April 19, 2024
Mini

Mini Could Become an All-Electric Brand in the United States

Taking in account the recent sale drops in the U.S.A. when it comes to Minis, BMW has decided to attempt to turn the brand in an all-electric city car brand. While this has not yet been turned into a developed plan, officials at BMW state that it indeed could be a possibility for Mini to

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Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi Mirage to be sold in the United States

Just a week after Suzuki’s announcement about leaving the US market due to very low sales and unprofitable conditions, their rivals at Mitsubishi tell us they have big plans here. While Mitsubishi does still make compact and relatively light cars as Suzuki, they seem to have a different marketing plan and optimism about the US

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Lotus

Lotus Evora S IPS soon available in the US

The British at Lotus don’t really aim too high when it comes to comfort and ergonomics. The first model to actually be comfortable from them is the Evora. Mostly they got it right. It’s still a seriously sporty car that can perform beautifully on a race track but it’s not a spine bashing kart. The

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Lexus

Lexus looking into moving ES production to the States

Well here’s a surprise, large corporations owning car makers are now thinking of moving production to, instead of away from, the United States of America. In this case it’s a brand that’s very important to the American market, namely Toyota’s luxury division, Lexus. They’re thinking about the ES sedan to make the shift. Obviously, there

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VW

Volkswagen are working on a Seven Seater SUV

In the world of soccer moms and school runs, few things are more important than the combination between the SUV and seven seats. A bit late to the game, Volkswagen is reportedly finally working on just such a behemoth.

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VW

Volkswagen Amarok to Be Coming in the US After All

If you liked the Volkswagen Amarok and wished for it to come to the US but were disappointed by the decision of the VW brass to not bring it over, then a piece of good news is in order: it seems Volkswagen is actually considering to do it, having a change of heart.

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Bentley Luxury Cars

The Bentley Continental GTC and GTC Speed 80-11 for the US

The crowd gathered at Pebble Beach lay witness to Bentley’s latest unveiling of the limited edition Continental GTC and the GTC Speed 80-11 which have been designed just for the US market in only 80 units as the name states and will be models for the year 2011.

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Jaguar Tuning

Jaguar XKR175 Limited Edition Debut in the US

British car manufacturer in the luxury market Jaguar unveiled the 2010 Jaguar XKR175 Coupe limited edition at the Pebble Beach Automotive Weekend in order to celebrate it’s 75 anniversary, this being the first time that the car has shown it’s face in the U.S. land, much to the joy of all those who were present.

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Chevrolet

Chevrolet Cobalt Coupe Concept

That’s a pretty long line of words starting with “C” but one can easily be added, the creator of this concept car is called Cardoso, David Cardoso. Pardon the James Bond association but you can’t help but feel that if 007 went to the US to get a car this not only looks the part

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Nissan

Nissan is offering 500 test-drive invitations for the Leaf

Nissan isn’t giving their marketing and development team any break as they have just released a set of 500 invitations to a test drive of the Leaf in Japan. The Nissan Leaf will be the world’s first mass-production electric car and will be available for testing at the plant in Oppama, Japan as part of

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General Motors

U.S. Treasury hires lead bank for General Motors IPO

As announced yesterday, GM will soon have a bank’s support in their attempt at getting the public listing they have been seeking for quite some time. The announcement of a choice being made came even sooner then expected as today the U.S. Treasury made public the name of the bank chosen for the task at

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Lamborghini Supercars

Lamborghini recalls some Murcielagos

This is something the nostalgic would dread, an iconic Italian supercar manufacturer recalling vehicles because some problems with them has cropped up. Well, maybe it’s not snowing in hell yet but Lamborghini are recalling a total of 428 examples of the 2007-2008 model year Murcielago Coupe and Roadster models in the United States.

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Subaru

Subaru issues a safety recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a recall for the 2010 model year Subaru Legacy sedans and Outback crossovers equipped with a continuously variable transmission. The recall affects a total of 29,443 vehicles that are spec’d up with the CVT in the States.

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Toyota

U.S. Transport Secretary visits Toyota Motor Corporation

U.S. Transport Secretary Ray LaHood has been on a courtesy visit to Toyota Motor Corporation’s headquarters today and he stated he felt encouraged by the steps the company has put in place to improve vehicle safety but is still a bit reticent. He did say, however, that he will only be fully convinced when Toyota’s

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Geely

Geely IG may cost less than Tata Nano

Chinese car maker Geely Automobile came to the Beijing Motor Show with a concept car entitled IG. Now they claim that the eventual production version of the IG is a contender for the title of world’s cheapest car.

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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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Nissan

BRE Nissan 370Z

BRE Racing is one of the first Nissan racing teams as they ran some 240Z’s and 510’s back in the late sixties and early seventies. Recently Mazda shone a light on this old team as it offered to run the BRE livery once again and now Nissan has announced that they will be building a

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Chrysler

The restructuring process at Chrysler is showing positive results

Well at least this is what Sergio Marchionne, Fiat SpA and Chrysler Group LLC CEO has to say about recent undergoing procedures to cut costs at Chrysler and to eventually turn it around. Marchionne also said that in terms of the market share numbers coming out of the U.S., it’s a slow, gradual process, a

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