January 2015

Ram ups the ante on full-size truck mileage — 29 mpg

(January 13, 2015) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The Ram Truck brand today announced that it will add a new, more fuel-efficient model to its half-ton truck lineup and further extend its claim on the industry’s highest fuel efficiency rating.
The 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE will deliver the highest fuel economy among all full-size truck competitors — 12 percent higher than the next-closest competitor. Its “HFE” designation is Ram’s way of highlighting this model’s excellent fuel efficiency.

Toyota introduces all-new Tacoma for 2016

(January 13, 2016) DETROIT — The Toyota Tacoma has been rebuilt inside and out with an all-new powertrain and enhanced suspension tuning. America’s best-selling mid-size pickup for 10 years running, the Tacoma has a legacy of off-road victories and over seven million units sold since 1964. Toyota hopes to stay on top of an expanding mid-sized truck segment with the introduction of the 2016 Tacoma.

Bentley names its yet-to-be unveiled new SUV: Bentayga

(January 13, 2015) DETROIT — Bentley’s all-new and ground-breaking luxury SUV is set to be revealed to the world later this year and a name has been chosen:  Bentley Bentayga. This sector-defining SUV will be able to introduce Bentley’s renowned modern British luxury to limitless destinations with an impressive combination of on and off road performance.

Hyundai introduces Santa Cruz crossover truck concept

(January 13, 2015) DETROIT — Hyundai has revealed its innovative Santa Cruz Crossover Truck Concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. This fresh concept reflects a completely new interpretation of truck utility for a new generation of buyers, especially Millennials, who represent the second-largest population of car buyers.

“The Santa Cruz crossover truck concept meets the unspoken needs of a growing Millennial lifestyle we call ‘Urban Adventurers’,” said Mark Dipko, director, corporate planning, Hyundai Motor America.

2016 Plug-In Hyundai Sonata expected to get 22 miles on a charge

(January 13, 2015) DETROIT — Hyundai launched its first plug–in hybrid vehicle Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug–in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) is expected to travel up to 22 miles on electric power and can recharge in as little as two and a half hours with a Level 2 charger.

The Sonata Plug–in Hybrid will be built at the Asan, South Korea, plant and will go on sale in select markets later this year.

Chevrolet Bolt EV concept has 200-mile range starting at $30,000

(January 12, 2015) DETROIT — Chevrolet today made a significant statement on its commitment to electrification with the introduction of the Bolt EV concept — a vision for an affordable, long-range all-electric vehicle designed to offer more than 200 miles of range starting around $30,000.

“The Bolt EV concept is a game-changing electric vehicle designed for attainability, not exclusivity,” said General Motors CEO Mary Barra. “Chevrolet believes electrification is a pillar of future transportation and needs to be affordable for a wider segment of customers.”

Ford unveils all-new GT ultra-high performance supercar

(January 12, 2015) DETROIT — Ford today unveiled the all-new GT, an ultra-high-performance supercar that serves as a technology showcase for top EcoBoost performance, aerodynamics and lightweight carbon fiber construction. The GT is one of more than 12 new Ford Performance vehicles coming by 2020. It joins Focus RS, F-150 Raptor, Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R in the growing Ford Performance lineup.

Beginning production late next year, the GT hits the road in select global markets to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ford GT race cars placing 1-2-3 at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans.

First all-new Nissan Titan since 2004 makes world debut

(January 12, 2015) DETROIT — The 2016 Nissan Titan XD, which made its world debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, goes on sale in the United States and Canada beginning in late 2015 with an all-new design that stakes out a unique position in the segment between traditional heavy-duty and light-duty entries.

Chevrolet introduces all-new 2016 Volt with extended range

(January 12, 2015) DETROIT — Chevrolet today unveiled the all-new 2016 Volt electric car with extended range, showcasing a sleeker, sportier design that offers 50 miles of EV range, greater efficiency and stronger acceleration.

The Volt’s new, efficient propulsion system will offer a General Motors’-estimated total driving range of more than 400 miles and with regular charging, owners are expected to travel more than 1,000 miles on average between gas fill-ups.

Caterham Cars shows products at Barrett-Jackson auction this week

(January 12, 2015) British sports car maker, Caterham Cars, is attending the renowned Barrett-Jackson car auction in Scottsdale, Ariz. this week (Jan. 10-18) and together with its American importer, Superformance, the car company will be exhibiting its range of models.

With continual sales growth and increasing demand for the iconic Seven after its official U.S. launch in 2014, Caterham joins the exhibition at the prestigious auctions of vintage and modern cars. Caterham will display a line-up of three models, including the Seven 280, Seven 480 and Seven 620R.