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Tesla halts production to prep for Model X

Filed under: Sedan, Plants/Manufacturing, Crossover, Tesla, Electric That darling of the electric car world, Tesla, is idling production at its factory in Fremont, CA, for the first time in order to expand the factory in preparation for its future Model X crossover. The $100-million renovation will add 25 robots and upgrades to the body shop and assembly line to support the new vehicle. Since it ...

Source: Autoblog Autoblog | 22 Jul 2014 | 3:15 pm

Report: Tesla halts production to prep for Model X

Filed under: Sedan, Plants/Manufacturing, Crossover, Tesla, Electric That darling of the electric car world, Tesla, is idling production at its factory in Fremont, CA, for the first time in order to expand the factory in preparation for its future Model X crossover. The $100-million renovation will add 25 robots and upgrades to the body shop and assembly line to support the new vehicle. Since it ...

Source: AutoblogGreen AutoblogGreen | 22 Jul 2014 | 3:15 pm

Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale going to auction, could become the most expensive Ferrari ever

A super rare Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale from 1965 will be auctioned on August 16, 2014 ...

Source: Worldcarfans Worldcarfans | 22 Jul 2014 | 2:50 pm

New ATS Leggera Revives the Quintessential Italian Sports Car

After World War II had finally ended, the 1950s and early 1960s were known for a bunch of acts, including the surfacing of a number of cultural novelties such as rock'n'roll / rockabilly music and lifestyle (in the 1950s) or the “make love not war” careless living in the 1960s.Read more » ...

Source: Carscoops Carscoops | 22 Jul 2014 | 2:43 pm

New ATS Leggera Revives the Quintessential Italian Sports Car

After World War II had finally ended, the 1950s and early 1960s were known for a bunch of acts, including the surfacing of a number of cultural novelties such as rock'n'roll / rockabilly music and lifestyle (in the 1950s) or the “make love not war” careless living in the 1960s.Read more » ...

Source: Carscoops Carscoops | 22 Jul 2014 | 2:43 pm

Why A Supercharger Really Is Just What The Scion FR-S Needs

"It's great, but it needs more power." This criticism is leveled at the Scion FR-S almost universally. I think it's just fine for what it is at about 200 horsepower, but since when are we all okay with "just fine"? Read more...

Source: Jalopnik Jalopnik | 22 Jul 2014 | 2:32 pm

No heads have rolled at NHTSA over GM ignition switch recall scandal

Filed under: Government/Legal, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Recalls, GM At this point, there's little question that General Motors deserves the bulk of the blame for not recalling the millions of vehicles affected by the ignition switch problem earlier than it did. And to a large degree, GM is facing the music and accepting blame for its mistakes, even if that acceptance won't bring back the 13 or mo ...

Source: Autoblog Autoblog | 22 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm

DRAG RACE: Tesla Model S vs. The World [Video]

Beating the BMW M5 in drag race was just the beginning of the Tesla Model S surprising dominance on the drag strip. Having seen many videos of it beating numerous sports cars and even supercars, it was only a matter of time before we brought you an article aggregating the car’s various face offs. While […] ...

Source: AutoTribute AutoTribute | 22 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm

Mary Barra Reads about Crayons, and Draws a Crowd

At Detroit’s Rivard Plaza, hundreds of children are getting a head start on their reading skills at Reading & Rhythm on the Riverfront, presented by the GM Foundation and […] The post Mary Barra Reads about Crayons, and Draws a Crowd appeared first on FastLane.

Source: FastLane FastLane | 22 Jul 2014 | 2:16 pm

Skoda seven-seat crossover about to be green-lighted - report

We haven't heard much about Skoda's seven-seat crossover lately but a new report is indicating it is about to be green-lighted.

Source: Worldcarfans Worldcarfans | 22 Jul 2014 | 2:10 pm

F4 2015 : un championnat russo-finlandais

La plupart des championnats de F4 prendront la suite de championnat existants : Formula Abarth en Italie, Formula Ford en Grande-Bretagne, CFGP en Chine… En revanche, la future F4 NEZ (Northern Europe Zone) sera complètement inédite. L’autre originalité, c’est que derrière la F4 NEZ se cachent non pas une, mais deux structures. En l’occurrence Koiranen GP [...] Clique ...

Source: le blog autole blog auto le blog autole blog auto | 22 Jul 2014 | 2:10 pm

Nissan NV 3500: Will It Bachelor Party?

How do you ferry six friends with a BAC of "bourbon" around Nashville for a four day bachelor party extravaganza? Are you stumped? I was too. So I asked Nissan and they suggested the NV 3500.Read more...

Source: Jalopnik Jalopnik | 22 Jul 2014 | 2:08 pm

2015 VW Lineup: Eos Enters Final Year, Changes for Beetle and Golf

Volkswagen announces updates for 2015.

Source: Automotive.com Reviews and Articles RSS Feed Automotive.com Reviews and Articles RSS Feed | 22 Jul 2014 | 2:07 pm

Un jour, un pilote Caterham F1 : Kevin Giovesi chez les « verts »

Suite du remaniement chez Caterham. Après Nathanaël Berthon et Tom Dillmann, c’est autour de Kevin Giovesi d’intégrer la filière de l’écurie. Le pilote Italien n’a pas eu droit au traditionnel photomaton. Ni au discours : « Je suis content d’être heureux d’intégrer une telle équipe… » Juste un entrefilet, à la fin du communi ...

Source: le blog autole blog auto le blog autole blog auto | 22 Jul 2014 | 2:06 pm

How Hollywood furthered our automotive obsession [w/videos]

Filed under: Classics, Etc., Videos, Celebrities The car enthusiast's passion generally isn't founded in any single experience. It is a result of many influences, coming from places like our parents, our surrounding area's culture and, almost always, the media. The automobile plays both major and minor roles in nearly every movie and TV show known to mankind. Today the editors at Autoblog and AO ...

Source: Autoblog Autoblog | 22 Jul 2014 | 2:01 pm

19 Year-Old Becomes Youngest To Fly Solo Around The Globe

Matt Guthmiller's Twitter profile reads like an impressive résumé. "Entrepreneur. Software Engineer. Pilot. MIT... Youngest person to fly solo around the world." Matt earned that title last week, upon safely landing his Beehcraft A36 Bonanza in San Diego — with nowhere near the fanfare he deserved. Read more...

Source: Jalopnik Jalopnik | 22 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm

Five Aston Martins To Take On 2014 Spa 24 Hours

Aston Martin cars will be taking part in a 24-hour race this weekend at Belgium’s beautiful Spa Francorchamps circuit, the Spa 24 Hours. The British automaker is supplying five of its V12 Vantage GT3 race cars to teams competing in the event, and will also offer the talent of some of its own Aston Martin Racing drivers in addition to some...

Source: MotorAuthority MotorAuthority | 22 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm

F1 - Ferrari certaine des progrès de Räikkönen

Ferrari est encouragé par les progrès de Kimi Räikkönen à Hockenheim, même s'il a fini hors des points. Il se sent plus à l'aise dans la monoplace.

Source: RSS Autoplus.fr RSS Autoplus.fr | 22 Jul 2014 | 1:48 pm

U.S. Marines Test Self-Driving Support Vehicle On Battlefield: Video

Self-driving cars aren’t all cute, cuddly, Google-powered bubbles. Some of them are big, gnarly, and potentially life-saving military machines. This is one of the latter in action. Built for the United States Marine Corps, the Ground Unmanned Support Surrogate, or GUSS, is intended to help ground troops get from place to place in a safe...

Source: MotorAuthority MotorAuthority | 22 Jul 2014 | 1:40 pm

Renault nouveau partenaire de la Mostra de Venise

Du 27 août au 6 septembre, Renault sera le partenaire officiel du prestigieux festival ciinématographique de la Mostra de Venise. Une première !

Source: RSS Autoplus.fr RSS Autoplus.fr | 22 Jul 2014 | 1:35 pm

Formula E : le circuit de Buenos Aires dévoilé

La Formule E dévoile petit à petit ses circuits. Pour rappel, la campagne 2014-2015 aura lieu exclusivement sur des tracés urbains. Du coup, mis à part Monaco et Long Beach, il s’agira de tracés inédits. Le 10 janvier 2015, les monoplaces électriques rouleront dans la quartier de Puerto Madero pour le Buenos Aires ePrix. Avec 2,44km [...] Cliquez sur le titre pour acceder à la note ...

Source: le blog autole blog auto le blog autole blog auto | 22 Jul 2014 | 1:28 pm

L’une des 9 Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale à vendre !

Pour 519.900€, offrez-vous l’un des 9 exemplaires de la TZ3 signée Alfa Roméo et Zagato.

Source: RSS Autoplus.fr RSS Autoplus.fr | 22 Jul 2014 | 1:17 pm

2015 Ford F-150 V6 engine specifications announced [video]

Ford has released performance specifications for two of the V6 engines in the 2015 F-150.

Source: Worldcarfans Worldcarfans | 22 Jul 2014 | 1:16 pm

Company Offers Dodge Viper SRT Convertible Conversion

Engineering firm Prefix has previewed the look of a Dodge Viper SRT convertible with its own conversion, named Medusa. While we're not sure we'd have picked a mythological character so ugly her gaze turned people to stone as the name for our car, it's clear the Medusa Viper is a lot more appealing than its namesake. ALSO SEE: 2015 Dodge Challenger...

Source: MotorAuthority MotorAuthority | 22 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm

Opel Abandons Ampera Leaving Volt And ELR To Fend For Themselves - But For How Long?

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Source: AutoSpies.com News AutoSpies.com News | 22 Jul 2014 | 12:56 pm

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Source: Car Design News - News Car Design News - News | 22 Jul 2014 | 12:50 pm

Spy Shots: Smart spotted testing new Brabus Fortwo

Filed under: Spy Photos, Performance, Hatchback, Smart By now AMG has produced versions of just about everything Mercedes makes, right down to the A-Class, CLA and GLA. But while even the smallest of Benzes have fallen under Affalterbach's knife, Daimler's performance division steers clear of the Smart brand and its products. For that, the German automaker collaborates with another legendary Silv ...

Source: AutoblogGreen AutoblogGreen | 22 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer A ‘Conquest Sales’ Model: Report

BMW expects its new 2 Series Active Tourer hatch, the first in a coming range of front-wheel-drive models, to be a big jumping-on point for new customers. Speaking with industry paper Automotive News this week, BMW product executive Frank Niederlaender said the new minivan-like model will prove popular with buyers that have never owned a BMW before. "We are expecting the Active Tourer ...

Source: TheMotorReport - TheMotorReport - | 22 Jul 2014 | 12:29 pm

Convertible Owners are More Educated, Affluent, Finds New Study

Don’t let it go to your head, but if you drive a convertible, chances are you’re both more educated and more affluent than the typical American motorist, or so shows a new study from Experian Automotive. You're also part of a shrinking elite, reports TheDetroitBureau.com.

Source: TheDetroitBureau.com TheDetroitBureau.com | 22 Jul 2014 | 12:28 pm

Watch the Tesla Model S Lap the Nürburgring [Video]

It should be well-known by now that the Tesla Model S is sports car fast, having beaten numerous “real” sports car and even supercars in the ever-so-important drag race. Adding to that, the full-size electric sedan is also surprisingly quick around a track. Professional racing driver Robb Holland took a stock Model S for a […] ...

Source: AutoTribute AutoTribute | 22 Jul 2014 | 12:20 pm

'Opmars campers niet te stuiten'

De opmars van campers in Nederland lijkt niet te stuiten, vooral door een groeiende vraag bij welgestelde pensionado's. Volgens brancheorganisatie Bovag groeit het park kampeerauto's dit jaar tot een recordaantal van meer dan 90.000. In 2016 zijn dat er naar verwachting meer dan 100.000.

Source: AutoWeek.nl nieuws AutoWeek.nl nieuws | 22 Jul 2014 | 12:20 pm

Stop Idling and Start Saving With Chevrolet

The start-stop system in the 2015 Chevrolet Impala and Malibu might seem effortless – but the work behind the system was anything but. The post Stop Idling and Start Saving With Chevrolet appeared first on FastLane.

Source: FastLane FastLane | 22 Jul 2014 | 12:16 pm

2016 Smart Fortwo First Look

We travel to Berlin to check out the next-generation Smart Fortwo.

Source: Automotive.com Reviews and Articles RSS Feed Automotive.com Reviews and Articles RSS Feed | 22 Jul 2014 | 12:07 pm

Bentley To Offer Boutique Models And Considering Smaller Coupe For Production

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Source: AutoSpies.com News AutoSpies.com News | 22 Jul 2014 | 12:04 pm

Opel Ampera: Schlechte Verkaufszahlen Ampera vor dem Aus?

Die Zulassungszahlen des Opel Ampera lassen zu wünschen übrig. Laut Medienberichten erwägt Opel nun, den Plug-in-Hybriden komplett einzustellen.

Source: AUTO BILD - Tests und News zum Thema Auto AUTO BILD - Tests und News zum Thema Auto | 22 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am

Will lack of Funding of Highway Fund Ultimately Impact Auto Sales?

The Problem:  Congress does not want to pass legislation that would give the Highway Fund a four year span to get our highways repaired and upgraded. The Significance:  When more bridges start falling down and deep pot holes are on the streets of major cities, consumers are start going after Congress and Interstate Highway Administration. What happened in Congress this past week? Large-scale pa ...

Source: Automotive Digest Automotive Digest | 22 Jul 2014 | 11:52 am

Chevrolet SS Gets Manual Shifter And Magnetic Suspension For The US

The Americans have taken a liking to our Holden Commodore SS sedan, and now they have even more reason to get on board. Despite a strong preference in the US market for automatic transmissions, fans of the Chevrolet SS were crying out for the manual version available to Australian customers to be brought to The States. And now they have their wish, with an updated Chevrolet dealer ...

Source: TheMotorReport - TheMotorReport - | 22 Jul 2014 | 11:48 am

Spy Shots: Production Acura NSX spied getting sharper on the 'Ring

Filed under: Spy Photos, Coupe, Hybrid, Performance, Acura Acura hasn't been shy about trotting out the concept version of its upcoming NSX hybrid supercar - we've seen it colorized on Facebook, wearing Super GT drag and running wrapped at Mid Ohio - but until now, we've missed seeing the production version at all. Thankfully, our boys in the field have been diligently camped out by the Nürb ...

Source: AutoblogGreen AutoblogGreen | 22 Jul 2014 | 11:44 am

Nieuws: Renault Koleos is flop, krijgt toch opvolger

Het is een goede zaak dat de Koleos Renault nauwelijks iets kost. Het model is immers op enkele details na identiek aan de SUV van de Zuid-Koreaanse Renault-Nissan dochteronderneming Samsung. Gelukkig, want de Koleos is een flop. En toch houdt Renault het model in het leveringsprogramma. Sterker nog - er komt een opvolger.Renault Koleos IIDe technische basis voor de volgende generat...Lees meer ...

Source: Auto55.be Auto55.be | 22 Jul 2014 | 11:38 am

Audi viert 25 jaar TDI-motoren

Audi viert dit jaar het 25-jarig bestaan van z'n TDI-motoren. Het begon in 1989 met een vijfcilinder 2.5 TDI van 120 pk, en 7,5 miljoen dieselblokken later zijn we aanbeland bij een 3.0 TDI met dubbele elektrische turbo.

Source: AutoWeek.nl nieuws AutoWeek.nl nieuws | 22 Jul 2014 | 11:36 am

Bentley Considering Smaller Coupe, More Bespoke Models: Report

Bentley is already on track for record earnings this year, and the introduction of its first SUV offering in 2016 is likely to see the British marque setting even more sales records. Now, new reports suggest the company is exploring at least two other lucrative paths, including a new entry range at one end - and ultra-exclusive offerings at the other. Speaking with Car & Driver, Bent ...

Source: TheMotorReport - TheMotorReport - | 22 Jul 2014 | 11:35 am

New seven-seat SUV to spearhead Skoda model blitz

Skoda insiders confirm the manufacturer is plotting a rash of new vehicles, including a rival for the Hyundai Santa Fe and a sportier crossover Skoda is set to embark on a new model blitz in order to reach its target of selling 1.5 million cars per year by 2018.Inside sources at the highest level have confirmed a rash of new models is on the way, including an all-new seven-seat SUV which is on the ...

Source: Autocar RSS Feed Autocar RSS Feed | 22 Jul 2014 | 11:34 am

New seven-seat SUV to spearhead Skoda model blitz

Skoda insiders confirm the manufacturer is plotting a rash of new vehicles, including a rival for the Hyundai Santa Fe and a sportier crossover Skoda is set to embark on a new model blitz in order to reach its target of selling 1.5 million cars per year by 2018.Inside sources at the highest level have confirmed a rash of new models is on the way, including an all-new seven-seat SUV which is on the ...

Source: Autocar RSS Feed Autocar RSS Feed | 22 Jul 2014 | 11:34 am

American Company Turns New Dodge Viper into Hot Convertible

This slick Dodge Viper convertible is the work of Prefix Performance Vehicles, an American company known for modifying popular sports cars. Seeing that Chrysler hasn’t gotten around to making a new Viper Roadster, the small company may have answered the prayers of the few inpatient enthusiasts. Sticking with the supercar’s snake theme, the custom Viper […] ...

Source: AutoTribute AutoTribute | 22 Jul 2014 | 11:26 am

Launch of Dealer Engage 360 Delivers Automated Marketing Solution for Dealers

The Article Launch of Dealer Engage 360 Delivers Automated Marketing Solution for Dealers appeared first on Automotive Digest.

Source: Automotive Digest Automotive Digest | 22 Jul 2014 | 11:09 am

2015 Dodge Challenger First Drive

Can muscle and refinement coexist?

Source: Automotive.com Reviews and Articles RSS Feed Automotive.com Reviews and Articles RSS Feed | 22 Jul 2014 | 11:07 am

Nieuws: Niet slecht: het interieur van de nieuwe Lada Vesta

Lada stuurt z’n sedan voor de middenklasse - die heet Priora - met pensioen. De opvolger krijgt een andere naam en moet zichzelf ook meteen naar een hoger plan tillen, ook al zijn de ingewanden wellicht gelijk aan die van de Dacia Logan (de Renault-Nissan-alliantie heeft nu een controlerend belang in Lada).Lada VestaDe opvolger heet Vesta. Lada heeft er officieel alleen nog maar een...Lees meer ...

Source: Auto55.be Auto55.be | 22 Jul 2014 | 11:04 am

Ferrari V12 plans Revealed

There has been information from Ferrari that their V8 engines will be turbocharged, but this does not mean that the V12 will follow suit. According to recent reports the V12 engine, as use din the Maranello will continue to be ...

Source: Car Spy Photos Car Spy Photos | 22 Jul 2014 | 11:03 am

Video: Ken Block

Drift-Legende Ken Block verschlägt es nach Japan: Mit seinem Ford Fiesta ST legt der Action-Pilot eine heiße Gymkhana-Show auf den Asphalt - mit zwei Bikini-Babes an Bord Quelle: Youtube/Monster Energy Weitere spannende Videos gibt es hier weiter zu "Video: Ken Block" ...

Source: AUTO ZEITUNG.de - Aktuelle Artikel, Autotests und Neuheiten AUTO ZEITUNG.de - Aktuelle Artikel, Autotests und Neuheiten | 22 Jul 2014 | 11:02 am

Toyota Prius III: Gebrauchtwagen-Test Geht der denn nie kaputt?

Das erfolgreichste Hybridauto spart nicht nur Sprit, sondern schont auch die Nerven seiner Besitzer: Der Toyota Prius III im Test.

Source: AUTO BILD - Tests und News zum Thema Auto AUTO BILD - Tests und News zum Thema Auto | 22 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am

Two Flavors of Hot Toyota GT86 Driven, Compared

Let’s face it – if you’ve driven a stock Toyota GT86,  you know that it’s a really great car to be in on a twisty road. The speeds you achieve are never particularly high, but the fun factor is definitely there, especially when your only contact with the tarmac are a set of low-rolling resistance tires it borrowed from a Prius… Read more » ...

Source: Carscoops Carscoops | 22 Jul 2014 | 10:57 am

Two Flavors of Hot Toyota GT86 Driven, Compared

Let’s face it – if you’ve driven a stock Toyota GT86,  you know that it’s a really great car to be in on a twisty road. The speeds you achieve are never particularly high, but the fun factor is definitely there, especially when your only contact with the tarmac are a set of low-rolling resistance tires it borrowed from a Prius… Read more » ...

Source: Carscoops Carscoops | 22 Jul 2014 | 10:57 am

Team Sets Cross-Country EV Driving Record

A team of drivers has gone a long way – 3,331.9 miles, in fact – to disprove negative perceptions about electric vehicles, setting an all-time record along the way. TheDetroitBureau.com has the details on the 67-hour coast-to-coast drive in a Tesla Model S.

Source: TheDetroitBureau.com TheDetroitBureau.com | 22 Jul 2014 | 10:49 am

Honda test eindelijk productieversie NSX

We hebben 'm al talloze malen als concept-car gezien, maar nu is Honda dan eindelijk aan het testen met de productieversie van de NSX.

Source: AutoWeek.nl nieuws AutoWeek.nl nieuws | 22 Jul 2014 | 10:49 am

Nieuws: Opel gaat Dacia achterna

Nu Chevrolet de Europese arena verlaten heeft, mag Opel de moeilijke opmars richting premium-segment staken van moederkloek General Motors. Sterker nog, het bedrijf wil in de toekomst uitpakken met auto’s die vriendelijker zijn voor het budget dan ooit tevoren. Zoals Dacia dus, maar dan met een Duitse inslag.Ervaring met budgetvoertuigenOpel heeft zich nooit opgeworpen als een regel...Lees meer ...

Source: Auto55.be Auto55.be | 22 Jul 2014 | 10:43 am

Porsche Macan: Tuning von Techart Optik-Paket für den Macan

Porsche-Spezialist Techart gibt sich beim Tuning für den neuen Macan zurückhaltend. Interessenten müssen sich derzeit noch mit diversen Leichtmetallrädern und dezenter Optik im Cockpit begnügen.

Source: AUTO BILD - Tests und News zum Thema Auto AUTO BILD - Tests und News zum Thema Auto | 22 Jul 2014 | 10:43 am

New Honda NSX takes to the Nurburgring for final testing

Honda's long-awaited NSX puts in some fast laps at the Nürburgring ahead of a likely reveal later this year and sales starting in 2015 Honda is putting the final touches to its new NSX sports car ahead of a likely reveal later this year.Looking visually similar to the prototype model which has already been seen putting in laps in Ohio, this latest mule has taken to the Nürburgring in what is lik ...

Source: Autocar RSS Feed Autocar RSS Feed | 22 Jul 2014 | 10:34 am

New Honda NSX takes to the Nurburgring for final testing

Honda's long-awaited NSX puts in some fast laps at the Nürburgring ahead of a likely reveal later this year and sales starting in 2015 Honda is putting the final touches to its new NSX sports car ahead of a likely reveal later this year.Looking visually similar to the prototype model which has already been seen putting in laps in Ohio, this latest mule has taken to the Nürburgring in what is lik ...

Source: Autocar RSS Feed Autocar RSS Feed | 22 Jul 2014 | 10:34 am

Event: Cars & Coffee Switzerland

At 6 July, the first Cars & Coffee was organized in Oftringen Aarau, Switzerland. With a great turn-out of a lot of supercars this event was a great success. Our reporter in Switzerland, Filip Kovacic, was present and made the following photos at this event!

Source: Autogespot RSS Feed Autogespot RSS Feed | 22 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am

Power-Tuning für Chevrolet Camaro SS

Mehr Power, besseres Fahrwerk und ordentlich Grip - auf Kundenwunsch hin schufen die Tuner von DD Customs ein spezielles Tuning-Paket für den Chevrolet Camaro SSEines Tages trat ein Fahrer eines Chevrolet Camaro SS in den Showroom und verlangt mehr Power, ein besseres Fahrwerk und ordentlich Querdynamik. Da fackelten die Tuner von DD Customs in Hamburg nicht lange und machten sich an die Arbeit.

Source: AUTO ZEITUNG.de - Aktuelle Artikel, Autotests und Neuheiten AUTO ZEITUNG.de - Aktuelle Artikel, Autotests und Neuheiten | 22 Jul 2014 | 10:27 am

GM Europe Becomes Opel Group, Considers Adding Budget Cars to Rival Dacia

General Motors announced that GM Europe has been renamed Opel Group to reflect the “widened scope of European activities". Effective July 1, 2014, the decision sees Opel Group lead GM’s European business including Russia, with the new entity also assuming economic responsibility for all GM brands in Europe.Read more » ...

Source: Carscoops Carscoops | 22 Jul 2014 | 10:22 am

GM Europe Becomes Opel Group, Considers Adding Budget Cars to Rival Dacia

General Motors announced that GM Europe has been renamed Opel Group to reflect the “widened scope of European activities". Effective July 1, 2014, the decision sees Opel Group lead GM’s European business including Russia, with the new entity also assuming economic responsibility for all GM brands in Europe.Read more » ...

Source: Carscoops Carscoops | 22 Jul 2014 | 10:22 am

TechArt starts the development of the Porsche Macan

With the introduction of the Porsche Macan, a new world opens for the tuning companies. The cheaper Macan will have a lot of owners who want to make their cars a bit more special. Tuning companies immediately come up with a lot of individualization options. Tuner TechArt is the first company with their extras for the Macan.

Source: Autogespot RSS Feed Autogespot RSS Feed | 22 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am

Mercedes starts early testing on new C63 AMG coupe

Hot new coupé to join C63 AMG saloon, estate and convertible variants before the end of 2016, with power coming from a new 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine Mercedes-Benz has started early testing on a new C63 AMG coupé. The model, which is expected to join the C-class line-up at the end of next year, has been spotted carrying out performance tests at the Nürburgring.With the current C63 AMG ...

Source: Autocar RSS Feed Autocar RSS Feed | 22 Jul 2014 | 9:52 am

Mercedes starts early testing on new C63 AMG coupe

Hot new coupé to join C63 AMG saloon, estate and convertible variants before the end of 2016, with power coming from a new 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine Mercedes-Benz has started early testing on a new C63 AMG coupé. The model, which is expected to join the C-class line-up at the end of next year, has been spotted carrying out performance tests at the Nürburgring.With the current C63 AMG ...

Source: Autocar RSS Feed Autocar RSS Feed | 22 Jul 2014 | 9:52 am

New Hellcat trivia

Chrysler engineer Chris Cowland revealed numerous new details about the supercharged Hemi engine used in the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. The 5.7L... [ This is a summary only. Visit http://www.allpar.com/news/ for the full story. ] ...

Source: Allpar Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep News Allpar Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep News | 22 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am

BMW Expects 75% Of 2-Series Active Tourer Buyers To Be From Other Brands - Who Will Resist the Temptation Of Switching To A BMW?

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Source: AutoSpies.com News AutoSpies.com News | 22 Jul 2014 | 9:22 am

Erlkönig Honda NSX: Serienauto gesichtet

Unsere Erlkönig-Fotografen haben erstmals die Serienversion des lange angekündigten Hybrid-Sportlers Honda NSX bei Tests gesichtet. Der Supersportwagen wird auf der Detroit Auto Show offiziell vorgestelltAlso man will ja nicht drängeln, aber das hat echt gedauert! Gefühlt unzählige Varianten des -zugegebenermaßen ziemlich heißen- Concept Cars, rollende Prototypen - und nun Gewissheit: Es gi ...

Source: AUTO ZEITUNG.de - Aktuelle Artikel, Autotests und Neuheiten AUTO ZEITUNG.de - Aktuelle Artikel, Autotests und Neuheiten | 22 Jul 2014 | 9:05 am

Chrysler financials coming

Chrysler will host a webcast and analyst conference call to review and discuss second-quarter 2014 financial results on August 11, 2014, at... [ This is a summary only. Visit http://www.allpar.com/news/ for the full story. ] ...

Source: Allpar Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep News Allpar Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep News | 22 Jul 2014 | 9:05 am

Spy Shots: Honda NSX Caught in Production Guise

It seems that Honda’s constant back-and-forth on whether or not to build a new NSX is over, as we have spy shots of a production version making laps at the Nordschliefe.I bet that last sentence just brightened up your day, didn’t it?Covered in camo and blasting around the Green Hell, it appears that the NSX — branded as an Acura in the U.S. — with hit showrooms looking almost exact ...

Source: Top Speed Top Speed | 22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am

Spy Shots: Honda NSX Caught in Production Guise

It seems that Honda’s constant back-and-forth on whether or not to build a new NSX is over, as we have spy shots of a production version making laps at the Nordschliefe.I bet that last sentence just brightened up your day, didn’t it?Covered in camo and blasting around the Green Hell, it appears that the NSX — branded as an Acura in the U.S. — with hit showrooms looking almost exact ...

Source: Top Speed Top Speed | 22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am

2015 Ford Super Duty F-350: Quick Comparison

We took out the two one-ton pullers from Ram HD and Chevy for a quick head-to-head test with Ford.

Source: PickupTrucks: News PickupTrucks: News | 22 Jul 2014 | 8:59 am

Ford F-150

Ford has been selling the F-Series since 1948, but the F-150 model didn’t arrive until 1975, when Ford used it as a `tweener pickup to span the gap between the F-100 and F-250. When Ford rolled out the Atlas Concept at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, we were pretty sure that the automaker was already hard at work overhauling the existing F-150 in its likeness. And for the 2015 model year, our suspic ...

Source: Top Speed Top Speed | 22 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am

Ford F-150

Ford has been selling the F-Series since 1948, but the F-150 model didn’t arrive until 1975, when Ford used it as a `tweener pickup to span the gap between the F-100 and F-250. When Ford rolled out the Atlas Concept at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, we were pretty sure that the automaker was already hard at work overhauling the existing F-150 in its likeness. And for the 2015 model year, our suspic ...

Source: Top Speed Top Speed | 22 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am

Volvo reveals safety kit on 2015 XC90 SUV

Volvo claims the all-new XC90 that will be revealed in late August will be one of the safest cars money can buy thanks to pioneering new safety technology. So far the Swedish carmaker has teased us with designer sketches of...

Source: Car Online Car Online | 22 Jul 2014 | 7:34 am

Volvo reveals safety kit on 2015 XC90 SUV

Volvo claims the all-new XC90 that will be revealed in late August will be one of the safest cars money can buy thanks to pioneering new safety technology. So far the Swedish carmaker has teased us with designer sketches of...

Source: Car Online Car Online | 22 Jul 2014 | 7:34 am

The 14 Worst Cars of the Decade

There are some truly great cars on the market these days, but there are also some stinkers, part of a long list of vehicles that flopped, whether due to poor styling, lack of utility, lousy performance, limited features or unrealistic pricing. Some models simply leave us asking: Why? TheDetroitBureau.com looks at 14 of the worst vehicles of the past decade.

Source: TheDetroitBureau.com TheDetroitBureau.com | 22 Jul 2014 | 7:24 am

Cadillac ATS-V Coupe

Launched for the 2013 model year, the Cadillac ATS sedan was developed as a luxury competitor to the BMW 3 Series, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Audi A4. Nearly two years later, the GM-owned brand expanded the ATS family to include a two-door coupe aimed mainly at the BMW 4 Series. Just like its sedan sibling, the ATS Coupe gained a turbo, 2.0-liter four-banger and a 3.6-liter V-6 rated at 272 ...

Source: Top Speed Top Speed | 22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am

Cadillac ATS-V Coupe

Launched for the 2013 model year, the Cadillac ATS sedan was developed as a luxury competitor to the BMW 3 Series, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Audi A4. Nearly two years later, the GM-owned brand expanded the ATS family to include a two-door coupe aimed mainly at the BMW 4 Series. Just like its sedan sibling, the ATS Coupe gained a turbo, 2.0-liter four-banger and a 3.6-liter V-6 rated at 272 ...

Source: Top Speed Top Speed | 22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am

Survey highlights increased consumer appetite for in-car technology

Survey highlights increased consumer appetite for in-car technology ...

Source: Car Design News - News Car Design News - News | 22 Jul 2014 | 6:41 am

Nighttime visit to Lamborghini dealer in St. Gallen

Switzerland has a few Lamborghini dealerships. That isn't strange with the high amount of rich people in Switzerland. One of these dealerships is based in St. Gallen. Unfortunately, the dealership was already closed when spotted Gotti_Belgrade passed by but he still managed to make some photos of the cars inside the dealership. It's great to see this abandoned showroom. The bulls are asleep and wa ...

Source: Autogespot RSS Feed Autogespot RSS Feed | 22 Jul 2014 | 6:20 am

Seven things we learned about the Aston Martin DP-100 concept car

The new August 2014 issue of CAR magazine has a stunning, eight-page photoshoot on the Aston Martin DP-100 concept car. We met its makers and spent a day with the amazing mid-engined supercar – where we learned the following nuggets....

Source: Car Online Car Online | 22 Jul 2014 | 5:59 am

Seven things we learned about the Aston Martin DP-100 concept car

The new August 2014 issue of CAR magazine has a stunning, eight-page photoshoot on the Aston Martin DP-100 concept car. We met its makers and spent a day with the amazing mid-engined supercar – where we learned the following nuggets....

Source: Car Online Car Online | 22 Jul 2014 | 5:59 am

Tata ready to push Xenon further

Fusion Automotive eyes sales boost with ESC-equipped Xenons arriving in September ...

Source: GoAuto RSS - Car News GoAuto RSS - Car News | 22 Jul 2014 | 12:31 am

Ford’s final Falcon-based XR8 stars in teaser video

Close-up look at a disguised Falcon reveals more details of Ford’s curtain call ...

Source: GoAuto RSS - Car News GoAuto RSS - Car News | 21 Jul 2014 | 10:45 pm

BMW 1-Series Sedan

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Source: CarSpyShots CarSpyShots | 21 Jul 2014 | 10:27 pm

GM splits off Opel’s European operations

Opel takes reins to steer its own destiny, including Australian roll-out ...

Source: GoAuto RSS - Car News GoAuto RSS - Car News | 21 Jul 2014 | 9:48 pm

WRR's Fantasy Racer GP: Round 19

This week we head to the Hungaroring in Mogyoród, Hungary for the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix.

Source: Winding Road Site News Winding Road Site News | 21 Jul 2014 | 7:36 pm

WR TV: 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ

While we enjoyed our time in the all-new 2015 Cadillac Escalade, its that luxury SUV's blue-collared cousin, the Chevrolet Tahoe (and its long wheelbase variant, the Suburban), that will really steer the course for this generation of GM's full sized sport utilities.

Source: Winding Road Site News Winding Road Site News | 21 Jul 2014 | 7:16 pm

Race Class Profile: Spec E30

For those looking to get into some Bavarian wheel-to-wheel racing action, the Spec E30 race class is a fantastic option. Focusing on spec-built, second generation BMW 3-Series coupes and sedans, the Spec E30 class offers an alternative to Spec Miata and Spec Racer Ford classes for those looking to try something a bit different. With relatively low costs to build and run, along with the spec build ...

Source: Winding Road Site News Winding Road Site News | 21 Jul 2014 | 6:03 pm

The original made of 1,077 parts: the classic Mini as a LEGO set.

Danish toy manufacturer adds the Mini Cooper to its LEGO® Creator Expert series - accurate replica with body in British Racing Green, white roof and engine bonnet stripes, transversely mounted 4-cylinder engine and picnic basket in the luggage compartment – exclusive online sales at shop.LEGO.com start on August 1st 2014.

Source: BMW Group PressClub Global BMW Group PressClub Global | 21 Jul 2014 | 5:55 pm

Viper wins Toronto race

Canadian Dodge Viper driver Kuno Wittmer went from second place in the first race to first place in the second, during the... [ This is a summary only. Visit http://www.allpar.com/news/ for the full story. ] ...

Source: Allpar Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep News Allpar Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep News | 21 Jul 2014 | 5:15 pm

National Council of La Raza - Latinas Brunch 2014 - Bill Fay

TMS Group Vice President and Toyota Division General Manager Bill Fay spoke at the National Council of La Raza's Latinas Brunch, Sunday, July 20, 2014.  full_image_path: D:\Inetpub\toyotamedia\htdocs\images\2014_NCLR_002_thumb.jpg feed_brand_code: corporate Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences.

Source: Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. | 21 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm

Spy Photos of the 2015 VW Touran

Volkswagen is updating its mid-sized MPV offering by releasing a VW Touran in 2015. A spy photographer has seen one in testing in Germany and taken some pictures. It was thought that these were pretty late tests with expectation being ...

Source: Car Spy Photos Car Spy Photos | 21 Jul 2014 | 1:55 pm

2015 Buick Envision

This is the so called "Chinese Market version".That's what they usually say when something doesn't look great.Then, a few months later, it lands in the US, pretty much the same.So this is basically the Buick version of the redesigned Chevrolet Equinox.At least in China, the Buck version is powered by the usual 2.0 Liter Turbo.This doesn't look horrible. But not great either.That big grille is gett ...

Source: Burlappcar Burlappcar | 21 Jul 2014 | 1:27 pm

Growth in Subprime Loans

Subprime loans have been coming back strong since reaching a low point in 2009 May not again reach high of 36% seen in 2006 Borrowers are paying high rates for their subprime loans The Article Growth in Subprime Loans appeared first on Automotive Digest.

Source: Automotive Digest Automotive Digest | 21 Jul 2014 | 1:12 pm

2015 Hyundai Sonata Crash Test Rating + TOP SAFETY PICK+

Hyundai-blog.com is a daily-updated Hyundai news website. The blog, which provides latest news and information on new Hyundai vehicles, is quickly becoming recognized as one of the most creative Hyundai communities in the USA and elsewhere around the world. You can read the original blog post here 2015 Hyundai Sonata Crash Test Rating + TOP SAFETY PICK+. When it comes to safety, there are few cars ...

Source: Hyundai News | 2014 Hyundai Car & SUV Reviews, Sales, Dealers | Hyundai-Blog Hyundai News | 2014 Hyundai Car & SUV Reviews, Sales, Dealers | Hyundai-Blog | 21 Jul 2014 | 1:03 pm

GM Confirms Eight-Speed Transmission for 2015 Half-Ton Pickups

The eight-speed transmission applies to pickup trucks with the 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V-8 engine.

Source: PickupTrucks: News PickupTrucks: News | 21 Jul 2014 | 11:29 am

Power outputs released for the 2015 Ford Mustang

Ford has released power outputs, but not performance figures, for its all-new Mustang that goes on sale in right-hand drive in the UK this summer 2015. Two engines will be offered: A 429bhp 5.0-litre V8 or a more European-friendly (slightly)...

Source: Car Online Car Online | 21 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am

Power outputs released for the 2015 Ford Mustang

Ford has released power outputs, but not performance figures, for its all-new Mustang that goes on sale in right-hand drive in the UK this summer 2015. Two engines will be offered: A 429bhp 5.0-litre V8 or a more European-friendly (slightly)...

Source: Car Online Car Online | 21 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am

Guest Post: Helping Farmers Feed the World – An Innovative Partnership with Chevrolet and Future Farmers of America

CF Industries strongly supports efforts to educate farmers about efficient, effective and responsible use of fertilizer.  In that spirit, today we are announcing an exciting new […] The post Guest Post: Helping Farmers Feed the World – An Innovative Partnership with Chevrolet and Future Farmers of America appeared first on FastLane.

Source: FastLane FastLane | 21 Jul 2014 | 10:25 am

Porsche opens new Weissach design studio

Porsche opens new Weissach design studio ...

Source: Car Design News - News Car Design News - News | 21 Jul 2014 | 8:18 am

ADAM-Test – Crash-Kür in sechs Akten, Teil 2

Im Rahmen der „ADAM Crash-Kür in sechs Akten“ bewegten uns Fragen wie: Verhält sich der Proband im Realtest wie geplant und simuliert? Wäre eine fach- und sachgerechte Instandsetzung möglich? Werkstudent Tim Gießler begleitete die Versuche wissenschaftlich und fasst hier unsere Erkenntnisse zusammen. Weiterlesen ...

Source: Opel-Blog Opel-Blog | 21 Jul 2014 | 5:13 am

ADAM-Test – Crash-Kür in sechs Akten, Teil 2

Im Rahmen der „ADAM Crash-Kür in sechs Akten“ bewegten uns Fragen wie: Verhält sich der Proband im Realtest wie geplant und simuliert? Wäre eine fach- und sachgerechte Instandsetzung möglich? Werkstudent Tim Gießler begleitete die Versuche wissenschaftlich und fasst hier unsere Erkenntnisse zusammen. Weiterlesen ...

Source: Opel-Blog Opel-Blog | 21 Jul 2014 | 5:13 am

Redesigned 2015 Toyota Sienna Fact Sheet Updates

Redesigned 2015 Toyota Sienna Fact Sheet Updates full_image_path: D:\Inetpub\toyotamedia\htdocs\graphics\9021\thumbnail_toyota.jpg feed_brand_code: toyota Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences.

Source: Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. | 21 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am

Less Camo on the Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet

Mercedes-Benz has been testing the C-Class Cabriolet with less camouflage lately. The car will enable the manufacturer to be able to compete with the Audi A5 convertible and the BMW 4 series Convertible. It has already been said that there ...

Source: Car Spy Photos Car Spy Photos | 20 Jul 2014 | 4:09 pm

Ram/Fiat Strada pickup

Ram/Fiat Strada prototype (http://www.leftlanenews.com/ram-strada.html) I'm not in the habit of pointing people here to other websites, but at...

Source: CarSpyShots CarSpyShots | 20 Jul 2014 | 12:53 pm

Baja Aragón: Quadruple victory for MINI // Dakar champion Joan “Nani” Roma wins in front of three more MINI ALL4 Racing.

In his striking yellow MINI ALL4 Racing, Joan “Nani” Roma (ES) has won the sixth round of the 2014 FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies. After four demanding special stages and 666.13 competitive kilometres during the 2014 Baja Aragón the Spaniard and his co-driver Michel Périn (FR) claimed the victory for the Monster Energy X-raid Team.

Source: BMW Group PressClub Global BMW Group PressClub Global | 20 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am

Mazda2 Sedan

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Source: CarSpyShots CarSpyShots | 19 Jul 2014 | 10:50 pm

Kia Soul Recalled For Steering Problems

Kia is recalling nearly 52,000 units of its boxy Soul crossover vehicle to repair a steering issue! The voluntary recall covers vehicles from the 2014 model year built from July 21, 2013, through Jan. 17, 2014, according to the National … Continue reading → ...

Source: Kia News BlogKia News Blog Kia News BlogKia News Blog | 19 Jul 2014 | 7:44 am

2014 Kia Venga Crossover Limited Edition Unveiled

The hatchback turned crossover vehicles seems to be the trend for 2014, with the likes of the SEAT X-Perience and the Fiat Panda 4X4 Cross already out there on the (European) market. You can add the Kia Venga Crossover into … Continue reading → ...

Source: Kia News BlogKia News Blog Kia News BlogKia News Blog | 19 Jul 2014 | 5:19 am

2015 Azera To Be Launched In The USA This Fall

Hyundai-blog.com is a daily-updated Hyundai news website. The blog, which provides latest news and information on new Hyundai vehicles, is quickly becoming recognized as one of the most creative Hyundai communities in the USA and elsewhere around the world. You can read the original blog post here 2015 Azera To Be Launched In The USA This Fall. Mike O’Brien, Hyundai Motor America’s vic ...

Source: Hyundai News | 2014 Hyundai Car & SUV Reviews, Sales, Dealers | Hyundai-Blog Hyundai News | 2014 Hyundai Car & SUV Reviews, Sales, Dealers | Hyundai-Blog | 19 Jul 2014 | 5:02 am

Lexus LF-LC Concept approved for production.

And apparently, it will be very close to the concept (pictured above). About 90% close.I think this is great news. The LF-LC is quite stunning. This would make a great model for Lexus to go against the 6 series or S Class coupe. ( I guess that's was the "old" SC was anyway.)We should see the real thing by 2016.

Source: Burlappcar Burlappcar | 18 Jul 2014 | 10:43 pm

Autoline This Week #1824: Telematics

Connectivity is driving so much of what we do in our daily lives that it’s natural that the connected car and telematics deserves an Autoline spotlight of its own. Joining John McElroy to discuss the latest developments in the industry are: Henry Bzeih, CTO and Head of Connected Car, KIA; Thilo Koslowski, VP and Distinguished Analyst – Automotive, Gartner; Jim Keller, Chief Engineer Automobile ...

Source: Autoline This Week - Audio Autoline This Week - Audio | 18 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am

Top 10 Myths About Engine Oil

Engine oil is so important for pickup trucks that it can be likened to blood in a humans' veins.

Source: PickupTrucks: News PickupTrucks: News | 18 Jul 2014 | 10:46 am

BMW Motorrad brings out first ever cornering ABS for supersports bike. Retrofittable ABS Pro exclusively for the HP4.

The function ABS Pro represents a consistent refinement of the Race ABS in that it now enables ABS-supported braking when cornering. ABS Pro is offered as a retrofittable option which can be acquired through BMW Motorrad dealerships and is initially reserved exclusively for the top supersports model in the BMW Motorrad product range, the HP4.

Source: BMW Group PressClub Global BMW Group PressClub Global | 18 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am

2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia

This, of course, is just an illustration.As we really knows what Alfa's next mid size sedan will look like.It was, for a while, rumored to be based on the new Chrysler 200 platform. But now it looks like Alfa will be getting its own RWD platform instead.Which is a good thing.The new mid size sedan might be their most important model yet. Since it will compete with the Audi A4, C-Class, 3 Series an ...

Source: Burlappcar Burlappcar | 17 Jul 2014 | 6:09 pm

Awesome Pics Of A Polar White / Inferno Red Kia Soul Two Tone SE (Canada-Specs)

The latest in our Kia Soul owner interview series takes us to the Great White North to meet Marc from Toronto, Canada. Marc works for a large Consultant Engineering firm and used to get around town in a Vanilla Shake … Continue reading → ...

Source: Kia News BlogKia News Blog Kia News BlogKia News Blog | 17 Jul 2014 | 12:06 pm

Young People Transform Their Ideas Into Action by Taking On 'The Hunt' with DoSomething.org and Toyota

NEW YORK (July 17, 2014) – For the first time ever, DoSomething.org, the largest not-for-profit for young people and social change, turned to its members, aged 13-25, for their ideas on how to tackle different social issues. From August 4 to August 10, the DoSomething.org community in partnership with Toyota will take on these campaigns in “The Hunt.” full_image_path: D ...

Source: Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. | 17 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm

Redesigned Genesis Coupe To Feature A Powerful V8 GDI Engine

Hyundai-blog.com is a daily-updated Hyundai news website. The blog, which provides latest news and information on new Hyundai vehicles, is quickly becoming recognized as one of the most creative Hyundai communities in the USA and elsewhere around the world. You can read the original blog post here Redesigned Genesis Coupe To Feature A Powerful V8 GDI Engine. The second generation Hyundai Genesis i ...

Source: Hyundai News | 2014 Hyundai Car & SUV Reviews, Sales, Dealers | Hyundai-Blog Hyundai News | 2014 Hyundai Car & SUV Reviews, Sales, Dealers | Hyundai-Blog | 16 Jul 2014 | 9:37 am

Honda Automobiles: Select Honda Pre-Owned Vehicles Recognized as Safer Choices for Teen Drivers by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

Certain model year Honda Accord, CR-V, Element, Odyssey and Pilot vehicles rated as some of the best pre-owned vehicles for teen driver safety Honda is the most durable, longest lasting brand in its class1 Several model years of Honda pre-owned vehicles have been recognized by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) as part of its first-ever list of safer used vehicles ...

Source: Hondanews Online Newsroom Hondanews Online Newsroom | 16 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am

Im Falle eines Falles: Ampera auf der sicheren Seite

Unser Elektroauto Ampera ist so sicher wie ein Fahrzeug mit konventionellem Antrieb. Dennoch sind im Falle eines Falles spezifische Eigenschaften zu berücksichtigen. In einem Seminar mit dem Titel „Rettungstechnische Besonderheiten bei Verkehrsunfällen“ für den Einsatzleitdienst hat die Berufsfeuerwehr Wiesbaden verschiedene Szenarien beleuchtet. Weiterlesen ...

Source: Opel-Blog Opel-Blog | 14 Jul 2014 | 6:26 am

Im Falle eines Falles: Ampera auf der sicheren Seite

Unser Elektroauto Ampera ist so sicher wie ein Fahrzeug mit konventionellem Antrieb. Dennoch sind im Falle eines Falles spezifische Eigenschaften zu berücksichtigen. In einem Seminar mit dem Titel „Rettungstechnische Besonderheiten bei Verkehrsunfällen“ für den Einsatzleitdienst hat die Berufsfeuerwehr Wiesbaden verschiedene Szenarien beleuchtet. Weiterlesen ...

Source: Opel-Blog Opel-Blog | 14 Jul 2014 | 6:26 am

Ampera-Treffen – E-Pioniere im Höhensparrausch

Dieser Tage fand in Oberösterreich das „3. Europäische Ampera-Treffen“ statt. In luftiger Höhe mit von der Partie: Blog-Leser Markus Ising. Der E-Pionier berichtet von der elektrisierenden Tour durch das Windischgarstner Becken auf der Suche nach dem Stromsparkönig. Weiterlesen ...

Source: Opel-Blog Opel-Blog | 11 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am

Ampera-Treffen – E-Pioniere im Höhensparrausch

Dieser Tage fand in Oberösterreich das „3. Europäische Ampera-Treffen“ statt. In luftiger Höhe mit von der Partie: Blog-Leser Markus Ising. Der E-Pionier berichtet von der elektrisierenden Tour durch das Windischgarstner Becken auf der Suche nach dem Stromsparkönig. Weiterlesen ...

Source: Opel-Blog Opel-Blog | 11 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am

Autoline This Week #1823: Making all the Right Mobility Moves

Mobility seems to be the flavor of the month these days. Everyone from manufacturers to tier one suppliers to even academics are trying to discover secrets to the way people will move around in the future. Joining John McElroy on his panel to discuss the topic are Erica Klampfl, Global Future Mobility Lead, Ford; Kaye Ceille, president, Zipcar; Peter Sweatman, Director, University of Michigan Tran ...

Source: Autoline This Week - Audio Autoline This Week - Audio | 11 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am

Honda Automobiles: HPD Announces Collegiate SAE Program

Student SAE programs now eligible to join the Honda Racing Line Includes Formula SAE, Baja SAE and other SAE university programs Provides access to Honda Racing Line products and services Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) collegiate-level programs will now be able to join the Honda Racing Line, giving them access to products and services offered by Honda Performance Development. Universit ...

Source: Hondanews Online Newsroom Hondanews Online Newsroom | 9 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm

Honda Automobiles: Formula SAE

Formula SAE ...

Source: Hondanews Online Newsroom Hondanews Online Newsroom | 9 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm

Autoline This Week #1822: Intelligent Transportation

The world of intelligent transportation is a broad umbrella that covers businesses, municipalities and people across the globe. That’s why when the ITS Conference comes to America every 3rd year it’s important to take account of what has changed and what will be changing with mobility. Joining John McElroy to discuss the 2014 conference is Richard Wallace, The Center for Automotive Research; M ...

Source: Autoline This Week - Audio Autoline This Week - Audio | 4 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am

Can Mr. Lincoln Go To China?

The Perennially Troubled American Luxury Brand Sees a Future in the East ...

Source: Motor Trend News RSS Motor Trend News RSS | 25 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am

Audi TT Offroad Concept in Beijing Previews Upcoming Tech

The Audi TT Offroad concept in Beijing looks like the Allroad Shooting Brake concept but with two extra doors.

Source: Motor Trend News RSS Motor Trend News RSS | 21 Apr 2014 | 2:30 pm

2015 Ford Mustang GT's Line-Lock Feature Makes Burnouts Easy

The 2015 Ford Mustang will get a standard electronic line-lock feature to make burnouts easier. Why didn't anyone else think of this?

Source: Motor Trend News RSS Motor Trend News RSS | 21 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm

Lexus RC F walkaround video from New York Auto Show

Lexus officially unveiled the RC F Coupe at the NAIAS in Detroit in early 2014, three months later the sports coupe joined the 2014 New York International Auto Show ...

Source: Worldcarfans: New York Auto Show Worldcarfans: New York Auto Show | 20 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am

Chevrolet unveils Transformer 4's Autobots in New York

Chevrolet is currently showcasing at New York Auto Show its Autobots for Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Source: Worldcarfans: New York Auto Show Worldcarfans: New York Auto Show | 18 Apr 2014 | 10:40 am

Volkswagen Golf Sportswagon concept shows its practical side in New York

Volkswagen is offering a sneak preview of a US-spec Golf estate with a near-production Sportwagon concept currently showcased at New York Auto Show.

Source: Worldcarfans: New York Auto Show Worldcarfans: New York Auto Show | 18 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am

China Mulling More EV Incentives in Wake of Poor Sales

As electric vehicles sales remain weak, China is considering adding new measures to entice buyers into buying electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. It wasn’t long ago that the Chinese government backed away from its plan to gradually reduce EV subsidies (instead opting for much less steep reductions over the next few years). It now appears that the government intends to add more icing to th ...

Source: China Car Times - China Auto News China Car Times - China Auto News | 2 Apr 2014 | 4:12 am

China Mulling More EV Incentives in Wake of Poor Sales

As electric vehicles sales remain weak, China is considering adding new measures to entice buyers into buying electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. It wasn’t long ago that the Chinese government backed away from its plan to gradually reduce EV subsidies (instead opting for much less steep reductions over the next few years). It now appears that the government intends to add more icing to th ...

Source: China Car Times - China Auto News China Car Times - China Auto News | 2 Apr 2014 | 4:12 am

Maxus G10 Heading to Market on March 21st

SAIC has already unveiled their G10 MPV to Chinese media, but soon it will be available for purchase with March 21st being set as the launch date. The handsome new MPV will be priced extremely competitively with pricing start at just over 120,000RMB to 219,800RMB. Why such a big price range? Because the Maxus comes with the choice of a naturally aspirated 2.4L engine and also a 2.0 turbo powered e ...

Source: China Car Times - China Auto News China Car Times - China Auto News | 20 Mar 2014 | 3:07 am

Maxus G10 Heading to Market on March 21st

SAIC has already unveiled their G10 MPV to Chinese media, but soon it will be available for purchase with March 21st being set as the launch date. The handsome new MPV will be priced extremely competitively with pricing start at just over 120,000RMB to 219,800RMB. Why such a big price range? Because the Maxus comes with the choice of a naturally aspirated 2.4L engine and also a 2.0 turbo powered e ...

Source: China Car Times - China Auto News China Car Times - China Auto News | 20 Mar 2014 | 3:07 am

Chevrolet Trax Launching in China in Second Quarter

Chevrolet’s second SUV to be built in China will launch in the second quarter of 2014 according to GM, the sister vehicle to the Buick Encore is already being produced in China and will see a market launch soon. As with the Encore, the Trax uses the same 1.4T engine with no naturally aspirated model yet available – although that could potentially change in the near future. Power will b ...

Source: China Car Times - China Auto News China Car Times - China Auto News | 19 Mar 2014 | 6:27 am

Chevrolet Trax Launching in China in Second Quarter

Chevrolet’s second SUV to be built in China will launch in the second quarter of 2014 according to GM, the sister vehicle to the Buick Encore is already being produced in China and will see a market launch soon. As with the Encore, the Trax uses the same 1.4T engine with no naturally aspirated model yet available – although that could potentially change in the near future. Power will b ...

Source: China Car Times - China Auto News China Car Times - China Auto News | 19 Mar 2014 | 6:27 am

Detroit Auto Show 2014

Detroit's COBO Center again played host to the North American International Auto Show, celebrating its twenty-fifth year. It was held from 13-26 of January.

Source: Car Design News - Auto Shows Car Design News - Auto Shows | 3 Feb 2014 | 5:26 am

Tokyo Motor Show 2013

The forty-third Tokyo motor show took place at the Tokyo Big Sight in Ariake, Koto-ku and saw 76 world debuts take place.   ...

Source: Car Design News - Auto Shows Car Design News - Auto Shows | 13 Jan 2014 | 6:57 am

Frankfurt Motor Show 2013

This year's IAA took place in Frankfurt and saw 159 world premieres and 1,091 exhibitors from 35 countries, with major topics being electric mobility and connectivity.

Source: Car Design News - Auto Shows Car Design News - Auto Shows | 13 Jan 2014 | 6:42 am

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee: spy shots

These spy photos show us the new edition of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, whose launch is planned for 2014. This group of Grand Cherokee has been immortalized in one of the first tests carried out by the[...] ...

Source: eurocarblog eurocarblog | 11 Jul 2012 | 1:39 pm

Mazda MX-5: the European Model Year 2013

From next autumn Mazda will make available in Europe the new MX-5, subject to an overall update to improve technical and safety aspects. The Japanese designers have also revised the front end and[...] ...

Source: eurocarblog eurocarblog | 11 Jul 2012 | 11:54 am

Toyota Corolla Tourer or Toyota Auris: Exclusive Spy Shots

Here are new spy shots of the Toyota Auris or Toyota Corolla Tourer. The images were taken in Southern Europe while the car was undergoing a series of hot weather testing. The last estate model[...] ...

Source: eurocarblog eurocarblog | 11 Jul 2012 | 11:00 am

Ford tops F-150 range with new-for-2013 Limited

Ford channels the long-departed Lincoln Mark LT for its new F-150 Limited.

Source: New and Used Car Reviews & Auto-Industry News – LeftLaneNews New and Used Car Reviews & Auto-Industry News – LeftLaneNews | 26 Jun 2012 | 12:01 am

Acura RL replacement to be built in North America?

In a move designed to further insulate it from a tough domestic currency exchange rate, Honda is apparently getting serious about building its next Acura flagship in North America. Production of the current, slow-selling Acura RL/Honda Legend will reportedly end next month in order to give Honda more capacity for better-selling models, reports The Japan [...] ...

Source: New and Used Car Reviews & Auto-Industry News – LeftLaneNews New and Used Car Reviews & Auto-Industry News – LeftLaneNews | 25 Jun 2012 | 4:52 pm

Mazda will bring 205-horsepower MX-5 GT Concept to Goodwood

Mazda's street-legal MX-5 GT Concept will run up the hill at Goodwood in the First Glance class.

Source: New and Used Car Reviews & Auto-Industry News – LeftLaneNews New and Used Car Reviews & Auto-Industry News – LeftLaneNews | 25 Jun 2012 | 3:45 pm

மூன்று வியப்புகள்!!! பகுதி - 3

1958 – ல் நான் துணை விடுதிக் காப்பாளனாகப் பொறுப்பேற்ற போதுதான், விடுதி வரவு - செலவுகளைக் கண்காணிக்கவும், கணக்கு எழுதவும் தனியாகக் கணக்கர் நியமிக்கப் ப ...

Source: தென்றல் தென்றல் | 11 Feb 2012 | 2:22 am

மூன்று வியப்புகள்!!! பகுதி - 3

1958 – ல் நான் துணை விடுதிக் காப்பாளனாகப் பொறுப்பேற்ற போதுதான், விடுதி வரவு - செலவுகளைக் கண்காணிக்கவும், கணக்கு எழுதவும் தனியாகக் கணக்கர் நியமிக்கப் ப ...

Source: தென்றல் தென்றல் | 11 Feb 2012 | 2:22 am

மூன்று வியப்புகள்!!! - பகுதி - 2

பகுதி - 2பழைய கனவுகளில் மூழ்கி, தலைப்பை மறந்து, பாதை மாறி, வெகு தூரம் வந்து விட்டேன்! மன்னியுங்கள்! மீண்டும் 1957 ஆகஸ்டு முதல் தேதிக்குப் போவோம்!  காலைச் ...

Source: தென்றல் தென்றல் | 22 Jan 2012 | 1:28 pm

மூன்று வியப்புகள்!!! - பகுதி - 2

பகுதி - 2பழைய கனவுகளில் மூழ்கி, தலைப்பை மறந்து, பாதை மாறி, வெகு தூரம் வந்து விட்டேன்! மன்னியுங்கள்! மீண்டும் 1957 ஆகஸ்டு முதல் தேதிக்குப் போவோம்!  காலைச் ...

Source: தென்றல் தென்றல் | 22 Jan 2012 | 1:28 pm

மூன்று வியப்புகள்!!!

1957- ஆம் ஆண்டு, ஆகஸ்டுத் திங்கள், முதல் நாள், அன்று தான் அதிராம்பட்டினம் மண்ணில் முதல் தடவையாகக் காலை வைத்தேன்! முதல் நாள் அன்றே மூன்று வியப்புக் குறிக ...

Source: தென்றல் தென்றல் | 18 Dec 2011 | 1:20 pm

மூன்று வியப்புகள்!!!

1957- ஆம் ஆண்டு, ஆகஸ்டுத் திங்கள், முதல் நாள், அன்று தான் அதிராம்பட்டினம் மண்ணில் முதல் தடவையாகக் காலை வைத்தேன்! முதல் நாள் அன்றே மூன்று வியப்புக் குறிக ...

Source: தென்றல் தென்றல் | 18 Dec 2011 | 1:20 pm

Auto Safety Coverage Moves to Edmunds.com

Thank you for your interest in Edmunds.com's coverage and analysis of automotive safety. AutoObserver.com is being integrated into a new area of Edmunds.com. Car safety information now can be found at http://www.edmunds.com/car-safety/. To stay connected via social media as...

Source: AutoObserver AutoObserver | 14 Dec 2011 | 12:16 pm

Car Technology News Moves to Edmunds.com

Thank you for your interest in Edmunds.com's coverage and analysis of automotive technology. AutoObserver.com is being integrated into a new area of Edmunds.com. Coverage of car technology now can be found at http://www.edmunds.com/car-technology/. To stay connected via social media...

Source: AutoObserver AutoObserver | 14 Dec 2011 | 12:15 pm

Automotive Green Coverage Moves to Edmunds.com

Thank you for your interest in Edmunds.com's coverage and analysis of green issues related to the auto industry. AutoObserver.com is being integrated into a new area of Edmunds.com. Green coverage now can be found at http://www.edmunds.com/fuel-economy/. To stay connected...

Source: AutoObserver AutoObserver | 14 Dec 2011 | 12:13 pm

Cars in India

India is presently ranked 17th amongst auto car manufacturing countries in the world. Keeping in pace with the ever growing demand for cars, the production of cars has also been on a high off late. Thanks to a huge export potential and favorable Government policy, multinational companies have been eyeing at India to set up [...] ...

Source: AUTOinCAR AUTOinCAR | 23 Nov 2011 | 11:46 am

Where To Find Loan Sharks Online

If you are in a pinch and looking for loan sharks online, then you must be in need of financial Being that the economy is in bad shape, and that it may take a while before the economy levels out again (or rises hopefully), most people are looking for some type of relief from their [...] ...

Source: AUTOinCAR AUTOinCAR | 22 Nov 2011 | 11:23 am

Car Donation Companies

Car donation involves collecting old cars from donors and donating them to charity institutions that need donations. Car donation companies are basically intermediaries or links between the donors and the people who are ultimately benefited due to these donations. They help in funding public charities. Certain companies help even those organizations, which do not have [...] ...

Source: AUTOinCAR AUTOinCAR | 21 Nov 2011 | 10:23 am

Breaking News: GM to sell diesel Chevy Cruze: report

The Chevrolet Cruze, the most popular car in the US in June, will come in a diesel version, two people briefed on General Motors Co product plans say.

Source: drive.com.au - Latest News drive.com.au - Latest News | 13 Jul 2011 | 8:44 am

Toyota promises to improve Camry interior

Lately Toyota has been refreshing its products with sadly disappointing interiors. In the eyes of repeat customers, such as Sienna buyers, the latest models are sporting harder, cheaper plastics. Making this more apparent is the recent boost in...

Source: Michael Sheena's feed Michael Sheena's feed | 20 Jun 2011 | 1:42 pm

Ford's C-Max loses some of its 'Max'

Sliding doors wasn’t just a great Gwyneth Paltrow movie, it is also a great way to access the rear quarters of your family hauler. Whether it is a tight parking space, having your arms full...

Source: Michael Sheena's feed Michael Sheena's feed | 9 Jun 2011 | 5:08 pm

Will creepy photos or eco facts get Americans to quit smoking?

In the age of shock and awe it takes a lot of effort to get a person’s attention, especially smokers. They’ve been told by medical professionals dangerous impact of their habit, but addiction keeps... This is a summary only, read the whole article on TaintedGreen.com ...

Source: Tainted Green - Unearthing the Truth About Green Tainted Green - Unearthing the Truth About Green | 3 Jun 2011 | 5:23 pm

Nissan’s latest ad for the Leaf exacts revenge on Chevy’s Volt

Rivalries aren’t a foreign concept in the business world. Coke hates Pepsi, Microsoft can’t stand Apple, and Boeing certainly isn’t Airbus’ BFF. It seems that these spats have leaked into the growing... This is a summary only, read the whole article on TaintedGreen.com ...

Source: Tainted Green - Unearthing the Truth About Green Tainted Green - Unearthing the Truth About Green | 29 May 2011 | 2:54 pm

London gets juiced up with new electric car charging stations

Most drivers have a friendly neighborhood gas station, but what about electric car charging points? Chances are you’re more likely to find a one in your neighbor’s garage next to their shiny new Volt... This is a summary only, read the whole article on TaintedGreen.com ...

Source: Tainted Green - Unearthing the Truth About Green Tainted Green - Unearthing the Truth About Green | 27 May 2011 | 5:21 pm

BMW executive regrets 5-Series wagon decision

BMW North America CEO Jim O'Donnell recently told trade publication Automotive News that he regrets having pulled the 5-Series station wagon from his U.S. lineup. BMW had theorized that its wagon buyers would flock to...

Source: Michael Sheena's feed Michael Sheena's feed | 21 May 2011 | 7:59 pm

Toyota Recalls Another 2 Million Cars. Apology Needed.

When NASA released the results of a 10-month study on Toyota vehicles on Feb. 8 concluding that the automaker's cars did not have an electronics problem that caused unintended acceleration, one of Bloomberg BusinessWeek's columnists said the media owed the company an apology. There is no ghost in the machine and the intense media coverage caused a frenzy, Bloomberg BusinessWeek columnist Ed Wallac ...

Source: Automotive Blog - BusinessWeek Automotive Blog - BusinessWeek | 24 Feb 2011 | 4:46 pm

Darth Vader Works His Mojo for VW, but Mini Misses the Mark

After my last missive gave a 'thumbs down' to Chrysler's 200 ad, which aired during the Super Bowl, one reader asked for my take on Volkswagen's "Darth Vader" spot for the Passat. Since more of you disagreed with my view on Chrysler's Eminem ad than sided with me, I'm flattered. In VW's ad, a young boy is marching around his house in a Darth Vader costume that must be the envy of the neighborhood.

Source: Automotive Blog - BusinessWeek Automotive Blog - BusinessWeek | 11 Feb 2011 | 5:28 pm

Eminem earned Chrysler some buzz. Sales may be tougher get.

It can only be a good sign that Detroit carmakers have the cash on hand to advertise in pricey venues like the Super Bowl. But in Chrysler's case, the money for its "Imported from Detroit" ad for the new 200 sedan may have been better spent elsewhere. The commercial starts with gritty images of bleak urban ruins, smoke stacks and downtown Detroit set against a lead-grey sky. The narrator asks, " ...

Source: Automotive Blog - BusinessWeek Automotive Blog - BusinessWeek | 7 Feb 2011 | 5:47 pm

Production and Sales of 'Camry Hybrid' Begin in China

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces that today GAC Toyota Motor Co., Ltd. (GTMC), TMC's joint vehicle-production and sales company with Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd. (Guangzhou Automobile) in China, held a ceremony and press conference in Guangzhou, Guangdong, to mark the beginning of production and sales of the "Camry Hybrid" sedan.

Source: TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION GLOBAL SITE TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION GLOBAL SITE | 11 Apr 2010 | 11:00 am

TMC's Production and Sales JV in Pakistan Turns 20

Tokyo-TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC) announces that Indus Motor Company Limited, TMC's joint-venture production and sales company with House of Habib, held a ceremony today at its plant in Karachi, Pakistan to mark the company's recent 20th anniversary.

Source: TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION GLOBAL SITE TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION GLOBAL SITE | 5 Apr 2010 | 11:00 am

On Completion of Production at NUMMI

On April 1, 2010 at 9:21 a.m. (U.S. Pacific Daylight Time), the last Corolla rolled off the production line at NUMMI, marking the end of vehicle production at the plant, which spanned 25 years.

Source: TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION GLOBAL SITE TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION GLOBAL SITE | 1 Apr 2010 | 11:00 am

Comprehensive Analysis Raises Concern About Professor's U.S. Congressional Testimony, ABC News Segment

TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC) announces U.S. sales subsidiary Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. replicated on March 8 (in the U.S.) a recent demonstration of an "unintended acceleration" event by Professor David Gilbert of Southern Illinois University of the United States.

Source: TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION GLOBAL SITE TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION GLOBAL SITE | 8 Mar 2010 | 10:00 am

Prepared Testimony of Shinichi Sasaki Executive Vice President, Toyota Motor Corporation Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation

Prepared Testimony of Shinichi Sasaki Executive Vice President, Toyota Motor Corporation Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation ...

Source: TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION GLOBAL SITE TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION GLOBAL SITE | 1 Mar 2010 | 10:00 am

Prepared Testimony of Yoshimi Inaba President and COO, Toyota Motor North America (TMA) and Chairman and CEO of Toyota Motor Sales Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation

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Source: TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION GLOBAL SITE TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION GLOBAL SITE | 1 Mar 2010 | 10:00 am

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