February 2012

Chicago to purchase 500 Ford police cars

(February 26, 2012) DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford is off to a strong start as the next-generation vehicle of choice by law enforcement agencies across the country. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Friday the city will buy 500 Police Interceptor sedans and utility vehicles, the largest commitment to date for the all-new vehicles.

What's next for award-winning Range Rover Evoque? Perhaps a convertible

(February 25, 2012) The stylish Range Rover Evoque has won nearly 100 awards worldwide over the past year. So what does Land Rover have in mind as a follow up?

It will unveil a Range Rover Evoque Convertible Concept at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The Evoque Convertible Concept vehicle will explore the potential for the world's first premium convertible SUV.

Ford unveils 2013 Mustang on Facebook, in TV ad during Daytona 500

(February 25, 2012) DEARBORN, Mich. — In advance of being shown nationally during the Daytona 500 on Feb. 26, Ford will offer a sneak peek of the “Mustang Inner TV” ad today at 11 a.m. EST via a Google Hangout and later via YouTube and on the Mustang Facebook page.

BMW to reveal M135i three-door concept at the Geneva auto show

(February 24, 2012) BMW has announced that it will debut a new M135i Concept at the Geneva International Motor Show on March 6. It's an M-performance three-door hatchback with a gasoline twin turbo 3.0-liter inline six that sends "more than 300" horsepower to the rear wheels.

Up until now, the 2012 1 Series has come only in five-door form.

2012 Chevy Volt cleared for California carpool lanes

(February 24, 2012) DETROIT — A low emission model of the 2012 Chevrolet Volt electric are on their way to California, where customers will qualify for a $1,500 state rebate and be allowed to drive solo in the state’s carpool lanes.

Volts with the Low Emissions Package, which is standard for California, began shipping from the General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck plant this week and should begin arriving at the more than 140 participating Chevrolet dealerships in California before the end of the month.

Honda recalling 2012 Pilot, 2012 Acura MDX over fuel tank issue

(February 23, 2012) Honda has already initiated a recall of two 2012 models. It announced today that it will voluntarily recall approximately 8,700 model-year 2012 Honda Pilot and Acura MDX vehicles in the United States to inspect and, if necessary, replace the fuel tank. It's the fifth recall of Honda vehicles this year and the second this week.

Acura sets starting price of 2013 RDX at $34,320

(February 23, 2012) TORRANCE, Calif. — The all-new 2013 RDX crossover SUV will go on-sale at Acura dealerships in early spring with a manufacturer's suggested retail price starting at $34,320 Acura announced today.

"The right-sized 2013 RDX adds increased comfort, utility and power, along with class-leading fuel economy," said Jeff Conrad, vice president of Acura sales."Based on changing consumer preference, small is becoming big in the eyes of today's consumers."

Sixth generation SL 550 launches during Hollywood's biggest night

(February 23, 2012) MONTVALE, N.J. — As Hollywood's elite gather to honor this year's most celebrated stars at the Kodak Theater on Sunday for the 84th annual Academy Awards, Mercedes-Benz is stepping out in high style with its own impressive talent.  The all-new 2013 SL 550 Roadster. 

Honda to recall 45,800 minivans for power tailgate strut replacement

(February 23, 2012) TORRANCE, Calif. — Honda will voluntarily recall approximately 45,800 model-year 2008 and early-2009 Odyssey EX-L and Touring vehicles in the United States to replace the two power tailgate struts.

Japanese moms take Nissan's New Mobility Concept home

(February 22, 2013) YOKOHAMA, Japan — Shoppers were in full force despite snow in north Yokohama, where Nissan's New Mobility Concept vehicle is taking a step closer to the roads of Japan — and the hands of consumers.

Tokyu Corporation joined Nissan and the city in the final year of its Yokohama Mobility Project Zero, to increase low-carbon transportation locally. Nissan's 100-percent electric vehicles — namely, the Leaf — and now its two-seater mobility cousin are the perfect size- and volume – for the narrow shopping and neighborhood streets of suburban Japan.