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Project Cars Signs Worldwide Distribution Deal With Bandai Namco – GameSpot

Monday, July 07, 2014

Bandai Namco Games Europe S.A.S. has announced it will distribute Slightly Mad Studios’ racing game Project Cars globally. Slightly Mad Studios, which previously worked on racing games like Need for Speed: Shift, and World of Speed, describes Project Cars as “the most authentic, beautiful, intense, and technically-advanced racing game on the planet.” It is due to launch this November for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Steam OS, and Wii U,…

Volkswagen to Add Two Plants in China – Wall Street Journal

Monday, July 07, 2014

SHANGHAI—Volkswagen AG said Monday it will add two car-making facilities in China as part of its plan to raise production capacity in the world’s largest auto market. VW will team with state-run FAW Group Corp. to build the plants in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao and the northern city of Tianjin, the German auto giant said. The two…

Govt readies Rs 14K cr subsidy for hybrid, electric cars – Times of India

Monday, July 07, 2014

NEW DELHI: Buying a hybrid or an electric car may soon fetch you a subsidy from the government, which is readying a Rs 14,000-crore scheme to push green vehicles. The subsidy will be a proportion of the difference between the price of a car running on fossil fuel and that of a green vehicle, said sources involved with the discussions. READ ALSO: Govt panel proposes green cess on petrol, vehicles…

Recall sends some 2014 Nissan Leaf electric cars to the crusher – Fox News

Monday, July 07, 2014

Nissan Just because you own an electric car doesn’t mean it isn’t subject to all the recalls and potential problems that conventional cars experience. Nissan has recalled about six weeks of production of the 2014 Nissan Leaf for missing welds in the front structure that could compromise the car’s structural integrity in a crash. Affected owners are being notified to take their cars back to the dealership for inspection to…

Big One followed by Bigger One involving 26 cars at Daytona – FOXSports.com

Monday, July 07, 2014

As Sunday’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway approached the 100-lap mark, an ill-timed bump from Greg Biffle on the back bumper of Kasey Kahne triggered a massive wreck on the backstretch, collecting the majority of the field. When Biffle tried to bump draft Kahne, the cars were not lined up and sent Kahne’s No. 5 Chevrolet down the track and into the right rear of Joey Logano’s No….

Are ‘American’ cars going extinct? – Fox News

Monday, July 07, 2014

2014 Ford F-150Ford 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray ConvertibleChevrolet 2014 Dodge SRT ViperDodge Want to buy an American car? Better get one while they last. Only 10 vehicles qualified this year for the annual American-Made Index from Cars.com, and just three of them are from domestic brands. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The Ford F-150 pickup took the top spot for the second year in a row, while the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray came in…

LAPD: Stolen Tesla Involved in Police Pursuit Crashes Into Cars, Splits in … – KTLA

Sunday, July 06, 2014

A stolen Tesla involved in a fiery crash split into two following a pursuit that ended in West Hollywood early Friday, leaving seven people injured, police said. A Tesla was involved in a bad crash in West Hollywood that left multiple people injured. (Credit: KTLA) The incident began when police received a call from a Tesla dealership stating that an individual was “tampering or messing with” one of the vehicles,…

Are ‘American’ cars going extinct? – Fox News

Sunday, July 06, 2014

2014 Ford F-150Ford 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray ConvertibleChevrolet 2014 Dodge SRT ViperDodge Want to buy an American car? Better get one while they last. Only 10 vehicles qualified this year for the annual American-Made Index from Cars.com, and just three of them are from domestic brands. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The Ford F-150 pickup took the top spot for the second year in a row, while the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray came in…

Cars of Summer show cars hold their luster – Worcester Telegram

Sunday, July 06, 2014

‘ WORCESTER — The first day of the Cars of Summer Car Show at Green Hill Park was a washout, leaving organizers optimistic for sunshine and a good turnout for the rest of the holiday weekend. “The first day is typically a shakeout day,” said organizer Roger Steele, a Worcester police captain….

Are ‘American’ cars going extinct? – Fox News

Sunday, July 06, 2014

2014 Ford F-150Ford 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray ConvertibleChevrolet 2014 Dodge SRT ViperDodge Want to buy an American car? Better get one while they last. Only 10 vehicles qualified this year for the annual American-Made Index from Cars.com, and just three of them are from domestic brands. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The Ford F-150 pickup took the top spot for the second year in a row, while the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray came in…

Conservatives Are Purposely Making Their Cars Spew Black Smoke To Protest … – Business Insider

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Facebook Pickup trucks customized to spew black smoke into the air are quickly becoming the newest weapon in the culture wars.  “Coal Rollers” are diesel trucks modified with chimneys and equipment that can force extra fuel into the engine causing dark black smoke to pour out of the chimney stacks. These modifications are not new, but as Slate’s Dave Weigel pointed out on Thursday, “rolling coal” has begun to take…

UK New Cars Sales Hit Nine-Year High – Wall Street Journal

Saturday, July 05, 2014

LONDON—Registrations of new cars in the U.K. rose to their highest level in nine years in the first half of this year, beating industry expectations as the British economy continues to rebound strongly after the financial crisis. New car registrations, which closely mirror sales, rose 6.2% in June to 228,291 units taking the number for the first half of 2014 to 1.29 million, up nearly 11% from the same period…

BMW 220d SE Coupe: car review – The Guardian

Saturday, July 05, 2014

I’ve been invited sailing. Or yachting, as I like to call it. Jesus, I’m not sure I’ll even be allowed in the car park, will I? Let alone on the actual yacht. I’m worried about my footwear options – either brown Crocs (I know, I still wear them even though no one else does) or black gardening/festival wellies. Luckily, the yachting expedition coincides with the loan of this sleek new…

Child deaths in hot cars: 10 key facts – USA TODAY

Friday, July 04, 2014

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BMW’s $1 billion plant surfs Mexican investment wave – Reuters

Friday, July 04, 2014

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Luxury car maker BMW (BMWG.DE) revealed a $1 billion Mexican plant investment on Thursday, becoming the latest major automaker to take advantage of the country’s growing industrial base and tariff-free access to the U.S. market. BMW outlined plans to build a factory in the central Mexican city of San Luis Potosi, reducing the German company’s dependence on higher-cost plants at home. The plant will begin assembling…

American-made cars: A dwindling list – USA TODAY

Friday, July 04, 2014

Strong sales and continued domestic-parts sourcing kept the Ford F-150 and Toyota Camry in the top two spots in Cars.com’s 2014 American-Made Index, but the order below that has changed. GM’s Michigan-built three-row crossovers (the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia) had taken at least one spot for the last three consecutive years, but their domestic-parts content fell below 75 percent in 2014. The Dodge Avenger sedan, meanwhile, placed…

Guess How Many Top ‘American-Made’ Cars Are Japanese Brands – TIME

Friday, July 04, 2014

The Toyota Camry, ranked #2 on Cars.com’s 2014 index of “American-made” cars. courtesy of Toyota The Ford F-150 truck tops the list. But the rest of the top 10 is dominated by Honda and Toyota. More Drive Your Dream Car This Summer Without Spending a Fortune 10 Cars Americans Simply Don’t Want to Buy The Little Engine That Could Save You Big Money Cars.com just released its annual American-Made Index…

Germany’s BMW to Invest $1 Billion in Mexico Plant – ABC News

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Germany’s BMW announced Thursday it will spend $1 billion to build a new luxury car factory in northern Mexico that will start production in 2019 as part of an effort to expand the company’s presence in the United States. BMW board member Harald Kruger said the plant in the northern state of San Luis Potosi will have the capacity to make 150,000 cars a year while employing 1,500 people. He…

Guess How Many Top ‘American-Made’ Cars Are Japanese Brands – TIME

Thursday, July 03, 2014

The Toyota Camry, ranked #2 on Cars.com’s 2014 index of “American-made” cars. courtesy of Toyota The Ford F-150 truck tops the list. But the rest of the top 10 is dominated by Honda and Toyota. More Drive Your Dream Car This Summer Without Spending a Fortune 10 Cars Americans Simply Don’t Want to Buy The Little Engine That Could Save You Big Money Cars.com just released its annual American-Made Index…