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Chinese Too Busy With Own Market To Conquer World

Both the automotive industry and the press have been treating the Chinese automakers as the next Mongol horde or, more recently, the next Asian wave after the Korean Hyundai and Kia. But Keith Crain, publisher and editor-in-chief of Automotive News, begs to differ.

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Kia: Bring On The Heat

Without a doubt, one of the defining stories of the last few years in automotive industry has been the Korean automakers’ ascent from dull, basic, bottom-feeder transportation to genuinely desirable, quality cars that people choose to buy, not merely “settle” for. I was really surprised the other day when my father, who currently drives a 2003 Chrysler 300 M Special, asked me about that “new, big Hyundai.”

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2007 Acura RDX: IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK Award Winner

TORRANCE, Calif 11/21/2006 — The all-new 2007 Acura RDX was one of only three luxury SUVs (out of 13 total vehicles) to earn a 2007 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety TOP SAFETY PICK Award. The annual award, given to SUVs for the first time this year, recognizes vehicles that perform best in protecting passengers in front, rear and side crashes based on their ratings in the Institute’s tests.

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Mitsubishi “i” wins Prestigious “RJC Car of the Year Award 2007”

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation last week announced that the “i” has been awarded the “RJC Car of the Year 2007” by the Automotive Researchers’ & Journalists’ Conference of Japan (RJC) *1. The “i” is the first Mitsubishi car to win RJC Car of the Year.

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Mercedes-Benz ends Paris to Beijing Diesel Run

Back in October, Mercedes-Benz drove the 36 E-Class from Paris, France to Beijing, China, a 14,000 kilometer (8,700 miles) trip as it demonstrated its new clean diesel engine technology. Well, the sedans rolled into Beijing last week on the 17th.

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Mercedes-Benz ends Paris to Beijing Diesel Run

Back in October, Mercedes-Benz drove the 36 E-Class from Paris, France to Beijing, China, a 14,000 kilometer (8,700 miles) trip as it demonstrated its new clean diesel engine technology. Well, the sedans rolled into Beijing last week on the 17th.

Originally Syndicated from The Car Blog

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Ford S-MAX: Europe’s Car of the Year 2007

BRENTWOOD, Essex, November 13, 2006 – The all-new Ford S-MAX has been awarded the prestigious title of “Car of the Year 2007”.

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Toyota: The Next Diesel Giant?

Whenever Toyota makes a move, the world takes notice. Japan’s #1 automaker (which looks poised to be the world’s largest) has been a leader on hybrid development, but has been a little behind the curve when it comes to diesel development. It especially lost face when archrival Honda boasted it would have clean diesel models on sale in the U.S. within 3 years. Toyota’s only response at the time was, “We’re working on it.”

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2007 volvo C30 Wins Prestigious Golden Steering Wheel Award

GOTEBÖRG, SWE (November, 2006) – Last week, Volvo Cars CEO and President Fredrik Arp accepted the golden steering wheel at a distinguished ceremony in Berlin.

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AutoBlogger Pro Stand Alone 1.0 Released

The ultimate Blog management software / creation tool has been released. This is a little different than the original AutoBlogger Pro in that it posts out to blogs rather than in.

I can create hundreds of blogs, and using all the different features such as dynamic ad spots, relinker, rewriter etc. and manage them all from one simple yet elegant interface.

Here are some screenshots: Click for larger image

I am in touch with the developers and the features planned for the next release are mind blowing.

Check out The AutoBlogger Pro Stand Alone Website where you can see screenshots, check out demo sites, and get the latest release information.

One of their customers is #1 on google for preorder ps3, and ranks very high for some other big search phrases.

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