Monthly Archives: April 2006

First Drive: 2007 Hyundai Veracruz

2007 Hyundai Veracruz. Click image to enlarge Review and photos by Paul Williams Discuss this story in the forum at CarTalkCanada Find this vehicle in Autos’s Classified Ads Photo Gallery: 2007 Hyundai Veracruz Vancouver Island, British Columbia – According to … Continue reading

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First Drive: 2007 Hyundai Entourage

Click image to enlarge Review and photos by Greg Wilson Discuss this story in the forum at CarTalkCanada Though minivans are more popular in Canada than they are in the United States (minivans represent 11% of the total vehicle market … Continue reading

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Motoring Memories: Dodge Omni/Plymouth Horizon, 1978-1990

1978 Plymouth Horizon. Click image to enlarge Story and photo by Bill Vance In 1960, Detroit’s Big Three automakers introduced their compact Chevrolet Corvair, Ford Falcon and Chrysler (soon Plymouth) Valiant to counter growing import sales. When these gave only … Continue reading

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GM returns to the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival

April 28, 2006 GM returns to the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival New York, New York – For the fourth consecutive year, General Motors has been named a Signature Sponsor and the Official Vehicle Provider of the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival. … Continue reading

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Chemical explosion contained at Ford laboratory

April 28, 2006 Chemical explosion contained at Ford laboratory Dearborn, Michigan – A chemical explosion occurred at the Ford Motor Company’s Research and Innovation Center in Dearborn, Michigan yesterday afternoon. The explosion was quickly contained and two laboratory workers were … Continue reading

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GM, DaimlerChrysler and BMW premiere hybrid technology

April 28, 2006 GM, DaimlerChrysler and BMW premiere hybrid technology Vienna, Austria – A state-of-the-art full hybrid system is expected to go into production next year, with components co-developed by General Motors, DaimlerChrysler and the BMW Group. The system represents … Continue reading

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Chrysler 300 sets sales records

April 28, 2006 Chrysler 300 sets sales records Auburn Hills, Michigan – U.S. sales of the Chrysler 300 surpassed the 300,000 mark in April 2006, making it the quickest Chrysler brand vehicle to reach the milestone in 25 months. It … Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz announces GL-Class pricing

April 28, 2006 Mercedes-Benz announces GL-Class pricing Toronto, Ontario – Mercedes-Benz has announced that its all-new, seven-seat GL-Class will have a starting price of $76,500 for the GL450. The model is equipped with a 4.6-litre V8 producing 335 hp, with … Continue reading

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AIADA Board of Directors votes to abolish connected PAC

April 28, 2006 AIADA Board of Directors votes to abolish connected PAC Alexandria, Virginia – The Board of Directors of the American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA) has announced a unanimous decision to abolish AIADA PAC, a connected political action … Continue reading

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Fédération de Sport Automobile du Québec announces changes

April 28, 2006 Fédération de Sport Automobile du Québec announces changes Montreal, Quebec – The Fédération de Sport Automobile du Québec has announced several changes in time for the official start of the season and its 2006 schedule, including a … Continue reading

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Canadian wins Mazda Master Technician competition

April 28, 2006 Canadian wins Mazda Master Technician competition Richmond Hill, Ontario – Daniel Lavoie of Formule Mazda in Rimouski, Quebec has won the Mazda Master Technician of the Year Competition over twelve semi-finalists from the U.S. and Canada at … Continue reading

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Hyundai announces pricing for new Entourage minivan

April 28, 2006 Hyundai announces pricing for new Entourage minivan Markham, Ontario – Hyundai Canada has announced that its new 2007 Entourage minivan will have a starting price of $29,995 in GL trim. Other models include the GL Comfort at … Continue reading

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PT meets PCH: California cruising in a PT Cruiser convertible

Click image to enlarge Story and photos by Michael Clark Somewhere between L.A. and San Francisco – They say it never rains in Southern California. They never said anything about how cold it gets. With a steady diet of metric … Continue reading

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