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Mercedes-Benz Concept GLC Coupé: The next coup
In a flowing transition, Mercedes-Benz lands the next coup: the Concept GLC Coupé is a near-production-standard study that carries the successful GLE Coupé formula over into a more compact segment. The dynamically expressive show car combines typical stylistic features of a coupé with the sensually pure design idiom of coming SUV generations. This emotively appealing fusion is further enriched with details that are strong in character. A twin-blade radiator grille, powerdomes on the bonnet and a four-pipe exhaust system form an aesthetic contrast to the harmonious, almost organic main body section. On the other hand, elements from the rugged off-road world, such as enormous 21-inch tyres, front and rear underbody protection, increased ground clearance and side running boards, are indicative of the off-road performance potential of the Concept GLC Coupé.
Refreshed 2016 Lexus ES Fuses Striking Design with Refinement and Safety at Shanghai International Motor Show
As the best-selling sedan model in Lexus' impressive stable, the ES has come to define the very essence of near luxury sedan. (concept carz) It's evident that this trend will continue as Lexus unveiled the exciting new 2016 ES at the Shanghai International Motor Show today, alongside the RX 200t luxury utility vehicle which is also making its world premiere. The 2016 ES features an exciting, sportier attitude, highlighted by elegant yet progressive exterior styling, an enhanced luxurious interior and the new safety system, Lexus Safety System+.
The Mclaren 540C Coupe Is Unveiled In Shanghai As The Second Model In The Sports Series
McLaren will launch its second model in the new Sports Series, the McLaren 540C Coupé, at the Shanghai Motor Show, 20-29 April 2015. The most attainable McLaren yet, the 540C Coupé joins the recently revealed 570S Coupé in the Sports Series as the brand brings its race derived DNA to a new audience and segment. These introductions bring the number of new McLarens launched in 2015 to four as the brand continues its rapid growth. Globally available and priced from £126,000, the 540C Coupé can be pre-ordered now with deliveries scheduled to being in early 2016.
Volkswagen Presents The C Coupé GTE Concept Car At Auto Shanghai 2015
Volkswagen has presented the new C Coupé GTE at Auto Shanghai 2015. This four-door concept car for the Chinese market – which is over five metres in length – combines exclusivity, perfection and passion. The C Coupé GTE is powered by an innovative plug-in hybrid drive system, whose drive sources combine to produce an impressive 500 Newton metres of system torque.
BENTLEY DEFINES FUTURE OF LUXURY AND PERFORMANCE AT AUTO SHANGHAI
•EXP 10 Speed 6 concept is a vision of Bentley design and performance
•Updated style, luxury and performance across Bentley range
•Bentley's racing success continues with 2015 GT Asia Series
•Bentley leads automotive luxury in China
(Crewe / Shanghai, 20th April 2015) Bentley's EXP 10
Comeback of a GT icon: World premiere of the 220 PS Scirocco GTS in Shanghai
Some cars live for ever because they are constantly reinvented. The Scirocco, a pure-bred European sports car, is one of these cars that is forever young. Presented at the Geneva Motor Show in March 41 years ago, it became an icon of compact German coupés. The car caught the spirit of the age: over a million units of the Scirocco have been produced since then. Last summer a comprehensively refined generation of the sports car was launched, featuring, among other things, a completely new range of engines. Building on this, Volkswagen unveils the new Scirocco GTS – a sports car with 162 kW / 220 PS – in a world premiere at Auto Shanghai. Its engine is one of the most popular in the Scirocco range because it is sharing its design genes with the engine of the Golf GTI. A turbocharged direct-injection petrol engine that is recognised as being one of the most agile four-cylinder engines in the world.
Mercedes-Benz at Auto Shanghai 2015 – the SUV offensive continues: World Premiere for Concept GLC Coupé - China Premiere for GLE and GLE Coupé
Shanghai. Mercedes-Benz is steadily continuing its product offensive in the year of the SUV. With the close-to-production GLC Coupé concept, the inventor of the automobile is providing a glimpse in Shanghai of forthcoming new models for the booming global off-road segment. The exceptionally
2015 Bahrain Grand Prix - Race
Double podium for MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS in enthralling Bahrain Grand Prix, with victory for Lewis Hamilton and third place for Nico Rosberg after a tense and hotly contested battle in the desert
•Lewis took his 36th career F1 win and the 32nd for Mercedes-Benz in F1 tonight in a thrilling Bahrain
FAMILY E-TYPE COMES OUT OF HIDING AFTER 25 YEARS
An incredibly original 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Manual Roadster, hidden away for more than 25 years, is set to see the light of day once again when it goes under the hammer in Silverstone Auctions' May Sale.
The one family owned car was purchased new by the current owner's grandfather an
ASTON MARTIN LAGONDA LOOKS AHEAD IN CHINA
Asia show debuts for DBX Concept and Lagonda Taraf
◾Comprehensive product renewal and expansion ahead
◾Aston Martin underlines commitment to the Chinese market
20 April 2015, Shanghai: Luxury British car brand Aston Martin Lagonda is confidently looking to the future at the 16th Shanghai
ENCOURAGING START TO 2015 DEFENDER CHALLENGE WITH EDD COBLEY LEADING THE PACK
◾Edd Cobley achieves first position in 2015's opening round of Defender Challenge by Bowler in Somerset.
◾Promising start to season from Defender Challenge newcomers Brian Palmer and Calum MacPhail.
Whitley, UK. April 20th 2015 - Round one of the 2015 season of the Defender Challenge by B
CITROËN'S NEW CONCEPT CAR: THE MAKING OF AIRCROSS
A week after unveiling the new Citroën Aircross concept car, which will have its world premiere at the Shanghai Motor Show on 20 April, Citroën is offering a behind-the-scenes look at how it was created with a new video and previously unseen photos.
Building a concept car is a great way for Citro
FORD DEBUTS FLAGSHIP TAURUS; FOCUS, EXPLORER ALSO REVEALED
◾Ford unveils new Ford Taurus, a sophisticated sedan designed with Chinese consumers in mind
◾New Ford Focus brings a bold redesign, a more modern interior and smart new technologies to China's best-selling nameplate
◾New Ford Explorer features rugged new look, more refined interior and improved d
ADVANCED TECH TAILORS 2016 CAMARO DRIVING EXPERIENCE
New Drive Mode Selector makes most of performance in multiple drive settings
DETROIT – New technologies in the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will enable drivers to tailor the car to the moment, whether it's heading to work, touring the Pacific Coast Highway or lapping a road course.
LAMBORGHINI PRESENTS THE NEW AVENTADOR LP 750-4 SUPERVELOCE AT AUTO SHANGHAI 2015
◾Asian debut of the new Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce, a limited edition of 600 cars worldwide
◾2015 marks Lamborghini's 10-year anniversary of entering into China market
◾Greater China remains the world's second largest market for Lamborghini
Shanghai, 20, April, 2015 -- At the 16th Sh
LINCOLN UNVEILS THREE ALL-NEW VEHICLES AT AUTO SHANGHAI 2015
◾Since entering China in late 2014 with the Lincoln MKZ and MKC, Lincoln has established itself as a differentiated luxury auto brand with its unique offering of 'personally crafted luxury'' called The Lincoln Way.
◾At Auto Shanghai 2015, Lincoln unveils the all-new Lincoln Continental Concept. E
DAVISON NETS TOP FIVE FINISH, HEITKOTTER 20TH AFTER CONTACT PENALTY AT LONG BEACH PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE
LONG BEACH, Calif. – The tight, 1.97-mile, 11-turn Long Beach street course is known for tight racing and its fair share of car-to-car contact, and the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge round five was no exception. This year's 50-minute sprint through the city featured more time under caution than
3-D PRINTING ENHANCES MULTI-DIMENSIONAL CHRYSLER TECHNOLOGY CENTER
◾Unique lube-flow test benefits axle durability, efficiency
◾Harnesses power of 3-D printing technology
◾Test exemplifies range of in-house engineering capability at CTC – focal point of FCA US exhibit at this week's SAE World Congress
April 20, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC is
U.S.-BOUND 2016 MAZDA MX-5 MIATA PRODUCTION KICKS OFF TODAY
IRVINE, Calif., April 20, 2015 -- The wait is almost over, as North America-bound 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata production began today, signaling the imminent arrival of the next generation of the world's most popular two-seat roadster at U.S. dealers. Additionally, Mazda North American Operations (M
TUDOR UNITED SPORTSCAR CHAMPIONSHIP TEQUILA PATRON SPORTS CAR SHOWCASE RACE REPORT
Circuit: Grand Prix of Long Beach (1.968 mile temporary street circuit), Long Beach CA
2014 Winner: Scott Pruett/Memo Rojas (Chip Ganassi Racing)
Weather: Sunny, mild, 73 degrees F
Sixth Place Finish for Honda, Michael Shank Racing at Long Beach
◾First temporary street circuit event for Honda-
CHEVY COLORADO REINVIGORATES MIDSIZE TRUCK SEGMENT
Conquest customers drawn to segment-leading features drive strong Q1 sales
DETROIT – Chevrolet Colorado is reinvigorating the midsize truck market, leading pickups of all sizes in spending the least amount of time on dealer lots in the first quarter while winning customers from ot
E.J. VISO WINS THE SST GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH
LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 19, 2015) – E.J. Viso of Caracas, Venezuela won the third annual Speed Energy Stadium Super Trucks Presented by Traxxas race at the Long Beach Grand Prix Sunday by an impressive distance over Traxxas driver Sheldon Creed of Alpine, Calif.
Viso's 5.2-second winning
CADILLAC CT6 TO OFFER PLUG-IN HYBRID ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY
◾PHEV system expected to achieve fuel economy more than double that of conventional engine
◾Total system power estimated 335 hp and 432 lb-ft of torque
◾Includes Regen-on-Demand system
SHANGHAI - Cadillac announced today at the Shanghai Auto Show that it will add an available Plug-In Hyb
PORSCHE 911 RSR NARROWLY MISSES OUT ON PODIUM SPOT
Tudor United SportsCar Championship, round 3 in Long Beach/USA
Stuttgart. Only two-tenths of a second separated the French Porsche works drivers Frédéric Makowiecki and Patrick Pilet from a podium result on the Long Beach street circuit in California. At the wheel of the #911 Porsch
SMOOTH, STEADY RUN FOR MAZDA PROTOTYPES AT LONG BEACH
- Diesel-Powered Mazda Prototypes finish Long Beach Race Seventh and Eighth -
IRVINE, Calif. (April 18, 2015) – Wayne Taylor Racing, with drivers Ricky and Jordan Taylor, took the win in Saturday's Tequila Patron Sports Car Showcase for the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Series on the city s
BMW TEAM RLL VICTORY AT LONG BEACH; AUBERLEN AND WERNER WIN FROM POLE, EDWARDS AND LUHR FINISH FIFTH
Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – April 18, 2015… Bill Auberlen and Dirk Werner, driving the No. 25 BMW Team RLL Z4, drove to a dramatic GTLM class victory today at the Sports Car Showcase at Long Beach. The duo completed 76 laps of the 1.968-mile, 11-turn temporary street circuit during the 100 minute
MUSTANG LEADS ALL 300 LAPS AND CARRIES JOEY LOGANO TO NASCAR XFINITY WIN AT BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
Ford Finishing Results:
1st – Joey Logano
3rd – Chris Buescher
10th – Elliott Sadler
12th – Darrell Wallace Jr.
21st – Ryan Reed
23rd – Dakoda Armstrong
JOEY LOGANO – No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang – VICTORY LANE INTERVIEW – 'I've never led every single lap in a race before
BMW TEAM RLL CLAIMS GTLM CLASS FRONT ROW AT LONG BEACH; AUBERLEN ON POLE, EDWARDS P2 FOR SPORTS CAR SHOWCASE
Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – April 17, 2015… BMW Team RLL will start the third race of the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship at Long Beach, California from the GTLM class front row.
Bill Auberlen, driving the No. 25 BMW Z4 he shares with Dirk Werner, took the pole position with a new qual
NISSAN GT-R LM NISMO COMPLETES FOUR-DAY TEST IN THE U.S. IN PREPARATION FOR LE MANS
Nissan Le Mans challenger on track for the greatest race
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – Nissan's LM P1 team completed an intensive four-day test at NCM Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky, this week. After a static show for the fans at last weekend's WEC season-opener at Silversto
VOLKSWAGEN GROUP DELIVERS 2.49 MILLION VEHICLES IN FIRST QUARTER / INCREASE OF 1.8 PERCENT
• 968,300 vehicles handed over in March / +2.3 percent
• Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler: 'No guarantee this will be successful year.'
Wolfsburg, April 17, 2015 – The Volkswagen Group delivered 2.49 million vehicles from January to March (January-March 2014: 2.44; +1.8 per
JEEP® BRAND LAUNCHES UNPRECEDENTED MARKETING CAMPAIGN FOR ALL-NEW 2015 JEEP RENEGADE
◾Campaign launches in North America on Friday, April 17
◾The 60-second launch commercial, 'Renegades,' features original song 'Renegades,' performed by X Ambassadors (written by X Ambassadors and Alex Da Kid)
◾First-ever music platform launch for the 2015 Jeep Renegade will leverage television, pr
FORD ANNOUNCES $2.5 BILLION USD INVESTMENT FOR NEW ENGINE, TRANSMISSION PLANTS IN MEXICO
◾Ford is investing $2.5 billion USD in new engine and transmission plants in the Mexican states of Chihuahua and Guanajuato, respectively
◾Approximately 3,800 direct jobs will be generated through three projects – a new engine plant in Chihuahua, expansion of Ford's I-4 and diesel engine lines in C
BREMBO FORMULA 1 BAHRAIN BRAKE FACTS
DETROIT, (Apr. 17, 2015) – Brembo continues its initiative of developing and providing brake facts for each of the 20 races on the Formula One calendar. This weekend Formula One heads to Bahrain and the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix.
The Bahrain International Circuit is one of t
NISSAN MURANO NAMED ONE OF WARDSAUTO WORLD'S '10 BEST INTERIORS' OF 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nearly a year after it was officially unveiled, good news continues to roll in for the all-new 2015 Nissan Murano. Yesterday, WardsAuto World named the Murano to its annual 'Ward's 10 Best Interiors' list for 2015. The Murano will be honored at the WardsAuto Interiors Confe
SVEN HANNAWALD IMPRESSED BY AUDI SPORT TT CUP
◾Former ski jumper tests racecar for Audi one-make cup
◾Wild card start in Audi Sport TT Cup premiere at Hockenheimring
Ingolstadt/Neuburg an der Donau, April 17, 2015 – Sven Hannawald looks forward to his next motorsport adventure. The former world-class ski jumper completed a test prior
HONDA ALABAMA ACHIEVES BREAKTHROUGH WITH NEW $71.4 MILLION AUTOMATED ENGINE ASSEMBLY FACILITY
Apr 17, 2015 - LINCOLN, AL -- Alabama Governor Robert Bentley joined associates at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) today in celebrating production at its new $71.4 million state-of-the-art automated engine assembly facility, marking a breakthrough for Honda engine production in North Ame
FULL THROTTLE OUT OF THE BREAK: VOLKSWAGEN RETURNS TO ACTION IN ARGENTINA
◾Round four of the Volkswagen duel: double world champion Ogier against youngster Mikkelsen
◾A question of honour: France or Finland
◾Typical Argentina: sun and fog, narrow roads and flat-out sections
The fastest drifters in the world are back in business after a 38-day break: Volkswagen kicks
CLIPSAL 500 ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF STADIUM SUPER TRUCKS IN 2016
ADELAIDE, South Australia (April 16, 2015) – South Australian Minister for Tourism, Leon Bignell, today announced American racing icon and off-road racing star, Robby Gordon will return to South Australia with his popular Stadium Super Trucks for the Toyo Tires SST race at the 2016 Clipsal 50
FORD, DOWAKSA TO JOINTLY DEVELOP CARBON FIBER FOR HIGH-VOLUME AUTOMOTIVE LIGHT-WEIGHTING APPLICATIONS
◾Ford and DowAksa formalize agreement to advance the adoption of cost-effective carbon fiber components through technology validation and proof of concept to reduce vehicle weight and increase fuel efficiency without sacrificing strength
◾Agreement provides pathway for a high-volume manufacturing
AUCTION OF FIRST 2016 CADILLAC CT6 TO BENEFIT KARMANOS CANCER INSTITUTE
DETROIT – The first retail production 2016 Cadillac CT6 will be auctioned Friday evening to benefit the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. The Barrett-Jackson auction house will present the CT6 during its 13th Annual Palm Beach Auction in Palm Beach, Fla.
The auction extends General Mo
MAZDA FOUNDATION SUPPORTS AFTER-SCHOOL ALL-STARS CHICAGO STUDENT-LED PROJECT TO REDUCE DISTRACTED DRIVING
2,000 students, community members celebrate Chicago Youth Service Day
CHICAGO (April 16, 2015) – After-School All-Stars (ASAS) announced today that the Mazda Foundation (USA), Inc. is supporting student-led service projects that bring greater awareness to the dangers of distracted
BOBBY UNSER HONORED BY RRDC IN LONG BEACH
LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 17, 2015) - In front of a capacity crowd of auto racing dignitaries, sanctioning group and series' representatives, corporate executives and champion race-car drivers, three-time Indy 500 winner Bobby Unser was honored by the Road Racing Drivers Club at the 'RRDC Eve
Lamborghini Relaunches Restoration Center:'Lamborghini Polo Storico'
Automobili Lamborghini is relaunching its restoration center under the name of Lamborghini Polo Storico. The new department includes the brand's historical archives, the vehicle restoration center, vehicle certification, and guarantees the availability of numerous genuine spare parts for all historical Lamborghini models.
PEUGEOT 308 R HYbrid, the compact hatchback that drives like a supercar
Since its launch, the PEÚGEOT 308 has won over more than 280,000 connoisseurs across the world thanks to qualities that are unheard of in segment C. As it presses ahead with its internationalisation strategy, the marque is present at the Shanghai motor show to launch its new 308 S, built and marketed in China. Regardless of body style and engine fit, the PEÚGEOT 308 is renowned for its high performance, boosted by the versatility of its EMP2 platform. PEÚGEOT Sport has now developed a new plug-in petrol hybrid powertrain on this same base.
The new form of automotive freedom: the Audi prologue allroad show car
High-end technology and unrestricted everyday practicality, plus alluring elegance: The Audi prologue allroad made its world premiere at 2015 Auto Shanghai. In any terrain, in any situation: the five-door model with the raised body provides a new emphasis in the Audi prologue show car family. Its operating concept enables digital interaction between driver and passengers; the plug-in hybrid drive impresses with 540 kW (734 hp), yet low consumption.
Unprecedented Selection of American Classics Highlight RM Sotheby's Andrews Collection Sale
The collector community is set to descend on Fort Worth, Texas, May 2, as RM Sotheby's lifts the gavel on the prized Paul & Chris Andrews Collection. Arguably the most significant car collection ever presented at a single-vendor auction, the upcoming sale of this father-son automotive portfolio will showcase an impressive 78 vehicles along with a diverse assortment of memorabilia. The group is offered entirely without reserve, with each lot selling to the highest bidder.
Keep Calm and Stay Green
Toyota Recognized for Commitment to Environmental Excellence
ERLANGER, Ky. (April 16, 2015) – How will you make a positive impact on Earth Day? Turn off the lights in an empty room? Recycle? Save water?
At Toyota, every day is Earth Day and the little things add up, especi
Toyota Celebrates the Journey to the Games
Dealerships Across the U.S. will Support the 2015 Special Olympics World Games
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 16, 2015) – Now just 100 days away from the Opening Ceremony, Toyota, the Official Automotive Partner of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, rolled out its national and local
Unprecedented Selection of American Classics Highlight RM Sotheby's Andrews Collection Sale
• RM Sotheby's counts down to the Paul & Chris Andrews Collection auction, May 2 in Fort Worth, Texas
• The most significant private automobile collection ever offered at a single-vendor sale, the Andrews catalogue features an outstanding group of 78 vehicles and select memorabilia
• Father-son dy
DODGE LAUNCHES ONLINE VIPER GTC CUSTOMIZER; ENTHUSIASTS CAN CREATE A 1 OF 1 HAND-BUILT AMERICAN SUPERCAR
◾Dodge Viper lovers can now design their own custom Dodge Viper GTC at www.driveSRT.com/Viper
◾Viper GTC Customizer features a unique design experience to help create a personalized version of the ultimate performance supercar
◾More than 25 million unique build combinations are available for the D
LAMBORGHINI RELAUNCHES RESTORATION CENTER:'LAMBORGHINI POLO STORICO'
'Lamborghini Polo Storico' provides unique knowledge and guaranteed authenticity for classic Lamborghini cars
Sant'Agata Bolognese, 16. Aprile, 2015 - Automobili Lamborghini is relaunching its restoration center under the name of Lamborghini Polo Storico. The new department includ
BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX PREVIEW
Q1: What are you looking ahead to in Bahrain, after Shanghai?
Ricciardo: We stay in possibly the coolest hotel of the season. I haven't explored Manama, but out near the circuit where we're based we stay in a hotel with its own beach. Obviously the weather is great, and f
FCA ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF 2014 SUSTAINABILITY REPORT
April 16, 2015 , London and Auburn Hills, Mich - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles today announced the release of its 2014 Sustainability Report, capping a year that saw the formal creation of FCA, and the completion of the integration of Fiat and Chrysler that began in 2009.
'The combination of t
NEW 2015 CHRYSLER 300 AND ALL-NEW 2015 JEEP® RENEGADE NAMED TO ‘WARD'S 10 BEST INTERIORS LIST FOR 2015'
◾New Chrysler 300C Platinum model's unique design elements create a premium and distinctly American interior identity that is comfortable yet beautiful, and crafted from authentic materials once limited to cars costing twice as much
◾Jeep® Renegade's all-new interior exudes an energetic appearance
AUDI BEFORE THRILLING 2015 DTM SEASON
◾Last pre-season test completed
◾Final check of the Audi RS 5 DTM cars at Audi Sport in Neubur
◾Dieter Gass: 'Fans can look forward to Hockenheim'
Ingolstadt/Oschersleben, April 16, 2015 – Following the final tests before the DTM season opener at Hockenheim (May 2/3), the situation, pre-
APRIL SHOWERS NO MATCH FOR BUICK'S NEW CONVERTIBLE
Water tests simulate record rainfall to ensure Cascada's watertight seal
DETROIT – How does Buick ensure the 2016 Cascada convertible will stay dry when April showers come calling? By making it rain on the assembly line, assuring cloudbursts will be no match for Cascada when it hi
2015 KIA SEDONA NAMED TO WARD'S 10 BEST INTERIORS LIST
Kia's All-New Sedona Boasts World-Class Refinement and Unmatched Interior Design
◾Available Nappa leather and 'First Class' lounge second-row seating sets Sedona apart from its segment competitors
◾2015 Sedona offers seven-passenger seating and unique eight-passenger configuration with Slid
VOLKSWAGEN CREDIT AND AUDI FINANCIAL SERVICES TO SUPPORT AUTOMOTIVE FINANCING OPTIONS IN PUERTO RICO
(San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 16, 2015) – Volkswagen Credit and Audi Financial Services are pleased to announce an agreement with Reliable Auto to introduce enhanced retail financing options in Puerto Rico. The collaboration, effective immediately, will help increase Volkswagen and Audi marke
VOLVO ANNOUNCES PRICING OF ALL-NEW XC90 T8 TWIN ENGINE PLUG-IN ELECTRIC HYBRID
Rockleigh, N.J. (April 14, 2015) – Volvo Cars will bring the world's first seven passenger plug-in hybrid electric vehicle to the United States this summer with the XC90 T8 Twin Engine. Powered by Volvo's 2.0 liter supercharged and turbocharged Drive-E engine and a rear axle electric motor, t
2015 FORD F-150 SUPERCREW EARNS 5-STAR TOP GOVERNMENT CRASH RATINGS THANKS TO 31 NEW SAFETY-RELATED INNOVATIONS
◾National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awards 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew with its five-star Overall Vehicle Score in New Car Assessment Program, the highest possible rating, making it the safest F-150 ever
◾All-new F-150 safety features include an advanced restraint system with dual-stage a
STATEMENT: SOFTWARE UPDATE
April 16, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC is voluntarily recalling an estimated 5,660 cars in the U.S. to upgrade their software.
FCA US launched an investigation after receiving reports that some customers experienced power loss while driving. However, the Company is unaware of
HONDA'S EAST LIBERTY PLANT BUILDS 5 MILLIONTH VEHICLE WITH PRODUCTION STARTUP OF REFRESHED 2016 ACURA RDX
Apr 16, 2015 - EAST LIBERTY, Ohio -- Associates at Honda's East Liberty Auto Plant celebrated a major milestone on Wednesday, with the production of the plant's 5 millionth vehicle, a 2016 Acura RDX. The manufacturing milestone came as the plant began production of the newly refreshed and hot
GOODYEAR TO ANNOUNCE FIRST QUARTER 2015 FINANCIAL RESULTS
AKRON, Ohio, April 16, 2015 – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company will report first quarter 2015 financial results on Wednesday, April 29, to be followed by an investor conference call at 9 a.m.
Participating in the conference call will be Richard J. Kramer, chairman and chief executive off
50-MPG HONDA ACCORD HYBRID NAMED TO KBB.COM'S 10 BEST GREEN CARS LIST FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW
Apr 16, 2015 - TORRANCE, Calif. -- The award-winning Honda Accord Hybrid (http://automobiles.honda.com/accord-hybrid/), boasting the highest EPA city fuel economy rating of any four-door sedan sold in America1, was named to Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com annual list of the 10 Best Green Cars for
FROM MUSEUM TO WORK OF ART: VOLKSWAGEN SUPPORTS AN ART PROJECT BY MICHAEL BEUTLER IN BERLIN
◾'Michael Beutler. Moby Dick' from April 17 through September 6, 2015, in the Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart in Berlin
◾Work-in-Progress: Multistage transformation of the exhibition space 'Historische Halle' of the museum
◾Involvement of the visitors in the creative process
◾Part of a mu
Auctions America Readies for Auburn Spring Collector Car Weekend
Fresh on the heels of its record Fort Lauderdale sale, Auctions America eagerly awaits the return of its Auburn Spring Collector Car Weekend, May 7 – 9 at Indiana's historic Auburn Auction Park. One of two collector car events hosted each year by the company at its Auburn headquarters, Auburn Spring has quickly become a must-attend weekend on the national collector car calendar.
Auctions America Readies for Auburn Spring Collector Car Weekend
• A Spring tradition, Auctions America's popular Auburn Spring Collector Car Weekend returns May 7 – 9 to Indiana's Auburn Auction Park
• Multi-day auction lifts gavel on diverse roster of some 500 quality vehicles
• Sale highlights include an immaculate 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T Hardtop; an
Toyota to Realign Manufacturing Operations in North America
Investing Approximately US$1 Billion in New, State-of-the-Art Corolla Plant in Central Mexico
Transitioning to Mid-Sized, Higher-Value Models in Ontario, Canada
PLANO, Texas, April 15, 2015 – Toyota today announced a multi-year plan to realign its manufacturing operatio
FUZZ TOWNSHEND'S CAR S.O.S. FIRST EPISODE SMASHES RECORDS
◾Brand new episode of TV presenter's Car S.O.S. tops ratings
◾1962 Healey Sprite racer and Sir Stirling Moss featured
◾Second episode of Car S.O.S. third season aired tomorrow, featuring E-Type
TV presenter Fuzz Townshend celebrates top ratings for the first episode of Car S.O.S.'s new series (
2015 Chevrolet Spark EV Repriced To Offer Greater Value
Chevrolet announced today Spark EV 1LT's new manufacturer's suggested retail price would start at $25,995. Depending on an individual's tax situation, the Spark EV is eligible for federal tax credit up to $7,500.
'Chevrolet is committed to making EV driving more accessible, affordable and fun' said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet Car and Crossover Marketing. 'The Spark EV is already the most efficient – and one of the most affordable – EVs you can buy. 2015 Spark EV customers will benefit from an impressive blend of technology, capability and low cost of ownership, now at an even more impressive price.'
2015 COPO Camaro No. 1 Sale To Benefit Disabled Veterans
Chevrolet is selling the first 2015 COPO Camaro race car to raise money for Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans, which helps wounded veterans participate in marathons and share their success within a supportive community including their families. The hand-built car carries serial number 2015COPO001.
Fiat Introduces New Fiat 500 1957 Edition Cabrio
Just in time for the spring and summer top-down driving season, the FIAT brand today introduced the new Fiat 500 1957 Edition Cabrio. The FIAT brand continues to celebrate the storied past of the historic Nuova 500 with the addition of a cabrio version of the popular Fiat 500 1957 Edition, which was introduced in 2014. The Fiat 500c 1957 Edition features a premium dual-layer power-operated cloth top – a contemporary solution to the famous canvas roof on the original Cinquecento – designed to deliver all-season driving pleasure with the top up or down.
Ultra Luxury Four-Seat Volvo XC90 Unveiled At Shanghai Auto Show
The four-seat luxury XC90 sport utility vehicle, dubbed the XC90 Excellence, has been crafted by Volvo's designers and engineers to offer customers a distinct and individual automotive experience that incorporates the latest Scandinavian innovations in design, refinement, comfort and style.
Mirai Takes the Stage at the National Mall
Toyota Exclusive Automotive Partner of Earth Day 45th Anniversary Celebration
Mirai Display Kicks off Month of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Education
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 14, 2015) – Fifteen years ago, a little hybrid no one knew rolled onto the National Mall to celebrate Earth Day.
‘FUEL PROTECT' IS NEW TITLE SPONSOR FOR PORSCHE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2015
◾Brand new insurance product sponsors Porsche true track competition
◾Fuel Protect-branded cars and hospitality
◾Televised internationally on Motors TV
◾Races at main UK circuits, including the full GP circuits at Brands Hatch and Silverstone
◾Season starts on May 2
Fuel Protect has been an
Wayne Carini and Coach Dick Vermeil Among Drivers at Vintage Race Car Hill Climb
HERSHEY, PA - The historic Hershey Hill Climb commenced operations in 1958 and ran until 1970. It was revived in 2002, running regular events until 2008. Organizers of The Elegance at Hershey recognized the historic significance of the Hershey Hill Climb and sought to once again restart the e
2015 CHEVROLET SPARK EV REPRICED TO OFFER GREATER VALUE
As low as $14,995 after full federal and state tax credits and Chevrolet Bonus Cash
DETROIT – Chevrolet announced today Spark EV 1LT's new manufacturer's suggested retail price would start at $25,995. Depending on an individual's tax situation, the Spark EV is eligible for federal
2015 COPO CAMARO NO. 1 SALE TO BENEFIT DISABLED VETERANS
Top bid from Barrett-Jackson goes to Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans
DETROIT – Chevrolet is selling the first 2015 COPO Camaro race car to raise money for Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans, which helps wounded veterans participate in marathons and share their suc
NEW DRIVER PAIRINGS IN THE PORSCHE 911 RSR AT SPA AND MONTEREY
Tudor United SportsCar Championship, Round 4 of 10, Monterey, California
Stuttgart, April 14, 2015. The Porsche Manthey squad tackles the six-hour race on the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium on May 2 with different driver combinations. Porsche works drivers Frédéric Makowi
HONDA SPEAKERS AT SAE WORLD CONGRESS TO TAKE AN INNOVATIVE LOOK AT MOBILITY'S FUTURE
Apr 14, 2015 - DETROIT -- When the president of Honda R&D Americas, Inc. Frank Paluch offers perspectives on the future of personal mobility at the final gathering of the 2015 SAE World Congress and Exhibition, he will be capping an entire convention week of insight and perspective from Honda
17TH ANNUAL FORD FREEDOM AWARD CELEBRATES TECHNOPRENEURS: BUILDERS OF THE INNOVATION ECONOMY
◾Event to honor late inventor Elijah McCoy; CODE2040 founder Laura Weidman Powers; and Lotus 1-2-3 developer Mitch Kapor and his wife, Freada Kapor Klein, social activist
◾Program features an evening of fashion, music and technology, including a concert by GRAMMY Award Nominee Ledisi, appearances b
LINCOLN MOTOR COMPANY TEST DRIVE EVENTS SUPPORT ASSOCIATION OF JUNIOR LEAGUES
◾Lincoln test drives at two major conferences this year will support The Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) and local host-Leagues
◾First test drive is April 16-18 at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles, site of AJLI's 2015 annual conference
◾Lincoln will donate $25 for each
BMW GROUP GLOBAL ACHIEVES BEST-EVER MARCH SALES
Deliveries increase 9.2% to total 232,556 vehicles
Record first quarter sales, up 8.1% to 526,669
Balanced growth in all sales regions globally
Strong sales for new BMW models: 2 Series, 4 Series, X5 and X6
BMW i deliveries top 2,600 in March
MINI records strongest-ever first quarter
HYUNDAI INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT SERIES SHOWCASES HYUNDAI'S PREMIUM VEHICLES TO GOLFERS NATIONWIDE
Players from 50 Charity Tournaments Can Earn the Opportunity to Play in the Hyundai Invitational National Final in Las Vegas
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., April 14, 2015 – After a successful inaugural year, the Hyundai Invitational golf tournament series will return in 2015, connecting
JAIME HAYON & MINI PRESENT THE VISIONARY INSTALLATION 'URBAN PERSPECTIVES'. ON DISPLAY AT THE SALONE DEL MOBILE 2015
Munich/Milan. MINI has joined forces with the Spanish designer and artist Jaime Hayon for this year's Salone del Mobile. The highlight of this cooperation is a multi-faceted installation which presents Jaime Hayon's personal vision of urban mobility in the future in the shape of an imaginary
VOLKSWAGEN PASSENGER CARS DELIVERS 1.48 MILLION VEHICLES IN PERIOD TO MARCH
558,600 units delivered in month of March
Wolfsburg, April 14, 2015 – The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 1.48 (1.50; -1.3 percent) million vehicles to customers in the first quarter of this year. 558,600 (563.600; -0.9 percent) vehicles were delivered in the month of Ma
MOMO AUTOMOTIVE ACCESSORIES INC APPOINTS JONATHAN SIEBER AS GENERAL MANAGER, AND ID AGENCY AS AGENCY OF RECORD
The Italian automotive accessories brand, which produces a distinctive range of steering wheels, road wheels and motorsport accessories, has a number of things to celebrate this year.
Not only is the MOMO brand entering its 50th anniversary year with new impetus, but has appointed Jonathan Sieber
MORE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE UP-AND-COMING DRIVERS IN THE AUDI SPORT TT CUP
◾Drivers choose some of the settings on the race car
◾Rolf Michl: 'Drivers should learn all the elements of motorsport'
◾Numbers and colors of the race cars have been determined
Ingolstadt, April 14, 2015 – The Audi Sport TT Cup entrants are challenged in diverse ways – not only as race
NISSAN NAMED A PRESENTING SPONSOR OF 'WINNING: THE RACING LIFE OF PAUL NEWMAN' CHARITY SCREENING PREMIERES
◾Nissan's rich history in motorsports highlighted throughout the new documentary film focusing on the racing activities of actor/philanthropist Paul Newman
◾Many of Newman's many motorsports victories and championships came behind the wheel of Nissan and Datsun vehicles
◾Los Angeles and Indianapol
GOODYEAR BUILDING FOR LONG-TERM GROWTH
AKRON, Ohio, April 13, 2015 – The record-setting earnings achieved by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in 2014 were a big step on its path to long-term growth.
'I am extremely pleased with what our teams accomplished over the past year through their disciplined execution of our strategy,' Chair
The 1970 Jaguar XKE E-Type
Jaguar introduced their E-Type at the March 1961 Geneva Motor Show. Though elegant, it was not without its shortcomings. The transmission had an unsynchronized first gear; the seat backs were non-adjustable; and the cooling system was marginal in some of the warmer American climates. By 1965, these drawbacks had been addressed - the gearbox was now fully synchronized, and the seat backs were made adjustable. The brushed aluminum trim in the cockpit gave way to molded plastic and leather, and a new brake booster was adopted. The engine was enlarged to 4.2 liters, resulting in greater torque.
ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS TO PRESENT A NEW COMMISSION BY BRAZILIAN ARTIST ANA MARIA TAVARES DURING BERLIN GALLERY WEEKEND
◾Public Exhibition dates: 1-11 May 2015
◾Opening times: Monday to Saturday: 10am-8pm, Sunday: 11am-6pm
◾Location: Rolls-Royce Studio, BMW Haus am Kurfürstendamm 31, 10719 Berlin
As part of the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Arts Programme, a new installation by Brazilian artist Ana Maria Tavares will b
BENTLEY BRINGS HOME THE SILVERWARE FROM MONZA
•Car #7 makes a strong start to the season with a second-in-class* finish
•Car #8 also scores championship points, finishing eighth-in-class*
•Bentley Team M-Sport looks forward to home race at Silverstone
(Monza, Italy, 12th April 2015) Bentley Team M-Sport made a strong start to its 20
David Brown Automotive Speedback GT set to dazzle international audience at world-renowned Techno Classica Essen
• Following Speedback's highly successful appearance at Retro Classics in Stuttgart, the car will now feature at a second leading German show
• Over 190,000 visitors from around the world expected to descend on the Essen show as Speedback showcases the best of British craftsmanship
• Show appeara
AUDI AG: March best month in the company's history
•Worldwide sales rise by 4.4 percent, with around 177,950 cars sold
•Sales chief Luca de Meo: 'Successful start to the year with the strongest first quarter of all time'Over 438,000 deliveries since January, up by 6.1 percent
•Over 438,000 deliveries since January, up by 6.1 percent
A start of
FORD GT INSPIRES DESIGNERS TO CREATE FOOSBALL TABLE, GUITAR, SAILBOAT AND OTHER OBJECTS FOR DISPLAY AT SALONE DEL MOBILE
◾At Salone del Mobile, Ford's global designers are displaying a range of non-automotive objects inspired by all-new Ford GT; the team applied the interior design philosophy behind the supercar to create a racing sailboat, guitar, foosball table and more
◾Today, Ford hosts a discussion on the influe
GMC CANYON WINS CARS.COM MIDSIZE PICKUP CHALLENGE
New premium midsize truck tops competitors' capability, performance and materials
DETROIT – The all-new GMC Canyon was the top pick by the editors of Cars.com in a midsize pickup comparison test posted today.
The editors praised the Canyon SLT – the segment's only premium entry
NEW SCCA PRO FORMULA LITES SERIES ENJOYS SOLID MOMENTUM FOR INAUGURAL SEASON
(April 13, 2015) -- What began in 2014 as a worldwide launch at the automotive industry's largest tradeshow has now blossomed into one of motorsports' true success stories as the new SCCA Pro Formula Lites series prepares for its inaugural season.
Last November, Specialty Equipment Market
STRONG NEW PARTNER FOR AUDI SPORT
• Loudspeaker specialist Teufel enters DTM with Audi
• New graphics for Miguel Molina's Audi RS 5 DTM
• Final pre-season tests starting on Tuesday
Ingolstadt, April 13, 2015 – Audi Sport has a new partner in the DTM: Teufel Audio. The logo of the Berlin-based hi-fi specialist will
INFINITI CONTINUES STRONG SALES PACE
◾Record sales globally in Q1 2015
◾Growth in all regions
◾Q50 sports sedan with more than 50 percent increase
Hong Kong – Infiniti's growth strategy continues to deliver strong sales results. The company had another record quarter with worldwide sales of more than 52,000 vehicles for the
BMW TO EXHIBIT 'WILD STYLE' AND NEW WORKS BY MAZACCIO & DROWILAL AT PARIS PHOTO LOS ANGELES
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – April 13, 2015 . . . For Paris Photo's third edition at the Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles, BMW is proud to present artists Mazaccio & Drowilal's, and a glimpse of their work 'Wild Style,' the result of their BMW Residency, and their new series, Antépisode, mad
HYUNDAI MOTOR MAKES AN AMAZING CONNECTION BY SENDING 'A MESSAGE TO SPACE'
◾Hyundai Motor uses 'New Thinking' to send a special message to space
◾Daughter's note to astronaut father seen from the International Space Station
◾11 Genesis cars create a record-breaking 5.5 km-square image in Nevada desert
April 13, 2015 - Hyundai Motor has used the brand's 'New Th
BMW TEAM RLL - SPORTS CAR SHOWCASE AT LONG BEACH PREVIEW
Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – April 13, 2015… BMW Team RLL carries the momentum of two fourth-place finishes for the No. 24 BMW Z4 GTLM car at the Rolex 24 At Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring and a second-place finish at Daytona for the No. 25 machine to the April 18th TUDOR United SportsCar Cham
OLSBERGS MSE LAUNCHES MULTI-CHAMPIONSHIP RALLYCROSS CAMPAIGN
Talented young driver roster represents global force in rallycross
NYNÄSHAMN, Sweden (April 13, 2015) - Defending champions Olsbergs MSE today announce their return to the worldwide rallycross stage with a full roster of drivers preparing for an international, multi-championship c
PATRICK KUJALA SCORES DOUBLE
Sant'Agata Bolognese/ Monza, 12 April 2015. The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Europe witnessed an undisputed protagonist in Monza at the season opener. Patrick Kujala set pole both position and seized Race One and Race Two. The Finn (Bonaldi Motorsport) won Race Two held on Sunday morni
FIA WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP (WEC), ROUND 1, SILVERSTONE (GB), LMP1, RACE
Successful season opener for the new Porsche 919 Hybrid
Stuttgart. The driver trio of Romain Dumas (France), Neel Jani (Switzerland) and Marc Lieb (Germany) secured the first trophy for the new Porsche 919 Hybrid at the six-hours of Silverstone (GB). Sharing the number 18 prototy
THE LAMBORGHINI HURACÁN GT3 WINS AT ITS DEBUT MONZA OPENER FOR BLANCPAIN ENDURANCE SERIES
Sant'Agata Bolognese, 12 April 2015. The Lamborghini Huracán GT3 made an astonishing debut winning the Monza 3hrs race opener of the Blancpain Endurance Series. The car lined up by Grasser Racing Team and driven by the trio made up by Fabio Babini (ITA), Andrew Palmer (USA) and Jeroen Mul (ND
AUDI WINS WEC OPENER AT SILVERSTONE
◾Fans witness gripping FIA World Endurance Championship race
◾Fassler/Lotterer/Tréluyer win in Audi R18 e-tron quattro
◾Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich: 'Victory is tremendous motivation'
Ingolstadt/Silverstone, April 12, 2015 – Audi Sport managed a dream start of the 2015 m
MOPAR; DON SCHUMACHER RACING EARLY SEASON WIN STREAK ENDS AT THE STRIP AT LAS VEGAS
◾Don Schumacher Racing and the 2015 Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car's win streak ends in semifinals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
◾Tommy Johnson Jr. and the Make-A-Wish Mopar is top DSR finisher with a semifinal appearance at the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals
◾No.1 qualifier Hagan p
INDY GRAND PRIX OF LOUISIANA RACE REPORT
Hinchcliffe and Honda Win in New Orleans
◾Single-stop pit strategy pays big dividends as James Hinchcliffe claims first win of 2015
◾James Jakes completes a 1-3 finish for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
◾Simona de Silvestro runs fourth for Honda and Andretti Autosport
A gamble on pit stra
TWO WINS AND SIX PODIUM PLACES: SUCCESSFUL START FOR VOLKSWAGEN AT THE FORMULA 3 OPENER
◾Debutant ball: Charles Leclerc and George Russell win 'powered by Volkswagen'
◾17 top 10 results for the 16 junior drivers at the season opener
◾Two second places, one third place: Antonio Giovinazzi leads the overall standings
Two wins and six podium places overall at the season opener in Sil
The New Lexus ES to Make Its Global Debut at Auto Shanghai 2015
BEIJING – April 10, 2015 - The new Lexus ES luxury sedan will make its global debut at Auto Shanghai 2015 on April 20, 2015.
The Lexus ES established a unique and important position in the luxury sedan segment with its elegant styling, extraordinary quality, and Lexus' best-in-class servi
BEAUTY, BRAWN AND BRAINS: THE 2016 HONDA PILOT IS THE TRIPLE THREAT POISED TO TOP THE THREE-ROW SUV SEGMENT
Sleek and athletic exterior meets interior elegance for a commanding yet sophisticated presence
◾Top-of-the-line Elite trim introduces a premium look, feel and experience with highest level of standard features
◾Direct injected 3.5-liter i-VTEC® engine with more horsepower and torque than outgoing
MINI AUGMENTED VISION: A REVOLUTIONARY DISPLAY CONCEPT OFFERING ENHANCED COMFORT AND SAFETY
Munich . MINI is revealing the shape of things to come at the Auto Shanghai show with a pioneering innovation. 'MINI Augmented Vision gives an insight into how intelligent connectivity between a MINI car and eyewear into which relevant content is projected might work in the future,' explains
JEEP® PERFORMANCE PARTS: TOUGHEN UP FOR THE TRAIL
◾Seven Mopar-modified Jeep® concept vehicles highlighted the capabilities of Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) to augment off-road performance
◾Pricing announced for lift kits, beadlock wheels, big brake kits, axles, fender flares and more Jeep Performance Parts products
◾Jeep Performance Parts are fac
WALKER 'THE LEGEND' EVANS NAMED GRAND MARSHALL FOR 6TH ANNUAL NORRA MEXICAN 1000
(Agua Dulce, Calif.): In celebration of his contributions to the sport of Baja off-road racing and his continuing support of the 'Happiest Race on Earth,' NORRA today announced that Walker Evans will be honored as Grand Marshall for the 2015 General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000 rally.
BREMBO FORMULA 1 CHINA BRAKE FACTS
DETROIT, (Apr. 9, 2015) – Brembo continues its initiative of developing and providing brake facts for each of the 20 races on the Formula One calendar. This weekend Formula One heads to China and the Formula 1 UBS Chinese Grand Prix.
The Shanghai Circuit is considered a light braking 16
FORD MOTOR COMPANY DECLARES DIVIDEND FOR SECOND QUARTER 2015
DEARBORN, Mich., April 10, 2015 – The Board of Directors of Ford Motor Company declared a second quarter dividend of $0.15 per share on the company's outstanding Class B and common stock.
This is the same level of dividend paid in the first quarter of 2015, and is a 20 percent increase fr
STAND UP FOR TRANSPORTATION, STAND UP FOR CLEAN AIR: CLEAN DIESEL MOVES A MAJORITY OF AMERICA'S PUBLIC TRANSIT
Washington, D.C. – As numerous organizations, policymakers and transportation advocates today promote the need for a healthy and well-funded transportation system during 'Stand Up for Transportation Day', the Diesel Technology Forum is highlighting the new generation of transportation now ava
The Citroen Aircross Concept
As the brand celebrates 50 million vehicle sales since its creation some 95 years ago, Citroën is unveiling a surprising, creative and bold new concept car ahead of the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show.
SHELL TO CO-ENGINEER THE DESIGN AND BUILD OF A CONCEPT CITY CAR
Shell, in collaboration with the legendary race and road car designer Professor Gordon Murray and engine specialist Osamu Goto will co-engineer an ultra-compact, efficient car for city use based around the internal combustion engine. The Shell car is scheduled to be unveiled in November 2015 and peo
2016 CAMARO IS STRONGER, LIGHTER AND MORE RESPONSIVE
Computer aided engineering contributes to 28 percent greater structural stiffness
DETROIT – The engineering team spent 9 million hours of computational time honing the driving experience of the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro before the first prototype turned a wheel. The structural
'DRIVE PROUD' ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN DEBUTS FOR THE 2015 CHRYSLER 300
◾Narrated by Peter Dinklage ('Game of Thrones'), the new 60-second anthem spot launches nationally beginning Thursday, April 9
◾Campaign celebrates success through hard work across all walks of life
◾Those featured include Becky Hammon (assistant coach, San Antonio Spurs), Alexis Ohanian (cofounde
ASTON MARTIN'S SIGHTS SET ON SILVERSTONE SUCCESS
Gaydon, 9 April 2015 - Aston Martin Racing is looking to take maximum points at the opening round of the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), the Six Hours of Silverstone, this weekend (12 April) with its fleet of five Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTEs.
The team, which is based in Banbu
ADVANCED LIGHT JET, SUPERCAR, MOTOGP STREET BIKE AND ADVANCED ROBOTICS WILL SHOWCASE TECHNOLOGY AT SAE 2015 CONGRESS
Acura NSX, ASIMO, UNI-CUB and HondaJet highlight leadership in mobility and the 'Year of Honda'
Apr 8, 2015 - DETROIT -- In an unprecedented display of its vision for the future of personal mobility, Honda will showcase a number of groundbreaking technologies and products under on
NISSAN RECEIVES 2015 ENERGY STAR PARTNER OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR FIFTH YEAR IN A ROW
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan once again received the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award, the highest honor given to top organizations dedicated to protecting the environment by making their operations more energy efficient.
This marks the fifth consecutive year that
WHAT IS THE BEST TOWING TRUCK IN AMERICA? TFLTRUCK ANSWERS WITH THE 2015 GOLD HITCH AWARD
April 9, 2015, Boulder, CO. - The Fast Lane Truck (TFLTruck) announces their 2015 Gold Hitch Award recipients. The TFLtruck Gold Hitch Award recognizes mid-size, half-ton, heavy-duty and (truck-based) full-size SUVs for their ability to perform under the most demanding driving conditions. Fiv
NISSAN AVM TECH TO GO UNDERWATER FOR DEEP SEA EXPLORATION
Nissan's Around View Monitor (AVM) technology, a building block of its autonomous drive technology, will help remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) search for natural resources in the Earth's oceans
YOKOHAMA, Japan — Nissan is providing its unique Around View Monitor (AVM) technology to the Ja
THE FAST LANE TRUCK (TFLTRUCK) NAMES 2015 RAM 3500 HEAVY DUTY FOR GOLD HITCH AWARD
April 8, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The Fast Lane Truck (TFLtruck) has named the 2015 Ram 3500 with 6.7-liter Cummins the winner of its inaugural Gold Hitch Award in the heavy duty diesel segment.
Within heavy duty classes, the Ram 3500 took top honors for outstanding pulling power, b
NISSAN ANNOUNCES U.S. PRICING FOR 2016 370Z COUPE, 370Z NISMO AND 370Z ROADSTER
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan today announced U.S. pricing for the 2016 370Z Coupe, 370Z NISMO and 370Z Roadster, which are on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide. Once again offered in a selection of eight 370Z Coupe models, four 370Z NISMO models and five 370Z Roadster models, 2016 Manufactur
Chevrolet Introduces 2015 Silverado Custom Sport HDs
Chevrolet adds a sophisticated monochromatic look to the Silverado 2500 HD and 3500 HD with new Custom Sport editions, which debuted today at the Denver Auto Show.
Silverado Custom Sport HDs feature body-colored front and rear bumpers, a body-colored grille with chrome-accent bars, chrome door handles and body-side moldings, and chrome-accented trailering mirrors.
eMagazine Edition : Audi's Gr-r-R8
Please enjoy our first eMagazine issue of 2015. It includes Amelia Island Concours and Auction coverage, a look at the 1965 Chevy Impala, racing legends Tony Brooks and Richard Petty, the 2000 Sebring 12 Hours, and much more.
The Cisitalia 202
In October 1944, the industrialist and racer Piero Dusio formed Consorzio Industriale Sportiva Italia, or Cisitalia. In 1947 he launched the 4-cylinder, 1100-cc 202 Coupe, designed by renowned engineers Dante Giacosa and Giovanni Savonuzzi with a simple body from Pinin Farina. Only 153 of these elegant 202 SCs were produced, including a Grand Sport Cabriolet that is in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. A few Spyder versions were constructed as well as a small number of Grand Sport Cabriolet models, which were built by Pinin Farina and Stabilimenti Farina.
THE 2015 CHRYSLER 200 SPRINGS FORWARD WITH TWO NEW INTERIOR CHOICES
◾New Ambassador Blue leather interior option is available now on 2015 Chrysler 200S models
◾New Mocha leather interior is available to order on 2015 Chrysler 200C models
◾Chrysler 200 sales continue to blossom as the all-new mid-size sedan approaches its first year in the marketplace
STATEMENT BY JOHN MENDEL, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.
Apr 8, 2015 Honda's growth strategy in North America is keyed to aligning our product portfolio and related production around the needs of our customers and growth segments in the marketplace. This includes the fortification of our light truck line-up with the recent introduction of a refres
VOLVO TRUCKS FURTHERS APPLICATION-SPECIFIC OFFERINGS WITH VOLVO VNX TRIDEM MODEL
Volvo Trucks' powerful Volvo VNX 630 model, designed for high gross weight applications and heavy-haul tasks like heavy equipment hauling, oil and gas delivery and timber transport, is now offered with a tridem rear axle group, offering maximum traction and an increased payload for customers.
TOYO TIRES® JOINS RED SOX NATION AS THE OFFICIAL TIRE OF THE BOSTON RED SOX®
CYPRESS, CA – Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. is proud to announce that Toyo Tires® is the Official Tire of the Boston Red Sox® baseball club. The Boston Red Sox are eight-time World Series champions and are considered the fourth winningest team in Major League Baseball since 2002.
MAZDA POWERS THE BEST TO THE TOP
- 82 Mazda-Powered Entries Scheduled to Compete During Grand Prix of Louisiana Weekend -- Ongoing Multi-Million Dollar Investment by Mazda to Grow the Sport -
IRVINE, Calif. (April 8, 2015) – Mazda will have its racecars in a total of four series on the schedule this weekend at the
NEW GRID RECORD IN MONZA FOR THE OPENING WEEKEND OF LAMBORGHINI BLANCPAIN SUPER TROFEO EUROPE 2015
Sant'Agata Bolognese, 8 April 2015. The seventh season starts in Monza this weekend, 10-12 April, for the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Europe. As traditional the Italian circuit will host the first out of six double rounds of the Lamborghini and Blancpain one-make series, that this yea
KIA MOTORS AMERICA STATEMENT REGARDING ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES
Effective immediately, the Group Vice Chairman and CEO of Kia Motors America (KMA) and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG), Byung Mo Ahn, has left these positions and will become a company advisor. Jang Won Sohn, formerly a Senior Vice President at KMC, assumes the position of President and CEO
RMAP NAMES 2015 RAM 1500 ECODIESEL ‘TRUCK OF THE YEAR' AND 2015 CHRYSLER 200 ‘CAR OF THE YEAR'
◾Denver-based journalist organization announces the awards at the Charity Preview for the Denver Auto Show
◾Winners are chosen from a field that includes every significant new car and truck introduced in the last year
◾Each eligible vehicle is evaluated and voted on by the members of the Rocky Mou
FORMULA 3 – THE CAREER SPRINGBOARD: 16 TALENTED DRIVERS LINE UP 'POWERED BY VOLKSWAGEN'
◾Promotion achieved: Max Verstappen steps up to Formula One, Tom Blomqvist to DTM
◾2015 season: eleven race weekends in eight countries
◾Five teams with 16 young drivers put their faith in the Dallara-Volkswagen combination
Upwards and onwards to Formula One with Volkswagen Power: Max Verstappe
HONDA MANUFACTURING OF INDIANA REACHES 1 MILLIONTH PRODUCTION MILESTONE
Apr 8, 2015 - GREENSBURG, Indiana -- Associates at Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC (HMIN) today celebrated a production milestone of the 1 millionth car built at the plant.
The completion of HMIN's 1 millionth vehicle comes only six years after the start of mass production at the $800
YOKOHAMA TIRE CORPORATION GOES DRIFTING FOR FOURTH CONSECUTIVE SEASON
2015 Formula Drift series kicks-off April 10-11 in Long Beach, California with Yokohama drivers Michael Essa, Masashi Yokoi and Matt Field, who will compete on ADVAN Neova® AD08R tires
SANTA ANA, CA (April 8, 2015) – Formula Drift is back and so is Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC).
Project Cullinan Begins Development Programme As Engineering Mule Appears In Public
This early engineering mule, based on a shortened Phantom Series II body, has been created purely to begin the development of an all-wheel drive suspension system that will deliver a ride that will be Effortless … Everywhere. The body may hint at the size of the new car, but it features no design aspects of the eventual high-sided, all-terrain motor car announced by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in February this year.
AND NOW THERE IS ONE…MERCEDES AMG GT WINS 2015 WORLD PERFORMANCE CAR AWARD
The MERCEDES AMG GT has been declared the 2015 World Performance Car during today's press conference hosted by the New York International Auto Show, Bridgestone Corporation and Autoneum.
Mercedes-Benz is no stranger to the World Car Awards program – now in its 11th year. Mercedes-Benz prev
AND NOW THERE IS ONE....BMW i8 WINS 2015 WORLD GREEN CAR AWARD
The BMW i8 was declared the 2015 World Green Car at a press conference hosted by the New York International Auto Show, Bridgestone Corporation, and Autoneum.
Ulrich Kranz, Director BMW i Model Line, said: 'We feel extremely honoured, receiving this prestigious World Green Car award for the BMW i8
Best Year for Lotus Cars' Sales Since FY 2008/09
Cars sales up by 55% for 2014/15 compared to 2013/14
36 New Dealers appointed in last 11 months
All models see an increase in sales with the Lotus Elise range heading the table.
Today, Lotus is pleased to announce a 55% rise in its global sports car sales at the
Miss Idaho Sierra Sandison to Make Guest Appearance
Miss Idaho Sierra Sandison to Make Guest Appearance
HERSHEY, PA - Sierra Sandison has graciously accepted our invitation to participate in this year's The Elegance at Hershey. Sierra Sandison, Miss Idaho 2014, made international headlines after being crowned in July because of her
Toyota Hosts First-Ever North Texas Supplier Diversity Event for Local Women- and Minority-Owned Businesses
Plano, Texas, April 7, 2015 -- Toyota today hosted its first large-scale supplier diversity event in North Texas at the Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center. 'Power of Exchange 2015' offered local Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) a valuable fo
PROJECT CULLINAN BEGINS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME AS ENGINEERING MULE APPEARS IN PUBLIC
In its open letter on 18 February this year, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars gave an undertaking to inform stakeholders of the progress of Project Cullinan. Keeping this promise, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has today published photographs depicting the first key milestone in the vehicle's development programme. T
Texas Tuner Plans to Build World's Fastest 4-Door Sedan
2016 HPE1000 Twin Turbo Cadillac CTS-V
Sealy, Texas-When the next generation Cadillac CTS-V hits the streets later this year, it will have 640+ hp and a top speed of nearly 200 mph. To the team at Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE), this is a good starting point. The company
FROM CANOPY TO CITY: CHEVROLET MEANS SMALL BUSINESS
History with segment dates to the 1930s
DETROIT – Ever since vendors have peddled produce to passers-by on the streets of busy cities, Chevrolet has provided vehicles that allows them to reach their customers.
Beginning in 1936, Chevrolet sold the Chevrolet Canopy Pickup – a ve
TANNER FOUST DEBUTS ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK / NITTO TIRE VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT
Two-time Formula Drift champ makes return to drifting in Long Beach
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (April 7, 2015) - Two-time drift champion Tanner Foust on Tuesday unveiled the brand-new Rockstar Energy Drink / Nitto Tire Volkswagen Passat drift machine that he will drive this weekend i
PANEL TO EXPLORE HOW AUTOMOTIVE SAFETY KEEPS PACE WITH TECHNOLOGY AND COMPLEXITY
As the company providing Executive Leadership for the SAE 2015 World Congress & Exhibition in Detroit, Michigan, April 21-23, Honda and its partners are providing a series of brief updates leading up to the event. The following is a blog post from Jay Joseph, assistant vice president, Dealer Communi
TOYOTA HOSTS FIRST-EVER NORTH TEXAS SUPPLIER DIVERSITY EVENT FOR LOCAL WOMEN- AND MINORITY-OWNED BUSINESSES
Plano, Texas, April 7, 2015 -- Toyota today hosted its first large-scale supplier diversity event in North Texas at the Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center. 'Power of Exchange 2015' offered local Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) a valuable fo
'PERFECT GETAWAY' CAMPAIGN FOR THE ALL-NEW KIA SORENTO CONTINUES WITH SIX-EPISODE VIDEO SERIES ON YAHOO SCREEN
'The Getaway Guide' Encourages Viewers to Unleash Their Adventurous Side With Spontaneous Weekend Getaways in Kia's Most Capable and Refined CUV
◾First episodes of 'The Getaway Guide' can be viewed now on Yahoo Screen with others debuting through April
◾Packed with first-class materials and
VIDEO REPORT: NISSAN DRIVER ATTENTION ALERT HELPS COMBATS DROWSY DRIVING WITH INNOVATIVE SYSTEM
◾April 6th is 'Drowsy Driving Awareness Day'
◾Studies show drowsy driving may be involved in more than 20 percent of all fatal crashes*
◾Nissan's new Driver Attention Alert** system helps detect drowsy and inattentive driving
◾System offered on select models of 2015 Nissan Murano and 2016 Nissan
The 1937 BMW 328
The BMW 328 is considered to be one of the most modern prewar cars. It became famous after a special low-drag Touring Superleggera coupe finished fifth overall at the 1939 24 Hours of Le Mans and won the two-liter class. For customers who wanted the performance of the 328 with more luxurious upholstery, BMW offered the car as a rolling chassis to be bodied by several different coachbuilders.
The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance : Detailed Report
Amelia Island celebrated its first annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance in 1996 with the legendary race car driver Sir Stirling Moss serving as the Honoree. Twenty years later, at the 2015 edition of 'The Amelia', Sir Stirling was once again selected as the Honoree, and honored for his achievements in motor racing and the tremendous legacy he continues to build upon.
The BMW E26 M1
The BMW Motorsport needed a competitive car to enter the Group 4 class in the Procar World Championship. Jochen Neerpasch would unite two former allied nations in the quest. The result would be simply called the M1 and it would certainly become one of the most remarkable and intriguing stories, especially in BMW history.
Toyota Doubles Turbo Offerings in New Engine Lineup
Toyota City, Japan, April 6, 2015 -- Toyota is ready to debut its second turbocharged entry in a series of new engines with drastically improved thermal and fuel efficiency.
The new 8NR-FTS 1.2-liter direct-injection turbo engine will be available as an option for the partially redesign
SUBARU OF AMERICA PARTNERS WITH THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE CENTENNIAL
Subaru Deepens Its Commitment to the Environment and National Parks Through Renewed Relationship
Cherry Hill, N.J. - Subaru of America, Inc. today announced its continued commitment to the environment and America's national parks through a multi-year partnership with the National
HONDA PARTNERS WITH SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM TO PRESENT THE WORK OF YASUO KUNIYOSHI
Artist and automaker's founder shared similar dreams of finding success far from home
Apr 3, 2015 - TORRANCE, Calif. -- Honda is proud to partner with the Smithsonian American Art Museum in the first comprehensive, domestic overview of Yasuo Kuniyoshi's work in over 65 years.
HYUNDAI HOPE ON WHEELS TO SURPASS $100 MILLION IN RESEARCH FUNDING DURING ITS 17TH YEAR OF FIGHTING PEDIATRIC CANCER
In 2015, this major supporter of pediatric cancer research will award $15 million in new research grant dollars in pursuit of finding cures and improving care for children with cancer
NEW YORK – April 2, 2015 –Hyundai Motor America and its U.S. dealers continue their long standing
2015 Ford F-150: From Seats to Bumpers, No Part Overlooked to Reduce Weight
DEARBORN, Mich., April 6, 2015 – Ford engineers responsible for the all-new F-150 were tasked with taking weight out of the truck while improving its capability to accomplish all of the work owners expect of the toughest, smartest, most capable and efficient F-150 ever. While many already know that
American Honda Lends Support to RRDC Evening with Bobby Unser in Long Beach
HILLIARD, Ohio (April 6, 2015) - American Honda Motor Co., Inc., will support the RRDC Evening with Bobby Unser presented by Firestone by hosting the cocktail reception for the sixth consecutive year at the Road Racing Drivers Club's seventh annual West Coast banquet, held prior to the 41st T
Dominique Crenn, Stephanie Izard and Carlton McCoy Add Flavor to Lexus Culinary Masters Team
Three New Epicurean Partners Join Automaker's Dynamic Culinary Roster
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 6, 2015)—Lexus has announced three celebrated additions to its growing team of Lexus Culinary Masters: Dominique Crenn, chef/owner of San Francisco's Atelier Crenn; Stephanie Izard, ch
CANYON EXPERIENCE LETS CUSTOMERS TAKE VIRTUAL TEST DRIVE
'Engineered for Everywhere' site customizes road tests by lifestyle, location
DETROIT – Whether it's pulling up in front of a restaurant in the city or trailering a camper into the woods, the all-new 2015 GMC Canyon premium midsize pickup is right at home. Beginning today, an intera
The Brazilian triumphs at Long Beach
LONG BEACH, USA (April 4 2015) – Thirty five years on, the Brazilian national anthem was played again at Long Beach to celebrate a Piquet victory. This afternoon, Nelson Jr. took his first Formula E win in the same spot where his father scored
SUBARU OF AMERICA TO SERVE AS TITLE SPONSOR OF CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL IN PHILADELPHIA AREA
SUBARU OF AMERICA TO SERVE AS TITLE SPONSOR OF CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL TO COMMEMORATE NEARLY 100 YEARS OF BEAUTY IN PHILADELPHIA AREA
Subaru Continues Sponsorship of Event Designed to Celebrate Japanese Culture
Cherry Hill, N.J. - Subaru today announced its continued ti
GM EARNS TOP HONORS FROM EPA ENERGY STAR®
Demonstrates commitment to energy efficiency throughout 20-year partnership
DETROIT – General Motors earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2015 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year award for Sustained Excellence for leadership in protecting the environment through superior
Rare and Highly Sought After AMC Javelin at Russo and Steele Newport Beach!
Scottsdale, Arizona (April 2nd, 2015) – For Enthusiasts – By Enthusiasts.™ Much more than a tagline, it's our lifestyle and it's one that infuses all aspects of our auction events. Fresh off a thrilling, action packed and highly memorable Scottsdale auction event, Russo and Steele looks to m
2016 Nissan Maxima Makes Global Debut at New York International Auto Show
The dramatically styled 2016 Maxima, created by driving enthusiasts for driving enthusiasts, looks like nothing else on the road today – and drives like nothing in the segment. It not only resets Maxima's iconic '4-Door Sports Car' positioning, it sets a new standard for style, performance and technology in the large sedan segment.
2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Debuts at New York International Auto Show
There's a new hybrid in town, and it's called RAV4. Toyota has been the overwhelming gas-electric hybrid sales leader in the Ú.S. since 2000. Now, 15 years after the first Prius was sold in the Ú.S., Toyota has unveiled its eighth hybrid offering as part of the refreshed 2016 RAV4.
Innovation is the Spark behind Chevrolet's Minicar
Chevrolet today introduced the all-new 2016 Spark – a completely redesigned and more sophisticated execution of the brand's global minicar. It offers greater efficiency and refinement, along with new, available safety and connectivity features.
As one of Chevrolet's most global vehicles, the 2016 Spark will be offered in more than 40 markets around the world.
New 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander: A Redesigned and Reengineered Crossover Value
Much more than a traditional mid-cycle design 'refreshing' that consists of minor aesthetic updates, the new 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander has been redesigned and reengineered to stand out in the competitive small crossover segment with its powerful and dynamic appearance and refined driving experience. Combined with Mitsubishi's reliability and safety standards, the 2016 Outlander is an unmatched value.
Audi is Official Automotive Partner of new downtown Whitney Museum building
•Audi to collaborate with the Whitney to support events throughout the opening year of the new building
•Audi to provide special transportation services for the Whitney's opening events
•The Whitney and Audi will conceptualize an Audi Lounge space exclusively for Whitney members during select eve
MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS - 2015 WORLD CAR OF THE YEAR
AND NOW THERE IS ONE….
THE 'ROAD TO THE WORLD CAR' JOURNEY HAS ENDED
MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS - 2015 WORLD CAR OF THE YEAR
NEW YORK - April 2, 2015 – The journey on The Road to the World Car has ended with the declaration of the MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS as the 2015 World Car of the Ye
MERCEDES-BENZ S COUPÉ WINS 2015 WORLD LUXURY CAR AWARD
NEW YORK - April 2, 2015 – At a press conference hosted by the New York International Auto Show, Bridgestone Corporation, and Autoneum, the MERCEDES-BENZ S COUPÉ was declared the 2015 World Luxury Car.
This is the second year in a row that Mercedes-Benz has won the World Luxury Car title.
MERCEDES AMG GT WINS 2015 WORLD PERFORMANCE CAR AWARD
NEW YORK - April 2, 2015 – The MERCEDES AMG GT has been declared the 2015 World Performance Car during today's press conference hosted by the New York International Auto Show, Bridgestone Corporation and Autoneum.
Mercedes-Benz is no stranger to the World Car Awards program – now in its 11
CITROEN C4 CACTUS WINS 2015 WORLD CAR DESIGN OF THE YEAR AWARD
NEW YORK - April 2, 2015 – The CITROEN C4 CACTUS was declared the 2015 World Car Design of the Year at a press conference hosted by the New York International Auto Show, Bridgestone Corporation, and Autoneum.
Citroen is no stranger to the World Car Awards program – now in its 11th year.
BMW i8 WINS 2015 WORLD GREEN CAR AWARD
NEW YORK - April 2, 2015 – The BMW i8 was declared the 2015 World Green Car at a press conference hosted by the New York International Auto Show, Bridgestone Corporation, and Autoneum.
This is the second year in a row that the BMW Group has won the World Green Car title and the third time
MAXIMA HERITAGE: A LOOK BACK AT SEVEN GENERATIONS OF 4-DOOR SPORTS CARS
NEW YORK – The 2016 Maxima is the 8th generation of Nissan's iconic 4-Door Sports Car (or 4DSC) – though the term wasn't coined until the 3rd generation 1989 model. The very first model to wear the Maxima name had an '8' in its name – the 1981 Datsun 810 Maxima. Technically, it was the 2nd ge
2015 CHEVY HEAVY-HITTERS SETTLE ATOP FOUNTAIN IN COMERICA PARK
Corvette Z06, Silverado tower above ballpark where 3 million fans visit annually
DETROIT – It is an annual rite of spring that means Opening Day is just around the corner.
A Velocity Yellow Corvette Z06 and a special Midnight Edition Silverado eased into their parking spaces hi
ROBBY GORDON INTRODUCES THE PRO UNLIMITED CLASS TO THE MEXICAN 1000
$50,000 to be awarded to the class winner and Formula Off-Road to produce an NBCSN special
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 2, 2015) – The Formula Off-Road Pro Unlimited division will make its debut as part of the NORRA Mexican 1000 April 25-29 as a new stand-alone class in the race that ho
JAGUAR LAND ROVER TO SUPPORT US TECHNOLOGY START-UPS TO DRIVE INFOTAINMENT INNOVATION
◾Jaguar Land Rover to launch an 'Innovation Incubator' project in Portland, Oregon to support further innovation in connected car and infotainment technologies
◾Incubator project will invite US technology start-ups to pitch their ideas 'Shark Tank/Dragon's Den' style to receive technical and financ
CHEVROLET SHARES #BESTDAYEVER WITH 3 MILLION VIEWERS
Ushers in new era of real-time marketing with unprecedented multimedia event
DETROIT – Chevrolet celebrated the #BestDayEver by personally surprising more than 12,000 people with a multimedia event that turned April Fool's Day upside down and broke new ground to share the brand's
YOKOHAMA TIRE BRINGS BACK ‘SPRING GETAWAY' PROMOTION
Consumers receive a $60 Visa® prepaid card with the purchase of four Yokohama tires through April 30
SANTA ANA, CA (April 1, 2015) – As spring rolls in, so does Yokohama Tire Corporation's (YTC) second year of its national mail-in rebate promotion: Spring Getaway. Through April 30
MECUM COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION AT THE KANSAS CITY CONVENTION CENTER APRIL 23-25
Auction to Feature 700 American Muscle Cars, Classics, Hot Rods and More
Walworth, Wis. – April 2, 2015 – Mecum Auctions, the world's largest collector car auction company, returns to the Kansas City Convention Center April 23-25 with an anticipated lineup of 700 American muscl
DIGITAL DATA PLAYS HUGE ROLE IN CHEVY TRAX SAFETY
Super computers supplant physical barriers in vehicle crash testing
DETROIT – Every day, vast amounts of digital information is used to process and predict everything from flight patterns to calorie consumption and sleep habits. At General Motors, similar computing capabilities en
HONDA CIVIC AND ACCORD LEAD INDUSTRY IN SALES TO YOUNG BUYERS
Honda Civic and Accord Lead Industry in Sales to Young Buyers, Selling More Than 1 Million Vehicles to Millennials Over Past 11 Years
Apr 2, 2015 - TORRANCE, Calif. -- The Honda Accord and Civic are the two best-selling cars with under-35 buyers over the past 11 years, according to
INFINITI REVEALS 2016 QX50 LUXURY CROSSOVER AT NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW
◾Updated 2016 Infiniti QX50, with extended wheelbase, increased interior room and refined exterior design, goes on sale at Infiniti retailers nationwide this fall
◾Infiniti QX30 Concept, which previews a future, all-new production luxury compact crossover, makes North American debut at show
JAGUAR LAND ROVER REPORTS U.S. SALES FOR MARCH 2015
◾Jaguar Land Rover U.S. March sales increase 36percent with 8,438 units sold
◾Land Rover up 54 percent to set new U.S. March sales record on growth of Range Rover and Range Rover Sport
◾Range Rover and Range Rover Sport have best ever U.S. March sales
◾Jaguar F-TYPE delivers 17 percent increase
DELPHI SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES FIRST COAST-TO-COAST AUTOMATED DRIVE
GILLINGHAM, England – April 2, 2015 – Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE: DLPH) has completed the longest automated drive in North America, traveling from San Francisco to New York in the first coast-to-coast trip ever taken by an automated vehicle. Nearly 3,400 miles were covered with 99 percent o
JUDGING TAKES PLACE FOR LOGISTICS CARBON REDUCTION AWARDS 2015
The judging for this year's Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) Awards has taken place and the Freight Transport Association says that the standard of entries is higher than ever. The Awards, which celebrate the efforts made by individual scheme members to reduce their carbon emissions from fr
MITSUBISHI CELEBRATES AS 10,000TH OUTLANDER PHEV IS SOLD
CIRENCESTER – Mitsubishi Motors (UK) has reached a significant milestone after selling its 10,000th Outlander PHEV in the UK in its first year.
The landmark handover took place at the Humphries & Parks Mitsubishi dealership in West Malling, Kent, with Paul Aspin, of Sittingbourne, being ha
‘GET IN THE GT SPIRIT' WITH PEUGEOT AT THE GADGET SHOW LIVE
◾Award-winning PEUGEOT 308 introduces exciting new performance GT models on both Hatchback and SW
◾These superb models will be showcased on the PEUGEOT stand at this year's Gadget Show Live with a chance to WIN a Track Day Experience
◾A virtual high-speed drive available on stand for visitors to '
NINETY CLASSICS SCHEDULED FOR TAKE-OFF AT H&H'S 15 APRIL DUXFORD SALE
One of H&H Classics' most popular venues, the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, will once again provide an impressive backdrop to a varied catalogue of classic cars and motorcycles to be offered at its forthcoming 15 April sale.
Leading the pack will be the 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Mk 2, a car in wonder
LEXUS DELIVERS HIGHER QUALITY AND GREATER VALUE WITH REVISED IS 300H RANGE
◾Introduction of the new Lexus IS 300h Advance sports saloon
◾Equipment specification adds Lexus Navigation, heated/ventilated electrically adjustable front seats. leather upholstery, and reversing camera to established Luxury grade
◾Upgrade delivers customer 'complimentary' value of more than £3,
VA-VA-VOOM! NEW RENAULT UK CLIO CUP RACE SEASON STARTS THIS EASTER WEEKEND AT KENT'S WORLD-FAMOUS BRANDS HATCH CIRCUIT
The countdown is almost over: Kent's world-famous Brands Hatch circuit this Easter weekend (Sat 4/Sun 5 April) sets the scene for the opening two races of a new Renault UK Clio Cup season and 2015's championship – as ever being watched closely by British Touring Car Championship teams for possible f
ŠKODA SHADECHANGE™ TECHNOLOGY BRINGS A NEW WORLD OF COLOUR TO FABIA OWNERS
◾Multi-panel system allows drivers to change colour on the move
◾Pioneering use of new unobtainium micro-coating
◾System controlled via existing touchscreen infotainment system
Milton Keynes, April 1 2015: Fabia drivers who find themselves in a blue mood, pretty in pink or simply seeing
Movie Star Dennis Haysbert Named Pinehurst Concours Grand Marshal
VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. (April 2, 2015) – Dennis Haysbert, who portrayed baseball slugger Pedro Cerrano in the Major League film trilogy and stars in the Fox hit TV series '24,' has been named Grand Marshal of the third annual Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance vintage car showcase at Pinehurst Resor
All-New 2016 Optima Midsize Sedan Makes Global Debut At The New York International Auto Show
Five years ago Kia Motors America (KMA) debuted the re-designed Optima at the New York International Auto Show and introduced a game-changing midsize sedan that catalyzed the brand's design-led transformation. History was repeated when the all-new 2016 Optima, a symbol of the Kia brand's maturation through continuous refinement and obsessive attention to detail, made its debut here today. An instant hit with consumers looking for a fresh alternative to an otherwise staid segment, the Optima has been KMA's top-selling vehicle for three consecutive years, and the all-new model is poised to continue that success.
All-New Malibu is Larger, More Technological and Efficient
Chevrolet today introduced the all-new 2016 Malibu – a completely restyled midsize sedan engineered to offer more efficiency, connectivity and advanced safety features than ever.
An all-new hybrid powertrain, which leverages technology from the Chevrolet Volt, will offer an estimated combined fuel economy rating exceeding 45 mpg. The Malibu's standard 1.5L turbo powertrain is projected to offer 37 mpg highway.
Honda Debuts Sportiest Civic Design in Brand History with 10th-Generation Civic Concept at New York International Auto Show
Today Honda unveiled its ultra-sporty Civic Concept at the New York International Auto Show as the brand prepares to launch its completely reimagined 10th-Generation Civic models beginning this fall. With a sharper focus on spirited performance and class-leading versatility, the new Civic lineup will include Civic Sedan, Coupe and Si models along with the return of the Civic hatchback, followed by the launch of a new Civic Type-R as the performance flagship of the Civic lineup. The new Civic also will be the first Ú.S. model to apply new VTEC® Turbo engines from the company's Earth Dreams Technology™ powertrain series.
Infiniti's Pioneering Luxury Crossover Continues to Offer A Úniquely Personal Expression of Rewarding Style and Rewarding Driving
When the Infiniti QX50 was originally introduced (as the Infiniti EX35), it was one of the first personal crossovers, foreshadowing what has become the hottest segment in the auto industry. It offered a choice of rear-wheel or Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, one of the most powerful engines in its class and a full-feature interior. It was also the first vehicle to offer technology features such as Infiniti's innovative Around View® Monitor.
Subaru Unveils STi Performance Concept At 2015 New York International Auto Show
The STI Performance Concept signifies a plan for Ú.S.-expansion of Subaru Tecnica International (STI), the performance division of Subaru, in its three core business areas; aftermarket parts, STI-tuned cars and motorsports.
The expansion has already begun, with STI-engineered parts replacing Subaru Performance Tuning (SPT) aftermarket parts in the Ú.S. market, and with STI's increasing engineering presence in Subaru of America's Global RallyCross team.
The All-New 2016 Lexus RX Makes Global Debut at the New York International Auto Show
Lexus has shown that it has once again redefined the luxury sport utility segment with the unveiling of the all-new RX at the 2015 New York Auto Show today. As the best-selling model in the brand's 26-year history—with global sales of more than 2.1 million units—the RX represents three out of ten vehicles ever sold by Lexus. The 2016 RX builds on that trend with a completely new, luxurious interior to match its fresh, new, chiseled body style. The large dose of Lexus brand DNA that's been artfully incorporated into the details can not only be seen, but also felt. The new fourth-generation RX also boasts exceptional on-road performance and safety technologies that include the innovative Lexus Safety System+.
Infiniti QX30 Concept makes North American debut in New York
•Infiniti's precursor to a premium compact crossover
•Sharp design, rugged looks and command sitting make QX30 Concept the ideal urban explorer
•Hints at a full range of powertrains to suit every need
New York – The Infiniti QX30 Concept, Infiniti's design vision that will inspire a ne
Ford Named Best Overall Truck Brand in 2015 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards
DEARBORN, Mich., April 1, 2015 – Ford claims Best Overall Truck Brand in the 2015 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards – the latest accolade for the brand that introduced the toughest, smartest, most capable and efficient F-150 ever. This is the second consecutive year and the sixth time in se
Michelin's Innovative Premier Tires to Come On New 2016 Lexus RX
Revolutionary, Award-Winning Tread Design Provides Exceptional Levels of Safety
NEW YORK, April 1, 2015 – The exciting new 2016 Lexus RX, introduced at the New York International Auto Show, arrives with Michelin's latest advancement in tire safety technology, the MICHELIN® Premier®
SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. REPORTS RECORD MARCH SALES
•Record March - monthly sales increase 10.4 percent over March 2014
•40th consecutive month of year-over-year growth
•Best March ever for Forester, WRX/STI, Legacy, Outback and XV Crosstrek
•16.8 percent increase YTD over 2014
•Legacy 68 percent increase YTD over 2014
•20th consecutive months o
FCA Canada Inc. Reports March Sales Increase
•64 consecutive months of year-over-year sales growth – longest growth streak in Company's history
•25,060 vehicles sold; an increase of 2 per cent over March 2014 sales
•March sales records set for Ram Truck and Jeep Cherokee
•March sales records set for Jeep brand
•All-time record set for Ram
FCA US LLC Reports March 2015 U.S. Sales Increased 2 Percent; Best March Sales Since 2007
•60th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains
•Jeep® brand records best sales month ever; Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Patriot record their best monthly sales ever
•Dodge Dart sales increase 56 percent; best monthly sales ever
•Chrysler 200 sales up 155 percent; best monthly sales ever
Mercedes-Benz Announces Pricing on 2016MY Mercedes-AMG G65
An SUV in a Class of its Own to Start at $217,900*
Mercedes-Benz USA announced pricing today for the ultra-exclusive 2016 Mercedes-AMG G65. Starting at an MSRP of USD $217,900, this model joins the G550 and G63 AMG in the U.S. lineup in November 2015. It is also the fourth exclusive AMG mode
The 290 MM wins at Amelia Island's Concours d'Elegance
A triumphant debut for the car restored by the Classiche department in 2014
Maranello, 20 March – The Ferrari 290 MM restored by the Classiche Department at the end of last year has made a triumphant return to competition, winning 'The Chairman's Choice Trophy for the Car Found Mo
FCA US INDIANA TRANSMISSION PLANT I WORKS 10 MILLION 'SAFE' HOURS
◾Nearly 2,700 employees worked three years without a lost time injury
◾Milestone marks rare achievement in manufacturing industry
◾Kokomo, Ind., plant has built more than 500,000 nine-speed transmissions since May 2013
April 1, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Indiana Transmission Plant I (I
MERCEDES-BENZ CLOSES OUT RECORD FIRST QUARTER WITH 29,921 UNITS IN MARCH, UP 9.2%
MBUSA posts 7.3% year-to-date gain at 85,248
April 01, 2015 - MONTVALE, N.J. -- Mercedes-Benz today reported best-ever March sales of 29,921, increasing 9.2% from the same month last year. Retail volumes for Sprinter Vans climbed 24.2% to 2,379, combining with 583 units at smart f
FCA ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE CHANGES
◾Appoints Gilles as Chief Designer
◾Names Fenzi COO Systems and CEO of Comau
April 1, 2015 , London - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU / MI: FCA) today announced that Ralph Gilles was named Head of Design and member of the FCA Group Executive Council (GEC). He currently leads th
SUBARU DEBUTS NEW STARLINK CONNECTIVITY SYSTEM AT THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW
Cherry Hill, N.J. - Subaru of America, Inc. today announced that it will display its new Subaru STARLINK system for the first time at the New York International Auto Show.
A prototype of the new technology will be displayed on a 2016 Subaru Forester and at a STARLINK kiosk on the Subaru
MITSUBISHI MOTORS REPORTS 13TH CONSECUTIVE MONTH OF YEAR-OVER-YEAR SALES INCREASES
◾Best March sales since 2007
◾Fifth straight quarter of double-digit sales increases
◾Total sales up 8.5 percent from last March
◾Best-ever sales month for Mirage
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) today reported another outstanding month with March 2015 vehicle sales of 9,764 units,
VOLVO ANNOUNCES MARCH SALES
ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (April 1, 2015) - Volvo Cars of North America, LLC, (VCNA) reported U.S. sales of 5,916 units, holding steady compared to March 2014. Year-to-date sales are up 0.2 percent over the first quarter of 2014.
March 2014 was the best month on record for the XC60, selling 2,464 u
KIA MOTORS AMERICA ANNOUNCES RECORD MARCH SALES
Optima and Soul Lead Sales; All-New 2016 Sorento CUV Now in Showrooms
IRVINE, Calif., April 1, 2015 – Kia Motors America (KMA) today reported record March sales of 58,771 vehicles, up 7.3 percent over the same period last year. Kia's best-ever first quarter performance was l
PORSCHE REPORTS MARCH 2015 SALES – UP 12.7 PERCENT
U.S. Porsche dealers sell 4,291 vehicles in March
Atlanta. Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), importer and distributor in the United States of Porsche 918 Spyder, 911, Boxster and Cayman sports cars, Macan and Cayenne SUVs, and the Panamera four-door sports sedan line-up, today annou
MAZDA REPORTS MARCH SALES
IRVINE, Calif., April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported March U.S. sales of 32,123 vehicles, representing a decrease of 8.0 percent versus last year. Through March, Mazda has sold 78,044 vehicles year-to-date.
'On the heels of arrivals of the ref
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA REPORTS RECORD MARCH SALES
All-Time Best Sales Month
Elantra Sets All-Time Monthly Record
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., April 1, 2015 –Hyundai Motor America today reported its best month ever, selling 75,019 units, up 12 percent versus the same period last year.
'Our momentum continued into March an
BMW GROUP U.S. REPORTS MARCH 2015 SALES
◾BMW brand up 6.9 percent, sets first quarter sales record
◾MINI brand sales up 59.5 percent
◾BMW Motorcycle sales increase 3.0 percent
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – April 1, 2015… Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 6.9 percent in March for a total of 34,310 compared to 32,107 vehicles sold in
INFINITI REPORTS U.S. SALES FOR MARCH 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Infiniti today reported sales of 12,525 vehicles in the U.S. during March, an increase of 0.2 percent versus prior year.
Sales of the updated 2015 Q70 luxury performance sedan, including the new Q70L long-wheelbase model, were up 67.6 percent for the month, while the Q50
AUDI ACHIEVES SECOND-BEST U.S. SALES MONTH IN MARCH 2015
◾Sales for the most recent month rose 20% to 17,102 vehicles
◾March 2015 represents the 51st consecutive monthly sales record in Audi U.S. history
◾A3 sedan, A3 Cabriolet and Q3 SUV attained all-time record sales
April 01, 2015 | Herndon, Virginia -- Audi reported that its March 2015 sal
MAZDA ANNOUNCES PRE-ORDER WEBSITE FOR 2016 MX-5 MIATA LAUNCH EDITION
1,000 MX-5 Grand Touring Launch Edition vehicles will be available for preorder on Tuesday, May 5 at www.longlivetheroadster.com
NEW YORK, April 1, 2015 -- Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) unveiled the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club at the New York Auto Show, but it hasn't stopped
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA REPORTS MARCH 2015 SALES
◾March sales total 30,025 units
◾The all-new Golf family of vehicles delivered 4,643 units for the month a 133.4 increase over the previous March
◾Golf TSI delivered 1,869 units for the month, a 92.1 percent increase
◾The Golf GTI delivered 1,997 units, a 97.3 percent increase
◾Golf R hits show
TOYOTA MOTOR SALES REPORTS 4.9 PERCENT MARCH INCREASE
◾Total light truck sales set March record
◾Corolla sets March record
◾Lexus sets fifth straight monthly record
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 1, 2015) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported March 2015 sales of 225,959, an increase of 4.9 percent from March 2014 on a volume bas
MALIBU HYBRID ESTIMATED TO REACH 48 MPG IN CITY DRIVING
New sedan projected to offer segment unsurpassed 47 MPG combined
NEW YORK –The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, which uses technology from the Chevrolet Volt, will offer a General Motors-estimated 48 mpg city, 45 mpg highway – and 47 mpg combined, unsurpassed in the segment, GM Pres
NO FOOLING – CHEVROLET TO MAKE APRIL 1 #BESTDAYEVER
Partners include MLB, Manchester United, Danica Patrick, Spike Lee and more
DETROIT –On a day typically associated with surprises of a different sort, Chevrolet has recruited partners in sports, entertainment and philanthropy to perform meaningful surprises – large and small – wit
AMERICAN HONDA REPORTS MARCH 2015 SALES RESULTS
◾Honda Fit continues to post major increases, gaining 58 percent in March on sales of 6,640 units while jumping 73.2 percent for the first quarter of 2015
◾Honda Pilot had another hot winter month, netting 11,937 sales for a 34.2 percent increase
◾Acura posts a month-over-month increase of 12.9 pe
PICKUPS AND CROSSOVERS DRIVE BEST CHEVROLET AND GMC TRUCK SALES IN MARCH SINCE 2007
DETROIT – Chevrolet, GMC, Buick and Cadillac dealers in the United States delivered 249,875 vehicles in March 2015, down 2 percent year over year. Fleet deliveries were up 5 percent and retail deliveries declined 5 percent. Total sales of trucks, including pickups, vans and SUVs, were up 14 p
FORD U.S. MARCH RETAIL SALES BEST IN NINE YEARS, DRIVEN BY STRONG F-SERIES, VAN, EXPLORER, MUSTANG PERFORMANCE
◾F-Series, America's best-selling truck, posts retail sales increase of 10 percent for March – propelled by all-new F-150; Transit, Transit Connect and E-Series drive a 42 percent increase in Ford van sales versus year-ago levels
◾Explorer posts a 17 percent gain for March – best March sales perfor
ACURA TLX GT EARNS FIRST WORLD CHALLENGE WIN ON STREETS OF ST. PETERSBURG
Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Pirelli World Challenge Race Report
Circuit: Streets of St. Petersburg (1.8-mile street course) St. Petersburg, Fla.
Weather: Sunny, mild, 67 degrees F
Acura TLX GT Earns First World Challenge Win on Streets of St. Petersburg
◾Ryan Eversley earns his first Pirelli
NISSAN GROUP REPORTS MARCH 2015 AND 2014 FISCAL YEAR TOTAL SALES
NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Nissan today announced total U.S. sales for March 2015 of 145,085 units, marking the second-best U.S. sales month in company history. For the company's 2014 fiscal year, Nissan set an all-time record with 1,399,557 total U.S. sales, an increase of 8.9 percent over its 2
HONDA NAMED BEST VALUE BRAND & BEST OVERALL BRAND BY THOUSANDS OF NEW-CAR SHOPPERS IN KBB.COM'S 2015 BRAND IMAGE AWARDS
Honda is the 'Best Overall Brand' for third consecutive year
Apr 1, 2015 - TORRANCE, Calif.
New-car shoppers have once again recognized the Honda brand (automobiles.honda.com) as the 'Best Value Brand' and 'Best Overall Brand' in Kelley Blue Book's 2015 Brand Image Awards, bas
FIVE DOORS, A HATCH AND ROOM FOR ADVENTURE:
All-New 2016 Scion iM Ready to Fire Up the Fun Hatch Segment
◾Distinctively cool versatile 5-door design
◾An expected MSRP of under $20,000 for fully equipped mono-spec model
◾High fun factor and high fuel economy estimated at 37 MPG highway
◾Choice of 6-speed stick shift or advanced CVTi-S with
NISSAN'S 'DRIVER ATTENTION ALERT' HELPS DETECT ERRATIC DRIVING CAUSED BY DROWSINESS AND INATTENTION
◾'Amber cup' on instrument panel display indicates it might be time to take a break from driving
◾Nearly 40 percent of drivers admit to having fallen asleep behind the wheel*
◾AAA says one-in-five fatal crashes are a result of drowsy driving*
◾Nissan's new Driver Attention Alert** system analyzes
SPORTS SEDAN THAT SHOUTS SUCCESS
All-New 2016 Scion iA Rolls Into New York With a Trunk
◾Brand's first-ever sedan with dramatically sporty look and agile moves
◾Estimated MSRP in the $16,000-range for well-equipped mono-spec model
◾High-spirited 1.5-liter engine; estimated 42 MPG highway
◾Choice of 6-speed stick shift or