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Renault senior managers breach character with leak of EV secrets

Automakers have strict ethics guidelines to keep product news secret these days. After all, with all the tech gadgets available today, you have to literally go out of your way not to communicate. So, it’s easy to understand how Renault could have its electric vehicle plans compromised, especially when it’s an alleged inside job.
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Lexus remains leading American luxury-car brand

Lexus grew at a slower rate than the rest of the recovering U.S. auto industry, but at the end of 2010 it still retained its title as the most popular luxury-vehicle brand in America. But with a growth rate of barely over six percent for the year, Lexus faces a danger of being dethroned by Mercedes-Benz and BMW, which ended 2010 with strong momentum and growth rates much higher than the Lexus level.

GM stock posting higher highs since IPO

Ask any investor who believes in technical analysis. Stocks that breakout to the upside or to the downside need to be accompanied by high volume. GM has yet to exceed any of the post-IPO high volume days, even on the breakout of December 30. At best, the GM stock price on Jan. 3 made a new high, with volume of 32 million shares registering #4 on the volume hit parade.

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Toyota slips to third place place behind Ford

A year that started badly for Toyota also ended badly. In December 2010, sales of Toyota brand vehicles dropped 5.9 percent from the same month in 2009. The decline put Toyota's total, 12-month vehicle sales for 2010 nearly a half percent lower than 2009 sales – a dismal performance for a major brand in a year in which total U.S. vehicle sales rose 11 percent. Toyota's overall rank among U.S. car companies slipped to third place in 2010, dropping below Ford for the first time in four years.

Chrysler leads the Big 3 in December 2010 sales thanks to Ram, Jeep

December 2010 sales numbers from around the industry are in and although the Dodge and Chrysler brands saw a decline in sales compared to December 2009, the Ram and Jeep brands had big months – helping to make the Chrysler Group to be the strongest of the Detroit automakers in terms of monthly growth.

TRW stock still showing bullish trend bias

According to the TRW news release, the presentation, which will be simultaneously webcast, is scheduled to begin at 10:15 a.m. (Eastern Time), and is expected to run for approximately forty minutes.

During the presentation, TRW's president and chief executive officer, John C. Plant, and executive vice president and chief financial officer, Joseph S. Cantie, will provide a general business overview and discuss other related matters, followed by a brief question and answer period.

2011 will be the year of Electric Avenue reality

For certain we will see the continuation of technical innovations like Ford’s EcoBoost engines that have the power of a V8 in a 6 cylinder, but the gas mileage of a 4 cylinder. Moreover, we will continue to see the mainstream deliveries of a plethora of plug-in hybrid vehicles, like Chevy Volts, Nissan Leafs and Fisker Karmas. Even the Toyota Prius will follow suit with its own version of a plug-in.

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