January 2016

GMC announces premium off-road Sierra All Terrain X

(January 27, 2016) GMC today announced the 2016 Sierra All Terrain X — a special edition of the All Terrain model, featuring exclusive premium content that enhances off-road capability and an aggressive, monochromatic appearance.

The All Terrain X’s powerful attitude reflects a popular personalization trend among off-road enthusiasts, executed with the top-range refinement GMC has cultivated for years with models such as the Sierra Denali. Its premium package of monochromatic exterior trim and special equipment offers a customized appearance in a limited-edition model, complemented with GMC’s latest technologies.

Nissan achieves best-ever European sales in 2015 of 715,623

(January 27, 2016) ROLLE, Switzerland — Nissan today announced that it recorded European best-ever sales of 715,623 vehicles in 2015, with December sales totaling 61,823 units. Nissan achieved a market share in Europe of 4 percent in 2015, maintaining the record market share in 2014. This consistently strong market share marks a nearly 50 percent increase from 2009 levels of 2.7 percent. Together with the Datsun brand, market share is 4.2 percent.

Powerful purity — The new Porsche 718 Boxster and 718 Boxster S

(January 27, 2016) ATLANTA, Ga. — Twenty years after the first Boxster made its debut, Porsche is introducing the latest generation of its mid-engine roadsters featuring more power, greater fuel efficiency, and further improved handling. The new models are named 718 Boxster and 718 Boxster S, paying homage to the flat-four cylinder engines that were used in the mid-engine Porsche 718 sports car which won numerous races back in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

200 mph Jaguar F-Type SVR to make global debut in Geneva

(January 27, 2016) MAHWAH, N.J.  — The new 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR will make its global debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show on March 1 and will go on sale this summer. Capable of accelerating to 200 mph, the new F-Type SVR is the first Jaguar to wear the SVR badge and is developed to exploit the two-seat aluminum sports car’s full potential while retaining its day-to-day usability.

Chevrolet says leap year provides extra 24 hours for doing something nice

(January 26, 2016) DETROIT — A Leap Year means an extra day, an extra 24 hours, and this year Chevrolet is encouraging everyone to put their added time towards simply doing something nice for someone else. Today, Chevrolet kicks off #DayItForward and predicts smiles to start appearing in unexpected locations.

Ford Ohio Assembly to support additional Super Duty production

(January 26, 2016) AVON LAKE, Ohio — Ford has announced that its Ohio Assembly Plant will support additional production of the all-new 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty chassis cab. Together with Kentucky Truck Plant, Ohio Assembly will produce F-350, F-450 and F-550 Super Duty chassis cab configurations.

Bentley Bentayga makes European debut in Austrian Alps

(January 25, 2016) Bentley Motors presented its new high-performance super SUV Bentayga for the first time in the Austrian Alps this weekend and kicked off the official market-entry of the vehicle in Europe. The Bentayga’s first alpine public outing coincided with the famous ski-race in Kitzbühel, with the luxury SUV on display at the foot of the Streif ski run.

The Bentayga is the fastest, most powerful, most luxurious and most exclusive SUV in the world, continuing Bentley’s success story in Europe in 2016 and reinforcing the brand’s market presence in this region.

The fabric of Ford: Through scratches and snags, materials made for long haul

(January 25, 2016) DEARBORN,  Mich. — Throughout a vehicle’s lifetime, it’s inevitable that the materials inside a car show signs of wear and tear. Imagine the frequent sitting on car seats, leaning on arm rests, gripping the steering wheel and fiddling with the instruments. So what does Ford do to help make sure all vehicles are up to this challenge?

Performance — and a back seat — in Shelby GT350R

(January 24, 2016) DEARBORN, Mich. — Fun in the back seat has never been this exciting as Ford Performance debuts a new Ford-designed and engineered back seat kit that turns the Shelby GT350R Mustang into a four-seater.

Gone are the days in which only two passengers could fit in the most track-ready, road-going production Mustang ever built. This new kit means Shelby GT350R is now the most track-ready, road-going four-seat Mustang ever built.

Nissan's Rogue Warrior — Equipped for the harshest winter

(January 24, 2016) MONTREAL — Nissan has introduced a crossover SUV demonstrating no fear for the harshest winter conditions and a new icon for Nissan's winter-ready crossover family — a Rogue equipped with a full snow track system. Named the "Rogue Warrior," Nissan's number one-selling product in Canada has been transformed into an extreme prototype, which sits on heavy-duty snow tracks measuring 30"/76 cm in height, 48"/122 cm in length and the individual track width is 15 inches.