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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 special edition to help keep sales spooled up through the end of its production run. Playing up the A-Class's sensible... 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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New details on SAIC's upcoming MG models

The long-awaited resurrection of MG in the UK finally got underway late last year with the construction of MG TF roadsers at the Longbridge, UK plant. Last September SAIC... read more March 26, 2009 by 


 
No diesel for the European Cadillac CTS

Cadillac to pull out of half of European markets, cancels diesel

Say what you will about General Motors' past decade or two of planning, their products have come a long, long way in the past several years. That makes the events of the past... 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 


 
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AMG Driving Academy: become a hot shoe in every condition

Driving academies from high-performance carmakers are nothing new: AMG's has been around for years. Nissan offers one for GT-R owners, Lamborghini for their owners, Corvette... read more March 17, 2009 by 


 
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Renault Sport Experience: touring Europe with hot hatches

The best way to make a small fortune in motorsports? Start with a large one. Yes, the old adage is true as ever, but it need not always be, at least in a few cases. The... read more March 11, 2009 by 


 
2009 Opel Insignia

Merkel reluctant to help Opel, but dealers rallying to buy stake

General Motors, like a lot of other carmakers, is having a tough time lately - some might say tougher than most. Opel, GM's German subsidiary, and Vauxhall, Opel's UK-based... read more March 11, 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 


 
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Germany's interior minister suggests insolvency may be best bet for Opel

Saturn is expected to go its own way, Pontiac is being pared down, Hummer is up for sale and Saab has already announced it will be seeking independence. General Motors' brand... read more March 6, 2009 by 


 
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Tata storms Europe with Nano Europa

Many doubted Tata Motors' ability to turn out a 1-lakh, or roughly $2,500 car, but they have proved the skeptics wrong and now a special edition of the car will soon be... read more March 3, 2009 by 


 
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Audi: we will beat Mercedes and BMW in Europe by 2010

The bosses at Audi are gunning for their German rivals BMW and Mercedes-Benz, announcing this weekend a goal to sell more cars than either in Europe by 2010. Audi's... read more March 2, 2009 by 


 
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Toyota renting ships to store unsold cars

Strange times are on the car industry, perhaps none stranger than what's facing Toyota right now with its European inventory backlog. Short of storage space for cars that are... read more February 27, 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 


 
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European trademark filing reveals Nissan 370Z Roadster sketches

Europe's Office for Harmonization of the Internal Market (OHIM) maintains a trademark database that helps to ensure a minimum of conflict and easy filing for claims. That... read more January 16, 2009 by 


 
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BYD confirms 2011 U.S. launch for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles

Chinese manufacturer BYD is planning to have vehicles on sale in the U.S. within two years, with similar ambitions for the European market. The company took a step closer to... read more January 13, 2009 by 


 
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