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Nissan, Infiniti and GM Recall Models

Nissan/Infiniti and GM are recalling about 23,500 vehicles. 2010 to 2011 Cadillac SRXGeneral Motors is recalling about 8,800 Cadillac SRX models from the 2010 and 2011 model years because they could roll away. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the transmission shift cable on these models “was improperly installed and may come out of the transmission bracket.” If the cable isn’t attached properly, the shifter, which is attached to the transmission, won’t work ... continue reading»

Tags: Safety, NHTSA, Cadillac SRX, Infiniti FX, Infiniti M, Nissan Frontier, Nissan Xterra, Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan NV, Model News, Recall

Chevrolet to Offer Sport-tuned Sonic RS Model

Chevrolet will add a performance-oriented RS variant to its Sonic lineup for the 2013 model year. Chevrolet says that its primary goal is to give the Sonic “a more performance-oriented look and feel,” according to the automaker’s press release. The 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS, which is only available as a hatchback, will be powered by the same 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine available on the 2012 Sonic, and will be paired with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission ... continue reading»

Tags: Chevrolet Sonic, Chevrolet, Affordable Small Cars, Model News

Honda Civic Refresh to Come Sooner Than Expected

Honda executives have stated that the automaker is working on the Honda Civic’s first refresh already, in order to address reviewer criticism and jump start sluggish sales. The 2012 Honda Civic has been on sale since April 2011, and the automotive press is reporting that the 2013 model will see upgrades. "Honda is scrambling to revamp its Civic just eight months after a new version hit showrooms, and critics say it's an admission that the compact car fell ... continue reading»

Tags: Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, Honda, Model News, 2012 Honda Civic

Saab Reaches End of the Line

Saab Automobile filed for bankruptcy Monday, marking the end of more than 60 years of making vehicles. The Swedish automaker’s owners “turned the company's assets over to a Swedish court-appointed receiver,” CNNMoney reports. General Motors, who sold Saab to Swedish Automobile in 2010 as part of its own bankruptcy reorganization, blocked attempts by Chinese investors to buy the automaker, The Detroit News reports. GM, who is still a minority shareholder in Saab, also “owns some technology licenses,” Businessweek ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Saab

North American Car and Truck of the Year Finalists Announced

The Automotive Press Association has revealed the vehicles in the running for the 2012 North American Car of the Year and North American Truck of the Year awards, which will be given out at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. The Volkswagen Passat, Hyundai Elantra and Ford Focus are the North American Car of the Year finalists, and the Honda CR-V, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque and BMW X3 are the North American Truck of the ... continue reading»

Tags: BMW X3, Ford Focus, Honda CR V, Hyundai Elantra, Volkswagen Passat, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, Model News, Detroit Auto Show, North American Car of the Year, North American Truck of the Year

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