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The 2012 Jaguar XJ Supercharged equipped with the Sport & Speed Pack. Jaguar ann

The 2012 Jaguar XJ gets Sport and Speed Performance Packs

The 2012 Jaguar XJ returns with optional Sport and Speed packages adding to the look and feel of the executive sports car. These optional packages add enhanced performance and dynamic driving capability to luxurious appointments – a combination worthy of attention. The flagship Jaguar XJ sedan combines elegant good looks and sporting prowess into a delightfully road-worthy incarnation.
The 2011 Dodge Avenger R/T

Chrysler dual clutch transmissions in question for 2012

One of the new components in Chrysler’s fuel saving technologies being applied throughout their product lineup was the addition of a dual clutch transmission for the 2012 Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger sedans but reports indicate that those new high tech transmissions will not be offered on 2012 model year vehicles.
The 2012 Zero S. Photo courtesy of Zero Motorcycles

Zero Motorcycles announces 2012 line with 100 mile range, lifetime battery

Zero Motorcycles has announced the 2012 model line including a new powertrain, models capable of over100 miles on a charge, a lifetime battery pack and top speeds of up to 88 mph. Sharp looking and quiet, every model has been reworked to be faster, go further and be more fun than ever before in the two-wheel tradition.
The 2011 Toyota Prius Plug-in. Photo courtesy of Toyota

Toyota releases 2011 North American Environmental Report

Toyota has just released their 2011 Environmental Report for North American detailing the success of the most fuel-efficient auto manufacturer in the United States has had in the fulfillment of their fairly aggressive, five-year Environmental Action Plan (EAP). Not only has the company achieved breakthroughs within the industry’s leading fleet of sustainable, advanced technology vehicles, but has also reinforced its environmental practices and partnerships across all operations.

The Dodge Challenger SRT8 ACR drops at SEMA 2011

The Chrysler Group’s Mopar performance and aftermarket division always brings out some great concept vehicles to the SEMA Show and 2011 was no different with the biggest splash being made by the Dodge Challenger SRT8 ACR – designed to pay homage to the Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR that has recently reclaimed the Nürburgring production car lap time record.

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.

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