Honda's Accord

Honda could leapfrog Chrysler in North American production, sales

With almost all of its plants shuttered through the bankruptcy period and faith in the company at an all-time low, Chrysler is soon to be passed in both North American production and sales by Honda. The Japanese #2 carmaker has already cut the gap to Chrysler's production figures to 17,011 vehicles... read more

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Changan Alsvin

Changan Auto seeking American, European empires

While the Detroit 3 and the rest of the established automotive industry reel from the blows dealt by the poor world credit market and nosediving economy, smaller, newer... read more April 20, 2009 by 

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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... read more April 10, 2009 by 

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Mitsubishi confirms i-MiEV for U.S.

Already angling for sales in excess of 20,000 units annually, Mitsubishi took the opportunity of the New York Auto Show to announce it will be selling the i-MiEV electric car... read more April 9, 2009 by 

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Volvo cuts XC90 pricing by 8% for 2009

The poor car market has led many carmakers to take drastic action with their workforces, to ask for government assistance or to offer unprecedented incentives, but so far... read more April 2, 2009 by 

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

U.S. raises fuel economy floor to 27.3mpg for 2011

You might disagree with his methods, but you can't deny President Obama's determination to improve the U.S. car industry's situation and to remedy the nation's current energy... read more March 27, 2009 by 

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 

Ford Fiestas offload from the container ship and enter a U.S. port

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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