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What Can Europe Teach The U.S. About Reducing Traffic Fatalities?

What Can Europe Teach The U.S. About Reducing Traffic Fatalities?

When it comes to traffic fatalities, there's good news and bad news: Good news: the U.S. fatality rate has reached an all-time low. Bad news: according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, that rate isn't going to stay low for long. Though NHTSA won't officially announce figures... read more

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2011 Saab 9-5

Saab Returns From The Brink Of Collapse With 3 New Models

To say that Saab has had a tough time the past couple of years is like saying that Alaska is slightly chilly in the winter. Since the recession hit in 2008, Saab has teetered... read more July 5, 2011 by  1


 
2011 Saab 9-4X

Spyker CEO Clears The Air About Saab, Looks Ahead To 9-4X

Saab is still alive—and well, according to Victor Muller, the CEO of Spyker Cars, Saab's owner. And in recent days, Saab has been on a hiring spree. Monday, Saab Cars... read more May 10, 2011 by  0


 
2011 Volvo V60 wagon

Volvo Offers Swedish Vacations For Customers (And Sweepstakes Contestants, Too)

Need a vacation? Volvo can help -- whether or not you need a new car, too. First, there's Volvo's longstanding Overseas Delivery Program, which offers shoppers two... read more April 12, 2011 by  0


 
Speed Camera Lottery project for VW's Fun Theory campaign

Video: In Sweden, Speed Camera Pays YOU

You might recall last year's "Fun Theory" campaign from Volkswagen. We discussed it several times at TheCarConnection, and some of campaign's clips -- like the one of subway... read more December 1, 2010 by  1


 
Screencap from video by Swedish newspaper Daagens Industri

Clueless Or Desperate? Swedish Newspaper Ridicules Social Media Via Social Media

Look, we freely admit that social media marketing departments can get a little carried away. It probably has something to do with (a) their heady blend of type-A... read more May 20, 2010 by  0


 
2008 Saab 9-3 Convertible

Spyker The Only Bidder For Saab; Sweden Looks On And Sighs

Last week, as the automotive world counted down the clock on Ed Whitacre's self-imposed December 31 deadline to sell Saab, General Motors' CEO had a change of heart and gave... read more January 6, 2010 by  0


 
2010 Saab 9-5

GM On The Fast Track: Saab Sold Or Shuttered By December 31

When the Saab sale to Koenigsegg fell through last week, a variety of sources lay the blame at GM's feet -- specifically, the way those feet were dragging. That same snail's... read more December 2, 2009 by  0


 
2010 Saab 9-5

GM's Saab Saga: Back To The Drawing Board, Or Call It Quits?

General Motors fans were dealt a major blow yesterday when another of the company's brand sales collapsed -- this time, the sale of Swedish marque Saab to Koenigsegg Group... read more November 25, 2009 by  1


 
Saab 9-3

Upcoming Concept Vehicle Will 'Define The New Saab'

The good news for Saab keeps on rolling: last month, we mentioned that the company's sale to Koenigsegg was looking like a done deal (thanks to a €400 million loan from the... read more November 6, 2009 by  0


 
2010 Volvo C30 R-Design

Rumor: Volvo Talks Between Ford And Geely Hit A Speed Bump

A couple of weeks ago, we reported that Crown -- a consortium of American investors led by former auto industry executives -- is making a play for Volvo. The group's bid for... read more October 21, 2009 by  4


 
2010 Volvo C30

Former Ford Execs Vie For Volvo -- And They Just Might Win

The government of China may be angling hard to unseat the U.S. as the world's dominant economic power (case in point: itsstrong support of a plan to end oil trading in U.S... read more October 6, 2009 by  1


 
Volvo logo

Rumor: Fat Lady Still Quiet, Swedish Group To Bid For Volvo

It's been widely reported that Chinese automaker Geely is putting the finishing touches on an offer to purchase Volvo -- and frankly, when we saw yesterday's release about... read more August 18, 2009 by  0


 
2009 Volvo C70

Volvo Offers Free Vacation To Supplement Existing Free Vacation Offer

Volvo's Overseas Delivery Program regularly offers American Volvo buyers two round-trip tickets to Gothenburg, Sweden so they can pick out the car they want from the Volvo... read more July 24, 2009 by  0


 
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