September 2017

Nissan reveals 86% of drivers in wrong-colored car for their personality

(September 21, 2017) PARIS — The vast majority of drivers are in the wrong-colored car for their personality. That’s the surprise finding of a pan-European study by Nissan, which reveals a staggering 86% of those polled made an incorrect choice in the showroom.

The research found that even though there are now more vibrant exterior colors and personalization options than ever before, car buyers are still too conservative when it comes to picking paint.

Top certified pre-owned deals for September, according to Autotrader

(September 21, 2017) ATLANTA — Heading into fall, the time is now to look at some of the great deals when it comes to purchasing a vehicle. However, car deals don't always mean brand new, particularly when it comes to saving money. Incentives on current certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles are a great vantage point to focus on this upcoming fall shopping season.

Having a new Volvo XC40 as hassle free as having a mobile phone

(September 21, 2017) ROCKLEIGH, N.J. — Volvo Cars is inventing a new model of car access with the launch of the new Volvo XC40 and the new ‘Care by Volvo’ subscription service. This will make having a car as transparent, easy and hassle free as having a phone: a national, flat-rate monthly fee, combined with getting a new car as early as 12 months in the program.

The negotiation free process starts with an online order. Care by Volvo customers will be able to drive away in a new Volvo without having to worry about the traditional extras such as down payments, maintenance and insurance.

AAA survey finds one in four Americans will travel before holidays

(September 20, 2017) ORLANDO, Fla. — Summer’s over and kids are back in school, but many people are making plans for at least one more getaway this fall, before the arrival of another busy holiday season. According to a new survey from AAA, more than one in four Americans (28 percent) expects to take a vacation this year between Labor Day and Thanksgiving.

New TV show puts Dana-equipped Wranglers to the test in Moab

(September 19, 2017) MAUMEE, Ohio — A new History Channel show, "It's How You Get There," will feature two Dana-owned Jeep Wranglers equipped with Dana axles attacking some of the most difficult off-road trails around Moab, Utah.  The show, hosted by Greg White and Julian Taylor, features challenging and unusual modes of transportation on land, sea, and air. 

Season 1/Episode 4 features Dana's Jeep Wranglers and is scheduled to air Sunday, Oct. 1.

Autonomous vehicles driving transformation in real estate design

(September 19, 2017) DALLAS — With autonomous vehicles still years away from being a common sight on the nation's roadways, its potentially massive impact on society is already changing how land-use planners, developers and others are preparing for this technology, which has been compared to the most significant innovation since the invention of the automobile, according to BBG, a leading independent national commercial real-estate valuation, advisory and assessment firm.

VW Tiguan picked top compact SUV by from seven competitors

(September 18, 2017) CHICAGO — has released the results of its Compact SUV Challenge, which ranks seven of the most popular options in the segment. Competitors for the title of "Best Compact SUV of 2017" were the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, 2017 Ford Escape, 2017 Honda CR-V, 2017 Jeep Compass, 2017 Mazda CX-5, 2017.5 Nissan Rogue and 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan.

GM CEO Mary Barra outline's company's road map for sustainable future

(September 16, 2017) SHANGHAI — General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra outline the company’s goals to address the challenges such as crashes, pollution and congestion that have come with growing urbanization. She spoke at a press conference in Shanghai Friday.

According to Barra, “By working together, we can solve these challenges and deliver safer, better and more sustainable transportation solutions for all of our customers.”

Land Rover launches off-road driving lessons in iconic Defender

(September 15, 2017) MAHWAH, N.J. — Land Rover has announced the launch of the new Land Rover Experience Center Heritage Program, a celebration of the history and legacy of the iconic Defender. The program will allow consumers to drive the Defender off-road at Land Rover Experience Centers across the U.S.

As one of the world’s most recognizable four-wheel drive vehicles and a brand icon since its introduction, the enduring capability of the Defender lives on through the Defender Driving Experience.

GasBuddy integrates lotteries into its smartphone app

(September 14, 2017) BOSTON — GasBuddy, a smartphone app connecting nearly 70 million drivers with their "Perfect Pit Stop," today announced the industry’s first mobile media solutions specifically tailored for state lotteries and architected to drive consumers into convenience stores — where, on average, more than 55 percent of lottery tickets are sold – during key selling times like the holidays, large jackpots and important ticket releases.

Integrating Lottery into the User Experience