Archive for April, 2009

The Tata Nano, which is the world’s least expensive car at just $2,000, launched earlier this month in India.  The response has been immense.  Indian newspapers are claiming that as many as 1 million orders for the tiny car have poured in, according to Edmunds Inside Line. Tata is refusing to estimate the number of […]

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Last week, we reported that Porsche’s new sales incentive is test driving, and wondered if it would become one of automotive history’s best examples of pride coming before the fall.  Now Ford is (sort of) trying the same strategy.  In addition to the heavy sales incentives on Ford vehicles, the company is offering to donate […]

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All this week we’ve been lamenting the demise of Pontiac, mostly the Solstice and G8, which GM has no plans to bring over to one of its other brands.  The Solstice has lead a long life, and it’s due for a refresh before 2010 anyway, so we’re not too upset about that.  What really chokes […]

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The United Auto Workers union chiefs voted last night to approve concessions required for the potential Chrysler-Fiat merger.  All other union members will vote today.  The concessions will mean pay cuts for all union members in exchange for a 55% share in Chrysler and a board member seat for the retiree health care trust, according […]

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BMW unveiled the X6 M and announced pricing for both the 2010 X5 M and X6 M on Monday.  The X5 M will cost $86,225 and the X6 M will cost $89,725.  Both will feature a 555 horsepower twin-turbo V8 that will give the SUVs a 0-60 time of just 4.5 seconds.  All-wheel drive will […]

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On Friday we reported that GM will be eliminating the Pontiac brand entirely, rather than going forward with the original plan, which was to keep it as a performance oriented nameplate.  We tried to temper this bad news with some hope though, by putting forward the idea that GM wouldn’t be silly enough to get […]

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Krispy Kreme is giving away a new 2009 Mini Cooper to celebrate the launch of new mini doughnuts.  The new mini doughnuts, available in glazed, chocolate glazed, and chocolate with sprinkles, are on sale now. Krispy Kreme is obviously going with the “mini” theme with the whole promotion, which is clever enough.  What caught our […]

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Just two days after every automaker on the planet took the time to blab on and on about their dedication to mother earth, Chevrolet has announced that the Grand Sport trim level will once again be available on Corvettes.  Grand Sport Corvettes will be available in 2010 and will fill the performance and price gap […]

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  Don’t worry, the G8 is too good of a car for GM to axe it. According to Edmund’s Inside Line, General Motors will officially pull the plug on its Pontiac division on Monday.  Though the source hasn’t been cited, the move seems likely considering GM’s December plan to reduce Pontiac to a “specialty” brand, […]

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The Bugatti Veyron is one of the coolest cars made.  It’s great looking, incredibly fast, and commands instant respect from anyone who knows squat about automobiles.  Everybody seems to agree that the Veyron is an amazing car just the way it is except for Bugatti.  Jalopnik reports that for some reason, Bugatti felt the car […]

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