Archive for September, 2008

The European Union’s French presidency proposed on Tuesday watering down plans to curb greenhouse gas emissions from cars by phasing in limits up to 2015, with lower fines for narrowly missing the target. The plan was deemed by many inside the auto industry as too strict and unrealistic.
The EU’s executive Commission had originally proposed cutting [...]

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General Motors made a recent announcement that the company will begin cutting U.S. contract workers as early as this week. The cuts are part of a bigger effort to reduce the automaker’s overall costs.  The number of contract workers who will be dismissed is unclear, but it could be up to several hundred.
GM spokesman Tom [...]

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Jaguar Land Rover Cuts Production

As a result of ever more falling sales in Europe, Jaguar Land Rover made the announcement that it is cutting production at its three plants in the UK. Production at Jaguar’s Halewood plant in northern England will stop for a week starting October 27. The company sites a falling demand for the Jaguar X-Type and [...]

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Ah yes, Rally racing. If there ever was a sport of true champions, this is it. Not a race against others, but rather, a race against the clock, and more importantly, yourself. Rally drivers are almost a different species to us regular humans. How else could you explain the ability to stay completely calm while [...]

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Toyota’s new Venza crossover isn’t even in car magazines yet, but with the help from the aftermarket it should be thrust front and center into the spotlight. That’s because Toyota has let to companies, Street Image and Five Axis, loose on their all-new baby.
The companies will both show their interpratations on what an ideal Venza [...]

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Talk about excess. Mercedes-Benz and McLaren are to names that are usually associated with things that are uber-expensive and exclusive. Put the two together and what you get is something very special indeed. The two companies are preparing to launch one of their final joint efforts, the limited-edition Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster 722 S. It [...]

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BMW is at it again with this new teaser of it’s upcoming concept, called the X1. The concept will eventually evolve in the production X1 which will debut worldwide sometime in 2010.
The video starts of with a young guy skating about the city. Then it cuts to the Concept X1 rolling off a truck and [...]

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In Mexico, vehicle owners of larger and older vehicles could soon start paying higher taxes. Yet, under a bill submitted to the Mexican Congress by the Partido Verde Ecologista (Mexican Green Party), drivers of hybrid vehicles could be exempt from these new taxes.
The party’s proposal asks for exemptions on anybody purchasing 2009 hybrid vehicles. Not [...]

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Mazda has recently released the first photo of it’s slightly revised 2009 MX-5. The changes are only subtle, with the most notable being the redesigned front bumper which gets a pentagon-shaped grill opening in the front like it’s bigger bro, the Rx-8.
Under the skin changes are very minor. A tweak here and there was all [...]

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As if a Bentley laptop computer wasn’t enough, luxury goods maker Alfred Dunhill has teamed up with the styling team for Bentley automobiles to come up with a set of luggage inspired by the famous British mark.
The new line will include a suitcase, weekend bag, briefcase and wash bag. All the pieces will be finished [...]

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