Latin Americas Best Selling Cars Are Unsafe

Latin Americas Best Selling Cars Are Unsafe
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In recent years, the number of cars in Latin America homes has grown exponentially. To take advantage of this growing market, car companies are offering cheap models to attract more customers into their showrooms. Some of Latin America’s best selling cars pose high risks of life-threatening injuries and are considered to be two decades behind… Continue Reading...

Cummins Forecasts Spike in Demand for Diesel Engines

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Cummins Forecasts Spike in Demand for Diesel Engines
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The world’s economy stinks, gas is expensive and we’re all watching our wallets closely. You might assume that would also indicate less car parts being sold, but not for diesel engine manufacturer Cummins. “Several of the economies where Cummins operates are clearly weakening,” COO Tom Linebarger told analysts last month. “We really don’t know how… Continue Reading...

GM Unveils New Chevrolet Cobalt Sedan Concept

GM Unveils New Chevrolet Cobalt Sedan Concept
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In North America, GM has replaced the Chevrolet Cobalt compact with the new Cruze sedan. However in South America, an all-new Chevy Cobalt has been revealed in pre-production form at the Buenos Aires Auto Show in Argentina(June 17-26). The South American Cobalt will enter production in 2012 and will be offered in ethanol (flex fuel), gasoline and… Continue Reading...

GM To Launch Opel In World Markets, Possible Conflict With Buick Looming In China?

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GM To Launch Opel In World Markets, Possible Conflict With Buick Looming In China?
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General Motors is hoping to expand their Opel nameplate beyond its traditional European markets to places like China, Australia, South America and other unspecified Asian countries. GM is hoping to leverage Opel’s premium brand image to expand its lineups in places where the General lacks a foothold in that market segment. Chevrolet (and Holden) are… Continue Reading...

From Brazil, With Love: the New Fiat Uno

From Brazil, With Love: the New Fiat Uno
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We love (well, a few of us here love) superminis more than the latest and greatest supercars. Why? They’re honest, unpretentious, and the literal background of many countries across the globe. In South America, there is no typical  two-car garage — everything a family does is done in a small car, like the new Fiat… Continue Reading...

Report: Police Seize Fake Dakar Rally Truck Loaded with Cocaine

Report: Police Seize Fake Dakar Rally Truck Loaded with Cocaine
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“Is that hashish in your race suit, or are you happy to see us?” was probably what Spanish police said to drug smugglers at the helm of a fake Dakar rally truck. The graphics-laden and off-road prepared truck had blended in with support trucks along an official rally route, in hope of delivering its load… Continue Reading...