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[30 Sep 2009 | Comments Off | ]
Toyota Recalls 3.8 Million Vehicles over Accelerator Risk with Faulty Floor Mats

Toyota Motor Corp. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009 said it will recall 3.8 million vehicles in the United States, the company’s largest-ever U.S. recall, to address problems with a removable floor mat that could cause accelerators to get stuck and lead to a crash.
The recall is intended to address problems with a removable floor mat [...]

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[30 Sep 2009 | Comments Off | ]
2010 Honda CR-Z Hybrid Sports Car Review, Video and Photo

As you may know already, Honda is very busy right now working on the 2010 Honda CR-Z hybrid sports coupe. In February 2010 the new car will make its official debut while the European market will see it by April.
So is the new CR-Z the first hybrid that you’ll actually want to drive? Honda certainly [...]

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[25 Sep 2009 | Comments Off | ]
Audi’s RS6 and R8 will lose its V10 in upcoming years

German car rag Autobild has reported that Audi’s RS6 and R8 will lose its V10 in upcoming years. The news comes with the new R8 V10 still with showroom gloss on its tyre walls, but is in line with recent trends.
Audi’s own S4 recently ‘downsized’ to a V6, and BMW have been talking about replacing [...]

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[24 Sep 2009 | Comments Off | ]
Factory Closure at Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover has revealed that it will close one of the three Jaguar Land Rover assembly plants in England by 2014 to cut costs - one of its Midlands factories - either the Solihull Land Rover plant or the Castle Bromwich Jaguar factory.
JLR, which is owned by Indian manufacturing giant Tata, is looking to [...]

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[24 Sep 2009 | Comments Off | ]
2011 Land Rover LRX | Land Rover LRX Concept

The new Land Rover LRX will go on sale in 2011.

Check out the following Land Rover LRX Concept video!

The 2011 Land Rover LRX should closely mirror the concept as a sporty two-door crossover based on the company’s four-door LR2. The concept showcases several new Land Rover ideas for making SUVs more eco-friendly, and some of [...]

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[22 Sep 2009 | Comments Off | ]
Ford continues to lead by bringing together the automobile and consumer electronics industries.

Ford is continuing to double-down on its Sync technology as a way to separate itself from competitors, and in that theme CEO Alan Mulally will again deliver a keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show in January in Las Vegas.

He’s expected to unveil the next round of Ford’s Sync features at the show, which is [...]

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[21 Sep 2009 | Comments Off | ]
VW considers bringing an E-UP (electric vehicle) to the U.S.

A larger version of the tiny Volkswagen E-Up! electric-vehicle concept, unveiled here at the Frankfurt auto show, likely will be sold in the United States.
“The reason we are working on an electric vehicle is the American market,” said Ulrich Hackenberg, board member in charge of product development at Volkswagen AG.
Hackenberg said a production version of [...]

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[18 Sep 2009 | Comments Off | ]
2010 and 2011 Hyundai Sonata

The saucy new Hyundai Sonata was unveiled in South Korea this week, and it’s poised to give the carmaker an upgrade in the ultracompetitive midsize-sedan segment when it hits the U.S. market in 2010.
It’s a dramatic departure from the current model, which is a solid if staid four-door. The Sonata uses Hyundai’s new design language, [...]

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[17 Sep 2009 | Comments Off | ]
540-horsepower Mustang | Mustang 540 hp

The go-fast guys at Roush tore the cover off two 540-hp 2010 Ford Mustangs today.
The range-topping Stage 3 Mustang will be limited to 103 copies for 2010, while the 540RH will slot in as minimalistic approach to the iconic Pony Car for customizers. They both launch this fall.
The Stage 3 gets a new upper billet [...]

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[15 Sep 2009 | Comments Off | ]
Ferrari 458 Italia Design, Pictures and Specifications

Frankfurt, 15 September 2009: The Ferrari 458 Italia, that debuts today at the IAAFrankfurt Motor Show, is an 8-cylinder two-seater berlinetta with a mid-rear mountedengine,