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2010 Chrysler 300C Line

2010 Chrysler 300C Line

Chrysler UK announced today a series of modifications for its popular 300C Limousine. The 2010 Chrysler 300C range will now offer four derivatives, the 300C SE, SR and SRT comes with an automatic gearbox and a 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine, while the SRT-8 is coupled with a mighty 6.1-litre V8 […]

Chinese drivers complete 1st stage at Dakar Rally

Chinese drivers complete 1st stage at Dakar Rally

All the Chinese drivers successfully completed the first stage at this year’s Dakar Rally. They expressed their confidence prior to setting-out on 9-thousand kilometer event through Argentina and Chile. Veteran driver Lu Ningjun steered his Chery Rely to the start line. He is taking part in his 6th Dakar Rally, […]

Video: Top Gear Season 14 Episode 6

Video: Top Gear Season 14 Episode 6

Top Gear’s Season 14 Episode 6 is now available. On this episode: Bolivia special – the boys tackling a journey across Bolivia in a quest to reach the coast of Chile. The cars: A Range Rover, a Toyota Land Cruiser and a Suzuki. Top Gear team used pre-owned off-road vehicles, […]

Ferrari unveils 180 square metres F1 Simulator

Ferrari unveils 180 square metres F1 Simulator

Today, Ferrari unveiled one of the largest F1 Simulator in the world. The simulator is housed in a building measuring around 180 square metres, on two floors, which includes the control room, it features a Dolby Surround 7.1 sound system, putting out 3500 W, and weights more than 200 tons. […]

Mercedes-Benz: China sales to surpass UK, U.S.

Mercedes-Benz: China sales to surpass UK, U.S.

Due to robust sales in the world’s most populous country, Mercedes-Benz expects China to unseat the United Kingdom (UK) as the company’s third-largest passenger car market in the world in 2010. Joachim Schmidt, executive vice-president of Mercedes-Benz Cars for sales and marketing, told China Daily last week that China would […]

One-77 closes on new Aston Martin record

One-77 closes on new Aston Martin record

Aston Martin’s One-77 supercar has moved closer to setting a new all-time record for the British marque in initial high speed testing after surpassing all predictions and comfortably breaking the 200mph mark. The One-77 is currently undergoing a stringent development process ahead of planned launch in 2010 with high speed […]

Audi closer to Mercedes and BMW in new-car sales

Audi closer to Mercedes and BMW in new-car sales

Audi AG has closed within 44, 100 units of Mercedes-Benz in global sales after 11 months. This is a remarkable development considering that a year ago, the gap that separated Mercedes-Benz, a unit of Daimler AG, and Audi, a Volkswagen AG subsidiary, was 114,611 units sold. Audi was also able […]

SAIC Motor starts selling self-developed MG 6 sedan

SAIC Motor starts selling self-developed MG 6 sedan

SAIC Motor Passenger Vehicle Co., an own-brand vehicle subsidiary of SAIC Motor, yesterday started selling its self-developed MG 6 mid-class sedan in the domestic market, Xinhua News reported. The car is priced from 128,800 yuan ($18,800) to 192,800 yuan. SAIC Motor said the MG 6, available with a 1.8-liter engine […]

Ford Confirms Settlement of All Substantive Commercial Terms to Sell Volvo to Geely in 2010

Ford Confirms Settlement of All Substantive Commercial Terms to Sell Volvo to Geely in 2010

Ford Motor Company confirmed today that all substantive commercial terms relating to the potential sale of Volvo Car Corporation have been settled between Ford and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Company Limited. While some work still remains to be completed before signing – including final documentation, financing and government approvals – […]

December New-Vehicle Retail Sales Projected to Post Double-Digit Increase From December 2008

December New-Vehicle Retail Sales Projected to Post Double-Digit Increase From December 2008

December new-vehicle retail sales are expected to increase substantially compared with one year ago, indicating the continuation of the industry’s recovery, according to J.D. Power and Associates. December new-vehicle retail sales are expected to come in at 839,600 units, which represents a seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR) of 9.1 million […]

BMW Brilliance expects 30% sales growth this year

BMW Brilliance expects 30% sales growth this year

Brilliance China Automotive is confident about China’s car market and expects sales growth for BMW Brilliance, its joint venture with BMW AG, to reach 30% this year, media reported over the weekend. Sales of BMW Brilliance reached 41,372 cars in the first 11 months of the year, and the full-year […]