September 2013

Bosch develops motorcycle stability control system

(September 25, 2013) Bosch has developed motorcycle stability control (MSC), the first brake control system for motorcycles to ensure the best possible stability in all riding situations. It supports the biker during both braking and accelerating, and while riding straight as well as while cornering.

Let's hear it for this hard-working Isuzu truck

(September 24, 2013) WIGAN, United Kingdom — After 13 years and over 300,000 miles of service for a Wigan-based supplier of construction hoist products Hoist-It Ltd, the company decided it was high time to replace its first Isuzu. The truck, which was originally purchased in 2000, has recently been replaced by a new 2013 Isuzu.

Nissan to become exclusive automotive launch partner for Apple iTunes Radio

(September 24, 2013) NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nissan has announced that it will serve as the exclusive automotive partner for the launch of Apple's iTunes Radio, taking advantage of new creative formats, including audio and video, across Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and PC.

Canadian airline pilot Stanley Tucker and his two milestone Mustangs

(September 24, 2013) By the time the 1965 Ford Mustang officially went on sale on April 17, 1964, it had been rolling off the assembly line at the Rouge factory in Dearborn, Mich., for about five weeks. Thousands of Mustangs had been shipped to dealers throughout North America so they would be available in showrooms on opening day. However, not all of the cars on display were actually meant to be sold to customers.

All-new 2014 Transit Connect Taxi — The next taxi of the future?

(September 24, 2013) ST. LOUIS — Ford has introduced the all-new 2014 Transit Connect Taxi, saying it provides best-in-class performance, low operating costs, and improved comfort and flexibility for the North American taxi market.

Hyundai partners with engine firm to create 1,000 horsepower Genesis

(September 23, 2013) COSTA MESA, Calif. — Hyundai is again partnering with the engine wizards of Bisimoto Engineering to create a 1,000 horsepower Genesis Coupe for the 2013 SEMA show in Las Vegas.

Bisimoto Engineering is known for extracting awesome, reliable power out of production-grade, everyday powerplants, and the Bisimoto 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is no exception, with 1,000 horsepower generated from a turbocharged Hyundai-factory-based 3.8-liter V6 engine.

Four additional drive-ins awarded digital projectors in Honda effort

(September 23, 2013) TORRANCE, Calif. — Project Drive-In, Honda's national effort to help save drive-ins facing closure due to the end of 35mm film distribution, is awarding four additional drive-in theaters digital projectors.

They are Monetta Drive-In (Monetta, S.C.), Ocala Drive-In (Ocala, Fla.), Starlite Drive-In (Cadet, Mo.) and Starline Drive-In (Elizabethton, Tenn.).

Luxury comes to Chevrolet Silverado in High Country style

(September 23, 2013) DALLAS — Like a finely crafted saddle or pair of custom-fitted boots, the 2014 Silverado High Country embodies rugged luxury — craftsmanship, authenticity and functionality rolled into a truck that’s stronger, smarter and more capable than ever.

It is Chevrolet’s first premium truck and one of the industry’s most capable, backing up an exclusive package of distinctive design elements, comfort and convenience features with segment-topping capability – including the segment’s most powerful V-8 and a 9,800-pound trailering rating.

Powerful, efficient and 'wonderfully open' — the Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

(September 23, 2013) ATLANTA — Porsche is adding two new models to the 911 range:  the 911 Turbo Cabriolet and 911 Turbo S Cabriolet.  These new models combine the dynamic range of the new 911 Turbo models with the driving pleasure offered by an open-top sports car.

New Honda Accord Hybrid, rated at 50 mpg, priced to treat on Halloween

(September 23, 2013) TORRANCE, Calif. — Fuel prices can be scary, but the EPA-rated 50 mpg city 2014 Accord Hybrid will take some of the fright out of going to the gas pump when it debuts at U.S. dealers nationwide on Halloween (Oct. 31), according to Honda.