One of the leading auto and van rental companies in North America, Avis Budget Group Inc., has agreed to purchase the Maggiore Group, one of largest vehicle rental companies in Italy. According to Chelsey Dulaney of The Wall Street Journal, the deal is worth $170 million. In the report from Dulaney, the Avis Budget Group will be looking to, "launc...

By Giovanni Corbelletta If you love Italian cars, then the place to be was the Concorso Italiano, the annual all-Italian car show that has become one of the main events of the Monterey Car Week. This year saw a new location for the event at the Black Horse Golf Course in Seaside California.   With the Monterey Bay in the background, the new...

Maserati North America, Inc. today reports its strongest sales results yet of (1,367 units) sold this September. This record number reflects a 241 percent increase compared to the same month last year and a 300 percent year-over-year increase.   Such an extended streak marks the twentieth consecutive month of year-over-year sales growth for...

by John Halas   Lamborghini has finally green-lighted the development of a new SUV with production to take place at its Sant'Agata Bolognese facility in Italy. The third model in Lamborghini's tight vehicle range after the Huracan and Aventador will go on sale in 2018, with the VW Group-owned firm expecting annual volumes of around 3,00...

High performance sports car maker Lamborghini inaugurated the Advanced Composite Structure Laboratory (ACSL): a new analysis lab in Seattle for carbon processing. Carbon is the essential element for future car bodies and it allows the company to focus its investments on a technological factor that is fundamental for its production. The Seattle lab...

by Doron Levin   Next month, the new Fiat 500X crossover goes on sale in the U.S. Will this vehicle, bigger than its mini sibling the 500, finally bring Americans into Fiat showrooms?    With small crossovers one of the fastest-growing and most popular vehicle segments, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.'s timing for bringing the new...

Lucca is an ancient walled city in Tuscany that has all the charms of Florence, but it is smaller, even more navigable by foot, and isn't as overrun by tourists. On this day in early summer, the Sun is sparkling on the cobblestones and the locals are sidestepping the gawping visitors.   And then comes the noise. A racket of deep, burrin...

Maserati North America, Inc. today announced it will celebrate Cento anni di Maserati- 100 years of Maserati- in true Italian style. This epic series of driving events to honor the Trident's 100th Anniversary will take place in key cities across America. Maserati owners and enthusiasts will be drawn from across the U.S. to showcase their finest au...

100 years ago this week, the four Maserati brothers opened a small automotive repair shop in the heart of Bologna, Italy.   In the decades since, the Maserati brand has experienced its fair share of trials and tribulations, ranging from War to bankruptcy, from incompetent ownership to quality control problems. Through it all, Maserati has ne...

The color of the walls, floors and ceilings is a dead giveaway. If there was any doubt that the Italian designers known for sculpting the sleek forms of Ferraris, Maseratis and other sports cars — many of them vibrantly red — were responsible for the interiors of a new 42-story condominium tower developed by the Related Group, one glance at th...