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Toyota FT-86 Concept Previewed

Toyota FT-86 Concept Previewed

Great to own and fun-to-drive: those are the guiding principles behind a new Toyota sports car concept that will break cover for the first time at the Tokyo motor show later this month. The five-seat FT-86 (that’s hachi roku in Japanese) goes back to the fundamental qualities of the classic […]

Chrysler creates Dodge Ram brand for trucks

Chrysler creates Dodge Ram brand for trucks

Chrysler Group LLC has created a separate Ram brand for its Dodge pickup trucks and replaced the heads of two car brands as the automaker rushes to complete a critical long-term business plan. Chrysler, which has been rushing to revamp its old product lineup after it emerged from bankruptcy in […]

Geely faces U.S.-led rivals in the race to buy Volvo

Geely faces U.S.-led rivals in the race to buy Volvo

A US-led consortium is challenging Geely Automobile of China in the race to buy Volvo, the lossmaking Swedish carmaker, from Ford. The Crown consortium is fronted by Michael Dingman, a former Ford director and veteran turnround specialist, and Shamel Rushwin, a former executive at Ford and Chrysler, according to people […]

Mercedes-Benz Financial Launches ‘The coolest way to pay’ with New Apple iPhone App

Mercedes-Benz Financial Launches ‘The coolest way to pay’ with New Apple iPhone App

Mercedes-Benz Financial is the first automotive financial services company to launch personalized and convenient account management features with the unveiling of its new iPhone(TM) App. The free download, now available on the Apple App Store, allows customers to make payments, view their account summary and request payoff information on existing […]

New Volvo C30 and C70 prices announced

New Volvo C30 and C70 prices announced

Volvo Car UK has announced prices for the new C30 SportCoupe and C70 coupe/convertible. The Volvo C30 starts from only £14,495 OTR for the 1.6 S, while customers can purchase a new Volvo C70 2.0D S for £25,995 OTR. The new Volvo C30 and C70 were unveiled at the IAA […]

Report: $250 Million Will Save Saturn, 13,000 Jobs

Report: $250 Million Will Save Saturn, 13,000 Jobs

A $250 million grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), could easily resolve the late breaking issues that prompted the unexpected, last minute collapse of the proposed Penske Automotive Group (PAG) purchase of Saturn, according to Todd Ingersoll, Saturn’s Retailer Council member. “This is well within the parameters […]

Van of the Year 2010 goes to Nissan NV200

Van of the Year 2010 goes to Nissan NV200

Offering space, comfort and a high level of functionality, the NV200 seats up to seven people while retaining significant storage capacity and comfort for passengers. With innovative folding seat systems, the Nissan offers huge versatility and rivals the practicality offered by both commercial vehicle and MPV rivals. But don’t think […]

Audi is worldwide all-wheel-drive leader in the premium segment

Audi is worldwide all-wheel-drive leader in the premium segment

No premium manufacturer builds and sells more all-wheel-drive cars worldwide than Audi. This is borne out by figures from the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA). And as the registration statistics show, Audi also sells more all-wheel-drive models in Germany than any other premium brand. From January through August, […]

Jaguar XF Estate possible in 2012

Jaguar XF Estate possible in 2012

Auto Motor und Sport announced 2 months ago that a new concept car which will preview the Jaguar XF Estate will make its debut in September, at the Frankfurt Motor Show! But looks like the production of the XF Estate has been stopped. Anyway – new reports of the project’s […]

Chinese carmaker moves into S. African assembly

Chinese carmaker moves into S. African assembly

Norinco Motors looks set to be the first Chinese company to operate a vehicle assembly plant in South Africa. This comes as the JSE-listed Super Group is in the process of selling its commercial vehicle business, housed in the loss-making Super Group Industrial Products (SGIP) division, to China North Vehicle […]

Next generation of Nissan GT-R should be available from 2013

Next generation of Nissan GT-R should be available from 2013

Nissan’s high performance sports car – the Nissan GT-R could be possible replaced with an new R36 version in 2013. when VP of global product planning Andy Palmer paid a flying visit to show his support for the GT-R programme lead by Kazutoshi Mizuno. Unsurprisingly, Andy also confirmed to PistonHeads […]

Chevy Caprice Police Car Reports For Duty In 2011

Chevy Caprice Police Car Reports For Duty In 2011

An all-new Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle (PPV) will join the ranks of law enforcement departments across North America in 2011. It’s a modern, full-size, rear-drive sedan that will offer both V-8 and V-6 engines, as well as a host of specialized equipment and features. Chevrolet made the announcement at […]