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December 29, 2016 - The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) and the PNC Foundation will welcome more than 400 Detroit Public Schools (DPS) pre-K students to the show Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, for Preschool Education Day. PNC is hosting the pre-K students in support of Grow Up Great, its $350 million, multi-year bilingual initiative in early childhood education.

Now in its seventh year, Preschool Education Day will begin with a welcome from Ric DeVore, PNC regional president f....
ALL-NEW FORD F-150 RAPTOR WRAPS OFF-ROAD RACE SEASON WITH NEARLY 2,500 MILES OF COMPETITION TESTING  ALL-NEW FORD F-150 RAPTOR WRAPS OFF-ROAD RACE SEASON WITH NEARLY 2,500 MILES OF COMPETITION TESTING

◾All-new Ford F-150 Raptor wrapped up the Best in the Desert 2016 season, finishing the Pahrump Nugget 250 in 10 hours, 21 minutes and 59 seconds to capture 432 points in the 1200 pro truck class
◾Ford Performance and Greg Foutz Motorsports fielded a preproduction 2017 F-150 Raptor – the toughest, smartest, most capable Raptor ever – as a validation platform for performance and durability testing

◾Factory stock Raptor race truck logged nearly 100 hours of sanctioned off-road action, covering....
FORD DEBUTS NEXT-GENERATION FUSION HYBRID AUTONOMOUS DEVELOPMENT VEHICLE  FORD DEBUTS NEXT-GENERATION FUSION HYBRID AUTONOMOUS DEVELOPMENT VEHICLE

Ford Motor Company is introducing its next-generation Fusion Hybrid autonomous development vehicle, just in time for CES and the North American International Auto Show in January.

The new vehicle uses the current Ford autonomous vehicle platform, but ups the processing power with new computer hardware. Electrical controls are closer to production-ready, and adjustments to the sensor technology, including placement, allow the car to better see what's around it. New LiDAR sensors have a sleeker....
Exceptional Classics With Celebrity Provenance Highlight Gooding & Company's Scottsdale Auctions  Exceptional Classics With Celebrity Provenance Highlight Gooding & Company's Scottsdale Auctions

The 1932 Packard Twin Six 906 Individual Custom Convertible Sedan owned by Al Jolson, the 1938 Jaguar SS 100 3 ½ Litre owned by Today Show Host Dave Garroway, and the barn-find 1958 Porsche 356 A Super Speedster owned by disc jockey B. Mitchel Reed

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (December 20, 2016) – Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling the world's most significant and valuable collector cars, is proud to announce cars with extraordinary celebrity provenance to the ....
Audi Q8 concept car to be revealed at the 2017 North American International Auto Show  Audi Q8 concept car to be revealed at the 2017 North American International Auto Show

Featuring the next generation of Audi SUV design language

December 22, 2016 | INGOLSTADT/DETROIT

•Study unlocks new segment for the full-size SUV category
•Spaciousness of an SUV with elegance of a coup
•Distinctive front end, with design echoes of the Ur-quattro
Audi will start the new year with a sensation: At the January 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, the brand will debut the Q8 concept. The study represents a synthesis of the emotional st....
A NEW YEAR AND A NEW LOOK FOR McLAREN 12C AND 650S WITH NEW 'MSO DEFINED' OPTIONS  A NEW YEAR AND A NEW LOOK FOR McLAREN 12C AND 650S WITH NEW 'MSO DEFINED' OPTIONS

◾McLaren expands the range of aftermarket personalisation options for owners of the 12C, 650S and 675LT
◾Available for all Qualified pre-owned McLaren Super Series models
◾Range now includes a wide selection carbon fibre accessories produced by McLaren Special Operations under its MSO Defined portfolio

Current and future McLaren Super Series owners can now refresh the design of their cars through a range of dramatic McLaren Special Operations (MSO) Defined accessories. Offered and installed....
ICON OF THE NEW ERA OF ELECTRIC DRIVE: VOLKSWAGEN PRESENTS ANOTHER I.D. FAMILY MODEL IN DETROIT  ICON OF THE NEW ERA OF ELECTRIC DRIVE: VOLKSWAGEN PRESENTS ANOTHER I.D. FAMILY MODEL IN DETROIT

• Show car has two electric motors and all-wheel drive

• Design icon features multi-functional, flexible interior

Wolfsburg, 22 December 2016, 8AM –At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS, 8 to 22 January) in Detroit, Volkswagen will present a new I.D. family model – a multi-functional vehicle for a new era. The concept vehicle forges links between the legendary origins of the Volkswagen brand and its electrifying future. Like the I.D., this concept is also ba....
BMW ANNOUNCES PRICE FOR THE ALL-NEW 2017 BMW 5 SERIES  BMW ANNOUNCES PRICE FOR THE ALL-NEW 2017 BMW 5 SERIES

◾Weight Reduction of up to 137 lbs through extensive use of aluminum, magnesium and high-strength steel.
◾Improved Performance and Dynamics with improved steering feel, available Adaptive mode and all-new 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engines, with an output increase of 35 hp on the 6-cylinder.
◾Standard equipment enhancements include Adaptive LED Headlights, Sport Seats, 18-inch Wheels and an Anthracite headliner.
◾Latest iDrive 6.0 system and improved Driver Assistance Systems. ....
NAIAS ANNOUNCES POSTER CONTEST WINNERS FROM 890 ENTRIES  NAIAS ANNOUNCES POSTER CONTEST WINNERS FROM 890 ENTRIES

December 20, 2016 -- The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) announced today the winners of the 29th annual Poster Contest, held in conjunction with NAIAS for budding artists in high schools across Michigan. The contest – open to Michigan students in grades 10 through 12 – drew 890 entries from 70 schools.

'The work and creativity displayed by these young people is an exciting window into the future as to the talent the automotive design community may one day be the benefici....
THE BMW GROUP AT THE NAIAS 2017 IN DETROIT  THE BMW GROUP AT THE NAIAS 2017 IN DETROIT

BMW has chosen the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, taking place on 8 – 22 January 2017, to stage the world premiere of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan and the US premiere of the BMW Concept X2. Also part of the line-up at the BMW stand are the new BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid, the sporty BMW M550i xDrive, and the luxurious BMW 6 Series model range. Plus, BMW ConnectedDrive will be showcasing a selection of new services.
World premiere: The new BMW 5 Series ....
LINCOLN USES BEAUTY, DRAMA AND AUTHENTICITY FOR NEW CONTINENTAL CAMPAIGN WITH MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY  LINCOLN USES BEAUTY, DRAMA AND AUTHENTICITY FOR NEW CONTINENTAL CAMPAIGN WITH MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY

◾The Lincoln Motor Company traveled to Iceland to shoot new television spots for its flagship vehicle, the 2017 Lincoln Continental
◾The pieces – directed by Academy Award-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister – vary in tone
◾Timeless, elegant, luxuriously quiet Lincoln Continental offers first-class travel
DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 19, 2016 – The Lincoln Motor Company traveled to the edge of the Earth to find a backdrop dazzling enough to introduce its timeless, elegant flagship vehicle –....
HONDA TO DEBUT ALL-NEW 2018 ODYSSEY MINIVAN AT 2017 NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW  HONDA TO DEBUT ALL-NEW 2018 ODYSSEY MINIVAN AT 2017 NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

Dec 19, 2016
◾Next gen Odyssey to feature new powertrains, advanced connectivity, entertainment and safety promising the ultimate in family-friendly versatility and comfort
◾Odyssey teaser sketch reveals sophisticated, low and wide design
◾'Teaser scribbles' showcase vision of youthful designers
◾Press Conference scheduled for Jan. 9, 2017 @ 12:00 p.m. EST

DETROIT – The all-new 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan will make its global debut at the 2017 North American International Aut....
ALL-NEW BMW 5 SERIES SEDAN TO MAKE WORLD DEBUT ALONGSIDE M PERFORMANCE & iPERFORMANCE PLUG-IN HYBRID IN DETROIT

All-New BMW 5 Series Sedan to Make World Debut Alongside M Performance & iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid Electric Variants at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit

BMW X2 Compact Sports Activity Vehicle Concept to Make North American Debut.

The all-new BMW 5 Series sedan will make its world debut alongside its high-performance M Performance and plug-in hybrid electric iPerformance variants at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Monda....
ALL-NEW 2018 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE TO DEBUT JAN. 9  ALL-NEW 2018 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE TO DEBUT JAN. 9

Bold new look expected to offer segment-best cargo space, third-row legroom
DETROIT — Chevrolet will complete the transformation of its crossover and SUV lineup with the introduction of the next-generation Traverse on Jan. 9 at the North American International Auto Show.

The all-new Traverse features a bold and refined design with seating for up to eight passengers. It's expected to offer the segment's best third-row legroom and maximum cargo space.

Premium interior and exte....
FORD GT DELIVERIES BEGIN AS FORD PERFORMANCE BRINGS ULTIMATE GIFT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON  FORD GT DELIVERIES BEGIN AS FORD PERFORMANCE BRINGS ULTIMATE GIFT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Markham, Ontario, Dec. 16, 2016 – The first road-going version of the all-new 2017 Ford GT has rolled off the line – heralding the beginning of production of the long-awaited halo car from Ford Performance.

In this new, low-volume assembly facility at Multimatic in Markham, Ontario, Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president, global product development, and chief technical officer, marked today's milestone by driving a Ford GT off the assembly line.

'When we kicked off 2016, we had two....
KIA NIRO SETS GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ TITLE FOR LOWEST FUEL CONSUMPTION BY A HYBRID VEHICLE  KIA NIRO SETS GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ TITLE FOR LOWEST FUEL CONSUMPTION BY A HYBRID VEHICLE

◾Kia's newest crossover sets lofty mark of 76.6 mpg driving coast-to-coast from Los Angeles to New York City
◾3,715.4 miles and only 4.1 tanks of fuel
◾Niro Crossover boasts a number of firsts for Kia, including a new, dedicated eco-car platform and a unique hybrid system

Arriving at New York City Hall in downtown Manhattan, the 2017 Kia Niro officially received a Guinness World Record® title for the lowest fuel consumption driving across the USA from coast to coast (hybrid car). The new re....
NATIONWIDE TOY DRIVE LAUNCHES AT NISSAN DEALERSHIPS TO SUPPORT TOYS FOR TOTS  NATIONWIDE TOY DRIVE LAUNCHES AT NISSAN DEALERSHIPS TO SUPPORT TOYS FOR TOTS

NATIONWIDE TOY DRIVE LAUNCHES AT NISSAN DEALERSHIPS TO SUPPORT TOYS FOR TOTS
◾Toy drive hosted at participating Nissan dealerships on Dec. 17 and 18
◾Drive is paired with sweepstakes for a chance to win 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' movie tickets

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan dealerships nationwide have teamed with Star Wars: Force for Change to host a toy drive benefitting the Toys for Tots organization on Dec. 17 and 18.

Participating Nissan dealerships across the country wi....
Design-Driven Performance Cars Lead the Way to Gooding & Company's Scottsdale Auctions  Design-Driven Performance Cars Lead the Way to Gooding & Company's Scottsdale Auctions

Highlights Include the 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose Alloy, the 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast, the 1969 American Motors AMX/3 and the 1975 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (December 9, 2016) – Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling the world's most significant and valuable collector cars, is honored to announce exceptional performance cars from Ferrari, American Motors, and Lancia at its 10th annual two-day Scottsdale Auctions on January 20 and 2....
SHEA RACING, HONDA PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT EXPAND 2017 PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE PROGRAM  SHEA RACING, HONDA PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT EXPAND 2017 PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE PROGRAM

Dec 9, 2016 - INDIANAPOLIS, IN
◾Tom O'Gorman to run 2017 Honda Civic Si
◾B-Spec champion O'Gorman moves up to TCA competition
◾Shea Holbrook, Jason Fichter will campaign Honda Accords in TC

Honda Performance Development is pleased to announce that Shea Racing will expand the team's Pirelli World Challenge racing effort in 2017, fielding reigning B-Spec champion Tom O'Gorman in a new Honda Civic Si in the TCA category, while continuing to run a pair of Touring Car-class Honda Accords....
NEW RENAULT KANGOO Z.E. VAN TO ADD 50% MORE RANGE  NEW RENAULT KANGOO Z.E. VAN TO ADD 50% MORE RANGE

◾Renault Pro+ is to present the all-electric New Kangoo Z.E. on 13 January at the 2017 European Motor Show in Brussels, Belgium.
◾Renault Pro+ will equip the latest Kangoo Z.E. with a new motor and battery package that will increase the model's driving range by more than 50 per cent, from 106 miles (170km) to 168 miles (270km) NEDC. That is equivalent to 124 miles (200km) in real world driving conditions.
◾The New Kangoo Z.E. will offer the longest available driving range in the small van mark....
NEW STEAM-FOCUSED MOBILITY EXHIBITION OPENING AT COSI  NEW STEAM-FOCUSED MOBILITY EXHIBITION OPENING AT COSI

• Honda sponsored Meet the Innovators Showcase Starts December 11

COSI is excited to announce its next exhibition, Meet the Innovators, opening December 11. The exhibition is the result of a joint effort between COSI and associates from Honda who came together to provide the vision and creativity for the new engineering-focused mobility exhibit. The concept for the exhibit was developed as part of an exploratory partnership between COSI, Honda and PAST Foundation in an effort to help bui....
AUDI CELEBRATES TWO DECADES AND THREE GENERATIONS OF THE AUDI A3  AUDI CELEBRATES TWO DECADES AND THREE GENERATIONS OF THE AUDI A3

Stellar four million sales success for the premium compact model since 1996
◾Originator of the premium compact segment celebrates its A3 anniversary
◾More than four million units delivered worldwide since 1996
◾Over 500,000 deliveries in the UK alone over two decades
◾From three-door to Cabriolet to the flagship RS 3

Ingolstadt, December 8, 2016
– The brand with the four rings is celebrating the anniversary of its mainstay, the Audi A3. The successful Audi model debuted 20 y....
NEW LEXUS LS FLAGSHIP SEDAN TO MAKE GLOBAL DEBUT AT THE 2017 NAIAS  NEW LEXUS LS FLAGSHIP SEDAN TO MAKE GLOBAL DEBUT AT THE 2017 NAIAS

TORRANCE, Calif. (December 8, 2016) -- Lexus announced today that the all-new, fifth-generation LS flagship sedan will make its world debut at the 2017 North American International Auto Show next month.

The introduction of the LS 400 in 1989 in Detroit made automotive history as a world-class car for the United States. Not only did the vehicle make its mark by offering the drive performance, quietness, and luxury that consumers expected from a premium vehicle, but its unveiling also h....
ACURA MDX EARNS TOP SAFETY PICK+ RATING FROM IIHS FOR 4TH YEAR IN A ROW  ACURA MDX EARNS TOP SAFETY PICK+ RATING FROM IIHS FOR 4TH YEAR IN A ROW

Acura is a leader in safety ratings with four models among top IIHS-rated vehicles for 2017

Dec 7, 2016
Acura is a leader in safety ratings with four models among top IIHS-rated vehicles for 2017

TORRANCE, Calif., – The 2017 Acura MDX earned TOP SAFETY PICK+, the highest designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), for its fourth consecutive year. Acura earned a total of two TOP SAFETY PICK+ and two TOP SAFETY PICK ratings for 2017, making Acura a top leader ....
GENESIS NAMES EX-BUGATTI DESIGNER ALEXANDER SELIPANOV TO ROLE OF CHIEF DESIGNER AT THE GLOBAL GENESIS ADVANCED STUDIO

◾In line with its strong focus on design, Genesis hires ex-Bugatti designer Alexander Selipanov
◾Serving as Chief Designer at the Global Genesis Advanced Studio, he will be reporting directly to Luc Donckerwolke, Head of Genesis Design

December 8, 2016 – Genesis, the luxury automotive brand, announced that Alexander Selipanov will join the brand as Chief Designer at the Global Genesis Advanced Studio, located in Europe. As a design-focused brand, Genesis has been recruiting world-reno....
UK FIRST DISPLAY FROM SUPERCAR TUNING FIRM LIBERTY WALK EU AND THE PERFORMANCE COMPANY  UK FIRST DISPLAY FROM SUPERCAR TUNING FIRM LIBERTY WALK EU AND THE PERFORMANCE COMPANY

◾Highly-acclaimed car styling company, Liberty Walk EU, to bring distinctive and never-before-seen Ferrari 458 and Lamborghini Aventador to the Performance Car Show
◾The Performance Company, the UK's largest performance parts wholesaler, to bring a Nissan GTR and Mini
◾The display will take place at the Performance Car Show between 12-15 January 2017
◾Tickets to the Performance Car Show can be purchased at: www.performancecarshow.com

08 December 2016 - One of the biggest names in au....
DISNEY AND PIXAR BRING HOLLYWOOD EXCITEMENT AND AUTOMOTIVE ENTHUSIASM TO 2017 NAIAS  DISNEY AND PIXAR BRING HOLLYWOOD EXCITEMENT AND AUTOMOTIVE ENTHUSIASM TO 2017 NAIAS

December 7, 2016 -- The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) announced today that Pixar Animation Studios, will participate in the 2017 NAIAS – hosting a press conference on Sunday, January 8, 2017, including an early look at their upcoming summer film, 'Cars 3' and the debut of a life-size version of one of the film's stars.

'Having Pixar choose to join NAIAS and share an early sneak peek at their next film – from one of the most famous movie franchises in the studio's stori....
DACIA ANNOUNCES UK PRICING & SPECIFICATION FOR ITS REVISED MODEL RANGE  DACIA ANNOUNCES UK PRICING & SPECIFICATION FOR ITS REVISED MODEL RANGE

◾Dacia announces UK pricing and specification for New Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan MCV
◾New models feature upgrades to interior, exterior and equipment
◾Air conditioning now standard on Ambiance versions and above
◾Multimedia satellite-navigation & rear parking sensors now standard on Lauréate versions
◾New Sandero and New Logan MCV available with new, more efficient SCe 75 1.0-litre engine
◾DAB radio now available across entire Dacia model line-up & standard from Ambiance versions
◾....
NEARLY 50 STARTUPS FROM AROUND THE WORLD CONFIRMED TO SHOWCASE MOBILITY INNOVATIONS AS PART OF AUTOMOBILI-D

December 6, 2016 -- The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) announced today that through its strategic partnership with Techstars Mobility, nearly 50 startups from around the world will participate and showcase their innovative mobility platforms as part of AutoMobili-D.

'Through our ground-breaking AutoMobili-D showcase, the North American International Auto Show is the first auto show to feature a dedicated startup expo featuring companies from around the world that are ta....
THE BMW X1 WINS CAR AND DRIVER'S 2017 10BEST TRUCK AND SUVS IN THE SUBCOMPACT LUXURY SUV CATEGORY  THE BMW X1 WINS CAR AND DRIVER'S 2017 10BEST TRUCK AND SUVS IN THE SUBCOMPACT LUXURY SUV CATEGORY

• The BMW M2 and the BMW M240i win 10Best in the compact-sport sedan genre

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – December 6, 2016… The BMW X1 receives Car and Driver's first-ever 10Best Truck and SUV for 2017 in the Subcompact Luxury SUV category. The BMW M2 and the BMW M240i make the annual Car and Driver's 10Best list of the best automobiles for sale in the U.S. BMW will accept the awards at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, January 2017.

Although the 10Best award has bee....