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Detroit Auto Show Will Bring Dozens of Debuts
Alternative Fuels Debated as CAFE Looms Over Auto Makers
Nissan to Extend Lineup of Hybrids, Electric Vehicles
Where Used Prices May Be Headed This Winter
Surprise! Auto-Loan Delinquencies Decline
North American Car, Truck of the Year Finalists Revealed
Lamborghini Will Mark 50th Anniversary With New Model
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Detroit Auto Show Will Bring Dozens of Debuts

Show organizers promise big changes as excitement from carmakers, media grows

As U.S. automobile sales rebound, the world's automakers are betting big on next month's North American International Auto Show, with nearly 50 products slated to be unveiled at Detroit's newly renovated Cobo Center. Most of these will be global reveals — cars and trucks making their worldwide debut. More than 30 marques will be featured at this year's show, which is open to the public Jan. 19-27. A number of luxury brands are making their return, too, including Britain's Jaguar and Land Rover, and Italy's Ferrari and Maserati. The Chinese will be back as well, represented by Guangzhou Automobile Group Corp., which will unveil a new car in Detroit.
Source: The Detroit News

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Alternative Fuels Debated as CAFE Looms Over Auto Makers

With grumbles about the marketability of electrified vehicles growing louder, auto makers haven't been shy about their reluctance to let go of the internal-combustion engine. The question becomes, what's the best fuel to power one? A handful of new or revised diesel powertrains come to market in 2013, and executives have spoken openly about getting Americans to warm to a fuel-saving engine commonly available in Europe. The path to achieving corporate average fuel economy standards isn't solely guided by diesel, however. Smaller numbers of vehicles powered by compressed natural gas and hydrogen fuel cells will be found alongside diesel mills on dealers' lots next year.
Source: WardsAuto

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Nissan to Extend Lineup of Hybrids, Electric Vehicles

Nissan Motor Co. said it will extend its offering of hybrids with 15 new models by 2017 and introduce new electric vehicles, as the automaker looks to move ahead of its competitors in low- and zero-emission cars. The company announced [Wednesday] it will sell an electric version of its Infiniti luxury car in 2014, with a fourth model coming in 2016.
Source: Reuters

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Where Used Prices May Be Headed This Winter

Due largely to the impact of Hurricane Sandy, used-vehicle prices fell only 1 percent month-over-month in November, according to the latest Guidelines report from NADA Used Car Guide, which said that December pricing should behave similarly before a modest turnaround to begin 2013. “As far as the next two months are concerned, NADA expects that used-vehicle depreciation in December will essentially match what was recorded last month and then turn slightly positive as is the seasonal norm in January,” NADA Used Car Guide's Jonathan Banks said in the report.
Source: Auto Remarketing

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Surprise! Auto-Loan Delinquencies Decline

Auto loan delinquencies fell in the third quarter from a year earlier, extending a streak that goes back to the fourth quarter of 2009, according to Experian Automotive. The decline is good news for dealers -- lower delinquencies encourage lenders to make loans easier to get -- and a surprise to industry credit experts.
Source: Automotive News

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North American Car, Truck of the Year Finalists Revealed

Jurors for the North American car and truck of the year awards released their three finalists in each division today. Among cars, the Cadillac ATS, Ford Fusion and Honda Accord made the short list. The top three trucks are the Ford C-Max, Mazda CX-5 and Ram 1500.
Source: The Wall Street Journal

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Lamborghini Will Mark 50th Anniversary With New Model

Automobili Lamborghini, the Italian exotic sports car maker founded in 1963 by Ferruccio Lamborghini, is laying big plans for its 50th birthday celebration next year, including a new car. The company, now part of Volkswagen Group, will hold the Grande Giro Lamborghini in May and is asking owners worldwide to ship their cars to Milan. From there the convoy of exotic cars will scream through Tuscany, Rome, Bologna and finally to the Lamborghini factory at Sant'Agata Bolognese. Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann said the automaker will unveil "a special car that will celebrate" the anniversary -- a one-off design.
Source: Automotive News

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"Everybody wants to pick what's the one golden bean that’s going to get me there, and I think there’s going to be a lot of different golden beans." 

   
-- John Mendel, American Honda president, commenting on the alternative fuels debate, WardsAuto, Dec. 13



 


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