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Cequent Adds Floor Mat Line  Dec 30th, 2012 

gi_91689_poshpilematsAutomotive aftermarket products provider, Cequent Consumer Products has announced that it will distribute Posh Pil Floor Mats by Highland.

This partnership opportunity provides Cequent with an additional line of high quality, affordable, luxury floor mat options for retailers that can be displayed in stores. Cequent currently sells Highland Custom Fit mats- a heavy-duty, OEM quality rubber mat line under a special order program that provides a precise fit for vehicles by make and model.

 
 
 
Marketer Joins Sales Trainer  Dec 30th, 2012 

cardoneJon Lamb has joined Cardone Training Technologies Inc. as chief marketing officer.

Lamb will be working with Grant Cardone in the creation and implementation of automotive marketing strategies to assist automobile dealers and personnel in successfully converting.

 
 
 
7DAYS Abu Dhabi published Cars taken from crazy motorists in Al Ain  Dec 30th, 2012 

The drivers had committed various offences, including speeding, recklessness, jumping red lights, driving under the influence of alcohol, racing and driving in the wrong direction, police said. ...  
 
 
Ford on track to sell 2.2m cars in US  Dec 30th, 2012 

Ford Motor Co is on track to sell 2.2 million cars under its main brand this year, up 7 percent from 2011, the automaker said on Saturday, but the company has acknowledged losing market share as it ...  
 
 
Heaps In the Heart of Texas LeMons Day 1: 300ZX Leads, Harley-Engined Prius Still Running  Dec 30th, 2012 
After Friday’s car inspections at the Heaps In the Heart of Texas 24 Hours of LeMons, the smart money said that the Hell’s Treehuggers Toyo-Davidson would blow up within seconds of going “potato-potato-potato” onto the race track. You know what? The smart money also says that Nissan Z Cars fall apart on race tracks, and [...] 
 
 
Rockingham Motors in Salem NH Donates Money for The Animal Rescue League  Dec 30th, 2012 
The purpose of this press release is to inform readers of Rockingham Motor's goal to raise $5,000 to donate to The Salem Animal Rescue League. 
 
 
New Black Box Insurance Site Launches with Unique Offerings  Dec 30th, 2012 
Black-BoxInsurance.com goes live today, targeting those who want to cut down the costs of their car insurance. 
 
 
Fusion Energi gets 100 m.p.g.  Dec 30th, 2012 

The 2013 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid has been certified by the Environmental Protection Agency as getting the equivalent of 108 m.p.g. in city driving and 92 on the highway for a combined ...  
 
 
Car customizer Shelbys firm vows to roll on after his death  Dec 30th, 2012 

In the first two weeks after Carroll Shelby died, the phones at his Shelby American car company didn't ring once."And then when they finally did, we had people with urgency in their voices, ...  
 
 
Top 10 business stories of 2012 Auto recovery leads the way  Dec 30th, 2012 

It was another defining and sometimes-bizarre news year for Detroit and Michigan business with the unthinkable jailing of a billionaire over a road project, Michigan's abrupt transition to a ...  
 
 
Nissan Leaf warranty extended  Dec 30th, 2012 

Nissan is about to take away another key reason for not buying an electric vehicle by extending warranty limits on its Leaf plug-in car.Even better, the extended warranty will be retroactive, meaning ...  
 
 
Revved up Whats hot and whats not in autos  Dec 30th, 2012 

Revved: Ford will hire 2,350 in Michigan by 2014.Revved: Car buyers excited by year-end sales incentives.Stalled: Toyota to pay $1 billion-plus to resolve claims from unintended ...  
 
 
Unemployment rate is expected to remain steady  Dec 30th, 2012 

Employers probably added jobs in December at about the same pace as the prior month, showing the U.S. labor market held up as lawmakers struggled to resolve the fiscal impasse, economists said in ...  
 
 
Thunder beat Rockets 124-94 for largest road win  Dec 30th, 2012 

Oklahoma City Thunder blitzed the game-weary Houston Rockets 124-94 in their NBA game at Toyota Center here. Thunder guard Russell Westbrook posted 28 points, eight rebounds and eight assists ...  
 
 
Mark Phelan Looking forward to 2013 critical questions for the automakers  Dec 30th, 2012 

What will 2013 bring to car lovers, automakers and shoppers? Here are some of the questions on my screen as the year ...  
 
 
Tom Walsh Wheres Detroits world-class auto tourist attraction  Dec 30th, 2012 

Mercedes-Benz World seems to set the night aglow in the Surrey countryside. It offers a cluster of driving courses to set an auto fanatic's pulse racing. / ...  
 
 
2014 Infiniti Q50 Teased on YouTube  Dec 30th, 2012 
We’re still not exactly sure what to think of Infiniti’s new vehicle naming strategy, with all cars carrying the “Q” designation going forward, and all SUVs and crossovers bearing the QX badge. But we won’t have much longer to wait to see the new models that will be introduced under the new naming convention. Infiniti [...] 
 
 
One For The Road A funky upgrade on a less-than-hot hatch  Dec 30th, 2012 

This should be two cars for the heart as Graham told me he finds the latest Note a bit bland and is looking for a vehicle that will do the same job, but looks a lot cooler. So it will have to be a ...  
 
 
Holiday car deals demystified  Dec 30th, 2012 

Many automakers run holiday and year-end sales promotions that can mean great deals for car shoppers. The need to meet year-end sales quotas also drive dealers to the negotiating table. As 2012 winds ...  
 
 
Mitsubishi offices inspected over latest recall  Dec 30th, 2012 

Dozens of transport ministry officials inspected Mitsubishi Motors' offices across Japan on Tuesday after the automaker last week widened a recall to about 1.7 million ...  
 
 
Ford on track to sell 2.2 million cars in U.S. this year  Dec 30th, 2012 

DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co is on track to sell 2.2 million cars under its main brand this year, up 7 percent from 2011, the automaker said on Saturday, but the company has acknowledged losing ...  
 
 
2012 Buick Verano Convenience Group review notes: A good small Buickand#8212;really  Dec 29th, 2012 
EDITOR WES RAYNAL: This is my second drive in a Buick Verano, and I got to say I like it more the more I drive it. 
 
 
2013 Ford Fusion Energi Gets 100 MPGe Combined Rating  Dec 29th, 2012 
Although Ford has come under scrutiny lately for its allegedly overly-optimistic fuel economy ratings for its hybrid vehicles, the Fusion and C-Max, the company is claiming a 100 MPGe figure for the Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid sedan, the average of its 108 MPGe city and 92 MPGe higway rating. These figures are the same as [...] 
 
 
Hyundai Sonata, Elantra Set New Sales Records In 2012  Dec 29th, 2012 
Although they may not achieve the headline-grabbing MPG claims touted previously, the Hyundai Elantra and Sonata continue to sell well, and both model lines set new sales records in 2012. The Elantra was helped with the addition of the GT five-door model and two-door coupe, and the Sonata’s upscale, “four-door coupe” styling continued to appeal [...] 
 
 
Toyota sudden acceleration settlement gets preliminary approval  Dec 29th, 2012 

The $1-billion-plus deal would resolve suits from motorists who said their Toyota vehicles' value fell after recalls stemming from 'sudden acceleration' ...  
 
 
Vultures pick at visitors cars in Fla. Everglades  Dec 29th, 2012 

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Visitors to parts of Everglades National Park are getting tarps and bungee cords to make their vehicles less delectable to vultures. Migrating vultures have developed a habit ...  
 
 
Biggest Auto Recalls Of 2012  Dec 29th, 2012 

10 Biggest Auto Recalls In 2012 New-car showrooms in the U.S. might as well install revolving doors, as it seems the industry recalled nearly as many vehicles back to dealerships for safety-related ...  
 
 
US$1 bil. settlement with Toyota gets US judge OK  Dec 29th, 2012 

LOS ANGELES -- A U.S. judge gave preliminary approval Friday to a US$1 billion-plus settlement with Toyota Motor Corp. in cases involving problems of sudden, unintended acceleration by its vehicles, ...  
 
 
Electric car sales in UK expected to double in 2013 as prices start to fall  Dec 29th, 2012 

Sales of electric cars in Britain are expected to double in 2013 as cheaper models enter the market and the number of charging points increases.Numbers of fully electric cars are expected to rise ...  
 
 
Chinese government calls for Land Rover recall  Dec 29th, 2012 

The Chinese government has asked Jaguar Land Rover's China unit to recall one hundred and ninety 2012 Evoque and Freelander vehicles produced on June 11th this year. The General Administration of ...  
 
 
Hume Highway could see B-triple trucks  Dec 29th, 2012 

Australia The New South Wales Government is considering a trial of giant three-trailer trucks on the Hume Highway between Sydney and Melbourne.The B-triple trucks are about 36 metres long - 10 ...  
 
 
Consumer Reports Best Value Cars  Dec 29th, 2012 

Consumer Reports magazine, it's also the best value among all 2013 model year vehicles the magazine has tested. To decide which cars represent the "best value," the magazine ...  
 
 
2012 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged review notes: A big and bad luxury SUV that delivers on all fronts  Dec 29th, 2012 
EXECUTIVE EDITOR BOB GRITZINGER: Itand#8217;s hard to get oneand#8217;s head around the concept of and#8220;agilityand#8221; in a nearly 3-ton, 6-foot, monster Earth-crushing SUV. But thatand#8217;s a fair descriptor for the  
 
 
Sheriff warns of auto burglary spree  Dec 29th, 2012 

TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) - At least five vehicles were broken into in the Chimney Hill and Colonial Place subdivisions on a single night this week in Northeast Travis County, the sheriff's ...  
 
 
Tower auto supplier to sell South Korean operations to Seco  Dec 29th, 2012 

Tower International, the Livonia-based auto supplier, is selling its South Korean operations to Seco, a privately owned Korean auto parts supplier, for about $47 million in cash.Tower, which makes ...  
 
 
Wireless Power May Cut the Cord for Plug-In Devices Including Cars  Dec 29th, 2012 

New technology that allows for wireless charging of electronic devices could make a rarity of cord jungles like the one in this image, captured this year at a power generation station in New York ...  
 
 
Hybrid and electric car sales jump 73 percent in 2012  Dec 29th, 2012 

US sales of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric cars should reach 440,000 units in 2012 - a 73% improvement over 2011 - according to market research firm ...  
 
 
Roundup Sisterson names managing partner Toyota settlement OK’d more  Dec 29th, 2012 

Bradley P. Lusk is the new managing partner at Sisterson & Co. LLP. The certified public accounting firm said Friday its partners elected Lusk to the position effective Jan. 1 to succeed William ...  
 
 
Infiniti Releases Q50 Teaser Video  Dec 29th, 2012 

In celebration of hitting a million Facebook fans, Infiniti released a 28-second teaser of its upcoming Q50 sedan. The replacement for the current G37. Complete with all the musical buildup of a ...  
 
 
Flooded cars are bad news  Dec 29th, 2012 

Dear Tom and Ray: Can you help my sister's family? They were victims of Hurricane Sandy this fall, and although their cars are running, they did get saltwater up to the electrical system in both ...  
 
 
Hybrid Mileage Lawsuit Hits Ford  Dec 29th, 2012 

. The owner claims that he is not achieving anywhere near the EPA-stated fuel economy rating for his car. According to the Detroit News, the suit alleges "false and misleading" ...  
 
 
GM Toyota Battle Turns Electric  Dec 29th, 2012 

Toyota Motor Corp, likely to claim the title of world's biggest automaker later this month from General Motors Corp, threw down the gauntlet to GM in a race for the next "green" ...  
 
 
Honda Dominates Cars.coms 2012 Face-offs  Dec 29th, 2012 

Pitted against competitors in three of the most bustling auto-sales segments today, Honda prevailed in Cars.com's 2012 head-to-head face-offs, emerging as the last brand standing. ...  
 
 
Auto shop fire damages estimated at $2 million  Dec 29th, 2012 

EDMONTON - A south-side fire late Thursday night destroyed two Edmonton businesses and caused an estimated $2 million in damages, fire officials said.Edmonton Fire Rescue spokesman Michael Tucker ...  
 
 
Historic Oregon Coast Journey Re-enactment Calls for Vintage Cars  Dec 29th, 2012 

(Newport, Oregon) – 100 years ago a small group of intrepid explorers did something strenuous and maybe a little insane at the time: they drove their automobiles that crazy 24-mile stretch ...  
 
 
Judge approves Toyotas settlement  Dec 29th, 2012 

SAN FRANCISCO --A U.S. judge granted preliminary approval on Friday to Toyota Motor Corp's $1.1 billion settlement of a class-action lawsuit brought by consumers who lost value on their cars due ...  
 
 
Everglades Park offers ‘anti-vulture kits’ to protect visitor cars  Dec 29th, 2012 

Over the last few years, staff members at Everglades National Park have experimented with ways to scare off flocks of vandals that lurk in parking lots every winter, sporadically defacing cars, ...  
 
 
HP accuses IT leaders of orchestrating mass departure to GM  Dec 29th, 2012 

Hewlett-Packard has accused two former employees in Austin, Texas of conspiring to resign simultaneously and recruit 16 colleagues in their information technology department to take jobs with General ...  
 
 
HP says 2 ex-workers recruited for GM  Dec 29th, 2012 

Hewlett-Packard has accused two former employees in Austin, Texas, of conspiring to resign simultaneously and recruit 16 colleagues in their information technology department to take jobs with ...  
 
 
Classic Cars Perfectionists score big with an Alfa Romeo restoration  Dec 29th, 2012 

Renewing a classic work by a 1930s-era automotive "old master" requires an art restorer's touch and sensitivity; just repairing the damage and brightening the colours isn't ...  
 
 
Vultures pick at visitors cars in Fla Everglades  Dec 29th, 2012 

HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Visitors to parts of Everglades National Park are getting tarps and bungee cords to make their vehicles less delectable to vultures.Migrating vultures have developed a habit of ...  
 
 
26 people injured as tramway rams into two cars in Oryol  Dec 29th, 2012 

MOSCOW, December 29 (Itar-Tass) - The tramway rammed in two cars over broken brakes in Oryol. As many as 26 people were injured in the road accident, the press service of the Russian Interior ...  
 
 
Car Accidents: Distracted Driving in South Carolina  Dec 29th, 2012 
Distracted driving is a national problem, which has been addressed by many legislatures in the U.S. South Carolina has not directly addressed this matter. 
 
 
How Do I Legally Prove Who is at Fault for an Accident?  Dec 29th, 2012 
Proving liability in motor vehicle accidents is seldom as black and white as we'd like to believe. Even those that seem straight forward such as rear-end collisions may involve multiple parties and have more factors than you can count. 
 
 
Durham County Defense Lawyer Jesse Scharff Successfully Appeals DWI Checkpoint Conviction  Dec 29th, 2012 
Raleigh DWI attorney Jesse Scharff, of Roberts Law Group, PLLC, obtains dismissal of drunk driving conviction. 
 
 
Mitsubishis Lancer sedan is an affordable all-wheel drive vehicle  Dec 29th, 2012 

Often overshadowed by its showier Lancer Evolution rally car sibling, the Mitsubishi Lancer sedan is a nimble-handling, decently powered and competitive compact four door in its own right.In fact, ...  
 
 
Best snow cars ever  Dec 29th, 2012 

I love it when I get a chance to see an Eagle still on the road during the winter season.  I look forward to driving in snow every year  in my Cherokee.  I wish they would bring those ...  
 
 
Speed demons of Bonneville 2012  Dec 29th, 2012 

The 64th annual Bonneville Speed Week in Utah is a gearhead's dream. There are Streamliners here with multiple engines trying to reach 500-plus miles per hour. There are two-wheeled racers ...  
 
 
Car and Driver’s 2013 ‘10Best’ cars  Dec 29th, 2012 

Yup! Apparently Car and driver is "on the take" along with JD Powers, Consumer Reports, the IIHS (for putting more Toyotas on the top safety pic list for 2013 than any other brand) and ...  
 
 
Judge Rules in Favor of Porsche, Drops Hedge Fund Lawsuit filed by Volkswagen  Dec 29th, 2012 
After months and months of legal proceedings, a judge finally ruled in favor of Porsche and dismissed a lawsuit filed by fellow German automaker Volkswagen. The lawsuit claimed that Porsche caused more than $1 billion in losses when it allegedly cornered the market both automakers compete in. The decision was arrived at after a panel [...] 
 
 
Toyota acceleration settlement gets preliminary OK  Dec 29th, 2012 

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A U.S. judge gave preliminary approval Friday to a $1 billion-plus settlement with Toyota Motor Corp. in cases involving problems of sudden, unintended acceleration by its ...  
 
 
Video of the Day: 2013 SRT Viper Goes for a Stroll, is Dubbed “Sketchy”  Dec 28th, 2012 
Disclaimer: this video almost never happened. Back in 2009, Chrysler went through bankruptcy and a supercar was the absolute last thing on the automaker’s collective mind. Almost four years later, Chrysler is sustaining, with 2012 representing one of its strongest years sales-wise on record. Earlier this year, at the 2012 New York Auto Show, after [...] 
 
 
New High Score: Hyundai Sells 225,961 Sonata Units, Sets All-Time Sales Record for Sedan in 2012  Dec 28th, 2012 
With only four days to go in 2012, Hyundai has announced that it has set an all-time sales record for the Sonata with 225,961 units sold. The record comes only a year after the Sonata set a benchmark in sales for Hyundai in 2011. Hyundai also saw the Elantra, Veloster, Genesis, and Equus set a [...] 
 
 
Seven Ways to Keep You Safe While on the Road New Year’s Day  Dec 28th, 2012 
There are only a few days remaining in 2012 and as the year winds down, more people are expected on the road going from one party to another. AAA, a self-described motoring and leisure travel organization, ranks New Year’s Day as the deadliest day of the year for alcohol-related fatalities.  In an attempt to cut [...] 
 
 
Kia Design Chief Peter Schreyer Named Company President  Dec 28th, 2012 
Peter Schreyer, who has led Kia’s design efforts as it raises both its reputation and sales on world markets, has been named a president of the South Korean automaker. He will be one of three presidents in the company and the first non-Korean to hold the title. The promotion reflects the impact the Schreyer-led “tiger [...] 
 
 
2013 Audi S5 3.0T Coupe Instrumented Test: Two Fewer Cylinders, One More Supercharger, No Regrets  Dec 28th, 2012 
When Audi’s S5 coupe debuted for 2008 as the first model built on the company’s B8 architecture, we demonstrated little restraint in praising its sexy sheetmetal and the 4.2-liter V-8 nestled between its front fenders. Styled by Italian-born design chief Walter de’Silva, the S5 and its slightly less potent A5 stablemate ushered in a new [...] 
 
 
Nissan to Extend Leaf Warranty to Cover Battery-Capacity Loss  Dec 28th, 2012 
Nissan has announced plans to beef up the warranty on the lithium-ion batteries used in its Leaf EV. The change is being made to address owner concerns regarding long-term durability. Prompted by a vocal group of Leaf owners in the Southwest United States concerned that the heat may be negatively affecting battery packs, Nissan executive [...] 
 
 
Hyundai Previews Key Fob–Eliminating Smartphone “Connectivity Concept”  Dec 28th, 2012 
Hyundai showcased some of its latest technology recently in a demonstration held near its European headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. Intended to streamline the integration between smartphones and in-car infotainment systems, the Connectivity Concept system also permits users to lock and unlock their vehicle by placing the phone over a Near Field Communication tag—they’re like the [...] 
 
 
Infiniti Shows Off Upcoming Q50′s Headlight (That’s the New G to the Rest of Us) [2013 Detroit Auto Show]  Dec 28th, 2012 
Hey, so, remember how Infiniti decided to change all of its car names to Q followed by two numbers and its SUVs to QX followed by two numbers? Of course you do, because it was a highly unconventional—one might say “crazysauce”—move. Well, allow us to present the first physical piece attached to one of those [...] 
 
 
Honda Bringing Trio of Mugen-Tuned Models, Dressed-Up S2000 Roadster to Tokyo Auto Salon  Dec 28th, 2012 
Honda has announced its lineup for the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon, a tuner-oriented, SEMA-like auto show in the land of the rising sun. The salon focuses on Japanese home-market entries, featuring a lengthy list of metal we’ve never seen here in the U.S. (and likely never will). Here’s our short list of four of the [...] 
 
 
Recharge of Confidence: Nissan Leaf Battery Life Warrantied for 5 Years/60,000 Miles  Dec 28th, 2012 
Nissan will amend the warranties of Leaf EV models to specifically cover battery life, reports Automotive News. The Leaf’s original warranty didn’t address battery life concerns, and the automaker hopes to ease consumers’ minds by offering to replace the lithium-ion battery if it loses more than 30 percent of its life after five years or [...] 
 
 
2013 SRT Viper Strikes Back on Newest Ignition Video  Dec 28th, 2012 
The imposing and intimidating Viper has always been one to watch out for, and with the lighter and faster 2013 SRT Viper now on the loose, Ignition host Carlos Lago is ready to try and tame the beast on this week’s episode of Ignition. Although the new Viper is very similar to its predecessor, it’s [...] 
 
 
U.S. judge approves Toyotas $1.1 billion acceleration deal  Dec 28th, 2012 

Reuters © Toyota Motor Corp's logo is pictured on a power control unit displayed at Toyota Automobile Museum in Nagakute, central Japan November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko ...  
 
 
Demolition of Minn. Ford plant OKd  Dec 28th, 2012 

St. Paul, Minn. has greenlighted Ford Motor Co.'s plan to demolish its Twin Cities Assembly Plant this spring.St. Paul's planning commission on Friday unanimously approved the ...  
 
 
Fisker Karma First drive review  Dec 28th, 2012 

The man behind the Karma's design, Henrik Fisker, is no stranger to penning beautiful cars. He was responsible for the BMW Z8 roadster, as well as Aston Martin's DB9 and V8 Vantage. Not ...  
 
 
Toyota settlement gets preliminary approval  Dec 28th, 2012 

LOS ANGELES-A plaintiffs' attorney says a U.S. District Court judge in California has given preliminary approval to a $1 billion-plus settlement with Toyota Motor Corp. in cases involving ...  
 
 
Colorado car sales up 13 in November from 2011 up 22 year to date  Dec 28th, 2012 

Registrations of new cars and trucks in Colorado were up 13.3 percent in November from the same month of 2011, the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association reported Friday. Novembers numbers followed ...  
 
 
Toyota Claimants Not Part of $1.1 Billion Settlement Face Uphill Climb  Dec 28th, 2012 

Toyota Motor Corp. eliminated a huge obstacle with a U.S. settlement over unintended acceleration in its cars and trucks, leaving it to fight smaller cases that will be harder for plaintiffs to prove ...  
 
 
Zimbabwes Economy on Recovery Path  Dec 28th, 2012 

" Zimbabwe's Finance Minister says his country's economy is on the path to recovery after decades of decline and will meet all its financial obligations for this year. . Cars speed along in Harare, ...  
 
 
EPA Chief Who Pushed For New Fuel-Efficiency Standards Steps Down  Dec 28th, 2012 
 
 
 
Alfa Romeo 4C Teased as "Car To End All Cars"  Dec 28th, 2012 
 
 
 
Nissan Beefs Up Leaf Warranty  Dec 28th, 2012 
 
 
 
Subaru BRZ Premium Sport Package Concept Set for 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon  Dec 28th, 2012 
 
 
 
Audi To Spend $17 Billion In Ambitious Growth Strategy  Dec 28th, 2012 
 
 
 
Legendary Designer Peter Schreyer Named President of Kia  Dec 28th, 2012 
 
 
 
2013 Ford Fiesta Van Debuts  Dec 28th, 2012 
 
 
 
Toyota Settling Lost-Resale-Value Lawsuits: Why It’s Insane and Why Everybody Loses (Except the Lawyers)  Dec 28th, 2012 
Lawsuits have created a warning-label culture, but where are the warning labels on the lawsuits themselves? For the cover of a 237-page settlement proposal that Toyota filed yesterday, we’d propose “Beware: Contains Idiocy and Greed.” Pending approval from a federal judge, Toyota will buy its way out of a class-action lawsuit that claims perfectly functional cars [...] 
 
 
Dashing Through the Snow—In a V-8 Diesel VW Touareg Wearing Tracks  Dec 28th, 2012 
So what if Christmas is over—you’d be singing “Jingle Bells” 24/7, too, if you had a sweet VW Touareg running snow tracks like the one posted a couple of weeks back to VW of Sweden’s Facebook page. Although our high-school Swedish (the class trips were the stuff of legend!) is a little rusty, the limited [...] 
 
 
Alfa Romeo’s Product Plans Through 2016 Allegedly Leak Online  Dec 28th, 2012 
The Greek website Autoblog.gr claims to have obtained Alfa Romeo’s proposed product plans for the next four years, a time frame that includes the Italian automaker’s proposed return to the U.S. (Here’s our recent take on which vehicles you can expect here.) The plans are laid out on what appear to be presentation slides, and [...] 
 
 
2012 Ford Focus Electric review notes: Fewest sacrifices of any mainstream electric car  Dec 28th, 2012 
NEWS EDITOR GREG MIGLIORE: The  
 
 
Top 10 Quickest 0-60 MPH Vehicles Motor Trend Tested in 2012  Dec 28th, 2012 
When it comes to chest-beating and proclamations of vehicular superiority, the 0-60 mph acceleration time is the go-to metric for straight-line enthusiasts worldwide. It’s hard to fault, really – there’s nothing quite like the brute force of launching a car from a dead stop to 60 mph. Which are both perfectly legal speeds in the [...] 
 
 
Designer Peter Schreyer Becomes First Non-Korean President Of Kia Motors  Dec 28th, 2012 
Kia announced that chief design officer Peter Schreyer has been appointed one of the company’s three presidents; he was previously an executive vice president. The move means that 59-year-old Schreyer is the first non-Korean president in the history of Kia Motors. He has been credited with revitalizing the company by updating its styling direction, and [...] 
 
 
Eicher Motors beats Tata Motors to become best performing auto stock of 2012  Dec 28th, 2012 

Tata Motors is the best blue chip performer of the year 2012. But within the automobile sector, the crown for the best performing scrip for the year goes to Eicher Motors. Notwithstanding the ...  
 
 
Toyota poised to put legal troubles in rear view mirror  Dec 28th, 2012 

Casey Sullivan DETROIT/NEW YORK, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp eliminated a huge obstacle with a U.S. settlement over unintended acceleration in its cars and trucks, leaving it to fight ...  
 
 
Insurers Divided Over North Carolina Auto Insurance Rate System  Dec 28th, 2012 

A divided auto insurance industry will try again next year to change a unique regulatory system in North Carolina, which enjoys some of the lowest rates in the country. The industry will use the ...  
 
 
Toyota settlement what consumers need to know  Dec 28th, 2012 

The more than $1 billion settlement Toyota Motor Corp. agreed to over its recalls in the past several years could have an impact on millions of consumers. The Wall Street Journal offers advice for ...  
 
 
Wisconsin officials warn of Superstorm Sandy cars  Dec 28th, 2012 

Wisconsin transportation officials are warning car buyers to watch out for vehicles damaged in Superstorm Sandy. The Department of Transportation warns the storm caused water damage to tens of ...  
 
 
Traffic Ticket Attorney, Mr. Ticket, Now Offers Free Consultation to Commercial Drivers  Dec 28th, 2012 
Mr. Ticket is now offering free consultation to commercial drivers for their traffic violation charges. 
 
 
Federal Agency: Mandate Ignition Interlock Devices for All Drunk Drivers  Dec 28th, 2012 
The government is increasingly pushing for more use of ignition interlock devices to prevent drunk driving. Do you know the most important stipulations of Oregon's ignition interlock program? 
 
 
Bicyclists Strapping Cameras to Helmets to Deter Crashes  Dec 28th, 2012 
Some New York City bicyclists are being proactive by strapping video cameras to their helmets in order to make sure that those hitting bicyclists are held accountable. 
 
 
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