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03/14

Dates set for 2015 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, March 27-29, 2015 ST. PETERSBURG, FL, March 27, 2014 – Organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg announced today that the 2015 event will be held March 27-29, 2015.


03/14

New GPS Device Launches To Keep Cars Secure Around The Clock Keeping track of a vehicle when not behind the wheel is now a reality for American drivers with the launch of the all new car security device, CarLock. An all inclusive solution, CarLock uses remote GPS technology so owners can track the location and movements of their car from a mobile device such as cellphone or iPad. No more bulky key chains or constantly faulty alarms, just an instant and easy to manage way to keep vehicles protected from anywhere at any time.


03/14

Striving for victory and perfection: BMW Group Classic at Techno Classica 2014. Munich / Essen. Techno Classica takes its place as the world’s largest and most important gathering on the vintage, classic and recent classic calendar once again this year, with more than 1,250 exhibitors from 30 countries presenting their vehicles and products in the 20 halls and open-air space at the Essen show grounds. BMW Group Classic welcomes visitors to the show days from 26 – 30 March 2014, as Hall 12 is again set aside exclusively for a fascinating retrospective of the BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brands. Among the highlights of history brought back to mind are the record-breaking exploits and spectacular sporting triumphs in which BMW has been involved over nine decades. Special attention is devoted to the brand’s tradition of lightweight design, which has shaped the character of BMW cars for 80 years in both racing competition and everyday use. The Essen event also sees MINI celebrating 50 years since the first overall victory of the classic Mini in the Monte Carlo Rally. And Rolls-Royce’s contribution to Techno Classica 2014 shines the spotlight on the 110-year anniversary of the brand.


03/14

A new metro for Kuala Lumpur. (BMW Group PressClub Global) Munich/ Kuala Lumpur. Klang Valley, the metropolitan region around Malaysia`s capital Kuala Lumpur, is home to around four million people. In order to strengthen the appeal of this fast growing region and to prepare for the urban transit challenges of the future Kuala Lumpur will rely on the innovative Metro Inspiro by German train manufacturer Siemens. Being build by Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd a total of 58 trains will be in service as of 2017 on one of the most frequented lines of the city. BMW Group subsidiary DesignworksUSA developed the design for the new underground passenger trains.


11/13

BMW Group U.S. Reports October 2013 Sales Woodcliff Lake, NJ – The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported October sales of 33,274 vehicles, an increase of 2.9 percent from the 32,339 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, the BMW Group (BMW and MINI combined) is up 10.6 percent on sales of 295,474 in the first ten months of 2013 compared to 267,267 in the same period in 2012.


11/13

Hankook Tire Launches Four New Tires at 2013 SEMA Show Wayne, NJ - At a press conference held in its booth (#43101) on the floor of the 2013 SEMA Show, Hankook Tire America Corp. today unveiled four new products including an Ultra-High Performance Summer tire for passenger cars, a High Performance All-Season tire for passenger cars, a Premium Ultra-High Performance tire for SUVs and crossover vehicles, and a High Performance All-Season tire for SUVs, crossover vehicles and light trucks.


10/13

Hankook Tire Announces Plans for 2013 SEMA Show Wayne, NJ - Building off the momentum gained from its successful year, including recently announced plans to construct a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Clarksville, Tennesse, Hankook Tire America Corp. sprints into the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas from November 5 - November 8, 2013.


10/13

2014 Nissan Rogue Features Advanced NissanConnect™ System Among the many advanced technology systems designed to set the all-new Nissan Rogue apart from the competition, one system stands out by not standing out - NissanConnect™. Seamlessly integrated into the everyday driving experience, Rogue's standard NissanConnect™ connected car services system combines hands-free technology, the owner or passengers' smartphones and an optional touch-screen display to help connect Rogue to the outside world, whether to custom music libraries, social networks or available navigation, traffic, weather and other information sites. And, as part of Rogue's affordable technology concept, NissanConnect™ comes with three years of complimentary service for the basic apps package.


10/13

“Built Free” Marketing Campaign Unveiled To Launch Return Of Renowned Cherokee To The Jeep Brand Line-Up Auburn Hills, Mich. - The Jeep® brand will debut its “Built Free” marketing and advertising campaign on Monday, October 28, to herald the return of the renowned Cherokee to the Jeep vehicle lineup for the 2014 model year. The campaign will launch in the U.S. on Monday, October 28, with a :60-second commercial running across national broadcast and cable television, and includes in-theater, print, digital, social and experiential extensions. A :30-second spot will begin running across broadcast and cable on Monday, November 11. The all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee is in dealerships this month. The commercial can be viewed at Jeep Cherokee "Built Free" Commercial (60-second).


10/13

Vandemonium in Vegas! Ford Prepares to Unleash 10 Custom Transit Connect Vehicles at SEMA 2013 Dearborn, Mich. - Ford’s all-new Transit Connect Wagon and Transit Connect cargo van will roar into the Specialty Equipment Market Association’s annual show with 10 custom-modified versions at the Las Vegas Convention Center Nov. 5-8.


10/13

ALL-NEW 2014 KIA SOUL WINS ACTIVE LIFESTYLE VEHICLE OF THE YEAR IRVINE, Calif. – Kia Motors America’s (KMA) wildly popular urban passenger vehicle, the all-new 2014 Soul, was named a winner at the 10th annual Active Lifestyle Vehicle of Year awards held in Chandler, Ariz. For the second consecutive year, the Soul received the highest score in the urban category after evaluations from local media and athletes.


10/13

PREMIUM DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS COMING TO NEW MINI HARDTOP Woodcliff Lake, NJ – Intelligent networking between the MINI, the driver and the outside world create new ways to enhance the motoring experience, extend the range of comfort functions and provide the latest services in the area of in- car infotainment. Since its launch, MINI Connected has been a market leader in the area of in-car technology, pioneering access to apps and services to both assist and entertain driver and passengers.


10/13

REDESIGNED 2014 KIA OPTIMA SAVES THE DAY WITH TECHNOLOGY AND TURBOCHARGED PERFORMANCE IN NEW SPANISH-LANGUAGE ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN IRVINE, Calif. – Kia Motors America (KMA) has launched a new national advertising campaign for Hispanic audiences to coincide with this month’s arrival of the redesigned and U.S.-built* 2014 Kia Optima midsize sedan in showrooms nationwide. The light-hearted 30-second spots highlight the Optima’s easy-to-use technology features, turbocharged performance and redesigned front and rear fascias – which stay true to the award-winning original design while introducing several new styling cues – as well as the optional SXL trim which offers premium amenities such as Nappa leather trimmed seats and 18-inch chrome wheels.


10/13

Lexus LX 570 Delivers Brilliant Combination of Luxury and Capability in a Full-Size SUV Navigate urban traffic in superlative comfort with room for eight? Wind along rutted, off-road trails to a secluded vacation home? Tow a horse trailer? The Lexus LX 570 can dispatch all of those duties with aplomb, all the while providing the comfort, luxury and infotainment technology expected from a Lexus flagship model. A safari would not be out of the question.


10/13

Just in Time for Winter: Jeep® Introduces New 2014 Wrangler Polar Edition for North American Market Auburn Hills, Mich. - Jeep® Wrangler is legendary for its go-anywhere capability, no matter what challenges the weather or seasons may bring. To celebrate the upcoming winter season, the Jeep brand is bringing its new Wrangler Polar Edition, which made its debut at last month’s Frankfurt Motor Show, to U.S. showrooms in November.


10/13

Horses of a Different Color: From Gulfstream Aqua to Ruby Red, 50 Years of Shifting Ford Mustang Color Favorites Dearborn, Mich. - The world has changed dramatically in the past 50 years and the favored color choices of Ford Mustang drivers have shifted as well. As television transitioned from black-and-white to color, Mustang reflected the incoming fashion trends with a palate of vibrant colors.


10/13

Nissan Announces U.S. Pricing for 2014 JUKE NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nissan today announced U.S. pricing for the 2014 Nissan JUKE and JUKE NISMO sport cross vehicles, which are on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide.


10/13

Hankook Tire Selects The State Of Tennessee For Its First U.S. Plant Wayne, NJ - Hankook Tire, one of the fastest growing tire companies in the world, today announced plans for its 8th global manufacturing plant which will be located in Clarksville, Tennessee.


10/13

New 2015 GMC Sierra HD: Smart, Capable and Comfortable DALLAS – Designed to deliver class-leading capability with enhanced comfort and smarter technologies, the new 2015 GMC Sierra HD lineup advances a 111-year legacy of professional heavy-duty trucks.


10/13

Track-capable Camaro Z/28 Validated at Nürburgring DETROIT – Chevrolet today revealed a video of the all-new, 2014 Camaro Z/28 lapping Germany’s challenging Nürburgring road course in 7:37.40, a time comparable with some of the world’s most prestigious sports cars.


10/13

Craftsmanship Defines All-New 2015 Cadillac Escalade NEW YORK – Cadillac today introduced the all-new 2015 Escalade, a sophisticated luxury SUV designed to establish new benchmarks for hand-tailored craftsmanship and technology.


10/13

Cadillac Names New U.S. Sales and Service Leader DETROIT – William F. Peffer Jr. (Bill) is joining Cadillac as the brand’s U.S. Vice President of Sales and Service. He will report to Bob Ferguson, senior vice president of Global Cadillac.


10/13

Track-capable Camaro Z/28 Validated at Nürburgring DETROIT – Chevrolet today revealed a video of the all-new, 2014 Camaro Z/28 lapping Germany’s challenging Nürburgring road course in 7:37.40, a time comparable with some of the world’s most prestigious sports cars.


10/13

Chevrolet Offers iPhone Users Siri Eyes Free Integration DETROIT – Chevrolet today announced additional vehicles with Chevrolet MyLink will be available with Siri, Apple’s intelligent assistant that helps get things done just by asking. Siri Eyes Free Integration will be available on the 2014 Camaro, Cruze, Equinox, Malibu, SS and Volt.


10/13

HYUNDAI AND THE WALKING DEAD BRING FAN-DESIGNED ZOMBIE SURVIVAL MACHINE TO LIFE COSTA MESA, Calif. – Zombies beware! Hyundai will welcome the newest addition to its zombie-fighting family at New York Comic-Con: Anson Kuo’s Santa Fe Zombie Survival Machine. Aimed at effective undead annihilation, the fan-built vehicle will be on display for the living on the show floor on October 10.


10/13

HYUNDAI JOINS FORCES WITH ARK PERFORMANCE TO CREATE LEGATO CONCEPT GENESIS COUPE FOR SEMA SHOW COSTA MESA, Calif. – ARK Performance, a core Hyundai SEMA partner in recent years, has developed a new Legato Concept based on the Genesis Coupe that promises to add to its successful SEMA legacy. The performance luxury coupe concept will be showcased at the 2013 SEMA show in Las Vegas, November 5-8.


10/13

HYUNDAI’S STEVE SHANNON RANKED AMONG WORLD’S MOST INFLUENTIAL CMOS COSTA MESA, Calif. – Hyundai’s Vice President of Marketing, Steve Shannon has been ranked as the world’s 17th most influential CMOs in a 2013 study from Appinions. The second annual CMO Influence Study, conducted by Appinions for Forbes, analyzed the top 500 companies from the Forbes Global 2000 Biggest Public Companies list to determine the most influential CMOs among those companies. Appinions is a company that enables individuals and businesses to track references in social and traditional media.


10/13

HYUNDAI EXECUTIVE NAMED 1TO1 MEDIA’S CUSTOMER CHAMPION LOS ANGELES, – Barry Ratzlaff, executive director, Customer Connect and Service Business Development for Hyundai Motor America, was named a 2013 1to1 Media Customer Champion by 1to1 Media. Barry will be awarded the accolade in-person at the Forrester Customer Experience Forum West in Los Angeles on October 9, 2013.


10/13

Tony Nicolosi named acting President and CEO, Volvo Cars of North America Volvo Cars of North America, LLC (VCNA) today named Tony Nicolosi acting President and CEO. Nicolosi, 53, who currently serves as President and CEO of Volvo Car Financial Services US, LLC (VCFS), replaces John Maloney, who has decided to leave Volvo. Tony Nicolosi will continue in his role with VCFS in addition to his new duties for VCNA. A permanent successor as President and CEO will be the subject of a later announcement.


10/13

Washington DC hosts leading industry forum on the safety benefits of connected cars Volvo Car Group puts consumers at the heart of the Connected Car debate Leading officials and automotive experts gathered in Washington, DC on Thursday to discuss “The Safety Benefits of Connected Cars”. Hosted by the Embassy of Sweden and Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars), the seminar explored the safety advantages of connected vehicles and the challenges faced by an industry keen to align on a vision for driverless cars. Subjects such as cyber security, legislation, infrastructure and environmental implications dominated the session and attracted an audience keen to debate the future of a technology that has grabbed the attention of drivers around the world.


10/13

Hankook Appoints New President of Hankook Tire America Corp. WAYNE, N.J. - Hankook Tire, the seventh-largest and one of the fastest growing tire companies in the world, today announced that it has appointed Byeong Jin Lee as its new President of Hankook Tire America Corp., effective January 1st, 2013. In addition to his duties as Hankook Tire America President, Mr. Lee will also function as COO for the company's business operations throughout the Americas including growth and marketing strategies for the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America.


10/13

Hankook Tire Announces 2013 Motorsports Plans Wayne, NJ - After an incredible 2012 Formula Drift season that included a first place win and six podiums finishes total and a victory in the 'E0' class at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill, Hankook tire today announced its motorsports plans for 2013.


10/13

Hankook Tire Announces 2013 "Great Catch" Promotion Featuring All New Ventus S1 noble2 WAYNE, N.J. - With baseball Opening Day on deck, Hankook Tire America today announced the details of its '2013 Great Catch' Mail-in Rebate promotion. Beginning April 1st consumers will be able to take advantage of a great deal on a range of Hankook passenger and light-truck tires, including the new Ultra-High Performance All-Season Ventus S1 noble.


10/13

Hankook Tire's Quarterly Gauge Index Reveals What's on the Minds of American Drivers This Fall Wayne, NJ - Hankook Tire America Corp. today released findings from its Fall Gauge Index, the most recent installment of the quarterly survey. The Fall Gauge asked 998 Americans to weigh in on the latest trends in driving and travel.


10/13

Nissan Foundation Seeks Grantees for 2014 NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Nissan Foundation is pleased to announce the call for Letters of Intent (LOI) for its 2014 grant year. The mission of the Nissan Foundation is to build community by valuing diversity. Nonprofit organizations located in Southern California, North Central Texas, Middle Tennessee, South Central Mississippi, Eastern Michigan, and the New York and Atlanta Metro areas are encouraged to apply for funding to support programs that align with the Foundation's mission­.


10/13

50 MPG Rated 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Priced to Treat Starting on Halloween TORRANCE, Calif. - Fuel prices can be scary, but the EPA-rated 50 mpg1 city 2014 Accord Hybrid will take some of the fright out of going to the gas pump when it debuts at U.S. dealers nationwide on Halloween (October 31). With a host of standard equipment, the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) ranges from $29,155 for the well-equipped Accord Hybrid to $34,905 for the luxurious Accord Hybrid Touring model, plus a destination and handling charge2 of $790.


10/13

Stylish Honda Accord and Civic Lead Honda September Sales; Acura’s Newest Products Continue to Advance Brand Growth TORRANCE, Calif.- American Honda today reported September 2013 U.S. sales of 105,563 units, a decrease of 9.9 percent compared with September 2012 (a decrease of 2.1 percent based on the Daily Selling Rate (DSR*)), while year-to-date sales remain up 7.9 percent over 2012. Reflecting Honda's consistent focus on retail sales, the Honda brand posted September 2013 sales of 93,915 units, a decrease of 8.7 percent compared with September 2012 (a decrease of 0.7 percent based on the DSR). Acura U.S. September sales of 11,648 units decreased 18.9 percent compared with September 2012 (a decrease of 11.9 percent based on the DSR).


10/13

GM Reports First Quarter Net Income of $0.9 Billion DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today announced first quarter net income attributable to common stockholders of $0.9 billion, or $0.58 per fully diluted share. These results include a net loss from special items that reduced net income by $0.2 billion, or $0.09 per fully diluted share.


10/13

GM to Make Door Unlock, Remote Start Standard DETROIT – Remotely unlocking doors, activating horn and lights and remote start for factory-equipped vehicles are among services General Motors will make standard via smartphone for five years through the OnStar RemoteLink Mobile App.


10/13

OnStar Services Now Available in Mexico MEXICO CITY – OnStar Mexico, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Motors Co. and General Motors de Mexico announced today that OnStar services are now active on select vehicles. OnStar, an embedded telematics system, offers services focused on safety, navigation and connectivity for drivers and passengers.


10/13

Five Questions with Mary Chan DETROIT – Mary Chan joined General Motors 13 months ago in the newly created role of President of Global Connected Consumer. She has responsibility over global infotainment as well as OnStar’s global business operations, reporting to GM Vice Chairman Steve Girsky.


10/13

Cadillac Names New U.S. Sales and Service Leader DETROIT – William F. Peffer Jr. (Bill) is joining Cadillac as the brand’s U.S. Vice President of Sales and Service. He will report to Bob Ferguson, senior vice president of Global Cadillac.


10/13

Scion Takes on the Runway Supporting Project Ethos Event TORRANCE, Calif. – Local and international fashion, music and art will be on center stage when Scion sponsors the Project Ethosevent during Los Angeles Fashion Week on Oct. 15. The event will run 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Avalon Hollywood and include runway shows, an art gallery and a live performance from L.A.-based music group YACHT.


10/13

Street Skateboarder Kickflips onto Team Toyota TORRANCE, Calif. – A road, a railing and even a Toyota Corolla: To Omar Salazar these are playgrounds to showcase his signature creative approach to street-style skateboarding. Salazar is the newest member of Team Toyota, an exceptional group of athletes selected and supported by Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. Salazar will demonstrate his skills Oct. 11-13 in his first Toyota-sponsored competition at the Dew Tour San Francisco stop.


10/13

Scion Adds New Tools to its Simple Purchase Experience TORRANCE, Calif. – Simple and straightforward car buying is stepping into the spotlight. Scion today launched a national ad campaign and dedicated section on Scion.com to highlight its Scion Pure Process, a stress-free car buying experience at a transparent price.


10/13

2014 Acura MDX Crash Warning and Mitigation Systems Recognized in New Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Test Program TORRANCE, Calif. - The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) today recognized the 2014 Acura MDX as part of a new effort to promote frontal collision warning and mitigation systems. The MDX offers a rich array of leading safety and driver assistive technologies including Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) and Forward Collision Warning (FCW) that IIHS regards as important safety features.


10/13

Chrysler Group LLC Releases Sketches of Mopar-modified Vehicles Headed for SEMA Auburn Hills, Mich. - It’s SEMA season.Today Chrysler Group LLC released sketches of select Mopar-modified vehicles that are headed for the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas. The show takes place Nov. 5-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.


10/13

The Chrysler Brand to Support Bullying Prevention Initiative Through "Drive for the Kids" Program Auburn Hills, Mich. - The Chrysler brand will continue its support of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights’ bullying prevention initiative – RFK Project SEATBELT – to coincide with students now back in school. The campaign will include digital and social media elements, including an online “pledge” that empowers students to engage their communities to prevent bullying. The Chrysler brand, which is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the minivan, will also employ its Drive for the Kids program to support the measure. More information about the Chrysler brand’s support of the RFK Project SEATBELT bullying prevention initiative (which launched online in June 2013) can be found at www.projectseatbelt.org and Chrysler brand’s Facebook Page/Drive for Kids Tab.


10/13

Alicia Boler-Davis Remarks to Motor Press Guild LOS ANGELES – General Motors Senior Vice President of Global Quality and Customer Experience spoke Tuesday to the Motor Press Guild in Los Angeles. Here are her prepared remarks. As always, the speaker’s words are definitive.


10/13

GM Upgrades Military Discount Program DETROIT – Enhancements to General Motors’ vehicle discount program for active and reserve military members can make owning a new Chevrolet, Buick, or GMC car or truck more affordable.


10/13

Hankook Tire Unveils 2012 Fall Gauge Index Results Wayne, NJ - Americans will be logging plenty of miles this fall, but their eyes may not be focused on the road in front of them. Despite many recent PSA announcements and news articles on the dangers, drivers say texting is their number one distraction while on the road, according to the Hankook Tire 2012 Fall Gauge Index.


10/13

Ford Celebrates 100th Anniversary of the Moving Assembly Line with New Goals for Advanced, Flexible Manufacturing Dearborn, Mich. - As today marks the 100th anniversary of the moving assembly line invented by Ford Motor Company under the leadership of Henry Ford, the company is building on its legacy of innovation by expanding advanced manufacturing capabilities and introducing groundbreaking technologies that could revolutionize mass production for decades to come.


10/13

Autumn de Wilde Showcases Escalade in Artistic Light NEW YORK – Cadillac today revealed the all-new 2015 Escalade luxury SUV along with a series of photographs by indie artist Autumn de Wilde. The photographs focus on the play of light on the vehicle’s design and house-shaped sculptures de Wilde designed.


10/13

Hankook Tire WAYNE, N.J. - With the baseball season winding down and several playoff spots still being hotly contested, Hankook Tire America Corp. today announced hot news of its own-Jill Moore of Evanston, Illinois is the winner of the company's Spring 2012 'Great Catch' grand prize, a 2012 MINI Cooper S Convertible. Additionally, Hankook's Fall 2012 'Great Hit' rebate and car giveaway promotion will be kicking off on September 1st with a chance for one lucky participant to win a 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI® SEL Premium.


10/13

Johnson, Beckman lead Mopar Contingent in Qualifying at Reading NHRA Nationals Reading, Pa - Qualifying for the 29th annual Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals helped mix things up a bit in the championship standings for two Mopar drivers heading into Sunday’s elimination round at Maple Grove Raceway. Defending Pro Stock champion Allen Johnson was the best of the Mopars posting the second lowest elapsed time run in qualifying and earned enough bonus points to jump two spots into fourth place in the points battle. Looking to defend his own world title, Jack Beckman paced the Dodge Chargers with a third place seeding on the eliminations ladder while his Don Schumacher Racing teammate Matt Hagan ran consistently to qualify fourth but was nudged out of his top spot in the championship standings with just three playoff eliminations left in the “Countdown to the Championship”.


10/13

Ford Motor Company Honored with Two Awards from Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council Detroit - Ford Motor Company has been named Corporation of the Year by the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC). Ford was honored for its excellence and commitment to working with and helping to develop and mentor minority business enterprises. This is the fourth year in a row Ford has been honored as Corporation of the Year.


10/13

Gen 5 Camaro Performance Parts Released DETROIT – Chevrolet Performance has released a comprehensive collection of factory-engineered performance parts and accessories for fifth-generation Camaros, 2010 model year and newer. Many of the parts preserve the vehicle warranty when installed by a Chevrolet dealer – an advantage aftermarket installers cannot provide.


10/13

Chevrolet Supports Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Chevrolet and General Motors employees, dealers and customers will unite for the third consecutive year in the fight against breast cancer. Together with the American Cancer Society, Chevrolet provides nationwide grassroots support of the Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® walks and other activities.


10/13

Hankook to Supply Tires for 2013 Chrysler Group LLC Vehicles Wayne, N.J. - Hankook Tire, the seventh-largest and one of the fastest growing tire companies in the world, announced that it will supply Chrysler Group LLC with its Optimo H725 touring all-season tire as original equipment for the 2013 Chrysler 300 AWD models and 2013 Dodge Charger SXT, SXT Plus, and R/T AWD models. The tires supplied will be for the Pentastar V-6 and V-8 versions of these Chrysler and Dodge AWD flagship sedans in size P235/55R19H.


10/13

SUBARU REPORTS RECORD SEPTEMBER SALES Cherry Hill, N.J. - Subaru of America, Inc. today reported 31,755 vehicle sales for the month of September, representing the best September sales month in company history. September sales increased 15 percent over September 2012. Year-to-date sales for Subaru total 313,407 – 28 percent higher than the same period in 2012. The company is on track to achieve its fifth-consecutive year of sales increases.


10/13

SUBARU ANNOUNCES PRICING ON 2014 XV CROSSTREK HYBRID Cherry Hill, N.J. - Subaru of America, Inc. has announced pricing on the carmaker’s first-ever production hybrid vehicle, the XV Crosstrek Hybrid, arriving in dealerships in late 2013. The Hybrid is based on the successful XV Crosstrek crossover model and retains its all-terrain capability while providing better fuel efficiency and improved driving dynamics.


10/13

STUDY SHOWS MANY PET CAR SAFETY RESTRAINTS TO BE UNSAFE Cherry Hill, N.J. - Subaru of America, Inc. and the Center for Pet Safety (CPS), announced today the results of a collaborative study to test the effectiveness of pet harnesses marketed with safety claims. Sleepypod’s Clickit Utility Harness has been identified as the 2013 Top Performing Harness. The pet harness study was designed by CPS – a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit research and advocacy organization dedicated to companion animal and consumer safety – to mirror the same crash tests used to measure the effectiveness of child safety products. The crash tests uncovered serious flaws in many of the popular pet restraints currently on the market, with many resulting in catastrophic failure. The goal of this study is to enforce the importance of driving safely with pets. In addition, the performance data will assist in the development of the first harness safety standard and test protocols that will serve as guidelines to the pet products industry.


10/13

Industry-First "Insider Outlook" Provides Expert Auto Industry Analysis Auburn Hills, Mich. - "Insider Outlook" is an industry-first video feature, produced by Chrysler Digital Media's Betty Newman, showcasing the viewpoints of third-party auto industry experts and analysts. Subjects may range from sales, management moves and technology to design and engineering trends in the industry as a whole.


10/13

Trucks and Buildings Must Be Built Tough; Ford and AIA New York Talk About What It Takes to Make Something Last New York - Trucks and urban buildings are designed to stand the test of time, with surfaces and features that define purpose and capability. Both have evolved to meet the demands of a changing world.


10/13

2014 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Prototype Sells for $200,000 at Barrett-Jackson with Proceeds to Benefit National Multiple Sclerosis Society Las Vegas - Last weekend at the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company’s Las Vegas sale, the 2014 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet prototype fetched $200,000. Ford Motor Company auctioned it at no reserve with proceeds benefitting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The organization assists those living with this unpredictable and often disabling disease of the central nervous system.


10/13

Nissan Offers Payment Extensions to Customers in Need NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nissan's financial services division, Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp. (NMAC), continues to be a leader in providing payment assistance to existing Nissan and Infiniti customers in times of need by offering a standard extension of payments up to 90 days*. This policy may become helpful to the hundreds of thousands of federal employees who are indefinitely furloughed during the government shutdown.


10/13

Nissan U.S. Sales Total 86,868 Vehicles in September NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan U.S. sales in September totaled 86,868, down 5.5 percent from last year's total of 91,907. Nissan Division sales finished at 77,828 units, a decrease of 5.6 percent. Sales of Infiniti vehicles totaled 9,040 units, down 4.3 percent.


10/13

Nissan Offers Chance to Win NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan today announced the launch of its "October Car Care" service event. October is Fall Car Care month in North America and is designated for vehicle owners to get their vehicle in shape for the approaching winter weather. To help their customers do just that, Nissan is rolling out the "October Car Care" event, which features a complimentary enhanced multi-point inspection covering 100 points on vehicles for all Nissan owners – 73 additional points of inspection more than Nissan's standard complimentary multi-point inspection.


10/13

Hankook Tire Named as a Top Supplier for Sears Holdings WAYNE, NEW JERSEY - Hankook Tire America Corp. announced today it was named a 2013 Partner in Transformation for Sears Holdings Corp. Byeong Jin Lee, president Hankook Tire America Corp. accepted the award for Partner in Transformation: CEO at the Sears Holdings 2013 Vendor Summit last week.


10/13

What a Gas! Chevrolet, GMC Expand CNG Offerings Bi-fuel HD trucks and dedicated CNG passenger vans can trim ownership costs quickly PHOENIX – Chevrolet and GMC will offer new bi-fuel versions of the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty trucks and all-new dedicated compressed natural gas versions of the 2014 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size passenger vans next year.


10/13

GM Presents Select Suppliers with Quality Awards DETROIT – General Motors is recognizing 801 suppliers who have demonstrated the highest levels of quality performance over the past 12 months.


10/13

Plant Tours Resume at Bowling Green Assembly Personalized Corvette experiences include Museum Delivery BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Chevrolet announced today that public plant tours at the Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant will resume on Monday, October 14, giving enthusiasts a personal look at the production of the all-new, seventh-generation sports car.


10/13

British Super Model David Gandy Launches New ‘Escapism’ Short Film MAHWAH, NJ - Today Jaguar has launched a short online film featuring renowned British model David Gandy. The film is about his number one passion in life; driving sports cars, which he describes as "the ultimate escapism" from his hectic life as he drives some of the most famous sports cars ever produced.


10/13

2014 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid Luxury Sedan Receives 40 mpg EPA Estimated Combined Fuel Economy The first luxury brand to introduce a hybrid vehicle nearly 10 years ago, Lexus continues its hybrid leadership by offering five models powered by the innovative Hybrid Synergy Drive. The latest addition, the ES 300h, debuted for 2013 as the first-ever ES hybrid.


10/13

2014 Lexus RX 350 Demonstrates How Lexus Created and Then Dominated the Luxury Crossover Utility Vehicle Segment There’s no question that Lexus created the blueprint for the luxury crossover utility vehicle 15 years ago with the original RX models. The 2014 RX 350 maintains its segment leadership by evolving that original, much-copied formula. The 2013 model year brought a freshened design with the bold brand-signature spindle grille. The line also brought new driving pleasure with the RX 350 F SPORT model.


10/13

Lexus RX 450h is the Second Example of How Lexus Revolutionized the Luxury Utility Vehicle Category After revolutionizing the luxury SUV category with the first RX model in 1998, Lexus next revolutionized SUV propulsion with the first RX hybrid model in 2004. Projecting a bold presence with its Lexus spindle grille, the 2014 RX 450h hybrid continues the evolution of this groundbreaking vehicle, which offers an impressive 32 mpg city, 28 mpg highway and 30 mpg combined EPA fuel economy (30/28/29 MPG with AWD).


10/13

50 Days of Voting Enables Countless Charitable Impacts TORRANCE, Calif. - Before Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program, staff members at the Chino, Calif. nonprofit Together We Rise overheated their van multiple times when trying to deliver bicycles to foster kids. Thanks to a new Tundra pick-up truck, received through the 100 Cars for Good program, the organization can now deliver as many as 400 bikes per trip, towing them behind the truck in a 26-foot trailer.


10/13

Ford Warriors in Pink, 19 Years Strong, Continues as a Symbol of Unity in the Fight Against Breast Cancer Dearborn, Mich. - Ford Warriors in Pink® – the program created by Ford Motor Company to raise awareness and funds in the fight against breast cancer – continues its 19-year quest to keep the subject of breast cancer a part of everyday life. This month, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Warriors in Pink and actor Gilles Marini will be in New York City promoting the limited-edition T-shirt Marini created to aid in the fight against the disease.


10/13

United Way for Southeastern Michigan Lights Torch to Kick Off $40 Million Community Giving Campaign DETROIT - Ford Motor Company Chief Operating Officer Mark Fields, who also serves as chair of United Way for Southeastern Michigan’s 2013 campaign, kicked off the annual community giving initiative today with a symbolic torch-lighting ceremony at Detroit’s Hart Plaza.


10/13

Chrysler Group Shines A Light On Breast Cancer Awareness Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Group LLC will launch a month-long campaign to add its voice to the nation-wide effort to raise awareness about the importance of early detection, treatment and prevention of breast cancer. The campaign will run in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which begins October 1.


10/13

Chrysler Group LLC Reports September 2013 U.S. Sales Increased Slightly; Best September Sales Since 2007 Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Group LLC today reported U.S. sales of 143,017 units, a 1 percent increase compared with sales in September 2012 (142,041 units), and the group’s best September sales since 2007.


10/13

Hankook Tire America Attracts Fans And Consumers Via Facebook WAYNE, N.J. - Following the launch of Hankook Tire's global Facebook page last year, Hankook Tire America is stepping into the spotlight with its own dedicated "Hankook USA" Facebook page.


10/13

Hankook Tire Posts Record High Global Sales Growth Numbers For the First Quarter of 2012 WAYNE, N.J. - Hankook Tire, the seventh-largest and one of the fastest growing tire companies in the world, today announced continued strong sales growth for the first quarter of 2012, with global consolidated sales of KRW 1.71 trillion, marking a 17.1% year-over-year increase.


09/13

A Day in the Life of an EV Fast Charger NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nissan is selling more LEAFs than ever before and is the lead sponsor of National Plug-In Day in 2013.


09/13

First-Ever Nissan LEAF Owner Says His Interest in EVs is Now "Practical" SAN JOSE, Calif. - Olivier Chalouhi bought the very first all-electric Nissan LEAF sold in the world. He lives in Northern California, and he placed his order online just after midnight on Aug. 31, 2010 when reservations opened for the car. He completed the purchase a few months later at Northbay Nissan in Petaluma, Calif.


09/13

Nissan to Continue U.S. Sales of Current Generation Rogue - Renamed Rogue Select NASHVILLE, Tenn. – With the November on-sale date of the all-new 2014 Nissan Rogue compact utility vehicle coming fast, Nissan today announced that the popular current-generation Rogue will continue in its lineup for the immediate future.


09/13

Nissan Announces 2014 Murano U.S. Pricing NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan today announced U.S. pricing for the 2014 Nissan Murano, which is on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide. Pricing remains unchanged from 2013, with a starting M.S.R.P.* of $28,440 USD for the Murano S Front-Wheel Drive model and $30,230 USD for the Murano S All-Wheel Drive. A special Value Package is again offered for the SV trim level, featuring navigation, Bluetooth® Streaming Audio, Bose® audio system and power liftgate and priced at $2,270 USD – an $830 USD** savings over the cost of the items if purchased separately.


09/13

Silverado High Country Defines Rugged Luxury DALLAS – Like a finely crafted saddle or pair of custom-fitted boots, the 2014 Silverado High Country embodies rugged luxury – craftsmanship, authenticity and functionality rolled into a truck that’s stronger, smarter and more capable than ever.


09/13

Cadillac to Reveal 2015 Escalade with Autumn de Wilde DETROIT – Cadillac will unveil the all-new 2015 Escalade luxury SUV on October 7 with indie rock photographer and director Autumn de Wilde, who produced a series of portraits and a film highlighting the Escalade design process.


09/13

Hankook Tire Gauge Index Shows Decline in Summer Driving Wayne, NJ - Defined by school vacations and warm weather, summer is often synonymous with getting outside and hitting the open road with friends and family. However, this year's Hankook Tire Summer Gauge Index found that the number of Americans planning to take a road trip this summer of more than 50 miles has dropped by 10 percent year-over-year. In fact, only 60 percent of Americans plan to hit the road this season, compared to 70 percent in both 2012 and 2011.


09/13

Toyota Announces Voluntary Recall of Certain Sienna Vehicles TORRANCE, CA September 26, 2013 – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. today announced that it will conduct a voluntary safety recall involving approximately 615,000 Sienna minivans from Model Years 2004-2005 and 2007-2009 to address problems with the shift lever assembly.


09/13

Toyota Motor Sales Dominates Auto Club Green Car List TORRANCE, Calif. – California drivers looking for a green vehicle at a good value need look no further. Toyota, Lexus and Scion took top honors in the 2013 Green Car Guide, published today by the Automobile Club of Southern California. Six of the top ten overall green vehicle and “best value” scores are held by the Toyota family.


09/13

Nissan Celebrates LEAF Sales Milestone on National Plug In Day NASHVILLE, Tenn. – With cumulative U.S. sales passing 35,000, Nissan LEAF is bringing owners throughout the United States together to share their enthusiasm and experiences during National Plug In Day on Sept. 28 and 29. Nissan — the global leader in electric vehicle sales — is the first automaker to serve as a presenting sponsor of National Plug In Day.


09/13

There's "No Charge to Charge" for New Nissan LEAF Buyers in Texas DALLAS - Driving the all-electric Nissan LEAF means never having to buy gas. Now, thanks to the new "No Charge to Charge" program, offered by Nissan and NRG eVgo, new buyers and lessees of the all-electric Nissan LEAF in the Dallas-Fort Worth and greater Houston areas will have unlimited access to the eVgo network for public charging stations for their first year of ownership at no cost.


09/13

Annual American Cancer Society Cattle Baron’s Ball Returns on September 28 at Newly Restored Cobo Center; Chrysler Brand, Serving As Presenting Sponsor of Event, to Auction 2013 Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Limited Edition Auburn Hills, Mich. - The American Cancer Society Cattle Baron’s Ball presented by the Chrysler brand is back, uniting denim and diamonds with black tie and boots to fight the ongoing battle against cancer in Metro Detroit and beyond. The 11th annual event will take place Sat., Sept. 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the newly restored Cobo Center and welcomes back News/Talk 760 WJR’s Paul W. Smith as the Master of Ceremonies. As part of the event, the Chrysler brand will auction a 2013 Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Limited Edition at the event to help support the fight against cancer in metro Detroit.


09/13

Ram Truck Brand Sees Continued Momentum With Unique ‘Groundbreakers’ Campaign For 2014 Heavy Duty Lineup Auburn Hills, Mich. - In the wake of the Ram 1500’s selection as Motor Trend’s 2013 “Truck of the Year,” the North American “Truck of the Year” and the “Truck of Texas” (as voted by the Texas Auto Writers Association) – and the launch of the Ram Commercial brand – the Ram Truck brand is seeing continued momentum with the debut of a new national integrated advertising campaign. Titled “Groundbreakers,” the campaign demonstrates how the groundbreaking capabilities of the 2014 Heavy Duty Ram truck lineup power hard work. The campaign, which comes from the voice of real workingmen, shows Ram Heavy Duty trucks in action on the job. The campaign includes television, print, digital and social components, with the first TV spots airing nationally Saturday, September 28.


09/13

The Ram Truck Brand and Chrysler Group LLC's Southeast Business Center Kick Off Their Support of American Farmers Auburn Hills, Mich. - The Ram Truck brand declared 2013 "The Year of the Farmer" and on September 28 they will work with the Chrysler Group LLC Southeast Business Center (SEBC) to bring that support to the grid iron.


09/13

2015 Silverado HD & Sierra HD Media Introduction by Mark Reuss Welcome everyone. It’s great to be here for today’s heavy-duty truck reveal. We’re just about a month into another glorious season of pro and college football and we’ve already seen some incredible performances. As an announcer, I love calling great plays, the ones people remember for years to come. I even love something as simple as calling out the great names associated with the game… some names are just fun to call during play, names that mean something… names like Aikman… Young… Romo… Schaub… Dez Bryant… J.J. Watt… Johnny Football… all fun to say. I’ll tell you two more names that mean something… that are great to say… Silverado and Sierra! I gotta tell ya, in the world of sports, it’s amazing how the level of play just gets better and better with each new season … the competition gets more fierce, and the individual performances more intense.


09/13

Toyota Pitches in for Public Lands TORRANCE, Calif. – What is your favorite outdoor spot? Most of us have a favorite trail, beach, garden or park. These public spaces allow us opportunities for exercise, recreation, education or a simple connection with nature. Toyota wants to keep it that way.


09/13

MyFord Mobile Data Show Ford Plug-Ins Use Enough Electric-Only Miles to Circle World Eight Times – Every Day Dearborn, Mich - Ford plug-in hybrid vehicles rack up enough electric-only miles every day to drive around the earth nearly eight times – a number rapidly increasing as Ford continues investing in infrastructure while exclusive features like MyFord® Mobile help improve driving habits.


09/13

2015 Ford F-Series Super Duty Features Improved Power Stroke Diesel, Stronger F-450, Revamped King Ranch Edition Dallas - Ford, America’s truck leader, introduces the 2015 F-Series Super Duty lineup today at State Fair of Texas, featuring a second-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V8 turbo diesel engine; increased towing capabilities; and a refreshed, Texas-inspired King Ranch model.


09/13

Ford Installs 500,000th 6.7-Liter Power Stroke V8 Turbocharged Diesel Engine Louisville, Ky. - Ford, America’s truck leader, announced the installation of its 500,000th 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V8 turbocharged diesel engine, which went into a new 2014 Ford Super Duty F-350 Lariat pickup truck. The engine was installed yesterday at Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville.


09/13

REDESIGNED 2014 KIA SORENTO EARNS 5-STAR SAFETY RATING FROM U.S. GOVERNMENT IRVINE, Calif. – Kia Motors America’s (KMA) top-selling CUV, the redesigned 2014 Sorento, has earned the highest possible overall safety rating – five stars – from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The new Sorento was recognized for its outstanding performance in frontal and side impact crash tests, as well as high marks in rollover testing.


09/13

Land Rover Announces 2014 U.S. Model Lineup MAHWAH, N.J. - The 2014 model year continues the most dynamic product development and introduction period in the brand's history. An all-new Range Rover Sport is introduced, based on the all-new aluminum-intensive Range Rover that debuted for 2013. The Range Rover itself sees a significant increase in fuel efficiency for 2014 with the introduction of a new supercharged 3-liter V6 engine, for up to EPA-estimated 23 mpg in highway driving1, replacing the naturally aspirated 5-liter V8.


09/13

Hankook Drivers Chris Forsberg and Fredric Aasbo Bring Home First And Third Place Podium Finishes At Formula Drift Round Five WAYNE, N.J. - Hankook driver Chris Forsberg drifted to a first place podium finish in front of a sold out crowd this past weekend at Formula Drift Round 5: Throwdown, at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington. Hankook driver Fredric Aasbo rounded out the final podium positions with a third place finish, his first podium of the season.


09/13

Chevrolet Introduces All-New 2015 Tahoe and Suburban LOS ANGELES – GMC announced today the all-new 2015 Yukon, Yukon XL and flagship Yukon Denali models will deliver greater capability and refinement, with more power, new fold-flat rear seats and a quieter interior. And thanks to a new family of advanced EcoTec3 engines, the lineup is expected to deliver the segment’s best V-8 fuel economy.


09/13

General Motors Announces Refinancing Transactions DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) announced today it has reached an agreement to repurchase 120 million shares of its Series A Preferred Stock from the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust (UAW VEBA) for a total cash consideration of approximately $3.2 billion or $27 per share.


09/13

GM Upgraded to Investment Grade Rating by Moody’s DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) reported today that Moody’s Investors Service upgraded the company to investment grade rating, from Ba1 to Baa3, with a stable outlook.


09/13

Nissan to Become Exclusive Automotive Launch Partner for Apple iTunes Radio NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan today announced that it will serve as the exclusive automotive partner for the launch of Apple's iTunes Radio, taking advantage of new creative formats, including audio and video, across Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and PC. Among the first Nissan vehicles to be highlighted with unique iTunes Radio materials are the upcoming, totally resigned 2014 Nissan Rogue compact SUV, the all-new 2014 Nissan Versa Note and the hot-selling Nissan LEAF electric vehicle.


09/13

Ford Warriors in Pink Unites with Actor Gilles Marini in Its Ongoing Fight Against Breast Cancer DEARBORN, Mich. – Ford Warriors in Pink®, the Ford Motor Company program that raises awareness and funds in the fight against breast cancer, has joined with actor Gilles Marini to create a limited-edition T-shirt to add to the 2013 Warriors in Pink collection. A full 100 percent of the net proceeds from the T-shirt go to the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, dedicated to finding the cause of breast cancer in order to eliminate the disease and create a world without it. Retailing for $20, the T-shirt can be purchased now at www.fordcares.com.


09/13

Chrysler Group LLC Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Group LLC announced today that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") relating to a proposed initial public offering of common shares. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined. The common shares to be sold in this offering are proposed to be sold by the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust (the "VEBA Trust"), which has exercised demand registration rights under a shareholders' agreement with Chrysler Group LLC. The VEBA Trust will receive all of the net proceeds from this offering.


09/13

Hankook Tire Announces Availability Of New SMART WORK AM15 Truck And Bus Radial Tire WAYNE, N.J. - Hankook Tire today announced the availability of its new SMART WORK AM15 On and Off Road Wide Base/All-Position TBR tire for construction fleet customers. The SMART WORK AM15 is available in two sizes; 385/65R22.5 and 425/65R22.5.


09/13

Hankook Tire Announces 2013 'Great Hit' Fall Mail-In Rebate Promotion Wayne, NJ - With fall approaching, baseball playoff season is imminent, and fans across the country are gearing up to root for their favorite teams. As this baseball fever sets in, Hankook Tire is following suit by announcing the launch of its 2013 'Great Hit' mail-in rebate promotion. The fall promotion will give consumers the chance to score big deals on some of Hankook's most popular tires.


09/13

Truckin' with TLT and Dogzilla at Nissan 360 IRVINE, Calif. - The words "food" and "truck" combined can invoke the kind of misery-on-wheels that restocks airplane galleys. But not at Nissan 360


09/13

The 2014 Toyota Tundra Helps Drivers 'Build Anything' TORRANCE, Calif.– Pickup truck drivers can build what matters most—not just “things,” but more importantly, family, community, character and legacy—with the redesigned third-generation Toyota Tundra.


09/13

Next-Generation Ford Transit Connect Taxi: Taxi of the Future with Increased Space, Performance and CNG/LPG Capability St. Louis - Ford, America’s commercial truck and van leader, introduces the all-new 2014 Transit Connect Taxi, providing best-in-class performance, low operating costs, and improved comfort and flexibility for the North American taxi market.


09/13

For Customers Affected by Recent Storms, Ford Credit and Lincoln Automotive Financial Services Offer Financial Relief Dearborn, Mich.- Ford Motor Credit Company and Lincoln Automotive Financial Services are offering customers affected by recent floods and other storm damage the option to delay some car and truck payments. The disaster relief program allows qualified customers to delay one or two monthly payments, resuming their regular payment schedules when their situations improve.


09/13

Toyota Celebrates Top Latinos in Social Media New York, N.Y. — Toyota will again reinforce its commitment to the Latino community by sponsoring the Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media (LATISM) 2013 Annual Conference, kicking off today in New York City.


09/13

Toyota Announces Appointment of Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer TORRANCE, Calif.– Toyota Motor North America (TMA) today announced the appointment of Latondra Newton to chief corporate social responsibility officer, effective immediately.


09/13

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) Issues New Diversity & Inclusion Bond TORRANCE, Calif.– Toyota Financial Services (TFS) is issuing a new Diversity & Inclusion Bond, a key component of the company's comprehensive funding program. TFS issued its first Diversity & Inclusion Bond in January 2013 to positive response from investors, banks, and other issuers. This second issuance builds off the program’s success and is firmly in line with TFS’ corporate initiatives, supplementing its strong focus on diversity, both inside and outside of the workplace. TFS intends future similar transactions, sending a strong message to other firms about the emphasis TFS places on diversity and inclusion.


09/13

NBCUniversal and Lexus Partner for First Ever Live, Real-Time Marketing Broadcast Commercials NEW YORK, – NBCUniversal, in partnership with Lexus, today announced “It’s Your Move After Dark,” the first truly live, real-time marketing broadcast commercial campaign that will launch the all-new Lexus IS. The ads will take advantage of real-time marketing by allowing viewers to contribute ad concepts via social networks to influence the creative for the Lexus advertisements. This unique, interactive cross-platform initiative will be comprised of a series of live, improvisational short comedy ads that will run in the commercial pods during NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35am ET/PT on NBC). The ads will be based on real-time viewer social media submissions each Thursday and performed by some of New York’s best improvisational comedy troupes including Fun Young Guys, Magnet Theater Touring Company, MB’s Dream and Stone Cold Fox.


09/13

Jaguar F-TYPE Voted Winner of the Autonis Design Award by Auto Motor und Sport Readers MAHWAH, N.J.-The Jaguar F-TYPE has been voted the winner of the Autonis design award by the respected German motoring magazine,Auto Motor und Sport, following a poll of its readers.


09/13

Lansing Grand River Builds Millionth Cadillac The millionth Cadillac built at the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant rolled off the line today. Fittingly, the milestone vehicle is an early model of the redesigned 2014 CTS sedan, which goes on sale in October.


09/13

GM Honored for Sustained Environmental Leadership LANSING, Mich. – General Motors and seven of its facilities are being recognized by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for longtime support of environment-focused community collaboration. GM remains the leader for most Neighborhood Environmental Partner awards granted since the program began in 2005.


09/13

Study: 1 in 4 Parents Drive with Children Unsecured in Vehicle New Safe Kids Worldwide report made possible by a $2 million GM Foundation grant DETROIT – One in four parents and caregivers responding to a Safe Kids Worldwide survey said they have driven without making sure their children are safely secured in vehicles.


09/13

GM’s LEED Gold Data Center Drives IT Efficiency WARREN, Mich. – A flywheel for battery-free backup power and in-row cooling that reduces the need for electricity contribute to a 70 percent reduction in energy use at General Motors’ world-class Enterprise Data Center, which has earned Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, program.


09/13

Hyundai of Brenham Acknowledged for Innovative Building Design, Resource Conservation and Sustainability BRENHAM, Texas, – Hyundai of Brenham, located in Brenham, Texas, was recently awarded LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Council members were impressed with the building’s innovative use of recycled building materials, on-site waste and water-management, utilization of alternate-fuel vehicles and renewable energy, and general sustainability plan. Hyundai of Brenham opened the doors to their new facility in June 2011, with certification achieved in July of 2013. This is the first Hyundai dealership in the U.S. to receive this recognition.


09/13

“Auto Mamas” Celebrate as Chrysler Group Named to Working Mother Magazine’s Best Companies List for 2013 Auburn Hills, Michigan. - Chrysler Group LLC today was recognized for the 14th year by Working Mother magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers. In earning this recognition, the Company outscored hundreds of applicants on support of women’s issues and advancement, flexible work arrangements, parental leave and overall culture.


09/13

A Million and Counting Toyota Texas Produces One Millionth Truck SAN ANTONIO, Texas – It’s been said that the stars at night are big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas. However, today in San Antonio, Toyota trucks are shining bright. This morning, the 2,800 team members at Toyota Texas, on the city’s South Side, celebrated the milestone of assembling the plant’s one millionth truck – a Sunset Bronze Mica colored, 1794 Edition Tundra - with one thing in mind: satisfied customers.


09/13

GM Donates Chevrolet Volt to Colorado Conservation Trust DENVER – General Motors will donate a Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle with extended range to the nonprofit Colorado Conservation Trust for the group to auction off in support of its “Q for Conservation” event, which has generated more than $1.5 million for conservation projects statewide in its seven-year history.


09/13

New Ford Special Service Police Sedan with 2.0-Liter EcoBoost Expected to Achieve Best-in-Class Fuel Efficiency Dearborn, Mich. -- At the request of law enforcement agencies looking to reduce fuel costs, Ford is launching a non-pursuit-rated “special service police” sedan using the 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engine that produces 240 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque. The special service police vehicle will combine the durability of Ford’s Police Interceptor sedan with the fuel efficiency of its 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine.


09/13

Ford Launches Electric Vehicle Charging Network for Employees; Customers Log 30 Million All-Electric Miles Dearborn, Mich.-More Ford employees soon will be able to drive to work entirely on electricity, thanks to a new workplace charging network being installed at nearly every Ford facility in the U.S. and Canada.


09/13

Ford Builds Two Millionth EcoBoost Engine as Consumer Demand Grows in Markets Worldwide Dearborn, Mich.- Ford Motor Company today celebrates a manufacturing milestone for its fuel-saving EcoBoost engines: Two million have been produced globally since the 2009 launch of the engine line.


09/13

Nissan Announces 2014 Quest U.S. Pricing NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nissan today announced U.S. pricing for the 2014 Nissan Quest, which is on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide. Pricing remains unchanged from 2013, with a starting M.S.R.P.* of $25,990 USD.


09/13

Nissan's Legendary Takumi: Four Master Craftsmen Who Hand-Build Every Nissan GT-R Engine IRVINE, Calif. - In Japan, the term takumi is used to describe a master craftsman who has perfected his skills over years of painstaking work and dedication. It is reserved for those who are at the very top of their profession. At Nissan's expansive engine factory in Yokohama, four men have been designated as takumi. They are the sole assemblers of the engines that power one of the most heralded sports cars in automotive history.


09/13

Toyota Venza Combines Bold Crossover Design with SUV Versatility TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 13, 2013 - Following a model year in which it gained significant design and interior enhancements and the Entune® multimedia system, the Toyota Venza adds a few more upgrades for 2014. The boldly styled crossover that emphasizes versatility and luxury adds power-folding outside mirrors for the XLE and Limited grade, and the Limited also gains front and rear parking sonar.


09/13

SUBARU REPORTS 45 PERCENT INCREASE IN SALES AND BEST EVER MONTH IN COMPANY HISTORY Cherry Hill, N.J. - Subaru of America, Inc. today reported the best sales month in company history: 41,061 vehicle sales for the month of August, a 45 percent increase over August 2012. Year-to-date sales for Subaru total 281,652 – 29.3 percent higher than the same period in 2012.


09/13

GM Donates Chevrolet Volt to Colorado Conservation Trust DENVER – GM will donate a Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle with extended range to the nonprofit Colorado Conservation Trust for the group to auction off in support of its “Q for Conservation” event, which has generated more than $1.5 million for conservation projects statewide in its seven-year history.


09/13

Chevrolet at TechCrunch Disrupt to Develop the Future SAN FRANCISCO – Chevrolet will demonstrate its future app framework that allows developers to create the automotive apps of the future at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco September 7-11.


09/13

Peterson to Lead GM Diversity Dealer Relations Efforts DETROIT – Eric Peterson has been named U.S. vice president, Diversity Dealer Relations, at General Motors Co., effective immediately.


09/13

Minority Suppliers Converge on Chrysler Group Headquarters Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Group LLC continued to demonstrate its historic commitment to supplier diversity and minority supplier development, hosting the 14th annual Matchmaker event today at the Company's headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich.


09/13

Ram Truck Brand to Upfit Three Fans’ Garages into Customized “Ram Caves” Auburn Hills, Mich. - The Ram Truck brand is working with top home improvement and men’s lifestyle influencers, including Bob Vila, Timothy Dahl of charlesandhudson.com and Brett and Kate McKay of artofmanliness.com, to showcase how Ram Trucks can assist with home improvement projects through the “Ram Caves” contest. Now through Sunday, October 6, Ram Truck fans can enter the contest at www.ramcaves.com for a chance to win a custom garage makeover with onsite design and renovation consultation from one of the three experts.


09/13

KIA MOTORS AMERICA PARTNERS WITH THE ECOLOGY CENTER IN SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO IRVINE, Calif. – Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced a one-year partnership with The Ecology Center, a San Juan Capistrano, Calif.-based non-profit eco-education center dedicated to creating a healthy and abundant future for all of Southern California. As a “Visionary” partner, Kia and The Ecology Center will organize and carry out sustainability-themed learning projects at the KMA campus in Irvine, Calif., and in the surrounding community, and both organizations will work together to plan hands-on conservation and volunteer activities at the Center, with KMA team members providing the manpower to execute each project. The partnership kicked off on Saturday, Sept. 7 at The Ecology Center’s annual “Green Feast,” which this year welcomed more than two-hundred people for a one-of-a-kind farm-to-table dining experience that raises awareness about local sustainably farmed food. Kia was the headlining sponsor at the annual event that raises funds to support eco-educational programs throughout the community.


09/13

Nissan Plugs Electric LEAF into Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles Program NASHVILLE, Tenn. - As demand for electric cars continues to grow among U.S. consumers, Nissan is adding the all-electric LEAF to its Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles program. Beginning in September, Certified Pre-Owned Nissan LEAF vehicles will be backed by the company to provide years of quality and performance at a great value.


09/13

Acclaimed Chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo Announced as Newest Lexus Culinary Masters TORRANCE, Calif. - Expanding its impressive lineup of culinary partners, Lexus announced renowned L.A. chef-entrepreneurs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo as the newest Lexus Culinary Masters. More than 100 diners gathered last night at Animal restaurant for “Cooking with Friends: Lexus Culinary Masters,” an intimate extension of the duo’s popular dinner series. Visiting Culinary Master Michelle Bernstein, a longtime mentor of Shook and Dotolo, helped craft the menu. The announcement dinner, hosted by Lexus, benefitted Common Threads, a non-profit organization that teaches children in underserved communities how to cook wholesome meals in a curriculum-based after-school program.


09/13

Ford Names James P. Hackett and John C. Lechleiter to Board of Directors Dearborn, Mich.-- Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) announced today the election of James P. Hackett and John C. Lechleiter to the company’s board of directors. Hackett’s appointment is effective immediately, while Lechleiter will join the board Oct. 1.


09/13

Strong Customer Demand Drives Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Sales to New Heights Dearborn, Mich.- Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, the ultimate high-performance off-road pickup truck, continues to find new fans and sales success.


09/13

Ford Motor Company Fund Sends More Than 25 Local Veterans to Visit National World War II Memorial in D.C. Kansas City, Mo.-- Ford Motor Company Fund is providing more than 25 local World War II veterans with a special tribute in remembrance of these brave soldiers who put themselves in harm’s way to protect their fellow Americans.


09/13

Ford and American Humane Association Remind Pickup Truck Drivers: Dogs Ride Inside Dearborn, Mich. --- Ford and the American Humane Association have teamed up in a new pet safety campaign to remind pickup truck drivers that dogs should never ride in the bed of a pickup truck. Called “Dogs Ride Inside,” the campaign reminds all drivers that simple, basic actions can prevent serious injury or death while transporting a beloved family pet.


09/13

Lexus Collaborates with MADE Fashion Week, Coco Rocha and Giles Deacon to Create Live Holographic Fashion Experience During New York Fashion Week NEW YORK — To celebrate the launch of its all-new 2014 IS performance sedan, Lexus created and hosted a MADE Fashion Week event last night debuting a first-ever live holographic performance art experience. The event, “Lexus Design Disrupted,” featured supermodel Coco Rocha and a bold retrospective from the archives of designer Giles Deacon in a creative concept inspired by the IS and the brand’s commitment to design and technology. Joe Zee, ELLE creative director and host of Sundance Channel’s special series “Revealing,” served as master of ceremonies.


09/13

Nissan Announces U.S. Pricing for 2014 Armada Full-Size SUV and Titan Full-Size Pickup NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nissan today announced U.S. pricing for the 2014 Nissan Titan pickup and 2014 Nissan Armada full-size SUV. Pricing is unchanged from 2013 for both vehicles, which are on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide.


09/13

Corralling Work on the Next-Gen Nissan Titan Boise, Idaho – Herding cattle, mending fences, hunting and fishing. These are the memories of summer for Nissan’s Rich Miller. A 10,000-acre ranch south of Boise, Idaho, was his playground. It was also the perfect spot to bring his colleagues who are working on bringing the next-generation Nissan Titan to market.


09/13

All-new 2014 Jeep® Cherokee: No-compromise Mid-size SUV Sets a New Standard Auburn Hills, Mich. - The 2014 Ram Truck lineup offers a truckload of innovative, segment-exclusive features and services, adding to an already best-in-class interior. For 2014, Ram Truck offers the latest Uconnect systems, with an available six- or 12-month Uconnect Access trial, in addition to a trial of Uconnect Access Via Mobile (late availability), which enables drivers to listen to and control their personal Aha, iHeartRadio, Pandora and Slacker Internet radio accounts via the 8.4-inch touchscreen display.


09/13

2014 Ram Trucks Deliver Easy-to-use Communications, Navigation and Entertainment Features to Keep Drivers Informed, Connected and Productive Auburn Hills, Mich. - The 2014 Ram Truck lineup offers a truckload of innovative, segment-exclusive features and services, adding to an already best-in-class interior. For 2014, Ram Truck offers the latest Uconnect systems, with an available six- or 12-month Uconnect Access trial, in addition to a trial of Uconnect Access Via Mobile (late availability), which enables drivers to listen to and control their personal Aha, iHeartRadio, Pandora and Slacker Internet radio accounts via the 8.4-inch touchscreen display.


09/13

All-New 2014 Nissan Rogue Makes U.S. Debut - Reservations Being Taken Ahead of the Bold Compact Crossover's Fall Launch NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nissan today debuted the all-new 2014 Nissan Rogue compact utility vehicle, the company's second best-selling model in the United States and one of a family of new Nissan global compact crossovers. The European version, called the Nissan X-TRAIL, made its world debut during a press conference at the Frankfurt Motor Show earlier today. As a high-volume global growth product built on the new jointly developed Nissan/Renault Common Module Family (CMF) platform architecture, it is projected to be available in 190 countries around the world.


09/13

Nissan Unveils New Rogue to be Built in Tennessee FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Nissan today debuted the all-new 2014 Nissan Rogue. For the first time, assembly of this vehicle moves to the U.S. at Nissan's Smyrna, Tenn. plant. More than 900 jobs were added to support the production.


09/13

NEW BENTLEY V8 S MODELS MAKE WORLD DEBUT AT IAA MOTOR SHOW Crewe - The appeal of the world’s most stylish, luxury grand tourer is enhanced with the introduction of the new, sporting Continental GT V8 S. Available as both a coupe and convertible, the new GT V8 S models bring added excitement to the Continental range with lowered and retuned sports suspension, sharper steering, dramatic ‘S’ signature styling cues and a distinctive soundtrack from the uprated V8 engine.


09/13

Toyota Announces Newly Appointed Vice President and Chief Technology Officer TORRANCE, Calif. – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today announced the appointment of Ned Curic to the newly-created role of vice president and chief technology officer. Curic reports to North American chief information officer Zack Hicks.


09/13

10,000 Ford Volunteers Unite for their Communities During Eighth Annual Ford Global Week of Caring DEARBORN, Mich. – About 10,000 members of the Ford Volunteer Corps are joining together to tackle more than 200 projects on six continents during the eighth annual Ford Global Week of Caring.


09/13

Nissan e-NV200 Zero Emission Van in Final Development Phase IRVINE, Calif. — Nissan is in the final development phase of its second mass production zero emission vehicle, the e-NV200 compact van. Electric vehicles are ideal for urban delivery applications, and this vehicle is envisaged for use as a delivery van that offers a breakthrough type of mobility for entrepreneurs, featuring efficiency and green consciousness.


09/13

Mopar® Announces Fall Car-Care Checklist Auburn Hills, Mich. - Before the cold-weather season arrives, now is the time for owners to give their vehicle a checkup. “Preventative maintenance helps vehicles perform at optimum levels in a variety of weather conditions” said Pat Dougherty, Head of Sales and Product Development at Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “Stocked with original-equipment Mopar parts, our factory-trained technicians provide full service to Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, SRT and Fiat vehicles. And with proven, quality-tested parts from Magneti Marelli, we also service domestic and most import vehicles as well.”


09/13

Ford Supports Community-Based Student Learning at Nine Colleges and Universities with $225,000 in Grants Dearborn, Mich.-Ford Motor Company Fund is awarding $225,000 in Ford College Community Challenge grants to nine colleges and universities in support of the growing trend of service learning on college campuses.


09/13

Ford Delivers Best August Hybrid Sales Ever with C-MAX Energi and Fusion Energi Achieving Record Sales Dearborn, Mich. - Ford delivered its best August electrified vehicle sales ever with more than 8,292 sales, up 288 percent over the same period a year ago. August marks the 11th consecutive month that Ford has achieved electrified vehicle sales records.


09/13

BMW GROUP U.S. REPORTS AUGUST 2013 SALES Woodcliff Lake, NJ – The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported August sales of 30,546 vehicles, an increase of 35.4 percent from the 22,553 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, the BMW Group (BMW and MINI combined) is up 12 percent on sales of 233,326 in the first eight months of 2013 compared to 208,268 in the same period in 2012.


09/13

Mitsubishi Sales Jump to a 24 Percent Increase in August CYPRESS, Calif. - Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) today reported August sales of 5,281, an increase of 24.3 percent compared to August 2012.


09/13

Volkswagen Group Night “Moving Ideas” at the IAA 2013 Wolfsburg - The pre-show event of the Volkswagen Group on the occasion of this year´s International Motor Show in Frankfurt with an exclusive preview of the Group's newest models will be broadcast live on Monday, 9 September 2013,


09/13

Nissan August U.S. Sales Rise 22.3% NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan U.S. sales totaled 120,498 to set an August record, an increase of 22.3 percent over last year's total of 98,515. Nissan Division sales, spurred by gains of its top-selling, core models rose 24.3 percent in August to 108,614 units, also an August record. Sales of Infiniti vehicles finished August at 11,884 units, up 6.5 percent.


09/13

Nissan LEAF Owners Drive CO2-Free to Save Forests in Japan IRVINE, Calif. — Drive your Nissan LEAF electric vehicle, help save a forest. Participants in Nissan's Zero Emissions Fund have succeeded in conserving forested areas about the same size as 60 tennis courts since the inception of the fund in June 2012. These electric vehicle (EV) owners have served an ace for the environment simply by enrolling in the fund and driving their 100% electric Nissan LEAFs — a car that emits no tailpipe gases, and thus no emission of CO2 or other greenhouse gases that impact on the environment.


09/13

Integrated Marketing Campaign Elevates 2014 Toyota Corolla to New Heights TORRANCE, Calif. – The world’s best-selling vehicle nameplate of all time is about to take drivers to new places. When the 2014 Toyota Corolla hits dealer showrooms this fall, the accompanying marketing campaign will showcase the car’s upgraded technology and elevated styling—inside and out. The marketing campaign aims to reach the Millennial generation while still appealing to the baby boomer audience that has made the model so popular through the years.


09/13

Scion Announces Tuner Challenge Finalists Headed to SEMA TORRANCE, Calif. – Scion announced its three Scion Tuner Challenge finalists today, each of whom will show off their modified tC vehicles at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas Nov. 5-8. The winning participants are Josh Croll of Mertztown, Pa., Walter Franco of Seattle and Young Tea of Alhambra, Calif.


09/13

Now You Can House a Ford Mustang in the Garage for Driving and Another in the Family Room for Relaxing Dearborn, Mich. - A beautifully restored vintage Ford Mustang looks great in a museum or even with a place of honor in a home, but it really belongs in a garage where it can be taken out for regular drives and enjoyed on the road. For those who want a classic pony car to enjoy in the living room or family room, the best option is the 1965 Ford Mustang pool table.


09/13

How Nissan Uses Objects to Define and Maintain Design Intention Irvine, Calif. - At Nissan, it is not unusual for creative types to define and maintain design intention for a new vehicle with a collection of 3-D objects. Past inspiration has been found in things like a bulldog, a shark fin, and a motorcycle tank.


09/13

Call for Entries: $500K Lexus Eco Challenge Kicks Off TORRANCE, Calif. – Some people think teenagers only care about their cell phones and weekend plans. However, the teenagers who participate in the Lexus Eco Challenge prove that they are dedicated to making the world a better place for future generations.


09/13

Toyota Announces Voluntary Recalls TORRANCE, Calif. – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it will conduct two voluntary safety recalls. One involves approximately 133,000 MY 2006-2010 Highlander Hybrid and MY 2006-2008 Lexus RX 400h vehicles. The other involves approximately 102,000 MY 2006-2011 Lexus IS 350, IS 350C, and GS 350 vehicles.


09/13

Chrysler Group LLC Spends Quality Time Improving 2014 Model Lineup Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Group’s continues its quality investments to enhance the performance, competiveness and reliability of the 2014 Dodge, Ram, Chrysler, Jeep® and Fiat product lineup.


09/13

Chrysler Group LLC Celebrates 30 Years of Minivan Leadership This Fall Auburn Hills, Mich. - It’s one thing to create an entirely new segment. To be an innovation leader in that segment for 30 years running is quite another accomplishment. Having sold more than 13 million minivans since first introducing the segment in 1983, and creating 78 minivan segment firsts, such as class-exclusive Stow ‘n Go seating and a segment-first Blu-ray rear-seat entertainment system, the Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan are celebrating their heritage with 30th Anniversary Editions available this fall.


09/13

Nissan to Accelerate EV Utilization Program at Roadside Stations in Japan IRVINE, Calif. — Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. plans to donate 47 Nissan LEAF all-electric zero-emission EVs and "LEAF to Home" power supply systems to roadside rest area stations in all of Japan's 47 prefectures. The plan will begin in September 2013. One Nissan LEAF*, paired with a LEAF-to-Home power system, will be donated by Nissan to at least one roadside rest area (called michi-no-eki in Japanese) to each prefecture in the country.


09/13

Nissan LEAF to Make Spring Debut in South Africa IRVINE, Calif. – Nissan in South Africa is set to create a new kind of stir in the local vehicle market this spring as the Nissan LEAF goes on sale as the country's first electric vehicle (EV)


09/13

Ford Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Program Achieves Record 39 Percent Growth; Improves Residuals, Dealer Profits Dearborn, Mich.-Ford Motor Company is on pace to set an all-time Certified Pre-Owned vehicle sales record this year. Through August, the company recorded 228,000 Ford, Lincoln, Mercury certified vehicle sales, representing 39 percent growth versus 2012.


08/13

JUKE NISMO Sales Top 3,700, GT-R NISMO Development on Track IRVINE, Calif. - Sales of the JUKE NISMO topped 3,700 units in Europe, Japan and the U.S. between launch in January and the end of July. Based on Nissan’s innovative crossover, the JUKE NISMO is a global model and was the first of a new sporty line up of cars aimed at bringing excitement to customers.


08/13

New Nissan Micra Now on Sale IRVINE, California - Sales of Nissan’s New Micra, seen by many observers as the definitive city car, are due to start across Europe from September 2.


08/13

Nissan on Track for 200,000 Cumulative Sales of NV200 by End of Fiscal 2013 IRVINE, Calif. - Nissan's NV200 is on track to reach a sales milestone of 200,000 cumulative units by the end of the fiscal year.


08/13

1,400 New Ford Employees Kick Off U.S. Production of Fusion to Meet Surging Customer Demand Flat Rock, Mich.-Supported by 1,400 new employees, the new Ford Fusion will roll off the line at Flat Rock Assembly Plant today, marking the first time the popular car has been built in the United States.


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1,400 New Ford Employees Kick Off U.S. Production of Fusion to Meet Surging Customer Demand Flat Rock, Mich.-Supported by 1,400 new employees, the new Ford Fusion will roll off the line at Flat Rock Assembly Plant today, marking the first time the popular car has been built in the United States.


08/13

New 2014 Ford F-150 STX SuperCrew Delivers Extra Space and Value; STX Sport Package Adds Style Ford, America’s truck leader, adds the 2014 Ford F-150 STX SuperCrew® and STX Sport Package to its lineup, offering entry-level and value-oriented truck customers capable, roomy and stylish new options


08/13

Nissan Unveils Smartphone-Powered LCV Fleet Management System IRVINE, Calif. - Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has unveiled an IT system for light commercial vehicles that harnesses the power of smartphones to provide safety and performance data to both drivers and fleet managers in real time.


08/13

Nissan ZEOD RC Set to Hit the Track for the First Time IRVINE, Calif. - Construction of the first Nissan ZEOD RC chassis is nearing completion, and the ground-breaking car that will "electrify Le Mans" is set to hit the track for the first time in the UK in early September.


08/13

2013 Toyota Hybrid World Tour - Bob Carter Ypsilanti, Mich.- Not only is this the first time we’ve ever assembled our entire hybrid fleet in one place…


08/13

New York City Police Officer Gets Big Surprise at Family Barbecue LEVITTOWN, N.Y.- Imagine a stranger wearing a suit strolling into your backyard during a family barbecue. He’s carrying balloons, the title to your car and the keys to another car. Sound too good to be true? That’s exactly what happened to NYPD veteran Michael Dee.


08/13

Nissan Targets Light Commercial Vehicle Leadership Position by 2016 IRVINE, Calif. – Nissan Motor Company is on track to become the world's leading manufacturer of light commercial vehicles (LCV) by fiscal year (FY) 2016.


08/13

Nissan Announces Unprecedented Autonomous Drive Benchmarks IRVINE, Calif. – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced that the company will be ready with multiple, commercially-viable Autonomous Drive vehicles by 2020. Nissan announced that the company's engineers have been carrying out intensive research on the technology for years, alongside teams from the world's top universities, including MIT, Stanford, Oxford, Carnegie Mellon and the University of Tokyo.


08/13

Aloha, MINI: expressing the pure joy of living for 54 years. Munich / Honolulu. - Seven models here, six major islands there. Exemplary low-emissions engines on one hand, relentlessly fuming volcanos on the other. At first glance, the British car brand MINI and the Pacific island group of Hawaii appear to have nothing in common - yet both have a fun and quirky charm. MINI is to its worldwide fan community what Hawaii is to the USA: an expression of the pure joy of living. And they happen to celebrate an anniversary at almost exactly the same time: on August 21st 1959 Hawaii became the 50th US state, while the classic Mini was officially presented for the first time just five days later, on August 26th 1959.


08/13

Pricing Announced for 2014 Toyota Corolla TORRANCE, Calif. - The all-new 2014 Corolla will offer its dramatically elevated design, efficiency and renowned Toyota quality, at an extremely attainable price. The world’s most popular compact sedan will remain a legendary value in the segment.


08/13

Nissan to Boost Americas Production Capacity to More Than 2 Million Units in 2014 IRVINE, Calif. – By early 2014, Nissan's production capacity will eclipse two million units in the Americas, driven by recently added capacity at its U.S. plants, as well as new facilities in Mexico and Brazil.


08/13

Ford Helps Businesses Design Ultimate ‘Billboard on Wheels’ Through New Custom Graphics Tool Dearborn, Mich - Improvements to the Ford Commercial Graphics tool have made the process of creating, ordering and purchasing vehicle wraps simpler than ever. The tool’s cleaner interface, ability to better customize images visually and streamlined ordering process provides customers with more control than ever to develop their brand image, said Kevin Koswick, Ford’s director of North American fleet, lease and remarketing operations.


08/13

2014 Lexus IS Sport Sedan Designed to Deviate at 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show TORRANCE, Calif., – August 19, 2013 – The all-new 2014 Lexus IS sport sedan is getting closer to making its grand entrance this November at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas. The third-generation IS will turn heads at SEMA with new aggressive exterior styling demonstrated by a spindle grille, wider stance and sporty rocker panels. To make the IS stand out more, Lexus partnered with DeviantART to find creatives who envisioned the sport sedan to be even edgier.


08/13

Nissan Inspired by Bees and Fish in Developing Technology for Future Mobility IRVINE, Calif. – Nissan's engineers have been inspired by the animal kingdom as they develop new technologies that will shape the future of mobility. One of Nissan's longer term R&D goals is to achieve virtually zero fatalities and serious injuries among occupants of its vehicles. Toru Futami, engineering director of advanced technology and research, said that studying the behavior of animals moving in groups helps engineers understand how vehicles can interact with each other for a safer and more efficient driving environment.


08/13

SUBARU ANNOUNCES 2014 BRZ PRICING Cherry Hill, N.J. - Subaru of America, Inc. today announced pricing for the 2014 BRZ. Starting at $25,595, the BRZ lineup focuses on the fundamentals of great sports car design: low vehicle weight, an ultra-low center of gravity and precision steering.


08/13

Lexus Announces Pricing for Updated 2014 GX 460 TORRANCE, Calif. (August 23, 2013) – The redesigned 2014 Lexus GX 460 luxury utility vehicle (LUV) will be offered in two grades when it arrives at dealerships beginning in September. The standard GX will carry a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $49,085, $4,710 or nearly nine percent less than the previous year; while the Luxury model which will be priced at $60,715. The MSRP does not include a delivery, processing and handling fee of $910.


08/13

New Lincoln Black Label Collection for the Luxury Customer Previewed at Pebble Beach Lincoln Black Label previews a new and higher level expression of Lincoln design, style, materials, craftsmanship and personal service and experience


08/13

Specially Selected Design Team Brings Lincoln Black Label Collection To Life Lincoln Design team members with a wide range of experience and expertise brought together to create Lincoln Black Label, a new and higher-level expression of Lincoln design, style, materials, craftsmanship and personal experience


08/13

Mitsubishi Motors Announces Pricing for the All-New 2014 Mirage, the Most Fuel-Efficient Gasoline-Powered Non-Hybrid Vehicle in America Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) today announced that the company's all-new 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage 5-door sub-compact – the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid gasoline-powered vehicle available in America with an EPA rated fuel economy of 44 mpg highway (CVT-equipped models) – will have a starting MSRP* of only $12,995.


08/13

Jaguar Kicks Off Pebble Beach Automotive Weekend With Exclusive Event With Playboy Magazine and VIP Drive (MAHWAH, N.J.)- August 17, 2013 -Last evening, Jaguar held an exclusive, private cocktail reception withPlayboyMagazine,for the second consecutive year, to celebrate the Pebble Beach Automotive Weekend.


08/13

Accessorizing the All-New Fiat 500L The all-new Fiat 500L expands the appeal of the Fiat 500 by offering 42 percent extra interior space with comfortable seating for five. Mopar further expands its appeal by offering more than 100 proven, quality-tested accessories.


08/13

Chrysler Group Named Among the Best U.S. Employers for Hispanic Women Auburn Hills, Mich. - The editors of Latina Style magazine have again selected Chrysler Group LLC for inclusion on the magazine’s annual list of the 50 best companies for Hispanic women to work in the U.S. This year, Chrysler Group was included among the top 12 companies listed in the Report and will be featured in August issue of the magazine.


08/13

Cadillac Partners With IvyConnect Social Network DETROIT – Cadillac is partnering with IvyConnect, a members-only social network comprised of entrepreneurs, business leaders and other accomplished professionals to expose tastemakers to its luxury brand.


08/13

Nissan Launches "360" Event Demonstrating Breakthrough Technologies, Global Products and Brand Strategies IRVINE, Calif. — Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. is marking its 80th anniversary with "Nissan 360," a month-long showcase of the latest breakthroughs in vehicle technology, sustainability and market expansion by one of the world’s leading automotive groups.


08/13

Lexus’ “Verses and Flow” Season Three Returns This Fall to TV One Los Angeles, CA (August 16, 2013) – The third season of the NAACP Image Award-nominated Lexus “Verses and Flow” is set for broadcast on TV One, premiering September 11, 2013.


08/13

2014 Lexus IS Sport Sedan Designed to Deviate at 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show TORRANCE, Calif., – August 19, 2013 – The all-new 2014 Lexus IS sport sedan is getting closer to making its grand entrance this November at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas.


08/13

Jaguar Announces 2014 U.S. Model Lineup Autoworld.com-(MAHWAH, N.J.) - August 15, 2013 -Jaguar proudly announces its most dynamic North American lineup ever for 2014, with the all-new F-TYPE sports car joining the family as the heir to the Jaguar sports car legacy. The XJ flagship sedan range adds the XJR model, also with the 550hp engine, and the line gains numerous refinements. The stunning XFR-S sedan features a 550hp supercharged V8, with production limited to just 100 units for the model year. The XK range, meanwhile, continues to offer a true grand touring Coupe or Convertible, adding the ultra-performance XKR-S GT with just 30 units available for North America, 25 for the United States and five for Canada.


08/13

Nissan Altima One of Edmunds.com's "17 Best Cars You Can Buy" Autoworld.com- NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Earlier this week, the 2013 Nissan Altima was selected the Best Midsize Sedan in Edmunds.com's "17 Best Cars You Can Buy" list. The list, a new Edmunds.com feature this year, was created to select vehicles that are simply "the best, period" in each class.


08/13

HYUNDAI EQUUS RECEIVES AUTOPACIFIC’S TOP BILLING IN THE LUXURY CAR CATEGORY Autoworld.com- COSTA MESA, Calif., Aug. 19, 2013 – Hyundai Motor America’s premium sedan, Equus, was named by the automotive research and consulting firm AutoPacific, the 2013 Ideal Vehicle Award (IVA) winner in the Luxury Car category. The Equus beat out some tough competition that included the Lexus LS, Lexus GS, Cadillac XTS, Audi A6 and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.


08/13

Acura NSX Concept On Display At 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Autoworld.com- 08/18/2013 - TORRANCE, Calif.The Acura NSX Concept will make a special appearance on the Concept Lawn at the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance®, August 18, 2013, heralding the announcement of the Acura brand as an Official Sponsor of the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance®.


08/13

Scion Makes Touchscreen Audio System Standard for All Models TORRANCE, Calif., (Aug. 15, 2013) – Scion is the first non-luxury car brand to feature a touchscreen audio system as standard equipment across its entire lineup. Scion also announces new features and manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) for the 2014 FR-S and xD, 2013 xB and the limited-production 2014 iQ Monogram Series.


08/13

Toyota Motor Sales Earns Three 2013 AutoPacific 'Ideal Vehicle Awards' TORRANCE, Calif., August 15, 2013 - - Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS) demonstrated its ability to listen to its customers yet again. Three TMS vehicles were named in the annual AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Awards (IVA).


08/13

2013 J.P. Morgan Auto Conference - Bob Carter Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations Bob Carter discusses the automotive industry and Toyota’s sales forecast, the company’s optimism about the future and upcoming products at the J.P. Morgan Auto Conference in New York on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.


08/13

Mustang Alley Features Nearly 50 Years of Ford Mustang Heritage On Display at the Annual Woodward Dream Cruise DEARBORN,MICH:-It’s summertime in Detroit so that means it’s time to go cruising once again on Woodward Ave. As fans around the world celebrate the 50th consecutive year of Ford Mustang production, the intersection of 9 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue in Ferndale, just north of Detroit city limits, will again be the home for Mustang Alley during the Woodward Dream Cruise.


08/13

Sold for $500,000: 2014 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible Delivers for Brain Injury Association of America at Hot August Nights The last retail 2014MY Ford Shelby GT500 convertible auctioned by Ford Motor Company to benefit the Brain Injury Association of America fetched a whopping $500,000 at the inaugural Hot August Nights Auction Presented by Barrett-Jackson in Reno, Nev.


08/13

Dodge Announces Pricing for New 2014 Dodge Durango Auburn Hills, Mich. - The 2014 Dodge Durango, the ultimate “No Compromise SUV,” will start arriving in dealer showrooms at the end of the third quarter with a starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $29,795, excluding destination, making it the best-equipped seven-seat SUV priced less than $30,000.


08/13

Buick Achievers Awards $4.2 Million in Scholarships DETROIT – The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, funded by the General Motors Foundation, today announced scholarships totaling approximately $4.2 million to 1,100 recipients pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, also known as STEM, information technology and other fields important to the automotive industry.


08/13

Chevrolet Performance Cruises Woodward This Weekend DETROIT – Chevrolet Performance is back at the Woodward Dream Cruise this weekend at Memorial Park in Royal Oak, where it will display a collection of performance vehicles – including the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray – parts and accessories, and host autograph sessions with automotive personalities Linda Vaughn, Courtney Hansen and Izod IndyCar driver Will Power.


08/13

KIA MOTORS AMERICA LAUNCHES NEW KIA MEDIA MOBILE PRESS KITS IRVINE, Calif., August 12, 2013 – Journalists, start your mobile media platforms! Kia Motors America (KMA) is proud to offer Kia Media Mobile Press Kits at Kiamedia.com, providing the latest Kia news on the go.


08/13

Robert Moran Appointed Director of Communications for Mercedes-Benz USA Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) has announced the appointment of Robert Moran as its new director of corporate communications. Moran replaces Geoff Day, who left the company in August.


08/13

Mitsubishi Motors and Bon Appétit Team Up to Create Exclusive Native Editorial Content "Little Chefs Big Meals" Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) and Bon Appétit, the print, digital and mobile food-lifestyle brand, today announced a native editorial content partnership for a custom video series called "Little Chefs Big Meals."


08/13

MULSANNE LE MANS LIMITED EDITION MAKES NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT AT PEBBLE BEACH (Pebble Beach, 13 August 2013). The past meets the present for Bentley this year as California’s Monterey Peninsula is primed for a week of the world’s most coveted historic automobile displays and events.


08/13

Lincoln MKZ Retail Sales Up for July, California Continues to Deliver -Lincoln MKZ retail sales were up 3 percent for the month of July, going against a high sell down comparison from a year ago.


08/13

Chevrolet Certified Service Ready to Rescue at Woodward DETROIT – The Chevrolet Certified Service Rescue Squad will be cruising Woodward Avenue on Saturday, Aug. 17 to help keep things moving by lending an assist to beautiful classic cruisers that stall, overheat or run out of gas.


08/13

Live Webcast of Toyota Executive’s Presentation at Aug. 13 J.P. Morgan Auto Conference New York Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations, Bob Carter will speak at the J.P. Morgan Auto Conference in New York on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013. Follow the presentation via live webcast beginning at 8:15 a.m. EDT.


08/13

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA REPORTS BEST EVER JULY SALES COSTA MESA, Calif., August 1, 2013 – Hyundai Motor America today announced sales of 66,005 units, up 6.4 percent versus the same period in 2012. Santa Fe and Elantra continue to be star performers.


08/13

Chrysler Group to Invest $52 Million in Its Michigan Engine Plants August 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Group LLC today announced that it would invest $52 million in its engine plants in Trenton and Dundee, Mich., to increase capacity of the Tigershark engine, creating nearly 298 new positions at the Trenton plant.


08/13

HYUNDAI OFFERS HIGHLY EFFECTIVE DEALER EXPERIENCE COSTA MESA, Calif., August 7, 2013 – According to Foresight Research’s 2013 Dealership Report, Hyundai dealerships are tied for first place as the most influential to their buyers among non-luxury brands. Foresight Research, a company specializing in studies focusing on automotive, marine, and experiential marketing, provides this report as a comprehensive evaluation of current dealership experiences, buyer expectations, selection criteria and overall purchase influence versus all other marketing efforts.


08/13

2013 HYUNDAI ELANTRA SEDAN EARNS IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ In one of the most rigorous tests of vehicle safety, the 2013 Hyundai Elantra sedan earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK+. The Elantra sedan was one of only six small cars to receive the highest honor from IIHS.


08/13

SUBARU DOUBLES THE LOVE DURING SIXTH ANNUAL “SHARE THE LOVE” EVENT Subaru of America, Inc. has announced it will donate $10 million to charitable partners during its sixth annual “Share the Love” event. In 2012, Subaru donated $5 million to “Share the Love” charities and over the course of the five year program, Subaru has donated a total of $25 million.


08/13

Nissan Versa Note Named to Kelley Blue Book's 10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2013 The all-new 2014 Nissan Versa Note™ was named today to the top spot on Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com's list of 10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2013. Each year, editors at Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com, a leading provider of new and used car information, develop their list of the 10 Best Back-to-School Cars based on characteristics that cater to an average student's lifestyle. The publication credited the Versa Note's cost efficiency, sleek design and overall technology offerings as primary factors for the vehicle's top ranking.


08/13

BMW GROUP U.S. REPORTS JULY 2013 SALES The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported July sales of 29,993 vehicles, an increase of 10.5 percent from the 27,152 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, the BMW Group (BMW and MINI combined) is up 9.2 percent on sales of 202,780 in the first seven months of 2013 compared to 185,715 in the same period in 2012.


08/13

BMW GROUP POSTS ALL-TIME HIGH FOR SALES IN JULY BMW Group posted its highest ever sales for July, with a total of 152,349 vehicles delivered worldwide, an increase of 12.3% over the same month last year (prev. yr. 135,613). Worldwide sales year-to-date also reached an all-time high with 1,106,876 vehicles sold, an increase of 6.8% over the same period in 2012 (1,036,179).


08/13

2013 Ford Focus Earns Highest Possible Safety Rating from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety The 2013 Ford Focus earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Focus is one of six vehicles in the small car segment to achieve IIHS’s highest rating.


08/13

All-new 2014 Fiat 500L Named to KBB.com’s List of "10 Best Back-to-School Cars" Keeping the GPA up in school is challenging enough and the last concern students want to think about is the MPG efficiency of their ride. To make it easier, the editors of KBB.com have developed a list of the “10 Best Back-to-School Cars”


08/13

Jaguar Land Rover Showcases New High Performance Products To Enthusiasts And Collectors Throughout Pebble Beach Weekend Jaguar Land Rover will feature its full product line up at the Pebble Beach Automotive Weekend. A highlight of the weekend will be the North American debut of the Jaguar Project 7 concept car.


08/13

Jeff Curry Appointed Brand Vice President, Jaguar North America Jeff Curry has been appointed to the position of Vice President - Jaguar Brand, North America effective August 13. Curry will report to Andy Goss, President, Jaguar Land Rover North America, and will be responsible for directing the Jaguar brand in the United States, including marketing communications, CRM and product planning.


08/13

Ford’s New Sustainable Workforce Initiative Helps Ensure Hourly Employee Health, Efficiency and Productivity Ford is taking environmental sustainability a step further through an initiative called Sustainable Workforce meant to ensure the long-term health, efficiency and productivity of the company’s most important asset – its people.


08/13

Mopar® HEMI® Challenge Returns to the U.S. Nationals for a 13th Year The Mopar® HEMI® Challenge will once again have National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Sportsman enthusiasts revved up as Mopar-powered SS/AH (Super Stock/Automatic-HEMI) class competitors prepare for a showdown on the quarter-mile drag strip at Lucas Oil Raceway for the prestigious U.S. Nationals in Brownsburg, Ind., Aug. 29–30, for a 13th consecutive season.


08/13

Mercedes-Benz Sales Jump 22.5% in July for Seventh Record Month of 2013 Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported July sales of 26,423 units, an 18.5% boost over the 22,294 units sold in July 2012. Retail volumes at Mercedes-Benz reached 23,648 for the month—gaining 22.5% over the previous year—while year-to-date sales hit an all-time high of 165,598 units.


08/13

Ford Works to Strengthen Supplier Relationships to Provide Customers with Best-in-Class Technologies Ford Motor Company is introducing Aligned Business Framework 2.0 – the evolution of an initiative that helps strengthen supplier relationships and bring new technologies to more Ford customers faster.


08/13

Lincoln MKZ Ranked Most Appealing Compact Premium Car in APEAL The Lincoln MKZ was named this year’s best compact premium vehicle in the J.D. Power and Associates Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study reflecting the high marks owners give the vehicle for exterior styling, intuitive technology, seat comfort and storage.


08/13

The FIAT Brand and Grind Media Launch the Fiat 500L Urban Surf Party Series, Kicking Off This Summer August 6, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The FIAT Brand is debuting its unique urban beach party series – the Fiat 500L Urban Surf Party – in six major U.S. cities beginning this month to celebrate the launch of the new 2014 Fiat 500L in North America.


08/13

KIA MOTORS AMERICA REPORTS ALL-TIME BEST JULY SALES IRVINE, Calif., August 1, 2013 – Kia Motors America (KMA) today reported record July sales of 49,004 vehicles, a 1.9-percent increase over the same period in 2012. Following the launch of the national marketing campaign for the all-new 2014 Cadenza, the flagship sedan surpassed the 1,000 unit mark for the second time.


08/13

Mitsubishi Sales Soar to 24 Percent Increase in July Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) today reported July sales of 5,230, an increase of 24.7 percent compared to July 2012. Every Mitsubishi model currently in production showed a double-digit percentage increase for the month.


08/13

New 2014 4Runner Features Rugged Exterior Design Matches Its Authentic Off-Road Heritage For nearly three decades, the Toyota 4Runner mid-size SUV has been a stalwart for off-roading enthusiasts seeking a SUV with rugged, go-anywhere capability. Currently In its fifth-generation, 4Runner continues as one of the few fully capable mid-size SUVs, and the redesigned 2014 4Runner receives a rugged new exterior design, and interior refinements that add comfort and convenience without sacrificing its hallmark performance capability and excellent value.


08/13

Hay Farmer from Northern Michigan Heads Development of New 2014 Toyota Tundra Pickup Truck On farms throughout America, pickup trucks are like a member of the family. Mike Sweers is living the dream of every kid who was raised in farm country: He gets paid to create trucks. Sweers, who still runs an active hay farm in Northern Michigan, has used his mechanical engineering degree, and life experiences as a farmer, to aid him as the chief engineer of Toyota pickup trucks; especially the development of the new 2014 Tundra full-size pickup.


08/13

2014 All-American Tundra Full-Size Pickup: New Design Inside and Out. Improved Value, and Legendary Toyota Quality The redesigned 2014 Toyota Tundra half-ton full-size pickup truck adds dramatically bold elements of design, refinement, quality and craftsmanship, while building upon Tundra’s well-known reputation for reliability, efficiency and function, making it the most stylish, value-driven and capable Tundra yet.


08/13

Mercedes-Benz Sales Jump 22.5% in July for Seventh Record Month of 2013 Autoworld.com- August 01, 2013 - MONTVALE, N.J. Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported July sales of 26,423 units, an 18.5% boost over the 22,294 units sold in July 2012. Retail volumes at Mercedes-Benz reached 23,648 for the month—gaining 22.5% over the previous year—while year-to-date sales hit an all-time high of 165,598 units. Sprinter Van sales totaled 1,915, combining with 860 units sold at smart to bring MBUSA's grand total to 182,315 vehicles year-to-date. This makes July the seventh consecutive month of record-breaking sales at MBUSA for 2013.


08/13

New 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Designated an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK+ Autoworld.com- Thu, Aug 01, 2013 - Cypress, California. Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is honored to learn that its completely redesigned new 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander crossover has today been named a 2013 "Top Safety Pick+" award winner by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).


07/13

E&G Seeks to Strengthen Lincoln’s Global Presence Autoworld.com- Jul 24, 2013 | Dearborn, Mich. While much of the focus of Lincoln’s relaunch has been on the expansion of sales into China, the luxury brand is well-accustomed to the global stage. It’s actually been a global player for decades, and is currently sold in more than 30 countries throughout the Middle East and Central America, along with South Korea and Puerto Rico.


08/13

Jaguar Land Rover Reports U.S. Sales For July 2013 Autoworld.com- (MAHWAH, NJ) - August 1, 2013 -Jaguar Land Rover North America today reported July 2013 U.S. sales: Jaguar sales were 1,613 units, 60 percent up from 1,011 units in July 2012; Land Rover sales were 4,050 units, 22 percent up from 3,320 units in July 2012. Jaguar Land Rover North America July U.S. sales for both brands hit 5,663 units, a 31 percent increase from 4,331 in July 2012.


07/13

Chrysler Group Reports Second-Quarter Net Income of $507 Million Autoworld.com- July 30, 2013 , Auburn Hills,Mich. - Chrysler Group LLC today reported its preliminary second-quarter 2013 results,including net income of $507 million, an increase of 16 percent from $436 million in the same quarter a year earlier.


07/13

Ford to Offer Complimentary ST Octane Academy Driving Experience for Ford Fiesta ST, Focus ST Owners Autoworld.com- Jul 31, 2013 | Dearborn, Mich.Above the sound of screeching tires and racing engines, the school bell is being rung for acolytes of Ford’s Fiesta ST and Focus ST high-performance small cars.


07/13

Nissan and Gov. Bryant Break Ground on Supplier Park Supporting Jobs and Manufacturing Growth Autoworld.com- CANTON,Miss. - Nissan expanded its U.S. manufacturing footprint today with Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant joining Nissan employees to break ground on a new supplier park at the company's Canton, Miss. vehicle assembly plant.


07/13

2013 Honda Civic Tour Kicks Off Tomorrow in St. Louis Autoworld.com- 07/31/2013 - TORRANCE, Calif.Start your engines - this year's highly anticipated Honda Civic Tour will kick off tomorrow when headliner Maroon 5 takes the stage alongside special guest Kelly Clarkson in St. Louis.


07/13

Ford Escape Sets New Sales Record for Small Utilities Autoworld.com- Jul 31, 2013 | Dearborn, Mich, The Ford Escape set a new sales record. It is now the first small utility ever to sell more than 150,000 vehicles in the first half of any year.


07/13

Nissan Foundation Promotes Cultural Diversity Through Awards to 29 U.S. Nonprofits NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Nissan Foundation is awarding $689,000 in grants to support educational programs that foster a greater appreciation and understanding of America's diverse cultural heritage.


07/13

Toyota Leads the Charge in Hybrid Technology with Steady Popularity in California TORRANCE, Calif. (July 29, 2013) – Californians prefer Toyota hybrids over those of any other automaker as the brand continues to outsell its competition. In California, approximately six out of 10 hybrids sold are Toyota hybrids (61 percent market share). Despite tougher competition in the hybrid segment, Toyota’s hybrid leadership remains unmatched.


07/13

Toyota Financial Services President & CEO George Borst to Retire, Mike Groff to be Appointed New Company President & CEO TORRANCE, Calif.,July 29, 2013 – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) announced today that George Borst, the company’s U.S. leader of 16 years will be retiring effective September 30, 2013, after which he will assume the role of Executive Advisor until the end of calendar year 2014. Appointed to replace Borst is Mike Groff, currently Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Product Development at TFS.


07/13

Land Rover Range Rover Achieves The Highest APEAL Score Of Any Model In Its Segment In J.D. Power 2013 APEAL Study Autoworld.com- MAHWAH, N.J., July 24, 2013 - According to J.D. Power 2013 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study released today, the Land Rover Range Rover achieves the highest APEAL score in its segment and of any model in the industry in 2013, which marks the first time a model outside the large premium car segment has done so. The Land Rover brand ranks 4th overall, an improvement of two placements from 6th in 2012. Land Rover's Range Rover was the award recipient for Large Premium Crossover/SUV in both 2010 and 2011.


07/13

2013 KIA SOUL RANKED HIGHEST IN CLASS FOR COMPACT MPV IN J.D. POWER APEAL STUDY FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR Autoworld.com- IRVINE, Calif., July 25, 2013 – Kia Motors America (KMA) has been one of the fastest growing automotive companies in the U.S. in recent years, and three of its vehicles – the 2013 Optima, Rio and Soul – recently ranked at or near the top of their respective segments within the J.D. Power 2013 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study. The Soul claimed the highest ranking in the “Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV)” category for the second year in a row, while the Optima and Rio came in second in the “Midsize” and “Sub-Compact” car segments, respectively. The APEAL Study measures new-vehicle buyers’ satisfaction based on ratings of Design, Performance, Comfort, Features and Style.


07/13

VIDEO REPORT: Personal Libraries for Mississippi Preschoolers Funded by Nissan Autoworld.com- July 25,2013 CANTON, Miss. – Studies show that reading out loud to children is strongly related to academic achievement later in life. And, experts say, children who learn to read early come from families who have books in the home.


07/13

VIDEO REPORT: Nissan LEAF Soars in Atlanta as the 100,000th Electric Vehicle for Renault-Nissan Alliance is Sold Autoworld.com- ROSWELL, Ga. - Nissan's all-electric vehicle, the Nissan LEAF, is selling at historic rates in new cities throughout the U.S. Atlanta is now the third biggest market for LEAF sales, with more than 700 LEAFs sold in the last few months.


07/13

Subaru Breaks Guinness World Record™ Itasca, Ill - Subaru of America, Inc., in partnership with the Village of Itasca, has set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ record for the “Largest Parade of Subaru Cars.” On Saturday, July 13, 2013, 371 Subaru owners from nine states broke the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ record for the “Largest Parade of Subaru Cars” in the world. In addition to breaking the record, Subaru and parade participants supported two very worthy charities -- PAWS Chicago and Salute, Inc. Both organizations received $5,000 to support their individual areas of philanthropy.


07/13

New luxury SUV from Bentley: €930 million investment at Bentley plant in Crewe, UK Autoworld.com- Crewe/Wolfsburg, 23 July 2013 - UK Prime Minister David Cameron and the CEO of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn were present at today’s announcement that the Bentley brand will be proceeding with the development of a luxury SUV. The new car will be built at the headquarters of Bentley Motors in Crewe, UK, and sales will begin in 2016. Production of the brand’s fourth model line will create over 1,000 jobs in the UK – 400 at the Bentley facility and a further 600 at British automotive suppliers. Over the next three years, Bentley will invest some €930 million (over £800 million) in its headquarters in Crewe and the development of new models.


07/13

Toyota Issues Statement regarding Ongoing Collaboration with Ford and Reaffirms Its Commitment to Hybrids Autoworld.com- 23 July,2013 Toyota and Ford have completed their feasibility study for collaboration on the development of a new hybrid system for light trucks and SUVs, which was first announced in August of 2011. As a result, we have agreed to develop hybrid systems individually. Toyota and Ford continue to evaluate the feasibility of working together on next-generation standards for telematics and will consider other areas for future collaboration as well.


07/13

2013 National Council of La Raza Conference - Bob Carter Autowrold.com- I can’t imagine a better way to spend a Sunday morning....sampling New Orleans cuisine…surrounded by thousands of Latinas dedicated to enriching the lives of our Hispanic communities... So, first, thanks for inviting me to brunch! I’d like to take a minute to talk about just one of those inspiring Latinas.


07/13

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage At-A-Glance Making a triumphant return to the North American marketplace, the all-new 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage 5-door sub-compact is the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid gasoline vehicle available in America.


07/13

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport: Style, Safety and Welcome New Features in an American-Made 5-Passenger Crossover The American-made Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has long been a popular choice among savvy car shoppers – the compact crossover is the best-selling vehicle in the Japanese auto manufacturer's varied model lineup – for its smart styling, ample high-tech and luxurious standard equipment features, and all-around tremendous value for the money.


07/13

2013 National Council of La Raza Conference - Bob Carter Toyota Motor Sales Senior Vice President Bob Carter speaks at the NCLR Conference about Latina contributions to the economy and the community on July 21, 2013.


07/13

GREEN LIGHT FOR BENTLEY SUV Bentley Motors today confirms that it will proceed with the development of the Bentley SUV, the company’s fourth model line. The SUV will be made in Crewe and will go on sale in 2016.


07/13

Lexus Revs Up Instagram Launch with Performance- and Design-Inspired Content TORRANCE, Calif. (July 9, 2013) – In a unique partnership with the trusted auto experts of Motor Trend and art and design authority ArrestedMotion.com, Lexus outfitted respective editors with the first of Kogeto’s “Joey™” panoramic cameras to showcase the performance and stunning design of the 2014 Lexus IS.


07/13

Volvo Car Group reveals world-class safety and support features that will be introduced in the all-new XC90 in 2014 Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) reveals a number of user-friendly safety and support technologies that will be introduced in the all-new Volvo XC90 at the end of 2014.


07/13

BENTLEY TRAINEES CONTRIBUTE TO LOCAL CHARITY PROJECTS (Crewe, 10 July 2013). A group of trainees from Bentley Motors have successfully donated both time and money to a number of special projects for Crewe-based charities over the last 12 months.The Industrial Placement Students, Apprentices and Graduates have collectively raised just under £9,000 and dedicated over 175 hours of their time to both the NSPCC Crewe Service Centre, Rainbow House and The Cheshire Academy of Integrated Sports & Arts. Bentley Motors currently employs over 180 trainees who work across all functions in the business including, Production, Engineering, PR, Sales & Marketing, Finance, HR and Logistics.


07/13

BENTLEY REVEALS CONTINENTAL GT3 DETAILS AT GLOBAL DEBUT (Crewe / Goodwood, 12th July 2013) Bentley debuts its new Continental GT3 race car at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed today, unveiling a racing machine set to explore the extreme potential of Bentley’s iconic Grand Tourer, the Continental GT. Member of the Board for Engineering, Rolf Frech, comments: “The Continental GT3 exploits the incredible performance beneath the skin of every Continental GT.


07/13

MBUSA Challenges Instagrammers to Take The Wheel of the Eagerly Awaited CLA Autoworld.com- July 18, 2013 - MONTVALE, N.J. A picture is worth a thousand words. In this case, it might be worth a Mercedes-Benz. The heat is on as five of Instagram's all-star photographers take the wheel of the eagerly anticipated, soon-to-arrive Mercedes-Benz CLA from July 18 to August 23, 2013.


07/13

Mitsubishi i-MiEV Recognized as Landmark 100,000th Electric Vehicle Sold in the United States Autoworld.com- July 11,2013 Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.'s (MMNA) breakthrough 100% electric-powered Mitsubishi i-MiEV has recently been named the symbolic 100,000th plug-in electric production vehicle sold in America "since the introduction of the latest generation of highway-capable plug-in vehicles some two years ago," according to the national plug-in electric vehicle advocacy group, Plug In America.


07/13

The all-new 2014 Mercedes-Benz AMG 4MATIC Autoworld.com- July 17, 2013 - MONTVALE, NJ Mercedes-AMG is unleashing the all-new 2014 S63 AMG 4MATIC. The most powerful high-performance sedan in the luxury segment sets new standards in terms of driving dynamics, lightweight construction and efficiency. The AMG 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine – the most powerful member of the M157 engine family, with an output of 577 hp and torque of 664 lb-ft – delivers effortlessly superior performance. Thanks to systematic lightweight construction based on the "AMG Lightweight Performance" philosophy, the 2014 S63 AMG 4MATIC is up to 220 pounds lighter than its predecessor. A new standard feature on the 2014 model is the performanceoriented AMG all-wheel-drive 4MATIC system. This not only enhances traction but represents a new dimension in driving dynamics in its segment. The design, equipment and appointments of the 2014 S63 AMG 4MATIC meets the highest standards in terms of high-class appeal, quality and perfection, and will be available in U.S. showrooms in November 2013.


07/13

Mara Hoffman Receives "Mercedes-Benz Presents" Title Autoworld.com- July 12, 2013 - MONTVALE, NJ Mara Hoffman, the designer known for her originality of designs and fearless approach to print and color, receives the distinguished title of "Mercedes-Benz Presents" designer this season. Hoffman will showcase her collection alongside over thirty of the industry's most influential swimwear designers during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim at The Raleigh Hotel in Miami Beach.


07/13

Media Alert - Lexus and deviantART Challenge Artists with Design Contest Autoworld.com- July 17,2013 As part of its ongoing commitment to design, Lexus is partnering with deviantART.com to give artists the opportunity to design their vision of the 2014 Lexus IS F SPORT performance sedan. Artists have the next month to submit entries for judging, and the winning design will be brought to life and showcased at the prestigious SEMA car show in November. The winner will take home a one-year lease of the new 2014 Lexus IS along with other prizes. Second and third place winners, along with 22 additional semi-finalists, will also receive prize packages.


07/13

Third Annual Toyota 100 Cars For Good Program Continues to Impact Nonprofits’ Work Autoworld.com- TORRANCE, Calif. (July 15, 2013) – For the third year in a row, Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good philanthropic program will invite the public to select another 100 worthy organizations nationwide that will receive a Toyota vehicle. Beginning July 22, registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations can apply online at www.100carsforgood.com explaining how a new vehicle would support their work. Based on individuals’ votes, Toyota will give away two cars per day for 50 days to selected organizations.


07/13

2014 Jaguar F-TYPE - Canadian Autoworld.com- July 16,2013 "Jaguar is a founding member of the sports car segment with a rich sporting bloodline stretching over 75 years, and in the F-TYPE we've reignited that flame. The F-TYPE isn't designed to be like anyone else's sports car. It's a Jaguar sports car - ultra-precise, powerful, sensual and, most of all, it feels alive."


07/13

Honda Factory Performance Package Now Available for Accord Coupe V6 Autoworld.com- 07/16/2013 - TORRANCE, Calif.The limited-edition Honda Factory Performance® (HFP®) package for the Honda Accord Coupe V6 goes on sale today at select Honda dealers in the United States. First shown at the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas and recently performance tested by Honda's North American racing company, Honda Performance Development, Inc. (HPD), the HFP package adds significantly enhanced vehicle dynamics and distinctive styling cues to the already-sporty Accord Coupe.


07/13

2013 ‘Van d’Or Independent Film Awards’ is Open for Entries; Winning Films Will Tour Europe in New Ford Transit Custom Autoworld.com- COLOGNE, Germany, July 17, 2013 – Ford Motor Company and Cannes in a Van – the four-wheeled champion of independent filmmaking – have launched the 2013 Van d’Or Independent Film Awards and are inviting entries from across Europe.


07/13

Ford EcoSport Records 30,000 Bookings in Just 17 days Autoworld.com- NEW DELHI, India, July 16, 2013 – Indian consumers have recognized the compelling value proposition the all-new Ford EcoSport offers them, resulting in the SUV attracting over 30,000 bookings in just 17 days of its launch. Having witnessed unprecedented enquiries and growing order bank for the Ford EcoSport, Ford India is working hard to optimize deliveries and reduce the waiting time for delivery.


07/13

Newly Released Free Mopar “Drag N Brag” Game Brings Drag Racing to Fan Fingertips Autoworld.com- July 16, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Mopar fans and video game aficionados can now enjoy the fun of drag racing at their fingertips as the brand's collaboration with Minicades Mobile has launched a free game application for mobile devices called "Mopar Drag N Brag" that is available via Mopar.com/DragNBrag and through the iTunes App Store.


07/13

MINI TO STAGE RECORD-BREAKING PARADE ‘ACROSS THE MACK’ IN MICHIGAN Autoworld.com- July 8,2013 Woodcliff Lake, NJ – July 8, 2013… MINI owners from all across the country are being invited to help make history on Saturday August 3, by taking part in the world’s largest-ever parade of MINIs and establish a new Guinness World Record.


07/13

Volvo Car Group reaches landmark safety milestone: one million cars with pioneering auto brake technology sold Autoworld.com- July 9,2013 The sales of Volvo cars equipped with systems for automatic braking passed the one million mark - another milestone that confirms Volvo Car Group's world-leading position within automotive safety. Volvo Cars' technology for automatic braking includes several world firsts: City Safety, which is standard and works at speeds up to 50 km/h; Collision Warning with full auto brake; and Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection with full auto brake.


07/13

Nissan Announces New Mobility Assist Program for New Vehicles NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today Nissan announced the introduction of Nissan Mobility Assist, which aims to support the mobility needs of physically disabled customers. Nissan will offer up to a $1,000 reimbursement to have qualifying adaptive equipment installed on new Nissan vehicles to accommodate a physically disabled driver or passenger.


07/13

Nissan Altima Named to Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com 10 Best New Sedans Under $25,000 List Autoworld.com- July 12,2013 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The 2013 Nissan Altima was recently named to Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com 10 Best New Sedans Under $25,000 list. Each year, editors at Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com, a leading provider of new and used car information, drive and review nearly every new vehicle on the market to help consumers make an informed decision about which sedan is right for them. The completely-redesigned 2013 Altima was selected for its "artful" interior, comfortable seats, and its unparalleled combination of outstanding fuel economy and impressive horsepower. Adding to a growing number of accolades for 2013 Altima, the vehicle also made the cut for Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com 10 Best Family Cars List earlier this year.


07/13

Power to the People: Nissan Showstoppers Set to Star at Goodwood Festival of Speed Autoworld.com- July 12,2013 LONDON, UK – Nissan is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Goodwood Festival of Speed (July 11-14) with a spectacular range of activities that bring the excitement and passion of the brand to life. The entertainment starts at the Moving Motor Show, now firmly established as the curtain-raiser to the Festival itself. Taking place on July 11, it featured a Nissan stand bursting at the seams with innovative new cars available for visitors to drive. These include the new Juke NISMO and 370Z NISMO, plus the amazing new MY13 LEAF. Those lucky enough to secure test drives sampled these innovative machines around the Goodwood Estate on a route that takes in the famous Goodwood hillclimb course.


07/13

Third Annual Toyota 100 Cars For Good Program Continues to Impact Nonprofits’ Work TORRANCE, Calif. (July 15, 2013) – For the third year in a row, Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good philanthropic program will invite the public to select another 100 worthy organizations nationwide that will receive a Toyota vehicle. Beginning July 22, registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations can apply online at www.100carsforgood.com explaining how a new vehicle would support their work.


06/13

Escalade Leads Segment in Initial Quality Study The Cadillac Escalade today was ranked highest in the Large Premium CUV segment in the 2013 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study for the fourth consecutive year. The CTS luxury sport sedan finished third in the Compact Premium Car segment.


07/13

The FIAT Brand to Debut “Body Paint” Print Ad in ESPN The Magazine’s Annual Body Issue July 10, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FIAT Brand North America unveils a one-of-a-kind print ad this week when it debuts “Body Paint” in this year’s annual ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue. The visually stunning print ad features more than a dozen female artists, models and contortionists to recreate the image of a Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio. The annual edition of ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue (07/22) will be on newsstands starting Wed., July 10.


07/13

Toyota Saves Trees…by the Billions How do you save a few billion trees and a billion bucks? Boot the box. Kick the carton. Punt the packaging.More than a decade ago, Toyota began using returnable containers for shipping parts and accessories. The environmental impact so far: saving 220 million pounds of wood and 145 million pounds of cardboard, the equivalent of 2.7 billion trees. It also adds up to $1 billion in cost savings for the company...and that’s no pulp fiction.


07/13

Ford C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrids Support €13.2 Million Mobility Study into Integrating Electric Vehicles into Cities Autoworld.com- COLOGNE, Germany, July 12, 2013 – Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid vehicles are hitting Europe’s roads in support of a Ford-led €13.2 million study into electric vehicles in urban areas. Seventeen C-MAX Energi vehicles form part of a fleet of 66 Ford electrified vehicles that will be integrated into the transport infrastructure of Cologne, Germany, to support the “colognE-mobil” research project that could offer a template for the potential further roll-out of electric vehicle infrastructures in other cities across Germany. Project-managed by Ford, “colognE-mobil” also includes the recently launched zero-emission Ford Focus Electric and is partly funded by the German government.


07/13

20 Years, 200 Wins for Honda in Indy Car Racing Autoworld.com- 07/10/2013 - TORRANCE, Calif. Scott Dixon's triumph Sunday at Pocono Raceway was a milestone event for American Honda and its Honda Performance Development racing arm: the 200th Indy car race win for the manufacturer since entering the sport in 1994. "I'd like to congratulate all of our associates at HPD, who have worked incredibly hard and made personal sacrifices to make the success of our racing programs their top priority," said Art St. Cyr, President of Honda Performance Development. "This is a milestone event for HPD and the Honda Indy car racing program. It's also a tribute to American Honda's long-term commitment to the sport of Indy car racing, and our desire to see it grow and prosper." "I'd also like to thank Honda R&D for the continued assistance and support throughout our CART and IRL racing programs, and our technical partners at Ilmor for their contributions to our IRL program." Honda's Indy car racing debut was inauspicious: an eighth-place run in Surfers Paradise, Australia in March 1994. But the company's North American open-wheel racing heritage began that day, including nine seasons of Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) competition; and another 11 to date in the Indy Racing League and INDYCAR. All of them leading to Honda's 200th Indy car win by Dixon Sunday at Pocono Raceway, highlighting a 1-2-3 sweep for Honda and Dixon's Chip Ganassi Racing team. Honda's first Indy car win, by Andre Ribeiro at New Hampshire International Speedway, didn't come until August 20, 1995 – almost 18 months after that Surfers Paradise debut. It was the first of 65 CART race victories, resulting in four manufacturers' championships between 1996 and 2002, and six consecutive drivers' titles. "Thinking back to 1995, when we won our first race after two years of testing, development and racing – and knowing the effort and hardship that went into achieving that milestone – it seems incredible that we've already reached our 200th win," said Steve Eriksen, Vice President of Honda Performance Development (HPD), who was present for both landmark events. "At the time of that first win, 200 wins would have seemed like a pure fantasy to us, not to mention all the titles, and additional racing programs that have followed."


07/13

Ram Introduces New "Black Express” Model for 2013 Autoworld.com-July 11, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - For 2013, Ram has taken one of its most popular models and loaded it with attitude. The Ram Black Express takes a combination of style, performance, capability and value and transforms into the “baddest-looking” factory-built truck on the market. The 2013 Ram Black Express is distinguished by its all-black exterior. Starting with 20-inch black aluminum wheels, it also adds a black front fascia with fog lamps, black grille surround with black hex-link inserts, black rear bumper and black Ram’s head badges on the grille and tailgate. All body-side badging has been removed. “Ram Trucks are known for their bold, in-your-face presence,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO – Ram Truck Brand. “The new Black Express takes Ram’s aggressive good looks to an all new sinister level by 'blackening out' the entire truck while maintaining a great price.”


07/13

Chevrolet to Enter Myanmar YANGON, MYANMAR, 08 JULY 2013 - General Motors Southeast Asia Operations recently signed a letter of intent with Pacific Alpine Pte. Ltd., for the distribution, sale and service of Chevrolet vehicles in Myanmar. The country’s first Chevrolet showroom is scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2013. Chevrolet models will be sourced from GM manufacturing facilities around the world to meet the specific requirements of Myanmar consumers.


07/13

Martin Apfel to Leave General Motors AutoWorld.com-BANGKOK – Martin Apfel, president of GM South East Asia Operations, GM Thailand and Chevrolet Sales Thailand, has elected to leave General Motors, effective July 31, to pursue other interests. A permanent replacement will be announced at a later date.“I would like to thank Martin for his service to GM,” said GM Vice President, Global Manufacturing, and President, International Operations, Tim Lee. “Under his leadership, GM has achieved record sales in ASEAN. We have expanded our manufacturing and sales


07/13

2014 Sierra Arrives During GMC’s Best June in Seven Years DETROIT – GMC retail sales were up 17 percent year over year in June, closing at the highest volume since 2006. Total sales, up 3 percent, were the best since 2007. GMC’s core products – Sierra, Acadia and Terrain – all posted June sales gains and as the brand reached the half-way point of 2013 with retail sales up 14 percent year to date. June was the first month for sales of the all-new 2014 Sierra full-size pickup, which arrived amid the seventh straight month of year-over-year retail gains for Sierra. Combined with 2013 models, the new Sierra helped drive 40 percent year-over-year ½-ton pickup retail sales growth for the month.


07/13

Chevrolet and Pacific Alpine Pte. Ltd. to Support Sports, Charitable Organizations and Education in Myanmar AutoWorld.com:-YANGON, MYANMAR - Chevrolet and Pacific Alpine Pte. Ltd. announced plans today to launch a three-tier corporate social responsibility (CSR) program in Myanmar next month. All three projects represent the Chevrolet brand platform, “Find New Roads,” by helping build communities through education and technology.


07/13

Nissan to Add Electric Vehicle Quick Charging at More Than 100 U.S. Leaf-Certified Dealerships Autoworld.com-08/07/2013 In an effort to speed the expansion of electric vehicle charging and build consumer awareness of the capability of the all-electric Nissan LEAF, Nissan will support installation of more than 100 DC quick chargers at LEAF-certified dealers in 21 key markets nationwide. The units, which use the CHAdeMO standard, can charge the vehicle from depleted to about 80 percent in about 30 minutes.


07/13

All-New Range Rover Sport Takes On Mighty Spitfire Fighter In A Duel Of British Legends At Goodwood Autoworld.com-July 8, 2013 -Two supreme examples of British engineering, the All-New Range Rover Sport and the legendary Supermarine Spitfire, have engaged in a duel to measure their off-road mastery. The Range Rover Sport, the fastest production Land Rover to date, representing the latest advances in all-terrain performance has been pitted against Britain's most famous fighter aircraft in a high-speed off-road race along the grass airstrip at the Goodwood Aerodrome in Sussex. Land Rover was invited to take part in the challenge, formulated by Goodwood'sFortyOneSix.comwebsite. It provided a perfect curtain raiser for this weekend's Festival of Speed, where the new Range Rover Sport will be making its UK dynamic debut.


07/13

Chevrolet Performance to Sponsor NHRA U.S. Nationals DETROIT – Chevrolet Performance has signed a multi-year deal to become the title rights sponsor of the largest and most prestigious event on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series circuit: the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.


07/13

Toyota Leads All Automakers in 2012 U.S. Patents Issued ANN ARBOR, Mich. (July 5, 2013) -- The United States Patent and Trademark Office issued more patents to Toyota’s innovative designers and engineers in 2012 than to any other automaker, according to a recently-released survey by the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO).


07/13

New 2014 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Named Winner of Cars.com/USA Today Midsize SUV Challenge July 8, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - After testing six vehicles for fuel efficiency, practicality, driving ability, comfort and features, experts from three major media outlets and a family representing the average mid-size SUV buyer have named the new 2014 Jeep® Grand Cherokee the winner of the 2013 Cars.com/USA Today Midsize SUV Challenge.


07/13

Toyota Announces Voluntary Recall of Certain Yaris Vehicles TORRANCE, CA July 2, 2013 – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. today announced that it will conduct a voluntary safety recall involving approximately 74 Model Year 2012 Toyota Yaris vehicles.


07/13

KIA MOTORS AMERICA ANNOUNCES JUNE SALES AutoWorld.com :-IRVINE, Calif., 2013 – Kia Motors America (KMA) today reported sales in excess of 50,000 units for the second straight month, as the all-new 2014 Cadenza reached the 1,000 unit mark for the first time following the launch of the flagship sedan’s national marketing campaign.


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Worldwide Prius Sales Top 3-Million Mark AutoWorld.com:-Toyota City, Japan, July 3, 2013 — Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces that as of the end of June, worldwide cumulative sales of the iconic Prius gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle passed the 3-million mark(2).


06/13

2014 Buick Lineup Offers Active Safety Suite AutoWorld.com-DETROIT – Every 2014 Buick model – Verano, Regal, LaCrosse, Encore and Enclave – will be offered with a suite of available active safety systems that watch the front, side and rear of the vehicle to help prevent crashes.


07/13

SUBARU REPORTS 42 PERCENT INCREASE IN JUNE SALES; BEST-EVER JUNE FOR FORESTER AND OUTBACK AutoWorld.com-Cherry Hill, N.J. - Subaru of America, Inc. today reported 39,235 vehicle sales for the month of June, a 42 percent increase over June 2012. The company also posted best-ever June sales for Forester and Outback models. Year-to-date sales for Subaru total 204,597 – 25 percent higher than the same period in 2012.


07/13

Team Honda Muscle Milk To Fly Red, White and Blue Colors at Red Bud AutoWorld.com-Torrance, CA -For the next round of the 2013 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross championship taking place in Michigan, Team Honda Muscle Milk will showcase its bikes and riders in patriotic-themed Red, White and Blue designs to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Round seven of the 2013 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross championship will mark the 39th annual Red Bud National in Buchanan, MI, and the team CRF450R race bikes will feature Red, White and Blue graphics and seat cover designed by Throttle Jockey, along with blue D.I.D wheels. In addition, Justin Barcia and Trey Canard will both don patriotic-themed riding gear for the holiday weekend.


07/13

Nissan U.S. Sales Increase 12.9% to Set New June Record AutoWorld.com-NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Driven by demand for its highest-volume models, Nissan U.S. sales in June totaled 104,124, an increase of 12.9 percent over 92,237 units a year earlier. This marks the company's best-ever June U.S. sales performance. Nissan Division sales increased 16.1 percent to 95,010 units, also a June record. Sales of Infiniti vehicles in June totaled 9,114 units.


06/13

BENTLEY’S CREWE FACTORY CELEBRATES 75 YEARS AutoWorld.com-(Crewe, 20th June 2013) This day 75 years ago in 1938, the first building block was placed at Pyms Lane marking the beginning of Bentley’s famous factory in Crewe


07/13

NEW HOME FOR BENTLEY IN ST. PETERSBURG (Crewe / St. Petersburg, 1 July 2013) Bentley has enhanced its presence in Russia’s second city, St. Petersburg, with the opening of a new showroom.


06/13

Statement by American Honda Regarding Master Power Window Switch Recall: 2007-2008 Honda Fit Honda will voluntarily recall 143,083 model-year 2007-2008 Fit vehicles in the United States to replace the master power window switch, at no charge to its customers. Under severe conditions, rain water or other spilled liquids may enter through an open driver's window and enter the master power window switch on the driver's door. Over time,


06/13

All-New 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor Is World's First EcoBoost-Powered Sport Truck AutoWorld.com-DEARBORN, Mich., June 27, 2013 – The 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor is the first-ever EcoBoost®-powered sport truck that addresses the needs of street truck enthusiasts looking for high-performance V8 power with V6 fuel economy.


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Buoyed by All-new EcoSport, Ford Sales up 14 Percent AutoWorld.com-NEW DELHI, India, 1 July, 2013 – Ford India sold 8,771 vehicles in combined wholesales and exports in June as it expanded its stable of global One Ford vehicles with the launch of the All-new Ford EcoSport.


06/13

Mopar Doubles up on Wins at Route 66 NHRA Nationals with Hagan and Coughlin AutoWorld.com:-June 30, 2013 , Joliet, Ill. - Mopar drivers Matt Hagan and Jeg Coughlin Jr took top honours at the 16th annual Route 66 NHRA Nationals “doubling-up” at the Chicagoland area track with title wins in both Funny Car and Pro Stock classes for a third time in the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing series season.


06/13

2014 Cadillac XTS Packs Twin Turbo Power AutoWorld.com-DETROIT Cadillac will add a new option to its XTS luxury sedan: More power and torque. Starting in August, the all-new Cadillac Twin Turbo V6 will go into production as an optional engine for the 2014 XTS.


06/13

2014 GMC Sierra V-6 Delivers 24 mpg Highway AutoWorld.com-DETROIT – The same technology that makes the all-new 2014 Sierra’s 4.3L EcoTec3 V-6 the most capable standard V-6 in any full-size truck also makes it a segment leader in fuel economy, allowing owners to go farther on a single fill-up.


06/13

GMC Ranks Second Among All Nameplates in Initial Quality AutoWorld.com-DETROIT – The GMC brand ranks second highest among nameplates in the industry in the 2013 J.D. Power Initial Quality StudySM, based on results announced today.


06/13

Buick LaCrosse Priced at $34,060 Autoworld.com:-DETROIT – The 2014 Buick LaCrosse luxury sedan goes on sale later this year with a suggested retail price of $34,060, including a $925 destination charge. Standard equipment includes next-generation IntelliLink connectivity, an eight-inch reconfigurable color cluster display, eight air bags and an eAssist powertrain that offers an EPA-estimated 36 highway mpg.


06/13

Chevrolet Revs Up for Its Return to The Oscars® AutoWorld.com:-DETROIT – Every year, tens of millions of viewers in the United States watch The Oscars. For the next five years, Chevrolet will advertise its award-winning vehicles as part of this night of stars.


06/13

Jaguar and Gilt City Partner To Celebrate #MYTURNTOJAG Social Media Contest (MAHWAH, NJ) - June 11, 2013 -Jaguar and Gilt City are partnering to celebrate #MyTurnToJag. The luxury automotive brand and the innovative online shopping tool that brings upscale events and designer products to consumers are hosting exclusive events in New York, Chicago, Miami and Los Angeles following the winners' F-TYPE drive experience in support of Jaguar's social media contest. The events will host Gilt members, VIPs, Jaguar brand partners and enthusiasts. Guests will have their turn in the passenger seat as a Jaguar professional driver navigates the F-TYPE through each city during the course of the event.


06/13

Jaguar XJR Makes Canadian Debut At MotorExpo Toronto "The new XJR epitomizes the three pillars of technology, performance and seductive design which the Jaguar brand stands for in the twenty-first century, while delivering new levels of dynamic ability in a luxury sedan."


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2014 Jaguar XKR-S GT Featured At MotorExpo Toronto (MISSISSAUGA, ON) - June 24, 2013- The limited production Jaguar XKR-S GT will be featured at the Toronto's Motorexpo starting today at Brookfield Place and First Canadian Place, Toronto. With very limited volume the XKR-S GT promises to be a rare sight on the road and a much sought after car for both the collector and the serious driving enthusiast - worldwide production is planned for just 30 cars, with a limit of only 5 produced for the Canadian market to celebrate 25 years of the R Performance Line. MSRP in Canada will be $179,000.


06/13

GM Halol Plant Receives Good Housekeeping Award AutoWorld.com-General Motors India Halol plant recieved the 'Good Housekeeping Award' for the year 2012-13 from a prominent NGO on 24th May, 2013 for the automotive category in the state of Gujarat. GMI's Halol Plant has won the 'Baroda Productivity Council' (BPC) contest for the fifth time in a row. The BPC is held once in every two years and GM has bagged this award continuously starting from 2001 under the 'Automotive and Component' category.


06/13

Chrysler Group LLC and Fiat SpA Open Mopar Operations in South Africa Autoworld.com-Since Fiat SpA aligned with Chrysler Group LLC, the companies have opened Mopar warehouses in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Japan, South Korea, Russia, the Middle East, and the United Arab Emirates. Today, both companies announced the opening of a new parts distribution center in Pretoria, South Africa.


06/13

Toyota Camry Tops Midsize Segment in J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey TORRANCE, Calif., June 19, 2013 -- The Toyota Camry, America’s top-selling car for the past 11 years, is ranked the number one midsize car in the 2013 J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey.


06/13

KELLEY BLUE BOOK’s KBB.COM NAMES 2013 KIA SOUL TO LIST OF COOLEST NEW CARS UNDER $18,000 Kia Motors America’s (KMA) top-selling urban passenger vehicle, the 2013 Soul, was named to Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com list of the 10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000. Chosen by the site’s editors, the 2013 Soul was celebrated for its fun and bold design, high-tech offerings and roominess.


06/13

2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Press Kit The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb competition is a time trial event for automobiles and motorcycles held annually at Colorado Springs, Colorado around Independence Day weekend that attracts over 150 competitors every year.


06/13

Ford, UAW and UAW Trust Launch Voluntary Regional Health Care Pilot Program DEARBORN, Mich., June 24, 2013 – Ford Motor Company, United Auto Workers and the UAW Trust are launching an Enhanced Care Program pilot this summer in southeastern Michigan to help improve the health care experience and outcome for Ford’s hourly active employees and the Trust’s non-Medicare retired members


06/13

Nissan at the Forefront of Excitement and Innovation at the Buenos Aires International Motor Show BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Nissan will present to Argentinean car enthusiasts at the Buenos Aires International Motor Show new releases for 2013 -- Altima and Versa. Also present will be other globally successful models such as JUKE, Pathfinder and the new Sentra.


06/13

To the point: New Golf Estate offers sportiness and variability Volkswagen will be launching an all-new Golf Estate this summer. The all-round car is based on the Golf VII and utilises technologies and benefits of the innovative modular transverse matrix (MQB). And that means: reduced weight (up to 105 kg lighter), optimised package (100 litres more cargo space), sharper body proportions, new safety and convenience systems, new petrol and diesel engines (up to 15 per cent more fuel efficient) and new running gear technologies.


06/13

All-New Range Rover Sport Sets Pikes Peak Hill Climb Record June 7, 2013 -The all-new Range Rover Sport yesterday established the record for a production-standard Sport Utility Vehicle and broke the long standing record for any kind of production-standard vehicle on the Pikes Pike International Hill Climb course, venue of the spectacular annual competition known as 'The Race To the Clouds'.


06/13

Toyota Boosting Manufacturing Investment in Alabama, Missouri and Tennessee ERLANGER, Ky. (June 20, 2013) – Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA), announced today that its Alabama engine plant and Bodine Aluminum casting plants will invest a combined $200 million to boost machining capacity and engine parts production for V6 engines.


06/13

Jaguar F-TYPE Is Official Pace Car Of The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Jaguar North America is proud to announce the all-new 2014 Jaguar F-TYPE will be the official pace car of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, presented by SHOP 'n SAVE on July 21, 2013.


06/13

2013 Dodge Dart and 2013 Fiat 500 Named to the ‘10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000’ List by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com AutoWorld.com-June 20, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com named the Chrysler Group’s 2013 Dodge Dart and 2013 Fiat 500 as picks for this year’s “10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000.”


06/13

25th BMW International Open: Golf stars transform the English Garden into the Championship Course. Autoworld.com-18/06/2013 Munich. Bright blue skies, well over 30 degrees Celsius and green grass as far as the eye can see: this is how the people of Munich love the English Garden – and the “Green Lung” in the heart of the Bavarian capital was at its brilliant best for the golf stars at the “Opening Show Event” ahead of the 25th BMW International Open. Ernie Els (South Africa), Sergio García (Spain), Dustin Johnson (USA), Maximilian Kieffer (Germany), Matteo Manassero (Italy), Miguel Ángel Jiménez (Spain) and Marcel Siem (Germany) descended on the vast expanse of parkland – a favourite spot for residents of Munich and tourists to escape from the stress of everyday life and enjoy the sun – and put on a spectacular show to mark the opening of the 25th anniversary celebrations on Tuesday. In the grand finale at the “Seehaus Beer Garden”, it was Kieffer who received a BMW bike as reward for his first win of the tournament week.


06/13

2014 Chevrolet SS Priced at $44,470 Autoworld.com-15/06/2013 DETROIT – The suggested retail price for the 2014 Chevrolet SS sports sedan is $44,470, including a $995 destination charge, Chevrolet announced today. Title and license fees are extra. The SS goes on sale in the fourth quarter of 2013. The U.S.-exclusive SS – Chevrolet’s first rear-drive performance sedan since 1996 – comes well-equipped in only one model, with a power-operated sunroof ($900) and full-size spare tire ($500) as the only options. “The all-new SS is engineered for performance enthusiasts who’ve been clamoring for a rear-wheel-drive sedan,” said Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet Marketing. “Adding the SS to the lineup further solidifies Chevrolet’s position as America’s best-selling performance-car brand that also includes the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray and Camaro Z/28.”


06/13

“NOT NORMAL” – MINI brand campaign Autoworld.com-17/06/2013 Munich. The new MINI brand campaign got underway in June under the already established “NOT NORMAL” claim. The global campaign conveys the brand's individual, high-energy attitude to life and highlights the strong emotional and personal connection between driver and MINI. “NOT NORMAL” focuses on MINI's strong, independent character. The campaign, which integrates the full range of MINI products, will be rolled out worldwide through all communication channels.


06/13

Gives everything and use very little:10 years of MINI diesel engines Autoworld.com-17/06/2013 Munich. One man, one engine, and no end of anniversaries: it was 120 years ago that Rudolf Diesel started developing the compression-ignition engine that was soon to be named after him. The very first prototype completed its test run in August of that same year. The first diesel engine factory was founded 115 years go. The engine invented by Diesel was used in ships for the first time 110 years ago, and it has been 90 years since the first diesel-powered truck went on the road. The MINI was first fitted with a diesel engine ten years ago. Each of these anniversaries is reason enough to celebrate the qualities of the diesel engine - and to commemorate its inventor, who died exactly 100 years ago.


06/13

The new BMW 4 Series Coupe. Autoworld.com-15/06/2013 The new BMW 4 Series Coupe heralds the dawn of a new coupe era at BMW. Launched as the fourth generation of BMW’s sporty mid-size Coupe, the new BMW 4 Series Coupe embodies the very essence of aesthetic appeal and dynamics in the premium segment. Its stylistic features carry the promise of a powerful presence on the road, stand-out dynamic ability and driving pleasure in abundance. Indeed, the new BMW 4 Series Coupe represents a paragon of balanced proportions and the final chapter in a story of development. The “4” in its title headlines this new era for the Coupe and emphasises not only its stand-alone design, but also an even greater technical differentiation from its BMW 3 Series cousins. The new BMW 4 Series Coupe is visibly larger in width and wheelbase than the outgoing BMW 3 Series Coupe, and its dynamically stretched coupe silhouette sits considerably lower to the road. This, together with its BMW-typical short overhangs, long bonnet and set-back passenger compartment with flowing roofline, lends the BMW 4 Series Coupe impeccable visual balance. The car’s striking front end – with its characteristic BMW design features, such as the double-kidney grille, twin circular headlights and a large air intake in the front apron – is keen to display its family ties with the BMW 3 Series. However, the more sporting interpretation of the BMW 4 Series Coupe also underlines its dynamic convictions. A new element of the BMW 4 Series Coupe are the Air Breathers, positioned rearwards of the front wheel arches to reduce drag in this area. The Coupe’s muscular wheel arches and wide track make a particularly prominent contribution to the hunkered-down design of the rear, with its prominent horizontal lines.


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ALL4 climbs the winner's podium: success for the MINI Countryman in the 2013 Autoworld.com-14/06/2013 Munich. Irresistible design and unstoppable progress – the MINI Countryman is winning over fresh target groups and attracting increasing numbers of fans among potential buyers of all-wheel drive automobiles. The latest evidence of this is its outstanding performance in the 2013 "Off Road Award". A reader's vote held by the car magazine "Off Road" has secured a place on the winner's podium for the first MINI with four doors, a large tailgate and the optional all-wheel drive system ALL4. The MINI Countryman was ranked second in the subcompact SUV category.


06/13

2014 GM U.S. Models to Include New Maintenance Plan Customers who purchase or lease an eligible new 2014 Chevrolet, Buick or GMC car, truck or crossover in the U.S. will be covered by a new maintenance program that includes certain scheduled services for two years or 24,000 miles, whichever occurs first.


06/13

"The sportiest cars of 2013" - three BMW models lead the field Autoworld.com-13/06/2013 Munich.With the award of three first places in three different classes, the readers of the specialist German magazine "Sport Auto" have returned their verdict and named three current BMW models as "The sportiest cars of 2013", expressing once again their preference for pure driving pleasure. In the diesel category, the BMW M550d xDrive was voted into first place again, continuing the trend it set the previous year. Two more first-in-class awards were won by the BMW 335i Sedan and the BMW 335i Coupe. This hat trick, the triple triumph in the current readers’ vote, builds on the excellent results regularly achieved by BMW over a number of years in this definitive, long-established ballot. The "Sport Auto" Awards 2013 will be presented on 12th June 2013 at the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart.


06/13

BMW Group helps communities affected by floods Autoworld.com-12/06/2013 Munich. The BMW Group and its employees have responded quickly and directly to help repair damage from the widespread, catastrophic flooding in many areas. The company will make a donation of 1.5 million euros. The BMW fire service and a large number of employees have already provided local support throughout the area. The donation will be made available to the areas around the BMW plants in Dingolfing/Landshut, Regensburg/Wackersdorf and the Leipzig-Halle region, and disbursed in close consultation with local authorities and districts.


06/13

25th BMW International Open: “TEE Time” in the English Garden. Autoworld.com-11/06/2013 Munich. “No presents on offer at this birthday celebration” – that is the motto of the 25th BMW International Open in Munich Eichenried. However, that is not entirely true when it comes to the opening event at Germany’s biggest week of golf: the regional capital Munich and the Free State of Bavaria, who own the English Garden, have presented the only professional golf tournament in Germany with an exclusive present. On Tuesday 18th June, seven of the high-class field’s many stars will have the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to a wider public in one of the largest urban parks in the world, set against the picturesque backdrop of the city on the River Isar. Among them will be reigning Open Champion Ernie Els (South Africa), Sergio García (Spain), Dustin Johnson (USA), BMW Golfsport Ambassador Maximilian Kieffer (Germany), BMW PGA Champion Matteo Manassero (Italy), crowd favourite Miguel Ángel Jiménez (Spain) and Germany’s top pro Marcel Siem (Germany). “We are delighted to be able to start the countdown to the 25th BMW International Open in the middle of the English Garden,” said Magnus Wiese, Head of Events, Exhibitions and Sports Marketing BMW Germany. “A big vote of thanks goes to the Free State of Bavaria, the Bavarian capital Munich and the city of Munich’s park administration, who have made this event possible and given us this wonderful birthday present. This just goes to show that the entire city is behind this tournament – and has been for almost a quarter of a century now. Golf fans can look forward to an atmospheric start to the tournament week, which will allow them to watch world-class golf stars at close hand.” The illustrious group of golfers will demonstrate their ability – and their showmanship – in a “Nearest-the-pin” competition on a mightily impressive stage, the likes of which even they are unlikely ever to have experienced before. At 17:00, and with a superb view of the city of Munich, the seven pros will tee off on the 70-metre opening hole from the Monopteros, with the goal to land their ball as close to the pin as possible. After dropping into the Chinese Tower, probably the best-known tourist attraction in the English Garden, the international stars will head to the Werneckwiese for the second hole. This year’s “Opening Show Event” ends at the renowned “Seehaus Biergarten” (Lake House beer garden). Here, the pros will meet guests at the BMW International Open “Draw Party” and take aim at the spectacular island green on “Kleinhesseloher See” (Kleinhesseloher Lake). The winner of the competition will receive a BMW bike – the perfect mode of transport for the 3.75km² park in Munich’s city centre.


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2014 Chevrolet SS Priced at $44,470 Autoworld.com-06/06/2013 DETROIT – The suggested retail price for the 2014 Chevrolet SS sports sedan is $44,470, including a $995 destination charge, Chevrolet announced today. Title and license fees are extra. The SS goes on sale in the fourth quarter of 2013. The U.S.-exclusive SS – Chevrolet’s first rear-drive performance sedan since 1996 – comes well-equipped in only one model, with a power-operated sunroof ($900) and full-size spare tire ($500) as the only options. “The all-new SS is engineered for performance enthusiasts who’ve been clamoring for a rear-wheel-drive sedan,” said Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet Marketing. “Adding the SS to the lineup further solidifies Chevrolet’s position as America’s best-selling performance-car brand that also includes the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray and Camaro Z/28.”


06/13

GM Reports First Quarter Net Income of $0.9 Billion Autoworld.com-11/06/2013 DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today announced first quarter net income attributable to common stockholders of $0.9 billion, or $0.58 per fully diluted share. These results include a net loss from special items that reduced net income by $0.2 billion, or $0.09 per fully diluted share. In the first quarter of 2012, GM’s net income attributable to common stockholders was $1.0 billion, or $0.60 per fully diluted share, including a net loss from special items of $0.6 billion or $0.33 per share. Net revenue in the first quarter of 2013 was $36.9 billion, compared to $37.8 billion in the first quarter of 2012. Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) adjusted was $1.8 billion, compared to $2.2 billion the first quarter of 2012. First quarter EBIT-adjusted results for 2013 include the impact of $0.1 billion in restructuring costs. “The year is off to a solid start as we increased our global share with strong new products that are attracting customers around the world,” said Dan Akerson, GM chairman and CEO. “In addition, we saw progress in Europe thanks to strong cost actions and great vehicles like the Opel Adam and Mokka.”


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Individual style and clever details: the MINI Countryman and MINI Paceman are updated for the summer season. Autoworld.com-10/06/2013 Munich. From July 2013, both the MINI Countryman and the MINI Paceman will include new customisation options and clever details to enhance the distinctive profile of these two models. New sports options include the John Cooper Works Exterior Package, the John Cooper Works Interior Package and the John Cooper Works Chili Package. The optional storage package for the MINI Countryman now also includes a double cup holder at the rear. In future the MINI Paceman will be fitted with a rear centre console as standard featuring integrated storage facilities and a 12-volt power socket. Two cup holders can also be fitted as an optional extra. MINI will also be expanding its range of models fitted with the permanent all-wheel drive system ALL4 as of July 2013 with power transmission to all four wheels becoming available for the MINI Cooper Countryman and the MINI Cooper Paceman.


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FORD RACING WINS 200TH NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES RACE Aotuworld.com-09/06/2013 TREVOR BAYNE, No. 6 Cargill Ford Mustang – YOU GOT YOUR FIRST NATIONWIDE WIN A COUPLE YEARS AGO, BUT THIS MUST RANK PRETTY HIGH UP THERE FOR YOU. “This does. We are back. I get to drive a championship contending car with a team that doesn’t give up. We have been through some trials this season but the Lord just made us stronger and we have come back and fought hard the last couple weeks and now we get a win. I didn’t know that it would come this soon but I knew coming to Iowa we would have a good shot at it. Mike over here skipped out on my wedding so he could build me a race winning car. I will let it slide this time. I can’t thank these guys enough for standing beside me. No matter what happens each weekend I know I can walk in the shop and have a team that is standing by me. Mike is such a good leader, he doesn’t let our guys get down. This race today, we weren’t great on the short run but the long run we could really go after them. I knew we had to keep that lead to a minimum while he was fast on those restarts, that way we could catch him at the end of the run. Lap traffic worked out perfect and our Ford EcoBoost Mustang was so quick after 30 laps that we were able to catch him and battle pretty hard, a little harder than I wanted to. We were able to pull it off and get the win and I couldn’t be more excited for Ford for their 200th win and for Iowa Speedway to get this race in. The rain was not what we wanted to see but it paid off staying around this time.” MIKE KELLEY, crew chief, No. 6 Ford Mustang – “When we unloaded we weren’t that good and Trevor did a really good job of telling us where we were wrong and what we needed to work on our car. That is probably what hurt us the most in the fall race here last year. The tire changed and when we got here with Ricky we had won the previous three races and really dominated this race last year. We were a little hesitant to change what we had and when we got here with Trevor we needed to change what we had. In the middle of practice we were probably one of the worst cars on the race track. Nobody gave up and we wholesale changed that thing and there were actually teams around us that were surprised there was anything left on the race car halfway through. We did a really good job and Trevor stayed focused. We have a really new engineer this year and he stayed focused on helping us get the simulation changes. By the end of practice we had a car that wasn’t the fastest car here, the 3 was incredibly fast in practice and the early part of the run but Trevor told us he thought he had a car he could win the race with. The last couple of weeks we have changed a lot of things we are doing on the 6 car and Trevor stepped up to be a leader on the team and he has been telling us what the car is doing and making changes to what Trevor says, not what Ricky was doing last year. One of the big things that kind of helped us was about four weeks ago we sat down and looked at some simulation, the first time on track all year long, that I could compare anything with Ricky and Trevor was the Texas Cup race. I could go home and take the Cup data and run through simulation and find the differences of what Ricky and Trevor had in the same car on the same track on the same day. I started applying that to our Nationwide setups from Ricky before. I don’t want to say it was like a light switch, but it started answering a lot of questions and his feedback has been spot on. We hadn’t won until today but at Charlotte and then Dover last week we knew we were there. I don’t care who has driven the 6 car the last few years, Dover has been a real pain in our side and that was a great run last week there. We still have a long way to go in the points. We quit looking at points a few weeks ago and we know our trailer is getting closer to the front where it is used to being parked. That is our goal right now, to keep this thing going in the right direction.”


06/13

The third BMW Tate Live: Performance Room presents Meiro Koizumi. Online on 13 June 2013 at 20:00 GMT. Autoworld.com-10/06/2013 London. Japanese artist Meiro Koizumi will investigate social and historical taboos in a new work for the BMW Tate Live: Performance Room on 13 June. BMW Tate Live: Performance Room is a pioneering strand of live, online performances simultaneously seen by international audiences across the globe at www.youtube.com/user/tate/tatelive. BMW Tate Live is a four-year partnership between BMW and Tate, which focuses on performance, interdisciplinary art and curating digital space. Meiro Koizumi is known for video work that examines generations of Japanese culture and history. Some of the darkest moments, such as the Japanese involvement in WWII, are recurring subjects in his work. For example, “Defect in Vision” 2011 features a Japanese couple discussing a forthcoming holiday. Both are blind. This fact seems unusual when we see the husband’s death in a fighter plane interspersed throughout the film.


06/13

The classic Mini congratulates the Porsche 911 on its 50th birthday. Autoworld.com-07/06/2013 Munich.In September 2013 the flag-bearer of the German sports car fraternity, the Porsche 911, will celebrate its 50th birthday. And among the hoards of well-wishers will be MINI, not least because its model history also includes – in the classic Mini – a similarly compelling work of art characterised by a similar reluctance to abandon the exuberance of youth. It may be the fundamental differences between the two cars (e.g. the Mini has its engine in the front, the 911 at the rear) that dominate at first glance. But there are also a number of factors – over and above their shared cult status – that lend particular empathy to MINI’s birthday greetings.


06/13

BMW partner of Art Basel. Exhibition of the BMW Art Cars by Esther Mahlangu and Robert Rauschenberg. Autoworld.com-07/06/2013 Basel. Another one of this year’s highlights of the international art scene will take place from June 13 to 16, 2013, when the premier art fair for Modern and contemporary art will open its doors in Basel. More than 300 galleries from all over the world will exhibit at Art Basel, showcasing works of more than 4,000 renowned artists as well as promising new talents. As a long-term partner of the shows in Basel, Miami Beach, and now in Hong Kong, BMW continues to support Art Basel with its comprehensive VIP shuttle service. In addition, BMW will present one of its legendary BMW Art Cars in the BMW VIP CAR Service-Lounge: TheBMW 525i designed in 1991 by South African artist Esther Mahlangu. A second Art Car, Robert Rauschenberg‘s “rolling sculpture” from 1986, will be showcased in the French town of Saint-Louis, just a ten-minute drive from the fair. From June 2 to September 22, 2013, the Fernet-Branca Museum will present “American Abstraction”, an exhibition focusing on seven exceptional American artists of the abstract movement who are rarely shown in Europe. In May 2013, the BMW Group was already partnering with Art Basel at the premier in Hong Kong. At the first edition of Art Basel's show in Hong Kong, artworks from the East and the West were set in direct relation. Across all five days over 60,000 international collectors, patrons from cultural institutions and people who are interested in art visited the show. The guests were awaited by 245 leading galleries with exhibition spaces in 35 countries and territories that showcased work by over 3,000 artists. As the official automotive partner of the fair, BMW has powered the VIP shuttle service with BMW 7 Series cars. The BMW Art Car by the Spanish artist César Manrique of 1990 was presented on the concourse of the exhibition centre.


06/13

Got torque? Ford's award-winning 1.0-liter EcoBoost does, and then some Autoworld.com-07/06/2013 Ford's ultra-fuel-efficient and spirited 1.0-liter EcoBoost® engine has been named 2013 International Engine of the Year, marking the second straight year Ford's acclaimed three-cylinder has taken home this coveted award. For an illustration showing how the twisting force of the 1.0-liter EcoBoost stands up to some unsuspecting challengers.


06/13

2014 BMW M5: New Gadgetry Built for Speed and Comfort Autoworld.com-06/06/2013 Just as it did to the 5-series, BMW is making subtle yet significant changes to the M5 for 2014. But while those upgrades border on inconsequential, the brand will offer an optional Competition package that reinforces the M5's position as the purest among high-performance sedans. It’s the Bavarians’ latest response to the high-performance luxury arms race, if you will. Unlike the more-pedestrian versions of the 5-series, the refreshed M5 doesn’t receive new front and rear bumpers, and, subsequently, changes will be recognized only by the initiated. Among them are a new grille with glossy twin spokes and an M5 logo, which recalls the original M5; there now are full LED headlights, and the taillights receive new, and less cluttered, inner workings. The interior benefits from a new, slightly retro-styled three-spoke steering wheel—the same that’s found in the M6—which replaces the previous, slightly bloated tiller. There are a few more chrome strips inside, and the knob of the iDrive system now recognizes handwriting inputs, much like upper-crust Audis.


06/13

Dinan Engineering Launches BMW 550i S3 Autoworld.com-05/06/2013 Morgan Hill, California, June 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BMW performance specialist, Dinan Engineering, has announced the latest addition to its vehicle line, the 2013 BMW 550i S3. This twin turbocharged V8 powered luxury car offers supercar performance with 542 horsepower on tap, but is refined enough to be the perfect daily driver. The 200 mph capable 5-Series features a comprehensive blend of components designed and tuned by Dinan, recognized for 34 years as the BMW tuning expert, to enhance every aspect of the vehicle's performance. The 550i S3 offers the only warranty on the market that matches manufacturer coverage for 4 years/50,000 miles and is available in both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations. The 550i S3 offers remarkable performance and the same warranty coverage, resale value and reliability BMW owners expect, all backed by Dinan's nationwide network of authorized dealers and service centers.


06/13

408.84 km/h: Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse sets world speed record for open-top production sports cars Autoworld.com-05/06/2013 Wolfsburg/Molsheim, The world’s fastest roadster is a Bugatti. The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse has set the world speed record for open-top production sports cars at the Volkswagen Group’s proving grounds in Ehra-Lessien where TÜV, the renowned independent German organisation for Technical Inspection and Certification, has officially confirmed that a top speed of 408.84 km/h (254.04 mph) was achieved. The Vitesse was driven by the Chinese racing driver Anthony Liu. The World Record Car will be unveiled to the world for the first time at the Shanghai Motor Show 2013 in April.


06/13

Lamborghini's 50th celebrations at Cholmondeley Autoworld.com-05/06/2013 Lamborghini will celebrate its 50th anniversary at next month's Cholmondeley Pageant of Power. The Italian sports-car maker will show off its current range as well as significant cars from its past at the Cholmondeley Estate in Cheshire. The lap record around the 1.2-mile Cholmondeley circuit will come under threat from the Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera Edizione Tecnica. Until 2012, an older version of the Gallardo Superleggera held the fastest time around the twisting track.


06/13

BMW M launches new motorhome for MotoGP Autoworld.com-Mugello, 31st May 2013. The 2013 season marks the 15th year of cooperation between MotoGP organiser Dorna Sports and BMW as “Official Car of MotoGP”. One of the many highlights of the anniversary year sees BMW M GmbH introduce a new brand presence at the pinnacle of motorcycle racing. A new motorhome, featuring a modern design and many technical innovations, sees BMW M increase its presence in the paddock. The BMW M Motorhome is an important focal point for the entire MotoGP community: riders, teams, members of the organisational team, and journalists.


06/13

Keselowski, Logano Pace Ford Effort at Dover Autoworld.com-02/06/2013 JOEY LOGANO, No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford Fusion (Finished 7th) – “We fought all day basically trying to get a lucky dog after that flat tire. We would get one back and then go down two and then get one back. We were basically trying to get three laps back for the most part. I was just proud of the effort of my guys today. This weekend I thought we were going to finish about 15 laps down today. We weren’t any good in practice and Todd and all the guys did a good job making it better for me. By the end it was a top-five car and we just ran out of time. We were trying to pass as many as I could during the restart but it was so aero tight behind these cars. I feel like that we could have finished in the top-five but considering where we were, we will take that all day.”


06/13

Ford Motor Company U.S. Sales Up 14 Percent; Ford Fusion, Escape and New Lincoln MKZ Continue Record-Setting Pace Autoworld.com-DEARBORN, Mich., June 3, 2013 – Ford Motor Company’s U.S. sales grew 14 percent in May, with cars up 9 percent, utilities up 15 percent and trucks up 18 percent. Retail sales increased 17 percent, marking the best May retail sales results since 2005.


06/13

Lonely Planet teams up with MINI for start of a 40th anniversary epic adventure. Autoworld.com-03/06/2013 London. To celebrate its 40th birthday, Lonely Planet has sent two travel writers from Lonely Planet Traveller magazine in a MINI Cooper D Clubman from London to Istanbul on the first leg of an epic 10.000 mile journey across Europe, Asia and Australasia.


05/13

Ford Fusion Energi Earns Top Vehicle Safety Rating from NHTSA Autoworld.com-DEARBORN, Mich.,- May 20, 2013 – The 2013 Ford Fusion Energi has earned the highest possible “five-star” Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The five-star rating is the U.S. Government’s highest-possible safety rating and is determined only after severe testing procedures as part of NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), which combines vehicle performance in frontal and side-impact crash tests and resistance to rollover.


05/13

Ford Increases North American Capacity by 200,000 Units and Reduces Summer Shutdown to Meet Surging Demand Autoworld.com-DEARBORN, Mich., May 22, 2013 – Ford Motor Company will add an additional 200,000 units of annual straight-time capacity this year. In addition, Ford will produce an extra 40,000 units by idling select plants for only one week during what has been the traditional two-week summer shutdown.


05/13

Utility Vehicles Driving Ford to Unprecedented Sales Gains in Critical Markets Around the World Autoworld.com-DEARBORN, Mich., May 29, 2013 – Ford is leading a major global shift to fuel-efficient and functional utility vehicles, growing its sales in the last five years faster than any other Ford vehicle segment and faster than the industry average.


06/13

ALL4 times ten for maximum driving fun: MINI extends its range of all-wheel models to include the MINI Cooper Countryman and the MINI Cooper Paceman. Autoworld.com-03/06/2013 Munich. The spontaneous power delivery and precise handling of the MINI all-wheel drive system ALL4 is now avaible in two more models: ALL4 will be available for the MINI Cooper Countryman and the MINI Cooper Paceman from July 2013. This increases the number of all-wheel versions within the MINI model range to ten models. The new models are also fitted with 6-speed manual transmission as standard, with 6-speed automatic transmission available as an option.


05/13

A Beauty of a Beast: BMW Group DesignworksUSA designs compact Gaming PC for AS Rock. Munich / Taipei. Every year in June Taipei becomes the Mecca of the electronic world when the COMPUTEX fair opens its gates. In the calendar of DesignworksUSA the IT fair is a fixed event, too. The creative consultancy and subsidiary of the BMW Group has a long history in designing for the tech industry. For their new client ASRock, one of the leading global manufacturers of motherboards, DesignworksUSA has designed a stunning compact gaming PC. At COMPUTEX both companies will launch this ultimate gaming beast which listens to the name of M8. Compact PC with big performance. In 2012 ASRock commissioned DesignworksUSA to create the M8, a compact PC and the first Small Form Factor PC (SFF) in their product portfolio. To make this newcomer an intriguing gaming companion the design team created the “Superlative PC concept”. It enables the gamers to anticipate the power of their PC through the design before even switching it on. The M8 is an ultra compact gaming tower which speaks the language of strength and ultimate performance demonstrating extreme efficiency and big emotion.


05/13

The new BMW X5. AutoWorld.com-The BMW X5 – the founder of the Sports Activity Vehicle segment and globally best-selling car in its class, with more than 1.3 million units sold since the launch of the first generation – is entering a new chapter in its successful history. Third generation of the BMW X5; founder of the Sports Activity Vehicle segment and global market leader in its class sets new standards in powerful design, luxurious spaciousness, cutting-edge versatility and efficient driving pleasure.Characteristic, evolutionary development of body design from the predecessor model; powerful, alert front-end look, with twin circular headlight units extending into the BMW kidney grille; elegantly stretched silhouette; eye-catching swage line over the athletically moulded wheel arches; horizontal lines and taut surfaces at the rear; features optimising the car’s aerodynamic properties integrated harmoniously into its overall design language, including Air Curtains, Air Breathers and Aero Blades for the rear window.


04/13

Honda Exhibits World Premiere of the “Concept M” a New-Value MPV Concept Model at Auto Shanghai 2013 AutoWorld.com-Honda today exhibited the world premiere of the Concept M, a concept model of a mass-production vehicle to go on sale next year in China, at Auto Shanghai 2013.


05/13

Honda Begins Monitor Leasing of Walking Assist Device in Japan AutoWorld.com - 05/30/2013 - TOKYO - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has begun leasing up to a total of 100 units* of the Walking Assist Device to hospitals in Japan that provide rehabilitation training / physical therapy in the area of walking, to monitor its use and verify the practicality of the device.


05/13

intercharge enables Europe-wide charging of electric vehicles. Hubject GmbH's eRoaming platform goes live during the International Emobility Conference hosted by the German federal government. Berlin. “Charge wherever you like”, this is the guiding principle of the intercharge brand, which was presented by Andreas Pfeiffer, Managing Director of Hubject GmbH, and senior representatives of the six shareholder companies at the conference held in Berlin.


05/13

MEMORIAL DAY TRAVELERS CAN SAVE 38 PERCENT OF THEIR GAS BILL WITH SIX SIMPLE ECONOMY TIPS * Gas prices this Memorial Day weekend are 34 percent higher than a year ago * Ford Motor Company tests show consumer habits have a larger impact on their fuel bill, costing consumers up to 38 percent of their fuel economy * Based on test results, consumers can save up to $1,056 by improving driver habits and vehicle maintenance


05/13

BAF Sees Washington Bridge Collapse as a Call to Action, Urges State and Local Officials to PrioritizeCritical Infrastructure Upgrades WASHINGTON, DC – May 24, 2013 – In response to the collapse of the Skagit River Bridge in Mount Vernon, Washington, Building America’s Future issued the following statement, urging state and local official to use this accident as a reminder that we need to prioritize critical infrastructure upgrades to our nation’s bridges and other transportation systems:


05/13

Ford Celebrates 21 Years as Official UEFA Champions League Partner; New Kuga Stars at Champions Festival in London Cologne, Germany, May 24, 2013 – Ford of Europe is celebrating 21 year as official UEFA Champions League partner with its largest ever presence at the UEFA Champions Festival four-day football celebration, starring new Ford Kuga, new Ford Fiesta ST and special guest driver Ken Block.


05/13

FORD TRANSFORMS CUSTOMER CARE WITH NEW BREAKTHROUGH PROGRAMME BRENTWOOD, Essex, 16 May 2013 – Ford is to transform its aftersales experience for retail customers with the introduction of a range of new services launched under the “Ford BlueService” name.


05/13

Ford to Show the Smarter Way to Get There at Computex 2013 TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 23, 2013 – Ford Motor Company will show the Smarter Way to Get There at Computex 2013 with the most advanced class-leading technologies to further enhance the driving experience for customers.


01/13

Two class wins for BMW in the new annual rankings from the ÖKOTREND Institute for Environmental Research. BMW EfficientDynamics is increasingly becoming a byword for driving enjoyment combined with the added bonus of outstanding environmental compatibility. The exceptional environmental qualities of current BMW products have now been confirmed in the latest annual ranking list published by Germany’s ÖKOTREND Institute for Environmental Research.


10/12

BMW Group Design secures a hat trick in the German Design Award 2013. BMW 6 Series Convertible, BMW 1 Series and Husqvarna Nuda 900 R earn one of Germany’s most prestigious design accolades. The winners of the German Design Award 2013 have been announced. The German Design Council’s panel of experts selected the most outstanding designs for this “prize of prizes” and conferred its award on BMW Group Design three times for the BMW 6 Series Convertible, the BMW 1 Series and the Husqvarna Nuda 900 R.


11/12

"Auto Trophy 2012": triple success for BMW. “Auto Zeitung” readers vote for the new BMW 3 Series and the BMW 1 Series Convertible as their favourites. The BMW brand campaign "Dynamic performance starts in the mind" wins the “Best Advertising” category.


12/12

Triple success for BMW in the 2013 "Value Champion" ("Wertmeister") awards. The new BMW 320d Touring, the BMW X1 xDrive 18d and the BMW 520i achieved leading positions in the "Auto Bild" ranking of models with the highest level of value retention.


01/13

ADAC “Gelber Engel” award for the BMW 520d EfficientDynamics Edition BluePerformance in the category “Car of the Future”. The “Gelber Engel” award, presented this year by the Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club (ADAC) for the ninth time, is one of the most significant prizes in the automotive sector and highly esteemed by manufacturers. Dr. Norbert Reithofer, CEO of the BMW AG, was overjoyed at receiving the “Gelber Engel” award for the BMW 520d EfficientDynamics Edition BluePerformance in the category “Car of the Future“.


09/12

BMW model upgrading in autumn 2012 Starting in the autumn of 2012, BMW will be sending out highly attractive signals in the areas of sportiness, versatility and efficiency with new engine variants and equipment features for the latest models within the compact and midrange segments.


06/12

BMW i Born Electric Tour makes first stop in Rome The BMW Group inaugurated the BMW i Born Electric Tour at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni located at Via Nazionale 194 in Rome. The worldwide tour will go on to visit six other major cities over the next 12 months: Dusseldorf, Tokyo, New York, London, Paris, and Shanghai.


10/12

BMW Urban Mobility. The BMW Group presents the opportunities for intelligent networking in urban situations at the ITS World Congress in Vienna. Vienna. The ITS World Congress is the premier international exhibition for devices, technologies and services associated with intelligent traffic systems. This year’s exhibition hosts a total of 300 exhibitors. The exhibition at the ITS World Congress in 2012 has the motto “smarter on the way”, and it has attracted all the key companies and innovators in this area.


10/12

The infinite world of the web. Experts from BMW Group Research and Technology are developing in the research project webinos an open source platform for using mobile web applications across different devices. Munich. In today’s modern society, we are constantly online. A world without social networks would be almost inconceivable, while using apps has become an intrinsic part of our digital lifestyles. Every device now enables the use of web services, whether it’s a smartphone, the home PC, the television or an in-car head unit. However, these devices are not yet able to communicate between one another to exchange information in that way. And this is precisely where the EU-funded project webinos comes in, by aiming to develop and standardise an open source web-based and browser-based application platform to enable the unrestricted and combined usage of heterogeneous CE devices.


10/12

In the slipstream of the DTM winners: BMW M Performance at the Essen Motor Show 2012. Just a few weeks after the triple triumph at the German Touring Car Masters (DTM), the BMW appearance at the Essen Motor Show 2012 is inspired by the brand's sensationally successful comeback season. The current BMW M Performance range is presented at the international tuning fair, celebrating the success of BMW in the driver, team and manufacturer rankings. The retrofit products from the program of Original BMW Accessories perfectly exemplify the intensive transfer of technology from motor racing.


01/13

“2012 GOOD DESIGN” award chooses its BMW Group Design favorites. Six BMW Group models pick up a prize. The annual "GOOD DESIGN™” award rank as the most prestigious international accolade in the field of product design. This time round, the coveted prize was bestowed on no fewer than seven BMW Group Design products: the award-winning models were the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé, the BMW 3 Series Sedan, the BMW M6 Coupé, the BMW M5, as well the MINI Roadster as Husqvarna Nuda 900 R. A further accolade went to the versatile BMW Travel & Comfort System. An independent panel of judges made up of design experts and architects sifted through several thousand submissions to select 700 praiseworthy product designs and graphics from 38 countries.


01/13

BMW i Design Concept Cars. Concept cars are design studies which hold a key importance for the BMW Design Team. The futuristic concepts created for the BMW i sub-brand provide a striking example. Their development represents a new take on premium mobility underpinned by a rigorous focus on sustainability. They also turn the spotlight on alternative drive systems, new materials and a very modern driving experience – the aim being to take the best of them all the way to series production.


02/13

BMW at the 83rd Geneva International Motor Show 2013. This year’s Geneva International Motor Show sees BMW showcasing a compelling line-up of new production models while also turning the spotlight on some groundbreaking premium compact concepts featuring forward-looking design as well as boasting outstanding sustainability credentials. Lending added highlights to the show stand are a range of innovative driver assistance systems from BMW ConnectedDrive.


12/12

A roadster with character and sporting flair: The new BMW Z4. The interplay of classical proportions and state-of-the-art technology defines the unmistakable character of the BMW Z4 – and now an updated version of the Roadster is ready for action, armed with a raft of additional powertrain and equipment innovations. The new BMW Z4 represents a time-honoured and yet alluringly contemporary interpretation of the traditional roadster concept.


02/13

The new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo. The new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo adds an innovative new concept to the successful BMW 3 Series line-up. The third body variant in the current model family combines the Sedan’s dynamic, sporting genes with the practicality and versatility of the Touring, qualities which are backed up by a palpable increase in space and driving comfort. The Gran Turismo exudes aesthetic and emotional appeal, boasts a distinctive presence on the road and offers similarly pronounced driving pleasure. All of which allows the new Gran Turismo to make a compelling case for itself as both an elegant business carriage and a dynamic, comfortable tourer.


04/13

BMW i and SOLARWATT cooperate on sustainable charging solutions. Solar carport provides home solar charging for electric vehicles. Munich. SOLARWATT GmbH and BMW i will be teaming up to supply combined rooftop and carport photovoltaic solutions for future BMW i customers. The new SOLARWATT CARPORT SYSTEM will offer BMW i3 and BMW i8 owners an attractively designed solar-based electric vehicle charging plus household microgeneration system using innovative glass-glass modules. Various ordering methods will be available: customers can obtain SOLARWATT products at the same time as they purchase their BMW i vehicle or, alternatively, place their order over the internet.


05/13

BMW M Award 2013: A BMW M6 Coupe for the best MotoGP™ qualifier. This year’s BMW M Award has been revealed at the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez – Handover of the 2013 fleet of “Official Car of MotoGP”.


05/13

BMW at the RETTmobil 2013 At the RETTmobil trade show in Fulda, the BMW Group will be presenting from 15 to 17 May 2013 an up-to-date overview of its range of purpose-built emergency vehicles.


05/12

In peak form and more innovative than ever: The new BMW M5. High-performance sedan from BMW M GmbH to launch in July 2013 with fresh areas of emphasis in design, an optional Competition Package for even more impressive performance, and extended BMW Individual and BMW ConnectedDrive options.


05/13

Leading the field: The Competition Package for the BMW M5, BMW M6 Coupe, BMW M6 Convertible and BMW M6 Gran Coupe. They are high-performance sports cars, each with an individual character and all sharing the claim of turning superior performance attributes into an incomparable driving experience. In the BMW M5 and in the BMW M6 Coupe, BMW M6 Convertible and BMW M6 Gran Coupe models, race track technology is brought to the road.


05/13

The new BMW 5 Series. Dynamic ability, comfort, efficiency, aesthetic allure and a profusion of innovations designed to enhance driving pleasure – the BMW 5 Series contains all the signature ingredients of a best-selling model at the premium end of the executive segment. Indeed, consistently rising sales figures have sealed its position as the global leader in its class.


05/13

Ford tops in family value, quality, again, says U.S. News & World Report Three Ford and Lincoln vehicles have won U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 Best Cars for Families awards. For three straight years, Ford Fusion has won best midsize car, while Fusion Hybrid is top hybrid car two years in a row and Lincoln MKT takes home best luxury three-row midsize SUV honors.


04/13

Add to Briefcase All-New Ford Fusion Set to Sail the High Seas as Part of Ford’s Involvement with the Tom Joyner Foundation This weekend the 2013 Ford Fusion will cruise the high seas of the Caribbean Islands with a “purpose.” The Fusion will sail for eight days and seven nights aboard the 2013 Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage, as part of Ford’s relationship with the Tom Joyner Foundation.


05/13

Ford Delivers Best Hybrid Sales Quarter Ever as Fusion and C-MAX Hybrids Attract New Customers to Brand Ford delivered its best hybrid sales quarter ever in the first quarter of 2013 with sales totaling 21,080 vehicles – marking the first time Ford has sold more than 20,000 hybrids in a quarter. Ford’s hybrid sales were up 324 percent nationally over 2012, achieving 16 percent share of the electrified vehicle market – up from 4 percent last year.


04/13

Ford Explorer Production Goes International as Iconic SUV Rolls Off the Line in Russia As demand for utility vehicles increases around the world, the Ford Explorer is being produced from the ground up outside of the United States for the first time in the iconic SUV’s history.


04/13

Ford Launches New Fuel-Efficient 1.5-Liter EcoBoost Engine; Boosts Company’s Global EcoBoost Capacity Ford Motor Company today announces a new 1.5-liter EcoBoost® engine will join its lineup of fuel-efficient, innovative powertrains. The 1.5-liter engine is a key strategic entry for Ford, as the company works to meet strong global demand for its four-cylinder EcoBoost engines.


04/13

Add to Briefcase Ford and GM to Jointly Develop Advanced Nine- and 10-Speed Automatic Transmissions Ford Motor Company and General Motors Corporation have signed an agreement under which both companies will jointly develop an all-new generation of advanced-technology nine- and 10-speed automatic transmissions for cars, crossovers, SUVs and trucks.


05/13

Ford Motor Company U.S. Sales Up 18 Percent; Ford Fusion, Ford Escape and new Lincoln MKZ Set Sales Records Carl Edwards finished seventh and was the highest-finishing Ford driver in Saturday night's Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. Greg Biffle was next in 13th.


05/13

Ford Fusion named to Best Family Cars list by KBB.com The all-new Ford Fusion was named to the KBB.com list of Best Family Cars of 2013. Kelley Blue Book editors noted that with its “eye-catching exterior, the Fusion stands out with a variety of powertrains that includes two hybrid options and a pair of turbocharged engines, plus available all-wheel-drive and enough tech features to make a geek swoon.


05/13

Muscular and Classy, All-New Ford EcoSport Serves up A Contemporary and Dynamic Design Books may not be judged by their covers but the all-new Ford EcoSport can certainly be judged by its striking good looks. Its bold lines, contemporary shape and sophisticated interior all reflect its credentials as a capable, flexible and practical urban SUV.


05/13

New Products Drive Ford of Europe Sales Increase in April; COLOGNE, Germany, May 16, 2013 – Ford of Europe reported today that its sales increased in April by 3 per cent year-over-year driven by strong demand for new products.


04/13

Ford futurist helping redefine creativity in industry Ford global trend and futuring expert Sheryl Connelly has made the 2013 Fast Company list of Top 100 Most Creative People in Business. Connelly immerses herself in social, cultural, environmental, technological and economic ideas to imagine what consumers might want years into the future. She's the first woman in the auto industry to earn this prestigious honor.


05/13

Love on the Road in the all-new Fusion 2013 Love on the Road survey from YourTango.com and Ford reveals the impact road trips can have on strengthening couples' relationships, with a sedan being the vehicle of choice for such an important journey.


05/13

Strategic Vision: Ford Fusion, F-250/F-350 are quality leaders The 2013 Ford Fusion and F-250/F-350 are Total Quality winners in Strategic Vision's 18th annual Total Quality Index™ study. With leading fuel economy, technology and game-changing looks, Fusion takes the No.


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Ford offers green-living home makeover The Ford-led MyEnergi Lifestyle Retrofit contest kicked off with Katie Couric on her talk show "Katie" Friday. Homeowners can enter here for a chance to win a Ford C-MAX Energi, plus other home products designed to bring affordable, energy-efficient living to a typical American family.


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Honda Amaze to be launched in Nepal in June Honda will launch the Amaze Sedan for the Nepali market in June. The compact sedan was launched for the Indian market in April and has already become a good seller for the Japanese automaker by selling just over 4552 units in less than a month. Nepal will get only the petrol engined version and in three variants.


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Ford EcoSport to be built in Russia also Ford Russia has announced that the EcoSport will be assembled in Russia also. Production for the crossover will commence at the Ford Sollers plant in the Republic of Tatarstan in the second half of 2014.