November 2014

Hot VW Golf R 400 concept car to be shown at Los Angeles Auto Show

(November 15, 2014) LOS NGELES — After making its global debut at the Beijing Auto Show earlier this year, Volkswagen is presenting the Golf R 400 concept car for the first time in North America at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Developed by R GmbH, the Golf R 400 concept shows just how far the Golf R can be taken using the experience gained from VW’s involvement in World Rallycross (WRC).

Ford announces sale of 7-millionth Explorer in U.S.

(November 14, 2014) DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford announced the 7-millionth Explorer sold in the United States today, sealing the vehicle’s position as America’s favorite SUV. The iconic Explorer was launched in the U.S. market in 1990 becoming an instant hit. For nearly a quarter century, it has been the best-selling SUV in the country.

An icon returns — All-new Audi TT will make U.S. debut in L.A.

(November 14, 2014) The quintessential design icon has become a next-generation driving machine. The 2016 Audi TT Roadster and TTS Coupe will make their U.S. debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show next week representing the all-new TT model line. Audi says the TT features an exciting new design characterized by the use of innovative technologies and driver-focused performance.

The beast is unleashed — Dodge Challenger Hellcat on way to dealers

(November 14, 2014) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The wait is over. The highly anticipated new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat with its supercharged whine is about to roar into Dodge dealerships across the United States.
Dodge and SRT received more than 4,500 orders for the new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat in just the first five days after orders opened in September. Those 707-horsepower muscle cars are now leaving the Brampton (Ont.) Assembly plant where they were built and making their way to Dodge customers across the country.

Once pretty in red

This 1963 Chevrolet Impala looks in restorable condition as it deteriorates in an eastern North Carolina yard. Chevrolet's advertising catch phrase for 1963 was "Jet Smooth," perhaps because the popular full-sized Chevy was restyled with a new grille, bumpers, hood, sculptured side panels, and rear deck contours. The Impala was Chevy's top-of-the-line with the most popular engine choices the small-block 283-and-327-cubic-inch (4.6 and 5.4 L) V8s. (Photo by Jim Meachen)

Volkswagen Golf family named 2015 Motor Trend Car of the Year

(November 13, 2014) HERNDON, Va. — Motor Trend magazine today named the Volkswagen Golf family — Golf 1.8T, Golf TDI Clean Diesel, Golf GTI and e-Golf models — as the 2015 Motor Trend Car of the Year.

 “VW floored our judges by reimagining the seventh generation Golf for nearly every need and want,” said Motor Trend Editor-in-Chief Ed Loh. “From the value-laden Golf 1.8T and high-MPG Golf TDI to the legendary hot hatch GTI and all-electric e-Golf, there truly is a Golf for everyone.”

Ram announces pricing, EPA numbers for new ProMaster City

(November 13, 2014) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Continuing its commercial offering momentum, Ram Truck has announced pricing and fuel economy for the all-new 2015 ProMaster City. The base price for the 2015 Ram ProMaster City Cargo is $23,130, plus $995 for destination. The price for the 2015 Ram ProMaster City Wagon starts at $24,130 plus $995 destination.

GM wildlife habitats grow across the globe

(November 13, 2014) DETROIT — General Motors has received 15 certifications and three awards from the nonprofit Wildlife Habitat Council for establishing wildlife habitats and education programs at facilities in five countries, including the first certified program in China by any company.

The Wildlife Habitat Council’s Wildlife at Work and Corporate Lands for Learning programs recognize outstanding wildlife habitat management and environmental education efforts at corporate sites.

New Volvo XC90 debuts enhanced air quality filter

(November 13, 2014) By introducing a larger, more efficient multi-filter in the cabin, Volvo Cars continues to refine its standard-setting CleanZone initiative. CleanZone is their unique approach to controlling interior air quality and providing a better driving environment through innovative solutions for enhanced wellbeing and health.

Drivers can breathe easier because most microscopic, hazardous “fine dust” particles will now be prevented from entering the car.

Scion iM Concept brings racing design, versatility

(November 13, 2014) TORRANCE, Calif. — Whether it’s exploring the mountains or playing at the beach, Los Angeles offers adventures off every freeway. Young people just need a vehicle to get them, and all their gear, to their destination in style. The new Scion iM Concept car is designed with that in mind and will debut on Nov. 19 at the Los Angeles Auto Show.