Auto Industry Helping Advance Plastics Industry, Unfortunately

Having a vehicle that looks too plastic-y is never a good thing, but the latest and advanced plastic manufacturers like Borealis and Sabic are looking to the auto-world to help further their cause of plastic. Borealis is using the Fiat 500 as its test vehicle for TPO. TPO is polypropylene-based Daplen thermoplastic… » 4/16/08 4:40pm 4/16/08 4:40pm

South Africa Gets Opel Corsaminos!

Let's say you're in South Africa and you just can't get your hands on a good vintage 1956 Mercedes-Benzamino (or, in the local parlance, a Mercedes-Benz Bakkie). Fortunately, The General sells a Gamma-platform-based bakkie known as the Opel Corsa Utility. Sure, it's front-wheel-drive, but it's a factory-built car with … » 4/01/08 8:00am 4/01/08 8:00am

Go Here For Inspiration On Your Audi A9

No doubt after checking out the breakout styling superstar Audi A9 we saw yesterday, you're contemplating a similar transformation for your own boring commuter-mobile. Why not spice things up with wings, various pipes, lights, fiberglass and faux fur? It seems like the only logical thing to do. Setting aside the… » 2/20/08 10:00am 2/20/08 10:00am

Detroit Auto Show: Hummer H3R Concept, Opel Corsa OPC Join Maroon 5 on …

Looks like the General's bringing the big guns out at their "GM Style" pre-Detroit Auto Show party. That's right, they'll be bringing the "racing inspired" Hummer H3R concept — that's the LS7 7.0-liter V8-powered concept first seen at the SEMA show in October — and the Opel Corsa OPC hot-hatch right up on stage at the show … » 12/26/07 10:45am 12/26/07 10:45am