American automobile giant Ford Motor Co. on Friday announced its new line of F-650 and F-750 medium duty trucks that will roll out from the company's Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, west of Cleveland.
Ford is shifting production of its medium duty trucks from Mexico to its Avon Lake plant as a result of its collective bargaining agreement made in 2011 with officials of Ohio Assembly Plant and United Auto Workers Union.
The auto giant is investing $168 million to shift production of the medium duty trucks from Mexico to the Avon Lake plant.
The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) has come a long way in the last 25 years, Chairman Bob Shuman said as the popular show closed on a high note on Sunday despite ruthless winter blues.
Braving blustery winter conditions and icy roads, a huge number of people visited the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit to feast their eyes on new cars on the final day of the 2014 North American International Auto Show.
Luxury auto giant Chevrolet this year bagged awards for both categories in the prominent North American Car and Truck of the Year event.
While the 2014 Corvette Stingray sports car has been named as the North American Car of the Year, the 2014 Silverado 1500 pickup truck picked the award for in the truck/utility category.
It is for the first time in Chevrolet's history that the company has bagged awards for both categories. It is the second consecutive year when a vehicle from General Motors has bagged the award. Last year, the top honor was bagged by the
Luxury car manufacturer Volkswagen AG has announced its decision to invest $7 billion in North America over a period of next five years, a move that basically aims at boosting the company's growth in the region.
Martin Winterkorn, chief executive officer of Volkswagen, announced that the company intended to use the money to set up a new manufacturing facility in the region. However, a location for the new facility has yet to be selected.
Tesla Motors Inc. on Friday announced that it would provide owners of its electric cars with revamped home charger wall adapters with thermal fuses.
The manufacturer of electric cars announced the revamped home charger wall adapters after reports that some wall sockets melted or smoked during charging.
In December last year, the company released an over-the-air software update to addressed potential overheating of the socket. The company said that it believed that the update fully addressed the problem, and added that the new wall adapter was designed to provide additional protection.
American auto maker Ford Motor Co. on Tuesday used the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 (CES 2014) in Las Vegas to announce some very exciting new apps for its in-dash Sync AppLink.
When the company's all-new Mustang will go on sale later this year, its new SYNC AppLink system will provide drivers easier access to new features from several of their favorite mobile apps on the move. Using the apps, drivers will be able to find space for parking and even order a pizza from Domino's while on the go.
Luxury car maker BMW used the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 in Las Vegas to unveil an app for Samsung's smartwatch Galaxy Gear.
BMW announced that its environment-friendly electric car i3 will feature a special app for the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch.
Equipped with the iRemote App, the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch will allows BMW i3 drivers to instantly check important vehicle functions, such as remaining range, without taking out a smartphone or opening an app.
Jeep Australia has just launched a second special edition of its widely acclaimed iconic off-road four-wheel-drive stalwart Wrangler.
The new Dragon Edition is based on the Wrangler Unlimited Overland four-door, but some noticeable improvements and additions allow it to look unique. The new special edition adds 18-inch wheels, bronze highlights to the front-end garnishes, badges and the Mopar fuel door bolts.
The newly unveiled 345bhp Volvo V60 Polestar car will be available in the UK in June next year, the luxury carmaker has confirmed.
Volvo has unveiled two new high-performance Polestar models, the Volvo V60 Polestar and S60 Polestar. While the company confirmed the V60 Polestar for the UK launch, no such confirmation was given for the S60. The Polestar-tweaked S60 will initially be exclusive to North America, Sweden, Switzerland, Japan and The Netherlands.
Automobile giant Hyundai on Tuesday introduced the world to its next-generation super-luxurious sedan Genesis in South Korea.
The next Genesis has received the first complete revamp since its launch in the year of 2008. It boats several new interior and exterior features, such as all-wheel-drive system and flat-front nose.
South Korean automaker Kia Motors is planning to make its recently introduced K900 flagship sedan a subject of its Super Bowl advert.
Unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday, the Kia K900 will be available in two engine versions - a 3.8-liter, 311-horsepower V6 engine and a 5.0-liter, 420-horsepower V8 engine, both of which will be bolted to a innovative 'smooth-shifting' 8-speed automatic.
The Kia K900 will feature a 12.3-inch TFT screen instrument cluster and a head-up display, which shows speed of the vehicle, turn-by-turn directions, and lane departure system warnings.
South Korean automaker Hyundai has announced its plans to launch a hydrogen-powered vehicle next year.
Hyundai aims to roll out its sports utility vehicle (SUV) dubbed Tucson, which will be powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, in the United States sometime in 2014. It is going to be the first mass-market hydrogen-powered vehicle to be sold or leased in the country.
John Krafcik, chief executive officer at Hyundai North America, recently said, "These things [hydrogen-powered vehicles] are now ready for prime time."
American automobile giant General Motors Co (GM) has confirmed a recall of more than 44,000 units of 2014 Chevrolet Malibu in North America for fixing a technical glitch that can cause the cars' window-defrosters to malfunction.
The computer-controlled ventilation system of the Chevrolet Malibu sedans has been found reverting to the previous setting when the driver select the defrost setting, which could leave the vehicle’s windshield fogged.
In what was the third fire incident involving electric carmaker Tesla's Model S sedan in the last six weeks, a Model S owned by a Tennessee man caught fire on Wednesday after running over a trailer hitch.
Though none of the three drivers of the Model S sedans involved in fire incidents received any injuries, the occurrence of the incidents in quick succession have apparently delivered a blow to Tesla's image.
American auto giant Ford on Wednesday claimed that one of its models has become the world's top-selling car, beating rival manufacturer Toyota's widely acclaimed car Corolla.
Citing registration data compiled by research firm R. L. Polk & Co., Ford said that its Focus car sold a total of 589,709 units between start of January and end of June across the globe. The figure represents an increase of 20 per cent in sales of Focus from the corresponding six-month period of last year.
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