Monthly Archives: September 2005

First Drive: 2006 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Review and photos by Laurance Yap Click image to enlarge St. Moritz, Switzerland – Used to be there was an easy answer to the question, “What’s the best car in the world?”. Used to be the answer was the Mercedes-Benz … Continue reading

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Motoring Memories: Mercedes-Benz 190SL, 1955-1963

Story and photo by Bill Vance 1962 Mercedes-Benz 190SL. Click image to enlarge If cars had feelings, the Mercedes-Benz 190SL could be forgiven for having an inferiority complex; it had to grow up in the shadow of its bigger, more … Continue reading

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Test Drive: 2006 Chevrolet Impala LTZ


The new Impala has a striking new look, but it’s the interior that’s received the biggest overhaul. Continue reading

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DaimlerChrysler to partner with NextEnergy on biodiesel research

September 30, 2005 DaimlerChrysler to partner with NextEnergy on biodiesel research Detroit, Michigan – DaimlerChrysler will collaborate with Detroit-based NextEnergy and Biodiesel Industries on development and technical innovation, as well as development and refinement of industry standards for the biodiesel … Continue reading

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Mack Trucks display heavy-duty hybrid

September 30, 2005 Mack Trucks display heavy-duty hybrid Washington, D.C. – Mack Trucks, in conjunction with the U.S. Air Force, displayed a prototype mild-hybrid electric powertrain for heavy-duty trucks. The powertrain is mounted in an Air Force 6,000-gallon refueller truck, … Continue reading

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Hummer sells 100,000th H2

September 30, 2005 Hummer sells 100,000th H2 Detroit, Michigan – Hummer has announced the sale of its 100,000th H2 model. The H2 was introduced as a concept in January 2000 at the North American International Auto Show and officially went … Continue reading

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Ford Explorer Sport Trac returns for 2007

September 30, 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac returns for 2007 Al Giombetti, President Sales, Ford, Lincoln, Mercury introduces the all-new 2007 Sport Trac at the Texas State Fair. Click image to enlarge Dearborn, Michigan – Ford has announced that its … Continue reading

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Mercedes Car Group to reduce 8,500 jobs in Germany

September 30, 2005 Mercedes Car Group to reduce 8,500 jobs in Germany Stuttgart, Germany – The Board of Management of DaimlerChrysler AG has set a reduction target of 8,500 jobs for the Mercedes Car Group Business Division. The reductions are … Continue reading

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GM 3.9-litre V6 wins Popular Mechanics award

September 30, 2005 GM 3.9-litre V6 wins Popular Mechanics award New York, New York – General Motors’ new 3.9-litre V6 has been recognized for its technology in Popular Mechanics’ first Breakthrough Awards. The awards will be featured in the magazine’s … Continue reading

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Twelve DaimlerChrysler executives named among 100 Leading Women

September 30, 2005 Twelve DaimlerChrysler executives named among 100 Leading Women Auburn Hills, Michigan – Twelve DaimlerChrysler executives have been named to the list of 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry, as selected by Automotive News. The … Continue reading

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Cadillac to introduce advanced technologies for 2007

September 30, 2005 Cadillac to introduce advanced technologies for 2007 Detroit, Michigan – Cadillac has announced the introduction of several new technologies, from safety innovations to in-vehicle entertainment and driving performance, across its 2007 model year line-up. Among the features … Continue reading

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Anti drinking and driving campaign uses crash-scene re-enactments

September 30, 2005 Anti drinking and driving campaign uses crash-scene re-enactments Fort McMurray, Alberta – The Alberta Motor Association (AMA) is sponsoring a program on impaired driving called Stop Alcohol From Traumatizing Youth (SAFTY). The presentation is a combination of … Continue reading

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VW Touran HyMotion participates in California road rally

September 30, 2005 VW Touran HyMotion participates in California road rally Volkswagen Touran HyMotion. Click image to enlarge Sacramento, California – Two Volkswagen Touran HyMotion vehicles, powered by fuel cells, are participating in the fourth CaFCP Road Rally. The rally, … Continue reading

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