Monthly Archives: April 2002

First Drive: 2003 Mazda6

Click image to enlarge by Ted Laturnus It’s rare for an automobile manufacturer to come clean and admit that maybe their models haven’t been up to snuff over the past few years. But that’s exactly what’s happening at Mazda, who, … Continue reading

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GM finalizes purchase of a portion of Daewoo – creates new company

April 30, 2002 GM finalizes purchase of a portion of Daewoo – creates new company Seoul, South Korea – General Motors Corporation, Daewoo Motor Company, and the Korea Development Bank acting on behalf of the Daewoo Motor Creditors Committee, today … Continue reading

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Transport Canada and NHTSA seek public input on motorcoach safety

April 30, 2002 Transport Canada and NHTSA seek public input on motorcoach safety Washington, D.C. – Transport Canada and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced they will hold a public meeting on April 30 … Continue reading

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Seven Canadian companies honoured as GM “Suppliers of the Year”

April 30, 2002 Seven Canadian companies honoured as GM “Suppliers of the Year” Toronto, Ontario – Seven Canadian companies are among the total of 91 suppliers of materials, equipment and services from 20 different countries who have been named General … Continue reading

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CAA opposes 10 cent fuel tax to fund Kyoto accord

April 30, 2002 CAA opposes 10 cent fuel tax to fund Kyoto accord Ottawa, Ontario – In a letter to Finance Minister Paul Martin yesterday, the Canadian Automobile Association urged the federal government not to apply an extra 10 cent … Continue reading

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MotorcycleShop.ca to focus on Canadian marketplace

April 29, 2002 MotorcycleShop.ca to focus on Canadian marketplace Toronto, Ontario – A new web-site created to serve Canada’s motorcycle enthusiasts and independent retailers is now online. The MotorcycleShop.ca focuses on the Canadian marketplace and provides greater regional and online … Continue reading

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DaimlerChrysler Canada offers special edition models

April 29, 2002 DaimlerChrysler Canada offers special edition models Windsor, Ontario – DaimlerChrysler Canada has announced several Special Edition models that include popular options for a reduced price until the end of June. The Dodge Caravan Spring Special Edition comes … Continue reading

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20 B.C. automotive students qualify for Auto Skills competition

April 29, 2002 20 B.C. automotive students qualify for Auto Skills competition Burnaby, B.C. – 20 automotive students from high schools across British Columbia have qualified to compete in this year’s provincial Auto Skills competition. The 12th Annual Ford, BCAA … Continue reading

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Volkswagen Canada to open new parts distribution centre near Vancouver

April 29, 2002 Volkswagen Canada to open new parts distribution centre near Vancouver Richmond, B.C. – Officials from Volkswagen Canada broke ground for a new parts distribution warehouse in Richmond, B.C. on Friday. The new distribution centre will open in … Continue reading

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Volkswagen releases first photos of new SUV

April 29, 2002 Volkswagen releases first photos of new SUV Click image to enlarge Wolfsburg, Germany – Volkswagen released the first official photos of the all new Touareg SUV which will debut in the second half of 2003. The Touareg … Continue reading

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Undercover probe of new car dealerships finds extensive overcharging and deceptive practices

April 29, 2002 Undercover probe of new car dealerships finds extensive overcharging and deceptive practices Montreal, Quebec – In its annual undercover probe of Canadian car dealerships, the Automobile Protection Association has found a high incidence of deceptive practices, overcharging, … Continue reading

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First methanol fueling station for fuel cell cars opens in California

April 26, 2002 First methanol fueling station for fuel cell cars opens in California Sacramento, California – The very first methanol fueling station for fuel cell vehicles was put into operation on Thursday by the California Fuel Cell Partnership. This … Continue reading

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GM delivers fuel cell vehicle for California testing

April 26, 2002 GM delivers fuel cell vehicle for California testing Sacramento, California – General Motors delivered its first fuel cell demonstration vehicle to a California government-industry partnership yesterday, the first of several advanced technology vehicles that GM will demonstrate … Continue reading

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