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Huawei Honor shipping in December to select markets originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 17 Nov 2011 12:48:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Volkswagen is on a role right now, and management in Wolfsburg hopes that winning streak results in the company becoming the largest automaker by volume by 2018 or sooner. Those ambitious sales goals stretch to VW’s many brands as well, including Porsche.
The Detroit Bureau reports that Porsche is looking to double sales by 2015, with new products and emerging markets leading the charge. The numbers involved are taking last year’s 97,000 vehicles sold worldwide and hitting a nice, round 200,000 by mid-decade. The new products that will help spur sales are the recently released 2012 911, the forthcoming Cajun mini ute and perhaps the sub-Boxster entry-level Porsche that we’ve been hearing about for years.
Those models would likely help improve sales here in the U.S., which is still the number one market for Porsche. But the performance and luxury car maker is also hoping to make inroads in the world’s three biggest emerging markets: China, Russia and India. Those markets are clamoring for luxury autos right now, and Porsche is all too happy to help fill the void.
Porsche board member Wolfgang Hatz added at a preview of the new 911 that profitability will remain a major focus. Porsche has long boasted a ridiculously good 15 percent Return on Sales number, and Hatz and company want to keep that advantage as sales improve.
The totally redesigned Citroen DS5 will hit dealerships in November 2011 in France and elsewhere (including China, Russia and Latin America). So, too, will the diesel HYbrid4 version of the DS5.
Though pricey (approximately £30,000 or $47,700 U.S. at today’s exchange rate), Citroen says the diesel electric version of the DS5 will account for 20 percent of annual DS5 sales, which Citroen predicts to be approximately 40,000 units. For comparison, the non-hybrid DS5 is expected to retail for around £26,000 ($41,340 U.S.).
The French automaker predicts the diesel-electric DS5 will sell in volume because of some great results in the combined consumption test – 3.8 liter/100 kilometers, which is 61.9 miles per gallon U.S. – on Europe’s lenient fuel economy cycle. That’s impressive considering the non-hybrid diesel DS5 returns only 38.5 mpg (U.S.). With its spectacular fuel economy numbers, we’d assume that buyers who don’t opt for the HYbrid4 version of the DS5 either made an ill-advised choice or couldn’t swing the $6,000 premium.
Citroen says diesel HYbrid4 version will account for 20% of DS5 sales originally appeared on AutoblogGreen on Tue, 25 Oct 2011 07:56:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Sure, we love it when phones and spec lists leak out into the wild, but there’s nothing like an official announcement to set the record straight. When we last saw the Huawei Honor, it claimed to have a single-core 1.4GHz processor, a 4-inch FWVGA (854×480) capacitive screen, and a radio primed for European and Asian bands. The official word? It’s got all of that, but it’s also packing an 8 megapixel rear facing camera (2MP up front), 512MB of RAM (with 4G ROM memory, and a expandable 32MB memory card slot) and a hefty 1900mAh battery. The Gingerbread powered handset is a hair thicker than we expected as well, measuring in at 10.9mm at its thinnest point. What else is new? Oh, just a handful of new frequencies, including GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 /1900 and the WCDMA/HSPA+ 900 / AWS / 2100 bands (compatible with T-Mobile’s US 3G). No word on price just yet, but the DLNA-certified powerhouse should be hitting Asia-Pacific, China, Russia, and the Middle East in “Classic Black” the fourth quarter, with more colors (and hopefully, regions) dropping sometime during the Christmas season. Want the full PR and official spec list? Skip on past the break.
Huawei makes Honor official, forgets to mention its other virtues originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 26 Sep 2011 02:14:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
General Motors has announced that Chevrolet managed to sell a total of 2.35 million vehicles across 120 countries in the first half of 2011, marking the best half-year in the company’s history. That figure marks an increase of 286,499 vehicles over the same period last year thanks to record sales in countries like Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Columbia, Denmark, Ecuador, France, South Africa and Turkey. The automaker also says that the swell is due in part to sales increases across its top five markets. Those include the U.S., Brazil, China, Russia and Canada. In other words, sales are up… pretty much everywhere.
Russia saw the greatest increase with its Chevrolet sales up 54 percent compared to the same time period in 2010. General Motors attributes the increase to a wave of new models that include the Cruze, Spark, Sonic/Aveo and the Orlando. All told, the company managed to move a staggering 330,000 Cruze models in the first six months of 2012, globally, which is a 132-percent increase over last year. Since the company has sold nearly 800,000 Cruze units since the model’s debut in 2009, Chevrolet expects to break the 1 million unit barrier by the end of this year. Hit the jump for the press release.
Chevy sells 2.35M vehicles in first half of the year, best in 100 years originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 20 Jul 2011 15:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Reuters – Mongolia chose miner Peabody Energy , a venture between China’s Shenhua (1088.HK) and Japan’s Mitsui & Co (8031.T), and a Russian-led consortium as preliminary winners to jointly develop the prized Tavan Tolgoi coal deposit, a senior government source said on Monday.
Mercedes executives couldn’t have hoped for a better environment to launch the best Baby Benz, and for buyers unable to pony up for an S, the C-Class easily fits the entry-level luxury bill.
We’re eager to see how Hyundai’s new range-topping model stands up to the day-to-day rigors of American life, so we’ve just added a $65,400 Equus Ultimate to the Autoblog Long-Term Garage.
CX, CXL and CXS trim level designations will be replaced by option packages that encompass all of the available amenities.
Also of interest:
- Video: BMW shows off Death Valley testing, 2012 3 Series on display?
- Pics Aplenty: Audi R18 “Evolution 2″ cars finish tests in U.S.
- Meet the 203-foot truck on its way to save Fukushima’s No. 4 reactor
- Mazda dealers in U.S. asked not to order cars from Japan
- President and CEO Jan Åke Jonsson retires as Saab signs deals in China, Russia and declares 2010 earnings
President and CEO Jan Åke Jonsson retires as Saab signs deals in China, Russia and declares 2010 earnings
Saab CEO Jan Åke Jonsson has announced that he will retire from the company effective May 19th. The 59-year-old CEO, who has lead the Swedish automaker for six years, will be available to assist the automaker through September.
Jonsson isn’t exactly leaving Saab when the company is the best of health, with soft sales and a meager balance sheet. Jonsson’s true legacy with the company is his dogged determination to keep the automaker afloat through its tumultuous sale from General Motors. After fighting to keep the brand alive, Jonsson then went to work on reviving an aging product lineup.
Jonsson’s announcement also included a bit of news. “I am convinced that Saab is on the right track toward replacing the entire product portfolio by October 2012,” adding that the new 9-3 will go on sale around that time. Saab chairman Victor Muller will take over as CEO until a suitable replacement is found.
Alongside this news, Saab officially announced its 2010 earnings. The automaker lost €140 million for the year, or $197 million USD based on current exchange rates. However, Saab did manage to sell 32,048 units in 2010, an increase of 53 percent compared to the 20,905 moved produced in 2009.
Saab also announced deals with Russian and Chinese exporters, giving the automaker the ability to increase sales volume due to access in a pair of emerging markets. Hit the jump for Saab’s prolific press blast.
[Source: Saab | Image: Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty]
President and CEO Jan Åke Jonsson retires as Saab signs deals in China, Russia and declares 2010 earnings originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 25 Mar 2011 10:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
The Goodwood concept is a fully plushified, hand-wrought hatchback updo that pays hommage to not only the current Rolls-Royce headquarters on the Goodwood estate (hey, it’s all in the BMW Group family), but also to the Rolls-Royce/Bentley glory years of bespoke treatments by the in-house Mulliner Park Ward department. Consider it a high-margin fluff job for present-day good-taste barometer nations like China, Russia, India, Abu Dhabi and Switzerland.
Coachbuilder Park Ward of London became a wholly owned part of Rolls-Royce/Bentley in 1939, while H.J. Mulliner & Co. was absorbed in 1961. Together these workers melded into one under the legendary Mulliner Park Ward bespoke umbrella. In 1998 when Rolls-Royce and Bentley were hewn asunder, Mulliner was eventually reconstituted under the Bentley brand as its bespoke group, while Park Ward lasted until 2002 at the end of the limited-run Rolls-Royce Park Ward extended-wheelbase model.
We’re eager to get our hands on the official images and details sometime before the Wee Roller’s debut next month. Should be rich.
[Image: Drew Phillips/AOL]
Mini Goodwood Concept headed to Shanghai Motor Show originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 15 Mar 2011 11:28:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.