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Local Auto Parts Development Pushed  Dec 25th, 2012 

The government should concentrate on developing and granting support to domestic auto parts and components manufacturers as technology transfer did not really trickle down to this sector despite the ...  
 
 
Beijing continues to scrap polluting cars  Dec 25th, 2012 

/enpproperty--> The capital's initiative to rid the city of polluting vehicles has taken 458,000 old cars off the road, and the government is providing more benefits to local motorists to ...  
 
 
Honda sustains turnaround from two natural disasters  Dec 25th, 2012 

NATSUME presents the All-New CRV. Despite the tsunami in Japan and flooding in Bangkok, which greatly affected car production of Japanese car makers, Honda Cars Philippines made 2012 memorable by the ...  
 
 
Holiday car deals from 10 automakers  Dec 25th, 2012 

Well, regardless of what Christmas advertising promotes, my wife is going to be disappointed again this year.  She is not getting a new car or a huge diamond for Christmas.  If we're ...  
 
 
Mitsubishi Motors PH secures its own big numbers this year  Dec 25th, 2012 

THE blockbuster Mirage launch at the SMX featured Mitsubishi Motors Corp. president Osamu Masuko and top officials of Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. Like National Basketball Association's ...  
 
 
Audi Motorsport Targets America With 2013 Plans  Dec 25th, 2012 
 
 
 
McLaren Launches MP4-12C-Themed Merchandise Line  Dec 25th, 2012 
 
 
 
Mitsubishi Mirage Confirmed for U.S. in Fall 2013—With 1.2-Liter Three-Cylinder!  Dec 25th, 2012 
You should like three-cylinder engines. They’re cool. They’re different. They make thrummy little sounds. And come September, Mitsubishi will become the third automaker currently offering one in the U.S. After picking up some forms from the California Air Resources Board, we spoke to a Mitsubishi staffer, who confirmed that a 1.2-liter three will power the [...] 
 
 
Your Say: Top 10 New Cars That Would Make the Best Santa Sleigh  Dec 25th, 2012 
Earlier this month we asked readers what new vehicle would make the best Santa sleigh, if he wanted to upgrade his nine-reindeer-powered sleigh for a newer, more modern car, truck, van, or SUV. Readers could choose from any new 2013 or 2014 model with these basic requirements: More than nine reindeer power to move him [...] 
 
 
For Your Viewing Pleasure: Top 5 Most Watched Motor Trend Videos from 2012  Dec 25th, 2012 
We launched our new Motor Trend YouTube video channel at the beginning of this year, allowing us to share even more of our entertaining videos packed with all types of hot cars, trucks, and more. Below are five videos uploaded in 2012 that accumulated the most number of page views this year, and they range [...] 
 
 
Mitsubishi inspected over latest auto recall  Dec 25th, 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 vehicles.The inspection of ...  
 
 
GM recalls 119000 cars  Dec 25th, 2012 

General Motors will recall 119,000 US vehicles because some of them may be missing a backup hood latch, the US automaker said in regulatory filings to federal safety regulators.GM did not say whether ...  
 
 
Jaguar Land Rovers China unit to recall cars over safety worries  Dec 25th, 2012 

BEIJING (Reuters) - Jaguar Land Rover's Chinese subsidiary will recall 337 cars because of substandard fixings in their brakes and steering boxes, China's national product quality watchdog ...  
 
 
GM Recalls Pickup Trucks to Fix Problem With Hoods  Dec 25th, 2012 

Photo: GM The recall affects Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize trucks from the 2010 through 2012 model years. Most of the trucks were sold in North America. The U.S. National Highway Traffic ...  
 
 
Get Something Shiny and Gadget-y for the Holidays? Download C/D for Your Mobile Device Now!  Dec 25th, 2012 
Not sure if you’ve been paying attention to the television this holiday season, but if so, you probably saw them: ads for tablet devices. Large tablets, small ­tablets, medium-size tablets. Three new screens from Amazon, two from Apple, and one from Microsoft, all being stroked and plied by children and bright-eyed teens of diverse ethnicities [...] 
 
 
Russian govt opposes confiscation of cars from drunken drivers  Dec 25th, 2012 

MOSCOW, December 25 (Itar-Tass) - The Russian government opposed the confiscation of the cars from drunken drivers, the press service of the Russian government reported on Tuesday. "The Russian ...  
 
 
Toyota launches remodeled Crown luxury sedan in Japan  Dec 25th, 2012 

Toyota Motor Corp. on Tuesday launched a completely remodeled Crown luxury sedan featuring an all-new design and improved safety functions.Toyota aims to expand its customer base in the midst of the ...  
 
 
Atlanta-area counties sue HSBC over loans to minorities  Dec 25th, 2012 

BANKS Three Atlanta-area counties have filed a lawsuit claiming that British bank HSBC cost them hundreds of millions of dollars in extra expenses and damage to their tax bases by aggressively ...  
 
 
Japan officials inspect Mitsubishi offices  Dec 25th, 2012 

DOZENS of Japan's transport ministry officials have inspected Mitsubishi Motors' offices after the automaker last week widened a recall to about 1.7 million ...  
 
 
Carmax and GAIG Tie Up in OE Auto Accessory Biz  Dec 25th, 2012 

Taipei, Dec. 25, 2012 (CENS)--Carmax Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Taiwan's Hotai Motor Co. Ltd., to develop and sell original equipment (OE) Toyota accessories, recently formed a joint venture ...  
 
 
Blizzard wreaks havoc in Norway Sweden  Dec 25th, 2012 

Snowstorms that hit Norway and Sweden wreaked havoc on the countries' mass transit systems and caused traffic delays, officials said. In Norway, nearly 200 passengers had to be evacuated from ...  
 
 
Luxury Cars Fly Out of Showrooms Economists Ask What Fiscal Cliff  Dec 25th, 2012 

What fiscal cliff? Luxury cars are flying out of U.S. showrooms this month. Car buyers appear "unfazed by the current level of economic uncertainty generated by the fiscal cliff ...  
 
 
Mitsubishi offices inspected over latest recall  Dec 25th, 2012 

View Photo 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 ...  
 
 
Lionel gifts himself seven Mercedes cars  Dec 25th, 2012 

Singer Lionel Richie has gifted himself seven Mercedes cars for Christmas. And the shocked salesman didn't recognise the famous singer. "I decided to buy myself a Mercedes - or two! In blue jeans ...  
 
 
California lawmakers cut driving costs without state-owned cars  Dec 25th, 2012 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. --Requiring legislators to drive their own cars for legislative business saved taxpayers nearly $240,000 in the past year, according to records reviewed by The Sacramento ...  
 
 
Holiday car deals demystified  Dec 25th, 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 ...  
 
 
Recall Alert: Hyundai Veloster Parking Brakes; Jaguar XF Computers  Dec 24th, 2012 
Two recalls came across the wires today, neither very large, but both potentially dangerous. The first, and larger of the two, is for the 2012 Hyundai Veloster. Apparently the parking brake on 4,490 manual transmission models built from July 2, 2011, through February 27, 2012. The problem is road grime; it can get into the [...] 
 
 
2013 Toyota RAV4 First Drive  Dec 24th, 2012 
Alluring inside and out, the 2013 Toyota RAV4 adds new appeal to the veteran crossover. 
 
 
Your Say: Top 10 All-Wheel-Drive Dream Garages  Dec 24th, 2012 
Earlier this month we asked you to tell us about your all-wheel-drive dream garage. The rules were simple: pick up to five production all-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive vehicles to own, regardless of price. We received so many excellent responses to that Thread of the Day, today we’ve picked our Top 10 favorite garages straight from the [...] 
 
 
GM recalls Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon trucks  Dec 24th, 2012 

A welding error by a supplier has forced the recall of 119,000 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon trucks from the 2010 through 2012 model years, according to ...  
 
 
GM recalls 119000 US trucks over hood latches  Dec 24th, 2012 

View Photo Chevrolet trucks, made by General Motors, are lined up for sale at a dealership in Forest Park, Illinois, on August 4, 2011. The company will recall 119,000 US vehicles because some of ...  
 
 
Former NANS Secretary Abiodun Kolawole Killed In Auto Crash  Dec 24th, 2012 

By SaharaReporters, New York The executive director of the Ola Oni Centre in Oshogbo, Osun State, and renowned former student activist, Abiodun Kolawole, has died in a road accident. Comrade ...  
 
 
Report Cheaper for lawmakers to use personal cars  Dec 24th, 2012 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -; Taxpayers save thousands of dollars when California lawmakers use their personal cars for legislative business rather than state-leased vehicles, a Sacramento Bee review of ...  
 
 
The Next Generation Of Big Auto CEOs Is On The Horizon  Dec 24th, 2012 

The past few years have been difficult for the auto industry. The financial crisis, bailouts, and economic weakness have made those executives who have survived look all the more impressive. A few ...  
 
 
Report Lawmakers save by using personal cars  Dec 24th, 2012 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -; Taxpayers save thousands of dollars when California lawmakers use personal cars for legislative business rather than state-leased ...  
 
 
Dear Santa: A Wish List from Automotive.com  Dec 24th, 2012 
We drove more than 100 new cars, trucks, hybrids, SUVs, and crossovers over the past year. Many of them were good, some not so great, and a couple were downright miserable. But when it comes time to picking what we’d want in our own garages, we all have our own pick, one that stands out, [...] 
 
 
Behind the Wheel: 2013 Buick Encore  Dec 24th, 2012 
Confession time here: When we first saw the 2013 Buick Encore at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit last year, we were underwhelmed. The little crossover didn’t wow us the way Buick had surely hoped; instead of looking like a bold masterstroke, a trail-blazing first entry into a new segment of premium [...] 
 
 
Volvo Eyes Closer Cooperation With Sister Chinese Brands at Geely  Dec 24th, 2012 
 
 
 
Rival Festival to Goodwood Gains Momentum  Dec 24th, 2012 
 
 
 
Hyundai Debuts New Connectivity Concept  Dec 24th, 2012 
 
 
 
Car Insurers Penalize Male Drivers, Study Says  Dec 24th, 2012 
 
 
 
Name That Shifter, No. 108  Dec 24th, 2012 
It’s Monday, and that means it’s time to present this week’s shifter. You’ll have until mid-day Wednesday to identify the make and model of the vehicle whence this shifter came. In the spirit of the holidays, the first person to respond correctly in the Backfires section below will win a special Save the Manuals prize bundle, which [...] 
 
 
Lexus Finds New Use for the LF-LC Concept: Santa’s Flying Luxury Cruiser  Dec 24th, 2012 
Lexus’s stunning LF-LC concept first debuted at the 2012 Detroit auto show, but has since morphed into the very similar LF-LC concept for the Sydney auto show—albeit painted blue. Just in time for the holidays, however, the original red-painted LF-LC is back, and now it’s serving as Santa’s poorly Photoshopped fantasy ride. Playing off of the [...] 
 
 
GM to Further Differentiate Interiors and Exteriors of Redesigned SUV Family  Dec 24th, 2012 
General Motors has dropped the cookie cutter approach to the interiors of its full-size SUVs, beginning with the redesigned 2014 models. “In the past we shared SUV and (pickup) truck interiors. That is not the case going forward,” said Chris Hilts, creative manager of interior design at General Motors. When the Chevrolet Tahoe and the Suburban, [...] 
 
 
Hot Rod Unlimited Episode 24: Bondurant Driving School in C6 Corvettes  Dec 24th, 2012 
For most, driving school means the state-mandated instruction on following speed limits, using your signals, and learning to parallel park and do three-point turns. But when you add the term “Hot Rod” into the mix, driving school takes on a whole different connotation. It’s one thing to be able to pass the DMV test and obtain [...] 
 
 
Motor Trend’s Top 10 Most Popular Web Articles of 2012  Dec 24th, 2012 
Yes, ladies and gentleman, it’s already that time of year – the time for mistletoe and eleventh-hour overnight shipping; for social gatherings you’d rather not attend, and for family dishes you’ve waited a year to devour. For us, the end of December means reviewing all the work that we’ve produced since the beginning of 2012. [...] 
 
 
Ny Toyota slaktes i ny sikkerhetstest  Dec 24th, 2012 

Først og fremst fryktelig billig Det endte ikke bra for bilene, for i mellomtiden har nemlig Euro NCAP hevet kravene i sine tester. I praksis har en testet en eldre bil med ny sminke, ...  
 
 
Surprising winners in 2012 auto sales  Dec 24th, 2012 

In compiling a gallery of 2012's top showroom performers, I went looking for the proven winners: cars with a track record of success that depended more on reputation and value than a fashionable ...  
 
 
2012 auto sales The losers  Dec 24th, 2012 

While auto sales are up 14% so far for 2012, not everyone is celebrating. Some high-profile models from big-name manufacturers -- ...  
 
 
Seven Soldiers Killed Three Injured In Auto Crash  Dec 24th, 2012 

By SaharaReporters, New York Seven soldiers died while three were critically injured around 1:30 PM Nigerian time in a three vehicle accident at Awawa on the Abaji-Abuja highway according to Nigerian ...  
 
 
Toyota Tsusho Corp secures almost 98 percent of Frances CFAO  Dec 24th, 2012 

.The Japanese company said it would decide within three months whether to keep CFAO's French stock market listing.TTC had bought a 29.8 percent stake in CFAO in July from luxury and retail group ...  
 
 
Big 3 automakers rev up social media outreach efforts  Dec 24th, 2012 

Social media team leader Jared Scheuerlein and senior program manager Monica Guerra look over a forum at ...  
 
 
Star-gazing deer and a prowling jaguar the best of 2012s wildlife photography  Dec 24th, 2012 

Here is a stunning collection of images from this year's natural world photography competitions, taken by some of the world's finest wildlife snappers, amateurs - and one by an ...  
 
 
Women targeted in attempts to hijack cars  Dec 24th, 2012 

Three female motorists have been targeted by hijackers in a number of terrifying attacks over the weekend. On Saturday night at around 11.15pm a masked man armed with a suspected firearm and ...  
 
 
Thailand factory fire cost $1.7 mn Toyota  Dec 24th, 2012 

A fire at a Toyota factory near Bangkok Sunday night caused an estimated 50 million baht (about $1.7 million) damage, but will not affect production, the company said Monday. Hirunruangrong, senior ...  
 
 
Best snow cars ever  Dec 24th, 2012 

Drifting snow and glare ice have menaced drivers since the automobile achieved mass popularity in the early 20th century. Ski-and-track kits were the first solution for those who preferred driving a ...  
 
 
Car and Driver’s 2013 ‘10Best’ cars  Dec 24th, 2012 

Over one week in September, and over a distance of more than 15,000 miles, Car and Driver editors drove every new 2013 model under $80,000, as well as our returning winners, to bring you this ...  
 
 
Toyota Tsusho Corp secures almost 98 pct of Frances CFAO  Dec 24th, 2012 

.The Japanese company said it would decide within three months whether to keep CFAO's French stock market listing.TTC had bought a 29.8 percent stake in CFAO in July from luxury and retail group ...  
 
 
BYD exports three electric cars to Thailand  Dec 24th, 2012 

electric car maker BYD Co Ltd recently delivered three pure electric e6 cars to Thailand power company Metropolitan Electricity Authority, the first Chinese automaker to benefit from ...  
 
 
Speed demons of Bonneville 2012  Dec 24th, 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 ...  
 
 
Ford F-150 Raptor Replaces Hummer As Most-Licensed Truck Brand With Toy, Game Makers  Dec 24th, 2012 
The Ford F-150 Raptor may be one of the most sought-after big-boy toys, but it’s proving to be just as strong a performer in the toy aisle at retailers and game developers, as well. Whether you’re a toddler or teen, gamer or hands-on toy enthusiast, the Raptor has brought success to many of the companies [...] 
 
 
Fire hits Toyota factory near Bangkok  Dec 24th, 2012 

A dozen fire trucks were sent to the assembly factory to contain the blaze. It was put under control about three hours later. Some buildings in the factory, which is located in Chachoengsao ...  
 
 
Bengal Gujarat on China auto radar  Dec 24th, 2012 

Calcutta, Dec. 23: The Nano may have been driven out of Bengal before it set up shop in Gujarat but a major Chinese company — First Automotive Works (FAW) — is considering both states as ...  
 
 
Apopka woman dies after suffering seizure slamming into two cars  Dec 24th, 2012 

Apopka , was driving westbound on 10th Street near County Road 435 on Saturday when she suffered a seizure that caused her to lose control of a Jeep Cherokee, according to FHP. Troopers said the SUV ...  
 
 
Public expert council to monitor auto fuel prices in Primorye  Dec 24th, 2012 

VLADIVOSTOK, December 24 (Itar-Tass) - A public expert council is to be established in the Primorsky (maritime) Territory (PT) to gather information and monitor the prices of automobile oil in the PT ...  
 
 
Ngige doles out cash cars to aides others  Dec 24th, 2012 

Among the beneficiaries of the gifts were Mr. Kingsley Ezenwenyi, who was his agent during the election; Chief Charles Amilo, the Director of Communications of Ngige Campaign Organisation; and Chief ...  
 
 
Five found dead in auto repair shop  Dec 24th, 2012 

Five people were found dead in an automobile repair garage in Pudong New Area Saturday, in what police suspect was a case of carbon monoxide poisoning, local media reported Saturday.Police found no ...  
 
 
Sleigh Showdown: Lexus Flying Luxury Cruiser vs. Ford Transit Connect Wagon Sleigh  Dec 23rd, 2012 
Without fail, around this time of the year, holiday-themed releases start flooding our inboxes. Some show more creativity than others, but having received concepts from Ford and Lexus, we thought we’d put the two head-to-head, and let you, the WOT readers, decide which one you think is best suited for gift delivery duty. Let’s break [...] 
 
 
Toyota mulls new retirement plan  Dec 23rd, 2012 

NAGOYA — Toyota Motor Corp. is looking at drawing up a retirement package for retirees aged 60 to 64 to help them with living expenses until they can tap their public pension benefits, company ...  
 
 
Louisiana Men Used Tow Truck to Steal Cars From Homes  Dec 23rd, 2012 

A New Orleans, La., resident has helped police catch two men suspected of using a tow truck to steal cars from homes. Dawn Dedeaux tells WWL-TV that she caught two men trying to steal her van from a ...  
 
 
Fisker Karma First drive review  Dec 23rd, 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 ...  
 
 
Roads Busier Than Usual for Holiday Auto Club Predicts  Dec 23rd, 2012 

More people will be traveling for the holidays this year, according to a study by AAA. AAA forecasts 93.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the upcoming holidays, a ...  
 
 
Modern facilities global reach for Jaguar Land Rover  Dec 23rd, 2012 

Though Christmas is approaching, Jaguar Land Rover's Solihull plant has been running at three shift schedules throughout the full 24 hours of each weekday. Home to four Land Rover production ...  
 
 
GM Toyota Battle Turns Electric  Dec 23rd, 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" ...  
 
 
Two cars pass crash ratings test in US  Dec 23rd, 2012 

Crash tests by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety in the United States have shown there are only two out of 18 midsize family cars that have passed a good ratings test for frontal crashes. ...  
 
 
Auto cluster in Russias Kaluga region increases capacity  Dec 23rd, 2012 

pointed out the Kaluga region as a leader of economic development. The journal also wrote that it was the most successful region in attracting investment. Regional authorities, headed by Anatoly ...  
 
 
Auto Trader's Top 10 Iconic British Cars  Dec 23rd, 2012 
Latest research by Auto Trader, from its 35 year heritage and beyond, has identified the British cars that have become icons of the automotive world. 
 
 
Seatbelts and Car Accidents  Dec 23rd, 2012 
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 63 percent of people killed in car accidents are not wearing a seatbelt. 
 
 
Car Accidents Involving Motorcycles  Dec 23rd, 2012 
Some motorcycle accidents are caused by biker error. Some are caused by factors such as inclement weather, vehicle failures, and roadway hazards. 
 
 
Demand for American Suzuki autos rises after bankruptcy  Dec 23rd, 2012 

American Suzuki Motor Corp., the U.S. distributor of Suzuki cars and motorcycles, will import about 2,500 more autos to meet demand that jumped after the company filed for bankruptcy with plans to ...  
 
 
Free Press top auto leaders named  Dec 23rd, 2012 

The Free Press is proud to announce the 10 winners of the 2012 Detroit Free Press Automotive Leadership Awards. Each will be profiled in a special Business section on Jan. 13.This is the second year ...  
 
 
Revved up whats hot and whats not in autos  Dec 23rd, 2012 

Revved: General Motors will shed all government ownership by April 2014, buys back 200 million shares on Friday for $27.50 each and stock rises 11% for the week.Stalled: Toyota pays $17.4-million ...  
 
 
Fusion gets top safety rating  Dec 23rd, 2012 

The all-new 2013 Ford Fusion achieved an acceptable rating in the new small overlap front crash test conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The IIHS recently named the Fusion a Top ...  
 
 
More Suzukis on the way  Dec 23rd, 2012 

American Suzuki will import about 2,500 more autos to meet demand that jumped after the company filed for bankruptcy with plans to end U.S. sales."When we told dealers 'We have one last ...  
 
 
Susan Tompor With U.S. selling GM stock is it time to buy  Dec 23rd, 2012 

If the federal government is selling, does that mean that everyday investors should be buying stock in General Motors? Or should those who already own GM take a clue from Uncle Sam and sell GM, ...  
 
 
Mitsubishi Chemical to build $710mn US plant Nikkei  Dec 23rd, 2012 

invest about 50 billion to 60 billion yen ($590 million to $710 million) in a plant that will use low-cost materials from Dow Chemical Co and take advantage of ...  
 
 
Dont be a grinch Give a winch or fancy lug nuts as practical presents  Dec 23rd, 2012 

A winch, like this SmittyBilt waterproof model, will satisfy any truck or SUV owner on your list. Black wheels are cool this holiday season. / 4Wheel ...  
 
 
Nigeria Firm Imports 18123 Cars in 11 Months  Dec 23rd, 2012 

Lagos - Toyota (Nigeria) Limited says it has imported 18,123 cars into Nigeria between January and November 2012. Managing Director of the company, C. K. Thampy, who spoke at a press conference in ...  
 
 
Nigeria Mandilas Motors Opens Auto Service Centre in Lagos  Dec 23rd, 2012 

Lagos - Mandilas Motors, a subsidiary of Mandilas Enterprises Limited and one of Nigeria's foremost auto dealers, has launched a quick fix service centre in Ikeja, Lagos State. The centre, ...  
 
 
Judge Cops Can’t Pull Over Cars Because Paint Color Changed  Dec 23rd, 2012 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CBSMiami/AP) -- Regardless of what police suspect a driver is guilty of, a Florida appellate court ruled an officer cannot pull over a motorist just because the car has been ...  
 
 
Hamilton teen arrested after shooting at passing cars  Dec 23rd, 2012 

Source: Thinkstock Police have arrested an armed 16-year-old Hamilton boy following a standoff this morning. Senior Sergeant Andrew O'Reilly said police were called to the suburb of Dinsdale ...  
 
 
Staff Picks: The Best and Worst Cars We Drove in 2012  Dec 22nd, 2012 
And just like that, we’re closing the book on 2012 and preparing to start 2013. Motor Trend staffers were lucky enough to drive a wide assortment of fantastic cars, with everything from the 74-hp Volkswagen Up! to the 691-hp Lamborghini Aventador passing through our garage. Of the hundreds of cars we’ve driven this year, these [...] 
 
 
By the Numbers: Fascinating Stats from Nearly 20 Years of Neiman Marcus Cars  Dec 22nd, 2012 
Consider it the ultimate present for the fashionista and car enthusiast in your life – It’s the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book car, which is sold just once a year and in limited quantities. This year’s car was the 2013 McLaren 12C Spider and all 12 copies of the $354,000 drop-top were spoken for in less [...] 
 
 
Toyota to show Furia sedan concept at Detroit auto show  Dec 22nd, 2012 

Toyota Motor Corp. will unveil the Furia Concept, a study for a future sedan next month at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.The Furia will make its global debut on Jan. 14 ...  
 
 
Mitsubishi Electric ready to bite bullet  Dec 22nd, 2012 

Mitsubishi Electric Corp. said it expects to pay ¥77.3 billion, including penalties and interest, for carrying out decades of bill-padding related to defense and other public ...  
 
 
10 Things Your Car Will Have By 2020  Dec 22nd, 2012 

I agree with some of this. Cars do need to shave a few pounds that's for sure. The driver seat of a chevy suburban weighs 90+ lbs. I mean come on. The Amish could build a lighter seat. If ...  
 
 
Fitch Assigns Auto ABS UK Loans plc Final Ratings  Dec 22nd, 2012 

Below-Average U.S. High Yield Default Rate to Persist Into 2013 Fitch Ratingsprojects a U.S. high yield par default rate of 2% in 2013, in line with 2012 activity. However, a bankruptcy filing by ...  
 
 
Consumer Federation of America Leaders Confront Flawed Auto Rule Analysis Poll  Dec 22nd, 2012 

Dramatic Shift To Fuel Efficient Vehicles Began In 2005 New Auto Sales Analysis Reveals Market Reality Missed by Automakers & NHTSA Resulting Rule and Enviro Impact Analysis Flawed New ...  
 
 
Most-Watched Videos of the Week  Dec 22nd, 2012 

A quintet of videos showcasing the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 dominate this week's most-watched videos list. The top spot goes to PickupTrucks.com Editor Mark ...  
 
 
Best Quality Cars 2012  Dec 22nd, 2012 

**** of J D Powers... How can consumers be so stupid to believe in Motor Trend and JD Powers?  Car companies pay these organizations for reviews... What a joke!  When I buy a car, I go look ...  
 
 
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