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BMW and Brilliance joint venture to show 5-Series plug-in hybrid at Shanghai show

BMW Brilliance Automotive, a joint venture between BMW and the Chinese automaker Brilliance will use the upcoming Shanghai Auto Show to premiere a prototype of a plug-in hybrid sedan. The hybrid is based on the long-wheelbase version of the BMW 5-Series, a model exclusively for the Chinese market, built by Brilliance at its facilities in Shenyang, Chinyang, China.

Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class establishes new compact class era

Just as Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) reported March with a 12.6 % sales improvement over March 2010, plus the company's highest March volume and first quarter on record, the company revealed a new concept-class era with the Concept A-Class which makes its debut at both the 2011 New York and Shanghai Auto Shows later this month.

Electric Car Wars: new models, manufacturers vie for market penetration

Maryland-based Genovation Cars has announced the unveiling of its G2 plug-in electric car at the SAE 2011 World Congress in the Detroit Cobo Center April 12-14. Meanwhile across the nation T3 Motion has just completed the prototype of its Consumer Electric Vehicle, designated R3, and is displaying it at their headquarters in Costa Mesa, CA.
2012 Chevrolet Centennial Edition Corvette

Introducing the 2012 Chevrolet Centennial Edition Corvette

2011 marks the 100th birthday of the Chevrolet brand and to celebrate the company’s centennial the 2012 Chevrolet Centennial Edition Corvette has been introduced – with the first Centennial Edition Corvette Z06 to be auctioned for charity this Saturday at the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in West Palm Beach Florida.

Chevrolet Volt wins gold, OnStar wins silver in 2011 Edison Awards

While the Edison Gold Medal for the Chevrolet Volt highlights the innovative engineering that resulted in the production of the world’s first electric vehicle with extended range capability, the OnStar Mobile App won the silver award as the 2011 Best New Product in the Transportation in the Remote Driving Aids Segment.

Heckmann Corporation transitioning to LNG with Peterbilt 367

Heckman Corporation (NYSE: HEK), a water solutions company that provides turnkey sourcing, engineering, design and operation of integrated water pipeline gathering and management systems for oil, gas, coal mining, and utility systems has issued a purchase order for 200 Peterbilt 367 liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks, making it the largest LNG Transport fleet in North America.

Chrysler alters production at Charger/Challenger, Fiat 500 plants due to Japanese crisis

The Chrysler Group has announced their first work stoppage due to the Japanese earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis as the Detroit automaker has cut planned overtime at the Brampton, Ontario and Toluca, Mexico production facilities in an effort to conserve electric components sourced from Japan.

Chevy Silverado shows its metal in heavy-duty competition

In a recent address to the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press, Tim Jackson, president of the Colorado Auto Dealers, told an assembled group of auto writers, auto dealers and Denver Auto Show producers, “Sales of the Chevy Silverado – a full-size pickup – are up 60 percent. Did you get that? Not six percent, but 60 percent – in this economy!”

Bugatti joining the ultra high performance luxury sedan segment with the Galibier

The Bugatti 16C Galibier originally debuted at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show as nothing more than a concept but according to insider sources familiar with the matter, the Galibier has been given the greenlight by parent company Volkswagen Auto Group to build the super-premium luxury sedan.

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