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G.M. Will Accelerate Chevrolet’s Malibu Production

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The manufacturing of the 2013 Malibu will begin in January 2012 and the cars will reach the dealers sooner than expected. Malibu will be introduced to the public on Chevrolet’s Face book page and at the Shanghai Auto Show. The car will be introduced at the New York Auto show.

G.M. has already indicated that it will be using the same platform as Buick Regal for the production of Malibu and this car will be smaller than the current model. In this model a range of 4 cylinder engines will be offered. The company redesigned the rear which would be more interesting than previous models. It has a battery powered electric mechanism for the motor, one can expect nearly 50percent increase in fuel mileage over the other 3.6-liter V-6′s.

General Motors is planning to sell this car in nearly hundred countries belonging to six continents and this car will be built in China and United States. It will be the first midsize Chevrolet to be sold globally.

Chevrolet Malibu is a mid size car. Malibu name was first seen on a Chevrolet in 1964, and the current automobile was introduced in 2008. Malibu was the best selling car for the General Motors in 2010 with sales of nearly 200,000 units. It is a very important product for GM and the introduction of the next generation will undoubtedly involve a major marketing effort.

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May 12, 2011

Geneva Auto Show Brings Cheer

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The automobile industry suffered almost two years due to economic slowdown. It is recovering in the recent times. A major note of cheer and joy is that the 80th Geneva Motor Show opened its doors to the public. The show will be opened from 4th to 14th March 2010. Many new models, almost eighty are expected to introduce this year.

Though many of the models have been introduced, the hybrid revolution remains hard to pin down.

Nissan’s Juke crossover, Alfa Romeo’s Giulietta hatchback, the Volvo S60 sedan and Porsche 918 Spyder were the stars of the show.

Audi introduced its model Audi A1 with three as well as five door versions. Its competitor in this segment BMW introduced the Countryman, its biggest ever Mini. It a four-door and four wheel drive version.

Most of the cars exhibited at the Geneva show were alternative fuel concept cars. A few them also offered gas-electric or pure electric models such as the Porsche Cayenne, Honda CR-Z coupe, Toyota Auris and Nissan Leaf.

Many people who attended the show on the first day said that they would consider buying electric cars but they were concerned about their reliability. They said that the technology is new and the range is limited. They said that they are good to travel around the city but not good enough to go out on a holiday as many of them give 100 Kms. Some industry analysts said that many hybrids are overpriced compared to their regular counterparts.

Bottomline from the show is that people are showing some interest on purchasing new cars, which didn’t happen much in the last two years.

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Mar 15, 2010

Exposure at Auto Shows Benefit Several New Cars

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Exposure to the auto shows has boosted the searches of several popular cars on AutoTrader.com in January 2010 compared to last year. Many changes have been resulted such as Mazda 3 reached to no.14 in January 2010 from no.74 in January 2009 on the list of most-searched new cars after being exhibited at the Los Angeles International Auto Show.

After getting exposure at Los Angeles International Auto Show or North American International Auto Show, many new models from brands like the Hyundai Sonata, the Ford Focus and Fusion, and the Chevy Cobalt made major jumps. According to AutoTrader.com there was no impact on car buyers’ searches for Toyota vehicles in December 2009 even after the company’s recalls last year.

AutoTrader.com scored another record traffic month, hitting 15.98 million unique monthly visitors mainly due to more interest shown by people due to car shows. Auto shows help shoppers find different models, prices, financing terms or other specials useful in purchasing process.

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Mar 12, 2010