February 2016

BMW combines luxury and V12 performance in 2017 BMW M760Li xDrive

(February 12, 2016) WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. — BMW has announced the all-new BMW M760i xDrive, the latest addition to the BMW M Performance line-up. With the introduction of the 2017 BMW M760i xDrive, the sixth generation BMW 7 Series adds the first M Performance TwinPower Turbo 12-cylinder to its offerings.

Kia unveils Niro Hybrid subcompact crossover in Chicago

(February 12, 2016) CHICAGO — A key component to Kia Motors’ Green Car Roadmap was unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show today as Kia Motors America (KMA) hosted the global debut of the all-new 2017 Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle (HUV). A no-compromise vehicle that combines driving enjoyment with eye-catching design, functional utility and hybrid efficiency, the all-new Niro strikes the perfect balance for today’s consumers and stakes claim to a unique position between the hybrid-electric vehicle and CUV segments.

Ram Power Wagon gets new styling for 2017

(February 12, 2016) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Ram Truck says it continues to build the best pickups. For example, the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel delivers the industry’s best fuel economy at 29 miles per gallon (mpg). Ram’s Heavy Duty truck line owns best-in-class towing at 31,210 pounds and best-in-class torque at 900 lb.-ft., but Ram Truck has held one title longer than any production pickup: the most off-road-capable. Engineered to conquer the great outdoors, the 2017 Ram Power Wagon receives all-new exterior and interior design elements to match its aggressive behavior and off-road biased lifestyle.

Mountain truck

This early 1950s Ford pickup was found in an abandoned condition enjoying retirement in the beautiful North Carolina mountains.
(Photo by Jim Meachen)

Ford answers SUV surge with plans to add four new SUVs in four years

(February 11, 2015) CHICAGO — Together, millennials and baby boomers give Ford 160 million good reasons to expect the surge in SUV sales will continue into the next decade. Growth in SUV sales is expected to continue — not only in the United States, but around the world — and why Ford is adding four new SUVs in the next four years. All four will be in SUV segments in which the company does not currently compete.

Dodge Durango: Brass Monkey and Anodized Platinum

(February 11, 2016) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The 2016 Dodge Durango is getting some new bling in time for spring in the form of two new appearance packages: Brass Monkey and Anodized Platinum. Dealers will be able to start placing orders today and these new appearance packages will start arriving in dealerships in the second quarter of 2016.  

Nissan introduces second-generation Armada full-size SUV

(February 11, 2016) With the introduction of the all-new second-generation Armada full-size SUV, arriving at Nissan dealers nationwide in mid-2016, the last piece of Nissan’s transformation of its SUV and crossover lineup falls into place. As the largest and most powerful vehicle in the portfolio, Armada earns its flagship status by every measure — whether performance, refinement, advanced technology and even heritage.

New 2017 Cadillac XT5 crossover arrives in April starting at $38,995

(February 11, 2016) DETROIT — The first-ever Cadillac XT5 will arrive in U.S. dealerships in early-April, continuing the brand’s product-driven growth. XT5 enters the strongest category in the luxury automotive space, the midsize luxury crossover segment, where Cadillac set sales records in 2015.

Les Paul 100th Anniversary custom chopper to appear in Chicago show

(February 10, 2016) CHICAGO — The Les Paul Foundation has announced an exhibition of the Les Paul 100th Anniversary Commemorative Custom Chopper built by Count’s Kustoms at this week’s Progressive International Motorcycle Shows (IMS) in Chicago. The show runs Friday through Sunday.

The commemorative motorcycle is a tribute to music legend Les Paul. It was built by Danny (The Count) Koker and his team and featured on the hit television series “Counting Cars” on The History Channel.

Chevrolet introduces refreshed 2017 Trax at Chicago Auto Show

(February 10, 2016) CHICAGO — Building on its early success and the rapid growth of the segment, Chevrolet today introduced the 2017 Trax — a more expressive take on one of America’s best-selling small SUVs.

Contemporary design elements, including an all-new front-end appearance, and a new premium interior compose the visual updates, while new available active safety features and a new infotainment system — with available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility — expand its range of customer-focused technologies.