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Archive: August 2009

 
2009 Volvo XC70

Reports: Geely Interested in Volvo

Volvo is for sale,  and according to Automotive News, the only currently interested buyer is Chinese automaker Geely. Automotive News reported that Volvo, which has been on sale since December, is being targeted by Geely, and that Geely is the lone bidder for the company, which parent company Ford...

August 31, 2009 by 
 
2009 GMC Acadia SLT1

GM to Combine GMC and Buick Dealerships

As General Motors continues to reorganize after its emergence from bankruptcy protection, the company has announced that it will combine all of its Buick, Pontiac, and GMC... read more August 31, 2009 by  1


 
2010 Honda Accord Crosstour Teaser 4

Honda Releases Fourth Teaser For 2010 Accord Crosstour

The 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour is due for its 'sneak preview' unveiling tomorrow, September 1, but today the company has released a fourth teaser image via its Facebook fan... read more August 31, 2009 by 


 
Canada

Saturn And Saab Skip Out On Canada

In a one-two punch to the diversity of Canadian showrooms, both Saturn and Saab have announced that they're pulling out of the Great White North. The Penske Automotive Group... read more August 31, 2009 by 


 
MINI Crossover concept

BMW News: MINI Crossover Delayed, Isetta Based On Toyota iQ?

There's been a lot of chatter about the MINI Roadster (also known as the MINI Speedster) which is set to debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show in just a couple of weeks. That's... read more August 31, 2009 by 


 
Navigon 2150 Max traffic-enabled satnav

Traffic-Enabled Satnav May Save Drivers Four Days Per Year

A satnav study released last week reached some interesting conclusions: U.S. drivers who use GPS systems with traffic-enabled navigation save the equivalent of four days on... read more August 31, 2009 by 


 
Ford 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 diesel engine, to be fitted to 2011 F-Series Super Duty pickups

Ford Unveils New, Green Power Stroke V8 Turbodiesel, For Big Pickups Only

When we asked Ford executive vice president Mark Fields about diesels last week, he said mildly, "You'll see diesels used in our truck line, especially the larger models." Lo... read more August 31, 2009 by  2


 
Mercedes-Benz S400 BlueHYBRID lithium-ion battery pack

Study: Lithium Fears Unfounded, Plenty To Meet EV Demand

There's been growing concern in the green car community about EVs and their reliance on lithium batteries -- specifically that there's not enough lithium on Planet Earth to... read more August 31, 2009 by  14


 
Mini Clubster S design study

Budding Designer Beats Mini To The Punch With Clubster S Roadster

The 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show is now only a couple of weeks away, and Mini in particular is ramping up to do the show in style. On Wednesday, the company revealed its new... read more August 30, 2009 by 


 
2010 Nissan Rogue

2010 Nissan Rogue Remains A Good Choice For Frugal Families

Thanks especially to the fuel price spike of last year, the Nissan Rogue was a welcome addition to Nissan's lineup for '08. With a fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine, a... read more August 28, 2009 by  1


 
BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Teaser no. 2

BMW Vision Concept Teased Again

You can always tell a major car show is getting near when carmakers put the world on an intravenous supply of semi-abstract teaser images. That's how we know the 2009... read more August 28, 2009 by 


 
Leaked Mini Roadster Concept Sketch

Early Reveal: Mini Roadster Concept

This week saw Mini celebrate the 50th anniversary of the unveiling of the brand's first car with the unveiling of an all-new Coupe concept. Today, the Roadster half of the... read more August 28, 2009 by 


 
2010 Honda Fit Sport

2010 Honda Fit: No Changes, And That's Quite Alright

Honda has put out the first word on its 2010 Fit, and it appears that there are few, if any changes to the hatchback model for the new model year. The Fit comes only as a... read more August 28, 2009 by  14


 
Mark Fields

Five Questions: Ford EVP Mark Fields

Ford is in by far the best shape of the Detroit Three right now. Their sales are up compared to GM and Toyota, and their 2009 Ford Focus and 2009 Ford Escape were two of the... read more August 28, 2009 by  2


 
Fritz Henderson in a new GM marketing campaign

GM Decides That Listening To Customers Is A Good Thing

General Motors may have emerged from bankruptcy relatively shiny and new, with industry favorite Bob Lutz leading its PR endeavors, but we have to admit that we're a little... read more August 28, 2009 by  2


 
2009 Mahindra Pik Up

Mahindra Mulling Purchase Of U.S. Assembly Facility

There's been much discussion about Indian manufacturer Mahindra and its plans to launch vehicles in the U.S. next year. Of particular interest to those in the industry: how... read more August 28, 2009 by 


 
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