Automobile Guide

Home > Auto News

Auto News 12/2010

Let car buyers pick
There was a time in America the automobile industry was free to make cars that the people wanted. Now, due to regulations, the companies are forced into making cars that the government wants.

Fraud is driving up automobile insurance rates
We are constantly told by government bureaucracy that driving is a privilege in Ontario, and not a right.[...]

Fraud is driving up automobile insurance rates
We are constantly told by government bureaucracy that driving is a privilege in Ontario, and not a right.[...]

New Venom for Viper:
It appeared onstage for a few fleeting moments, more phantom than future sheetmetal. But like a ghost that won't go away or a car company that refuses to die, a reborn Viper has been penciled in for Dodge for 2012.

General Motors is looking at ways to double or triple Volt production:
General Motors Co. CEO Dan Akerson says the carmaker is studying how it could double or triple production of the new Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid should sales demand accelerate.

Marchionne's dilemma: To sell or not to sell Alfa?:
Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne's self-confidence has helped him tackle problems that lesser executives would duck, but he may have met his match.

Volt a bolt for green automobile buyers
(This story is being reprinted in its original version due to production error last week.)

Auto importers group holds forum on consumer trends
Newly-formed Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors (AVID) recently held the first Thought Leadership Forum at Sofitel Hotel in Manila to discuss issues related to the development of the Philippine automobile industry.The forum theme 'Enabling Ideas, Engaging Partners' zeroed in on the topic.

Mini names BMW's Warming to succeed Hildebrand as design chief:
Mini has named Anders Warming to succeed Gert Hildebrand as head of design by the end of the month.

2010 Saab 9-5 Aero Sedan: What I drove last night:
This is hands-down the best Saab I've ever driven. For more than 25 years I've been a fan of Saabs, especially the wagon variants.

Porsche 911 GT3 R racer rockets to America:
The potent Porsche 911 GT3 R is bringing its vaunted blend of 480 hp and lightweight construction to the United States. But hereand#8217;s the rub--only three are en route.

Drive time with a trio of SLP Camaros, an AW daily video for Dec. 1:
The Chevrolet Camaro has quickly become a favorite of car tuners. We spent some time with a trio of tricked-out Camaros from SLP. Go along for the ride.

Essar Steel aims big
Hazira, Dec. 1: Essar Steel, which is expanding its capacity to 10 million tonnes, has laid out the road map for the next phase of growth. The company is looking to modernise its cold-rolling capacity and manufacture specialised steel for the automobile sector.

Lincoln hires ex-Cadillac designer:
Lincoln has hired ex-Cadillac designer Max Wolff to be its design director starting on Jan. 3.

Nissan shows off electric New Mobility concept:
Nissan revealed pictures of the New Mobility concept on Wednesday.

November auto sales jump 17% as market gains strength:
U.S. car and truck sales jumped 17 percent last month, raising hopes the industry will end 2010 on a high note while creating momentum for the new year.

Auto importers group holds forum on consumer trends
Newly-formed Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors (AVID) recently held the first Thought Leadership Forum at Sofitel Hotel in Manila to discuss issues related to the development of the Philippine automobile industry.

Thai-ASEAN News Network
The industry minister has consulted with the finance minister on the restructuring of the automobile tax system. The system overhaul, aimed to promote fuel efficiency, environmental protection, and safety, will come into effect within two years.

S. African Vehicle Sales Increase In November
(RTTNews) - South Africa's total industry vehicle sales continued to increase in November. The total vehicle sales increased 29.6% year-on-year in November, a report by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa or NAAMSA showed on Thursday.

Automobile Companies Must Upgrade And Innovate, Says Dr M
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 2 (Bernama) -- Automobile companies must upgrade and innovate or otherwise see a rapid inglorious end, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Dr M: Automobile companies must upgrade and innovate
Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 17:33:00 KUALA LUMPUR: Automobile companies must upgrade and innovate or otherwise see a rapid inglorious end, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The former prime minister cited examples of well-known old makes which have disappeared, especially British cars. "We no longer see British Austins and Morris, the German Borgward and the Studebaker and Hudson of America and ...

Automobile companies must upgrade and innovate, says Dr M
KUALA LUMPUR: Automobile companies must upgrade and innovate or otherwise see a rapid inglorious end, says Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The former prime minister cited examples of well-known old makes which have disappeared, especially British cars. "We no longer see British Austins and Morris, the German Borgward and the Studebaker and Hudson of America and many others," he told a special luncheon ...

Tun M: Automobile Companies Must Upgrade and Innovate
KUALA LUMPUR, 2 DECEMBER, 2010: Automobile companies must upgrade and innovate or otherwise see a rapid inglorious end, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

2011 BMW M3 Sedan, an AW Drivers Log:
MOTORSPORTS EDITOR MAC MORRISON: This is one of my favorite real-world performance cars, even if it has become relatively heavy, bloated and overcomplicated in recent years.

Winter warriors: An AW list of vehicles in which to tackle the snow:
Now that cold weather has arrived in many parts of the country, the Corvette Stingrays and Plymouth Barracudas are being tucked back into their garages.

Geneva auto show: Rinspeed BamBoo concept suited for the beach:
Swiss design company Rinspeed will debut its new BamBoo electric concept car at the 2011 Geneva motor show.

Gifts that will rev up the holidays for car fans, an AW daily video for Dec. 2:
Mini and Lincoln get new design chiefs, the Ferrari 458 Challenge is ready for track duty and repaired Toyotas may need another fix.

Sales enthusiasm? Sports-car and luxury brands show strong market gains:
Count Porsche among enthusiast and luxury brands enjoying huge sales gains this year. Sales for the German automaker are up 29 percent so far this year-one of the largest increases in the industry.

Lotus hires former BMW, Ferrari execs:
Lotus Cars has added former BMW boss Karl-Heinz Kalbfell and ex-Ferrari executive Guillaume Chabin to its management lineup.

Audi quattro concept, an AW Flash Drive:
WITH VIDEO -- What is it?

Snow cars: The AW list of winter warriors:
Having the proper gear is important when it gets cold and the snow starts to fall--coats, hats, gloves and cars.

2011 Jaguar XF: Luxury is more than a label
CORNWALL, N.Y. Democracy runs amok when we try to democratize everything, including luxury. That's especially true in the global automobile industry, which is fond of slipping its products into narrowly hewn slots to justify price differentials. We have, for example, this week's subject automobil...

ACEA re-elects Zetsche as president
Dieter Zetsche, chairman of the board of Daimler and head of Mercedes-Benz cars division, will remain as the European automobile industry’s trade association (ACEA) president until the end of next year.

Whatand#8217;s really under the hood of the 2012 Audi A6 :
The 2012 Audi A6 will get a broad portfolio of engines in Germany as the company shows off its technological and engineering prowess. But what is really coming to the United States when the sleek sedan launches next year?

Research and Markets: Automobile Parts and Accessories Manufacture: Industry Consists of about 4,000 Companies with ...
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Automobile Parts and Accessories Manufacture" report to their offering.

Research and Markets: Automobile Parts and Accessories Manufacture: Industry Consists of about 4,000 Companies with ...
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.co has announced the addition of the "Automobile Parts and Accessories Manufacture" report to their offering. First Research is the leading industry intelligence company that helps sales teams perform faster and smarter, open doors, and close more deals ...

BMW to make Super Bowl comeback after 10 years:
BMW North America is returning to the Super Bowl after a 10-year hiatus, as the car maker enters one of the busiest periods of new model and product launches in its history.

Historic Brough Superior hits the auction block:
Motorcycle pioneer and racer George Broughand#8217;s 1925 prototype Brough Superior SS 100 Alpine Grand Sport has a shot at breaking the world record for motorcycles at auction on Dec. 15.

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS, an AW Drivers Log:
EXECUTIVE EDITOR--AUTOWEEK.COM BOB GRITZINGER: There's a lot to like in this sedan, from the fits and finishes to the styling and sticker price. The fuel economy, as recorded in our lead-footed hands, is fairly remarkable as well.

AW gets a long-term natural-gas Honda Civic :
For all those wanting to save the universe, may we introduce the latest member of the AutoWeek green car fleet--a Honda Civic GX. The GX is a regular Civic in every respect but one--its 1.

New Green: Vaughn introduces a natural-gas Honda Civic :
For all those wanting to save the universe, may we introduce the latest member of the AutoWeek green car fleet--a Honda Civic GX. The GX is a regular Civic in every respect but one--its 1.

Honda Element production to end:
The 2011 model year is the last one for the Honda Element, Honda said on Friday, marking the end of an eight-year run for the boxy, small SUV.

A look at some of our favorite body doubles, an AW daily video for Dec. 3:
Lee Iacocca roots for the Detroit automakers, Lamborghini's boss doesn't want an SUV and Dale Earnhardt Jr. is a winner.

Camaro poised to claim pony-car sales title over the Mustang for first time since and#8217;85:
With just weeks left in the year, Chevroletand#8217;s hot-selling Camaro looks like a lock to win the pony-car sales title in 2010, topping the Ford Mustang for the first time in 25 years.

US, South Korea reach highly-coveted trade deal
(AP:WASHINGTON) The U.S. and South Korea have reached an agreement on the largest trade pact in more than a decade, a highly-coveted deal the Obama administration hopes will boost American exports and create tens of thousands of U.S. jobs.

US, South Korea reach highly-coveted trade deal
The U.S. and South Korea have reached an agreement on America's largest trade pact in more than a decade, a highly coveted deal the Obama administration hopes will boost U.S. exports and create tens of thousands of jobs at home.

US, South Korea reach highly coveted trade deal
The U.S. and South Korea have reached an agreement on America's largest trade pact in more than a decade, a highly coveted deal the Obama administration hopes will boost U.S. exports and create tens of thousands of jobs at home.

U.S., S. Korea Reach Highly Coveted Trade Deal
Obama Administration Hopes Deal Will Boost U.S. Exports and Create Tens of Thousands of American Jobs

S. Korea, U.S. reach major deal on trade
The U.S. and South Korea have reached an agreement on America's largest trade pact in more than a decade, a highly coveted deal the Obama administration hopes will boost U.S. exports and create tens of thousands of jobs at home.

First Collaboration in Japan between Automobile Maker and Electronics Retailer for Electric Vehicle Sales
Tokyo, Dec 1, 2010; Yamada-Denki Co., Ltd. and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to start trial sales of the i-MiEV electric vehicle (EV) in Yamada Denki retail stores and sales(1) will begin from today at total of 17 stores, including Tokyo, Kanagawa and Saitama prefectures.


modular home builder | booknbyte.com | Refinance Mortgage Directory | Hong Kong Travel Guide | realtor | travel resources | eguidepro.com | health guide | online apartment finder

News Archive

© Copyright Automobile101.com. All rights reserved.