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Monthly Archives: October 2007
Honda Accord Diesel and New Hybrid Coming for 2009 Model Year
At the Tokyo Auto Show, Honda confirmed that the 2009 US Accord will have an optional 2.2 liter diesel engine. Boost levels, and therefore output, have not yet been finalized, but...
26 Oct, 07
Toyota’s Third Quarter Sales Trail GM’s
Toyota Motor Corp. announced today that it had sold 2.34 million vehicles globally in the third quarter (from July to September), as GM sold 2.38 million during the same period....
22 Oct, 07
Nissan GT-R Photos and Specs Released
By Chris Haak10.17.2007Another embargo bit the dust yesterday, when images of the December 2007 Motor Trend cover were leaked online containing the first undisguised photo of the...
17 Oct, 07
OnStar Announces Stolen Vehicle Cutoff Device
By Chris Haak10.09.2007In a move that can be construed as either very comforting or very disturbing, depending on one's perspective, GM and OnStar announced today that they will...
09 Oct, 07
Maybach Hasn’t Played Out As Expected
By Chris Haak10.05.2007The recently renamed Daimler AG's ultra-expensive, ultra-luxurious division, Maybach, was launched with great fanfare in 2002 as a competitor to Rolls-Royce...
05 Oct, 07
Ethanol Boom Slowing Down
Ethanol has often been in the news for the past year or two as a much-hyped alternative to gasoline for fueling our motor vehicle fleet. Ethanol's supporters point out that E85...
02 Oct, 07