Maserati to sell 13k Quattroporte in 2013

Fiat’s (FIA.MI) luxury brand Maserati is planning to sell approximately 13,000 units of the new Quattroporte generation in 2013 and by 2015 the carmaker wants its total sales to reach 50,000 units annually. This is a huge sales target considering the fact that Maserati has only sold 6,159 units last year and 4,700 units in the first three quarter of this year.

The Fiat-owned Maserati’s Quattroporte is the second car built from a shared car body to be launched by Fiat since the start of its 2009 partnership with Chrysler.

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World Car of the Year announced

Volkswagen’s little Up city car has won the 2012 World Car of the Year competition.

It was chosen from a field of 34 newly launched vehicles from around the world, which was eventually narrowed down to just three cars – the Up ultimately having to fend off the BMW 3 Series and Porsche 911.

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High-Horsepower Porsche 911s Recalled for Premature Wear of Wheel Hubs

Porsche is recalling about 1,700 of its most powerful 911s from 2010-11 because wheel hubs may wear prematurely, resulting in a compromised wheel-retention system that could lead to a crash, the automaker told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

In a filing posted on the agency’s Web site Thursday, Porsche said the 911 Turbo and Turbo S, the 911 GT3 and GT3 RS, and the GT2 RS equipped with the center locking wheel and hub assembly were affected.
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Porsche 911 Ranked Number One in Vehicle Satisfaction

AutoPacific Survey Confirms 911 Meets and Exceeds Customers’ Expectations

In a survey of 42,000 owners rating their new 2010 model year cars and trucks, Porsche owners have ranked the 911 as the best sports car in satisfying customers, according to the 14th Annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA) by AutoPacific.
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