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Sebatien Ogier Brings First WRC Win to VW at Rally Sweden

Sebatien Ogier Brings First WRC Win to VW at Rally Sweden

Sebastien Loeb Takes Second

After just two rallies Volkswagen has already won its first round of the WRC with the Polo R at the Rally Sweden. To make the feat even more impressive, driver Sebastien Ogier scored the win by 41.8 seconds against WRC juggernaut Sebastien Loeb wh...
11.02.2013 | 3734 views | 0 comments
Opel Marks Over 80,000 Preorders for Mokka

Opel Marks Over 80,000 Preorders for Mokka

Opel has received over 80,000 preorders for the Mokka with most sales coming from Germany, Russia, the UK, Italy and France. Opel forecasts that 66% of sales will come from these countries. The model getting the highest sales is the Mokka Cosmo wi...
11.02.2013 | 2488 views | 0 comments
Kia Takes Inspiration From Superman in Chicago

Kia Takes Inspiration From Superman in Chicago

Producing Eight Show Cars Based on the Justice League

Kia has continued its partnership with DC Comics and Super Street with its latest show car based on the characters from the Justice League. The latest car is an Optima Hybrid with styling from comics artist Jim Lee based on Superman.  &ld...
11.02.2013 | 885 views | 0 comments
Volkswagen Up Gets Higher with New Cross Up Crossover

Volkswagen Up Gets Higher with New Cross Up Crossover

Will launch in Geneva

Volkswagen is turning the Up into a compact crossover with the new Cross Up that it will debut at the Geneva Motor Show on March 5 and will go on sale in the late summer.  The little car is 95% Up and 5% crossover. Volkswagen raised the r...
11.02.2013 | 3348 views | 1 comments
Industry Insiders Not Expecting EVs to Succeed

Industry Insiders Not Expecting EVs to Succeed

Future is hybrids, smaller engines and turbos

In a survey of 200 automotive executives, just 16 of them (8%) said that they would invest in pure electric vehicles in the next five years. The survey was conducted by accounting firm KPMG. The respondents said that it will be six to 10 years bef...
08.02.2013 | 2391 views | 2 comments
French Government Considering Purchase of PSA for Bailout

French Government Considering Purchase of PSA for Bailout

Minister says that PSA cannot fail

French Budget Minister Jerome Cahuzac has been hinting that the French government would be willing to buy a stake in PSA Peugeot-Citroën to keep the company from failing.  "Let's be clear: this company cannot, must not ...
08.02.2013 | 377 views | 0 comments
Chevrolet Confirms Corvette Convertible Will be Revealed in Geneva

Chevrolet Confirms Corvette Convertible Will be Revealed in Geneva

First car will be auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach

Chevrolet has confirmed the rumor that we published on January 30, and the seventh generation Corvette Convertible will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show on March 5.  "It's fitting to introduce the new Stingray convertible on ...
08.02.2013 | 547 views | 0 comments
SRT Cuts the Price and Features for Core Cars but Keeps Power

SRT Cuts the Price and Features for Core Cars but Keeps Power

Offering all of the power for less money

SRT is trying a very interesting experiment. Chrysler's performance brand introduced a range of Core models at the Chicago Auto Show based on the 300 and Challenger that will offer a lower price for the same power but with fewer features. It a...
08.02.2013 | 4911 views | 1 comments
Hyundai Leads 2012 Auto Brands in Innovation Ranking

Hyundai Leads 2012 Auto Brands in Innovation Ranking

Volkswagen falls 30 places compared to last year

Ten automakers made the ranking of Boston Consulting Group's 2012 list of 50 Most Innovative Companies, and Hyundai led the rankings. Perhaps most surprisingly Volkswagen fell 30 places from 15th in 2010 to 45th in 2012, and it was the lowest ...
08.02.2013 | 3064 views | 0 comments
Toyota GT86 TRD Officially Comes to Europe

Toyota GT86 TRD Officially Comes to Europe

Very limited availability for the first year

Toyota GB is bringing 250 limited edition GT86 TRDs to the UK. The car gets a catalog of upgrades from Toyota Racing Development to improve the car's performance.  The GT86 TRD gets 18in wheels, front bumper, side skirts, rear bumper,...
08.02.2013 | 2876 views | 0 comments
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