Category: Miscellaneous

Mazda will cut down production at Japanese plants

Mazda has announced that there will be further production cuts at their Japanese plants. Mazda are cutting production so that they can stay on top of the slow demand in global car sales. They will also take other measures such as cutting around 1,500 jobs and eliminate the night shift from their Hiroshima and Hofu plants. Mazda are planning to […]

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Audi A4 out-sells the BMW 3-Series in Germany

Audi are claiming that the Audi A4 is second to the Volkswagen Golf in terms of overall sales in Germany. The figures also show a boost for Audi, with increased sales in Germany. Audi Chairman Rupert Stadler said, “Audi is presently experiencing stronger growth than any other premium brand in the region – and thanks to new models we will […]

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Insurance Company gives away a Nissan Skyline R33

A British car insurance company are busy having a contest where the lucky winner will get a 1997 Nissan Skyline R33 along with £2,000 to spend on modifications, and a year’s worth of free insurance. The model which can be won features a RB26 2.6-litre twin-turbo engine which produces around 300-bhp, and this will allow the model to get from […]

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Top Gear’s Stig revealed to be Ben Collins?

Top Gear’s tame racing driver, The Stig, is meant to be a secret and silent host to the show, and it seems that the secrecy has been revealed, thanks to an art gallery owner and a builder who have both revealed the identity of The Stig to be 33-year-old, Ben Collins. Collins is a former racer which has competed in […]

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Chrysler are not close to an electric vehicle for production

At the Detroit Motor Show earlier this month we saw Chrysler LLC pitch up with five electric-drive concepts. Although this might seem pretty cool, and seem like they are moving towards the electric market, we now have to report that Chrysler have got no plans what-so-ever to build any of these models. Reports are saying that Chrysler are hoping to […]

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Next Ford Focus might benefit from the Lincoln C Concept engine

The new Lincoln C Concept was at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show, and there is a big chance that the model might be an opening for Lincoln in a new segment. Lincoln’s C Concept also signals a new powertrain for the next-generation Ford Focus which would boost fuel-economy by around 23 percent. The current Ford Focus features a 2.0-litre naturally […]

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Ford planning new Police cars

Ford Motor Company are planning to save their police-car business. The police-segment from Ford accounts for around 65,000 annual sales of the Ford Crown Victoria. Jim Farley, Ford’s group vice president of marketing and communications, suggests that a new front-wheel-drive unibody vehicle with all-wheel-drive capabilities is the way to go for this project. Farley has said that there are many […]

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Smart ForTwo will start slowly on the U.S. market

The electric Smart ForTwo will rival the MINI E in the U.S. during 2010, but there will only be a limited amount of Smart electric cars available. There are only a few cities currently under consideration for the Smart ForTwo, and the first sales will start in San Francisco and Austin, Texas. The Smart ForTwo will then be available in […]

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European Gay Car of the Year Announced

The French Ledorga is an organisation which meets every year to decide the ‘Gay Car of the Year’, and this year is no different, since they have announced the 2009 ‘Gay Car of the Year’. The winner is the Alfa Romeo MiTo, which scored 82 points. Second place went to the Volkswagen Scirocco with 71 points, and in third place […]

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Volkwagen’s Polo will come to the U.S

Volkswagen are planning to release the subcompact Polo model to the U.S, and by doing so they want to take advantage of the increasing sales of smaller and more fuel-efficient cars. “The small-car segment is the fastest growing segment in the U.S.,” said Hackenberg in an interview with Automotive News. “Oil prices will rise again and that will drive small […]

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New range of Japanese cars coming soon!

Although the economic crisis has struck everyone, Japanese companies are still planning to create high-performance cars. Recently we heard about the new Acura NSX which was canceled, but don’t let this get you down. Because… Nissan are now working on a four-door GT-R which will be badged as an Infiniti model for 2011. We will also see a new GT-R […]

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Honda will shut down the Swindon plant for two extra months

This seem to be going down hill for Honda, as they have been forced to shutdown their U.K Swindon plant for the months of April and May. “The global financial situation has continued to affect consumer confidence in the car market,” Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM) said in a statement on Friday. “This latest, additional shutdown underlines the urgent […]

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Pricing for the 2010 Lincoln MKT revealed

Pricing on the new Lincoln MKT crossover has been released. The prices will start at $44,995 for the three-row front-wheel-drive model while the all-wheel-drive model will run you $46,990. Lincoln’s MKT will feature two engines, a 3.7-litre V6 with 268-hp and a 3.5-litre V6 with EcoBoost, featuring 355-hp. The fully-equipped twin-turbo 355-hp EcoBoost Lincoln MKT will cost you $55,000. Check […]

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Melbourne Auto Show will have at least one global debut

This might not be the most exciting news ever, but the Australian public should be happy to know that the 2009 Melbourne Motor Show will have at least one global debut synchronized with the Geneva Auto Show. The show organizers have calculated that the local and global brands on show will represent 94.7 percent of Australia’s total car sales.

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