BP on Oil Today—and Tomorrow

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 11, 2016 at 5:00 AM

If you’re an oil company, lower prices notwithstanding—as BP put it in its recently released annual report: “Prices are expected to remain low at least through the near term.

Jeep Anniversaries

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 08, 2016 at 5:04 AM

This marks the 75th anniversary of what is the world’s most well-known, go-anywhere, do-anything vehicle brand, Jeep.

Cheerio Car Shows (?)

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 04, 2016 at 5:00 AM

While there is all manner of consternation regarding Brexit in the U.K. and the E.U.—the issue of the Brits departing from the European Union—there is an exit of another sort that could conceivably be telling—a small clue, mind you, but a clue nonetheless—about the future of the automobile in the U.K.

Volvo at Geneva—30 Years Ago

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 02, 2016 at 5:00 AM

All though there are all manner of new and intriguing cars on display at the Geneva Motor Show right now, here’s one from the show of 1986: It’s the Volvo 480 ES.

Investing More in EcoBoost

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 01, 2016 at 5:10 AM

That Ford is investing $145-million in the Cleveland Engine Plant to increase production of the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine isn’t entirely surprising.

Faurecia Creates a Conceptual Hatch

By: Gary S. Vasilash - February 25, 2016 at 5:00 AM

Faurecia has developed a concept for a crossover tailgate and roof that is not only composite-intensive, but it has a clever design that doesn’t use the conventional hinged design, but slides over the top of the vehicle.