceleration and handling, as well as a reset button in case you plow into a crowd of people? Then these top video game cars of all time are for you. Each of these fictional vehicles are a super car in its own way, and most Read on! →

Even when you’re the biggest game in town, you can always get bigger. That’s the philosophy behind the expansion of Nissan Motor Co. in China. Already the largest Japanese automaker in China, Nissan has announced plans to build a massive $785 million production plant in the northeast region at Dalian City. Tightening grip on the Read on! →

A motorist in England suffered a minor crash last fall that caused his air bag to deploy. However, the bag punctured in the accident, leading to the man’s death from inhaling the poisonous fumes. Air bag deployed, punctured Ronald Smith, of Mardsen, South Shields, was driving his Vauxhall Insignia home from work in Hartlepool, England, Read on! →

Last year, Goodyear announced that it was working on self-inflating tires, partially thanks to a grant from the Department of Energy. Goodyear has the tires working in the prototype stage and is set to begin testing next year. Government grant helps Goodyear to make self-inflating tires Last year, leading tire manufacturer Goodyear received a $1.5 Read on! →

A disgruntled farmer in a small Vermont town took out his beef on the local law enforcement Thursday when he crushed most of the¬†Sheriff’s Department’s fleet of police cars with a tractor while the cops were cooling off inside the building. Police cars flattened monster-truck style Roger Pion, 34, of Newport, Vt., allegedly used his Read on! →