Maserati Conveys Its Electrification Plans

Maserati Conveys Its Electrification Plans

Maserati is planning to use hybrid and battery-electric propulsion systems on future models even as its operations remain firmly planted in Italy. The brand’s electrification initiatives begin this year and the first hybrid car to be built will be the new Maserati...
First Drive: 2020 Kia Seltos

First Drive: 2020 Kia Seltos

Test-driving a new car might sound like an ideal job – and there are certainly some nice perks. But there also can be some risks – as we learned while heading off-road in the new 2020 Kia Seltos last week. Keep a sharp eye out for Oscar the Grouch, we were warned,...
Coronavirus Drives January New Car Sales Down in China

Coronavirus Drives January New Car Sales Down in China

Already facing a tough start to 2020 due to the Lunar New Year holidays, China’s auto sales plummeted 18% due to the aforementioned holiday and the coronavirus outbreak that forced people into their homes crashing auto production and sales. The decline marked the 19th...
First Drive: 2020 Nissan Versa SR

First Drive: 2020 Nissan Versa SR

The popularity of trucks and sport-utility vehicles have trimmed the sales of subcompact cars and causing some carmakers to flee the segment. But the subcompact segment is not dead yet and Nissan has put a bit of a spark in it with the introduction of the 2020 Nissan...
China’s Coronavirus Threatens GM Truck Production

China’s Coronavirus Threatens GM Truck Production

United Auto Workers officials in Flint, Michigan, representing workers at the General Motors truck assembly plant in Flint, Michigan, have taken to social media to warn of potential parts shortages at the General Motors truck assembly plant created by the medical...
Tesla Looking to Raise $2B Through New Stock Sale

Tesla Looking to Raise $2B Through New Stock Sale

Tesla officials have maintained for some time that they have no plans to raise any new funds, including through a new stock sale. So naturally, the company is now issuing $2 billion in new shares. The EV maker’s stock price has increased dramatically – by triple – in...
Insurance Institute Names Safest Cars on the Road

Insurance Institute Names Safest Cars on the Road

For decades, the automotive industry lived by the adage, “safety doesn’t sell.” How times have changed. Today, picking a safe vehicle – especially one with the latest high-tech hardware onboard – has become the new mantra for most buyers. And the Insurance Institute...
Fiat Chrysler Shrinks Passenger Car Line-up Again

Fiat Chrysler Shrinks Passenger Car Line-up Again

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. is apparently taking another step away from the passenger car market. The Italian-American automaker, like its Detroit-based rivals General Motors and Ford, has taken steps to move away from passenger cars to focus on more profitable...