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Michelin(R) Pilot(R) Sport PS2(TM) Tire Expands
Driving Performance Without Compromise
CIRCUIT DE CATALUNYA, Barcelona, Spain, March 1/ --
Michelin North America launched its "Year of Performance"
with the introduction of the Michelin(R) Pilot(R) Sport PS2(TM)
ultra-high-performance tire. The
first of four new performance tires scheduled to be introduced to
the replacement market in 2004, the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tire is
designed to expand driving performance without compromising key
attributes like wet and dry grip, cornering and durability.
The Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tire goes on sale at
authorized Michelin dealers in the United States and Canada March 1,
2004, and in Mexico on April 5, 2004.
It will be available in 59 sizes.
Dodge Launches All-New 2005 Dodge Magnum
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., March 1 / -- Doge has an
illustrious history of muscle cars powered by HEMI(R) engines and
rear-wheel-drive performance. Now,
Dodge unleashes power in an updated, state of the art way with the
launch of its 2005 Dodge Magnum.
The legendary engine that powered Dodge's muscle
cars of the 1960s has been re-engineered and reborn as a modern,
high-performance, fuel-efficient and durable power plant known as
the all-new 5.7-liter HEMI V-8.
The HEMI-powered 2005 Dodge Magnum RT will be the first
modern production vehicle in North America to feature cylinder
deactivation when it goes on sale in the spring of 2004.
Cost, Safety and Fuel Economy Top DuPont
DETROIT, March 1/ -- While cost is still the top
concern for 33 percent of attendees at the 2004 SAE World Congress,
13 percent named safety as their top concern; and 12 percent
selected fuel economy and alternative powertrain issues as
paramount, according to the 10th annual DuPont Automotive/SAE
The Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress
runs March 8-11 in Detroit. Recyclability
will become more important to the industry during the next five
years, according to nearly half the respondents, who represent a
cross section of the automotive supplier and OEM design and
Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act
Introduced in U.S. Senate
ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 1 / -- The Coalition for Auto
Repair Equality (CARE), has announced a major step forward for
consumers with the introduction of SB 2138, The Motor Vehicle
Owners' Right to Repair Act, into the U.S. Senate.
Vehicles that are 1994 and newer are equipped with
on-board computers that control the repair, service and parts
replacement information on all systems of the vehicle. Without this
information, motorists are forced to return to the car dealerships
in order to have their vehicles "completely" repaired and