The Big Three domestic automakers have been desperate to recapture the market share from foreign auto firms. Since the recession began, all three firms have been trying to boost the bottom line and get more people buying American again. The auto rebate offered by the government for buying more fuel efficient vehicles helped. General Motors 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 Company announced several boardroom changes Thursday, following Wednesday’s board meeting. One of the newly appointed board members is a former Republican presidential candidate. Board changes and additions Ford’s President and CEO Alan Mulally announced in a teleconference Thursday the April 1 retirement of both CFO Lewis Booth and Derrick Kuzak, the automaker’s Group Read on! →


In order to make weight in the Environmental Protection Agency’s CAFE standards race for fuel economy, automakers look to go with lighter, yet still durable materials. That’s why Ford Motor Co. is partnering with Dow Chemical Co.’s automotive division to develop cost-effective uses of carbon fiber in high-volume car and truck production, reports Reuters. Carbon Read on! →


Automakers know where their bread is buttered. That’s why Ford Motor Co. is making a move to close the distance on General Motors and Volkswagen AG by committing to build a new $760 million assembly plant in Hangzhou, China. China is the world’s largest automotive market. Ford expects to double production By building the Hangzhou Read on! →


Last week, U.S. News and World Reports released its 2012 Best Cars for the Money Award picks. Ford was the frontrunner, carrying five of the top bang-for-your-buck cars in 10 different categories. The best bargains were also selected for SUVs, minivans and trucks. Determining the best value The winners were selected for 23 automotive categories. Read on! →


Major automakers mostly produce vehicles for consumer use, as a daily driver is what a lot of people are looking for when they buy a new car. However, major auto firms also produce a lot of vehicles for fleet applications. Rental cars must be made, as well as vans and trucks for transportation purposes. Among Read on! →


Despite some of the positive sales signs that have flashed across the radar screen of the United States auto industry and auto loans landscape lately, economists wonder what could happen to the still-teetering auto industry if the current recession proves to be a “double-dip” or “w-shaped recovery” model. Will there be another government bailout if Read on! →


“I love you; I’m just not in love with you.” That appears to be General Motors’ stance when it comes to Facebook, reports Automotive News. On the eve of Facebook’s initial public offering, GM announced Tuesday that it will no longer buy Facebook ads, an advertising channel through which the automaker spent $10 million last Read on! →


Ford Motor Company is being sued over allegations that it sold pickups and full-size vans with faulty fuel tank linings. The lining could corrode with time and clog the fuel system. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in a New Jersey federal court, further contends that Ford knew about the issue and kept quiet about it to Read on! →