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  • Chrysler LLC has unveiled its new line of V-6 engines that it reports will improve fuel efficiency across the Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge lineup by 8 percent on average compared with previous Chrysler V-6 engines. This more refined and fuel-efficient V-
  • Automotive searches on leases have increased again in the last month, according to Swapalease.com. The Web site reports searches for two GMC models nearly tripled since February.
  • With all the news centered around the automotive industry right now, telematics isn?t as talked about as it once was. But the electronic topic is still a possibility for the aftermarket to jump into and get some of the benefits dealerships are seeing
  • It takes energy to compress an air/fuel charge, spin the individual piston through its four strokes and overcome the friction inherent in all the moving parts. This is negative energy, or the amount of energy it takes to produce the mechanical work n
  • Kyocera Corporation is supplying solar modules for the new Toyota Prius solar ventilation system, an optional feature for the hybrid car model, which earlier this month was unveiled in Japan.
  • Monro Muffler Brake has purchased 26 St. Louis-based Autotire Car Care Centers from the Am-Pac subsidiary of American Tire Distributors (ATD). The price was not disclosed; the transaction is expected to be completed by the end of June.
  • Three new ultra-high performance cars factory fitted with Pirelli P Zero tires will soon be launched by their respective manufacturers: The Alfa Romeo 8C Spider, the Ferrari 599 HGTE and the Aston Martin V12 Vantage.
  • The 2008 Geneva Motor Show, which is now under way and runs through March 16, features an array of state-of-the-art vehicles, from the practical to the outlandish.
  • Pirelli has been selected by Lotus Cars Ltd. as the principal supplier of tires for the new Lotus Evora.
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  • Tire dealers and other service operations covering the ATV segment may wish to tell your customers about information being provided by Yamaha regarding its line of Rhino Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles.
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  • Goodyear is offering employee buyouts and reducing auto tire production at its plant in Union City, Tenn. Executives describe the decision as ?another important step? in the company?s efforts ?to align North American production capacity with weak ind
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  • Continental?s ?next generation? upgrade of its best-selling regional steer tire officially hit the market on July 1. The HSR2 (Heavy Steer Regional) replaces the HSR model.
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  • MINI USA will expand its 83-strong American dealer network by 20 percent during the next 18 months to a total of 100 outlets across the country. Most of the additional 17 MINI dealerships will be located in cities or areas that will be new markets fo
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  • The Volvo Group has brought its carbon dioxide-neutral trucks to Washington, D.C. In conjunction with the Washington International Renewable Energy Conference (WIREC) arranged by the U.S. State Department, the Volvo Group has presented seven differen
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  • Last year?s American tire manufacturing industry?s revenues amounted to $16.9 billion, with an estimated gross profit of 17.3 percent, according to a just-released report from Research and Markets, an international publishing firm based in Ireland.
  • Dr. Prabhakar Patil, CEO of Compact Power, Inc. (CPI), the North American subsidiary of South Korean lithium-ion battery maker LG Chem.