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Russians love Hummer, sales up 111% in May

Russians love Hummer, sales up 111% in May

According to Automotive News, Hummer was the only brand in Russia to post a month-on-month sales increase for the month of May, with sales rising 111.5 percent, which amounts to – wait for it! – 129 vehicles. Although that sales figure is low, the bruised and battered Hummer brand can […]

Clio World Series and Megane Hatch World Series

Clio World Series and Megane Hatch World Series

Clio World Series and Mégane Hatch World Series – World Series by Renault will light up the 3.2-mile Silverstone Grand Prix circuit as Renault’s free festival of motorsport is expected to draw a crowd of over 100,000 as fans flock to see a thrilling weekend of action-packed racing including the […]

Toyota Prius Factory

Toyota Prius Factory

The Tsutsumi plant in Japan is one of five Toyota global Eco-Factories (Burnaston in the UK is another) that are designed to minimise environmental impact and develop best practices for adoption elsewhere. It has held the ISO14001 “green standard” for environmental management since 1996, pioneering innovations in energy saving, waste […]

Porsche balks at ‘ultimatum’ on VW merger deal

Porsche balks at ‘ultimatum’ on VW merger deal

Porsche SE supervisory board Chairman Wolfgang Porsche balked at an ultimatum from Volkswagen AG and the state of Lower Saxony to agree on a blueprint for the merger of the two carmakers. A June 29 deadline to agree the corporate marriage that was first reported today in German newspapers is […]

Audi TDI To Reduce Carbon Emissions With The Nature Conservancy

Audi TDI To Reduce Carbon Emissions With The Nature Conservancy

The recently introduced Audi TDI clean diesel engine reduces carbon emissions by 20% over gasoline and is 30% more fuel-efficient. Audi has committed to supporting The Nature Conservancy to help reduce carbon emissions as part of its public awareness campaign for Audi TDI clean diesel engines, which reduce carbon emissions […]

NEW LEXUS IS 250C

NEW LEXUS IS 250C

The new Lexus IS 250C, which will go on sale this summer, combines the sharp styling of the IS saloon range with open-top engineering ingenuity. The Lexus IS 250C shares its 204bhp (208 DIN hp) 2.5-litre V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission with the IS 250 saloon. It is styled […]

BMW 750i xDrive and BMW 750Li xDrive

BMW 750i xDrive and BMW 750Li xDrive

Starting in the 2010 model year, BMW xDrive will be available for the first time also in the BMW 7 Series. Bmw 750i xDrive and BMW 750Li xDrive. In the BMW 750i xDrive and the BMW 750Li xDrive this permanent, electronically controlled all-wheel drive ensures appropriate distribution of the power […]

The new BMW 316d ES Saloon

The new BMW 316d ES Saloon

The new BMW 316d ES Saloon sets a new benchmark in the premium sector with its heightened blend of high economy, low emissions yet rewarding driving experience. The BMW 316d is powered by a 1,995cc four-cylinder diesel engine that records 62.8mpg on the combined cycle. This class-leading economy figure is […]

Porsche to apply for German gov’t funding again

Porsche to apply for German gov’t funding again

German luxury sports car maker Porsche will try again to apply for huge governmental funding after its failed bid to seize control of Volkswagen, it was revealed on Monday. The German development bank KfW, which oversees anti-recession state loans, was reported last week to have turned down a request from […]

Honda to sell less models in domestic market

Honda to sell less models in domestic market

Honda Motor Co., Japan’s second- largest carmaker, will cut the number of models sold only domestically to trim development costs. The company plans to eliminate some of the 10 models exclusive to Japan over the next five or six years, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Honda’s Japan sales head, said in an interview […]

2009 Concept Vehicle of the Year Award Winners Announced

2009 Concept Vehicle of the Year Award Winners Announced

The eighth annual North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards were announced this evening at the Automotive Hall of Fame. Organized by the South East Automotive Media Organization, the awards recognize those vehicles most likely to shape the future of the automobile industry. A jury of automotive journalists selected […]

Hummer CEO: Tengzhong to give cash only

Hummer CEO: Tengzhong to give cash only

Hummer CEO Jim Taylor said yesterday that he expects Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Co. only to be an investor and not to get much involved in Hummer’s daily management after the Hummer brand is sold to the Chinese company, sina.com said. In an interview with the leading Chinese Internet […]

Car Buyers, Beware

Car Buyers, Beware

Some say there’s never been a better time to buy a car. With sales down nationwide and dealers eager to move cars off their lots, there are definitely bargains to be had. But with American auto manufacturers like General Motors and Chrysler in a financial free-for-all, it’s easy to wonder: […]