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General Motors developed carmaker-dealer relationship 90 years ago
The automobile dealer franchise system has not only survived for more than 100 years, it has substantially contributed to the industrys stability. Billy Durant, the founder of General Motors Corp., knew the importance of a skilled and aggressive dealer network. He laid the foundation for the GM franchise system in 1905, when he knew he had a saleable Buick on his hands, but needed retailers ...

The Hindu Business Line : Auto sector off to a flying start in new fiscal
The new fiscal has started on a positive note for the automobile sector despite concerns on the increase in excise duty and higher raw material costs.

TI net rises to Rs. 81 cr
CHENNAI: The growth in automobile industry has aided the performance of Tube Investments which witnessed good growth in all the business segments in the year ended March 31, 2010. The turnover has risen by 13.75 per cent to Rs. 2,358.49 crore from Rs. 2,073.36 crore in the previous.

2011 Audi R8 GT, an AW first look:
Three years after it burst onto the supercar scene, Audi has unveiled a hardcore version of its R8 called the GT.

Knowing the dealer cost gives car buyers the power to drive a good deal
Most new-car shoppers know that if you pay invoice price for a vehicle, you're getting a bargain. But does that mean the dealer makes no money on the sale? And how can dealers sell cars below invoice, as they often do? Automobile - Buyer Guides - Business and Economy - Motor - Home

Maricopa biz takes dirty work out of buying an automobile
If only we could find someone to go to the dentist for us, wed be all set.

Chinese may get jump on all-electric minivans, cars
BEIJING -- The first Chinese-made car to hit the U.S. market might be an that skips over gasoline technology and gets a head start on the auto industry's next era. BYD, part-owned by billionaire investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, hopes to start selling its five-seat e6 on the West Coast this year.

2011 Audi R8 GT, an AW first look:
Three years after it burst onto the supercar scene, Audi has unveiled a hard-core version of its R8 called the GT.

Spring Buyers Market Prevails in Auto Showrooms
Buying a new car? Big springtime promotions, spurred by Toyota, could last through summer Toyota - Automobile - Home - Consumer Information - Purchasing

Spring buyers market prevails in auto showrooms
If you're looking for a new car, the good news is it's a buyer's market. The better news is it could stay that way for a while. Automakers have ratcheted up sales promotions this spring, spurred by Toyota, which is trying to goose sales after millions of... Toyota - Automobile - United States - Autos - Recreation

Proposed regulations take aim at automobile loans
Robert Mims of Greenfield says he left the dealership under the impression that the lender would lower his 24.9% interest rate if he made his payments on time for six months. He says he kept his end of the bargain, but the dealer did not.

Maricopa biz takes dirty work out of buying an automobile
If only we could find someone to go to the dentist for us, wed be all set.

Chinese automakers probe green market
The first Chinese-made car to hit the U.S. market might be an all-electric minivan that skips over gasoline technology and gets a head start on the auto industry's next era.

2011 Audi R8 GT, an AW first look:
Three years after it burst onto the supercar scene, Audi has unveiled a hard-core version of its R8 called the GT.

Dual-gradient drilling promises to change the face of deepwater
Nearly 10 years after a joint industry project certified it a field-proven technology, post-BOP dual-gradient drilling has been taken off the shelf and, if its proponents have their way, promises to number the days when constructing a deepwater well will require a long riser filled with pressure-inducing, but otherwise inactive, drilling fluid.

GM's April sales rise 6.4 percent
General Motors' sales rose 6.4 percent in April as the auto industry continued to see signs of recovery.

At GM, the tail fin is back--but now it's a blade:
Tail fins are making a comeback at General Motors Co., although they are a far cry from the saillike appendages of the 1950s. And this time the company is calling them blades.

Worth the wait: Callaway adds a new suspension to its Camaro line:
and#8220;We weren't first to the party. We took our time, spent about a year getting where we are instead of rushing,and#8221; said Pete Callaway of the mighty Camaros that the company recently started offering.

Ford's April sales up 25 percent
Ford Motor Co. says April sales rose 25 percent from the same month last year as the auto industry continued to see signs of recovery. Ford says sales of its cars, trucks and SUVs all were higher compared with last April, when the industry was in a severe... Ford Motor Company - Automobile - Sport utility vehicle - Ford Motor Co - Autos

Chevrolet cancels plans to sell the Orlando crossover in the United States:
Chevrolet is canceling plans to sell the Orlando, a seven-passenger crossover, in the United States.

DUB, Roush team up to trick out a V6 Mustang:
What happens when you mix DUB magazine, Roush and the 2011 Ford Mustang V6? It's a recipe for performance and panache.

Feds investigate 2007 Dodge Caliber for sticky pedal problem:
The 2007 Dodge Caliber is being investigated for a sticky pedal problem, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.

VW unveils plug-in electric Golf head for U.S., plug-in Jetta to follow:
Volkswagen has revealed a plug-in electric version of the Golf, previewing the zero-emissions driveline and lithium-ion battery technology the company intends to put into a production version of the new car.

Panoz confirms new Abruzzi road car:
The recurring rumor is now put to rest.

RM auction in Monaco rakes in $45.1 million:
Call it the Feast of Ferrari.

Dodge's sticky gas pedals and a DUB Mustang, in News Brake for Monday, May 3:
In today's News Brake: Some Dodge Calibers have a sticky gas pedal, Ford DUBs the Mustang, and we get a look at the lighter-weight Audi R8 GT ... But Wait, There's More!

Take a Volvo, youand#8217;ll feel better in the morning:
Itand#8217;s time to put away the Benadryl and the Claritin--Volvo has its own over-the-counter solution for allergies.

Some and#8217;05 and and#8217;06 Chevrolet Corvettes to be recalled:
Add the mighty Chevrolet Corvette to the list of recalled cars.

Orbital wins LNG truck contract
PERTH-based automobile technology company Orbital Corporation has won a contract to upgrade the LNG-fuelled transport fleet of Mitchell Corp.

Maricopa biz takes dirty work out of buying an automobile
If only we could find someone to go to the dentist for us, wed be all set.

South African Vehicle Sales Increased for Fourth Month in April
May 4 (Bloomberg) -- South African vehicle sales increased for a fourth consecutive month in April, gaining 26.6 percent from a year earlier, as economic growth accelerated, an industry group said.

GM and SAIC Debut World Expo 2010 Pavilion The Road to 2030
General Motors and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. opened their joint pavilion at World Expo 2010 Shanghai to the public for the first officially on May 1, 2010 during an event attended by media an

Market Commentary and Intraday News
(RTTNews) - South African auto sales recorded strong growth in April, a report from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa or NAAMSA said Tuesday.

Rare Ferraris spur sales at RM auction in Monaco:
Ferraris were the show-stopping sellers at the RM auction on May 1 in Monaco.

Ch. 2: Your car, your money
A survey of 200 automobile executives around the globe concluded that this year -- and probably for at least the next couple of years -- the industry will focus on pushing the technology envelope, dwarfing environmental, quality and cost-cutting issues.

New vehicle sales rise in April
Sales of new vehicles increased in April, the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) said on Tuesday.

Sutor Technology Group Limited Announces New Contracts to Service the Auto Industry
Sutor Technology Group Limited , a leading China-based manufacturer and distributor of high-end fine finished steel products and welded steel pipes used by a variety of down-stream applications, today announced it had signed contracts with Hyundai-KIA Group , Baosteel Group Corporation and Nantong GangZhen Steel Strip Ltd. .

Best Automobile Web site of 2010 to be Named by Web Marketing Association in 14th Annual WebAward Competition
The Web Marketing Association announces the call for entries for its 14th annual international WebAward Competition for Web site development at www.webaward2010.org. The WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets benchmarks for 96 industries, including automobile web sites, based on the seven criteria of a successful Web site.

Support for National Bike Month from the AAA
You'd expect lots of bike industry press releases and bicycling news in the general media this month as May is National Bike Month. But I was surprised that the American Automobile Association took the time to remind its members to share the road with bicycles. Maybe they recognize that bicycle transportation is one very good solution to traffic congestion. Or that using bicycles instead of cars ...

Automobile Roundup May 2010 4th May 2010
US president Barack Obama has finalised plans to impose tougher emissions standards for automobiles in the country. Automakers will be required to ensure that their fleets are capable of achieving an average of 35.5mpg by 2016, compared to the current minimum of 25mpg.

2010 Chevrolet Camaro 2LT, an AW Drivers Log:
SENIOR WEB REPORTER GREG MIGLIORE: I think this car is a perfect standard-bearer for the new General Motors. The Camaro is fun to drive, fuel-efficient and drop-dead gorgeous.

April car sales in a nutshell: The year's 2nd-strongest month:
Here are highlights from April's U.S. auto sales report:

Volkswagen makes electric plans for the Golf, and we put the Chevy Camaro through its paces in the real world, in News Brake for Tuesday, May 4:
In News Brake: Volkswagen has electric plans for the Golf, Panoz teases its road car, and we test-drive the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro with V6 power . . . But Wait, There's More!

Flying Car Dreams Take Off--Again
Hopes of taking to the skies in a car are as old as the automobile itself.

Bankers trot out tired, old arguments against financial overhaul
Opponents of the bill before Congress sound like those who tried to derail the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and automobile safety standards in the 1970s. Every time I hear a big industry crab about how some new set of government regulations will mean the end to life as we know it, bring the economy crashing down around our heads, or burden the consumer with more passed-on costs, I think of ...

2011 Chevrolet Volt is and#8216;99 percentand#8217; ready, in engineering speak:
Itand#8217;s almost done.

Ken Block and his Ford Fiesta slide into Forza Motorsport 3:
Rally and gymkhana driver Ken Block is torturing tires with a Ford Fiesta these days.

Maricopa biz takes dirty work out of buying an automobile
If only we could find someone to go to the dentist for us, wed be all set.

BMW posts $424.1 million Q1 net profit
German luxury automaker BMW AG reported Wednesday a first-quarter profit on improved sales and said that rising demand for premium cars bodes well for its full-year earnings. The world's biggest luxury car maker, BMW earned euro324 million ($424.1 million) in... BMW - Luxury vehicle - Automobile - Automotive industry - BMW AG

Ken Block and his Ford Fiesta slide into Forza Motorsport 3:
Rally and gymkhana driver Ken Block is torturing tires with a Ford Fiesta these days.


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