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The Motor City, Motown and Jazz

The Motor City, Motown and Jazz

What has long been known as the Motor City has done more than just put America on wheels. It’s also helped create much of the music Americans have listened to on their car radios. The Motown sound emerged from a small, run-down studio filled with eager young talents...
Women Taking to Haggling Over New Car Price

Women Taking to Haggling Over New Car Price

The stereotype of a woman being unwilling to haggle with a dealership salesperson thus relying on her husband or some other man to handle the negotiations is going by the wayside. The comfort level of women when it comes to rolling up their sleeves and getting the...
India Fines 14 Carmakers for Overpricing Spare Parts

India Fines 14 Carmakers for Overpricing Spare Parts

Regulators in India have levied more than $400 million in fines against 14 local and international automakers accusing them of intentionally overcharging for spare parts. The move follows similar anti-monopoly actions in China that saw makers such as Mercedes-Benz...
Is GM Playing Shell Game with New Production Plans?

Is GM Playing Shell Game with New Production Plans?

Everyone’s familiar with the shell game, right? It’s a game commonly associated with the streets of New York City and now possibly General Motors. In the game, a small ball is place under one of three cups which are then quickly shuffled around. For a few bucks,...
Voice Recognition is the #1 Problem for New Car Buyers

Voice Recognition is the #1 Problem for New Car Buyers

Call it a communications breakdown. If you’ve ever tried to use your car’s voice recognition system to dial a phone number only to have it change the radio station to a disco channel, you’re not alone. A new J.D. Power study reports that voice recognition has become...
VW Employees Dealing with New Union Tussle

VW Employees Dealing with New Union Tussle

The ongoing saga of the possible union representation of workers at Volkswagen’s assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, took another turn recently as one employee is attempting to form his own union at the plant. Mike Burton, an hourly employee and an outspoken...
Ford Plant Readies to Meet Global Demand for Mustang

Ford Plant Readies to Meet Global Demand for Mustang

One of the biggest launches in Ford Motor Co.’s recent history is getting underway as the all-new, sixth generation Ford Mustang rolls off the line for the first time at the company’s assembly plant in Flat Rock, Michigan, this week. “Mustang is and will...
Cadillac to Reveal New ATS-V at LA Auto Show

Cadillac to Reveal New ATS-V at LA Auto Show

Cadillac will introduce an all-new performance model at the L.A. Auto Show in November, the new ATS-V sedan expected to target the formidable compact luxury segment benchmark the BMW M3. It will be the first new V-Series model introduced in several years, and precedes...
Kia Announces $1 billion Mexican Assembly Plant

Kia Announces $1 billion Mexican Assembly Plant

Desperate to add more much-needed production capacity, Kia Motors will become the latest automaker to open a new assembly plant in Mexico. Intended to serve markets up and down the Americas, the $1 billion plant will begin operations in just two years, and will be...
Colorado Drivers Proclaimed Best in America

Colorado Drivers Proclaimed Best in America

With Americans buying new vehicles at a frenzied pace this year, knowing that Fort Collins, Colorado, is the safest place to drive that new car or truck might be useful information. Allstate Insurance Co. released its 10th annual “Allstate America’s Best...