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2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback will be in U.S. Dealerships this Summer

Mitsubishi has officially confirmed that the five-door Lancer Sportback will be available in the U.S. this summer as a 2010 model. The five-door Lancer Sportback shares everything with the sedan variant from the C-pillar forward. Behind the C-pillar the Sportback gets a unique rear end. The overall length is slightly longer than the sedan and offers more cargo carrying capacity. The...

VW Asks Chrysler to Stop Producing the Slow Selling Routan for a Month

Well it looks like VW's attempt at a badge engineered Chrysler minivan is not going over so well. According to The Windsor Star, Chrysler workers are going to stop building the Volkswagen Routan, which is based on the Chrysler Town & Country. VW has asked Chrysler Canada to stop producing the Routan due to inventory build up for the month...

Volvo Announces Pricing for the 2010 Volvo XC60 T6 at $37,200

Volvo has announced the pricing for the 2010 Volvo XC60 T6. The 2010 Volvo XC60 T6 has a starting price of $37,200, which includes standard features like, leather seats, power driver's seat, SIRIUS satellite radio, Bluetooth ad HD Radio. The Panorama moonroof is also offered for no extra charge. The XC60 T6 is powered by a 3.0L turbocharged engine that puts...

2010 Porsche 911 GT3 Officially Unveiled

Porsche has officially unveiled the 2010 911 GT3 that will make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The 911 GT3 is powered by a 3.8L naturally-aspirated six-cylinder that puts out 435 horsepower, which is up 20. The increased horsepower and mid-range torque help the GT3 reach 0-62 mph in 4.1 seconds and a top speed of...

2010 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan Hybrids are Eligible for $3,400 Tax Credit

Ford has announced that the new 2010 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan Hybrids are now eligible for a $3,400 tax credit. The $3,400 tax credit is the highest credit amount offered for a hybrid since the end of 2005. The Fusion and Milan Hybrids have been rated at 41 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway, which...

VIDEO: MINI Convertible Hits the Car Wash With its Top Down

We all know that you're supposed to put the top up on your convertible before you take it to the car wash. Nonetheless here's a video of four guys in a new MINI Cooper Convertible hitting the car wash with the top down. We don't recommend trying this at home...

GM Reportedly Cancels Plans for Engine Plant in Flint, MI

It is being reported that contracts for GM's new engine plant in Flint, Michigan have been canceled. The $370 million plant was supposed to produce the 1.4L engine for the upcoming Chevy Volt and Cruze in turbocharged and naturally-aspirated forms. GM spokesperson Sharon Basel, confirmed the news to the Flint News. Basel also stated that GM remains committed to the...

Spy Shots: Chevy Camaro Convertible Caught Testing Down Under

The 2010 Chevy Camaro finally enters production this March, but GM has yet to officially unveil the convertible version. We've seen countless photos of the new Camaro, but here are two more of the convertible testing in Australia. According to Bob Lutz, GM has reportedly pushed back the release date of the Camaro Convertible until sometime in 2011. Full Story: Drive Related...

Geneva 2009 Preview: Bentley Teases with a Biofuel Car

Bentley has released a single teaser image of its upcoming biofuel car that will be officially unveiled at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. Bentley hasn't released the official name of the car or any specs. According to Bentley the car will be Bentley's fastest, most powerful production car to date that also happens to run on biofuel. Currently the most powerful...

Land Rover Celebrates 500,000 Sales in the U.S.

Land Rover has announced that the automaker has officially sold 500,000 vehicles in the U.S. Although gas prices and the economy have hurt Land Rover's sales recently, Land Rover sold 100,000 vehicles since July 2006. In contrast it took Land Rover 10 years to sell its first 100,000 vehicles. Land Rover first entered the U.S. in 1987 and is also...

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