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    Official: Audi opens first digital showroom in London [w/video]
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    When BMW recently opened a store on Paris' Avenue George V, that was first and foremost a retail play that offers interaction with its cars. Audi has just opened Audi City, a metropolis cyberstore in London, and gone the other way: this is where you go to buy a car as if you were shopping in a ...

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    Official: BMW opens a luxury brand store on Avenue George V in Paris
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    BMW has opened a new "Brand Store" on Avenue George V in Paris, not just as a way to initiate tony walking traffic into the brand, but as a salvo in a "comprehensive programme" of luxury retail warfare. Said company CEO Ian Robertson, "We aim to be the benchmark in automotive retail." The ...

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    Official: Mini puts Goodwood edition on display at Harrods
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    If you want to buy a new car, you go to a car dealership. If you want to buy a ridiculously expensive and luxurious cashmere sweater in any color imaginable, you go to Harrods. At least that's the way it once was, but these days the swanky London department store has been turning its front window ...

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    Ferrari opens its first Pit Stop store in a volcano
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    Grand Opening of the Ferrari Pit Store store at Vulcano Buono – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Another day, another Ferrari Store opening somewhere in the world. Right? Maybe so – the company has proven particularly adept at capitalizing on its brand identity with a staggering ...

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    2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage priced at $179,995
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    2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Carbon Black – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Aston Martin has finally put a U.S.-approved sticker onto the V12 Vantage, and if you're aching to get into the 510 horsepower coupe, you'll need to set aside $179,995 for the "base" model. Included in the ...

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    Hyundai-Kia pass Honda to become world's 5th largest automaker
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    Less than a decade ago, the Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group was ranked 11th in the world in total sales volume. According to the latest publishing of the Automotive News 2008 Global Data Book, the automaker has impressively passed Honda to take 5th position. To climb six positions in just eight ...

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    HiQ garage goes for Coolest Auto Repair Shop honors
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    click above for more images of the HiQ service centerAs some of us are pretty sharp with a wrench, we loathe taking our cars elsewhere for repairs. Most of the time, we want to watch the guy doing the work, and that's usually not possible so we end up chain-drinking burnt coffee in the waiting ...

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    Moving Fast: Ferrari accelerates retail merchandise expansion with 40 new stores
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    Ferrari's global branding efforts are accelerating as fast as its race and road cars, to the point where a third division was established just to manage it all. Heck, they've even got a Ferrari edition Segway scooter now. Next on the agenda: an aggressive expansion of Ferrari Store retail outlets, ...

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    Lamborghini contemplates going retail
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    Ferruccio Lamborghini, as the story goes, approached Enzo Ferrari with ideas on how to improve his sportscars, but Enzo rebuffed him promptly. And so Lamborghini Autobomili SpA was born, hungry to beat Ferrari at its own game, and been trying to ever since. But making high-performance exotic ...

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