Selasa, 30 November 2010

MotorAuthority Daily Headlines

Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.

The latest from the MotorAuthority crew:

Nov 30, 2010 11:45 am | Viknesh Vijayenthiran

General Motors is looking at making a return to the World Rally Championship after a hiatus of more than 20 years. The move is being considered as just one strategy to boost the performance credentials of its Opel division, which remains unprofitable in Europe. The information was revealed by the president of GM’s European operations, Nick...

Nov 30, 2010 11:00 am | Viknesh Vijayenthiran

Electric vehicle backers love to tout the fact that the so-called green vehicles don’t produce any emissions and don’t rely on dirty fossil fuels dug up out of the ground, but at the end of the day their electrical energy has to come from somewhere--and more often than not it comes from said fossil fuels, which are burned in power...

Nov 30, 2010 09:18 am | Viknesh Vijayenthiran

Here’s something you don’t see every day in the auto industry. A group of corrupt BMW factory workers at one of the automaker’s plants in Munich, Germany managed to steal almost $4 million worth of parts and then profit by selling them online. Nearly 18 people were involved in the racket, with two members being employed by BMW...

Nov 30, 2010 03:50 am | Viknesh Vijayenthiran

This surely was a sight to behold; a parade of iconic Lamborghini models driving through the automaker’s home town of Sant'Agata Bolognese in Italy. The occasion was in honor of the Lamborghini Murcielago, which went out of production earlier this month after a nine year run and a total 4,099 examples built. All the Lamborghini greats were...

Nov 30, 2010 03:12 am | Viknesh Vijayenthiran

Volvo is blaming a software glitch for its latest recall of all 2011 model year S60 and S80 sedans and XC60 and XC70 crossovers. A total of 6,046 vehicles are involved in the latest recall, which is scheduled to take effect on December 10, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). "The software calibration for the...

Nov 30, 2010 01:55 am | Viknesh Vijayenthiran

The current generation Lexus IS is only in the middle of its product life cycle, a lightly refreshed version having been introduced only a couple of months back, so it’s safe to say that the next-generation of the popular four-door is still some years away. According to a new report, the next generation Lexus IS will arrive in 2013 as a 2014...

Nov 30, 2010 01:10 am | Viknesh Vijayenthiran

Professional golf and luxury autos usually go hand in hand so it’s not surprising to hear that Cadillac has signed a multi-year agreement to become the title sponsor of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship and an umbrella sponsor of the World Golf Championships. You may recall that GM had previously sponsored the PGA Tour up...

Nov 29, 2010 11:50 pm | Viknesh Vijayenthiran

The winner of the 2011 European Car of the Year awards has been announced, with the 2011 Nissan Leaf taking top honors, the same car our sister site, GreenCarReports, picked as the best green car to buy. This means that original candidates like the new Jaguar XJ, Mercedes-Benz CLS and BMW 5-Series were all overlooked in favor of the Leaf...

Nov 29, 2010 07:54 pm | Nelson Ireson

A stonking 6.2-liter LS3 V-8 engine is enough meat for most Camaro owners, but not for the obsessives at Lingenfelter. Instead, they shoehorned a supercharged LS9 into the engine bay of a heavily-modified 2010 Camaro SS. And then they shot it full of nitrous. The result? A slick-smoking monster of a straight-strip beast, and the first 2010 Camaro...

Nov 29, 2010 07:45 pm | Nelson Ireson

The Volkswagen Group shakeup following acquisition of Porsche, and its many highly-skilled executives, continues, this time with former Porsche executive vice-president Wolfgang Duerheimer taking over the lead position at Bentley from Dr. Franz-Josef Paefgen. Volkswagen AG's board of management chairman Dr. Martin Winterkorn said of Duerheimer's...

Nov 29, 2010 06:33 pm | Nelson Ireson

The art of drifting is often mocked as the figure skating of motorsports. While that may be a fair comparison--there are no finish lines, only judges--it still takes an incredible degree of control and skill to pull it off well. Rhys Millen has that skill. This video shows Millen sliding his 750-horsepower Red Bull/RMR Hyundai Genesis Coupe up the...

Nov 29, 2010 06:09 pm | Nelson Ireson

Rumors of a "baby Cayenne" have been circling the web for years now, but Porsche today finally put an end to the rumors--by confirming the new compact SUV is in fact under development, bearing the working name "Cajun." Porsche's hopes for the new SUV are toward further increases in sales volumes, with a lower entry price potentially attracting...

Nov 29, 2010 07:03 pm | Nelson Ireson

Two months ago we brought you the first spy shots of the facelift work being done to the still relatively new Jaguar XFR, and now we have images of the standard 2012 XF as it readies for its freshened look. Like the XFR, the work is primarily cosmetic, and focuses on the lights and bumpers at each end of the car. Due to the heavy psychedelic wrap...

Nov 29, 2010 05:05 pm | Viknesh Vijayenthiran

A new teaser video for the next-generation Audi A6 has hit the web via Audi TV, and though it reveals little about the car itself, it's another indication that Audi is still pressing to start production of the car by the end of the year. Earlier this month, in a special presentation outlining the vehicles Audi plans to manufacture at its upgraded...

Nov 29, 2010 04:54 pm | Nelson Ireson

With new corporate overlords installed at Volvo following Geely's purchase of the company, CEO Stefan Jacoby, himself recently arrived at Volvo from Volkswagen, is marching to the beat of a different drum. That beat doesn't include talk of premium branding. Instead, the new corporate mission is to focus on the unique and "elegant" Scandinavian...

Check our network coverage of
the LA Autoshow all week
Wall to wall LA Autoshow Coverage!

MA's Best Car to Buy Award

             More ways to follow us:

Join the conversation on Facebook!

Follow us in real time!

You are recieving this email because you subscribed to it on our website

Unsubscribe from this list.

Our mailing address is:
MotorAuthority/High Gear Media
385 Forest Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Add us to your address book

Copyright (C) 2010 MotorAuthority/High Gear Media All rights reserved.

Update your profile
Email Marketing Powered by MailChimp