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VW Group Ekes Out Small Sales Increase For 2008

VW Group Ekes Out Small Sales Increase For 2008

While not quite the killer 20 percent sales boost enjoyed by BMW-owned Rolls-Royce, VW Group enjoyed a 0.6 percent sales increase overall for 2008. That seems like a scant victory, but for 2008 it's actually pretty fantastic news. Broken down by group, VW worldwide sales were as follows for 2008... read more

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Prince Albert of Monaco and Mitsubishi iMiEV

Prince of Monaco Serene and Green with iMiEV

Since 2006, Mitsubishi has been hard at work on its new "i MiEV" concept car. (The acronym stands for "Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle"; still no word on what either... read more December 19, 2008 by  2


 
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Jaguar, Land Rover: The Latest Companies Asking for Gov't Assistance

AutoCar report that British business secretary Lord Mandelson confirmed yesterday that the British government is in talks with Jaguar and Land Rover to provide financial... read more December 18, 2008 by  2


 
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Everything Smaller in Europe, Sales Stats Included

In case you're still under the impression that this "market correction" is somehow limited to the USofA, please note: Auto sales in Europe dropped 25 percent from October to... read more December 18, 2008 by  0


 
2009 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

Mercedes and Evonik Charge Forward With Lithium-Ion Technology, Research

Daimler AG, parent of Mercedes-Benz, announced yesterday that it took a 49.9 percent stake in firm Li-Tec, a company that will produce lithium-ion battery cells for upcoming... read more December 16, 2008 by  0


 
2007 TH!NK

Electric Automaker Th!nk Could Fail, Denied Assistance by Norwegian Gov't

Today, the Norwegian government denied electric carmaker Th!nk an estimated $15 to $30 million bailout. The automaker cited a severe shortage of working capital, putting them... read more December 16, 2008 by  3


 
2009 BMW Z4

First Look: 2009 BMW Z4

We present to you the first BMW Roadster with a retractable hardtop. Looking like a cool fusion of the stunning Z8 and the current-gen Z4, the 2009 BMW Z4 Roadster is... read more December 15, 2008 by  4


 
old Saab

Volvo, Saab to Be Rescued by Swedish Government

Showing that economic troubles and auto industry woes are not confined to the U.S., Sweden just announced that it is releasing a 2.1 billion euro credit line/emergency loan... read more December 12, 2008 by  2


 
Mercedes Concept BlueZero

Mercedes BlueZero for Detroit Auto Show: Three Concepts

Over at the Mercedes display in January in Detroit's Cobo Hall, the luxury brand will be displaying its new BlueZero concept cars, according to WorldCarFans. One concept... read more December 12, 2008 by  0


 
Mercedes SPLITVIEW

Mercedes SPLITVIEW Shows Different Images Simultaneously

A cool, new piece of technology from those brainy German engineers is Mercedes' SPLITVIEW technology, to be offered in the S-Class beginning summer 2009. SPLITVIEW allows... read more December 12, 2008 by  0


 
Bosnia speed sign

The Rules of the Road: Bosnia, Herzegovina Go Graphic

You have to admit, the U.S. has a hit-and-miss record on consumer safety. On the one hand, we don't allow melamine in our dog food. On the other, we have warnings on our... read more December 11, 2008 by  0


 
2009 BMW X6

BMW M Engines Going Turbo

Citing tougher emissions regulations, better fuel efficiency, and greater torque production from a smaller package, "well placed Munich insiders have said" that naturally... read more November 28, 2008 by  3


 
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Volkswagen AG: "No Regrets" About New Tennessee Assembly Plant

Despite the worst U.S. auto market in 25 years, Volkswagen says it has no regrets about the decision to build a new plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In fact, they are going... read more November 28, 2008 by  0


 
2010 MINI Cooper Convertible

MINI Introduces New Cooper Convertible

First seen at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show, today the BMW Group officially rolled out its latest four-seat MINI Cooper Convertible featuring, as they say, "improvements... read more November 28, 2008 by  5


 
Carlsson CD32

Carlsson CD32: Semi-Responsible SUV Bling?

Wait, a blinged-out diesel SUV? And introduced in flashy Miami Beach, no less. GGI European Tuning, the exclusive North American importer of the Carlsson brand, announced its... read more November 25, 2008 by  1


 
2010 Mazda3

2010 Mazda3 5-Door Released in Bologna

Proving that Americans are in love with neither 5-door hatches nor diesel engines, Mazda chose the Bologna Auto Show (Motor Show di Bologna for those of you fluent in... read more November 25, 2008 by  0


 
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