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| RM Group of Companies Enjoys Significant Growth and Record $360 Million in Auction Sales During 2012• RM group of companies, including RM Auctions and Auctions America, generates more than $360 million in auction sales in 2012|
• Results tally represents best performance in the history of the collector car hobby
• RM Auctions secures 49 individual million-dollar-plus transactions and a string of new auction records
• Biennial Monaco sale enters history books as one of the most successful collector car auctions ever staged in Europe
• Auctions America enjoys significant growth and puts Aubur....
| BMW at the NAIAS Detroit 2013Captivating looks laced with premium quality and groundbreaking innovations are the standout features of the models charged with continuing the success of the BMW brand into the future. The NAIAS 2013 in Detroit will see BMW presenting visitors with new models now entering series production and pioneering vehicle concepts combining technological progress, innovative forms and exemplary sustainability in a single package.|
BMW Concept 4 Series Coupe: more elegant, more dynamic, more individ....
| PORSCHE BOXSTER RANKED AMONG CAR AND DRIVER MAGAZINE'S 10 BEST CARS FOR 2013• Boxster makes coveted 10Best List|
Atlanta. The Porsche Boxster has once again been selected for Car and Driver magazine's list of the 10Best cars sold in America. This year marks the 12th time in 14 years that either a Boxster or Cayman model has been selected for this honor, which was announced during the press days of the Los Angeles International Auto Show.
The all-new, third-generation Boxster was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March and has been on sale in the U.S. fo....
| FORD C-MAX HYBRIDS OUTSELL TOYOTA PRIUS PLUG-IN AND PRIUS V; NAMED OFFICIAL CAR FOR 2013 INTERNATIONAL CES•Ford C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid combined November sales beat Toyota Prius plug-in and Prius v in C-MAX's first full month of availability|
•C-MAX hybrids showcase Ford's most advanced technologies, making both vehicles natural selections for Official Car of the 2013 International CES, the largest technology trade show in the world
•Ford is committed to delivering leading fuel economy across our vehicle lineup to customers; C-MAX Hybrid is EPA-estimated to deliver 47 mpg cit....
| NEXT-GENERATION FORD TRANSIT CONNECT BREAKS NEW GROUND IN COMMERCIAL VAN FUEL EFFICIENCY WITH 30+ MPG•Ford brings an all-new compact Transit Connect commercial van to market, ideally suited to small business owners and fleets placing high value on fuel efficiency|
•Transit Connect Van is expected to deliver at least 5 mpg better fuel economy on the highway than Ram C/V Cargo Van while carrying more payload than a full-size Ram 1500 pickup truck
•Anticipating up to 30+ mpg on the highway with EcoBoost® power, Transit Connect Van offers customers their choice of two fuel-efficient four-cylinde....
| ATS A FINALIST FOR NORTH AMERICAN CAR OF THE YEAR• Winner Announced at the 2013 North American International Auto Show|
DETROIT – The all-new Cadillac ATS luxury sport sedan is a finalist for 2013 North American Car of the Year. The winner, based on the votes of a panel of 49 journalists, will be announced on Jan. 14, 2013 during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
'The all-new ATS is the result of a comprehensive and focused mission to create a new sport sedan that challenges the world's best,' said Don....
| NISSAN DELTAWING: MORE AWARDS AND ACCOLADESThe Los Angeles Auto Show came to a close on Sunday with the revolutionary Nissan DeltaWing race car widely acknowledged as a major show highlight.|
The car that captured the imagination of fans and media at this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans and October's Petit Le Mans appeared at the Nissan stand for the duration of the LA show which ran from November 30 through to December 9.
During that time, the unique project continued to receive major industry accolades including the Autosport Magazin....
| NISSAN GT ACADEMY NORTH AMERICA SEASON 2 CROWNS DOHERTY, EYES FIRST INTERNATIONAL RACE IN JANUARYIllinois Native Outguns 15 Other Gamers at Silverstone|
FRANKLIN, Tenn. – An unemployed 29-year old mechanic from Plainfield, Ill., toppled 15 of North America's fastest virtual racers at the track to win Nissan GT Academy North America Season 2. Steve Doherty won a series of on- and off-track challenges designed to find out which of the top 16 Gran Turismo® virtual racers had what it takes to outdrive and outlast the others to earn a seat in a Nissan race car.
Set at England's leg....
|PORSCHE REPORTS 71 PERCENT INCREASE IN SALES, BEST SALES MONTH EVERYear-to-date sales up 18 percent|
ATLANTA, Dec. 3, 2012 - Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), importer and distributor of Porsche sports cars, Cayenne SUVs and the Panamera four-door sports sedan line-up in the United States, today announced a record November 2012 sales of 3,865 vehicles. This compares to 2,255 vehicles sold last November, for an increase of 71 percent. November 2012 was the best sales month ever for Porsche in the United States. For the year, Porsche has sold 32,091 c....
|CHRYSLER GROUP LLC REPORTS NOVEMBER 2012 U.S. SALES INCREASED 14 PERCENT; BEST NOVEMBER SALES IN FIVE YEARS•Best November sales since 2007|
•32nd-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains
•Chrysler, Dodge, Ram Truck, and FIAT brands each post sales increases in November compared with same month a year ago
•FIAT brand sales up 123 percent in November; largest year-over-year percentage increase of any Chrysler Group brand
•Fiat 500 sets sales record for month of November
•FIAT brand expands product lineup with four additional models at Los Angeles Auto Show – Fiat 500e, Fiat 500L, Fiat 5....
|HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA BREAKS ALL-TIME NOVEMBER SALES RECORD•Hyundai Elantra, Azera and All-New Santa Fe, receive ALG's award for the highest residual value in their class; all post solid sales gains|
•Elantra sees sales gain of 28 percent
COSTA MESA, Calif., December 3, 2012 – Hyundai Motor America today announced record sales of 53,487 vehicles in November, an eight percent total sales increase compared with the same record-setting period a year ago. Sales are also up eight percent for the first eleven months of the year.
'The Black Friday sal....
|GMC TERRAIN SALES BEST EVER FOR MONTH OF NOVEMBERSmall SUV also on track for record sales year|
DETROIT - The GMC Terrain's November sales were the best ever, with retail sales up 28 percent and total sales up 44 percent. The small SUV is also on track for its best year ever in retail and total sales.
GMC ended November with year-over-year retail sales down 3 percent for the month. Total sales in November were up 1 percent.
'Terrain has had a big impact on GMC showrooms since it launched two years ago,' said Brian Swee....
|Mitsubishi Motors Reports Another Big Month For Outlander Sport Sales In NovemberCYPRESS, Calif., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) today reported November sales of the Outlander Sport were up 34.2 percent compared to November 2011. |
Outlander Sport sales were 1,520 for the month, the fourth highest monthly total this year for sales of the fuel-efficient CUV, now manufactured in Normal, Illinois. Year-to-date, Outlander Sport sales are up 9.5 percent compared to the same period a year ago.
'We are encouraged at the consistent sa....
|VOLKSWAGEN REPORTS NOVEMBER 2012 SALES- Company reports a 35 percent increase year-to-date and 102,228 units ahead of last year's pace - |
• Best November since 1973 with 36,728 units sold and a 29.3 percent increase over the prior year
• Brand achieves a 35 percent increase year-to-date and 27 consecutive months of year-on-year growth
• Best November and year-to-date ever for Passat and Tiguan with 10,544 and 2,815 units sold respectively
• Jetta Sedan achieved sales of 11,977 units
• High-mileage, clean diesel TDI....
|Chrysler Group LLC Reports November 2012 U.S. Sales Increased 14 Percent; Best November Sales in Five Years• Best November sales since 2007 |
• 32nd-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains
• Chrysler, Dodge, Ram Truck, and FIAT brands each post sales increases in November compared with same month a year ago
• FIAT brand sales up 123 percent in November; largest year-over-year percentage increase of any Chrysler Group brand
• Fiat 500 sets sales record for month of November
FIAT brand expands product lineup with four additional models at Los Angeles A....
| Nissan Deltawing Showcased At Los Angeles Auto Show– Revolutionary Racecar Establishes New Ground In Weight Reduction, Fuel Consumption; Fresh Off Top-Five Finish at Petit Le Mans –|
LOS ANGELES – Southern California gets its first look at the revolutionary Nissan DeltaWing racecar at the 2012 Los Angeles International Auto Show, which runs at the Los Angels Convention Center from Nov. 30th through Dec. 9th. The low-slung ground missile features half the weight, aerodynamic drag, tire wear and fuel consumption of normal endurance racin....
| POW! BAM! ZOOM! The Original 1966 TV Batmobile To Cross Auction Block At Barrett-Jackson ScottsdaleHoly Grail of TV Star Cars to be Sold for First Time January 19, 2013|
Barrett-Jackson, the World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, announced today that it will offer one of the most recognized and popular pieces of entertainment history worldwide, at its 42nd annual Scottsdale www.barrett-jackson.com/scottsdale/ auction in January – the only 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car which was heavily modified by legendary customizer George Barris to become the original 1966 Batmobile in the l....
|Honda R&D Americas Opens New Advanced Design Studio in Downtown Los AngelesHonda R&D Americas, Inc., today opened an Advanced Design Studio in downtown Los Angeles for the creation of future Honda and Acura automobile and mobility design concepts. The studio, one of three Honda maintains in the Los Angeles area, was previously located in Pasadena, Calif., and is expanding the scope of its responsibilities, taking on a lead role within Honda R&D's global advanced automobile design activity.|
'This new facility in the heart of Los Angeles' very progressive and high-en....
|Audi demonstrates technologies aimed at making megacity driving safer, less stressfulThe Audi Urban Intelligent Assist (AUIA) research initiative will showcase the technologies and approaches it is taking to make the challenges of navigating the chaotic roadways of the world's mega-city less stressful, safer and more efficient a generation from now. |
The AUIA research will be demonstrated through an interactive display at the Audi stand throughout the Los Angeles Auto Show, which opened today. The exhibit will highlight the advancements in predictive technology made by AUIA, ....
| FORD RACING HAS ENTHUSIAST NEEDS COVERED WITH A FULL LINEUP OF CRATE ENGINES AND PERFORMANCE PARTS FOR 2013•New 5.0-liter Aluminator V8 crate engine is now available to racers who want to build their own Mustang Cobra Jet|
•Restorers and modders can choose affordable V8 power ranging from the X302D to the 460-cubic-inch Z460, the biggest small-block ever offered by Ford Racing
•Builders in search of modern powerplants can select 3.5-liter V6 and 2.0-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost® crate engines
•Ford Racing Performance Parts offers a full range of suspension, brake, transmission and body upgrades ....
|Mercedes-Benz Features GL BlueTEC and smart electric drive at LA Auto Show's Green Technology Ride & DriveWith Los Angeles gas prices reaching record highs this October, eco-friendly vehicles remain top of mind for many Californians, setting the stage for the auto industry to highlight its environmental credentials at the LA Auto Show's Green & Advanced Technology Ride & Drive. Mercedes-Benz will demonstrate its breadth of alternative powertrain vehicles from a clean-diesel, seven passenger 2013 GL350 BlueTEC SUV to the all-new smart fortwo electric drive.|
Mercedes-Benz currently offers 8 altern....
| Mercedes-Benz Classic: Topics for 2013The main topics:|
• The tradition of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class
• Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows in the 1930s
• Originals – authentic vehicles tell authentic stories
• Classic vehicles kept in perfect condition with Mercedes-Benz Genuine Parts
75 years ago – on 28 January 1938: With a flying start, Rudolf Caracciola achieved a speed of 432.7 km/h over one kilometre on the Frankfurt–Darmstadt motorway. This is the highest speed ever ach....
| Nissan Deltawing Named To Popular Science's '2012 Best of What's New'Popular Science magazine recognizes the innovation and capability of Nissan's lightweight, fuel-efficient racecar|
The Nissan DeltaWing has been named one of Popular Science's '2012 Best of What's New' products and innovations in the magazine's December 2012 issue. The winners, presented across 12 categories, include 100 top tech innovations that represent significant advancements in their areas.
The Nissan DeltaWing debuted in France at the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race this s....
| Audi To Introduce Four New TDI Clean Diesel Models To The US Market At The LA Auto Show• The Audi A8 TDI clean diesel achieves manufacturer estimated fuel efficiency of 24 city/ 36 highway|
• New 3.0 liter V6 TDI clean diesel models will include the Audi A8, A7, A6, Q5 and an updated Q7 TDI
• Audi to use #FuelForThought at the LA Auto Show to create a social media experience at the display and online
Audi of America announces the arrival of the new TDI® clean diesel models for the Audi A8, A7, A6 and Q5 to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The addition o....
| NIGHT OF THE WHITE GLOVES AT THE BMW MUSEUM. BMW HISTORY – A HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE.Touching the exhibits in a museum? Normally that's a big no-no which you ignore at your peril. But as we all know, forbidden fruit is the sweetest – and that's why the BMW Museum is opening its doors on Friday, 23 November for the fifth edition of its 'Night of the White Gloves'. From 7 p.m. onwards, visitors will don a pair of white gloves and be free to stroke the cars they would normally be allowed to caress with their eyes only. 'The 'Night of the White Gloves' is a unique event in the museu....|
| Jaguar Land Rover Debuts Three All-New British Vehicles At 2012 Los Angeles International Automobile ShowJaguar Land Rover introducing three new vehicles with special focus on the U.S. Market|
•High-performance 2014 Jaguar XFR-S makes its world debut
•All-new two-seat sports car, the Jaguar F-TYPE, makes its U.S. Auto Show Debut
•The world's first all-aluminum SUV, the 2013 Range Rover makes its U.S. Auto Show Debut
•The U.S. will be the world's largest market for the three vehicles Jaguar Land Rover is debuting at the 2012 Los Angeles International Auto Show
(MAHWAH, N.J.) – November....
| New Aston Martin Vanquish Set To Star In Los AngelesConcluding its extensive Americas preview tour, the new 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish will be showcased at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show from next week. The new Vanquish joins the luxury British sports car maker's presence at the show in conjunction with dealer partner, Galpin Aston Martin of California.|
Over a busy three months since its initial unveiling at the renowned Monterey automotive week in the summer, the new Vanquish has engaged in an ambitious tour of North America and Canada ahead....
| LA AUTO SHOW GREEN AND ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY RIDE & DRIVE TO PREVIEW LATEST CAR INNOVATIONS AND FUEL-EFFICIENT VEHICLESOpen Exclusively to Media Attending the Second LA Auto Show Press Day Nov. 29|
The Los Angeles Auto Show announced today that its media-only Ride & Drive will expand this year to present not only fuel-efficient vehicles, but also vehicles featuring the most advanced in-car technologies. Approximately 25 vehicles from 12 manufacturers will be featured in the new Green andAdvanced Technology Ride & Drive representing the leading edge of automotive innovation today. The event represents a ....
| PORSCHE CAYENNE DIESEL SELECTED FOR POPULAR SCIENCE'S 'BEST OF WHAT'S NEW' FOR 2012New SUV honored for innovation and efficiency|
Atlanta. Popular Science has selected the Porsche Cayenne Diesel for the 2012 'Best of What's New' honor.
The Cayenne Diesel, the first diesel-powered SUV ever offered by Porsche, made its U.S. debut at the New York International Auto Show in April. Powered by a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel engine and delivering 240 hp and 406 lb. ft. of torque, the Cayenne Diesel can travel up to an estimated 740 miles on a single tank of fuel.
During its ....
| SUBARU TEAM CONCLUDES 2012 GLOBAL RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON WITH TWO CARS IN THE FINALSubaru of America, Inc., The Subaru PUMA RallyCross team was short on luck at the final round of the Global RallyCross Championship (GRC), held Oct. 30 in Las Vegas, where on-track incidents and stiff competition kept the Subaru PUMA squad off the podium. Regardless, the team had a strong finish with team drivers Dave Mirra and Bucky Lasek earning hard fought spots in the Final where they finished sixth and seventh respectively. Team leader Sverre Isachsen missed out on reaching the Final after ....|