A U.S. Senate committee has shot down a number of auto safety measures including one that would hold executives criminally accountable for not disclosing known automotive defects, reports the New York Times. “Hiding these deadly defects with near impunity is what the industry has succeeded in doing,” said Sen. Show More Summary
McLaren has put its new ‘Long Tail’ 675LT through its paces in the supercar’s natural environment - the track. Luckily for us, the camera crew happened to be handy that day… Unveiled at this year’s New York Auto Show following a typical...Show More Summary
I read on YIMBY that some people who live or work in the Jerome Avenue corridor in the Bronx are concerned that rezoning the area to allow residential development could price out many of the auto body shops and other car-related businesses that operate in the area. Show More Summary
Curiosity was peaking at the New York International Auto Show in April as the mainstream press, car bloggers and the public all jockeyed for a peek at the Lyons Motor Car LM2 Streamliner, heralded as the leader of a new American auto...Show More Summary
By Michael Moran NEW YORK – With relatively little fanfare and amid the debate over a US-led trans-Pacific trade accord that would leave China on the sidelines, a Chinese company has announced a plan to build an auto plant in Berkeley County, South Carolina – the first ever instance of a [...]
McLaren has flagged its intention to further expand its Sports Series range, with the addition of “two new body styles” over the next two years. The range currently comprises the 570S, unveiled at this year’s New York Auto Show, and the 540C which appeared at the Shanghai Auto Show two weeks later. Show More Summary
The New York Times editorializes in favor of a crackdown on auto loans (which I wrote about here): “ A report by the Center for Responsible Lending estimated that dealer markups on loans made in 2009 would cost consumers an additional...Show More Summary
Honda gave us an early look at its all-new, 10th-generation Civic with the debut of the Civic Concept (shown below) at the recent 2015 New York Auto Show. Although a coupe, the concept hinted at the styling expected for new versions of the Civic sedan and Civic Coupe and possibly a new Civic Liftback model. We now have spy shots of a prototype for...
The auto industry has seen a marked increase in outstanding loans in recent years, with data compiled by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York showing that total auto loans have jumped from $702 billion at the end of Q2 2010 to $968 billion in Q1 2015 – a 38% jump in under five years. Show More Summary
In mid-2015, the New York Times published a story about Republican Senator Marco Rubio, a young politician who is a rising star of the Grand Old Party and a presidential candidate hopeful. The NY Times article indicated that a 10-year...Show More Summary
The inaugural New York Fashion Week: Men's has landed Cadillac as a sponsor, shortly after Mercedes-Benz ended its partnership with the women's shows.
-Vodafone explores how “Connected Farming” could help small farmers in India (video above). -BBDO New York chief creative officer Greg Hahn shares “Lessons in creative alchemy from Black Sabbath.” -Twitter launched Auto Amplify, a programmatic...Show More Summary
Starting at the very beginning of the year, Chevrolet has been on a whirlwind pace overhauling its car lineup. First there was the 2016 Volt at the Detroit Auto Show followed by the 2016 Malibu and Spark in New York, and then there was the recent introduction of the 2016 Camaro. Show More Summary
And the winners of inaugural Fashion Futures Awards have been announced.
After years of focusing on its compact and midsize offerings, Cadillac finally adds a full-size flagship to its portfolio in the form of the all-new Cadillac CT6, which debuted at this year’s New York International Auto Show. The rear-wheel-drive...Show More Summary
The first Ford Mustang was introduced at the 1964 New York International Auto Show as a 1964.5 model in front of a huge, wide-eyed audience. The moment it reached production and later into customers’ hands, the Mustang became an instant cult classic, selling more than a million unit in its first year alone. Fast forward […]
New York City's largest nocturnal flea market/indie music venue/food court is being displaced by the world's largest luxury auto maker. As of June 1st, the Brooklyn Night Bazaar has to vacate its 23,000 square-foot warehouse on Banker Street near Wythe and North 15th so that BMW can move in. Show More Summary
It is a brave new look for the popular Lexus RX, which was shown for the first time at the 2015 New York International Auto Show. In hopes of attracting younger buyers, the United States’ best-selling luxury crossover adopts the gutsy design language found on current-generation Lexus models, such as the RC Coupe and the IS sedan. Show More Summary
The New York Times profiles the money man behind Sen. Marco Rubio’s rapid political rise, a billionaire auto dealer named Norman Braman. “As Mr. Rubio has ascended in the ranks of Republican politics, Mr. Braman has emerged as a remarkable [...]
Getty Images By Jason Notte NEW YORK -- Getting a traffic ticket isn't great under any circumstance, but your insurance company thinks you should be sweating some offenses more than others. The Insurance Information Institute notes that spending on auto insurance has held remarkably steady in recent years. Show More Summary