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2010 Chevy Camaro is the Next Indy 500 Pace Car

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has announced that the 2010 Chevy Camaro will be the official pace car of the 93rd Indy 500 on May 24, 2009. The 2009 race marks the fifth time that a Camaro has been the official pace car. It also marks the 44th time that a GM vehicle has paced the event. ...

GM Unveils the Australian Versions of the Cruze and Volt

GM has unveiled the Australian versions of the Cruze and Volt as the Holden Cruze and Holden Volt. The Australian version of the Chevy Cruze features a new grille and badges. Other than that everything else is pretty much the same. The Holden Cruze is powered by a 1.8L 4 cylinder petrol or an optional 2.0L turbo charged diesel. The Holden...

Geneva 09' Preview: Toyota iQ with 99 HP Headed to the Show

Toyota unveiled the iQ last year with an impressive 65.7 mpg, 55 mpg in the US. But a not so impressive 67 horsepower. So Toyota is bringing a more powerful version to the Geneva Motor Show next week. The more powerful iQ will be powered by a 99 horsepower 1.3L VVTi engine with 58.9 mpg (49 in the US) when...

Subaru-Toyota RWD Coupe Put on Hold

Subaru and Toyota have reportedly been working on a pair of small RWD compact coupes that were going to be released by the end of 2011. Now it looks like the project has been put on indefinite hold due to the economy. The 2+2 compact coupe was expected to use a version of the Subaru Impreza's platform, including the horizontally...

Geneva 09' Preview: 2010 Volvo S80 Gets a Small Facelift

Volvo has announced the changes to the 2010 S80, which gets updated styling, an enhanced interior and new diesel engines for Europe. The 2010 S80 will feature three new diesel engines, the 2.4D, D5 and the low CO2-emitting DRIVE. In the US the S80 features a 235 hp 3.2L six-cyl, a 281 hp turbocharged 3.0L six-cyl or a 311hp 4.4L...

Kia Releases More Teasers of the 2010 Sorento

Kia has released two more teaser photos of the 2010 Sorento following last week's teaser. The 2010 Sorento is going to move from a body-on-frame design to a unit-body design. It's overall look is much sportier than the current generation and features some of the same design cues as the new Kia Forte. It is expected that the Sorento will...

Honda is Going to Increase Insight Production

Honda has just released the Insight Hybrid in Japan and the demand has been higher than expected (almost three times its monthly target). "The response has been overwhelming,” Hiroshi Kobayashi, Honda’s deputy chief operating officer told Automotive News. “We will have to increase production plans.” Honda is planning on launching the Insight in Europe and the U.S. over the next two...

Geneva 09' Preview: Nissan NV200 Small Van Unveiled

Nissan is planning on entering the small van market with the introduction of the NV200 at the Geneva Motor Show next week. The NV200 will be offered in three configurations: cargo van, 7-passenger van and a Combi version for people and cargo. The NV200 is built on a modified version of Nissan's B Platform and will be powered by either...

Geneva 09' Preview: Kia No 3 MPV Concept Unveiled

Next week Kia is going to officially unveil the No 3 MPV Concept at the Geneva Motor Show. Kia hasn't released many details about the new car other than the fact that it features a unique extended windscreen and a panorama glass roof. The concept is also 4045 mm long. Expect more details next week. PRESS RELEASE: All-new MPV Concept heads Kia...

Geneva 09' Preview: Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA Unveiled with 240 HP

Alfa Romeo has officially unveiled the MiTo GTA just before its official unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show in a little over a week. The MiTo GTA is powered by a 240 horsepower turbocharged 1.8L engine. Engineers lowered the weight of the car by using carbon fiber for the roof, tailgate spoiler and mirror housings in addition to employing aluminum...

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