Archive for September 4th, 2012

Silvio Calabi: Fiat’s 500C Lounge is a high-value small car – Monmouth Daily Review Atlas

Silvio Calabi: Fiat's 500C Lounge is a high-value small car
Monmouth Daily Review Atlas
When our first Fiat 500 arrived, last Thanksgiving, I got a bit overexcited in my review. Perhaps now the novelty has worn off, so I should be able to drive this soft-top version with more objectivity. Nope, sorry. I can't. Even after a long stint on

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Total Car Score Names the Top 10 Best Cars for Commuting – Sacramento Bee

Total Car Score Names the Top 10 Best Cars for Commuting
Sacramento Bee
TotalCarScore.com evaluates and ranks cars according to an aggregate score based on the most trusted automotive authorities available. The site also features original content, car reviews and insights from a veteran automotive journalism and data team.

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Saab to roll out electric cars in next 18 months – Zee News


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Saab to roll out electric cars in next 18 months
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NEVS, wholly owned by National Modern Energy Holdings Ltd. (NME Holdings) in Hong Kong, finalized its acquisition of the main assets of Saab Automobile, Saab Automobile Powertrain and Saab Automobile Tools, effective Aug 31, NEVS's CEO Kai Johan
Saab Purchase by NEVS Is Complete – Griffin Logo A No GoAutomoblog.net (blog)
NEVS completes Saab purchase, earns right to brand name but not griffin badgeAutoblog (blog)
Saab deal completes but griffin logo cannot be usedASEAN Automotive News
Financial Express –Chippewa Herald
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Hot Rod Holiday – Jamestown Post Journal


Jamestown Post Journal
Hot Rod Holiday
Jamestown Post Journal
The Der Kobblers Automobile Association's 2012 Labor Day Cruise-In Car Show was held at Midway with hundreds of classic cars, trucks and vans on display. Aaron Williams of Erie, Pa., was there with his 1950 Ford F-1 truck. Williams said he has owned

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Gurpratap Boparai new CEO of Fiat India Automobiles: President Rajeev Kapoor … – Rush Lane


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Gurpratap Boparai new CEO of Fiat India Automobiles: President Rajeev Kapoor
Rush Lane
Mr. Gurpratap Boparai is the new President and CEO of Fiat India Automobiles Limited. He takes over from Mr. Rajeev Kapoor who has retired from the company after being at the helm for the past five years. Mr. Rajeev Kapoor retires from Fiat India after
Fiat India gets new chief: Gurpratap Boparai to succeed as CEODaily Bhaskar
Fiat India appoints Mr. Gurpratap Boparai as the new President and CEOCarTrade.com (press release) (blog)

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South Korea’s auto sales tumble – Zee News


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South Korea's auto sales tumble
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Seoul: South Korea's automobile sales tumbled 7.1 percent last month from a year earlier due to weak demand at home and abroad caused by economic slowdown as well as a fall in working days, industry data showed Monday. Global auto sales by the

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French new-car registrations slump again in August – MarketWatch

French newcar registrations slump again in August
MarketWatch
PARIS–Registrations of new cars in France fell again in August, continuing the slide seen over the last 10 months as car buyers are dissuaded by the economic slowdown and rising jobless rates. Registrations of new individual cars were down 11% in
French New Car Registrations Slump Again in AugustFox Business
French car sales continue to slump amid economic problemsMENAFN.COM

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Italy August New Car Sales Brake 20.23% – Ministry – Fox Business


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Italy August New Car Sales Brake 20.23% – Ministry
Fox Business
Italian new car registrations tumbled 20.23% in August, a sharp reminder of the challenges faced by auto makers as the economic crisis scares drivers from showrooms. Registrations totaled 56,447 vehicles for the month, according to data published by
Italy August newcar sales down 20%MarketWatch
Italy August car sales down 20 pctReuters

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TABLE-Belgian Aug new car registrations down 17 pct – Reuters

TABLE-Belgian Aug new car registrations down 17 pct
Reuters
BRUSSELS, Sept 3 (Reuters) – The Belgian Federation of Car Industries (Febiac) released on Monday the following monthly data: New car registrations Aug 2012 July 2012 Aug 2011 Total for the month 31,256 36,701 37,788 Year-on-year change (pct)

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New auto import rules aid dealers – Viet Nam News

New auto import rules aid dealers
Viet Nam News
HA NOI — The General Department of Customs last Thursday asked the Ministry of Finance to loosen requirements for imports of new cars in a bid to increase import tax revenues and save struggling car dealers. The move, which asks for an amendment to

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