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2011 Ford F-150 Engines Offer Clean-Sheet Design, More Efficiency

2011 Ford F-150 Engines Offer Clean-Sheet Design, More Efficiency

Scrambling to keep up with the new consumption-conscious consumer, domestic pickup manufacturers like Ford and GM have employed stopgap measures like extra gears and fine-tuned fuel-injection to eke out perhaps another mpg or two for their current model pickups. But according those in-the-know over... read more

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VW Confirms Next-Gen Polo Coming Stateside

VW's Development Chief Ulrich Hackenburg announced to Automotive News at last week's Detroit Auto Show that the Polo minicar is bound for the U.S. in its next-generation... read more January 19, 2009 by 


 
2009 Mercedes-Benz G Class 4WD 4-door 5.5L Audio System

Happy Birthday To Ute: Mercedes G-Wagen turns 30

On February 5th, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class (or G-Wagen, short for Geländewagen, or cross-country vehicle) turns 30. And, incredibly, it sits on its original chassis and... read more January 16, 2009 by 


 
2010 Ford Taurus

Ford Abandons Rear Wheel Drive Plans

Demonstrating that a little bit of Detroit old-think still lingers on in Dearborn, Ford has decided that front-wheel drive (or at least transverse-mounted engines with front-... read more January 13, 2009 by  6


 
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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... read more January 13, 2009 by 


 
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UAW Barred From GM's Strike Zone

December's Big 3 bailout agreement has finally been filed with the SEC, meaning that details are coming to light. A close read shows that the Bush administration really put... read more January 9, 2009 by  1


 
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Pointing the Gettelfinger

  On Friday, UAW president Ron Gettelfinger paid a visit to the The Detroit News' op-ed page, and what he said there should come as no surprise to anyone. In a nutshell, he... read more January 6, 2009 by  3


 
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Battery Makers Make The Charge

There are many different types of batteries on the market, but in the world of hybrid and electric cars, most automakers have set their sights on the Lithium-ion variety... read more December 22, 2008 by 


 
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Chrysler Plants Donate $65,500 to Toys for Tots

Despite a month-long shutdown looming, Chrysler manufacturing facilities chose to participate for the 14th year in their annual Toys for Tots campaign. Factories donated both... read more December 19, 2008 by 


 
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Right Turn: The UAW Moves In for the Kill

This morning's $13.4 billion giveaway to the UAW by the Bush Administration wasn't so much a rescue for Detroit, as it is a time-out in the Big Three bailout drama--and a way... read more December 19, 2008 by  6


 
2010 Chevrolet Equinox

2010 Chevrolet Equinox Gets Direct Injection

It looks like the car guys are getting their way over the bean counters at GM. Direct-injection engines have been trickling into GM's lineup, bestowing every car they land in... read more December 18, 2008 by  2


 
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Massive Chrysler Holiday Shutdown: 31 Days, 30 Plants

The end of the year is fast approaching, as is the end of the road for a solvent Chrysler if federal assistance is not forthcoming. Today Chrysler announced that it will... read more December 18, 2008 by  2


 
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Detroit's Problems with Small Cars Started Decades Ago

The New York Times' Autos section provides great insight into U.S. automakers' storied inability to create, build, and market successful small vehicles. The article... read more December 16, 2008 by  3


 
Intel Inside

Intel Inside (Your Electric Car)?

Intel's former chairman Andrew Grove is exerting considerable pressure on the company to explore the world of car battery production. Grove feels that the promising industry... read more December 16, 2008 by  1


 
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U.S. Auto Slump Felt in Japan

A historically weak auto market in the U.S. is causing strong ripple effects for Japanese automakers. Toyota is making the most dramatic layoffs, ridding itself of 6,000... read more December 15, 2008 by 


 
2010 Toyota Prius

2010 Toyota Prius: Mississippi Plant on Hold

Toyota is putting its new Mississippi manufacturing plant on indefinite hold, as it preps to introduce the 2010 Toyota Prius hybrid that was to be built there. The Wall... read more December 15, 2008 by 


 
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