April

Facebook Hires Auto Legend Bob Lutz To Be 'Automotive Liaison'
Facebook Hires Auto Legend Bob Lutz To Be 'Automotive Liaison'

Bob Lutz -- car nut, airplane collector, marketing bigwig -- thought he might ease into the cruising lane after retiring from General Motors last summer. But the brash, silver-haired former executive has been dragged back into the fray, and he'll soon be sitting front and center at one of the...Read More»

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Will Right To Repair Become Law?

Everyone is used to copyright or proprietary information concerns in the arts, publishing and the sciences as creators attempt to protect breakthroughs and patents. But what about those same concerns in car repair? That’s what the car manufacturers are claiming when they oppose the Motor Vehicles...Read More»

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Toyota Camry: Leading Sales For Imported Vehicles

If you haven’t heard of the recent recall by Toyota due to its sticking gas pedal, some might question whether you live in a cave but what really shocks individuals is when they hear that South Korea’s top import in April, right in the middle of the recall, was the Toyota Camry.On April...Read More»

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High-Intensity LED Traffic Lights Causing Snowy Problems

As more and more highway departments have turned to high-output LED traffic lights that use super bright green, yellow and red light-emitting diodes in place of the good old light bulb, city officials across the country have smiled ear-to-ear as their traffic light costs have dropped 90 percent in...Read More»

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Fisker Set For $85 Million More In Venture Capital Funding

_GA_googleAdEngine.createDOMIframe('google_ads_div_Article_Bottom' ,'Article_Bottom'); Today Fisker Automotive announced they're inches away from receiving $85 million in venture capital funding to help complete development and bring to production the 2009 Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid electric...Read More»

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'GM Total Confidence' Buyer Protection Doesn't Match Ford's Offer

Today General Motors unveiled its "GM Total Confidence" customer protection program. The plan may be accessed in the first 24 months of vehicle ownership. Details include up to nine consecutive monthly payments of up to $500 on vehicle loans or leases any time within the first 24 months of...Read More»

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Ford's Advantage Plan Covers Car Payments Up To 12 Months

While GM and Chrysler ask the Federal government for more money, Ford is offering to lend it to  buyers who purchase any one of their new products. Offering up to 12 months of car payments for new Ford owners who lose their jobs, Ford's new Advantage Plan quadruples Hyundai's Assurance Plus...Read More»

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Scion To Unveil 'Micro-subcompact' Concept At New York Show

During a press conference the New York Auto Show on April 8, Scion will unveil a "micro-subcompact" car they say is a reflection of its youthful image and signals the brand's shift toward "the growing urbanization trend." Three cheers, Scion - we think the xB, which grew a massive 800 lb. heavier...Read More»

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2010 Kia Sorento Sports Fresh Styling, Rumored for New York

Site KiaWorld apparently nabbed the first photos of the 2010 Kia Sorento, rumored for a U.S. debut in April's New York Auto Show (on the heels of an international debut at the Seoul Motor Show). The new Sorento hews closely to the overall layout of the current-gen vehicle, but all the styling...Read More»

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Infiniti Bringing Pair to NY Show

Infiniti says it will bring a pair of new vehicles to the New York Auto Show in April — one a production car, one a concept. The production car is the new 2008 Infiniti G37 Coupe, which presumably sports a larger-displacement version of Nissan’s VQ V-6 engine, along with “a few other...Read More»

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World Car Finalists Set for NY Show

The finalists for the annual World Car of the Year have been announced prior to the award ceremony at April's New York auto show. The finalists include the Audi Q7 and TT; the Citroën C4 Picasso and Citroë n C6; Fiat's Grande Punto; the Jaguar XK; the Lexus LS 460; Mercedes-Benz's CL; the new...Read More»

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Industry Report: June 5, 2006

 Big Three Gain in Harbour Productivity ReportDetroit's Big Three is closing the quality and productivity gap, according to the 2006 Harbour Report, an oft-quoted measure of manufacturing efficiency. But Detroit continued to lag behind the best of the Japanese, especially Nissan, which was the...Read More»

2007 Mercury Monterey 4-door Luxury *Ltd Avail* Angular Front Exterior View
Marketing Report: May 29, 2006

 Toby Keith Gets More Ford TimeYou'll be seeing more of Rubenesque honky-tonker Toby Keith in Ford commercials: the Dearborn company has given Keith another year's worth of work and will get a new song from him to use in the company's "Bold Moves" campaign. The Detroit News adds that Keith's song...Read More»

2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2-door Coupe SS Angular Rear Exterior View
Racing Results: April 14-16, 2006

We hope everybody had a good Easter weekend. It is a traditional weekend off for all the major racing series, and only the NASCAR Busch Series was in action, racing Saturday at Nashville Superspeedway. Things will be back to normal next weekend. NASCAR Busch Series: Harvick Wins at Nashville There...Read More»

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Racing News and Notes, April 10

Here’s the news from the world of motorsports: Formula 1 • Toyota ‘Suspends’ Gascoyne: Toyota’s technical director Mike Gascoyne got a copy of the home game last week, just as the team scored its first podium of the year. Officially, Toyota says that Gascoyne, who came to the team from...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Apr. 10, 2006

Jeep Patriot Charges into New York Chrysler's new Patriot opens its charge on the New York auto show this week-but will the Patriot do to Jeep's bottom end what the Commander did to its top? Find out what the Patriot brings to the party this week at the Javits center and stay tuned all week for...Read More»

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Racing Results: March 24-26, 2006

It was a busy weekend that was sadly overshadowed by tragedy. NASCAR’s Nextel Cup and Busch series were in action at the always-wild Bristol bullring, the IRL IndyCar Series had its season opener at Homestead, joined by the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, and the World Rally Championship had...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Mar. 23, 2006

Nissan Plans New York Debut for New Altima The New York auto show will be the first public display of the new 2007 Nissan Altima, the company confirmed on Wednesday. A new body style arrives in 2007 on a new "D" platform, promising better body rigidity and a newly penned suspension. Nissan's...Read More»

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Racing Results: March 17-19, 2006

It was a busy weekend, with Formula 1 contesting its second race of the season in as many weeks at Malaysia, the American Le Mans Series kicking off its season with the car-killing 12 Hours of Sebring accompanied by the Speed World Challenge series, NASCAR rockin’ the house at Atlanta Motor...Read More»

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