June 2012

CR-V, Civic lead Honda sales resurgence in May

(June 1, 2012) TORRANCE, Calif. — Led by record CR-V crossover sales, American Honda today reported May 2012 U.S. sales of 133,997 units, an increase of 47.6 percent compared to May 2011 (an increase of 36.3 percent based on the daily selling rate).

Infiniti expands into Dominican Republic

(June 1, 2012) FRANKLIN, Tenn. — The global expansion of Infiniti into new luxury markets continues on pace with the recent opening of the first Infiniti retailer in the Dominican Republic. Santo Domingo Motors Company unveiled its newly constructed world-class Infiniti Center in the capital city of Santo Domingo in late March, marking the beginning of modern automotive luxury in the region.

100,000th Passat rolls off Chattanooga assembly line

(June 1, 2012) CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Volkswagen Chattanooga has achieved another significant production milestone — the completion of its 100,000th Passat, just nine months after the car went on sale in the U.S. The milestone Passat was handed over to its new owner in a ceremony held today with hundreds of Volkswagen employees at the Chattanooga factory.

Ford to host five-city Focus ST Performance Academy

(June 1, 2012) DEARBORN, Mich. — For sport compact fans, the only thing better than driving the new Ford Focus ST is driving the Focus ST on a course with professional instruction and timed autocross hot laps.
That, and more, is what Ford is bringing to driving enthusiasts in New York; Washington, D.C.; Boston; San Francisco and Los Angeles this summer, beginning June 30 in New York.