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Chevy Unveils Life-Size LEGO Replica of New 2019 Silverado

The LEGO Silverado continues the partnership between Chevy and Warner Bros. Pictures that began with “The LEGO Batman Movie” and continues with “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part”. Continue reading

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Final Winter NAIAS Charity Preview Raises $4,000,000

Now in its 43rd year, Charity Preview has raised over $121,000,000 for southeastern Michigan children’s charities since the Detroit Auto Dealers Association established the event. Continue reading

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Finalists in for 2012 North American Car and Truck of the Year

Cars selected were the 2012 Ford Focus, 2012 Hyundai Elantra and the 2012 Volkswagen Passat. Last year the Chevrolet Volt was the car winner. In the misleadingly named ‘truck’ category, the 2012 BMW X3, 2012 Honda CR-V and the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque made the final cut. Continue reading

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Prius, Priuses, Prium and Prien? No, Toyota Prii is the Plural

Toyota Motor Sales announced yesterday at the Chicago Auto Show that the official plural of Prius is now ‘Prii.’ This Prii name is the result of a contest that launched in January at the North American International Auto Show in … Continue reading

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Ford will invest $400 million in its Kansas City Assembly Plant

Ford Motor Company announced today that it will build a new vehicle at its Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Missouri after Ford Escape production moves to Ford’s Louisville Assembly Plant. Continue reading

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Honda Debuts Civic Concepts at NAIAS for 2012 Models

The Honda Civic Si coupe and Civic sedan made world debuts at the North American International Auto Show today in thinly disguised “concept” form, providing the first official glimpse at the styling direction of what are mildly revised Civic models, … Continue reading

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Toyota Reveals Prius extended Family of Vehicles at the NAIAS

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. unveiled a Prius family of vehicles today in Detroit, as part of its strategy of introducing 11 new hybrid models to its global lineup in the next 23 months. Continue reading

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General Motors Ups Volt Production as Chevrolet Volt is Named 2011 North American Car of the Year at NAIAS in Detroit

General Motors is increasing production plans for the Chevrolet Volt hybrid for at least the second time in four months. The 50% increase in 2012 U.S. production will result in 45,000 four-seat models in 2012 instead of the 30,000 Volts originally schedule.

The announcement comes as the first Volts were delivered to retail customers in California, Texas, Washington D.C. and New York in December – about 350 of them – all that GM produced its Hamtramck, Michigan plant. Continue reading

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VW Passat Debuts at NAIAS. Will be Built in Tennessee

Volkswagen has taken the wraps off its NMS – new mid-size sedan – and surprise it’s a Passat. True, it’s the largest Passat since its 1987 debut in a segment long dominated by the Japanese Big Three – Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and Nissan Altima.

VW has been promising that this Passat is finally right for the American market, and it will mark the return of VW to more than a small player since the day when it dominated U.S. imports with the Beetle. Continue reading

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