February 2013

Land Rover is supporting team in the Yukon Arctic Ultra

(February 3, 2013) Land Rover has announced its support for Lewis Moody and the team in the Yukon Arctic Ultra, billed as the toughest Ultra Marathon in the world. Former England captain Lewis Moody will be taking part in the challenge this month alongside polar adventurer Alan Chambers MBE and Phil Wall, founder of HopeHIV, who the team is raising money for.

Mercedes-Benz gets off to best U.S. sales start in history

(February 3, 2013) MONTVALE, N.J. — Mercedes-Benz USA has reported sales of 24,059 in January, a 10.7% increase over the 21,726 vehicles sold in January 2012 making it the greatest year start in the company's history. The Mercedes-Benz model line alone marked its highest January numbers with sales of 22,501, up 10.8%.

Chrysler reports 38 straight months of sales growth in Canada

(February 3, 2013) Chrysler Canada has announced its 38th consecutive month of year-over-year sales growth, representing the longest sales streak in the company’s history. January 2013 sales were 17,013 compared with 16,584 in January 2012, which represents a 3 per cent increase.

Lincoln debuts first-ever Twitter-generated Super Bowl ad

(February 2, 2013) DEARBORN, Mich. — Lincoln has unveiled its Super Bowl ad, the first-ever commercial written entirely through social media with consumers participating on Twitter. Jimmy Fallon asked his followers to tweet responses to his questions about road trips full of unexpected events, which ultimately created the script.

Dodge to show another version of Challenger in Chicago

(February 2, 2013) — While ice cold winter weather sweeps across Lake Shore Drive, the Dodge brand will "heat up" up the 2013 Chicago Auto Show by building on Challenger’s red-hot record selling year with the introduction of the new Challenger R/T Redline with modern muscle-car cues, a potent HEMI V-8 engine throwing down 375 horsepower and a performance-tuned chassis for world-class dynamics.

Strong demand for cars, crossovers fuels January sales

(February 2, 2013) All three U.S. automakers — General Motors, Ford and Chrysler — enjoyed big sales gains in January compared to January 2012, according to monthly sales figures relesed Friday. And Toyota saw the biggest huge jump in U.S. sales.

Demand pushed the seasonally adjusted sales rate to 15.3 million, slightly below December's 15.4-million rate but well above January 2012's 13.97 million.

At Porsche, it's best January sales ever

(February 2, 2013) ATLANTA — Porsche Cars North America, importer and distributor of Porsche sports cars, Cayenne SUVs and the Panamera four-door sports sedan line-up in the United States, has announced record January sales of 3,358 vehicles.

This compares to 2,550 vehicles sold in January 2012, an increase of 32 percent. The successful month follows Porsche’s record-setting year in the U.S., with 35,043 vehicles sold in 2012.

Encore arrives at dealers as Buick's January sales best in nine years

(February 2, 2013) DETROIT — Buick’s January retail sales were the highest in nine years and were up 30 percent year over year. Total sales, including those sold to executive fleets and other commercial customers, were up 32 percent, ending the month at a level unmatched since 2006.

Another 'epic' Super Bowl ad from Hyundai

(February 1, 2013) COSTA MESA, Calif. — Building on a tradition of musical collaborations, Hyundai has partnered with legendary alternative rock band, The Flaming Lips, to create a one-of-a-kind song to serve as the rock anthem for its new Super Bowl XLVII commercial, "Epic PlayDate."

Ford makes major donation to Smithsonian Spark!Lab program

(February 1, 2013) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Ford Motor Company Fund has announced a $500,000 contribution to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and its Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. The funds will be used to support and expand the Spark!Lab program challenging kids to create, collaborate and invent.