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[November 30, 2012]
AME Info, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, executive motoring briefs
Nov 29, 2012 (AME Info - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- TOYOTA UNVEILS ALL-NEW 2013 RAV4 IN LA: Toyota Motor Corp has announced the all-new 2013 RAV4 crossover SUV has made its world debut today at the 2012 Los Angeles International Auto Show. The Japanese carmaker's fourth-generation RAV4 features a fuel-efficient four-cylinder 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which will produce 176bhp at 6,000 rpm and 172 ft lbs of torque at 4,100 rpm, a new six-speed transmission, two-row seating for five, and a host of available in-cabin technologies, Toyota said. The RAV4 will be available in LE, XLE, and Limited grades, it added.
GM TO INTEGRATE APPLE'S SIRI INTO SPARK, SONIC: General Motors has said it will integrate Apple Inc.'s voice-activated software Siri in some of its cars next year to allow iPhone users to perform hands-free tasks, AFP has reported. The US carmaker made the announcement at the Los Angeles International Auto Show that it will use the Siri intelligent assistant in the Chevrolet Spark and Sonic LTZ and RS. "Through the cars' standard Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system, customers with a compatible iPhone running iOS 6 can direct Siri to perform a number of tasks while they safely keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel," GM said. Drivers will be able to use the system to make hands-free calls, play songs in the iTunes library, or switch music sources from radio to iPod mode.
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