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    Study: Men prefer luxury brands, women favor imports when shopping for new cars
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    Guys like luxury, and women like imports when it comes to new-car buying, according to a study by Kelley Blue Book. Five out of the 10 brands men were most likely to shop for were domestic, with Lincoln topping the charts. Men are 174 percent more likely to shop for the American luxury brand than ...

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    Report: Porsche has doubled US sales to women [w/videos]
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    Porsche is having a good sales year in the US, with 25,129 vehicles delivered year-to-date coming off the automaker's best July sales ever. That's a 31-percent increase over the same period last year (19,253 deliveries). With year-to-date Panamera sales a surprising 36 percent lower than last ...

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    Read This: Slate argues Danica Patrick is putting the women's movement back [w/poll]
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    Danica Patrick has been a lightning rod for both praise and criticism throughout her objectively successful, decade-long career as a racing driver. Putting to the side for a moment that it is still very rare for a woman to get a drive in a top-tier series, something that Patrick first managed ...

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    Report: Indonesian province bans women from straddling motorbikes behind male riders
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    Aceh, a province of Indonesia, is the only one of the island nation's areas to have adopted Sharia law. Over the past few years the region of 4.5 million has passed laws to bring its populace, native and otherwise, more into line with its interpretation of Sharia, opening a Sharia court and ...

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    Report: Women outnumber men for first time on US roads
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    According to a study by the University of Michigan, women now outnumber men on US roads for the first time in the country's history. Analysts at the school's Transportation Research Institute used data from driver's license statistics for their findings, and the trend may have a widespread impact ...

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    Report: Vote for your favorite all-female Ford Mustang showcar for SEMA
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    A woman's place is in the garage – and some people want to keep them there. The SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women was created by Ford Motor Co. and the Specialty Equipment Market Association to create a pony car designed by and built by women. But before a group of volunteers pull out ...

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    Study: These are the 10 new cars with the highest percentage of female ownership
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    If you hear the pejorative "chick car," what comes to mind? Mazda MX-5 Miata? Volvo C70? Would you believe neither made Inside Line's list of 2011 models with the highest percentage of female ownership? No. 1, with 57.9-percent female ownership was the Volvo S40. Considering the female dollar ...

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    Video: Aston Martin loves women, women love Aston Martin
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    If Aston Martin wants to make a sexy commercial, there probably doesn't need to be that much thought involved. All the ultra luxury brand needs to arouse the typical auto enthusiast is a collage of shots of the company's Vantage, Rapide or DB9. That didn't stop Aston Martin from stocking its ...

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    Study: Women at greater risk of injury in crashes
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    The American Journal of Public Health has published a new study on the role of gender in auto accidents. The results indicate that women are more likely to be injured than men when involved in comparable crashes. Researchers say that when wearing seat belts, female drivers have a higher risk of ...

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    The women of Motor Trend tell us which cars catch their eyes
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    In spite of believing we have a decent idea about what the fairer sex really wants, we're frequently faced with correction: "You thought that's what we wanted, but we actually want this other thing..." It's happened again courtesy of female staffers at Motor Trend, who've laid out six "Cars that ...

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    Study: More women lie on car insurance applications than men
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    There is a debate that's been raging for decades now, and it revolves around the extremely exciting world of car insurance. The discussion is centered on the topic of gender, and its relationship to insurance premiums. It seems that men, on average, have higher premiums compared to the ones ...

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    Report: 14 female U.S. senators call on Saudi Arabia to lift female driving ban
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    The relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia is a tenuous one. For better or worse, it usually involves the American government siding with the Saudi royal family – arguably at the expense of the people over which the latter rule. But this time, the roles have changed, with ...

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    FIA supports young female racers with karting trophy
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    Women in racing are few and far between. Sure, a smattering of notable names comes to mind – like Danica Patrick, Sabine Schmitz and Susie Stoddart – but in this male-dominated sport, they're the exception. The FIA is taking steps to fix that, however. Two of the regulatory body's ...

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    Study says 7.4% of Lamborghini models purchased by women, and other gender curiosities
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    A study released by TrueCar.com revealed that 7.4 percent of Lamborghini buyers in 2010 were women, a 2.2-percent rise over the previous year. Rolls-Royce and Ferrari also saw an increase in purchases by females, with Rolls climbing from eight percent to 9.3 percent and Ferrari going from 5.1 ...

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    UK drivers favor an end to lower insurance premiums for women
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    According to a study done by InsWeb earlier this year, car insurance premiums for women in the U.S. are nine percent lower than those for men. Things are much the same in the UK, where insurance companies will offer the fairer sex lower rates than those given to men. Companies like Sheila's ...

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    Shocking Study: Researchers find that men and women don't want the same thing (in cars)
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    This just in: early reports inform us that water is, in fact, still wet. Also, the clever minds at CNW Market Research have discovered that an individual's personal tastes in a vehicle varies greatly depending on gender and age. Shocking, we know. According to the data, women typically base their ...

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    PSA: Canadian chicks dig Chevrolet's new Camaro
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    2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS - click above image for hi-res gallery
    Years and years and years ago (like back in the Eighties), we read a study that broke down car ownership by gender. The car most purchased by men? The Porsche 928, with a score of 97% male. Most by women? 69% of the time the ladies ...

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    Tokyo 2009: Makuhari Messe no Jyosei ha Bijin desu*
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    The beautiful women of Tokyo 2009 - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    As far as cars went, the Frankfurt Motor Show was the proverbial glut of riches, and the Tokyo Motor Show proved that you can't live life at the top all the time. Tokyo did, however, still provide plenty of aesthetic ...

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    Saudi Arabia prepares to lift ban on female drivers
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    If you're of the opinion that the religious right has too much influence on American politics, you should check out Saudi Arabia. The royal family has relied for decades on the support of fundamentalist Wahabi clerics who, in return for their support to the ibn Saud regime, have insisted on ever ...

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    GM engineers dressed in drag while designing new SUVs
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    During the development of General Motors' new GMT900 SUVs, the team in charge of design was taken out to the company's Milford Proving Grounds and made to dress in drag as an exercise. They wore high-heels, fake press-on nails and garbage bag skirts to simulate what The Car Connection refers to as ...

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