First, a foreign auto worker was arrested. Now one has been ticketed under Alabama's anti-illegal-immigration law. Could neighboring states lure away businesses that employ foreigners?
2013 Ford Escape will dress up like a crossover this year. The auto company says that this new 2013 Ford Escape will appeal to a younger car shopper.
Voters in Seoul elected a leftist for mayor and showed their discontent with the status quo. The winner, Park Won-soon, ran on a message of 'change' that could affect South Korea's ties with North Korea.
Steve Jobs's Apple products reached across the globe, and so is news of his passing, particularly in Asia, where his innovation transformed the technology industry.
Compact cars will be built in greater numbers this year as automakers cater to penny-pinching consumers. Companies also hope to eat into sales of Toyota, Honda compact cars.
Ford sold 5.3 million vehicles last year, but wants to sell 8 million in the next five or six years, more than one-third of its sales to come from its Asia Pacific and Africa region by 2020.
The average price of gas was $3.85 a gallon for the week that ended Monday. The number of automotive travelers during Memorial Day weekend is expected to be about the same as a year ago.
North Korea has taken control of Mt. Kumgang, a jointly maintained tourist area in which South Korea's Hyundai Asan had invested more than $1.5 billion for a hotel, hot springs, shopping mall, and a road inside the North.
Fuel-efficient cars – like Chevy's Cruze, Hyundai's Elantra, and Ford's Focus – led an estimated 19 percent car sales increase in April. GM says rising gas prices started pushing drivers into fuel-efficient cars in March.
Auto sales rose 27 percent from February 2010, but gas prices have also been rising. At a minimum, higher gas prices could affect car-buying preferences.