While some experts see a silver lining in increased fourth-quarter automotive sales, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler sees dark clouds. According to Reuters, Stadler predicts a tough year for the automotive industry in 2012. However, he does not believe that this is cause for pessimism. ‘An appetite for mobility’ Consumers in developing economies have displayed “an Read on! →


We rely on our cars to get us back and forth, either to and from work or on longer trips. Like every complicated piece of machinery, though, a car can break down. When that does happen, it is best to be prepared with a car emergency kit. Why you need a car emergency kit You Read on! →


Goodyear has been cooking up a new recipe for tires in order to cut petroleum use and increase the sustainability of its products. Tires use a large amount of petroleum and in an effort to get around it, the company is currently testing tires made with soybean oil. Tires made with soybean oil showing promise Read on! →


The Subaru Legacy and by extension the Outback, the crossover wagon based on the Legacy, are due for a refresher. The 2013 Legacy and Outback  have been given a slightly bigger motor and some new gear. Settling nicely into middle age The current generation of the Subaru Legacy and Outback, according to USA Today, is Read on! →


A lawsuit has been lodged in California against Hyundai by a man who claims the company misled him, through advertising, about the mileage the car can attain. The Hyundai lawsuit is at least the second over mileage claims. Hyundai lawsuit does not include Jeff Bridges People all over the country can turn on their television Read on! →


A jury in Alabama awarded an Iranian-born car dealer $7.5 million on Tuesday. Shawn Esfahani won the damages in a lawsuit against a competitor in Florida who he says painted him to be a terrorist. Originally asked for $28 million Esfahani, who owns Eastern Shore Toyota in Daphne, Ala., originally asked for $28 million in Read on! →


General Motors has launched a pilot program in which it will give anyone buying or leasing a new GM car one year of free car insurance. It is only being offered in two states for the time being, but the idea is to streamline the buying process, which can be hampered by having to purchase Read on! →


Sagging automotive sales in the European market have led General Motors’ Opel unit and PSA Peugeot Citroën into an alliance, reports Automotive News. The automakers expect the partnership to save them $2 billion annually within five years, while increasing sales numbers. Officials representing General Motors told analysts Wednesday that the deal with Peugeot is expected Read on! →


It’s summertime, and the sun is making your car’s cooling system work overtime. If it has been a while since you last checked the fluid level in the radiator, then it’s high time you popped the hood. If you don’t have any coolant on hand, be sure to buy some. But when it comes to Read on! →


Protean Electric, a global leader in the development of electric in-wheel motor technology, has secured funding of $84 million to further perfect the technology that can convert any vehicle to electric drive with relative ease. Improves fuel economy 30 percent Depending on the kind of vehicle as well as its battery size, Protean says its Read on! →