Archive for April 27th, 2012

Auto Review: A high-tech American classic – Reminder Newspapers


Reminder Newspapers
Auto Review: A high-tech American classic
Reminder Newspapers
By Bill Heald – ReminderNews Time sure flies when you're a sports car, especially if you're one of the most identifiable sporting automobiles ever to carve up a serpentine stretch of blacktop or rout the competition on the racetrack.

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Cars.com Reviews the 2012 Volvo XC60 – Chicago Tribune

Cars.com Reviews the 2012 Volvo XC60
Chicago Tribune
As a former Volvo owner, Cars.com Senior Family Editor Kristin Varela had high hopes for the 2012 Volvo XC60, but they faded over time. While the XC60 offers quick acceleration, the ride was too soft and there was too much road noise intruding into the

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Impreza Joins Ranks of RoadFly’s Ten Best Green Cars of 2012 – WiredPRNews.com (press release)

Impreza Joins Ranks of RoadFly's Ten Best Green Cars of 2012
WiredPRNews.com (press release)
The automotive review site's list highlighted the most fuel-efficient new vehicles that also refuse to sacrifice driving dynamics, and the Impreza was the only all-wheel-drive non-luxury vehicle included. RoadFly lauded the 2012 Impreza currently

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TEXT-S&P summary: Metaldyne LLC – Reuters

TEXT-S&P summary: Metaldyne LLC
Reuters
The company is a private-equity-owned automotive supplier created from certain assets during the bankruptcy restructuring of a predecessor company. In our view, the most significant variable in Metaldyne's credit profile in the near term remains the

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Movie review: When it comes to menacing action, Jason Statham is a ‘Safe’ bet – Pittsburgh Post Gazette


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Movie review: When it comes to menacing action, Jason Statham is a 'Safe' bet
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
He plows through Russians on the subway, Chinese gangsters in a casino and cops in between, on the mean streets, which he navigates with dazzling automotive dexterity. Occasionally he stops long enough to make a threat. "I'm going to do things to you
When it comes to action, Statham's a 'Safe' betCharleston Post Courier

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US growth slows as inventory accumulation wanes – Reuters

US growth slows as inventory accumulation wanes
Reuters
By Lucia Mutikani | WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US economic growth likely cooled modestly in the first quarter as replenishing of inventories by businesses slowed, though stronger demand for automobiles and a lift to homebuilding from warm weather blunted

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Lentuo International Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2011 Financial Results – MarketWatch (press release)

Lentuo International Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2011 Financial Results
MarketWatch (press release)
BEIJING, April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Lentuo International Inc. (NYSE:LAS) ("Lentuo" or the "Company"), the largest non-state-owned automobile retailer in Beijing as measured by new vehicle sales revenue in 2010, today announced its

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NHTSA: If cars communicate, 80% of crashes can be avoided – Detroit Free Press

NHTSA: If cars communicate, 80% of crashes can be avoided
Detroit Free Press
"We are hard at work from a research standpoint at figuring out the systems that have promise" to become mainstream features in affordable cars. Strickland, who has pushed for laws and regulations that reduce driver distraction, said one of NHTSA's

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Daimler Quarterly Earnings Unexpectedly Rise on Mercedes Demand – BusinessWeek


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Daimler Quarterly Earnings Unexpectedly Rise on Mercedes Demand
BusinessWeek
By Dorothee Tschampa on April 27, 2012 Daimler AG (DAI), the maker of Mercedes- Benz vehicles, reported an unexpectedly increase in first- quarter earnings as the company delivered a record number of luxury cars. Earnings before interest and taxes rose
Strong first quarter: Daimler increases Group EBIT to euro 2.1 billionMarketWatch (press release)

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China Bets Big on Electric Cars – DailyFinance


The Car Connection
China Bets Big on Electric Cars
DailyFinance
In 2009, the government announced big plans to make China the world's electric-car superpower, allocating billions for research and calling for 1 million electric cars to be on its roads by mid-decade. That was a lofty goal, and the hope was that
Luxury automakers rush to capture Chinese demandSan Francisco Chronicle
Chinese Moms Want Same Cars As U.S. Moms: Crossover UtilitiesThe Car Connection
Luxury cars in China: overdriveFinancial Times (blog)
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