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Ford Focus Expected to Be #1 Best-Seller for 2012

Ford Focus Expected to Be #1 Best-Seller for 2012

Ford Motor Co. expects to sell 2.2 million Ford brand vehicles in the U.S. when sales numbers are totaled for 2012. It will make this the second straight year Ford has topped the 2 million mark. Ford is also the only automotive brand to top 2 million U.S. sales since...
Will Car Sales Plunge Off the Fiscal Cliff?

Will Car Sales Plunge Off the Fiscal Cliff?

Preliminary estimates suggest December will be one of the best months the U.S. auto industry has seen in years, with sales up by as much as 15% year-over-year – but in the final hours of 2012 industry officials seem worried that the good times could be over all too...
Show Brings World-class Automotive Art to Detroit

Show Brings World-class Automotive Art to Detroit

While you’re downtown for this year’s Detroit auto show, make some time to stop by the Compuware Building, to see works by some of the world’s best automotive artists. This will be the second-annual Detroit Knows Cars Automobile Art Exhibit. It runs Jan. 10-27 in the...
Hyundai Sonata Sets Sales Record

Hyundai Sonata Sets Sales Record

Even with a big weekend to go, sales of the Hyundai Sonata have already an all-time record, surpassing the 225,961 sales the midsize sedan logged in its record-setting performance last year. Sonata joins the Elantra, Veloster, Genesis, and Equus in setting all-time...
Beyonce to Get New C7 Corvette at Super Bowl

Beyonce to Get New C7 Corvette at Super Bowl

It’s easy to forget that there’s actually a football game going on during the Super Bowl, what with all the attention paid to the high-profile commercials and the big name acts that anchor the annual halftime show. But Chevrolet is hoping that it can be a real Super...
Nissan Expanding Warranty on Leaf Batteries

Nissan Expanding Warranty on Leaf Batteries

Hoping to quell any concerns about the long-term reliability of its Leaf electric vehicle, Nissan will extend the warranty on the car to ensure customers that the Leaf’s batteries will be repaired or replace if they fall below a set level of performance. The move will...
Ford Faces Lawsuit Alleging “False” Mileage Claims

Ford Faces Lawsuit Alleging “False” Mileage Claims

Ford Motor Co. is facing a class action lawsuit alleging the maker’s mileage claims for two new hybrid models are “false and misleading.” The maker has made fuel economy a major part of its advertising pitch for new products, notably including the 2013 C-Max Hybrid...
Ford Investing $6.2 Billion, Creating 12,000 New Jobs

Ford Investing $6.2 Billion, Creating 12,000 New Jobs

Ford Motor Co. plans to invest $6.2 billion to expand its U.S. manufacturing base, a move that will help it save 3,240 existing jobs and add another 12,000 positions by 2015. A large chunk of the investment will go into the maker’s home state of Michigan which will...
Toyota Reaches $1 Bil Deal in Runaway Cars Case

Toyota Reaches $1 Bil Deal in Runaway Cars Case

Toyota Motor Co. has reached a more than $1 billion settlement intended to put an end to 100s of lawsuits stemming from the maker’s problems with unintended acceleration. But Toyota still faces a separate series of lawsuits from those who claim to have been injured by...
Leaked C7 Corvette Renderings Reach Web

Leaked C7 Corvette Renderings Reach Web

There are few secrets in the auto industry but General Motors has gone to great pains to keep the lid on images and details concerning the next-generation Chevrolet Corvette. Only a handful of journalists have had a chance to see or hear about the new C7 ‘Vette in...
GM Consolidating Rear-Drive Vehicle Production

GM Consolidating Rear-Drive Vehicle Production

General Motors has confirmed the next-generation Chevrolet Camaro will be assembled at the Lansing Grand River (LGR) Assembly Plant in Lansing, Michigan. The decision marks the first time in years the pony car has been assembled in the U.S. Production of the Camaro...