February 2015

Jeeps welcome to Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival with record in sight

(February 11, 2015) BUTLER, Pa. — Jeeps will make history in Butler again!  In celebration of the 75th birthday of the Bantam Jeep, the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival plans to break its own Guinness World Record as part of the fifth annual event on June 12-14.

The Guinness World Records Largest Parade of Jeeps will take place on Friday, June 12, with up to 2,500 Jeeps driving from Butler County Community College to downtown Butler. 

Chevrolet announces GearOn Edition for 2015 Colorado

(February 11, 2015) DETROIT — Chevrolet today introduced the 2015 Colorado GearOn Special Edition, which blends the capability of the all-new midsize pickup truck with the versatility of the GearOn accessory system – and additional popular features. It makes its public debut Feb. 13-22 at the Chicago Auto Show.

The Colorado GearOn Special Edition goes on sale this spring with a starting price of $31,250. It’s offered on LT models in extended or crew cab configurations, with the long or short cargo bed and available 4WD.

New York Auto Show unveils 2015 poster artwork

(February 11, 2015) NEW YORK — As the world's automakers prepare to show off their latest new cars and trucks in the Big Apple, the New York International Automobile Show is pleased to announce the launch of the 2015 poster artwork.

The poster helps set the tone for New York City's largest ticketed event, which runs from April 3 - 12 at the Javits Center in Manhattan.

Upon further review, Chevrolet awards Super Bowl Colorado to Butler

(February 11, 2015) DETROIT — After consulting Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady, Chevrolet presented an all-new Colorado pickup to New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler, whose end zone interception preserved the Patriots’ victory in Super Bowl XLIX.

The Colorado was intended to be awarded to Brady, the Patriots’ quarterback, in recognition of his Super Bowl Most Valuable Player award. However, Brady and Chevrolet huddled on Monday and Chevrolet determined Butler deserved recognition for his game-saving interception.

Cadillac begins taking orders for 455-horsepower 2016 ATS-V

(February 11, 2015) DETROIT — Cadillac dealers have begun accepting orders for the 2016 ATS-V – the brand’s inaugural luxury compact performance car starting production this spring. Available in sedan and coupe forms, the twin-turbocharged ATS-V offers a dual-purpose luxury performance experience: a car with true track capability straight from the factory with sophisticated road manners.

VW to invest $10 million in electric vehicle charging infrastructure

(February 10, 2015) WASHINGTON, D.C. — Jörg Sommer, vice president, product marketing and strategy, Volkswagen of America, today presented Volkswagen’s holistic approach to e-mobility surrounding the launch of the zero-tailpipe emissions 2015 e-Golf, including a $10 million commitment to support electric vehicle infrastructure by 2016.

During a presentation delivered at the 2015 Electric Drive Congress in Washington D.C., Sommer stated that Volkswagen believes continued legislative support is needed to reach the next level of electric vehicle adoption.

Acura ILX sedan upgraded with more horsepower, 8-speed transmission

(February 10, 2015) TORRANCE, Calif. — With more features, more leading-edge technology and a major injection of Acura DNA, the 2016 ILX goes on sale today as the Acura gateway sports sedan with, according to Acura, the performance, technology and style desired by younger luxury buyers.

Ford EcoBoost Challenge returns in March for 17-city test drive tour

(February 10, 2015) DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford is once again giving fans and potential customers in 17 cities across America a chance to get behind the wheel of its latest products, with its third EcoBoost Challenge consumer drive tour launching next month.

EcoBoost Challenge expands to 17 cities in 2015, and will provide five unique drive experiences in Ford products. In a new incentive this year, participants will have an opportunity to win an EcoBoost-powered 2015 Ford Edge, and can earn additional entries in the sweepstakes by bringing guests with them to the event.

Audi reaches milestone in UK — Two million sales in 50 years

(February 10, 2015) LONDON — When just 32 cars bearing the Audi name found homes in the UK in 1965, it would have seemed improbable that an incredible two million more would follow, but this major milestone has been reached by Audi UK almost 50 years later.

Elegant energy — Kia to show concept Optima in Geneva

(February 10, 2015) Kia Motors Europe will exhibit a stylish new concept car at the 85th Geneva Motor Show on March 3. The new D-segment sedan is the 11th concept created by Kia’s European design studio in Frankfurt, Germany.

With confident, powerful lines which sweep elegantly from Kia’s hallmark "tiger-nose" grille towards the rear of the vehicle, Kia’s new concept car embodies modern design and refined, understated energy.