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VW unit Skoda Auto cuts Octavia model production

VW unit Skoda Auto cuts Octavia model production

Czech car maker Skoda Auto AS, a unit of Volkswagen AG, is scaling back production of its Octavia sedan as of March 1 due to unfavorable market conditions, the company’s spokesman said Thursday. “The market hasn’t developed as well as we had expected,” Jaroslav Cerny said, adding that the unusually […]

Infiniti presents the 2010 G Line

Infiniti presents the 2010 G Line

Infiniti has unveiled its 2010 G Line: The new interior look centres on a redesigned console, based on that of the EX and FX crossovers. The cabin’s aluminium highlights now feature a new pattern, inspired by traditional Japanese calligraphy. In addition, across all models, there’s a new, optional high-gloss Maple […]

World-first appearance of the Lexus CT 200h

World-first appearance of the Lexus CT 200h

Six months after revealing the LF-Ch concept, Lexus is set to unveil its new CT 200h model at the Geneva motor show. Created for motorists who want to lower their emissions, but not their standards, the CT 200h will be the first full hybrid vehicle in the premium compact segment. […]

This is the new VW Touareg!

This is the new VW Touareg!

Vw presented today the first official pictures with the 2011 Vw Touareg. From these pictures we can see a clearly new SUV here, and one of the most important things is that the new Touareg will be the first European SUV to feature a hybrid solution. Design: On the exterior, […]

Bentley comes to Genève with a station wagon!

Bentley comes to Genève with a station wagon!

Bentley will expose at Geneva a concept named Continental Flying Star, a luxury station wagon, which will be available in only 20 copies. Bentley prepares a surprise to the Geneva Motor Show. British manufacturer intends to expose for the public an unusual concept, named Continental Flying Star, which will be […]

Chery to launch 17 new models this year

Chery to launch 17 new models this year

Chery Automobile Co, China’s top homegrown carmaker, aims at blistering growth in sales of 40 to 80 percent this year by providing a record number of new products. The company based in the eastern city of Wuhu said in a statement to China Daily that it will “ensure sales of […]

Toyota recall cost will pass $2B, lawyers say

Toyota recall cost will pass $2B, lawyers say

Lawsuits against Toyota Motor Corp., the world’s largest automaker, will push the cost of recalls linked to sudden acceleration past a $2 billion company estimate for warranty payments and lost sales, customer lawyers say. People who purchased Toyota vehicles in the U.S. have filed at least 34 class action lawsuits […]

Toyota Recalls 4 Models to Correct ABS Software Program

Toyota Recalls 4 Models to Correct ABS Software Program

TOYOTA announces a recall related to the software program that controls the antilock braking system (ABS) in current-model “Prius”, “Prius Plug-in Hybrid”, “Sai” and “HS250h” sold in Japan. The recall, for which TMC submitted notifications today to Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, pertains to approximately 223,000 vehicles. […]

Fiat 500 now with a new multijet engine

Fiat 500 now with a new multijet engine

Now, Fiat’s popular range of city cars is to be further enhanced with the introduction of a powerful new 1.3-litre 16-valve MultiJet diesel engine. The range’s out-going 75bhp MultiJet unit is being replaced with a more potent but also more environmentally-friendly 95bhp ‘MultiJet II’ version, which not only boasts improved […]

Toyota says recall won’t affect Australian customers

Toyota says recall won’t affect Australian customers

Toyota Australia says faults with some of its cars will not affect Australian customers, despite the parent company recalling more than eight million vehicles in the United States and Europe. Around the world, more than eight million Corollas and Camrys were recalled because the accelerator pedal was either sticky or […]

Porsche aims to sell over 10,000 cars in China in ’10

Porsche aims to sell over 10,000 cars in China in ’10

German sports-car producer Porsche SE said it aims to sell over 10,000 cars in China, its third biggest market, this year as rising wealth makes luxury vehicles more affordable in this country, Bloomberg reported today. In 2009, Porsche sold 9,090 vehicles in China, up about 9%, Helmut Broeker, who heads […]