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GM Using Forensic Science To Build More Durable Cars

GM Using Forensic Science To Build More Durable Cars

You can learn a lot by tearing a car down to its individual components, especially if that car has been force-aged to simulate years of life in the harshest possible environment. By applying forensic science to the automotive world, GM is doing just that with the new 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. Rust is... read more

October 7, 2011 by - 1
 
Ford workers build Focus models at the Michigan Assembly Plant. Image: Ford Motor Company

Ford, UAW Reach Tentative Agreement: 12,000 U.S. Jobs Added

Ford Motor Company has reached a tentative agreement with the United Auto Workers union on a new four-year labor contract. The agreement still needs to be ratified by UAW... read more October 4, 2011 by 0


 
2010 Volvo C70 Convertible

Volvo To Shutter C70 Hardtop Convertible Manufacturing Plant

Volvo’s C70 folding hardtop convertible is getting on in years. Originally launched in 1997 (or 1998 in North America), the C70 has been through just one significant... read more October 3, 2011 by 2


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze (Courtesy: GM)

September 2011 Car Sales: The Needle Creeps Higher

Monthly sales numbers for September 2011 are being reported today by car makers, and the slight progress made in August seems to be continuing with upticks at all the major... read more October 3, 2011 by 2


 
2012 Hyundai Equus

Hyundai Ups The Ante, Announces Ten-Speed Automatic Transmission

For the 2012 model year, Hyundai is launching an eight-speed automatic transmission in its Genesis and Equus luxury sedans. The transmission, developed by Hyundai in-house... read more September 29, 2011 by 4


 
Ford Drive One Ad

Ford Yanks TV Ad Critical Of Bailouts

Just two weeks ago, we told you about a Ford television commercial critical of GM and Chrysler for taking bailout money. The unscripted ad, filmed in a mock “press... read more September 27, 2011 by 4


 
2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport

Suzuki Demands Apology For VW Lawsuit

Divorces, be they between previously consenting adults or major corporations, rarely end on an amicable note. Such is the case between once-happy newlyweds Suzuki and... read more September 22, 2011 by 0


 
Ford Drive One Ad

Ford's 'Press Conference' TV Spot Critical Of GM, Chrysler Bailout

Ford’s recent “press conference” television ads have a fairly simple premise: grab real life Ford owners and put them into an unscripted press conference... read more September 16, 2011 by 3


 
2011 Saab 9-5

Saab Bankruptcy Hearing Set For September 26

Two white-collar labor unions have filed bankruptcy proceedings against Saab as expected, and the lower court in Vanersborg, Sweden has set a hearing date of September 26... read more September 16, 2011 by 0


 
Screencap from Chevrolet's 'Chevy Runs Deep' ad

'Chevy Runs Deep' Runs Out Of Steam

Over the years, Chevy has had some memorable marketing slogans. “Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet,” for example, conjured up symbolic images of... read more September 15, 2011 by 10


 
2011 Suzuki Kizashi SLS. © 2011 Anne Proffit

VW, Suzuki Alliance Hits The Skids

The estranged partnership between Volkswagen and Suzuki has hit the skids, as Suzuki is now asking Volkswagen to sell its stake in the company, and has promised to sell its... read more September 12, 2011 by 1


 
2011 Saab 9-4X

Swedish Court Denies Bankruptcy Protection For Saab

Swedish Automaker Saab has been denied bankruptcy protection by a district court in southern Sweden. The decision opens the door for both labor unions and creditors to... read more September 8, 2011 by 2


 
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Engine Build Experience

GM Insists The Small Block V-8 Is Here To Stay

With automakers focused on hitting fuel economy standards for 2015 and beyond, it seems like the days of the small-block V-8 are surely numbered. After all, most automakers... read more September 7, 2011 by 4


 
2011 Nissan Quest

August 2011 Car Sales: Another Small, Disappointing Rebound

With the numbers rolling in from major automakers today, it's difficult to not see progress in August 2011's car sales figures versus those posted in July--but still, the... read more September 1, 2011 by 0


 
2011 Saab 9-5

Saab Posts Significant First Half Loss, Seeks Loan To Avoid Bankruptcy

Saab’s financials from the first six months of 2011 are in, and the numbers aren’t good. Swedish Automobile (Swan), parent to both Saab and Spyker, has reported a... read more September 1, 2011 by 0


 
2009 Saab 9-5 SportKombi

Saab To File For Court Protection From Creditors, Unions: Report

Saab's logo may be the mythical griffin, but a nine-lived cat might have been more appropriate. The struggling Swedish automaker has already twice cheated death at the hands... read more August 26, 2011 by 2


 

 
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