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The Chevy Volt charging door and logo with a gas line sign in the background

Chevy Volt posts best sales month ever in September-continues to thump Nissan Leaf

The Chevrolet Volt had its best month ever in September 2012 and for the 8th straight month the electric Chevy has badly outsold the Nissan Leaf - this time by a margin of almost 3 to 1 as the Japanese competition continues to try to fill the preorders made more than 3 years ago.
The 2012 Toyota GT86 TRD

The 2012 Toyota GT86 TRD debuts new accessories in Paris

The 2012 Paris Motor Show brought about the introduction of the Subaru BRZ XT Line Concept and not to be outdone, Toyota brought out their own tuned up version of the joint venture rear drive sports coupe but unlike the Subaru, the GT86 TRD on display in Paris is fitted entirely with goodies that will be available via the European Toyota Racing Development catalog.
Hyundai CEO John Krafcik unveils NA Car of the Year decal on the 2012 Elantra

North American Car and Truck of the Year short list announced

The North American Car and Truck of the Year panel has announced their short list for the 2013 award with the 50 jurors having whittled down the group to 11 cars and 9 trucks/sport utility vehicles that will go head to head for the awards that will be announced at the 2013 North American International Auto Show at Detroit’s Cobo Hall.
The first drawing of the 1949 Chevrolet MagnaFlow Revolver pickup

1949 Chevrolet MagnaFlow Revolver SEMA truck teased on a napkin

The exhaust experts at MagnaFlow have positioned themselves as one of the star features on the floor of the SEMA Show over the past few years and 2012 should be no different as they will unveil their 1949 Chevrolet pickup built on conjunction with design superstar Chip Foose sporting a unique exhaust system that earned this truck the name Revolver.
The 2013 Scion FR-S

Scion FRS, Subaru BRZ owners facing engine software problem

The new Scion FRS and the Subaru BRZ have hit the market with instant popularity but the internet is abuzz over an engine idle problem that the two automakers claim is caused by a “software bug” related to the variable valve timing system – with the two companies taking differing views on how this problem needs to be fixed.
A pair of 2013 VW Beetle Convertibles

The 2013 VW Beetle Convertible debuts online ahead of LA

While Volkswagen plans to introduce their redesigned droptop bug at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show later this year, the company has offered up a first look at the 2013 VW Beetle Convertible via a collection of pictures that seem to give us a great look at the new convertible without giving us a clear look at the new top – presumably saving that for the big debut in November.
The Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept

Porsche Sport Turismo Concept styling, hybrid system coming to production models

Last week we introduced you to the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept, a wagon version of the popular Panamera hatchback that featured unique front and rear styling along with a revamped hybrid drivetrain with plug-in capabilities – with both the styling cues and that new plug-in hybrid system slated to arrive on production Porsche vehicles in the near future.
The ICON 1965 Dodge D200

ICON bringing 1965 Dodge pickup to SEMA 2012

California based custom four wheeler builder ICON is best known for their work with the ICON Bronco that has graced the pages of pretty much every online publication in the US over the past few years but at the 2012 SEMA Show, ICON will showcase their mastery of all things intended for off-roading with their take on a classic 1965 Dodge pickup.
The GM Logo

General Motors denies $3 billion Spyker suit

General Motors has reportedly dismissed the allegations presented by former Saab brand parent company Spyker after the struggling Swedish automaker filed a $3 billion dollar suit against GM for making moves to intentionally bankrupt the Saab brand when the American automaker refused to approve the sale of the Saab brand to Chinese investors.
2013 Zero DS

Zero Motorcycles unveils 2013 models, faster, longer range, faster charging, and with apps

Zero Motorcycles' 2013 model year features higher power motors, higher energy density battery packs, offering significantly higher speed and longer range than the 2012 models and now has smart phone apps letting the rider customize the bikes performance characteristics.

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