Monthly Archives: December 2009

Detroit Auto Show hosts photography contest

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit will host its annual amateur photography contest, with five winners taking home cash prizes of US$200 each. Continue reading

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Toronto auto dealer’s registration revoked

A Toronto auto dealer has had its registration revoked, with the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC) advising consumers that, before they purchase a vehicle, they should ensure that their dealers and salespeople are registered.
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Detroit Auto Show gala benefits local charities

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit will host its black-tie Charity Preview gala event on January 15, in support of 12 children’s charities in greater Metro Detroit. Continue reading

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Gasoline demand rises in California

Demand for gasoline in California rose one per cent in the third quarter of 2009, while diesel was down 10.6 per cent. It marked the second consecutive quarterly increase in gasoline consumption in the state.
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Buyer’s Guide: 2010 Aston Marton DBS



For 2010, Aston Martin adds a convertible model, the Volante, to the DBS Coupe that was all-new for 2009. DBS models use a mid-mounted 6.0-litre V12 engine. Aston Martin MSRPs range from $303,495 to $325,195.

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Volvo will “debut” S60 on YouTube

The first video footage of the all-new Volvo S60 will be released exclusively on YouTube, visible to the general public as soon as the new year begins. Continue reading

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Audi will launch eight new models in 2010

Audi will launch eight new models over the next twelve months and is “keeping its foot on the gas pedal in terms of investments,” the company said. In 2009, the company marked its 100th anniversary. Continue reading

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Ford and MIT look at driver stress

Ford Motor Company and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will study driver workload and identify new opportunities to use in-vehicle technologies to improve driver safety by reducing stress. Continue reading

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Russia opens world’s longest oil pipeline

The first phase of the world’s longest oil pipeline has been formally launched by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, according to a report by the Green Car Congress. Continue reading

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BCAA reminds drivers of new cell phone law

The British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) is reminding drivers of new restrictions on cell phone use that take effect on January 1, 2010, and is urging drivers to remember that the law is intended to reduce distractions and improve road safety. Continue reading

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Volvo painting fetches $3,050 for charity

A painting of the all-new Volvo S60 by a blind artist has sold for $3,050 on eBay, the highest price ever for an art piece sold for charity on the online auction site.
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Ontario’s GO Transit is free on New Year’s Eve

GO Transit train and bus rides in Ontario’s Greater Toronto Area will be free on New Year’s Eve, starting from 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 31 until service ends for the evening.
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J.D. Power expects improved December sales

Final U.S. new vehicle retail sales figures are expected to increase substantially in December 2009, when compared with one year ago, according to J.D. Power and Associates, which said it indicates “the continuation of the industry’s recovery.”
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