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Renault Asking Unions to Find Ways to Increase Productivity

Renault Asking Unions to Find Ways to Increase Productivity

Says that factory closures are not an option

Renault is desperate to increase productivity at its French factories and is in negotiation with its labor union. It says that it has no plans to close any factories. Renault is asking its workers to accept a pay freeze. If it does not get the...
23.01.2013 | 501 views | 0 comments
GM Getting Serious About Cutting Costs at Opel

GM Getting Serious About Cutting Costs at Opel

May close Bochum factory early if deal is not reached

GM says that if it cannot make a deal with Opel's German labor union by the end of February, it will close its Bochum factory on January 1, 2015, and end Zafira production a year early. The Bochum factory was originally scheduled to close in 2...
23.01.2013 | 258 views | 0 comments
PSA and Bosch Develop Compressed Air Hybrid

PSA and Bosch Develop Compressed Air Hybrid

Claim it will be in cars by 2016

PSA Peugeot-Citroën and Bosch have developed a brand new hybrid system that eschews batteries in favor of a compressed air tank. It calls the hybrid system Hybrid Air and claims that the system will be on sale in its B-segment cars by 2016.&n...
23.01.2013 | 4236 views | 0 comments
Kia Bringing High-Concept City Car to Geneva Motor Show

Kia Bringing High-Concept City Car to Geneva Motor Show

Imagines three-door hatchback with quirky styling

Kia is bringing what it calls an urban concept car to the Geneva Motor Show.  The car is meant to be a high-style, three-door hatchback meant for younger buyers. Kia says that it means for the front of the car to be mischievous while brin...
23.01.2013 | 796 views | 0 comments
Mini Wins Over Toyota in Dakar

Mini Wins Over Toyota in Dakar

Race2Recovery proud to finish

After 14 days and over 8,000km of roads, driver Stephane Peterhansel has become the driver with the most wins in Dakar history. Counting all categories this was Peterhansel's 11th win in the event and his fifth win in a car. Pet...
23.01.2013 | 1736 views | 0 comments
Nissan Cuts Price on Leaf in Europe

Nissan Cuts Price on Leaf in Europe

Includes upgraded car that goes on sale later in the year

Nissan has issued an immediate €3,000 price cut on the Leaf, and it will carry through to the updated Leaf that will be on sale in the middle of the year. Asia and North America will get similar price cuts.  The price cut drops the a...
23.01.2013 | 394 views | 0 comments
Fun on wheels

Fun on wheels

We all know that you can have a great time down at your local race track as a competitor, trackday enthusiast, or as a spectator…but that can’t be the only way? So, here are some cheaper, wackier options to consider.
23.01.2013 | 2678 views | 1 comments
Polestar Tunes V40 T4 with New Extra Power Kit

Polestar Tunes V40 T4 with New Extra Power Kit

Installed by Volvo dealers

Volvo's in-house tuner Polestar has proven itself by creating powerful versions of the C30 and S60. Its latest creation tunes the Volvo V40 T4.  Polestar adds 20hp and 45Nm of torque to make the V40 produce 200hp and 285Nm of torque. ...
23.01.2013 | 986 views | 0 comments
German Automakers Rank at Bottom in UK Reliability Survery

German Automakers Rank at Bottom in UK Reliability Survery

Worst Offender is MG Rover with nearly 8% failure rate

UK company Warranty Direct has completed a study to find what are the most and least reliable automotive brands by rate of engine failures in the nation. The results are somewhat surprising. Automotive giant Volkswagen Group had two brands in the ...
23.01.2013 | 848 views | 0 comments
Bentley Mulsanne Upgraded with Even More Luxury

Bentley Mulsanne Upgraded with Even More Luxury

New communication and entertainment systems

Bentley is updating its top-of-the-line Mulsanne at the Geneva Motor Show with a suite of new comfort and entertainment options. The updated car will be on display at the Geneva Motor Show in March, and Bentley will start taking orders in April.&n...
23.01.2013 | 2133 views | 0 comments
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