That's the big question. Alan Mulally has no experience in the automotive industry, but he is considered to be an accomplished turnaround artist after whipping into shape the commercial airplane division of Boeing and returning that business to profitability. But did Bill Ford remove himself from the throne too fast? And what about Carlos Ghosn, is he really that good? Perhaps you're of the mind that Ford's problems can't be fixed by switching CEOs. Let us know. Perform your civic duty and vote!
It's a long way from Japan to Norway, but Mazda's RX-8 Hydrogen RE recently made the trip. Mazda displayed the car at the opening of Norway's first hydrogen filling station near Stavanger. It was the first time the rotary-engine vehicle was officially on display outside of Japan, where it has been available for lease since earlier this year. Mazda is banking on getting rotary engine hydrogen powered vehicles to the showroom floor before the more efficient (and more technologically complicated) h
The last thing you expect when exiting your vehicle to witness a group of women stripping down and washing each other on the beach is for someone to jack your car, but that's exactly what dozens of Russian motorists encountered recently in Moscow thanks to a creative group of car thieves. The heist involved three attractive women who would stage their show at Balashikh Beach in Moscow. When hapless drivers would stop and get out of their cars to ogle, a gang of miscreants would swoop in and boos
Rumors have been floating around that Audi is planning on chopping the Lamborghini Gallardo's V10 in half, throwing a turbo on it and installing it into the new TT coupe. The resulting 2.5-liter, turbocharged five-cylinder would produce an estimated 350 horsepower, according to Todd Lassa from Motor Trend who reported the project was being developed under the working name of TT-Lambo.
A Reuters article released today suggests that Ford's new CEO Alan Mulally could attract a whole group of defecting executives from Boeing Co., Mulally's previous employer. Apparently Mulally is a pretty good guy to work for, being described by Reuters as a charismatic leader with a loyal following accrued over his 37-year tenure at Boeing.
In a recent press release, DaimlerChrysler announced that Inergy Automotive Systems took one of their F-Cell hydrogen fuel cell cars out to the Milan Raceway in Michigan to take a shot at the quarter-mile. The Mercedes A-Class based fuel cell made its run in under 19 seconds reaching a top speed in excess of 70 mph.
Surprising few in their announcement, Renault has named Heikki Kovalainen to fill the soon-to-be-vacated seat of F1 world champion Fernando Alonso, who is leaving the team to race for McLaren in 2007. Renault team boss Flavio Briatore was quoted as saying, "We are not losing a driver who has won the world title - we are starting a new story with a future champion." Actually it's a bit of both.
There are plenty of friends out there. Some are closer than family and others are mere acquaintances. For Omed Aziz, his friend was willing to risk his life, Aziz's life and a few other late night motorists in an effort to give Aziz a piece of his world back.
In Japan, where limited-edition special models seemingly outnumber the "regular" versions of the cars they're based on, Mercedes has just announced the availability of the CLS 350 AMG Sports Edition. No power upgrades here, this one's a pure appearance / trim package in the vein of the "Key to the Cure" E 350 available here in the States.
Diesel vehicles have had a hard time in America. Their market share is always far below standard ICEs, and recently automakers have had to eliminate models to deal with new and stricter emissions laws. With Mercedes' recent announcement that the E320 Bluetec would be compliant with emission laws in 45 states and not 50 as originally promised, it can be expected that diesel advocates see even darker times ahead. That's not how David at Auto Future sees it. In his post on the future of diesel in A
Continuing on our recent theme of supercar logoed electronics, Becker has recently released a Ferrari F430 skinned GPS system at the IFA 2006 in Germany that should even work in a Fiat. The featured Becker Traffic Assist Pro 7929 is customized with Ferrari red coloring and the Ferrari logo printed on the device.
Billed as the best warranty of any full-lined automaker (sorry Hyundai/Kia), the new coverage for all General Motors vehicles is now a fully transferable five-year, 100,000 mile powertrain warranty with no deductible. The new warranty will cover all 2007 model and beyond cars and light-duty trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada, and any 2007 model already sold will receive the new warranty retroactively. In addition, GM has expanded its roadside assistance and courtesy transportation programs to fi
Making eBay seem lame and so three-days-ago in the auto auction game, upstart Limbo is offering bidders a new twist on bidding for a new car. Actually, there are several items up for bid at any given time at Limbo, including electronics, trips, gas, and of course cars.