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When the 2006 Corvette Z06 was introduced, it represented the closest connection to the Corvette race cars ever. The 2009 Corvette ZR1 closed the gap between racing and production even further. This year, Corvette continues its tradition of track-to-street technology transfer with the 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition.  “Designed to ...
Carlos Ghosn, Chief Executive Officer, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd, today unveiled the company's all new Micra, the fourth generation of the iconic city car, at the 80th International Geneva Motor Show. Micra Boasting breakthrough packaging and small-car engineering, the all-new, fourth generation Nissan Micra (known as March in Japan) is on course ...
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Nissan's new Skyline is packed with automotive technology. The systems should help prevent accidents and make the car easier to park.
The 2010 Ford Mustang features a more sculptured muscular exterior, an upgraded world-class interior, a host of must-have technologies and unsurpassed fuel economy of 26 mpg on the highway, all for the best value at a starting price of $20,995 The Mustang offers the broadest range of available power in its segment from the 210-horsepower 4.0-liter ...
· Honda Insight Hybrid makes EU debut · New Accord 180 PS Diesel Type-S · Honda S2000 Ultimate Edition · CR-Z Sports Hybrid Concept and FCX Clarity Show Honda's Future ASIMO, Honda's advanced humanoid robot, will help launch the all new Insight Hybrid at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. The new Insight, which will ...
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced that sales in Japan of the all-new Life will begin on November 7, 2008. Continuing a tradition of superior comfort and utility, the new Life offers enhanced drivability and is the first minicar in Japan to include an audio system with a backup camera as standard equipment.*1 In addition, ...
Murano, Rogue Crossovers are first vehicles available for customers - Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (NML) announced the Nissan brand officially launches today in Korea. Leading the Nissan brand expansion into Korea are the Murano premium mid-size crossover and the Rogue compact crossover. The Nissan range will be available through four showrooms in Seoul, Gyeonggi and ...
Honda announced that sales in Japan of the all-new Odyssey will begin October, 2008. The fully remodeled Odyssey features a low-floor and low center-of-gravity package that enables a low profile roofline and performance beyond ordinary minivans together with a spacious cabin. The new Odyssey is also equipped with advanced safety technologies, including the new Multi-view ...
New Generation 911s Combine Increased Performance with Better Fuel Efficiency Porsche today disclosed photos and details for the next generation 911 model series. Four new 911 models go on sale in September in North America – the 911 Carrera Coupe, 911 Carrera Cabriolet, 911 Carrera S Coupe, and 911 Carrera S Cabriolet. ...
According to the latest Kelley Blue Book Marketing Research study, the number of new-car shoppers adjusting their spending habits due to increasing gas prices has reached a record high.  The April 2008 results revealed that 65 percent of shoppers are spending less on non-essential retail items as a result of high gas prices, compared ...
Guangzhou Honda Automobile Co., Ltd., a Honda automobile production and sales joint venture in China, revealed the name of its new proprietary car brand, (LI NIAN)*, that will begin selling products in 2010, and debuted the LI NIAN Concept, a concept car that indicates the direction of the brand.  Both announcements came at the ...
Mitsubishi Motors shows new Lancer Evolution at Beijing International Motor Show — launch slated for this fall. ...
Advanced systems which alert the driver if a tyre is losing pressure while the car is in motion are providing Ford customers with safer motoring. Ford's sophisticated tyre pressure monitoring systems detect when a tyre is deflating, and trigger in-car warning systems that enable the driver to stop and check. Even regular tyres ...
Ford Mondeo All-new Ford Mondeo is praised by independent motoring experts as one of the world’s best mid-sized sedans. The all-new Ford Mondeo, designed and engineered by Ford of Europe, is significantly improved from the previous generation Mondeo. Larger, more luxurious and featuring class-leading technology, the all-new Mondeo is an exceptional mid-sized ...
The all-new Ford Kuga is the latest Ford vehicle to gain the German TUV Rheinland Group's "Allergy Tested Interior" Seal of Approval. The stylish and charismatic Kuga is the seventh Ford model to receive the certificate, joining the Ka, Focus (including the Coupé-Cabriolet), C-MAX, S-MAX, Galaxy and Mondeo. Ford vehicles are the first ...
Off-road manufacturer announces plans and initial suppliers for licensed accessories for the brand's first pick-up truck Truck-savvy Texans received a firsthand look at ...
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., announced today that cumulative sales of the Tiida compact car (North American name: Versa), topped one million in March 2008. This milestone comes just three and a half years after the Tiida was launched on September 30, 2004. Tiida – Japanese specifications The Tiida was initially launched in the Japanese market ...
Mercedes-Benz USA Records Highest First Quarter Sales smart fortwo Sales Continue to Increase New York, NY – Daimler AG (NYSE: DAI) today reported total group sales (Mercedes-Benz and smart combined) of 22,542 passenger vehicles in the U.S. for March 2008. All sales figures in this release are on an unadjusted basis unless otherwise noted. While ...
BMW Group (BMW and MINI combined) sales down by 5.4 percent in March as expected, stronger increase in the second half of the year anticipated. Woodcliff Lake, NJ - April 1, 2008... The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) today reported March vehicle sales of 27,404, down 5.4 percent from ...
For the first time since the launch of the second generation Cayenne, Porsche will be increasing prices. The price changes, effective 1st June 2008, will be between 1.4% and 2.8%, depending on the model. IOverall, all second-generation Cayenne models are very much in demand from customers.The main reasons that customers value the Cayenne are the new ...
Chrysler LLC Introduces Entire 2009 Dodge Challenger Model Lineup at New York International Auto Show Three available models - Dodge Challenger SRT8®, Dodge Challenger R/T and Dodge Challenger SE - with Pricing From the Low $20's 35 Years Later, Dodge Redefines Modern American Muscle Re-creation of vintage American muscle car blends nostalgic flair with ...
Powered by a 260-horsepower (194 kW) turbocharged and intercooled 2.0L Ecotec engine, the Cobalt SS delivers a balance of track-proven performance capability, driving refinement and premium features. Offered exclusively with a five-speed manual transmission, it is also an efficient performer, delivering an estimated 30 mpg in highway driving – the best among top competitors. ...
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., today launched its first crossover vehicle in China – the Qashqai. Qashqai is manufactured at the Huadu plant of Dongfeng Motor Co., Ltd. (DFL), Nissan's local partner in China. “XIAOKE,” Qashqai’s Chinese name, means “nomad” and is consistent with the positioning of Qashqai as an “urban nomad.” Nissan expects to create ...
Young buyers hungry for new technology and strong fuel economy are driving higher retail sales of the new 2008 Ford Focus. Focus’ retail sales have been up year-over-year for the past three months – and February retail sales also are tracking above year-ago levels.  The small car’s sales were up ...
Honda announced the all-new Accord for Europe. Aimed squarely at challenging established premium contenders in the D-segment, Honda’s all-new Accord saloon and Tourer offer sporty styling, greater refinement and a unique package of safety systems, together with excellent dynamic capabilities. Strong environmental credentials in the ...
General Motors Latin America, Africa and Middle East (GM LAAM) region set an all-time CYTD record in 2007, selling 1,235,913* vehicles, up 200,600 units over 2006. GM’s volume increase of 19.4 percent for the year outpaced the industry growth rate for the region. In addition, LAAM’s annual market share increased to 17.2 percent for the ...
Japan's domestic auto sales fell to a 35-year low last year as the nation faced high gasoline prices, limited income growth and shrinking demand, an industry group said Monday. Sales of new cars, trucks and buses declined 7.6 percent to 3.434 million vehicles in 2007, the Japan Automobile Dealers' Association said in a statement. The ...
Industry analysts are predicting a lacklustre end to an already dismal year for North American automakers, likely the worst in nearly a decade. Holiday discounts failed to bring U.S. consumers out of their funk, and December sales are expected to fall around four per cent, which would bring the full-year total for U.S. auto sales ...
Nervous U.S. consumers are expected to make November another sluggish month for auto sales despite holiday discounts and a handful of runaway hits such as the new Chevrolet Malibu. Consumer confidence has fallen for four consecutive months and the November reading, recently reported by the Conference Board, was at its lowest level since 2005, when ...
Mexican retailer and banking chain Grupo Elektra said Thursday it plans to begin selling Chinese-made cars in Mexico early next year. The company said in a statement that it was forming an alliance with one of China's biggest car manufacturers, the state-owned FAW Group Corp. In addition to selling Chinese-made cars in Mexico and Central America, the ...
A soaring loonie pushed the number of cars Canadians purchased south of the border in October to nearly 25,000 _ an increase of more than one hundred per cent over the same month last year. ``We have been seeing a steady increase throughout 2007 and it really reflects the fact that the Canadian dollar has ...
With a daily roundtrip commute of nearly 200 kilometres, Marie Czapiewski needed good gas mileage in her new car but didn't want to give up a V6 engine for something less powerful. So when she bought another Honda Accord in September, Czapiewski was pleased to learn about a new feature that shuts off some cylinders ...
New motor vehicle sales in Canada rose 2.8 per cent in August, ending three months of declines. Seasonally adjusted data show that 143,606 new vehicles were sold in August on the strength of rebounding truck sales, with Ontario and Quebec accounting almost 95 per cent of this increase.
Canada will record the largest automotive trade deficit in its history this year, according to a report from the Canadian Auto Workers union, which is urging Ottawa to reconsider the direction of its economic and trade policy. In a report released Monday, CAW economist Jim Stanford said the deficit _ where more vehicles and parts ...
September auto sales in the United States are expected to be weak due to a credit crunch, high gas prices and the troubled housing market, reflecting an overall slowdown for the year but little effect from the brief strike against General Motors, industry analysts say. Indeed, the impact of the two-day strike could be small ...
OTTAWA (CP) _ New motor vehicle sales weakened in July after a healthy second quarter as 139,345 new vehicles were sold during the month, a 2.7 per cent decline from June. Statistics Canada reports that sales of both passenger cars and trucks fell 2.7 per cent in July, largely because of diminished sales of both ...
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) _ European car sales zoomed ahead in July and August, contrasting slow sales for most of the year in major car-buying nations, and netting strong results for BMW AG, DaimlerChrysler AG, Fiat SpA and General Motors Corp. The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association said Friday that sales across Europe grew 7.4 per cent ...
Cars were too small, sport utility vehicles too inefficient and she couldn't see herself driving a minivan. So Dr. Melissa Sundermann ended up with a type of vehicle that most automakers are banking on for sales growth: a crossover. Built on car underpinnings but having many attributes of SUVs, crossover utility vehicles have seen explosive ...
Crossover vehicle sales have grown substantially since the mid-1990s to about 2.4 million last year. Listed are the top-selling crossovers in the United States for the first eight months of this year: Vehicle Sales Honda CR-V 147,454 Toyota RAV4 117,534 Ford Escape/Hybrid 116,605 Toyota Highlander/Hybrid 83,121 Ford Edge 78,044 Chevrolet HHR 72,153 Chrysler PT Cruiser 71,243 Hyundai Santa Fe 62,509 Chevrolet Equinox 62,385 Saturn ...
Tomorrow's cars will scrimp on fuel, envelop us in safety, guide us to our destinations, impress us with intuitive features and comfort us with ergonomics we can't believe we ever lived without. But for all that, these evolutions will never shield us from one of the most important questions a driver faces when choosing ...
WASHINGTON (AP) _ The U.S. government wants new passenger vehicles to provide head protection in dangerous side-impact crashes, which kill thousands of motorists every year and leave others with serious brain injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Wednesday issued rules requiring the improved safety protections in new passenger vehicles by September 2012. The upgrades, which ...
WASHINGTON (AP) _ New vehicles are expected to set new records for average gas mileage in 2007, driven by improved technology and demand for fuel-efficient vehicles, the U.S. government reported. Vehicles from the 2007 model year are projected to average 26.4 miles per gallon overall, a gain of one mpg over the previous year and ...

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