Sure, the New York Giants won the 2012 Super Bowl. But who won the battle of the Super Bowl car commercials? NBC says advertisers paid an average of $3.5 million for a 30-second spot in this year's Super Bowl. Last year, Volkswagon was the biggest crowd pleaser with their Darth Vader "The Force" ad which got millions of views online before it debuted on TV. This year, the early favorite was Ferris Bueller (aka Matthew Broderick) hawking a Honda. But Chrysler's Halftime in America ad, starring Clint Eastwood, is what everyone is talking about now. Here's one viewer's take on the Top 6 Super Bowl car commercials for 2012. Which is your favorite?
Chrysler, Toyota, and Nissan report US strong auto sales for June, while Ford and Volkswagen saw US auto sales dip for June. General Motors' auto sales were up 1 percent, despite all of the recalls.
General Motors will recall an additional 7.6 million vehicles in the US for an ignition flaw similar to the one responsible for several accidents and at least 13 deaths. The GM vehicles recalled Monday were involved in accidents causing at least three more fatalities.
Ford reportedly sold more than 13,000 of its Explorer crossover vehicles to police departments across the US, outselling cop cars built by competing automaker Dodge.
A bill that would allow direct sales of cars serves as a "pre-emptive strike" against any measures to block automaker Tesla from selling its vehicles to consumers, according to an Arizona lawmaker. Meanwhile, Tesla reportedly named Arizona as a potential home for its planned battery factory.
Honda has reaffirmed its commitment to expanding its hybrid offerings in the U.S, despite halting production of the Honda Insight later this year. Honda's hybrid efforts will focus on larger models like the Accord and Civic.
Figuring out how much a car will cost to maintain over its lifetime can be tricky -- but Dealnews.com reports on an effort that collected driver data from 30 million people and their automobiles to see where problems with the vehicles were most likely to appear.