August 2012

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 — All-wheel-drive for more fun and security

(August 27, 2012) ATLANTA — The 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 unites the performance and efficiency of the new, seventh-generation of the 911 Carrera with the dynamic benefits of the latest version of the active all-wheel-drive Porsche Traction Management system.

Corvette to be featured marque at 2013 Monterey Motorsports Reunion

(August 26, 2012) DETROIT — Chevrolet Corvette will be the featured marque next August at the 2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, where historic race cars annually come to the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca track to relive the sights, sounds and smells of racing days gone by.

Would you like a BMW motorcycle gift wrapped with that belt?

(August 25, 2012) WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. — BMW Motorcycles is revving up Bloomingdale's Fall fashion campaign. The BMW R 1200 R Classic is featured in the men's department at Bloomingdale's stores nationwide, inside the fall men's catalog, and in the store windows of Bloomingdale's flagship store on 59th St. in Manhattan, NY. 

2013 Ford Explorer Sport combines 22 mpg with 365 horsepower

(August 25, 2012) DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford’s new Explorer Sport will stand in a class of one when it goes on sale next month with an EPA-certified 22 mpg highway rating and 365 horsepower, the only seven-passenger, high-performance SUV on the market to do so.

Nissan pioneering new way to sell cars

(August 24, 2012) FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Nissan is pioneering an entirely new way to sell cars at its dealerships using Microsoft's Kinect for Windows technology. Using Kinect's Natural User Interface (NUI), Nissan is enabling shoppers to hop into a virtual 2013 Pathfinder and explore the SUV — that isn't in showrooms yet — using motion and natural human gestures.

In Europe, the small Nissan Micra gets dressed up

(August 24, 2012) Nissan has joined forces with the world's best-selling fashion magazine, ELLE, to develop a special version of its popular city car, the Micra. The Nissan Micra ELLE, which goes on sale in the UK on Sept. 1 starting at £12,000 ($18,96), combines stylish looks and lots of equipment.

Volkswagen Group reports record worldwide sales through July

(August 24, 2012) WOLFSBURG — The Volkswagen Group has reported a 9.1 per cent rise in sales for the period through July, taking the number of vehicles handed over to customers worldwide in the first seven months of 2012 to 5.19 million, surpassing the five million mark for this period for the first time ever. Group brands delivered 734,600 vehicles in July. 

GM to invest $220 million for next-generation Chevy Cruze

(August 24, 2012) DETROIT — General Motors will invest $220 million for tooling and equipment to build the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze in two northeast Ohio plants retaining more than 5,000 jobs at facilities in Lordstown and Parma.

The Lordstown Complex, with support from the metal center in the Cleveland suburb of Parma, has built more than 500,000 of Chevrolet’s top-selling compact passenger sedan since production began in September 2010. More than 1.6 million Cruzes have been built globally since 2009.

GM to test vehicle-to-vehicle technology putting eight vehicles on the road

(August 23, 2012) DETROIT — General Motors will help drive a critical phase of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications technology development by providing eight specially equipped vehicles for a year of real-world testing.  

850-horsepower Shelby GT500 tribute to Carroll Shelby

(August 23, 2012) MONTEREY, Calif. — Friends of Carroll Shelby, including Ford Motor Company, Shelby American, Ford Racing and many others have built a unique 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra as a tribute to the late Carroll Shelby.