Monthly Archives: May 2003

Test Drive: 2004 Toyota Sienna LE

Click image to enlarge (Photos: Toyota Canada) by Greg Wilson Take that, Honda Odyssey! I don’t know if Toyota used the Honda Odyssey as a benchmark for the new 2004 Sienna minivan, but the redesigned Sienna is a heck of … Continue reading

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Cummins Westport receives government funding for new low-emissions natural gas engine

May 30, 2003 Cummins Westport receives government funding for new low-emissions natural gas engine Vancouver, B.C. – Cummins Westport Inc. announced its partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in an agreement … Continue reading

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3Com and Fiat introduce wireless internet access

May 30, 2003 3Com and Fiat introduce wireless internet access Madrid, Spain – 3Com and Fiat have announced a new wireless networking technology enabling passengers to connect with high-speed access to the Internet offered by service stations, car parks or … Continue reading

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Racers Against Street Racing launches teen education program

May 30, 2003 Racers Against Street Racing launches teen education program Diamond Bar, California – Racers Against Street Racing (RASR), a grass-roots enthusiast group that promotes legal alternatives to illegal street racing, will take its program to driver education classrooms … Continue reading

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Fashion students use vehicle parts to make clothes

May 30, 2003 Fashion students use vehicle parts to make clothes Chicago, Illinois – A dress made of seatbelts from a Pontiac Vibe and a skirt adorned with 100 General Motors keys created a stir at IMAGINE 2003, the International … Continue reading

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Hybrid vehicle sales predicted to increase dramatically

May 30, 2003 Hybrid vehicle sales predicted to increase dramatically Westlake Village, California – Hybrid electric vehicle sales in the United States are expected to exceed 500,000 units annually by 2008 and 872,000 units by 2013, according to the J.D. … Continue reading

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Charity event brings together largest-ever collection of concept cars

May 30, 2003 Charity event brings together largest-ever collection of concept cars Warren, Michigan – The largest, most complete collection of concept vehicles ever assembled will be on display June 22nd when General Motors hosts the 16th Annual Eyes on … Continue reading

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Incredible Hulk helps Chrysler promote 0 percent interest on minivans

May 30, 2003 Incredible Hulk helps Chrysler promote 0 percent interest on minivans Windsor, Ontario – Dodge is teaming up with Universal Pictures to promote a 0 percent interest promotion for the Dodge Caravan and Grand Caravan. The promotion is … Continue reading

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GM ad campaign to target consumers who don’t consider GM vehicles

May 29, 2003 GM ad campaign to target consumers who don’t consider GM vehicles Detroit, Michigan – General Motors announced that it will launch an unconventional ad campaign to attract consumers who don’t consider GM products when shopping for a … Continue reading

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Winnipeg student wins $5,000 Toyota Earth Day scholarship

May 29, 2003 Winnipeg student wins $5,000 Toyota Earth Day scholarship Winnipeg, Manitoba – Coral Maloney has been named the winner of a $5,000 Toyota Earth Day Scholarship, celebrating and rewarding environmentally-minded students in Canada. Coral Maloney is among a … Continue reading

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$300 million for Windsor border crossing “good first step” says GM of Canada

May 29, 2003 $300 million for Windsor border crossing “good first step” says GM of Canada Oshawa, Ontario – Responding to the federal and provincial government’s plans to spend $300 million on improvements to the road infrastructure at the Windsor … Continue reading

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New Mercedes-Benz features reduce driver stress

May 29, 2003 New Mercedes-Benz features reduce driver stress Stuttgart, Germany – Mercedes-Benz engineers are developing systems which significantly relieve driver-stress and help to maintain – or in some cases even improve – fitness and alertness while driving. The company … Continue reading

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Porsche unveils 2004 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet

May 29, 2003 Porsche unveils 2004 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet Click image to enlarge Atlanta, Georgia – Porsche Cars North America released photos of the new 2004 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet on Wednesday. The 2004 Carrera 4S Cabriolet accelerates to … Continue reading

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