January 2015

2016 ILX begins production as Acura marks 20th year of manufacturing in U.S.

(January 27, 2015) MARYSVILLE, Ohio — The Acura brand today celebrated sales in the U.S. of the 2 millionth North American-made Acura vehicle, 20 years after Acura production began in the U.S., as the first new 2016 Acura ILX sports sedan rolled off the assembly line at the Marysville Auto Plant in Ohio.

Volvo chooses philanthropy over ads; other car brands also leave the big game

(January 27, 2015) ROCKLEIGH, N.J.  — On Sunday, Volvo is launching Volvo Interception, an opportunity for Super Bowl viewers to nominate someone deserving to receive a new Volvo XC60. Volvo Interception is a socially-driven alternative to game day television advertisements.

The effort is an extension of the company’s human centric mindset of putting people first in all areas and is found in the design and technology of all Volvo cars enjoyed by drivers around the world.

2015 Silverado Midnight Edition is the new black

(January 27, 2015) DETROIT — Truck fans know that nothing adds presence to a pickup like basic black. And Chevrolet is taking black to the next level with the Silverado Midnight special edition, which was on display starting last week at the National Automobile Dealers Association Convention & Expo in San Francisco. It will make its public debut Feb. 14 at the Chicago Auto Show.

BMW debuts BMW i3 commercial to air during Super Bowl XLIX

(January 26, 2015) WOODCLIFF, N.J.  — BMW today officially premiered the new, 60-second spot for the all-electric BMW i3 that will air during the first quarter of NBC’s broadcast of Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday.

OnStar RemoteLink debuts new user experience

(January 26, 2015) DETROIT — The 1.3 million users who regularly use OnStar’s RemoteLink mobile app will soon find an update with a new look and capabilities waiting for them in the app store. The update, now available for Android and iOS users, is the result of years of customer feedback and includes a modern user experience to streamline access to information and application commands.

Ford, Lincoln dealers give communities nearly $100 Million in 2014

(January 26, 2015)     DEARBORN,Mich. — Ford and Lincoln dealers gave nearly $100 million to local causes and nonprofits in communities across the United States in 2014, according to Ford Motor Company’s annual Survey on Dealer Giving.

The survey was administered by Ford to coincide with the 15th annual Salute to Dealers awards at the 2015 National Automobile Dealers Association Convention in San Francisco.

Chevrolet Spark EV expands to East Coast, plugs into Maryland

(January 26, 2015) WASHINGTON, D.C. — Chevrolet will start selling the Spark EV in Maryland this spring, expanding the pure electric mini-car’s “range” to the East Coast. The Spark EV delivers an EPA-estimated combined city/highway 119 MPGe fuel economy equivalent and 82 miles of EPA-estimated combined city/highway range.

Kenworth receives Truck of the Year Award

(January 25, 2014) SAN FRANCISCO — The American Truck Dealers (ATD) named the Kenworth T880 Vocational Truck with PACCAR MX-13 Engine as the 2015 Truck of the Year. The award was announced Saturday at the ATD Convention & Expo in San Francisco.

Judges selected the truck for its exceptional handling, power, torque and outstanding visibility from all quarters of the driver’s seat.

Mercedes-Benz sets prices for all-new 2016 AMG GT S

(January 25, 2015) MONTVALE, N.J. — With the new Mercedes-AMG GT model range, the Mercedes-AMG sports car brand is moving into a new segment. As the second sports car developed entirely in-house by Mercedes-AMG, the GT has everything you would expect from an authentic Mercedes-AMG, from the characteristic styling, thoroughbred motorsport technology to the optimum weight distribution.

Volkswagen, BMW and Chargepoint to create express charging corridors

(January 24, 2015) WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two automakers, Volkswagen and BMW, together with ChargePoint, the largest electric vehicle charging network, have announced an initiative to create express charging corridors along heavily-traveled routes on the East and West Coasts.

Designed to increase the number of fast charging locations, the initiative will help meet the large and growing demand for convenient, publicly available electric vehicle fast chargers, including direct current (DC) Fast charging locations, and support the adoption of electric vehicles in the United States.