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Honda Punches Up Ridgeline Fuel Economy by 5 MPG

Honda Punches Up Ridgeline Fuel Economy by 5 MPG

Honda expects to get as much as five miles per gallon better mileage out of its reborn Ridgeline pickup when it goes on sale over the summer. That’s in keeping with a general trend that’s seen a big boost of the fuel economy of next-generation trucks and SUVs. And,...
Roof Racks Raised US Gas Usage by 100M Gallons

Roof Racks Raised US Gas Usage by 100M Gallons

Wondering what might be dragging down the mileage on your sporty new SUV or crossover? Look no further than your roof. According to a new study, roof racks may cost drivers as much as 25% more in gas usage. Researchers in the first-of-its-kind study discovered that in...
Ford Planning Long-Range EV to Challenge Tesla, GM

Ford Planning Long-Range EV to Challenge Tesla, GM

Ford Motor Co. plans to join the ranks of automakers offering a battery-car capable of at least 200 miles per charge, said CEO Mark Fields, helping eliminate the so-called “range anxiety” that has many potential customers shying away from electric vehicles. That’s a...
Dubai Pushing For Autonomous Transportation by 2030

Dubai Pushing For Autonomous Transportation by 2030

Initiatives or promotions involving self-driving vehicles continue to proliferate around the globe. Volvo, for example, is embarking on a test of self-driving vehicles in London, while the Beijing Auto Show, which was virtually surrounded by the city’s infamous...
GM China President Predicts Growth in Future

GM China President Predicts Growth in Future

China now accounts for roughly 37% of General Motors’ global sales, making it the automaker’s single largest market in the world, Matt Tsien, president of General Motors China, said during a meeting with reporters at GM headquarters in Detroit. Tsien said it is...
General Motors Investing $900 Million in Plants

General Motors Investing $900 Million in Plants

General Motors plans to spend $788.7 million for an all-new, high-efficiency engine program, as well as projects to modernize the vehicle programs at its Spring Hill (Tennessee) Manufacturing Plant, creating 792 and retaining 16 jobs. GM also announced a $118 million...
Ford Posts Profit, Operating Margin Records

Ford Posts Profit, Operating Margin Records

Ford handily outperformed expectations as it delivered record net profits and operating income for the first quarter of the year on Thursday. Net income jumped 113% to $2.45 billion for the January-to-March quarter, or 61 cents a diluted share. A year ago, Ford’s net...
Mitsubishi Claims US Mileage Numbers Accurate

Mitsubishi Claims US Mileage Numbers Accurate

Even as an internal investigation into fuel economy ratings fraud gets underway, Mitsubishi Motors Corp. claims the mileage numbers used for vehicles sold in the United States have been accurate. That word comes just a day after the embattled Japanese automaker...