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Obey Red Lights During 'Stop On Red Week' (And Every Week)
Obey Red Lights During 'Stop On Red Week' (And Every Week)

You could be forgiven for not knowing that we're in the middle of National Stop on Red Week. Between the stock market yo-yoing, the political finger-pointing, the tragedy in Afghanistan, and other high-profile headlines, Stop on Red has gotten lost in the shuffle, but its message remains important...Read More»

Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion (MkVI)
Green Volkswagen Thinks Blue Is A Better Color

I clearly remember when I stepped into a late-'90s VW Passat that I had rented for a trip to a friend's wedding. Not only was I impressed by the exterior of the VW Passat, but the interior was superb as was the driving experience at elevated speeds. However, the best was yet to come. The sun went...Read More»

Toyota 'Auto-Biography' with videos from Xtranormal
Animate Your Own Toyota Story Using Xtranormal

You've heard of Xtranormal -- or at least you've seen the video that a Best Buy employee created with it, lampooning mindless iPhone fanboys. Xtranormal provides a quick and easy way to animate stories with cute, 3D cartoon characters, and now, Toyota is using the service to help Facebook fans...Read More»

Toyota's heart rate monitor
Toyota Focuses On Technologies For Safer Driving

Vehicle safety technology is a primary consideration for family buyers, actually for any driver and passenger in the family, including the elderly and children. Depending on manufacturer, make and model, the kinds and types of safety technology standard or available run a wide gamut. Now, Toyota...Read More»

U.S.-spec 2011 Fiat 500 Sport
Fiat USA Is Beating Scion And MINI USA On Social Media

Fiat is finally back in the U.S. and it's looking to take the market by storm with the new 500. Within a matter of months Fiat has already blown past the small car competition on social media. When it comes to niche automakers in the U.S., MINI and Scion are the two big players in the small car...Read More»

The 2013 Lexus GS attacks an autocross course
Exclusive: Lexus Launching 2013 GS Facebook Tab Tomorrow

Earlier in the week, we reported that Lexus will live-stream the 2013 GS reveal at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance onto its Facebook fan page. We knew a custom tab would launch on the Lexus Facebook page, but didn't know when, until now. We've just received word that Lexus will launch the custom...Read More»

The 2013 Lexus GS attacks an autocross course
Lexus Will Stream Live 2013 GS Reveal On Facebook Fan Page

Lexus has been teasing the upcoming 2013 GS for a while, but all will soon be revealed in a few short weeks at this month's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Earlier today Lexus released a short video clip of a camouflaged 2013 GS attacking an autocross course. The video also announced that Lexus...Read More»

2011 Volvo S60 4-door Sedan Temperature Controls
Opinion: Make Collision Avoidance Systems Mandatory

When I was a teenager back in the '80s, we relied almost exclusively on the car to get us around. It was the car because the bus was slow and infrequent. Furthermore, a car was a sign you were successful enough to not have to resort to public transportation. Or worse - your bike. I also remember...Read More»

Barack Obama
Obama Announces New Standards To Double Vehicle MPG By 2025

Will your next vehicle get much better gas mileage than your current one? Ask most car shoppers and it's a priority. A new mandate formally announced this morning arguably makes it even more likely you'll find one with significantly higher mpg. The Obama administration and U.S. Environmental...Read More»

2011 Scion tC 2-door HB Man (Natl) Steering Wheel
2011 Scion tC: Is Scion Curbing Your Enthusiasm?

Toyota's Gen Y arm, Scion, has been a bit of a mystery to me, but not because of the product. The xB, xD and tC in their first generation were really on the mark when it came to hitting their target market. Marketing-wise there were no TV ads: it was heavily Web-oriented, with Scion reps appearing...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Azera (Grandeur)
2012 Hyundai Azera To Debut At 2011 L.A. Auto Show

The Hyundai Azera represents a significant vehicle for the Korean automaker. In the U.S. market, it was Hyundai’s first foray into the luxury segment, and it was the first Hyundai sedan to break the $30,000 price barrier. As such, it paved the way for other luxury sedans, such as...Read More»

Drunk driver
PSA: Lose Your License in Australia and You're...

Advertising and just about most media from Australia have always proven to be different, unique, and dare I say, risqué. But Australians have always told it like it is, they tend not to beat around the bush. Heck, look at their most notorious export after those Paul Hogan movies, Mr. Rupert...Read More»

Toyota Camry trunk badge
2012 Toyota Camry Revealed In Assembly Plant Video

Toyota has a lot riding on the redesigned 2012 Camry due out this fall. Up to now, little has been known about the next-generation mid-size sedan other than a teaser video with Akio Toyoda, Toyota’s president, providing just a glimpse and promising that the new Camry will be “the best...Read More»

Nickel-metal-hydride hybrid battery pack being installed in trunk of new 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
2012 Toyota Camry Accidentally Revealed Via Video

While Toyota won't officially release any information on the upcoming 2012 Toyota Camry for another month, a video has surfaced on the Internet with some revealing shots of Toyota's new bread-and-butter sedan. The video features Toyota employees ranging from assembly-line workers and plant managers...Read More»

GMC's updated website with Facebook integration
Buick, GMC Now Let You Share Your Dream Ride On Facebook

General Motors' marketing team have working overtime to make the company's brands attractive to tech-friendly consumers. A couple of weeks ago, the company announced that its popular OnStar system would finally come to non-GM vehicles on July 24 (i.e. yesterday), and now the automaker has unveiled...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster
Video: 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster Just Too Beautiful

It's rare that a super sports car needs any additional promotion or hype. There are the auto shows, the spy shots, the slow reveal over months and media outlets covering the official unveiling. You get all the specs, you get the video and audio, the marketing department declaring it's either the...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid
2011 VW Touareg: Home Away From Home

The run-up in fuel prices the world over threatens to make drivers turn to Chevy Volts and Nissan Leafs (or should it be "Leaves"?) just to be able to make the mortgage payments. However, there are still large, boxy, all-wheel-driven, gasoline- and diesel-fired behemoths that tempt drivers to part...Read More»

Backseat Driver app from ToyToyota
ToyToyota Lets Your Kids Be The Backseat Driver

No, we’re not kidding. Automaker Toyota has a new brand, ToyToyota, and with it a new game perfect for keeping the kids entertained in the back seat called…Backseat Driver. To be more precise, Backseat Driver is an app, the first product from ToyToyota, and its intended audience is the...Read More»

Used car salesman
No Return: Man Takes Lemon Van On A Rampage, Trashes Six Cars

With anything involving car shopping and vehicles, if you're not on guard and a careful shopper, mistakes can be very expensive—and infuriating. So found a Salisbury, Massachusetts man earlier this week. His wife bought a van, then he took it to his mechanic, who found a host of...Read More»

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