August 2012

Jaguar reveals all-wheel drive XJ with August 'snowstorm' in New York

(August 16, 2012) Jaguar today revealed its 2013 model year XJ and XF sedans with Instinctive All Wheel Drive during an unexpected "snowstorm" in New York City to help drivers safely navigate through bad weather conditions. In combination with new fuel efficient V6 engines, the new AWD features will support the expansion of Jaguar's presence in the luxury sedan market within the United States.

‘From Runway to Driveway,’ Ford Fusion and fashion meet in Atlanta

(August 16, 2012) ATLANTA — Fashion has made a comeback. The days of apathetic aesthetics in favor of products that simply function are over. The trend now is to have it all — style, function and an affordable price. This is true in the design areas of all industries, especially two that have recently been in particular symmetry: automotive and fashion.

Past and present Mustangs to be on display at Woodward

(August 16, 2012) DEARBORN, Mich. — Once again, the intersection of 9 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue in Ferndale, just north of Detroit city limits, will be transformed into Ford ’s Mustang Alley, an annual free attraction, run by more than 300 Ford volunteers during the Woodward Dream Cruise.

Rare Cadillacs to be displayed at Pebble Beach

(August 16, 2012) DETROIT — A pair of one-of-a-kind Cadillac Fleetwood V-16s that were available but never ordered by customers during the Great Depression will be among the cars on display at the annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Carmel, Calif., this weekend.

Loyal Suzuki owners to gather August 19

(August 15, 2012) UNITED KINGDOM — Aug. 19 could mark the largest group of loyal Suzuki car and motorcycle fans and enthusiasts ever gathered as they converge on Finmere Airfield near Buckingham in the UK for Suzuki Day 2012. The event is being held in conjunction with a wide range of exhibits at the Milton Keynes Car show.

Pink Floyd drummer Rick Mason to take part again in famous 'run'

(August 15, 2012) LONDON — The Royal Automobile Club is hosting the world's oldest motoring event, the annual London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, on Sunday,  Nov. 4. One of those who has taken part in many London to Brighton Veteran Car Runs is club member Nick Mason — the drummer with legendary rock band Pink Floyd — and he plans to be on hand for this year's run.

New Ford app offers 'anytime, anywhere' access to dealer inventory

(August 15, 2012) DEARBORN, Mich. — For most people, buying a new car, truck or SUV is the second-biggest purchase they make after their home, so ensuring the process is as easy and stress-free as possible is critical to customer satisfaction. The new SHOWCASE app being used by Ford sales associates with the Apple iPad is helping dealers find just the right car for their customers faster than ever.

Chrysler cars from yesterday and today on display at cruise

(August 14, 2012) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — From high-performance hot rods to cool classic vehicles, the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, FIAT, SRT and Mopar brands will all be present at the 18th annual Woodward Dream Cruise on Saturday, Aug. 18.

Ford's revamped Certified Pre-Owned program yields results

(August 14, 2012) DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford is on track to realize a 29 percent growth in Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicle sales this year versus 2011.
The rise in sales comes on the heels of a major revamp of the CPO program, and according to John Felice, general manager, Ford and Lincoln Sales, it represents a win-win-win for Ford Motor Company, its dealers and, most importantly, its customers.

Range Rover Evoque production goes around the clock

(August 14, 2012) LIVERPOOL, UK — For the first time in Halewood’s 50 year history, Jaguar Land Rover’s Halewood assembly plant workforce of 4,500 will now work around the clock to meet strong global demand for the Range Rover Evoque.

Since its launch in July 2011, the Range Rover Evoque has achieved worldwide sales success, with nearly 88,000 vehicles sold in more than 170 markets.