Kia Garners More Design Awards

- February 11, 2016 at 5:10 AM

The iF Design Awards were established in Germany in 1953 with six guiding principles: To identify, support and promote good design To raise awareness of design among the public and the role it plays in our lives To help companies integrate design into their long-term strategies To safeguard the role of professional designer and boost awareness for this job profile To effect social change through design To support talented young people and create a public platform for young designers Each year the competition receives approximately 5,000 entries from some 70 countries.

GM: The Drive to Profitability, Part 2

- February 09, 2016 at 5:12 AM

In a previous post we looked at some of the reasons behind the 2015 GM record $10.8-billion earnings before interest and tax (EBIT). It is worth noting that the company is fairly confident that 2016 will be good as well, reaffirming its expectation that its earnings per share-adjusted will be “between $5.25 and $5.75.” It probably isn’t wishful thinking.

Leave the Fueling to Them

By: Gary S. Vasilash - February 04, 2016 at 5:20 AM

While it might seem as though Silicon Valley is all about Tesla Model S or X, electric vehicles both, or even the tiny little Google car that is without a gasoline fuel filler door (because it is electric, too). But apparently there are more than a few gasoline powered cars out in places like Palo Alto and Menlo Park because a new on-demand gasoline delivery start-up has launched.

The Volkswagen Wedge

By: Gary S. Vasilash - February 03, 2016 at 5:00 AM

At a car show being held this week in Bremen, Germany, the Autostadt, the Volkswagen Group automotive theme park, museum and delivery center in Wolfsburg (2.42- million visitors were there in 2015, which just goes to show you how important automobiles are in Europe), is having an exhibit of “wedge-shaped” cars.

Volkswagen in China

- February 02, 2016 at 5:00 AM

Although Volkswagen’s woes are well known, it is interesting to note that in the Chinese market in 2015, it was the top brand in the country.

2017 Hyundai Elantra & the State of the Industry

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

Although, as Dave Zuchowski, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America, explains, crossovers are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. market, the compact segment is something that cannot be overlooked nor underestimated.

Ducati Performance

By: Gary S. Vasilash - January 29, 2016 at 5:00 AM

Back in 2012 Audi bought Italian motorcycle manufacturer extraordinaire Ducati for €860-million which, at the time, probably seemed like a good idea.