Industry

NHTSA: Traffic Deaths Up a Lot in First Nine Months of 2015

By Kelsey Mays on February 5, 2016


CARS.COM — A preliminary estimate by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows a big increase in the number of traffic deaths through the first nine months of 2015. NHTSA said today that 26,000 people died in traffic accidents from… Read More

NHTSA: Traffic Deaths Up a Lot in First Nine Months of 2015

By Kelsey Mays on February 5, 2016

CARS.COM — A preliminary estimate by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows a big increase in the number of traffic deaths through the first nine months of 2015. NHTSA said today that 26,000 people died in traffic accidents from… Read More

Scion Is Toast: What It Means to Owners and Shoppers

By Kelsey Mays on February 3, 2016

CARS.COM — With Toyota's unexpected announcement today to pull the plug on Scion, owners and shoppers will have many questions. We'll try and answer a few below. Related: More Scion News Will Toyota discontinue Scion's cars? The tC coupe will… Read More

What's Our Favorite Scion?

By Jennifer Geiger on February 3, 2016

CARS.COM — When Toyota unveiled its Scion brand more than a decade ago, out-of-the-box models such as the xB and the tC were a hit with both the brand's targeted young, urban demographic and mainstream buyers. Years marked by a… Read More

Toyota Discontinues Scion Brand

By Kelsey Mays on February 3, 2016

CARS.COM — Scion, Toyota's onetime youth-oriented brand, has come to the end of the road. The sudden news today closes the chapter on Scion, whose boxy xB hatchback would become its defining car. Over the course of Scion's 12-plus years… Read More

NHTSA Launches Recall Awareness Campaign

By Fred Meier on January 21, 2016

CARS.COM — About 51.3 million vehicles were recalled in 2015, a record number that beat 2014's total just shy of 51 million, Mark Rosekind, administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, announced today. The number of recalls was nearly… Read More

GM Launches New Car Sharing Service Maven

By Matt Schmitz on January 21, 2016

CARS.COM — GM knows a whole lot about manufacturing and selling cars. Now the Detroit automaker is looking to become a car-sharing maven. GM today announced its new smartphone-operated car-sharing service, Maven, the automaker's attempt to get a foothold in… Read More

NHTSA, Auto Industry Partner on Safety

By Kelsey Mays on January 15, 2016

CARS.COM — An agreement today between federal regulators and the auto industry could put safety innovations in the fast lane. With support from virtually the entire auto industry, the Department of Transportation unveiled plans today to improve safety practices across… Read More

FCA Rebukes Allegations It Paid Dealers to Inflate Sales Numbers

By Matt Schmitz on January 15, 2016

CARS.COM — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles denies charges that it paid off dealers to falsify monthly car sales in order to inflate its numbers. A suburban-Chicago-based dealership group this week filed a lawsuit against the automaker in federal court, alleging that… Read More

GM Collection Program Taps Into Automaker's Used-Car Inventory

By Rick Popely on January 14, 2016

CARS.COM — GM will launch a new online program in early February that will allow consumers to select a vehicle from a nationwide used-vehicle inventory and take delivery through a dealer of their choice. Related: More on Car Buying The… Read More

Mitsubishi Pins Future on Crossovers

By Jennifer Newman on January 8, 2016

CARS.COM — Mitsubishi has its sights set on selling 100,000 vehicles in 2016 and beyond, and the keys to hitting that goal, the automaker says, are crossovers and electric vehicles. "That's what's going to get us to the next levels… Read More