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Gazans smuggling in Chinese cars through tunnels  Nov 12th, 2012 
Although sales of Chinese cars in Israel are not taking off, in Gaza imports of Chinese vehicles are flourishing. Last week, the Chinese new agency "Xinhua" wrote an article about the ...  
 
 
Smoking in cars a problem among parents study finds  Nov 12th, 2012 
Pediatrics finds many adult smokers use tobacco in their cars with their kids present, potentially raising the child's risk for respiratory infections, cancer and even death. "This research ...  
 
 
Spied: 2014 Toyota Corolla Caught Testing in Los Angeles  Nov 12th, 2012 
The Toyota Corolla is something of an enigma. The current model debuted in 2008 as a 2009 model, but it was largely a refreshed and restyled version of the Corolla before it, which debuted in 2003. The point is that the current generation Corolla is at least two steps behind its competition. It has a [...] 
 
 
First Look: 2013 Honda Civic Looks to Make up for Last Year’s Mistakes  Nov 12th, 2012 
The 2013 Honda Civic is an unprecedented car for the Japanese automaker because, objectively, there was nothing wrong with the 2012 version, the first year of the ninth-generation car. Subjectively, however, it was seen as a back step, owing largely to its uninspired handling performance, less sophisticated steering, cheaper interior materials, and carryover engine and [...] 
 
 
Excite To Tackle Dakar With Desert Warrior 3  Nov 12th, 2012 
 
 
 
Price of Electric Vehicles Shows "Disconnect," Study Says  Nov 12th, 2012 
 
 
 
Honda Releases First Images of Redesigned 2013 Civic Sedan Ahead of Debut [2012 L.A. Auto Show]  Nov 12th, 2012 
When the redesigned-for-2012 Civic received a so-so reception from critics, Honda decided to make a most unconventional move: Attempt to address the criticisms head-on with a hurried refresh, the results of which you can see above. The car pictured here is the updated 2013 Civic sedan, which Honda is previewing ahead of its debut at [...] 
 
 
Electric Vehicles Remain Slow to Catch on  Nov 12th, 2012 

electriccarElectric vehicles will remain a very small part of the U.S. market unless automakers can lower prices and demonstrate the economic benefits to consumers, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Electric Vehicle Ownership Experience Study.

 
 
 
Chrysler Recalls Almost 750,000 Jeeps  Nov 12th, 2012 

2002-jeep-libertyChrysler is recalling 744,822 model year 2002 and 2003 Jeep Liberty vehicles manufactured Jan. 9, 2001, through March 28, 2003, and 2002 through 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured Feb. 13, 2001, through May 23, 2003.

 
 
 
Bank Issues Auto ABS  Nov 12th, 2012 

cal-rep-logoDemand remains strong for securities back by automotive paper.

California Republic Bancorp announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, California Republic Bank, closed its first securitization amounting to nearly $183 million of prime indirect automobile loans. In the securitization, $182.56 million in notes backed by California Republic's automobile loans were sold to qualified institutional buyers in a private offering pursuant to Rule 144A of the Securities Act.

 
 
 
2014 Acura RLX drive preview: Acura tucks new luxury sedan's technology into a Honda Accord  Nov 12th, 2012 
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2013 McLaren 12C Spider: Autoweek drive review: Topless option only makes this supercar better  Nov 12th, 2012 
If flashy-exoticar curb appeal and organ-bruising ride are at the top of your supercar requirements, cross the McLaren 12C Spider off your list. 
 
 
Mystery Vehicle – Part 225  Nov 12th, 2012 
Who will be the first to identify WOT vehicle is shown in the zoomed-in photo above? Do you know what it is? Tell us in the comments section below. Last time, Ray_OC was the first to guess our Mystery Vehicle — a 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI coupe. Get 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI coupe pricing here, [...] 
 
 
2013 Jeep Patriot Freedom Edition Pays Tribute to Veterans  Nov 12th, 2012 
Jeep is celebrating Veteran’s Day this year with a new military-inspired limited-edition model, the 2013 Jeep Patriot Freedom Edition. Like the Wrangler Freedom Edition, the limited-edition Patriot Freedom Edition pays homage to our military servicemen and women with a patriotic motif. Based on the Patriot Latitude and available in front- or all-wheel drive, the 2013 [...] 
 
 
Cars crash into two Broward storefronts this weekend  Nov 12th, 2012 
Coral Springs Sunday afternoon.The Hallandale Beach Police Department responded to the electronics shop, called Pronto Fix, located at 331 Hallandale Beach Blvd. near Northeast Fourth Avenue, when an ...  
 
 
Kosovo Macedonia simplify border crossings auto insurance claims  Nov 12th, 2012 
Faton Abazi (left) and Jonche Poposki, directors of the national insurance bureaus of Kosovo and Macedonia, respectively, share a toast after signing an agreement on October 23rd in Ohrid. [Miki ...  
 
 
Cars.com Reviews the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder  Nov 12th, 2012 
As Nissan hustles to catch up to competitors like Ford, Honda and Toyota in the growing three-row crossover market, the stylishly reimagined 2013 Pathfinder helps the automaker make up some ground ...  
 
 
Honda suppliers growing with auto giant  Nov 12th, 2012 
Honda Motor Co. is growing its North American operations, and that is leading to big opportunities for Dayton-area suppliers to the auto manufacturer. Honda Motor Co. is growing its North American ...  
 
 
2013 Honda Civic Hits L.A. Auto Show With New Look  Nov 12th, 2012 
Many of the reviews on the last Honda Civic -- which debuted as a 2012 model -- weren't kind to the popular compact sedan and coupe. While Cars.com said it would ...  
 
 
Lamborghini Reveals the Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster  Nov 12th, 2012 
 
 
 
Montlick & Associates Reviews New Accident Prevention Technology  Nov 12th, 2012 
Nissan is currently working on new technologies to make help make auto accidents a thing of the past--and the company's initiatives have won the attention of Montlick & Associates. 
 
 
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid First drive  Nov 12th, 2012 
Focus . That's not a bad start, if you ask us. And introducing it in the United States as a hybrid may just have been a stroke of genius.Though well known in Europe, the C-Max recently made ...  
 
 
Consumer Reports Most Reliable Autos  Nov 12th, 2012 
Lincoln , placed just a notch higher. Only two years ago, Ford was Detroit's poster child for reliability. It cracked the top 10 among brands in Consumer Reports predicted-reliability scores, ...  
 
 
2012 Toyota Prius c First drive  Nov 12th, 2012 
Prius in 2010, and buyers benefitted from both improved power and greater efficiency. They were much-needed improvements, and made the Prius feel more like a car than simply an appliance.You'd ...  
 
 
Reports of flood-damaged cars from Hurricane Sandy exaggerated  Nov 12th, 2012 
DETROIT -In the days since Hurricane Sandy, an alarming prediction has flashed across the Internet: Hundreds of thousands of flood-damaged vehicles will inundate the nation's used-car market, ...  
 
 
Glaucoma-Related Vision Loss May Increase Risk for Auto Accidents  Nov 12th, 2012 
-; The first study to compare accident rates for drivers who have advanced glaucoma − an eye disease that affects peripheral vision − with normal-vision drivers, found that the glaucoma ...  
 
 
Tata Motors Jamshedpur plant to close for 3 days from November 12  Nov 12th, 2012 
Jamshedpur plant from November 12 to 14 in the wake of poor demand. Confirming the development, a Tata Motors Spokesperson said the block closure has been planned to coincide with Diwali, while ...  
 
 
Mercedes SL 550 First drive review  Nov 12th, 2012 
The new Mercedes-Benz SL 550 flaunts a more upright and assertive grille inspired by the automaker's SLS sports car and a chin spoiler on the brash side of prominent. ...  
 
 
Historic Oregon Coast Journey Re-enactment Calls for Vintage Cars  Nov 12th, 2012 
(Newport, Oregon) – 100 years ago a small group of intrepid explorers did something strenuous and maybe a little insane at the time: they drove their automobiles that crazy 24-mile stretch ...  
 
 
Toyota to invest $A1.3bn in Indonesia  Nov 12th, 2012 
JAPAN'S Toyota group says it will invest about 13 trillion rupiah ($A1.3 billion) over the next five years in expanding its vehicle production in ...  
 
 
BMW M Performance steering wheel lights up enthusiasts  Nov 12th, 2012 
sports steering wheel, giving enthusiasts a new factory performance accessory to make them feel like a Formula One star. Trimmed in Alcantara with a carbonfibre centre trim piece, ...  
 
 
Mazda to build Toyota cars from 2015  Nov 12th, 2012 
Motor Corporation (TMC) have announced a production plan that will see Mazda produce Toyota vehicles at itsSalamanca city plant in Mexico from 2015. ...  
 
 
Vigil in Hayward for homicide victim found in abandoned auto shop  Nov 12th, 2012 
HAYWARD -- More than 100 people gathered on a cold Sunday night for a candlelight vigil in memory of Ernesto Calleros, a 19-year-old homicide victim found in an abandoned auto shop last ...  
 
 
2013 Range Rover Review  Nov 12th, 2012 
The Range Rover hasn't changed, yet it absolutely has. In its latest, fourth-generation incarnation, the full-size, mega-luxury 4WD remains true to the virtues that have made its predecessors ...  
 
 
Police Teens threw rocks at cars driving on freeway  Nov 12th, 2012 
PORTLAND, Ore. – Police arrested two 17-year-old boys who they said threw rocks at cars driving on the freeway in Northeast Portland early Sunday morning. Officers were flagged down just ...  
 
 
Massive surveillance nation Police now using license plate scanners to collect intelligence on cars no crime necessary  Nov 12th, 2012 
';Assassin’s Creed,'; is set in 1775, ';a time of unrest in the American colonies.'; The theme is, of course, the Revolutionary War and it evokes thoughts of the ...  
 
 
Toyota boosts Indonesian investment to $700 million  Nov 12th, 2012 
Motor Corp. and its partners will increase their investment into Indonesia to seven trillion rupiah ($700 million) over the next five years as the Japanese-based automotive giant looks to expand its ...  
 
 
Jaguar F-Type in sights for manual transmission report  Nov 12th, 2012 
sports car looks set to be the first beneficiary of a new generation of traditional manual gearboxes as the British marque believes "sports cars need a manual transmission". While still ...  
 
 
GM extends military discounts to recent veterans  Nov 12th, 2012 
Navy veteran Harry Croyle, left, and Doug Waite, president of General Motors Veterans Affinity Group, post the colors Friday during joint UAW Local 160 Veterans Committee and GM Veterans Affinity ...  
 
 
Chrysler recall involves airbags in 919000 SUVs  Nov 12th, 2012 
Chrysler recall initiated because air bags can accidentally inflate. Last year, airbags in older Jeeps, Liberty SUVs inflated 215 times, causing 81 minor injuries, and prompting the Chrysler ...  
 
 
Thousand Oaks council to take on home development Auto Mall landscaping proposals  Nov 12th, 2012 
Thousand Oaks City Council on Tuesday will consider a proposed development of 14 custom homes next to North Ranch and putting out to bid a parking and landscaping project for the Auto ...  
 
 
A shoot-out between two cars puts one woman in the hospital  Nov 12th, 2012 
Knoxville Police are investigating a shoot-out between two cars that left one woman injured. According to a KPD release, the shooting happened at the Manor View Apartments off Gallaher View Road. ...  
 
 
Ferdinand Piech to Remain Chairman of Volkswagen for Third Term  Nov 12th, 2012 
He’s one of the most iconic executives of the automobile world, and also one of the longest-service. Ferdinand Piech (center) has been at the helm of the VW Group for 18 years, nine of which he’s served as CEO. According to a Reuters report, the 75-year-old chairman has no intention of giving up his position [...] 
 
 
Caterham Introduces 2.0-Liter, 180 HP Supersport R Model  Nov 11th, 2012 
Long a favorite of devotees of the purist driving experience, Caterham has added a higher-performance version to its line of Seven-model roadsters. Powered by a performance-tuned 2.0-liter Ford Duratec four-cylinder engine producing 180 hp, the power output of the car might not sound mind-blowing, until you consider the new Supersport R tips the scales at [...] 
 
 
Global Emissions Systems Inc. (GESi ) Announces Partnership with Kooks Custom Headers on the "Green Revolution"  Nov 11th, 2012 
(GESi) announces partnership with Kooks Custom Headers on the "Green Revolution", the only North American High Performance Aftermarket Exhaust Systems with US EPA certified catalytic converters. 
 
 
Week in Review: Bankruptcies, Spies, Recalls and More  Nov 10th, 2012 
It has come to our attention that, despite the flurry of automotive news, there was something else going on this week. From what we’ve gathered, it had something to do with a contest between two guys, one wanted the other’s job, and there was a big hullabaloo about swings in states like Florida and Ohio. [...] 
 
 
Auto driver shot dead in Delhi  Nov 10th, 2012 
An autorickshaw driver was shot dead by two people over personal enmity in the capital, police said Saturday. Gyan Singh (25), a resident of Delhi's Sangam Vihar area, was shot in the stomach at a ...  
 
 
NAFA And The Fleet Management Community Help Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts  Nov 10th, 2012 
NAFA, based in New Jersey, is fully back up and running after closing for a few days due to Hurricane Sandy. The Association's Executive Director is now leading a push to spur recovery efforts throughout the fleet community. 
 
 
Japanese car sales in China fell 59.4 pct in October amid island row  Nov 10th, 2012 
Sales of Japanese cars in China has dropped 59.4 percent in October, a Chinese industry group has said. The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers said that just 98,900 Japanese-brand ...  
 
 
Frances industrial output down  Nov 10th, 2012 
France's industrial production fell by 2.7 percent in September from a month earlier due to sharp decline in refining activities and the ailing auto industry hit by global economic recession, ...  
 
 
Recall Alert: Chrysler Recalling 2002-2003 Jeep Liberty and 2002-2004 Grand Cherokee Vehicles  Nov 9th, 2012 
Chrysler Group is recalling select Jeep Liberty models made between 2002 to 2003, and 2002 to 2004, respectively. In all, the recall covers 744,822 vehicles. While that’s a high number, the recall itself affects only 0.03 percent of the vehicles on the roads today; exactly which ones nobody is sure, so the big number is [...] 
 
 
Refreshing or Revolting: 2013 Maserati Quattroporte  Nov 9th, 2012 
The outgoing Maserati Quattroporte fills a small niche – not just because of its size that fits in between two segments, but because it is the only Ferrari-powered rear-drive Italian luxury sedan available. While it may not sell in the same numbers as German competitors like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7 Series, the Italian [...] 
 
 
Touring the Nissan Heritage Center – Skylines, Classic Z Cars, and Stanza Wagons  Nov 9th, 2012 
As I stood outside the Nissan Heritage Center’s nondescript building with its corrugated metal façade, it was hard to believe I had arrived at the ultimate place for Nissan enthusiasts and history buffs. But once I walked inside, I realized that this was indeed a very special place. Located about an hour outside of Tokyo, [...] 
 
 
Chrysler Recalls 744,822 Jeep Libertys and Grand Cherokees  Nov 9th, 2012 
 
 
 
Ken Block Races On Despite Cockpit Fire in Ford Fiesta H.F.H.V.  Nov 9th, 2012 
 
 
 
Young Drivers Pose Greatest Risk for Drowsy Driving, Study Finds  Nov 9th, 2012 
 
 
 
World Omni Names New President  Nov 9th, 2012 

world_omniJM Family Enterprises Inc. announced the promotion of Dan Chait to president of World Omni Financial Corp.

Chait joined World Omni in 2002 after holding senior-level positions at US Airways, AutoNation and UniCaptial Corp. He most recently served as senior vice president of World Omni working closely with Frank Armstrong, who is retiring as president of the company.

 
 
 
Jeep Recall Chrysler Recalls 919000 SUVs To Fix Airbag Problem  Nov 9th, 2012 
A 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the recall affects Jeep Grand Cherokees from the 2002 through 2004 model ...  
 
 
Cars smashed in community  Nov 9th, 2012 
Six private cars were smashed at Juntang Haoyuan residential compound in Chaoyang district Wednesday, and now the property management company is ...  
 
 
China auto sales drop in Oct  Nov 9th, 2012 
/enpproperty--> BEIJING - Auto sales in China dropped 0.73 percent month on month to hit 1.61 million units in October, according to data from industrial association. Meanwhile, auto production ...  
 
 
China October Passenger Car Sales Rise 6.4 on Year to 1.30 Million  Nov 9th, 2012 
Sales of passenger cars in China, the world's largest auto market, rose 6.4% in October from a year earlier, but Japanese manufacturers continued to be affected by a territorial dispute between ...  
 
 
400 buses and 1085 new passenger cars brought to Azerbaijan this year  Nov 9th, 2012 
Most transportations are carried by automobile transport in the country and this dynamics is growing every year. The statement came from Transport Minister Ziya Mammadov speaking to the website of ...  
 
 
Carly Harrington Site connects auto owners mechanics  Nov 9th, 2012 
A couple of local entrepreneurs have launched an online and mobile application that aims to connect automobile owners with area mechanics, who actually bid on the projects that you might ...  
 
 
Retrofitted cars help specially abled to drive in Jaipur  Nov 9th, 2012 
A motor mechanic in Jaipur, Rajasthan, has designed cars to help the physically challenged to live their dream of getting behind the steering wheel to drive. Mujeeb Khan, 39, told reporters: "I have ...  
 
 
Michigan business Watch out for holiday e-mail scams 2013 BMW M6 keeps power in reserve  Nov 9th, 2012 
BMW achieves an unusual trifecta with the 2013 M6. The new car is more powerful, more fuel-efficient and more drivable than the previous generation of BMW's super ...  
 
 
2013 Honda Accord First drive review  Nov 9th, 2012 
Honda Accord is unquestionably one of the most recognizable and popular vehicles on the road today. So how does an automaker improve on such a proven winner without mucking up a tried-and-true ...  
 
 
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series on the way  Nov 9th, 2012 
Mercedes-Benz is yet to confirm what the car will be, the obvious shape and the black car cover tends to indicate a light-weight performance orientated Black Series of ...  
 
 
Confirmed: Ford Mustang Boss 302 Not Returning for 2014 Model Year  Nov 8th, 2012 
The Ford Mustang Boss 302 has made a serious impression on enthusiasts everywhere, but the special muscle car won’t make it to the 2014 model year, Ford tells us. “Like the original from 43 years ago, this version of the Mustang Boss 302 also is limited to just two years, which concludes at year’s end, [...] 
 
 
Mitsubishi Promises to Stay in U.S., Suzuki Borrows $45 Million to Leave  Nov 8th, 2012 
No, you’re not going to see many Suzuki Grand Vitaras any more, but you will see a few Mitsubishi Outlander Sports: while Suzuki is in the middle of bankruptcy proceedings in the U.S., the CEO of Mitsubishi promises that his company won’t follow suit any time soon. Late yesterday, American Suzuki Motor Corporation won approval [...] 
 
 
C-Max Energi joins lineup at Michigan Assembly Plant  Nov 8th, 2012 
Ford workers have added production of the 2013 C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid at the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne that has become the poster child for a workforce trained to build five very ...  
 
 
Cars smashed in community  Nov 8th, 2012 
Six private cars were smashed at Juntang Haoyuan residential compound in Chaoyang district Wednesday, and now the property management company is ...  
 
 
Steeler Ta’amu to stand trial after fleeing from police crashing into cars on the South Side  Nov 8th, 2012 
Alameda Ta'amu waived his right to a preliminary hearing before District Judge Oscar Petite on Thursday. Afterward, with attorney Robert DelGreco at his side, he expressed ...  
 
 
First Look at Grand Theft Auto Vs Three Protagonists  Nov 8th, 2012 
says that the three protagonists will be used in a ';groundbreaking way,'; adding that the city of Los Santos is the largest open world that Rockstar has ever ...  
 
 
Used-car prices expected to rise after Sandys destruction of 250000 autos  Nov 8th, 2012 
Expect used car prices to rise nationally because of Hurricane Sandy. The storm destroyed about 250,000 used vehicles on the East Coast, and maybe more, according to estimates by the National ...  
 
 
Texting While Driving a Major Problem for Minnesota Teens  Nov 8th, 2012 
Auto accidents are the leading cause of death for American teenagers. Texting while driving only makes the problem worse. 
 
 
Corcentric to Host "AP Automation Checklist: What to Know Before You Buy," a Webinar for AP Professionals  Nov 8th, 2012 
Corcentric will host AP webinar in November, which will cover the important checklist items to consider when searching for an AP automation solution. 
 
 
Ford Focus RS hot-hatch to get 250kW turbo four-cylinder report  Nov 8th, 2012 
hatch is set to be powered by a 250kW-plus turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine, stepping up from the previous car’s 224kW five-cylinder powerplant. UK publication Auto Express reports ...  
 
 
Way cleared for sale of U.S.s GM shares  Nov 8th, 2012 
President Barack Obama's re-election opens a clearer path for the government to begin selling some of its 32% stake in General Motors, but there is no indication of when such a sale will ...  
 
 
2013 Lexus LS pricing and specifications  Nov 8th, 2012 
Lexus LS is new, with only the doors and roof carried over for the sheetmetal and with 3000 mechanical and component changes. Pricing for the model that goes on sale in February has also been ...  
 
 
25 most stolen new vehicles  Nov 8th, 2012 
More than 700,000 vehicles were stolen in the U.S. in 2011, down 3.3 percent from 2010. What isn't down, however, is the number of newer vehicles being stolen, according to the National ...  
 
 
Income-Tax officials face High Court flak for pursuing Fiat case despite transfer  Nov 8th, 2012 
Fiat India Automobiles , even after issuing an order transferring automobile company's case from Mumbai to Pune. Instead of bringing to book persons who circumvent the provisions of law, ...  
 
 
Lingenfelter Unveils 1969 Camaro Retro Kit for Fifth-Gen Camaros  Nov 7th, 2012 
Car design has evolved significantly over the past 50 years, but whether that’s a good or a bad thing could be debated all day. Although the muscle-car look born in the 1960s has made a comeback in a number of today’s Detroit-made muscle, none are as authentic as the photo above. And that’s where Lingenfelter [...] 
 
 
We Hear: Land Rover Planning Defender Truck and 10+ Other New SUVs by 2020  Nov 7th, 2012 
Land Rover is getting mighty ambitious, and we’re not just talking about the Range Rover Evoque convertible and rumored sub-Evoque crossover. A new report from Autocar suggests that Land Rover is looking to more than double its annual sales by 2020 thanks to an influx of more than 10 new models. Let’s have a look [...] 
 
 
2015 Ford Mustang Engine Bay Revealed  Nov 7th, 2012 
While the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette may be this year’s biggest headline grabber, just wait until next year, when it’s Ford’s turn. An all-new 2015 Ford Mustang is in the pipeline, and speculation on what the new car looks like, and what will be under the hood, is rampant. We still don’t have a clear indication [...] 
 
 
Force Motors to launch two more variants of Force One in 2013  Nov 7th, 2012 
SUV 'Force One' in early 2013 as it aims to sell around 5,000 units of the vehicle in the next fiscal. The company, which entered into passenger vehicle segment with the launch ...  
 
 
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