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Fiat Considering New Brand to Take on Dacia/Datsun

Fiat Considering New Brand to Take on Dacia/Datsun

Nissan-Renault's success bringing competition

Success often breeds competition. Renault-Nissan's  Dacia had its sales increase 4.8% to 359,822 units and that was despite that the European auto market fell 8.6% for the year. Nissan will launch a rebirth of the Datsun brand later ...
05.02.2013 | 2394 views | 0 comments
Toyota Preparing for Very Positive Year in 2013

Toyota Preparing for Very Positive Year in 2013

January sales up 21.6% and new Pickup planned for Chicago

Toyota is expecting to have a very good year in the United States in 2013. Sales are up, and it has new cars planned.  Toyota says that January sales jumped 21.6% to 157,725 cars. Of those, 141,514 cars were Toyotas, which represented a 2...
05.02.2013 | 349 views | 2 comments
New Comic Tells Story of Carl Benz

New Comic Tells Story of Carl Benz

'Carl Benz – A life dedicated to cars' goes on sale February 9

A new comic by Belgian artist Willy Harold Williamson and author Martin Grünewald is available at the Mercedes-Benz Museum Shop and for sale online that tells the story of founder Carl Benz. "Carl Benz – A life dedicated ...
05.02.2013 | 3527 views | 0 comments
Renault-Nissan Sells Record 8.1 Million Cars for 2012

Renault-Nissan Sells Record 8.1 Million Cars for 2012

Sales down in Europe and China

Renault-Nissan Alliance sales hit a record 8,101,310 vehicles in 2012, a 1% increase over 2011. It was the fourth consecutive year of increased sales. Most of the growth came from North America, but sales fell in Europe and China.  Renaul...
05.02.2013 | 2183 views | 0 comments
Skoda Hots Up the Citigo with New Sport Model

Skoda Hots Up the Citigo with New Sport Model

Will be available as three- and five-door

Skoda will offer an upgraded version of the Citigo called the Sport available both as a three- and five-door. Upgrades include rally stripes, a lowered chassis, alloy wheels and striped seats.  The Citigo Sport is based on the Ambition tr...
05.02.2013 | 2615 views | 0 comments
Caterham Keeps Things Mostly the Same for CT03

Caterham Keeps Things Mostly the Same for CT03

Gets updated livery with new version of green and yellow scheme

Caterham has taken the wraps off of its new CT03 Formula 1 chassis, and it will take to the track at Jerez later today. It is the first car to come out of Caterham's Leafield Technical Centre. The first thing most people will notice w...
05.02.2013 | 451 views | 0 comments
Toro Rosso Debuts STR8 a Day Before Testing Begins

Toro Rosso Debuts STR8 a Day Before Testing Begins

Biggest feature is a straightened nose

Toro Rosso is carrying over its drivers from last year, but a new designer has brought a new take to the STR8.  The 2013 car is the first designed by Toro Rosso's new chief designer Luca Furbatto. Furbatto was responsible for dev...
04.02.2013 | 373 views | 0 comments
Geely Buys Builder of London Black Cabs for $17 million

Geely Buys Builder of London Black Cabs for $17 million

Saves company from shutting down

Geely will purchase Manganese Bronze Holding, makers of London Taxi Company TX4 black cabs, for £11.04 million (€12.8 million or $17.3 million). The company already owned 20% of the company.  Under the purchase, Geely...
04.02.2013 | 3362 views | 1 comments
Daimler Buys 12% Stake in Chinese Automaker BAIC

Daimler Buys 12% Stake in Chinese Automaker BAIC

First foreign automaker to buy into China

Daimler has bought a 12% stake in Chinese automaker Beijing Automotive Group (BAIC), which makes it the first foreign automaker to buy a stake in a Chinese automaker. The deal will also give Daimler two seats on BAIC's Board of Directors. Beca...
04.02.2013 | 502 views | 0 comments
Renault Scenic Xmod Combines Compact Crossover and MPV

Renault Scenic Xmod Combines Compact Crossover and MPV

Will be revealed at Geneva Motor Show

Renault is bringing a refreshed Scenic to the Geneva Motor Show in March and a new variant called the Scenic XMOD that combines the Scenic MPV with a compact crossover.  Scenic The Scenic is getting a major refresh for the Geneva Moto...
04.02.2013 | 3186 views | 0 comments
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