Learn what the Saturn emblem could actually be...
I’ve seen the rise and fall of the Saturn brand, and–frankly–its logo has always stuck out to me. For only being around 25 years, Saturn made waves in the automotive industry. Its short-lived enterprise truly lived up to its slogan of being “A Different Kind of Car Company.” That phrase easily applied to its odd emblem […]
Just when you thought it was safe to get back behind the wheel of a Saturn Vue… Now that I’ve gotten that terrible Jaws pun out of the way, General Motors has announced a recall for 312,000 more vehicles. Most prominent among this number is the Saturn Vue, of which GM has recalled 202,115 model […]
Announcer: Today is a day that ends in the word “day,” which means it’s a perfect-enough day for another round of…more GM recalls! *game show music plays* *crowd applauds* Host: Who are our lucky contestants today, Rich? Announcer: Why, we’ve got 56,214 Saturn Auras from the 2007-2008 model years! *crowd applauds* Host: The 2007-2008 Saturn […]
History was made in February when a Silver Ice Metallic 2020 Chevrolet Traverse Premier Redline Edition rolled off the line at General Motors’ Lansing Delta Township Assembly plant. That very sporty SUV was the 3 millionth vehicle built at the plant since it opened in 2006. “Our workforce is second to none,” said Manufacturing Executive […]
The film Apollo 13 isn’t just about our ability to solve problems thousands of miles away, it’s about a time when innovation led everything, cars included.
Cinematic classics, so-bad-they’re-good misfires, and beloved TV shows — all these and more are coming to Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu in July. Here’s a look at the most notable vehicle-related movies and TV shows scheduled to show up on major streaming services next month. Shop Click Drive: A more convenient way to find your next […]
Valentine’s Day is in the rearview mirror. Spring is (almost) in the air, as we’re just days away from March… It’s the perfect time to reflect on first dates and cars. Whether they’re past dates we remember fondly (or with awkward shudders) or the perfect first date that we’ve been daydreaming about, here are some of […]
You have heard a fair amount from we editors of The News Wheel, from our greatest pet peeves while driving to our childhood driving memories to each of our driver’s ed experiences. After an incident where my wife’s car broke down (the same one that was infested with carpet beetles), I was inspired to ask […]
As drivers hang onto their cars for longer periods of time, car dealerships are struggling to keep up with the current demand for used vehicles
The automotive industry took a pretty big hit during the global recession that began in 2008. As a result, automotive production was greatly decreased, from 53.2 million units in 2007 to 47.77 million units in 2009. Now, that reduction in production is having a profound effect on the used car market. Indeed, many used car […]
Here at The News Wheel, our editing staff is a close-knit bunch. We spend our days bringing you the latest car news, attending car shows, and laughing about some of the ridiculous stories we see online. But this time, we’ve decided to bring you a story a bit closer to our hearts. Everyone’s first vehicle has […]
Ever wonder what the meaning behind your favorite automotive company’s logo is? Let’s uncover the hidden symbolism behind 20 of the most prominent car badges. Are you ready to have your mind blown? Fun Facts & Hidden Meanings Behind Popular Car Logos Acura The Acura luxury brand takes its logo design from the shape from […]
See if your astrological sign has been assigned to be a nameplate for a vehicle
For centuries, humanity has looked to the stars for the answers of our universe. While we can send technology out into space itself to find those answers in the modern world, our ancestors had to settle with mapping the movements of far-off stars and heavenly bodies. The legacy of their work lives on in astrology, the study […]
General Motors will likely look to incorporate continuously variable transmissions in future small cars in an effort to comply with 2025 fuel economy standards, Automotive News reports. “We’re optimistic about CVTs in the US market for front-wheel-drive applications up to a certain weight level,” Dan Nicholson, GM’s vice president of global propulsion systems, said at […]
Noted astrophysicist, Cosmos host, and rap battler Neil deGrasse Tyson took to Twitter yesterday to share his thoughts on vehicles. Not which ones he thinks are the most environmentally friendly, or the most technologically advanced, or even the coolest—Tyson was focused on which cars have the most outer spacey names. It all started with this […]
General Motors has reaffirmed its commitment to the Spring Hill Manufacturing Plant in Tennessee with the recent announcement that it will invest an additional $788.7 million at the plant in order to create a new high-efficiency engine program, as well as modernize other vehicle programs at the plant. Want To Save More Money? Discover the […]
The very first thing Automobile Magazine writes in its piece recapping the seven vehicle chosen to be its 2016 All-Stars: “We don’t do boring.” To further confirm that proclamation, the editors at Automobile determined that the Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang and Shelby GT350R Mustang, two decidedly not-boring vehicles, were among the best. The 2016 Automobile […]
3-year-old Dylan tries to reach all the pedals at the 2016 Dayton Auto Show
If you ask my three-and-a-half-year-old son Dylan what his favorite toy is, he’ll simply say, “Cars!” Which car? Any car. ALL cars. Vehicles of every kind, actually. He truly loves them all. He takes them apart, takes the tires off to switch them with other cars, stacks them up, lines them up, races them, smashes them, […]
Does the iceScreen effectively protect your windshield from snow, or is it too much effort and forethought to use?
The thing I hate most about living in Ohio (and believe me, there are several) is waking up to snow and ice, especially when I have to rush to work in the morning. Sure, I have remote start to warm up my car, but clearing my car of snow and ice in the […]