Auto unveiling used to be the exclusive domain of car shows. With social media like Facebook and Twitter, however, automakers are able to transform the experience into customizable entertainment for new car enthusiasts far and wide, notes Automotive News. Automotive marketing in an on-demand world “On demand” has become a common element in today’s entertainment Read on! →


A new small crossover SUV called the CX-5 will be available from Mazda in February. The CX-5 will be the smallest of Mazda’s CX crossover series and will feature the sporty-but-economical SkyActiv motor from the Mazda 3 series. New design philosophy behind new small SUV Mazda is rolling out a brand-new small crossover SUV, the Read on! →


These days, a person can get entertainment suites in cars with touchscreens and all kinds of gizmos. However, many are expensive options which leads many to wonder if it’s possible to approximate the features for less money using an aftermarket deck of some sort. Mods, schmods Anyone who has tried to install an aftermarket stereo Read on! →


Some people might not know that a person does not have to be behind the wheel of a car to get arrested and charged with driving under the influence. A number of people are busted regularly for tipsy driving of other vehicles. Clever but still illegal A few people try to circumvent DUI laws by Read on! →


An intriguing survey on distracted driving was recently released by the roadside services provider, AA of Ireland. The number one distraction for men? Attractive women on foot or bicycles. Distracted driving study Nearly a third of men surveyed — 29 percent — said they have had near-crashes from gazing at a particularly striking female alongside Read on! →


At this week’s Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda gave the driving world a first look at what some media sources are calling a “smartphone on wheels.” The black, wedge-shaped concept car, dubbed the Toyota Fun-Vii, will further cement the connection between car and cellphone, according to Automotive News. Will concept cars Read on! →


Italian automaker Fiat SpA, which currently owns 58.5 percent of Chrysler Group LLC, has taken a major step toward complete ownership of the iconic American automotive brand. The Detroit News reports that Fiat’s shareholders approved a simplified capital structure with a single class of common stock, which would make a total buy-out of Chrysler much Read on! →


When you take your car in for maintenance, choosing where you go is often a difficult question – should you go to the dealer for your maintenance, or go to an independent maintenance shop? There are benefits and drawbacks to both, and the ultimate answer is that it depends on what type of vehicle repairs Read on! →


A big selling point for cars is the fuel economy, though many don’t read the label bearing the phrase “mileage may vary.” Apparently it varies a lot, as a JD Power and Associates survey of Japanese hybrid owners found actual hybrid fuel economy is a real sore spot. Hybrid fuel economy may vary There are Read on! →


Nissan has announced a recall for two of its cars for two different issues. The recall is for 2011 models of the Juke and Sentra. Issues in recalls are unrelated Two recalls have been announced by the Nissan Motor Company for two different cars, according to the Washington Post. The cars involved are 2010 and Read on! →