February 26, 2015
- General Motors is to stop making cars in Indonesia, a battleground for global automakers in emerging Southeast Asia, closing an assembly plant, axing some 500 jobs and shifting its branding focus to SUVs.
- As the fifth-generation Camaro prepares to bow out, Chevrolet is tracing its evolution from 1967 to 2015 and asked five designers to reflect on every generation of the iconic muscle car.
- General Motors is trimming production at two of its car plants amid mounting dealer inventories, an effort to reduce stocks of the Chevrolet Sonic and Camaro, Buick Regal and other models.
- Toyota's Lexus claimed its fourth consecutive title as most-dependable automotive brand after three years of ownership while corporate sibling Scion jumped to ninth place from 22nd a year earlier, J.D. Power and Associates said today.
February 25, 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron takes questions from Rolls-Royce employees at GoodwoodA cross-continental tour in the Vauxhall Insignia proves to be a breeze; Prime Minister Cameron goes to Goodwood; driving Infiniti's Q70 MONDAY - It’s not often, even in the car-testing racket, that one gets to spend a whole day just driving. Well, driving and talking.When photographer Stan Papior and I set off in the newly engined Vauxhall Insignia 2.0...
Jack Goff seals the deal with Triple Eight chief Ian HarrisonFormer Renault UK Clio Cup champion Goff, 23, joins Andrew Jordan in MG's factory-backed touring car team this season Triple Eight Racing has signed 23-year-old Jack Goff to drive its second works-supported MG6 in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship this year.Goff, 23, won the Renault UK Clio Cup in 2012 and graduated to the BTCC the following season. After a...
- Buick climbed into the Top 10 while Acura, Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz fell hard in the latest report card on reliability and performance from Consumer Reports. Lexus finished No. 1 for the third straight year, ahead of a rising Mazda.
- The latest 'cute ute,' the Chevrolet Trax, has just gone on sale. It's part of a new wave to tiny, entry-level utility vehicles that are proving popular with buyers.
- Brand lauded by Consumer Reports; Toyota's earnings edge; Nissan Sway concept; Mazda, DeLorean vet Dick Brown, 81.
- An open letter to Cadillac boss Johan de Nysschen: Fixing Cadillac will be the biggest challenge of your career, a far larger task, even, than breathing new life into Audi. My brother is a perfect example why.
February 24, 2015
The Vulcan is Aston Martin's rival to the McLaren P1 GTR and LaFerrari FXX KAston Martin's new track-only hypercar is priced at £1.8 million, and features an 800bhp-plus 7.0-litre V12 engine The Aston Martin Vulcan is the British marque's entry into the hypercar arena. Just 24 examples of the £1.8 million track-only car will be made. It will be powered by the most powerful normally aspirated car engine in production, an 800bhp-plus 7.0-...
Jensen GT previewed as a styling modelThe Jensen name looks set to return, with a new GT model and an Interceptor 2 planned for 2016 The Jensen name is set to return on an "officially sanctioned" model for the first time in 13 years.The Jensen Group, a company spearheaded by former Aston Martin boss Tim Hearley, has produced a vehicle named the Jensen GT and is also working on a successor to the company's famous Interceptor model.The GT...
- Jalopnik beckoned its readers this afternoon to 'Ask Cadillac President de Nysschen anything.' They were more than happy to oblige.
- Outgoing exec wants more-global focus in U.S.; what next Honda CEO brings; K900 LeBron edition?; Cadillac ad, Apple icon.
February 23, 2015
- A customized 2006 Cadillac DTS owned by Warren Buffet sold for $122,500 USD during an online auction last week. Proceeds from the sale will benefit Girls Inc. of Omaha, a charity long supported by the Buffett family.