This time around our exclusive opinionator The Insider takes a look into the automotive crystal ball. What’s in store for the Chrysler/Fiat union? Read on for one professional’s opinion…
Toyota and Tesla have announced they will be working together to develop electric vehicles, parts and production systems. With the agreement, Toyota will purchase $50 million of Tesla common stock. Mr. Toyoda says in a press release “Decades ago, Toyota was also born as a venture business. By partnering with Tesla, my hope is that all Toyota employees will recall that ‘venture business spirit, and take on the challenges of the future.”
Ask people about their dream car and they often talk about exotic performance machines. Reality check. The car people buy most often is Toyota’s Camry.
America is a nation that drives. Sadly, for many it’s a chore, a necessary slog off to work or shuttling the kids about. You have to drive. Might as well make it fun.
For those who have been waiting for the new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the launch is growing near. Driven will be attending the media event in mid June and will post the video ASAP.
In the meantime the fine folks at Jeep have released 16 photos of the redesigned ute. The press release follows offering up [...]
It’s always fashionable to show up in black. After some 3 years of wearing red, General Motors announced a net profit of $865 million on $31.5 billion in revenues. Remember, The General is currently a privately-held company, the U.S. Treasury holds a 61% stake. If you could buy stock that works out to $1.66 a share, a dramic shift from a year [...]
Bias. You may not suffer from this human foible but I do. That’s a tough admission. My job is to leave preconceived notions on the curb. Still, when the big Lincoln MKT rolled up for its 7 day stay with me, all my brain could muster up was “Hmmm, my parents are visiting. They’ll like [...]
Often when sifting through the press materials of a new car there’s talk about fancy new airbags that protect better than ever. Is that so? New York Times writer Jo Craven McGinty reports about new research that throws some doubt on those claims.
The research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety suggests that [...]
Humans like to put things in categories. The food pyramid has your proteins, grains, fruits and veggies all neatly divided. Houses come in craftsman, modern, tudor, or McMansion. Just about everything in our society is organized and categorized. Except maybe Pee Wee Herman.
Common automobile tags are sedan, coupe, luxury rides, convertible, SUV, and pony car. [...]
Of the three domestic automakers Chrysler has been labeled as the weakest. It’s product pipeline had run dry after double whammy ownership whiplash with Daimler and Cerberus. As as we all know, product is king.
In an article by Alisa Priddle for the Detroit Times, Fiat backed Chrysler describes plans to accelerate launches for new and [...]
Look up “safety” in the dictionary and there’s bound to be a photo of a Volvo. With the media assembled, Volvo intended to show off its latest safety tech, a collision warning system on the new S60,
Designed to detect an impending impact and then automatically stop the car, the demo didn’t quite work [...]
For many Americans the brand Suzuki means motorcycles, boat motors or, if you’re into classical music, a method of learning the violin. Cars? Not as much. Unless you’re a gearhead, it’s easy to believe Aerio, Esteem and Equator are hip clothing stores. Surprising then that worldwide, Suzuki sell more cars than [...]