March 2014

Icons converge: Mustang celebrates 50 years at Empire State Building

(March 26, 2014) Two of the world’s most recognizable icons are coming together April 16-17, as the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang convertible will be on display on the observation deck of the Empire State Building in New York.

Time has stood still for 1987 Volvo with just 132 road miles

(March 25, 2014) KING'S LYNN, England — A 1987 Volvo 340 with just 132 miles on the clock from new has been uncovered by Anglia Car Auctions for the upcoming Classic sale on Saturday April 5 at its King’s Lynn auction house. The car was bought brand new from Lancaster Volvo and was barely used by the original owner.

Ford shows Everest Concept mid-sized SUV at Bangkok auto show

(March 25, 2014) BANGKOK, Thailand — Presenting a breakthrough blend of strength, style and technology, Ford showcased the new Ford Everest Concept at the Bangkok International Auto Show today. The ASEAN debut of the Ford Everest Concept follows its global reveal in Sydney in August 2013.

“The Ford Everest Concept shows the bold new direction that we envision for a mid-size, seven-seat S
UV that has been designed for ASEAN and global markets,” said Matt Bradley, president, Ford ASEAN.

Honda Civic top choice for Californians in 2013

(March 25, 2014) TORRANCE, Calif. — More individual Californians purchased a Honda Civic than any other vehicle in 2013, according to new-vehicle registration data now available from Polk. Individual California car buyers purchased 65,910 Civics in 2013, more than any other vehicle in the state when subtracting sales to government and corporate fleet buyers. California is the largest vehicle market in the United States.

Nissan celebrates Leaf sales milestone with stories from owners

(March 25, 2014) NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nissan Leaf continues to make automotive history, becoming the best-selling electric vehicle ever with global sales of more than 100,000 units and U.S. sales approaching 50,000. Collectively, it is estimated that owners in 35 countries have saved more than $28 million in gasoline costs – since the zero-emissions Leaf requires none.

Fresh choice: All-new Mini offers a touch of individual style

(March 25, 2014) WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. — The all-new Mini is more powerful, more refined and more comfortable, and also offers more choice than ever for customers seeking to give their car a unique style.

Mini has announced that a fresh range of model-specific products joins the Original Mini Accessories program, and is available with the car’s launch this spring. It means buyers can fine-tune the design and functionality of their Mini to suit their individual taste.

Alfa chooses New York Auto Show for brand's return to U.S.

(March 24, 2014) Alfa Romeo will mark its North American return at the 2014 New York International Auto Show with the highly anticipated and high-performance Alfa Romeo 4C. The all-new Alfa Romeo 4C delivers an exotic mid-engine design inspired by the brand's legendary racing history.

State-of-the-art carbon fiber monocoque, a turbocharged engine influenced by Formula 1, and advanced technological solutions combine to deliver supercar-level performance and driving exhilaration.

Next-generation Nissan Murano coming to New York

(March 24, 2014) NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nissan today revealed an early peek at the 2015 Murano, which makes its world debut on April 16 at the New York International Auto Show. As the halo vehicle for Nissan's expanding range of bold crossovers and SUVs, the Murano previews a new Nissan design language for future Nissan production vehicles.

Ford, GE WattStation chargers support employee EV charging network

(March 24, 2014) DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford in conjunction with GE, will supply vehicle charging stations at Ford facilities nationwide, beginning with facilities in and around its headquarters. The announcement continues the innovative cooperation begun more than 100 years ago between Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, co-founder of GE.