Infiniti To Reveal QX50 Concept In DetroitThe INFINITI QX50 Concept, which will make its global premiere at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, showcases the brand's vision for a next-generation mid-size premium SUV.
An evolution of the 2016 QX Sport Inspiration, the QX50 Concept shows how the design of its conceptual forebear could be adapted for a future production model in the world's fastest-growing vehicle segment. INFINITI's latest concept confidently articulates the artistic influence of the designer through the brand's 'Powerful Elegance' design language. A 'cabin-forward' silhouette combines with taut, muscular lines and flowing surfaces telegraph it as a dynamic and practical SUV.
The new vehicle uses the current Ford autonomous vehicle platform, but ups the processing power with new computer hardware. Electrical controls are closer to production-ready, and adjustments to the sensor technology, including placement, allow the car to better see what's around it. New LiDAR sensors have a sleeker design and more targeted field of vision, which enables the car to now use just two sensors rather than four, while still getting just as much data.
The new vehicle uses the current Ford autonomous vehicle platform, but ups the processing power with new computer har
FCA US KICKS OFF THE YEAR WITH FIRST PRESS CONFERENCE AT CES 2017◾FCA US to hold its first-ever press conference at CES 2017 ◾CES attendees will experience the ultimate in-vehicle interactive technology advancements in FCA US vehicles ◾FCA US exhibit to showcase all-new fourth-generation Uconnect system featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto ◾Demonstrations
NAIAS AND PNC FOUNDATION TO SHARE ABCS OF AUTOS WITH DETROIT PRESCHOOLERSDecember 29, 2016 - The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) and the PNC Foundation will welcome more than 400 Detroit Public Schools (DPS) pre-K students to the show Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, for Preschool Education Day. PNC is hosting the pre-K students in support of Grow Up Great,
Ferrari reveals its latest bespoke one-off: the SP 275 rw competizioneDesigned under the direction of Ferrari's Styling Centre with the collaboration of Pininfarina, the latest Ferrari one-off model, the SP 275 rw competizione, is built on the chassis of the F12berlinetta but equipped with the more powerful V12 engine and gearbox from the limited-series F12tdf.
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 23, 2016 – Hyundai today announced that the Ioniq and Vision G Concept earned 2016 GOOD DESIGN™ Awards from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Arc
Audi Q8 concept car to be revealed at the 2017 North American International Auto ShowAudi will start the new year with a sensation: At the January 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, the brand will debut the Q8 concept. The study represents a synthesis of the emotional styling of a coup and the spaciousness that typifies an SUV. With this move, the brand is unlocking a new segment for the full-size category.
Icon Of The New Era Of Electric Drive: Volkswagen Presents Another I.D. Family Model In DetroitAt the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS, 8 to 22 January) in Detroit, Volkswagen will present a new I.D. family model – a multi-functional vehicle for a new era. The concept vehicle forges links between the legendary origins of the Volkswagen brand and its electrifying future. Like the I.D., this concept is also based on the Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB), and so it shows the potential and bandwidth of the MEB.
Kia To Unveil All-New PicantoKia Motors today reveals the first design details of the Picanto, the third-generation of one of Kia's global best-selling cars.
The new Picanto combines a youthful and energetic new exterior and interior design with greater potential for customer personalization, inside and out. Retaining its characteristically compact dimensions, the new Picanto conveys a more assertive stance through bolder body lines and a vibrant colour palette.
2017 AMG GT3 Customer Sports Program Attracts Additional EntriesAdditional Mercedes-AMG Customer Sports Program Teams and Rolex 24 At Daytona Driver Lineups Confirmed Atlanta. Following last month's announcement by Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) and Mercedes-AMG that it will enter North America's premier endurance racing series for the first time, add
December 22, 2016 | INGOLSTADT/DETROIT •Study unlocks new segment for the full-size SUV category •Spaciousness of an SUV with elegance of a coup •Distinctive front end, with design echoes of the Ur-quattro Audi will start
SEAT LAUNCHES 'BEAUTIFULLY CREATED WINTER DRIVE' MARKETING CAMPAIGN◾Latest SEAT UK promotion offers £1,000 (including VAT) off entire model range, including high-selling Ateca and New Leon ◾'Beautifully Created Winter Drive' offer, redeemable via website voucher, available on all new SEATs ordered between 21 December 2016 and 23 January 2017
THE BMW GROUP AT THE NAIAS 2017 IN DETROITBMW has chosen the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, taking place on 8 – 22 January 2017, to stage the world premiere of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan and the US premiere of the BMW Concept X2. Also part of the line-up at the BMW stand are the new BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in
MOTOR RACING LEGEND JACKY ICKX TO OPEN HISTORIC MOTORSPORT INTERNATIONAL◾World's greatest all-round driver guest of honour at HMI ◾Six-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner to officially open the show ◾Winner of Grands Prix, Paris-Dakar, Bathurst and Can-Am title ◾Gala Evening at London Classic Car Show to honour Ickx ◾Entry tickets also give access to The London Classic Ca
Ford issues safety recall for certain 2017 Ford Super Duty vehicles to inspect and install a fuel tank strap reinforcement
Ford is issuing a safety recall f
LEXUS RC F GT3 TEAMS TEST FOR UPCOMING SPORTSCAR SEASONDecember 20, 2016 -- The Lexus RC F GT3 made its official on-track debut in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in a pair of tests at Daytona International Speedway in November and December as the manufacturer builds towards its return to sports car racing in 2017.
The RC F GT3 r
ACURA REVEALS NSX GT3 RACE LIVERIES; ROLEX 24 DRIVER PAIRINGS SET◾Acura Motorsports and Michael Shank Racing team will debut at the Rolex 24 in January, take part in the 2017 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship ◾Driver lineup features Graham Rahal, Andy Lally, Katherine Legge and Mark Wilkins in the #93 Acura NSX GT3; Ryan Hunter-Reay, Ozz Negri, Jeff Segal and T
That was the goal for team members from Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia (TMMWV), who recently shared manufacturing
NAIAS ANNOUNCES POSTER CONTEST WINNERS FROM 890 ENTRIESDecember 20, 2016 -- The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) announced today the winners of the 29th annual Poster Contest, held in conjunction with NAIAS for budding artists in high schools across Michigan. The contest – open to Michigan students in grades 10 through 12 – drew 890
MOPAR ANNOUNCES INITIATIVES TO SUPPORT NHRA RACERS IN 2017◾Mopar and Dodge Team Up for Factory-backed Support of Amateur Racers ◾Mopar and Dodge team up to support three factory-backed Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak cars in '17 ◾'Magneti Marelli Offered by Mopar Drag Pak Rewards' program supports modern-day package car amateur racers ◾FCA US LLC engine
BMW ANNOUNCES PRICE FOR THE ALL-NEW 2017 BMW 5 SERIES◾Weight Reduction of up to 137 lbs through extensive use of aluminum, magnesium and high-strength steel. ◾Improved Performance and Dynamics with improved steering feel, available Adaptive mode and all-new 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engines, with an output increase of 35 hp on the 6-c
Bringing new life to the area, the project transforms two blocks o
HONDA PREVIEWS 'COOPERATIVE MOBILITY ECOSYSTEM' AHEAD OF CES 2017Dec 20, 2016 - TORRANCE, Calif. To showcase its vision of a redefined mobility experience, Honda will unveil concepts on urban mobility, artificial intelligence, and robotics at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. Honda will kick off its CES presence with an 11:00 am PST press conference on January 5, 201
VOLVO CARS RAISES SEK5BNVolvo Cars, the premium car maker, has raised SEK5bn from the sale of newly-issued preference shares to a group of Swedish institutional investors.
The group of investors comprises two Swedish pension funds, AMF and the First Swedish National Pension Fund (AP1), as well as Folksam, a Swedish insu
Volvo Car UK has reintroduced LifePaint, the hugely popular reflective spray designed t
BENTLEY OPENS NEW SHOWROOM IN LAUSANNE◾New Bentley retail partner in Lausanne ◾Showroom features Bentley corporate identity ◾Created with the same luxurious materials and hand-crafted with the same attention to detail as Bentley cars
(Crewe/ Lausanne, 20th December 2016) Bentley Motors today announces the opening of a brand
TOYOTA RECALLS CERTAIN MODEL 86 VEHICLESPLANO, Texas, December 19, 2016 – Toyota Motor North America, Inc., announced that it is conducting a safety recall of certain Model Year 2017 Toyota 86 vehicles in the U.S. Ninety-four vehicles are involved.
In the involved vehicles, connectors for the automatic transmission key inter
The Lamborghini Aventador SThe new Lamborghini Aventador S is characterized by new aerodynamic design, redeveloped suspension, increased power and new driving dynamics. The 'S' is the suffix of previous enhanced Lamborghini models and defines a new benchmark for the V12 Lamborghini.
'This is the next generation Aventador as well as the expression of new technological and performance milestones in super sports car development,' says Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Stefano Domenicali. 'The Aventador S is visionary design, cutting-edge technology and driving dynamics in pure harmony, and elevates the concept of super sports cars to a new level.'
World Premiere Of The First Ever Bmw 530E iPerformanceToday, BMW announces the latest addition to its iPerformance line-up, the first ever BMW 530e iPerformance. The BMW 530e iPerformance is a sport sedan that serves up the dynamic driving experience for which the brand is renowned, combined with the option of electric driving. The BMW 530e iPerformance offers the full breath of BMW 5 Series Advanced Driver Assistance systems and the latest technology just premiered in the all-new BMW 5 Series, now with eDrive plug-in hybrid powertrain technology. As for its power source, trailblazing BMW eDrive technology teams up with a BMW TwinPower Turbo gasoline engine to create an exceptionally efficient and powerful plug-in hybrid drive system that fits perfectly with the dynamic, smooth and luxurious character profile of the new BMW 5 Series.
ISUZU SPECIAL OFFERSJust in time for Christmas, Isuzu have launched special offers on D-Max Yukon and Utah models.
D-Max Yukon comes well equipped with 17' alloys, leather steering wheel with audio controls, cruise control and chrome trim to the grille and rear bumper. Utah takes this a step further, with boasts aut
Scheduled change at the helm of Audi Sport: Effective January 1, 2017, after 23 years of service, Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich (66) will hand
ASTON MARTIN GROUP C RACECAR FOR AUCTION AT RACE RETRO◾A 1989 Aston Martin AMR1 Group C racecar will headline Silverstone Auctions' competition car sale at Race Retro 2017. ◾AMR1/05 has secured a number of race wins and podium places with legendary race drivers behind the wheel. ◾The car will be offered for sale on 24th February 2017 at Stoneleigh Pa
NEW EQUIPMENT OFFERINGS FOR THE MY18 BMW 6 SERIES◾The M Sport Package now offers an exclusive Carbon Fiber Trim previously reserved for M6 models. ◾New metallic paint color Sonic Speed Blue now available. ◾Exclusive New bi-color 20-inch M wheels now available.
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – December 17, 2016 5:50 pm EST / 2:50 pm PST … BMW annou
ALL-NEW 2018 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE TO DEBUT JAN. 9Bold new look expected to offer segment-best cargo space, third-row legroom DETROIT — Chevrolet will complete the transformation of its crossover and SUV lineup with the introduction of the next-generation Traverse on Jan. 9 at the North American International Auto Show.
MAZDA BEGINS CX-3 PRODUCTION AT HOFU PLANTMove enhances automaker's ability to meet growing demand for SUVs globally HIROSHIMA, Japan—Mazda Motor Corporation announced yesterday that the company began production of the Mazda CX-3 subcompact crossover SUV yesterday at Hofu Plant No.1 in Yamaguchi, Japan. The move strengthens t
STEFAN ELLROTT TO BE NEW HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT AT BUGATTIMolsheim / Wolfsburg, 19 December 2016. With effect from 1 January 2017, Stefan Ellrott is to be the new Head of Development and a Member of the Board of Management of Bugatti. His predecessor Willi Netuschil is retiring at the end of the year.
BRENTWOOD, Essex, 19 December, 2016 – Ford of Britain's Transit product manager, Dave Petts, ends the year on a professional high after b
THE BENTLEY BOYS ARE BACK AT THE CLASSIC◾Kidston Trophy for Pre-War Sports Cars makes welcome return ◾Evocative 50+ car grid takes festival-goers right back in time ◾Aston Martins, Bugattis, Frazer Nashes and Lagondas ◾Significant discounts available with Early Bird tickets
Next summer's Silverstone Classic will feature more th
Wolfsburg, 19 December 2016 – For nearly two decades Volkswagen accident research has been working clos
1953 Bentley R-TypeAfter World War II Rolls-Royce resumed car production with the Bentley Mark VI with modifications (larger engine and boot) evolved into the R-Type. Departing from the custom coach bodies of the pre-war era, the first post World War II Bentley cars were factory fitted with steel coach work. A limited number of Mark VI and R's were re-badged with Rolls-Royce grills and marketed as Silver Dawns.
Delahaye Type 135This Figoni & Falaschi cabriolet body was first seen on another Delahaye Type 135 chassis at the 1935 Paris Auto Salon, where it was one of the stars of the show. The following year it was also shown at the Concours d'Elegance de l'Auto in Pairs.
1962 Ford Mustang I ConceptThe 1962 Ford Mustang 1 Concept is the first car to ever feature the Mustang name and the galloping pony badge. It also pioneered key design cues that have become part of the iconic Mustang look. The concept was conceived by a team of Ford designers and engineers looking to develop a revolutionary new sports car that would appeal to younger buyers and give the company a forward-looking image. The result is this one-of-a-kind aluminum body mounted on a tubular-steel space frame with a midship-mounted 1500cc V4 engine and four-speed transaxle.
From April 2017: Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupé 'Night Edition'Mercedes-Benz is extending its range of exclusive models with the arrival of the S-Class Coupé: 'Night Edition' from April 2017. This two-door model will be available to order as a S 500 Coupé with effect from 9 January 2017. The 'Night Edition' model will celebrate its world premiere at the Detroit auto show in January 2017.
The exterior equipment details of the S-Class Coupé 'Night Edition' include its distinctive radiator grille with a single louvre in high-gloss black, together with 20-inch AMG multi-spoke light-alloy wheels. The exclusive wheels are painted black and feature high-sheen detailing. The exterior mirror housings and the inserts in the side sill panels are also finished in high-gloss black. Front and rear aprons with AMG bodystyling come as standard, with 'Night Edition' badges on the front wings. Selenite grey magno paint comes as standard.
MG GS BREAKS NATIONAL SALES RECORDSMG Motor UK's family-friendly SUV, the MG GS, has been announced as the company's fastest-ever selling vehicle. Launched at The London Motor Show in May 2016, the model has already surpassed 500 unit sales in just 176 days.
Reaching the milestone faster than any other of the manufacturer's vehicl
Martorell, 16/12/2016. - SEAT has managed to reduce energy
VOLKSWAGEN GROUP DELIVERIES RISE BY 7.9 PERCENT IN NOVEMBER◾899,400 vehicles handed over to customers in November / +7.9 percent ◾9.38 million vehicles delivered worldwide from January – November / +3.1 percent ◾Fred Kappler, Head of Group Sales: 'We are headed for a good delivery result at the end of the year in spite of all the challenges'
Wolfsburg, December 16, 2016 – The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand re
BAC CONTINUES ITS GLOBAL EXPANSION WITH THE LAUNCH OF BAC TAIWAN◾Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) continues to break new ground across the globe by launching BAC Taiwan ◾BAC has exported its highly acclaimed Mono supercar to over 28 territories worldwide since its launch, including Taiwan, but the island will now benefit from a specialist local dealer ◾With exc
FORD 'HANGOVER SUIT' HIGHLIGHTS THE RISKS OF DRIVING THE MORNING AFTER◾Driving after a big night out – like the office Christmas party – can be as dangerous as drink driving, even if no longer over the limit ◾Specially designed 'Hangover Suit' simulates throbbing head, feeling tired and drained ◾Suit is part of free, global Ford Driving Skills For Life programme aim
JCDECAUX UK SIGNS UP FOR MORE RENAULT TRAFIC AND MASTER VANS◾JCDecaux adds further Renault Trafics and Renault Masters to its UK maintenance fleet ◾Latest order sees Renault vehicles make up an ever-increasing proportion of JCDecaux's LCV fleet ◾Vehicles to be used in the nationwide installation and maintenance of outdoor advertising solutions ◾Advanced L
Reade and Osborne move to the UK Clio Cup after racing in the MINI Challenge. The two are f
GM TO START AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE MANUFACTURING AND TESTING IN MICHIGANDETROIT — On the heels of the signing of the SAVE Act legislation to support autonomous vehicle testing and deployment in Michigan, General Motors will immediately begin testing autonomous vehicles on public roads. GM also announced it will produce the next generation of its autonomous test v
FORD ANNOUNCES SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM CHANGES◾Bradley Gayton, named group vice president and general counsel ◾Marcy Klevorn, named group vice president, Information Technology and chief information officer (CIO) ◾Kim Pittel, named group vice president, Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering
Palo Alto, Calif., Dec. 16, 2016 -- Toyota Research Institute (TRI) announced today that Toyota is bringing the Prius Challeng
HONDA USES VIRTUAL REALITY TO BRING HOLIDAY CHEER TO PEDIATRIC PATIENTSDec 16, 2016 - TORRANCE, Calif. ◾With help from Facebook, anyone can support Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's) and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation ◾For each 'like' or 'love' of Honda's 'Candy Cane Lane' Video: honda.us/HolidayMagic Honda will donate $1 to CHOC Chil
CRACKING CHRISTMAS SALE ENDS BARONS' YEAR ON A HIGHBarons finished a very busy year with a bustling and successful Christmas Classic sale at Sandown Park on December 13th, with many entries achieving strong results, selling for, or exceeding, top estimate.
Barons' Auction Manager Tim Gascoigne said, 'With 109 lots of Automobilia, several r
SALES GROWTH MAKES NOVEMBER A MONTH TO REMEMBER FOR AUDI◾Around 154,050 deliveries worldwide in the month – an increase of 4.3 percent ◾Sales chief Dietmar Voggenreiter: 'Europe strongest growth engine, up nine percent in November' ◾Europe launch for Audi Q2 and A5 ◾UK deliveries for November up 18% to 12,970 cars
Guests of honour Giacomo Carelli, CEO and General Manager, FCA Bank SpA, and Carlo von Guggenberg, Head of European Markets
MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV 4WORK COLLECTS WHAT VAN? GREEN AWARD FOR 2017◾Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 4Work wins Green Award at 2017 What Van? Awards for providing the 'best solution for environmentally-conscious operators.' ◾Businesses benefit from low running costs and 100% capital allowance in the first year ◾Priced from £22,879 (excluding VAT and including £7,255 gra
McLAREN AUTOMOTIVE BUILDS ITS 10,000TH CARMcLaren Automotive has today celebrated the manufacture of its 10,000th car from the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, England. The 10,000th car, a McLaren 570S finished in Ceramic Grey paintwork from the McLaren Special Operations 'Defined' palette, rolled out of the Production Centre just over
DODGE AND PLYMOUTH WINGS TAKE FLIGHT AT MECUM KISSIMMEE 2017Superbird and Daytona Fans will Love the World's Largest Collector-Car Auction WALWORTH, Wis. – Dec. 15, 2016 – Lovers of Mopar Wing Cars will be in seventh heaven at Mecum Kissimmee 2017 as nine Plymouth Superbirds will be joined by a lone Dodge Hemi Daytona at the world's largest c
ERLANGER, Ky. (December 15, 2016) - Hundreds of thousands of jobs. Billions of dollars in payroll. That is just part of the impact Toyota has on the U.S. economy. A new study released today
THE BMW GROUP AT CES 2017 IN LAS VEGASMunich/Las Vegas. The BMW Group will provide another glimpse into the interior of the future at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas with a selection of trailblazing concepts and revolutionary technology. The BMW HoloActive Touch system, for example, will be making its debut
The New E-Class CoupeWith its expressive proportions, clear and sensual design and long-distance comfort for four people, the new E-Class Coupe combines the beauty and classic virtues of a grand tourer with state-of-the-art technology. It also offers the intelligence of the E-Class family with full smartphone integration, a widescreen cockpit and the latest driver assistance systems. A powerful engine and comfortable suspensions with selective damping guarantee a sporty and agile driving experience.
Trio Of Futuristic Cars Arrive For Holiday Window Display'The Future of Automobility' holiday window display was unveiled today at 432 Park Avenue. The display is curated by Stanford University Professor Michael Shanks of the Center for Design Research and the Historic Vehicle Association.
DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 14, 2016 – All four Ford GTs in the Ford
PEUGEOT EXPERT AWARDED TOP VAN ACCOLADE◾The all-new PEUGEOT Expert Van has been awarded the Medium Van and Van of the Year award ◾In 2016 PEUGEOT launched an all-new version of its medium-sized Expert van ◾This versatile Expert van brings many notable new features to the sector for the first time
Established in 1981 as Richard Beaver Garages, the business operates from three locations in Taunton and Minehead, p
FOUR MAZDA VEHICLES NAMED 2017 CONSUMER GUIDE® AUTOMOTIVE BEST BUYSDecember 13, 2016 -- Four Mazda vehicles took top honors in their respective categories on the Consumer Guide® Automotive 2017 Best Buys list. A Best Buy represents the finest balance of attributes and value in its class, according to the editorial team at Consumer Guide® Automotive. The foll
TOYOTA NAMED TITLE SPONSOR OF U.S. GRAND PRIXPARK CITY, UT (Dec. 12, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and Toyota have reached an agreement that makes Toyota title sponsor of the U.S. Grand Prix. Now in its 21st season, the U.S. Grand Prix is the longest running winter action sports tour featuring the best skiing and
CHEVROLET DELIVERS FIRST BOLT EVS TO CUSTOMERSFREMONT, Calif. — In the San Francisco Bay area today, Chevrolet delivered the first three Bolt EVs to customers, fulfilling the brand's promise to offer a long-range electric vehicle at an affordable price.
'All of the hard work that the Chevrolet team have put into designing, engineering
Ford's high-output 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine delivers 350 horsepower and
Trio Of Futuristic Cars Arrive For Holiday Window DisplaySix Days Only - December 14 - 19, 2016 -432 Park Avenue New York, NY(December 14, 2016) - 'The Future of Automobility' holiday window display was unveiled today at 432 Park Avenue. The display is curated by Stanford University Professor Michael Shanks of the Center for Design Resear
Rare Pre-War Offerings Highlight Gooding & Company's Scottsdale AuctionsSANTA MONICA, Calif. (November 22, 2016) – Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling the world's most significant and valuable collector cars, is pleased to announce an outstanding array of pre-war examples from Bugatti, Alfa Romeo and Bentley at its 10th annual two-day Scott
BMW i VENTURES ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT IN STRIVRMountain View – December 14th …BMW i Ventures has announced a strategic investment in STRIVR Labs, Inc., the world leader in using virtual reality (VR) for professional training. STRIVR was named one of Fast Company's 50 Most Innovative Companies in the world earlier this year.
TRASH TALK: GM HAS RECORD YEAR FOR LANDFILL-FREE OPERATIONS23 sites added in 2016 for total of 152 globally that send zero waste to landfills ◾Waste reduction improves efficiency and reduces costs ◾Using recycled materials drive innovations in product development ◾GM mentors 25 companies a year on the business case for zero waste
GM STATEMENT ON INVESTMENT ANNOUNCEMENTGeneral Motors today announced investments of $552 million for key U.S. manufacturing facilities located in Tonawanda, Lockport and Rochester, New York and Parma, Ohio.
Quote from GMNA Manufacturing and Labor Relations Vice President Cathy Clegg 'GM remains committed to investing in its U.S. op
TOYOTA USER EXPERIENCE (UX) SEIZES THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW STAGEToyota's Calty Design Center Concept Envisions Future Vehicle/Occupant Relationship TORRANCE, Calif. (Dec. 14, 2016) – Toyota will showcase a new concept vehicle at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada that highlights the critical importance of UX in the developme
Chrysler ThunderboltThe Chrysler Thunderbolt Concept introduced a new wave of designs and industry technological accomplishments. The body was comprised of aluminum and the roof was a retractable, electrically controlled hardtop. There were no door handles; rather they were operated by the push of a button. The windows were controlled by hydraulic power. The headlights were also carefully concealed in the bodywork. The aerodynamic design continued to the fully enclosed wheel wells. There were no A pillars.
World Premiere Of The Ferrari J50During a special celebration held at the National Art Center in Tokyo to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Ferrari in Japan, Ferrari revealed a new strictly limited series of bespoke cars, the J50.
The Ferrari J50 is a two-seater, mid-rear-engined roadster that marks a return to the targa body style evocative of several well-loved Ferrari road cars of the 1970s and 1980s. Created by Ferrari's Special Projects department and designed by the Ferrari Styling Centre team in Maranello, just 10 examples of the J50 will be built and, in the spirit of Ferrari's fuori serie tradition, each one will be tailored specifically to the customer's requirements.
The new mid-size panel van was named joint winner of both the overall Light Commercial Vehicle of the Year prize and the Medium Van of the Year trophy at the 2017 What Van? Awards. The honours
FIAT DOBLO AND FIORINO DO WHAT VAN? AWARDS DOUBLE◾Fiat Professional wins two honours at What Van? Awards 2017 ◾Doblo Cargo named Light Van of the Year for second successive year ◾Fiorino Cargo wins Small Van of the Year category ◾Awards underline strength in depth of the Fiat Professional LCV line-up ◾Range further strengthened with arrival of
The Panhard Dynamic X76Frenchman Rene Panhard and Emile Levassor obtained an 1888 Daimler patent for a V-twin motor to use it in a small car. Two prototypes were built, equipped with a front-mounted engine and a gearbox. Levassor and his team built increasingly powerful engines and tested them in races. In 1896, a four-cylinder engine of eight horsepower was tested on the Paris-Marseilles-Paris race, and while three Panhard-Levassor cars finished, Levassor was fatally injured in a crash.
DB4 G.T. CONTINUATION: HISTORY IN THE MAKING◾Iconic DB4 G.T. brought back to life by Aston Martin Works ◾Cars will be built at Newport Pagnell - home of the original DB4 G.T. ◾Strictly limited to 25 track-only cars ◾Newport Pagnell production re-starts after 10 years
09 December 2016, Newport Pagnell: One of Aston Martin's most i
2017 CHEVROLET VOLT NAMED TO WARDSAUTO 10 BEST ENGINES LISTVolt wins coveted Wards 10 Best Engines award for second consecutive year DETROIT – Chevrolet adds another industry recognition to its lineup as the 2017 Chevrolet Volt extended range electric vehicle (EREV) earns a 2017 Wards 10 Best Engines Award. This marks the second consecutiv
IRVINE, Calif. (December 12, 2016) – Autoweek magazine has named Mazda as 'Constructor of the Year' in their annual Autoweek Awards. According to the news release announcing the winners, the awards 'recognize those who have had a transformativ
UP TO A MILLION CT SCANS FOR A SINGLE WHEEL◾The automotive industry uses high technology that is usually associated with sectors such as medicine or biotechnology ◾X-rays and CT scans are performed to confirm the quality of materials ◾These techniques provide a diagnosis in less than a minute
Kate Winslet, the Academy Award winning actress, will g
Mercedes-AMG GT R: Outstanding Nordschleife Lap Time For The 'Beast Of The Green Hell'Just ahead of the winter break due to weather, the new Mercedes-AMG GT R1 has set the fastest-ever lap time on the Nürburgring Nordschleife in a test drive conducted by 'sport auto'. In a time of 7:10.9 minutes, the new spearhead of the AMG model range was faster through the 'Green Hell' than any other road-going rear-wheel drive sports car ever tested by the German motoring magazine.
Multiple title-winning team Pyro Motorsport, three-times Champion driver Paul Rivett and 2016 race-winner Paul Streather have all prais
NEW RENAULT KANGOO Z.E. VAN TO ADD 50% MORE RANGE◾Renault Pro+ is to present the all-electric New Kangoo Z.E. on 13 January at the 2017 European Motor Show in Brussels, Belgium. ◾Renault Pro+ will equip the latest Kangoo Z.E. with a new motor and battery package that will increase the model's driving range by more than 50 per cent, from 106 miles
SUBARU IMPREZA WINS CAR OF THE YEAR JAPAN 2017The Subaru Impreza polled strongly to pull away from the Toyota Prius to win the 2017 Car of the Year Japan award. Subaru Impreza chief engineer Kazuhiro Abe celebrates the Impreza's impressive victory with designers, engineers and PR communications staff.
Stuttgart/Nürburg. Just ahead of the winter break due to weather, the new Mercedes-AMG GT R1 has set the fastest-ever lap time on the Nürburgring Nordschleife in a test drive conducted by 'sport auto'. In a time of 7:10.9 minutes, the new spearhead of the
HYUNDAI MOTOR ADVANCES DEVELOPMENT OF CONNECTED CAR OPERATING SYSTEM◾Hyundai Motor's independently-developed ccOS (connected car Operating System) will bring advanced integrated technologies to customers ◾Powerful ccOS software platform will provide security and data management for a multitude of connected car services ◾Hyundai Motor plans to connect cars to custo
Based on the Subaru Global Platform, the all-new Subaru Impreza aims to offer the utmost 'Enjoyme
McLAREN 650S GT3 TO START MOTUL SEPANG 12 HOURS FROM THE FRONT ROWFactory Driver Alvaro Parente secured P2 on the grid for customer team K-PAX Racing ahead of this weekend's Motul Sepang 12 Hours, continuing his strong season with the US-based team. After progressing through the qualifying sessions to the Top 15 shootout, the Portuguese driver set a blistering lap
NISSAN REPORTS NOVEMBER 2016 SALES FOR EUROPEROLLE, Switzerland – Nissan announced today European sales for November of 57,963 units (Nissan and Datsun), representing a market share of 3.7 percent. Calendar sales to date total 672,053 units. Market share calendar year to date is 3.8 percent.
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (December 9, 2016) – Mazda Motorsports and SCCA Enterprises jointly announced at the annual Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show that the two organizations will work together to increase entr
2018 Lexus LCThe introduction of the new LC performance coupe is a significant illustration of Lexus' dedication to create cars with exciting, emotional designs and exhilarating performance.
In the space of just 27 years, Lexus has had a transformative effect on the world's luxury car market. Engineering excellence has produced generations of powerful, responsive engines and transmissions, while its pioneering hybrid technology has taken efficiency and smoothness to ever higher levels. Cutting-edge design and a contemporary approach to luxury based on master craftsmanship traditions further emphasize its status as a world-class luxury vehicle manufacturer.
Now Lexus is building on its established strengths and evolving its reputation for vehicle development to explore new opportunities in design and technology that reshape its model range.
The introduction of the LS 400 in 1989 in Detroit made automotive history as a world-class car for the United States. Not only did the vehicle make its mark by offering the drive performance, quietness, and luxury that consumers expected from a premium vehicle, but its unveiling also heralded the birth of the Lexus brand.
SsangYong - Korea's oldest vehicle manufacturer and only 4x4 and SUV specialist producer, is embarking on a new approach to the selling and servicing of its six-car range
SILVERSTONE AUCTIONS TO HOST EIGHT SALES IN 2017◾Specialist auction house Silverstone Auctions confirms dates for its 2017 sales calendar. ◾Eight sales will be held at some of the most high profile classic car events in Europe. ◾Silverstone Auctions achieved a total of ten new world records in 2016 as well as 445 cars sold with a total sales fi
MAZDA CX-3, MAZDA3 AND MAZDA6 EARN 2017 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ HONORSMazda Vehicles Continue to be Among the Safest on the Road, Courtesy of SKYACTIV Technology IRVINE, Calif. (December 8, 2016) – Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today announced that three of its vehicles are once again rated by the independent Insurance Institute for Highway S
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) today awarded three 2017 Nissan vehicles with its 'Top Safety Pick Plus' (TSP+) vehicle safety rating, which is the group's highest-available design
MECUM KISSIMMEE 2017 OPENING WEEKEND: 72-CAR COLLECTION AT NO RESERVEBobby Williams Collection will be Auction Highlight, Jan. 8, at Osceola Heritage Park WALWORTH, Wis. – Dec. 8, 2016 – Mecum Auctions will be kicking off the world's largest classic and collector-car auction featuring more than 3,000 vehicles Jan. 6-15, in Kissimmee, Florida, with a
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 8, 2016 – The 2017 Genesis G90 earned one of the industry's highest safety honors as the In
FIVE AUDI MODELS ARE 2017 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICKS◾The 2017 A4 and Q5 models both achieve Top Safety Pick+ ratings when equipped with front crash prevention, standard on A4, and optional headlights ◾The A3 and Q7 models and the A6 with available driver assistance package earn Top Safety Pick ratings ◾IIHS awards span from the Audi brand's small a
The vehicle winners of the seventh-annual awards were assessed and selected based on being the best
ALFA ROMEO ANNOUNCES PRICING FOR ALL-NEW 2017 GIULIA LINEUPPremium Mid-size Sedan Named 'Car of the Year' by Top Gear Magazine Starts at $37,995 MSRP & Record-Breaking 505-hp Quadrifoglio at $72,000 MSRP ◾All-new Giulia lineup combines Italian craftsmanship, class-leading performance, state-of-the-art technology and a passion for driving for the pr
AUDI CELEBRATES TWO DECADES AND THREE GENERATIONS OF THE AUDI A3Stellar four million sales success for the premium compact model since 1996 ◾Originator of the premium compact segment celebrates its A3 anniversary ◾More than four million units delivered worldwide since 1996 ◾Over 500,000 deliveries in the UK alone over two decades ◾From three-door to C
FORD 2017 TREND REPORT PUTS CONSUMERS AT CROSSROADS REASSESSING WORLD◾Ford releases newest findings in its fifth annual trend report ◾Report reveals consumers are rethinking and assessing their priorities; shifts uncovered in how they define prosperity, value material possessions and use their time ◾Two thirds of adults say it never has been harder to find fact-bas
NEW STEAM-FOCUSED MOBILITY EXHIBITION OPENING AT COSIHonda sponsored Meet the Innovators Showcase Starts December 11 COSI is excited to announce its next exhibition, Meet the Innovators, opening December 11. The exhibition is the result of a joint effort between COSI and associates from Honda who came together to provide the vision and creat
2017 BMW X1 AND 2017 BMW 2 SERIES EARN IIHS 'TOP SAFETY PICK'Woodcliff Lake, NJ – December 8, 2016 … Today the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the 2017 BMW X1 and 2017 BMW 2 Series a 'Top Safety Pick', continuing the company's long-standing commitment to offering class-leading safety with each new model. In order to earn 'Top Safety Pick',
Chevrolet Corvette XP-895 ExperimentalGeneral Motors created several experimental Corvettes, exploring alternative engine placements and chassis layouts. One such vehicle was the XP-895, featuring a 400 cubic-inch small block V8 mounted transversely in a mid-engine position. It had a Turbo Hydra-matic transmission via a bevel gear box. The body panels were all aluminum and there were hidden headlights aiding in achieving the lowest possible front profile possible.
From winding through twisty stretches of mountain roads, escaping away to a snow-covered ski resort, to daily commutes through the slush and snow of Northeastern and Midwestern winters, the Challenger GT AWD is built to handle it all.
KIA SOUL EARNS CAR AND DRIVER 10BEST TRUCKS AND SUVS AWARDUrban Runabout Takes Top Honors in Subcompact SUV Category IRVINE, Calif., December 6, 2016 – Kia Motors America (KMA) is pleased to announce that Car and Driver has named the Soul to its 10Best Trucks and SUVs list, which recognizes 2017's best trucks and SUVs on the market. Thank
DACIA ANNOUNCES UK PRICING & SPECIFICATION FOR ITS REVISED MODEL RANGE◾Dacia announces UK pricing and specification for New Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan MCV ◾New models feature upgrades to interior, exterior and equipment ◾Air conditioning now standard on Ambiance versions and above ◾Multimedia satellite-navigation & rear parking sensors now standard on Lauré
Hong Kong – INFINITI achieved its best November sales month and is on track for 2016 to be the best sales ye
TIMELESS, THE 400,000TH DS 3 IS ON THE ROADA DS 3 Performance Black recently became the 400,000th DS 3 hatchback off the production line and is already on the road in France. The car was delivered to its new owner a few days ago by Julien Faux, Director of DS WORLD PARIS. DS 3 is the brand's best-selling vehicle, with style and the wide rang
NISSAN JUKE USES ONBOARD CAMERAS TO SET WORLD-FIRST 'BLIND' J-TURN RECORD◾Compact crossover's windows blacked out as pro-driver uses Intelligent Around View Monitor (AVM) technology in stunt manoeuvre ◾World-first attempt equals 'narrowest J-turn' record by spinning Juke in a space just 18cm longer than the car ◾Intelligent AVM provides driver with 360-degree birds' ey
NEXT-GEN 2018 CHEVROLET EQUINOX STARTS AT $24,475Crossover offers customers the perfect blend of design, technology and value DETROIT — Chevrolet announced today that pricing for the next-generation 2018 Equinox will start at $24,475 when it goes on sale this spring. The manufacturer's suggested retail price includes the destinati
December 7th, Hangzhou China. Geely Auto, a subsidiary of Geely Auto Group, today announced sales of over 100,000 units in November, th
INFINITI REGISTERS FIRST U.S. VEHICLE IN CUBA IN 58 YEARSNASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 6, 2016) – Alfonso Albaisa, INFINITI executive design director, took an all-new INFINITI Q60 to Havana – the first U.S.-spec car registered in Cuba in 58 years – to trace his roots back to his parents' birthplace.
Now based in Japan, where he oversees all four INFIN
KIA MARKS 10 YEARS OF EUROPEAN PRODUCTION IN SLOVAKIA◾Kia has built over 2.5 million vehicles and 3.8 million engines in Europe ◾1.7 billion Euros invested in its production facility in Žilina, Slovakia ◾Over 20,000 jobs created in Slovakia at the plant and among suppliers
Kia Motors today marks the tenth anniversary of production in Europe. From
Rinspeed OasisYou can count on Swiss automotive visionary Frank M. Rinderknecht when it comes to reimagining mobility. With the Rinspeed concept vehicle 'Oasis,' the ingenious self-driving electric vehicle for the city and surrounding areas, he refutes the deeply ingrained notion of the urban jungle that requires SUVs the size of battle tanks for the daily struggle for survival. His alternative concept: a maneuverable speedster with an integrated small garden plot behind the windshield.
The Phantom CorsairThis very unusual six-passenger coupe was a joint effort of Heinz and Maurice Schwartz of the custom body firm of Bohman & Schwartz in Pasadena, CA. Rust Heinz, heir to the Heinz 57 ketchup fortune, was a young designer who had the means to put into reality his car of tomorrow, better known as the Phantom Corsair.
Judging by the latest issue of Top Gear magazine, the stylish S
PERFORMANCE ICONS 'FLY' AT CCA DECEMBER SALE◾Classic Car Auctions' December Sale saw 82 per cent of cars sold for total sales of £1.4million. ◾Performance icons proved hugely popular with buyers at the WEC. ◾Headlining the results was a special 1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 selling for £75,900.
SALES TOTALS BREAK $8 MILLION AT MECUM'S KANSAS CITY AUCTIONMore than 350 Cars, 120 pieces of Road Art sold in Missouri WALWORTH, Wis. – Dec. 6, 2016 – Winning bids totaled more than $8 million when Mecum Auctions returned to Kansas City last weekend for its biannual collector-car auction at the Kansas City Convention Center in Missouri. Ov
Bonhams is very pleased to announce the consignment of a very special automobile: the ex-Factory Team Entry Mille Miglia and 24 Hours of Le Mans 1952
MINI USA ANNOUNCES U.S. MARKET PRICING FOR NEW MINI COUNTRYMANWoodcliff Lake, NJ – December 5, 2016… MINI USA announced pricing today on its all-new 2017 MINI Countryman, the best equipped MINI ever, with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $26,100 for the Cooper variant and $28,100 for the Cooper ALL4 variant. The Cooper S variant will st
INFINITI BRINGS FIRST U.S. VEHICLE TO CUBA IN 58 YEARSASHVILLE, Tenn. – Alfonso Albaisa, INFINITI executive design director, took an all-new INFINITI Q60 to Havana – the first U.S.-spec car registered in Cuba in 58 years – to trace his roots back to his parents' birthplace. Now based in Japan, where he oversees all four INFINITI design studios a
Ferrari Unveils The 488 Challenge At The World Finals In DaytonaThe Ferrari World Finals event in Daytona this weekend saw the unveiling of the latest model to join the ranks of Ferrari's prestigious international Challenge racing series for clients. The 488 Challenge is the sixth model to participate in the one-make series which, in 2017, celebrates its 25th anniversary.
NEW VOLKSWAGEN MOBILE SERVICE CLINIC VANS KEEP CUSTOMERS MOBILE◾Mobile Service Clinic vans developed as part of drive to cut downtime ◾First Mobile Service Vans based in Cordwallis Maidenhead, Heathrow and Oxford ◾Trained technicians deliver bespoke service from mobile units ◾Customers' needs accommodated at a time and place which suits them
Nissan has worked on making the relationship between people, cars and society more exciting under its Intelligent Mob
KIA PARIS SHOW STARS SET TO SHINE IN THE UK◾Upgraded Soul crossover and Carens MPV now on sale in Britain ◾Both models feature revised exterior and interior styling ◾Restructured Soul range now headed by 201bhp Sport model ◾State-of-the-art connectivity systems for both Soul and Carens ◾Improvements in fuel economy and CO2 emissions
BRZ MEANS BUSINESS FOR 2017Subaru's BRZ Sports Coupe is back for 2017 with a comprehensive update to further cement BRZ as the driver's car of choice.
The update covers every area of BRZ; exterior, interior, powertrain, suspension and safety, refining the driving experience whilst enhancing sports car appeal.
SSANGYONG LAUNCHES THE TIVOLI 4x4xFREE◾Free 4x4 winter upgrade offer on diesel Tivoli and Tivoli XLV ◾Customer saving of £1,250 ◾4x4 delivers surefooted driving off-road and added safety in icy conditions ◾1.6 litre turbo diesel engine, 6 speed manual or Aisin automatic ◾Prices from just £16,250 ◾Class leading 5-year limitless mile
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan North America earned a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation Corporate Equality Index for the fourth year in a row for its LGBTQ-inclusive policies a
FORD GT CAUGHT HIGH-SPEED TESTINGThe 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 boasting over 600 horsepower gives the Ford GT the power to hit extraordinary speeds. The Ford GT's aerodynamic shape allows it to cut through the air unlike any Ford production car before it.
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