September 2013

Ford recalls 370,000 vehicles over steering issue

(September 3, 2013) Ford said Friday it is recalling about 370,000 Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car vehicles because of a potential for loss of steering control. The recall, which covers vehicles from model years 2005 through 2011, includes about 355,000 vehicles sold in the U.S. and another 15,000 in Canada, the Detroit News reported today.

Chrysler celebrates 30 years of minivan leadership with special editions

(September 3, 2013) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — It’s one thing to create an entirely new segment. To be an innovation leader in that segment for 30 years running is quite another accomplishment. Having sold more than 13 million minivans since first introducing the segment in 1983, and creating 78 minivan segment firsts, such as class-exclusive Stow ‘n Go seating and a segment-first Blu-ray rear-seat entertainment system, the Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan are celebrating their heritage with 30th Anniversary Editions available this fall.

SRT brand offers world-class performance vehicle lineup

(September 3, 2013) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — At Chrysler Group, the SRT (Street and Racing Technology) brand team maintains its successful formula to design, engineer and build benchmark American high-performance vehicles. The all-new SRT Viper made its long-anticipated return to the high performance sports car market in 2013.

London Design Festival features Renault Twin'Z electric city car

(September 3, 2013) LONDON — Renault’s reputation for innovative design is world renowned, and now visitors to the London Design Festival will be able to familiarize themselves with the French marque’s "joie de vivre" for themselves. The annual design event, which this year is running Sept. 14-22, will feature Renault for the first time.

Thousands of thundering motorcycles rumble through Milwaukee

(September 2, 2013) MILWAUKEE  — One of the greatest spectacles in America hit the streets of Milwaukee on Aug. 31. It was a thunder of Harley-Davidson pride you could literally feel in your chest as nearly 7,000 Harley-Davidson customers, dealers and employees from around the world rolled through downtown Milwaukee to celebrate Harley-Davidson's 110th Anniversary.

Jaguar to unveil C-X17 Concept study at Frankfurt show

(September 2, 2013) WHITLEY, UK — The C-X17 has been created as a design study to introduce Jaguar’s new, highly-advanced, modular aluminum architecture. The concept illustrates the diversity of vehicles that could be produced using this architecture, which underpins the innovative future of the Jaguar brand.

Ford introduces first bacon-wrapped car — how's your appetite?

(September 2, 2013) DEARBORN, Mich. — Bacon has been a cornerstone of cuisine since ancient Rome. In recent years the cured meat has transformed from a food to a lifestyle — inspiring everything from medical supplies to plush toys. Now, with International Bacon Day just around the corner, Ford is savoring the salty side dish with the introduction of what is believed to be the first bacon-wrapped car — a 2014 Ford Fiesta.

Nissan on track for 200,000 sales of NV200 van

(September 1, 2013) IRVINE, Calif. — Nissan's NV200 is on track to reach a sales milestone of 200,000 cumulative units by the end of the fiscal year. The award-winning compact van is a key global growth vehicle for Nissan, which is seeking to become the world's leading manufacturer of LCVs by the end of fiscal year 2016 (April 2016-March 2017).

Audi to present unusual 'hanging cities' at Frankfurt Motor Show

(September 1, 2013) Audi once again has a spectacular architecture in store for visitors of the International Motor Show (IAA). Constructed specially for the exhibition, the building invites visitors to consider the parameters for urban mobility from an unusual point of view.