January 2015

Nissan lengthens Super Bowl ad to 90 seconds; teases with brief clip

(January 29, 2015) NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nissan, which has been teasing its Super Bowl plans through a one-of-a-kind social media campaign using YouTube "content creator" videos and the hashtag #withdad, is giving the first hint of its in-game commercial by releasing a short preview of the spot today. This is the first time in nearly two decades that Nissan has advertised during the Super Bowl.

Buick Enclave blows the bell curve with record sales

(January 29, 2015) DETROIT — Buick Enclave’s 62,300 sales in the United States in 2014 represented the second consecutive year of record sales for Buick’s flagship crossover and built on momentum that has barely paused since its launch in mid-2007. While most vehicles follow somewhat of a bell curve for sales during their lifecycle, the Enclave has continued on an upward trajectory after more than seven years.

GMC going big on game day in Phoenix

(January 29, 2015) DETROIT — The National Football League’s biggest game is days away and GMC, Official Vehicle of the NFL, is supporting the week's activities as well as taking fans across the world behind the scenes throughout the week prior to Super Bowl XLIX.

New vehicle purchasing power of Millennials to reach $135 billion

(January 28, 2015) SANTA MONICA, Calif. — TrueCar, Inc. projects Millennial-generation consumers will purchase 4.24 million cars and light trucks in 2015, producing $135 billion in total revenue as their impact on the market expands. Millennials, or people born from approximately 1980 through the late 1990s, are expected to reach around 25 percent of the new vehicle market in 2015, TrueCar projects.

Pierce Brosnan makes 'Perfect Getaway' in all-new 2016 Sorento

(January 28, 2015) IRVINE, Calif. — Pierce Brosnan, known worldwide for his sophisticated movie hero roles, again makes the "Perfect Getaway" in Kia Motors' 60-second spot for the all-new 2016 Kia Sorento, making its broadcast debut during the third quarter of Super Bowl XLIX. 

Nissan electric NV200 is cream of the crop for dairy deliveries

(January 28, 2015) ORMSKIRK, West Lancashire, England — A Lancashire dairy is milking the benefits of the award-winning Nissan e-NV200 — using the versatile all-electric van as a 21st century version of the traditional British milk delivery van.

Grimshaw Lane Dairy in Ormskirk has taken delivery of four e-NV200 vans from Crosby Park Nissan in Liverpool and is using them to make its daily deliveries to homes and businesses in and around the town.

At look at the Nissan Titan Cummins 5.0-liter V8 Turbo Diesel

(January 28, 2015) NASHVILLE, Tenn. — When the covers were pulled off the 2016 Nissan Titan XD full-size pickup at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in January, it was really two debuts in one with the all-new Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine being shown for the first time too.

The Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel in the upcoming 2016 Nissan Titan XD features a unique Cummins M Two-Stage Turbocharger is configured to work well at both low and high engine speeds.

AM General to build Mercedes R-Class vehicles in Indiana

(January 28, 2015) SOUTH BEND, Ind. — AM General and Mercedes-Benz U.S. have announced that Mercedes-Benz has selected AM General to manufacture the Mercedes-Benz R-Class utility vehicle at AM General’s world-class 675,000 square-foot Commercial Assembly Plant.

Because of increasing demand for its Sport Utility Vehicles and the need for greater production capacity in the U.S, Mercedes-Benz is moving production of the R-Class — which is sold only in the Chinese market — from its Tuscaloosa, Ala., plant to AM General’s Commercial Assembly Plant in Mishawaka, Ind. 

No pretender to the brand: Jeep Renegade a full-fledged off-road Ninja

By Russ Heaps
Clanging Bell

(January 28, 2015) SAN JOSE, Calif. — I'm not the kind of guy to ever turn down a serious bit of off roading — even when I might not be sure that the vehicle in question is really an off-roader. That was the situation when Jeep gave me the nod for a dash to the California coast in late January for some wheel time in its all-new compact-SUV Renegade.