December 2013

Production of 2014 Toyota Highlander begins at Princeton, Ind., plant

(December 6, 2013) PRINCETON, Ind. — Hoosier pride was felt deep and wide on the plant floor of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, yesterday morning as the company celebrated the start of production of the all-new 2014 Highlander.

Infiniti to reveal Formula One-inspired concept in Detroit

(December 5, 2013) HONG KONG — Infiniti will reveal a Formula One inspired concept car based on the Q50 premium sports sedan at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The concept car represents Infiniti's design vision of a high performance variant of Q50.

GM sells November record 294,500 vehicles in China

(December 5, 2013) SHANGHAI — General Motors and its joint ventures in China saw their domestic sales increase 13.3 percent on an annual basis to a new November record of 294,500 vehicles. It was the second-best sales month of 2013.

During the first 11 months of 2013, domestic sales by GM and its joint ventures increased 11.4 percent year on year to 2,889,368 units and will reach 3 million units for the first time in the middle of December.

Forester leads Subaru to November sales record

(November 5, 2013) CHERRY HILL, N.J. — Subaru of America HAS reported best-ever November sales. Subaru sold 36,621 vehicles in November and 384,511 total vehicles in 2013. The company broke its previous sales record of 336,441 in October with two months remaining in the calendar year.

GM announces $24 million landfill gas investment

(December 5, 2013) DETROIT — General Motors announced today a $24-million investment in electrical generation equipment that will allow the company to use more landfill gas at its Fort Wayne, Ind., and Orion, Mich., assembly plants.

Ram 1500 named Motor Trend 2014 Truck of the Year

(December 5, 2013) EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Motor Trend has selected the Ram 1500 as its 2014 Truck of the Year. The announcement was made at the Chrysler Group Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Michigan, the birthplace of Ram Trucks. Nine Truck of the Year contenders were put through an extensive battery of testing designed to evaluate virtually every aspect of each vehicle.

2015 Ford Mustang marks 50 years with all-new pony car

(December 5, 2013) The next chapter in the life of the iconic pony car begins today as the all-new Ford Mustang — loaded with innovative technologies and delivering world-class levels of performance — is simultaneously revealed around the globe in six cities on four continents.

“Ford Mustang inspires passion like no other car,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, global product development. “The visceral look, sound and performance of Mustang resonates with people, even if they’ve never driven one. Mustang is definitely more than just a car — it is the heart and soul of Ford.”

Chevrolet to introduce 2015 Corvette Z06 at Detroit show

(December 4, 2013) DETROIT — Chevrolet will introduce the 2015 Corvette Z06 next month at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It will be the most track-capable Corvette ever, designed to deliver supercar levels of performance through unique powertrain, chassis and aerodynamic features.

A designer tour: 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban exteriors

(December 4, 2013) DETROIT — In a video walk-around, Chevrolet exterior designer Alexandre Henriques discusses how the design of the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe exterior is more refined and precisely sculpted. Not a single exterior sheet metal panel or lighting element is shared with Chevrolet's full-size pickups.

Mitsubishi announces $6,130 price decrease for 2014 electric i-MiEV

(December 4, 2013) CYPRESS, Calif. — In an effort to jump start sales of its all-electric city car, Mitsubishi says its 2014 i-MiEV electric-powered vehicle receives an expanded standard equipment package and a considerable price reduction of $6,130 over the previous 2012 model year vehicle.