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Booming Sales Put Volkswagen of America Back in the Black

Booming Sales Put Volkswagen of America Back in the Black

For the first time since the original Beetle dominated the American import market, Volkswagen of America is moving solidly back into the black. The German maker’s U.S. sales and marketing arm had steadily lost sales, share – and lots of money – ever since Asian rivals...

Cadillac Expects Sales Increase in 2013

Cadillac expects to chalk up big sales gains this year thanks to the growing popularity of the new Cadillac ATS and the arrival of the new Cadillac CTS this fall, which was unveiled at the New York International Auto Show. Bob Ferguson, the head of General Motors’...
New Mitsubishi’s Mileage No Mirage

New Mitsubishi’s Mileage No Mirage

Struggling Mitsubishi has had a hard time getting onto consumer radar screens in recent years, but it’s betting that potential buyers will pay attention to the news that its new small car is rated at 44 miles per gallon. And that’s no mirage. Or, wait a second, yes it...
White House To Clean Up Gas, Auto Emissions

White House To Clean Up Gas, Auto Emissions

The Obama Administration is proposing new rules to reduce the level of noxious sulfur in the nation’s gasoline supply, a move that should reduce emissions – but also add a very small increase in pump prices. The so-called Tier 3 standards set to go into effect by 2017...
Chevy Rolls Out Updated Camaro

Chevy Rolls Out Updated Camaro

It was supposed to be the shining moment for the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro, but the mainstream version of the Detroit pony car was upstaged by this week’s unexpected revival of the track-ready Z28. While the Z28 will certainly place a spotlight on the broader Camaro...
Designing Wagons: Volvo V60 R-Design Debuts in NY

Designing Wagons: Volvo V60 R-Design Debuts in NY

Volvo has had a habit of doing things its own way, which includes selling wagons when those so-called two-box designs didn’t work for just about anyone else. Even Volvo has had to accept market trends in recent years, and shift to more contemporary crossovers. But...

VW Golf Named World Car of the Year

Capping a rapidly expanding string of honors, the seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf was named the World Car of the Year during a well-attended ceremony at the New York International Auto Show this morning. The award comes just weeks after the compact hatchback was...
Subaru Delivers Surprise with New WRX Concept

Subaru Delivers Surprise with New WRX Concept

For now, Subaru is calling the little sports coupe on display at New York’s Jacob Javits Convention Center a “concept,’ but what you see is almost certain to be what you get – with only the most subtle tweaks – once the next-generation Subaru WRX goes into production...
Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Powers into NY

Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Powers into NY

Subaru, the brand that helped popularize all-wheel-drive, is now trying its hand at hybrids. The Japanese automaker unveiled its first-ever production gas-electric model, the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, at its 2013 New York International Auto Show press preview. The...