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Motor Press Guild Track Day 2012

The L.A.-based Motor Press Guild is an organization for automotive journalists, analysts, industry and public relations people. As it has for several years, MPG recently held its Track Day event over two days at AAA Speedway east of Los Angeles. Thirty automakers brought nearly 100 vehicles for journalists and analysts to drive. While the brief […]

2012 MPG Track Day: 2013 Dodge Dart

It wouldn’t have taken a lot of effort for Dodge to have made a better compact vehicle than the awkward looking, awkward driving Caliber. Even an SRT version failed to elicit much excitement. Enter the Dart; based on a successful Fiat sedan, it brings a higher level of techno look and feel to the interior […]

What About Bob?

Coming on the heels of Chrysler’s Chapter 11 announcement is word that after the company emerges from bankruptcy Chief Executive Bob Nardelli will be leaving, according to Automotive News.

Come fare tu per esempio ‘Jeep’ in Italiano?

The answer is Fiat. And so with that, the Italian auto giant is buying into not the Chrysler of today, but the one that will emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, possibly in a matter of weeks.

2008 Auto Sales: Skid Marks Before the Cliff

Most automakers announced December sales figures today, and once again the news is dismal. However, the annual declines are what deserve our attention. GM and Ford haven’t seen sales figures this low since the late 1950s and early 1960s, respectively. The General realized a 22.7 percent decline in sales for 2008 vs. 2007; Ford notched 22.8 percent, however that factors in Land Rover and Jaguar, which were sold to Tata Motors in mid-2007. [Full data from Automotive News]