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Archive: March 2008

 

Volvo Boosts C30 With R-Design

Volvo Cars of North America has announced that the limited edition C30 R-design will be available in April and priced at $25,700, not including destination. The C30 R-Design is a striking version of the new C30 hatchback. A car tweaked like this new version has to have the power to back up the...

March 24, 2008 by  2
 

Rear-Drive Making Comeback at Ford, News Says

While the auto industry frets over the implications of new CAFE rules and how to meet the tough new fuel-economy standards, Ford is pressing ahead in a plan to bring new... read more March 24, 2008 by  16


 

Soaring Prices Could Scuttle Diesel Revival

How do you convince consumers that spending more money will save them money? That’s the problem automakers like Volkswagen are facing as they roll out an array of new... read more March 24, 2008 by  23


 

Volkswagen Sponsors Beijing Olympics

Mark your calendar for August 2-8, Olympic fans and hopefuls. The 2008 Olympic games are, for the first time, being held in China. And Volkswagen is getting in on the fun as... read more March 24, 2008 by  4


 

Kia Becomes Roadie for Warped Tour

Not only is Kia keeping your kids safe on the road, but now they’re keeping them safe at concert festivals, too. Kia Motors America (KMA) says they're the sole... read more March 24, 2008 by  0


 

Cobalt SS Priced Just Under $23,000

Chevrolet’s Cobalt SS will be available in late April- hitting the showroom with an MSRP of $22,995, including destination. The new Cobalt SS lacks nothing in power... read more March 23, 2008 by  8


 

Thule Picks Road Trip Vehicle of the Year

Who'd have thought it? An outdoorsy, adventurous gear company chooses an outdoorsy, adventurous vehicle as its Road Trip best pick for 2008? Each year, Thule--they make roof... read more March 23, 2008 by  6


 

Hyundai Planning Raft of Hybrids

Hyundai says it will become the next manufacturer to produce a range of hybrid vehicles. While the Korean car company is busying itself building Sonata sedans in Alabama, and... read more March 23, 2008 by  9


 

Found on eBay: 1967 Daihatsu Tri-Mobile Microcar Pickup

Take this one as a hoot -- or a scary indicator of what CAFE will do to America's beloved pickup truck. It's a 1967 Daihatsu Tri-Mobile, a three-wheeler that's outfitted with... read more March 22, 2008 by  2


 

Subaru Testing EVs Stateside

The New York auto show is open to the public today, and aside from the rollicking Dodge Challenger and Pontiac G8 musclecars and the exotic Benz SL on display, they'll also... read more March 21, 2008 by  8


 

Car, Truck? Will GM Ever decide?

The Pontiac G8 sports truck General Motors put on display for the New York International Auto Show was clearly about more than glitz and showmanship. Mark LaNeve, GM vice... read more March 21, 2008 by  14


 
2009 Saleen S5S Raptor

2009 Saleen S5S Raptor Preview

It takes some sharp talons to take on established challengers like Ferrari and Lamborghini. But that’s what Saleen has in mind with the new S5S Raptor. What sits on the... read more March 21, 2008 by  0


 

X (Prize) Marks the Spot for 100 MPG Automobiles

“The Model T got 25 miles per gallon and we think, 100 years later, we should be getting over 100 mpg,” declared Peter Diamandis, founder of the X-Prize, as he... read more March 20, 2008 by  18


 

MINI Sets Pricing on John Cooper Works

With the imminent introduction of its new 2009 Mini John Cooper Works, the British maker will be taking racing to the streets. Named for the man who turned the original Mini... read more March 20, 2008 by  0


 

Kia Optimizes Optima for 2009

Let’s face it: some products are just, well, boring. And there’s been no better case in point than the Kia Optima, a sedan that could get lost in a crowd, even if... read more March 20, 2008 by  5


 

Hey, Taxi! Ford Yellows Up Transit Connect

The New York auto show hosts introductions of important new production and concept cars each year -- but usually, it's also home to some future-thinking about the next... read more March 20, 2008 by  4


 
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