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Midsize Volkswagen Will Be The First Designed For Americans

Midsize Volkswagen Will Be The First Designed For Americans

In an interview with the New York Times, Volkswagen's head designer, Klaus Bischoff, has indicated that Volkswagen plans to create vehicles targeted squarely at American preferences and tastes in the near future. More importantly, he believes that doing so will benefit VW's bottom line: "Designing... read more

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2009-ford-focus

Ford Focuses On The Focus To Meet Clunker Trade-In Boom

The Ford Focus has been extremely popular with Cash-for-Clunkers buyers. With an MSRP starting just above $15,000 and an EPA-rated fuel economy of 24/33 mpg -- not to mention... read more August 13, 2009 by  1


 
Akio Toyoda

Toyota Drops Goal Of Achieving 15% Global Market Share

In 2002, Toyota president Fujio Cho set a lofty goal for the company: 15% of the global auto market. The timeline for achieving that goal? Shortly after 2010. However, the... read more August 11, 2009 by  1


 
DOE battery grant recipients

Obama And The DOE Award $2.4 Billion In Battery Grants

Yesterday, President Obama announced $2.4 billion in technology grants to car companies, battery makers, universities, and research facilities across the U.S. During his... read more August 6, 2009 by  0


 
Teaser image of Nissan EV

Nissan Relies On Subsidies For EV Profitability; Releases First EV Teaser

Nissan has garnered a lot of headlines in the past few months -- largely because of its buzz-worthy EV project. You might recall that Nissan recently received a $1.6 billion... read more July 28, 2009 by  0


 
NUMMI plant in Fremont, California

NUMMI Heading To Orphanage After Toyota/GM Breakup

Just three days after we reported that Toyota Motor America chairman Yoshimi Inaba was exploring a variety of cost-saving measures for the company's U.S. unit comes word that... read more July 24, 2009 by  2


 
Rio in Brazil

GM Investing $1 Billion In Brazil For New Cars, Expanded Facilities

Hot on the heels of Volkswagen's announced investment of $1 billion to expand its facility in Puebla, Mexico comes news that General Motors is  investing just over $1... read more July 16, 2009 by  0


 
VW Logo

Volkswagen Invests South Of The Border

Volkswagen has set a lofty goal of tripling VW and Audi sales in the U.S. by calendar year 2018. To help meet that objective, the company began construction of a new factory... read more July 15, 2009 by  0


 
2010 Chevrolet Spark

Did Obama Pick The New GM's New Small-Car Plant?

General Motors is building new small cars in the United States--a boon for the plant in Lake Orion Township, Michigan, that was chosen last week to retool for the new range... read more July 6, 2009 by  1


 
2009 Pontiac Vibe w/1SA

D-I-V-O-R-C-E: GM Calls it Quits with Toyota, NUMMI

General Motors is washing its hands of the joint venture it operates with Toyota in California--the NUMMI plant in Fremont, Calif., where the companies teamed to build the... read more June 29, 2009 by  4


 
Nissan EV-02 prototype at speed

Nissan EV Electric Car To Launch at Frankfurt or Tokyo

Nissan may have the most aggressive plans of any major automaker to produce fully electric cars. The company has said it expects to sell up to 100,000 EVs globally by 2012... read more June 25, 2009 by  0


 
2009 Hummer H2

HUMMER Update: Chinese Derision, Cajun Au Revoirs and A Big Tennessee Howdy?

The drama at HUMMER rages on this week--if anyone still cares about the unloved brand that GM's sawing off its corporate family tree and adopting out to the Chinese. (What... read more June 24, 2009 by  1


 
2012 Tesla Model S prototype

Ford, Nissan, Tesla Receive Energy Department Funds. Chrysler, GM? Not So Much

Ford Motor Company, Nissan Motor Company, and Tesla Motors appear to be the big winners in a recent round of funding sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. The money... read more June 23, 2009 by  5


 
2009 Pontiac Vibe w/1SA

Pontiac Dies in August With the 2010 Vibe; What Will NUMMI Do Next?

General Motors is shutting down the Pontiac brand--and now, it's confirmed the final Pontiac will be built in August 2009. GM said in a press release today that it would... read more June 18, 2009 by  4


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze

GM Ramping Up Small Car Production With World Wide Model

  Decades after GM wouldn't listen to Edward Deming (the father of the Toyota Way, the Japanese manufacturer's secret production sauce), General Motor's Gary Cowger, GM's... read more June 10, 2009 by  2


 
2009 Pontiac G8

Crossing Fingers For The Pontiac G8

Pontiac G8 fans--and we know there are a few of you--keep pitching those pennies down the wishing well: the G8 isn't dead yet. Yes, the Pontiac brand is still being phased... read more June 9, 2009 by  0


 

 
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