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New Car Model Year Opens With Bang

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The new car model year, embracing 2014 AND 2015 models for nearly all segments now, is well underway and for the first time covers most segments with all-new models – from “ supersedan” to subsub compact. “You name it, we got it” All new segments will be challenged by the Volkswagen Group, led by a […]

Diesel Engines: Is D-Day Here?

Diesel Fuel

There’s no stopping diesel as a gotta-have car fuel now. Despite diesel fuel’s gradual acceptance on the U.S. market, it remains a rare fuel of choice for seekers of economical engines. According to R.L. Polk’s tabulated registrations, about 6.2 million diesel vehicles were in operation on North American roads in 2012. Only about 800,000 of […]

Free Trade Gains Coming to Germany

GENEVA-German automakers are looking for an unexpected windfall from their U.S. assembly plants. The Obama administration has nodded approval for extension of a free-trade agreement to European vehicles built in the Southeast U.S. Three of the major German automakers, excluding Porsche, maintain a U.S. assembly plant-BMW in Spartanburg, SC; Mercedes in Tuscaloosa, AL, and VW […]

Audi Draws Teens To Hot Cars

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Audi Unfurls Dual-Mode Engines Ingolstadt-No automaker has book-ended its new-car lineup more thoroughly this auto show season than Audi; Volkswagen’s luxury brand from the A1 to the R8. Checks with Audi dealers confirm the appeal of Audis to the youth market. A dealer in Sylvania, OH, a suburb of Toledo, OH, and one in Kitchener, […]