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Posts Tagged Audi

2011 Infiniti M Driving Impressions

What makes up a sport-touring sedan? Everything the 2011 Infiniti M has and nothing that it doesn’t.

2008 Auto Sales: Skid Marks Before the Cliff

Most automakers announced December sales figures today, and once again the news is dismal. However, the annual declines are what deserve our attention. GM and Ford haven’t seen sales figures this low since the late 1950s and early 1960s, respectively. The General realized a 22.7 percent decline in sales for 2008 vs. 2007; Ford notched 22.8 percent, however that factors in Land Rover and Jaguar, which were sold to Tata Motors in mid-2007. [Full data from Automotive News]

Honda Cancels the NSX and Other Economic Ripples

Autoweek reports this morning that Honda is canceling the NSX supercar project, the announcement coming from company President Takeo Fukui. The new version of the NSX was slated as a 2010 model with a front-mounted V-10 engine putting out 500 horsepower. A prototype was seen testing at the Nurburgring in Germany during the summer. But the economic crystal ball that was only cloudy six months ago has turned into a lump obsidian.