Daimler, Nissan and Ford Tie One On

Fuel cell partnership to yield vehicles from each company. The move to deeper and more significant collaboration between global automakers took yet another turn this week when Daimler AG, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., and the Ford Motor Company signed a three-way agreement to jointly develop a common fuel cell system. … Read more

GM, PSA Peugeot Citroën Hash Out Strategic Alliance

Last year, the General Motors Company and PSA Peugeot Citroën announced a global strategic alliance, but the details of that agreement were not fully made known. That is because the two car manufacturers were still examining how best to move forward in a declining European market where most of the … Read more

What You Need to Know About Winter Driving

Just as parts of the Northern Hemisphere enters a deep freeze, our friends in the Southern Hemisphere are enduring record heat. The earth may be a little blue marble, but weather conditions can vary widely and have a huge impact on your car. Driving Tips If you are planning to … Read more

About the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid

The Honda Accord Hybrid is back and this time it comes in both plug-in and standard hybrid configurations. The standard hybrid will be produced in the United States and go on sale this fall, while the PHEV hybrid is already available, a 2014 model that went on sale at select … Read more

Sweetwater Energy, Front Range Energy Ink $100MM Deal

Second blockbuster deal of the month for NY-based Sweetwater Energy. Americas dependency on foreign sources of oil will be broken once other forms of energy as well as a net reduction in energy usage is achieved. Coal, nuclear power plants, natural gas, our own oil reserves and ethanol will likely … Read more

Specifications of a 2013 Buick Encore

Newest and smallest Buick is available for sale. Following a December 2012 dealer preview, the all-new 2013 Buick Encore is on its way to Buick-GMC retail outlets. The subcompact crossover SUV, a first for the Buick brand, is a 2013 model. It will retail from $24,950 and features standard front-wheel-drive … Read more

Diesel Hybrid: Volkswagen CrossBlue SUV Concept

First ever diesel hybrid showcased by VW. Since the late 1990s, we have seen a slew of hybrid vehicles enter the market with Honda and Toyota leading the way. Other manufacturers including Ford, GM, Chrysler, Hyundai and Kia have jumped in, while the German companies have chosen to stay out … Read more

Award Winner: Nissan Resonance Concept Crossover

Although it has been said that most concept vehicles are never built, there is a very good chance that the Nissan Resonance Concept will go into production or at least a vehicle very close to it. The concept crossover SUV was unveiled at the 2013 North American International Auto Show … Read more

Flagship Pricing: 2014 Acura RLX

The 2014 Acura RLX will make its debut on March 15, 2013, following an announcement Acura made at this years North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The new model is priced from $48,450 to $60,450, depending on the grade chosen. This five-passenger sedan is the new flagship of the … Read more

Luxury Electric: 2014 Cadillac ELR

It will have taken nearly five years for the Cadillac Converj go from concept to reality, but the wait may well be worth it. This chiseled front-wheel-drive coupe goes into production in late 2013 and has a new name too: the 2014 Cadillac ELR. The ELR or extended luxury range … Read more

Ford Atlas Hints at Pickup Truck Future

The future of the pickup truck is likely to face a big challenge in coming years as federal fuel economy mandates require that current manufacturer fleet averages must double by 2025 with incremental changes each preceding year. Pickup trucks wont go away, but they’re likely to become even more efficient, … Read more

Unveiled: All-New 2014 Infiniti Q50 Sedan

Infiniti is in the midst of a transformation, one that has this Japanese luxury brand modifying its naming convention, by bringing clarity and renewed purpose to its vehicle range. The first model to feature the new nomenclature is its Q50, a luxury sport sedan introduced at the 2013 North American … Read more

Revealed: C7 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

The Chevrolet Corvette is a powerfully emotive vehicle, one with a loyal following of enthusiasts, representing the perfect halo model for the bow-tie brand. It is an iconic coupe in its own right, a model introduced 60 years ago just as the American auto industry was beginning to grasp the … Read more

Lincoln MKC Concept: When Reality Happens

Car manufacturers routinely introduce concept vehicles at popular auto shows to gauge customer and media feedback. Though most concepts are never built, in recent years weve seen a greater tendency for automakers to present a new idea and quickly find a way to bring that vehicle or something like it … Read more

List of Best Minivans of 2012

The modern minivan segment was launched nearly 30 years ago when the Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyager were introduced to the market. Previously marketed small vans such as the Volkswagen Bus attempted to carve out a niche for families, but it wasn’t until the Chrysler Corporation introduced its K-Car platform-based … Read more

List of Best Compact Crossover SUVs for 2012

Small or compact crossover sport utility vehicles are popular models with vehicles such as the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV-4 and the Ford Escape leading the US sales pack. Car manufacturers with a stake in the small car market offer compact crossovers here, vehicles that are often built on the same … Read more

Best Compact Cars of 2012

2012 Toyota Corolla

The compact car segment has strengthened in recent years as new models enter the fray, contending with established leaders including the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. These days, every major manufacturer has a stake in the segment with the Dodge Dart the most recent entry to hit the market. For … Read more

New Tech Award Set for 2013 Washington Auto Show

The Washington Auto Show may not have the international credibility that shows in Detroit, Buenos Aires and Frankfurt enjoy, but the show has worked diligently to raise its visibility across the United States in recent years. This years show will be held from February 1 through 10, 2013, at the … Read more

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program Welcomes New Applicants

The General Motors Foundation, backer of the annual Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, has announced that it is accepting applicants for the 2013-2014 academic year. The program, now in its third year, awards 1,100 college scholarships annually. To date, more than $12 million has been disbursed to U.S. citizens across the … Read more

Detroit Reveal: 2013 Dodge Dart GT

A new model is being added to the 2013 Dodge Dart line, the GT. Set for introduction at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit this month, the Dart GT will slot in at the top of this compact sedans trim line followed by Limited, Aero, Rallye, SXT … Read more

List of Best Midsize Sedans for 2012

Auto trends has reviewed 2012 sales data and surprising absolutely no one, the Toyota Camry remains the best-selling midsize sedan in America. It is also the best selling passenger car trailing only the Ford F-Series as the top selling model for 2012. Midsize Sedans Vehicles in this segment typically are … Read more

2013 Honda Civic Coupe Specifications

2013 Honda Civic coupe

It was 40 years ago when the first Honda passenger vehicle was introduced to the United States. That model, the diminutive Honda Civic, was one of the smallest cars on American roads, quickly gaining a reputation for exceptional build quality and very high fuel mileage. Today, Civic is a larger … Read more

Chevrolet Volt Sales Surge, But Fall Short

Chevrolet Volt sales tripled in 2012, but that increase still fell far short of the 35,000 to 40,000 units GM had said that its plug-in hybrid electric vehicle would sell for the 2012 calendar year. Yet, in a market where EV demand is still anemic, the Chevy Volt managed to … Read more

Avis Acquires Zipcar Car Sharing Service

Zipcar is the worlds largest car sharing service, a Cambridge, Massachusetts company that was launched in 2000. Based on a popular European car sharing initiative, the first Zipcars hit the road in 2000. Zipcar vehicles are typically found around large universities and in urban areas, a business model that has … Read more

Michigan Tech Students Help Build a Better Taillight

Uniform Lighting Lens University students often lend businesses a hand in developing or improving technologies that make various consumer goods better. At Michigan Technological University, Consumer Product Manufacturing Enterprise students worked with Blue Marble Security Enterprise to test 3M’s Uniform Lighting Lens to investigate the optical properties of the micro-patterned … Read more