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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan continues its rollout of show-stopping advanced concept vehicles with the world debut of the stunning Sport Sedan Concept at the 2014 North American International Auto Show. The Sp....
NORRA MEXICAN 1000 RACERS PREPARE FOR ANNUAL NEW YEAR'S DAY TRADITION  NORRA MEXICAN 1000 RACERS PREPARE FOR ANNUAL NEW YEAR'S DAY TRADITION

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(Agua Dulce, Calif.,) While the world enjoys this week's Christmas holiday, racers and adventure seekers from many parts of the globe are looking forward to their own off-road motorsports tradition. With just 140 days left before the fifth annual General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000, event registration will open as it has for the past three years – on New Year's Day, January 1, 2014....
ROLLS-ROYCE CELEBRATES AN EXTRAORDINARY YEAR  ROLLS-ROYCE CELEBRATES AN EXTRAORDINARY YEAR

As 2013 draws to a close, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars celebrates an extraordinary year in a suitably unique, innovative and effortless fashion.

Pinterest, the pinboard-style photo-sharing website, has been selected to highlight 50 high points for Rolls-Royce during 2013. Visitors to the site are invited to experience a wealth of images and films celebrating a landmark year for the world's leading luxury manufacturer.

The year began with celebrations for a decade of production at the Home of Rol....
MINI AT THE NAIAS DETROIT 2014  MINI AT THE NAIAS DETROIT 2014

All new, all MINI: the new MINI

The new edition of an original is the central focus of the MINI presentation at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2014 in Detroit. The British premium brand presents the new MINI - with a distinctive and carefully refined design, further increased driving fun and a range of innovative fittings that is unique in the small car segment. As well as this latest addition, the limelight in Detroit will also be on the six other members of the MI....
VOTERS TELL FORD TO BUILD THE HACKMOBILE TRANSIT CONNECT WAGON AS PART OF A MAKE MAGAZINE ONLINE COMPETITION  VOTERS TELL FORD TO BUILD THE HACKMOBILE TRANSIT CONNECT WAGON AS PART OF A MAKE MAGAZINE ONLINE COMPETITION

◾In the spirit of Vandemonium – and as a surprise to the builder, Ford Motor Company will actually build the Hackmobile Transit Connect Wagon following contest presented by Ford Motor Company and MAKE magazine
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The All-New Lexus RC Set to Launch 'In the Red'  The All-New Lexus RC Set to Launch 'In the Red'

• Upcoming RC Coupe Available in Striking New Red Paint Color
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TORRANCE, Calif. – Dec. 23, 2013 – Not even Rudolph's nose can compare to the striking red paint on the all-new RC Coupe. A more dynamic red exterior paint color is made brighter and with more contrast thanks to an entirely new painting process, using a two-color base of both silver and red. The shiny and brigh....
CAUSEWAY MEDIA PARTNERS TO MAKE MULTI-MILLION INVESTMENT IN FORMULA E  CAUSEWAY MEDIA PARTNERS TO MAKE MULTI-MILLION INVESTMENT IN FORMULA E

BOSTON, USA (20 December, 2013) – Wyc Grousbeck, lead owner of NBA basketball team the Boston Celtics, together with his Causeway Media Partners have today announced a multi-million investment in Formula E Holdings, series promoters of the new FIA Formula E Championship.

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FIRST TV SPOT FOR KIA MOTORS' ALL-NEW K900 FLAGSHIP SEDAN WILL TIP-OFF ON CHRISTMAS DAY  FIRST TV SPOT FOR KIA MOTORS' ALL-NEW K900 FLAGSHIP SEDAN WILL TIP-OFF ON CHRISTMAS DAY

Kia – the 'Official Automotive Partner of the NBA' – Will Showcase Its First-Ever Rear-Drive, V8-Powered Sedan During Broadcasts of Marquee Basketball Matchups on December 25
◾The modern and elegant K900 signals a new era for Kia, and the 'Preconceived Notions' spot examines the perceptions and realities surrounding luxury automobiles
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2015 ACURA TLX PROTOTYPE TO DEBUT AT THE 2014 NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW  2015 ACURA TLX PROTOTYPE TO DEBUT AT THE 2014 NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

12/19/2013 - TORRANCE, CA.
◾Newly-named TLX will feature more dynamic and sporty proportions, two new advanced powertrains and a host of signature Acura technologies
◾TSX to be discontinued as Acura creates clear hierarchy for luxury sedan lineup

Acura today announced that the 2015 Acura TLX Prototype performance luxury sedan will debut at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. The TLX will mark the debut of a new name for Acura's mid-size modern luxur....
Honda To Debut All-New 2015 Fit At North American International Auto Show  Honda To Debut All-New 2015 Fit At North American International Auto Show

Big news in the New Year for the subcompact-car segment with the introduction of a from-the ground-up more advanced, refined and fun-to-drive Honda Fit

12/19/2013 - TORRANCE, Calif. Honda will take the wraps off the all-new 2015 Fit at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 13, at 2:40 pm. Honda will showcase significant advancements designed to further extend Fit's status as the benchmark vehicle in the subcompact-car class.

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Seb and the Team Crowned Champions


Sebastian Vettel and Infiniti Red Bull Racing were awarded their trophies for winning the 2013 Drivers' and Constructors' Championship titles respectively at the FIA's annual Prize-Giving Gala in Paris. Held at the Cité du Cinéma movie studios complex built ....
Half the Doors, Twice the Roar – Lexus Introduces All-New F Performance Coupe  Half the Doors, Twice the Roar – Lexus Introduces All-New F Performance Coupe

• F Model Promises Uncompromising Performance and Bold Distinction
• Global Reveal at the 2014 North American International Auto Show
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TORRANCE, Calif. (Dec. 19, 2013) – Half the doors, twice the roar. Lexus will unleash its upcoming F model as a coupe, conceived with grit, an entirely new expression of design and uncompromising performance. The official name of this two-door F model will be released in early January 2014.

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THE WAIT IS OVER. HERE COME THE CARS

• Parade of new vehicles headed for Detroit's world stage


DETROIT, Dec. 17, 2013 - The parade of fabulous new vehicles equipped with cutting-edge automotive technology from around the world is on its way to Detroit and to the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).

'It's what we've been working toward since last January,' said Bob Shuman, chairman, NAIAS 2014. 'The manufacturers continue to show their confidence in the NAIAS, and will once again bring their absolute b....
MALAYSIA OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES PUTRAJAYA FORMULA E RACE

PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA (18 December, 2013): Prime Minister of Malaysia, The Honourable Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak, has today officially launched the FIA Formula E Championship in Putrajaya and witnessed the signing of the City Agreement between Tan Sri Aseh Bin Haji Che Mat for the city of Putrajaya and Dato' Sri Johann Young, to officially host the second Formula E race on 18th October 2014.

The event, held at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC), was hosted by Dato' ....
TOYOTA CREATES TOTAL-MARKET MARKETING MODEL  TOYOTA CREATES TOTAL-MARKET MARKETING MODEL

• Toyota Embraces Changing Face of U.S. Market


TORRANCE, Calif., (Dec. 18, 2013) – Walk into any dealership in the United States today, and you will notice the vast diversity of customers shopping for vehicles. In the changing marketplace, the multicultural customer is the new mainstream. In fact, according to US Census data, 88 percent of all future population growth will be from multicultural consumers by 2030.

Over the last 20 years, Toyota has emerged as the number o....
KIA TO UNVEIL STUNNING NEW CONCEPT AT 2014 NAIAS  KIA TO UNVEIL STUNNING NEW CONCEPT AT 2014 NAIAS

Kia Motors America will reveal a new concept car at the 2014 North American International Auto Show. Conceived at the automaker's U.S. design studio in Irvine, CA, this stunning 2+2 sports car is intended to turn heads while delivering superb driving enjoyment on both road and track.

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25-YEAR NYC TAXI DRIVER SAYS NISSAN NV200 FITS THE BILL  25-YEAR NYC TAXI DRIVER SAYS NISSAN NV200 FITS THE BILL

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One of the first to purchase this vehicle, which was designed and constructed specifically with NYC taxi drivers and passengers in mind, was Greek immigrant Demetrios Rizos. He has worked as a New York City taxi driver for 25 years and has been picking up fares driving the Nissan NV200 for about a month now.....
RENOWNED ARCHITECT JOINS WORLD OF SPEED DESIGN TEAM  RENOWNED ARCHITECT JOINS WORLD OF SPEED DESIGN TEAM

PORTLAND, Ore. - World of Speed, a nonprofit experiential motor sports exposition being developed in Wilsonville, has retained world-renowned architect Anthony Belluschi, FAIA, to consult on the design of the new museum. Given Belluschi's close relationship with project lead designer Jean-Pierre Veillet of Siteworks, Inc., his relevant experience in this period of work, and his father Pietro's work in Oregon, Belluschi's contribution will help authenticate and inspire the mid-century mode....
CERTIFICATION TESTING IN LOS ANGELES HIGHLIGHTS FORD DOMINANCE IN POLICE SEDAN, UTILITY; ALL-WHEEL DRIVE  CERTIFICATION TESTING IN LOS ANGELES HIGHLIGHTS FORD DOMINANCE IN POLICE SEDAN, UTILITY; ALL-WHEEL DRIVE

◾Ford EcoBoost®-powered Police Interceptor sedan bests high-performance V8 sedans from two competitors in 0-100 mph testing and average lap times
◾New Ford EcoBoost Police Interceptor utility vehicle accelerates faster than all base V6 sedan competitors
◾Wins for both sedan and utility vehicle confirms advantages of company's intelligent all-wheel drive on Ford Police Interceptor sales

For the third straight year in Los Angeles Sheriff Department tests, EcoBoost®- and all-wheel-drive-equipp....
RM Group of Companies Celebrates Record-Setting 2013 With $442 Million in Sales and 'Best of Show' at Pebble Beach  RM Group of Companies Celebrates Record-Setting 2013 With $442 Million in Sales and 'Best of Show' at Pebble Beach

• RM group of companies, including RM Auctions and Auctions America, realizes an outstanding $442 million in auction sales in 2013
• RM Auctions secures 78 individual million-dollar-plus transactions and redefines the high-end collector car auction experience with record Monterey and New York sales
• Auctions America expands national footprint with highly successful California debut and live broadcasts on NBC Sports Network
• RM Auto Restoration confirms status as world's premier restorati....
2013 Bentley News Highlights  2013 Bentley News Highlights

Bentley SUV confirmed
• Three new models unveiled
• Strong sales growth through first three quarters of 2013
• Company returns to motorsport with Continental GT3

(Crewe, England. 17 December 2013) 2013 has been a year of key landmarks and achievements for Bentley and its customers.

The company confirmed it will build the world's fastest and most luxurious SUV at its Crewe headquarters, creating a further 1,000 jobs at Bentley and its suppliers, as well as taking Bentley d....
ANDRETTI SPORTS MARKETING TO HOST MIAMI FORMULA E RACE  ANDRETTI SPORTS MARKETING TO HOST MIAMI FORMULA E RACE

INDIANAPOLIS, USA (13 December, 2013) – Andretti Sports Marketing (www.andrettisportsmarketing.com) has today been appointed by Formula E to be the official event organisers for the Miami Formula E race - a new fully-electric racing championship taking place on the streets of Downtown Miami on 14 March 2015.

Based in Indianapolis, Andretti Sports Marketing is a sports, entertainment, event and experiential marketing company that has successfully managed and operated several large scale....
FORD TEST CAR THAT AUTOMATICALLY STEERS AROUND STOPPED OR SLOWING VEHICLES MAKES NORTH AMERICA DEBUT  FORD TEST CAR THAT AUTOMATICALLY STEERS AROUND STOPPED OR SLOWING VEHICLES MAKES NORTH AMERICA DEBUT

◾New semi-automated prototype technologies such as obstacle avoidance and fully assisted parking aid provide the building blocks for fully automated driving in the future
◾First North America demonstration of obstacle avoidance test car that can automatically steer and brake to avoid collisions with vehicles stopped or slowing in the same lane ahead
◾Fully assisted parking aid lets customers park their vehicles at the touch of a button, or even by remote control

Ford Motor Company today dem....
2014 KIA FORTE NAMED BEST NEW COMPACT SEDAN BY CARS.COM  2014 KIA FORTE NAMED BEST NEW COMPACT SEDAN BY CARS.COM

Forte a Contender for Cars.com Best of 2014 Award
◾Forte earns the top spot with its refined driving and impressive styling
◾Cars.com will name their Best of 2014 winner during the North American International Auto Show

IRVINE, Calif., December 13, 2013 – Kia Motors America's (KMA) 2014 Forte has been named the Best New Compact Sedan of 2014 by Cars.com, putting Kia's European-inspired sedan in contention for the respected website's Best of 2014 award. Cars.com editors picked six car....
CHEVROLET RACING CLAIMS 12 CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 2013  CHEVROLET RACING CLAIMS 12 CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 2013

◾Chevy is winningest name in motorsport, clinching NASCAR, IndyCar, ALMS, GRAND-AM and Pirelli World Challenge titles
◾2014 season begins with debut of all-new Corvette C7.R at the North American International Auto Show and first competition at Rolex 24 At Daytona

DETROIT – Chevrolet was the most successful name in professional motorsports in the United States this year, capturing 12 manufacturer, driver and team championships in NASCAR, IndyCar, ALMS, GRAND-AM and the Pirelli World C....
Audi S5 Wins Fifth Consecutive Ward'S 10 Best Engines Award  Audi S5 Wins Fifth Consecutive Ward'S 10 Best Engines Award

• Ward's 10 Best Engines competition pits the latest engines available in the U.S. market against the returning winners from the previous year
• The engine in the S5 consists of a 3.0L supercharged V-6 which generates 333 horsepower and 325 lb.-ft. of torque
• The 3.0 TFSI V6 engine powers a total of seven Audi vehicles including the Audi S5, the A8, A7, A6, Q7, Q5 and S4 luxury-sport sedan

Audi has been named a winner in the 20th annual Ward's 10 Best Engines competition for the Audi S5. T....
BMW at the 2014 NAIAS Detroit.  BMW at the 2014 NAIAS Detroit.

The North American International Auto Show is among the world's most important automobile exhibitions and traditionally regarded as the event marking the start of the model year with innovations from the global automotive industry. More than 200 exhibitors are participating in the 26th NAIAS at the Cobo Center in America's Motor City with their latest models, products and technologies. Last year the show drew nearly 800,000 visitors from around the world. From January 18th to 26th, BMW is also u....
‘WE CAN BE HEROES AT THE PETERSEN' FAMILY FUN DAY ON DECEMBER 14

A new exhibit at the Petersen will showcase Kia vehicles inspired by DC Entertainment's 'The Justice League.' Launching the exhibit on Dec. 14is 'Heroes Day,' a day filled with activities for the entire family that honors our heroes—active police, firemen and military—with free museum admission.

Los Angeles, (Dec. 9, 2013)
– 'We can be Heroes at the Petersen,' an entire day of family fun on Dec. 14, will kick off a new exhibit at the Petersen featuring Kia vehicles inspired by the Supe....
GENEVA MOTOR SHOW 2014: RINSPEED THINKS AHEAD ON 'AUTONOMOUS DRIVING': NOT EVEN FLYING IS BETTER!  GENEVA MOTOR SHOW 2014: RINSPEED THINKS AHEAD ON 'AUTONOMOUS DRIVING': NOT EVEN FLYING IS BETTER!

Redefined traveling in the comfort of business class with new infotainment concept

Autonomous driving is destined to become reality in the not-too-distant future. While the major automakers are putting the finishing touches on the vehicle technology, the Swiss idea factory Rinspeed puts the occupants at the center of the driverless car. Rinspeed boss Frank M. Rinderknecht: 'So far hardly anyone has taken this to its logical conclusion from the perspective of the driver. After all, tra....
THREE GM VEHICLES NOMINATED AS 2014 NACTOY FINALISTS  THREE GM VEHICLES NOMINATED AS 2014 NACTOY FINALISTS

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Silverado and Cadillac CTS voted in by jurors

DETROIT - Three General Motors vehicles - the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Silverado full-size pickup and Cadillac CTS sedan - were named finalists today for the prestigious North American Car and Truck of the Year awards, jurors announced at an Automotive Press Association luncheon.

The jury of 48 automotive journalists selected the car finalists from among 28 foreign and domestic contenders.

The S....