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Green Cars

"Environmentally friendly cars will soon cease to be an option ... they will become a necessity."- Fujio Cho

Safe Cars

"Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves." - Albert Einstein

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

R57 Mini spotted by “carparazzi”

The car’s debut is planned for this winter at the Detroit Auto Show in January next year. However, images with the new model are available due to a tipster. The images meant for an official brochure apparently went into the hands of a kind and sharing employee who distributed them on the Internet.
Then some “carparazzi” spotted the convertible with the top up and down, during some tests.

The car will also have a wider colour range with two new colours: one non-metallic and one non-metallic, called Interchange Yellow.

R57 will be a based on the model R56 and the top of it will be an upgrade of R52, but having a larger glass rear window. The car could be bought starting with next spring.

Images with the car appeared in MotoringFile,, AutoExpress and more.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Chysler's Electric Car

Chrysler, the third largest US automaker, and the second largest in Canada, has announced on Tuesday plans to sell a plug-in electric car in 2010, in the United States.

"[We're] looking at a full line of electric vehicles," Chrysler chief executive Bob Nardelli said on the CNBC TV network. "We've made huge commitments, both from a resource standpoint and from a financial standpoint."

Chrysler displayed a working prototype of the electric vehicle outside its company's headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The vehicle resembles a sports car but has a lithium-ion battery that powers it for 150 miles on one single full charge, the company claimed.

Is Chrysler behind the game perhaps? General Motors Corp., the world's bigger automaker, displayed the production version of its own Chevrolet Volt electric car just a week ago, at a ceremony marking its one hundred years history as a corporation. Other automakers have also been working night and day designing their own electric cars, including Toyota Motor Corp. and BMW AG.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Crunching times at General Motors

As the US economy is heading for worst, it seems to be drugging along the once automotive giant, General Motors. The company is celebrating it's 100th year but the current financial status has never been at such low.

It is said that 'too little too late' had become the company moto and any good ideas were well behind the fierce global competitive market.

It has to be said that this is an earthquake in the automotive industry as GM owns many brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Hummer, Pontiac, SAAB, Opel, Vauxhall and Daewoo amongst others.

Conversations are continuing and industry analysts are wondering if the United States government will bail out the large car manufacturers to avoid a deepening of the economic crisis with increasing rates of unemployment.

One way or the other, things are never going to be the same for General Motors.


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