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iWatch Trademark Arises in Japan July The New March Automotive Industry Pulls Off Triple-Play  Jul 1st, 2013 

Reuters ) In the Pacific Rim, imagine people trying to save the planet from alien beasts by creating giant, wearable computerized robots starting in July. Well, we may be a few aliens short of needing that technology today, but the geniuses at Apple are already at work on a wearable computer, albeit not the giant variety. In June, Apple applied for a trademark for iWatches in Japan. The patent ...  
 
 
French car sales plunge in H1  Jul 1st, 2013 

The market for new cars in France plunged by 11.3 percent in the first six months of the year, hitting the struggling Peugeot group particularly hard, trade data showed on Monday.But French auto manufacturers grouped in the CCFA trade body said they expected sales to improve by the end of the year to show an annual fall of 8.0 percent. ...  
 
 
DEWA launches Auto-Pay service with Citibank  Jul 1st, 2013 

WAM DUBAI, July 1st, 2013 (WAM) -- Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has activated a new Auto-Pay service with Citibank, as part of its strategy to enhance cooperation with various banks and financial institutions in order to further strengthen its standards of customer service. The facility will allow the bank customers to use its online channels for the payment of their DEWA bills ...  
 
 
Honda registers growth of 45 in April-June  Jul 1st, 2013 

New Delhi, July 1 : Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), a leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, reported a sales growth of 248% during June 2013 by selling 9,297 units as against 2,667 units sold during June ...  
 
 
Ford Fiesta three-cylinder turbo and ST on the way but diesel dropped  Jul 1st, 2013 

range will arrive in September, with new engines and models to accompany the styling redesign. At the top of the lineup will be the new Ford Fiesta ST ...  
 
 
Can Nissans Datsun pose a challenge on Maruti Hyundais dominance  Jul 1st, 2013 

In India, Datsun will primarily be pitted against market leader Maruti SuzukiBSE 0.26 % and the Seoul-based Hyundai Motor. "India is a key strategic market for ...  
 
 
Toyota penalised for vehicle owners frequent workshop visits  Jul 1st, 2013 

By Rahul Chhabra, New Delhi, July 1 : Automobile major Toyota has run into a road bump with the top consumer court directing it to shell out Rs.50,000 as compensation to a car owner who was forced to take his vehicle to the workshop some 17-18 times due to its high fuel consumption and emitting excessive black ...  
 
 
Sports Briefing | Auto Racing Late Gamble Pays Off for Kenseth at Kentucky Speedway  Jul 1st, 2013 

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The Continental: Le Mans Drama, Political Feuds, and Infiniti’s Benz Alternative  Jun 30th, 2013 
Each week, our German correspondent slices and dices the latest rumblings, news, and quick-hit driving impressions from the other side of the pond. His byline may say Jens Meiners, but we simply call him . . . the Continental. Audi took first place in this year’s 24 hours of Le Mans with its R18 e-tron quattro, [...] 
 
 
Rosberg wins dramatic British GP after tyres burst on four cars  Jun 30th, 2013 

Pirelli faces a searching examination of its credentials to continue to supply tyres to Formula One after Silverstone was left strewn with exploded rubber throughout the British Grand Prix.Nico Rosberg ended up taking the chequered flag for the second time this year, primarily as Sebastian Vettel retired on lap 41 of the 52 with what appeared to be gearbox failure to his Red Bull.But that ...  
 
 
Auto Outlook Self-parking cars to go beyond parallel parking  Jun 30th, 2013 

Sometime in the not-too-distant future a driver will be able to get out of a vehicle in front of a hotel or restaurant and her car will find an open parking spot and park itself at the touch of a button. At least that's what automaker Volvo predicts. But don't hold your breath waiting to buy one. Thomas Broberg, senior safety adviser at Volvo Car Group, says the Swedish car company is ...  
 
 
Top 10 fuel-efficiency myths  Jun 30th, 2013 

If # 10 is correct, which I know it is not, I am filing a lawsuit against all of the gas stations for stealing gas from me that I have paid for. I am also suing the gas pump manufacturers for selling a product that is purposely designed to steal gasoline from unsuspecting people. Who would like to join in on the class action ...  
 
 
Toyota seeks Prius-like success with hydrogen fuel-cell model in 2015  Jun 30th, 2013 

Hydrogen fuel cells have long been seen as a potentially perfect way to power a car: They generate electricity and emit only water vapor. While a few cars have been tested, Toyota Motor Corp. is about ready to ...  
 
 
Conservative Columnist Says Gun Violence Isnt a Priority -- Even Though Gun Deaths Projected to Outnumber Auto Deaths by 2015  Jun 30th, 2013 

projections hold , for the first time modern American history more people will die in 2015 from gun violence than will be killed in automobile accidents. Meanwhile, nearly 20,000 Americans kill themselves each year using firearms, amidst an escalating suicide rate. And as Bloomberg News recently reported, the financial cost of U.S. gun violence in terms of lost work, medical care, insurance, ...  
 
 
General Motors Targets Dominant Toyota in Indonesia  Jun 30th, 2013 
Overseas markets used to be an afterthought for the Detroit Three, with the lion’s share of attention going to the U.S. Today, overseas markets, and especially so-called “emerging” economies are where the biggest growth is taking place. Automakers of any type ignore emerging markets at their own peril. Toyota dominates in many markets around the [...] 
 
 
Some House Republicans Dig In Against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau And Auto Loan Measures  Jun 30th, 2013 

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau , which turned its sights this year on the auto lending industry. As part of an ongoing drumbeat of opposition to the CFPB, U.S. ...  
 
 
Govt probes Honda Odyssey brake problem  Jun 29th, 2013 

U.S. safety regulators are investigating some Honda Odyssey minivans because they can brake without the driver pressing the pedal. The probe affects nearly 344,000 vans from the 2007 and 2008 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has received 22 complaints from owners about unexpected braking. In some cases, the vans braked while drivers were accelerating, ...  
 
 
2013 Fiat 500e First drive review  Jun 29th, 2013 

The pug-nosed Fiat 500 shape is changed only subtly in the transformation into pure-electric form. A slight bump in the front sheet metal, modest aerodynamic improvements and halogen headlights mark the breed. Is Italian charm enough to overcome the range disadvantage of electric cars? Maybe California buyers will tell us this summer after ...  
 
 
Feds probe 344K Honda Odysseys that brake for no reason  Jun 29th, 2013 

U.S. safety regulators are investigating some Honda Odyssey minivans because they can brake without the driver pressing the pedal. The probe affects nearly 344,000 vans from the 2007 and 2008 model years. ...  
 
 
Ford Mitsubishi Honda issue recalls  Jun 29th, 2013 

Ford Motor Co,, Honda and Mitsubishi have all issued product recalls. Ford said it would recall 12,500 2013 Explorer, Taurus and Lincoln MKS models due to malfunctioning child safety locks. Mitsubishi said it was calling back about 3,200 2011 Outlander Sports vehicles that are having problems with their sun roofs. And Honda said it had issued a second recall for 686,000 vehicles to fix a ...  
 
 
GM Porsche top car-quality survey  Jun 29th, 2013 

You can't tell me Ford nor Volvo would not have made the cut ...obviously "JD" is a big GM fan ...I personally owned some GM products in the past ...thats why my wife and I have driven FORDS and VOLVO ever since ...we just like vehicles we can depend on ...you can keep your "BAILOUT" GM ...  
 
 
Honda to carry out part replacement on second generation City  Jun 29th, 2013 

Japanese automobile major Honda Saturday said it will carry out preventive part replacement of the power window switch of 42,672 units of the second generation City sedan manufactured in 2007 and 2008. "HCIL will proactively replace power window switch which may malfunction in case water or any other liquid enters the driver side window," the company said in a statement. "HCIL is carrying out ...  
 
 
Week in Review: Three Small Cars, a Big Truck, and America’s Sports Car  Jun 29th, 2013 
We rounded up the week's biggest auto news in our Week in Review recap. 
 
 
Government probes Honda Odyssey brake problem  Jun 29th, 2013 

DETROIT -; U.S. safety regulators are investigating some Honda Odyssey minivans because they can brake without the driver pressing the ...  
 
 
Consumer Federation of America Leaders Confront Flawed Auto Rule Analysis Poll  Jun 29th, 2013 

Dramatic Shift To Fuel Efficient Vehicles Began In 2005 New Auto Sales Analysis Reveals Market Reality Missed by Automakers & NHTSA Resulting Rule and Enviro Impact Analysis Flawed New Consumer Poll Shows Greater Demand for Fuel Economy than Available WASHINGTON - August 4 - The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) released an analysis of the impact of fuel economy on auto sales ...  
 
 
10 Most Useless Car Technologies  Jun 29th, 2013 

Whoever wrote this sounds like some one who just hates technology. Pretty sure the map lights helped me a lot of times, it does get dark in the car and if I drop something I need to see it. ...  
 
 
General Motors and Deloitte Touche in $303 million securities class action  Jun 29th, 2013 

A securities class action brought against General Motors (GM) by German’s DekaBank has led to a cash settlement of $277 million. In one of the biggest shareholder recoveries of 2008, the settlement will be paid to shareholders following an alleged misstatement of the auto company’s financials dating back to 2000. GM’s outside auditor, Deloitte & Touche, is ...  
 
 
Honda to recall cars over potential fire hazard  Jun 29th, 2013 

Honda Motor Co's US subsidiary will recall more than 143,000 subcompact cars to replace faulty window switches that pose a potential fire hazard, the Japanese automaker said on Friday.This is the second such campaign for the 2007 and 2008 Honda Fit hatchback, which was recalled for a similar problem in January 2010.Honda said rain water or spilled liquids could damage the master power window ...  
 
 
Auto Insurance Customer Satisfaction Drops Due to Rising Rates J.D. Power  Jun 29th, 2013 

Due to rising insurance prices and some unhappiness with policy offerings, overall customer satisfaction with auto insurance companies is down in 2013 from an all-time high in 2012, but remains comparatively high relative to the previous decade, according to the J.D. Power 2013 U.S. Auto Insurance Study released today. The study measures customer satisfaction across five factors: interaction, ...  
 
 
Moscow police detain several suspects who allegedly opened fire from wedding cars  Jun 29th, 2013 

MOSCOW, June 29 (Itar-Tass) - Moscow police have detained several people who opened fire from wedding cars, a Moscow police source told Itar-Tass on Saturday. Someone called police at 10:45 Moscow time to report that fire had been opened from a wedding motorcade on Varshavskoye Highway. Police launched a special plan to intercept the shooters. "Policemen detained several suspects on ...  
 
 
Use of DUII blood alcohol tests being scrutinized  Jun 29th, 2013 
The McNeely decision did not provide specific requirements that indicate when a warrant is necessary for a blood alcohol test and when one is not. 
 
 
Honda recalls 143000 cars again for potential fire hazard  Jun 29th, 2013 

cars to replace faulty window switches that pose a potential fire hazard, the Japanese automaker said on Friday. This is the second such campaign for the 2007 and 2008 Honda Fit hatchback, which was recalled for a similar problem in January 2010. Honda said rain water or spilled liquids could damage the master power window switch on the driver's door, potentially causing the switch to ...  
 
 
While Uttarakhand waits for aid 500 relief trucks await nod  Jun 29th, 2013 

A senior Congress leader in Dehradun said these ration trucks were stuck because the administration has refused to accept the supplies for want of storage ...  
 
 
Honda Recalling Jazz And Fit Subcompacts  Jun 29th, 2013 

Honda is urging the owners of more than 686,000 Fit and Jazz subcompacts worldwide to park them outside because the power window switches can catch fire. The company said Friday that it is recalling Fit and Jazz cars from the 2007 and 2008 model years. It's telling owners not to park them in garages until driver's side door switches can be inspected. The recall covers more than 143,000 ...  
 
 
Teslas Direct-Sales Model Exhausts Auto Dealers Prompts White House Petition  Jun 29th, 2013 

Car dealers are upset with a car manufacturer willing to do whatever it takes to sell cars. Their problem? The cars don't go through local dealerships, which in some states is against the law. That company, a certain electric vehicle manufacturer by the name of Tesla, isn't without allies, ...  
 
 
Late Kansas lawmakers antique cars being auctioned  Jun 29th, 2013 

Humorist Garrison Keillor won't be taking a summer vacation. Keillor is planning a 26-city 'Radio Romance Tour' that includes a Kansas City stop on July ...  
 
 
Honda orders recall because of fire risk -- for 2nd time  Jun 29th, 2013 

The 2007-2008 Honda Fit's master power window switch can short and even catch fire if it gets wet. Honda has become the latest automaker to order a recall due to the risk of potential vehicle fires - a problem linked to a defective power window switch that has led to major recalls at several competitors including Toyota and General Motors. Embarrassingly, it is the second time Honda has had ...  
 
 
Honda recalls FIt for fire risk says park it outside  Jun 29th, 2013 

It's another recall for power window switches getting wet, shorting out and potentially setting your car on fire.Honda is recalling nearly 700,000 Fit subcompact hatchbacks from the 2007 and 2008 model years -- including 143,083 in the U.S. -- because the master switch in the driver's door because rain, snow or other moisture can get in the door and damage the switch, causing it to ...  
 
 
NICB Finds California is Unsurprisingly and Overwhelmingly Where Your Car Will Get Stolen  Jun 28th, 2013 
The National Insurance Crime Bureau says California is far and away the most likely place you'll have your car stolen. 
 
 
2014 Ram 1500 Getting Diesel Option; Heavy Duty Ram Gets 6.4-Liter V-8  Jun 28th, 2013 
Ram introduces the industry's first diesel engine in a light-duty truck. 
 
 
Chevrolet Corvette Celebrates 60th Birthday This Weekend  Jun 28th, 2013 
This weekend, the Chevrolet Corvette celebrates its 60th birthday. 
 
 
2007-08 Honda Fit Recalled for Ill-Fitting Windows, Failing Window Switches  Jun 28th, 2013 
Honda is recalling 2007 and 2008 Fit models for a defective window switch. 
 
 
The 10 Best Cars in Which to Get Gay Married  Jun 28th, 2013 
This week, the Supreme Court saw the light, or at least the apex of the rainbow, and granted gay Americans—at least federally—the right to dive into the matrimonial abyss. Because we value personal freedom, we applaud this. Of course it raises an obvious question for us—answered herein by one of our favorite Car Gays—Brett Berk, [...] 
 
 
2014 Volkswagen GTD First Drive: GTI + TDI = A Lot to Like  Jun 28th, 2013 
It’s hard to determine which Volkswagen products enjoy fiercer loyalty—performance models like the GTI and Jetta GLI or the efficient TDI diesels. The performance and economy subsets are diametrically opposed, but equally well executed by the German car brand. The GTI is a regular on our 10Best list, and we’ve seen 40-plus mpg from various [...] 
 
 
Free-Trade Cars: Why a U.S.–Europe Free-Trade Agreement Is a Good Idea  Jun 28th, 2013 
Without launching into a Ben Stein–like dissertation on economics, we find it important to note that President Obama’s March announcement of the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is hugely important to the car industry and to car enthusiasts. The Partnership’s aims include abolishing tariffs on imported cars, as well as finally aligning U.S. [...] 
 
 
Review: A month with the Escort Passport Max radar detector: Drive with confidence, even if you don't understand the tech  Jun 28th, 2013 
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TOTD: 2014 Ram 1500 5.7L V-8 or EcoDiesel for $2850 More?  Jun 28th, 2013 
At last, the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel has been priced, and soon it’ll be time for truck enthusiasts to put their money where their mouths are. The half-ton diesel truck will carry a base price of $30,180 for a rear-drive, long-wheelbase truck with an eight-foot bed. The EcoDiesel’s price represents a $2850 premium over a [...] 
 
 
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Premiere Edition Revealed  Jun 28th, 2013 
Chevrolet won’t have trouble selling every 2014 Corvette Stingray that rolls into dealerships later this year, but just in case you weren’t already on a C7 waiting list, a new special-edition model has been revealed. Just 500 units will be made of the 2014 Corvette Stingray Premiere Edition, a car that Chevy tells us will [...] 
 
 
Fitch Assigns Retail Automotive CP Germany 2013s Class A Notes Expected Ratings  Jun 28th, 2013 

Subnationals in Brazil: Recent Popular Uprising Highlights Need for Reforms Recent widespread popular demonstrations in Brazil have become a much broader expression of unfulfilled expectations of the new middle class, such as education, transportation, healthcare, security and alleged political corruption. These popular actions will likely put pressure on local governments to speed up the slowly ...  
 
 
PREVIEW-US auto industry June sales harken back to pre-recession  Jun 28th, 2013 

Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:53pm EDT * Analysts see June U.S. sales rising as much as 8 pct * Monthly sales rate could hit highest level since December 2007 * Demand for pickup trucks continues to outpace overall industry growth By Joseph Lichterman and Ben Klayman DETROIT, June 28 (Reuters) - U.S. car dealers like Don Kerstetter have every reason to be happy these days as the industry is partying like ...  
 
 
GM to produce limited number of premiere Corvette Stingray coupes  Jun 28th, 2013 

General Motors Co. announced Friday that it will produce a limited number of 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Premiere Editions, which are top-of-the-line 3LT ...  
 
 
Honda tells some Fit owners to park cars outside  Jun 28th, 2013 

DETROIT -; Honda is urging the owners of more than 686,000 Fit and Jazz subcompacts worldwide to park them outside because the power window switches can catch ...  
 
 
Honda recalls 143000 cars again for potential fire hazard  Jun 28th, 2013 

DETROIT, June 28 | Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:00pm EDT DETROIT, June 28 (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co's U.S. subsidiary will recall more than 143,000 subcompact cars to replace faulty window switches that pose a potential fire hazard, the Japanese automaker said Friday. This is the second such campaign for the 2007 and 2008 Honda Fit hatchback, which was recalled for a similar problem in ...  
 
 
No charge to sellers to transfer sold cars during two months  Jun 28th, 2013 

Santo Domingo.- Internal Tax Agency (DGII) director Guarocuya Felix on Thursday announced a 2-months grace period to release, free of charge, those vehicles sold but are still registered to the seller. He said the measure aims to rid the Agency of a "big problem," since many people have as many as five vehicles registered in their name long after having sold them, but a buyer, ...  
 
 
Recall Alert 2007-2008 Honda Fit  Jun 28th, 2013 

hatchback due to a problem with the power window switch, according to Honda. In the affected vehicles, rain or other liquid could enter the driver's side window and cause electrical problems in the switch. This could lead it to overheat, potentially causing a fire."No crashes or injuries have been reported related to this issue. Honda is advising customers to park affected Fit vehicles ...  
 
 
2014 Nissan Pathfinder Whats Changed  Jun 28th, 2013 

from rough and rugged to comfortable and family-friendly. For 2014, the midsize crossover gets a new tech package, a small price increase and a hybrid model is joining the lineup this fall. The new SL Tech Package adds a Bose 13-speaker audio system, a navigation system, voice recognition, XM NavTraffic and NavWeather capability (SiriusXM subscription required), Zagat Survey restaurant guide, ...  
 
 
Rhys Millen admits Sebastian Loeb unbeatable at Pikes Peak  Jun 28th, 2013 

2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is well underway with this year's event gathering enormous media attention with nine-time WRC champion Sebastian Loeb competing in a purpose built Peugeot 208 T16. The Peugeot team, which consists of more than 60 people, has been undertaking a massive task to ensure victory at Sunday's race, but to also set a record time that will remain ...  
 
 
Mazda unveils upscale 2014 Mazda3  Jun 28th, 2013 

Toyota Corolla are rife with upscale equipment and aggressive measures to cut fuel consumption that were unseen a few years ago.While the current Mazda3 already offers features that include xenon headlamps, blind-spot monitoring and a 40-mpg highway mileage estimate, the new car has more in common with the upcoming Mercedes-Benz CLA250 than it does with ...  
 
 
2014 Nissan Versa Note First Drive  Jun 28th, 2013 
The 2014 Nissan Versa Note is none too exciting, but that's not its purpose. 
 
 
Shaq’ed Up: Can Shaquille O’Neal Even Fit in a Buick LaCrosse? We Find Out  Jun 28th, 2013 
According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), only 5 percent of  American adult men are taller than six feet two. Shaquille O’Neal towers seven feet one inch, wears size-23 shoes, and had listed his weight at 325 pounds during his playing days. That’s a lot of retired NBA center to shove behind [...] 
 
 
Ram Prices 1500 EcoDiesel, Adds 6.4-Liter V-8 and Air Suspension to HD Models  Jun 28th, 2013 
Earlier this year, Ram announced that it would be the first automaker to bring a diesel-powered full-size pickup to the U.S. market, which had us rather excited. But after discovering that the same 3.0-liter V-6 diesel was a $4500 option in the Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel, we were a bit apprehensive as to what sort [...] 
 
 
NIADA Executive Receives Lifetime Recognition  Jun 28th, 2013 

niadaMichael Linn, who has served independent automobile dealers in the Carolinas and at the national level for 26 years, including 14 as CEO of the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association, has been named the first recipient of a new honor - NIADA's Lifetime Achievement Award.

The award was created by the 2012-13 NIADA Executive Committee to honor Linn for his exceptional and selfless career of service to the association and in the future will only be given as merited. In tribute to Linn as the inaugural recipient, the award will be known as the "Michael R. Linn NIADA Lifetime Achievement Award."

 
 
 
2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Priced at $30,180, Base 5.7L V-8 at $24,605  Jun 28th, 2013 
The Ram 1500 Diesel Gets Priced 
 
 
Milestone: 1953 Corvette Production Began 60 Years Ago (W/Photos)  Jun 28th, 2013 
After six decades and seven generations, the Chevrolet Corvette is still running strong. On June 30, it will have been 60 years since the first 1953 Chevrolet Corvette rolled off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan, and we can’t help but hope the car lasts another 60 years. Chevrolet claims the Corvette is the longest-running, [...] 
 
 
Angela Merkel blocks EU plan on limiting emissions from new cars  Jun 28th, 2013 

Policy to make car manufacturers adhere to stricter standards on levels of carbon emissions was agreed by 27 EU member states. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty ...  
 
 
The Nairobian Campus two steal sleek Mercedes Benz from CBD  Jun 28th, 2013 

The city's growing homosexual community has adopted an aggressive strategy to spread its influence, hit back at bias and recruit more people into the habit, The Nairobian can ...  
 
 
Ford recalls about 13000 Explorer Taurus Lincoln MKS cars and SUVs for faulty safety locks  Jun 28th, 2013 

DETROIT -- Ford is recalling just over 13,000 Explorer, Taurus and Lincoln MKS cars and SUVs because the child safety locks might not work on the rear doors. The recall affects 2013 model cars sold mainly in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Ford says the safety locks can be turned off when the doors are opened or closed. That could allow a door to be opened with the inside door handle and possibly ...  
 
 
Rare jaguar seen roaming Southern Arizona mountains  Jun 28th, 2013 

This photo released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a remote camera that photographed a rare male jaguar west of the proposed Rosemont Mine site in the mountains southeast of ...  
 
 
CSKA boss unsure on Honda future  Jun 28th, 2013 

CSKA Moscow manager Leonid Slutsky does not know if Keisuke Honda will extend his stay with the club beyond his current contract. The Japan international will become a free agent upon the expiry of his current deal in December, and he has been linked with a potential move to the major European leagues, with Serie A side Milan and Premier League Everton both reportedly interested. Slutsky has ...  
 
 
Ford CEO Russian government expected to help boost auto sales  Jun 28th, 2013 

The chief executive of Ford Motor Co.'s Russian operations said Friday he expects a government boost for the auto industry in a matter of weeks that would help spur auto sales in Europe's second largest ...  
 
 
Chrysler begins building 2014 Jeep Cherokee in Ohio  Jun 28th, 2013 

A Limited and a Trailhawk model 2014 Jeep Cherokee are seen on stage after being unveiled at the New York International Auto Show in New York, March 27, ...  
 
 
Tanker cars removed from broken bridge in Canada  Jun 28th, 2013 

CALGARY, Alberta -; Six tanker cars that teetered on a partially collapsed railway bridge over Calgary's swollen Bow River have been successfully ...  
 
 
2013 Toyota Camry SE Test Car Gallery  Jun 28th, 2013 

, but Cars.com reviewer David Thomas says the trim level only highlights the car's flaws. Camry SE versions wear unique bodywork including racier bumpers and a different grille. Under the hood is a powerful, smooth 3.5-liter V-6, replacing the standard 178-horsepower four-cylinder. Poor fuel economy and compromised ride comfort from its sport-tuned suspension are big negatives. ...  
 
 
Cops Man posted nude pics of ex-roommate on cars  Jun 28th, 2013 

Don't get mad, get even. And then go to jail. Samuel Otero, 37, of Tavares, is accused of posting pics of his ex-roomie in the buff on cars belonging to the former roommate's co-workers' and grandmother -- and, for good measure, even sent pics to the former roommate's girlfriend, ...  
 
 
Nissan bets on small cars  Jun 28th, 2013 

Johannesburg - Nissan Motor Co., Japan’s second- biggest carmaker, said its small passenger models will lead sales gains in Africa south of the Sahara as economic growth makes people wealthier and enables countries to upgrade ...  
 
 
Ohio Road Signs Smash Into Cars State Seeks Cause  Jun 28th, 2013 

The Ohio Department of Transportation is investigating how three signs posted above a Cleveland-area highway smashed into traffic during stormy weather, damaging three vehicles and leaving a man in critical condition. The Interstate 480 signs that fell Tuesday near Valley View were at least 10 feet tall and weighed hundreds of pounds. Police say one sign crashed onto a pickup truck, critically ...  
 
 
2013 Buick Enclave Family Checklist  Jun 28th, 2013 

. After spending some time behind the wheel of this classy three-row crossover, I decided maturity has its plus side, including the 2013 Enclave. This crossover has been restyled for 2013, with a curvier exterior and an attention-grabbing upright grille. The Enclave's 3.6-liter V-6 engine makes 288 horsepower, and I was impressed with how luxurious it felt to drive. It has such a smooth ...  
 
 
Now Racing in the 24 Hours of LeMons: The Homer!  Jun 28th, 2013 
We love it when LeMons teams build a piece of vehicular sculpture so amazing that we don’t even care how well it performs on the race track— say, the Spirit of LeMons road-racing Cessna 310 or the Nutjob Racing air-stairs race car— and in fact those cars mostly prove weirdly competent on a road course. [...] 
 
 
2013 Mazda Mazdaspeed 3 review notes: This is so much fun  Jun 28th, 2013 
ASSOCIATE EDITOR GRAHAM KOZAK: The 2013 Mazda Mazdaspeed 3 is a nice counterpoint to the Ford Focus ST we had in our fleet a few weeks ago. 
 
 
HydroDynamicsHHO.com Releases New Products to Help Reduce Carbon Pollution  Jun 28th, 2013 
Get pro-active, help our environment now! Take part in reducing Carbon Pollution by installing a Hydrogen Generator. 
 
 
Drunk Driving and Boating on July 4th: Don't Risk it  Jun 28th, 2013 
Many police departments in communities across Massachusetts and the United States will be conducting stepped-up drunk boating and drunk driving enforcement during the days before and after the 4th of July. 
 
 
Distracted driving: Are hands-free devices making things worse?  Jun 28th, 2013 
Hands-free messaging systems were designed to help reduce the risk of car accidents caused by distracted driving, but a recent study revealed that they may actually do more harm than good. 
 
 
National Transportation Safety Board recommends lower BAC limit for DUI  Jun 28th, 2013 
The National Transportation Safety Board is suggesting the need for a lower DUI threshold, recommending that states adopt new laws that presume a driver with a BAC of .05 or higher is too intoxicated to drive. 
 
 
Holden Commodore Ute Nurburgring run confirmed at last  Jun 28th, 2013 

Sources had revealed a time around the 21km-long circuit of ';about 8min 20sec'; and Holden says the Ute’s exact time was 8min 19.47sec. The local car maker has used the run primarily as the basis for a new advertising campaign, though while is says it is setting rather than breaking a world record for a commercial and utility vehicle it makes the SS V Redline Ute ';faster ...  
 
 
Drayson Racing EV sets 328kmh land speed record  Jun 28th, 2013 

by achieving an average speed of 204.185mph (328.60km/h). The Drayson Racing B12 69/EV electric Le Mans Prototype driven by Lord Drayson broke the previous record, set almost 39 years ago on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, by 29.267mph (47.10km/h). While still officially subject to final confirmation by motorsport's governing body the FIA - and announced by an official in the clip as a ...  
 
 
General Motors to invest $691 mn in Mexican plants  Jun 28th, 2013 

The Mexican unit of US automaker General Motors said it planned to invest $691 million to expand its operations in Guanajuato, San Luis Potosi and Mexico states. "GM is about to reach 78 years in Mexico and we celebrate it with this new investment, which means more employment and development opportunities for the regions of Silao, San Luis Potosi and Toluca; and more advanced technology that ...  
 
 
Jaguar C-X75 behind-the-scenes development video  Jun 28th, 2013 

Jaguar and development partner Williams Advanced Engineering spent two years evolving the C-X75 from the original design study unveiled in 2010 to a fully working ...  
 
 
General Motors to invest US$691 million to boost Mexico operations  Jun 28th, 2013 

MEXICO CITY -- General Motors announced Wednesday that it will invest US$691 million to boost its operations in Mexico, a nation whose low wages and proximity to the United States are increasingly attracting ...  
 
 
Rush detailed in extended featurette  Jun 28th, 2013 

has been released. Telling the story of two of the biggest personalities of Formula One in the 1970s, Niki Lauda and James Hunt, Rush covers the on- and off-track struggles of both drivers including Lauda's famous crash at Germany's Nurburgring. Directed by Ron Howard and starring Australia's Chris Hemsworth as Hunt, Rush was filmed in the UK, Germany and Austria. The film is due ...  
 
 
Peugeot rescue too risky for GM  Jun 28th, 2013 

After 203 years in control, the Peugeot family appears to be angling for General Motors Co. to come to the rescue of its ailing French automaker, PSA Peugeot ...  
 
 
Alfa Romeo 4C tears up Italian test track  Jun 28th, 2013 

Alfa Romeo 4C being put through its paces in wet and dry conditions, over crests and around bends with generous amounts of opposite lock being applied. The video follows ...  
 
 
BMW M6 Gran Coupe Review  Jun 28th, 2013 

The BMW M6 Gran Coupe lands to compete with two sets of segments - fast sedans, and fast coupes - but it aims to neatly blend both of them. Gran Coupe stands for a four-door version of a two-door coupe, in this case the ...  
 
 
Tsakhia re-elected president of Mongolia  Jun 28th, 2013 

Mongolian President Elbegorj Tsakhia has won re-election to a second four-year term, the country's Central Electoral Commission announced Thursday. Tsakhia, candidate of the Democratic Party of Mongolia, received 50.22 of the vote in Wednesday's election. Bat-Erdene Badmaanyambuuu of the Mongolian People's Party received 41.48 percent and Udval Natsag, the country's first ...  
 
 
Eastern Turkey hit by attacks on construction sites mine  Jun 28th, 2013 

An undetermined number of chrome miners were kidnapped Thursday in one of two attacks on villages in Tunceli province in eastern Turkey, officials said. The second attack targeted a chrome mining business in Kirklare, police said. The company's building and six of its trucks were burned before the attackers left with several employees. A village in the same district had been attacked ...  
 
 
Brokers call HUL Bajaj Auto Maruti  Jun 28th, 2013 

CLSA Puts 'Sell' on HUL TARGET: Rs 480 CURRENT PRICE: Rs 589 Consumer sentiment continues to remain weak and there have been visible pressures on consumer wallets in the recent months. The impact of weak macros seems to have also ...  
 
 
UPDATE 4-Tanker cars derail on broken bridge in flood-hit Calgary  Jun 28th, 2013 

Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:07pm EDT By Nia Williams and Scott Haggett CALGARY, Alberta, June 27 - Five rail cars carrying hazardous petroleum products derailed on a broken bridge over the swollen Bow River in Calgary, Alberta, on Thursday, perching perilously close to the water as emergency crews rushed to prevent a spill. The cars contain petroleum distillate, a flammable light oil product that is used ...  
 
 
Driveway deaths prompt government to seek solutions  Jun 28th, 2013 

Minister for Road Safety, Catherine King, has launched a government discussion paper that addresses driveway-related injuries in Australian homes, particularly to young children. The paper arrives after statistics revealed that, on average, seven children are killed each year as the result of being struck in a driveway by a moving vehicle. Ninety per cent of children killed in these incidents ...  
 
 
Sports Briefing | Auto Racing Webber to Retire After Formula One Season  Jun 28th, 2013 

Mark Webber announced that he would retire at the end of the Formula One season to race Porsche sports cars. Webber said that he had signed a multiyear contract and would compete in ...  
 
 
Nissan stands up to Ad Standards  Jun 28th, 2013 

Nissan has been forced to tame down the cinema, online, TV and pay TV ads for its Nissan Pulsar Hatch after the Ad Standards Bureau upheld complaints about the childbirth race spot. The brand however has only made modifications in "good faith" and is seeking an independent review of the board’s decision. The ad in question features a woman who appears heavily pregnant ...  
 
 
Volvo V40 T5 R-Design Review  Jun 28th, 2013 

The Volvo V40 T5 R-Design attempts to shake up the premium hot-hatch segment monopolised by the Swedish brand’s traditional German rivals. The sports halo atop ...  
 
 
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