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Volkswagen Cuts Worker Bonuses Despite Record Sales

Volkswagen Cuts Worker Bonuses Despite Record Sales

Workers will receive 4% bonus reduction

Apparently, Volkswagen Chairman Martin Winterkorn appears to believe that if he is taking a cut in his bonus, then all Volkswagen workers need one. Just a week after announcing that he would take a 20% voluntary reduction in his bonus, Volkswagen ...
28.02.2013 | 404 views | 0 comments
Toyota Auris Hybrid Wins Green Car of the Year Against European Rivals

Toyota Auris Hybrid Wins Green Car of the Year Against European Rivals

Voted on over a 1,000 people online

The Toyota Auris Hybrid won out among 1,015 online voters at “The Green Car Website” in the UK to win the Green Car of the Year 2013 award. The Auris Hybrid beat out cars from Volkswagen, BMW, Ford and Vauxhall, and it took just ov...
28.02.2013 | 5355 views | 0 comments
Mercedes SLS AMG Expands to 7 Variants Since 2009

Mercedes SLS AMG Expands to 7 Variants Since 2009

Power ranges between 571hp and 751hp

The SLS AMG was introduced as the flagship sports car in Mercedes range, and while it still is, Mercedes has spun its flagship off into seven different variants with between 571hp and 751hp. The SLS AMG range goes from that standard Coupe at t...
28.02.2013 | 456 views | 0 comments
Adrian Sutil Signs on as Force India Driver

Adrian Sutil Signs on as Force India Driver

Returns to team after racing for them from 2008 to 2011

We finally have a complete driver roster for the 2013 Formula 1 season. Force India has signed Adrian Sutil to drive for the team alongside Paul di Resta.  Sutil raced for Force India from 2008 to 2011. His best year with the team was in ...
28.02.2013 | 4173 views | 0 comments
Land Rover Experimenting Will Pure EV Defender

Land Rover Experimenting Will Pure EV Defender

Uses small 94hp electric motor and lithium-ion battery

Jaguar Land Rover seem dead set on creating electrified, likely hybrid, vehicles in the near future. Jaguar has openly experimented with a hybrid XJ and the C-X75 hybrid supercar if Jaguar could have found a market. Now Land Rover is beginning to ...
28.02.2013 | 4249 views | 0 comments
KTM Will Bring More Comfortable X-Bow GT to Geneva

KTM Will Bring More Comfortable X-Bow GT to Geneva

New car still lacks a roof but gets wrap-around canopy

The KTM X-Bow is not known as a comfortable car. It is fast, grippy and quite light, but no one would ever describe the car as having a soft ride or luxurious interior. KTM will debut a more road-friendly X-Bow at the Geneva Motor Show that it cal...
28.02.2013 | 4133 views | 0 comments
*Updated* Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale Gets Rear Seats and 4.7-Liter V8

*Updated* Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale Gets Rear Seats and 4.7-Liter V8

Updated car gets an automated transmission and more power

Maserati revealed an updated GranTurismo MC Stradale at the Geneva Motor Show that replaces the rear seats that were removed when the original version debuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. To compensate for the extra weight added by the rear seats...
27.02.2013 | 3875 views | 0 comments
Hyundai Agrees to Tentative Payout in US Fuel Efficiency Lawsuits

Hyundai Agrees to Tentative Payout in US Fuel Efficiency Lawsuits

Terms of settlement not disclosed

Hyundai and Kia are anxious to put its fuel economy woes behind it. The company apologized in November for overstating the fuel economy on about 600,000 of its cars by as much a 4mpg. It gave customers a debit card that would pay for a portion of ...
27.02.2013 | 409 views | 0 comments
Audi Boosting Production in Germany to Export to US

Audi Boosting Production in Germany to Export to US

Demand in US outstripping supply

Audi is asking more from its German factories in March to meet demand from the United States.  The factories will run 12 extra shifts during the month to build the A6, A7 and Q5 specifically to send to the US. The added production will to...
27.02.2013 | 3053 views | 0 comments
New Volvos Get Active High Beam Control that Automatically Turns High Beams Off

New Volvos Get Active High Beam Control that Automatically Turns High Beams Off

The system automatically turns off low beams when it approaching another car

Among the multiple updates to Volvo’s refreshed cars, the Swedish automaker has added a system it calls Active High Beam Control that automatically shields the high beams when approaching another car. It is a system that makes sense in a reg...
27.02.2013 | 3446 views | 0 comments
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