(May 5, 2013) Volkswagen is celebrating its Scirocco sports hatchback breaking the one million unit production barrier by introducing a special edition version. On sale in Germany and China only, the Scirocco Million is available in black, with a number of distinctive styling features, including R-Line bumpers, R-Line side sills, smoked tail lights, ‘Million’ stickers on the wings and dark tinted rear windows.
(May 4, 2013) DETROIT — General Motors won nine Vincentric 2013 Best Fleet Value in America awards, the most of any manufacturer. Vincentric recognized 13 GM vehicles, including the Chevrolet Express cargo van, winner of the Best Fleet Value award for six consecutive years.
(May 4, 2013) BUFFALO, W. Va. — Toyota Motor Manufacturing, West Virginia, and its 1,300 team members celebrated production of the plant’s 10 millionth powertrain unit at a ceremony May 1 with guests from the state’s business and civic community. Powertrain units include engines and automatic transmissions
(May 4, 2013) IRVINE, Calif. — The Kia Sedona minivan returns to the Kia lineup for 2014 after taking a hiatus for the 2013 model year. Kia says the refreshed Sedona combines practical convenience, modern amenities and a long list of safety features, offering families on-the-go comfort, utility and peace of mind.
(May 3, 2013) OAKVILLE, Ont. — Ford Motor Company of Canada sales increased 16 per cent in April, making this the best April for sales in more than a decade and securing year-to-date leadership. The increase was driven by strength across the lineup, including the all-new Fusion and Escape, which were up 21 and 26 per cent respectively, marking the best April on record for both.
(May 3, 2013) ATLANTA — The Porsche model offensive in the anniversary year of the 911 is reaching new heights. Fifty years ago, the 911 made its debut at the Frankfurt International Auto Show — and just 10 years later, the first 911 Turbo prototype was shown. On this 40th anniversary of the 911 Turbo, Porsche is now presenting the new generation 911 Turbo and Turbo S — the technological and dynamic performance peak of the 911 series.
(May 3, 2013) HERNDON, Va. — The Volkswagen Beetle Turbo, Beetle Turbo Convertible, and the Jetta GLI receive a number of running changes to 2013 model year cars that go on sale this month. The most notable of these is fitment of a new version of the 2.0-liter turbocharged and direct-injected TSI engine.
(May 3, 2013) KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ford will add more than 2,000 jobs at its Kansas City Assembly Plant to meet surging demand for the Ford F-150 and planned production of the all-new Ford Transit.
“Customer demand for today’s F-150 is strong and continues growing, the truck segment is growing three times faster than the overall industry, the housing market is strengthening, and we are seeing growth in the U.S. economy,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president of The Americas.
(May 3, 2013) LINCOLN, Ala. — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley joined more than 1,500 associates at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) on My 2 to celebrate the start of mass production of the all-new 2014 Acura MDX luxury sport utility vehicle.
HMA is now the exclusive global production source of the Acura MDX, along with key Honda light truck models, including the Odyssey minivan, the Pilot sport utility vehicle and the Ridgeline pickup. HMA also builds the V-6 engines that power each model.
(May 3, 2013) INDIANAPOLIS — The all-new, seventh-generation 2014 Corvette Stingray will serve as the Indianapolis 500 Pace Car, leading the field to green at the start of the 97th running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” on Sunday, May 26, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
It marks a record 12th time the Corvette has served as the Pace Car, starting in 1978.