(May 21, 2013) Since September 2012, Volvo Trucks has launched five new truck models beginning with the new Volvo FH, and followed this year by the introduction of the new Volvo FM, Volvo FMX, Volvo FE and Volvo FL. Volvo says all the new models include innovations and features that make the driver’s job easier and more efficient.
(May 21, 2013) L0NDON — Hyundai has received the Technology Award for the ix35 Fuel Cell at this year’s Fleet World Honours which took place on May 20 at the Royal Automobile Club in London. The award, which was shared with the Renault Zoe, is recognition of Hyundai’s commitment to bringing the ix35 Fuel Cell vehicle to series production ahead of 2015.
(May 21, 2013) COLOGNE, Germany — The Ford Fiesta ST — Ford’s fastest ever production small car — is off to fast start with hot-hatch connoisseurs placing 3,000 orders since March. Customers in the U.K. have bought more than half of all models sold to date, with Germany placing the next largest number of orders, followed by Switzerland.
(May 20, 2013) Aston Martin is celebrating its centenary in world-class style with the debut of the CC100 Speedster Concept. Created as a stunning celebration of the British brand’s 100 years of sports car excellence the one-off CC100 looks both to the past and the DBR1 — Aston Martin’s greatest sporting triumph on the track — and to the future with its teasing glimpses of potential future design direction.
(May 20, 2013) DETROIT — The all-new 2014 Sierra full-size pickup truck spent more development time in a wind tunnel than any GMC pickup before it, resulting in design changes that benefit both fuel efficiency and interior quietness.
(May 20, 2013) DEARBORN, Mich. — 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.
(May 19, 2013) PALO ALTO, Calif. — General Motors is joining the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford University, its latest effort to mine the best and brightest ideas and recruit top students studying toward careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
(May 19, 2013) WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. — The BMW 5 Series gets a refreshening for 2014. The enhanced 5-Series sedan and 5 Series Gran Turismo will go on sale in the U.S. in August. Modifications to the design, the addition of a new inline-6 BMW Advanced diesel engine for the sedan, and even more available equipment should raise the appeal of the BMW 5 Series family a notch higher.
(May 18, 2013) TOLEDO, Ohio — The Jeep Wrangler is one of the most iconic vehicles in the world and Friday (May 17) the one-millionth JK model rolled off the assembly line at Chrysler Group’s Toledo, Ohio, Assembly Complex. Chrysler executives, plant employees, UAW representatives and supplier partners gathered at the end of the line to mark the occasion.
(May 18, 2013) SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Andy Warhol’s 1979 BMW M1 Art Car will be the center piece of the exhibition “BMW – The Ultimate Driving Machine,” which opens this weekend at the Saratoga Automobile Museum. The exhibition will also feature the BMW 3.0 CSL which won the Daytona 24 Hour race in 1976.