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Spy Shots: 2015 Ford Mustang

It’s no secret that Ford is planning to provide plenty of hoopla to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang when it rolls off the line next year. However, what the 2015 Mustang has been kept under wraps: until now. Look for Ford to uncover this all-new...

4Runner Gets Makeover

For nearly three decades, the Toyota 4Runner has been a key part of the Japanese automakers’ product portfolio. Now one of a small number of true body-on frame sport utility vehicles left in the market, the 4Runner is getting a facelift and new interior appointments...

Ford Promoting Mustang History

Images of the next-generation Mustang are being kept under tight wraps in Dearborn; however, Ford is rolling out elements of the marketing campaign celebrating 50 years of the first “pony car” that will proceed the debut of the 2015 Mustang next spring. The breadth of...
Fiat Discussing Plans To Buy Chrysler

Fiat Discussing Plans To Buy Chrysler

The timing of Fiat’s purchase of the remaining 41.5% stake in Chrysler – currently held by United Auto Workers VEBA trust – is moving towards resolution, but the timing remains a topic of conversation. “It’s under discussion,” Chrysler/Fiat...
VW First Quarter Profit Drops

VW First Quarter Profit Drops

Volkswagen AG saw its earnings and revenue decline on a year-over-year basis during the first quarter as the European debt crisis continued to stifle sales across Europe and left the company’s Seat brand in the red. VW’s after tax earnings fell to 1.9...
Chrysler Posts $166 Million Profit

Chrysler Posts $166 Million Profit

A sharp downturn in the company’s production of new vehicles tied to new product launches undercut Chrysler Group’s cut Chrysler’s profits by two-thirds during the first quarter of 2013. Chrysler Group reported Q1 net income net income dropped 65% to...
Motorcycle Deaths Rising Rapidly

Motorcycle Deaths Rising Rapidly

Motorcycle deaths rose 9% last year, according to new data from the Governors Highway Safety Administration – marking the 14th time out of the last 15 years that there has been a rise in fatalities. All told, about 5,000 Americans were killed in motorcycle crashes in...
Hyundai Yanks Controversial Suicide Ad

Hyundai Yanks Controversial Suicide Ad

“Suicide is painless,” or so went the lyrics of the theme from “MASH,” but while the film and later the popular TV show were able to find a bit of dark humor in that theme, Hyundai has largely triggered nothing but shock and a serious backlash as a result of an ad...
Honda Profits Rise in Spite of China Problems

Honda Profits Rise in Spite of China Problems

Despite slumping sales in China, the world’s largest automotive market, Honda Motor Co. managed to eke out a 6% increase in earnings for the January-March quarter – largely because the year-ago numbers were still impacted by production cuts from a series of natural...