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InsideLine.com Kicks Off LA Auto Show Coverage with Chevrolet Volt Test Drive, Carlos Ghosn Op-Ed and Car Previews
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — (November 30, 2009) — InsideLine.com, the most visited automotive infotainment Web site, is gearing up to provide its millions of readers with extensive coverage of the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show and related events.
Today the site published its first driving impressions of the highly anticipated Chevrolet Volt.
"Aside from the charging process, the Volt functions usefully as a normal car. It doesn't force you to live with the limitations of a pure electric car, while providing a large chunk of the benefit," said Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor for InsideLine.com during the 2011 Chevrolet Volt first drive. "The overall, overriding impression the 2011 Chevrolet Volt gives you is one of normalcy. There are no bad habits or overtly obvious telltales of what's going on behind the curtain. You just get in and drive.
"We think electric vehicles could account for as much as 10 percent of global sales by 2020," Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, wrote in an exclusive opinion piece for InsideLine.com last week.
Green vehicles will certainly be one point of focus for showgoers, but some more traditional vehicles will be making world debuts in LA as well, and are sure to get lots of attention. Among them are the 2011 Toyota Sienna.
Other anticipated highlights of the auto show include the Mazda 2.
Previews of the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show can be found at http://www.facebook.com/insideline.
Edmunds.com Editorial Director Kevin Smith and InsideLine.com editor Scott Oldham are among the company representatives who will be available for comment on the auto show floor.
Edmunds Inc. publishes four Web sites that empower, engage and educate automotive consumers, enthusiasts and insiders.
Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive consumer information, launched in 1995 as the first automotive information Web site. Its most popular feature, the Edmunds.com True Market Value®, is relied upon by millions of people seeking current transaction prices for new and used vehicles. Edmunds.com was named "Best Car Research Site" by Forbes ASAP, has been selected by consumers as the "Most Useful Web Site" according to every J.D. Power and Associates New Autoshopper.com Study(SM), was ranked first in the Survey of Car-Shopping Web Sites by The Wall Street Journal and was rated "#1" in Keynote's study of third-party automotive Web sites. Inside Line launched in 2005 and is the most-read automotive enthusiast Web site. CarSpace launched in 2006 and is an automotive social networking Web site and home to the oldest and most established automotive community. AutoObserver.com launched in 2007 and provides insightful automotive industry commentary and analysis. Edmunds Inc. is headquartered in Santa Monica, California, and maintains a satellite office in suburban Detroit.