August 2016

Aston Martin announces Vanquish Zagato Volante

(August 21, 2016) PEBBLE BEACH — To accompany the North American debut of the Vanquish Zagato Coupe at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, Aston Martin announces a striking partner for this very special car; the Vanquish Zagato Volante.

Driven by overwhelming customer interest for the previously revealed Coupe, the Vanquish Zagato Volante will be strictly built to a limited production run of 99 cars at Aston Martin's headquarters in Gaydon, England,

Mazda to open pre-orders for 2017 MX-5 RF Launch Edition

(August 21, 2016) IRVINE, Calif. — Revolutionary and breathtaking to look at, yet simple and elegant in concept, the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF made its debut at this year’s New York International Auto Show with rousing acclaim. MX-5 RF was introduced with a color combination that will be exclusive to MX-5 RF versus the MX-5 soft top: Machine Gray Metallic paint color, Auburn Nappa leather interior trim with a hand-painted black roof panel, based on the Grand Touring trim level.

Clarion's Full Digital Sound System wins European innovation award

(August 20, 216) Clarion, the global automotive audio and multimedia brand, has won the prestigious European In-Car Innovation 2016-2017 Award for its revolutionary Full Digital Sound system.

The annual award — from EISA, the European Imaging and Sound Association — is an emphatic recognition of Clarion’s pioneering approach to innovation, and firmly positions the brand as a leader in the embedded electronics industry.

Los Angeles area customers can request Hyundai 'Prime Now. Drive Now'

(August 20, 2016) FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. — Hyundai in collaboration with Amazon, announces a limited-time, first-to-market on-demand vehicle test drive program, “Prime Now. Drive Now.,” in which prospective buyers in the Los Angeles/Orange County areas can book 2017 Hyundai Elantra test drives at the location of their choice through Amazon’s Prime Now service.

 Launched in 2014, Prime Now is a way for Prime members in more than 25 metropolitan areas in the U.S. to get quick delivery on tens of thousands of items.

The ultimate in luxury: Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6

(August 20, 2016) Every August classic car fans from around the world converge on Pebble Beach in California for a very special beauty contest. This gathering of magnificent classic cars is the perfect place to premiere the exclusive Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6, a sensational luxury-class coupe.

The 2+2-seater pays homage to the glorious age of the aero coupes and consciously carries this tradition forward into the future. The coupe reinterprets classic, emotional design principles in an extreme way, following the Mercedes design philosophy of sensual purity.

Famous French car wins Best of the Best award at Monterey Car Week

(August 19, 2016) LOS ANGELES — Every year the best automobiles in the world gather in Monterey, Calif., for Monterey Car Week — a collection of events honoring the finest vehicles ever created. New for 2016, The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best award celebrates automotive design and the art of restoration and preservation, bringing together six of the world’s top concours winners from around the globe to The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering.

Acura Precision Concept to take starring role at Pebble Beach Sunday

(August 19, 2016) TORRANCE, Calif.— The Acura Precision Concept has been chosen as one of the featured models on the Concept Lawn at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on Sunday, Aug. 21. Developed by the Acura Design Studio in California as a dynamic expression of Acura's 'Precision Crafted Performance' brand DNA, the Acura Precision Concept — with its supercar-like stance, performance-minded proportions and alluring design details — points the way toward a bolder, more distinctive future for Acura design.

Cadillac unveils Escala Concept, previewing future design direction

(August 19, 2016) PEBBLE BEACH — The Cadillac Escala Concept has debuted in California, introducing the next evolution of Cadillac design, and previewing the craftsmanship and technology being developed for many future models. Following a series of private previews, Escala will be displayed this weekend at the annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.