June 2014

Nissan Concept 2020 makes global debut at Goodwood

(June 27, 2014) WEST SUSSEX, England — Fantasy became reality this weekend when the NISSAN CONCEPT 2020 Vision Grand Turismo made its global debut as part of the brand's thrilling and action-packed Goodwood Festival of Speed program.

The covers came off the NISSAN CONCEPT 2020 Vision Gran Turismo on Thursday on the Nissan stand, giving visitors the first chance to see the car up close.

Ram introduces all-new small work van, the ProMaster City

(June 27, 2014) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Ram is taking dead aim on the all-new Ford Transit Connect with the 2015 Ram ProMaster City, Ram’s newest addition to its commercial vehicle lineup that contributes to the expanding, purpose-built, van segment with a number of best-in-class, functional elements tied directly to commercial customer demand.

Chrysler, SiriusXM offer five-year subscription to SiriusXM Traffic, Travel Link

(June 26, 2014) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Chrysler and SiriusXM announced today that customers who purchase a properly equipped 2015 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram Truck vehicle or select 2014 model year (vehicles purchased after July 1) will receive a complimentary five-year subscription to SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link.

Honda leads in visualization technology to advance study of crash simulations

(June 26, 2014) RAYMOND, Ohio — In its constant pursuit of designing and building safer vehicles for all road users, Honda is pioneering the use of a groundbreaking new three-dimensional, crash-simulation visualization technology based on DELTAGEN, the leading high-end 3D visualization software by 3DXCITE (formerly known as RTT).

Ford's 1.0-liter EcoBoost wins third straight Engine of Year honor

(June 26, 2014) Ford’s 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine has been named 2014 International Engine of the Year for an unprecedented third straight year. The 1.0-liter — available for Ford Fiesta and slated as a power offering for the 2015 Focus as well — fought off competition from premium brands and supercar contenders to win the award for its drivability, performance, economy, refinement and technology.

A panel of 82 automotive journalists from 35 countries also named the engine Best Engine Under 1.0-Liter for the third year in a row at Engine Expo 2014 in Stuttgart, Germany.

NADA: GM's ignition recall has done little to affect used car prices

(June 26, 2014) WASHINGTON — Auction sales data indicates that General Motor's well-publicized recall of approximately 2.6 million vehicles for faulty ignition switches has done little to affect used vehicle prices, says NADA Used Car Guide.

Ford seeks bigger share of Europe's SUV market with new Edge

(June 25, 2014) COLOGNE, Germany — The stylish all-new Ford Edge SUV will help Ford target a fast growing SUV segment that has doubled in the past five years. Ford has revealed the production version of the all-new Ford Edge large SUV that will go on sale in 2015, extending a line-up of SUVs in Europe that already includes the new Ford Kuga medium SUV and the all-new EcoSport small SUV.

Toyota reveals design of production-ready fuel cell sedan

(June 25, 2014) Toyota has today revealed the exterior design and Japanese market guide pricing of its hydrogen-powered Fuel Cell Sedan, following the car’s appearance in concept form at last year’s Tokyo motor show.

The four-door sedan will be introduced first in Japan, before next April. Preparations are in hand for launches in the US and European markets in the summer of 2015.

Jaguar confirms it will build the F-TYPE Project 7

(June 25, 2014) WHITLEY, U.K. — The F-TYPE Project 7, the latest model in the acclaimed Jaguar F-TYPE sports car range, is set to make its debut at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed on June 26.

"Special Operations exists to develop a suite of products and services that enable our most discerning and enthusiastic customers to indulge their passion for our cars. F-TYPE Project 7 is a perfect example of one such product.

All-new 2015 Ford Edge boosts new technology, new engines

(June 25, 2014) DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford says its all-new Edge, revealed for the first time in North America and Europe on Tuesday, demonstrates what happens when a proven leader gets even better. "The original crossover utility vehicle from Ford is loaded with more technology, higher levels of craftsmanship and greatly improved vehicle dynamics. The 2015 Ford Edge is a better vehicle by every measure," Ford officials said.