McLaren Automotive continues to expand the global network of reta
2015 MINI PacemanExtravagant and powerfully expressive body design with horizontal lines, dynamic proportions and powerfully modelled surfaces in hallmark MINI design style; clearly signals driving fun with characteristic go-kart feeling and extended versatility due to all-wheel drive system ALL4; front section with powerful presence including hexagonal radiator grill contour; long doors with frameless windows in coupé style; high-opening tailgate; roof sits virtually seamlessly on top of the car, optionally available in contrasting colour; elongated silhouette resulting from the flowing roof line and the tapering side window graphic, now additionally emphasised with the new option Piano Black Exterior; new standard and optionally available light alloy wheels with reduced weight and optimised aerodynamic properties; other optional features: tyres with reduced rolling resistance; new exterior paint finishes Jungle Green metallic and Midnight Grey metallic.
VOLKSWAGEN XL1 CLAIMS TOP ACCOLADE IN DESIGNS OF THE YEAR AWARDSThe Volkswagen XL1, the world's most fuel-efficient hybrid car, has been named the winner of the Transport category in the annual Designs of the Year Awards. The car is one of 76 designs in seven categories which are on display at the Design Museum in London until 25 August.
The annual French invasion of 'La Vie en Bleu' (Life in Blue) makes a welcome return to Prescott Hill Climb on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th May 2014. This year sees many of its regular competitors plus some wonderful surprises including Amilcars, f
As part of its 60th anniversary celebrations, the Lister Motor Company has announced that it
ALPINE AND NELSON PANCIATICI SCORE THEIR FIRST CRITICAL POINTSBy finishing fifth in the 4 Hours of Silverstone, Nelson Panciatici and the Signatech-Alpine team score their first points. If their objective is still victory, Nelson Panciatici knows these hard fought ten points will be important in the final score and that they will have to score at every stage o
Lotus Opens First 4S Centre in Golden Port Motor Park, Beijing, ChinaGroup Lotus plc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Proton Holdings Berhad (PROTON), opened its first 4S Centre in Beijing, China in an event officiated by PROTON Advisor Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad yesterday. Tun was accompanied by Tan Sri Dato' Seri Haji Mohd Khamil Jamil, the Executive Chairman of PROTON a
2014 CALLAWAY CORVETTE ON DISPLAY AT NCM BASHSee the 2014 Callaway Corvette on display at the NCM Bash at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, this Thursday through Saturday, April 24-26. Callaway staff will be on hand to conduct an in-depth 'walk-around' on Friday, the 25th, at 12:30 PM, presenting the new Callaway Corvett
50 YEARS OF CARS THAT HAVE GOT SWEDEN AND THE WORLD ROLLINGOver the course of 50 years, Volvo's Torslanda factory has produced more than 6.8 million cars that have rolled out across the world. Models such as the Amazon, P1800 and 240 have become a part of Sweden's cultural heritage, and models such as the XC90 and S80 are set to do the same in future. Here
A FRIEND WITH MANY BENEFITS: THE MINI CONNECTED XL JOURNEY MATEMunich, Germany - The new MINI comfortably accommodates four passengers, however now there is room for a fifth up front - the MINI Connected XL Journey Mate. This clever new app not only helps the driver with navigation but also supplies individually tailored information on the road, adapted
The celebration of 50 years of production at Volvo Car Torslanda is being combined with the inauguration of a new body plant. The new bodybuilding facility is part of
ROCHESTER STUDENT WINS $5,000 FOR BEST CORVETTE PHOTODETROIT – The votes are in, and the winner of the Chevrolet Corvette Student Showcase Challenge is Dan Wang from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Wang received the most votes for his images on the Corvette Facebook page, earning him the $5,000 grand prize.
'The Corvette Z06 photo cha
NISSAN NAMED ONE OF DIVERSITYINC'S TOP 25 NOTEWORTHY COMPANIES FOR 2014NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In recognition of the company's significant progress in workforce diversity, DiversityInc Magazine has named Nissan to its Top 25 Noteworthy Companies for 2014. This honor recognizes the company's advances in workforce diversity largely supported by the launch of 15 affinit
KIA MOTORS CELEBRATES EARTH WEEK WITH CLEAN MOBILITY SHOWCASEAutomaker Donates Two Electric Vehicle Charging Stations to The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. ◾Partnerships with The Ecology Center and Pacific Marine Mammal Center support Kia's diverse corporate sustainability practices, which include green manufacturing processes and emission-re
DETROIT – Each spring, General Motors employees around the world engage in a program that combines the excitement of a Grand Prix race, the spectacle of Carnival, and the intellectual heft of a TED conferenc
HONDA PARTS PURCHASING SURPASSES $300 BILLION IN NORTH AMERICA04/23/2014 - TORONTO -- Honda honored more than 100 automotive parts suppliers in North America for outstanding performance in 2013 at its 30th Supplier Conference last week, and announced that Honda has purchased more than $300 billion in parts and materials from its more than 650 suppliers
Letters were mailed last week to about 1.4 million owners of 2003-2007 models telling them to contact a GM dealer t
NO LET-UP AFTER CHINAMaranello, 22 April – The third place in China that popped out of an Easter egg, after a laborious start to the season, has provided an additional boost to the crew of Scuderia Ferrari, as they tackle the heavy workload that awaits them at home in the three weeks prior to the next round of th
'Mazda has decided to conduct a safety recall on MY 2001-2004 Tribute vehicles for a corrosion concern on the subframe, which may lead to front lower control arm separation. In some affected vehicles, a corrosion-related separation of the
DETROIT – Four General Motors plants have met the ENERGY STAR® Challenge for Industry voluntary energy reduction challenge for a second time, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced.
In total, 63 GM plants across the globe have m
DODGE AND MÖTLEY CRÜE GIVE FANS A CHANCE TO BE BAD IN NATIONWIDE PROMOTION◾'Dodge Chance to Be Bad Giveaway' prizes include a 2015 Dodge Charger or Challenger, ultimate Mötley Crüe VIP experience, autographed guitars, concert tickets and more ◾Sweepstakes in conjunction with Dodge brand's sponsorship of iconic rock band Mötley Crüe's 'Final Tour' ◾Enter at www.dodgechan
GO GREEN: MOPAR REMAN PARTS HELP CELEBRATE EARTH DAY, EVERY DAY◾Mopar Remanufactured (Reman) Parts repurposed 5,793 tons of materials in 2013 ◾More than 14,173 semi-trailers of material kept out of landfills through the Mopar Reman Parts program last year ◾Mopar Reman Parts result in a smaller carbon footprint and cleaner air, earth and water resources ◾The
INFINITI Q50, QX60 AND QX80 RECEIVE TOP HONORS FROM EDMUNDS.COMFRANKLIN, Tenn. – Infiniti announced today that Edmunds.com has named the 2014 Infiniti Q50 among its 'Top Rated Vehicles.' The QX60 was also awarded as one of its '2014 Most Popular on Edmunds.com Midrange Luxury SUVs' and the QX80 was named as one of its 'Most Popular on Edmunds.com Premium
1991 Mexican Grand Prix: Amidst The Turmoil, Patrese Emerges SupremeIn the previous race, Williams-Renault had come up about a mile short. And, after having served the team well from 1987 onwards, Patrese had come up short in his bid to be Williams' number one driver. However, in a city that, at least at that point in time, was turned upside-down with crime and corr
The concept is the second model to be borne from Nissan's design center in China, which opened the new studio in 2013.
Volkswagen Golf R 400 ConceptVolkswagen is displaying the potential of its flagship Golf R hatchback at the Auto China show in Beijing, in the muscular form of the Golf R 400 concept. If the '400' in the name doesn't give the game away that this is a seriously powerful machine, then the body and bumper modifications and flared wheelarches should give more than a hint.
Jeep Brand Debuts Four Design Concept Vehicles at the Beijing Motor Show•Four Chinese-inspired design concepts push boundaries of Jeep brand •Jeep Zi You Xia design concept showcases a sophisticated interpretation of the all-new Jeep Renegade •Jeep Wrangler Sundancer brings premium luxury to the iconic model •Jeep Cherokee Sageland and Urbane reflect distinctive Chin
Among GM's top five global markets by volume, China posted the largest year-over-year sales increase, with deliveries up 13 percent to a r
BRAD KESELOWSKI TALKS POCONO AND IOWA DOUBLE-DUTYBrad Keselowski, driver of the No. 2 Redd's Apple Ale Ford Fusion, met with members of the media following his qualifying lap at Pocono Raceway Friday afternoon. Keselowski, who is pulling double duty this weekend, also driving a Nationwide car at Iowa Speedway Saturday night, discussed the double-d
GOODYEAR REVEALS TEN FINALISTS FOR NAME THE BLIMP CONTESTAKRON, Ohio, April 18, 2014 – After receiving nearly 15,000 unique submissions for its national 'Name the Blimp' contest, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has selected 10 finalist names for its newest blimp. The finalist names were chosen based on criteria, including how the name reflects t
INFINITI'S MICHAEL BARTSCH ON THE ROAD AHEADAt the 2014 New York International Auto Show, the head of Infiniti Americas, Michael Bartsch, talked about delivering on an ambitious growth strategy that has been outlined for the brand. Entering into its 25th year of selling premium automobiles in the U.S., Infiniti is on the move with an updated
ROCKY IN #1 AUDI FOR THE FIRST TIME• First test of the DTM Champion in his new race car • Audi drivers reel off a total of more than 7,600 kilometers at Hockenheim • Dieter Gass: 'Learned a lot again about the new RS 5 DTM'
Ingolstadt/Hockenheim, April 17, 2014 – About two weeks before the 2014 DTM season opener, th
Josh Cook (Bath) produced an excellent wet-weather performance during round three of the 2014 Courier Connections Renault UK Clio Cup season at Donington Park National Circuit this morning, Sunday, 20th April, to seal his first victo
Qualifying for the second race meeting of the Courier Connections Renault UK Clio Cup season at Donington Park this afternoon, Saturday, 19th April, delivered two new faces to the head of the grid with Josh Cook (Bath) and Jordan Sti
RANGE ROVER WINS AUTOCAR ASIAN CAR OF THE YEAR 2014◾Range Rover named as Autocar Asian Car of the Year 2014 ◾69th major global honour for new Range Rover ◾Lighter, stronger and more refined, with an unrivalled breadth of capability, Range Rover is the world's finest luxury SUV
Beijing, China, April 20, 2014 – Range Rover has further enha
Ingolstadt/Silverstone, April 20, 2014 – For Audi, the season opener of the FIA World Endurance Champ
TRIPLE PODIUM FOR ASTON MARTIN AT SEASON-OPENERSilverstone, 20 April - Three of Aston Martin Racing's four Vantage GTEs finished in podium positions in the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), the Six Hours of Silverstone, after finishing first and second in the GTE Am class and third and seventh in the GTE Pro cla
VOLKSWAGEN ISSUES VOLUNTARY RECALLHerndon, VA (April 21, 2014) - Volkswagen considers the safety and satisfaction of its consumers and passengers as a top priority. As such, Volkswagen of America today notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it will be issuing a voluntary safety recall affecti
Troy, Mich., (April 21, 2014) – Yes, we said it. Elio Motors is more environmentally friendly than cow farts. The company's revolutionary three-whe
LEXUS NX MAKES SURPRISE DEBUT IN NYC TODAYThe all-new Lexus NX crossover was revealed at the 2014 New York International Automobile Show today. The new model is the brand's first entry into the luxury compact crossover segment and is the first turbo in the lineup. The sharply styled NX will be offered in naturally aspirated and hybrid pow
WHO WILL BE AMERICA'S NEXT TOP TECHNICIAN?Watch this year's brightest high school automotive education students from all over the U.S. battle it out to see who will be named America's Top Technician at the 2014 National Automotive Technology Competition on Wednesday, April 23rd. With new cars getting increasingly sophisticated so too must t
DETROIT – Lightning-fast refreshing of visuals inside General Motors' Research Driving Simulator are helping advanced technology developers study how drivers interact with Super Cruise, the semi-auto
CLOSING THE GAP WITH FOURTH AND FIFTH IN CHINABEIJONG, China – The Team moved into second place in the Formula One Constructors' Championship as Daniel and Sebastian finished in fourth and fifth places respectively at the Chinese Grand Prix.
The 22 points earned move the team three points clear of previous second-placed squad Force In
China is poised to replace the US as Volvo Car Group's (Volvo Cars) largest market in 2014 with sales of at least 80,000 cars, up from 61,146 in 2013, highlighting the company's growing presence in the world's faste
This unveiling in Beijing marks the first time Lincoln has stepped beyond Ú.S. borders to reveal a concept vehicle.
Mercedes-Benz Concept Coupé SUV: Sporty Coupé at the highest levelWith the Concept Coupé SUV, Mercedes-Benz is raising the standard to a new, higher level in literally multiple respects. This extremely sporty study impresses as a typical representative of the long-standing coupé tradition at Mercedes-Benz, with a flowing side line, stretched greenhouse and striking radiator grille with central chrome louvre. At the same time the Concept Coupé SUV stands out with its muscular wings, large wheel arches, imposing 22-inch wheels, high beltline and generous ground clearance. Its dynamic handling on the road is also on a superior level. Not only thanks to air suspension, but also to the networking of the powertrain, suspension and interior that it realises.
BENTLEY'S ELECTRIC FUTURE DEBUTS IN BEIJING• Global debut of Bentley Hybrid Concept • Bentley pioneers plug-in hybrids in the high luxury market • Chinese debuts: Flying Spur V8, new Continental GT Speed & GT V8 S • China remains key Bentley market
(Beijing, 20th April 2014) Today, Bentley unveiled its vision of a more powerful
2014 Chinese Grand Prix - RaceMERCEDES AMG PETRONAS took its third consecutive one-two finish and fourth consecutive win today at the 2014 UBS Chinese Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton took his third victory of the season, with Nico Rosberg finished in second position.
•Lewis drove a lights-to-flag victory to claim his 4th win for t
04/17/2014 - NEW YORK -- Honda today showcased the newest version of ASIMO, the world's most advanced humanoid robot, for the first time in North America, featuring the latest innovations, including the ability to commu
DETROIT – Chevrolet and a Camaro that converts into the iconic Bumblebee will once again turn heads when the Transformers movie franchise returns to screen
ASTON MARTIN RACING MARKS A DECADE OF SUCCESSGaydon, 18 April 2014 - This year Aston Martin Racing celebrates ten years as Aston Martin's modern motorsport division and looks proudly back at a decade of success that boasts Le Mans class-wins and victories at the highest level of sportscar racing around the world.
Brembo Circuit Identity Cardsfor Formula One are available to the public on the Friday before each race at www.Brembo.com.
Each Circuit Identity Card graphic includes general characteristics of the track itself (layout, length, number of braki
SEALINE CROSS-COUNTRY RALLY QATAR: NEXT DESERT RALLY FOR MINIMunich (DE). MINI and the Monster Energy X-raid Team travel to the fourth rally of the year in the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies – the Sealine Cross-Country Rally in Qatar (20th – 25th April) full of confidence. After Vladimir Vasilyev's (RU) impressive victory at the Abu Dhabi Desert Chal
All-New Ford Escort Makes Global Debut at Auto China 2014Building on its deep understanding of consumer needs in the world's largest automotive market and leveraging its global product development capabilities, Ford unveiled the all-new Ford Escort today at Auto China 2014, Asia's largest motor show.
At the unveiling, Ford announced that the all-new compact car will be manufactured by Ford's Changan Ford joint venture, proving Ford's continued commitment to introducing 15 new vehicles to China by 2015.
BMW Vision Future Luxury. Modern luxury driven by design and innovationThe BMW Vision Future Luxury furnishes a long-term outlook on the perception of modern luxury for the BMW brand. It stands for a forward-looking fusion of exclusivity and innovation, for a driving experience that is at once emotional and exclusive. All this is conveyed through the outstanding exterior and interior design of the BMW Vision Future Luxury along with its innovative technology, a pioneering lightweight engineering concept and a seamlessly integrated user interface and driving experience that caters optimally to the needs of all occupants.
Rolls-Royce Showcases Bespoke Expertise At Beijing Motor Show With Pinnacle Travel Phantom DebutRolls-Royce Motor Cars has unveiled the Pinnacle Travel Phantom, a new Bespoke Collection motor car, at the Beijing Motor Show. The car has been conceived both to celebrate the Chinese love of travel and the success of the Bespoke programme in China. Pinnacle Travel Phantom serves as a showcase for the imaginative heights of craftsmanship, design and excellence that emanate from the Bespoke design studios at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, England, seen through the prism of modern luxury travel.
Dodge Debuts New 2015 Challenger at 2014 New York Auto ShowThe horsepower wars are alive and thriving, and the Dodge brand shook the foundation of the Jacob Javits Center in New York with the roaring exhaust note of its new 2015 Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI® Scat Pack Shaker model during the auto show reveal of its newest evolution of an iconic American Muscle car.
New Midsize Coupe Concept Car Makes World Debut At Auto China Show In BeijingIt's a four-door coupé the like of which has never been seen before in this vehicle class: the New Midsize Coupé concept car. Volkswagen has brought the concept car to Beijing for its world premiere at Auto China 2014. The 'New' part goes without saying: the New Midsize Coupé is as new as a new car can be. 'Coupé' is also unambiguous: the New Midsize Coupé is low in height (1,422 mm) and very wide (1,838 mm), it has a low visual centre of gravity, short overhangs, muscular shoulders and side sections, a dynamic roof line with markedly swept-back C-pillars, a short boot lid and long bonnet. 'Midsize' is less obvious.
Subaru Introduces All-New 2015 OutbackSubaru of America, Inc. today introduced the all-new 2015 Outback, the fifth generation of the World's First Sport Útility Wagon®, at the New York International Auto Show in the Jacob K. Javits Center. The 2015 Outback offers the roomiest interior, most capable chassis and highest fuel-efficiency in the model's 20-year history. Its bold new design delivers an even more compelling blend of on-road agility, off-pavement control, ride comfort, interior refinement and safety technology.
The World's Only Four-Door Muscle Car Gets New ExteriorThe Dodge brand is bringing its A-game for its 100th anniversary, significantly updating both the iconic Challenger muscle car and Charger four-door sedan. The iconic Dodge Charger gets a full-body makeover for 2015 along with powertrain updates that include a standard TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission on both Charger's standard 3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar engine and, new for 2015, the R/T equipped 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8.
MOPAR READY TO HELP CUSTOMIZE THE NEW 2015 DODGE CHARGER AND CHALLENGER◾More than 100 Mopar accessories and performance parts will be available to help enthusiasts personalize their new 2015 Dodge Challenger and 2015 Dodge Charger ◾Mopar continues to add to its vast portfolio of customization accessories and performance parts with each newly introduced Chrysler Group
JAGUAR TO OFFER 2015 XK FINAL FIFTY LIMITED EDITION TO U.S. CUSTOMERS◾2015 model year will be the final production run for the Jaguar XK ◾The 'XK Final Fifty' limited edition will be the last XKR models produced exclusively for the US market ◾This limited edition will be based on the 510hp XKR model ◾'XK Final Fifty' limited edition will consist of 25 XKR coupes
Since establishing its global headquarters in Hong Kong and inaugurating Infiniti Motor Company Limited, Infiniti has taken decisive steps to strengthen its brand presence and globalize its business over the last 18 months.
ZEOD RC DRIVERS HAVE A NEW SET OF BUTTONS TO PUSHLE CASTELLET, France – GT Academy winners Wolfgang Reip and Lucas Ordóñez – plus three-time Japanese Super GT champion Satoshi Motoyama – have a totally new set of buttons to learn when they jump behind the wheel of the Nissan ZEOD RC.
While Reip and Ordóñez began their racing career pushi
WALTHAM, Mass. – April 17, 2014 – Lexus and Hyundai rank highest among automotive manufacturers based on consumer-written dealership reviews, according to the Consumer Rating Index (CRI) for Auto Manufa
PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA (April 17 2014): Circuit details for the second round of the 2014/2015 FIA Formula E Championship have today been revealed with the layout of the new Putrajaya ePrix.
The Putrajaya Form
GOODYEAR LAUNCHES FUEL STRATEGY SWEEPSTAKES FOR NASCAR FANSAKRON, Ohio, April 17, 2014 – A great fuel strategy can be key to a NASCAR victory. And with the launch of The Goodyear Fuel Strategy Sweepstakes, fans now have the chance to win too - with one of the most fuel-efficient cars on the road, the Toyota Camry Hybrid, and Goodyear Assurance® Fuel
1995 Indianapolis 500: Villeneuve's First CrownIn 1966, the Englishman Graham Hill would come through 500 miles at Indianapolis to collect the win. He was already a World Champion in Formula One, and now, a champion at Indianapolis. He would go on to win at Le Mans in the early 1970s making him the only driver in history to have won the three ma
04/17/2014 - TORRANCE, Calif. Acura's dynamic luxury light truck duo, the 2014 MDX luxury sport utility vehicle and the 2014 RDX luxury crossover sport utility vehicle, have been named as Top Rated Vehicles by Edmunds.com.
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA – April 17 , 2014 - The 22nd annual Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance at the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, California on Sunday September 14 has increased the number of its classes from 20 to 22. The ch
WORLD CAR TRENDS 2014 - 'SMART EFFICIENCY AND DIGITAL INTELLIGENCE'NEW YORK – April 17, 2014 - At a press conference hosted by the World Car Awards (WCA) at the New York International Auto Show today, an expert panel comprising 69 of the world's top automotive journalists weighed in on today's top global trends in the automotive industry.
The key findings
NEW PRIVATE CLIENT SERVICE BRINGS AUTOMOTIVE DREAMS TO LIFEDesign and bespoke build expertise previously available only to the world's most prestigious car manufacturers can now be commissioned by private clients. The new Bespoke Car service will be launched at the Top Marques Show in Monaco (April 17-20).
Audi is no stranger to our World Car Awards program – now in its 10th year. Audi has now won a total of se
2015 Acura TLX Unveiled at the 2014 New York International Auto ShowAcura today unveiled the all-new 2015 TLX performance-luxury sedan at the 2014 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). Developed under the theme of Red Carpet Athlete, the all-new TLX is designed to deliver a unique and compelling blend of sports-sedan athleticism and premium luxury refinement.
2015 Hyundai Sonata Blends Confidence-Inspiring Driving Dynamics And Premium DesignHyundai today introduced its all-new seventh-generation 2015 Sonata at the New York International Auto Show. Following the incredible success of the outgoing Sonata, the all-new generation offers a more refined look through a new Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language, stiffer body structure, better ride quality, reduced noise, vibration and harshness and advanced safety and convenience features. Sonata truly democratizes the premium design and convenient technology of the Genesis sedan for the mid-size class. The new 2015 Hyundai Sonata will be built at the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama plant in Montgomery, Ala. and go on sale early this summer.
2015 Infiniti QX80 receives updated appearance, interior enhancements for new model yearThe Infiniti QX80 offers a fresh new exterior design and a more crafted interior for 2015, plus additional standard features and technology, bringing Infiniti's premium full-size luxury SUV closer in look and feel to the dramatic new Infiniti Q50 sports sedan. The new Infiniti QX80 made its world debut at the New York International Auto Show prior to going on sale at Infiniti retailers in the Únited States in fall 2014.
Mazda MX-5 Miata 25Th Anniversary Edition Makes Global Debut In New YorkA global announcement, this limited-edition automobile will be sold as a 2015 model with only 100 vehicles being slated for sale in the United States. The anniversary edition was built not only as a tribute to the unassuming diminutive roadster that sparked a large automotive impact but also to celebrate every owner and car enthusiast it's won over throughout its 25-year history.
'Customers today love the durability, quality and value that the Camry represents, but they are looking for a little more style, comfort and performance, and this 2015 Camry has all of the above,' said Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations of Toyota Motor Sales, ÚSA, Inc. 'This is the new Camry, and it's coming from the new Toyota.'
The New Infiniti Q70: Sleeker, Longer, SmarterWith a fresh new exterior and available long wheelbase version, the new 2015 Infiniti Q70 targets a new vehicle class by fusing the emotion-packed character of a performance vehicle with the comfort and exclusiveness of an extended sedan.
Its evocative design, class-leading rear space, invigorating performance, innovative technology and superior craftsmanship combine to make the new Q70 a strong offering in this category.
The PEUGEOT EXALT concept, design innovator for heightened sensationsWith EXALT, PEÚGEOT unveils its imposing vision of the sedan by following the approach initiated in 2012 with the Onyx concept. EXALT aims to please the senses. It calls out from the first contact by its radical styling choices, and the materials selected. First seen on Onyx, the distinct line in the bodywork is reinterpreted by the association of bare metal and an efficient textile, Shark Skin, inspired by the unique texture of a shark's skin.
TORRANCE, Calif., (April 16, 2014) – The view from the top looks pretty nice. The Scion FR-S earned praise from Edmunds.com editors as a Top Rated Vehicle. The awards aim to identify the best new vehicles on the mark
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 16, 2014) – Toyota demonstrated their versatility as four diverse vehicles, the 2014 Prius hybrid, 2014 Avalon full-size sedan, 2014 Highlander mid-size crossover SUV, and 2014 Sienna van were
McQueen's Famous 1956 Jaguar Coming to Pinehurst ConcoursVILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. (April 16, 2014) – A 1956 Jaguar XKSS owned by movie legend Steve McQueen, now housed at the world famous Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, will make the cross country trip from California to North Carolina and be displayed at the 2014 Pinehurst Concours d'
SILVERSTONE DEBUT FOR TOYOTA TS040 HYBRIDCologne, Germany - TOYOTA Racing starts the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season with a race debut for its new 1000PS TS040 HYBRID in the Six Hours of Silverstone this weekend.
The new car, which features TOYOTA's ground-breaking four-wheel drive hybrid technology, has comp
Toyota Motor Europe closing in on 5% market share in Europe•Sales of 225,152 Toyota and Lexus vehicles in first three months, up 14% from 2013 •European market share up 0.4 percentage points from last year to 4.9% •Over one in five of all vehicles sold by TME in the first quarter is hybrid powered
GM Leads Industry with Most American-Made VehiclesDETROIT – For the second year in a row, General Motors dominates the 'Made in America' Automotive Index produced by American University's Kogod School of Business. GM's Chevrolet Corvette Stingray tied for No. 1 and 17 other GM vehicles tied for places in the Top 10.
BENTLEY MOTORSPORT RETURNS TO NORTH AMERICA• Continental GT3 to compete in North America with Dyson Racing • First race to be Pirelli World Challenge round at Road America • Development over 2014 in preparation for 2015 championship • New Continental GT3 race car on display at NYIAS
VOLKSWAGEN CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF THE GOLF AT THE NEW YORK AUTO SHOWThe most successful European car of all time turns 40 ◾More than 30 million Golf models have been sold worldwide ◾Car went on sale in Europe in May 1974, was sold in the U.S. from December that year as the Rabbit ◾Seventh-generation Golf GTI goes on sale in June in the U.S., with Golf TDI® and TS
HYUNDAI BRINGS APPLE CARPLAY INTO THE NEW 2015 SONATANEW YORK, April 16, 2014 – Hyundai's core interior design principles are safety, intuitiveness and simplicity. With these principles in mind, Hyundai will bring Apple® CarPlay functionality to the 2015 Sonata. CarPlay is the smarter, safer and easier way to use iPhone in the car and gives iPh
NEW YORK – Diesel enthusiasts around the world have determined the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel is the top diesel car of the year and Chevrolet is the top diesel manufacturer of 2014.
'The Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, w
ROLLS-ROYCE WRAITH AWARDED 2014 WARD'S 10 BEST INTERIORSRolls-Royce Wraith has been named one of Ward's 10 Best Interiors for 2014. This year, 41 vehicles with all-new or redesigned passenger compartments sought top honors for fit-and-finish, comfort, ergonomics, functionality, value, safety and aesthetics. While entries included compact cars, pickup tru
NEW YORK (April 16, 2014) - With weeks, perhaps months, of bated-breath anticipation, anxiety and hope hanging in the proverbial car enthusiast air, Mazda today confirmed development details of t
INFINITI'S GLOBAL GROWTH PLANS GATHER MOMENTUMNew York / Hong Kong - Infiniti is a brand on the move. Since establishing its global headquarters in Hong Kong and inaugurating Infiniti Motor Company Limited, Infiniti has taken decisive steps to strengthen its brand presence and globalize its business over the last 18 months.
Audi exclusive RS7 dynamic edition to debut at New York International Auto ShowThe Audi exclusive RS 7 dynamic edition will make its debut at the New York International Auto Show on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 and will begin arriving at dealerships in early summer. Highlights include such elements as Crimson Red safety belts and stitching throughout the interior. Tornado Red brake calipers, Carbon fiber elements, DRC suspension and sport exhaust. MSRP including destination and delivery is $146,045.
Didier Pironi: Reputation Overshadows AbilityThe error in judgment in Imola would turn tragic at Zolder. The result would be a ruined reputation for Didier Pironi, a man that did not, and still does not, deserve all the acrimony. But unfortunately, it will be that apparent reputation that will be remembered far and above his ability.
Yes, Pironi's teammate would be the much-loved and talented Gilles Villeneuve, but to think Pironi didn't deserve a drive with Scuderia Ferrari is a terrible falsehood. French Formula Renault champion in 1974 and the French Formula Super Renault champion in 1976, Pironi's early racing career would be filled with nothing but success.
Born in Villecresnes, France in March of 1952, Didier would be just 20 years of age when he earned Pilot Elf sponsorship following his enrollment in the Paul Ricard driving school. Though not a racer from the earliest of ages, he would show his skills at each and every level and would prove he had the talent to drive amongst the best. Furthermore, Didier had the kind of mind that enabled him to compete amongst the best.
Land Rover Unveils Pioneering Discovery Vision ConceptLand Rover revealed its Discovery Vision Concept SUV in New York. It is a vision of Land Rover's future family of Discovery vehicles, the first model of which is due in 2015. The concept car previews dynamic new design language and an array of innovative versatility and capability features, while also showcasing pioneering technologies from Jaguar Land Rover's advanced research division.
McLaren GT Takes Double Podium In The Opening Round Of The Blancpain Endurance SeriesThe 2014 Blancpain Endurance Series got underway this weekend at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Italy, with McLaren GT present for the third consecutive year. Customer teams ART Grand Prix and Boutsen-Ginion Racing both fielded a two car line-up with the 12C GT3, and showed early pace during the weekend when McLaren GT factory driver Alvaro Parente claimed pole position for ART Grand Prix. Despite the hard-fought race with a grid of 38 cars, the 12C GT3 completed a lights-to-flag victory, and the French-based team secured a double podium with McLaren GT factory driver Kevin Estre in the team's sister car securing third.
ASTON MARTIN LAUNCHES TWO NEW SPECIAL EDITIONS AT NEW YORK◾New motorsport-honed $99,900 Vantage GT brings Aston Martin brand closer than ever before; offering 430bhp and a top speed of 190mph ◾DB9 Carbon Edition offers eye-catching looks and classic understated elegance ◾Both cars will make international debuts at 2014 NYIAS
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DURHEIMER TO HEAD BENTLEY(Crewe, 15 April 2014) Wolfgang Dürheimer, General Representative of the Volkswagen Group responsible for motorsport, is to become Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bentley Motors Ltd with effect from June 1, 2014. He is to succeed Dr Wolfgang Schreiber, who will take up a leading posit
ALPINE AND NELSON PANCIATICI READY TO TAKE THE LEAD!Alpine returns to Silverstone to defend their 2013 title in the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) and score some big points right from the start of the championship. Nelson Panciatici, European champion title holder, has but one wish: to get back on the track of victory and defend the title! He can co
1980 Belgian Grand Prix: Pironi's Star on the RiseFollowing the outstanding performance in the 1978 24 Hours of Le Mans that resulted in victory for Renault, its only victory in the 24 hour race, Didier Pironi would be considered a man to watch. On the 4th of May, 1980, in just his second season in Formula One, he would prove why.
He had to be c
1982 Dutch Grand Prix: Pironi's Dutch DelightThere have been many moments throughout the history of sport where an individual's life off the field is about to spiral out of control and that at those moments, on the field, he or she has managed to put together the performance of a lifetime. In the case of Didier Pironi in 1982, all of the press
World's Most Popular Car Model Hits 1.22M Global Sales in 2013TORRANCE, Calif. (April 15, 2014) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today announced Corolla global sales of 1.22 million units in 2013, according to the company's internal data based on individual vehicle sales reporting from its distributors.
NEW YORK – Ever since the days of the Hatfields and the McCoys, rivalries have been a cornerstone of American culture. Some become endlessly bitter feuds. Others, like the healthy competition between the Chevrolet Camaro an
CHEVROLET AND GMC ANNOUNCE CNG PRICING OPTIONSDETROIT – Bi-fuel options, allowing either compressed natural gas or gasoline to power the 2015Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD pickups, will start at $9,500. A dedicated CNG option on the 2015 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana cargo and passenger short-wheelbase vans start
MONZA, Italy – Since his GT Academy win last September, Nick McMillen has spent a lot of time on the track. His all-GT Academy team finished second in class in a 370Z NISMO at the Dubai 24 hours, and he's
CHINESE GP – CLOSING THE GAP TO THE TOP TEAMSMaranello, 15 April – The Formula 1 season has been rushing along at a hectic pace since the curtain raiser in Melbourne, with no less than three Grands Prix taking place in the space of three weeks. The data base of information available to the Scuderia Ferrari engineers has grown since the
Achieving record segment operating income and strong cash flow were just two of those highlighted by Chairman and Chief Executive Off
GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH RACE REPORTCircuit: Grand Prix of Long Beach (1.968-mile temporary street circuit), Long Beach, Calif. 2013 Winner: Takuma Sato (A.J. Foyt Racing Honda), 83.763 mph race average Weather: Sunny, mild, 65 degrees F
Munoz Claims Podium Finish at Long Beach ◾Honda drivers dominate first
MONTEREY, Calif., April 15, 2014 — Arguably the greatest all-around racing driver of his time and a true icon of the motor racing world, Sir Stirling Moss will be the honored guest at the Picnic in the Park at the
2015 Chevrolet CruzeThe new exterior styling cues are inspired by the all-new Impala and restyled 2014 Malibu, while more intuitive controls update the interior. New voice-controlled features enhance safety when responding to text messages in the vehicle.
'We've simply made a great, versatile car even better,' said Steve Majoros, Chevrolet director of passenger car and crossover marketing. 'Chevrolet continues to design, build and sell the most compelling small cars in its history and the 2015 Cruze offers more of the features, connectivity and efficiency that are important to today's customers.'
2015 Nissan Murano Resets The Standard In The Midsize Crossover SegmentNissan today provided an early look at the all-new 2015 Nissan Murano prior to its world debut at the New York International Auto Show. The official reveal takes place on Wednesday, April 16th at a press conference at New York's Jacob Javits Center. The dramatic new Murano will be on display to the public at the show from Friday, April 18 through Sunday, April 27, 2014.
2015 Volkswagen JettaOn top of being Volkswagen of America's number one-selling car for decades, the Jetta is one of the world's most successful sedans with more than 14 million units sold since 1979. Last year alone, Volkswagen delivered 925,000 units worldwide—making the Jetta the top-selling car for both the brand and of the entire VW Group. Now, at the 2014 New York International Auto Show, Volkswagen is presenting the world premiere of the redesigned 2015 Jetta sedan.
All-New 2015 Kia Sedona Makes Global Debut In Conjunction With The New York International Auto ShowSet against the backdrop of one of the world's premier urban playgrounds, Kia Motors America (KMA) today took the wraps off the all-new 2015 Sedona midsize multi-purpose vehicle in New York City. As the final chapter in Kia's design-led transformation story – which began in 2009 and has seen a comprehensive makeover of Kia's entire model line under the direction of chief design officer Peter Schreyer – the all-new Sedona's CÚV-like styling and proportions offer all of the functional convenience of the segment while defying its design limitations.
TUDOR United SportsCar Championship at TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACHLONG BEACH, Calif. (April 11, 2014) – Few places in America are identified with car culture more than sunny Southern California, which makes Long Beach a fitting destination for the third race of the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. This race – the Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – To the design team tasked with creating an all-new third generation Nissan Murano, one thing was perfectly clear: Nothing less than a return to the original's 'Wow' factor would be ac
All-new 2015 Nissan Murano crossover to be assembled in the United StatesCANTON, Mississippi – The all-new 2015 Nissan Murano will become the first Murano and the ninth vehicle assembled at Nissan's Canton, Mississippi plant. The 11-year old Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant becomes the global source for Murano production, creating export opportunities to more than 10
NEW YORK – With the introduction of the 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible, Chevrolet offers enthusiasts 14 distinct performance-car models – including nine Camaro models, the SS performance sedan and four Corv
VOLVO CAR GROUP CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF DEDICATION TO CHILD SAFETYROCKLEIGH, N. J. (April 14, 2014) - 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of Volvo Car Group's (Volvo Cars) dedication to protecting the smallest and most vulnerable car occupants. This groundbreaking work started with the world's first rear-facing child seat prototype in a PV544 back in 1964 – and
PORSCHE 911 GT3 R WINS FIRST NORTH AMERICAN RACE AT LONG BEACHLong Beach, Calif. The Porsche 911 GT3 R has won its class in the car's second try racing in the Pirelli World Challenge. Michael Mills (Angleton, Texas) raced the No. 41 EFFORT Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R to the GT Amateur (GT-A) class victory in today's 60-minute Roar by the Shore sports car r
DETROIT – General Motors today named John J. Quattrone as Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources. Quattrone, currently executive director of Human Resources for Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain org
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – April 14, 2014. . . BMW announced today the availability of the all-new Track Handling Package for the 2015 BMW 228i Coupe. Inspired by the original formula of BMW 'S-package' vehicles manufactured i
ROBBY GORDON TAKES TRAXXAS RACE AT GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACHLong Beach, Calif. (April 13, 2014) – As the Citgo truck of Venezuela's E.J. Viso and the TRAXXAS-sponsored truck of Sheldon Creed slammed each other heading into the final lap of the SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS race at Long Beach, Robby Gordon watched the two leaders t
04/14/2014 - TORRANCE, CA -- After more than eight months of preparation, the best and brightest students from America's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will compete today for the title of national champio
Los Angeles/ Munich/ Shanghai. BMW Group DesignworksUSA, a subsidiary of BMW Group and creative consultancy, in collaboration with Allsteel Inc., a leading office furniture manufacturer, designs the winner of the
FOUR CHINA WINS FOR FERRARIMaranello, 14 April – Sunday's event will be the eleventh Chinese Grand Prix. The race has always been staged on the 5.451 kilometres of the Shanghai circuit, a futuristic venue designed by German architect Hermann Tilke. Ferrari has won four times here, which is a hit rate of 40%. The race w
New C-Class awarded allergy label: Emphasis on clean airStuttgart. Mercedes-Benz has been awarded the Seal of Quality of the European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation (ECARF) for its passenger cars. This makes Mercedes-Benz the only vehicle manufacturer to bear this seal. The ECARF Seal of Quality is used by ECARF to designate products that
AUDI BEGINS NEW ERA AS WORLD CHAMPIONS◾FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) with new regulations ◾Two strong challengers for Audi in the LMP1 category ◾Audi builds its lightest and most efficient sports prototype ever
Ingolstadt, April 14, 2014 – This is a change of historic proportions: The new regulations of the FIA Worl
FRUSTRATION FOR MOPAR AT FOUR-WIDE NHRA NATIONALS◾No Mopar Funny Car or Pro Stock entry advances to final elimination round of unique Four-Wide NHRA Nationals at Charlotte ◾Despite first round loss, No.1 qualifier Capps keeps DSR Dodge Charger R/T fourth in Funny Car standings ◾Johnson remains third in Pro Stock points to lead HEMI-powered Dodge
FERRARI RACING DAYS – SUCCESS FOR THE FIRST EVENT ON AUSTRALIAN SOILSydney, 13 April – For three days Sydney has been awash with a sea of red as the first ever Ferrari Racing Days to be held in Australia commanded the attention of the city. Thousands of people travelled from across the country to experience the three-day festival, held at the iconic Sydney Mo
LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 12, 2014) – Corvette Racing entered Saturday's Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase with the goal of proving its new Corvette C7.R was ready to win races in the TUDOR United Spo
April 12, 2014 , Concord, N.C. - The field is set for Sunday's fifth annual Four-Wide NHRA Nationals a
SRT MOTORSPORTS POST-RACE RELEASE - SPORTS CAR SHOWCASE AT LONG BEACHApril 12, 2014 , Long Beach, Calif. - A challenging weekend on the Long Beach street circuit improved little for SRT Motorsports on Saturday in the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship's 100-minute Sports Car Showcase in which the No. 91 SRT Viper GTS-R finished seventh and the No. 93 SRT
LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 12, 2014) – Corvette Racing entered Saturday's Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase with the goal of proving its new Corvette C7.R was ready to win races in the TUDOR United SportsCar Ch
MOPAR DRIVERS FOCUS ON CHALLENGE OF FOUR-WIDE NHRA NATIONALS◾Mopar contingent set to take on unique Four-Wide racing this weekend at zMax Dragway in Charlotte ◾Mopar Pro-Stockers looking to stay focused in Four-Wide competition ◾Capps earns provisional pole with his DSR Dodge Charger R/T in Funny Car qualifying ◾Hagan hoping to repeat trip to winner's cir
WARDSAUTO NAMES 2014 KIA SOUL TO LIST OF '10 BEST INTERIORS'Redesigned Urban Compact Boasts First-Class Appointments in a Fun-loving New Package ◾Totally transformed 2014 Kia Soul's premium features, iconic design, technology and comfort combine to impress in Wards' compact value segment ◾Popular Kia Track'ster concept vehicle inspired new Soul design, ins
Brembo Brake Facts for the IndyCar street and road courses are available to the public on the Friday before each race at www.Brembo.com.
Each Brake Fact graphic includes general characteristics of the track itself (layout, lengt
All-New Lexus NX Compact Crossover Launches With Marque's First Turbo PowertrainThere's a first for everything! The all-new Lexus NX comes to market as the brand's first entry into the luxury compact crossover segment and with the first turbo in the lineup. The NX will also be offered in naturally aspirated and hybrid powertrains. Powertrains will vary by region. The Ú.S. market will offer the NX 200t turbo and NX 300h hybrid. The NX 200t F SPORT will also be available with unique exterior and interior features.
All-New Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen Makes Its North American Debut At The New York International Auto ShowVolkswagen of America, Inc. will debut a concept version of the latest SportWagen model that features a 4MOTION® all-wheel drive system and the new EA288 TD®I Clean Diesel engine at the New York Auto Show. The concept previews the all-new Golf SportWagen that goes on sale in early 2015. Based on the new MQB (modular transverse matrix) architecture, the Golf SportWagen will continue the trend introduced by the seventh generation Golf whereby it is lighter, bigger, roomier, more fuel efficient and more powerful than the outgoing SportWagen model.
Drop-Top Supercar: 2015 Corvette Z06 ConvertibleChevrolet today introduced one of the most capable drop-tops on the market: the 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible. With at least 625 horsepower, and 635 pound-feet of torque, the Z06 is also the most powerful convertible ever produced by Chevrolet.
'The Z06 Convertible is a world-class supercar in every sense,' said Mark Reuss, executive vice president, Global Product Development. 'Only a handful of convertibles in the world bring more than 600 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque. Even fewer can match the advanced technologies, aerodynamic design, and visceral driving experience of the Z06 Convertible.'
April 10, 2014 Begin with the teenage girl working her way down a white mountain on a snowboard in, say, 1997. Back then, Amy Purdy's goals were pretty simple: Graduate high school, travel around the world snowbo
FORMULA 5000 FEVER AT THRUXTON EASTER REVIVAL◾Feast of formidable Formula 5000 machinery a highlight of Thruxton Easter Revival ◾Formula 5000 and Formula 2 drivers face-off in Derek Bell Trophy races ◾Super Touring and Classic Formula 3 ensure plenty of variety at popular event
The unmistakeable roar of Formula 5000 will resonate around T
HERNDON, Va., April 10, 2014 – Audi customer-racin
Mario Andretti honored by RRDC in Long BeachLONG BEACH, Calif. (April 11, 2014) - In front of a capacity crowd of auto racing dignitaries, sanctioning group and series' representatives, corporate executives and champion race-car drivers, Mario Andretti was honored by the Road Racing Drivers Club at the 'RRDC Evening with Mario Andretti
WORLD PREMIERE OF THE BOXSTER GTS AND CAYMAN GTSAtlanta. Porsche is celebrating the world premiere of the Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS at Auto China in Beijing. A unique level of performance is required to wear the GTS badge, thus the duo feature more powerful engines and additional standard equipment. Porsche is presenting the two new model
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., April 11, 2014 – Hyundai's 'Dad's Sixth Sense' ad struck a heartfelt cord with audiences after debuting during this year's Super Bowl. Today, the spot is earning recognition from Ace Metrix, a le
(Agua Dolce, Calif.): In celebration of his lifelong love affair with off-road motorsports, the Baja peninsula and an entire industry he helped to foster, racing legend Rod Hall was today named by the National Off Road Rac
DETROIT – While the testing facilities at General Motors' multiple proving grounds around the world are state of the art, getting a test vehicle out into the real world is just as important as navigating simulated challe
AUDI DRIVERS VISIT WATCH PARTNER ORIS• Guests at head office of Audi Sport's new 'Official Watch Partner' • A glimpse behind the scenes and autograph session for Oris employees • Mike Rockenfeller: 'Impressed by precision and high quality'
Ingolstadt, April 11, 2014 – Audi race drivers as watchmakers: For a day, Marce
Wolfsburg, April 11, 2014 – The Volkswagen Group delivered 2.4
2015 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTI NAMED TO '2014 WARD'S 10 BEST INTERIORS' LISTAll-New, seventh-generation Golf GTI's sporty interior is recognized by coveted accolade ◾Iconic Golf GTI® will be the first seventh-generation Golf model available in the U.S. ◾All Golf models are more refined, roomier, and better equipped than outgoing models ◾Seventh-generation model ex
TAJIMA LOOKS FORWARD TO MORE GLORY ON PIKES PEAK IN ELECTRIC DIVISIONColorado Springs, April 9------After winning the high-profile Unlimited Division nine times, including six straight from 2006-2011 in a variety of high-powered Suzuki sport autos, it remains a great story that he has switched to the Electrics in The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Cli
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – April 10, 2014… BMW Motorrad USA has expanded its brand in Tennessee with the addition of BMW Motorcycles of Alcoa. The new BMW motorcycle dealership, located at 2019 Topside Road, Louisville (a suburb of Knoxville
Beginning on July 3, the 10 Formula E teams will be given five full test days with every one open to the public free of charge, allowing fans who pre-register via the Donington Park website unprecedented access to see and hear the 200kw (270bhp) Spark-Renault SRT_01E single-seaters in action.
Jeep And MOPAR Brands Reveal Six New Concept VehiclesThe Jeep® and Mopar brands have once again teamed up to develop a variety of vehicles that will debut at the annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, April 12-20. Now in its 48th year, the Easter Jeep Safari will be attended by thousands of die-hard off-road enthusiasts looking to enjoy a week of serious off-roading on some of the country's most renowned trails.
Before 2010, water used in the manufacturing process was pumped into the plant's wastewater treatment system. It was cleaned
ROLLS-ROYCE WRAITH AWARDED 2014 WARD'S 10 BEST INTERIORSRolls-Royce Wraith has been named one of Ward's 10 Best Interiors for 2014. This year, 41 vehicles with all-new or redesigned passenger compartments sought top honors for fit-and-finish, comfort, ergonomics, functionality, value, safety and aesthetics. While entries included compact cars, pickup tru
KIA 2014 NYIAS TEASER #2The all-new 2015 Sedona midsize Multi-Purpose Vehicle will make its global debut at the New York International Auto Show next week and raises the bar in the segment. The sophisticated and purposeful Sedona rides on an all-new chassis powered by a 3.3-liter gasoline direct injected (GDI) V6 engine an
April 10, 2014 Toyota City, Japan – Toyota will soon introduce vehicles globally with a series of newly-developed, highly efficient gasoline engines that achieve outstanding thermal effi
Ferrari Racing Days gets underway in Sydney tomorrowSydney, 10 April –The first ever Ferrari Racing Days to be staged in Australia gets underway tomorrow at the Eastern Creek circuit on the outskirts of Sydney. The event is a pretty much an Olympic games of Ferrari Corse Clienti programmes and promises action packed entertainment with the excl
FDA – A good test for FuocoMaranello, 9 April –A two day test session ended today at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria, for competitors in the FIA F3 European Championship. It was the second of these test sessions and Antonio Fuoco, driving for the Prema team, was one of 27 youngsters taking part in this last tes
The warranty scheme is divided into two programmes: •Extension of Manu
Germany celebrates the Première of the Ferrari California T in FrankfurtWiesbaden, April 7 – On Friday 400 enthusiastic guests from all over Germany celebrated the latest model from Maranello, the Ferrari California T, at the national premiere in the heart of Frankfurt. Amidst the skyscrapers of the local financial institutions, the California T was presented in
Record bonus awarded to Ferrari employeesMaranello, 8 April 2014 – Ferrari has announced that its production bonus for employees for 2013 will amount to 4,096 euro, the highest ever awarded in the company's history.
The production bonus is in recognition of the excellent financial results achieved last year, not least of which we
Completely redesigned for 2014, the Mazda3 compact car was today named to Ward's 10 Best Interiors List, as chosen by the publication's editors. All new in every way, Mazda's best-selling vehicle worldwide is in its
HYUNDAI EQUUS NAMED TO WARD'S 10 BEST INTERIORS LISTFOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., April 10, 2014 – The 2014 Hyundai Equus was named to this year's 'Ward's 10 Best Interiors' list by the editors of WardsAuto.com. The 2013 Santa Fe Sport, 2012 Azera and 2012 Accent have won the award previously.
'The Hyundai Equus Ultimate has everything you would
NEW YORK – Chevrolet will show off its strongest lineup of vehicles in the brand's history at this year's New York Auto Show. Next week, Chevrolet will also introduce three new vehicles, including a new addition to
AMERICAN HONDA BACKS NICKY HAYDEN'S RETURN TO THE HONDA FAMILY04/10/2014 - Torrance, CA -- In late 2013, American Honda was presented with an opportunity to bring Nicky Hayden back to the Honda family, and renew our relationship that started in 1999 when Hayden was just 17. By retaining Hayden's services to ride the Honda RCV1000R in the MotoGP World Ch
DETROIT – General Motors informed the NHTSA today that it is adding ignition lock cylinders to its safety recall of 2.2 million older model cars in the United States. The cylinders can allow removal of the ignition key while the eng
HONDA GOES SMALL IN THE BIG APPLE◾Honda to showcase full array of 2015 Fit subcompact vehicles at 2014 New York International Auto Show ◾All-new compact SUV to join Fit this winter as Honda expands small car lineup ◾Next-generation ASIMO also to make appearance with live demonstration
MAZDA STATEMENT ON 2010-2012 MAZDA6 FUEL TANK VENT LINE RECALLApr 10, 2014 -- Mazda will be notifying approximately 42,000 U.S. owners of 2010-2012 Mazda6 vehicles, equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, of an upcoming safety recall. Dealers will inspect the fuel system of affected vehicles for damage due to spider webs blocking the fuel canis
DETROIT – The new 2014 GMC Sierra Denali pickup truck is a cut above the rest. In addition to being the most powerful, most advanced and most refined truck in the brand's 111-year history, today it was n
DETROIT – General Motors is creating a Speak Up for Safety program to recognize employees for ideas that make vehicles safer, and for speaking up when they see something that could impact customer safety, CEO Mary
LEICESTERSHIRE, UK (April 10 2014): The FIA Formula E Championship, the world's first fully-electric race series, has today confirmed that all of its official pre-season tests will be held at Donington Park circuit i
FORD EARNS KELLEY BLUE BOOK BRAND IMAGE AWARD FOR BEST TRUCK BRANDFord Motor Company will be honored as Kelley Blue Book's Best Overall Truck Brand at the New York International Auto Show on April 16. The kbb.com Brand Image Award acknowledges an automaker's accomplishments in developing and upholding brand characteristics that are embraced by the market. For m
DETROIT – When it comes to dealer service satisfaction, GM's Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac brands rank in the top five of all automotive brands in the U.S.
Cadillac earns the highest rank a
Bentley Charges Forward With Hybrid ConceptBentley is envisioning a powerful and even more efficient future with the Bentley Hybrid Concept – a technology showcase that previews Bentley's first plug-in hybrid model, set to be a dedicated version of the all-new SUV available in 2017. The Bentley Hybrid Concept will be on display at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition on Sunday 20th April.
Registrations of the compact Focus were up 8.1 percent with 1,097,618 cars sold worldwide last year. That compares with global Focus sales of 1,014,965 in 2012.
New 2014 Ram Power Wagon—The Most Off-road-capable Pickup—Has Evolved from America's First Mass Production 4x4Ram Truck brand's quest to build the best pickups continues. The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel delivers the industry's best fuel economy at 28 MPG. Ram's Heavy Duty truck line owns best-in-class towing at 30,000 lbs. and best-in-class Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) at 37,600 lbs., but there's an additional title Ram Truck has always held: the most off-road-capable pickup. Built to master the most rigorous off-road trails, the 2014 Ram Power Wagon is based on the Ram 2500 Heavy Duty 4x4 Crew Cab, but features a number of off-road-specific engineering enhancements, including a unique suspension with more than two inches of lift, locking differentials and a 12,000-pound winch to give the truck a significant advantage over all production pickups.
With its quiet, well-appointed interior and advanced technologies that bring extra confidence to the most challenging towing situations, the 2015 Silverado High Country HD has what it takes to make the tough jobs easier.
BENTLEY CHARGES FORWARD WITH HYBRID CONCEPT• Bentley to introduce plug-in hybrid technology to the luxury market • Additional performance and efficiency without compromise to luxury • Bentley Hybrid Concept showcases the technology in flagship Mulsanne • First application of hybrid power available in 2017 in the Bentley SUV
Dodge is giving an early look at its new 2015 Dodge Challenger and the 2015 Dodge Charger, both of which will be revealed at the New York International Auto Show, just ahead of the Dodge brand's 100th anniversary this summer .
ROLLE, Switzerland – Two stunning new faces of Infiniti cars will be revealed tomorrow in a 'good
NASA'S APRIL SPEED NEWS ISSUE GOES LIVENapa Valley, Calif. — The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is excited to announce the release of the April issue of Speed News, the official publication of NASA.
The April issue has more than a few interesting and useful features in it, such as the how-to story on live-streaming in-c
Walworth, WI - April 1, 2014 -- Houston, we have an auction. Mecum Auctions will launch its third-annual sale at Houston's Reliant Center this April 10-12 with a 1,000-car offering encompassing cove
First 25Th Anniversary Panoz Esperante Spyder Debuts At Standing-Room Only CelebrationHundreds of Panoz fans, followers and owners were on hand as Panoz LLC executives unveiled the very first25th Anniversary Edition Esperante Spyder. The first example of the exclusive two-seat sports car featured a radiant red exterior, carbon fiber accents, a supple yet sporting tan leather interior with the latest technologies, a powerful V8 engine, and it was signed by the Panoz craftsmen who hand built this all-new Panoz creation.
Ford Unveils S MAX Vignale Concept in MilanFord Motor Company unveiled the new Ford S MAX Vignale Concept today in Milan as it continues to expand its vision for a unique upscale product and ownership experience for European customers.
The new Ford S-MAX Vignale Concept follows the introduction last year of the Ford Mondeo Vignale Concept and expresses the premium design, craftsmanship, and exclusive specification customers can expect from Ford Vignale. A production version of the Mondeo Vignale will be available to customers next year followed soon after by a production S-MAX Vignale.
Jacques Villeneuve: Promised FulfilledOn a rather overcast day in early May 1982, many Formula One, and Canadian, racing fans would be left with promises unfulfilled. Their hero, the great wheel-to-wheel racer Gilles Villeneuve, was dead. There would be no World Championship for the man everyone believed was the heir-apparent. But his line wouldn't end with him. He would have a son and that son would not only chart his own course, he would fulfill the promise that had been left torn and broken against that catch-fencing in Zolder, Belgium.
Jacques would be just eleven years old when his father ended up against the catch-fencing having been flung from his Ferrari across the track as it disintegrated in mid-air as it turned over and over again. With his father's death that day in Belgium, the hopes of many Gilles fans and Canadian racing fans would be left unfulfilled. In many respects, Ferrari's hopes would also be dashed as it would be 21 years before a Ferrari driver would win the Formula One World Championship. However, in spite of his father's terrible death, Jacques would never deviate from what had been the family's occupation. In fact, the tragedy would only seem to accelerate the young man's growth.
1996 European Grand Prix: Villeneuve Is BackIn the first Formula One race of the 1996 season a Villeneuve name would be back in Formula One for the first time in more than 14 years. Gilles' son Jacques would demonstrate his father's blood ran heavily through his veins when he qualified on pole for his very first race. Unfortunately, the Canad
1997 European Grand Prix: A Page from a Father's BookTwenty-two laps from the end of the European Grand Prix and everything was held in the balance. Then, suddenly, Jacques Villeneuve would draw from a page of his father's book and would help to produce a truly memorable moment in Formula One's history.
The 1997 Formula One season was to be Jacque
2008 24 Hours of Le Mans: A Triple Crown Hopeful Faces Mr. Le MansJacques Villeneuve had made his first appearance at Le Mans in 2007. Unfortunately, there was just no competing with the Audis. However, as he returned to the famous French classic the Canadian appeared to be the favorite to add his name to the great, and only, triple crown winner in motorsports Gra
IRVINE, Calif. (April 8, 2014) – The redesigned 2014 Mazda3 compact car was today named one of the ten 'All-Stars' for 2014 by the editors of AUTOMOBILE Magazine, America's leading automotive lifestyle pub
AT HOME WITH BENTLEY IN MILANComplete range of Bentley Home Collections on show at the prestigious Salon del Mobile • A modern aesthetic sensibility and refined craftsmanship, expressing a synthesis between tradition and innovation • Collaboration with leading Italian interiors company defines luxury lifestyle direction for h
Audi A7, S7, RS7 receive 2014 'All-Star' Award from AUTOMOBILE Magazine- The Audi A7, S7 and RS 7 were awarded the 2014 AUTOMOBILE Magazine's All-Star award - The A7 model line has been recognized with an AUTOMOBILE Magazine award every year since its introduction into the U.S market - The Audi A7 model line represents the perfect blend of progressive design, adva
Hoschton, Ga., April 04, 2014–Hundreds of Panoz fans, followers and owners were on hand as Panoz LLC executives unveiled th
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: FORD FIESTA ST WINS 22 AWARDS IN ITS DEBUT SEASON◾Since hitting dealer lots in August 2013, the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST has made a splash, racking up 22 industry awards for performance, handling and value ◾The hot little hatchback most recently won a spot on the 2014 Automobile Magazine All-Star list, making it perhaps the most-awarded performance su
AUTOMOBILE Magazine chooses its All-Stars from the complete array of vehicl
GM DECLARES 30 CENTS PER SHARE QUARTERLY COMMON STOCK DIVIDENDDETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) Board of Directors today declared a second quarter 2014 dividend of 30 cents per share on its common stock. The dividend is payable Thursday, June 26, 2014 to all common stockholders of record as of Tuesday, June 10, 2014.
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TRAINING DAYSApril 08, 2014 -- Carmelita Jeter had a fundamental problem: She didn't know how to drive a stick shift.
That knowledge could come in handy when you're practicing for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pro/Celebrity Race. But, during the first days of training, the Olympic sprinter was h
DETROIT – In preparation for the next generation of electric vehicles and advanced battery technologies, General Motors will invest $449 million to upgrade manufacturing processes at Detroit-Hamtramck Asse
WALTHAM, MA. – April 8, 2014 - DealerRater, the world's premier car dealer review web site, today announced it has appointed 30-year automotive industry executive Gary Tucker to the newly created position of
DETROIT – General Motors received an Innovation Partnership Award along with BorgWarner for collaboration in a newly developed solenoid valve that is part of a stop/start system for a 2015 GM vehicle that will be announ
The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 1.48 (January-March 2013: 1.43; +3.9 percent) million vehicles in the first three months of this year. The brand handed over 557,800 (March 2013: 532,400; +4.8 percent) vehicles in March. 'The delive
DETROIT – General Motors won eight Vincentric 2014 Best Fleet Value in America™ awards, the second consecutive year GM has topped the list. GM leads all automakers in number of vehicles recognized since the awards program's l
Atlanta. A pair of mid-engine Porsche sports cars joins the roster of this year's Automobile Magazine All-Stars. 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of this important award by America's leading automotive lifestyle publicat
DETROIT – The 2014 Cadillac CTS today was named to the prestigious Automobile Magazine 2014 All-Stars list. Automobile Magazine editors used a combination of factors to determine the list of 10 All-Stars, includin
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – April 8, 2014… BMW has once again been named to Automobile Magazine's coveted list of All-Stars, this time for the 2014 BMW 3 Series Sedan and all-new BMW 4 Series Coupe. As the segment leader
Atlanta. In the first three months of 2014, Porsche AG sold more than 38,500 vehicles to customers, which beat the 2013 first quarter of 37,009 vehicles. Over the remainder of the year, Porsche anticipates further growth with
BARCIA EARNS A SECOND PLACE PODIUM FINISH IN HOUSTONTorrance, CA:This past Saturday, the Honda Red Riders took on round 14 of the 2014 AMA Supercross series at Reliant Stadium in Houston, TX. It was a stellar night for Team Honda Muscle Milk's Justin Barcia, who landed on the podium for the fourth time this season with an impressive second, wh
DETROIT – The Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain with available forward collision alert technology, earned 2014 Top Safety Pick+ ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the only midsize
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 7, 2014) – The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and Ford Motor Company today
Mercedes-Benz Classic celebrates 120 years of motor sport historyThe 120 years of motor sport history at Mercedes-Benz reflect a unique kaleidoscope of glittering successes in a variety of different motor racing categories. Crowned by a number of legendary victories, the brand's commitment to the sport of touring car racing in the 1960s, as well as the 1980s and 1990s, represents a particularly colourful and exciting chapter in the sporting heritage of the world's oldest automotive manufacturer. Both eras are brought to life by the Dunlop FHR Long-Distance Cup organised by the Fahrergemeinschaft Historischer Rennsport e. V. (FHR, German Drivers' Association for Historical Motor Racing) and the Youngtimer Trophy. For both race series, the 2014 season once again sees works racing cars from Mercedes-Benz Classic, constructed according to authentic standards, taking to the starting line. As a result, the brand's traditional division is actively working to promote the upkeep of motorsport history in a particularly spirited manner.
The new Mercedes-Benz SL 400: Start-up with new vigourThe SL Roadster family from Mercedes-Benz is raring to go with a new engine. The SL 400 is now endowed with a six-cylinder biturbo drive system. Despite half a litre less displacement the output has risen by 20 kW (27 hp). Plus there are 110 newton metres more torque at its disposal. The price of the SL 400 starts from 97,282.50 euros (for the German market incl. 19% VAT).
New Sprinter 4x4 wins 24th Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles in Morocco•Daimler employees Astrid Ebermann and Sabrina Trillmann take first place in the women rallye's Crossover category •New Sprinter 316 CDI 4x4 with standard equipment proves to be a reliable rally vehicle •2,500 km without a single breakdown: The team of mechanics had almost nothing to do
Daimler Trucks marks production milestone in China•150,000th Auman branded truck rolls off production line of Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive Co., Ltd. (BFDA) •Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard: 'As the leading manufacturer of commercial vehicles, being right at home in the world's largest truck market is extremely important for us.' •Strong 2013 with 103,3
2014 Bahrain Grand Prix - QualifyingNico Rosberg took pole position in qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix this evening, with Lewis Hamilton completing the first Silver Arrows front row lock-out of the 2014 Formula One season.
•Nico took his fifth pole position for the Silver Arrows on the 150th Grand Prix weekend of his Formula
2014 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceLewis Hamilton took victory by the narrowest of margins in this evening's Bahrain Grand Prix after an enthralling race-long battle with team-mate Nico Rosberg. A second consecutive one-two finish for the Silver Arrows saw the team extend its lead at the top of the Constructors' Championship.
Rare 1938 Steyr Winner Returns to Pinehurst ConcoursVILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. (April 7, 2014) – A rare 1938 Steyr Roadster, which captured Best in Show at least year's inaugural Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance, returns to Pinehurst Resort to be displayed for patrons at the 2014 classic auto showcase the first weekend of May.
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 7, 2014) — To tout its performance-focused F lineup (#LexusF), today Lexus launches a new marketing campaign that highlights a bold side of the brand. The TV spot features the exhilarat
The Ferrari California T makes its French première at the Grand PalaisParis, 7th April 2014 – What better setting than the Grand Palais in Paris for the California T, Ferrari's latest creation, to make its debut on French soil? The new Grand Tourer from Maranello was a magnet for the over 200 journalists who attended the premiere this afternoon on the opening d
Two days of testing with Alonso in BahrainSakhir, 7 April – Scuderia Ferrari, just like the other ten Formula 1 teams, hasn't left Bahrain after yesterday's race as tomorrow the F14 T will be running again in the fourth test session of the year.
Previous test sessions were held before the start of the championship on the Spanish t
Bahrain GP – The expected epilogueStefano Domenicali: 'This race provided an epilogue to a weekend which turned out to be as difficult as we had thought it would be, even before arriving in Bahrain. This circuit is particularly tough for our car and Sakhir's technical characteristics showed up the gaps in our performance. Now
Ford Transit Connect Wagon Earns Government's Highest Safety RatingNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration awards the 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon a five-star Overall Vehicle Score in its New Car Assessment Program 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon offers owners comprehensive safety systems to help ensure occupant safety Transit Conn
DETROIT – An eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission will be offered in the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray for 2015, enhancing the performance and efficiency of the 2014 North American Car of the Year. D
AUDI DESIGNS LIGHTEST SPORTS PROTOTYPE IN ITS HISTORY• Audi R18 e-tron quattro represents multiple optimization of light-weight design • Lower weight, higher safety and fuel economy: No Audi Le Mans prototype has ever been as efficient as this one • New safety rules increase requirements
DETROIT – Buick Achievers Scholarship recipient and Spelman College senior Nartezya Dykes will be honored during the United Negro College Fund 35th annual An Evening of Stars broadcast on April 13, celebrating
CHRYSLER GROUP LLC DRIVES THE 2014 DENVER AUTO SHOWExhibit to Feature All-new 2015 Chrysler 200, Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Interactive Test Tracks and More ◾With 2014 sales up 27 percent in Colorado, the Jeep brand celebrates with the return of Camp Jeep® Denver featuring its new articulated obstacle, the 'Trail Rated Pass' ◾All-new 2015 Chrysler
04/07/2014 - TORRANCE, Calif. -- The Acura ILX luxury sports sedan has earned the 2014 IntelliChoice Best Overall Value of the Year Award in the Premium Compact Passenger Car category. The IntelliChoice award is based on
BMW TEAM RLL – SPORTS CAR SHOWCASE AT LONG BEACH PREVIEWWoodcliff Lake, N.J. – April 7th, 2014 . . . BMW Team RLL arrives at the Sports Car Showcase at Long Beach leading both the 2014 Tudor United SportsCar Championship GTLM Team and Driver standings after podium finishes at the Rolex 24 At Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring. A second place fini
NEW YORK AUTO SHOW CONCEPT CARS: THE FUTURE STARTS HERENEW YORK, April 7, 2014 - With an awe-inspiring combination of new design ideas and technological innovation, this year's concept cars at the New York International Automobile Show reveal what's to come in the automotive world.
The Auto Show opens to the public on Friday, April 18th throu
DANIEL & SEB DELIVER IN THRILLING BAHRAIN GPSAKHIR, BAHRAIN – Daniel delivered a superb drive in a thrilling Bahrain Grand Prix to claim fourth place from 13th on the grid, as Sebastian battled past DRS and power issues to claim eight valuable points with sixth place.
In an action-packed race, Daniel made a low key start but was soo
NEW YORK (April 5, 2014) – Creativity, courage and determination in fostering social good reigns supreme among those gathered at the fifth annual Women in the World Summit, and the Toyota Mothers of Inv
LONG BEACH, Calif. – After the long 24 and 12-hour endurance races at Daytona and Sebring, which also count towards the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup, the OAK Racing team is about to take part i
Brembo Circuit Identity Cardsfor Formula One are available to the public on the Friday before each race at www.Brembo.com.
Each Circuit Identity Card graphic includes general characteristics of the track itself (layout, length, number of braki
Infiniti Brings 560Hp Q50 Eau Rouge Prototype To LifeInfiniti is pressing ahead with the evaluation of the Q50 Eau Rouge high-performance vehicle and will show footage of the testing of a prototype version, at the hands of Infiniti's Director of Performance Sebastian Vettel, at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show.
The four time Formula One world champion tested the 560hp high performance sports sedan at the Millbrook Proving Ground automotive testing facility, UK, putting the prototype through a challenging series of performance, handling and precision driving evaluations. Vettel's invaluable feedback will be engineered into the next stages of the prototype's extensive development program – testing components, packaging and viability.
The New BMW M4 Convertible : Legendary Top-Down Motoring From BMW MThe all-new BMW M4 Convertible arrives in ÚS showrooms late this summer to join the M4 Coupe and M3 Sedan. The 2015 BMW M4 Convertible is powered by the same BMW M TwinPower Turbo 3.0-liter inline-six as its siblings. That engine produces 425 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque and can be mated to either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed M-DCT transmission. The new BMW M4 Convertible makes its world debut at the 2014 New York International Auto Show.
The Porsche 718 RSKIt is rare to find, or even think of, a more evocative spyder design than that which would be produced by Porsche in the late 1950s. Many would consider the 356 and 550 striking, compact spyder designs. However, the 718, which would come online mid-way through the 1957 season, would be all the more arresting and modern. But the Type 718 wouldn't just look the part. It would more than aptly carry on Porsche's dominance and would greatly influence sports car racing for years to come.
(Crewe, England. 4 April 2014) Bentley Motors has continued its 2013 success in the first quarter of this year, with global deliveries to
TEAM M-SPORT BENTLEY READY TO RACE IN 2014Final preparations complete for the Continental GT3's debut season • Drivers, cars and team all ready for opening race at Monza, Italy • Continental GT3's promising performance attracts new sponsor
(Crewe, 4th April 2014) With a week to go until the start of the 2014 Blancpain Endurance
EXXONMOBIL DELIVERS TECHNOLOGY BEHIND MCLAREN MERCEDES RACE FUELUnique ExxonMobil fuels formulation engineered to deliver maximum power in 2014 ◾2014 race teams seeking maximum power and efficiency from reduced fuel loads ◾Unique fuels package precision-engineered by ExxonMobil for McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 in same laboratory as EssoTM road fuels ◾Bahrain race
ALL-NEW VERSION OF ASIMO WILL DEBUT IN NORTH AMERICA APRIL 15Honda will introduce its newest version of ASIMO, the world's most advanced humanoid robot, to U.S. audiences on the popular nationally syndicated talk show 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael,' on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. The newest version of ASIMO will join hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan to debut
BEIJING - April 4, 2014 – The all-new Lexus NX luxury compact crossover will debut at the 2014 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition. The unveiling of the NX, based on the LF-NX concept, marks Lexus' entry into th
The Discovery Vision Concept car will showcase the essence of a future family of SUVs built on Land Rover's key principles of emotive design, unrivalled capability and ultimate versatility.
Ram 'Black Package' Expands To Ram Heavy Duty PickupFor 2014, on the heels of an overwhelming response for the Ram 1500 Black Express package, the brand now offers a new, even more imposing visual appearance treatment for the Ram Heavy Duty (2500 and 3500 SRW).
Making its debut at this week's Atlanta International Auto Show, the Ram Black Appearance Group is a combination of brute force and style, with powertrains offering best-in-class power in both gas and diesel, not to mention a long list of features not found anywhere else in the segment: Cargo-view Camera, RamBox, manual transmission for diesel and a best-in-class ride from Ram's link coil rear suspension (2500) with air suspension option (both 2500 and 3500).
KARLSSON SIGNS AS FIRST FEMALE IN WORLD RXSwedish female driver Ramona Karlsson has confirmed she will compete in a minimum of seven rounds in the all-new FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy. She will compete at the wheel of a Per Eklund Motorsport run Saab 93 Supercar.
Karlsson began her racing career at the ag
LAND ROVER TO REVEAL NEW AGE OF DISCOVERY CONCEPT IN NEW YORK◾Discovery Vision Concept car to debut at the New York International Auto Show ◾New concept will showcase the design and technology vision for a future new family of Discovery vehicles ◾Pioneering technology from Jaguar Land Rover's Advanced Research will be previewed for the first time
Exclusive Ford MyKey Technology Helps Encourage Safer Driving in FleetsExclusive Ford MyKey® technology, designed to encourage safe teen driving habits, is also being used by fleet owners to encourage safer driving habits among employees When enabled, MyKey encourages front seat occupants to wear safety belts, limits top vehicle speed and can route incom
DETROIT – For the second consecutive year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized General Motors with a 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for continued leaders
DETROIT – We've all experienced that startling moment when a passing vehicle splashes a flood of water onto your windshield and suddenly, your visibility is seriously compromised. Instinctively, you start to reach for the windshie
‘Front-row' visibility for Renault Samsung Motors•The Caterham F1 Team and Lotus F1 Team cars will both feature Renault Samsung Motors branding during the Korean Grand Prix (6 October). •The two Renault-powered teams have agreed to fly the flag of Renault's Korean brand on a one-off basis at this weekend's race. •The Renault Group has been activ
NEW AUDI RS 5 DTM QUICK OUT OF THE BOX• Positive balance after four-day DTM tests in Hungary • Youngster Nico Müller (22) fastest and busiest • Dieter Gass, Head of DTM: 'Positive and productive test'
Ingolstadt/Budapest, April 3, 2014 – The new Audi RS 5 DTM made a strong impression during the first official pre-seaso
AROUND THE WORLD IN SEVEN DAYS WITH LUCAS ORDÓÑEZIn 2014 Lucas Ordonez will race in a full season of Super GT in Japan. Since winning the first GT Academy competition in 2008, Lucas has raced for Nissan and already won two prestigious championships and taken two podium finishes in the Le Mans 24 Hours. Super GT is a new adventure for Lucas and he
FERRARI CHALLENGE EUROPE UNDERWAY IN MONZA THIS WEEKENDMaranello, 3 April –This weekend, Monza hosts the first round of this season's Ferrari Challenge Europe, the longest running series of the famous one-make championship. There are no less than 44 cars – 27 in the Trofeo Pirelli and 17 in the Coppa Shell – entered for the races at the history t
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 2, 2014) – The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) today announced modifications to some of its competition procedures and an investment in new techno
GM STUDENT CORPS EXPANDS TO INCLUDE FLINTFLINT, Mich. – The GM Student Corps kicked off its second year today, expanding the summer internship program to include a new team of 10 students from Flint Southwestern Classical Academy high school.
General Motors made the announcement at the annual meeting of the Flint and Genesee Cham
KIA 2014 NYIAS TEASERKia will unveil an all-new midsize multi-purpose vehicle at the 2014 New York International Auto Show in two weeks. This global debut will challenge the segment and will offer the functionality to transport as many as eight passengers and their belongings while also serving as a purposeful offering
POPULAR RAM 'BLACK PACKAGE' EXPANDS TO RAM HEAVY DUTY PICKUPApril 3, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - For 2014, on the heels of an overwhelming response for the Ram 1500 Black Express package, the brand now offers a new, even more imposing visual appearance treatment for the Ram Heavy Duty (2500 and 3500 SRW).
Making its debut at this week's Atlanta I
Gone In A Flash: MOPAR '14 Dodge Challenger Is Sold OutIf you blinked, you missed it. The limited-edition Mopar '14 Challenger, the latest Chrysler Group LLC vehicle to come straight from the factory already upgraded with Mopar products, has sold out in just the first day after being made available to dealers.
The Mopar '14 Challenger is the most recent limited-edition vehicle offered by the brand, continuing the success of the Mopar '10 Challenger, Mopar '11 Charger, Mopar '12 300 and Mopar '13 Dart in demonstrating how owners can personalize their rides with Mopar products — even before driving away from the dealership. With only 100 built, the Mopar '14 Challenger is the rarest limited-production Dodge Challenger offered to date.
The Packard RequestDisplaying Packard's new style for 1955, Dick Teague convinced Packard president James Nance that their newest show car should pay tribute to the classic vertical grille. Creative Industries did the modification on the third 1955 Four Hundred to come off the assembly line, and the car debuted at the 1955 Chicago Automobile show. Teague remembered he named the car 'The Request' as we wanted to reinstate the Packard radiator grille.
Scion Elevates the Epic with Social Media ContestTORRANCE, Calif., (April 01, 2014) – Just 15 seconds to be truly epic. Today begins the Scion Epic FR-S contest, which challenges Scion fans to capture epic video or photos incorporating a Scion vehicle or a Scion, Scion Racing or Scion AV reference. The grand prize winner will receive two ro
04/01/2014 - TORRANCE, Calif. -- American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported March 2014 Honda and Acura vehicle sales of 133,318 units. Acura division gained 10.5 percent (14.7 percent based on the Daily Selli
NASHVILLE NAMED FIRST MODEL COMMUNITY BY FORD NEXT GENERATION LEARNING◾Ford Motor Company Fund is designating Nashville, Tenn., as the first Ford Next Generation Learning Model Community ◾Ford Fund is providing a $25,000 grant to The Academies of Nashville ◾Ford Next Generation Learning guides communities in developing high school redesign plans to boost student per
•Global sales of 47,850 cars in March, up 17.9 per cent versus March last year •First quarter global sales up 9.5 per cent compared to Q1 2013 •Positive developments in company's three major markets –
Volvo Car Torslanda celebrates 50 years of success•April 24 sees the inauguration of the new body plant at Volvo Car Torslanda •The inauguration will take place on the exact same date as the original plant was inaugurated 50 years earlier, in 1964 •Throughout the year Volvo Cars will focus attention on the plant's role back then, today and in the
PORSCHE RECORDS BEST FIRST QUARTER IN THE U.S.Atlanta. Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), importer and distributor of Porsche sports cars, Cayenne SUVs and the Panamera four-door sports sedan line-up in the United States, today announced March sales of 3,808 vehicles. This compares to 3,486 vehicles sold in March of 2013, an increa
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA REPORTS MARCH 2014 SALES◾March sales total 36,717 units ◾Jetta Sedan delivered 13,687 units for the month, up 6.3 percent vs the prior year ◾Passat delivered 11,050 units for the month, marking the best March for the vehicle ◾Tiguan delivered 2,315 units for the month ◾High-mileage, TDI® Clean Diesel models accounted f
Volvo Cars' global sales up 17.9 per cent in March, marking nine consecutive months of growth ◾Global sales of 47,850 cars in March, up 17.9 per cent versus March last year ◾First quarter global sales up 9.5 per cent compared
GM'S MARCH SALES REPORT DELAYED DUE TO SYSTEM ISSUESDETROIT –General Motors Co.'s (NYSE: GM) March U.S. sales, originally scheduled to be released at 9:30 a.m. EDT today, will be delayed several hours due to a computer systems issue that impacted dealer sales reporting. The company expects to report its sales this afternoon before the close of busine
CRAFTSMANSHIP DEFINES ALL-NEW 2015 CADILLAC ESCALADE◾Precisely crafted interior with more technology ◾Emotional design evolution complemented by quieter cabin, smoother performance and more efficient powertrain ◾Higher levels of luxury, with sophisticated new technology for safety and connectivity
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (March 31, 2014) - TrueCar, the negotiation-free car buying platform, estimated today that the average transaction price (ATP) for light vehicles in the U.S. was $30,986 in March 2014, up $370 (1.2 percent
GM RECALLS OLDER MODEL VEHICLES TO FIX POWER STEERINGDETROIT – General Motors informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today that it would recall more than 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S. that may experience a sudden loss of electric power steering assist.
If power steering assist is lost, a message displays on the Driver
Debut at ITR testing in Budapest: gooix watches and jewellery are joining Mercedes-Benz as a partner in the DTM. The successful Austrian company and the bran
Carsharing with the three-pointed star•Daimler Mobility Services offers carsharing with Mercedes-Benz vehicles for the first time •Pilot Phase with 200 B-Class vehicles starts in mid- February in Hamburg and Berlin •One-way trips and open-ended trips available, within and even between different cities •Smartphone-based rental procedu
GONE IN A FLASH: MOPAR '14 DODGE CHALLENGER IS SOLD OUT◾Orders have been placed for all 100 limited-edition Mopar '14 Dodge Challenger vehicles ◾Mopar maintains its recent string of success in adding Mopar customization to production versions of Chrysler Group LLC vehicles ◾With the Mopar '14 sold out, Dodge Challenger owners still can create their ow
Herndon, VA — Volkswagen of America, Inc. and Andretti Sports Marketing announced today that they have joined forces to bring professional motorsports back to the Washington, D.C.
HOT SELLING AND AWARD-WINNING RDX GOES ON SALE04/02/2014 - TORRANCE, Calif. -- The 2015 RDX crossover SUV goes on sale today with a manufacturer's suggested retail price* (MSRP) starting at $34,895, Acura announced today. Ever popular with customers, the RDX has been a sales hit, posting its 22nd consecutive monthly sales record in Febru
GM STATEMENT: BARRA VOWS TO REBUILD CUSTOMER TRUSTWASHINGTON, D.C. – General Motors CEO Mary Barra today testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance investigating the GM ignition switch recall. The following statement may be attributed to her
April 02, 2014 - LOS ANGELES -- In support of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and California Teen Safe Driving Week, M
STEEL RESOLVE: THE LONE PINERIKUZENTAKATA, Iwate Prefecture, Japan – Three years ago, Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, lost one in 10 of its residents to the tsunami of March 11. Now, one-fourth of the population of 20,000 lives in temporary housing. Prefab construction is the norm.
Everywhere there are signs of rebuilding.
‘TAILOR-MADE' DEVELOPMENT FOR THE F14 TMaranello, 2 April – Scuderia Ferrari is working round the clock to recover the gap to its opponents that was revealed by the first two races of the season. While part of the team is in Bahrain for the third grand prix of 2014, at Maranello work is ongoing to develop the car to its maximum an
SHELBY AMERICAN ISSUES STATEMENT ON JOHN LUFTGARDENA, Calif. – April 2, 2014 - Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI.PK) and has issued a statement concerning John Luft, president of Shelby American:
Joe Conway, CEO of Shelby American and Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International has been ree
April 2, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Through two new groundbreaking websites, Chrysler Group LLC is making it easier for consumers and journalists to find informati
STATEMENT: BRAKE BOOSTER SHIELDApril 2, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Group will recall an estimated 867,795 SUVs to install a shield that protects their brake boosters from corrosion caused by undue water exposure.
Chrysler Group launched an investigation after receiving customer feedback about excessive bra
Bernard C. Ecclestone: 1958 Formula One SeasonThe name Ecclestone is synonymous with Formula One. Many would say he is Formula One. However, in 1958, he would be just another retired driver attempting his hand at running and managing a team. He would pick a winner, unfortunately that had been a while ago.
Connaught Engineering had made an impression with its A-Type chassis. In the hands of drivers like Mike Hawthorn, the small British firm would show that it had the ability to be considered among the best of the rest, behind the Ferrari 500 and Maserati's A6GCM. But then came the updated Formula One regulations in 1954 and Connaught appeared to be left behind with a fragile car that no longer had the speed to compete. No speed and no reliability were terrible characteristics and Connaught would set about changing this.
Ecurie Eperon d'Or: 1958 Formula One SeasonIn 1958, Christian Goethals would try his hand at single-seater Formula One racing. That one attempt would come on a day of tragedy and would lead the Belgian driver to feel much safer giving the spurs to sportscars from then on.
Christian Goethals would be born in August of 1928 in Heule, Belgium. A suburb of the city of Kortrijk, Heule would be more famous for producing professional cyclists around the turn of the 20th century. Drawing its name from the meaning for 'ditch', there would be little reason to expect much of anything good coming from Heule in the province of West-Flanders.
High Efficiency Motors: 1958 Formula One SeasonC.T. 'Tommy' Atkins would start out his career as a motorcycle racer riding Douglas motorcycles in the early 1930s. By the time the mid-to-late '50s rolled around, Atkins had moved on from racing, but not very far. Perhaps feeling a need to support up-and-coming drivers, Atkins would turn to providing rides, but in single-seater grand prix cars.
Prior to the Second World War, Atkins would be in search of speed records on a motorcycle. Riding motorcycles, Atkins knew very well their ability to produce a great deal of power from such a small package. He understood highly-efficient motors. During the war, however, Atkins would turn his skill toward making machine tools.
MINI shoots and scores: The MINI Paceman GoalCooperThe countdown is on in Brazil and soccer fans are gearing up for the biggest global sporting event of the year. Jerseys and flags are in huge demand but one question remains: what will be the car of choice for celebrating fans from mid June? MINI is sure to strike from outside the box with its homage to the beautiful game: the MINI Paceman GoalCooper.
Top Celebrity Car Collectors And Experts Curate Exhibit On World's Greatest Sports CoupesA small cadre of rock legends, critically acclaimed film directors, famous actors, and world-renown race car drivers all have one thing in common – a passionate relationship with the automobile. The Petersen Automotive Museum has invited twelve of the world's most well-known car collectors, drivers and designers to each choose what they consider the best two-seat, fixed-roof high performance car of all time for The World's Greatest Sports Coupes, a new exhibit opening on April 10.
Munich (DE). The FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies is in full swing. The next great challenge on the race calendar, the third, comes in the form of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, from 6th to 10th April – the 4th ra
IRVINE, Calif. (April 1, 2014) -- With at least 36 states facing water shortages this year – including the most severe drought California has faced in decades – water conservation has evolved into a national i
Toyota Motor Sales Issues March 2014 Sales PreviewTORRANCE, Calif. (April 1, 2014) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported March 2014 sales results of 215,348 units, an increase of 8.9 percent from March 2013 on a daily selling rate (DSR). On a raw-volume basis, unadjusted for 26 selling days in March 2014 versus 27 selling
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 1, 2014 – During a gathering of top automotive and business media at the national drive event for the 2015 Genesis, Hyundai announced a compelling pricing package
2014 MOAB EASTER JEEP® SAFARI VEHICLE SNEAK PEEKApril 1, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The Jeep® and Mopar brands have once again joined forces to create a selection of concept Jeep vehicles for the upcoming Easter Jeep Safari, taking place in Moab, Utah, April 12-20. The Jeep Wrangler MOJO and the Jeep Cherokee Dakar are two of the six ne
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 1, 2014) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported March 2014 sales results of 215,348 units, an increase of 8.9 percent from March 2013 on a daily sel
High Efficiency Motors: 1958 Formula One SeasonC.T. 'Tommy' Atkins would start out his career as a motorcycle racer riding Douglas motorcycles in the early 1930s. By the time the mid-to-late '50s rolled around, Atkins had moved on from racing, but not very far. Perhaps feeling a need to support up-and-coming drivers, Atkins would turn to providi
04/01/2014 - TORRANCE, Calif. -- Kit cars have been around for decades for replica vehicles, but the industry will receive a big jolt with the 2015 Fit Kit, (#FitKit) the first production car you build yourself,
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) dealers delivered 256,047 vehicles in the United States in March 2014. Total sales were up 4 percent compared with a year ago. Retail sales were up 7 percent and GM
JAGUAR LAND ROVER REPORTS U.S. SALES FOR MARCH 2014◾Jaguar Land Rover North America sales increase 9 percent in March, for its best March sales month result since 2005 ◾Land Rover brand has its best March sales month ever ◾Best Range Rover Evoque Month ever ◾Jaguar continues growth streak with 29 percent growth in March
From Royalty, VIP customers and senior military figures to journalists from all over the world, global explorers and
MAZDA REPORTS BEST MARCH SALES SINCE 2007IRVINE, Calif., April 1, 2014 -- Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported March U.S. sales of 34,903 vehicles, representing an increase of 9.0 percent versus last year. Year-to-date sales through March are down 0.3 percent versus last year, with 78,282 vehicles sold.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – General Motors CEO Mary Barra today said the company has retained Kenneth Feinberg as a consultant to explore and evaluate options in its response to families of accident victims whose vehicles ar
April 01, 2014 - MONTVALE, N.J. -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported the highest first quarter sales in its history with 30,091 vehicles sold across the Mercedes-Benz, Sprinter and smart model lines in March, up 11% from the 27,1