Earlier this year, Porsche announced that a diesel version of the Cayenne SUV, already being sold in Europe, is coming to the U.S. The Cayenne diesel is being released in September. The trickle of new diesels American automakers have been selling diesel pickup trucks for a long time, but diesel cars have not quite caught Read on! →


National Highway Traffic Safety Administration chairman David Strickland told an audience at the SAE World Congress Thursday in Detroit that the time for vehicle-to-vehicle communication has come in all vehicles. Strickland noted that the NHTSA is considering 2013 regulations that will make the safe driving technology mandatory. Baseline for accident prevention Strickland speculated that the Read on! →


It may be red or yellow, flashing or solid, a graphic or some words – but the “check engine” light is an important communication tool between you and your car. Usually, when the check engine light is off, you don’t even think about it. When it comes on, though, it is a warning from your Read on! →


Last week, Experian PLC’s automotive information services reported that the delinquency is down for outstanding auto loans in the United States. As a result, the nation’s lenders, banks and finance companies are writing more auto loans then they have at any other time in the past. Auto loans at record highs According to Experian Automotive Read on! →


The 2012 Houston Auto Show opens its doors today, Jan. 25, at Reliant Center, reports the Houston Chronicle. More than 500 shiny new vehicles will be on display, including the Texas debut of models by Ford, Chrysler, Mazda, Subaru, Toyota, Honda and BMW. It will amount to a true resurgence for the show, after a Read on! →


The Japanese auto industry is reeling from the biggest drop ever seen in the month of April, reports the Wall Street Journal. The March 11 earthquake and tsunami cut production and the supply chain of new cars, trucks and buses to dealers by 51 percent when compared with April totals from last year. The 108,824 Read on! →


Volvo’s 2013 V40 replaces both the V30 and the V50. But is is no compromise, especially in terms of safety. A European safety regulator reported the highest safety rating any car it has tested — ever. Unprecedented safety rating Volvo has touted its excellent safety record for years, and this week’s report from the Euro Read on! →


In an attempt to push sales higher, LaFontaine Automotive Group in Michigan decided to run a Groupon offer. The hope was that the company would sell all 150 available $500 vouchers for $199. In the end, however, the deal flopped for both Groupon and the dealership. Result of the Groupon deal The LaFontaine Automotive Group Read on! →


Not everyone likes to, or can, do their own car repairs and maintenance. Modern lifestyle does dictate that some people just do not have the time to get under the hood, and some people simply do not know a thing about cars except to put it in “D” and step down. However, there are a 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! →