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    Video: 2013 DeLorean EV hits the track
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    The electric DeLorean DMC-12 is coming 2013, so says Humble, Texas' reborn DeLorean Motor Company. That was the shocking announcement made by DeLorean in mid-October at the DMC Texas Open House. But what else occurred on that mid-October day? Well, apparently a handful of DeLorean enthusiasts ...

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    Nissan details three upcoming safety technologies
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    Nissan has released details on its latest trio of safety-related technologies designed to reduce fatal and serious injuries caused by collisions. Nissan's "Acceleration Suppression for Pedal Misapplication" technology works to mitigate collisions in confined areas by detecting whether or not the ...

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    Honda releases more details on Fit electric concept
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    Japanese automaker Honda may not have stolen the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, but Honda did use the stage to present some of its greener prototypes, most notably, its EV Concept. Still without a proper name, the Honda EV Concept is designed to meet the daily driving needs of the average commuter ...

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    Recalls: 2011 Subaru Legacy, Outback models recalled over fly-away moonroofs
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has just announced a safety recall affecting 69,590 model year 2011 Subaru Legacy and Outback vehicles. The recall concerns adhesive, or a possible lack thereof, used to affix moonroof glass to its retainer. This action covers 2011 Legacy and ...

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    Frankfurt: 2012 Fiat Punto returns to its roots [w/video]
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    The adorable Fiat 500 continues to be a sales superstar in various countries across the globe, which has made its Punto sibling feel a bit left out. But Fiat is determined to keep the Punto fresh and has done some tweaking to the 2012 model that debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show. First ...

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    Frankfurt: 2012 Fiat Panda is efficiency taken to the max [w/video]
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    Fiat has given its completely redesigned Panda – only the third in the model's 31-year history – its international debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Italian automaker describes the five-seat 2012 Panda as "compact but capable" and says the third-generation high-riding city ...

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    Frankfurt: Peugeot 508 RXH hybrid crossover sips down diesel, gets 56 mpg
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    The spotlight at the Peugeot stand here in Frankfurt was directed on one limited edition Peugeot 508 RXH and the French automaker's HX1 concept. But alongside the copper-colored crossover and sleek MPV was the less-exclusive, non-limited version of the 508 RXH. Peugeot says all 508 RXH ...

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    Frankfurt: 2012 Opel Zafira Tourer seats 7, returns up to 44 mpg
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    Barely altered from the concept that wowed crowds at the Geneva Motor Show is the 2012 Zafira Tourer revealed by Opel in Frankfurt. The Zafira Tourer is still a sleek, seven-passenger MPV and perhaps one of only a few lookers in its class. Priced at £21,000 in its most basic guise, the ...

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    Frankfurt: 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid returns 112 MPGe
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    At the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, Toyota peeled back the sheets to finally reveal its 2012 Prius Plug-in production model. Toyota describes the plug-in hybrid as the "greenest, most technically advanced Prius yet," and with an electric-only driving range of 14.3 miles, fuel consumption targeted ...

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    Frankfurt: Peugeot HX1 concept is one unusually sleek plug-in MPV [w/video]
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    Under design guru Gilles Vidal, Peugeot is starting to show off its an adventurous maturity, as seen in the HX1 six-seat concept revealed today at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Powered by the Peugeot's through-the-road HYbrid4 technology and using a 2.2-liter HDi diesel instead of the ...

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    Frankfurt: Brabus reveals prototype High Performance 4WD Full Electric E-Class
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    The German aftermarket specialists at Brabus have entered the eco battle with the unveiling of a prototype EV based on the Mercedes-Benz E-Class at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Rather than extracting more power out of the E-Class' gasoline engine, Brabus decided to rip out the gasser and ...

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    Frankfurt: Fisker Surf concept is plug-in family-minded luxury
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    Combining performance, luxury, style, utility and economy with an enduring concern for the sustainable use of resources, the Fisker Surf is a treehugger's dream machine. That basically sums up the Fisker's station wagon, which was unveiled today at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Surf is ...

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    Frankfurt: Yo-Auto concept is bizarre, has world's funkiest doors [w/video]
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    Next to all the major automakers debuting vehicles at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show is a lesser-known firm from Russia that operates under the curious name of Yo-Auto (ë-Avto). The quirky Yo-Concept, unveiled today in Frankfurt, is one of four hybrid vehicles the Russian automaker is ...

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    Recalls: 2011-2012 VW Jetta models recalled over.... excessively long exhaust?!
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    German automaker Volkwagen is recalling 30,294 of its 2011-2012 model year Jetta sedans for tailpipe finishers that extend beyond the vehicle's rear bumper. On certain Jettas, stainless steel exhaust tips – sold at the point-of-purchase and installed at port during importation – may ...

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    Recalls: Subaru Forester, Impreza and Saab 9-2X recalled over control arm corrosion
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has just announced a safety recall covering 295,123 vehicles, a pair of Subaru models and a close relative from Saab. The recall concerns front control arms that may fail if corroded, making the vehicle difficult to control. The action covers ...

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    Recalls: Honda recalls 347,000 Pilot models over seatbelt issue
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    Honda Motor Co. is recalling nearly 347,000 examples of its Pilot crossovers worldwide for a potential issue with the front seatbelts. Honda says the recall, which affects 2009-2011 model year Pilot models built in Alabama, is "due to a manufacturing error on a small number of front seat belts, ...

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    Recalls: Subaru recalls 2010-2011 Legacy, Outback for windshield wiper issue
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    Japanese automaker Subaru has issued a recall for Model Year 2010-2011 Outback and Legacy vehicles manufactured from January 7, 2010, through May 20, 2011. Subaru says faulty components inside the wiper motor's bottom cover could overheat. According to Subaru, if the motor's bottom cover ...

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    Official: Tata CEO Forster steps down after only 18 months
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    Tata Motors has announced that its group chief executive officer, Carl-Peter Forster, resigned with immediate effect, only 18 months after joining the company. Tata, India's leading maker of trucks and buses, and owner of Jaguar and Land Rover, says Forster resigned due to "unavoidable personal ...

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    Official: Fiat Doblo headed to U.S. as rebadged Ram in 2013
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    In a move that truly shows how entwined Fiat and Chrysler have become, the Italian automaker, along with its U.S. sidekick Chrysler, confirmed today the launch a Ram-badged version of the Fiat Doblo van in the U.S. The Chrysler Group has not released photos or specifications for the Ram-badged ...

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    Recalls: Porsche recalling select 2011-12 Boxster, Cayman, 911 models for seatbelt anchor issue
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    Porsche has announced a recall for certain Model Year 2011-2012 Boxster, Cayman and 911 models for seatbeat anchor plate issues that could increase the risk of injury during a crash. Porsche says there's a possibility that affected models have undersized anchor plate mounting holes, which could ...

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