December 2013

All-new Ford Mustang named ‘Official Car’ of 2014 International CES

(December 18, 2013) DEARBORN, Mich. — The most technologically advanced version of Ford’s iconic pony car will take center stage at the 2014 International CES as the all-new Mustang is recognized as “Official Car” of the world’s largest hands-on showcase of emerging innovation. 2014 International CES will be held Jan. 7-10 in Las Vegas; the show is owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association.

Acura debuts new spots custom-made for Jerry Seinfeld's comedians

(December 18, 2013) TORRANCE, Calif. — Acura in partnership with comedian Jerry Seinfeld and director Barry Sonnenfeld has created a new series of comedic commercials that will debut on season 3 of Seinfeld's original and Emmy-nominated web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

Parade of new vehicles headed for Detroit's world stage

(December 18, 2013) DETROIT — The parade of fabulous new vehicles equipped with cutting-edge automotive technology from around the world is on its way to Detroit and to the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Officials say there will be about 50 worldwide reveals at the show.

"It's what we've been working toward since last January," said Bob Shuman, chairman, NAIAS 2014. "The manufacturers continue to show their confidence in the NAIAS, and will once again bring their absolute best to Detroit's world stage. The show is going to rock."

Mazda named most fuel-efficient automaker in U.S. by EPA

(December 16, 2013) IRVINE, Calif. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) noted in their most recent Light Duty Fuel Economy Trends report that Mazda Motor Corporation is the most fuel-efficient auto manufacturer in the U.S. 

Ram Truck Brand’s ‘Operation Holiday Express’ rolls into San Antonio

(December 17, 2013) SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The Ram Truck brand with the support of Chrysler Group’s Southwest Business Center in Dallas, this past weekend delivered mounds of fresh man-made snow, a new 2014 ProMaster 2500 Series Cargo Van filled with toys, diapers and other supplies, plus a $25,000 grant from The Chrysler Foundation to support injured United States military personnel and their families at the Warrior

Washington Nissan Leaf owners hits 100,000 all-electric miles

(December 17, 2013) SEATTLE — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, state Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson and representatives from Nissan today joined Steve Marsh of Kent., Wash., to celebrate a unique milestone — 100,000 all-electric miles driven in his Nissan Leaf.

Barrett-Jackson auction to be televised by major network

(December 17, 2013) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson, the World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, has announced that FOX Sports has expanded its viewership reach for the Scottsdale auction to include five channels within its family of networks. In total, there are 36 hours and six-consecutive days of live, high-definition auction coverage starting with FOX Sports 2 on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. ET (5 p.m. MT).

GM to invest nearly $1.3 billion for five U.S. plant upgrades

(December 17, 20130 FLINT, Mich. — General Motors will invest nearly $1.3 billion in five manufacturing sites in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana to produce new fuel-efficient engines and transmissions, enhance vehicle quality and streamline logistics. The investments combined will create or retain about 1,000 jobs.

All-new 2015 Mercedes-Benz C Class moves upscale

(December 16, 2013) Mercedes-Benz says its all-new 2015 C-Class "heralds a new chapter in the Mercedes- Benz success story and sets new standards in the premium mid-range class." Mercedes is moving new C-class sedan further upmarket making it lighter, bigger and better equipped than its predecessor.

Chevrolet wins two 10 Best Engines honors

(December 16, 2013) DETROIT — The all-new, high-tech Small Block 6.2L V8 powering the 2014 Corvette Stingray and the 2.0L turbo diesel for the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze are among Ward’s 10 Best Engines. WardsAuto reviewed 44 engines from 16 automakers in this year’s competition, which looked at power, fuel efficiency, new technology, refinement and compared it with data for similar engines.