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Hyundai Genesis Prada Edition Unveiled

Hyundai has unveiled the "Genesis Prada" ahead of its debut in Seoul. The partnership with Hyundai and Prada has yielded three Genesis sedans painted in matte metallic midnight blue, combined with metal parts in titanium, and the dark matte plated gold replaces the existing shining chrome for the radiator grill, the emblem, and the outer handles. The 20-inch alloy...

New York 09' Preview: 2010 Subaru Legacy Unveiled

Subaru has unveiled the all-new 2010 Legacy that will have its official unveiling at the New York Auto Show next week. The all-new Legacy encompasses styling of the outgoing model combined with the concept that was shown in Detroit. The 2010 Legacy grows an inch longer, 3.5 inches wider and 3 inches taller to make it more competitive with other...

Ford Launches the Ford Advantage Plan to Spark Sales

Just like Hyundai a few months ago and GM will start next month, Ford has also launched a new plan to improve consumer confidence and hopefully spark sales. The Ford Advantage Plan will cover a buyer's vehicle payments for up to 12 months if there is a job loss (up to $700 a month). In addition Ford is also offering...

GM Launches New Customer Protection Package…GM Total Confidence

General Motors has launched a new customer protection package called GM Total Confidence to encourage people to start buying cars again. The new package is similar to what Hyundai launched a few months ago, although GM's version goes a bit further to help potential buyers. The payment protection plan will pay your car payment up to nine months if you...

R.I.P. Hyundai Entourage Dead by the End of the Year

Hyundai's CEO John Krafcik recently revealed some of Hyundai's future product plans at a press conference. Hyundai is going to fully focus on building fuel efficient cars and crossovers. But unfortunately the plans also revealed that the slow-selling Entourage minivan will be dead by the end of the year. "We weren't a big player to begin with, and the...

VW Officially Changes the Rabbit Back to the Golf

As it was rumored last week, VW has officially changed the Rabbit name once again back to the Golf for the U.S. market. 2009 will be the last year that VW's popular hatchback will be called the Rabbit. For the 2010 model year the Golf name will return on an all-new model. "The Golf is an iconic nameplate for the Volkswagen...

U.S. Government: Chevy Volt Won't Save GM

In its Viability Summary of GM, the U.S. government stated, "While the Volt holds promise, it will likely be too expensive to be commercially successful in the short-term." The Volt, " is currently projected to be much more expensive than its gasoline-fueled peers and will likely need substantial reductions in manufacturing cost in order to become commercially viable." The Chevy...

GM's Rick Wagoner to Recieve $20M Retirement Package

This past weekend the Obama administration asked GM's CEO Rick Wagoner to step down as part of its restructuring plan. The Treasury Department has banned GM from issuing any severance packages to its executives, but that doesn't mean that Wagoner can't receive millions in retirement benefits. Wagoner has worked for GM for nearly 32 years and according to documents...

Acura's X6 Fighter Officially Dubbed the ZDX

Acura has officially announced the ZDX name for its upcoming "four-door sport coupe" prototype that will be unveiled at the 2009 New York Auto Show. "The ZDX prototype is unlike anything you have ever seen before from Acura," said Jeff Conrad, vice president, Acura sales. "The prototype showcases a new level of luxury, style and refinement for Acura and speaks...

Chrysler Unveils the 2009 Dodge Challenger SE Rallye

Chrysler has unveiled the 2009 Dodge Challenger SE Rallye, which features a new five-speed automatic mated to the 3.5L V6. The Dodge Challenger SE Rallye features dual body stripes, chromed fuel door, deck lid spoiler, and 18-inch aluminum wheels. The new five-speed automatic replaces the archaic four-speed automatic on the V6 equipped Challengers. The 2009 Dodge Challenger SE Rallye starts at...

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