MotorBlog Watch | July 25, 2013 : Audi, Honda, Chevrolet, Ford, Toyota, Nissan, Chrysler

MotorBlog Watch

Honda Brags About New Civic Tourer’s Europeanness in New Promo
The British-built Honda Civic, the one sold in Europe, has still not made its mark in the sector, due to quirky styling and for the majority of its early life, the lack of a small-capacity diesel engine. (CARSCOOPS)+++

The 2014 Chevrolet Impala nets a five-star safety rating from the NHTSA
General Motors happily reports that their all-new 2014 Chevrolet Impala has received the highest awards for safety by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as part of the latter’s “New Car Assessment Program.” Ringing in a five-star safety score, the all-new Impala is officially a safe vehicle by government standards. (EGMCARTECH)+++

Ford and Toyota End Collaboration on New Hybrid System for Light Trucks
In 2011 Ford and Toyota announced plans to partner on a new hybrid system for light trucks and SUVs, but after completing a feasibility study on the partnership, the two automakers have decided to part. (INHABITAT)+++

Milestone: Nissan-Renault reaches 100,000th electric car sold
Nissan and Renault are part of an alliance that shares management, resources, and technology, so it makes sense to look at their combined sales. (TREEHUGGER)+++

Chrysler extends production lives of Avenger, Grand Caravan and Wrangler, report says
In a sweeping change from the product plan Chrysler Group outlined this year, the lives of the Dodge Avenger, Dodge Grand Caravan and Jeep Wrangler have been extended, The Detroit News reported today. (AUTONEWS)+++

Sales in U.S. and Asia Help Propel Profit at Ford

Ford said net income rose 19 percent in the second quarter to $1.2 billion, as it reported record sales in North America and Asia and stanched losses in Europe. (NYT)+++

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