May 19, 2024
Mini

Mini Clubvan to be pulled off from sales from North America

Before we get to say a fair goodbye to Mini Clubvan, who is leaving the North American auto market, we should first refresh our readers’ memory by telling what is it with this model… Mini Clubvan was only presented last year, during the Geneva Motor Show and some said at the time it was a

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Hyundai

Hyundai Elantra production capacity will slow sales

The Koreans have been the talk of all sales and product expectation recently but for all their success they still have some problems. Hyundai, for example, have recently announced that the sales rate of their Elantra model will soon drop. The reason behind the drop is the fact that production facilities can’t keep up with

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Lotus

North American Lotus Elise and Exige soon to be killed off

Despite the immense racing history and heritage the British Lotus brand is associated with they have to concede that their operation is still a small one. As part of this sort of financial and technical affair, their current model lineup isn’t exactly as long as Moby Dick and even so they are struggling. Proof of

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Mazda

Mazda U.S. Operations Group leadership appointed to Robert Davis

Starting today, the senior vice president office within Mazda U.S. Operations Group will have a new name written on the door, Robert Davis’ one. Mazda North America appointed Robert Davis to this position in order to have somebody more competent oversee the “Group” and all the actions the Japanese will need to see it have

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Nissan

Nissan to recall a quarter million old SUVs

Not very precise of a title, but it does contain the gist of what’s going on as far as Nissan and the North American market are concerned. Over 271.000 units of the Nissan Pathfinder and the Infiniti QX4 up-class brother will have owners visit dealership showrooms for a bit of a fix.

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Lotus

Lotus creates special editions with last Toyota engines

It’s been so long ago that few still remember that the British at Lotus use Toyota engines in the Elise and the more hardcore Exige. The engines at hand are Toyota 2ZZ-GE units and stocks are headed for depletion. Trying to capitalize on what’s left, Lotus is going to make a few special edition units

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Jeep

Jeep promises new Liberty for 2012

Chrysler is a tough parent to have right now. After pushing Jeep to some extent in order to create and sell the 2011 Grand Cherokee the pressure is on for another new model by next year. The model in question is Jeep’s third best selling vehicle, the Liberty SUV. A new model of this car

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Audi

Audi’s U.S. sales in 2010 are a personal record

The Ingolstadt based Germans have an extra reason to be happy about the new year. Upon receiving the final sales figures of 2010 the cracked open the champagne. This is because in 2010 Audi’s sales in North America call for a new personal record, one to do away with the one set in 2007.

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Hyundai

Hyundai takes sales record in North America

I reckon my sympathy for the Koreans at Hyundai and their recent work is shared by many people. Actually it’s shared by hundreds of thousands of people. I’m saying this because as the year draws near to an end Hyundai has announced their sales figures for 2010 and posted a new record.

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Audi BMW Fiat Mercedes Toyota VW

Engine of the year results

The 2010 International Engine of the Year awards seen an end to proceedings and in that end there were ten different engines being honored in 11 categories, plus an overall winner chosen. The engines were rated by a jury of automotive journalists from around the world had the difficult task of rating the engines and

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Toyota

Toyota’s Mississippi plant we’ll be resuming activities

Toyota have just announced that they will recommence construction on its Mississippi plant about the same time they are going to begin producing the Corolla there late next year. With the Corolla being produced at this particular plant once again a major shift in production will occur due to the current climate.

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Acura Honda

Honda introduces new engine for 2011 LMP2 race cars

The Automobile Club de l’Ouest announced revised technical regulations that will go into effect for the 2011 season and the current LMP1 and LMP2 classes will be combined into a single class based on the current P2 regulations but with smaller racing engines. The new rules also imply the creation of a new P2 class

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Nissan

Lots of Nissan Leaf customers have previously owned a Prius

Nissan is hoping that their electric Leaf will attract interest of people bothered about the environment and will lead the way towards the electrification of automobile transportation. On a side note to the Nissan Leaf’s marketing Nissan Division for Nissan North America Vice President Al Castignetti had a relatively unsurprising statement to make about the

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McLaren

McLaren announces dealers for the new supercar

2011 will be the year when the new McLaren Supercar, the MP4-12C, goes on sale worldwide and while there isn’t much more to be known about it, the company has just announced it’s initial network of dealers. The launch will see 35 retailers the new 2011 McLaren MP4-12C but, according to McLaren the network is

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General Motors

Good news for GM: first quarterly profit in three years

General Motors have announced today that the first quarter of 2010 has been the place for another achievement on behalf of the company as they returned to profitability and registered revenue of $31.5 billion and operating income of $1.2 billion. The registered net income attributable to common stockholders was $0.9 billion which means earnings per

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Saab

Saab is launching a leasing campaign for the U.S.

The North American branch of Saab Cars has recently launched its first sales event as a new company in the form of a leasing program built around the 2010 Saab 9-3. The lease program will enable you to put a brand new Saab 9-3 in your driveway with a two liter engine and an automatic

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Toyota

Toyota’s recall completed more than 3 million cars

Toyota announced that they completed a massive part of the fabled, very mediated and very expensive recall of their cars. The recall involved seeing more than three million Toyota and Lexus brand vehicles fixed so far.

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Chevrolet

Chevrolet Orlando is no longer coming to the U.S.

General Motors had planned to to bring the seven-seater Chevrolet Orlando crossover to the United States but has recently reconsidered and decided not to do it after all. According to Mark Reuss, GM’s president for North America, the man who made the decision to cancel these plans the brand needs to focus on the existing models

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