OEM News

  • Changan Ford Sales Company, Ford Motor Company's joint venture in China, recently announced the opening of its 200th full-service dealership, completing a sales and service network that now covers the whole country.
  • New Orleans will be the site of the 2009 National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention and Exposition. In preparing for the city to host the event, NADA donated $400,000 to the the Brees Dream Foundation ? founded by New Orleans Saints qu
  • The National Science Foundation funded Science and Technology Center for Coastal Margin Observation and Predication (CMOP) has purchased two REMUS 100s for its studies from Hydroid, LLC, a manufacturer of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs).
  • ESI Group, which provides digital simulation software for prototyping and manufacturing processes, recently announced that AUDI AG has implemented the auto industry?s fastest supercomputer to advance safety standards.
  • MeshNetics, a provider of ZigBee modules and embedded software for OEMs and system integrators, announced at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, Calif., the successful completion of the ZigBee PRO certification of the company's line of ZigBi
  • OnStar has added two enhancements to its turn-by-turn service. The first new service is Destination Download. Current subscribers with screen-based navigation systems can quickly receive directions while on the go. The second service, eNav, allows su
  • Chrysler LLC is going straight to its customers to gain insight on product features and technologies with the industry's first online Customer Advisory Board. The online Customer Advisory Board's closed forum leverages the leading-edge technology of
  • Goodyear has been chosen to supply the original equipment standard tire for the 2009 Ford Flex, providing Assurance ComforTred tires in size P235/60R18. It is a premium passenger tire made with a special cushion layer to help provide a smooth, comfor
  • Eastern Manufacturing, Inc. is expanding its market presence following the company?s acquisition of The Automotive Edge/Hermoff Manufacturing from Dorman Products, Inc., a Colmar, Pa.-based supplier of OE automotive replacement parts, automotive hard
  • A recent posting by the U.S. Department of Energy lists the most fuel-efficient vehicles, and tires produced by Goodyear outfit six of the eight category leaders.
  • Edmunds.com estimates that the average automotive manufacturer incentive in the U.S. was $2,483 per vehicle sold in May 2008, up $132, or 5.6 percent, from April 2008, and up $117, or 5.0 percent, from May 2007.
  • Introduced in 2003, the G35 was face-lifted in 2005 and there were some mechanical changes. The earlier car's Brembo brake calipers were dropped in favor of standard Nissan single-piston calipers.
  • China is both the fastest growing motor vehicle market and the fastest growing vehicle producer, according to Research and Markets, which adds that China is also the world's second-largest car market -- it produced 8.88 million automobiles in 2007, o
  • When the new Mitsubishi 2008 Lancer Evolution MR arrives in American car dealer showrooms in June it will come with factory-installed Yokohama ADVAN asymmetrical performance tread tires and BBS forged aluminum alloy wheels.
  • Ford's 2009 Escape and Mercury Mariner sport utility vehicles are sporting new factory-installed tires specifically designed for improved fuel economy. The two fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly SUVs boast a projected 1 mpg fuel economy impr
  • Suzuki: 2004-08 Forenza
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  • The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is launching a campaign aimed at ensuring consumers that independent repair shops are "Open for Business" after concerns have been raised over misinformation surrounding the Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repa
  • Mazda has always built drivers' cars, and this minivan is no exception. Based on the fifth-generation 626 platform, it's smaller and lighter than other minivans, but the windows roll down on both rear doors. The MPV had a major facelift in 2002, whic
  • Firestone will assume title sponsorship of the Indy Racing League?s (IRL) official development series and re-establish the series name as Firestone Indy Lights. The change is part of an agreement between IRL and Bridgestone Firestone North American T