Volvo has unveiled the new 2016 XC90

Volvo has unveiled the new 2016 XC90

For the first time in around four years, which might as well be a century in the automotive industry, Volvo has debuted an all-new vehicle, one which could herald the rebirth of the safety-oriented Swedish automaker. The company unveiled the 2016 XC90 on Tuesday, the first vehicle to be conceived and designed by Volvo ever since it was bought by Chinese company Geely back in 2010. The crossover SUV will be the first in a barrage of new products from the automaker, with eight more redesigned vehicles expected to head to … [Read More...]

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Kia is reportedly set to unveil plans for an assembly plant in Mexico

Kia is reportedly set to unveil plans for an assembly plant in Mexico

Numerous commercial agreements and low labor costs have helped build an excellent business climate in Mexico, which has in turn made the country a prime destination for automakers that are looking to establish new car manufacturing plants in North America. South Korea’s Kia Motors is the latest automaker to express interest in building a regional [...]

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General Motors has opened its fourth IT center near Phoenix

General Motors has opened its fourth IT center near Phoenix

General Motors announced on Friday that it has officially opened its fourth information technology innovation center in Chandler, Arizona. The location of the new IT center was announced back in March of last year, and construction of the center was completed in the Phoenix suburb in June. “We have made significant progress transforming GM IT [...]

Toyota is investing $100 million into its Indiana plant

Toyota is investing $100 million into its Indiana plant

Toyota Motors announced on Friday that it will be investing $100 million into its manufacturing plant near Princeton, Indiana in order to boost the production of the Japanese automaker’s Highlander SUV, a move which will add another 300 jobs to the plant by 2016. Officials for the company said that the Highlander’s sales have been [...]

GM is cutting production and halting expansion at its Russian plant

GM is cutting production and halting expansion at its Russian plant

General Motors announced on Thursday that it will be reducing production at its manufacturing plant near St. Petersburg, as well as reviewing the timing of the plant’s planned expansion, due to the continued slowdown of the Russian automotive market. The plant currently manufactures the American automaker’s Chevrolet Cruze, Opel Astra, and Chevrolet Trailblazer models. General [...]

Gesture controls will be included in the 2018 Mercedes S-Class

Gesture controls will be included in the 2018 Mercedes S-Class

The current-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class has, without a doubt, set the standard for interior comfort and technology, boasting numerous features that more mainstream cars always try to mimic. However, the successor that Mercedes-Benz is working on, set to arrive sometime in 2018, is going to take things to a whole new level. Jan Kaul, the chief [...]

New battery breakthrough could double the range of electric vehicles

New battery breakthrough could double the range of electric vehicles

It’s been a while since there was news about the Ann Arbor-based startup, Sakti3. The startup has apparently been hard at work developing a high performance “solid-state” lithium-ion battery which, the startup announced yesterday, could double the usage time of consumer electronics, or more impressively, double the range of electric vehicles. Not only is the [...]

Cars in the US will soon be required to talk to each other

Cars in the US will soon be required to talk to each other

The United States government has decided to require automakers to implement safety-focused wireless communication technology into their future vehicles in an effort to increase the safety of American roads. The Department of Transportation hopes to create a standardized car-to-card system in which small to medium sized vehicles can automatically share data about their speed and [...]

Russia is considering banning vehicle imports from the West

Russia is considering banning vehicle imports from the West

As part of the country’s continued economic stand-off with the West over its role in the crisis in Ukraine, Russia has reportedly threatened to impose sanctions to block the importation of vehicles from companies in the United States and the European Union. This announcement comes shortly after Russia imposed similar restrictions on food and agricultural [...]

Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta auctions for a record $38 million

Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta auctions for a record $38 million

On Thursday night, at the Bonhams Quail Lodge auction in Carmel, California, a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta sold for a world-record price of $38,115,000. It took less than two minutes for the car to shoot from a $10 million bid to a $34.65 million bid. As impressive as that is, however, car experts expected [...]

Over 40,000 Land Rovers are being recalled due to an airbag issue

Over 40,000 Land Rovers are being recalled due to an airbag issue

Jaguar Land Rover has announced that it’s recalling over 40,000 of its smaller SUVs in the United States and Canada due to an issue with their airbags. In the affected vehicles, the airbag in the front passenger seat may not deploy due to a problem with the restraint control module, which will be replaced where [...]

DOE awards $55 million in grants to make cars more eco-friendly

DOE awards $55 million in grants to make cars more eco-friendly

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded more the $55 million in grants to companies such as For Motors, Delphi Automotive Systems, and numerous others with the goal of improving advanced electric vehicle technology as well as increasing the fuel efficiency of traditional vehicles. Ford has received a $6 million grant in order [...]