Latest Automotive News

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BMW's environmental stewardship lauded by Carbon Disclosure Project

The BMW Group achieved its best performance ever in the just published Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) ranking wherein the BMW Group was named number one automotive manufacturer, ranking in the Top 10 of all participating international companies. Scoring 96 out of a possible 100 points, the company is listed in both the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) and the Carbon Performance Leadership Index (CPLI).

UAW boss King snubs Chrysler CEO Marchionne, Sergio replies with an angry letter

Last night the current contract between the UAW and the Chrysler Group expired and to prevent the workers from being forced to work without a valid contract, Chrysler and Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne flew from the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany to Detroit to finalize the new contract with UAW President Bob King – the only problem is that King didn’t show up.
2012 Audi A6

New Ad Campaign From Audi Calls For More Intelligent Road and Driving Conditions

A new ad campaign from Audi of America for the 2012 Audi A6 starts this month. The campaign is a call to make America’s roads a more intelligent place. It will appear in print, broadcast and online, with :30, :60 national and cable television spots, print ads in national newspapers and in automotive magazines and online.
2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse SE

2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Coupe SE, last Eclipse for auction for Japan Red Cross

Mitsubishi Motors North America will be selling an all-new 2012 Eclipse Coupe SE to the highest bidder at the Mecum Auctions annual St. Charles Auction. All proceeds raised from the sale of this vehicle will be donated to the Japan Red Cross earthquake and tsunami relief fund.
Dodge Viper ACR

Dodge Viper ACR destroys production Nürburgring record with a 7:12

The Dodge Viper has been out of production for over a year but after watching the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, the Porsche 911 GT2 and the Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition bump the Viper from the top spot, Chrysler’s SRT division headed back out to the famous German race course with stunning results as the 2010 Dodge Viper ACR ran a lap of just 7:12.13 – easily putting the Viper back atop the list of the fastest production vehicles around “the ‘Ring”.
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Drunken driver walks away and out of jail after freak crashes

A drunken Canadian driver of a Mazda6 survived even though he crashed into six other vehicles as he crossed several lanes of traffic in the city of Winnipeg on Tuesday. When his car came to a stop, police in Winnipeg arrested him, and later released him. Two people were hurt. All seven drivers survived the mayhem.
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Mazda thrives as sales of one car zoom 196% entering 2012

Gasping economies in the United States and Mexico aren't afflicting Mazda, which for now has the world by the tail as it gears up for an even more prosperous 2012. This is because its 2011 sales figures are through the roof in both countries and continue to accelerate. One car's sales jumped almost 200% last month.
Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo Announces in Frankfurt More Delays In Its Return to the U.S.

Alfa Romeo, after leaving the U.S. market in 1995, is delaying its return again. Alfa had announced plans to bring a two-seater, based on its 4C Concept car, to the U.S. in 2012. The vehicle would come to the U.S. as part of Fiat-Chrysler. It now says the vehicle will come to the U.S. in 2013.
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Obama pushes 'made in America' agenda to students in Raleigh

President Obama spoke to students at North Carolina State University in Raleigh today to promote the new American Jobs Act, which he says will alleviate chronic unemployment for auto workers, teachers and others. He also pressed forward the idea that Americans must be known again for the quality of their manufacturing skills.
The Toyota FT-86ii Concept

The Toyota FT-86ii Concept shows up at Frankfurt with little change

Earlier this month, Toyota offered a teaser video of their FT-86ii sports car ending with a mention of this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show leading many to believe that we would see something new on the Toyota version of the joint venture with Subaru but as the show has come, what we have is the same FT-86ii that we have seen at past auto shows – except it’s orange.
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Shortage of Used Vehicles Traces Back to the Collapse of Lehman Brothers

Beginning this week, there will be a major shortage of late model used cars according to a report in Automotive News (subscription only). The cause of the shortage is rooted in the economic crash that occurred with the collapse of Lehman Brothers three years ago. Sales of new cars, an important economic factor, were effected by the collapse of the investment house.
The Lancia Flavia Cabriolet

The Chrysler 200 makes its Lancia Flavia debut in Frankfurt

The newest joint venture between the American Chrysler Group and Fiat was introduced at this week’s 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show as the Chrysler 200 Convertible turned Lancia Flavia Cabriolet was introduced in production form as expected – although the sedan version of the 200 will not be making the trip across the pond as a Lancia model.

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