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AUL Partners with AAA  Feb 19th, 2013 

aulAUL Corp. has partnered with AAA Mid-Atlantic as the administrator of their new vehicle service contract program, also known as "AAA Vehicle Protection Plan" or "VPP".

This relationship was designed to enhance AAA membership by combining the exclusive AAA Roadside Assistance experience with added mechanical breakdown.

 
 
 
White Rivers Sells Itself to PE Firm  Feb 19th, 2013 

whiteriverParthenon Capital Partners, a Boston and San Francisco based private equity firm and White River Capital, Inc. announced the closing of the transaction in which an affiliate of Parthenon will acquire White River and its wholly-owned subsidiary Coastal Credit L.L.C. in a merger transaction between the Parthenon affiliate and White River.

 
 
 
BMW Recalls Cars for Electrical Issues  Feb 19th, 2013 

bmw_logo_2BMW is recalling certain model year 2008-2012 1-Series coupes and convertibles manufactured December 2007 through July 2011; and 2007-2011 3-Series coupes and convertibles manufactured March 2007 through July 2011; 2007-2011 3-Series sedans manufactured March 2007 through October 2011; 2007-2011 3-Series sports wagons manufactured March 2007 through June 2011; and 2009-2011 Z4 vehicles manufactured March 2009 through June 2011.

 
 
 
FTC Warns of Tax Refund Fraud  Feb 19th, 2013 

ftc_logoThe Federal Trade Commission is reminding consumers to be aware of the threat of identity theft connected with filing a tax return.

 
 
 
2012 Toyota Sienna video drive review: Sienna delivers comfort and convenience but is starting to show its age  Feb 19th, 2013 
When it comes to offering extreme comfort and convenience, minivans in general cannot be beat. The  
 
 
2013 Subaru BRZ Limited review notes: There's a market for an automatic BRZ  Feb 19th, 2013 
EXECUTIVE EDITOR BOB GRITZINGER: Like virtually anyone with a pulse in the enthusiast community, I've eagerly awaited the arrived of the  
 
 
Should the 2014 Chevrolet SS Get Wagon, Truck Variants Like the VF Commodore?  Feb 19th, 2013 
Following up on the VF Commodore sedan, Holden revealed the VF Sportwagon and Ute pickup, which go on sale in the middle of this year. The 2014 Chevrolet SS sedan shares its bones with the VF Commodore, and that makes us wonder whether Chevrolet could also import the wagon and pickup to the U.S. market. [...] 
 
 
MT Poll: 2013 Scion FR-S vs 2013 Mazda Miata MX-5 Club  Feb 19th, 2013 
Choosing between cars such as the 2013 Scion FR-S and the 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club is a comparison only the luckiest enthusiasts ever get to make, but that’s exactly what Motor Trend has done with our latest test. When 0-60 mph times are secondary to more subjective concerns like, which car puts a smile [...] 
 
 
2014 Acura RLX Detailed Trim and Pricing Info Released  Feb 19th, 2013 
We recently had our first spin in the 2014 Acura RLX, and not surprisingly the luxury brand’s new flagship will hit showrooms with a long list or standard and optional features. Acura has recently released full details and pricing on the RLX, meaning we now have a much better idea about what standard equipment is [...] 
 
 
National Power Supply Now Offers Better Deals On Remanufactured Diesel Engines  Feb 19th, 2013 
National Power Supply offers quality remanufactured diesel engines by beating OEM's cost.  
 
 
South Florida a bargain haven for used cars website says  Feb 19th, 2013 

South Floridians love boasting about being the best. Some surveys where we're No. 1 might make us squirm – foreclosures, tax cheats, etc. – but here's one to be proud of: ...  
 
 
UPDATE 1-Ford Peugeot Toyota lead Europe auto sales to new low  Feb 19th, 2013 

Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:05am EST * January registrations fall to 918,280 new cars * Slowest January since association's records began in 1990 * Hopes of H2 earnings recovery misplaced -analysts By ...  
 
 
European auto sales kick off 2013 with steep decline  Feb 19th, 2013 

Ford, PSA Peugeot Citroen and Toyota led European car sales to a new low in January, kicking off 2013 with an 8.5 per cent decline, the Association of European Auto makers said on ...  
 
 
7DAYS published VIDEO 14 different Mercedes-Benz models feature in A Good Day...  Feb 19th, 2013 

With the Russian underworld in pursuit, and battling a countdown to war, the two McClanes discover their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes. The new film "A Good Day to Die Hard" ...  
 
 
Ohio getting $1.7M in Toyota settlement  Feb 19th, 2013 

Ohio will get $1.7 million as part of a Toyota settlement. Ohio will get $1.7 million as part of a settlement from Toyota Motor Corp. over allegations it concealed safety issues related to ...  
 
 
China auto output surges in Jan  Feb 19th, 2013 

(58 mins ago) China produced a total on 1,964,500 vehicles in January, up 51.2 percent from a year back, said the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers today. In particular, a total of ...  
 
 
Mercedes-Benz launches G 63 AMG for Rs 1.45 crore  Feb 19th, 2013 

Mercedes-Benz India has launched the G 63 AMG, priced at a whopping Rs 1.45 crore ex-showroom. The car is the latest iteration of the iconic G Wagon, which is a historically significant flagship SUV ...  
 
 
European Car Sales Fall 8.7 to Record Low  Feb 19th, 2013 

PARIS - European demand for new cars slumped in January to the lowest level on record for that month, industry data showed Tuesday, as sales at Ford Motor's troubled operations on the Continent ...  
 
 
Four in every five crashes between cars and bicycles caused by driver of car  Feb 19th, 2013 

FOUR in every five crashes between cars and bicycles are caused by the driver of the car, police statistics show. The study by Adelaide University's Centre for Automotive Safety Research could ...  
 
 
Ford to tap social media for 2014 Fiesta  Feb 19th, 2013 

Ford Motor Co. will introduce its refreshed 2014 Fiesta subcompact in much the same way it did when it rolled out the all-new 2011 Fiesta - with a lengthy, social media-driven marketing ...  
 
 
Cars vs bikes its the cars fault  Feb 19th, 2013 

The study by Adelaide University's Centre for Automotive Safety Research could end the long-running debate between drivers and cyclists about who is to blame for accidents. Researcher Tori ...  
 
 
2013 GMC Acadia Car Seat Check  Feb 19th, 2013 

For 2013, GMC's people-mover got a face-lift with updated exterior styling and a freshened interior. We recently tested its corporate cousin, ...  
 
 
Toyota Australia wants government funding to build new model  Feb 19th, 2013 

TOYOTA has lost a staggering $700 million in three years, but is negotiating for more taxpayer dollars to build a new model in Australia. A senior company insider has revealed to News Limited the ...  
 
 
BMW recalls 750000 cars worldwide  Feb 19th, 2013 

FRANKFURT (AFP) - German luxury car maker BMW is recalling about 750,000 cars worldwide over potential electrical problems, a spokesman said on Tuesday.The recall affects mainly about 500,000 cars in ...  
 
 
TEXT-Fitch expects to rate Ford Credit Auto Owner Trust 2013-A presale issued  Feb 19th, 2013 

Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:27am EST Feb 19 - Fitch Ratings expects to assign the following ratings to the Ford Credit Auto Owner Trust 2013-A notes: --$307,100,000 class A-1 'F1+sf'; --$415,300,000 ...  
 
 
Are Teslas Electric Cars Niche Vehicles Is Your Gas-Powered Car One Too  Feb 19th, 2013 

Tesla's Model S. Just how big a niche can it fill? (Photo credit: Jurvetson) In the battle between the New York Times and Tesla over just how far you can drive in the electric-vehicle ...  
 
 
The Dodge Dart Stereo Is Almost Perfect  Feb 19th, 2013 

For the rest of the songs' elapsed time I was in aural heaven, at least for a rock 'n' roll fan. I tested the similarly sized 2013 Buick Verano the next day. It featured a ...  
 
 
Fitch Affirms Toyota Astra Financial Services at AAA Outlook Stable  Feb 19th, 2013 

Fitch Takes Rating Actions on Its Mid-Tier Regional Bank Group Following Industry Peer Review Fitch Ratings has completed a peer review of 16 mid-tier regional banks, resulting in various rating ...  
 
 
McConnell Honda and Acura owner elected vice chairman of national trade group  Feb 19th, 2013 

Forrest McConnell III, owner of McConnell Honda and Acura in Montgomery, is the new vice chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association. According to al.com, McConnell assumed his new role ...  
 
 
Toyota Australia bleeding millions  Feb 19th, 2013 

TOYOTA has lost a staggering $700 million in three years, but is negotiating for more taxpayer dollars to build a new model in ...  
 
 
European car sales hit new low  Feb 19th, 2013 

PSA Peugeot Citroen and Toyota led European car sales to a new low in January. They were down 8.5 percent on the same month last year as austerity measures and unemployment hit consumer spending. ...  
 
 
Ford CEO Mulally to get lump-sum upon retirement  Feb 19th, 2013 

Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Ford, addresses Automotive News World Congress at the Marriott at the RenCen in Detroit on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. (Elizabeth Conley/Detroit ...  
 
 
2013 Chicago Auto Show Favorites Photo Gallery  Feb 19th, 2013 

The 2013 Chicago Auto Show closed Monday, and it was a raging success with the public, attracting a huge crowd during its 10-day run, said Mark Bilek, the show's director of communications and ...  
 
 
BMW is recalling 570000 cars in US and Canada  Feb 19th, 2013 

BMW is recalling 569,830 of its vehicles in the United States and Canada due the chance of an electrical failure that may cause the cars to stall unexpectedly. The recall affects Bayerische Motoren ...  
 
 
BMW recalls 569830 cars in U.S. Canada due to electrical problem  Feb 19th, 2013 

BMW is recalling 569,830 of its vehicles in the United States and Canada due the chance of an electrical failure that may cause the cars to stall unexpectedly, U.S. regulators and the company ...  
 
 
Recreating the highly charged Tesla test drive  Feb 19th, 2013 

CNBC's Phil LeBeau is on the road with the latest update on his electric journey, driving Tesla Motor's Model S car from Washington, DC to ...  
 
 
Group 1 Automotive shares down on earnings news  Feb 19th, 2013 

Shares of Group 1 Automotive Inc. fell sharply on Monday after the company reported its fourth quarter 2012 financial results. Shares of Group 1 Automotive Inc. (NYSE: GPI) were down more than 7 ...  
 
 
GM names new global human resources vice president  Feb 19th, 2013 

General Motors Co. on Tuesday said it has named a new vice president of global human resources following Cindy Brinkley's decision to leave the company.GM said Melissa Howell, who has more than ...  
 
 
Workers at Ohio Ford plant OK contract  Feb 19th, 2013 

Cleveland - Workers at the Brook Park Ford plant near Cleveland have approved a new contract that has guaranteed the facility a new product expected to keep it viable for years.The Plain Dealer ...  
 
 
Three dead after cars hit trees in separate crashes  Feb 19th, 2013 

Motorists involved in crashes billed for 14 road closures An 18-year-old woman is dead after her car left the road and struck a tree in Napier last night. The crash happened at around 11.40 pm on ...  
 
 
Mitsubishi Japan to ramp up capacity  Feb 19th, 2013 

PRESIDENT Benigno S. Aquino III welcomes Mitsubishi Motors Corp. president Osamu Masuko during a courtesy call at the Music Room of Malacaang Palace. photo courtesy of Malacaang We may already have ...  
 
 
Ford sold fewer vehicles globally in 2012  Feb 19th, 2013 

Ford Motor Co. sold fewer cars globally at fewer dealerships in 2012, and didn't gain market share in most markets, including North America, where its market share fell to its lowest level since ...  
 
 
Atlanta Tinting Company The Tint Guy, Discusses the Benefits Of Commercial Tinting in the Off Season  Feb 19th, 2013 
Atlanta tinting company, The Tint Guy, would like to discuss some of the benefits of getting your commercial tinting done in the off season. 
 
 
Fiat wont build Maserati in Detroit  Feb 19th, 2013 

Harald Wester, CEO of Maserati, shows off a concept SUV at the 2012 Detroit auto show. The Levante will be built in Italy. (Bryan Mitchell / Special to The Detroit ...  
 
 
Chevrolet SS What the US thinks of its Holden VF Commodore  Feb 19th, 2013 

has largely been met with design approval by Australia’s automotive media and the country’s enthusiast base following its unveiling, but what has the US reaction been like to its sister ...  
 
 
Chinese cars still below par  Feb 19th, 2013 

Curtains are about to fall at this year's Chicago autoshow. 30 brands have brought over 1,000 flashy new car models to the event, with roaring SUVs, fancy sport cars and eco-friendly vehicles ...  
 
 
Isuzu D-Max X-Runner limited edition ute released  Feb 19th, 2013 

has been released to celebrate Isuzu’s annual Max Run fuel economy challenge, giving Australian ute buyers added features and more value. To be sold in limited numbers and priced at $46,990 ...  
 
 
Former CEO Whitacre GM is on a nice track  Feb 19th, 2013 

Ed Whitacre Jr., the former CEO of General Motors who led the automaker for a brief but important nine months after bankruptcy, said Monday the company is on the right path and that losses in Europe ...  
 
 
Holden VF Commodore Sportwagon and Ute revealed  Feb 19th, 2013 

and Ute have been released by the local maker as its drip-feed strategy continues for its significantly updated large car. In terms of design, both the wagon and ute versions carry over the look of ...  
 
 
Auto companies follow Marutis footsteps pour huge investment in Gujarat  Feb 19th, 2013 

Labour problems in Haryana are forcing major automakers, including Hero MotoCorp and Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI), to follow in the footsteps of leading carmaker Maruti Suzuki India Ltd ...  
 
 
New cars shine at Canadian Intl Auto Show  Feb 19th, 2013 

Audience visit a BMW i8 electric concept car and its charge station at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre of Toronto, Canada, Feb. 18, 2013. The Canadian ...  
 
 
Robot cars are here – dont write them off | Noel Sharkey  Feb 19th, 2013 

Link to video: Robot car controlled by an iPad Would you trust your car to drive itself? Google is asking the populations of two states in the US to take that chance. The robot taxi, common in ...  
 
 
TEXT-Fitch affirms Toyota Astra Financial Services at AAAidn outlook stable  Feb 19th, 2013 

Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:51am EST (The following statement was released by the rating agency) Feb 19 - Fitch Ratings has affirmed Indonesia-based PT Toyota Astra Financial Services' (TAFS) National ...  
 
 
Electric cars sales sag in China  Feb 19th, 2013 

electric car s are not yet that popular among Chinese consumers. Although the government has launched several measures trying to boost the purchases of electric cars, they have so far failed to ...  
 
 
Kiss Another NASCAR Record Goodbye as Danica Patrick Takes Daytona 500 Pole  Feb 19th, 2013 
Since June 19, 1949 there have been 2354 top-level NASCAR races called everything from Strictly Stock to today’s Sprint Cup and in every event there was a male driver starting on the pole. You can kiss that record goodbye. Danica Patrick, driving a Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing, put the car on the pole for next Sunday’s [...] 
 
 
Porsche 911 steals sales from cheaper Cayman says sports car maker  Feb 19th, 2013 

can steal sales from its cheaper sports car sibling the Cayman rather than the other way around, says the German manufacturer. A ...  
 
 
Seoul shares rise on foreign demand auto shares rebound  Feb 19th, 2013 

Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:40pm EST * New BOJ governor in focus as market eyes direction of yen * Hyundai Motor, Kia Motors rebound * Technology shares, shipbuilders gain SEOUL, Feb 19 (Reuters) - South ...  
 
 
2013 Toyota RAV4 Pricing Details Specifications  Feb 19th, 2013 

The most noticeable difference is the location of the spare wheel, which has been moved from the back door to under the cargo floor. There are 16 variants in the 2013 Toyota RAV4 line-up, three more ...  
 
 
Danica Patrick claims historic NASCAR pole in Chevrolet SS  Feb 19th, 2013 

Chevrolet SS in Sunday's two-lap qualifying session to put her at the head of the field for this weekend's opening round of the NASCAR season at the Daytona International Speedway in ...  
 
 
Toyota 86 Convertible spy shots  Feb 19th, 2013 

The spy images suggest the sleek lines of the 86 coupe will translate well to the convertible version, with clean side panels, a tidy window line and a rear-end seemingly untarnished by its ...  
 
 
Toyota RAV4 diesel starts from $35490  Feb 19th, 2013 

is powered by a 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel that produces 110kW of power and 340Nm of torque. Toyota will offer the diesel paired exclusively with its all-wheel-drive system, coupled to ...  
 
 
Bentley Flying Spur teased further in two new videos  Feb 19th, 2013 

, reveals as-yet unseen details of the Flying Spur's new cabin, highlighting large display screens for the rear passengers on the front seat-backs. The ...  
 
 
Mini John Cooper Works Countryman lands backflip snow stunt  Feb 19th, 2013 

has successfully completed a backflip with the help of a ramp, extreme sportsman Guerlain Chicherit, and a fair amount of courage. Chicherit, a 34-year-old freestyle skier and rally driver, pulled ...  
 
 
Scheme To Spark Life Into Electric Car Sales  Feb 19th, 2013 

Thousands of new charging points for electric vehicles (EVs) will be installed across the country to try to boost the market for so-called zero emission cars. The Government is launching the ...  
 
 
In Afghanistan ‘car Guantanamo’ autos languish trust dies  Feb 19th, 2013 

Kabul , down a road riddled with mammoth potholes, is a secure site that bears all the marks of a prison: high stone walls topped with concertina wire, cops barking into walkie-talkies, forsaken ...  
 
 
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe caught  Feb 19th, 2013 

, the replacement for the seven-year-old CL-Class has been snapped exclusively for the first time. The extra-large luxury coupe will return to ...  
 
 
Danica Patrick is first woman to win Daytona 500 pole | Auto racing  Feb 19th, 2013 

Driver Danica Patrick became the first woman to win a pole at NASCAR's highest level, the Sprint Cup Series, and will lead the field to the green flag in Sunday's season-opening Daytona ...  
 
 
Ferrari trumps Google Coca-Cola in brand rating list  Feb 19th, 2013 

. While the 2013 BrandFinance Global 500 list saw Apple take out the title of the world's most valuable brand ahead of Samsung with a brand value of US$87 billion ($84.3 ...  
 
 
Warren Buffett Buys 10 Million More Shares of GM  Feb 18th, 2013 
With the purchase of 10 million shares of General Motors, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has lifted its holdings in the company to 25 million shares. Disclosed in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing this past Thursday, this latest investment is due to the U.S. government unloading a portion of their shares to the public. [...] 
 
 
Kia’s Blake Griffin 2013 Optima Ads  Feb 18th, 2013 
Ever since Blake Griffin dunked over a Kia Optima, he’s been tied to the brand’s marketing. Earlier this week, Kia unveiled two new ads starring the Los Angeles Clippers power forward, and the 2013 Kia Optima. Both ads start out the same way, with Griffin driving along and using a voice command to play a [...] 
 
 
Name That Shifter, No. 116  Feb 18th, 2013 
It’s Monday, and that means it’s time to present this week’s shifter. You’ll have until mid-day Wednesday to identify the make and model of the vehicle whence this shifter came. The first person to respond correctly in the Backfires section below will win a Save the Manuals button and sticker.* Good luck! (* Offer open [...] 
 
 
The Continental: Audi’s War of Letters, Industry Politics in Italy, and A45 AMG Ancestors  Feb 18th, 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 has dragged up-and-coming Chinese car company Qoros to court over its choice of nomenclature. Qoros [...] 
 
 
Auto Industry Buys Into Cafe Rules  Feb 18th, 2013 

The U.S. government has set tough fuel economy standards for cars and trucks, and Detroit's automakers couldn't be happier. What mad world is this? The famously balky industry that once ...  
 
 
Tomblin proposes ending tax credit on plug-in cars  Feb 18th, 2013 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is proposing eliminating a tax incentive for plug-in electric cars and other alternatively fueled ...  
 
 
Proud that Tata Motors make Jaguar and Land Rover British PM  Feb 18th, 2013 

foreign direct investment into the Indian economy." Britain is one of the most open, easy-to-invest in economies anywhere in the world, he said. "We are incredibly welcoming. I am very ...  
 
 
Chinese car companies likely Fisker Automotive investment partners  Feb 18th, 2013 

Fisker Automotive Inc. has what it is calling "detailed proposals" from several investment partners that could save the maker of expensive hybrid sports cars. The Anaheim company behind ...  
 
 
Thales Renault team for coms systems  Feb 18th, 2013 

French companies Renault Trucks Defense and Thales are working to develop digitized vehicle mission systems for real-time communications between vehicles. The companies, which are working together ...  
 
 
Ford to boost motor home commercial chassis production by 35  Feb 18th, 2013 

In another sign of an improving economy, Ford Motor Co. says it is boosting motor home and commercial chassis production by 35 percent to meet demand for recreational vehicles.Much like the ...  
 
 
Women still rare at the top of the auto industry  Feb 18th, 2013 

I spoke to a large group of Canadian car dealers just before this year's 2013 Canadian International Autoshow in Toronto opened to the public. One question they asked me: How can dealers be ...  
 
 
Cars caught in flash flooding overnight  Feb 18th, 2013 

MOTORISTS have been caught up in flash flooding in the Gold Coast hinterland as Queensland's southeast endures another deluge.Heavy rainfall that began on Monday is expected to continue ...  
 
 
Honda deny Stoner wildcard rumours  Feb 18th, 2013 

Repsol Honda team principal Livio Suppo says there are no plans for Casey Stoner to make a wildcard return to MotoGP this season. Stoner, 27, has been linked with several guest appearances since he ...  
 
 
BMW Recalls SUVs for Brakes  Feb 18th, 2013 

bmw_logo_2BMW is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 X5 SAV vehicles, manufactured Sept. 12, 2006, through March 18, 2010 and equipped with an 8-cylinder engine.

 
 
 
Narrow Gap Between New, Near New Prices  Feb 18th, 2013 

kelleyThe difference in price between new vehicles and one-year-old units is shrinking, which may cause consumers to opt for new in some segments.

Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price data shows shoppers can purchase a new compact car for $339 per month with a five-year loan, which is only $30 per month more expensive than a comparable one-year-old used version.

 
 
 
Consultant Launches Value Guide  Feb 18th, 2013 

leedomLeedom Group announced it will debut its "BHPH Gold Book," a national vehicle valuation guidebook designed to provide dealers and consumers with real-world retail values for vehicles typically associated with the buy-here, pay-here marketplace.

 
 
 
Association Hires Accountant  Feb 18th, 2013 

nvlaThe National Vehicle Leasing Association (NVLA) announced the appointment of Mike North as accounting counsel.

 
 
 
2013 Acura ILX Premium review notes: A respectable entry vehicle for Acura  Feb 18th, 2013 
DIGITAL EDITOR ANDREW STOY: The 2013 Acura ILX represents, in one compact, unassuming package, everything that's right and wrong with  
 
 
2013 Lexus ES300h drive review: A luxury hybrid that is worth every penny  Feb 18th, 2013 
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Our Cars: 2013 Ford Focus ST Has the Right Interior Touches  Feb 18th, 2013 
Did you know there’s more to the 2013 Ford Focus ST than brilliant front-drive handling and loud Tangerine Scream paint? The ST development team also made the right moves with the interior. Let’s touch on two cabin features that stand out. First: the steering wheel. This circular chunk of leather, metal, and assorted synthetic materials [...] 
 
 
We Hear: Next-Gen Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Could Crack 700 HP  Feb 18th, 2013 
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is finally here and it’s a significant update, but it’s just the first step. We’re already hearing whispers from the Warren plan about the next Z06 and ZR1. Word is, the next Z06 will keep its monster naturally aspirated 7.0-liter engine, but with even more power. In fact, we hear [...] 
 
 
BMW calling back 570k cars in US Canada  Feb 18th, 2013 

(MENAFN) The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that BMW is calling back nearly 570,000 vehicles in the US and Canada due to a problem with battery cables, reported ...  
 
 
Man arrested for stealing from cars in Abu Dhabi  Feb 18th, 2013 

Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi Public Prosecution referred an unemployed man to the Abu Dhabi Criminal Court on charges of damaging parked vehicles and stealing from ...  
 
 
Sollers Mitsui Start Series Russian Toyota Production  Feb 18th, 2013 

MOSCOW, February 18 (RIA Novosti) – Sollers-Bussan, a joint venture between Russian auto maker Sollers and Japan’s Mitsui & Co., has started series production of Toyota Land Cruiser ...  
 
 
BMW recalls 570000 cars over safety concerns  Feb 18th, 2013 

Safety concerns are impacting a recall on certain BMW models. BMW is recalling 570,000 cars due to concerns over a battery cable connector. The announcement affects 3-Series sedans, wagons, ...  
 
 
Local trucks switch to natural gas to save money and the environment  Feb 18th, 2013 

An example of a CNG refueling station. An increasing number of delivery trucks are switching to being powered by compressed natural gas as a cleaner, cheaper alternative to diesel. Beer distributor ...  
 
 
Australia reports 2.4 fall in Jan new car sales  Feb 18th, 2013 

(MENAFN) The Australian Bureau of Statistics announced that sales of new vehicles fell by 2.4 percent last month to 95,694 units, reported Reuters.The agency said that the rate is compared with a ...  
 
 
7DAYS published Jaguar gives sneak peek of Style Stakes Preview ahead of Dubai...  Feb 18th, 2013 

Luxury automotive manufacturer Jaguar gave Dubai’s fashion elite a sneak preview of what the expert panel of judges will be looking for at this year’s Jaguar Style Stakes, due to take ...  
 
 
Russian output of Toyota SUVs gets under way  Feb 18th, 2013 

Toyota Motor Corp. said OOO Sollers-Bussan, a Russia-based vehicle-assembly venture, has begun turning out Toyota-brand Land Cruiser Prado SUVs at its plant in Vladivostok, in the far east of Russia. ...  
 
 
Extremists vandalize cars in northern West Bank  Feb 18th, 2013 

West Bank village and scrawled Hebrew graffiti on a nearby wall, Palestinians and Israelis said on Monday.Hafez Abu Obaya, head of the Yasuf council, ...  
 
 
Romania Passenger Car Sales Down 38-Medifax  Feb 18th, 2013 

Romanian new passenger car sales fell 37.6% to 3,334 units in January, from 5,345 units a month earlier, the Automotive Manufacturers and Importers Association, or APIA, said Monday, news agency ...  
 
 
Recall Alert More Than 500000 BMW Cars  Feb 18th, 2013 

BMW is recalling 504,545 vehicles due to a problem in the electrical system that could cause unexpected stalling, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The affected cars ...  
 
 
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