Wednesday, September 12, 2007, posted by Auto Rider at 6:32 PM


At this year’s International Auto Show, auto giants unveiled vehicles that mirror the industry’s color – GREEN. Green for environment-friendly vehicles. Also, green for profitability.

Automakers introduced improved fuel efficiency and engines that run on hydrogen or batteries. Amid the strong European and global economies, most of the auto giants have posted sales declines. The Dearborn-based automaker is working on diesel versions of the Focus, Mondeo and a new subcompact with innovative technology to lessen emissions. All three vehicles will carry the ECOnetic badge of the automaker.

"Renault is focusing on designing more environmentally efficient engines across all its models.”

Nissan Vice President Carlos Tavares said that the automaker is not concentrating on any specific environmental system. In the midst of the environmental drive, automakers also touted improved sales. Additionally, Porsche AG said that its sales increased 3.4 percent during its recently ended fiscal year, pushed up by rising demand for its luxury cars.

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