Category Archives: Automotive News

Vindication for Romney? Jeeps to Be Built in China Come 2014.

In case you’ve forgotten last Fall’s election (and, really, who can blame you if you’ve wanted to), Mitt Romney was called a liar for nearly every statement he made, this one included.  Last October, the former governor from Massachusetts said he’d read a story claiming that Chrysler might move production of Jeeps from the U.S.… Read More »

Despite lack of privacy protections, government to order black boxes in cars

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is soon to propose regulations requiring auto makers to install “black boxes” in all new automobiles even though federal rules governing the use of the data collected are non-existent. The boxes – known as event data recorders – record vehicle data constantly and save up to 10 seconds of… Read More »

Who Should Get Credit for “Saving” the Auto Industry?

First, before I start, I need to get this out there: I was/am firmly against the auto industry “bailouts.” I don’t care who did it; I do not believe the government should have rewarded poor business decisions. It’s quite simple in my book. If you make good business decisions, you survive. If you don’t, you… Read More »

Ford Tops Car Rankings While Obama’s GM Takes Hit

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — TrueCar.com, the authority in new car pricing, trends and forecasting released its Performance Scorecards for automotive manufacturers and brands. The Performance Scorecards grade each manufacturer and brand on eight different measurements including pricing, sales, incentives, customer loyalty, market share and days in inventory. Overall, the top manufacturers on the Scorecards in March… Read More »

Hybrid MPG Myths

I recently received an e-mail from Rich Mitchell encouraging CDN contributors to write about subjects other than politics, to “expand our horizons.” So I decided to research and write about a subject in which I have knowledge and about which I know nothing: automobiles. I grew up when muscle cars were king, and I worked… Read More »

Chrysler Group LLC Introduces Chrysler 200 Super S by Mopar

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — 2012 Chrysler 200 sedan modified using Mopar parts and accessories Stage One appearance package amplifies refined styling of Chrysler 200 Stage Two amplifies performance with coil-over suspension, cold-air intake and cat-back exhaust Mopar package will be available on Chrysler 200S sedans in 2012 Chrysler Group LLC’s Mopar brand set… Read More »