November 2014

All-new sub-compact 2016 Honda HR-V introduced in Los Angeles

(November 20, 2014) LOS ANGELES — The all-new 2016 Honda HR-V crossover, unveiled Wednesday at the 2014 Los Angeles International Auto Show, blends the styling of a coupe, the toughness, space and utility of a SUV and the quality of a Honda in one sporty, personal and versatile multi-dimensional vehicle, according to Honda.

U.S.-built 2016 Kia Sorento unveiled at L.A. Auto Show

(November 20, 2014) LOS ANGELES — With its roads and freeways as the foundation of driving adventures encompassing sunny surf-side beaches, rugged snow-covered mountains, starkly beautiful deserts and a wide variety of other destinations,  Kia Motors chose Los Angeles for the North American debut of its all-new 2016 Sorento CUV. 

Lexus creates its annual December sales campaign with new ads

(November 19, 2014) TORRANCE, Calif. — Lexus today launched its annual “December to Remember” Sales Event with a new integrated marketing campaign that offers a fun spin on gift giving and holiday cheer. Anchored by three general market commercials, the campaign reveals some of Santa’s inventive gift-giving secrets and illustrates that with Lexus you’re never too old for toys.

2015 Volkswagen Golf R to start at $36,595

(November 19, 2014) HERNDON, Va. — Volkswagen has announced pricing for its 2015 Golf R, the fastest and most powerful Golf ever to be sold in the U.S. market . Joining Volkswagen’s extensive Golf family of versatile, sporty hatchbacks, the Golf R starts at $36,595 (plus $820 destination) when equipped with the DSG six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Audi prologue show car launches new design era for German brand

(November 19, 2014) Audi is launching into a new design era to be revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show when Marc Lichte, fead of design, presents the Audi prologue concept car. Lichte is giving the Audi brand a new styling direction in the large coupe.

“When he moved to Audi, Marc Lichte launched a design offensive,” says Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, board member for Development, who brought him to Ingolstadt in 2014.

2016 Ford Explorer marks 25 years with more technology, new engine

(November 19, 2014) LOS ANGELES — Building on 25 years of innovation and sales leadership, a new Explorer is on its way, with even more smart technology, a new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine and an all-new Platinum series. The new Ford Explorer goes on sale next summer.

The new Explorer, revealed today at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, builds on the strength and leadership of Ford’s new vehicle lineup and provides SUV customers even more versatility, capability, smart technology and efficiency.

Cadillac ATS-V expands lineup with twin-turbocharged power

(November 19, 2014) LOS ANGELES — Cadillac today introduced the 2016 ATS-V, expanding the acclaimed ATS product range and elevating the brand’s elite high-performance V-Series to its next generation. Available in sedan and coupe forms, the first-ever ATS-V will introduce class-leading twin-turbocharged power and a comprehensive suite of design and performance systems when production begins in spring 2015. 

Nickelodeon, Toyota partner to create Spongebob Sienna

(November 19, 2014) NEW YORK — Nickelodeon and Toyota have partnered to transform everyone’s porous pal into a new 3-D concept car based on Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies’ upcoming film, "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water." 

 The SpongeBob Movie 2015 Toyota Sienna features a custom three-dimensional SpongeBob SquarePants exterior, complete with the character’s Superhero Incredibubble mask that blows real bubbles at the top of the car. 

Wagon version of Volkswagen Golf R to be unveiled at L.A. Auto Show

(November 18, 2014) LOS ANGELES — Volkswagen will debut one of the sportiest compact all-rounders at the Los Angeles Auto Show: the new Golf R Variant. For the first time in the history of the Golf R, the iconic all-wheel-drive compact sports car, will be produced as a station wagon.

The exclusive model has 296 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. The power is transmitted to the pavement via a standard 6-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission and permanent 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system.

Bentley Grand Convertible redefines luxury open-air driving

(November 18, 2014) CREWE, England — The ultimate expression of British automotive luxury is imagined with the Bentley Grand Convertible, the most sophisticated open-top car ever created by Bentley. Iconic yet understated in style and fashioned entirely by hand from the very finest materials, this unrivaled flagship of luxury represents the ultimate in powerful, sensuous roofless motoring.