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LAST CALL FOR KIA 2008 SEMA SHOW PROJECT CARS

Kia Motors America is now accepting project-vehicle proposals for companies seeking to build a Kia-themed project vehicle for the 2008 SEMA Show, November 4–7, in Las Vegas. Kia's vehicles offered through the program include the Rio, Rondo, Sportage and all-new Borrego. 


The deadline to submit project-vehicle proposals to Kia is May 27, 2008.

Kia Proposal Guidelines

Submissions should include:

SPY PHOTOS: THE ROXSTER—PORSCHE'S NEW "BABY" CAYENNE

Proof at last that the Panamera range will not end the Porsche success story is the new "baby" Cayenne, likely to be called the Roxster, says spy shooter Brenda Priddy. Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking is dead serious about launching the company’s fifth model Priddy says, and grabbed the pictures to prove it as the small ute—Porsche's answer to BMW's X3—was leaving the company's Stuttgart headquarters.  

SPY PHOTOS: GMC'S NEW SUV FOR 2010

Codenamed 177, we just caught more pictures of GMC’s newest upcoming SUV – the Terrain. Based on the theta platform–same as Chevrolet’s Equinox–the pair will arrive in time for the 2010 model year, but without its Pontiac sibling. Production starts in August of 2009 at the CAMI facility, with sales following shortly afterwards.

SPY PHOTOS: CADILLAC'S CTS TRIFECTA—SEDAN, COUPE AND NOW A WAGON


Brenda Priddy's spy photographer network recently caught the third Cadillac CTS variant, a wagon, during testing. Codenamed GMX 206, GM will start building this luxury wagon next spring, Priddy says. It will be built alongside the CTS sedan and coupe at the Lansing (Mich.) Grand River Assembly Plant. Expect GM to build around 10,000-12,000 units a year, a significant portion of that run earmarked for European sales.

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