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Volkswagen Makes Splash with Beetle Concepts in NYC

Volkswagen Makes Splash with Beetle Concepts in NYC

Volkswagen dove right into this year’s New York Auto Show with the Beetle Convertible Wave and three other concepts and a look at the all-wheel drive future of the Golf. The German maker knows its customer base and listened when introduced the Golf SportWagen and it’s...
New Jaguar XF Gets Larger, Lighter, Faster

New Jaguar XF Gets Larger, Lighter, Faster

After offering a tease of the new XF during a daring tightrope drive across the Thames River in London, Jaguar has again taken the wraps off the new mid-lux sedan during a New York Auto Show preview – this time revealing some intriguing details. The new...
Battle to Make Tractor-Trailers Safer: Speed v Tires

Battle to Make Tractor-Trailers Safer: Speed v Tires

The nation’s big rigs are often exceeding the 75 mph speeds that their tires are designed to handle, often with disastrous results. The problems may expand as many states consider raising speed limits beyond 70 mph. According to the Associated Press, 14 states, most...
Michelin Goes From Track to Street

Michelin Goes From Track to Street

Rain or shine, drivers will switch on their engines for the sixth round of the Formula E race series in Long Beach, California this weekend. No matter what the weather, the 20 drivers in the battery-car racing program will ride the same set of rubber – in sharp...
NY to Wrap Up Auto Show Season with Some Big Debuts

NY to Wrap Up Auto Show Season with Some Big Debuts

A long auto show season that began with last year’s gathering in Paris is getting set to wrap up with the annual New York International Auto Show. And things will be going out with a bang, rather than a whimper. Automakers have been building momentum as the...
Automakers Poised to Enjoy Big Year in 2015

Automakers Poised to Enjoy Big Year in 2015

With the big New York Auto Show set to open this week, carmakers have every reason to be optimistic about their prospects for the month ahead based on preliminary data. The economy remains on track to grow 3% this year, up from 2.4% in 2014, according to a new...
GMC Updates Terrain for NY Auto Show Debut

GMC Updates Terrain for NY Auto Show Debut

While GMC may be taking a low-profile approach to the 2015 New York International Auto Show, with no official news conference on the media preview schedule, that doesn’t mean the truck brand doesn’t have anything to show off. Showgoers will find a heavily updated...
Volvo Plans to Build $500 Million Plant in US

Volvo Plans to Build $500 Million Plant in US

Volvo, the first Chinese automaker to export a vehicle to the U.S., announced it plans to build a $500 million somewhere in the U.S. Officials declined to elaborate on where. “Volvo Cars cannot claim to be a true global carmaker without an industrial presence in the...