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Audi presents the new R8: The sporty spearhead just got even sharper
No model with the four rings is closer to motorsport, none is more striking and more dynamic: at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, Audi is presenting the second generation of its high-performance R8 sports car. The V10 mid-engine and a newly developed quattro drive ensure breathtaking driving performance, especially in the top-of-the-range version with 449 kW (610 hp): achieving 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in just 3.2 seconds, its top speed is 330 km/h (205.1 mph).
World première in Geneva for spectacular AMG racing car
Mercedes-AMG will ring in the 2015 motorsport season at the beginning of March with the sonorous sound of the V8 engine: the new Mercedes-AMG GT3, with which the Mercedes-Benz sports car and high-performance brand is systematically expanding its motorsports presence, will be making its debut appearance at the Geneva Motor Show. Developed to comply with the FIA's GT3 race rules, the racing car will compete in the world's most hotly contested customer race series. Cutting-edge racing technology and spectacular design predestine the new challenger for victories. The new GT3 is based on the Mercedes-AMG GT, which is being launched in just a few days' time.
ROLLS-ROYCE GHOST SERIES II NAMED ‘BEST LUXURY CAR' BY UK CAR OF THE YEAR JURY
A jury of some of the UK's most respected and revered automotive journalists has awarded the Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II 'Luxury Car of the Year' in the UK Car of the Year Awards.
Since making its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Ghost Series II has won plaudits from journalists and customers
Mclaren 675LT: Power, A Beautiful Thing
The McLaren 675LT will make its world debut at the 85th Geneva Motor Show, with a clear focus on performance, light weight and ultimate levels of driver engagement – all key attributes of a McLaren 'Longtail'. Offered as a Coupé only, the 675LT will be the most track-focused, yet road legal, model in the McLaren Super Series, with a power to weight ratio that eclipses established rivals. The sprint from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) takes just 2.9 seconds, with controlled torque delivery ensuring optimised traction off the line. Acceleration continues at relentless pace with the 200 km/h barrier broken in 7.9 seconds, on to a top speed of 330 km/h (205 mph).
Bobby Unser to be honored by RRDC at Long Beach
Firestone returns as presenting sponsor
HILLIARD, Ohio (Feb. 27, 2015) - Three-time Indy 500 winner Bobby Unser will be honored by the Road Racing Drivers Club at the 'RRDC Evening with Bobby Unser presented by Firestone' in Long Beach, Calif., on Thursday, April 16, prior to the ru
VOLKSWAGEN REPORTS NEW RECORDS IN UNIT SALES, SALES REVENUE AND EARNINGS IN FISCAL YEAR 2014
• Sales revenue up 2.8 percent year-on-year to EUR 202.5 billion; negative exchange rate effects, particularly in the first half of 2014
• Operating profit rises by EUR 1 billion to EUR 12.7 billion; positive impact from volume and mix effects as well as optimized product costs
• Earnings before t
February 27, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC is voluntarily recalling an estimated 467,480 SUVs worldwide to install new a relay circuit that improves fuel-pump relay durability.
FCA US engineers have determined a condition identified in a previous investigation may extend to ad
WITH CORAZÓN AND KARACHO – VOLKSWAGEN DRIVERS READY FOR ACTION AT THE RALLY MEXICO
First gravel event of the WRC year at dizzying heights
◾Double world champions Ogier/Ingrassia head overseas as championship leaders
◾Two victories with the Polo R WRC: successful record for Volkswagen in Mexico
On to the third round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with plenty
KIA RACING PRIVATEER EFFORT EXPANDS TO THREE FULL-SEASON KIA FORTE KOUP ENTRIES IN 2015 PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE
2014 Rookie of the Year and defending Touring Car A (TC-A) Driver Champion Jason Wolfe returns for his second season with Kinetic Motorsports to pilot No. 36 Richard Wolfe Trucking Kia Forte Koup
◾Wolfe's phenomenal rookie season helped Kia win the 2014 TC-A Manufacturer Championship and ear
SPEED ENERGY FORMULA OFF-ROAD PRESENTED BY TRAXXAS SET TO KICK OFF 2015 SEASON
ADELAIDE, South Australia (February 26, 2015) – Rounds 1 through 3 of the third season of SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas begins Friday when 10 identically prepared Stadium Super Trucks hit the track in Victoria Park in their first trip to Australia.
The SSTs will race
SKULLCANDY TEAM NISSAN BY CA SPORT COMMITS TO PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE TO CAMPAIGN CARS IN GTS, TC CLASSES
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – After participating in select Pirelli World Challenge races last year, the decision for Skullcandy Team Nissan by CA Sport to join the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge series full-time was not taken lightly. Now that the decision has been made, all the ingredients are in pl
VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA AND THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART TEAM UP TO CREATE GROUNDBREAKING AUDIO COMPONENT FOR MoMA'S BJORK RETROSPECTIVE
•Global museum debut for pioneering augmented audio guide
• Customized audio experience for each visitor
• Functionality based on Volkswagen technology
Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) has partnered with The Museum of Modern Art to create a first-ever augmented audio guide as an integral
Toyota and Scion 'Presente' at Hispanicize 2015
World's largest auto maker returns as Official Automotive Sponsor of the largest gathering of Latino trendsetters in digital and entertainment media.
MIAMI, Feb. 26, 2015 — Toyota and Scion will be present at Hispanicize 2015 when the company returns as the official automotive an
A Generational Thing: Camaro Design through the Years
Chevrolet designers reflect on five generations of iconic style
DETROIT – As the Camaro rolls through the final year of its fifth generation, Chevrolet asked five designers who have contributed to the sporty car's design to reflect on the styling legacy that helped create an icon.
MINI GOES GRAN TURISMO®6. FROM TODAY GAMERS CAN ENJOY DRIVING THE VIRTUAL MINI CLUBMAN VISION GRAN TURISMO.
Munich. Inspired by the brand's legendary motor racing success, the MINI Design Team has created the essence of a MINI to enable maximum racing performance in the game Gran Turismo®6 for PlayStation®3. 'MINI has many highly emotional achievements to its name in motor racing. The MINI Clubman
MINI GOES GRAN TURISMO®6. FROM TODAY GAMERS CAN ENJOY DRIVING THE VIRTUAL MINI CLUBMAN VISION GRAN TURISMO.
Munich. Inspired by the brand's legendary motor racing success, the MINI Design Team has created the essence of a MINI to enable maximum racing performance in the game Gran Turismo®6 for PlayStation®3. 'MINI has many highly emotional achievements to its name in motor racing. The MINI Clubman
FROM INCLEMENT WEATHER TO HARSH, OFF-ROAD ENVIRONMENTS, FCA US DRIVELINES DELIVER FULL RANGE OF CAPABILITY
◾Multiple segment-first and segment-exclusive applications of fuel-saving axle-disconnect and active-transfer-case technologies
◾Rugged 4x4 systems deliver legendary off-road performance
◾All-wheel-drive and 4x4 systems engineered and calibrated to complement brand character
February 26, 201
KIA SPORTAGE RANKS HIGHEST AMONG SMALL SUVS IN 2015 J.D. POWER VEHICLE DEPENDABILITY STUDY
KIA SPORTAGE RANKS HIGHEST AMONG SMALL SUVS IN 2015 J.D. POWER VEHICLE DEPENDABILITY STUDY
Top Honor Reinforces Brand's Continued Commitment to Craftsmanship
◾Dynamic and capable crossover earns Kia's first-ever Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) award
◾Sportage's VDS award follows two co
VOLVO CAR GROUP FORECASTS SALES AND PROFITABILITY WILL SHOW A CLEAR IMPROVEMENT IN 2015
Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) expects sales and profitability to show a clear improvement in 2015, driven by continued growth in China and Europe and a return to growth in the US, according to Håkan Samuelsson, President and Chief Executive.
The combined effect of this strong global performance an
RECORD SALES DRIVE VOLVO CAR GROUP TO A SOLID 2.2 BILLION SEK PROFIT IN 2014
Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) has reported a 17.4 per cent increase in operating profit for 2014 to 2,252 MSEK, compared to 1,919 MSEK in 2013, as record sales cleared the way for the company to continue investing in its global transformation. Revenue for the year was 129,959 MSEK, up from 122,245 MS
NISSAN PRODUCTION, SALES AND EXPORT RESULTS FOR JANUARY 2015
YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced its production, sales and export figures for January 2015.
Nissan's global production in January increased 2.0% year-on-year to 438,375 units, marking a record high for the month of January.
Production in J
FORMER PRESIDENT CARTER, WALTER CRONKITE AMONG CELEBRITIES WHO DEVELOPED AFFECTION FOR MOBIL 1 TWELVE HOURS OF SEBRING
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 26, 2015) – What do a U.S. President, one of America's most renowned broadcasters, and an astronaut who walked on the moon have in common?
They've all made annual visits to Sebring International Raceway, part of a long list of celebrities at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hou
FCA US TO BEGIN SHIPPING VEHICLES FROM WILMINGTON, DEL., PORT
February 26, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC announced today that it will begin exporting vehicles from the port of Wilmington, Del., in March 2015.
Vehicles from FCA North America (formerly Chrysler Group) plants in Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, and Ontario, Canada, destined for the
'VOLKSWAGEN FAST' INITIATIVE: VOLKSWAGEN GROUP REDEFINES COOPERATION WITH SUPPLIERS
◾Volkswagen intends to shape the transformation of the automotive industry together with strong partners
◾Garcia Sanz: 'The network of the entire automotive value stream will be even more important in the future.'
◾More than 100 CEOs of top suppliers obtain information on innovations and global ne
THE NATION'S LARGEST AUTO SHOW WRAPS UP IN THE WINDY CITY
CHICAGO (Feb. 26, 2015) – The Chicago Auto Show concluded a successful nine-day run this past weekend, boasting a 7 percent increase in attendance compared to last year. With more than 1 million square feet of exhibit space, the Chicago Auto Show is the nation's largest auto show. The show's
2015 NISSAN SENTRA EARNS TOP SAFETY PICK FROM IIHS
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) today awarded the 2015 Nissan Sentra a 'Top Safety Pick' vehicle safety rating. The Institute's 'Top Safety Pick' award recognizes passenger vehicles that excel in protecting passengers in moderate overlap front, side, roof
INFINITI MIDDLE EAST LAUNCHES 'CHROMATIC,' AN AUDIO SOUNDTRACK CREATED ENTIRELY BY THE SOUNDS OF CARS
DUBAI, UAE – Infiniti Middle East has announced the launch of 'Chromatic,' an audio composition and animation made entirely from the sounds and shapes of the Infiniti range. Both the video and sound track are set to be distributed globally by Universal Music Group.
Ideated in April 2014 wi
February 26, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC is launching a recall of certain model-year 2015 cars to resolve manufacturing issues that may prevent the vehicles from shifting into park.
Inconsistent assembly procedures at a supplier's plant have been linked to five reports invol
CHEVROLET TRAX TAPS LOCAL INSIDERS FOR CUSTOM CITY TOURS
'Hidden Gems' campaign to champion social discoveries
DETROIT – Chevrolet plans to introduce the 2015 Trax through an innovative marketing campaign called Hidden Gems created with help from social media influencers.
Twenty social media influencers will create a 'social swarm,'
GENERATION Z SHOPPING LIST: FORD, FUEL ECONOMY AND CAR SEGMENTS RANK HIGHEST
◾Ford is the No. 1 brand of vehicle that Generation Z, those ages 16-21, most seriously consider – according to MaritzCX
◾Fuel economy tops the reasons for purchase for this group, followed by vehicle design and value
◾Car segment offerings make up the overwhelming majority of vehicles considered
GT ACADEMY WINNER MARDENBOROUGH ON RACING THE GT-R LM NISMO AT LE MANS
CHICAGO – At the Chicago Auto Show earlier this month, Nissan revealed that GP3 race winner Jann Mardenborough would be one of the drivers of the innovative GT-R LM NISMO race car. Mardenborough is also the 2011 winner of Nissan's GT Academy. The following is an interview with Jann that took place a
Near-series show car G 500 4x4²: The G-Class Squared
Only a G-Class can be better than a G-Class. This is the credo followed by the developers with the Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6x6, and they are now stepping up a gear with the G 500 4x4². The basic recipe for this overcomer of everything is simple: take the superior all-wheel-drive powertrain including portal axles from the 6x6 – take away one axle – and blend it all with a newly-developed variable chassis and the series-production G-Class body. A large pinch of V8 power with 310 kW (422 hp), a set of 22-inch 325/55 R 22-sized wheels, carbon-fibre body parts and then just gourmet ingredients from the seductive designo Exclusive range for the interior – and the 5-star menu for all off-road enthusiasts is ready.
On track for glory: Aston Martin Vulcan prepares for take-off
Introducing the Aston Martin Vulcan – a track-only supercar and the British luxury brand's most intense and exhilarating creation to date.
Born out of extensive motorsport experience – and using the brand's acknowledged flair for design and engineering ingenuity – the 800-plus bhp, all-carbon fibre Aston Martin Vulcan promises truly extreme performance.
Sporty and elegant, versatile and connected – the Audi prologue Avant show car
A design with dynamic elegance and the latest high end technologies: The Audi prologue Avant show car with its stretched roof which the brand is presenting at the Geneva Motor Show gives a look into the future – with the new and emotion filled design language that Audi has initiated with its study in the coupé, the prologue.
The rebirth of a legend - Jensen returns with limited edition Jensen GT
Almost 80 years since the Jensen name appeared on cars, the famous marque returns with the opportunity to order the first officially sanctioned model in 13 years. Marking the rebirth of the brand, the formation of the Jensen Group is the start of the next chapter in the Jensen story, following the collapse of the car manufacturer in 2002.
HYUNDAI IS EXCLUSIVE AUTO SPONSOR OF IFC'S COMEDY CRIB
New Web Series Starring SNL's Vanessa Bayer Launches Today, First Webisode Features 'Weird Al' Yankovic
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 24, 2015 – Premiering today inside IFC's Comedy Crib, the online destination where comedy is born, Hyundai is integrated into 12 new webisodes of t
Park24 and Toyota to Trial i-ROAD Sharing Service in Central Tokyo
Tokyo, Feb. 25, 2015 -- Starting in April, Park24 Co., Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corporation will trial a car sharing service in central Tokyo using the Toyota i-ROAD, an ultra-compact three-wheeled electric vehicle. The i-ROAD, designed for flexibility and ease of use, will be paired with Park24
Toyota Motor Sales' Lexus Brand Achieves Grand Slam as Most Dependable Brand Four Consecutive Years
•Toyota Motor Sales Wins 100th VDS Segment Award Since 2003
•Scion Posts Greatest Improvement in Rank Among Brands
•Toyota Brand Ranks Third
•Toyota, Lexus and Scion combine for Seven Segment Awards
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 25, 2015 – Game, set, and match. The Lexus brand captured a gr
BENTLEY TEAM DYSON RACING AIMS FOR 2015 PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE CHAMPIONSHIP
•Following successful winter testing, Bentley Team Dyson Racing prepares for PWC season-opener at Circuit of the Americas.
•Butch Leitzinger and Chris Dyson named BTDR's 2015 drivers.
(Poughkeepsie, NY 25 February 2015) Following a winter's worth of testing and development, Bentley Team D
PORSCHE SHOWS TWO NEW HIGH-PERFORMANCE CARS FOR THE FIRST TIME
Double world premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show 2015
Atlanta. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG is celebrating the world premiere of two extreme sports cars at this year's Geneva International Motor Show. The new Cayman GT4 is the first high-performance sports car belonging to the G
INSTALLATION AT THE HONDAJET TRAINING CENTER UNDERWAY
Installation at the HondaJet Training Center Underway
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Feb. 25, 2015 — Honda Aircraft Company announced today that the first HondaJet flight simulator has been delivered and is currently being installed at the company's world headquarters in Greensboro, North Car
TUCSON FUEL CELL DRIVERS FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ACCUMULATE SUFFICIENT MILEAGE TO REACH THE MOON EMISSIONS-FREE
Cumulative Zero-emissions Mileage by Fuel Cell Drivers Surpasses 238,900 Miles
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., February 25, 2015 – Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell drivers have surpassed an impressive threshold, recently accumulating more than 238,900 miles on the roads of Southern California, a
CONSUMER REPORTS NAMES THE BEST CARS FOR ANY BUDGET
Used car standouts from $10,000 or less up to $25,000; Plus, the Worst of the Worst Used Cars
YONKERS, NY — Consumer Reports has long advocated buying used as a way for consumers to get the biggest bang for their buck – but picking out a good used car from a sea of bad ones has neve
CONSUMERS PICK THEIR FAVORITE VEHICLES AND EXHIBIT AT THE 2015 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW
CHICAGO (Feb. 24, 2015) – For the tenth consecutive year, consumer voters proclaimed their favorites in five categories in the Chicago Auto Show's 'Best of Show' balloting. The Chicago Auto Show is the only major auto show that polls its attendees' favorite vehicles and exhibit.
J.D. POWER REPORTS: VEHICLE DEPENDABILITY HEAVILY IMPACTED BY OWNER EXPERIENCES WITH TECHNOLOGY
Lexus Ranks Highest in Vehicle Dependability for a Fourth Consecutive Year;
General Motors Company and Toyota Motor Corporation Each Receive Seven Segment Awards
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.: 25 FEBRUARY 2015 — Bluetooth connectivity and voice recognition issues are the mos
SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. SPONSORS 2015 PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW FOR THE 14TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR
Cherry Hill, N.J. - Subaru of America, Inc. is proud to mark its 14th year as a sponsor of the Philadelphia Flower Show produced by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS). The show runs from February 28 through March 8, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. This year's theme, 'Celebra
NISSAN IMPROVES FIVE SPORTS IN 2015 J.D. POWER VEHICLE DEPENDABILITY STUDY
◾Nissan jumps ahead of the industry average to 13thin annual dependability study of three-year-old vehicles with new reporting model
◾2012 Murano ranked most dependable in Midsize SUV class
◾Altima, Frontier, LEAF all among top three models in their segments
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan bra
ALL GM BRANDS IN TOP 10 IN BENCHMARK DEPENDABILITY STUDY
Seven segment awards lead among automakers (in a tie)
◾13 GM models place in Top 3 of their segments
◾Buick ranks second among all brands in study
◾Chevrolet, GMC sweep Large SUV segment and rank first and second in both large pickup segments
DETROIT – For the first time, Chev
SALONE DEL MOBILE 2015: MINI AND JAIME HAYON PRESENT ‘URBAN PERSPECTIVES'
Munich/Milan. For this year's Salone del Mobile, MINI has teamed up with Spanish designer and artist Jaime Hayon to present an installation that conjures up visions of tomorrow's urban mobility in the form of an imaginary world.
The focus of the installation is the MINI Citysurfer concept
MAZDA RANKED SECOND AMONG ALL AUTOMOTIVE BRANDS IN INDEPENDENT EVALUATIONS, ACCORDING TO LEADING CONSUMER PUBLICATION
IRVINE, Calif. (February 25, 2015) – A leading consumer publication named Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) as the second-highest-ranked automotive brand in North America in its annual new-car issue, behind only luxury brand Lexus.
Through independent evaluation, Mazda vehicles were r
The 1953 Cadillac Series 62 by Ghia
During the mid-1950s it was still possible to order a chassis from an automobile manufacturer and have it sent to a coachbuilder for a custom body to be built and fitted. This is such a car.
The world's wealthiest man at the time, Prince Aly Khan, gave this Cadillac with Ghia coachwork as a gift to actress Rita Hayworth, to whom he was married briefly.
The 1954 DeSoto Adventurer II Concept
Similar only in name to the first DeSoto Adventurer designed by Virgil Exner in 1954 as Chrysler's answer to the Chevrolet Corvette, the 1955 DeSoto Adventurer II Concept Car was more Ghia of Italy than Exner of Detroit. The Adventurer II was commissioned by Chrysler and designed by Ghia by Luigi Segre and Giovanni Savonuzzi for the European car show circuit. With Chrysler Hemi V-8 power and Italian coachwork, the DeSoto Adventurer II was larger than the first Adventurer; it was much more of a two-seat grand tourer rather than a sports car. It was built upon a DeSoto Firedome Sportsman 125.5-inch wheelbase chassis and powered by a 276 cubic-inch FireDome Hemi V-8 mated to a PowerFlite 2-speed automatic transmission.
The Lamborghini Silhouette
At the Geneva Motorshow in 1976, Lamborghini introduced their first open model, the Silhouette. The targa-styled vehicle had an integral roll bar, and unit-body construction. The mid-mounted V8 had a 7,500 RPM redline and the car rode on 15-inch magnesium wheels first shown on the Bravo show car of 1974.
LIFELINE TAKES THE WRAPS OFF REVOLUTIONARY NEW FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM AT AUTOSPORT INTERNATIONAL
The standout driver safety product at the recently-held Autosport International Show at the NEC, was undoubtedly Lifeline Fire and Safety Systems' new Zero 3620 fire suppression system which will have an extremely wide appeal across all forms of off-road motorsport, from WRC to extreme rally raid ev
Rita Hayworth's Rare 1953 Cadillac to Appear at Pinehurst Concours
VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. (Feb. 24, 2015) – A rare Cadillac once owned by 1940s Silver Screen starlet Rita Hayworth will be one of several iconic automobiles of note displayed for patrons attending the 2015 Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance on Saturday, May 2 at Pinehurst Resort.
The 1953 Cad
Collector Cars in Santa Monica: Auctions America's California Sale Finds New Home at the Historic Barker Hangar
• Auctions America's California sale moves to an exciting new venue in Santa Monica
• Held July 17-18, 2015 event follows two highly successful Auctions America sales in Southern California in 2013 and 2014
• Multi-day auction to feature diverse roster of 300 quality vehicles, catering for collec
2016 MITSUBISHI I-MIEV ARRIVES AT DEALERS IN MARCH
◾Starting MSRP of $22,995 (net starting MSRP of $15,495 after $7,500 Federal tax credit)
◾New touchscreen Navigation Package available for 2016 model
◾Arriving at Mitsubishi Motors dealers in late March 2015
◾Click here for full press kit
CYPRESS, Calif., Feb. 24, 2014 – Mitsubishi Moto
THIS 'SWAY' FOR EXCITEMENT: NISSAN AT THE 2015 GENEVA MOTOR SHOW
GENEVA – Innovative design and product planning gave birth to Nissan Qashqai and JUKE, two of the biggest automotive success stories of recent years. What would happen if the company applied the same radical thinking and quality standards to one of the most important sectors in Europe: the sm
HOW THE FUTURE IS MADE: BEHIND THE SCENES OF TOYOTA MIRAI PRODUCTION
February 24, 2015 -- In November 2014, Toyota Motor Corporation ushered in the future with the launch of the Toyota 'Mirai' fuel cell sedan, followed by the Japan start of sales one month later. Today, Toyota held a production ceremony to mark the milestone of a new age of vehicles at its Mot
CTEK LICENSES WITRICITY TECHNOLOGY FOR WIRELESS VEHICLE BATTERY CHARGING
Leading battery charger manufacturer looks to revolutionize the automotive battery charging industry.
Modern vehicles are totally reliant upon their electrical systems, with car manufacturers running everything from GPS navigation to electric power steering, stability control, adjustable s
VOLKSWAGEN CHATTANOOGA'S PLANT EXPANSION UNDERWAY
Construction Will Add 2nd Vehicle Line: New Midsize SUV
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Feb. 24, 2015) — Construction is underway at the Volkswagen Chattanooga manufacturing facility in preparation for production of an all new Midsize SUV. The first phase of construction started in early Januar
FORD TRAINS THOUSANDS OF ADDITIONAL WORKERS AT KANSAS CITY ASSEMBLY PLANT TO SUPPORT UPCOMING F-150 PRODUCTION
◾Ford rolls out an intensive training program to prepare skilled trades and production workers at its Kansas City Assembly Plant to produce the all-new F-150 pickup – the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever – through innovative manufacturing process
◾The skilled trades program – tried and t
EPA RECOGNIZES CHEVROLET WITH CLIMATE LEADERSHIP AWARD
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chevrolet's efforts to help U.S. colleges further reduce their carbon footprint earned a Climate Leadership Award for Innovative Partnerships from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Center for Corporate Climate Leadership.
The award recognizes organizations working
NISSAN ALTIMA NAMED ONE OF THE '10 BEST SEDANS UNDER $25,000' BY KELLEY BLUE BOOK'S KBB.COM
2015 model noted for its fuel economy and comfort, among other features
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan's best-selling Altima drove back into the headlines again when earlier this month Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com named the 2015 model one of the '10 Best Sedans Under $25,000.' KBB.com ed
ASTON MARTIN FESTIVAL OF LE MANS SET TO BE BIGGEST YET
Gaydon, 24 February 2015 - At this year's world-famous 24 Hours of Le Mans, Aston Martin Racing will once again host the Aston Martin Festival of Le Mans, a celebration of the manufacturer's racing history that includes a 45-minute race between cars from the past 11 years.
With more than 5
FORD ISSUES SAFETY RECALL FOR APPROXIMATELY 500 SERVICE REPLACEMENT STEERING GEARS
FORD ISSUES SAFETY RECALL FOR APPROXIMATELY 500 SERVICE REPLACEMENT STEERING GEARS THAT MAY HAVE BEEN INSTALLED ON 2008-2010 F-250 AND F-350 DIESEL VEHICLES IN NORTH AMERICA
DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 24, 2015 – Ford is issuing a safety recall for 538 service replacement steering gears t
LAURETTE KOELLNER ELECTED TO GOODYEAR BOARD
AKRON, Ohio, February 24, 2015 – Laurette T. Koellner, retired president of Boeing International, has been elected to the board of directors of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.
'We are pleased to have Laurette Koellner join the Goodyear Board of Directors,' said Goodyear Chairman and Ch
CIRCUIT UNVEILED FOR FORMULA E DHL BERLIN EPRIX
DHL becomes title sponsor for race at Tempelhof Airport on May 23 2015
- Tickets now on sale priced from just 10 euros
BERLIN, GERMANY (February 24 2015) – Organisers of the new all-electric FIA Formula E Championship have today unveiled the circuit layout for the Berlin ePrix o
IMSA APPOINTS NEW RACE DIRECTORS IN DEVELOPMENT, SINGLE-MAKE SERIES
Forbes-Robinson, Snyder, Dale Bring Vast Experience to Prototype Lites,
Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA/Canada, Lamborghini Super Trofeo, Ferrari Challenge
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 23, 2015) –Elliott Forbes-Robinson, Todd Snyder and Terry Dale will serve as race directors for the five Inte
U.S. Winners of Toyota Dream Car Art Contest Announced
Eight-member National Judging Panel included actor Cheech Marin; Art Center College of Design Transportation Chair Stewart Reed; and Toyota Financial Services CEO Mike Groff
TORRANCE, Calif. (February 24, 2015) – Toyota announces the 2015 U.S. Winners of the annual Toyota Dream Car
Bugatti Sells The Last Veyron
Bugatti has sold the 450th and last Veyron. 16 cylinders, 1,200 PS, a maximum torque of 1,500 Nm, 0 to 100 km/h in 2.5 seconds and a world record speed of 431.072 km/h – these are the figures that describe the magic and uniqueness of the ultimate supercar of the modern era. The Veyron has caused a sensation across the world ever since its launch ten years ago. The Veyron is limited to 450 units: 300 long since sold-out coupés – the Veyron 16.4 delivering 1,001 PS and the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport delivering 1,200 PS – and 150 roadsters – the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport with 1,001 PS and the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse with 1,200 PS. The final roadster has now been sold. Bugatti will be exhibiting the Veyron with chassis number 450, the Grand Sport Vitesse 'La Finale', at the Geneva Motor Show (5 to 15 March 2015) as a world première.
ALL-NEW 2015 FORD F-150 DEBUTS WITH SNOW PLOW OPTION
Feb 19, 2015 | Dearborn, Mich. -- The all-new 2015 Ford F-150 is the toughest, smartest and most capable F-150 ever, and it's also the only light-duty truck with an available snow plow prep kit for every cab – Regular, SuperCab and SuperCrew.
Using more high-strength steel in the frame and
MOM-INSPIRED MIRROR HELPS DRIVERS KEEP TABS ON KIDS
Parents on Yukon, Yukon XL design team pushed for family-friendly mirror
DETROIT – Your parents weren't kidding – mothers and fathers really do know best, especially when it comes to incorporating family-friendly features into automobiles.
Members of the 2015 GMC Yukon and Yuko
WORLD RX SIGNS REBELLION TIMEPIECES AS OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP TIMING PARTNER
The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy has today announced a multi-year partnership with Swiss-based company, Rebellion Timepieces.
The new deal sees Rebellion Timepieces named as the official timing partner of World RX, the FIA's newest World Championship, which is ru
TANNER FOUST CONFIRMS MINIMUM FOUR-ROUND WORLD RX CAMPAIGN
American Top Gear presenter Tanner Foust has confirmed he will compete in at least four rounds of the 2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy at the wheel of a Marklund Motorsport run Volkswagen Polo RX Supercar.
Foust, who won World RX of Finland in Kouvola last year,
METROCAB AND COMCAB TEAM UP TO OFFER PROMOTIONAL ZERO-FARE ZERO-EMISSION RIDES IN CENTRAL LONDON
◾Partnership between Metrocab and ComCab marked with promotional short film offering passengers free rides in central London
◾Metrocab is the first Range-Extended Electric taxi to be licensed in any metropolitan area in the world
◾First fleet of pilot Metrocabs now being trialled in London by ComC
RECORDS FALL AT RACE RETRO AUCTION
Silverstone Auctions started the year strongly, achieving no less than four world record prices, a sales rate of 78 per cent and total sales of £3.62 million in its sale at Race Retro this weekend.
Classic Ferraris remain in high demand, with two cars by the marque breaking world records at the p
BUGATTI SELLS THE LAST VEYRON
◾Bugatti president Wolfgang Dürheimer: 'An unprecedented chapter in automobile history has reached its climax'
◾World première for the 450th Veyron at the Geneva Motor Show
◾Veyron is the world's most powerful and fastest production supercar
Molsheim, 23rd February 2015. Bugatti has
NISSAN LEGEND YUTAKA KATAYAMA, AKA 'MR. K,' DIES AT 105
YOKOHAMA, Japan – The following statement is in response to the news that Yutaka Katayama, the first president of Nissan Motor Corporation U.S.A., passed away on Feb. 20 at the age of 105:
'Yutaka Katayama (Mr. 'K') was a passionate ambassador for the Datsun and Nissan brands and our cond
PORSCHE CLASSIC BRINGS OUT NEW NAVIGATION RADIO FOR CLASSIC SPORTS CARS
True-to-style upgrade with state-of-the-art technology
Atlanta. Classic on the outside yet ultra-modern on the inside: with its newly developed navigation radio, Porsche is responding to the growing demand for a built-in device for classic sports cars. The purpose-built unit combines the s
EIGHT MANUFACTURERS TO ENTER FIA FORMULA E FROM SECOND SEASON
LONDON, UK (February 23 2015): The Federation Internationale de l'Automobile has today revealed the eight manufacturers who will enter the all-electric FIA Formula E Championship in season two – further increasing the series' credentials as a test bed for the development of electric vehicle t
GIRL POWER FOR VOLKSWAGEN: CALDERÓN LINES UP FOR CARLIN IN THE FORMULA 3 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
◾Tatiana Calderón drives for Carlin 'powered by Volkswagen' in the 2015 Formula 3 European Championship
◾Columbian shows impressive pace and technical understanding at tests
Tatiana Calderón (CO) will be 'powered by Volkswagen' in the coming FIA Formula 3 European Championship. The 21-year-old C
TRUECAR FORECASTS SUSTAINED U.S. AUTO SALES EXPANSION IN FEBRUARY WITH 8.5% VOLUME INCREASE
Robust sales and decreased incentive spending indicate a healthy industry
SANTA MONICA, Calif., (February 23, 2015) – TrueCar, Inc., the negotiation-free car buying and selling mobile marketplace, projects the pace of February auto sales expanded to a seasonally adjusted annualized
HAGAN AND NEW 2015 MOPAR DODGE CHARGER UNDEFEATED IN 2015 NHRA SEASON
No.1 Qualifier Dominates with another Three-Second Run to Earn Phoenix Title
◾Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) driver Hagan and new 2015 Mopar Dodge Charger Funny Car remain undefeated in 2015 by earning second win of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) season
◾No.1 Qualifier Hagan adds anot
AUDI R8 LMS ULTRA ON TITLE CHASE IN AUSTRALIA
◾Audi's GT3 sports cars extremely popular in Down Under
◾Christopher Mies strengthens Jamec PEM Racing
◾Technical support by Melbourne Performance Centre
Ingolstadt, February 23, 2015 – The Audi R8 LMS ultra is so popular in Australian customer sport that an amazing number of six cars wi
CPT SEES RAPIDLY GROWING INTEREST IN 48V MILD HYBRID TECHNOLOGY AT INTERNATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE SYMPOSIUM
Environmental award winner Controlled Power Technologies (CPT) witnessed more interest in 48V mild hybrid vehicles when it recently showcased its switched-reluctance (SR) motor-generator technology during three days of auto industry presentations and deep engineering discussions at the international
JOEY LOGANO PILOTS FUSION TO DAYTONA 500 WIN
FORD SWEEPS DAYTONA SPEEDWEEKS WITH DAYTONA 500 VICTORY
• Today's win in the Daytona 500 was the 14th overall for Ford in 'The Great American Race.'
• Today's Daytona 500 win is the first for Joey Logano.
• This marks the first time Ford has swept all of NASCAR's top three touring
RYAN REED GATHERS FIRST CAREER WIN IN MUSTANG AT DAYTONA
MUSTANG WINS INAUGURAL NASCAR XFINITY SERIES RACE BY CARRYING RYAN REED TO THE FIRST VICTORY OF HIS NASCAR CAREER AS ROUSH FENWAY RACING FINISHES ONE-TWO
◾Ryan Reed won his first race in one of NASCAR's top three touring series by taking the checkered flag in today's inaugural NASCAR XFINITY
GM STATEMENT ON KURT BUSCH SUSPENSION
Attributable to Jim Campbell, Chevrolet vice president of Motorsports and Performance Vehicles
'Chevrolet has suspended its relationship with Kurt Busch indefinitely. We will continue to monitor the events surrounding Mr. Busch and are prepared to take additional action if necessary.'
WINTER TESTING SEASON AT RAM TRUCK
February 20, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Piles of snow and below-zero temperatures in Houghton, Mich., Bemidji, Minn., and other hostile winter areas are the cue for Ram Engineering to suit up and run severe cold weather and plow testing.
Every year, the dedicated truck engineering teams
Ford And Petty's Garage Team Up To Build Limited-Edition Mustang Gt
Ford Motor Company and Petty's Garage are teaming up to build a new 627-horsepower* Mustang GT – a limited-edition fastback inspired by the popular Petty's Garage Mustang GT on display at last year's SEMA show in Las Vegas.
'We received a tremendous amount of positive feedback about our Petty's Garage Mustang GT displayed at the SEMA show,' said Jeff Whaley, Petty's Garage COO. 'With so much interest, we began to explore the possibility of building a limited run of the Petty's Garage Mustang GT.'
The Packard 115-C Six
The 1930s would see the era of the 'woodie' come into full swing. Many of the major manufacturers would build examples of the station wagon concept complete with wood paneling along the sides. And, while some were simply about function over form, Packard's contribution would also include form into the equation.
The Duesenberg Model J
Today, luxurious sportscars are not all that uncommon. In many respects, the luxuriously-appointed sportscar is practically a must. However, in the early 20th century there was certainly a separation of the two, that is, until people like Fred Duesenberg came along.
WORLD RX SIGNS MULTI-YEAR DEAL WITH DTM FOR HOCKENHEIM RACE
The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy has agreed terms with the World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) to hold a 13th World Championship round alongside the DTM season-opener at the Hockenheimring in Germany (1-3 May, 2015).
The Hockenheimring was originally built in 1932 a
WORLD PRODUCTION PREMIERE FOR KIA'S NEW 1.0-LITRE TURBOCHARGED THREE-CYLINDER ‘KAPPA' ENGINE
◾World premiere for Kia's new downsized 1.0-litre T-GDi engine
◾Developed in-house at Kia's Namyang R&D centre
◾Newly-developed laser-drilled injectors enable more efficient combustion
◾Single-scroll turbocharger with electric scavenging system
◾Innovation dual-thermostat cooling for cylinder he
The Grades Are In: Toyota Tops Motor Vehicles Category in Fortune Study
Automaker No. 24 in World's Most Admired Company List
Plano, Texas (Feb. 19, 2015) – Toyota went to the head of the class today, taking the top spot in the motor vehicles sector of Fortune magazine's list of the World's Most Admired Companies. The automaker also scored well in a lar
LAMBORGHINI SQUADRA CORSE ANNOUNCES 2015 BLANCPAIN ENDURANCE SERIES GRASSER RACING TEAM DRIVER LINE-UP
Sant'Agata Bolognese, 20 February 2015. Lamborghini Squadra Corse has announced the driver line-up for this year's prestigious Blancpain Endurance Series, the most important championship in Europe for GT racing. Two new Lamborghini Huracán GT3s will be fielded by the Austrian GRT Grasser Rac
First Image Release Of Strong And Stylish Infiniti QX30 Concept
Infiniti today provides the first full glimpse of the QX30 Concept, which will have its world premiere at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show. The crossover concept hints at a future premium compact vehicle and gives a strong indication of the brand's commitment to this Segment.
Gooding & Company Brings Maserati 200 SI to Headline Amelia Island Auction
Gooding & Company is thrilled to announce the presentation of three legendary motorcars to its Amelia Island Auction. Offerings include an iconic, champion Maserati driven by some of the greatest names in motor sport history and limited-production examples from Fiat and Lotus that notoriously catapulted their brands into the 1950s racing scene. Gooding & Company's auction will take place on Saturday, March 13, 2015 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Amelia Island, Florida
Sotheby's Acquires an Ownership Interest in RM Auctions, the World's Leading Auctioneer Of Premium Collectible Automobiles
First RM Sotheby's Sale To Take Place In Amelia Island, Florida, 14 March 2015
NEW YORK (February 18, 2015) - Sotheby's and RM Auctions are pleased to announce the formation of a new strategic partnership as Sotheby's acquires a 25 percent ownership interest in the world's foremo
Amy Purdy to Pace Daytona 500 In Bold, New Toyota Camry
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 18, 2015) -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) U.S.A., Inc. and Daytona International Speedway today announced that 'Dancing With the Stars' finalist and Paralympics bronze medalist Amy Purdy will serve as the official pace car driver for the 2015 Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb.
Gooding & Company Brings Legendary Maserati 200 SI to Headline Amelia Island Auction
Historical and exotic automobiles from Fiat and Lotus will also cross the block this March
Santa Monica, CA (February 5, 2015) - Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling the world's most significant and valuable collector cars, is thrilled to announce the presenta
VOLVO CARS PRESENTS A UNIQUE SYSTEM SOLUTION FOR INTEGRATING SELF-DRIVING CARS INTO REAL TRAFFIC
Volvo Cars presents a unique, complete system solution that makes it possible to integrate self-driving cars into real traffic – with ordinary people in the driver's seat.
'We are entering uncharted territory in the field of autonomous driving,' says Dr Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President Resear
NISSAN ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH ALWAYS EVOLVING TO CAMPAIGN TWO NISSAN GT-R GT3 CARS FOR 2015 PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE
◾2011 Nissan GT Academy Champion Bryan Heitkotter to pilot #05 GT-R GT3
◾IndyCar, Prototype and GT racer James Davison to Campaign #33 GT-R GT3
◾First U.S. Appearance of Nissan GT-R Built to FIA GT3 Specifications
◾Debuts in Pirelli World Challenge at Circuit of the Americas March 6-8
COLLEZIONE AUTOMOBILI LAMBORGHINI PRESENTS THE SPRING SUMMER 2015 COLLECTION
Sant'Agata Bolognese, 19 February 2015 - ''Our objective is to create collections that let you wear the philosophy of the Italian brand producing the most sought-after super sport cars in the world.''
Faithful to the claim that has always inspired Automobili Lamborghini collections, the ne
GOODYEAR DONATES BLIMP GONDOLA TO CRAWFORD AUTO AVIATION MUSEUM
CLEVELAND, February 19, 2015 –The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced today that it will donate the gondola from the Spirit of Goodyear blimp to the Crawford Auto Aviation Museum of the Western Reserve Historical Society here.
'It has been wonderful collaborating with Goodyear to add
YOKOHAMA TIRE CORPORATION EARNS PLATINUM SUPPLIER DISTINCTION FROM CATERPILLAR FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR
SANTA ANA, CA (Feb. 19, 2015) – Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) announced today that their off-the-road (OTR) tire factory in Onomichi, Japan, has earned Caterpillar's 2014 Platinum Level Recertification in its Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP). This marks the third consecutive year
TOYOTA ENGINEERS BACK ON THE RALLY CIRCUIT
Toyota R&D Rally Team Kicks-Off 2015 Season
YORK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (Feb. 17, 2015) – Hot on the heels of President Akio Toyoda's announcement that the automaker will be returning to the World Rally Championship (WRC), the Toyota Technical Center Rally Team (TTCRT) is racing headlo
LONDON FORMULA E RACE GETS GREEN LIGHT
- Wandsworth Council confirm Battersea Park to host 'double-header' on 27 & 28 June 2015
- Organisers unveil proposed circuit layout for Rounds 10 & 11
LONDON, UK (February 19 2015): Following a decision by Wandsworth Council, the London race of the all-electric FIA Formula E Championship
NISSAN 'TITAN TRUCKUMENTARY' CHAPTER 3 – SKETCH PAD
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Diane Allen, Senior Design Manager at Nissan Design America (NDA), is featured in 'Sketch Pad,' the third chapter of Nissan's 'TITAN Truckumentary.' Allen and her team are responsible for the design of the recently revealed 2016 Nissan TITAN XD.
Filming took place at NDA, locat
Mclaren P1 GTR To Show Its Limited Production Form In Geneva
The track-dedicated 1000PS McLaren P1™ GTR will debut at the 85th International Geneva Motor Show in limited production form with only minor modifications to the Design Concept presented just six months ago. The most noticeable change is the livery that the Geneva show car will be sporting. It is one which will be available to the fortunate few who will be joining the McLaren P1™ GTR Driver Programme that kicks off at the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain later this year.
The All New Lotus Evora 400
The new Lotus Evora 400 is the latest pure and focused supercar from Lotus, combining high performance with the legendary Lotus benchmark handling. It is faster and dynamically more capable than the previous Lotus Evora leading to greater agility and a more involving drive.
The new Mercedes-Maybach Pullman: High-end luxury-class motor vehicle with a proud pedigree
The 50th birthday of the best-known Pullman saloon of them all, the Mercedes-Benz 600, is set to coincide with a special debut at the Geneva Motor Show: the launch of the new Pullman. Mercedes-Maybach's second model assumes the top-of-the-range position, with vis-à-vis seating in the partitioned-off passenger compartment, and at the same time stands as a proud example of the high-end automotive luxury traditionally associated with Maybach.
Pascal Wehrlein to test with Sahara Force India in Barcelona
MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team Reserve Driver to feature on two of four available running days during the second pre-season test of the 2015 season
MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS is pleased to announce that Reserve Driver Pascal Wehrlein will drive for the Sahara Force India team at the upc
PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON VISITS THE HOME OF ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS AND WELCOMES DEVELOPMENT OF ALL-NEW MODEL
◾Prime Minister David Cameron visits the Home of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars at Goodwood, West Sussex and hosts an open forum with 800 employees
◾Prime Minister welcomes the announcement of all-new Rolls-Royce model
◾Congratulates Rolls-Royce Motor Cars on five consecutive record years
Mercedes-Benz E-Class – 2015 generation: New infotainment for the E-Class
Mercedes-Benz has further enhanced the E-Class in terms of a number of details. The key new feature of the 2015 generation vehicle is a new internet-enabled telematics generation boasting high-performance multimedia devices and navigation systems and enabling convenient use of the versatile options
AUDI AND THE ‘DTM 2015' PROJECT
◾Intensive weeks until the first DTM race of the season
◾Assembly of the eight Audi RS 5 DTM cars at Audi Sport in Neuburg
◾Proven driver line-up and unchanged team assignments
Ingolstadt, February 18, 2015 – In ten weeks from now, the 'DTM 2015' project will begin in earnest for the Au
SUBARU BOXER ENGINE PRODUCTION HITS 15 MILLION
Major milestone for Subaru's iconic horizontally-opposed 'Boxer' engine
◾49 years since the introduction of the first Boxer engine in the Subaru 1000
◾14 million Symmetrical All Wheel Drive vehicles manufactured
Production of Subaru's horizontally-opposed 'Boxer' engine has reached 15 million u
NEW MASTER MASERATI DRIVING COURSES 2015: MAXIMUM SAFETY, MAXIMUM ADRENALIN
◾'Master GT' courses will start on 29 April, implemented by the 'Master Warm Up', the 'Master Italian Lifestyle Experience' and the 'Master High Performance' courses.
◾Taught by expert Maserati instructors and led by former Formula 1 driver Andrea de Adamich, the courses will be held at the Varano
SEVEN VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS JOIN FORCES TO RAISE AWARENESS OF ULTRA-LOW EMISSION VEHICLES
◾Audi, Mitsubishi and Volkswagen join Go Ultra Low campaign
◾Variety of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) reaches new high in the UK
◾Registrations of ULEVs more than quadrupled in 2014
◾ULEVs save motorists hundreds of pounds in fuel and tax costs each year
Three new car manufacturers have
2015 GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED CENTRAL FEATURE TO HONOUR MAZDA'S CHALLENGER SPIRIT
Mazda will be the Central Feature Marque at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. In a year that sees the debut of three all-new models, Mazda will take centre stage at the world's most prestigious motoring festival, celebrating its Challenger Spirit with both the racing legends of its illustrious sp
CARL EDWARDS HELPS GOODYEAR ILLUSTRATE THE GRUELING CONDITIONS NASCAR TIRES FACE IN NEW ‘TIRE TALK' VIDEOS
Goodyear Releases Three New Videos in 'Tire Talk' Series during Daytona Speedweeks
AKRON, Ohio, February 18, 2015 – For more than 60 years, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has provided tires that offer confident grip and handling for drivers in America's most popular motorsport,
JACK DANIEL'S RACING CELEBRATES 10 YEARS IN V8 SUPERCARS
MELBOURNE, Australia – Jack Daniel's Racing has kicked off a year of celebrations, with the livery launch of Rick Kelly's Nissan Altima for season 2015, which pays tribute to a decade in the sport for the world's leading Tennessee Whiskey brand.
In ticking over 10 years of involvement in A
MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW NAMES V2V ONE OF 10 BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGIES FOR 2015
DETROIT – Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology has been named one of the 10 Breakthrough Technologies for 2015 by the MIT Technology Review.
Each year, the organization identifies milestone technologies from the past year that solve difficult problems or create powerful new wa
SUBARU AND MAKE-A-WISH® UTAH REVEAL CHILD'S WISH AT SUBARU WINTERFEST
Cherry Hill, N.J. - On February 7, Subaru of America, Inc. and Make-A-Wish® Utah is making a boy's wish come true by joining forces at the Subaru WinterFest event at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, UT. The wish of adventurous and sports-loving 11-year-old Derek, is to go fishing in Alaska. A
CHEVROLET VOLT OWNERS GOT THEIR SAY IN NEXT-GEN MODEL
DETROIT - To Sam Miller-Christiansen, his 2014 Chevrolet Volt is the best car he has owned. And he was willing to tell anyone, including the team developing the next-generation Volt.
'I said that if they could improve the overall EV range, it would make one of my favorite cars even better,
HONDA ACCORD, CIVIC, CR-V AND ODYSSEY CONTINUE AS AMERICA'S MOST POPULAR VEHICLES IN THEIR SEGMENTS
◾Honda Accord, Civic, CR-V and Odyssey Continue as America's Most Popular Vehicles in Their Segments With Individual U.S. Car Buyers in 2014
◾Accord was again the most popular car in America1 in 2014 based on retail registrations
◾Civic finished 2014 more than 44,000 units ahead of its nearest com
Chevrolet Debuts All-New 2015 Indycar Aero Package
Chevrolet-powered racecars in the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series will feature Chevrolet-developed aero packages.
Chevrolet introduced the road course/short oval body design today at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It is distinguished from the previous racecar with new front wing elements, sculpted side pods and a new rear wing.
Kia SPORTSPACE concept to be unveiled at Geneva
Kia Motors Europe will unveil an innovative new concept, the Kia SPORTSPACE, at the 85th Salon International de l'Automobile in Geneva on 3 March 2015.
Created for long distance driving, the SPORTSPACE has been designed for fast and efficient travel with maximum comfort and minimal stress, in the best grand touring tradition of the weekend getaway.
Special Edition SL 'Mille Miglia 417'
Mercedes-Benz celebrates the 60th anniversary of a memorable motor racing success with an extraordinary special model of the SL Roadster. Its name commemorates the unexpected victory of a 300 SL in the production sports cars class at the 1955 'Mille Miglia', one of the world's most challenging long-distance races. What's more: the SL Special Edition 'Mille Miglia 417' provides a special experience of the unique symbiosis of maximum comfort and motor racing spirit that traditionally characterizes every SL.
Lexus LF-SA Concept to Make World Premiere at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show
GENEVA (Feb. 17, 2015) - Lexus will reveal its all-new concept, the LF-SA, at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.
An illustration of Lexus' passion for upcoming design trends, the LF-SA concept explores unexpected territories for the brand in a bold and emotional execution.
In a future world
NEW STYLE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR LUXURY GRAND TOURING
•A suite of design upgrades and features for Continental GT family
•Continental GT W12 increases to 590 PS and 720 Nm, improving performance and efficiency
•Flying Spur offers even more bespoke four door luxury
(Crewe, 17th February 2015) Bentley Motors is building on the global demand f
CHEVROLET CITY EXPRESS POWERS SMALL BUSINESS
DETROIT – Small businesses across the country are beginning to add Chevrolet's all-new 2015 City Express cargo van to their fleets.
According to the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, U.S. small businesses account for 99.7 percent of employer firms. According to IHS Automotive
CHEVROLET DEBUTS ALL-NEW 2015 INDYCAR AERO PACKAGE
Chevy-developed bodywork delivers improved aerodynamics
INDIANAPOLIS – Chevrolet-powered racecars in the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series will feature Chevrolet-developed aero packages.
Chevrolet introduced the road course/short oval body design today at the Indianapolis Motor Speed
HYUNDAI MOTORSPORT HEADS TO RALLY SWEDEN FOR FIRST THREE-CAR EVENT OF 2015
•Hyundai Motorsport will contest next week's Rally Sweden – round two of the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) – with three Hyundai i20 WRC cars
• Thierry Neuville will be joined in the Hyundai Shell World Rally Team by Hayden Paddon who will replace injured Dani Sordi in the #8 car for his f
MAZDA ROAD TO INDY CONTENDERS BEGIN 2015 SEASON AT COOPER TIRES WINTERFEST
Pro Mazda and USF2000 Teams Vie for $50,000 Cooper Tires Prize Fund
Palmetto, Fla. - The international nature of this year's Mazda Road to Indy will be featured prominently this week as drivers from no fewer than 15 nations take part in the annual preseason Cooper Tires Winterfest a
WIND POWER TO DEBUT ON GM'S RENEWABLE ENERGY ROSTER
34MW project will allow company to reach 2020 goal for renewable energy four years early
DETROIT – General Motors for the first time is procuring wind to power its manufacturing operations, enabling one of its Mexico facilities' electricity needs to be run mostly on renewable energy
The 212 Export Coupé is reborn
The car will be at the Maranello Museum until the end of April
Maranello, 9 February – The Ferrari Classiche department in Maranello has produced another masterpiece. It has sympathetically restored a Ferrari 212 Export Coupé Vignale to its former splendour. The car has an unusual h
Rinspeed 'Budii' Redefines Human-Machine Interaction
The vision of autonomous driving will soon become reality and will fundamentally change the interaction of man and automobiles. While the research centers of the automotive industry are still feverishly working on the technical solutions, progressive thinkers such as the Swiss idea factory Rinspeed are already giving concrete thought to how automated private transport will transform the car and the man-machine system. Besides fundamental conceptual changes, this will also have to involve issues of ethics and society.
The Auburn 852
In spite of the lingering effects of the Great Depression that gripped the United States, most of the world car designers continued to find inspiration and hope and produced some of the most memorable and remarkable custom coachwork. This wasn't just relegated to the Bugattis, Duesenbergs or Mercedes-Benzes of the world, there would be others that offered some truly fantastic and provoking designs. One such company could be found in Auburn, Indiana.
Enhanced Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival Planned for September
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (Feb. 13, 2015) – The Grand Prix Festival of Watkins Glen presented by Chemung Canal Trust Company returns in September to the home of American road racing.
The daylong celebration of the history of racing in Watkins Glen will be on its traditional Friday after Labor Day,
Audi makes night into day: new lighting competence center
•Biggest automotive light tunnel in Europe
•Test facility for high beam and new lighting assistance systems
•Prof. Dr. Hackenberg: 'Light is a medium of information'
Audi is extending its lead in the field of automotive lighting technology with a new lighting competence center at the company's
2016 RANGE ROVER EVOQUE PREVIEWED
◾2016 model year Range Rover Evoque will feature several updates including a striking new headlamp design
◾First Land Rover vehicle to feature available full LED adaptive headlamps1
◾Image previews latest version of the global best-selling Land Rover model
◾On sale October 2015 in the US
LAND ROVER DISPLAYS FOR THE FIRST TIME THE DISCOVERY SPORT LAUNCH EDITION AT PALM SPRINGS MODERNISM WEEK 2015
◾Limited 'Launch Edition' Discovery Sport vehicles will be available with exclusive design features including Yulong White Metallic paint and Black Design Package
◾Land Rover North America sponsors annual Palm Springs design festival for second year in a row
◾Land Rover Design Director and Chief C
NISSAN'S 'WITH DAD' SUPER BOWL COMMERCIAL WINS YOUTUBE'S ADBLITZ™ 2015
Highest-rated commercial receives more than 22 million online views
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Google today announced that Nissan North America's 'With Dad' Super Bowl XLIX commercial has beat out all competition to win this year's YouTube AdBlitz™.
'With Dad' was voted by fans as thei
POWER PLAY: CAMARO ENGINES THROUGH THE YEARS
Five generations represent evolution of American performance
DETROIT – Chevrolet Camaro has tracked the rise, fall and resurgence of American performance for nearly 50 years, making it a bellwether of horsepower.
Since its 1967 introduction, the Camaro's engine output has range
SUBARU COLLECTS BEVY OF AWARDS AT CHICAGO AUTO SHOW
Cherry Hill, N.J. - Bolstering its tremendous seven-year sales growth, Subaru's product line-up is also receiving strong recognition: at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show the company collected no less than four separate awards for its products.
Subaru won the 2015 Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost t
AUDI MAKES NIGHT INTO DAY: NEW LIGHTING COMPETENCE CENTER
◾Biggest automotive light tunnel in Europe
◾Test facility for high beam and new lighting assistance systems
◾Prof. Dr. Hackenberg: 'Light is a medium of information'
February 16, 2015 | Ingolstadt, Germany -- Audi is extending its lead in the field of automotive lighting technology with
DRAMATIC FINALE IN SWEDEN: VOLKSWAGEN DRIVER OGIER WINS, AHEAD OF NEUVILLE AND MIKKELSEN
◾Double world champion beats young guns: Ogier pips Neuville and Mikkelsen to win
◾Closing Power Stage decides winners and losers
◾Third victory in Sweden for Volkswagen with the Polo R WRC
Breath-taking action right down to the final few metres: Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia won the Ral
2016 Hyundai Elantra GT
Today at the Chicago Auto Show, Hyundai Motor America introduced a refreshed Elantra GT for the 2016 model year, offering updated styling with customer-focused technology and features. With a more distinctive front fascia and all-new 17' alloy wheels, Elantra GT's new look further enhances the vehicle's signature sporty styling. And when mated to a standard 2.0-liter Gasoline Direct Injection engine, the formula comes together to deliver a vehicle that both looks and feels dynamic. Elantra GT's acclaimed sporty styling, crisp handling and spacious interior won't break the bank either, as 2016 Elantra GT pricing will start at just $18,800, excluding $825 freight charge, and will be available in dealerships starting this March.
AUDI A5 WINS 2015 KELLEY BLUE BOOK 5-YEAR COST TO OWN AWARD
◾Kelley Blue Book's 5-Year Cost to Own Awards honor 2015 vehicles with the lowest projected ownership costs
◾2015 Audi A5 wins Luxury Car category
◾Awards exist to help shoppers make more informed new-car buying decisions
February 12, 2015 | Herndon, Virginia -- The Audi A5 has been nam
2016 Hyundai Veloster Receives Major Performance, Design And Connectivity Enhancements, Plus New Rally Edition
Hyundai unveiled a new Rally Edition, coupled with significant design, dynamic and connectivity enhancements to its Veloster coupe at the Chicago Auto Show today. The Veloster Rally Edition builds upon Veloster Turbo R-Spec enthusiast credentials, with a more performance-focused suspension, RAYS® lightweight wheels with wide 225/40R18 tires, carbon-fiber-look aero accents, unique badging and floor mats. The Rally Edition is a limited production run planned for 1,200 units, all in a stunning Matte Blue paint, guaranteeing exclusivity to its enthusiast owners.
THE VOLKSWAGEN GROUP STARTS THE YEAR WITH A SLIGHT INCREASE IN DELIVERIES OF 0.7 PERCENT
Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler: 'We made a stable start to another challenging year'
Wolfsburg, February 13, 2015 – The Volkswagen Group began the year with a slight increase in deliveries of 0.7 percent. The Company with its twelve brands delivered 817,600 (January
SHOW STOPPERS - NISSAN PERFORMANCE DIVISION TAKES OVER AT THE CHICAGO AUTO SHOW
CHICAGO - Nissan's NISMO performance division is taking to the global stage with gusto, focusing on the U.S. market for expansion. In fact, visitors to the 2015 Chicago Auto Show will see NISMO taking over the Nissan stage.
'It is perfect timing because we have got the benefit of that fant
FIAT CHRYSLER AUTOMOBILES CLAIMS TWO OF TOP 5 SPOTS IN 2015 ANNUAL YOUTUBE ADBLITZ™ POLL
◾Dodge brand's 'Wisdom' takes the #3 position; Jeep® brand's 'Beautiful Lands' places #5 out of 65 total commercials
◾FCA US is the only advertiser (and automaker) to finish in one of the top three positions in the YouTube AdBlitz™ poll in each of the past five years
February 13, 2015 , Aubur
2015 JEEP® PATRIOT AND 2015 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED WIN 5-YEAR COST TO OWN AWARDS FROM KELLEY BLUE BOOK'S KBB.COM
◾For a third consecutive year, Jeep® Patriot captures lowest 5-Year Cost to Own award in Compact SUV/Crossover segment
◾2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited earns lowest 5-Year Cost to Own Award in Mid-size SUV/Crossover category
◾Awards honor vehicles with the lowest projected ownership costs for the fir
ALL-NEW 2015 NISSAN MURANO EARNS MOTORWEEK DRIVERS' CHOICE AWARD
Nissan's halo vehicle for expanding range of bold crossovers named Best Small Utility
CHICAGO – MotorWeek, television's original automotive magazine and one of the nation's leading sources for car and truck reviews, has named the 2015 Nissan Murano Best Small Utility in its highly
NISSAN ROGUE EARNS 2015 CONSUMER GUIDE AUTOMOTIVE BEST BUY AWARD
2015 model one of only two compact crossover/SUVs to be awarded publication's highest ranking
CHICAGO – As a result of impressive fuel economy, refined interior materials, strong passenger and cargo versatility and more, the 2015 Nissan Rogue is a 2015 Consumer Guide® Automotive B
BUICK WINS THREE 2015 KBB.COM 5-YEAR COST TO OWN AWARDS
DETROIT – For the second consecutive year, three Buick models were among the winners in Kelley Blue Book's 2015 5-Year Cost to Own awards announced today:
◾Buick Verano – Entry-Level Luxury Car
◾Buick Encore – Luxury Compact SUV/Crossover
◾Buick Enclave – Luxury Full-Size SUV/Crossover
2016 Acura RDX
Coming off its best-ever year, the newly refreshed and energized 2016 Acura RDX luxury sport-utility made its world debut at the Chicago Auto Show, sporting a host of significant upgrades to performance, luxury prestige and styling. Launching at Acura dealerships nationwide this Spring, the 2016 Acura RDX receives Jewel Eye™ LED projector headlamps and LED taillights, a new, more powerful 3.5-liter i-VTEC® V-6 engine, an expanded list of AcuraWatch™ safety and driver-assistive technologies, and a host of new luxury features and technologies, including a new line-topping RDX with Advance Package.
The Acura RDX and MDX have formed a potent 1-2 punch in the luxury SUV game, posting record sales in 2014 well ahead of European rivals in their segments. With the 2016 MDX also getting significant new features and technologies, including a 9-speed automatic transmission, the new RDX and MDX stand as an even more formidable presence in the luxury SUV space.
2016 Chevrolet Equinox
Chevrolet introduced the 2016 Equinox – a contemporized version of the popular compact SUV. Úpdates include new styling with premium accents, new wheel designs and new available safety features, as well as a larger color touchscreen radio and a standard rear-vision camera for entry-level models.
The enhanced Equinox goes on sale this fall, building on five years of record sales in the highly competitive compact SUV segment and strengthening Chevrolet's broad sport utility lineup, which includes the Traverse, the all-new Trax small SUV and the redesigned 2015 Tahoe and Suburban full-size SUVs.
2016 Honda Pilot
The all-new 2016 Honda Pilot SUV made its global premiere today at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. Reengineered and redesigned in America, the 2016 Honda Pilot delivers more family-friendly utility, more advance technology and more premium attributes and amenities than ever before, boasting class-leading safety features, fuel efficiency and confident driving dynamics in a thoroughly modern, stylish and sophisticated new package.
The all-new 2016 Pilot, launching at Honda dealerships nationwide this summer, is the third generation of Honda's three-row midsize SUV to be designed, developed and manufactured in America. Reinforcing 2015 as the 'Year of Honda,' Pilot further strengthens Honda's SUV/CÚV triple threat by joining the exceptionally well received 2015 CR-V (2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year) and greatly anticipated new 2016 HR-V.
2016 Kia Rio
Chicago's gleaming skyline and indie rock music were the backdrops today as Kia Motors America (KMA) pulled the wraps off the 2016 Rio Sedan at the Chicago Auto Show. Making its global debut alongside the previously introduced Rio 5-Door (Paris, 2014), these two modern and dynamic subcompacts are the entry points into KMA's ever-expanding lineup of award-winning cars and CÚVs. Refreshed inside and out for the 2016 model year, the pair offer sporty European design cues and generous interior accommodations while providing fuel efficiency. Both Sedan and 5-Door are expected to go on sale in the first quarter.
2016 Mazda MX-5 Design Concept
The only thing better than the all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is a personalized 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata. Today at the Chicago Auto Show, where the first-generation MX-5 Miata was introduced to the world in 1989, Mazda revealed an MX-5 accessories design concept of the next-generation roadster that will hit showrooms this summer.
At the Chicago Auto Show, Mazda revealed a 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata accessories design concept for the next-generation roadster that will hit showrooms this summer
'There is so much MX-5 history at the Chicago Auto Show, and we wanted to continue building on that,' said Jim O'Sullivan, president and CEO, Mazda North American Operations. 'The MX-5 is the soul of our company, and its enthusiast following both inside and outside of Mazda drives us to keep innovating new ideas for it and the rest of our lineup.'
2016 Toyota Avalon
Call it a trio of firsts in the Second City as the refreshed Toyota Avalon and sporty Camry and Corolla Special Editions made their world debuts at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. The three models rode into Chicago with a head of steam as the Avalon, Camry and Corolla are each the sales leaders in their respective segments, a first for Toyota. All three vehicles are 2016 models and will go on sale later this fall.
Únveiled as all-new in 2012, the fourth-generation Avalon was the first vehicle to meet Toyota President Akio Toyoda's challenge to create cars that spark people's emotions. Toyota mixed its legendary Quality, Durability and Reliability (QDR) with a strong dose of emotion through fresh new styling, improved performance, and high-tech features. They proved to be winning ingredients as Avalon quickly grabbed the attention of mid-size premium car buyers in segment leading numbers.
Chevrolet Commits to Bolt EV Production
Chevrolet this morning confirmed production of its next-generation pure electric vehicle, based on the Bolt EV concept. It will be built at General Motors' Orion Assembly facility near Detroit.
GM North America President Alan Batey made the announcement ahead of the Chicago Auto Show. The Bolt EV concept was introduced last month at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Kia Motors America Storms Into Chicago With Electric All-Wheel-Drive Trail'ster Concept
Aligning form and function to conceive a uniquely compelling vehicle for the city-dweller-turned-outdoor-adventurer, Kia Motors America (KMA) today took the wraps off the boldly designed Trail'ster e-AWD concept at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. Based on the brand's iconic Soul urban passenger vehicle, the turbocharged Trail'ster – with its Polar Pearl Snowdrift/Terra Bronze Metallic paint scheme, roll-top canvas roof and armored aluminum skid plates – captures the essence of an advanced and capable CÚV intended for those looking to escape their urban environs in search of higher-elevation playgrounds where snow, mud, streams and trails abound.
Mercedes-AMG GT S Inspires Latest Collaboration with Cigarette Racing
Today at the Miami International Boat Show, Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing joined forces for the fifth consecutive year to present the all-new 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S and Cigarette Racing 50 Marauder GT S Concept. As the most powerful production twin engine performance boat, the Cigarette Racing 50 Marauder GT S Concept marries the characteristic styling and thoroughbred motorsport technology of the Mercedes-AMG GT S. Incorporating a stunning AMG Solarbeam Yellow painted exterior with custom matte black accents, the new concept boat was designed to mimic the dynamic character of the Mercedes-AMG GT S that will be on display alongside it.
Nissan 370Z Nismo Roadster Concept Makes World Debut
'The idea of adding NISMO levels of look, feel and performance to a Nissan 370Z Roadster is one that we've been considering for a long time,' said Pierre Loing, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. 'The creation of the Nissan 370Z NISMO Roadster Concept brings that idea to life and lets us judge consumer reaction - which we predict is going to be outstanding.'
The Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV
The Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV ('Grand Cruiser') is a futuristic next-generation full-size crossover that combines the capability and energy efficiency of a dynamic plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) powertrain in a muscular-looking yet highly refined vehicle.
VOLKSWAGEN ANNOUNCES PRICING OF 2015 GOLF SPORTWAGEN
Pricing starts at $21,395 for the S model with manual transmission: a content adjusted reduction of $700 over the previous base Jetta SportWagen
• New TDI® S model reduces base Clean Diesel pricing by almost $2,000
• Newly available driver assistance technology includes Forward Collision Wa
VOLKSWAGEN ANDRETTI RALLYCROSS PREPARES FOR 2015 SEASON WITH TWO BEETLE GRC RACE CARS
Tanner Foust and Scott Speed return to the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship for a second season with the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team
Chicago, IL (February 11th, 2015) — After a strong performance in its inaugural season, the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team is
ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS TO BRING SERENITY TO THE 2015 GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW
The Rolls-Royce Motor Cars stand at this year's Geneva International Motor Show will be a haven of tranquility as the celebrated marque brings Serenity to Switzerland.
Celebrating the historical role played by silk as a symbol of regal and imperial power, the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Bespoke Design
Chevrolet Commits to Bolt EV Production
Game-changing, long-range EV to be built at Orion Assembly facility in Michigan
CHICAGO – Chevrolet this morning confirmed production of its next-generation pure electric vehicle, based on the Bolt EV concept. It will be built at General Motors' Orion Assembly facility near Detroit.
The MINI Coupé and the MINI Roadster: two athletes turn into the final straight.
Munich. Changeover at MINI Plant Oxford: while worldwide demand for the new MINI 3 door and the new MINI 5 door launched a few months ago increases continuously, production of two model variants from the preceding generation of the original in the premium small car segment is about to come to
Historic 1963 Chrysler Turbine Car to be Displayed at 2015 Canadian International AutoShow
•Rare prototype vehicle is powered by a turbine engine which runs on Kerosene, Diesel – or JP-4 Jet Fuel
•Chrysler Turbine Car to be displayed as part of the 19-vehicle Art and the Automobile auto show feature
•This running example was shipped directly from the historical collection of FCA US LLC
Entry Requests for Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Exceed Previous Years; Record Gathering of Formula 5000 Cars Expected
MONTEREY, Calif., February 12, 2015 — Surpassing previous years' flurry of entry requests before the deadline strikes, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion's Governing Committee today began the arduous task of reviewing each entry to reduce the total car count to a maximum of 550. The proce
All-new Alfa Romeo 4C and New Dodge Charger Win ‘2015 MotorWeek Drivers' Choice Awards'
February 12, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - MotorWeek, television's original automotive magazine, today announced that the all-new 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C is the winner of the publication's Driver's Choice award for 'Best Performance Car,' and the new 2015 Dodge Charger earned the title of 'Best Sp
2015 Chrysler 200 Named Midwest Automotive Media Association's 'Family Vehicle of the Year'
•2015 Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan recognized by leading journalist association as the best family vehicle
•The Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) developed the award to help consumers make a wise purchase decision when it is time to shop for a new family vehicle
•Award is voted on by 99 M
500,000th Corolla Speeds Off the Line at Toyota Mississippi
Blue Springs plant celebrates milestone achieved at record pace
BLUE SPRINGS, MISS. (Feb. 12, 2015) – Toyota Mississippi is celebrating the 500,000th Corolla coming off the line at the Blue Springs, Miss., production facility. The production accomplishment was achieved faster tha
Historic 1955 Jaguar D-Type Joins Starting Grid at RM's Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance Sale
• RM Auctions announces final entries for its Amelia Island, Florida sale, March 14
• Representing RM's finest Amelia Island offering to date, recent highlights include a 1955 Jaguar D-Type, a 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV and a 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider
• Sale caters to growing popularity
2015 A3 named Best Upscale Small Car for the Money by U.S. News Best Cars
The 2015 Audi A3 has been named 2015 Best Upscale Small Car for the Money by U.S. News Best Cars. The A3 took the top award in its class for its outstanding value and critical acclaim.
The Audi A3 lineup begins with the A3 sedan, priced from a base MSRP of $29,900. It is joined by the Audi A3 Cab
NEXT-GEN HONDA RIDGELINE PREVIEWED AT 2015 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW
Honda revealed a preview sketch of the next-generation Ridgeline pickup on February 12 at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. The all-new truck will take the original's award-winning performance, comfort and utility to new levels with completely new styling that communicates unmistakably that it's a pickup,
ULTRA 94 PORSCHE GT3 CUP CHALLENGE CANADA BY MICHELIN UNVEILS 10-ROUND SCHEDULE FOR 2015 SEASON
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 12, 2015) – The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) today unveiled a four-venue, 10-event schedule for the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin, one of 20 global Porsche 911 GT3 Cup one-make championships that provide thrilling action and g
FORD SALES GROWTH IN EUROPE CONTINUES TO OUTPACE MARKET: HIGHEST JANUARY SHARE SINCE 2012; CV SALES UP 33 PERCENT
◾Ford's market share in Europe continued to rise in January, up 0.2 percentage points to 7.7 percent, its highest January since 2012
◾Ford sold 88,700 vehicles* in January – up 9.8 percent, outpacing industry growth of 6.5 percent
◾Sales of all-new Mondeo up 29 per cent year-over-year; order take
STRONG EARLY DEMAND FOR ALL-NEW VOLVO XC90
The all-new Volvo XC90 is proving to be a hit with customers even before it has appeared in showrooms, with over 16,000 orders for the brand new seven-seat SUV already received.
'These strong order numbers are very encouraging and it shows that customers obviously like what they see in the new XC
TOYOTA, NISSAN, AND HONDA TO JOINTLY SUPPORT HYDROGEN STATION INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT
Toyota Motor Corporation, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., and Honda Motor Co., Ltd. have agreed to work together to help accelerate the development of hydrogen station infrastructure for fuel cell vehicles (FCVs). Specific measures to be undertaken by the three manufacturers will be determined at a later da
FROM PLAYSTATION TO P1: GT ACADEMY WINNERS GO GLOBAL
◾Lucas Ordóñez and Jann Mardenborough to race the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO
◾2008 and 2011 Winners of GT Academy to go head-to-head with the best drivers in the world
◾Long-standing NISMO racer Michael Krumm joins Nissan NISMO LM P1 team
◾Ordóñez also steps up to top class in Super GT Championship
The New BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe
The new 2016 model year BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe gains subtle BMW enhancements and benefits in particular from the results of continuous development by ALPINA. The four-door Gran Coupe, already widely recognized for aesthetic beauty and impressive driving performance, raises the benchmark with exciting new details. The new BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe will become available to order starting in March 2015, with ÚS deliveries slated to begin at BMW Centers in June. Pricing will be announced closer to the on-sale date.
ALL-NEW METROCAB BECOMES LONDON'S FIRST LICENSED RANGE EXTENDED ELECTRIC ZERO-EMISSION-CAPABLE BLACK CAB
◾Transport for London has licensed the new Metrocab to carry fare-paying passengers in London
◾Metrocab is the first range extended electric powered taxi to be licensed in any metropolitan area in the world
◾First fleet of pilot Metrocabs now being trialled in London
◾Metrocab short-listed for
VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES PORT OF JACKSONVILLE, FLA. AS ITS SOUTHEASTERN U.S. PORT
— Volkswagen, Audi and Bentley will import and distribute vehicles through the port, with plans of transporting approximately 550,000 units in the next five years —
Jacksonville, Fla. (February 11, 2015) – Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., today, joined Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Fl
A DRIVE-BY LESSON ON WHAT TURNS YOUR WHEELS
DETROIT – Vehicles act differently on snow and ice depending on whether they have front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. You may know which drive system your vehicle has, but do you understand how it works?
Here's a brief spin through the options. Rememb
PORSCHE DELIVERS 16,000 VEHICLES IN JANUARY
Cayman GT4 celebrates its world premiere in early March at the Geneva Motor Show
Atlanta. With 16,000 vehicle deliveries to customers in January 2015, Porsche AG continues its success of the past year. The Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer achieved an increase of 31 percent in
HONDA ANNOUNCES DUAL-SOURCE PRODUCTION STRATEGY FOR ACURA MDX TO STRENGTHEN GROWTH IN LIGHT-TRUCK SEGMENT
◾Move will increase flexibility to meet growing demand for light truck models produced in North America, including Acura MDX and 2016 Honda Pilot
◾Honda Investing $85 million in East Liberty Plant to produce Acura MDX in Ohio beginning in 2017
◾MDX production will continue in Alabama alongside Hon
2015 MUSTANG EARNS HIGHEST VEHICLE SAFETY RATING FROM NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION
◾National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awards the all-new 2015 Mustang a five-star Overall Vehicle Score in its New Car Assessment Program
◾All-new Mustang has twice as many airbags, twice as many peripheral crash sensors and additional pretensioning safety belt technology compared to th
FCA US ENGINEER EARNS 2015 BLACK ENGINEER OF THE YEAR 'SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD'
◾FCA US electrical and component integration engineering lead honored during 29th annual event
◾Award recognizes 'high merit, impact on people and value to society'
◾Three additional FCA US engineers recognized as 'Modern Day Technology Leaders'
February 11, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -
IMSA, PRS GUITARS EXTEND PARTNERSHIP FOR SIXTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 11, 2015) – PRS Guitars again has stepped up to the challenge of celebrating race winners in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship by announcing the new 2015 PRS IMSA trophy guitar.
This will mark the sixth consecutive year that the Stevensville, Maryland guitar
SUBARU CELEBRATES RECORD YEAR WITH DONATION OF 513,693 MEALS TO FEEDING AMERICA
Cherry Hill, N.J. - In celebration of reaching the historic milestone of 513,693 vehicle sales in 2014, and breaking one half million sales for the first time, Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) will help provide 513,693 meals nationwide through Feeding America and its network of 200 food banks.
2016 MAZDA CX-5 PRICING ANNOUNCED
IRVINE, Calif. (February 9, 2015) — Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today announced pricing for the refreshed 2016 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV. The 2016 CX-5 is available in three trim levels – Sport, Touring and Grand Touring – in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Whil
2016 MAZDA6 PRICING ANNOUNCED
IRVINE, Calif. (February 9, 2015) – Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today announced pricing for its refreshed 2016 Mazda6 midsize sedan lineup. The 2016 Mazda6 is available in three trim levels – Sport, Touring and Grand Touring – and is equipped with the SKYACTIV-G 2.5-liter gasoline
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT NAMES 2015 RAM 1500 BEST FULL-SIZE TRUCK FOR THE MONEY
February 11, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - U.S. News & World Report has named the 2015 Ram 1500 the Best Full-size Truck for the Money. In the site's ranking of vehicle choices, Ram 1500 scored the highest among full-size pickups available to U.S. buyers. Within its class, the Ram 1500 took to
2015 ACURA MDX, RDX AND TLX NAMED BEST CARS FOR THE MONEY FROM U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 11, 2015 - Three of Acura's luxury performance vehicles have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report's 2015 Best Cars for the Money awards: the 2015 MDX was lauded the Best Luxury 3-Row SUV for the Money, the 2015 RDX took the Best Luxury Compact SUV for the Money a
CHALLENGING START TO YEAR FOR VOLKSWAGEN PASSENGER CARS
Wolfsburg, February 11, 2015 – The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 507,100 (January 2014: 521,600) vehicles to customers worldwide in the first month of this year, 2.8 percent down on the same month of the prior year. 'Deliveries by the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand show we are fa
UPON FURTHER REVIEW, CHEVROLET AWARDS SUPER BOWL MVP COLORADO TO MALCOLM BUTLER
DETROIT – After consulting Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady, Chevrolet presented an all-new Colorado pickup to New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler, whose end zone interception preserved the Patriots' victory in Super Bowl XLIX.
The Colorado was intended to be awarded to Brady, the Patri
FULL DETAILS OF THE JAGUAR HERITAGE CHALLENGE RACE SERIES ANNOUNCED
◾The Jaguar Heritage Challenge Series will be contested across five weekends at some of the best drivers' circuits in the UK and Europe
◾The new race series, run in partnership with the Historic Sports Car Club, is open to pre-'66 Jaguar models, ranging from MkI and MkII saloons to C-type, D-type a
Chevy Colorado GearOn Edition Brings More Adventure
Chevrolet today introduced the 2015 Colorado GearOn™ Special Edition, which blends the capability of the all-new midsize pickup truck with the versatility of the GearOn accessory system – and additional popular features.
Mazda Previews MX-5 Miata Concept And Activities For Chicago Auto Show
Announced in 1989 at the Chicago Auto Show, the first-generation MX-5 Miata drove onto the world stage with the promise of reviving the roadster: a fun-to-drive, lightweight, open-roof sports car for those who loved cars and loved to drive. With more than 949,000 MX-5s sold over the last 26 years, and scoring hundreds of awards around the world, it is safe to say that Mazda's goal of creating a vehicle tailored for pure driving pleasure has been a success.
The Ferrari 250 LM
A fighter, no matter the form, will always be a fighter, or, as General Patton put it, 'Where I fought in many guises, many names, but always me.' A true racing car will always be. This particular chassis is a testament to this fact.
The 250LM would be developed as a result of Ferrari's incredible run of success at Le Mans. Ferrari dominated the twenty-four race and the 250LM would be developed to carry on that tradition of success. The car, however, would prove to be as successful in other disciplines as at tracks like la Sarthe. Chassis 5899GT would be one of those that would prove the LM's worth in hill climbs.
THE ROAD TO WORLD CAR CONTINUES…THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS! WORLD CAR AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
The journey on The Road to the World Car continues with today's announcement of the finalists in all five award categories.
This release kicks off the countdown for the 2015 World Car Awards (the WCAs) prize-giving ceremony to be hosted by the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), Bridgestone
LATEST FIGURES REVEAL HUGE GROWTH IN WORLD RX
Total television audience numbers for last year's FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy show an increase of more than 550% in dedicated coverage (live, as-live or highlights) compared to 2013. Broadcast hours reveal a 444% increase with TV stations broadcasting 3,982 hours o
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA TO INVEST $10 MILLION IN ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE BY 2016
Washington, D.C., February 10, 2015 – Jörg Sommer, vice president, product marketing and strategy, Volkswagen of America, today presented Volkswagen's holistic approach to e-mobility surrounding the launch of the zero-tailpipe emissions 2015 e-Golf, including a $10 million commitment to suppo
MAZDA PREVIEWS MX-5 MIATA CONCEPT AND ACTIVITIES FOR CHICAGO AUTO SHOW
CHICAGO, Feb. 10, 2015 -- Announced in 1989 at the Chicago Auto Show, the first-generation MX-5 Miata drove onto the world stage with the promise of reviving the roadster: a fun-to-drive, lightweight, open-roof sports car for those who loved cars and loved to drive. With more than 949,000 MX-
THE 2016 ACURA ILX REDESIGNED, REENGINEERED AND REBORN AS AN EVEN STRONGER, MORE ATHLETIC, AND MORE REFINED SPORTS SEDAN
◾All new high-performance 2.4-liter, direct-injected i-VTEC engine with 8-speed DCT
◾Jewel Eye™ LED headlights highlight new sporty and elegant exterior design
◾Segment leading standard feature content including available AcuraWatch™ safety and driver-assistive features
Feb 10, 2015 - TORRAN
CADILLAC OPENS ORDERING FOR 2016 ATS-V
Dual-purpose performance luxury compact designed for the track, touring
DETROIT – Cadillac dealers have begun accepting orders for the 2016 ATS-V – the brand's inaugural luxury compact performance car starting production this spring.
Available in sedan and coupe forms, the twin
AUDI CONTINUES WITH GROWTH IN JANUARY
◾Number of deliveries with around 137,700 cars up 10.3 percent
◾Sales chief Luca de Meo: '2015 with positive start'
◾Popular A3 family* and new Audi TT* driving growth
Audi has made its best-ever start to the year in company history: delivering around 137,700 units, the Ingolstadt-based company
ASIMO RECEIVES ROYAL WELCOME IN DUBAI
Feb 10, 2015 -- This week ASIMO travelled to the Emirate of Dubai to attend The Government Summit: 'Shaping Future Governments'.
The three-day summit, organized under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai,
NEW CLEAN DIESEL CARS SEE A FUTURE IN PARIS; STATEMENT ON THE NEW ENERGY TRANSITION LAW
Washington D.C. -The Diesel Technology Forum issued the following statement today on the adoption of the energy transition law by Le Conseil de Paris in France.
'This week, government leaders in Paris have taken bold and decisive action to encourage a future transition to newer and cleaner
NEW YORK AUTO SHOW UNVEILS 2015 POSTER ARTWORK
As the world's automakers prepare to show off their latest new cars and trucks in the Big Apple, the New York International Automobile Show is pleased to announce the launch of the 2015 poster artwork.
The poster helps set the tone for New York City's largest ticketed event, which runs from Apri
BMW GROUP GLOBAL SALES REACH NEW HIGH FOR JANUARY
142,154 vehicles delivered to customers, increase of 7.0%
Robertson: Further growth in 2015 anticipated
Schwarzenbauer: MINI will build on momentum in 2015
Munich. Following on from a record-breaking 2014, where the BMW Group delivered more than two million veh
FORD ECOBOOST CHALLENGE RETURNS IN MARCH FOR 17-CITY TEST-DRIVE TOUR; PARTICIPANTS ELIGIBLE TO WIN ALL-NEW FORD EDGE
◾Ford EcoBoost® Challenge gives consumers across America a fun and free weekend opportunity to test drive the hottest and most innovative Ford products and features
◾For 2015, EcoBoost Challenge expands to 17 cities, and provides participants a chance to win an EcoBoost-powered 2015 Ford Edge
HYUNDAI HIGHLIGHTS FUTURE DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY AT THE 2015 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW
Concept & Technology Garage to Feature 2015 Tucson Fuel Cell and Hyundai's Latest Connected Car Technologies
CHICAGO, Feb. 9, 2015 – Hyundai will share its latest design and technology advancements, along with the all-new HCD-15 Santa Cruz Concept, Tucson Fuel Cell and SEMA vehicles
NEW FORD FOCUS LAUNCHES WITH NEXT-GENERATION STABILITY CONTROL TECHNOLOGY DESIGNED TO PREDICT POTENTIAL SPINOUTS
◾New Ford Focus includes enhanced transitional stability technology designed to predict potential vehicle spinouts; intervenes earlier than previous systems to help prevent the driver from losing control of the car
◾System uses real-time sensor data to trigger spinout-mitigating braking inputs from
NBCUNIVERSAL AND THE JEEP BRAND LAUNCH MULTIPLATFORM PARTNERSHIP WITH LARGEST #RENEGADELIFECONTEST SOCIAL COMMERCIAL
Viewers Have Chance to Travel to iHeartRadio Music Awards, Film Custom Spot to Air During March 29 Awards Show and Win 2015 All-new Jeep Renegade
February 9, 2015 , New York - NBCUniversal and the Jeep brand today announced a strategic partnership anchored in a first-of-its-kind, sc
SUBARU RALLY TEAM USA CONFIRMS DRIVERS FOR 2015 RED BULL GLOBAL RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Cherry Hill, N.J. - Subaru Rally Team USA announced today that drivers Sverre Isachsen and Bucky Lasek will lead the charge for the team's rallycross efforts in 2015. Both drivers have renewed multi-year contracts with Subaru and will compete in the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship an
BENTLEY FINISHES FOURTH AT BATHURST IN TENSE FINISH
•Continental GT3 #10 of Guy Smith, Steven Kane and Matt Bell finish fourth in debut at Bathurst 12 Hours, third in Pro class.
•Car #10 leads for final hour, only losing out with four minutes to go
•Contact in final corner almost spins car, dropping from P2 to P4
•Car #11 runs until final hour, wh
McLAREN GT ADDS BRUNO SENNA TO FACTORY DRIVER LINE-UP AHEAD OF 2015 SEASON
Feb 9, 2015 -- McLaren GT is pleased to announce Brazilian ex-Formula 1 driver Bruno Senna as a factory driver for the 2015 season. Senna, 31, joins the McLaren GT factory driver programme alongside Rob Bell, Kevin Estre and Alvaro Parente. His role will involve the on-going development progr
NISSAN REPORTS 23.6% RISE IN NET INCOME TO $3.2 BILLION FOR FIRST NINE MONTHS OF FY2014
YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced improved financial results for the nine months to December 31, 2014, as solid U.S. sales, cost efficiencies and favorable currency movements contributed to a 23.6% rise in net income to $3.2 billion (338.8 billion yen).
NISSAN WINS 2015 BATHURST 12 HOUR AS GT-R CONQUERS MOUNT PANORAMA ONCE AGAIN
◾Katsumasa Chiyo storms from third to first on penultimate lap in spectacular finish to Bathurst 12 Hour
◾First win for Nissan GT-R at Mount Panorama since Bathurst 1000 wins in 1991 and 1992
◾Wolfgang Reip and Florian Strauss further evidence of GT Academy success – becoming Bathurst winners on
HAGAN DRIVES ALL-NEW 2015 DODGE CHARGER R/T FUNNY CAR TO DEBUT WIN IN ALL-MOPAR NHRA WINTERNATIONALS FINAL ROUND
◾After a year of development, Matt Hagan launches the new 2015 Mopar Dodge Charger R/T NHRA Funny Car with a victory in its inaugural race
◾Mopar Express Lane/Rocky Boots driver Hagan defeats Don Schumacher Racing teammate Ron Capps to win the all-Mopar Dodge final at Auto Club Raceway near Pomona,
VOLVO OFFERS FINANCING OPPORTUNITY FOR RETURNING U.S. MILITARY PERSONNEL
Volvo Financial Services is offering returning U.S. veterans special financing terms when purchasing new Volvo Trucks models.
Recent veterans with a valid and current Commercial Driver's License and who have received an honorable discharge within the past 24 months are qualified to receive
OFF-ROAD RETURN FOR MOPAR AT ‘KING OF THE HAMMERS'
◾Mopar returned to the California desert for a second year to compete in the 2015 NItto 'King of The Hammers' off-road race
◾9th annual 'King of The Hammers' is an off-road event combining desert racing and rock crawling with four competitive classes
◾Mopar supplied six Gen III 5.7L HEMI® crate en
Mirai Drives Toyota to Fast Company's 'Most Innovative' List
TORRANCE, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2015) – Toyota has been named one of world's 50 Most Innovative Companies for 2015 by Fast Company magazine, recognizing the company's leadership in the development and introduction of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
As Fast Company writes, 'Toyota plans to do for
LATE MODEL COLLECTIBLES JOIN IMPRESSIVE LIST OF ENTRIES FOR AUCTIONS AMERICA'S FORT LAUDERDALE SALE
• Auctions America prepares for its first auction of the 2015 season, March 27-29 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
• Regarded as South Florida's premier collector car auction, the multi-day sale is expected to feature approximately 500 vehicles
• Auction places spotlight on late model collectibles, hig
The Ultimate California Collector Car Beach Party Returns!
The Most Exciting Collector Automobile Auction Company in the World Announces Its Return to Beautiful Newport Beach California for 3rd Annual Auction Event
Scottsdale, Arizona (February 9, 2015) – For Enthusiasts – By Enthusiasts.™ Much more than a tagline, it's our lifestyle. One
CHEVROLET EQUINOX HAS BEST JANUARY EVER
Refreshed 2016 model to be introduced at Chicago Auto Show
DETROIT – Customers snapped up nearly 20,000 Chevrolet Equinox compact SUVs in January – a 34-percent increase over year-ago sales that made it the model's best January ever and Chevrolet's second-best selling vehicle, beh
PERFORMANCE AND POWER: 2015 FORD EDGE SPORT CERTIFIED AS HIGHEST-PERFORMING EDGE YET
◾2015 Ford Edge Sport is the most powerful Edge yet, thanks to a 2.7-liter EcoBoost® V6 making 315 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque
◾All-new Edge Sport, re-engineered from the ground up, features special sport-tuned suspension, specific Sport styling for exterior and interior, and a long list o
FIAT BRAND ANNOUNCES KICK-OFF OF 2015 ABARTH TRACK EXPERIENCE
◾The Abarth Track Experience offers professional driving instruction to Fiat 500 Abarth owners
◾Participants can learn to maximize their driving skills on the street and track in a one-day session
◾Expanded 2015 schedule includes events in California, Texas, Florida, New Jersey, Michigan and Illin
TUDOR CHAMPIONSHIP, CONTINENTAL TIRE CHALLENGE TELEVISION SCHEDULES FINALIZED
◾FOX Sports To Carry 70.5 Hours Of TUDOR Championship Action In 2015
◾Continental Tire Challenge To Receive 22 Hours Of Exclusive Coverage On FOX Sports 1
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 6, 2015) – The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and FOX Sports today confirmed more than 90 hou
MOPAR READY FOR THE 2015 NHRA SEASON START AT THE WINTERNATIONALS
New 2015 Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Set for Competition Debut; Poised to Defend 2014 Funny Car Championship
◾Mopar set to begin bid for more world championships during 2015 National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) drag racing season at Winternationals event this weekend
◾New 2015 Mopar Dodge Charger R/T F
#WINTERTHUNDERLAND – VOLKSWAGEN CARRYING MOMENTUM INTO RALLY SWEDEN
◾Ice and snow – Rally Sweden an anomaly on the WRC calendar
◾Volkswagen duos first, second and third in the World Championship standings
◾One rally, two countries: route takes in new territory in Norway and familiar ground in Sweden
Paradise for fans of the perfect drift: when Volkswagen lines
GM MAKES LATINA STYLE'S 50 BEST COMPANIES FOR LATINAS
Hispanic Initiative Team a Top 5 Employee Resource Group of the Year
DETROIT – General Motors was recognized as one of the 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work For in the United States. The LATINA Style 50 Report is considered a prestigious analysis of corporate America's efforts
RETIRED LOCKHEED MARTIN EXECUTIVE ELECTED TO GM BOARD
Linda Gooden brings significant information technology expertise
DETROIT – General Motors Co. today announced the election of Linda Gooden, former executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Corporation, to its board of directors effective Feb.5, 2015.
Gooden began her 40-year
Infiniti Gears Up For Premiere Of QX30 Concept In Geneva
Infiniti will take the covers off the QX30 Concept at the Geneva International Motor Show next month.
The QX30 Concept is the Infiniti design vision that will inspire a new premium compact crossover targeted at a new generation of premium customers.
New Aerokit For The Porsche 911 Turbo And 911 Turbo S
Porsche Exclusive is now offering an Aerokit for the Porsche 911 Turbo models. This performance package includes a new, distinctive front spoiler and a completely redesigned rear deck lid that has a fixed rear spoiler with side winglets while maintaining the automatically adjusting rear wing. The expressive front spoiler with side fins and the striking rear fascia add even more character and sportiness to the car's traditional 911 Turbo silhouette.
RM Auctions Shines In Paris With An Outstanding €19M Sale
RM Auctions returned to Paris last night to stage its second sale in the French capital, selling €19.353.750 worth of automobiles to a packed room of eager enthusiasts. With bids also coming in strongly via the phone desk and on the Internet from 34 countries, 82 percent of all lots were sold on the night with no less than five achieving sums in excess of €1.0 million. The gorgeous 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso Berlinetta, chassis no. 5085 GT, was the night's top seller, garnering a very strong €1.624.000. The 250 GT/L 'Lusso' is considered by many to be the most stylish of all front-engined V12 Ferraris, a view that was supported by the vigorous bidding witnessed in the auction room.
NEW AEROKIT FOR THE PORSCHE 911 TURBO AND 911 TURBO S
Aerodynamic fine-tuning from Porsche Exclusive
Atlanta. Porsche Exclusive is now offering an Aerokit for the Porsche 911 Turbo models. This performance package includes a new, distinctive front spoiler and a completely redesigned rear deck lid that has a fixed rear spoiler with side
KIA TO BRING ELECTRIC ALL-WHEEL DRIVE TRAIL'STER TO CHICAGO
Aligning form and function to conceive a uniquely compelling vehicle for the city-dweller-turned- outdoor-adventurer, Kia Motors America will take the wraps off the rugged Trail'ster e-AWD concept at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. With its bold design, fully retractable canvas roof and smartly integra
INFINITI GEARS UP FOR PREMIERE OF QX30 CONCEPT IN GENEVA
Hong Kong – Infiniti will take the covers off the QX30 Concept at the Geneva International Motor Show next month.
The QX30 Concept is the Infiniti design vision that will inspire a new premium compact crossover targeted at a new generation of premium customers.
Set to be revealed at Inf
TOYOTA TO CREATE TURBULENCE IN WINDY CITY WITH SPORTY CAMRY AND COROLLA SPECIAL EDITIONS
◾Camry and Corolla to Create Excitement With Special Edition Debuts
◾Limited Production Models Equipped With Unique Sport-Themed Features
◾Refreshed Avalon to be Unveiled at Chicago Auto Show
CHICAGO, (Feb. 5, 2015) – Winds of change will be blowing into the Chicago Auto Show. Toyota's C
FORD F-150, FOCUS ELECTRIC NAMED GREENEST VEHICLES BY AMERICAN COUNCIL FOR AN ENERGY-EFFICIENT ECONOMY
◾F-150 with 2.7L EcoBoost named greenest standard pickup
◾Focus Electric named one of 12 greenest vehicles overall
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) named the F-150 and Focus Electric among the most environmentally-friendly vehicles for consumers in 2015. The F-150 wit
FCA MEXICO INAUGURATES NEW MOPAR PARTS DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN TOLUCA, MEXICO
◾The new Distribution Center is capable of storing and distributing more than 65,000 service parts offered to FCA Mexico's customers and Mopar Distribution Network
◾Bruno Cattori, President and CEO of FCA Mexico; Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar Service, Parts and Customer Care for Fiat C
FIA WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP (WEC), LMP1; PORSCHE 919 HYBRID IN LE MANS AND THE WEC – THE DEBUTANT'S EVOLUTION
Atlanta. Following its initial victory at the 2014 season's final race in Brazil, more podium finishes are the goal for the future for the Porsche 919 Hybrid in the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Porsche announced this objective today at the annual press conference held by the L
MOPAR RECOGNIZES 27 SERVICE TECHNICIANS WITH ‘TOP TECH' HONORS
◾Mopar 'Top Tech' Program honors technicians who provide an elite level of service at FCA LLC US dealerships
◾27 FCA US technicians selected for recognition as a Mopar 'Top Tech' from more than 20,000 eligible participants
◾Recipients awarded with a trip and tour of FCA US headquarters in Auburn H
FORD INVESTS $2.6 BILLION IN VALENCIA OPERATIONS IN SPAIN; HIGHLY-FLEXIBLE PLANT TO INCREASE PRODUCTION 40% IN 2015
◾Ford Motor Company invests $2.6 billion since 2011 in Valencia, Spain, manufacturing operation; largest ever investment in Spain's auto industry
◾Vehicle production in Valencia will increase 40 per cent to around 400,000 units in 2015; new high-tech bodyshop raises daily production capacity to 2,0
NISSAN LEAF ONLY PLUG-IN VEHICLE TO RECEIVE 2014 IHS AUTOMOTIVE LOYALTY AWARD
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Following a record-breaking sales year in 2014, the Nissan LEAF continues to earn praise and was named the best Non-Luxury Traditional Compact Car in the annual IHS Automotive Loyalty Awards. The all-electric LEAF – the only plug-in vehicle to be included in the IHS Awards
KIA RACING ANNOUNCES DRIVER LINEUP FOR 2015 PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE SEASON
◾Mark Wilkins returns for his third season with Kia Racing to pilot No. 38 B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe) Optima turbo; experienced newcomer Ben Clucas to pilot No. 36 DonorsChoose.org Optima turbo
◾Mark Wilkins finished third in Grand Touring Sport (GTS) driver standings two-
RM AUCTIONS SHINES IN PARIS WITH AN OUTSTANDING €19M SALE
RM Auctions returns to Paris for its second sale during the Retromobile week, posting over €19 million in sales
• Five lots make in excess of €1.0 million each
• Top seller: beautiful 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso Berlinetta realizes €1.624.000
• Average price achieved per lot is an impressi
Arctic Tracks: JUKE NISMO RSnow
The JÚKE NISMO RS crossover is no stranger to tough conditions, so Nissan recently put a special customized version to the test in nearly 20 inches (50 centimeters) of deep powder snow on the frozen Úddjaur Lake in Arjeplog on the Swedish side of Lapland.
Ferrari 488 GTB: extreme power for extreme driving thrills
Forty years on from the unveiling of its first ever mid-rear-engined V8 model, the 308 GTB, the Prancing Horse opens a new chapter in its 8-cylinder history. The Ferrari 488 GTB provides track-level performance that can be enjoyed to the full even by non-professional drivers in everyday use. Its response times, nimbleness and on-the-limit driving guarantee a unique sense of exhilaration and unparalleled driving pleasure.
The Porsche Cayman GT4
Porsche's GT family is proud to announce the addition of an exciting new member: the Cayman GT4. This is the first Porsche GT sports car based on the Cayman and features components of the 911 GT3. Clocking a lap time of 7 minutes and 40 seconds on the North Loop of the Nürburgring, the Cayman GT4 earns the same lap time as the 2011 911 GT3 and positions itself as the new benchmark atop its market segment. The Cayman GT4 clearly demonstrates Porsche's dedication and passion to continue to promote truly industry-leading two-door sports cars in the future – sports cars that are developed at the Motorsport department in Weissach.
AERODYNAMICALLY OPTIMISED, THE McLAREN 675LT STAYS TRUE TO THE ICON
◾Active 'Longtail' Airbrake contributes to a 40 percent increase in overall downforce
◾700 Nm (516 lb ft) produced by a heavily revised 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 featuring lightweight components and new turbos
◾Bespoke titanium crossover exhaust ensures optimised performance. See, and hear, it at: [
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Announces April – December 2014 Financial Results
February 04, 2015
Toyota's global net income jumped 13.2 percent during the nine-month period (April 1– December 31, 2014) of the 2015 fiscal year.
Global Financial Highlights:
•Global sales decreased by 45,365 vehicles to 6.73 million, with strong sales in North America and
MERCEDES-BENZ USA ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF NEW CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS IN ATLANTA
MBUSA to occupy interim office space in Central Perimeter before opening new, state-of-the-art facility in 2018
February 03, 2015 - ATLANTA -- At a press conference today at the Georgia State Capitol, Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) announced the permanent and interim locations for its
GOODYEAR TO SERVE AS PRESENTING SPONSOR FOR AUG. 15 RUBBER CITY RACE SERIES EVENT
Half Marathon and 10k to feature a lap around Goodyear's test track
AKRON, Ohio (Feb. 4, 2015) – The Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation announced today that The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company will serve as the presenting sponsor for the Half Marathon & 10k event to be held on A
CHRYSLER CANADA ANNOUNCES NEW COMPANY NAME: FCA CANADA INC.
◾Canada-based automaker's new name aligns with global parent
February 4, 2015 , Windsor, Ontario - Chrysler Canada Inc., the Windsor, Ontario-based automaker, today announced that it has changed its company name to FCA Canada Inc.
The name change is effective immediately and follows th
GM REPORTS Q4 2014 NET INCOME OF $1.1 BILLION
Q4 EBIT-adjusted of $2.4 billion, up from $1.9 billion in 2013
◾Q4 EPS of $0.66 including net loss from special items of $(0.53) per share
◾Full-year net income of $2.8 billion closes fifth consecutive profitable year
◾Full-year EBIT-adjusted of $6.5 billion included $2.8 billion in reca
FORD ADDS 1,550 JOBS TO SUPPORT DEMAND FOR ALL-NEW F-150
◾Ford is adding 1,550 new jobs to its Kansas City Assembly, Dearborn Stamping, Dearborn Diversified and Sterling Axle facilities to meet growing demand for the all-new 2015 F-150 – the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever
◾As part of Ford's commitment in the 2011 UAW-Ford collective bargaini
MITSUBISHI MOTORS DELIVERS DURING THE BIG GAME IN A 2015 OUTLANDER
◾Mitsubishi's #ProtectThePie social campaign kept one pizza delivery driver safe during the busiest pizza delivery day of the year
◾Mitsubishi Outlander has available advanced safety features that help protect the things you love
◾Watch the #ProtectThePie short film on YouTube
Tue, Feb 03,
NORRA'S 'HAPPIEST RACE ON EARTH' TAKES SHAPE FOR 6TH ANNUAL GENERAL TIRE MEXICAN 1000 RALLY
(Agua Dolce, Calif.): While winter still rages over much of the greater United States and Canada, for a special group fun-loving competitors, adventure seekers, crew members and families, the dream of spending a sun-filled week rallying down the Baja peninsula is starting to become reality.
MAZDA NAMES JACOB BROWN AS PRODUCT COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST
IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 3, 2015 -- Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today announced the addition of Jacob Brown to its public relations team as Specialist, Product Communications.
Brown comes to Mazda from Torrance, Calif.-based Pacific Communications Group, where he served as an accoun
INFINITI RED BULL RACING 2015: MEET THE DRIVERS
MILTON KEYNES, UK – Ahead of the new Formula One season, we brought the mountains to Milton Keynes with an Alpine-flavored day on the slopes for drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat, Team Principal Christian Horner and former F1 star David Coulthard. The question is: which of our intrepid quart
VOLVO ANNOUNCES JANUARY SALES
ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (Feb. 3, 2015) - Volvo Cars of North America, LLC, (VCNA) reported U.S. sales of 3,794 units, a 0.1 percent increase versus January 2014.
The top seller for the month was the XC60 crossover with 1,517 units sold, a 61 percent increase versus January 2014, followed by the S6
PATRÓN ENDURANCE CUP STANDINGS TIGHT AFTER ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA
◾Ganassi Ford EcoBoost, Corvette Racing, Riley Motorsports Dodge Start Strong With Wins
◾CORE autosport Leads PC In Repeat Attempt After Second-Place Finish
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 3, 2015) – Following an historic sweep for American engine manufacturers in the 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona,
2015 Subaru WRX Sti Wins In Debut At The Sno*Drift Rally
The 2015 WRX STI made a perfect Rally America National Championship debut at the Sno*Drift Rally, with Subaru Rally Team USA driver David Higgins winning all 17 stages on his way to a dominating victory. The defending Rally America Champion Higgins, with co-driver Craig Drew, overcame the Sno*Drift Rally's treacherous snow and ice covered roads with aplomb, running trouble free and full of confidence by the performance characteristics of the new 2015 WRX STI rally car prepared by Subaru technical partner Vermont SportsCar.
230 Collector Cars Selling At No Reserve Feb. 27-28 In Las Vegas
Mecum Auctions will have the exclusive opportunity to offer the Rogers' Classic Car Museum Collection of more than 230 classic cars at auction this Feb. 27-28, at no reserve. Mecum will take the auction stage directly to the cars and the auction will be held right from the collection's museum display space in Las Vegas. All proceeds from both the vehicles and collected gate admission will benefit The Rogers Foundation – dedicated to transforming lives through arts and education.
All-New Ford Focus RS
Ford today revealed the all-new Focus RS, a high-performance road car that debuts Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring Control, which contributes to performance never before seen in a Focus RS. The all-new Focus RS is equipped with a new 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine producing well in excess of 315 horsepower.
NEW BENTLEY FRAGRANCE BOOSTS THE BOUNDARIES OF LUXURY
•Infinite captures the legendary excitement of the iconic British brand
•Modern and fresh appeal for new generation of international individuals
•Layered composition marries youthful sensuality to elegant sophistication
(Crewe, 3 February 2015) The launch of the new Infinite fragrance fr
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA REPORTS JANUARY 2015 SALES
January sales total 23,504 units, representing a .04 percent increase over January 2014
• The all-new Golf delivered 2,040 units for the month, marking a 143% percent increase in sales for the model over the previous January
• The Golf GTI delivered 1,978 units, a 129% percent increase
• Jetta se
Toyota Motor Sales Reports 15.6 Percent Increase in January
•TMS No. 1 retail manufacturer
•TMS light trucks set new January record
•Lexus posts third consecutive best-ever month
TORRANCE, Calif. (Feb. 3, 2015) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported January 2015 sales of 169,194, an increase of 15.6 percent from January 2014 on
Audi sets 49th straight monthly U.S. record with 14.3% January 2015 gain
•The most recent month stands as the best for January sales
•Demand for SUV and A3 model lines was strong for the month
•All-time best January sales of Audi Certified pre-owned vehicles
Audi reported that its January 2015 sales increased 14.3% to 11,541 vehicles, a total that stands as the 49th
ALL-NEW 2016 NISSAN MAXIMA SPORTS SEDAN CONFIRMED AS THE COMPANY'S SUPER BOWL XLIX SURPRISE
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan today announced that its next-generation Maxima sports sedan was the product that made a cameo appearance at the end of its popular 'With Dad' Super Bowl XLIX commercial. The 2016 Nissan Maxima, the brand's flagship product and signature '4-Door Sports Car,' will mak
MITSUBISHI MOTORS EXTENDS STREAK WITH JANUARY SALES RESULTS
◾11th consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases
◾Best January sales month since 2008
◾Total sales up 33.4 percent from last January
Tue, Feb 03, 2015 - Cypress, Calif. - Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) continues its sales momentum with January 2015 vehicle sales of
MERCEDES-BENZ DELIVERS RECORD JANUARY SALES VOLUME WITH 24,619 UNITS, UP 8.9%
Sprinter Vans posts 16.8% gain at 1,505
February 03, 2015 - MONTVALE, N.J. -- Mercedes-Benz today reported a record January sales volume of 24,619, increasing 8.9% from the 22,604 units sold in January 2014. Adding 1,505 units for Sprinter Vans and 492 units at smart, MBUSA achiev
INFINITI REPORTS U.S. SALES FOR JANUARY 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Infiniti today reported sales of 9,658 vehicles in the U.S. during January.
Sales of the updated 2015 Q70 luxury performance sedan, including the new Q70L long-wheelbase model, were up 28.2 percent for the month, while the Q60 sports coupe and convertible increased 12.8
KIA MOTORS AMERICA ANNOUNCES RECORD JANUARY SALES
Optima and Soul Lead Sales; All-New 2016 Sorento CUV Now in Showrooms
IRVINE, Calif., February 3, 2015 – Kia Motors America's (KMA) record-setting momentum carried into 2015 with best-ever January sales of 38,299 vehicles, up 3.5 percent over the same period last year. Kia's stro
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA REPORTS BEST EVER JANUARY SALES
Best January for Genesis – up 76 percent
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 3, 2015 – Hyundai Motor America today reported its best January in company history, selling 44,505 units for the month, up one percent versus the same period last year. This is the seventh consecutive year of i
PORSCHE REPORTS JANUARY SALES – UP 27% OVER 2014
U.S. Porsche dealers sell 3,937 vehicles in January
Atlanta. Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), importer and distributor in the United States of Porsche 918 Spyder, 911, Boxster and Cayman sports cars, Macan and Cayenne SUVs, and the Panamera four-door sports sedan line-up,
BMW GROUP U.S. REPORTS JANUARY 2015 SALES
◾BMW brand sales up 4.0 percent
◾MINI brand sales up 26.9 percent
◾BMW Motorcycle sales up 11.8 percent
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – February 3, 2015… Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 4.0 percent in January for a total of 18,981 compared to 18,253 vehicles sold in January, 2014.
SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. REPORTS RECORD JANUARY SALES
• Record January - monthly sales increase 24 percent over January 2014
• 38th consecutive month of month-over-month growth
• Best January ever for Forester, WRX/STI, Legacy-sedan, Outback, XV Crosstrek
• 11th consecutive months of more than 10,000 Outbacks sold
• 18th consecutive months of more
MAZDA REPORTS JANUARY SALES
IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 3, 2015 -- Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported January U.S. sales of 20,271 vehicles, representing an increase of 7.7 percent versus last year.
'Coming off our best sales year in 20 years, Mazda vehicles sales have continued the positive momentum into
ALL-NEW MAXIMA TO DEBUT AT NEW YORK AUTO SHOW
Nissan today announced that the 2016 Maxima, the brand's flagship product and signature '4-Door Sports Car,' will make its world debut at the New York International Auto Show in April.
Today's Maxima announcement kicks off an expected record-breaking number of world and North American debuts at
230 COLLECTOR CARS SELLING AT NO RESERVE FEB. 27-28 IN LAS VEGAS
Mecum Auctions to Sell Rogers' Classic Car Museum Collection to Benefit Arts and Education
Walworth, Wis. – Feb. 3, 2015 – Mecum Auctions will have the exclusive opportunity to offer the Rogers' Classic Car Museum Collection of more than 230 classic cars at auction this Feb. 27-2
NISSAN GROUP REPORTS JANUARY 2015 U.S. SALES
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan Group today announced total U.S. sales for January 2015 of 104,107 units, up 15.1 percent year-over-year and a January record.
◾Nissan Division also set a January record with 94,449 sales, an increase of 15.9 percent.
◾Sales of the Alti
VOLVO CAR GROUP ANNOUNCES JANUARY RETAIL SALES
Volvo Cars' global sales up 1.6 percent, growth in all key markets
◾Volvo Cars' 19th consecutive month of growth
◾Global sales of 30,854 cars, up 1.6 per cent versus January last year
Volvo Cars posted a 19th consecutive month of retail sales growth in January with Europe, China and the
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA REPORTS JANUARY 2015 SALES
◾January sales total 23,504 units, representing a .04 percent increase over January 2014
◾The all-new Golf delivered 2,040 units for the month, marking a 143% percent increase in sales for the model over the previous January
◾The Golf GTI delivered 1,978 units, a 129% percent increase
JAGUAR LAND ROVER REPORTS U.S. SALES FOR JANUARY 2015
◾Jaguar Land Rover U.S. January sales increase 9 percent for best January since 2004
◾Land Rover up 13 percent to set new U.S. January sales record
◾Three Land Rover models: Range Rover Evoque, Range Rover Sport and Range Rover each have best ever U.S. January sales
◾Jaguar F-TYPE delivers 70 per
AMERICAN HONDA KICKS OFF 2015 WITH RECORD JANUARY SALES
◾American Honda and the Honda Division set new January records as Fit, CR-V and Pilot top prior monthly records with double digit percentage gains over January 2014
◾Both the Honda and Acura Brands set new light truck sales records for January
◾Acura posts best January since 2007 as MDX and RDX se
IMSA ANNOUNCES PENALTY TO NO. 16 PROTOTYPE CHALLENGE TEAM AFTER ROLEX 24
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 3, 2015) – The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) today announced the No. 16 Prototype Challenge (PC) team and drivers Johnny Mowlem, Tom Papadopoulos, Tomy Drissi, Brian Alder and Martin Plowman have lost their finishing position in the final race results
GM'S JANUARY SALES UP 18 PERCENT ON CROSSOVER, TRUCK DEMAND
◾Chevrolet up 20 percent with Silverado up 25 percent
◾GMC up 29 percent as every truck and crossover posts gains
◾Cadillac up 3 percent driven by XTS, Escalade
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) dealers in the United States delivered 202,786 vehicles last month for the company's be
FORD U.S. SALES UP 15 PERCENT IN JANUARY; COMPANY SEES BEST U.S. JANUARY RETAIL SALES RESULTS SINCE 2004
◾Ford Motor Company U.S. sales for January increase 15 percent, for a total of 178,351 vehicles sold; retail sales performance for January is best since 2004
◾F-Series, America's best-selling truck for the 38th straight year, posts best January sales performance since 2004; Transit Connect reports
2015 SUBARU WRX STI WINS IN DEBUT AT THE SNO*DRIFT RALLY WITH DRIVER DAVID HIGGINS
Cherry Hill, N.J. - The 2015 WRX STI made a perfect Rally America National Championship debut at the Sno*Drift Rally, with Subaru Rally Team USA driver David Higgins winning all 17 stages on his way to a dominating victory. The defending Rally America Champion Higgins, with co-driver Craig D
FCA US LLC REPORTS JANUARY 2015 U.S. SALES INCREASED 14 PERCENT; BEST JANUARY SALES SINCE 2007
◾58th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains
◾Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram Truck and FIAT brands each post sales gains in January compared with same month a year ago
◾Jeep brand records best ever January sales; Jeep Cherokee sales up 44 percent
◾Dodge Challenger sales up 87 percent; best
JANUARY NEW VEHICLE REVENUE JUMPS 17.2% TO $38 BILLION, SIGNALING SUSTAINED U.S. AUTO REBOUND
Projected sales and revenue growth at 2015's outset offset typically lackluster January demand
SANTA MONICA, Calif., (February 3, 2015) – TrueCar, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRUE), the negotiation-free car buying and selling mobile marketplace, found increased sales volume and higher transacti
YOKOHAMA TIRE CORPORATION ANNOUNCES ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES
Rick Phillips promoted to VP of sales for consumer, commercial and OTR divisions
SANTA ANA, CA (Feb. 3, 2015) – Takaharu Fushimi, CEO for Yokohama Corporation of North America, today announced several organizational changes within Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC), which took effect
NEW FORD POLICE INTERCEPTOR TO BE SHOWN AT CHICAGO AUTO SHOW
Built in Chicago, the Police Interceptor Utility gets even better with more high-tech features. See it at the Chicago Auto Show on Feb. 12.
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Michigan, manufactures or distributes automobil
BEST SELLING ACURA MDX RECEIVES POWERTRAIN UPGRADES, ACURAWATCH™ AND EXPANDED OPTIONS FOR 2016
Feb 3, 2015 - TORRANCE, Calif. -- The significantly upgraded 2016 Acura MDX, America's best-selling three-row luxury SUV, launches next month with multiple new features and technologies, a more advanced powertrain and an expanded model range. The enhanced 2016 MDX provides even more advanced
FORMULA E WILL RACE IN MOSCOW
Russian Capital will be the 10th host city in the inaugural season
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (February 3 2015) – Next June 6 the city of Moscow will host round nine of the inaugural season of FIA Formula E Championship. FIA President Jean Todt, together with Executive Director of the Russia
RED BULL GRC STARS TAKE OVER SUPER BOWL WITH STUNT DRIVING
The Super Bowl needs little by way of introduction. It's one of the biggest sporting events in the world each year, drawing billions of viewers worldwide. It's also a major opportunity for car manufacturers to show off their latest work—and, as usual, much of the stunt driving work is left in the ha
Nissan Reveals Le Mans Challenger During Super Bowl
Nissan today declared itself ready to take on the world's best sports car manufacturers after revealing a glimpse of its Le Mans challenger – the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO – during the commercial break for Super Bowl XLIX.
The Ferrari SF15-T
The SF15-T the sixty first car built by Ferrari specifically to take part in the Formula 1 World Championship. It is the second car made by Ferrari since the reintroduction of turbo engines in 2014. The first year of these new regulations was extremely challenging for the Scuderia and the lessons learned have been applied vigorously to the SF15-T to create a car that is in every respect a large step forwards with respect to the F14-T.
The Maserati 3500 GT
By the end of the 1950s Maserati had moved on from motor racing. After decades of being identified with cars intended for the track, the company would turn its full attention to production automobiles and offering track-like performance for the road. Their first Gran Tourismo example would prove a seminal design.
CUSTOMERS CAN NOW CONFIGURE THEIR ALL-NEW FIAT 500X CROSSOVER, STARTING AT $20,000 MSRP
◾U.S. customers can now configure their 2016 Fiat 500X
◾Pricing for the all-new crossover begins at $20,000 MSRP
◾The latest addition to the FIAT lineup, the Fiat 500X offers an available advanced all-wheel-drive system, functionality and an array of comfort, convenience, and safety and security f
SUPER BOWL MVP RECEIVES CHEVROLET COLORADO
NEW YORK – Chevrolet presented Super Bowl XLIX Most Valuable Player Tom Brady with a 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, the Official MVP Vehicle of Super Bowl XLIX, in recognition of his tremendous effort on the field in the New England Patriots 28-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks.
A media panel and
CHEVROLET DISRUPTS SUPER BOWL PREGAME
Brand touts 4G technology and unanimous Motor Trend Truck of the Year award
DETROIT – Minutes before the kickoff of Super Bowl XLIX on NBC, Chevrolet shocked 100 million viewers into thinking that their TVs had failed – only to command their attention seconds later to the Chevrole
JEEP® BRAND DEBUTS 'BEAUTIFUL LANDS' VIDEO DURING SUPER BOWL XLIX TELECAST
◾Broadcast debut of Jeep® brand video features iconic song 'This Land is Your Land' performed by IRS/Capital recording artist Marc Scibilia
◾Video celebrating the brand's global vision filmed in more than 10 countries, including United States, Italy, Brazil, China, Spain, United Kingdom, Japan, Aus
FCA US USES TELEVISION'S BIGGEST STAGE – SUPER BOWL XLIX – TO CELEBRATE TWO SIGNIFICANT BRAND EVENTS
◾In a break from recent Super Bowl creative approaches, FCA US uses humor and interesting twists to capture individual brand personalities and celebrate their significant brand events
◾'The FIAT 500X Blue Pill' playfully touts introduction of all-new crossover 2016 Fiat 500X
◾To commemorate Dodge
ALL-NEW 2015 HONDA FIT ACHIEVES HIGHEST OVERALL VEHICLE SCORE FROM THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION
◾Subcompact Fit achieves both an NCAP 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score and an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK rating
◾Fit is the fifth Honda vehicle for 2015 to achieve top crash safety ratings from both from IIHS and NHTSA
Feb 2, 2015 - TORRANCE, Calif. -- The spacious, fuel-efficient and versatile 201
LINCOLN, GOOGLE INTEGRATE TO OFFER SEAMLESS APP EXPERIENCE, REMOTE VEHICLE CAPABILITIES
◾Lincoln Motor Company first to integrate its MyLincoln Mobile™ app for Android smartphones with the Google app
◾When connected via the available embedded modem, MyLincoln Mobile allows users to schedule remote starts, lock, unlock and locate their vehicle
◾Now cards, in the Google app, automatica
EARLY COLORADO SALES SHINE IN LOS ANGELES
All-new pickup takes over No. 2 position nationally in midsize truck market
DETROIT – More 2015 Chevrolet Colorados have been sold in Los Angeles than any other city to date, and the 2015 Motor Trend Truck of the Year® has overtaken the Nissan Frontier to become No. 2 in market s
STATEMENT: RESTRAINT-SYSTEM SOFTWARE UPGRADE
February 2, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC is launching a global recall of an estimated 228,181 SUVs to upgrade software governing side-curtain and seat-mounted side air bags.
The action follows an investigation by FCA US engineers after a small number of inadvertent deployment
VOLKSWAGEN ISSUES VOLUNTARY RECALL
Herndon, VA - Volkswagen considers the safety and satisfaction of its consumers and passengers 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 affecting the fuel rail and
WHY BARRICK GOLD CORP. HAS ORDERED 35 ALL-NEW FORD F-150S AFTER SECRETLY TESTING F-150 ALUMINUM CARGO BOXES
◾Barrick Gold USA, one of three Ford customers chosen to blindly test two prototype F-150 pickups with experimental aluminum-alloy cargo boxes, has placed an initial order for 35 all-new 2015 F-150 trucks
◾Barrick testing helped improve the all-new, high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy-bod
Seven Audi Sports Cars in Down Under Adventure
◾Challenging 12-hour race at Bathurst
◾Endurance race in Australia increasingly popular
◾Audi driver Christopher Mies: 'Track doesn't forgive any mistakes'
Ingolstadt, February 2, 2015 – Adventure in 'Down Under:' In the 12-hour race at Bathurst, Australia, on Sunday (February 8), five A