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Luxury No Defense Against Weak Market, But Germans Cautiously Optimistic

Luxury No Defense Against Weak Market, But Germans Cautiously Optimistic

Hyper-luxury European car brands like Rolls-Royce are seeing steady sales, but their more attainable counterparts - BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz - are still riding a downward slope through May. But all is not yet lost, as there may be an end in sight. BMW's Ian Robertson, the company's board member in... read more

June 9, 2009 by  - 0
 
Arnold, the Terminator

America 2020: Our Hybrid Future

The year is 2020. Skynet lies in ruins, Nancy Grace sits on the U.S. Supreme Court, and one in five of you are buying hybrid vehicles. Also: everyone wears MC Hammer pants... read more May 28, 2009 by  5


 
Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)

Cash-For-Clunkers Update: Showdown In The Senate!

Okay, perhaps that headline is a little misleading. There isn't a showdown per se, but there has been an interesting development in the cash-for-clunkers saga. As you'll... read more May 22, 2009 by  3


 
Tom Lasorda

Rings Around Saturn

For the right business entity, GM brands Saturn and HUMMER brands would make an excellent buy. The two for-sale GM divisions have hand-picked dealer networks plus an... read more May 20, 2009 by  0


 
2010 Toyota Prius

Prius vs. Insight: The Battle Continues

Good news from Japan: 75,000 eager hybrid fans have placed orders for the 2010 Toyota Prius. That's not just a big deal for Toyota; it's also a big deal for folks like us who... read more May 18, 2009 by  4


 
diesel exhaust pipe

Auto Industry To Benefit From Emissions Cap Legislation

Yesterday, we mentioned the much-ballyhooed "Cash-for-Clunkers" legislation and how it's attached to a larger bill on energy policy. Well,  good news: not only are leaders... read more May 14, 2009 by  0


 
2006 Mitsubishi Colt VRX

Link Love From The Car Connection: Mitsubishi Marketing Mayhem, Ford Worships Idol, And Hello, Ferrari Heaven

The hunt is on -- It may be time to have an intervention with Mitsubishi. To hype its new Colt (not to be confused with the Dodge Colt, which was, in fact, a worked-over... read more May 7, 2009 by  2


 
Enertia Motors' Enertia Car

Link Love From The Car Connection: Fiat's American Lineup, X-Prize Autos, And Cash-For-Clunkers Rocks (In Germany)

Way outside the box -- We've all heard of the Progressive Automotive X Prize competition, which is giving $10 million to the first team to build a vehicle that can (a) get... read more May 6, 2009 by  1


 
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Ford Says Q2 Sales Should Be Up. Yes: Up.

While we're waiting for the other brake shoe to drop at Chrysler, we're happy to report that Ford's picture seems far more rosy. The company's sales analysis and reporting... read more April 30, 2009 by  0


 
Mercedes 300SL Gullwing Panamericana

Link Love From The Car Connection: VW Throws Off Porsche's Shackles, Peeking At The Mercedes 300SL Gullwing, And Hot Audi Concepts

If only -- Rumor has it that there's a new iteration of the legendary Mercedes 300SL Gullwing in the works. (Which is nice since the original ended production in 1957.) If... read more April 24, 2009 by  0


 
GM Heritage Fleet

NHTSA Throws Wrench Into GM Heritage Fleet Auction

Yesterday the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration halted a Barret-Jackson sale of GM Heritage Fleet vehicles midway through the proceedings. Sources close to the... read more April 10, 2009 by  5


 
2010 Subaru Outback

Subaru Gives 2010 Outback World Premiere At NYC Show

Subaru's one of the few automakers who enjoyed sales increases for 2008. Today at the New York International Auto Show they introduced their new 2010 Outback, which is based... read more April 9, 2009 by  1


 
VW logo

German Firm Predicts VW Will Surpass GM As No. 2 Automaker

German market research company R.L. Polk today predicted that in 2009, Volkswagen AG will surpass General Motors as the world's number two automaker in production volume... read more April 7, 2009 by  1


 
2010 Kia Soul

Kia, Hyundai, Subaru Fare Best In March 2009 Sales

Both Kia and Hyundai kept their March 2009 sales nearly even with their sales in March of 2008. As the March 2009 auto sales reports roll in, it's clear that the South... read more April 3, 2009 by  4


 
2009 Toyota Camry

Toyota Execs Root For GM Sales Recovery

Speaking of GM's horrendous sales numbers, Toyota senior managing director Yasuhiko Ichihashi said: "We don't see it as an opportunity." He stated very clearly that he and... read more April 2, 2009 by  1


 
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Cash For Clunkers Boosts European Car Sales

Germany and France are reporting impressive increases in new vehicle registrations for March. Registrations for March increased a whopping 40 percent in Germany and the... read more April 2, 2009 by  0


 

 
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