Volkswagen Beetles, Golf R Heading to 2012 SEMA Show

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Volkswagen Beetles, Golf R Heading to 2012 SEMA Show
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Volkswagen has announced its lineup of customized vehicles heading to the 2012 SEMA Show, with its Beetle model being the star. Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Jetta, Golf TDI, Audi A3 TDI Being Recalled Over Fuel Leak

Volkswagen Jetta, Golf TDI, Audi A3 TDI Being Recalled Over Fuel Leak
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Volkswagen is recalling 168,000 diesel engine vehicles produced from 2009-2012 over a possible leak from the fuel injectors that could start a fire. The vehicles in question are Volkswagen Jetta, Jetta SportWagen and Golf models as well as the Audi A3 TDI. 161,144 VWs and 7,131 Audis are involved in the recall, while no injuries… Continue Reading...

General Motors Regional Divisions Now Profitable, Opel Included

General Motors Regional Divisions Now Profitable, Opel Included
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While General Motors seemed desperate to sell Opel back in 2009, GM CEO Dan Akerson now says that the terms of the sale were a “bad deal” and that Opel, along with GM’s other global divisions, are now profitable. Nick Reilly, GM’s European president, said that GM Europe will be profitable – albeit not by… Continue Reading...

Ford Focus ST To Debut At Frankfurt Auto Show, Details Released In Advance

Ford Focus ST To Debut At Frankfurt Auto Show, Details Released In Advance
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For the European market, the thought of another high performance Ford Focus has become banal, but North America is eagerly awaiting the launch of the first “Euro” hot hatch variant of the Focus, with the upcoming Ford Focus ST. The original Focus SVT was based on a European model called the Focus ST170, but the… Continue Reading...

Saab 9-6X Concept Unveiled After Being Axed Six Years Ago

Saab 9-6X Concept Unveiled After Being Axed Six Years Ago
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The Saab 9-6X concept was unveiled six years after being axed. The first pictures of the concept have hit the web and was unveiled at the company’s museum in Trollhättan. The 9-6X was based on the Subaru Tribeca and was slated for production but the vehicle was shelved when GM sold their 20 percent minority stake in Fuji… Continue Reading...

2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class To Debut At Frankfurt Auto Show

2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class To Debut At Frankfurt Auto Show
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The next generation Mercedes-Benz B-Class will make its debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show in September, with the car moving towards a hatchback body style rather than the current pseudo-minivan design. A full range of four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines will be available, along with a start-stop system for improved fuel economy. Mercedes’ main… Continue Reading...

Vauxhall/Opel Insignia To Spawn Coupe Variant

Vauxhall/Opel Insignia To Spawn Coupe Variant
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A “leaked document” (read: dubious rumor) claims that a coupe variant of the Opel Insignia sedan, may wear the famed Calibra badge. The previous Calibra was known for its slippery styling and turbocharged engines, and the Insignia would make a worthy successor. Opel previewed an Insignia Coupe with their GTC Concept, which was powered by… Continue Reading...

41 Dacia Logans For Sale In Iowa, Ready To Undergo EV Conversion

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41 Dacia Logans For Sale In Iowa, Ready To Undergo EV Conversion
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The Dacia Logan, intended to be sold in world markets as basic transportation, was never supposed to come to America, but somehow, 41 Dacia Logan station wagons found their way to Iowa, sans drivetrain. The fleet of Romanian-built compacts, engineered in collaboration with Renault, came without VINs as well, since the cars were intended to… Continue Reading...

Saab Going On Tour To Promote Resurgent Company, Chinese Partnership

Saab Going On Tour To Promote Resurgent Company, Chinese Partnership
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Saab is hitting the road in an effort to promote its new financial backers, but the road show will have to wait for approval from several authorities who must approve Saab’s transactions with China’s Hawtai Motor Group and Russian financier Vladimir Antonov. CEO Victor Muller will target major media events and car shows in an… Continue Reading...

Volvo Plans For Flagship Sedan Now On Hold

Volvo Plans For Flagship Sedan Now On Hold
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Volvo CEO Stefan Jacoby has announced that their plans for a flagship sedan to compete with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7-Series have been put on hold, and may be dead altogether. “It is not in our midterm or long-term strategy right now,” CEO Stefan Jacoby said at last week’s Shanghai Auto Show. “That has… Continue Reading...

Saab Property Sale To Russian Banker Blocked

Saab Property Sale To Russian Banker Blocked
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Saab’s attempt at selling off assets to a Russian financial magnate Vladimir Antonov has stalled after the European Investment Bank told the Swedish auto maker to essentially find a new partner within a set time frame. The EIB and other parties have expressed concerns regarding Antonov’s reported Russian mafia connections. All parties involved are understandably… Continue Reading...

2012 Volvo S60 Drives Away With IIHS Top Safety Pick Award

2012 Volvo S60 Drives Away With IIHS Top Safety Pick Award
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Another one makes the cut. Add the 2012 Volvo S60 to the list of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick award winners. That means it earned good performance ratings for front, side, rollover, and rear crash protection. It also comes with standard electronic stability control (ESC), which is also needed to win… Continue Reading...

Volvo To Lease C30 Electric Car For $2,100 Per Month

Volvo To Lease C30 Electric Car For $2,100 Per Month
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Volvo recently revealed that it is looking for 400 early adopters to test a prototype of its 24 kWh all-battery powered C30 Electric car. Better get in line early, because the limited range, practically hand-made vehicle will be leased for just $2,100 per month. Why bother with an every day C30 four-passenger, two-door hatchback, when the exotic… Continue Reading...

SEAT Plant In Spain To Produce Audi Q3, 700 Jobs Added

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SEAT Plant In Spain To Produce Audi Q3, 700 Jobs Added
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Volkswagen‘s Spanish subsidiary SEAT is preparing to take on the task of assembling Audi‘s Q3 compact crossover, at their plant outside of Barcelona. The move comes as a bit of a quid pro quo for Audi, since SEAT’s Exeo flagship is a re-badged Audi A4, and with SEAT’s flagging sales presenting an issue for Volkswagen’s… Continue Reading...

Maserati To Expand Markets Amid Growing Sales

Maserati To Expand Markets Amid Growing Sales
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Maserati is reporting a sales increase of 20 percent in 2010 and selling 2,000 cars. Not bad for a car company that only a decade ago was a boutique maker of finnicky but beautiful Italian exotics. In a press conference at the Geneva Auto Show, CEO Harald Wester remarked that 2011 should be a banner… Continue Reading...

Suzuki Kizashi To Be Sold In The United Kingdom

Suzuki Kizashi To Be Sold In The United Kingdom
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The Suzuki Kizashi may have enjoyed critical acclaim (and rightly so) but it’s sales figures have never been stellar. Suzuki is planning to sell the Kizashi in the UK  later in 2011, and while Suzuki only plans on selling 500 units, it’s difficult to imagine the car being anything more than a low-volume curiosity. With… Continue Reading...

Geneva 2011: Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback Debuts

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Geneva 2011: Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback Debuts
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One strange aspect about the Chevrolet Cruze hatchbackhas less cargo room than its sedan counterparty. While the Cruze sedan has 450 liters of cargo space, the hatchback has 50 fewer liters because of the model’s shorter rear overhang. Nevertheless, 65 percent of vehicles sold in Europe are hatchbacks, and a Cruze hatch is a necessity… Continue Reading...

Lamborghini LP700-4 Aventador Interior Shot Leaked

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Lamborghini LP700-4 Aventador Interior Shot Leaked
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You know all about the Lamborghini LP700-4 Aventador by now, but here’s something you haven’t seen before – a shot of the interior. AutoGuide will be at the Geneva Auto Show starting Monday, and will have live shots of the Aventador, but in the mean time, this is all you get. [Source: Lamborghini] Continue Reading...

2012 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback Leaked Ahead Of Geneva Auto Show

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2012 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback Leaked Ahead Of Geneva Auto Show
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The production version of the Chevrolet Cruze hatchback has broken cover ahead of its debut at the Geneva Auto Show, and interestingly has less cargo room than its sedan counterparty. While the Cruze sedan has 450 liters of cargo space, the hatchback has 50 fewer liters on account of the shorter rear overhang. Nevertheless, 65… Continue Reading...

BMW 335i Costs $260,000 In Singapore As Vehicle Permits, Taxes Increases 24-Fold

BMW 335i Costs $260,000 In Singapore As Vehicle Permits, Taxes Increases 24-Fold
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Think the $41,400 sticker price for a BMW 335i is bad? Be glad you don’t live in Singapore where the same model will run you $260,000, about what an Italian exotic would retail for in the United States. Singapore residents who want a private vehicle must pay for a special permit that allows them to… Continue Reading...

Ferrari Will Not Release IPO For Several Years

Ferrari Will Not Release IPO For Several Years
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Ferrari head Luca Cordero di Montezemolo denied reports that the company was planning to go public. “There are no current plans (to list the company). Perhaps in three, four or five years. There is no project now. Maybe there never will be,” he told Reuters. There was brief speculation that Ferrari would be listed on… Continue Reading...

Infiniti Etheria Concept To Show At Geneva, Use Mercedes Power

Infiniti Etheria Concept To Show At Geneva, Use Mercedes Power
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Without a compact luxury car, Infiniti will have a hard time competing in their new European stomping grounds, and let’s face it, a rebadged Nissan Versa ain’t exactly up to the task. What Infiniti does have is a new alliance with Daimler through parent company Renault-Nissan. Infiniti is about to leverage this relationship big-time with their new… Continue Reading...
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