September 2012

3M redefines dent repair process with portable mixing system

(September 12, 2012) Diversified technology company 3M is redefining the dent repair process with the launch of the first portable system to mix and apply filler on demand. The Dynamic Mixing System by 3M removes the need to mix filler manually which, in turn, means the virtual elimination of issues such as pinholes, waste, staining, mess and over-mixing.

Ford names as winner of app challenge

(September 12, 2012) SAN FRANCISCO — Ford, in a continuing quest to support app developers working with the industry-leading SYNC connectivity system, has announced, a location-based date suggestion service, as the winner of the Ford SYNC AppLink Developer Challenge held this past weekend during the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon in San Francisco.

Specially equipped Volvo C30 Polestar targets enthusiasts

(September 12, 2012) ROCKLEIGH, N.J. — While the Volvo C30 has often been called the sportiest-looking Volvo, a new, limited-production version may also be called an "enthusiast magnet" when it makes its way to showrooms in November.

The 2013 Volvo C30 Polestar Limited Edition will definitely be limited in volume — only 250 will be made, beginning in October. But it won't be limited when it comes to youthful exuberance and is packaged in a remarkably attractive and affordable container. The base MSRP is $32,445, which includes an $895 destination charge.

'Let's Go Places' Toyota proclaims in new tagline

(September 12, 2012) TORRANCE, Calif.  — Toyota announced an engaging new tagline this week, “Let’s Go Places,” reflecting the company’s commitment to more exciting products and the promise that customers are invited to take part in shaping Toyota’s future. The new theme, which represents the vision of Toyota president, Akio Toyoda, was revealed at the Toyota National Dealer Meeting in Las Vegas.

'Tekked-out Prius' puts Clint Bowyer in another chase

(September 12, 2012) TORRANCE, Calif. — Clint Bowyer, who Saturday night secured his fourth berth in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup with a dramatic win in the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway, finds himself in another chase today— to win the Toyota Racing Dream Build Challenge.

Auto Union Grand Prix cars join spectacular parade at Revival Festival

(September 11, 2012) UNITED KINGDOM — In honor of racing legend Bernd Rosemeyer, Audi Tradition, the Audi brand’s heritage division, will bring four Auto Union Silver Arrow cars to the Goodwood Revival this weekend (Sept. 14 to 16) in West Sussex.

Over the three days, renowned drivers will be demonstrating the impressive technology of the historic racing cars. Behind the wheel for the demo runs will beFormula 1 legend Jacky Ickx, five-time Le Mans winner Frank Biela and Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason. Audi Tradition will also be giving the newly acquired Auto Union Type D Dual Compressor its first official outing at the prestigious event.

GM scrap vehicle material insulates coats for homeless

(September 11, 2012) DETROIT — Leftover sound absorbing material from production of Chevrolet Malibu and Buick Verano sedans is being used by the homeless to create their own self-heated, waterproof coats that transform into sleeping bags.

The weather protection gear is the vision of Veronika Scott, a Detroit humanitarian whose Empowerment Plan is working with General Motors for the source material.

The $100,000 SRT Viper

(September 11, 2012)  AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The Chrysler Group’s Street and Racing Technology (SRT) brand today announced pricing for the two models of the all-new 2013 SRT Viper. The all-new sports car will start at $99,390 including destination charge. The Viper GTS carries a base price of $122,390.

Chrysler Group commemorates World Trade Center artifact

(September 11, 2012) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The UAW/Chrysler Local 412 Veterans Committee will hold a commemorative ceremony today dedicating a piece of steel from the World Trade Centers in honor of those who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks.

This event is part of an effort by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to deliver salvaged steel artifacts from the World Trade Center to local venues throughout the country to mark the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, in which nearly 3,000 people lost their lives.

Cadillac ATS wins Esquire Car of Year

(September 11, 2012) NEW YORK — The all-new Cadillac ATS is the 2012 Esquire Car of the Year, editors of the men’s fashion and culture magazine announced today.  “The new ATS is Cadillac’s spirited challenger, built to take on the world,” says Don Butler, vice president of Cadillac Marketing. “Having its design and performance validated in this fashion is a meaningful step in our journey.”