August 2013

Nissan Juke NISMO sales top 3,700

(August 31, 2013) IRVINE, Calif. — Sales of the Juke NISMO topped 3,700 units in Europe, Japan and the U.S. between launch in January and the end of July. Based on Nissan’s innovative crossover, the Juke NISMO is a global model and was the first of a new sporty line up of cars aimed at bringing excitement to customers.

All-new Cadillac CTS drives challenging Nürburgring

(August 31, 2013) DETROIT — Cadillac validated its all-new 2014 CTS midsize luxury sedan and power-packed CTS Vsport at the world’s most-demanding test track — Germany’s Nürburgring — and recorded lap times to enhance the nameplate’s reputation as a driver’s car.

San Diego BMW-built S 1000 RR tops 224 mph at Bonneville

(August 30, 2013) WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. – Andy Sills of Hunter Sills Racing piloted a San Diego BMW Motorcycles-built BMW S 1000 RR during its debut appearance to an average speed of 224.190 miles per hour across the timed mile on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover, Utah, on Aug. 16, at the famed SCTA Speedweek. The achievement made this S 1000 RR the world's fastest BMW motorcycle.

Mitsubishi introduces a pair of lifestyle Outlander editions

(August 30, 2013) Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) and the H360 Group have teamed up to create a pair of custom sport-utility vehicles designed for today's active professionals who prefer to get their exercise in the great outdoors, any time of year.

Diesel generator grant program to keep fuel flowing in Maryland

(August 30, 2013) WASHINGTON, D.C. — A newly-launched energy resiliency program in Maryland will play a major role in ensuring that drivers in the state will have access to gasoline, diesel, propane and kerosene for transportation and generators during major disasters and power outages, Allen Schaeffer, the executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum said today.

Toyota to launch 'new era' of high-mpg hybrids, expand hybrid rollout

(August 30, 2013) YPSILANTI, Mich. — Want to save money and gas?  Toyota plans to help consumers do both. Promising continued gains in fuel economy, Toyota Managing Officer Satoshi Ogiso outlined the launch of a new era in hybrid technology with the arrival of the next-generation Prius, while Toyota Motor Sales Senior Vice President of Sales Bob Carter issued a challenge for the industry to significantly step up its commitment to hybrids as a core technology at an event here.

Volvo Concept Coupé to be unveiled in Frankfurt

(August 30, 2013) Inspired by contemporary, progressive Scandinavian lifestyle and design as well as iconic elements from the past, the elegant new Volvo Concept Coupé is the first of a series of three concept cars that reveal the design possibilities created by the company’s new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA). The concept will make its first public appearance on Sept. 10 at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Jeep contest spotlights adventures close to home using a gallon of gas

(August 29, 2013) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Jeep has announced “30 Miles of Freedom,” a new online/social media initiative celebrating the American road trip with the Jeep Compass and the Jeep Patriot, two vehicles that deliver up to 30 mpg highway while embracing a true sense of adventure.

Neil Patrick Harris, Rainn Wilson lend voices to Honda Odyssey campaign

(August 29, 2013) TORRANCE, Calif. — Starting Sept. 3 Honda will launch an integrated advertising and marketing campaign supporting the redesigned 2014 Honda Odyssey

The campaign will kick-off with three TV spots featuring "spokescrumbs" voiced by actors Neil Patrick Harris ("How I Met Your Mother") and Rainn Wilson ("The Office"). The overall campaign includes television, print, mobile and digital executions highlighting the Odyssey's new solutions to improving family life, including the world's first available in-vehicle vacuum cleaner HondaVAC.

Ford adds 1,400 employees for Fusion to meet surging demand

(August 29, 2013) FLAT ROCK, Mich. — Supported by 1,400 new employees, the new Ford Fusion will roll off the line at Flat Rock Assembly Plant today, marking the first time the popular car has been built in the United States.

The move expands Fusion availability by more than 30 percent — up to 350,000 units annually — as the midsize sedan is setting sales records for Ford.