January 2016

Acura launches new brand campaign touting precision crafted performance

(January 14, 2016) TORRANCE, Calif.  — Acura today announced the launch of a new marketing campaign centered on the reintroduction of Precision Crafted Performance as the brand's core promise and new advertising theme. The announcement of the new, multi-platform marketing campaign comes as Acura prepares for the launch of the highly anticipated next-generation NSX supercar and the celebration, on March 27 of its 30th anniversary as a luxury automotive brand.

Mercedes-Benz calls its new E-Class 'the most intelligent luxury sedan'

(January 14, 2016) Mercedes-Benz is taking a big step into the future with the new E-Class. The tenth-generation of the E-Class sedan delivers stylish highlights with its distinct, emotional design and high-grade interior. The new E-Class also marks the world premiere of numerous technical innovations, enabling enhanced comfort, a new level of safe driving, a new dimension in driver assistance and a new infotainment and control system.

Lincoln unveils its all-new flagship, the 2017 Continental

(January 13, 2016) DETROIT — Lincoln revealed the return of its flagship — the all-new Continental — at the Detroit auto show this week. Lincoln says the Continental is an elegant, effortlessly powerful, serene full-size sedan that delivers quiet luxury to the industry’s most discerning customers. The new luxury sedan will go on sale this fall.

The Continental is designed to appeal to culturally progressive clients who define luxury on their own terms — craving superior quality, craftsmanship and safety.

Renault-Nissan CEO Ghosn skeptical on role of car sharing in industry

(January 13, 2016) DETROIT — Although the practice of car sharing is growing, Renault-Nissan Alliance CEO Carlos Ghosn said he is skeptical about it as a business segment for world automakers.

"Is it going to be a significant part of this industry?" Ghosn asked at the Automotive News World Congress. "I have some doubts. This is a time of uncertainty."

General Motors galore at Mecum Kissimmee auction this month

(January 12, 2016) As the world’s largest collector-car auction featuring 3,000 vehicles, Mecum Kissimmee is unequaled in its variety of makes and models being offered this year. An auction historically dominated by “The Big Three,” for 2016, more than one-third of the cars set to cross the auction block hail from the factories of General Motors, including more than 200 Corvettes, more than 100 Camaros, nearly 100 Chevelles, Bel Airs, Impalas, Trans Ams, GTOs and more.

Kia Telluride concept points toward full-sized sport utility

(January 13, 2016) DETROIT — Glimpsing a future that is grounded in reality but not bound by the present, Kia Motors America (KMA) has unveiled a cutting-edge vision for a full-size SUV at the North American International Auto Show.  The Telluride, a striking three-row, seven-passenger, luxury SUV concept features a modern and upright shape, muscular stance, and state-of-the-art technology to care for its occupants. 

Lexus debuts its ultimate luxury coupe, the 2017 LC 500

(January 13, 2016) DETROIT — When the Lexus LF-LC Concept debuted at the 2012 North American International Auto Show, the press, loyal customers, and enthusiasts wondered if the concept’s arresting styling and dramatic proportions could ever evolve into a production 2+2 coupe. Four years after the debut of the breakthrough concept that inspired it, Lexus has revealed the all-new LC 500 luxury coupe.

Work life over for this Ford

This sixth generation (1973-1979) Ford F-350 tow truck has apparently seen its final duties as it sinks into the ground in eastern North Carolina. (Photo by Jim Meachen)

Kia shows updated 2017 Forte compact sedan

(January 12, 2016) IRVINE, Calif. — Kia unveiled the refreshed 2017 Forte compact sedan at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week.  The 2017 Forte sedan has been improved for the new model year with subtle visual changes, a new 2.0-liter 4-cylinder powertrain engineered for improved fuel economy and performance, and a host of advanced convenience and driver-assistance features.

Pricing for the 2017 Forte will be announced closer to the vehicle’s on-sale date in the first quarter of 2016.

Acura Precision Concept points to bold future for Acura design

(January 12, 2016) DETROIT — The Acura Precision Concept model made its world debut at the 2016 North American International Auto Show today, pointing toward a bolder, more distinctive future for Acura vehicle design. The Acura Precision Concept was developed by the Acura Design Studio in California to express the Acura brand DNA of "Precision Crafted Performance."