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Toyota may take top spot in worldwide auto sales  Dec 17th, 2012 

With just a few weeks remaining in the year, Toyota Motor Corp. appears poised to unseat General Motors Co. as this years top-selling automotive company worldwide. According to industry analysts, ...  
 
 
10 Things Your Car Will Have By 2020  Dec 17th, 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 ...  
 
 
Best Quality Cars 2012  Dec 17th, 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 ...  
 
 
Car Buyers Beware 16 Of Used Cars For Sale Were In An Accident Study Finds  Dec 17th, 2012 

United States has an accident history on record, a recent study by CarGurus shows. Going for a newer model is not a safeguard, but does reduce the odds of the car having been in an accident. Of the ...  
 
 
Recall Alert 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque and LR2  Dec 17th, 2012 

SUVs due to problems with the vehicles' brakes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The affected vehicles were manufactured on June 11, 2012, and have rear brake ...  
 
 
Consumer Federation of America Leaders Confront Flawed Auto Rule Analysis Poll  Dec 17th, 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 ...  
 
 
Will Toyota’s Stock Continue to Outperform as the World’s Largest Car Maker  Dec 17th, 2012 

stock price was recently 1.54 percent above its 20-day simple moving average, or SMA; 6.75 percent above its 50-day SMA; and 7.25 percent above its 200-day SMA.Since the beginning of 2012 ...  
 
 
Infographic Showing When People Get Killed In Cars Using Excel  Dec 17th, 2012 

With the abundance of data visualization projects we've seen over the last few years, it's hardly a surprise that some have ended up putting more emphasis on the "viz" than the ...  
 
 
Michael Cerrusi Encourages Use of Designated Drivers During the Holidays  Dec 17th, 2012 
The holidays often experience a spike in drunk driving deaths. Michael Cerrusi encourages motorists to use a designated driver when enjoying adult festivities. 
 
 
Detroit carmakers offer 4-figure price incentives  Dec 17th, 2012 

As 2012 comes to a close, automakers are offering some pretty attractive offers on cars and trucks.Last week, a man waved a sign in front of Matthews-Hargreaves Chevrolet in Royal Oak that promised ...  
 
 
Mitsubishi Heavy CEO calls for nuclear restarts in Japan  Dec 17th, 2012 

Reuters © Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Chief Executive Officer Hideaki Omiya poses next to his company's motto after an interview with Reuters at the company headquarters in ...  
 
 
Toyota to reclaim global sales title as GM VW fight for second place  Dec 17th, 2012 

, who are locked in a fierce battle for second place. The Japanese manufacturing giant remains on track to eclipse its 9.37 million sales record of 2007, targeting in excess of 9.75 million units ...  
 
 
Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Alpine Vapour special editions for Australia  Dec 17th, 2012 

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 . Both models sport a gloss black styling enhancement package that spreads across the bonnet and door badges, grille inserts and surrounds, rear step pad and rear light ...  
 
 
Ultra-rare cars on auction at Barrett-Jackson  Dec 17th, 2012 

The 1971 Hemi 'Cuda convertible is one of the most valuable muscle cars -- perhaps the most valuable -- ever produced. Only 11 were built that year and all-original examples can sell for well ...  
 
 
Renault taps low-budget master for US$5500 India car  Dec 17th, 2012 

That is the long game for Gerard Detourbet, the man behind the no-frills Logan and other "Entry" models, who has a new mission: to devise an even cheaper vehicle program for India that can ...  
 
 
Jaguar Land Rover may build Saudi Arabia plant  Dec 17th, 2012 

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) signed a preliminary deal to build a plant in Saudi Arabia, extending its expansion in fast-growing markets having already started work on a plant in China. The British ...  
 
 
2014 Mazda6 First drive review  Dec 17th, 2012 

The new Mazda6's headlamps feature LED "halos" around the primary bulb (thankfully no LED strips), and will be available with adaptive high-beam and cornering functionalities. Fully ...  
 
 
Which car is this Enter to win a $100 petrol voucher  Dec 17th, 2012 

The Australian new car market is bigger and more competitive than ever, and a brand new entrant is headed our way in January to give buyers yet another option to consider. In the lead-up to its ...  
 
 
Tom Cruise and Jack Reacher co-stars totalled nine cars  Dec 17th, 2012 

Tom Cruise narrowly escaped injury while shooting new action movie Jack Reacher after he was involved in a car collision with his co-star Jai Courtney. Castmate David Oyelowo reveals the actors were ...  
 
 
Retail sales for November show moderate gain of 0.3 and 0.7 less auto and gas  Dec 17th, 2012 

Retail sales for November show moderate gain of 0.3% and 0.7% less auto and gas - Retail sales for November show encouraging signs for the end of the year, up 0.7% excluding autos and gasoline and ...  
 
 
Ratan Tata rules out manufacturing Jaguar and Land Rover in India  Dec 17th, 2012 

Tata group chief Ratan Tata has said that some "silly taxes" make even their assembly costlier than the imports.Tatas are building a plant in China which will export these cars to different ...  
 
 
Ultra-rare cars going up for auction  Dec 17th, 2012 

The 1971 Hemi 'Cuda convertible is one of the most valuable muscle cars -- perhaps the most valuable -- ever produced. Only 11 were built that year and all-original examples can sell for well ...  
 
 
Bountiful season for Orland Toyota employee  Dec 17th, 2012 

A big red bow wrapped around a brand new 2012 Toyota Rav4 at Orland Toyota last week made Kathy Kamba smile like a little kid at Christmas."We always do this at this time of year, and one of ...  
 
 
Nissan GT-R Bolt Gold headed down under after Australian wins auction  Dec 17th, 2012 

Nissan GT-R in an auction that spanned 10 days and attracted interest from across the globe. Auctioned alongside nine other Bolt-signed items including racing helmets and driving suits, the ...  
 
 
Jaguar F-Type dynamic test video  Dec 17th, 2012 

has undergone its first dynamic evaluation outside of Jaguar’s official development program with world-renowned drivers Martin Brundle, Christian Danner and Justin Bell at the wheel. ...  
 
 
CMC loses Jaguar Land Rover franchises distributorship  Dec 17th, 2012 

CMC woes deepened on Thursday after it lost exclusive distributorship of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) franchises to a Thai-based automotive firm that opened shop in Nairobi in July. The firm, which has ...  
 
 
Tata rules out manufacturing JLR in India  Dec 17th, 2012 

Ruling out any possibility of manufacturing Jaguar and Land Rover (JLR) in India in the near future, Tata Group chief Ratan Tata has said that some "silly taxes" make even their assembly ...  
 
 
Nomura cuts Bajaj Auto to neutral on valuations  Dec 17th, 2012 

Bajaj Auto to 'neutral' from 'buy', saying the auto maker's valuations of 15.5 times fiscal 2014 earnings have priced in expectations of improving market share. The downgrade ...  
 
 
The Top Five New Cars of 2012  Dec 17th, 2012 

t Stick Shift, we take branding very seriously, not only as it relates to the manufacturers we cover but as it pertains to our own rather outrageous identity. So with exclusivity and insider access ...  
 
 
Honda wants some of its cars back in the shop  Dec 17th, 2012 

Honda has announced a recall of 807,000 vehicles in the United States. The company has called back the vehicles in order to fix a defect when a car is at a standstill. Company engineers have ...  
 
 
Renault set to beat competition  Dec 17th, 2012 

reports that if he pulls off the challenge set by Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn, it could then give his carmaking alliance a new weapon with which to undercut rivals in emerging markets around the ...  
 
 
2013 Land Rover Freelander 2 Review  Dec 17th, 2012 

It may have been largely forgotten in the hype of its more glamorous sister, the Range Rover Evoque, but the success of the updated Land Rover Freelander 2 remains crucial to the iconic British brand ...  
 
 
2013 Honda Accord First drive review  Dec 17th, 2012 

Honda Accord is unquestionably one of the most recognizable and popular vehicles on the road today. So how does an automaker improve on such a proven winner without mucking up a tried-and-true ...  
 
 
Investments in Mexico Pay Off for Auto Manufacturers  Dec 16th, 2012 

Japanese investments in Mexico remains steady, mainly in the auto and auto parts sectors, reflecting the growing vehicle production in the country and popularity of Japanese brand cars, said a ...  
 
 
Driver-assist technologies who’s driving your car  Dec 16th, 2012 

Far and away the most dangerous part of any car is the pink squishy thing sitting behind the steering wheel. Human error is the cause of almost all vehicle crashes, which according to the World ...  
 
 
The most fuel-efficient AWD vehicles  Dec 16th, 2012 

Sorry, I'm not impressed.  With fuel prices hovering around $4/gal (and can shoot to $5 for no apparent reasons), 28-30 mpg in this day and age is unacceptable.   When Mazda puts their ...  
 
 
Ford Reportedly in Talks with EPA About Hybrid Fuel Economy Test Procedures  Dec 16th, 2012 
Hyundai and Kia made very public headlines earlier this year when the two brands were forced to cut the EPA ratings on most of their model lines, after EPA review of the cars’ economy showed they were falling well short of their window-sticker fuel economy figures. The issue is being closely watched by almost all [...] 
 
 
Renault taps Logan creator for entry-level car in India to take on Maruti Hyundai  Dec 16th, 2012 

That is the long game for Gerard Detourbet, the man behind the no-frills Logan and other "Entry" models, who has a new mission: to devise an even cheaper vehicle programme for India that ...  
 
 
Pet lovers stop trucks carrying cats  Dec 16th, 2012 

A group of local animal lovers stopped three trucks laden with more than 150 cats in Jiading district Sunday morning, preventing the cats from being sold to restaurants in Guangdong Province, a ...  
 
 
No possibility of manufacturing Jaguar Land Rover in India Ratan Tata  Dec 16th, 2012 

Ruling out any possibility of manufacturing Jaguar and Land Rover in India in the near future, Tata group chief Ratan Tata has said that some "silly taxes" make even their assembly here ...  
 
 
I watched parents park their cars and run towards the school  Dec 16th, 2012 

Vincent O'Dowd talks to some of the the shocked residents of Newtown, a place with a strong Irish identity Newtown is a small town of 27,000 people, a sleepy suburban community. An ...  
 
 
Sacramento-area new car sales are way up from 2011  Dec 16th, 2012 

Salesman Eric Stahl, right, discusses car features with customer Dave Fitkin at Mel Rapton Honda. Sales are way up over last year and well above the disastrous ...  
 
 
Fords new COO Fields Having Mulally at exec meeting is for continuity  Dec 16th, 2012 

Mark Fields, chief operating officer of Ford Motor Company, stands next to the new Ford three-cylinder Fiesta at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Auto Show last month. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty ...  
 
 
28 Trucks Held For Overloading  Dec 16th, 2012 

View Comments Bandar Seri Begawan - A total of 28 trucks were impounded by a team of five enforcement officers from the Land Transport Department (JPD) for carrying goods that were double the ...  
 
 
Week in Review: Unveils Ruled, Honda Drooled, and White is the New Black  Dec 15th, 2012 
The 2013 North American International Auto Show is still a few weeks away, but some automakers just couldn’t wait and unveiled what they’d be bringing a little early. This week brought the early, yet official debut of vehicles like the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, and finally, the 2014 Ford [...] 
 
 
NHTSA Expands Floor Mat Investigation on 480,000 Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, Mercury Milan Models  Dec 15th, 2012 
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is stepping up its investigation of floormats in Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan models to now include the Lincoln MKZ, bringing the potential total number of vehicles affected to 480,000, up from the prior investigation into 249,000 Fusion and Milan models. The initial investigation was announced in 2010. The [...] 
 
 
Report: Subaru Discontinuing Impreza, WRX Models in United Kingdom  Dec 15th, 2012 
Two of the names most beloved and recognized by Subaru performance enthusiasts around the world are being dropped from the brand’s product offerings in the United Kingdom, due to sluggish sales and changing consumer preferences. British automotive media site Autoexpress is reporting the two models are being discontinued because of “insufficient demand.” Although not altogether shocking [...] 
 
 
Feds investigating Ford Mercury floor mats  Dec 15th, 2012 

The federal government is expanding an investigation into floor mats that interfere with pedals in Ford, Mercury and Lincoln cars.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was initially ...  
 
 
New Year’s Surprise: Ford May Preview 2015 F-150 At Detroit Show  Dec 15th, 2012 
The past week may have been all about the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, but if a Reuters report is to be believed, Ford may have its own debut not far behind. The news outlet is reporting that Ford will show a concept version of the upcoming 2015 F-150 at the Detroit Auto Show [...] 
 
 
On the Road Again in the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible on Epic Drives  Dec 15th, 2012 
What better way to experience the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500′s intoxicating exhaust note than hitting the open road in the convertible version? Technical director Frank Markus did just that on the latest episode of Epic Drives, driving the drop-top Mustang across the Mohawk Trail. Markus’ drive with his 662-hp mount starts out in Lowell, Massachusetts [...] 
 
 
BMW Announces new M Performance Parts for 3, 5 Series  Dec 15th, 2012 
Many of us dream of owning an M3 or M5, but may find the price of entry a bit steep. But if you can afford a “regular” 3 or 5 Series, for just a little extra, you can spice up your garden-variety Bimmer with some M flavor. BMW M Performance parts has released another round [...] 
 
 
Arashi looks at Japans future Christmas and the single woman CM of the week Nissan  Dec 15th, 2012 

Boy band Arashi has been getting a lot of work recently from NHK. In addition to their second consecutive hosting gig for the year-end song contest, they've been tapped to navigate "Asu ni ...  
 
 
Court halts Jaguar Land Rover from ending deal  Dec 15th, 2012 

CMC got a reprieve on Friday after a court temporarily stopped Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) from terminating their distributorship agreement. The local distributor moved to court to challenge JLR's ...  
 
 
Beautiful brutes Chrysler’s legendary 300 “letter cars”  Dec 15th, 2012 

When a collection of the "best of the very best" American cars of the 1950s and 1960s went under the hammer early this month, more than $11-million and 113 pink slips changed hands on a ...  
 
 
Slide Show Jaguar kills plans for C-X75 hybrid supercar  Dec 15th, 2012 

A struggling global economy has forced Jaguar to halt its plans to put the C-X75 hybrid-powered supercar into production, according to published reports. The C-X75 first appeared as a concept at the ...  
 
 
All Roads Lead to Natural Gas-Fueled Cars and Trucks  Dec 15th, 2012 

English: Typical Brazilian fuel station with a choice of four fuels available: diesel (B3), gasoline (E25), neat hydrous ethanol (E100), and natural gas (CNG). Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil ...  
 
 
Chrysler seeking tax incentives for Ind. plant  Dec 15th, 2012 

KOKOMO, Ind. -- Chrysler confirmed Friday that it is seeking tax incentives for its transmission plant in Kokomo at the same time it's asking Tipton County officials for similar incentives on a ...  
 
 
Fiat denies Italian report that itll increase Chrysler stake  Dec 15th, 2012 

Fiat denied an Italian newspaper report that it's planning a capital increase to raise money to boost its holding in Chrysler."There is no specific project" to sell new shares, and the ...  
 
 
2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed fastest ever at 205 miles an hour  Dec 15th, 2012 

Poor Bentley. The storied British motorcar manufacturer is plagued by customers with short attention spans who rarely keep their expensive new cars more than a couple of years.So the imperative is to ...  
 
 
Ford unveils updated family of Transit vans  Dec 15th, 2012 

Detroit - Ford Motor Co.'s new Transit family of vans will be larger, more customizable and more fuel-efficient when they make their U.S. debuts next year.The Dearborn automaker on Friday ...  
 
 
NHTSA upgrades probe of trapped Ford gas pedals  Dec 15th, 2012 

Washington - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday it is upgrading its two-and-a-half-year-old investigation into Ford Motor Co. vehicles for pedal entrapment problems, and ...  
 
 
Fiat No banks sought to up Chrysler stake  Dec 15th, 2012 

Fiat is denying media reports from Italy that it is in talks with banks to raise capital to boost its ownership of U.S. automaker Chrysler LLC .Fiat said in a statement Friday that "there is no ...  
 
 
Most-Read Car Reviews of the Week  Dec 15th, 2012 

Please remember a few rules before posting comments: If you don't want people to see your email address, simply type in the URL of your favorite website or leave the field empty. Do not ...  
 
 
Trio of Christmas Videos Show Chevrolet, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz Have Holiday Cheer  Dec 15th, 2012 
Rather than presenting yet another obnoxious commercial with a car wearing a giant red bow or a recreation of “Over the river and through the woods,” automakers are taking it upon themselves to have a little creativity for the first time since Coca-Cola created the identity of the modern Santa Claus. In these particular instances, [...] 
 
 
Refreshing or Revolting: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado  Dec 15th, 2012 
The truck we’ve been anticipating for the better part of a year is finally here: Behold the new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado full-size pickup. Due to the slow drip leak of spy photos from both freelance shooters, as well as GM itself, the final shape and style is not a huge surprise, but we now can [...] 
 
 
Analysts GMs 2014 pickups merely an improvement  Dec 15th, 2012 

A Barclays Capital Inc. analyst Friday called General Motors Co.'s all-new 2014 pickups "evolutionary, not revolutionary" and disagrees with a GM executive's predictions Thursday ...  
 
 
Get that new-car smell on the cheap  Dec 15th, 2012 

Be sure to check for unbiased professional reviews in consumer rating magazines.  Some of these cars get dismal marks for comfort and drivability.  For a modest step up in cost within this ...  
 
 
Nissan Announces Winners of Social Media Innovation Campaign  Dec 15th, 2012 

A device enabling you to learn in your sleep and a low-cost system for improving health care in developing countries are steps closer to reality, thanks to Nissan. Today Nissan announced that Andrew ...  
 
 
Auto Executives Share Insights on Industry  Dec 15th, 2012 

It's hard to get America's most senior auto executives together in the same building to address the same topics, but we managed to do it with Mark Reuss, president of General Motors ...  
 
 
Toyota Camry is top-selling passenger car but faces competition  Dec 15th, 2012 

Toyota’s flagship Camry sedan, which was redesigned last year, is making an impressive sales run this year. Through the first 11 months of the year, the Camry leads the Chevrolet Silverado ...  
 
 
Honeywell Dupont auto coolant safe to use engineering group  Dec 15th, 2012 

BERLIN (Reuters) - An air-conditioning refrigerant that has been criticized as potentially unsafe to car passengers is actually safe to use, according to preliminary results released by an ...  
 
 
Official cars garaged if Beijing air worsens  Dec 15th, 2012 

Construction is to be suspended and use of official vehicles limited in cases where Beijing air quality plummets to "extremely bad," under a new rule on curbing air ...  
 
 
Ford’s 2013 Fusion is Easy to Fix  Dec 14th, 2012 
Of the many great things to say about the new Ford Fusion, this boast from Ford is the oddest: The 2013 Fusion, the automaker says, is now 13-percent cheaper to repair than the previous model. Of course, the Blue Oval brand isn’t saying Fusion is 13-percent more dependable, or 13-percent less likely to break down, [...] 
 
 
Video of the Day: Rich Guy Hoons a Rolls Royce Phantom  Dec 14th, 2012 
Everyone loves a grassy burnout. And a great sense of humor. Even the rich, apparently, like this guy, who completely destroys my perception of snobby, Rolls-Royce drivers. I’m a car guy, so I’ll never have a disposable income. But say I did. I’d buy all my favorite cars, only I wouldn’t lock them in a [...] 
 
 
First Look: 2014 Ford Transit Debuts Boasting Fuel Economy, Ride Feel, New 3.2-liter Power Stroke Diesel Engine Available  Dec 14th, 2012 
It’s a segment that’s been void of substance for quite some time now. At one point, the commercial van segment had the Ford E-Series, Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana, and the Dodge Sprinter  populating it. Today, the Express and Savana live on but haven’t seen a refresh in nearly a decade, and the Sprinter has gone [...] 
 
 
Lamborghini Bash To Include 50th Anniversary Model  Dec 14th, 2012 
 
 
 
Second Alleged Ferrari Enzo Successor Image Surfaces Online  Dec 14th, 2012 
Ferrari’s super-duper-car Enzo replacement—internally codenamed F150—is enjoying a nice, slow gestation that has afforded plenty of time for leaked info to seep out ahead of its official debut. The latest tidbit to appear online is a shadowy image of the F150’s hindquarters, and the photo appears to be from the same source as the blurry [...] 
 
 
The Ads for the Dodge Dart? They’re Smart, and Here’s Why [The Ad Section]  Dec 14th, 2012 
Award-winning ad man-cum-auto journalist Don Klein knows a good (or bad) car commercial when he sees one; the Ad Section is his space to tell you what he thinks of the latest spots. The ad’s rating is depicted via the shift pattern at the bottom, but everyone has an opinion when it comes to advertising, [...] 
 
 
Why GM Didn’t Take Big Risks with the 2014 Silverado and Sierra  Dec 14th, 2012 
Maybe it’s because we’ve been corrupted by BMW’s adoption of “Shock and Awe!” as its policy for redesigning cars, but when an automaker doesn’t go far enough with new models these days, it catches stick for laziness. General Motors’s new workhorse trucks, the Chevy Silverado and the GMC Sierra, aren’t radical reformations of the pickup genre—they’re [...] 
 
 
Ford Confirms Full Powertrain Lineup for 2014 Transit Van  Dec 14th, 2012 
Two of the four pieces in the all-new, 2014 Ford Transit van’s powertrain lineup already were confirmed. Back in March, Ford revealed that the brand’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 would be the van’s upmarket option and earlier this week a 3.2-liter inline-five diesel also was announced. But it was really more like three of the four [...] 
 
 
The Continental: Mercedes’ Longtime Motorsports Manager Departs, News on AMG, Aston, Tesla, and Škoda  Dec 14th, 2012 
Each week, our German correspondent slices and dices the latest rumblings, news, and quick-hit driving impressions from the other side of the pond. His byline may say Jens Meiners, but we simply call him . . . the Continental. Norbert Haug is out at Daimler. The head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport is leaving the company at [...] 
 
 
GM, BMW Holiday Ads Feature High-Tech Elves, Fastest Christmas Song in the World  Dec 14th, 2012 
Automakers are starting to get into the holiday spirit — BMW and GM have both released their very own holiday-themed commercials a day after we featured Mercedes-Benz’s take on how to bake holiday cookies. BMW and GM have very different approaches to their holiday commercials. BMW follows the same formula Mercedes used – a hot [...] 
 
 
2014 Ford Transit Details Emerge: Three Engine, Roof Height, and Length Choices  Dec 14th, 2012 
It seems like Ford has been teasing information about its new 2014 Transit full-size van for eons, but the automaker finally revealed a sizable chunk of detail — including some specifications — tied to the North American-spec model earlier this morning. Here’s a bit of what we can expect from the long-awaited successor to the [...] 
 
 
Three Dogs Drive Mini Countryman on Closed Course in New Zealand – Video Find  Dec 14th, 2012 
We’ve seen Subaru ads with driving dogs, but Mini and the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) Auckland have just taken the amusing concept to a new level. To help change misconceptions about shelter and rescue dogs, three dogs were trained to drive a Mini Countryman on a closed course, and we’ve [...] 
 
 
Top 10 Fastest Production Cars Motor Trend Has Lapped Around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca [infographic]  Dec 14th, 2012 
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Thread of the Day: What New Car Would Make the Best Santa Sleigh?  Dec 14th, 2012 
With Christmas just around the corner, Santa Claus is readying his sleigh to deliver presents around the globe. When the reindeer get tired, though, what if Santa temporarily upgraded his sleigh to a newer, more modern vehicle? A modern sleigh would have to meet Santa’s requirements like having more than nine reindeer-power to move him [...] 
 
 
Ferrari F70 Front and Rear Fascia Teased  Dec 14th, 2012 
Teasers of the Ferrari F70’s front and rear fascia have leaked online, giving us a sneak peek at one of the most highly anticipated new supercars in years. While we’ve seen everything from Ferrari F70 test mules to its carbon fiber body shell, these images are our best glimpse yet at what the Ferrari F70 [...] 
 
 
Chrysler seeks tax breaks in Kokomo  Dec 14th, 2012 

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) - Chrysler Group LLC confirmed Friday that it is seeking tax incentives for its transmission plant in Kokomo at the same time it's asking Tipton County officials for similar ...  
 
 
Flint sit-down strike historic marker vandalized  Dec 14th, 2012 

green paint was found this week covering the gold letters on both sides of the marker. Some of the paint seeped on the bricks below the plaque. The marker is located on the campus of Kettering ...  
 
 
Toyota to offer power if blackout hits town  Dec 14th, 2012 

SENDAI — Toyota Motor Corp. has reached a deal with Miyagi Prefecture and the village of Ohira to supply electricity generated by its plant there to prefectural offices and hospitals in case of ...  
 
 
Fiat denies reports of capital increase talks  Dec 14th, 2012 

MILAN - Fiat has denied reports that it is talks with banks to raise capital to boost its ownership of U.S. automaker Chrysler LLC.Fiat said in a statement Friday that ''there is no ...  
 
 
Ford says EPA not expected to revise fuel efficiency numbers for C-Max Hybrid  Dec 14th, 2012 

Detroit - Ford Motor Co. officials on Friday acknowledged the real-world fuel-efficiency in its C-Max Hybrid is dependent on driving style and other outside factors, and said it does not expect the ...  
 
 
Auto sales shoot up by 7.8 percent in Western New York  Dec 14th, 2012 

One month after reporting a drop in sales, the Buffalo area's auto dealers are reporting a healthy spike in deals. Auto sales increased 7.8 percent in November after dropping off in October. The ...  
 
 
Recall Alert 2012 Lamborghini Aventador  Dec 14th, 2012 

sports cars because of headlamps that do not conform to federal safety standards, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The affected vehicles, manufactured from July 15, ...  
 
 
Fiat CEO - plans to buy Chrysler shares wrangling to continue  Dec 14th, 2012 

Reuters © Chrysler Group LLC Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne addresses the audience at the Chrysler Mack I Engine Plant during a media conference to announce a major financial investment and ...  
 
 
Auto I.D. raises $205000 in equity offering filing says  Dec 14th, 2012 

Auto I.D. Inc., a Hendersonville-based company, has raised $205,000 through an equity offering, according to a recent Securities and Exchange Commission filing. The total offering was for $250,000, ...  
 
 
VW posts sales records braces for 2013  Dec 14th, 2012 

Volkswagen AG is on track to post record vehicle sales in the U.S. and worldwide this year, after boosting deliveries by 11.7 percent in November.In the U.S., the German automaker appears likely to ...  
 
 
Fiat denies it will raise bank funds for Chrysler buy  Dec 14th, 2012 

rebutted a report that it was set to raise money from banks to finance its purchase of more of Chrysler, saying it had no need for such funds.Instead, Sergio Marchionne, chief executive of Fiat and ...  
 
 
Sales at first day of Sanya Intl Auto Show reach RMB20.95 million  Dec 14th, 2012 

The annual 4th Sanya International Auto Show kicked off on December 13 at Dadonghai Square. This year, more than 20 carmakers from both home and abroad showcased their latest cars at the grand ...  
 
 
Feds expand scope of Ford gas pedal probe  Dec 14th, 2012 

Washington - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday it is nearly doubling the number of Ford Motor Co. vehicles covered in its investigation of gas pedal entrapment ...  
 
 
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