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|GM GLOBAL MANUFACTURING STEPS UP STEM SUPPORT FOR YOUTHMore than 24 GM-sponsored FIRST® teams head to annual robotics championship|
DETROIT – Each spring, General Motors employees around the world engage in a program that combines the excitement of a Grand Prix race, the spectacle of Carnival, and the intellectual heft of a TED conference.
That program is the FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) and GM, as a Founding Sponsor of FIRST® – For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology – sponsors or supports hundreds of team....
|NISSAN PRODUCTION, SALES AND EXPORT RESULTS FOR MARCH 2014, AND APRIL 2013 TO MARCH 2014YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced its production, sales and export figures for March 2014, as well as the cumulative figures for the twelve-month period from April 2013 through March 2014.|
Nissan's global production in March increased 10.4% year-on-year to 484,990 units, marking an all-time record for a single month.
Production in Japan increased 21.1% year-on-year to 88,754 units, mainly due to increased demand for the new ....
|VOLVO CAR TORSLANDA CELEBRATES THE PAST 50 YEARS BY LOOKING AHEADAs Volvo Car Torslanda celebrates its 50th anniversary on April 24, the plant is in the midst of its biggest renewal process ever.|
The celebration of 50 years of production at Volvo Car Torslanda is being combined with the inauguration of a new body plant. The new bodybuilding facility is part of the investment in SPA (Scalable Product Architecture), which forms the basis for scalable and flexible development and production of forthcoming models.
Volvo Cars' investments in SPA between 2011....
|MORE MODELS, FASTER GROWTH, SAME LEXUS LUXURY AND SERVICE• Lexus sales growing faster than any other premium manufacturer|
The year has got off to a powerful start for Lexus, which has posted the fastest growth of any leading premium car manufacturer during the first three months of 2014.
Energised by the introduction of the new IS and CT 200h in recent months, Lexus's performance in Europe* is particularly strong, with 7,216 sales in the first quarter, an increase of 32 per cent on the same period last year.
Not only is this rate of gr....
|FORD MUSTANG FROM FILM ‘NEED FOR SPEED' FETCHES $300,000 AT BARRETT-JACKSON FOR HENRY FORD HEALTH SYSTEM◾Custom Ford Mustang GT, auctioned at no reserve at Barrett-Jackson in Florida, commands $300,000 for charity|
◾Proceeds to benefit Henry Ford Health Systems' efforts to provide access to healthcare for more people
◾The silver Mustang was featured in the movie 'Need for Speed'; it boasts a custom-designed wide body rolling on Forgiato 22-inch alloy wheels
A custom 2013 Ford Mustang GT that starred in the blockbuster movie 'Need for Speed' was sold by Ford Motor Company for $300,000 on Saturd....
|Formula 5000 Series Talk at IMRRC May 10; Series Driver Sam Posey Honored GuestWATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (April 21, 2014) – 'No one outside the racing world seemed to know F5000 existed,' Sam Posey reminisced in Road & Track magazine a few years ago.|
On May 10, Posey, who would drive to second place in the Formula 5000 series in 1971 and 1972, will be the honored guest as the International Motor Racing Research Center hosts a talk about the series that was lauded by some and overlooked by many.
The free talk will be at 1 p.m. All are welcome.
The 1968 Le Grand ....
|DEALERRATER REPORTS: LEXUS AND HYUNDAI RANK HIGHEST AMONG AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURERS IN CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE• Index Scores Automotive Manufacturers Based on Consumer Reviews of Dealerships|
WALTHAM, Mass. – April 17, 2014 – Lexus and Hyundai rank highest among automotive manufacturers based on consumer-written dealership reviews, according to the Consumer Rating Index (CRI) for Auto Manufacturers released by DealerRater today.
CRI rankings were calculated by averaging consumer ratings of individual dealerships posted to DealerRater.com. Ratings are based on a five-point scale, repre....
|2014 ACURA MDX AND RDX SELECTED AS EDMUNDS.COM TOP RATED VEHICLES- MDX and RDX also setting torrid sales pace in 2014 -|
04/17/2014 - TORRANCE, Calif.
Acura's dynamic luxury light truck duo, the 2014 MDX luxury sport utility vehicle and the 2014 RDX luxury crossover sport utility vehicle, have been named as Top Rated Vehicles by Edmunds.com.
'This honor from Edmunds confirms what the sales records achieved by MDX and RDX already demonstrate; Acura has the best one-two punch in the luxury marketplace,' said Mike Accavitti, Senior Vice President a....
|1995 Indianapolis 500: Villeneuve's First CrownIn 1966, the Englishman Graham Hill would come through 500 miles at Indianapolis to collect the win. He was already a World Champion in Formula One, and now, a champion at Indianapolis. He would go on to win at Le Mans in the early 1970s making him the only driver in history to have won the three major racing events. In 1995, just one year before the 30th anniversary of Hill's accomplishment, Jacques Villeneuve would overcome a wild and controversial Indy 500 to start his own march toward the tr....|
|VOLKSWAGEN CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF THE GOLF AT THE NEW YORK AUTO SHOWThe most successful European car of all time turns 40|
◾More than 30 million Golf models have been sold worldwide
◾Car went on sale in Europe in May 1974, was sold in the U.S. from December that year as the Rabbit
◾Seventh-generation Golf GTI goes on sale in June in the U.S., with Golf TDI® and TSI® models arriving at dealerships in August
Herndon, VA — The most successful European car of all time turns 40 this year. More than 30 million Golf models have been sold since the car went....
|2014 Nissan Rogue named a 'Must Test Drive' SUV for 2014 by AutoTrader.com- All-new crossover recognized for practicality and sophisticated interior; joins the ranks of 2013 Pathfinder -|
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Fresh off a record-setting March, encouraging news continues to pour in for the all-new 2014 Nissan Rogue. Today, AutoTrader.com, a leading resource for car shoppers and sellers, named the 2014 Rogue a 'Must Test Drive' SUV for 2014. According to AutoTrader.com research, the test drive is considered one of the most influential parts of the decision ....
|Toyota Motor Europe closing in on 5% market share in Europe•Sales of 225,152 Toyota and Lexus vehicles in first three months, up 14% from 2013|
•European market share up 0.4 percentage points from last year to 4.9%
•Over one in five of all vehicles sold by TME in the first quarter is hybrid powered
Brussels, Belgium - Toyota Motor Europe (TME) today posted its first quarter sales result of 225,152 Toyota and Lexus vehicles in Europe, up 14% from the same period in 2013. TME's European market share in the first three months of the year stands....
|McQueen's Famous 1956 Jaguar Coming to Pinehurst ConcoursVILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. (April 16, 2014) – A 1956 Jaguar XKSS owned by movie legend Steve McQueen, now housed at the world famous Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, will make the cross country trip from California to North Carolina and be displayed at the 2014 Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance.|
McQueen, called 'The King of Cool,' became the highest paid movie star in the world in 1974 and starred in such movies at 'Bullitt,' 'The Great Escape' and 'Papillon.' McQueen, who was al....
|CANADIAN HOCKEY LEAGUE AND DODGE ANNOUNCE FAMILY ALL-STARS THAT WILL BE HEADING TO THE 2014 MASTERCARD MEMORIAL CUP• One of three lucky Canadian families will win a Dodge Grand Caravan during the Semi-Final game on Friday, May 23rd |
April 14, 2014 , Windsor, Ontario - The Canadian Hockey League (CHL) and Dodge today announced the names of the three finalists in the Dodge Family All-Stars Contest. Each of them has won a trip for two to the 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup where they will compete to win the grand prize of a 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan, valued at $34,000.
In the second year of th....
|FORD SALES IN EUROPE RISE IN FIRST QUARTER ON NEW PRODUCT; 10TH STRAIGHT MONTH AND 4TH CONSECUTIVE QUARTER SALES GROWTH◾Ford sales in Europe grew 12 percent in March and 11 percent in the first quarter, marking the 10th straight month and fourth successive quarter of year-over-year sales gains|
◾Ford market share at 8.9 percent in March and 8.0 percent for the first quarter rose by 0.2 and 0.3 percentage points, respectively, compared with the same periods last year
◾Ford sales to higher quality sales channels – such as retail customers and fleets – was higher than the industry average in March and year-to-date....