OEM News

  • In 2009, Volvo isn?t stopping its car that stops itself from being showcased around the country. The Volvo XC60 with standard City Safety is going on the nationwide From Sweden with Lov Experiential Tour, stopping in more than 85 cities.
  • Five nominees for Green Car Journal's 2009 Green Car Vision Award(TM) have been named, and one will be named the vehicle that best envisions the road ahead. The Chevrolet Volt, Fisker Karma, Honda FCX Clarity, MINI E and Mitsubishi i-MiEV are the nom
  • The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) has a new tutorial for the Secure Data Release Module (SDRM), which provides online directions for service repair facilities and locksmiths wishing to become registered and thus be eligible to receiv
  • CalMotors, makers of power electronics and embedded systems for hybrid and electric vehicles, reports that interest in its electronic control unit (ECU) and its electromagnetic interference (EMI) reduction system has increased dramatically since the
  • BorgWarner's dual-clutch transmission technology was showcased at the Tokyo Auto Show on the 2008 Nissan GT-R sports car, dubbed the most eagerly anticipated car in a generation by the automotive press.
  • They are called homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) engines and they combine the advantages of a traditional gasoline engine that uses the spark ignition process pioneered by August Otto and the compression ignition process developed by Ru
  • And the drum roll please. The 2008 North American Car and Truck of the Year, selected by a jury of 48 automotive journalists based in North America and judging on criteria such as design, safety, fuel economy, handling, performance, comfort, quality,
  • The 2009 Kia Borrego has achieved a five-star crash safety rating, the highest rating possible, for all seating positions in the latest frontal and side impact crash tests conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic
  • Air Products' new hydrogen fueling station at its Allentown, Pa. headquarters recently filled the hydrogen fuel cell vehicles of several automakers making their way across the country as part of a tour designed to demonstrate that hydrogen vehicle an
  • Volkswagen of America, Inc. highlighted clean diesel performance and vehicle personalization with three new concepts on display at the 2007 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show.
  • Like all kids, Greg Grams likes to wake up, get dressed, and go play with his toys. Grams has lots of toys—probably numbering in the tens of thousands. He has hundreds of cars, lots of soldier things, and even antique dolls. No, Greg Grams isn't
  • Responding to complex market forces swirling around the issue of automotive fuel economy, and leveraging more than 30 years of automotive powertrain research experience, Morpace will release its first annual Powertrain Acceptance and Consumer Engagem
  • Tire shipments are projected to decline by more than 6 percent this year compared to 2007, with a further 1 percent decline predicted for 2009, according to the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA). Total tire shipments were below 300 million for t
  • The Service and Parts Divisions of Ford Motor Company, Chrysler LLC and General Motors have launched The Power Line - a nationwide toll-free number to support aftermarket engine and transmission assembly sales and service to independent repair facili
  • ROUSH Performance unveiled the 510-horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque P-51A Mustang automobile last month at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
  • HUGHES Telematics is opening its newest office in Tokyo. A presence in Japan allows HUGHES Telematics to be immediately accessible to Japanese automobile manufacturers in support of their telematics planning and execution activities.
  • The second generation Audi A6 was introduced in 1998 with a 2.8L engine that was "punched out" to three liters for 2003. Although the models with more powerful engines were critically acclaimed, the base 3.0L front wheel drive model has been the comp
  • Chrysler LLC's Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) began rolling off the assembly line this week at its Newark (Delaware) Assembly Plant. Chrysler is offering the two-mode hybrid powertrain on both vehicles built at the plant, Dodge Durango and Chrysler
  • American Honda Motor Co., Inc., delivered its second FCX Clarity to Jamie Lee Curtis on July 31. Curtis and husband Christopher Guest are the second of approximately 200 customers who will begin leasing the vehicle in the United States and Japan over
  • In the center of the San Fernando Valley—just north of Universal City and Los Angeles and right next to the infamous San Diego/405 Freeway—is Galpin Ford, a family-owned and operated dealership since 1946. Galpin has been named Ford Motor C