Ferrari red is an automotive industry icon. But even one of the world’s most prestigious vehicles, all visible in the manufacturer’s web sites, ferrari.com, will soon also be “green.” The Italian manufacturer’s president said in a recent newspaper interview that Ferrari plans to cut its vehicles’ greenhouse gas emissions by nearly half by 2012.
Bark Buckle UP is committed to informing pet owners about the dangers of unrestrained pet travel. The organization tracks in-depth statistics regarding pet safety, and works with police and fire departments as well as the general public to promote safe travel.
Volkswagen of America has announced a voluntary recall on 13,500 VW models equipped with DSG transmissions which could have faulty temperatures sensors. If problematic, a … Read more
The Air Alert is an ingenious device that alerts drivers when their tires are getting low. When tire pressure dropped 4 psi from the original … Read more
Mitsubishi Motors Corp. has unveiled its electric vehicle, i-MiiEV, but it’s twice as expensive as the Toyota Prius and Honda Insight.
The London Daily Telegraph has engaged readers of its automotive print and online section for nearly a year with a great marketing idea. It has asked readers to select the top 100 most beautiful and top 100 ugliest cars in history. The top-100 list of best-looking cars included many of the expected candidates, Ferrari to Lamborghini.
Hyundai’s future will be on display when the Nuvis concept makes its world debut at the 2009 New York International Auto Show. The Nuvis is the 11th concept designed at Hyundai’s California Design Center in Irvine, Calif. Consistent with Hyundai’s pledge to U.S. fuel economy by 2015, Nuvis is powered by Hyundai’s Hybrid Blue Drive architecture, which uses breakthrough lithium polymer battery technology.
Acura has become the first automobile manufacturer to simultaneously earn top government and IIHS safety ratings for every vehicle in its line-up. In late March, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), as part of its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) testing, awarded the 2009 Acura TL performance luxury sedan a 5-Star rating — its top rating — for side impact crash safety for both front and rear passenger seating positions.
In earlier NHTSA testing, the 2009 TL achieved top safety ratings (a 5-Star rating for frontal crash performance for both driver and front passenger along with a 5-Star rating for Rollover resistance) meaning the 2009 TL now ranks as a top performer in all governmental safety ratings.
Jaguar, the recently purchased offering of Tata Motors, Ltd., and Buick, the longstanding General Motors nameplate, have unseated Lexus as the most dependable automotive brands, according to J.D. Power & Associates.
Car and Driver Magazine’s editors know of what they write. Each January, the magazine publishes its top-10 car list. The criteria for the selection involves a unique set of rules beyond performance, value and reliability:
General Motors has unveiled the Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle, the much-anticipated combination electric-gasoline that will be able to run up to 40 miles without using its small gasoline engine to produce electricity. The Volt will be driven by electricity stored in a large T-shaped lithium-ion battery pack running the length of the car. After charging for several hours, the Volt will be able to operate about 40 miles without using gasoline.
The 2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon was recently debuted on the Monterey Peninsula, showcasing a dramatic design that elevates and updates the classic wagon body style. Not unlike many historic Cadillac designs, the new CTS Sport Wagon is an unmistakable and dynamic presence. The car’s intricately cut rear profile injects fashion-forward design into the formerly utilitarian world of wagons.
The German automaker BMW AG, concerned front passenger seat airbags may not deploy, has recalled an estimated 200,000 X3 sport compacts in the United States … Read more