September 2013

There's 'No Charge to Charge' for new Nissan Leaf buyers in Texas

(September 27, 2013) DALLAS — Driving the all-electric Nissan Leaf means never having to buy gas. Now, thanks to the new "No Charge to Charge" program, offered by Nissan and NRG eVgo, new buyers and lessees of the all-electric Nissan Leaf in the Dallas-Fort Worth and greater Houston areas will have unlimited access to the eVgo network for public charging stations for their first year of ownership at no cost.

Chevrolet Cruze launched GM’s global sales success

(September 27, 2013) DETROIT — September marks the three-year anniversary of the Chevrolet Cruze in the U.S., a hallmark for the global compact that is Chevrolet’s best-selling nameplate with more than 2 million units sold around the world.

Dodge Charger Pursuit records fastest lap time during vehicle evaluation

(September 26, 2013) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Designed and engineered to be America’s high-performance all-season police vehicle, the new 2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit AWD continues to build on the rear-wheel-drive model’s performance legacy — achieving the fastest lap time ever recorded (1:33.85) for an all-wheel-drive test sedan — at Michigan State Police’s (MSP) annual Police Vehicle Evaluation earlier this week at Grattan Raceway in Belding, Mich.

Toyota to export Corolla sedans built in U.S.

(September 26, 2013) NEW YORK — Toyota today announced that it will begin exporting U.S.-built Corolla sedans to 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2014.  These shipments are expected to build upon Toyota’s all-time record export of more than 124,000 U.S.-assembled vehicles to 21 global markets in 2012, an increase of 45 percent over the prior year.<

Kia Sorento gets five-star rating from NHTSA

(September 27, 2013) IRVINE, Calif. — Kia Motors' top-selling CUV, the redesigned 2014 Sorento, has earned the highest possible overall safety rating — five stars — from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The new Sorento was recognized for its outstanding performance in frontal and side impact crash tests, as well as high marks in rollover testing.

Get the "F" for new Lexus emotion

(September 26, 2013) LAS VEGAS — When Lexus launched in 1989, its vehicles were synonymous with luxury, refinement and craftsmanship.  Almost 25 years later, the brand has evolved and evokes more emotion throughout its product line-up. For those enthusiasts who want an even higher level of engagement, three different levels of F SPORT performance are available.

Ford introduces refreshed F-Series Super Duty trucks in Texas

(September 26, 2013) DALLAS — Ford has introduced the 2015 F-Series Super Duty lineup at the State Fair of Texas, featuring a second-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel engine; increased towing capabilities; and a refreshed, Texas-inspired King Ranch model.

Honda starts construction of new transmission plant in Mexico

(September 25, 2013) CELAYA, Mexico — Joined by government and community officials, associates at Honda de Mexico marked the start of construction of a new Honda transmission plant in Celaya, near the city of Guanajuato. The new plant will be located adjacent to the new automobile plant that will begin mass production early next year of the all-new 2015 Honda Fit.

Cadillac to reveal 2015 Escalade with Autumn de Wilde

(September 25, 2013) DETROIT — Cadillac will unveil the all-new 2015 Escalade luxury SUV on Oct. 7 with indie rock photographer and director Autumn de Wilde, who produced a series of portraits and a film highlighting the Escalade design process.

Ford installs 500,000th 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbocharged diesel

(September 25, 2013) LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Ford has announced the installation of its 500,000th 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbocharged diesel engine, which went into a new 2014 Ford Super Duty F-350 Lariat pickup truck. The engine was installed Sept. 23 at Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville.