Magna Steyr Mila EV Concept: Electric, Boring

Manufacturer Magna Steyr will debut the Mila EV Concept, an electric vehicle with a 100-mile range, at tomorrow's Geneva Motor Show. The company is hoping if they build it, they (automakers) will come. » 3/02/09 4:00pm 3/02/09 4:00pm

Chrysler Productivity Ties Toyota; Sales...Not So Much

Apparently answering today's QOTD with a "hell yes," our friends in Auburn Hills have tied the super-best automaker from the Land of the Rising Sun in at least one category: Most productive manufacturer, according to this year's Harbour Report. What does that mean? That Chrysler assembles a vehicle in 30.37 hours on… » 6/05/08 12:45pm 6/05/08 12:45pm

PopMech Analyzes The Tesla Lawsuit Shenanigans

This week we heard about a couple of lawsuits mythical electric sports car almost-manufacturer Tesla has managed to get tied up in. The first one saw Magna suing Tesla for breach of contract over its transmission design, the other was Tesla going medieval on Fisker for allegedly stealing designs associated with the » 4/18/08 7:00pm 4/18/08 7:00pm

Magna Steyr To Debut Mila Alpin Concept in Geneva, Hints At Mini SUV?

It wasn't a surprise to us when the folks at BMW announced Austrian firm Magna Steyr would get the contract for building the Mini Crossman SUV, as the company is already responsible for the production of the BMW X3, Jeep Grand Cherokee and other vehicles. Our interest in the Mini Crossman is now even greater after… » 2/28/08 11:00am 2/28/08 11:00am

Rumored! 2010 Iteration of Four-Door Chrysler 300 To Get Drop-Top…


Although specialty builder and supplier ASC Incorporated unveiled its Helios concept, a lattice-structured ragtop based on a 300C four-door sedan, at the Detroit show last year, word on the street is the German-American hybrid's rejected the ASC design due to cost considerations and feasability studies. Instead, Motor … » 9/08/06 10:37am 9/08/06 10:37am

The Future Is Later: Magna Puts off Prototype Launch

According to the Toronto Star, the future of the auto industry will be delayed somewhat. Austro-Canadian production outsourcer Magna International says it's postponing launch of the Torrero II prototype — a car it wants to build for an automaker as a high-volume model — citing the need for significant design changes.… » 9/05/06 12:24pm 9/05/06 12:24pm