July 23, 2014

July 22, 2014

  • General Motors plans to make its European operations profitable are taking shape as the automaker has rebranded its European unit as the Opel Group and a renewed its focus on small, profitable cars. GM's operations have lost nearly $18 billion in the last decade. To get all of the details, go to TheDetroitBureau.com.
  • Photo credit: GConnoyer Photography New cars are great, and they are often even better than what the home builder might come up with after a hefty dose of aftermarket upgrades. But sometimes a true enthusiast comes up with something special—something you can’t buy from a dealer. Plus there's the satisfaction you get from building the...
  • Lexus has just launched a new compact crossover in the form of the 2015 NX, but the automaker may end up launching an even smaller high-riding model to take on a new generation of subcompact crossovers such as the Buick Encore, MINI Cooper Countryman and upcoming Audi Q1. The information was revealed by Lexus’ European vice president Alain...

July 21, 2014

  • A record-setting year for recalls and high-profile problems with General Motors and Toyota are swirling together to create a cauldron of proposed laws aimed at making automakers be accountable or pay up in a significant way. The proposals include jail time for executives hiding significant problems. For all the details, go to TheDetroitBureau.com.
  • Standard road cars used to be rather hopeless at tackling race circuits. Tires and brakes overheat, vast expanses of asphalt can make even brisk cars feel quite slow, and road-biased suspension means cornering felt like negotiating the Pacific ocean in an inflatable raft. MUST SEE: Lamborghini Veneno Roadster Delivered In Germany: Gallery, Video...
  • It’s become something of a regular occurrence for manufacturers to issue so-called “stop sales" if a new model may face a recall. But in an unusual move, GM has put a stop sale on used Cadillac CTS and SRX models. TheDetroitBureau.com explains why.
  • Reports of the Chevrolet SS muscle sedan receiving a six-speed manual transmission and magnetic ride suspension for the 2015 model year emerged back in April, and now we have semi-official confirmation of those reports via General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] online ordering guide for fleet buyers. According to the guide’s listing for...
  • Earlier this month, General Motors released a teaser for a new Buick crossover set to debut in China this year, which we said will most likely be formally revealed at the 2014 Guangzhou Auto Show in November. Images showing the new crossover in full have now surfaced, following a private presentation in China over the weekend. The new crossover is...
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