Lawsuit Alleges Toyota Purchased Cars as a Cover-Up
A newly revised lawsuit against Toyota Motor Corp. claims that the company purchased defective vehicles from consumers under strict confidentiality agreements to hide the unintended acceleration problem that started a series of recalls and quality control issues that have damaged the company's sales and public image.
New Emissions Standards to Affect Tractor Trailer Rigs
According to new emissions standards proposed by the Obama administration on Monday, October 25, 2010, tractor trailer rigs will be required to reduce emissions by 20 percent by 2018, the first time these large vehicles have been regulated in this way.
Latest Action Pushes Toyota Recalls Past 14 Million
Toyota announced on Thursday, October 21, that it would recall approximately 1.53 million Avalons , as well as some other models, worldwide for issues with the brake master cylinder and fuel pump wiring.
70 mpg Segment Heats up in Japan
According to a report by Reuters, Mazda's Mazda2/Demio, a next generation subcompact to be launched in Japan during the second half of 2011, will get 70 mpg without the assistance of an electric motor.
Ford Decision to Reject Bailout Paid Off
Almost two years after Ford chose not to accept a bailout from the government, the company continues to reap public relations and advertising benefits from the decision.
Mercedes SL-Class Drivers Most Ticketed in U.S.
According to a report in Bloomberg, drivers of the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class convertibles receive more traffic tickets than any other drivers, four times the rate of other American motorists as calculated by Verisk Analytics, Inc.
Honda Will Not Bring Fit Hybrid to U.S.
Lower gasoline prices in the United States have prompted Honda to decide not to bring the hybrid version of the Fit , which went on sale in Japan on October 8, to the United States.
GM to Build Verano in Orion Township Plant
General Motors has announced that its new Buick subcompact, the Verano, the first for the marque in 20 years, will be built at its assembly plant in Orion Township north of Detroit.
September Auto Sales Best in 13 Months
The auto industry in America enjoyed its best sales in 13 months in September, with 959,049 light vehicles moved, bringing the seasonally adjusted annual rate to 12.2 million units.
New Limited Edition Porsche 911 Speedster Expected to Sell Out
Luxury car makers and their high-proceed, niche products are feeling the positive effects of the global economic recovery recovery, with Wolfgang Duerheimer, development chief for Porsche, announcing that the limited-production 911 Speedster will likely be a sell-out by the end of the month.
Obama Administration to Seek New Fuel Efficiency Standards
This week, the Obama administration will move forward with a central portion of its energy agenda by proposing new requirements for fuel efficiency and emissions in cars and light trucks that will appear during the model year 2017.