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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

April 10, 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 


 
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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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BYD to present world’s first mass-produced plug-in hybrid vehicle in Detroit

Chinese manufacturer BYD is planning to have plug-in hybrid vehicles on sale in the U.S. within two years, with similar ambitions for the European market. The company took a... read more January 9, 2009 by 


 
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BMW's new 116d tops 53mpg, rivals hybrids

The 1-series has been a popular staple among premium small-car buyers in Europe for some time, but it has only hit the U.S. recently. The fun-to-drive and attractive compact... read more January 8, 2009 by 


 
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BYD plug-in hybrids delayed in non-Chinese markets until 2011

Chinese carmaker BYD has pushed back the expected release date for its plug-in hybrid vehicles destined for non-Chinese markets. The company’s chairman, Wang Chuanfu... read more December 25, 2008 by 


 
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Volvo launches research project to map driver behavior

As advanced as cars are becoming in terms of safety aids, nothing can make up for a skillful, attentive driver behind the wheel - yet, at least. Volvo has launched a research... read more December 19, 2008 by 


 
 

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