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  • Toyota is bringing its nationwide "Highway to the Future: Mobile Hybrid Experience" tour to Hybridfest 2008 in Madison, Wis., on July 19-20th as part of the Dane County Fair. The tour is designed to provide consumers with a firsthand opportunity to e
  • Police embark on about 30,000 high-speed chases in the U.S. per year, resulting in 300 deaths, but a new OnStar feature could place law enforcement in the driver's seat and slow down these stolen cars to avoid unnecessary casualties.
  • WABCO Holdings Inc. has announced that WABCO-TVS (India) Ltd. has earned a "Zero PPM" quality award (zero defective parts-per-million) from Tata Motors, the largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles in India and the world's second largest bus manuf
  • J.D. Power and Associates forecasts new light vehicle sales to drop to 14.2 million units in 2008, marking a 12 percent decrease from 16.1 million units in 2007. With the dropping numbers, many technicians could be seeing more vehicles in their bays
  • The 2008/2009 Racecraft 420S Mustang, unveiled by Saleen Inc. during Mustang Week in Myrtle Beach, S.C., is equipped with Bridgestone-brand Potenza tires. The first model in Saleen?s new Racecraft performance vehicle brand lineup, the 420S comes with
  • The first-generation XL-7 is built on a stretched version of the full-frame platform it shares with the Suzuki Grand Vitara.
  • At the recent Equip'Auto International Grands Prix awards ceremony, Valeo won the Gold Award for its e-Valve system in the "Engineering and Advanced Technology" category and the Silver award for the Guideo Driving Assistance System in the "Aftermarke
  • No one in the automotive aftermarket will argue that while growth of the overall industry is strong, profit margins have decreased due to increased competition. Consumers are very price-sensitive; high return rates and the overall cost of running a b
  • TORRANCE, CA (June 22, 2006) - Toyota has introduced a new 2.0L D-4D 125 diesel engine into its Avensis line in Europe. This is the automaker's third new-generation D-4D Clean Power diesel engine, providing consumers with a choice of three diesel pow
  • AURORA, CANADA (June 6, 2007) - The Detroit News has reported that Magna International Inc., the only auto-parts supplier in the world to fully assemble cars, is moving closer to adding a North American plant to build vehicles on contract, an executi
  • Midway through this truck's production run, Mitsubishi installed a larger 3.8L engine. While styling and comfort features make it well-suited for family duties, this unibody truck has a reputation for outstanding off-road performance.
  • DENSO Launches New Tech Training Programs ... TRW Launches New Steering System ... MAP Announces Inaugural Automotive Brake Safety Week ... Ford Opens Doors to Paint Shop of the Future ... and other headlines from around the industry.
  • This is the second year for the second-generation RX330, which is the direct successor to the earlier unibody RX300, and it's packed with technology. Unfortunately, that means some otherwise routine jobs are complicated.
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  • BOXBERG, GERMANY - What will the vehicle drive of the future look like in five, 10 and 20 years' time? " For over 100 years, consideration of that question has sparked Bosch's ability to be a major force in the development of the automobile" says Dr.
  • At the recent 2008 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, General Motors Chairman Rick Wagoner became the fist automaker representative to provide the keynote address to delegates. He shared his excitement and insights regarding the growth of automo
  • Mercendes-Benz hasn't even hit the road with one of its concept models, but already it's being considered a work of art. The concept models of the carmaker?s bionic car are part of the "Design and the Elastic Mind" exhibition at New York's Museum of
  • Mahindra USA, which makes farm equipment, has announced a new partnership with the MacDonald Motorsports race team.
  • Raser Technologies, Inc. recently announced that it signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Tecstar, LP and Wheel to Wheel, LLC, outlining their intent to work together to manufacture plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) for utility, gover
  • Kelley Blue Book's recent study reports that elevating gas prices have in-market new-car shoppers considering vehicles they would have otherwise ignored. The February 2008 results reveal that almost two-thirds (64 percent of shoppers) have changed th