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Volvo Announces New ‘Designed Around You’ Brand Strategy

Volvo Announces New ‘Designed Around You’ Brand Strategy

For decades Volvo has peddled its cars with an emphasis on their safety prowess, a reputation that still stands today, albeit somewhat diluted thanks to the introduction of 300 horsepower sports sedans like the S60 R-Design. However, thanks to strict regulations and increased consumer awareness... read more

August 23, 2011 by - 2
 
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan facelift rendering

June Car Sales: Big Three, Korea's Big Two Score Big

New-vehicle sales numbers for June are nearly complete, and for the Detroit-based automakers--and the Korean dynamic duo--it's almost all good news. With annualized sales... read more July 1, 2011 by 1


 
2011 Saab 9-5

Saab Sells Property, Raises Additional $40 Million

This is shaping up to be a good week for automaker Saab and parent Swedish Automobile. Just yesterday we told you about a mysterious Chinese firm which paid cash in advance... read more June 28, 2011 by 0


 
2011 Saab 9-5

Saab Can't Pay Its Employees: Is The End Near?

Saab's troubles since leaving the General Motors fold for Dutch ownership and Russian banker courtship have been many. Production halts, inability to pay its suppliers, and... read more June 23, 2011 by 7


 
2010 Mazda Mazda6

Mazda 6, Ford Mustang Plant Is Final Custody Issue In A Relatively Quiet Corporate Divorce

Ford built an automotive plant at Flat Rock, Michigan, in 1972; back then, the facility was the most advanced casting plant in the world. Labor troubles and decreasing demand... read more June 3, 2011 by 0


 
Chrysler and Fiat logos

Fiat Ten Days Away From Majority Stake In Chrysler

By June 6, Fiat will own a controlling stake in American automaker Chrysler. The Wall Street Journal reports that Fiat will exercise an option in its contract to invest in... read more May 27, 2011 by 4


 
Newt Gingrich

GOP To Detroit: We're Still Not That Into You

The 2012 Presidential campaign has already started, and yes, it looks like the bailout of the auto industry could end up being one of many points of debate. Chrysler's... read more May 24, 2011 by 4


 
2012 Audi A6 Avant

How to Get from ‘B’ To ‘A’? Ask Audi

Having had a relatively low stress day, I decided to ruin it by intentionally engaging in what I like to call “anger gardening.” It involves weeding my backyard... read more May 23, 2011 by 0


 
Porsche track design

Porsche Gets New Atlanta HQ With Test Track, ATL As Neighbor

Porsche will spend between $80 million and $100 million to relocate its headquarters from the Atlanta suburbs to a new complex inside the city limits, company officials... read more May 12, 2011 by 0


 
Volkswagen Transporter van thrown into the air

Volkswagen Torture Testing Its Vehicles: Video

Before the proliferation of electronic sensors and computer technology in the world of cars, engineers actually used to go out and beat the hell out of the cars they were... read more May 4, 2011 by 6


 
2011 Kia Optima

Car Sales, April 2011: Everybody's Up, Almost

New-car sales continued to nudge back into a more healthy range in April, as most of the major automakers reported big double-digit increases. With some automakers left to... read more May 3, 2011 by 1


 
2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8

Chrysler In the Black; First Profit Since Bankruptcy

Fresh from announcing a range of new vehicles at the 2011 New York auto show, Chrysler says it's turned in its first quarterly profit since it emerged from bankruptcy. The... read more May 2, 2011 by 2


 
2011 Toyota Prius

Small Cars Getting Big Price Hikes Soon

If you're planning to replace your current vehicle with a new one at any point this calendar year—especially a small car—you might want to step up the timeframe... read more April 14, 2011 by 0


 
Money makes the world go 'round

Gas Prices Linked To Lowest Consumer Confidence In A Year

Rising gasoline prices, as well as rising food prices, are contributing to less confidence in the economy, according to a survey released late last week. And with prices... read more March 28, 2011 by 0


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

For A New GM, Old Questions On Incentives, Product Development

Last year when automaker General Motors [NYSE: GM] emerged from bankruptcy, the outlook for the automaker was looking bullish by most accounts. Yet recently, some analysts... read more March 25, 2011 by 3


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat

VW Names Cervone Head of Communications; Replaces Bratina

Volkswagen has named former Chrysler and General Motors public-relations expert Tony Cervone as its new head of communications. Cervone replaces Jill Bratina, who had held... read more March 21, 2011 by 0


 

 
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