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Yokohama Opens New $300 Million Commercial Tire Plant in Mississippi
October 6, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

  Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi (YTMM) has announced the opening of its new $300 million commercial truck tire facility in West Point, Mississippi. “The grand opening of our first U.S.-built plant is truly a historic day for Yokohama,” said Tadaharu

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Rotary Lift celebrates heavy-duty lift safety and productivity
October 5, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Free t-shirt, buyer’s guides, ALI training discount and more are available this week with Rotary Lift.

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GM Unveils ‘Let’s Drive NYC’ Car-Sharing Program 
October 5, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

Running an errand to a big box store or planning a weekend excursion are about to get easier for some Manhattan residents because of a car-sharing program revealed today by General Motors. It’s the company’s latest move to deliver urban mobility options to customers

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Fisker Automotive Announces Name Change to Karma Automotive
October 2, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

Fisker Automotive and Technology Group announced a name change today to Karma Automotive. The company also launched its new website, including a video that reveals its new logo at karmaautomotive.com. “With new ownership, a new management team, and a new production

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Volkswagen’s Reputation Takes Big Hit With Vehicle Owners
October 2, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

A recent survey by AutoPacific reveals only 1 out of 4 vehicle owners have a positive opinion of Volkswagen following the recently unveiled diesel deception, compared to 3 out of 4 prior to hearing the news. In addition to drivers

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ALLDATA Signs Licensing Agreement With Volvo for the European Market
October 2, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

  ALLDATA Europe GmbH, an affiliate of ALLDATA LLC., has announced it has signed a licensing agreement with Volvo to include manufacturer-specific repair information in ALLDATA Repair(R). The agreement with Volvo brings the number of vehicle brands to more than

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Holley Performance Products Acquires MSD Group
October 2, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

Holley Performance Products has announced the acquisition of the El Paso, TX based MSD Group. The MSD Group includes iconic brands such as MSD, Mr. Gasket, Accel, Superchips, Edge, Racepak, Mallory, Hays, QuickTime, and Lakewood. “We are excited to bring

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VW and Audi Returning Green Car Of The Year Awards, Vehicles Deemed Ineligible
October 1, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

Green Car Journal is rescinding the Green Car of the Year awards previously honoring the 2009 VW Jetta TDI and 2010 Audi A3 TDI, the first time this has occurred in the award program’s decade-long history. Audi of America President

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ContiTech Introduces New ‘Ability’ Marketing Campaign 
October 1, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

ContiTech, a leading worldwide manufacturer and distributor of rubber products for a variety of applications, has introduced a new marketing campaign, called Ability, for a variety of services and product lines for North America. “ContiTech’s acquisition of Veyance Technologies earlier

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Proposed $2.5 Billion Class Action Launched Against Volkswagen For Diesel Engine Manipulation
September 30, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

Toronto law firm Roy O’Connor LLP  has announced the commencement of a proposed class action lawsuit action against Volkswagen A.G. and a number of its subsidiaries in Canada relating to the manipulation of emissions data in a number of the

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Dr. Winfried Vahland Appointed President and CEO, Volkswagen North American Region
September 30, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

  As part of decentralization of its company activities, Volkswagen Group is strengthening the North American region and is combining its activities in the USA, Mexico and Canada into the newly formed North American Region (NAR). The Supervisory Board has

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AP Exhaust Acquires Eastern Catalytic
September 30, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

  AP Exhaust Technologies has announced the acquisition of Eastern Catalytic headquartered in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. This strategic acquisition will combine AP’s full line exhaust offering and expertise with Eastern’s first-to-market catalytic converter emissions capabilities, thus positioning the combined company as