When the acceptance period for Volvoâ€™s offer for Nissan Diesel expired on March 23rd, Volvo had received a total of roughly 96% of the shares outstanding. Since Volvo has received more than two thirds of the shares in Nissan Diesel, a process is now being initiated to redeem the remaining shares outstanding. Since Nissan Diesel will not be releasing its year-end report for 2006 until May 11th, Volvo has decided to postpone its first quarter interim report until the same date – May 11th 2007. Continue reading Volvo to complete purchase of Nissan diesel
Month: April 2007
Ferrari will be represented at the Techno-Classica 2007 by a stand dedicated entirely to Ferrari Classiche, a specialist division set up in Maranello to provide owners of historic Prancing Horse cars with restoration, maintenance, and assistance services. The Ferrari Classiche division also issues Authenticity Certificates. Continue reading Ferrari at the Techno-Classica 2007
Racers wanted: Under the patronage of Dr Horst Neumann, Member of the Board for Human Resources of Volkswagen AG, and Bernd Osterloh, Chairman of the Joint and Corporate Works Council of Volkswagen AG, Volkswagen Coaching and Volkswagen Motorsport are launching a competition targeting young people employed as apprentices with Volkswagen. Continue reading Volkswagen is searching the quickest apprentice
The BMW brand is celebrating its 90th birthday at the Techno Classica 2007. Selected highlights, such as the BMW 507 and the BMW Turbo study, provide impressive evidence of technological expertise, ground-breaking design and innovative power as traditional mainstays of the brand. The cars, motorcycles and aero engines on show span the entire history of BMW – from the BMW IV aero engine to today’s BMW M6. Plus, BMW Group Mobile Tradition charts the history of the company’s Convertibles from the 1930s to the new BMW 3 Series Convertible under the banner “Bracing Breeze Worldwide. BMW 3 Series Convertibles.” Continue reading Bmw at Techno Classica: highlights from 90 years of hystory
A jury of some 100 international creativity and marketing experts has made its choice: the Volkswagen Magazine has been awarded the coveted Mercury Award 2006 in silver.
The Volkswagen Magazine, which the Wolfsburg-based automaker publishes in cooperation with G + J Corporate Media GmbH, ran for the first time in the Custom Publications, Automobiles category and was awarded a place among the top 3 at this first attempt. Continue reading Coveted Mercury Award for Volkswagen Magazine
Honda’s Canadian subsidiary is facing an interesting choice: fuel economy at the expense of safety.Â New federal regulations recently passed in Canada award a $1000 rebate for cars that fall below a fuel consumption threshold, set at 6.5 liters per 100 kilometers in that wacky metric system. While the competing Toyota Yaris tests at 6.3l/100km, Honda’s smallest offering, the Fit, sits just on the line at 6.5. Continue reading Fit for Debate, Fit for Rebate
Mmmm boy. Do we love us some Hemis. Knowing this, our boy Drew tipped us off to some of Mopar’s newest performance parts for the 5.7-liter, 6.1-liter and 392ci engines. Continue reading Mopar releases new hop-up parts for your Hemi
For the first time in the Nissan Zâ€™s 37-year history, a high-performance NISMO 350Z is part of the 2007 Z lineup, with an extensively developed list of unique equipment.
The NISMO 350Zâ€™s aerodynamics package strongly resembles the Super GT championship winning Zs, with an aggressive front fascia with chin spoiler, side skirts, an extended rear fascia with underbody diffuser and a rear wing. This package produces additional aerodynamic downforce for enhanced cornering and handling performance. Continue reading Nissan 2007 Nismo 350z
Nissan today introduced a new engine technology that delivers a balance of responsiveness and power, fuel efficiency and low emissions. The new system combines the technologies behind Nissan’s newly developed Variable Valve Event and Lift (VVEL)*1 and continuous valve timing control (C-VTC) to deliver significantly enhanced performance. This advanced technology will be available to customers worldwide through the Nissan and Infiniti product lines. Continue reading Nissan introduces innovative engine valve control technology
The Chrysler Voyager range has always offered customers more â€“ more space, more practicality and more value for money than the competition.
For 2007, two new models have been launched with significant amounts of extra equipment that help make the award winning Voyager and Grand Voyager even better value for money. Continue reading Chrysler Voyager Executive class
The Infiniti EX Concept, which makes its world debut at the 2007 New York International Auto Show, follows in the tradition of previous Infiniti design studies with its combination of seductive design, elegant interior and advanced technology systems â€“ including an advanced Around View Monitor (AVM) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) system.Â And, like many of the Infiniti concepts that have come before, the new EX Concept is a very real preview of an upcoming production vehicle â€“ the 2008 Infiniti EX crossover SUV. Continue reading Infiniti Ex concept at a glance
Chrysler is raising the roof on the convertible segment, introducing the all-new 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible. With a starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $26,145 (including $675 destination), the Chrysler Sebring Convertible is priced $645 below the comparable outgoing model with $2,965 more content, including standard side seat-mounted air bags for head and thorax protection, four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes, tire-pressure monitoring system, automatic latching convertible top, standard hard tonneau cover, AM/FM stereo with six- disc CD player, six-way power driver and passenger seats and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel. Continue reading Chrysler Announces Pricing on All-New 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible