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2013 Aston Martin V8 Vantage

Daimler Not Looking To Take Over Aston Martin

Contrary to a welter of reports circulating around the automotive universe, Daimler is not looking to take its current partnership with Aston Martin to a full buyout. Various sources on the web have made much of some rather vague statements from Daimler chairman Dieter Zetsche, attempting to read... read more

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Bugatti Legend ‘Jean-Pierre Wimille’ Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse

Bugatti Appoints New American Operations Chief

As Veyron production winds down, Bugatti announced the appointment of a new chief operating officer (COO) for its American operations. Maurizio Parlato took over the position... read more March 7, 2014 by 


 
Spyker B6 Venator concept car

Spyker Starts Bond Program To Fund B6 Venator

At last year's Geneva Motor Show, Spyker unveiled the B6 Venator, a concept version of a new sports car the Dutch automaker hoped could expand its market share. Spyker later... read more March 5, 2014 by 


 
2015 Lexus RC F

Toyota Turns To Design Chief To Helm Lexus

It's becoming more and more clear that Akio Toyoda is serious about improving the image of Lexus. We mean the word image quite literally here, as the head of Toyota has just... read more March 2, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model X

Tesla's Gigafactory, Bonds And Other Future Plans Revealed

Tesla is a company on the move. While 2013 was an up and down year for the company--rave reviews and strong sales mixed with fire incidents and rapped knuckles from the NHTSA... read more February 28, 2014 by 


 
Ford's SYNC System. Image: Ford Motor Company

Ford Ditches Microsoft And Pairs With Blackberry For Next SYNC System

A few years ago automakers realized that devising their own infotainment systems in-house was a fool's game. The systems quickly became outdated next to the fast-moving... read more February 25, 2014 by 


 
HSV stand at the 2012 Australian Motor Show

Australian Motor Show Set To Return In 2015?

They may not have an auto industry in a couple of years, but at least the Aussies may once again have their own auto show to attend. At one point Australia had major auto... read more February 25, 2014 by 


 
Fisker Atlantic Design Prototype  -  2012 New York Auto Show

Wanxiang To Restart Fisker Karma Production Within A Year, Proceed With Atlantic Plans

Only a few days ago we told you Fisker Automotive’s new owner, Chinese auto parts giant Wanxiang, was keen to restart production of the Karma extended-range electric... read more February 25, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

Tesla Reveals Details On Plans For New ‘Giga Factory’

Tesla has reworked the ex-GM/Toyota NUMMI plant in Freemont, California into a high-tech electric car factory, but it may soon outgrow the place. The company--which has built... read more February 24, 2014 by 


 
VL-Automotive Destino

Fisker’s New Owner Wants To Build V-8 Karmas With VL Automotive

The American arm of Chinese auto parts supplier Wanxiang, Wanxiang America Corporation, recently won the rights to Fisker’s assets in a deal valued at $149.2 million... read more February 20, 2014 by 


 
Peugeot 308 R concept

China’s Dongfeng And French Government Buy Stakes In PSA Peugeot Citroën

Struggling French automaker PSA Peugeot Citroën has been thrown a lifeline in the form of capital injections from the French government and Chinese automaker Dongfeng... read more February 20, 2014 by 


 
Ferrari FF

Ferrari Achieves Record Profit In 2013 With Fewer Sales

While the general trend in the industry, even among luxury makes, appears to be to increase sales with little regard to exclusivity or whether a vehicle fits a brand, Ferrari... read more February 19, 2014 by 


 
Fisker Atlantic Design Prototype  -  2012 New York Auto Show

China's Wanxiang Wins Fisker Auction With $149.2 Million Bid

A U.S.-based arm of Chinese supplier Wanxiang (Wanxiang America Corporation) was the successful bidder in an auction of the assets of bankrupt electric car startup Fisker... read more February 16, 2014 by 


 
2011 Lexus LS 600h L

Lexus Tops Dependability Study In Year Where Average Problems Rose

Lexus has been rated the most dependable brand for the third year in a row in J.D. Power’s annual Dependability study, a feat the Japanese luxury brand has achieved... read more February 13, 2014 by 


 
Camry production at Toyota plant in Australia

Toyota’s Planned Exit In 2017 Seals Fate Of Australian Car Industry

Toyota has hit the final nail in the coffin of Australia’s volume auto manufacturing industry with the announcement today that it will stop building cars in the country... read more February 10, 2014 by 


 
VW takes part in AdaptIVe autonomous driving research project

Autonomous Car Research Project Kicks Off In VW’s Hometown

A consortium of 29 firms including most major automakers has commenced a research project that will look into the requirements for autonomous driving. Called AdaptIVe... read more February 9, 2014 by 


 
 

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