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Ford is coming to the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show with 23 cars, a new model is among them, making its worldwide debut.
Audi engineers are hard at work on the 2014 A4, planning to make the sedan lighter and more stylish to further differentiate it from the upcoming A3 sedan.
As if Bugatti’s Veyron Grand Sport wasn’t extravagant or unique enough, the ultra-exotic auto manufacturer has unveiled a truly one-of-a-kind vehicle dubbed the L’Or Blanc.
Unintended acceleration became a buzzword in when more than 14 million Toyota vehicles were recalled in 2009 and 2010 for unintended acceleration. Some of the resulting disputes are still being settled.
The Nissan Altima, a vehicle for a long time not considered to be a competitor for the top place, announced the sales to begin in March among middle-size sedans, removing the Toyota Camry.
The hottest Jaguar’s coupe, the XKR-S GT, was shown today on the stage of the 2013 New York Auto Show.
Ford, Chrysler and General Motors create profitable business out of light-duty pickup vehicles, but they ignore previously agreed measuring tests and towing capacity standards.
The 2014 Silverado’s statistics will be based on Chevy’s tests, not those developed by SAE.
The Camaro Z28: bigger engine and higher price, that means less sales but more zoom.
Patrick George discussed recent General Motors trademarks for the Chevelle name. After a short discussion regarding trademark process, George made a conclusion; the Chevelle name may find the way out by attaching to something less deserving, like Dodge’s C-segment vehicle ended up with the Dart moniker. But there is also a light ray for optimists.
Cadillac has showed brand new 2014 CTS sedan, the fate of the CTS coupe and wagon will be debated.
Toyota RAV4 platform will be used for hybrid-powered vehicle.
BMW, taking into the consideration the rise of crossovers demand in Europe and the United States, expands its brand new 4-series lineup with the X4 vehicle that will go on sale in a year.
One can never completely trust the auto rumor mill; unreliable blogs are ready to post mostly everything to get clicks, which can lead to the wrong and unverified information being gone through as truth. But TTAC has reliable sources (thanks to our EIC Herr Schmitt) informing that VW and Fiat are negotiating regarding the potential sale of Alfa Romeo.
GM is going to steal all spotlights from brand-new Ford F-150 in 2015 with the help of two new mid-sized pickups. And according to TTAC Commenter and GM exec Mark Reuss, each vehicle has its own mission.
Mercedes-Benz is planning to start a subcompact vehicle range with the support of Renault-Nissan, a German magazine informed.
Porsche will start sales of its first plug-in vehicle in summer with price starting at 110,409 euros in Germany, the auto brand announced today. The 416-hp Panamera S E-Hybrid will be presented at the Shanghai auto show on April 21.
The MPV sector, that is very popular in Europe, was initially invented in France. The Renault Espace, the grandfather of the modern minivan, was initially assumed to be a Peugeot, until PSA accounted it to be very costly and sold it to Renault. Approximately two decades later, Renault changed the segment again with the help of cozy Scenic minivan, which created followers from mostly every auto maker.
The multi-billion dollar effort to design a new model has successfully ended up with the unique car that many enthusiasts still discuss for the wrong assert feasible in this era. Thin margins, concentration of brands and cars and extremely competitive world market have destroyed the former formula for creating a production vehicle, which was nearly the only solution to local road conditions and customer wishes.
Subaru WRX has always sacrificed a part of on-road performance to maintain its off-road capability. Nevertheless, that will be changed for the upcoming vehicle.