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Buick Introduces The All-New 2012 Verano
Compact Luxury Entry is Buick’s Third New Model in Two Years

Thursday, January 6th, 2011
2012 Buick Verano
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Detroit — The all-new 2012 Buick Verano compact luxury sedan, the brand's third new model in the past two years and first in the compact luxury segment, will be revealed at the North American International Auto Show.

Verano goes on sale in the fourth quarter of 2011, the latest model in a product renaissance that began with the Enclave and continued with the LaCrosse and Regal. Like them, Verano is distinguished by luxury and technology, including 10 standard air bags, an available heated steering wheel and a next-generation radio system with OnStar-powered connectivity that enables seamless communication between the Verano and the driver's smart phone. (more…)

World Premiere: The Opel GTC Paris: A Concept Car Showcasing Passionate Motion

Friday, September 24th, 2010
Opel GTC Paris
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Paris/Rüsselsheim — The GTC Paris concept car embodies the passionate side of Opel: Its role is to show how Opel can “dial up” the brand&#x27s now established design direction by creating a very sporty and emotional interpretation.

The GTC Paris is designed to be artistically sculpted using sweeping dynamic lines. At the same time, it is engineered with German precision and energized with technical innovation, like a 2.0 liter Turbo gasoline engine with direct injection, a new execution of the fully adaptive FlexRide suspension and an limited slip differential in the front. (more…)

Major SUV Fuel Economy Gains, Technology, Style Highlight Reinvention of Ford Explorer

Monday, July 26th, 2010
2011 Ford Explorer
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Dearborn, MI — Ford Explorer — the vehicle that defined a segment — has been completely reinvented, raising customers' expectations of sport utility vehicle (SUV) fuel efficiency, safety, technology, capability and quality.

“The all-new Explorer will deliver today's SUV buyers the attributes they really want and value, and a few they might not even have dreamed of,” said Mark Fields, Ford president of The Americas. “We're proud to introduce the new Explorer to customers and fans around the world today and pleased to begin a whole new era that blends strong SUV fuel economy and performance.” (more…)

New Volvo V60 Sports Wagon — As Sporty as the All-New S60

Monday, July 5th, 2010
The new Volvo V60
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The Volvo V60 makes its entry onto the car market with its sights firmly set on giving the all-new S60 sedan model a tough match over the title of “The Most Dynamic Volvo Model Ever“.

“Many of the customers who had an advance look at the new V60 during the development process feel that its attitude is at least as sporty as that of the all-new S60,” says Volvo Cars Design Director Peter Horbury.

No less than 90 percent of the annual V60 production of 50,000 cars will find European buyers.

“The typical sports wagon customer is an S60 buyer who would like some extra space and flexibility, but without the slightest compromise on sporty design and exciting driving properties,” says Volvo Cars President and CEO Stephen Odell, and adds: (more…)

Hyundai Unveils All-New Avante at Busan Motor Show

Friday, April 30th, 2010
Hyundai Unveils All-New Avante at Busan Motor Show
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Busan, Korea — Hyundai Motor Co. had its world-premier of the all-new Avante compact sedan, the company's best-selling model worldwide, at the Busan International Motor Show 2010 today.

“The new Avante encompasses Hyundai's latest ambitions, featuring the best styling and performance in its class,” Steve S. Yang, President & CEO of Hyundai's Global Business Division, said at the Busan Exhibition and Convention Center (BEXCO) today. “We're confident that it will once again redefine the compact segment worldwide.”

With sportier and even more elegant lines than its predecessor, the new Avante — badged as Elantra in markets outside Korea — continues Hyundai's ‘fluidic sculpture’ design philosophy. (more…)