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2013 Ford Flex to debut in LA, touting more horsepower, plus 1 mpg more

When the 2013 Ford Flex is revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show,10 days from now, it will be following on the heels of the model’s best year-to-year sales to date. In an effort to capitalize on that popularity, the seven-seat vehicle will feature an updated new front end, fresh new interior appointments, 20 hp more power and a 1-mpg improvement in efficiency.
The 2012 Lexus LFA supercar. Photo courtesy of Lexus.

Toyoda plans to revamp Lexus, build profits for Toyota

Akio Toyoda revealed himself to be a new agent of change soon after the media feeding frenzy played out last year. Toyoda placed greater authority with regional operations to enhance the company’s adaptability. This year, to shake things up, he cut the number of directorial positions to 11, down from 27, to limber up internal processes and allow quicker decision making.
The CP-E and RevoZport built BMW 1 Series M Coupe

CP-E and RevoZport murder out the 1 Series M Coupe for SEMA

The new BMW 1 Series M Coupe is one of the sexiest compacts on the road today but at the 2011 SEMA Show, Custom Performance Engineering and RevoZport brought out an all-matte-black 1 Series M Coupe fitted with a variety of CP-E performance products to make it as great as it looks with the new 1M Raze P450 kit.
Akio Toyoda

Toyoda committed to change, newfound profitability for Toyota

Akio Toyoda, president and CEO of Toyota motors, took the helm right when the $115 billion company posted its first loss in decades. As the first of the Toyoda family to take charge since 1995, he vowed from day one to take his grandfather’s auto manufacturing firm "back to the basics" and return to building cars to make people happy.
Bosch webpage at www.bosch.com

Bosch to host Power of Innovation media event today

Torque News along with other media organizations have been invited to join Bosch on Nov. 7, 2011, as the company brings together its leadership to address the latest market trends and technological advancements that will impact the car buying consumer – everything from smart navigation and driver assistance systems to estimates on the U.S. market penetration for diesels and hybrids.
2012 BMW M3 Competition Edition

Hot New 2012 BMW M3 Competition Edition Available in Limited - Make That Very Limited – Quantities

The 2012 M3 Competition Edition features Frozen Silver exterior paint and other enhancements to honor the 40 years since the founding of BMW M in 1972 but you're going to have to act quick because supplies are very limited and you'll need $81,000 to cover the cost.
From the show car room at Lotus Engineering in Sterling Heights, MI

Lotus Engineering cues media on future of automobiles with Technical Press Workshop

In a rare private workshop following the week of The Battery Show 2011, Lotus Engineering brought together a small group of journalists to its Sterling Heights, Michigan office for a Technical Press Workshop, a review of its technologies that will define the cars of the future.

One in three drivers admit to drowsy driving

Thirty-two percent admitted to drowsy driving within the last month in a AAA safety survey, despite the fact 96 percent of everyone considers this unacceptable behavior. This is pursuant to last year’s survey that revealed one of six fatalities and one in eight accidents causing serious injury resulted from drowsy driving, a rate substantially higher than thought, reaffirming the negative impact of this behavior on automotive crashes, injuries and deaths.

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