Ranking the Top Car Companies

May 31st, 2013 at 7:01am

There’s a lot of jockeying amongst the biggest car companies in the world. They all want to get bigger in the belief that this will give them the economy of scale they need to have lower costs and higher profits. So how do they stack up against each other? Let’s take a look.

Visteon e-Bee

May 30th, 2013 at 7:01am

Automotive supplier Visteon recently took the wraps off a concept vehicle called the e-Bee. It represents the company’s vision of what cars and the technology they’re equipped with will be like in the year 2020. Here’s a look at what this concept is all about.

Federal-Mogul IROX Coating

May 29th, 2013 at 7:01am

Anything that you can do to decrease friction in an engine can lead to better performance and fuel economy. Recently, Federal-Mogul developed a new type of dry lubricant that they call IROX to put on connecting rod bearings. Here’s a look at how the new process works.

2014 Kia Sorento

May 28th, 2013 at 7:01am

The Kia Sorento is one of the company’s most popular crossover vehicles. 80% of the 2014 model is new or re-engineered. Autoline Daily correspondent Sean McElroy has all the details for what’s new.

2013 MINI Paceman

May 27th, 2013 at 7:01am

Mini continues to grow in the U.S. Last year the company sold over 66,000 vehicles, the most it’s ever sold in America. And that number will likely keep going up with the launch of the seventh model in its line-up, the Paceman. Here’s a look at what this new model is all about.

2014 Mazda6

May 26th, 2013 at 7:01am

The Mazda6 is one of the most important cars for the company in the U.S. Autoline Daily correspondent Isaac Bouchard recently got to drive the car and he shares his thoughts on how it stacks up against the competition.

The UAW’s Biggest Problem

May 25th, 2013 at 7:01am

The UAW once had a monopoly on automotive labor in the United States and Canada but not anymore. Obviously the union has to do something because it’s only a matter of time before the union runs out of money.

AAH #197 – Chevrolet Cruze Diesel: 50 MPG at 50 MPH?

May 24th, 2013 at 4:47pm

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Why take the risk? What makes you think it would work this time? We’re asking, of course, about GM’s relationship with the long-embattled diesel engine. Decades after the General killed diesels in passenger cars, Chevrolet is counting on a reversal in fortunes as it offers the Cruze with a modern diesel powerplant. This week as Mike Siegrist, Assistant Chief Engineer of the Chevy Cruze Diesel, joins us in studio with an engine in tow, we’ll ask him why the company is putting its faith in diesel once again. As usual, we’ll get into the latest news including Viper returning to Le Mans and Renault entering Formula E. Joining John McElroy in studio is co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design & Production.

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2014 Kia Forte

May 24th, 2013 at 7:01am

The Kia Forte debuted in the U.S. a little over three years ago. For the 2014 model, the company updated its styling, added new technology and upgraded the powertrains. Here’s Autoline Daily correspondent Sean McElroy with al the details.

2014 Mazda CX-5

May 23rd, 2013 at 7:01am

The Mazda CX-5 is a terrific vehicle but some think it’s a bit under powered. Well, Mazda seems to have the answer for those complaints, as Autoline Daily correspondent Isaac Bouchard reports.