Plug-in hybrid Toyota Prius

Report: Toyota plans to mass produce plug-in hybrids by 2012

Toyota has already confirmed it will release a plug-in hybrid vehicle powered by next-generation lithium-ion batteries in Japan, the U.S. and Europe sometime next year but production of these will be limited and only commercial and government fleets are expected to receive the cars. Mass production... read more

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Mercedes AMG Driving Academy coming to the U.S., bringing 2011 SLS AMG

If you're an AMG fan or just a fan of driving fast cars fast, you're probably aware of the Mercedes AMG Driving Academy. Unfortunately, those of us in the U.S. had to travel... read more June 24, 2009 by 

2010 Opel Astra

New Opel Astra Cabrio in the works

With Opel’s new Astra now out in the open, attention can turn to variants other than the regular five-door Hatchback that’s been plastered all over the web in... read more June 23, 2009 by 

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Opel shows off interior for new Astra

After months of previews, teasers and small official photos, the 2010 Opel (Vauxhall) Astra has finally been let out of the bag. The hatch has been revealed in high-res... read more June 18, 2009 by 

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Ford working on Kuga Coupe?

Reports are starting to fly that Ford may be working on a dramatic new segment-starter in the form of a three-door Kuga Coupe. Laying the groundwork for yet another segment... read more June 17, 2009 by 

2010 Opel Astra

Magna may use Opel as vehicle supplier for other brands

The saga surrounding General Motors’ European subsidiary Opel continues to unfold as the struggling automaker ponders the bids that are on offer. Now, anonymous sources... read more June 15, 2009 by 

2009 Audi A4

Audi will need an extra year to hit 1.5 million sales target

Volkswagen and its subsidiaries, including Audi, have been in hot pursuit of an industry-topping sales rank for the past several years, but the widespread economic downturn... read more June 8, 2009 by 

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Toyota to lease 500 Prius plug-in hybrids this year, 150 coming to U.S.

It's important to have a broad perspective in the auto business - tunnel-vision has been one of the biggest criticism of the American automakers. But seeing beyond the trees... read more June 3, 2009 by 

2010 Mercedes Benz E63 AMG

Report: Mercedes prices the 518hp E63 AMG sedan in Europe at €105,791

Unveiled during this year's New York Auto Show sporting the new look of the E-Class but with unprecedented levels of power and performance, Mercedes Benz and AMG fans are... read more May 28, 2009 by 

2010 Mazda MX-5 facelift

Mazda France to celebrate 20 years of the MX-5 at Le Mans

Organizing an exclusive event for one of the most inclusive sports cars ever made - the Mazda MX-5 Miata - may seem paradoxical, but that's exactly what Mazda France is doing... read more May 26, 2009 by 

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Fiat not planning to close plants in Europe as result of Opel deal

Fiat and Magna are still working with the German government on the takeover of Opel from General Motors' European operations, but Fiat is already being forced to quell... read more May 18, 2009 by 

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Report: GM wants 30% stake in possible joint Opel-Fiat company

The landscape of the automotive industry is changing, and before things are done, the changes may be massive. Already Fiat and Chrysler are forging an alliance, and Fiat is... read more May 7, 2009 by 

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A-Class Special Edition promises sport, style, sensibility

Due for a complete reworking in just a year or two - possibly to be replaced by a whole new family of compact cars - Mercedes-Benz is refreshing the A-Class with a 5,500 unit... read more April 23, 2009 by 

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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 

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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