Toyota to increase overseas output by 40 percent

toyota_logo.jpgIn an effort to meet the increasing demand for product in North America and especially China, Toyota will increase their production levels by 40 percent over 2005 levels. According to Nihon Keizai Shimbun, a business daily in Japan, Toyota expects overseas output to exceed domestic production by 2009, even as output from their home country is set to increase by 9.5 percent by 2008. Continue reading Toyota to increase overseas output by 40 percent

Jaguar Tops the Chart In Yet Another Quality Survey

jaguar.jpgIs Jaguar getting a bum wrap in the surveys? Autospies has uncovered yet another survey in which Jaguar out places even the highly respected brand such as Mercedes and BMW. German motoring magazine Auto Zeitung has published its 2006 Quality Report and Jaguar has come out on top over strong competition from European and Continue reading Jaguar Tops the Chart In Yet Another Quality Survey

Peugeot Citroen and Malaysia’s Proton consider link

peugeot-citroen.jpgFrench automaker PSA Peugeot Citroen SA said Monday it has agreed to study possible cooperation with Malaysian state-controlled auto group Proton that would give the French group a strong foothold in Asia.  Both companies have signed a letter of intent to examine possible collaboration in product development, manufacturing, quality initiatives, vendor development, contract assembly and distribution, Peugeot Citroen said in a statement. Continue reading Peugeot Citroen and Malaysia’s Proton consider link

Skoda Joyster Concept

1-skoda-joyster-sketch.jpgVolkswagen’s Czech subsidiary Skoda is set to unveil a new concept car called the Joyster Concept at the Paris Motor Show later this month. Not much is known about the vehicle, or whether it will lead to a production model for the European market. Rumors have suggested the Joyster is based on the VW Golf platform. Continue reading Skoda Joyster Concept

New Hyundai Tiburon for 2007

hyundai-tiburon.jpgThe Korean shark car is up on the block at Hyundai. The Tiburon coupe — its name means shark — has just been tweaked and updated as the company works through its whole range to set the course for the next 10 years. Hyundai should hit 48,000 sales in Australia this year and is aiming to power past 50,000 next year with its all-new model line-up providing the power. Continue reading New Hyundai Tiburon for 2007

New V8 Volvo XC90 arrives

v8-volvo-xc90.jpgVolvo has stepped performance up a gear, introducing a V8 engine for the first time, as well as a new and improved five-cylinder diesel engine into the XC90 range. It now includes the existing 154kW 2.5-litre, five-cylinder turbo engine, at $69,950, the new 2.4-litre, five-cylinder turbo diesel engine for $72,950 and the range-topping V8 for $84,950. Continue reading New V8 Volvo XC90 arrives

Peugeot 207 GT

peugot.jpgPeugot will be taking the wraps off its newest hot-hatch at Paris: the 207 GT. While anticipation had been building for a road-going production version of the 207 Super 2000 rally car (hinted at with the 207 RCup concept shown at Geneva), the latest information indicates that this will be the range-topper, and that PSA will be dropping the “i” from its traditional GTi moniker. Continue reading Peugeot 207 GT