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    Can't Win For Losing: Chrysler kills Cash for Clunkers incentives after running out of cars?

    What do you do with a program that is driving so many customers into your showrooms that inventory is now running low? If you are Chrysler, and it's the popular incentive plan tied to the government's C.A.R.S. (a.k.a. "Cash for Clunkers") program, you extinguish it and replace it with a new, less ...

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    Mopar pulls sponsorship of Sam Hubinette's drift team

    Formula Drift Mopar Dodge Viper - Click above for a high-res gallery
    In an unsurprising turn of events, Chrysler has pulled its sponsorship of Sam Hubinette's drifting team as part of the company's restructuring plan. The bankrupt automaker's Formula Drift program was run by Shaun Carlson's ...

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    REPORT: Nissan cancels RWD Silvia successor and GT-R sedan, Prius-fight planned

    We knew this was coming, it was just a matter of getting confirmation. According to Autocar, Nissan has suspended plans to create a compact, rear-wheel-drive successor to the Silvia due to Nissan's financial difficulties and Carlos Ghosn's pledge to reduce costs.The first indication that Nissan was ...

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    JAMA says Tokyo Motor Show may be cancelled

    Blaming the global financial crisis, and the fact that fewer non-Japanese automakers have signed up to exhibit, the Japan Automobile Manufacturers' Association is in the midst of debating whether or not to cancel the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show. The show is set to run this Oct. 23-Nov. 8. If canceled, it ...

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    Another one bites the dust: Mitsubishi pulls out of Detroit Auto Show

    Eight weeks from now, the 2009 Detroit Auto Show will open its doors at Cobo Hall. And... Mitsubishi won't be there. Like a handful of other high-profile manufacturers who have pulled out (including Rolls-Royce, Land Rover, Ferrari, Suzuki, and Porsche), the Japanese automaker based its decision ...

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    Chevy to temporarily halt Vette production due to economy

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2009 Corvette ZR1 It's been more than a decade since the "recession-proof" Chevrolet Corvette had to endure a production cut due to excess dealer inventory, but that's apparently the case once again. Citing slow sales related to the ongoing automotive ...

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    Rumormill: Lexus LF-A... Stillborn?

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Lexus LF-A concept.The writing has been on the wall for some time. Although the Lexus flagship graduated from "concept" to "prototype" when it campaigned in the 24 Hours of Nurburgring, Toyota has refused to even hint at a production date for the V10 ...

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    REPORT: Volvo XC90 replacement cancelled

    If you're on the list of OEM component suppliers for the planned replacement of the Volvo XC90 sport-ute, don't read this article, because you haven't been informed yet. For everyone else, however, reports are emerging that Ford PAG has pulled the plug on the Swedish subsidiary's flagship SUV. ...

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    Hammond to BBC: show the crash and me in the hospital

    From his hospital bed, Top Gear's Richard Hammond is asking the BBC to show on television the footage of the crash that put him there. But the BBC has said the show will only continue when Hammond is able to appear on it. With forces at work to have the show canceled (or prohibitively curtailed), ...

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    Trailblazer may blaze its last trail ahead of HUMMER replacement

    Analyst Rebecca Lindland from Global Insight Inc. is going on the record saying it's likely General Motors will cancel the Trailblazer (SS model shown) after the current model ends its run around 2010. Its replacement would emerge in the form of the Hummer H4, which would fill the role of GM's ...


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