Monthly Archives: January 2003

BMW opens engine testing building

January 30, 2003 BMW opens engine testing building Munich, Germany – After a construction period of only 18 months, the BMW Group is opening its new Engine Tester Building. For the first time in the world, BMW is integrating all … Continue reading

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More consumers interested in diesels than hybrids – J.D. Power and Associates

January 30, 2003 More consumers interested in diesels than hybrids – J.D. Power and Associates Westlake Village, California – Given a choice, more consumers indicate they would select a clean diesel engine over a hybrid electric engine to power their … Continue reading

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Carguide, Lamborghini and MIX99.9 sponsor contest for trip to Bologna, Italy

January 30, 2003 Carguide, Lamborghini and MIX99.9 sponsor contest for trip to Bologna, Italy Toronto, Ontario – Automobili Lamborghini Canada, Carguide magazine and radio station MIX 99.9 are sponsoring a contest with a prize of a trip for two to … Continue reading

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1957 Jaguar XKSS sells for U.S.$1.1 million at auction

January 30, 2003 1957 Jaguar XKSS sells for U.S.$1.1 million at auction Scottsdale, Arizona – A 1957 Jaguar XKSS, the star vehicle of the recent Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, has been sold for U.S.$1.1 million. The 1957 … Continue reading

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Test Drive: 2003 Infiniti G35 Coupe

Click image to enlarge by Haney Louka Coupe d’Etat Merriam-Webster’s definition of a coup d’état is “the violent overthrow or alteration of an existing government by a small group.” So it logically follows, then, that a coupe d’etat would be … Continue reading

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Auto Tech: Range Rover’s Cross-Link Air Suspension

by Jim Kerr Engines are electronically controlled; automatic and some manual transmissions are also electronically controlled; and ABS braking and traction control must use computers to provide the quick reaction times necessary for these systems to work. Suspension control is … Continue reading

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January 29, 2003 CAW calls on Ontario government to help attract auto investment Canadian Auto Workers union president, Buzz Hargrove, met with the Ontario legislature’s Finance Committee Tuesday in Toronto. Reuters reported that Hargrove told the Committee Ontario risks losing … Continue reading

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Infiniti G35 debuts at number two on top ten most requested lease list

January, 2003 Infiniti G35 debuts at number two on top ten most requested lease list Cincinnati – Automobile Consumer Services, Inc. (ACS), producers of LeaseCompare.com, released a list of the top 10 most requested vehicles for the fourth quarter of … Continue reading

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Nissan Opens European Design Centre in London

January 29, 2003 Nissan Opens European Design Centre in London London – Nissan Motor Company has opened a new design studio in London that will lead the development of the next generation of Nissan cars in Europe. Click image to … Continue reading

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January 29, 2003 Ford dealers help launch Wayne Gretzky Foundation with used hockey equipment drive Edmonton – The Ford Dealer Associations (FDA) and Ford of Canada will sponsor Wayne Gretzky’s new charitable foundation and help launch its first official initiative … Continue reading

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First Drive: 2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor

Click image to enlarge by Jim Kenzie Santa Barbara, California – Mitsubishi made its initial mark on the motorsport scene not with their Lancer World Championship rally cars, but with their SUVs in the manic Paris-Dakar Rally Raid desert race. … Continue reading

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Test Drive: 2003 Toyota Matrix XRS

Click image to enlarge by Greg Wilson Photos by Grant Yoxon The 2003 Toyota Matrix XRS is the top-of-the-line performance version of this recently-introduced compact hatchback/wagon based on the Corolla platform. It has a different engine from the other Matrix … Continue reading

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Test Drive: 2003 Toyota Corolla S

Click image to enlarge Story and photos by Grant Yoxon The 2003 Toyota Corolla is a completely new car, redesigned from the ground up. The new Corolla is longer, wider and higher than the previous generation Corolla (1998-2002). It has … Continue reading

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