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Detroit Zoo gets $10 million donation for $21 million penguin exhibit

ROYAL OAK, Mich., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The Detroit Zoological Society Wednesday announced a $10 million donation that will go toward the zoo's $21 million penguin facility.
Carmakers look down the road, small car crash tests

Carmakers look down the road, small car crash tests

Results of overlap front crash tests of a dozen small cars by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety were mixed.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
Ford Focus beats Corolla as world best seller

Ford Focus beats Corolla as world best seller

There's a new sheriff in town and it wears a blue oval -- or does it?
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
Detroit Three improving in dependability

Detroit Three improving in dependability

The Chicago Auto Show wrapped up a 10-day run President's Day, and while final attendance numbers aren't in, organizers said it remains the best attended auto show in the United States.

Average age of vehicles in U.S. increasing

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- More older cars and trucks are on the roads of the United States pushing the median age for passenger cars to 9.2 years, automotive analysts R.L. Polk said.

Polk predicts Russian car market will rise

ESSEN, Germany, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Automotive industry researcher R. L. Polk said Friday that Russia will become Europe's largest market for new cars by 2010.

U.S. hybrid vehicle sales jump 49 percent

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. sales of new hybrid cars jumped 49 percent in the year's first seven months, due in part to a Midwest sales boom, an auto information company said Monday.

U.S. drivers warm to older vehicles

DETROIT, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. residents are keeping their vehicles longer than they used to, R. L. Polk & Co. said Tuesday.

Ford challenges Chevy's claim to top spot

DETROIT, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Co. is publicly questioning the claim by General Motors Corp. that Chevy was the top-selling U.S. brand in 2005. Registration data from R.L. Polk & Co., a Southfield, Mich.-based auto research firm, shows more Fords than Chevys were registered

More foreign-brand cars U.S. built

DETROIT, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- More than 40 percent of foreign-brand cars are being made in the United States, according to industry analysts.

Thieves like Integras, BMW models

CHICAGO, July 19 (UPI) -- A Chicago company says the most stolen vehicle last year in the United States was the 1999 Acura Integra.

State Farm uses Carfax to locate owners

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- State Farm Insurance, which sold thousands of wrecked vehicles in the United States without disclosure, has contracted with Carfax to locate the owners.

More older passenger cars on U.S. roads

DETROIT, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. passenger car fleet is the oldest in history with a median age of 8.9 years, a survey by Southfield, Mich.-based R.L. Polk & Co. said.

Study: GM, Ford customers most loyal

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- For the fifth straight year, General Motors tops the list of domestic auto manufacturers with the most loyal consumers, a survey by P.L. Polk and Co. found.

1995 Saturn SL most stolen car in '03

CHICAGO, May 25 (UPI) -- A Chicago firm that serves the auto claims and collision industry says the most frequently stolen car last year was the 1995 Saturn SL.
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