Volkswagen Hits 10 Million Unit Milestone in Mexico

A heritage VW Beetle marks the occasion. VW workers celebrate a significant build achievement in Puebla, Mexico.   Volkswagen’s US production cannot hold a candle to what is going on south of the border. In Mexico, the German automotive manufacturer has been building cars for nearly a half century including … Read more

Countdown to the Acura NSX Reveal

Not too many Honda and Acura products spark widespread anticipation, but the return of the Acura NSX super car has certainly sent tongues wagging. American Honda has played no small part in all this by announcing that the Acura NSX will be revealed at an Ohio race track in early … Read more

Apollo Tyres to Acquire Cooper Tires

Please note that Cooper Tire canceled the acquisition in Dec. 2013. Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, based in Findlay, Ohio, says that it is being acquired by India’s Apollo Tyres. The two companies announced a definitive merger agreement on Wednesday, with the combined entity representing the seventh-largest tire company in … Read more

Great Wall Motors Headed to the United States

Chinese cars began to arrive in the United States a few years ago and below nearly everyone’s radar. CODA Automotive, a privately-held electric vehicle manufacturer based in California, was one of the first companies to sell Chinese cars in America, sourcing knock down kits and electric batteries from China and … Read more

Mitsubishi: We’re Staying

Following on the heels of Suzuki’s announced exit from the U.S. market, speculation has turned to the fortunes of Mitsubishi, another Japanese automaker that has been experiencing declining sales. Like Suzuki, Mitsubishi is a shell of its former self, but unlike its competitor it has vowed to stay in the … Read more

5 Ways to Celebrate the 4th With Your Car

Friends, family, food and fireworks. There is something special about the 4th of July, a date marking America’s independence from Britain. I have fond memories of the holiday dating back to the 1960s as a boy growing up in New Jersey. Our town kicked off the celebration with a parade … Read more

The Average Salary of Automotive Engineers

Information updated May 2, 2020. By Charles K. Green What automotive engineers earn. Automotive engineers help shape auto trends, by developing new or improved vehicle designs. Such planning can cover the car’s body, its powertrain system, and other vehicle systems. Engineers make use of computer-assisted technologies to build, modify, and … Read more