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Project Cars racing game screenshots go for ultra-realism – GameSpot

Slightly Mad Studios has released 60 new screenshots for its upcoming racing game Project Cars, showing off some of the cars players will find in the game and its various environments. The developer also promised that there’s no funny business going on with the images. They are all pulled directly from the an early development version of the game distributed to community members and have not been doctored in any…

Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2014

San Diego International Auto Show kicks off Wednesday – 10News

SAN DIEGO – More than 400 new models will be on display when the San Diego International Auto Show opens Wednesday for a five-day run at the San Diego Convention Center. It is the first of what is expected to be a banner year of events for the convention center. Steven Johnson, who is with the center said for the 70 planned conventions, the predicted economic impact for 2014 is…

Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2014

The 2014 Chevrolet SS Really Drives Like A Four-Door Corvette, And Here’s Why – Forbes

An “SS” badge, short for “Super Sport,” has adorned high-performance versions of Chevys for decades. But with this new rear-wheel-drive sedan, SS is a standalone name. (Credit: Matthew de Paula) The 2014 Chevrolet SS has been a long time coming—nearly two decades, in fact. It is the first rear-wheel-drive sedan powered by a V8 engine that Chevrolet has offered since it discontinued the Impala in 1996, which was antiquated even…

Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2014

The 2014 Chevrolet SS Really Drives Like A Four-Door Corvette, And Here’s Why – Forbes

An “SS” badge, short for “Super Sport,” has adorned high-performance versions of Chevys for decades. But with this new rear-wheel-drive sedan, SS is a standalone name. (Credit: Matthew de Paula) The 2014 Chevrolet SS has been a long time coming—nearly two decades, in fact. It is the first rear-wheel-drive sedan powered by a V8 engine that Chevrolet has offered since it discontinued the Impala in 1996, which was antiquated even…

Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2014

The New Ford F-150 Is the Corvette of 2014 – Bloomberg

He is a big part of the ford turnaround. What is the most exciting thing about the new year? The new f1 50. we are hearing it will be debuting at an auto show in a few weeks. It is supposed to be a revolutionary design with an aluminum body, which is amazing for pickup trucks in america, which are traditionally made of steel, so it will shave a few…

Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

5 Reasons to Buy Sirius XM Over Ford – Motley Fool

I was honored to be on CNBC’s Closing Bell yesterday, debating the merits of Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI  ) with Wall Street Daily‘s Lou Basenese. He began by suggesting that Ford  (NYSE: F  ) may be the better play here given satellite radio’s soft subscriber growth rates, which mirror what’s happening in the automotive market. I don’t have a beef with Ford. I’m a Ford shareholder….

Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

3 Reasons Why There Won’t Be An Auto Sales Boom In 2014 – Forbes

Zipcar and other apps are a reason why car sales aren’t booming. (Image by None via CrunchBase) U.S. automakers are expected to wrap up 2013 selling about 15.6 million vehicles. In 2014, the industry is expected to get back to 16 million vehicles for the first time since 2007, writes Nick Bunkley in Automotive News. In between, the industry went through a devastating slump that saw sales fall steeply, dropping…

Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Ford claims #1 spot in North American auto sales – NBCNews.com

car-sales Dec. 30, 2013 at 11:24 AM ET They’re still testing the ball before the big celebration in Times Square tomorrow night, and the industry won’t officially announce final 2013 sales numbers until later in the week – but no matter, Ford is already declaring victory, pronouncing its flagship Ford marque North America’s best-selling brand for the fourth year in…

Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Bruce Allen: ‘The control will be mine’ – ESPN

No Surprise Mike Shanahan Fired Ron Jaworski and Merril Hoge react to the news that the Redskins fired coach Mike Shanahan.Tags: Mike Shanahan, Dan Snyder, Daniel Snyder, Washington Redskins, Robert Griffin III, RG3, RG III, Jaws, Ron Jaworski, Merril Hoge, Bruce Allen No Surprise Mike Shanahan Fired NEXT VIDEO No Surprise Mike Shanahan Fired No Surprise Mike Shanahan Fired Ron Jaworski and Merril Hoge react to the news that the…

Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Google Expected to Partner With Audi to Put Android in New Cars – ABC News

First came the smartphones. Then came the tablets. But soon, Google will be taking its Android operating system and putting it in a much bigger package. The Wall Street Journal reports that Google plans to partner with Audi to develop Android-based software for new cars. Ron Montoya, the consumer advice editor for Edmunds.com, said that the two companies had worked together before. “They already laid the foundation when they started…

Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Ford to be 2013’s best-selling car brand in US – USA TODAY

Ford had record sales of the fusion this year in the fiercely competitive midsize family sedan segment.(Photo: Ford via Wieck) Story Highlights Widens lead over Toyota for repeat win Boosted by record sales of the Fusion, Escape and Fiesta Toyota likely to claim retail crown, excluding fleet sales Ford has sold more than 2.4 million vehicles this year and expects to retain for 2013 its title over Toyota as the…

Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Daimler electric cars get fake vroom to thwart silent threat – Washington Post

“People expect some exterior noise from a vehicle, because we all grew up with the ‘vroom vroom’ of combustion engines,” said Meier, who oversees 250 people as head of powertrain acoustics at the Stuttgart, Germany-based company. Daimler isn’t alone in adding noise to electric cars. Renault offers a choice of car tones — pure, glam and sport — on the Zoe hatchback, while Nissan Motor’s Leaf, the best-selling electric car,…

Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Wheelies: The Toyota-BMW Sports Car – New York Times

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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Women buying pricer cars – USA TODAY

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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Ford to be 2013’s best-selling car brand in US – USA TODAY

Ford had record sales of the fusion this year in the fiercely competitive midsize family sedan segment.(Photo: Ford via Wieck) Story Highlights Widens lead over Toyota for repeat win Boosted by record sales of the Fusion, Escape and Fiesta Toyota likely to claim retail crown, excluding fleet sales Ford has sold more than 2.4 million vehicles this year and expects to retain for 2013 its title over Toyota as the…

Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

US December Auto Sales Seen Up 4 Percent – Voice of America

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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Ford Says Retail Sales Up 15% This Year Through November – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Ford to be 2013’s best-selling car brand in US – USA TODAY

Ford had record sales of the fusion this year in the fiercely competitive midsize family sedan segment.(Photo: Ford via Wieck) Story Highlights Widens lead over Toyota for repeat win Boosted by record sales of the Fusion, Escape and Fiesta Toyota likely to claim retail crown, excluding fleet sales Ford has sold more than 2.4 million vehicles this year and expects to retain for 2013 its title over Toyota as the…

Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

US Auto Sales Are Looking Good For December, For 2013, And For 2014 – Forbes

Jeep Wranglers on the assembly line, Chrysler Group Toledo (Ohio) Assembly Complex; company photo U.S. auto sales for 2013 are a shoo-in for the highest total in six years and a 50 percent improvement since auto sales bottomed out in 2009. In addition, analysts expect U.S. auto sales to keep growing in 2014 to around 16.2 million, an increase of about 4 percent. That’s a positive sign for the U.S….

Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Ford to be 2013’s best-selling car brand in US – USA TODAY

Ford had record sales of the fusion this year in the fiercely competitive midsize family sedan segment.(Photo: Ford via Wieck) Story Highlights Widens lead over Toyota for repeat win Boosted by record sales of the Fusion, Escape and Fiesta Toyota likely to claim retail crown, excluding fleet sales Ford has sold more than 2.4 million vehicles this year and expects to retain for 2013 its title over Toyota as the…

Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013