September 2013

Volvo announces engine lineup for new V60 Sportswagon

(September 13, 2013) ROCKLEIGH, N.J. — Targeting best-in-class performance and best-in-class fuel economy, Volvo Cars of North America announced engines for the much-anticipated Volvo V60 sportswagon that will hit American shores in January. Volvo says that from the automaker known for its wagons, the new Volvo V60 is by no means ordinary. It provides all the handling of a dynamic sports sedan but offers additional versatility for people who need a wagon.

Evernham 1964 Plymouth Belvedere among featured vehicles at RKM

(September 13, 2013) CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A ferocious 1964 Plymouth Belvedere redesigned by champion NASCAR Crew Chief Ray Evernham and an extensively customized, award-wining 1967 Chevrolet Nova will be among the hundreds of investment-grade muscle cars, iconic race cars and rare European collector cars crossing the auction block Oct. 31 - Nov.

Ford to auction prototype of 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet for charity

(September 13, 2013) LAS VEGAS — Ford will join Barrett-Jackson Auction Company among the Las Vegas lights from Sept. 26-28 to sell the star of the show — a one-of-a-kind prototype of the NHRA competition-ready 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet.

The Cobra Jet will be sold at no reserve on Saturday, Sept. 28, with proceeds benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

General Motors introduces all-new 2015 Chevrolet, GMC full-size SUVs

(September 13, 2013) Chevrolet and GMC have introduced their all-new truck-based full-sized sport utility vehicles — the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban and 2015 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL.

General Motors says they offer more functionality, greater refinement, new safety features and an increased range of advanced technologies. The last major redesign of the iconic vehicles came in the 2007 model year.

Jeep introduces new 2014 Wrangler Dragon Edition

(September 12, 2013) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Last year, the Jeep brand introduced a unique Wrangler Dragon Design Concept at the Beijing International Automotive Exposition to wide acclaim across the globe, and particularly throughout the Jeep enthusiast community. On the heels of this positive feedback, Jeep is introducing the new 2014 Wrangler Dragon Edition.

Cadillac applies Art and Science to CTS engine sounds

(September 12, 2013) DETROIT — Cadillac engineers applied the principles of psychoacoustics, the science of sound perception, and car-guy instinct to create powerful and pleasant exhaust notes for the all-new 2014 CTS midsize luxury sedan and CTS Vsport.

Knowing that engine sound communicates throttle response to the driver, CTS engineers uniquely tuned each selectable driving mode — Tour, Sport and Track — to provide the driver with a specific sound impression of what’s happening under the hood.

Honda keeps the movies rolling with first digital projector award

(September 12, 2013) SACO, Maine — Saco Drive-In has become one of five drive-in theaters no longer in jeopardy of closing its doors thanks to Honda's Project Drive-In. With the end of 35-mm film distribution this year, and the costly switch to digital projection nearing, Honda created Project Drive-In as a national effort to save as many of America's remaining drive-ins as possible.

Bringing the next-generation Nissan Titan to market in Idaho testing

BOISE, Idaho — Herding cattle, mending fences, hunting and fishing. These are the memories of summer for Nissan’s Rich Miller. A 10,000-acre ranch south of Boise, Idaho, was his playground. It was also the perfect spot to bring his colleagues who are working on bringing the next-generation Nissan Titan to market.

Rory McIlroy challenges Gary Woodland in BMW charity driving event

(September 11, 2013) LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The 2013 BMW Championship kicked off Sept. 10 when PGA golfer and defending champion Rory Mcllroy competed in a driving challenge with Gary Woodland in a BMW i3, the first purpose built electric vehicle made primarily of carbon fiber.

Lincoln to collaborate on project re-creating classic Hollywood films

(September 11, 2013) LOS ANGELES — The Lincoln Motor Company has announced a collaboration with Vanity Fair and Film Independent to celebrate The Lincoln Reimagine Project. The project involves creating a series of original short films reimagining the classic Hollywood themes of screwball comedy, ’70s road heist and thriller-noir.