Auto Unleashed goes to Paris

We really loved the first auto show we attended, the Geneva one, back in March, so, tomorrow morning we’ll be leaving for Paris, to take part in the hottest event of this Autumn, the Paris Motor Show. Though press days start on Thursday, October 2, being our first trip to the French capital, we’ve decided to leave a couple of days earlier... the full post

Video: BMW Concept X1 teaser

BMW has uploaded a video on its website, in which we can get a glimpse of the BMW Concept X1, which will debut next week at the Paris Motor Show. The concept previews the production version of the X1 which, according to our friends from BMW Blog, will be available with both four wheel drive and rear wheel drive. Apparently, the car won’t be placed... the full post

Fourth Citroen GT Concept teaser photo released

While Lamborghini decides to keep a total mistery around their upcoming four door coupe, Citroen has decided to take another aproach. Their Citroen GT Concept is doing some sort of striptease, because, with every teaser photo released, the car get more and more unveiled. After we’ve seen three teasers so far, the fourth one shows us a little... the full post

Spanish bank offers free cars for new deposits

This definitely has to be one of the most interesting marketing strategies ever. Spanish bank Banesto (a subsidiary of Santander, Spain’s largest banking organisation and owner of British banks Alliance & Leicester and Abbey), has announced that they plan on rolling a campaign that will offer brand new, all expenses paid, cars to customers that... the full post

Lamborghini teaser photos put together. The four-door coupe to be called Estoque?

A member of the LamboPower forum has put together the teaser photos recently released by Lamborghini and came up with a partial rear view of the four-door coupe that will debut next week at the Paris Motor Show. What do you say about it? Like it? We think it looks like an Alfa, but still, we’re pretty excited about the car and can’t wait... the full post

Carmakers hit by European Parliament decision regarding emissions

The European Parliament’s environmental committee voted against delaying the new emission standards introduction dates. This means that, starting with 2012, new cars will not be permitted to emit more than 130 grammes of carbon dioxide per kilometre starting in 2012, and the limit will go down to 95 grammes by 2020, subject to a review in 2014.... the full post

GM to invest $370 million in Volt engine plant

GM’s Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner announced that GM will invest $370 million in a new manufacturing plant, located in Flint, Michigan. The 552,000-square-foot plant is expected to be ready in 2010, will create 300 jobs and will build a 1.4 liter turbo engine for the recently announced Chevrolet Cruze and a 1.4 liter engine for the Chevrolet... the full post

Paris debut for the Volkswagen Passat BlueTDI

Volkswagen’s stand at next week’s Paris Motor Show already sounded very interesting with the new Golf VI and its GTI version. Today, the German carmaker announced another premiere scheduled for the French show, the VW Passat BlueTDI. The BlueTDI diesels are the cleanest engines VW has ever produced, comply to Euro-6 standards and they’ll... the full post

Largest US Chevrolet dealer closes its doors

After two weeks ago one of the largest Hummer dealers closed down, today, the largest Chevrolet dealer in the United States, Bill Heard Enterprises Inc., announced that, under the current economical situation, they cannot continue their business anymore. The Columbus based company has 2,700 employees and owns thirteen dealerships (five in Georgia and... the full post

Cerberus to buy the rest of Chrysler from Daimler?

Recently, several reports showed up, pointing out that Daimler is looking to sell it’s remaining 19.9 stake in Chrysler. While there are offers from several companies, Daimler is currently negotiating with Cerberus Capital Management LP, who, after paying $7.2 billion for 80.1 percent from Chrysler, is currently looking to buy the rest of the... the full post

Ford F450 Harley Davidson, never did a gas guzzler look so good

So now, the fuel prices are going down, what better time than to launch a new pick-up truck right? Or at least that’s what the guys at FOrd considered when they launched this special edition of their F450 pick-up truck which they customized in partnership with Harley Davidson. It encompasses everything a big American truck should be, pure manly... the full post

Fiat to debut in Paris its new PUR-O2 line

Fiat is going all green, realising that eco friendlyness is the new trend in car manufacturers. The Italian producer has just annonuced that it will premiere its new line of eco friendly cars entitled PUR-O2 where else than in Paris, next week. The models selected to be in the first batch of green-er cars will be the hit retro car, the 500, their contender... the full post

Volkswagen Golf VI GTI officially unveiled

The Golf VI hasn’t even debuted yet and Volkswagen has allready announced that the Paris Motor Show will also mark the debut of the Golf VI GTI. The new Golf GTI will be powered by the 2.0 liter four cylinder TSI engine from its ‘almost-twin’ brother, the Scirocco, which delivers 207 hp (10 hp more than the current generation). The... the full post

Maserati GranTurismo MC Corse Concept to debut in Paris

Recently, on their official website, Maserati suggested that they have a surprise for the Paris Motor Show. Today, they’ve unveiled the mistery, by announcing the Maserati GranTurismo MC Corse Concept, which will make its debut at next week’s French show and which basically is a race track version of the GranTurismo S. By using a new air... the full post

California bans motorists from text-messaging while driving

Photo by Jacob Belcher/Wicked Local Yesterday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzengger signed a law that bans motorists from text-messaging and e-mailing while operating a vehicle. Starting January 1, drivers who will get caught writing or reading messages on their mobile phones will get a $20 ticket the first time and $50 on each subsequent offense. Schwarzenegger... the full post