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Toyotas Scion tries to make tC more sporty  Mar 28th, 2013 

The 2014 Scion tC coupe is on display during the second press preview day at the New York International Auto Show. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty ...  
 
 
2013 New York Auto Show Volkswagen Porsche Jaguar Tesla Win Global Accolades  Mar 28th, 2013 

For a second year running, Volkswagen AG (ETR:VOW3) took the World Car of the Year prize for its Golf subcompact. Last year it won for the Volkswagen Up! small family car. Since 2009 the Wolfsburg, Germany-based carmaker has taken home the award, determined by a who's who panel of 66 automotive journalists ...  
 
 
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Photo Gallery  Mar 28th, 2013 

AMG engineers took the new entry-level subcompact luxury CLA-Class and turned it into a rocket that will sprint from zero to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds, according to Mercedes. Power comes from a 355-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The CLA45 AMG's exterior gets an array of aggressive styling tweaks like black wheels with massive red-painted AMG brake calipers, ...  
 
 
Convoy Of Trucks Reportedly Hauling Tons Of Fresh Euros As Cyprus Banks Prepare To Reopen  Mar 28th, 2013 

This is an interesting picture of EU GARBAGE TRUCKS / SHOPPING TRUCKS / TANKS You could as well call them EU GARBAGE TRUCKS, as THEIR CONTENTS IS WORTH NOTHING, EXCEPT debt and more debt for Cyprus, making sure they’ll never get out of it, even by plundering everybody’s saving accounts. This is an epic image of the biggest burglary unfolding in modern times. Others will soon follow, ...  
 
 
Video Toyota back on top as biggest automaker in the world  Mar 28th, 2013 

Toyota's is now the world's biggest automaker. Jim Lentz, U.S. sales chief of Toyota, will be named CEO of Toyota North America next week. He speaks to the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts about how this year's car sales brought the automaker back on ...  
 
 
VWs Golf is World Car of the Year  Mar 28th, 2013 

Volkswagen design chief Walter de Silva holds a trophy after the Volkswagen Golf was named the 2013 World Car of the Year at the New York Auto Show. (John Moore/Getty ...  
 
 
2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith Up Close  Mar 28th, 2013 

Rolls-Royces are not like other cars. This becomes evident upon approaching one, even in the controlled confines of an auto show. It's massive, upright and it feels like it's of an entirely different species than the vehicles in surrounding displays. The new 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith, which made its North American debut at the 2013 New York International Auto Show, is no ...  
 
 
2014 Buick LaCrosse Up Close  Mar 28th, 2013 

Much like its smaller sibling, the Regal, Buick's full-size LaCrosse sedan gets updates for the 2014 model year that address the car's worst offenses. Specifically, the center controls for the audio and climate systems have an all-new layout. It's easier to understand and lacks the similarly shaped tile buttons that made the old LaCrosse's dashboard controls more difficult ...  
 
 
Scion Series 10 Limited Editions Celebrate Brands 10th Birthday  Mar 28th, 2013 

Coming to dealers in June will be special editions of Scion's entire lineup, including the just-announced 2014 Scion tC. Marking the brand's 10th anniversary, the Scion 10 Series editions of the xB, xD, iQ, FR-S and tC will all be painted one color -- Silver Ignition -- and feature the Scion name illuminated on the dashboard when drivers enter the vehicle before it fades to reveal the ...  
 
 
Chrysler starts shipping 13 Viper  Mar 28th, 2013 

New York - Chrysler Group LLC started shipping the first 800 new 2013 SRT Viper supercars on Sunday from the automaker's Detroit Conner Assembly plant.Chrysler announced in December 2011 that it would resurrect the Viper and reopen the Detroit plant after two years of not producing the vehicle. The automaker showed the new car at the last year's New York International Auto Show.SRT ...  
 
 
2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV sedan review notes: A softer Nissan midsize sedan  Mar 28th, 2013 
EXECUTIVE EDITOR BOB GRITZINGER: There's nothing really wrong with the 2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV, but there's nothing really exciting here either. 
 
 
2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid to Cost $3000 More Than Non-Hybrid – 2013 New York  Mar 28th, 2013 
It’s no surprise that Infiniti has brought the 2014 QX60 Hybrid to New York, as we anticipated the SUV formerly known as the JX35 would get a hybrid version. What is surprising though, is that Infiniti announced the QX60 Hybrid would cost about $3000 more than the non-hybrid model when it goes on sale in [...] 
 
 
Tensions high at Chrysler Warren Stamping in wake of victimization  Mar 28th, 2013 

Tensions remain high at the Chrysler Warren Stamping plant north of Detroit in the wake of the victimization of skilled trades workers Alex Wassell over the implementation of the new Alternative Work Schedule (AWS). The 20-year Chrysler veteran, a supporter of ...  
 
 
Nissan to produce 100 electric car  Mar 28th, 2013 

Car manufacturer Nissan is officially launching production of its 100% electric LEAF car. The car, which has received more than 100 updates, will roll off the line at the company's record-breaking Sunderland plant. Along with Nissan's new UK battery plant, the move marks the culmination of a £420m investment by the Japanese company. Prime Minister David Cameron said: ...  
 
 
Automotive diode maker Actron posts EPS of over NT$4 in 2012  Mar 28th, 2013 

Taiwan-based automotive diode component maker Actron Technology saw its net profits decrease 17.8% on year to NT$331 million (US$11.1 million) in 2012. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$4.43 for the ...  
 
 
Volkswagen Amarok Crafter Van special editions released  Mar 28th, 2013 

Runner special editions have been released, expanding the brand’s local commercial vehicle line-up. Priced at $26,990 driveaway, and limited to 90 vehicles, is ...  
 
 
Pomona savors tradition as hot rod city  Mar 28th, 2013 

Jimmy Shine is shop manager at So-Cal Speed Shop in Pomona, Calif., home to the largest high-profile hot rod races and shows in the world. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles ...  
 
 
Melissa Preddy Balance energy in car with feng shui  Mar 28th, 2013 

The U.S. Census Bureau is just out with a new report that says the average worker's daily commute is 25.5 minutes each way.Assuming a five-day workweek, that's 17 hours a month plopped behind the steering wheel, not counting the motoring we do for errands and fun. When you spend that much time in any environment, it makes sense to look for ways to make it more productive and ...  
 
 
Mercedes-Benz C-Class plug-in hybrid confirmed  Mar 28th, 2013 

confirmed last month , however the boss of the company's US operations has now revealed exclusively to CarAdvice that the petrol-electric model will be offer plug-in charging capability. The fourth-generation C-Class, spied below and due to be released next year for a 2015 on-sale, will be able to be both recharged via a household power point or the internal combustion engine. It will also ...  
 
 
‘Planes’ takes off where ‘Cars’ left off  Mar 28th, 2013 

"I always felt every vehicle in the world of 'Cars' is a character, and I love the idea of airplanes because you get off the ground and can take people places they have never seen," says John Lasseter, who directed "Cars" and "Cars 2" and is executive producer on "Planes." "There's so much ...  
 
 
Distracted driving ban slow to reap rewards as California crackdown looms  Mar 28th, 2013 

San Jose, Calif. - Next month, thousands of cops will fan out across California in a massive crackdown on drivers texting or talking on handheld phones.And oh, will they be busy, as so many drivers just don't seem to care that these growing forms of distracted driving have been illegal for nearly five years.New data from police statewide show they issued 425,041 tickets last year for talking ...  
 
 
Denver Auto Show preview benefits community health programs  Mar 28th, 2013 

Breathe easy: The 2013 Denver Auto Show, which ended Sunday, was more than just a huge exhibit hall filled with a fabulous array of new cars. The 1,100 people who attended its opening gala, the Charity Preview Party, raised a lot of money for three organizations that will in turn fund programs that, in a nutshell, help clear the air.An exact figure was not available at press time, but organizers ...  
 
 
Bentley SUV to get plug-in hybrid capability  Mar 28th, 2013 

is on the cusp of approving it luxury SUV to go on-sale in 2015, and according to sales and marketing member of the board Kevin Rose a plug-in hybrid version is a definite. "We'll probably bring an SUV to market, and that may be the first time we come with a plug-in hybrid," said Rose. "That [plug in] is the sort of technology we see would be better for Bentley globally ... ...  
 
 
Toyota Trade pact no threat  Mar 28th, 2013 

New York - A top U.S. Toyota executive said Wednesday that a new free trade agreement with Japan would not spark a big shift in production of vehicles or loss of jobs here.Jim Lentz, who is president and chief executive officer of Toyota Motor Sales USA and will become CEO of Toyota's North American region, said the Japanese automaker supports new free trade agreements, including the ...  
 
 
Doug Guthrie Supersized Santa Fe  Mar 28th, 2013 

San Diego Hyundai has redesigned and rechristened the top of its crossover lineup for 2013 with a family-friendly people hauler that has three adequately spacious rows of seats. The name is familiar - Santa Fe - the vehicle that changed Hyundai's reputation for the better in the U.S. a decade ago.Marketers at Hyundai now insist family planning goes something like this: For singles and young ...  
 
 
Durango shows off new face  Mar 28th, 2013 

New York - Chrysler Group LLC will today unveil a significantly refreshed version of its Dodge Durango sport utility vehicle at the New York International Auto Show. It's another example of the automaker's effort to turn around its product lineup.A close relative of the newly redesigned Jeep Grand Cherokee, the 2014 Durango will feature an upgraded interior designed to make the most of ...  
 
 
Automakers tout fuel-efficient technologies  Mar 28th, 2013 

New York - Automakers expressed optimism Wednesday about fuel-efficient technologies at the New York International Auto Show, talking up plans for electric vehicles, diesels and hybrids.Prompted by rising fuel prices and higher fuel efficiency mandates, automakers are boosting alternatives to traditional gas-powered vehicles.Nissan Motor Co. unveiled two hybrids - the Pathfinder - and the ...  
 
 
Volkswagen Scirocco next model to be “completely different”  Mar 28th, 2013 

Scirocco , which is due to launch around the middle of the decade. "It must be completely different. Completely," de Silva said. "We don't want to repeat the body style of the Scirocco, we want to change ...  
 
 
Return of Camaro Z28 wows N.Y. auto show crowd  Mar 28th, 2013 

New York - General Motors Co. pulled off a surprise Wednesday at the New York International Auto Show by rolling out a new version of the legendary Camaro Z/28 after a decade's absenceGM North America President Mark Reuss was all smiles as the white muscle car with black rear spoiler was driven on stage to applause and cheers from automotive journalists."This is for all of us who want a ...  
 
 
2013 New York Auto Show Toyota unveils new Highlander crossover  Mar 28th, 2013 

Though there were several media preview events earlier this week, Toyota officially kicked off the first of two media days at the 2013 New York International Auto Show on Wednesday morning by introducing the all-new Highlander crossover SUV.Well, mostly new.Though the Highlander wears handsome new sheet metal and grows in size noticeably, the heart of the crossover remains largely ...  
 
 
Porsche Cayman GT3 under consideration  Mar 28th, 2013 

has confirmed that producing a hardcore, GT3-style version of the mid-engined Cayman is "under discussion". Speaking at the official public reveal of the 911 GT3, Andreas Preuninger asked rhetorically "[with Cayman] can we emulate the success of the GT3? "Maybe, I don't see why not..." Preuninger confessed that testing has been conducted for a more track-focused, ...  
 
 
Call for green badges and free parking for electric cars  Mar 28th, 2013 

Electric car owners should be allowed to park on yellow and red lines, and park for free, a leading thinktank said on Thursday.On one of the busiest days of the year for road traffic as people take to their cars for Easter breaks, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) said that a 'green badge' akin to the blue badge scheme for disable drivers should be introduced to drive ...  
 
 
Toyota Honda and Chrysler tailor SUVs to family fuel economy  Mar 28th, 2013 

New York - Automakers are rolling out snazzier, more fuel-efficient family-haulers designed to shuttle the kids.Toyota Motor Corp., Honda Motor Co. and Chrysler Group LLC are all showing upgraded family-friendly SUVs at the show.Toyota unveiled Wednesday a redesigned Highlander mid-size SUV aimed at families, and announced a marketing partnership with Nickelodeon and "SpongeBob ...  
 
 
Kia Cub concept revealed in Seoul  Mar 28th, 2013 

concept has made its world debut at the Seoul international motor show in Korea, revealing a turbocharged compact four-door ‘coupe’. Designed in Seoul under the direction ...  
 
 
Chill in car sales spreads from euro crisis-hit south to Northern Europe  Mar 28th, 2013 

"Sales were drastically down in January, February; sometimes we are happy just to cover our overheads," said Kosak, 38, wrapped up in a big overcoat. The chill in cars sales has spread from southern Europe, where the worst of the eurozone debt crisis is crippling economies, to the north, including the region's biggest car market, Germany. New car sales have dropped 10 percent in ...  
 
 
New Report on Chinas Automotive Coatings Industry  Mar 28th, 2013 

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Research and Development Prospect of China's Automotive Coatings Industry, ...  
 
 
GM lets 598 workers go at Brazilian auto plant as part of deal with union  Mar 28th, 2013 

SAO PAULO -- U.S. automaker General Motors said it dismissed 598 workers at a struggling assembly line at its Brazilian unit Tuesday in-line with an agreement reached with the union last ...  
 
 
Renault announce jobs boost for Spain  Mar 28th, 2013 

12/12/2012 13:48 CET Some good news for Spain! French car manufacturer Renault is to create 700 new jobs in the country. 600 will be at its Valladolid factory where most of the jobs will be part of second shift for the production of the new '; Capture'; model. A further 100 workers will also be hired at its Seville ...  
 
 
Farmers urge authorities to allow Lebanese trucks to cross Syrian border  Mar 28th, 2013 

Farmers in Lebanon have urged authorities to allow trucks to cross the Syrian border The Head of the Lebanese Farmers Association on Wednesday called on authorities to take active ...  
 
 
SRT Delivers new 392 Appearance Package for Charger SRT8  Mar 28th, 2013 
Few things in today’s automotive landscape are as predictable as a metronome: No automaker cranks out as many special editions as the Chrysler Group. Which means another year, another ZOMG!!!1 exterior package for an SRT whip. This time, for this year and the next, it’s the “392 Appearance Package” for the Dodge Charger SRT8, the [...] 
 
 
2014 Dodge Durango Debuts: Even More Brash, Plus New Tech and Eight-Speed Auto [2013 New York Auto Show]  Mar 28th, 2013 
Ford’s Explorer is for soccer moms. Nissan’s latest Pathfinder? Forget finding paths, how about finding a closer parking space at Costco? See, if you want a three-row crossover that announces, “This guy (or gal) has got some onions,” look no further than Dodge’s Durango. With its square-jawed face, muscular fender bulges, and available Hemi V-8 [...] 
 
 
2014 Infiniti Q50 Starts at $37,355, Q50 Hybrid at $44,605  Mar 28th, 2013 
Infiniti announced pricing today for the new 2014 Q50 (ex-G37) at the world debut of the new QX60 Hybrid at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. The new Q50 will start at $37,355 while Q50 Hybrid pricing beings at $44,605, both prices including a $905 destination fee. The 2014 Infiniti Q50′s introductory pricing starts [...] 
 
 
Updated 2014 Hyundai Equus Has 12.3-Inch Touch Screen – 2013 New York  Mar 28th, 2013 
The new Lexus LS and Mercedes-Benz S-Class are no longer the only flagship luxury sedans offering (or soon to offer) 12.3-inch touch screens. The refreshed 2014 Hyundai Equus debuted in New York with one on the Ultimate trim. Changes made to the 2014 Equus are subtle, but the automaker hopes the updates will keep the [...] 
 
 
2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class review  Mar 28th, 2013 

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL enters its second generation, with a new design and a completely new or revised engine lineup. Still, the 2013 GL's length, width and height are within an inch of the first generation. For a while in the 1990s and early 2000s, it appeared as though the SUV was going to overtake cars in sales and suck up the world's oil reserves in the ...  
 
 
Subaru WRX concept leaked  Mar 28th, 2013 

have leaked online ahead of the highly anticipated sports car’s unveiling at the 2013 New York auto show. First seen on French website Blog Automobile, the unverified images purportedly reveal the exterior design of the ...  
 
 
Dairy Finds Way to Let Cows Power Trucks  Mar 28th, 2013 

Fair Oaks Farms in Fair Oaks, Ind., has long used livestock waste to create enough natural gas to fully power 10 barns, a cheese factory, a gift shop and ...  
 
 
For Powering Cars Solar-Electric Is ‘Orders Of Magnitude’ More Efficient Than Biofuels  Mar 28th, 2013 

a recent study determined that electricity generated by solar beats out biofuels for powering cars under myriad scenarios. The report, put together by a team from the University of California, Santa Barbara and the Norwegian University of Science and ...  
 
 
St. Paul cops cleared in fatal shooting of drug suspect who reportedly rammed squad cars  Mar 28th, 2013 

Three St. Paul police officers stand near the car where a man who was the driver of the vehicle was fatally shot by police about 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, October 23, 2012. The incident occurred very near the corner of Jessamine Ave. and Westminster St. in St. Paul. Police would not immediately release the identity of the man or describe the nature of the investigation. (Pioneer Press: Chris ...  
 
 
Green cars share the spotlight at Vancouver International Auto Show  Mar 28th, 2013 

There's a cleaner, greener focus at this year's Vancouver International Auto Show, with electric car charging stations, test drives and display models spread across the plush carpeting among the fancy imports and vintage vehicles.The white Lamborghini, black Bentley coupe and cobalt-coloured Maserati might be a bigger draw for spectators, but across from a six-figure strawberry-red ...  
 
 
2013 BMW 3 Series Touring Review  Mar 28th, 2013 

Luxury wagons such as the new BMW 3 Series Touring remain relatively niche models in Australia, struggling to match their popularity in Europe as Australians mostly snub them in favour of SUVs. BMW, for example, is only hoping to convince a paltry 500 Australians a year to forgo the ever-popular SUV for the traditional family hauler. Granted, Aussie buyers won't get the all-wheel drive ...  
 
 
Dozens wake up to find cars vandalized  Mar 28th, 2013 

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Dozens of people living on the southwest side say they woke up Wednesday morning to find their cars vandalized. Hours later, there was still extensive ...  
 
 
Audi A3 sedan all-new body shape breaks cover in New York  Mar 28th, 2013 

Audi 's three-box and coupe design philosophies, the 4.46m-long A3 sedan has short overhangs, sharper door lines and slightly larger wheel arches flares than the ...  
 
 
Most cars targeted by Calgary thieves are unlocked police  Mar 28th, 2013 

On Wednesday morning, police, bylaw and transit peace officers were at the Somerset LRT station to remind drivers to lock their vehicles. Officers placed bright yellow cards on their windshields telling drivers to lock the doors and keep valuables ...  
 
 
Auto makers look to Asean market  Mar 28th, 2013 

While this year's Bangkok International Motor Show could set a new sales record of 60,000 orders, major auto-makers are not only looking at the Thai market but also all of Asean. "Asean is such an important growth opportunity for Ford within our Asia-Pacific region," Alan Mulally, president and chief executive officer of Ford Motor Company, said yesterday. "Our plan and ...  
 
 
Hondas minivan with built-in vacuum cleaner  Mar 28th, 2013 

At the New York Auto Show on Tuesday, Honda unveiled its 2014 Odyssey minivan -- and the feature getting most of the attention was a vacuum cleaner from Shop-Vac in the rear of the ...  
 
 
City gears up to become auto industry hub  Mar 28th, 2013 

ng doesn't want the name of either of the world's most famous automobile cities tied to Chengdu, Sichuan province. "We want to make Chengdu a unique international automobile hub in our own way," said Chen, deputy officer of ...  
 
 
Skoda Octavia RS fastest Octavia ever set for Goodwood debut  Mar 28th, 2013 

, dubbed the fastest road-going Octavia yet, will have its world premiere at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The new ...  
 
 
Kia Optima mid-life facelift debuts  Mar 28th, 2013 

Kia Optima is identified by a new front bumper, featuring sweeping black inserts and four-bezel LED fog lights on some models, and redesigned rear diffuser with new LED ...  
 
 
Police stop tanker trucks headed to Syria  Mar 28th, 2013 

Shekka Wednesday, security sources told The Daily Star. According to the sources, police stopped the tanker trucks after reports that more than 50 demonstrators had geared up to confront the trucks ...  
 
 
Jeep Cherokee front-wheel drive nine-speed auto for mid-sized SUV  Mar 28th, 2013 

will boast a standard nine-speed automatic transmission and offer a front-wheel drive base model for the first time when it goes on sale later this year. Turning heads during its New York auto show unveiling earlier today, the dramatically styled ...  
 
 
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive 300Nm torque 200km range  Mar 28th, 2013 

will be the first battery-powered electric car the German manufacturer puts into production. Making its debut at the 2013 New York auto show, the ...  
 
 
Chevrolet Camaro Z28 iconic badge returns on track-tuned coupe  Mar 28th, 2013 

made a surprise appearance at today's New York auto show, marking a triumphant return for the iconic performance nameplate. Dubbed "the most track-capable Camaro ever", the new Z/28 teams the design enhancements of the ...  
 
 
Kia Koup all-new model gets 150kW turbo  Mar 28th, 2013 

Kia Koup will be available with a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine for the first time. With 150kW of power at 6000rpm, and 264Nm of torque from 1750-4500rpm, the turbo is the most powerful Koup ...  
 
 
Voice on the cars that are made in China  Mar 28th, 2013 

"Some officials look down upon cars made in China because they think these cars will make them lose face."Wang Chuanfu, chairman and president of BYD Company Limited,Suggesting that cars that are made in China should be supported and play a larger part in reforms to government vehicle policies, quoted by the China Economic Weekly on ...  
 
 
Honda MDX luxury SUV gets new V6 goes front-drive  Mar 28th, 2013 

is longer and lower, yet up to 125kg lighter than its predecessor. Despite wearing Acura badging at its official debut at the 2013 New York auto show, a spokesperson last year told CarAdvice exclusively that ...  
 
 
Bomb-making materials show up in Colo. mans auto  Mar 28th, 2013 

DECATUR, Texas — Investigators found bomb-making materials and pants that appeared to have blood on them in the car of a man suspected of killing Colorado's prisons chief, according to documents made public ...  
 
 
Nissan expansion will mean new jobs  Mar 28th, 2013 

MADISON COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Nissan wants to expand the Canton plant, and some lawmakers are supporting a bond measure to fund it. Senator Will Longwitz of Madison says the expansion would include the construction of three large buildings for suppliers. He says a bill to fund the expansion through $100 million in revenue-only bonds passed through the Senate Finance Committee ...  
 
 
Honda may clean up with new Odyssey vacuum  Mar 28th, 2013 

There's something in the new Honda Odyssey that sucks: a vacuum.Honda Motor Co. Ltd. has, for the moment, topped Chrysler when it comes to minivan innovations, offering the first on-board vacuum to suck up the crushed potato chips, mushed pretzels and stray straws that turn a vehicle into a snack bar on ...  
 
 
Citroen C4 Aircross French SUV launched under new local distributor  Mar 28th, 2013 

has been belatedly launched following its 2012 on-sale date, as the French brand’s new Australian distributor takes control. Originally released to market ...  
 
 
Detroit area worker killed in auto parts plant  Mar 28th, 2013 

An auto parts worker, 42-years-old, was killed when a five-ton piece of equipment fell on him at the Mollertech LLC plant in Shelby Township, Michigan last Thursday. The worker's name has not been released at the request of his family. Shelby Township fire and police units responded to a 911 call from the plant. They attempted to rescue the worker, but he was pronounced dead on the scene. ...  
 
 
Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid supercharged and electrified SUV  Mar 28th, 2013 

has made its debut at the 2013 New York auto show, mating asupercharged petrol engine with an electric motor. The unique hybrid system replaces the V6 petrol engine found under the bonnet of the regular ...  
 
 
Advanced cop cars on WA roads for Easter  Mar 28th, 2013 

NEW police vehicles taking the road in Western Australia in time for the Easter long weekend can scan about 1000 registration plates an hour. The 48 traffic management vehicles (ATMVs) cost the state government $3.78 million. Police and Road Safety Minister Liza Harvey said the fleet was a significant improvement on manual in-car computers that were able to check about 300 registration plates a ...  
 
 
Ontario Liberals back NDP motion to cut auto insurance rates  Mar 28th, 2013 

Premier Kathleen Wynne tightened her embrace of the NDP, backing a motion by the third party calling for a 15-per-cent cut in auto-insurance premiums.Liberal support for the non-binding motion, which was passed by the legislature over Progressive Conservative opposition Wednesday, was a symbolic gesture. But it was designed to signal to Andrea Horwath's New Democrats that the government ...  
 
 
Pain Gain Trailer Mark Wahlberg Dwayne Johnson Favor Fast Cars and Tasers  Mar 28th, 2013 

Daniel Lugo to take action in his life, which Lugo interprets as a go-ahead to get involved in crime. In real life, the men were dubbed the Sun Gym Gang, named after their place of choice for pumping iron. Their exploits -- and eventual downfall -- were chronicled by ...  
 
 
New Grand Theft Auto V screens show exploration destruction  Mar 28th, 2013 

A new batch of screenshots from the next installment of the "Grand Theft Auto" series was posted by developer Rockstar on Wednesday, and while they're rather stylized, they do show off a few new features of the highly-anticipated game.The 10 new shots appeared ...  
 
 
Oil spills onto frozen Minnesota ground after Canadian Pacific rail cars derail  Mar 28th, 2013 

This photo from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency shows crews at the scene of a Canadian Pacific train derailment that spilled thousands of gallons of crude oil near Parkers Prairie in western Minnesota on Wednesday, March 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Minnesota Pollution Control ...  
 
 
Lack of rail cars hits forestry firms’ sales  Mar 28th, 2013 

Just when domestic forest products companies thought they were back on track with demand picking up in the critical Unites States market, a major transportation hitch is putting the brakes on shipments.The Ontario Forest Industries Association and its Quebec counterpart say shipping delays resulting from a lack of rail cars being provided by major rail carriers are seriously hurting sales and ...  
 
 
New York Intl Auto Show  Mar 28th, 2013 

A new Chevrolet Camaro Z28 is displayed on stage during an unveiling at the New York International Auto Show in New York, March 27, 2013. ...  
 
 
Infiniti Q50 petrol and diesel engines confirmed for Australia  Mar 28th, 2013 

Infiniti Australia has been tight-lipped about the specifications of its hugely important upcoming premium mid-sized sedan, the Japanese brand's president, Johan de Nysschen, confirmed at today's New York auto show that both powerplants would be available in our market. ...  
 
 
Nissan confirms new sports car for Tokyo  Mar 28th, 2013 

has revealed that it is planning to unveil an all-new sports car to sit alongside the 370Z and GT-R at the Tokyo motor show in November. At today's New York auto show media day, Nissan vice president Andy Palmer spoke at length about what he described as the "era of electrification" and the need for the company to expand its electric vehicle portfolio. Asked whether this could ...  
 
 
Return of the Wagon: 2014 Volvo V60 Sports Wagon Debuts in New York  Mar 27th, 2013 
If we’re playing word association, Swedish automaker has a few we can think of that fit it well: Safe, practical, and wagon. Yet, unless you went for a lifted Volvo XC70 over the past few years, you were out of luck when it came to that last part. Fortunately, Volvo has seen the error of [...] 
 
 
2014 Hyundai Equus Gallops Into New York with New Luxury and Safety Systems  Mar 27th, 2013 
The updated 2014 Hyundai Equus is making its debut at the 2013 New York Auto Show this week. The vehicle boasts an ivory leather interior and sharp exterior styling that is sure to make viewers take a second look. Hyundai has made many driver assists standard features, including Rear Cross-traffic Alert, Blind Spot Detection, and [...] 
 
 
2014 Kia Optima Shows Up in New York Refreshed with Updated Style, Heaps of Technology  Mar 27th, 2013 
It doesn’t seem like the current-generation Kia Optima was introduced that long ago. But it’s been on the market since 2011. Now that it’s gotten NBA superstar approval, sales have taken off to the point where the sedan is Kia’s best seller, 150,000 units in the U.S. alone last year. And just when Kia hit [...] 
 
 
BMW M Performance Power Kit Now Available for 2012+ 335i Sedan  Mar 27th, 2013 
BMW’s vaunted 335i is now more…Swedish? Okay, not exactly, but BMW’s M Division today announced at the New York Auto Show that, like it’s Swedish rival Volvo’s tuner Polestar, it will begin offering performance engine tuning for 2012 and newer 335i and 335i xDrive sedan owners who want more power. The M Performance Power Kit [...] 
 
 
2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Surprises in New York in Debut; Shocks with 7.0-Liter V-8  Mar 27th, 2013 
GM dropped a bomb on everyone at the 2013 New York Auto Show: the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28. But if you think this is a return to the mullets-and-heavy-metal Camaros of the ’80s and ’90s, think again. Not only is Chevy re-introducing a fabled nameplate, it’s taking it back to its roots. This is a [...] 
 
 
2014 Infiniti Q50, the Sedan Formerly Known as G37, to Start at $37,355 with “Free” iPad  Mar 27th, 2013 
Quick summary if you just woke up from a coma that started in early November: Infiniti is changing its entire naming structure. Cars will be called Q and SUVs and crossovers will be called QX. Now that your confusion as subsided and your bafflement has begun, may we introduce pricing for the 2014 Infiniti Q50, [...] 
 
 
2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid Goes Green at New York Auto Show, Still Adventure-Ready  Mar 27th, 2013 
The 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid makes its debut at the 2013 New York Auto Show, boasting power and roominess. With 250 horsepower, this hybrid is able to tow a load of up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped. The Pathfinder Hybrid keeps its title as the perfect family adventure vehicle. Coming standard on the new [...] 
 
 
2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid Debut  Mar 27th, 2013 
The 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid doesn't compromise performance or interior space. 
 
 
2014 Hyundai Equus: Cleaner Looks, More Stuff, Same Brawny V-8 [2013 New York Auto Show]  Mar 27th, 2013 
  As best we can tell, Hyundai’s upmarket Equus has failed to light any kind of a fire beneath the full-size luxury competition from Germany and Japan since being introduced for 2011. Of course, if you had little trouble selling your luxury boats for six-figures-plus, you probably wouldn’t see the Korean as much of a [...] 
 
 
Pre-Launch Pricing Announced for 2014 Infiniti Q50 Sedan—Get One for $37,355 Before the Price Goes Up  Mar 27th, 2013 
Infiniti has—sort of—announced pricing for the all-new 2014 Q50 (the Sports Sedan Formerly Known as G37). From now until the car actually goes on sale later this summer, the entry-level Q50 sedan can be preordered starting at $37,355. To sweeten the pot, buyers who preorder a Q50 and take delivery by October 31 will receive [...] 
 
 
Sebastian Vettel Named Infiniti’s Director of Performance, Director of Teamwork Position Still Open [2013 New York Auto Show]  Mar 27th, 2013 
Today at the New York auto show, Infiniti president Johan de Nysschen named Sebastian Vettel as Director of Performance for the Infiniti brand. Vettel, lead driver for Infiniti Red Bull Racing and three-time Formula 1 champ, already has been helping Infiniti imbue its models with more performance (starting with the Infiniti FX Vettel Edition and [...] 
 
 
2014 Kia Forte Koup Photos and Info: All-New Sekond-Gen Gets Turbokharged Option [2013 New York Auto Show]  Mar 27th, 2013 
Compact two-door coupes have become awfully rare. But Kia is sticking to the formula with the second generation of its Forte Koup, which it launched at the New York auto show. The new model follows the second-generation Forte sedan and hatchback to market and thus completes the revamp of the lineup. Its two-door body keeps [...] 
 
 
Big Apple Bomb: Track-Devouring, 500-hp 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Revealed! [2013 New York Auto Show]  Mar 27th, 2013 
Chevrolet’s Camaro lineup is becoming quite the haven for track-happy hooligans. It already includes the SS 1LE and one of this year’s Lightning Lap surprises, the mighty ZL1, which broke the 2:58 mark at VIR. And now comes the return of the iconic Z/28 nameplate, affixed to what GM is calling the “most track-capable Camaro [...] 
 
 
2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid: Subtract V-6, Add Supercharged Four and Electric Motor [2013 New York Auto Show]  Mar 27th, 2013 
When Nissan first outlined its next-generation, in-house hybrid system nearly two years ago, it promised that the setup would arrive sometime in 2013 to supplant a V-6 in a new hybrid vehicle. We had predicted that the company was talking about the inevitable hybrid version of the latest Altima sedan, but Nissan’s first recipient of [...] 
 
 
Because Supercharger? 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid Debuts with Supercharged Drivetrain  Mar 27th, 2013 
Infiniti’s seven-passenger, three-row crossover just debuted for 2013, but it’s already been renamed and, as of the New York auto show, adds a hybrid drivetrain. First dubbed the Infiniti JX35, the automaker’s new naming system applied the romantic sobriquet “QX60” on the big machine.  READ MORE › 
 
 
2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid Boasts Supercharged I-4, 26 MPG Combined  Mar 27th, 2013 
Show floor update: Nissan’s first in-house-developed hybrid aims to exact little or no penalty in terms of packaging or utility — even towing remains at 3500 pounds. That’s because this generation’s front-drive-based platform was designed from the outset to be a hybrid. Keeping that capability played in to the decision to supercharge the 2.5-liter instead [...] 
 
 
Magnificent Million: Motor Trend YouTube Channel Scores One Million Subscribers  Mar 27th, 2013 
Just a few months after the Motor Trend YouTube channel celebrated the end of its first season, we hit another major milestone: one million subscribers. While our hosts and producers have worked extremely hard in bringing you awesome automotive content, they’ve had plenty of fun along the way. In the video below, we’ve collected some [...] 
 
 
Thread of the Day: Should Buick Offer the Regal Turbo and Regal GS?  Mar 27th, 2013 
The Buick Regal’s 2014-model-year refresh brings its styling up to date with the rest of the tri-shield lineup, but the model also benefits from mechanical upgrades like a revised turbo engine and available all-wheel drive. Scroll through the comments of our 2012 Buick Regal GS first test, and you’ll find at least a dozen readers [...] 
 
 
2014 Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive Arrives Next Year – 2013 New York  Mar 27th, 2013 
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive is set to arrive in the U.S. next year, making it the automaker’s first EV to be offered on our shores. The electrified vehicle makes its official public debut at this week’s New York auto show, with all the key details regarding its zero-emissions powertrain. The electric Benz will [...] 
 
 
2014 Dodge Charger SRT8 Now Offered With $2495 392 Appearance Package  Mar 27th, 2013 
A new 392 Appearance Package is available on the 2013 and 2014 Dodge Charger SRT8 full-size sedan. The special appearance package is, of course, limited to just 392 units and will be available to order in April. The 392 Appearance Package consists of “392 HEMI” fender badges in gloss black with a charcoal grey metallic [...] 
 
 
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