2011 Chrysler 200C Officially Revealed

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2011 Chrysler 200C Officially Revealed
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Chrysler‘s much maligned Sebring is getting a new name and a new look for 2011. Re-branded as the 200C, the mid-size car from the Pentastar brand retains the Sebrings sillhouette but the new fascias and lights help make the car look substantially better than the outgoing Sebring. Power comes from a 2.4L four-cylinder or a… Continue Reading...

Video: Dacia Quality Control The Opposite Of “Kaizen”

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Toyota was once famous for its “Kaizen” methods of continuous improvement, whereby incremental changes throughout the product development and production process helped make their cars better. Every business school student has heard stories about Toyota plant employees being given authority to stop the production line so that quality issues can be solved – and we’re… Continue Reading...

Nissan Leaf To Qualify For $8,500 Incentive In Ontario

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Nissan Leaf To Qualify For $8,500 Incentive In Ontario
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The Canadian province of Ontario announced that the Nissan Leaf will qualify for the full $8500 rebate on electric vehicles sold in Ontario. The provincial government offers incentives of $5,000 to $8,500 Canadian dollars will apply to electric vehicles sold in the province. The incentives vary based on the size of a cars battery, but… Continue Reading...

In Post-Soviet Russia, VW Develops Polo Sedan For You

In Post-Soviet Russia, VW Develops Polo Sedan For You
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The Volkswagen Polo is best known for its hatchback bodystyle, but certain markets, like Russia, prefer a traditional sedan bodystyle. VW threw a bone to 4-door lovers in Moscow, when it unveiled its new Polo sedan, but the big news for us is that the Polo sedan is a lock to come to North America, as VW… Continue Reading...

New Volkswagen Touran 7-Seater Gets 51.3 MPG

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New Volkswagen Touran 7-Seater Gets 51.3 MPG
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Volkswagen‘s compact Touran Minivan (not to be confused with the Routan sold here in North America) has just been launched in its newest incarnation, and the range is being led by a 1.6L BlueMotion diesel that makes 105 horsepower returns a very impressive 51.3 miles per gallon. Also interesting is the tiny 1.2L 4-cylinder gas… Continue Reading...

Report: Nissan Planning New Small Car to Slot in Under Versa

Report: Nissan Planning New Small Car to Slot in Under Versa
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Nissan is working towards building a new global small car that will be sold in North America under the Versa. In many ways a successor to the Micra, which Nissan does not offer in the U.S., this new small vehicle platform will spawn a small sedan, hatchback and a multi-purpose vehicle. Nissan is aiming to… Continue Reading...