February 2013

Ram, Jeep Super Bowl videos take first and fourth in YouTube contest

(February 17, 2013) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The votes are in and the Ram Truck and Jeep brands have secured the first- and fourth-place spots in YouTube's Ad Blitz 2013 contest. Both the Jeep and Ram Truck brands leveraged the visibility of Super Bowl XLVII to launch two initiatives encouraging citizens to support two key strongholds of American society — our troops and our farmers.

Subaru 'Share the Love' donations reach $25 million

(February 17, 2013) CHERRY HILL, N.J. — Subaru of America has announced it has donated $25 million to nonprofits over the past five years through its signature "Share the Love" event.  During the "Share the Love" event held at the end of each year, Subaru donates $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased. 

Citroën C3 to debut ground-breaking hybrid air technology in Geneva

(February 17, 2013) After pioneering the diesel particulate filter system and Stop & Start, leading the way in diesel hybrid technology with Hybrid 4 and being one of the first manufacturers to market electric vehicles, Citroën continues to innovate with another high-tech breakthrough — Hybrid Air— which will be unveiled at the 83rd Geneva Motor Show next month.

900-horsepower truck takes on Mount Snow ski trails

(February 17, 2013) WEST DOVER, Vt. — It was sunny but chilly in Southern Vermont Friday as a Pro-4 off-road racing truck took to the snowy incline of Mount Snow to prove what's possible for Red Bull Frozen Rush.

Another Chrysler recall: Occupant restraint control module

(February 16, 2013) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Chrysler will launch a recall to supplement a previous campaign that addressed a potential for inadvertent air bag and/or pretensioner deployment.

Affected are 4,278 model-year 2003-2004 Dodge Viper sports cars. The initial campaign had implications for 2002-2003 Jeep Liberty and 2002-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs.

Ford strengthens presence in India

(February 16, 2013) GANGTOK, India — Ford India has inaugurated its first-ever dealership in Sikkim, Saharsh Ford in the capital city of Gangtok. With the launch of two brand new dealerships at Gangtok and Himmatnagar, Gujarat, in the same week, the company reaffirms its strong commitment to push further into tier II and III towns of India making its services and offerings more accessible.

Coming this fall: 2014 Chevrolet SS performance sedan with 415 horsepower

(February 16, 2013) DAYTONA, Fla. — As Chevrolet’s first V-8, rear-wheel-drive performance sedan since 1996, the new Chevrolet SS is designed to deliver performance on the street and on the track. The 2014 Chevrolet SS will debut this weekend at the Daytona International Speedway as the SS racecar makes its NASCAR debut during the Daytona 500.

Cadillac CTS adds colorful limited edition models

(February 16, 2013) DETROIT — A pair of new performance-inspired, limited-edition models featuring custom paint will join the Cadillac CTS Coupe and V-Series product lines this year.

The Silver Frost Edition will be a special run of 100 CTS-V Coupes featuring a special low-gloss matte paint finish. The Stealth Blue Edition is a vibrant new color in a more traditional metallic finish and will appear on the CTS Coupe and the high-performance CTS-V in Coupe, Sedan and Wagon body styles.

2014 Acura flagship RLX gets 310 horsepower V-6

(February 15, 2013) TORRANCE, Calif. — Acura has announced that the all-new 2014 RLX is the most powerful, spacious, and technologically advanced sedan introduced by the luxury brand.

Powered by an all-new 310-horsepower direct-injected V-6 engine, and featuring an array of Acura signature technologies, including Precision All-Wheel Steer, Jewel Eye LED headlights, and the next generation of the AcuraLink connected car system, the RLX delivers new levels of technology-enhanced performance, comfort and convenience in Acura's flagship sedan.

Chinese automaker Qoros will unveil its first sedan in Geneva

(February 15, 2013) At its global debut at the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show, new automotive brand Qoros presents the world premiere of its first series production vehicle, a compact (C-segment) car with the official international model designation, the Qoros 3 Sedan.

Qoros is a Chinese company and its first sedan was developed and will be built in China.