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European Automobile Manufacturers Association Say Sales Are Continuing to Fall

European Automobile Manufacturers Association Say Sales Are Continuing to Fall

Sales Down in every month of the year

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) has released its monthly report on European Union auto sales and included sales for the entire year. There is really no good news, unfortunately.  Sales have been down every mo...
16.01.2013 | 322 views | 0 comments
Hyundai Will Take on Pikes Peak Record in 2013

Hyundai Will Take on Pikes Peak Record in 2013

Building two cars - one for Unlimited Class and one for 2WD Class

Rhys Millen and Hyundai set a new Pikes Peak record in 2012 with a 9:46.16 time up the course. This year Hyundai will build a purpose built vehicle based on the Genesis Coupe to take on the course with Millen behind the wheel, and it hopes to cut ...
16.01.2013 | 774 views | 0 comments
Volkswagen Group Sales Top 9 Million Cars

Volkswagen Group Sales Top 9 Million Cars

Sets a sales record for the second year in a row

Volkswagen has had a second year of record sales with an 11.2% increase in sales to 9.07 million cars sold in 2012.  “The Volkswagen Group developed extremely well in difficult conditions. 2012 was the best sales year ever. This is ...
16.01.2013 | 328 views | 0 comments
Maserati Quattroporte 6th Gen Gets All-New Style and Two Twin-Turbo Engines

Maserati Quattroporte 6th Gen Gets All-New Style and Two Twin-Turbo Engines

Both cars get an eight-speed automatic and a longer wheelbase

Maserati has been building Quattroporte models off and on since 1963, and it introduced the sixth generation car at the North American International Auto Show. The latest car is longer than the last generation and will be offered with either a twi...
16.01.2013 | 2250 views | 0 comments
New Lexus IS Available with 3 Powertrains but No Hybrid for US

New Lexus IS Available with 3 Powertrains but No Hybrid for US

Gets new eight-speed automatic and new rear suspension

Lexus released a gallery of images of the new, third generation IS before the North American International Auto Show, but since revealing the car, it has revealed the mechanical details about the car. The latest generation will get three engine op...
16.01.2013 | 1070 views | 0 comments
Fiat Brings Specially Colored 500s to Detroit

Fiat Brings Specially Colored 500s to Detroit

Exclusive colors for 500 Turbo and Abarth 500

Fiat and Chrysler had a very subdued North American International Auto Show. Other than Jeep and Maserati, none of their brands had a press conference, even though all of their brands available in the US were there including Ferrari. Fiat brought ...
16.01.2013 | 4201 views | 0 comments
Ford's Big Reveal is the Atlas Concept - the Next Gen F-150

Ford's Big Reveal is the Atlas Concept - the Next Gen F-150

It wants to continue to be the top truck in the US

Ford made a big deal about its commercial vehicles this year for its North American International Auto Show press conference and showed the latest version of the Transit and Transit Connect. Its big reveal for the show was the concept for the next...
15.01.2013 | 1119 views | 0 comments
Jeep Refreshes Grand Cherokee, Compass and Patriot

Jeep Refreshes Grand Cherokee, Compass and Patriot

Biggest changes come for Grand Cherokee including new diesel V6

Jeep gave most of its range a major upgrade at the North American International Auto Show including a refresh to the Grand Cherokee, new nose for the Compass and new transmission for the Patriot.  2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee The Grand Ch...
15.01.2013 | 2095 views | 0 comments
New MDX Due in Mid-2013 with Front-Wheel Drive Option for 1st Time

New MDX Due in Mid-2013 with Front-Wheel Drive Option for 1st Time

Production will be moved to US and sold only in North America

Acura's other big car for the North American International Auto Show is the 2014 MDX. While Acura technically calls it a prototype, the production version will go on sale in mid-2013 in North America. For the first time, the seven-passenger SU...
15.01.2013 | 481 views | 0 comments
Nissan Versa Promises 40mpg for Low Price

Nissan Versa Promises 40mpg for Low Price

Due to go on sale in summer 2013

Other than the Resonance SUV concept, Nissan's big debut for the North American International Auto Show is the second generation Versa Note that will go on sale in North America in the summer for a base price of $13,990. For an inexpensive...
15.01.2013 | 417 views | 0 comments
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