September 2012

Jaguar enthusiasts embark on American road trip

(September 11, 2012) Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club members cars prepare to embark on an American adventure on the club’s seventh overseas tour. The 21-day tour of the eastern U.S. and Canada and will cover 2,000 miles which club members will drive in their own Jaguars. 

SsanYoung Motors to show range-extended electric concept

(September 10, 2012) South Korea's SsangYong Motor Company will unveil its environmentally friendly electric car concept, e-XIV, later this month at the Paris Motor Show. e-XIV (electric − eXciting user Interface Vehicle) is an EV concept within the SsangYong XIV design series, and a B-segment crossover utility vehicle.

GM responds to Reuters story on Chevrolet Volt development costs

(September 10, 2012) DETROIT — GM in response to Reuters’ estimate of the current loss per unit for each Volt sold is grossly wrong, in part because the report allocated product development costs across the number of Volts sold instead of allocating across the lifetime volume of the program, which is how business operates.

The Reuters’ numbers — which show GM losing nearly $50,000 on each Volt sold — become more wrong with each sale.

Aston Martin Vanquish star of new video

(September 10, 2012) A new video featuring the first official images of Aston Martin’s Vanquish Super GT in motion is released on the British luxury sports car maker’s global website  this week.

The two-minute video, which shows the new car on a variety of roads in Europe, is expected to prove extremely popular with fans of the British brand that are keen to see, and hear, the Vanquish in action.

Honda prices the new Accord in line with outgoing model

(September 10, 2012) TORRANCE, Calif. — The dynamic all-new 2013 Honda Accord Sedan will debut at U.S. dealers nationwide on Sept. 19, with a manufacturer's suggested retail price ranging from $21,680 for the well-equipped Accord LX to $33,430 for the luxurious Accord Touring model, plus a destination and handling charge of $790 per vehicle.

Ford's Flat Rock plant to produce new Fusion, add 1,200 employees

(September 10, 2012) FLAT ROCK, Mich. — Ford and its employees today are opening a new era at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant, complete with a new name, 1,200 additional hourly jobs coming next year and plans to produce the 2013 Ford Fusion midsize sedan.

Ford Tourneo Connect newest in family transportation

(September 10, 2012) AMSTERDAM — Ford launched a new generation of passenger vehicles for Europe under the Tourneo brand, at its exclusive “Go Further” event last week in Amsterdam.

The new people mover range, offering active families a blend of space, versatility and comfort, will be spearheaded by the all-new Tourneo Connect — revealed for the first time at the “Go Further” event — which joins the larger Tourneo Custom model in the revitalized line-up.

Ford owners can follow baseball races with At Bat app

(September 9, 2012) DEARBORN, Mich. — Just in time to follow the pennant races and playoffs, baseball fans now can access the award-winning At Bat app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad using simple voice commands with Ford SYNC AppLink. The At Bat app already has been downloaded more than 5 million times this season and is one of the most popular mobile apps available.

Suzuki SX4 comes in three flavors for 2013

(September 9, 2012) BREA, Calif. — As Americans increasingly pursue alternate modes of transportation, Suzuki owners and enthusiasts describe Suzuki's SX4 Crossover as one of the purest examples of "alternative" transport.

GM fixing software problem with OnStar

(September 9, 2012) DETROIT -- General Motors has stopped the sale of several of its most popular 2013 vehicles because of a software glitch that affects their OnStar communication systems, Automotive News reported Friday.