March 2013

Mercedes-Benz honors top-down driving In sunny Amelia Island

(March 5, 2013) AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. — Florida's sunny weather is creating the perfect back-drop to honor the 50th anniversary of the famed Mercedes-Benz "Pagoda," SL which takes center stage during this week's Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, March 8-10.

Ford reveals full Tourneo range, new EcoSport at Geneva Motor Show

(March 5, 2013) GENEVA — Ford of Europe’s product led-transformation accelerates at the Geneva Motor Show this week as the company debuts the all new EcoSport compact SUV and Tourneo Courier — part of Ford’s pledge to deliver 15 new global vehicles to Europe by 2015.

Including the recently launched new Fiesta and Kuga, as well as the upcoming EcoSport, Tourneo Connect, Transit Connect and Transit, Ford will refresh more than 40 per cent of its European sales volume in 2013 alone.

Rolls-Royce Wraith embodies a fastback design

(March 5, 2013) GENEVA — Rolls-Royce presented the Wraith, the most powerful and dynamic Rolls-Royce in history, at the Geneva Motor Show today. At its heart lie hallmark Rolls-Royce attributes of luxury, refinement and hand-craftsmanship, but the new model from the world’s pinnacle super-luxury marque also presents a unique character defined by power, style and drama. With just a hint of the noir.

Chevrolet lifts lid on 2014 Corvette Stingray convertible

(March 5, 2013) GENEVA — Chevrolet revealed the 2014 Corvette Stingray convertible today at the Geneva Motor Show, featuring an all-new, fully electronic top that can be lowered remotely using the car’s key fob. The top can also be opened or closed on the go, at speeds of up to 30 mph.

Shaq returns to TV in new spot for LaCrosse

(March 5, 2013) DETROIT — Shaquille O’Neal returns to TV screens across the country this weekend in a new Buick TV spot titled “More Than I Expected,” the latest in the “You Don’t Know Buick” campaign. In his second ad for the LaCrosse, the basketball legend discovers it offers more than a typical luxury sedan.

Volkswagen Golf named Europe's 'Car of the Year 2013'

(March 5, 2013) GENEVA — The new Volkswagen Golf has been named Europe's "Car of the Year 2013." The renowned international "Car of the Year" Award is deemed one of the most important barometers in the automotive industry. The winners were announced in the run-up to the Geneva Motor Show Monday afternoon.

Volvo introduces innovative, permanent high beam headlights

(March 4, 2013) LONDON — The new Volvo S60, V60 and XC60 — shown to the public for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show this week — can be fitted with an innovation that makes driving in the dark safer and more comfortable. The renewed Active High Beam Control makes it possible to use high beam continuously thanks to an ingenious mechanism that prevents dazzling of oncoming drivers.

American Muscle Car Challenge test track driving experience announced

(March 4, 2013) CONCORD, N.C. —  Featuring three models of classic American muscle cars at two famous speedways, American Muscle Car Challenge by Richard Petty Driving Experience hits the track on March 29 in Las Vegas, Nev., and April 12 in Charlotte, N.C. with an all-new experience that puts speed-seekers in the driver's seat of the hottest and fastest muscle cars in production today.

Taxi of tomorrow takes to Manhattan streets

(March 4, 2013) NEW YORK — Two years ago Nissan won a bid to redesign and supply New York City's Taxi of Tomorrow. Since then the company has been focused on perfecting the vehicle for passengers, drivers, medallion holders and fleets.

New Jaguar F-Type V8 recreates historic sprint test

(March 4, 2013) Sixty years after Jaguar’s legendary test driver Norman Dewis achieved a world record average flying mile speed of 172.4mph in a modified XK 120, Jaguar returned to Jabbeke, Belgium, on March 2 for another sprint test, this time with a new Jaguar F-TYPE V8S and 1988 Le Mans 24 hour race-winning driver Andy Wallace.