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Volkswagen Passat, Beetle Go Fuel-Efficient Volkswagen Passat, Beetle Go Fuel-Efficient

Volkswagen this week announced its 2015 car model lineup. The company is continuing to iterate past models while introducing what could very well be the future of the company. Some of the most popular Volkswagen models will remain largely the …

Tesla Confirms Model 3, Its $35,000 Car Slated for 2017 Tesla Confirms Model 3, Its $35,000 Car Slated for 2017

Tesla Motors has confirmed the name of its third-gen electric car. It’ll be called the Model 3 and will retail for around $35,000 – much cheaper than the Model S. Tesla confirmed a report from Auto Express on Twitter, noting …

Hyundai Recalls Elantra Touring Vehicles Due To Airbag Support Bracket Defects

Hyundai Motor Co. said that they will be recalling 35,000 2010-12 Elantra Touring vehicles in the U.S. and 23,600 vehicles in Canada due to faulty support brackets for airbags. According to them, the support bracket of the airbag can come …

Honda Recalls Nearly Three Million Cars Due To Faulty Airbags

Airbags are now a main concern for top automakers. On Monday, Honda Motor and other automakers recalled nearly three million cars that had faulty airbags. Takata Corporation supplied the airbags and the recent recall increases the total recalls to around …

Jeff Gordon Gets New Panasonic Sponsorship Deal

The Hendrick Motorsports auto racing team this week announced a new, expanded multi-year sponsorship deal with Panasonic. The deal includes primary sponsorship of Jeff Gordon‘s number 24 car in two Sprint Cup races each year through 2016 and an associate-level …

Tesla Opens Up All Its Patents, Which Elon Musk Calls ‘Landmines’ of Innovation Tesla Opens Up All Its Patents, Which Elon Musk Calls ‘Landmines’ of Innovation

On the heels of news that Tesla Motors would be opening up its Supercharger patents in order to help speed up the electric car revolution, the company’s CEO Elon Musk has apparently decided what the hell, let’s just release all …

Vacuum Maker Not Impressed With Google’s Driverless Cars Vacuum Maker Not Impressed With Google’s Driverless Cars

Neato Robotics put out a fun late Friday press release asking what the big deal is about Google’s driverless cars. As you’ve probably heard, Google has been showing off a new prototype for the future of automobiles, which goes so …

Google’s New Self-Driving Cars Eliminate Steering Wheel, Gas And Brake Pedals. Just Trust Them. Google’s New Self-Driving Cars Eliminate Steering Wheel, Gas And Brake Pedals. Just Trust Them.

Google has been busy building some new self-driving car model prototypes without steering wheels gas pedals or brake pedals, or the need for human intervention. Yikes. With Google’s original self-driving cars, humans were able to take over. This takes things …

The Best Volvo Ad of All Time Doesn’t Come from Volvo

As a member of the Volvo-owners club since 2001, I can attest to the inexplicable draw of the Swedish-made automobile. There’s just something about a Volvo, man. No, there’s just something about this Volvo. According to the legend of the …

Small SUVs Are Leading Spring Auto Sales

This year’s spring auto sales season is off to a good start, with new a Autodata Corp. report showing that nearly 1.4 million motor vehicles were sold in the U.S. during April. This represents an 8% increase in sales from …

Ford CEO Alan Mulally Retiring July 1 Ford CEO Alan Mulally Retiring July 1

Ford this week announced that CEO Alan Mulally will be retiring. Mulally will step aside starting July 1. “It has been an honor to serve and contribute to creating a viable, profitably growing company for the good of everyone associated …

Toyota To Texas: Company Moves Its Headquarters to Plano Toyota To Texas: Company Moves Its Headquarters to Plano

Car manufacturer Toyota today announced that it will be moving its corporate headquarters to Plano, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. The new headquarters will unify the company’s sales and marketing; manufacturing; and corporate operations headquarters in one central location. Those …

Google Works To Make Self-Driving Cars More City-Ready Google Works To Make Self-Driving Cars More City-Ready

Google just gave the world an update on its self-driving cars. The company says it has been focused on making them more city-ready. Google has improved the cars’ software, it says, so it can now detect hundreds of distinct objects …

2015 Mustang to Top the Empire State Building

The 2015 Ford Mustang will hit dealerships sometime this fall, but before it goes on sale the car will be making an impressive journey to the top of New York’s most famous skyscraper. Ford this week announced that it will …

2015 Corvette Z06: Chevy’s Most Powerful Convertible

’tis the season to be breezin’ down winding roads – radio up and top down – in your convertible. Just in time for these warm weather fantasies, Chevy lovers will get a chance to see the new 2015 Corvette Z06 …

San Francisco Apparently Has a Smart Car Tipping Problem

In rural areas, kids have been tipping cows to beat their boredom for years–or that’s how the story goes. Now, in the less-rural Bay Area, some pranksters are tipping new things for the new generation. It seems that San Francisco …

Two Chicago Men Charged For Rolling Back Odometers

The U.S. Department of Justice today announced that two men have been indicted by a federal grand jury for tampering with car odometers. The men, who are brothers, are alleged to have rolled back the odometers of nearly 150 different …

Chrysler Recalls SUVs Over Brake Corrosion

Chrysler Group today issued a recall on nearly 900,000 SUVs due to problems with the vehicles’ brake systems. The defect could cause brake pedals to become more firm than normal. The recall specifically affects some models of Jeep Grand Cherokee …

General Motors Recalls Vehicles Over Power Steering Issue

General Motors this week issued a sweeping recall that affects more than 1.3 million Chevrolet, Saturn, and Pontiac vehicles. The defect causing the recall involves the sudden loss of electric power steering experience by some drivers of older GM models. …

Auto Insurance Rates Rose 2.5% Last Year

With the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) constantly under debate in congress and throughout the country, the focus of the insurance industry in recent years has been healthcare. While the healthcare industry braced for massive changes, …

2015 Chrysler 200S: Behold The Dark Horse

While the 2015 Chrysler 200 is what Chrysler hopes will rise its company to the top of the U.S. midsize sedan sales chart, the 200S model is the most interesting thing about the model intended to be Chrysler’s flagship vehicle. …