Revamped Maserati Quattroporte weighs in at Detroit show

Revamped Maserati Quattroporte weighs in at Detroit show Detroit  - The latest incarnation of Maserati's Quattroporte luxury four-seater, the Sport GTS, will make its international debut at the upcoming North American International Auto Show in Detroit from January 17-25, 2009.

Volvo to unveil S60 Concept in Detroit

Volvo to unveil S60 Concept in DetroitDetroit  - Volvo is set to unveil the 2010 successor model to the current S60 featuring a range of new technical details at the Detroit Motor Show in January.

Designed by Steve Mattin, who previously worked for Mercedes, the coupe-like concept is a distinct break from previous box-like designs.

"We will place emphasis on powerful-looking cars with wide shoulders, but have variations from model to model. The upright front with V-shaped bonnet will remain," Mattin told Germany's auto-motor-sport magazine.

Mercedes reveals BlueZERO modular plans for electric drive

Mercedes reveals BlueZERO modular plans for electric driveDetroit  - Mercedes has revealed plans for a modular electric drive concept with a BlueZERO concept vehicle at the Detroit Motor Show.

Based on a single vehicle architecture, the BlueZERO E-Cell vehicle has a battery drive with a range of 200 kilometres. The F-Cell version with a fuel cell puts the range at over 400 kilometres while the E-Cell Plus with electric drive combined with an internal combustion engine has an overall range of up to 600 kilometres.

Medical marijuana approved in Ferndale

Medical marijuana approved in FerndaleA proposal to distribute medical marijuana by a private group has been approved in northern Detroit suburb. 

The opponents’ arguments that medical marijuana would increase crime and recreational use of the drug were discarded by the voters. 63% voters in Michigan favored the proposal.  

The proposal would be implemented later this month. This means, patients suffering from cancer, hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, glaucoma and other illnesses to grow would be allowed to possess and use marijuana.

General Motors continues slide, global sales down 6 percent

Detroit - Sales volumes at General Motors continued to drop rapidly in the first nine months of 2008, the ailing carmaker reported Wednesday.

Newspaper endorsements: Detroit Free Press endorses Obama