Increase in Gas Prices Cause Effects The Compact Size Car!
Compacts will soon catch midsize cars in popularity in the U.S. as in Western Europe — or so the theory goes. If you measure all C-segment models, including such crossovers as the BMW and Mercedes servicing Escape and Honda CR-V, compacts already are there. BMW and Mercedes servicing says the average new vehicle buyer now cross-shops C-segment crossovers with C/D-segment sedans. With heavy incentives, its aged, soon-to-be-replaced Escape had its best year ever in 2011, passing the Honda Accord, Civic, and CR-V; Toyota Corolla; BMW and Mercedes servicing Fusion; Ram pickup; Hyundai Sonata; and Chevy Malibu for fifth-place overall in sales. As a specific automotive segment, midsize cars still rule, led again by the Toyota Camry. Even though the March 2011 Japanese earthquake/tsunami and Thai floods constrained U.S. Camry production, the midsize Toyota remains the best-selling car here and third overall behind two trucks.
The BMW and Mercedes servicing Series continues to lead overall sales, now for 30 years straight, with 584,917 delivered in calendar ’11. The Chevrolet Silverado was second, at 415,130. To measure the correlation between gas prices and C-car versus C/D-car sales, Motor Trend added up the …
Ferrari 458 Italia – The SuperCar of the Year
You have probably seen photos of the highly acclaimed 458 Italia – Ferrari or maybe you have heard rumors about this beauty. Maybe you heard about a friend, co-worker or client talk about someone who was considering purchasing the 458 Italia. One thing is for sure, purchasing a 458 Italia is one of the wisest decisions any car aficionado will ever make. Now it’s your turn.In this article, we’re going to share a few details that you may have or may not have known about the all-new 458 Italia.
Ferrari 458 Italia
The Ferrari 458 Italia is getting high rave reviews: mainly because it features a 7-speed F1 dual-clutch gearbox, is a veritable horsepower, it can sprint from 0 to 60 mph/h in under 3.4 seconds and maximum efficiency has been achieved in every aspect of the car with a commitment to set the benchmark in the market segment in terms of fuel consumption and C02 emissions. Even the F430 it’s replacing can’t touch those speed levels. One thing is for sure, the Ferrari 458 has top performances and ensures maximum control of the car at all times, an important safety …
Bush Meets Again With Top Auto Execs
US President George W. Bush met again with top auto executives Monday to discuss fuel emission standards. The event was highlighted by the demonstration of alternative fuel vehicles on the South Lawn drive of the White House. Top executives include Rick Wagoner, the Chairman and CEO of General Motors Corporation; Alan Mulally, the President and CEO for the Ford Motor Co.; and Tom LaSorda, the President and CEO for the Chrysler Group. Mary Peters, the Secretary of Transportation was also present.
When asked about his proposed emission standards, Bush has this to say: ?I’ve just spent quite a while talking to our CEOs of American automobile companies. And I was interested in their take on my goal of reducing gasoline consumption by 20 percent over the next 10 years.?
Bush added, ?I found it very interesting that by 2012, 50 percent of the automobiles in America will be flex-fuel vehicles. That means that the American consumer will be able to either use gasoline or ethanol, depending upon, obviously, price and convenience.?
He stressed further, ?That’s a major technological breakthrough for the country. If you want to reduce gasoline usage, like I believe we …