How Every Car Company Screwed Up The Apple 'Eyes Free' Announcement

This week saw the announcement at Apple's World Wide Developer's Conference of a partnership with nine automakers — probably the biggest tech-car partnership this year. You'd think the car companies would be ready for this big moment. You'd be wrong, as our undercover tech reporter explains. — Ed. » 6/15/12 3:00pm 6/15/12 3:00pm

Why Is The Right Using A Car Mag Puff Piece To Defend Mitt Romney From …

Since yesterday's Washington Post profile of a prep school-aged Mitt Romney showing the presumed Republican presidential nominee terrifying a kid everyone thought was gay, conservative outlets have been scrambling for another perspective on young Romney. They've found it in a softball piece on Romney from Automobile… » 5/11/12 10:30am 5/11/12 10:30am

Watch Ford Marketing Chief Jim Farley Explain Why He Loves Jalopnik

Last week at an after-party during the New York Auto Show, a long-time automaker PR professional uttered a maxim of automotive spin I've heard so often it feels like a Tantric mantra: "The cars are the stars." Every time I hear it, I shake my head — because if there's one phrase that sets us apart from every other… » 4/13/12 10:00am 4/13/12 10:00am

How Mark Fields, Ford's Possible Next CEO, Once Tried To Attack A Man…

According to Bloomberg, Mark Fields — mullet enthusiast, Ford Motor Company's then and current president of the Americas, and reportedly a leading candidate to succeed Alan Mulally as CEO of the automaker — nearly got into a fistfight with the car company's former CFO over a marketing budget and had to be restrained by … » 3/02/12 8:30am 3/02/12 8:30am

GM Buys 7% Of Peugeot In Platform-Sharing Alliance

GM has officially teamed up with PSA Peugeot Citroën In order to stop losing all the money they're earning in the rest of the world in Europe on Opel/Vauxhall. Or, to put it other terms, they've dumped their weirdo Swedish girlfriend and picked up a tiny underfed French woman to help raise a better family. » 2/29/12 12:15pm 2/29/12 12:15pm

Is the Chevy Volt a sales flop?

General Motors has repeatedly claimed a sales target for 2011 of 10,000 units for the plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt sedan. But, nine months into the year, they've only shipped 3,895 off the lot. In fact, in September sales numbers, released an hour ago, GM sold only 723 Volts. Will GM fail to meet its own sales… » 10/03/11 12:30pm 10/03/11 12:30pm