Ralph Hanson, Author


Lexus shifting focus to entry-level models

Lexus shifting focus to entry-level models

Everyone in the industry is feeling the burn of a long, slow summer, but few are feeling as keenly as Lexus. Perhaps that's because the luxury import carmaker had so far to fall, having been the dominant force in American luxury cars for most of the past decade. But there's a plan afoot to help...

July 13, 2009
Saturn Vue plug-in hybrid

GM plug-in hybrid crossover on track for 2011 debut

When General Motors sells Saturn later this year, it will lose more than a quarter of its sales of hybrid vehicles. Saturn, with no V8 models, fullsize SUVs or pickups, is... read more July 8, 2009

2007 Velostar Concept

Hyundai Tiburon replacement will get 140hp direct-injected four-cylinder

Hyundai isn’t keeping quiet about its future product line, with the company’s U.S. chief previously revealing details about the company’s upcoming hybrid... read more July 8, 2009

Tesla Roadster

Tesla Roadster now with Bank of America financing

Tesla has announced that it is partnering with the Bank of America to offer a range of new financing packages for its all-electric Roadster in the hope to "significantly"... read more July 7, 2009

2009 Hyundai Blue-Will plug-in concept

Hyundai plug-in hybrid sports car coming to U.S. in 2012

Hyundai is moving into the hybrid business quickly, with its first petrol-electric model expected to debut in South Korea this July and the U.S. by next year. A couple of... read more July 6, 2009

Chrysler Group headquarters

Restructured ‘Chrysler Group’ completes formation of new board

With Chrysler’s bankruptcy process now well and truly behind it, and the appointment of a new name and CEO taken care of, the final steps of the company’s... read more July 5, 2009

ford fiesta x games rally cars 2009 001

Trio of rally-spec Ford Fiestas to tackle X Games

Ford's Fiesta small car is just beginning to make its mark in the U.S. with a trial-run for social-media types ahead of its expected American debut early next year. To help... read more July 2, 2009


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