February 2013

Chrysler introduces Ram ProMaster to full-size van segment

(February 9, 2013) CHICAGO — The new 2014 Ram ProMaster is Ram Commercial’s latest addition to its popular vehicle lineup. ProMaster takes its place in the expanding, purpose-built, full-size van segment with a number of best-in-class features focused on the commercial customer.

New York ushers in Mercedes-Benz fashion week

(February 8, 2013) NEW YORK — Lincoln Center is buzzing with the start of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week as it gets underway from Feb. 7 to 14 with more than 90 designers presenting their fall 2013 collections. Among the most anticipated fashion houses displaying their latest looks on the runways, Mercedes-Benz is also rolling-out its all-new CLA-Class and limited edition SLS AMG Black Series, in a new brand installation featuring coordinating looks curated by well-known fashion stylist, Danielle Nachmani.

Subaru VIZIV concept vehicle to make world debut in Geneva

(February 8, 2013) Subaru will unveil the Subaru VIZIV concept vehicle at the 83rd Geneva International Motor Show March 5 representing Subaru’s future design direction and vision for technological innovation.

Fastest-ever Ford Fiesta production begins in Germany

(February 8, 2013) UNITED KINGDOM — Ford has started production at its assembly plant in Cologne, Germany, of the new Ford Fiesta ST — the first production Fiesta to record a 0-62 mph acceleration time of under seven seconds.

Developed by Ford Team RS, the European arm of Ford Motor Company’s Global Performance Vehicle group, the new Fiesta ST for Europe is powered by a 1.6-liter EcoBoost gas engine to achieve 0-62 mph in 6.9 seconds and offer 180 horsepower. Top speed is 136.7 mph.

Performance is the theme for Nissan in Chicago

(February 8, 2013) CHICAGO — Performance is the theme at Nissan's display for the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. NISMO, Nissan's performance arm, will be center stage with the U.S. debuts of the new 2013 Juke NISMO — the complete performance makeover of the popular Juke crossover — and the 2014 370Z NISMO. The two NISMO models are part of an expansion of the NISMO brand worldwide.

Kia unveils new Cross GT Concept CUV in Chicago

(February 8, 2013) CHICAGO — Blurring the line between Kia’s gorgeous GT concept and a luxury CUV, Kia on Thursday slipped the silk off the Cross GT concept at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. The Cross GT features an elegant yet powerful stance, confirming once again Kia’s now-well-established reputation for world-class design. 

Redesigned 2014 Toyota Tundra unveiled in Chicago

(February 8, 2013) CHICAGO — Toyota unveiled the redesigned 2014 Tundra full-size pickup truck at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show on Thursday. The Tundra is redesigned, inside and out, representing the first major change since the launch of the current generation for the 2007 model year.

New Corvette Stingray convertible to debut in Geneva

(February 7, 2013) ZURICH — The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible will make its world debut on March 5 at the Geneva Motor Show.

"It's fitting to introduce the new Stingray convertible on the global stage at Geneva because Corvette is the face of Chevrolet the world over," said Susan Docherty, president and managing director of Chevrolet and Cadillac Europe. "It is an icon that has long been recognized and admired even in countries where it's never officially been offered."

Ford smartphone app features charging station finder

(February 7, 2013) DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford’s award-winning MyFord Mobile smartphone app and Web portal now features a charging station finder powered by PlugShare.com and will be compatible with the new Ford Fusion Energi and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Chevrolet introduces 2014 Cruze diesel estimated at 42 mpg

(February 7, 2013) CHICAGO — Chevrolet is entering the U.S. and Canadian diesel car markets this summer with a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel version of its hottest-selling sedan, the Cruze, featuring the cleanest diesel passenger car engine General Motors has ever produced.

Clean diesels generate at least 90 percent less Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) and particulate emissions when compared to previous-generation diesels.