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Auto Giants Reposition Globally

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

Cars are not longer just big business; companies have to build vehicles, but also be able to create multilateral partnerships which include workers, politicians, civil servants and investors.

This Weekend's Radio Show Line-ups

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

This weekend on Steve Parker's, The Car Nut Show, we'll cover road test week, big shake-ups in GM's executive suites -- and at Porsche, too.

Hitler Praised by Formula 1 Chief

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

This isn't the first time Ecclestone and minion Max Mosley have been seen as cheerleaders of a sort for the Third Reich.

What Moves a Man to Go Minivan?

Trevor Traina | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Trevor Traina

Forget about premature balding or a dating-age daughter -- few things terrify most married men more than the idea of getting a minivan.

Hot Ticket Hybrids Bring Green To Carmakers

Yahoo! News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Toyota Motor Corp's Prius hybrid was Japan's best-selling car in June while Honda Motor Co's rival Insight ranked fourth, helping the two hybrid leade...

A Clunky Way to Spend Billions

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Charles Karel Bouley

The recent Cash for Clunker legislation passed by Congress as part of the $106 billion war funding bill is a complete and total waste of a billion dollars short term, four billion long term.

Chrysler & GM: What Happens if Your Car Blows Up?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

I know I'll never forget that horrible sight, I guess I found out for myself that everyone was right. Won't come back from Dead Man's Curve. -Jan a...

IndyCar's Danica Patrick Makes Time's 100 Most Influential People

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Parker

Here's some good automotive news for a change: The Danica Patrick IndyCar racing juggernaut keeps rolling along. And just in time for the biggest auto race of the year.

New Honda Insight Takes On Prius

New York Times | HIROKO TABUCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The road is about to get a little more crowded for the Toyota Prius. Starting Tuesday, the Honda Motor Company will offer American consumers what it b...

Honda's hybrid Insight sells briskly Japan

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TOKYO — Orders for the hybrid Insight have totaled 18,000 since it hit the Japanese auto market about a month ago, outpacing Honda's target and ...

Auto Sales Nosedive To 26-Year Low

AP | KIMBERLY S. JOHNSON and TOM KRISHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — Consumers frightened by the prospect of losing their jobs stayed away from auto showrooms again in January and sent U.S. car and truck...

Honda's US Sales Fall In January

Reuters | Chang-Ran Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOKYO (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co's U.S. sales in January fell by a similar margin to the 35 percent drop posted in December, and it will take several ...

Honda Cuts Managers' Pay As Sales Slump

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOKYO — Honda Motor Co. said Monday managers' salaries would be slashed 5 percent starting next month to cope with sliding sales. The cut comes ...

New Honda Hybrid Challenges Prius, Promises To Revolutionize Market

Wired | Keith Buglewicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The new Honda Insight hybrid promises to revolutionize the hybrid market by making gas-electric cars affordable. But the five-door hatchback with a ro...

Some Good -- and Fun -- Automotive News for the Holidaze

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Really wish there were better news to post about, but the auto industry is reeling worldwide, and there's no better example than Toyota.

Toyota Republicans Should Cut Their Own Pay

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Clearly the allegiance of the Republicans who opposed the loan to save GM and Chrysler is not with the US, which would lose 900,000 jobs if just GM closed, and more than 2.1 million if the Big Three did.

Bush Punts Auto Industry to Team Obama; UAW Concedes Even More

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

This "agreement" is just another part of the recent "Bush/Cheney Revisionist History Farewell Tour." It was created to fail, just as long as that failure didn't happen while Bush was still president.

Motor Racing Reacts to Worldwide Recession

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

With car sales suffering worldwide, the marketing and advertising budgets, where many companies keep their racing dollars, are often the first budgets to be trimmed.

"Transplant" Automakers Get Over $3.6 Billion in Subsidies; More Unions, Ralph Nader Comment

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

This post has the latest news on the billions in subsidies which off-shore transplant carmakers have received from state and local governments.

Republicans Kill any Help for Detroit

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Late last night, Senate Republicans derailed a bill, passed the day before by the House, to loan $15 billion to the Detroit Three, with 10 Republicans joining 40 Democrats and two Independents in favor.

Why Are Congressional Democrats Giving in to Bush on the Auto Bailout?

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

You would think that winning the White House and overwhelming majorities in both houses of Congress would instill some backbone into Democrats on Capitol Hill. You would, of course, be wrong.

Auto bill clears House; Should it pass the Senate, too?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

And now, it's on to the Senate! The House today passed, 237 to 170, HR 7321, the automotive loan bailout bill, and has sent it on to the Senate. H...

Honda Shows Advertisers The Way

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael B. Laskoff

Unfortunately, most consumer advertisers are still communicating that we should party like its 2007. Today, watching such an ad not only discourages spending, it promotes depression.

It's the Products, Stupid!

Philip G. Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Philip G. Baker

I find it to be rare that cars from the Big Three excel in any way. They say they can't compete because it costs more to build a car that's encumbered with the extra costs of union wages and health benefits.

Car Sales Tank; Detroit Visits DC, Pt. II

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Now that they have our attention, the Detroit Three, in plans submitted to Congress Tuesday, increased their appeals for federal loans from $25 billion to $34 billion.