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US: best models on resale value

US: best models on resale value

We all know it – after we buy a new car, its value over the years dramatically drops – but there are models that manage to retain more of their resale value than others. According to a recent study made in the US by auto website CarGurus.com, when it comes […]

US EPA sees cars reaching record fuel economy

US EPA sees cars reaching record fuel economy

According to a report released by the Environmental Protection Agency, in 2012 vehicles sold in the U.S. were on average the most fuel efficient they’ve ever been, with 23.6 miles per gallon (9.96 L/100 km). The 1.2 mile-per-gallon increase in the first year of a U.S. fuel-economy regulation that applies […]

Toyota Got the Most Patents Issued in 2012 in the US

Toyota Got the Most Patents Issued in 2012 in the US

Last year the US Patent and Trademark Office issued for Toyota more patents for the company’s innovative engineers and designers that to any other car maker. According to a survey made by the Intellectual Property Owners Association, Toyota has received 1,491 patents, which only demonstrated the Japanese automaker’s commitment to […]

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Test Drive – Nissan Pathfinder 3.0 AT

Test Drive – Nissan Pathfinder 3.0 AT

The third generation of the Nissan Pathfinder is saying “farewell” to the production line but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the SUV has shown all of its tricks. Engine and Transmission We have recently went for a spin in the third generation of the Nissan Pathfinder and the version chosen […]

Honda CR-V Leader of SUV Sales in 2012

Honda CR-V Leader of SUV Sales in 2012

Last year the SUV segment was led by the Honda CR-V with 635,256 units sold globally. The SUV segment keeps increasing despite the financial crisis which affects the majority of markets. The leader in this segment last year was Honda CR-V, followed by Hyundai ix35 and VW Tiguan, with 494, […]

Audi Reports Record Sales for 2012

Audi Reports Record Sales for 2012

Audi reported record sales for 2012 with 1,455,123 vehicles sold, up 11.7% compared with 2011. The German automaker turned over £42.6 billion and reached operating profits of £4.7 billion in 2012, due to the increased investment Audi has made in plants and future models. Audi’s return on investment was 30.9% […]