One of the first things the casual automotive fan might notice about the 2013 Ford Flex crossover is that the blue Ford oval is not immediately visible. The front and rear lift-gate advertise emphasize the make, rather than the model, a mark of the automaker’s brand research. Automotive News points out that Ford is in Read on! →


General Motors Co. has opened a pavilion in Beijing, China, that features a scale model of the U.S. presidential limousine. GM isn’t interested in selling the magic of presidential celebrity to affluent Chinese citizens, however. The president rides in a uniquely outfitted Cadillac, and GM is looking to sell China on the merits of the Read on! →


Two top celebrities announced, within days of each other, that they will be auctioning off their personal automobiles for charity. Their cars and their charities are quite different, however, highlighting the ideological differences between George Clooney and Jay Leno. Celebrity car auction The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, held in August, is a celebrity-studded automobile event Read on! →


The first generation of Chevrolet’s EN-V debuted at the Shanghai World Expo two years ago. The electric, self-driving transport vehicle is back this year, with some improved capabilities. Pilot studies in China The second generation of the vehicle, currently showing at the China Auto Show, is the EN-V 2.0. The automaker wants to use it Read on! →


Toyota and other Japanese automakers appeared to have their act together when compared with their American counterparts. However, the recent Toyota recall has shown that trouble translates just fine into Japanese auto speak. Over five million cars were pulled from sales floors worldwide due to small accelerator pedal issues that could cause sudden acceleration. Now, Read on! →


The brass at Ford think that the U.S. is finally ready for the Ford Focus ST, which is currently in testing across the world. The Focus ST is a performance version of the popular Ford Focus, which has been absent from the American market for years. The ST is slated to hit dealerships in 2012. Read on! →


This morning, Hertz car rental announced that it would be acquiring Dollar Thrifty Automotive group, creating a 9,800 location rental-car giant. The Hertz/Dollar Thrifty merger was announced this morning, and will cost Hertz about $1.2 billion in both cash and stock. The combined company will be 94.5 percent owned by Hertz stockholders, with the remaining Read on! →


Hate what it costs to buy auto parts new? You aren’t alone. Thanks to automotive salvage, however, there’s a cheaper way that requires just a little bit of initiative and elbow grease: the junkyard. Here’s how to find car parts in a junkyard and save big. Frugal junkyard magic Whether you’re a full-time gear head, Read on! →


Originality is a term that is typically bandied about in moderation when it comes to the automotive industry. Witness the “re-badging” of the Chrysler 200 convertible, notes the Detroit Free Press. In June, the latest in the line will roll out in Italy, Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, Austria and Sweden – as the Lancia Read on! →


It’s time to face the fact that winter is just around the corner. That means its time to think about getting your car ready for the winter. Although modern cars handle extreme temperatures, for the most part, with aplomb, there are still some precautions you may want to take to prepare for the season. That Read on! →