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Motor Press Guild Track Day 2012

The L.A.-based Motor Press Guild is an organization for automotive journalists, analysts, industry and public relations people. As it has for several years, MPG recently held its Track Day event over two days at AAA Speedway east of Los Angeles. Thirty automakers brought nearly 100 vehicles for journalists and analysts to drive. While the brief […]

2012 MPG Track Day: 2013 Honda Fit EV

It’s been said that if you sit still in an anechoic chamber – that’s a soundproof room for the less nerdy – that you can hear your blood circulating. The Fit EV isn’t that quiet, but the lack of noise is eerie, and not just when cruising at parking lot speed, but all the way […]

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.