Monthly Archives: March 2009

Day-by-Day Review: 2009 Audi A6 3.0T Premium

By James Bergeron Photo Gallery: 2009 Audi A6 3.0T Day 1: Click Image to Enlarge The Fit I drove last week was a vehicle that a practical person would buy. It drives well, it is super fuel efficient and economical. … Continue reading

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Highlights: 2009 Vancouver Auto Show

It runs six days instead of ten days this year, but the 2009 Vancouver auto show weekday hours have been extended and there are plenty of all-new, never-before-seen-in-B.C. vehicles on display, says Editor-in-chief, Greg Wilson. Continue reading

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Volt too expensive to be viable: U.S. Gov’t

The planned Chevrolet Volt extended-range hybrid holds promise, but will be too expensive to be immediately viable, according to the U.S. government’s viability assessment of General Motors.
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Ford introduces job loss insurance program

Ford is introducing a new job loss insurance program for U.S. customers that it said is the “most comprehensive program available to boost consumers’ buying confidence and begin rebuilding the American economy.”
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GM unveils job loss insurance for buyers

General Motors has announced a new plan, GM Total Confidence, which will protect its customers’ paycheques, investments, vehicle and family, for those who lose their jobs for economic reasons.
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All-new Subaru Legacy to debut in New York

Subaru Canada has announced that the all-new 2010 Legacy sedan will debut at the New York International Auto Show, with bolder design language and larger midsize package.
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Acura achieves top safety ratings for all models

Acura has announced that it has simultaneously earned the top NHTSA and IIHS safety ratings for every vehicle in its lineup, the first time any automaker has done so in the history of automotive crash testing.
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Ford earns EPA Energy Star Award

The Ford Motor Company has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2009 Energy Star Award for the fourth consecutive year. The award recognizes leadership and commitment to protecting the environment through energy efficiency.
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Smart plants trees for first-year U.S. sales

Smart USA Distributor LLC has announced it will plant a tree in recognition of each of the 24,622 Smart Fortwo models sold in 2008, to coincide with the brand’s first year of American sales.
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Index for Mar 31, 2009

New today on Autos: Test Drive: 2009 Hyundai Genesis 4.6 V8What’s New: 2009 Nissan RogueBook Review: Grand Prix Racers – Portraits of Speed

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Test Drive: 2009 Hyundai Genesis 4.6 V8

“One of the better cars I’ve ever driven,” is how Assistant Editor Jil McIntosh describes the V8-powered Hyundai Genesis. It has a strong engine, nice ride and exceptional interior, but will it sell well under its traditionally lower-priced nameplate? Continue reading

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Book Review: Grand Prix Racers – Portraits of Speed

This book about Formula One focuses on the men behind the wheel and includes an incredible collection of beautiful, black-and-white portraits captured by legendary French photojournalist Bernard Cahier and his son Paul-Henri, says reviewer Russell Purcell. Continue reading

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Acura to unveil ZDX luxury coupe in New York

Acura has announced it will debut a prototype of the all-new ZDX luxury four-door sport coupe at the New York International Auto Show in April.
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