Posts Tagged ‘auto news’

Dodge releases images of Mopar ’10 limited edition Challenger

August 23rd, 2010

Dodge recently release a set of official photos of the Mopar 2010 Challenger. The special edition car can now be pre-ordered and will only have a very limited run of 500 units. The sticker price for the Mopar ’10 Challenger starts at $38,000 for an A/T transmission and around $39,000 for manual transmission.

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The special model is derived from the new Challenger R/T that runs on a HEMI V8 powerplant with 5.7L displacement. Mopar which is the accessories and parts arm of the Chrysler group injects a number of performance and cosmetic enhancements to the car.

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GM News: Rejected Dealers Can Apply For New Dealerships!

October 31st, 2009

GM to let rejected dealers apply for new franchisesGM is back in the news and I have to say that while the bankruptcy issue is still news … GM is slowly but surely pulling themselves back out of the drain and they are making quite a few sales and changes.  One of the changes that they are doing is they are letting rejected dealers actually apply for new franchises.  That way, it can create more jobs for people all over the US.

To me, this is a fantastic, as GM is trying to not only pull themselves out of the drain but they are taking some of the closed down dealerships with them.  The move was actually was made because of the tens of thousands of jobs that were being lost due to the fact that these dealerships were closing.

While GM is going to be opening up several new stores all over the US – the dealerships that might be renewed are not being revealed just yet.

Despite low take-rate, GM reportedly extending eBay experiment

September 3rd, 2009

Despite low take-rate, GM reportedly extending eBay experimentNow – I think that expecting people to buy something off of eBay is not unrealistic, however do I think that someone is going to buy a brand new flippin’ car off of eBay without ever seeing it, touching it, smelling it?  Nope!  I don’t and that is exactly why GM is going to eventually have to take down their little eBay store, however … despite the low, low, low take rate of these cars on eBay, GM is going to extend their experiment.

GM has listed somewhere around the lines of sixteen thousand new cars and trucks and only about fifty of those have sold … and probably to someone who does not really give a crap about how the car or truck runs and feels.  However, that is not the entire story.  Apparently, this is being used as sort of an overflow on the inventory side.

While GM is going to eventually come back strong, I think that they are taking it all wrong by going on eBay to sell their cars.

Direct Injection Technology: What Is It?

August 13th, 2009

ecoboostaction_06While I know a lot about cars – there was one technology that I did not particularly understand.  That technology is the direct injection technology.  This is an exciting new technology that truly allows car-lovers to have all of their cake along with their ice cream.  The great thing about this particular technology is that it actually improves fuel efficiency while increasing horsepower.

Increasing horsepower is something that automakers have been trying to do for years and years and now – direct injection is what can do it.  That is why so many automakers are embracing this incredible technology full-force.  To be honest, I think that every single new sports car’s engine actually contains this particular technology – and if it doesn’t, it will soon enough.

Direct injection technology is something that is so awesome – it increases fuel efficiency, produces lower emissions and gives off more power.  What could be better – seriously?