September 2013

Concept S-Class Coupe: Sensual clarity as an expression of modern luxury

(September 11, 2013) — Traditionally the top of the Mercedes-Benz product range is occupied by the grand coupé. The Concept S-Class Coupé provides a clear vision of the next model generation at the Frankfurt Motor Show with its gorgeous appearance and self assured style it embodies the design philosophy of sensual clarity.

Toyota recalling 780,000 crossovers for a second time

(September 11, 2013) Toyota is recalling about 780,000 crossovers and hybrid sedans for a second time to fix looseness on rear-suspension lower arms that could cause the threads to rust and wear out, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.

Audi TDI models smash fuel economy ratings during cross-country efficiency drive

(September 11, 2013) Three new Audi TDI clean diesel models far exceeded their federally published fuel economy ratings in completing the “Truth in 48” cross-country efficiency drive that covered more than 2,850 miles between Southern California and New York.

All-new 2014 Nissan Rogue makes U.S. debut; to be built in Tennessee

(September 11, 2013) NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nissan on Sept. 10 debuted the all-new 2014 Nissan Rogue compact utility vehicle, the company's second best-selling model in the United States and one of a family of new Nissan global compact crossovers.

Porsche 918 Spyder makes global debut with Nurburgring lap record

(September 10, 2013) STUTTGART, Germany — The super sportscar Porsche 918 Spyder equipped with a hybrid drive has taken the famed Nurburgring Nordschleife in 6.57 minutes, the first vehicle to ever break the seven-minute mark.

Ford delivers its best August hybrid sales ever

(September 10, 2013) DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford delivered its best August electrified vehicle sales ever with more than 8,292 sales, up 288 percent over the same period a year ago. August marks the 11th consecutive month that Ford has achieved electrified vehicle sales records.

Kia unveils playful lifetyle concept — The Niro

(September 10, 2013) Playful but gutsy, sturdy yet impish — Kia’s dramatic new Niro urban-lifestyle concept, unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show today, hints at a possible future B-segment contender ready to take on the city environment with style and tenacity.

Ready for any challenge that the assured modern motorist may throw at it, the Niro combines a mischievous character in a clearly robust and substantial yet stylish body shape featuring a mix of contrasting materials in compact, purposeful dimensions.

Jeep proclaims new 'no-compromise' mid-size Cherokee sets new standard

(September 10, 2013) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The renowned Cherokee name returns to the Jeep vehicle lineup for the 2014 model year as an all-new 2014 model, and according to Jeep it delivers legendary Jeep 4x4 capability, a segment-first nine-speed automatic transmission, fuel economy improvements of more than 45 percent (versus the outgoing Liberty model), superior on-road ride and handling, a cutting-edge, revolutionary design, world-class craftsmanship, class-exclusive technology and more than 70 advanced safety and security features.

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid new gas mileage leader at 50 mpg

(September 9, 2013) With the first models rolling off the Marysville, Ohio, assembly line last week, the all-new 2014 Accord Hybrid will carry an EPA fuel economy rating of 50 mpg in city driving, making it the new leader in gasoline fuel-economy ratings among four-door sedans.

Nissan in final development stage of e-NV200 compact electric van

(September 9, 2013) IRVINE, Calif. — Nissan is in the final development phase of its second mass production zero emission vehicle, the e-NV200 compact van. Electric vehicles are ideal for urban delivery applications, and this vehicle is envisaged for use as a delivery van that offers a breakthrough type of mobility for entrepreneurs, featuring efficiency and green consciousness.