The Truth About Cars » Spain http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 08 Feb 2016 20:14:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Spain http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Seven Killed After Deadly Rally Crash in Spain (Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/seven-killed-after-deadly-rally-crash-in-spain-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/seven-killed-after-deadly-rally-crash-in-spain-video/#comments Mon, 07 Sep 2015 14:19:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1162778 Seven spectators are dead after a rally car plunged Saturday into a crowd of 20 people, killing at least seven and injuring at least 12 more, media outlets are reporting. The BBC reported that six people were initially dead after the crash in the province of Galicia, which is in northwest Spain. The Daily Mail reported that a young […]

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Seven spectators are dead after a rally car plunged Saturday into a crowd of 20 people, killing at least seven and injuring at least 12 more, media outlets are reporting. The BBC reported that six people were initially dead after the crash in the province of Galicia, which is in northwest Spain. The Daily Mail reported that a young […]

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FCA, Peugeot Could Be Most Impacted by Flagging Greek Economy http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/fca-peugeot-impacted-flagging-greek-economy/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/fca-peugeot-impacted-flagging-greek-economy/#comments Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:00:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1109161 Automakers PSA (Peugeot and Citröen) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles are most at risk if Greece’s economy fails and the country backs out of the Euro, according to a report by Automotive News. Analysts say the two automakers have the largest share of southern European markets — including Italy, Spain and Portugal — where the economic impact of […]

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Automakers PSA (Peugeot and Citröen) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles are most at risk if Greece’s economy fails and the country backs out of the Euro, according to a report by Automotive News. Analysts say the two automakers have the largest share of southern European markets — including Italy, Spain and Portugal — where the economic impact of […]

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Piston Slap: Have a SEAT in Spain? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/piston-slap-seat-spain/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/piston-slap-seat-spain/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:20:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=912322   Phil writes: I am going to Spain for 2-3 years for work but I have decided to sell my truck and only ship my motorcycle. Once I am there I will be looking to buy a cheap used small car, preferably a hatchback with a manual transmission. I am aware of some European brands […]

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  Phil writes: I am going to Spain for 2-3 years for work but I have decided to sell my truck and only ship my motorcycle. Once I am there I will be looking to buy a cheap used small car, preferably a hatchback with a manual transmission. I am aware of some European brands […]

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Ford Unveils 2015 Focus, 1-Liter 3-Pot Manual-Only For U.S. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/ford-unveils-2015-focus-1-liter-3-pot-manual-only-for-u-s/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/ford-unveils-2015-focus-1-liter-3-pot-manual-only-for-u-s/#comments Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:00:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=752497 Ahead of its world debut at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain prior to making the rounds at the Geneva and New York auto shows next month, Ford has unveiled its redesigned 2015 Focus. The Detroit Free Press reports the updated Focus, set to enter showrooms in Europe and the United States this fall […]

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Ahead of its world debut at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain prior to making the rounds at the Geneva and New York auto shows next month, Ford has unveiled its redesigned 2015 Focus. The Detroit Free Press reports the updated Focus, set to enter showrooms in Europe and the United States this fall […]

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Europe Finally Turning Around? German Registrations Up 7%, Sales Also Rise in France, Spain, Italy http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/europe-finally-turning-around-german-registrations-up-7-sales-also-rise-in-france-spain-italy/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/europe-finally-turning-around-german-registrations-up-7-sales-also-rise-in-france-spain-italy/#comments Wed, 05 Feb 2014 11:00:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=733353 The European automobile market may be pulling out of its six year sales slump, according to Automotive News, with  new car registrations in Germany up 7% in January from last year, joined by France, Italy and Spain reporting year to year increases for the month. German new car sales  for the month were 206,000, the […]

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The European automobile market may be pulling out of its six year sales slump, according to Automotive News, with  new car registrations in Germany up 7% in January from last year, joined by France, Italy and Spain reporting year to year increases for the month. German new car sales  for the month were 206,000, the […]

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Nissan To Offer e-NV200 In Europe in 2014 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/nissan-to-offer-e-nv200-in-europe-in-2014/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/nissan-to-offer-e-nv200-in-europe-in-2014/#comments Wed, 30 Oct 2013 14:31:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=638161 The all-electric future creeps upon us all steadily, from Tesla’s luxury offerings more appropriate for New York Fashion Week, to Nissan’s electric blue and white jelly beans moving eco-conscious families to Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. Speaking of Nissan, the automaker has decided to unleash the e-Nv200 upon the streets of Europe in 2014, with […]

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The all-electric future creeps upon us all steadily, from Tesla’s luxury offerings more appropriate for New York Fashion Week, to Nissan’s electric blue and white jelly beans moving eco-conscious families to Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. Speaking of Nissan, the automaker has decided to unleash the e-Nv200 upon the streets of Europe in 2014, with […]

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Spanish Scrappage Scheme Now In Its Fourth Iteration http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/spanish-scrappage-scheme-now-in-its-fourth-iteration/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/spanish-scrappage-scheme-now-in-its-fourth-iteration/#comments Mon, 28 Oct 2013 17:25:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=636505 The Spanish government is extending its own version of “Cash for Clunkers” for the fourth time, as Spain tries to boost sagging car sales in the midst of a severe recession. Buyers will get a 1,000 euro subsidy if they trade in a 7 to 10 year old car for a newer, more fuel efficient […]

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The Spanish government is extending its own version of “Cash for Clunkers” for the fourth time, as Spain tries to boost sagging car sales in the midst of a severe recession. Buyers will get a 1,000 euro subsidy if they trade in a 7 to 10 year old car for a newer, more fuel efficient […]

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GM Lands A One-Two Punch As Mokka Moves To Spain http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/gm-lands-a-one-two-punch-as-mokka-moves-to-spain/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/gm-lands-a-one-two-punch-as-mokka-moves-to-spain/#comments Wed, 10 Jul 2013 17:00:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=494772 Amid labor unrest in Korea, and a desire to utilize capacity in Europe, GM is moving production of the Opel Mokka (aka, the Buick Encore, and Canada’s Chevrolet Trax) out of Korea and into a facility in Zaragoza, Spain. Zaragoza, which also builds the Corsa and Meriva, will assemble the Mokka using CKD kits (shipped […]

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Amid labor unrest in Korea, and a desire to utilize capacity in Europe, GM is moving production of the Opel Mokka (aka, the Buick Encore, and Canada’s Chevrolet Trax) out of Korea and into a facility in Zaragoza, Spain. Zaragoza, which also builds the Corsa and Meriva, will assemble the Mokka using CKD kits (shipped […]

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A Solution To Europe’s Overcapacity: Take Monday Off. Or How About Friday? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/a-solution-to-europes-overcapacity-take-monday-off-or-how-about-friday/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/a-solution-to-europes-overcapacity-take-monday-off-or-how-about-friday/#comments Tue, 09 Jul 2013 09:32:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=494592   European SEAT sales showed new signs of life lately, but the vital stats of Volkswagen’s Mediterranean brand still are weak enough for doctors to recommend a lot of rest. SEAT recommends to have workers stay at home an extra day of each week, Reuters writes. According to the wire, SEAT “wants to halt production […]

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  European SEAT sales showed new signs of life lately, but the vital stats of Volkswagen’s Mediterranean brand still are weak enough for doctors to recommend a lot of rest. SEAT recommends to have workers stay at home an extra day of each week, Reuters writes. According to the wire, SEAT “wants to halt production […]

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EU Red Flags Spain’s Help For Ford http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/eu-red-flags-spains-help-for-ford/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/eu-red-flags-spains-help-for-ford/#comments Wed, 15 May 2013 13:55:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=488568 In America,  government bailouts of ailing car companies are (at least in some circles) viewed as an inalienable right. In the EU, government aid generally is forbidden by law. Ironically, Ford, the only un-bailed-out Detroit company, now is in collision with these quaint continental regulations. According to Reuters, “ EU antitrust regulators will investigate whether […]

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In America,  government bailouts of ailing car companies are (at least in some circles) viewed as an inalienable right. In the EU, government aid generally is forbidden by law. Ironically, Ford, the only un-bailed-out Detroit company, now is in collision with these quaint continental regulations. According to Reuters, “ EU antitrust regulators will investigate whether […]

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F1 Report: Hamilton can’t drive any slower, Alonso can’t go any faster. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/f1-report-hamilton-cant-drive-any-slower-alonso-cant-go-any-faster/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/f1-report-hamilton-cant-drive-any-slower-alonso-cant-go-any-faster/#comments Mon, 13 May 2013 17:06:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=488267 Some of TTAC’s readers have made it absolutely clear that they cannot abide it when I pick on Red Bull’s Mark Webber. So let’s say something nice about the man: he made up for his usual an unexpectedly poor start to finish in fifth place, just behind his teammate, Sebastian Vettel. If you’re a Mark […]

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Some of TTAC’s readers have made it absolutely clear that they cannot abide it when I pick on Red Bull’s Mark Webber. So let’s say something nice about the man: he made up for his usual an unexpectedly poor start to finish in fifth place, just behind his teammate, Sebastian Vettel. If you’re a Mark […]

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Generation Why: Well, At Least We’re Not Europe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/generation-why-well-at-least-were-not-europe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/generation-why-well-at-least-were-not-europe/#comments Thu, 09 May 2013 18:54:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=487999   Yet another bit of bleak data from Europe relating to new car sales. A popular school of thought holds that young people’s aversion to cars is largely rooted in economic factors. When everyone under 30 is broke, living at home and wallowing in student debt, the last thing on their mind is a car. […]

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  Yet another bit of bleak data from Europe relating to new car sales. A popular school of thought holds that young people’s aversion to cars is largely rooted in economic factors. When everyone under 30 is broke, living at home and wallowing in student debt, the last thing on their mind is a car. […]

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France Is Going Down On Us http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/france-is-going-down-on-us/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/france-is-going-down-on-us/#comments Fri, 01 Feb 2013 16:45:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=476057 If anyone is hoping for a turn-around of the European car market, be it Opel, PSA, or Pch101, January definitely was not the month it happened. Some people, who get paid a lot of money for a very long-term vision, believe we have to wait years for the turn-around. The French car market dropped  15 […]

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If anyone is hoping for a turn-around of the European car market, be it Opel, PSA, or Pch101, January definitely was not the month it happened. Some people, who get paid a lot of money for a very long-term vision, believe we have to wait years for the turn-around. The French car market dropped  15 […]

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Ford Closes Belgian Plant, Production Moves To Spain http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/ford-closes-belgian-plant-production-moves-to-spain/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/ford-closes-belgian-plant-production-moves-to-spain/#comments Wed, 24 Oct 2012 09:11:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=464784 Europe’s car crisis found 4,300 new victims: As expected, union representatives at Ford’s Genk plant in Belgium were told this morning that the plant will be closed. 4,300 workers will be out of a job. “The management has decided to close the car assembly and the press activities in Genk at the end of the […]

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Europe’s car crisis found 4,300 new victims: As expected, union representatives at Ford’s Genk plant in Belgium were told this morning that the plant will be closed. 4,300 workers will be out of a job. “The management has decided to close the car assembly and the press activities in Genk at the end of the […]

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BMW Shifts Units From Europe To U.S. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/bmw-shifts-units-from-europe-to-u-s/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/bmw-shifts-units-from-europe-to-u-s/#comments Thu, 18 Oct 2012 16:40:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=464175 Europe’s auto market implosion has led BMW to shift units earmarked for the continent over to the United States and China, where demand remains strong. BMW Sales Chief Ian Robertson told Bloomberg that a recovery in Europe could take years, and that Europe’s crisis was having effects in other regions. “The slowdown in China is part […]

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Europe’s auto market implosion has led BMW to shift units earmarked for the continent over to the United States and China, where demand remains strong. BMW Sales Chief Ian Robertson told Bloomberg that a recovery in Europe could take years, and that Europe’s crisis was having effects in other regions. “The slowdown in China is part […]

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Car Sales In Spain, France In Ruins http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/car-sales-in-spain-france-in-ruins/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/car-sales-in-spain-france-in-ruins/#comments Wed, 01 Aug 2012 14:38:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=455025 And now, back to the usual blood and tears from Europe: July new cars sales dropped 7 percent in France and thudded 17 percent in Spain “as consumers cut back on costly goods in the face of economic uncertainty,” says Reuters. Registrations in troubled Spain have been in straight decline for more than two years, […]

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And now, back to the usual blood and tears from Europe: July new cars sales dropped 7 percent in France and thudded 17 percent in Spain “as consumers cut back on costly goods in the face of economic uncertainty,” says Reuters. Registrations in troubled Spain have been in straight decline for more than two years, […]

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Best Selling Cars Around The Globe: Spanish Consumers Cling To National Icon In Troubled Times. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/best-selling-cars-around-the-globe-spanish-consumers-cling-to-national-icon-in-troubled-times/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/best-selling-cars-around-the-globe-spanish-consumers-cling-to-national-icon-in-troubled-times/#comments Sat, 19 Mar 2011 11:15:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=387781 The post Best Selling Cars Around The Globe: Spanish Consumers Cling To National Icon In Troubled Times. appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

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SEAT To China. Honestly Now http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/seat-to-china-honestly-now/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/seat-to-china-honestly-now/#comments Fri, 11 Mar 2011 17:41:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=386987 How many times had I written that Volkswagen’s sicklish SEAT will come to China? I had to peruse Google to find out. For more than two years, SEAT’s impending arrival in the Middle Kingdom had been floated, and then, like clockwork, the denials followed. So with a good deal of “yeah sure, it has been […]

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How many times had I written that Volkswagen’s sicklish SEAT will come to China? I had to peruse Google to find out. For more than two years, SEAT’s impending arrival in the Middle Kingdom had been floated, and then, like clockwork, the denials followed. So with a good deal of “yeah sure, it has been […]

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Adventures In Global TV Marketing: The Citroën AX http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/adventures-in-global-tv-marketing-the-citroen-ax/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/adventures-in-global-tv-marketing-the-citroen-ax/#comments Thu, 10 Feb 2011 20:30:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=383508 Sure, Internet video is mostly about dental-fetish porn (particularly the very stimulating “spit sink” subgenre), but when the novocaine wears off and the last vinyl-clad hygienist has put aside her last stainless-steel scraper, you’re ready to explore the other great thing about Internet video… old television ads for the Citroën AX. The AX had quite […]

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Sure, Internet video is mostly about dental-fetish porn (particularly the very stimulating “spit sink” subgenre), but when the novocaine wears off and the last vinyl-clad hygienist has put aside her last stainless-steel scraper, you’re ready to explore the other great thing about Internet video… old television ads for the Citroën AX. The AX had quite […]

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Spain’s EV Plan Short Circuits. Royally http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/spain%e2%80%99s-ev-plan-short-circuits-royally/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/spain%e2%80%99s-ev-plan-short-circuits-royally/#comments Sun, 15 Aug 2010 10:38:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=363013 See the picture above? It’s a lady in a white car. Nothing unusual there, right? Well, not quite. For starters, the lady is a queen. A real one. Before I clarify the picture, let me set the scene. Spain is in the middle of economic turmoil. Its credit rating was cut to AA, it pushed through […]

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See the picture above? It’s a lady in a white car. Nothing unusual there, right? Well, not quite. For starters, the lady is a queen. A real one. Before I clarify the picture, let me set the scene. Spain is in the middle of economic turmoil. Its credit rating was cut to AA, it pushed through […]

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PSA Going Downmarket http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/psa-going-downmarket/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/psa-going-downmarket/#comments Wed, 26 May 2010 12:56:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=357284 Renault has made a big splash with their el-cheapo Dacia in the European market. In the first 4 months of this year, 17 percent of Renault’s sales came from Nicolae Ceausescu’s former auto works in Romania. France’s PSA doesn’t want to take it any longer, and now plans for their own low-cost line. Their cheap […]

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Renault has made a big splash with their el-cheapo Dacia in the European market. In the first 4 months of this year, 17 percent of Renault’s sales came from Nicolae Ceausescu’s former auto works in Romania. France’s PSA doesn’t want to take it any longer, and now plans for their own low-cost line. Their cheap […]

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Ford Europe: Hybrid To The C-MAX http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/ford-europe-hybrid-to-the-c-max/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/ford-europe-hybrid-to-the-c-max/#comments Mon, 10 May 2010 11:49:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=356014 Ford’s first hybrid models for European customers will be built in Valencia Spain. Valencia was the logical choice. Valencia had been picked in 2009 as the European single source for all versions of the “compact multi-activity model” Ford C-MAX and Grand C-MAX . Powered by EcoBoost gasoline and Duratorq TDCi diesel engines, they will launch […]

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Ford’s first hybrid models for European customers will be built in Valencia Spain. Valencia was the logical choice. Valencia had been picked in 2009 as the European single source for all versions of the “compact multi-activity model” Ford C-MAX and Grand C-MAX . Powered by EcoBoost gasoline and Duratorq TDCi diesel engines, they will launch […]

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GM’s Foreign Relations Suck http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/gm%e2%80%99s-foreign-relations-suck/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/gm%e2%80%99s-foreign-relations-suck/#comments Sat, 13 Mar 2010 10:47:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=348856 Over the daily Toyota runaway stories, it’s easy to forget the plight of GM and its children abroad. If you think that’s the idea, then you are a miserable conspiracy theorist, and you should stand in the corner. With that in mind, let’s check in with GM and its worldwide siblings to see how they […]

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Over the daily Toyota runaway stories, it’s easy to forget the plight of GM and its children abroad. If you think that’s the idea, then you are a miserable conspiracy theorist, and you should stand in the corner. With that in mind, let’s check in with GM and its worldwide siblings to see how they […]

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Opel Rescue Up To European Taxpayers? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/opel-rescue-up-to-european-taxpayers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/opel-rescue-up-to-european-taxpayers/#comments Mon, 23 Nov 2009 18:53:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=336725 General Motors made one point very clear, 100 percent clear, the restructuring plan could only be achieved when European member states with Opel plants give some financial help. So the plan works only with state aid. The idea that General Motors can finance this on its own was not shared by General Motors, this possibility […]

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General Motors made one point very clear, 100 percent clear, the restructuring plan could only be achieved when European member states with Opel plants give some financial help. So the plan works only with state aid. The idea that General Motors can finance this on its own was not shared by General Motors, this possibility […]

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