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Report: GM program sees dealers taking on way more loaner cars

Given the volume of vehicles we're talking about, this is a significant development for GM's bottom line. Bring your car into the dealership for service, and you may need a loaner car in exchange. And with so many recalls being carried out, that means a lot of loaners - especially at General Motors dealerships. Show More Summary

Seven Finalists Announced For Europe’s 2015 Car of the Year

After months of deliberation, Europe’s Car of the Year panel has narrowed down the field of 32 to seven finalists. Autoblog reports the panel has chosen the following nominees for the 2015 Car of the Year: BMW 2 Series Active TourerShow More Summary

Junkyard Find: 2001 Chevrolet Tracker ZR-2

The second-gen Chevrolet Tracker, a badge-engineered version of the Suzuki Vitara and the descendent of the Geo Tracker Suzuki Sidekick sibling, was sold all over the world with many nameplates. It was never much of a big seller in the United States, so this ZR-2 is an unusual Junkyard Find. Show More Summary

NHTSA Ready To Force Nationwide Takata Airbag Recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is ready to force Takata and three of its clients into a nationwide recall over the catastrophic failure of the supplier’s airbags. The Detroit News reports the agency will bring Ford,...Show More Summary

Teased: Acura NSX coming to Detroit, the wait is almost over

Finally. After spending years rounding three bases in the development of the second coming of the Acura NSX, we can espy home base just beyond the turn of the year. Here is your first teaser image for the profoundly anticipated coupe that will show itself in production form at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. Show More Summary

Piston Slap: A Fireball of a 3.8L Oil Leak?

  Robert writes: I have changed the seal 2 times on my 3.8L Chevy and it still will leak. I had a place on harmonic balancer.I put the recommended slave to repair.It was not long enough to cover the bad spot on the balancer.It was close...Show More Summary

The Ford Transit: America’s Best-Selling Commercial Van In November 2014

In November 2014, for the first time in its six-month North American existence, the full-size Ford Transit was America’s best-selling commercial van. A number of special circumstances made the Transit’s sudden rise to the top of theShow More Summary

Motorsports: Ferrari picks up ex-Sauber driver Esteban Gutierrez as test pilot

With McLaren's long-awaited confirmation of Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button, the grid for the 2015 Formula One World Championship is finally complete. (That is, at least, aside from the bankrupt Caterham and Marussia teams, whose fate...Show More Summary

Chrysler Group Now FCA US LLC

Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s Chrysler Group is dead; long live FCA US LLC. The subsidiary made the name change official today, following the naming convention established by its parent company. Fiat, too, has cast its old corporate identity to the wind of change, now going by the name FCA Italy SpA. Show More Summary

Environmentalists Says Euro MPG & Emissions Testing Allows Gaming By Automakers

The prevailing narrative seems to be that the United States lags behind Europe in addressing issues like fuel economy and emissions. U.S. regulatory standards are seen as not as rigorous as those used in the European Union. Cars sold...Show More Summary

Detroit 2015: New Cadillac CTS-V Debuting January 13

It’s been a long time coming: Cadillac’s third-gen CTS-V will hit the ramp at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. Autoblog reports the high-performance premium sedan will bow January 13, though little else was mentioned at this time. The previous...Show More Summary

Video: Xcar gets muddy with BRP's Can-Am Maverick

Xcar has channeled its inner Dukes of Hazard, but uses a BRP Can-Am Maverick as substitute for the General Lee and a muddy English field instead of Hazard County, Kentucky. The Maverick is a side-by-side or utility task vehicle (SxSShow More Summary

U-Turn: What you missed on 12.16.14

Autoblog's ultimate holiday rides Like many of you, our editors have a lot going on during the coming holidays - moving between parties, schlepping people and things, or generally just trying to blast through the nasty winter weather that's common in so many parts of the country. Show More Summary

Report: Kiwi seniors accidentally lock themselves in Mazda3 for 13 hours, nearly die

It's an over-played trope that senior citizens are bad with technology. Its regular use as a comedic device, though, overshadows a more dire circumstance that comes when elderly citizens are paired with gizmos and gadgets they don'tShow More Summary

Report: Cheap gas has Ford investors nervous over 2015 F-150

Gasoline in the US continues its weeks-long descent with prices down about 13 cents a gallon over last week to $2.544, which is lower by around 69 cents/gallon from this time last year, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Show More Summary

Official: Autoweek dubs GMC Canyon, VW GTI its 2015 'Best of the Best'

For kids around the globe, tis the season for Santa, reindeer and presents. For the automotive industry, the last quarter of each year is reserved for awards, whether they come from Motor Trend, Car and Driver, Automobile, or yes, Autoblog. Show More Summary

Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #410

Episode #410 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Chris Paukert, and Greg Migliore talk about the Mercedes-Benz GLE, the next generation Audi Q7, and Ford's promise of 12 new performance models by 2020. We startShow More Summary

Auctions: eBay Find of the Day: J. Ruiter Reboot Buggy [w/video]

Do you need to be the person with the most unique vehicle on your block, a car or truck people constantly stop and ask questions about? Well, the Reboot Buggy from designer Joey Ruiter might be the ultimate answer to your iconoclastic...Show More Summary

Official: 2015 Hennessey VelociRaptor 600 fills an F-150 Raptor-sized void

Ford is rumored to possibly debut a new F-150 Raptor at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show in January, but whether that's the case or not, Hennessey Performance is ready to fill the muscle truck niche now with its latest VelociRaptor 600...Show More Summary

Report: Dodge delaying Challenger Hellcats ordered with satin black hood

The new Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is one of the most formidable muscle cars on the planet. And it looks the part, too - especially with the optional satin black hood. But if you were one of the first customers to place an order for...Show More Summary

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