Alabama’s controversial new immigration law is the strictest in the nation. Last week, a German executive with  Mercedes Benz was stopped by Tuscaloosa police and arrested for not having proper identification. Many in the state are now questioning the immigration policy, fearing it may cost the state money from foreign-owned corporations. Jailed for not having Read on! →


Automotive industry giants continue to jockey for position. According to Automotive News, a familiar name continues to sit atop the automotive sales throne. Toyota’s April auto sales were up 12 percent, well about the 2 percent gain experienced by the rest of the industry. It was enough to keep Toyota ahead of fast-charging rival Chrysler Read on! →


The phrase “Made in America” may conjure up different things for different people, but a Toyota is not usually one of them. However, most Japanese cars in the United States are made here. Big Three of Japan have plants in North America Bemoaning the collapse of American manufacturing has become a national pastime. Plenty of Read on! →


Kelly Blue Book, the main source for car purchasing and pricing information in the United States, has released its quarterly survey of new car buyers. The study is non-scientific but considered authoritative. The top five list shows both a shakeup in the popularity of vehicles and the effects of negative press. Shoppers ranked durability and Read on! →


The American side of Honda Motor Co. is being forced into belt-tightening mode as profit margins for its Japanese parent have fallen onto the wrong side of acceptability. Automotive News reports that the U.S. branch of the Honda Motor Co. is in the process of offering voluntary severance packages to senior members of its sales Read on! →


Auto sales in the U.S. rose by 14 percent in November. The was the largest increase since April. Chrysler Group, Hyundai-Kia, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen led the pack with the highest gains. Honda was the only automaker to see a decline. Highest since ‘cash for clunkers’ The November figures show the third straight month that the Read on! →


That’s over 1,000,000 Hondas recalled in the past few weeks Hot on the heels of the recent Toyota recall, we see now that Honda is recalling airbags. Some think this is a conspiracy on the part of the U.S. government and General Motors/GM, but I think we’re simply hearing more about recalls that would have Read on! →


Reuters reports that Honda Motor Co. is preparing to launch a mass-recycling endeavor intended to extract rare earth metals from parts of used automobiles. The operation, which will be the first of its kind, will place global automakers in a better position to obtain the very expensive materials, which are controlled almost exclusively by China. Read on! →


The Detroit News reports that Honda is looking to step up its game in the small luxury car market among successful 30-somethings. The automaker’s latest offerings under the Acura brand are geared toward Generation Y drivers who have tasted success and want an affordable can that still reflects their prosperity. Acura driving back into prominence Read on! →


California commuters wage war on a daily basis, jockeying for position like post-Apocalyptic road warriors en route to their destinations. Gasoline and time come at a premium, which makes California’s July 1 decision to restrict carpool law a problem for commuters who invested in the Honda Prius hybrid. Automotive News suggests Honda missed a golden Read on! →