Sales of the Fiat 500 Abarth were sluggish until the Italian automaker took a page from the tried and true “sex in advertising” playbook. The ongoing Fiat Abarth commercial campaign featuring Romanian supermodel Catrinel Menghia, which debuted during the 2011 Super Bowl broadcast, has helped propel the brand to record sales through March 2012. Parent Read on! →


The semi truck delivers nearly everything you buy to your favorite grocery, hardware and department stores. For that reason alone, it’s interesting to know what’s going on beneath the hood. CLICK HERE if you missed the beginning of this article. Semi truck fact No. 6 – Maximum weights Down Under In the U.S., a semi Read on! →


Chevrolet is about to release the 2013 Malibu to coincide with college basketball “March Madness.” However, few college students will be driving one, as the only available model will be the premium edition. March Madness Every year, millions of people tune into “March Madness” to watch college basketball teams vie for sporting supremacy. It is Read on! →


The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposed Wednesday that electronic stability control (ESC) systems should be mandated on all large commercial trucks, buses and motor coaches. Save 60 lives a year Already mandatory on passenger vehicles for 2012, the expanded mandate, according to the federal regulator, will eliminate more than half of the yearly Read on! →


Automotive News reports that Audi’s talks to purchase Italian motorcycle maker Ducati may have come to a conclusion. As early as April 18, it is believed that Audi plans to formally announce that it has acquired Ducati, according to two sources close to the matter. That is the day before Audi parent company Volkswagen AG’s Read on! →


There are hundreds of reasons you might find yourself needing to tow a vehicle. If you have two cars that need to get to one place, then using a tow bar could save you time, money, stress, and fuel. Picking the proper tow bar, installing it correctly, and using it correctly can seem intimidating, but Read on! →


A spare tire is one of those things we often do not think about until we need it. In an effort to improve fuel economy, many car makers are choosing to forgo the spare tire in favor of lighter-weight solutions. Cutting out the weight The heavier something is, the more energy it takes to move Read on! →


Green vehicles are all the rage, including the first generation of electric vehicles. The third EV from a major manufacturer, the Mitsubishi i, has only been available for a few months, but is spreading across the United States. First delivery taken in Illinois Mitsubishi is the third car maker to unleash an electric vehicle in Read on! →


Toyota has announced a massive worldwide recall of various Toyota and Lexus models from the 2004 to 2006 model years. The recall concerns the crankshaft pulley on the power steering pump in vehicles equipped with a V-6. Defect found in power steering pump pulley The Toyota Motor Corporation has announced a massive recall of more Read on! →


Porsche has announced a recall for more than 100,000 units of the Cayenne SUV worldwide. The issue is with the headlights, which can detach from the front bumper and pose serious safety risks. Somebody call 911 Porsche has announced a recall of the 2011 and 2012 model year Cayenne SUVs, for a headlight issue that Read on! →