Thursday, Ford reported the mileage rating for its much-anticipated Focus ST. According the the EPA, the Focus will get 32 mpg on the highway. Ford says that makes it the most fuel efficient model available in its class. Others challenge that, however. Numbers for the Ford Focus ST The Focus ST, a new performance version Read on! →


The first IndyCar race ever to be held in China was cancelled on June 13 in deference to a local beer festival. Apparently, drinking and driving really don’t go together, even for spectators, and beer trumps motor sports. At least in China. Coincides with International Beer Festival The race, which was previously announced in November, Read on! →


The ability to steer a moving motor vehicle without plowing into oncoming traffic is necessary for safe driving. According to Consumer Reports, the recent Hyundai Sonata recall was spurred by the very same concern. Approximately 140,000 Hyundai Sonatas are being recalled beginning in October due to problems with the steering column intermediate shaft. Mechanical failure Read on! →


Financial Times reports that PSA Peugeot Citroën and General Motors are currently in “advanced talks” regarding a major alliance. According to reports, if the French and U.S. automakers are able to finalize an agreement, they will band together to produce both cars and automotive components in Europe. Peugeot would align with Opel/Vauxhall Should an agreement Read on! →


Reuters reports that Honda Motor Co. is preparing to launch a mass-recycling endeavor intended to extract rare earth metals from parts of used automobiles. The operation, which will be the first of its kind, will place global automakers in a better position to obtain the very expensive materials, which are controlled almost exclusively by China. Read on! →


Go to any auto parts store and many gas stations, and you’ll see a huge number of aftermarket fuel additives. You may ask yourself, “how did I get this beautiful house?” as well as whether the additives are actually worth it. Worth of fuel additives depends on what it purports to do Aftermarket fuel additives Read on! →


Automakers are in a fervent quest to make their cars ever more fuel efficient and are employing every trick at their disposal to do so. One method is to employ stop-start engine technology, which is going to appear in a growing number of vehicles. Stop start engine technology coming along nicely A big barrier to Read on! →


General Motors has responded strongly to the Chevy Volt catching fire after crash testing and the subsequent investigation. GM is contacting Volt owners and giving them the option of a loaner vehicle if they are concerned about safety. New crash tests create sparks It was recently revealed that a Chevrolet Volt had caught fire weeks Read on! →


Only a handful of alternatives to the internal combustion engine have been created since the dawn of the automobile, among them a small number of turbine cars. They might become more common, as they are well-suited to supplementing hybrid systems. Turbine cars powered by simpler machines Turbines are simpler machines, in principle, than internal combustion Read on! →


You know you’ve thought about buying a used police car and many people do for a variety of reasons. They’re cheap, some are better cared for than most normal vehicles and they usually are cost-effective route to picking up some muscle. Buying a used police car sounds good on paper Hey, if buying a used Read on! →