Last week the Obama administration met with the big three U.S. automakers to discuss having all cars and light trucks meet an average of 56.2 miles per gallon standard by 2025. While the plan would boost the price of automobiles, advocates say it will be made up by consumers in lower fuel costs. Detractors see Read on! →

October was a great month for car makers as sales picked up, but the gap between truck sales and car sales has widened. This gap between the number of trucks purchased and number of cars purchased is a bit surprising. The assumption would be that in a down economy, more people would be buying economical, Read on! →

Traditionally, when people think about buying a new car at a dealership, they often think of unpleasant experiences with pushy salespeople. Yet there are automotive dealerships in this great nation that have changed the high-pressure game. Courtesy Ford of Brooklyn, Conn., is a great example. Its sales and leasing staff have regularly received top ratings Read on! →

September auto sales are up from a year ago. September of 2009 had dismal sales figures. Just like home sales slumping after the expiration of the tax credit, the end of Cash for Clunkers saw car sales drop off slightly. However, modest gains have been realized since that time. However, September sales were only a Read on! →

Ford Motor Co. and its suppliers have made a $220 million commitment to expand its Van Dyke Transmission plant in Sterling Heights, Mich. The expansion will add hybrid transmission production capability to support assembly of the Ford C-MAX Hybrid, C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid, Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid, Lincoln MKZ Hybrid and more, reports Read on! →

After 2011, no new Ford Rangers will be made in the U.S. The light pickup made by Ford has remained basically unchanged for years. There was a reason for that, as the Ranger was usually the best selling light pickup on the market. Ford has decided to let the Ranger go, and the truck will Read on! →

Certain things such as oil and water, Klingons and Tribbles, Michael Bay and movies, and so on, are never supposed to mix. Another is General Motors and Ford, but the two companies have paired up to joint-develop nine- and 10-speed transmissions. Huge rivals teaming up for nine and 10-speed transmissions Some things aren’t meant to Read on! →

The Detroit Free Press reports that Ford is dissatisfied with its access to the South Korean market, thanks to the 2007 U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement negotiated by then-President George W. Bush and South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak. Ford argues that Congress – which never approved the agreement in the first place – isn’t doing enough Read on! →

The U.S. auto industry is in for a real shot in the arm by 2015, reports the Center for Automotive Research. According to recent research, the Detroit Big Three are poised to hire as many as 30,000 additional workers over the next four years. Rebounding car and truck sales and new labor contracts made this Read on! →