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Photo: Future Mercs may sport Renault-built engines

Daimler and Renault in alliance to build engines, other parts

Thursday, December 9, 2010 15:47

The consolidation and unification of the motor world continues. Daimler and Renault have confirmed they will co-operate on platform and drivetrain sharing. The deal will see the two auto majors collaborating on future products.

Tata Motors launches mini truck in Thailand, hybrid buses in Spain

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 15:48

Indian auto major Tata Motors has launched its mini-truck, the Ace Super City Giant in Thailand and also disclosed plans to enter the Thai car market in the next “couple of years.”

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Ex-Ducati chief Dan Van Epps takes over Norton US operations, scales up Commando bikes

Friday, November 26, 2010 20:47

Norton Motorcycles is back with a bang, after hiring industry veteran Dan Van Epps (ex- Ducati CEO of North America) as the newly appointed CEO for Norton’s motorcycle operations in the US. Van Epps will now pilot the British brand.

Toyota halts production at China factory due to shortage of parts

Saturday, June 19, 2010 21:34

Toyota Motor Corp has announced that it has halted production at its main facility in China following a shortage of automobile parts owing to its parts supplier Toyoda Gosei being affected by labour-related issues.

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10,000 Suzuki A-Star automatics in Europe recalled

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 14:08

Japanese car manufacturer Suzuki Motor Corp has recalled 10,000 units of the Alto car with automatic transmission in Europe, citing problems with the tail light.

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Hummer, we will miss you!

Hummer R.I.P

Friday, April 16, 2010 11:39

End of the Hummer – A true icon of the recent years. 1992 -2010 RIP

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Toyota’s troubles and the rise of Ford

Saturday, March 27, 2010 16:08

Toyota, whose models were till recently a mark of quality, is going through changing times. In 2008, the company surpassed General Motors to be the largest automaker in the world.

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Photo: Volkswagen Novo Gol in Brazil

Volkswagen to recall Novo Gol and Novo Voyage models

Friday, February 12, 2010 8:44

After Toyota and Honda, it is now the turn of Volkswagen. The company is recalling close to 200,000 units of its Novo Gol and Novo Voyage models.

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GM sells Saab to Spyker

GM sells Saab to Spyker

Thursday, January 28, 2010 15:35

General Motors, the US based automaker, has inked a last minute deal to save its Saab brand by selling it to Dutch firm Spyker. Without disclosing the financial details of the deal, GM said in a statement that it has sold its money losing Swedish brand Saab to Spyker.

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Danica Patrick signs up with JR Motorsports for Nascar 2010

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 19:16

Danica Patrick, the world's most famous female auto racer, has announced that she has signed up with JR Motorsports to dirve a partial Nationwide Series schedule.

Photo: Timo Glock to race for Manor / Virgin F1 team in 2010

Timo Glock to drive Manor Grand Prix F1 car in 2010

Sunday, November 22, 2009 17:20

Formula One driver Timo Glock has announced that he would drive for the newcomer F1 team, Manor Grand Prix, in the 2010 Formula One season. Tim Glock was driving for Toyota in the 2009 season, and was left without a drive when Toyota decided to exit Formula One.

Lewis Hamilton with current F1 World Champion Jenson Button: Teammates in 2010

Jenson Button will partner Lewis Hamilton, to sign 3-year McLaren deal for 2010

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 15:18

McLaren to get two F1 World Champions; good friends Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button will be drivers for 2010

Mercedes Grand Prix 2010 car image

Mercedes Grand Prix drivers 2010: Nick Heidfeld and Nico Rosberg?

Monday, November 16, 2009 20:23

Woah. This is big news. The upstart Brawn GP which blew away most of the Formula One teams in the first half of the year, and went on to take both 2009 F1 driver's championship and constructors' championship has been practically taken over by one of the biggest automobile manufacturers in the world, Mercedes. Update: Michael Schumacher to race for Mercedes GP!

There is no Danica Patrick story without posting her bikini pics - the universe would collapse and we would be held responsible

Danica Patrick NASCAR 2010 deal likely soon

Friday, November 6, 2009 8:43

Danica Patrick will likely sign up for NASCAR, and hey, here is a photo gallery!

Olivier Francois, Fred Diaz and Ralph Giles new big guys at Chrysler and Dodge

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 15:36

Olivier Francois is new CEO of Chrysler brand, Fred Diaz Jr. chief of Dodge Ram truck group and Ralph Giles takes over Dodge cars.

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Aabar Aabar buys 40 percent of Daimler’s interest in Tesla Motors

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 18:55

Daimler (DAI) has sold 40% of its stake in Tesla Motors Inc to Aabar investments, a group owned by the Abu Dhabi government.

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Chery-Fiat JV goes for a toss, at least for now

Sunday, March 22, 2009 12:52

The slowing down market and global economic conditions have forced China's Chery Automobile to postpone its proposed car joint venture project with Italy's Fiat SpA.

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Bernie Ecclestone Forces USF1 To Change Name USGPE

Sunday, March 8, 2009 6:35

Bernie Ecclestone Forces USF1 To Change Name USGPE

Photo: Ross Brawn, owner of Brawn GP Formula One team

Brawn GP F1 is Honda F1 team’s new name

Friday, March 6, 2009 10:41

Brawn GP will step into Honda's shoes to take over the ex-Honda F1 team. Honda had announced their intention to quit Formula One in the 2009 season, and the team's future was in doubt till now.

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RBS’ Williams F1 team sponsorship ends in 2010

Saturday, February 28, 2009 8:27

The Royal Bank of Scotland RBS will not renew its contract with the F1 team Williams.

Renault R29, Renault F1's 2009 challenger photo

Renault F1 may get Indian sponsor for 2010 F1 season

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 8:55

The Dutch finance services entity ING declared their cost reduction programmes and said that they will not renew their three-year contract with the Renault F1 team.

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Danica Patrica's bikini photo in Sports Illustrated magazine

Danica Patrick 2009 Sports Illustrated bikini poster at 7-Eleven stores

Thursday, February 19, 2009 9:56

If you buy the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, you can take home a Brand Graphiti peel-and-stick poster of IndyCar Series driver Danica Patrick, wearing a teeny-weeny white bikini.

Chrysler plants to go on idle mode

Sunday, February 8, 2009 7:10

The slowdown in demand for vehicles has come as blow to auto major Chrysler, with the automaker deciding to shut four plants temporarily. The shutting down of the four facilities in the US would begin on Monday.

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Photo: Interior of MetroKing Taxi cab

MetroKing Taxi cabs for US cities

Sunday, February 1, 2009 17:38

This is no beauty we are talking about - but at least, the recently unveiled Metro Taxi has put some thought into what Americans would like in a metro taxi cab.

Australia not ready for Cadillac yet

Monday, January 26, 2009 18:39

Australia will have to wait for more time to see the right hand drive version of Cadillac as the company has decided to put off the launch date indefinitely. The reason being said is that the Australian automotive market has been sucked int the ongoing global financial crisis.

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Audi A4 best seller in Germany

Sunday, January 25, 2009 18:22

Germany’s roads are seeing an overdose of the Audi A4. The country has reportedly seen as many as 98,714 A4 models from the Audi stables drive out to customers’ homes in year 2008.

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Crunch-hit Harley Davidson to cut 1000-plus jobs in 2009 and 2010

Sunday, January 25, 2009 4:17

Slowdown in sales has forced motorcycle giant Harley-Davidson to do away with as many as 1,100 jobs over two years. Troubled times have made the company even to close down some of its facilities while consolidating the remaining ones.

Toyota biggest car maker in the world

Friday, January 23, 2009 5:48

Move over GM , Toyota is on top. The Japanese automajor has become the world's largest carmaker. The feat breaks General Motors unbeaten record of 77 years.

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