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  • BMW Launches Site That Welcomes Consumer Input
    [Automotive] The company says consumers will also be able to talk to each other and leave reviews, ratings and comments, making the site what BMW hopes will be an onli ...
  • Dear Santa ...
    What's on my list this year: GPS Navigation System - The parents want this one just as bad. iPod - Not the touch, I want to store music on ...
  • GM's Lutz Discusses Market Share
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  • Harvick To Star In Shell's Anti-Gunk Campaign Return
    [Automotive] In conjunction with TV, Shell will also introduce a new online campaign, enhanced point-of-purchase materials, radio advertising, outdoor billboards and all-new promotions designed to drive traffic to Shell station ...
  • Toyota Wants To Assist Older Drivers
    Prof. Ryuta Kawashima, who helped develop Nintendo's "Brain Age" games, is teaming with Toyota to develop cars that help seniors drive safely. Among technologies on the table is one th ...
  • General Motors Gets Its Style Mojo Back
    The new, award-winning Chevrolet Malibu and Buick Enclave are the consummation of an agonizingly slow process in which the world's largest automaker completely reworked the way it designs and develo ...
  • Marketers On Board With New U.S. Energy Bill
    [Automotive] Automakers routinely opposed higher CAFE. The Big Three, even a recently as June, urged lawmakers to kill the proposal because, they argued, the cost of adhering to higher CA ...
  • Chevron Updates Web Site With Tour, 'Ask Mr. Gasoline'
    [Automotive] "We launched Techron in 1995 and have had the same site for a long time; it was time to make it more interactive, so one has more of ...
  • Honda Plans Heavy Investment In Hybrids
    Honda plans to invest aggressively in research for hybrids and other new technology in Japan, says Takeo Fukui, president of Japan's No. 2 automaker. It will introduce a new hybr ...
  • UAW Campaign Starts In Midwest, Southeast
    The United Auto Workers is launching an ad campaign in five Midwest and southeast markets. The ads will also appear on a new, interactive Web site, IAmtheUAW.org, which invites U ...
  • Luxury-Car Dealers Lure Super Rich
    Several dealership chains have begun giving their luxury-car showrooms multimillion-dollar makeovers with the goals of creating the look and feel of five-star hotels for customers, increasing the dealerships' car allocatio ...
  • Toyota Recalls Tundra Pickups
    Toyota is recalling 16,000 new Tundra pickups. The recall couldn't come at a worse time, when just two months ago Consumer Reports rescinded its pass on Toyota vehicles because ...
  • Castignetti New VP/GM Nissan Division
    Al Castignetti has been named vice president/General Manager, Nissan Division, replacing Bill Bosley, who is retiring. Castignetti, whose appointment is effective Jan. 1, had been regional vice president for Niss ...
  • High Gas Prices Push Consumers Toward Smaller Vehicles
    [Automotive] A Kelley Blue Book executive says that generally, consumers are downsizing. "You are not seeing so many full-size sedans; consumers are becoming more attuned to the fact that fu ...
  • Correction: Hyundai/Kia Yet To Announce Media Decision
    A decision on the much anticipated review for Korean automakers Hyundai' and Kia's $800 consolidated media services account was not announced on Friday ("Hyundai/Kia Ends Test Drives, Set To Na ...
  • Honda Looks To Accord And CR-V For '08 Sales Bump
    Honda expects its U.S. sales to increase between 3% and 5% next year, according to John Mendel, evp of American Honda auto operations. "I think they'll probably be the lead ...
  • Senate Approves 40% Increase In Mileage Standards
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  • Dealerships Increasing Sophistication In The Digital World
    [Automotive] "I think there is a realization that ... dealers want their voice in the market. There is a realization that some people will go to the manufacturers' sites, a ...
  • Ford Vehicle To Star In Series Remake
    Ford's limited-edition 2008 Ford Shelby GT500, which launches this spring, will be the central character in a remake of the hit TV series "Knight Rider," debuting in February on NB ...
  • 'U.S. News' Site Ranks Vehicles, Has Kind Words For GM
    [Automotive] Chad Smolinski, VP of U.S. News & World Report's RankingsandReviews.com, says automakers take the results seriously, not least because of the U.S. News brand, particularly where rankings are concerne ...
  • Ad Auto Dollars Driving To Net
    Worldwide automotive advertising revenues will stay at the $40 billion level for the next three years, according to a recent survey by a Princeton research group. However, there will ...
  • Ad Auto Dollars Driving To Net
    Worldwide automotive advertising revenues will stay at the $40 billion level for the next three years, according to a recent survey by a Princeton research group. However, there will ...
  • Toyota Expects 3% Rise In '08 U.S. Sales
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  • Car, Truck Of The Year Lists Narrow
    The yearly "truck of the year" and "car of the year" lists have been narrowed. The international panel of auto scribes that mulls the year's best wheels and announces resul ...
  • Ask Not For Whom The Internet Buzzes; It Buzzes For Diesel
    [Automotive] Alan Dean, VP/business innovation at BrandIntel, says the tenor of online chatter is a good prediction of market direction. "We will see more next year, with automakers introducing n ...
  • Hybrid Vehicle Owners are Active, Educated and Democratics
    According to a recent analysis from Scarborough Research, almost half (42 percent) of the households in the U.S. that own or lease at least one hybrid vehicle have an annu ...
  • Ford's Farley Prepares New Messaging
    Jim Farley believes his most important task as Ford's group vice president of marketing and communications will be to unlock the goodwill consumers already feel around the world for t ...
  • Hyundai Taps Perry For Marketing Communications
    Hyundai Motor America has promoted Chris Perry to director of marketing communications. Perry, who joined the company in 2000, was most recently senior national manager of advertising. He will contin ...
  • Ford To Launch Widgets For Sync On AOL
    [Automotive] The developer says the widgets serve up advertising and can be distributed virally. So even though the ad-like widgets launch on AOL, unlike traditional Web ads they can ...
  • GM To Unveil Small Concept Hummer
    General Motors Hummer brand will unveil a small concept vehicle at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next month that was created by three designers recently hired fr ...