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Volkswagen Group and Jeep Cut Deals with TomTom

In a related deal, TomTom said that it will supply connected navigation subsystems to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV), the Jeep Renegade and Compass. Continue reading

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American Pickups Targeted by Renault Alaskan ICE Edition

This is Renault’s edition of the Nissan Navara pickup truck – one of three trucks to use the jointly developed Renault-Nissan pickup platform. Navara and the, ahem, Mercedes-Benz X-Class are assembled with the Alaskan at Nissan’s plant in Barcelona. Continue reading

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Nissan LEAF at 400,000 Sales as IMQ Crossover EV Due in 2022

Notably absent from Nissan’s puff is mention of the first and current hybrid leader an among automakers, Toyota with its Prius and numerous hybrid powertrain variations spread among the global Toyota and Lexus lineups. (Toyota Global Hybrid Sales Exceed 10 Million) Continue reading

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An Electric VW Dune Buggy at Geneva?

The fully electric buggy is based on the vehicles that were created in the 1960s in California. Back then, the crude Beetle chassis was the frame for these buggies. Hot rodders quickly discovered a Porsche boxer engine would easily bolt in resulting in zero-to-60 elapsed times that needed a stopwatch, not a calendar for measuring. Continue reading

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New Generation Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai Motor is teasing the New Generation Santa Fe, which will celebrate its world premiere in February before making its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in early March. The Gen 4 Santa Fe continues the model’s global success story – no great trick – as all brands are benefiting from the rush to two-box crossovers and SUVs, with scant if any discernible styling differences. Continue reading

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Geneva – Volvo Cars Shows New XC60 SUV

Something’s wrong when you have to put the word “premium” on an upscale crossover SUV that was developed with Chinese capital: People have to be told it’s premium because it doesn’t’ look like it until they see the window sticker? Continue reading

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Corvette Stingray Convertible Debuts next Month in Geneva

Given the well-publicized success of the Stingray debut at the NAIAS in Detroit last month, the move appears designed to bolster GM’s battered image in Europe that is the result of years of losses at Opel Vauxhall. It is also a counter thrust in Europe against the most successful global sports car of all time, the 911 of Porsche, which celebrates 50 years during 2013. This and the fact that 820,000 911s have been built since 1963, will no doubt be emphasized at the Geneva Show. Continue reading

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Ampera and Volt Voted European ‘Car of the Year 2012’

The Volt and the Ampera have won many international awards including the “World Green Car of the Year 2011” and the “North American Car of the Year 2011” award. Volt and Ampera also received the maximum 5-star Euro NCAP award. While awards are good for promotional purposes, journalists are notoriously out of touch with real car buying trends. The award comes as GM is preparing to close its Detroit Hmatrmack assembly plant for five weeks where the Volt and its Ampera identical twin are assembled because of slow sales – 1,626 Volts so far this in 2011. Continue reading

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BMW, Peugeot Citroën to Invest €100 Million in Hybrid JV

Component parts will be used in various BMW and PSA vehicles starting in 2014. Toyota, of course, is the global leader in hybrid technology that was once dismissed by European automakers as not promising. The JV will focus on battery packs, generators, power electronics, chargers, and software for hybrid systems. Continue reading

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Rolls-Royce to Debut Electric Phantom Concept at Geneva

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars today confirmed the existence of the Phantom Experimental Electric, an electric Phantom concept car that will debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Continue reading

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Volkswagen to Debut Revised Tiguan at Geneva Motor Show

With more than half a million of the multi-activity-vehicles delivered by VW since its debut in 2007, the Golf derived compact follows a design trend – now widely imitated – that was established by Renault with its Megane Scenic back in 1997. Continue reading

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Infiniti Etherea Debuts at Geneva Motor Show in March

Infiniti today released photos of a compact concept car that will debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Etherea is said to combine the elements of a coupe, sedan, hatchback and crossover in one “highly sculptural” form. Continue reading

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