Toyota GT86 Price is Double in Netherlands over US

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Toyota GT86 Price is Double in Netherlands over US
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Bummed about not being one of the lucky few to snag a Scion FR-S this year? Just be glad you’re not living in the Netherlands where the same car costs an awful lot more. Continue Reading...

Bright Automotive Blames Department of Energy for Failure

Bright Automotive Blames Department of Energy for Failure
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Bright Automotive has just announced its plans to close up shop. It blames the Department of Energy (DOE) for not helping secure a $314 million loan. In a letter to DoE secretary Steven Chu, Bright execs wrote that the government failed them and ultimately lost “hundreds of great manufacturing and technical jobs … and thousands… Continue Reading...

China Imposes Heavy Duties On U.S. Imported Cars, Will Trigger A Trade War

China Imposes Heavy Duties On U.S. Imported Cars, Will Trigger A Trade War
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China has recently become one of the biggest markets in the world. They are buying more new cars than any other nation and just about every brand that wishes to become successful opens up a dealer network in this developing market. One of the biggest benefactors has been the American auto industry, with marques like… Continue Reading...

Lotus Cars USA Announces New CEO

Lotus Cars USA Announces New CEO
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Lotus Cars USA made the public announcement that former Ferrari CEO Maurizio Parlato is the new CEO of their U.S. operation. Parlato has actually been with the company for a few months, but Lotus spokesman Kevin Smith told Automotive News Lotus hadn’t made the announcement until recently because they had been too busy appearing at auto shows. Parlato’s… Continue Reading...

Formula One Adds New Jersey As Latest Racing Venue For 2013

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Formula One Adds New Jersey As Latest Racing Venue For 2013
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The moment has come. Formula One, the pinnacle of international automotive racing, is coming for Greater New York in 2013! According to well placed sources involved in the matter, the Formula 1 franchise will make an official announcement of the “Formula One Grand Prix of America” some time next week. Slatted for June 2013, the… Continue Reading...

One Billion Cars Are On The Road

One Billion Cars Are On The Road
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In 2010, the world’s vehicle population hit one billion which works out to be roughly one car for every seven people. Reports conclude that China fueled half of the global growth, as it passed Japan for the world’s second largest vehicle population, with 28 million cars on the road. India’s vehicle population has increased by… Continue Reading...

Fiat 500 Buyers Prefer Premium Trim Levels, Plenty of Options

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Fiat 500 Buyers Prefer Premium Trim Levels, Plenty of Options
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American consumers buying the Fiat 500 are choosing pricier packages and customized options. The mid level Sport ($17,500) model accounts for almost half of the model’s sales in the first five months of the Italian brand in the U.S. The top level Lounge ($19,500) model represents 20 percent of sales which features bigger wheels, leather seats,… Continue Reading...

Honda Recalls 1.5 Million Accord, CR-V and Element Models

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Honda Recalls 1.5 Million Accord, CR-V and Element Models
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Honda has launched a recall for about 1.5 million vehicles in the United States to update the software that controls the automatic transmission. The recall will include the 2005-10 4 cylinder Accord, 2007-10 CR-V and 2005-08 Element models. The issue surrounds a bearing in the automatic transmission system that was not built with sufficient strength and as a result,… Continue Reading...

Chevrolet To Launch Spark Subcompact In First Half Of 2012

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Chevrolet To Launch Spark Subcompact In First Half Of 2012
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Today, General Motors confirmed that the Chevrolet Spark subcompact will be sold in the U.S. The Spark goes into production this month as the smallest car sold by Chevrolet. The General Motors executive director of North American production communications, Jason Laird, confirmed that the vehicle will launch between January to June 2012 as a 2013… Continue Reading...

New Jersey In Contention To Host F1 Race

New Jersey In Contention To Host F1 Race
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With the construction well underway in Austin, TX for a purpose built F1 track, you could be forgiven for thinking the US-F1 deal is settled for the next few years at least, but you’d be wrong. According to reports from The Wall Street Journal, New Jersey could come in the picture and host a second… Continue Reading...

Chrysler Ousts Ford As Canada’s Number 1 Truckmaker

Chrysler Ousts Ford As Canada’s Number 1 Truckmaker
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Chrysler has taken the title of number one light-truck seller in Canada from Ford in the first half of 2011. Deliveries in the light truck segment have grown at twice the rate of the rest of the Canadian auto industry, and Chrysler led in sales last month for the first time in 2011. The Dodge… Continue Reading...

Toyota RAV4 EV Will Now Be Sold To The General Public In 2012

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Toyota RAV4 EV Will Now Be Sold To The General Public In 2012
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Toyota has clarified their position on the 2012 RAV4 EV and the car will be sold to the general public. The RAV4 EV makes use of Tesla’s electric drivetrain and has been tested with 160 users receiving positive feedback, according to Geri Yoza, Toyota’s national business planning manager of advanced vehicle marketing. Testers charged the RAV4 more frequently (around… Continue Reading...

Hyundai And Kia Expect To Sell 1.06 Million Vehicles In U.S This Year

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Yesterday, Hyundai Motor Group said it is expecting to raise its U.S auto sales by 18.2 percent this year to 1.06 million vehicles, an improvement from a previous target of 1.01 million. Hyundai would to sell 624,000 units and Kia with 433,000 in the U.S. Both South Korean automakers are experiencing fast growth in the… Continue Reading...

Toyota Issues Recall For Highlander And Lexus RX400h Hybrids

Toyota Issues Recall For Highlander And Lexus RX400h Hybrids
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Toyota has officially announced a recall of certain 2006 and 2007 model year Highlander hybrid and Lexus RX 400h vehicles. The recall will affect 45,500 Highlander hybrids and 36,700 RX 400h’s. The issue stems from the Intelligent Power Module (IPM) located inside the hybrid system inverter that contains a control board with transistors. Certain transistors on the… Continue Reading...

Wal-Mart Is Rolling Back Gas Prices for 4th of July Long Weekend

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Wal-Mart Is Rolling Back Gas Prices for 4th of July Long Weekend
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Wal-Mart is rolling back gas prices just in time for the Fourth of July driving weekend. The retailer is offering ten cents off a gallon at Wal-Mart and Murphy USA stations if purchased with a reloadable Wal-Mart gift card, MoneyCard or a Wal-Mart credit card. The discount gas is available until September 30th, but is… Continue Reading...

Sales Climb For Fiat 500 In US

Sales Climb For Fiat 500 In US
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y Sales for the Fiat 500 are picking up after a slow start in the US market. The Mexican built US version was off to a slow start after only selling 3,141 units through the end of May, but the cute Italian car is gaining momentum. Chrysler has just 70 Fiat dealerships nationwide however there… Continue Reading...

GM Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles to Get Two Years of Free Maintenance

GM Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles to Get Two Years of Free Maintenance
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Buyers of certified pre-owned GM vehicles will be happy to know that a free maintenance program has been set up to service their cars. Next Sunday, certified pre-owned Chevrolet, Buick or GMC vehicles will be part of a two year standard maintenance Owner Care program. The arrangement will include a two-year/30,000-mile standard vehicle maintenance program… Continue Reading...

Signal Unnecessary When Nobody is Looking, California Court Rules

Signal Unnecessary When Nobody is Looking, California Court Rules
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The California Court of Appeal has ruled that drivers do not need to use their turn signals if no other car is nearby. A three-judge panel found that La Habra Police Officer Nick Wilson was in the wrong when he pulled over Paul David Carmona, Jr. after the accused made a right-hand turn without signaling… Continue Reading...

Porsche Canada Slashes Prices As Canadian Dollar Surpasses US In Value

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Porsche Canada Slashes Prices As Canadian Dollar Surpasses US In Value
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Canadians get a raw deal when it comes to cars. Even though their dollar is worth a little bit more than the greenback (and is projected to rise in the near future) cars still cost about 30 percent more on average. Due to the discrepancy, it’s common for Canadians looking for luxury vehicles to buy… Continue Reading...