Articles by Brett LoGiurato
- Barry Sanders, Ex-Detroit Lions Running Back, Will Promote All-New Nissan Pathfinder at Detroit Auto Show
January 04 2012 12:16 PM
Barry Sanders, the former Detroit Lions running back who has shied away from the media spotlight since stunning the NFL world by retiring in 1999, will meet with the media next week in Detroit to promote Nissan's ventures at the 2012 North American International Auto Show.
- Dodge Charger Redline, Chrysler 200 Super S to Debut at Detroit Auto Show [PHOTOS]
January 03 2012 5:53 PM
Chrysler on Monday announced and released photos of the 2012 Dodge Charger Redline, which the company will debut next week at the 2012 North American Auto Show in Detroit.
- Total Buys $2.32 Billion Stake in Chesapeake's Natural Gas Shale Reserves
January 03 2012 11:57 AM
French oil giant Total has acquired a $2.32 billion stake in Chesapeake Energy Corporation's Utica shale region in Ohio, a move that signifies an increasing shift toward new energy sources as crude oil prices continue to rise.
- Verizon Drops $2 Fee Plan after Customer Backlash
December 30 2011 5:53 PM
Only a day after announcing it would impose a $2 fee for one-time online and telephone bill payments, Verizon Wireless on Friday scrapped the plan because of consumer backlash.
- Ford Sales Top 2 Million Mark for First Time Since 2007, Another Prosperous Sign for Auto Industry
December 30 2011 3:17 PM
Ford Motor Co. said Friday that vehicle sales of its brand topped the 2 million mark, making Ford the first automotive brand to reach the milestone since 2007.
- Car Recalls 2011: Toyota, Honda, Mazda and Spiders Head the List [PHOTOS]
December 29 2011 5:57 PM
As 2011 comes to a close, we're taking a look back at some of the hiccups auto companies faced this year -- namely, problems in its cars that forced either voluntary or mandatory recalls.
- U.S. Auto Sales Grow for Third Year, with 'no Clunkers'
December 27 2011 7:00 PM
A large part of Jesse Toprak's job as the chief automotive industry analyst for TrueCar.com is to advise consumers on which cars to target -- and the clunkers to avoid. In 2011, though, something changed within the United States automotive industry. There are very few, if any, clunkers.
- Dodge Halts Production of Caliber, Making Way for Dodge Dart [PHOTO]
December 27 2011 3:25 PM
Chrysler has officially ended production of the Dodge Caliber, the company said last week, ending the line's rocky run and paving the way for the Fiat SpA-designed Dodge Dart.
- Chevy Super Bowl Ad 2012: You Can Help Choose the 30-Second Spot and Win $10,000 [VIDEO]
December 23 2011 4:06 PM
Chevrolet's Route 66 is a promotion that will determine a 30-second spot General Motors plans to air in next year's Super Bowl in February. Users can watch the videos on a special website created for the promotion -- ChevroletRoute66.msn.com.
- Via Motors to Introduce 'iPhone of Cars' Extended-Range Electric Pickup, SUV and Van
December 23 2011 4:03 PM
Via Motors spokesman David West offers a bold comparison for his company's latest line of electric vehicles: the iPhone.
- Lexus' Sporty Concept Car, Which Might be a Hybrid [PHOTO]
December 22 2011 7:07 PM
On Wednesday, Lexus released an official teaser photo of its sporty concept LF-LC car, which it will introduce on Jan. 9 at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. Reports say the concept vehicle could be a hybrid.
- Best Buy Cancels Christmas Orders, Causes Consumer and Analyst Backlash
December 22 2011 7:02 PM
Best Buy has notified some online customers that it cannot complete their online orders, just three days before Christmas and already into the Hanukkah season. Some of the orders were placed in November.
- Does Jaguar, Land Rover's Move to Skip Detroit Auto Show for India Expo Signal Trend by Automakers to Cut Costs?
December 22 2011 4:52 PM
More and more automakers find themselves strapped for cash, picking and choosing which shows to exhibit their new products. This year, Jaguar and Land Rover, both owned by Indian conglomerate Tata Motors, said they will both skip the Detroit Auto Show in favor of the Auto Expo in New Delhi, India, next month.
- Specialty Auto Co. Revamps Jeep Grand Cherokee, Other SUVs, As Electric Vehicles
December 21 2011 7:37 PM
Amp Electric Vehicles will introduce a converted electric version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee next month at the Detroit Auto Show.
- Japan Earthquake, Tsunami Cause Jump in Honda, Nissan Prices: Analysis
December 21 2011 5:17 PM
The Japanese earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 caused a drastic drop in vehicle production and a near-6 percent rise in vehicle pricing for a key Honda model. That's according to analysis from ALG, a leading automotive residual values and analytical data products source.
- Nissan Pathfinder Will Undergo a Complete Makeover for Detroit Auto Show
December 20 2011 7:14 PM
Nissan expanded Tuesday on last week's announcement of a Nissan Pathfinder Concept that will be introduced at the 2012 North American International Auto Show next month in Detroit
- Toyota Announces Prius c, Plug-In Hybrid Concept for Detroit Auto Show
December 20 2011 4:58 PM
Taking its turn in the deluge of announcements leading up to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Toyota on Tuesday said it would reveal two new Toyota vehicles at the January event -- the Prius c and the Plug-In Hybrid Concept.
- Saab Bankruptcy: How GM's Missteps Let Down the Iconic Brand
December 20 2011 2:46 PM
Joe Wiesenfelder doesn't blame General Motors for Saab Automobiles' bankruptcy filing. Wiesenfelder, a Cars.com analyst who has been covering the ups and downs of Saab for more than a decade, can understand the backlash, though.
- Former 'Car Czar' Steve Rattner Clarifies Statements on Bailout, United Auto Workers
December 19 2011 6:19 PM
Steven Rattner, the former head of the United States auto task force, attempted to clarify remarks about the salary of United Auto Workers members that he made last Thursday in speaking before the Detroit Economic Club.
- Nissan Sentra Recall: Faulty Battery Terminal Could Cause 50,000 Sentras to Stall in Motion
December 19 2011 5:38 PM
Nissan Motor Co. said Monday it will begin conducting a voluntary recall of more than 50,000 Sentra vehicles, fearing that a faulty positive battery terminal could stall the vehicles while in motion.