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  • TORONTO - Auto parts maker Martinrea International Inc. (TSX:MRE) has announced the appointment of longtime industry executive Pat D'Eramo as its next president and CEO. D'Eramo will join the company Nov. 1, replacing current present and chief executive Nick Orlando.The appointment of D'Eramo, 52, follows what Martinrea says was a …

    October 20, 2014

  • US agency warns car owners to get air bags fixed due to potentially deadly inflator problem

    DETROIT - The U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people to get the air bags in their cars fixed, amid concern that a defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or passengers.The inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing …

    October 20, 2014

  • DETROIT - At least 29 people have died and 27 people have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches.Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the totals Monday.Feinberg says he has received 184 death claims since August. Of those, …

    October 20, 2014

  • DETROIT - General Motors' chief lawyer Michael Millikin, who withstood withering criticism from lawmakers for his department's handling of an ignition switch recall, is retiring early next year.GM says in a statement that the 66-year-old Millikin will stay on until a replacement is on the job.During a July Senate hearing …

    October 17, 2014

  • Dealer Oct 17

    Sales Rep: Ernie FoortDealership: Gerry Gordon MazdaNo. of Years: SixFavourite Model: Mazda 6Why: "The ride and handling are phenomenal," says Foort of the Mazda 6, "the model is second to …

    October 17, 2014

  • Mercedes-Benz throws party in Exchange

    On Oct. 8, Mercedes-Benz Winnipeg threw a party downtown to introduce the all-new GLA sport utility vehicle and the redesigned C Class.The dealership staged the event, which promised an evening of fashion, food and fun, at a warehouse in the Exchange District."We had about 350 guests for the evening," says …

    October 17, 2014

  • Study shows women better at learning from driving mistakes than men
    Forget the stereotypes

    Women are better drivers than men.Relax ... that's just a cheap shot to make you keep reading. The topic is right up there with sex, religion, politics and money. If your holiday dinners need a shot of trouble, change things up this year and talk about driving.A recent Irish study …

    October 17, 2014

  • 2016 Acura NSX promises to be a bargain supercar

    Much like its legendary predecessor, the upcoming 2016 Acura NSX is promising Ferrari-rivalling performance at a relatively low price.Specifically, Acura is targeting the Ferrari 458 Italia, according to chief engineer Ted Klaus in an interview with Australia's What Car? (hat tip to MotorAuthority)."We have to achieve the type of acceleration …

    October 17, 2014

  • TORONTO - Ontario's Liberal government insists it can meet a two-year target to cut auto insurance rates even though they're behind schedule.The government promised to bring the rates down by an average of 15 per cent across the province by August 2015, pledging to meet an eight-per-cent target in the …

    October 16, 2014

  • DETROIT - Volkswagen barely edged out General Motors for second place in the global auto sales race during the first three quarters of the year, but Toyota was expected to keep its lead to stay in first place.GM said Wednesday that is sold 7.372 million cars and trucks worldwide from …

    October 15, 2014

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