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Members Lead "Most Fuel Efficient Vehicles" List

WASHINGTON, DC, MARCH 15, 2011 – Members of the Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) took eight of the top ten spots on the’s ranking of most fuel efficient vehicles.  Honda, Hyundai, and Toyota models led the list.  Nine of the ten vehicles listed were hybrids except for the Hyundai Elantra.

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Members' Models Lead Consumer Reports’ Top Picks

WASHINGTON, DC, March 1, 2011 – Global Automakers' members captured eight of Consumer Reports’ Top Picks for 2011. The vehicles were selected as the best all-around models in their categories based on stringent road test, reliability, and safety requirements.

Consumer Reports' Top Picks:
Budget Car - Honda Fit
Small Car - Hyundai Elantra
Family Sedan - Nissan Altima
Small SUV -Toyota RAV4
Green Car - Toyota Prius
Family SUV - Kia Sorento
Family Hauler - Toyota Sienna
Sports Sedan - Infiniti G37

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Comments Regarding California Green Chemistry Draft Regulations for Safer Consumer Products

Statement on the California Department of Toxic Substances (DTSC) Green Chemistry Draft Regulation for Safer Consumer Products.

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Letter Opposing Minnesota SF 674 (CA LEV)

Letter to the Minnesota Senate Committee on Environmental and Natural Resources in opposition to SF 674, a bill that adopts the California low emission vehicle (LEV) program.

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Global Automakers Petition for Reconsideration of the August 2006 NHTSA EDR Final Rule

Attached is a copy of the Global Automakers (AIAM at the time) petition for reconsideration of the August 28, 2006 Event Data Recorders (EDR) final rule issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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Supplemental Comments Regarding NHTSA Proposed Rulemaking on Cargo Carrying Capacity

Comments regarding the August 31, 2005 NPRM which addressed cargo carrying capacity labeling requirements in FMVSS 110 and FMVSS 120.

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By the 1990s, Suzuki was selling several models under its own brand, including the Samurai, Cultus, Swift and Sidekick.
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Today, the company has it’s U.S. headquarters in Cherry Hill, NJ. Mass production at Subaru’s Lafayette, Ind., plant began in 1989. Today, the company’s manufacturing facility produces the Subaru Legacy, Outback, and Impreza.
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In 1960, Nissan began manufacturing Datsun vehicles in America. Mass production at Nissan's Smyrna, Tenn., plant began in 1983. Today, Nissan has facilities that manufacture, assemble, research, and design vehicles and components in the U.S. The company’s three manufacturing facilities produce many popular models, including the Nissan Altima, Maxima, Xterra, Frontier, and Pathfinder and the Infiniti QX56.
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The company is scheduled to begin delivering the 2012 MP4-12C in late summer 2011. The 12C will be the first in a range of high-performance sports cars which will be sold and serviced through a network of 10 retailers in North America. Dealership locations include Beverly Hills, CA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Greenwich, CT, Miami, FL; Newport Beach, CA; Philadelphia, PA; San Francisco, CA; Tampa Bay, FL and Toronto, Canada.
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