(January, 31, 2011) LOS ANGELES — You might remember seeing the bright orange Ford Focus Electric prototype running around a track and being driven by your favorite celebrities during the Green Car Challenge on “The Jay Leno Show” last year. Now, you will be able to see the same vehicle permanently plugged in at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.
(January 31, 2011) ORLANDO, Fla. — Lexus and the United States Golf Association (USGA) announced last week a multi-year renewal of their strategic partnership, ensuring that Lexus will remain the exclusive automotive partner of the USGA and the official car of the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open, U.S. Senior Open and U.S. Amateur.
SAN DIEGO — Several months ago Chrysler unveiled its new 2011 Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan. Now the company has added a convertible to the Chrysler 200 family that replaces its former Chrysler Sebring convertible. It’s unique in the standard specialty segment as a true mid-sized convertible.
(January 30, 2011) Mercedes-Benz will launch coupe and SUV versions of its new compact car family in the United States in the next three years and is considering a third variant — a convertible or a shooting brake — to help win younger customers to the brand, Automotive News reports.
(January 29, 2011) ARLINGTON, Texas — All around North Texas, the products of GM’s Arlington Assembly Plant are ferrying special guests arriving for Super Bowl XLV on Feb. 6.
“The Arlington Community has worked very hard to be a good host to visitors from around the world attending the game,” plant manager Paul Graham said. “We are delighted to play a small part in that effort through our plant open house next week and by making the high-quality vehicles used as courtesy transportation for the NFL.”
(January 29, 2011) FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., 01/25/2011 — Hyundai continues to break down barriers illustrating its consumer lifestyle compatibility with the 2011 International Car of the Year (ICOTY) win for the all-new Sonata. The ICOTY Awards honor vehicles based on lifestyle compatibility and the emotional connection between car and consumer.