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Opel's next-gen Zafira previewed in new sketch

Future may be the F-word at General Motors' Opel, Vauxhall and Saturn brands, but that's not stopping development work from continuing on core vehicles like the Zafira seven-seater. Prepping for release in 2011 or 2012, the new car wears a brand identity that was first previewed with the Flextreme... read more

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2009 Honda Insight Hybrid

Honda struggling to meet demand for Insight, U.S. production still a long way off

Honda’s new Insight hybrid vehicle has been on sale in the U.S. for just over a week but demand for the car is already pushing production at the company’s Suzuka... read more March 26, 2009 by 

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Fiesta Movement hits U.S. shores as sales in Europe, Asia remain strong

Fresh from a trip to number two on Europe's sales charts and a journey across the Atlantic Ocean, Ford's new Fiesta hatch has begun arriving on American shores. One-hundred... read more March 26, 2009 by 

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat

Fiat CEO says market is recovering, leaves Chrysler decision to Task Force

Chrysler might seem like the ugly girl at the dance right now, but Fiat wants to partner up for the long haul, and it thinks it has made a strong case to be allowed to do it... read more March 25, 2009 by 

Smart ForTwo

Smart dealers left holding the bag on canceled orders

News of blockbuster sales and pre-orders of the Smart ForTwo in the U.S. last year is being tempered today with the revelation that a large number of depositors that had... read more March 16, 2009 by 

2010 Volkswagen Polo

VW will sell sedan and hatch versions of Polo compact in U.S.

The small-car surge in the U.S. was cut short last year when once-high fuel prices dropped as suddenly as they'd risen, but the future of the market seems clear: prices will... read more March 16, 2009 by 

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Nissan announces new EV program in Tucson, Arizona

ECOtality has partnered with Nissan and the Pima Association of Governments to bring a new zero-emissions initiative to the Tucson, Arizona region. By pairing prototype EVs... read more March 9, 2009 by 

This 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo is about the age of the average American car

Germans scrap clunkers as Americans hang on to theirs longer than ever

The U.S. Senate killed the 'Cash for Clunkers' bill in February on the argument that it wouldn't have enough of an impact. While they may have been right - the bill only... read more March 4, 2009 by 

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Centurion special edition Quattroporte honors AmEx Black cardholders

Times are tough, and even some of the wealthy may be making more-than-normal use of their ultra-exclusive credit cards such as American Express' Centurion Card, commonly... read more March 3, 2009 by 

Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion

Volkswagen shows off 71mpg Polo BlueMotion concept car

Volkswagen is set to expand its BlueMotion range of fuel misers with the launch of a new version based on the recently revealed fifth-generation Polo hatchback. While the... read more March 3, 2009 by 

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2010 Volkswagen Polo debuts at 2009 Geneva Motor Show

In January, Volkswagen development chief Ulrich Hackenburg explained to reporters at the Detroit Auto Show that the small car segment in the United States is likely to surge... read more March 2, 2009 by 

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Honda's new Insight doubles first-month sales targets in Japan

Making plans for the future is tough when the market is as shaky as it is now, but Honda is trying to find a way to get its Insight hybrid to market in the U.S. for less than... read more February 16, 2009 by 

Euro-market Mini Cooper D

Mini considering U.S.-market diesel by 2011

Diesel engines are still failing to gain much traction in the U.S., in part because of a national memory of the diesels of three decades ago, and in part because diesel fuel... read more February 10, 2009 by 

Ford's Sync system

Ford study claims SYNC reduces driver distractions

Jim Morrisson sang what may have been the best driving advice in rock and roll history in the quintessential "Roadhouse Blues": Keep your eyes on the road and your hands upon... read more February 5, 2009 by 

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China outpaces U.S. in January cars sales

The phenomenally weak market in the U.S. is setting record lows on a regular basis, and today is no exception: China has surpassed the U.S. in total car sales for the month... read more February 4, 2009 by 

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Audi of America president says U.S. not ready for A1 subcompact

Depending who you're talking to, Americans are either SUV-loving small-car haters or clamoring for more Euro-hatches to be brought to U.S. streets. Audi of America president... read more February 3, 2009 by 


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