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GM’s Chevy Volt named green car of the year

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The Chevrolet Volt plug-in electric car, the centerpiece of a revitalized General Motors, was named 2011 Green Car of the Year on Thursday.

The highly anticipated Volt received the industry’s top environmental honor the same day GM shares began trading on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges.

The Volt edged out the Nissan Leaf, Ford’s Fiesta, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid to win the award. Get the full story »

Only 2 cars get 5 stars in tougher crash tests

Three new models crucial to U.S. automakers received four-star ratings in U.S. government crash-safety tests that were toughened in response to concerns voiced by safety and consumer groups.

But the latest version of the Toyota Camry, the best-selling car in North America, earned an average three stars and was outperformed by virtually every other vehicle in a first analysis of fifty-five 2011 models conducted by the Transportation Department. Get the full story »

Ford resumes Fiesta shipments after parts glitch

Ford Motor Co. has resumed shipments of the Fiesta after temporarily halting them over a faulty part.

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Ford Fiesta deliveries delayed up to 2 weeks

From Automotive News | Damage from Hurricane Alex is delaying delivery of the much-anticipated Ford Fiesta to U.S. dealerships by up to two weeks.  Ford doesn’t expect much fallout, however, because of heavy orders for the subcompact.