October 2013

Ram celebrates 'Year of the Farmer' with $1 million donation to FFA

(October 31, 2013) LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Ram Truck brand celebrated the passion ignited around its “Year of the Farmer” initiative by presenting Clay Sapp, 2012-2013 National FFA President, with a $1 million donation at the 2013 National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville on Oct. 30.

Porsche creates new model for Panamera — 0-to-60 in 3.6 seconds

(October 31, 2013) ATLANTA — Porsche is placing its fastest, most powerful and most luxurious Panamera grand touring sedan at the peak of the series with a power output of 570 horsepower and a top track speed of 192 mph.

The new Panamera Turbo S with a reworked gear shifting strategy from the Porsche Doppelkupplung, which changes between its seven gears even more rapidly than before, accelerating the new Panamera top model from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds.

Fear of night driving? 2014 Chevrolet Impala can help

(October 31, 2013) DETROIT — With Daylight Saving Time ending this Sunday, many people will drive in the dark more often. For those uneasy with night driving, the 2014 Chevrolet Impala can help brighten the task.

N.Y. proclaims 'hail yes!' as Nissan taxicab hits streets of Manhattan

(October 31, 2013) NEW YORK — A new era in public transportation has begun with the Nissan NV200T taxicab now in service on the streets of New York City. The meter on the first NV200T fare officially kicked-off at JFK International Airport on Oct. 23, dropping its inaugural passenger near 13th Street and 6th Avenue in Manhattan.

Scion at SEMA including a mini-stretch

(October 31, 2013) TORRANCE, Calif. — Performance, technology and the young entrepreneur influenced the Scion vehicles on display at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show Nov. 5-8. The collection of five builds will be located alongside three 2014 Scion tCs competing in the Scion Tuner Challenge.

Tesla energizes West Coast supercharger corridor

(October 30, 2013) PALO ALTO, Calif. — Tesla Motors today announced the opening of the West Coast Supercharger Corridor, energizing a network of stations that enable Model S owners to travel for free between San Diego, Calif.,and Vancouver, British Columbia.

With stations along U.S. Highway 101 and Interstate 5, the West Coast’s key routes, cities and destinations are connected by Tesla Superchargers.

Bentley renews its high-adrenaline winter driving experience

(October 30, 2013) CREWE, England — Bentley returns to the snow-covered wilds of the far north of Finland this winter with a new and extended edition of its Power on Ice driving experience and the opportunity for even more guests to spend time developing advanced techniques with the four-time World Rally Champion and honorary "Bentley Boy," Juha Kankkunen.

2014 Ford Fiesta 1.0-liter will be most fuel-efficient non-hybrid in U.S.

(October 30, 2013) The new Ford Fiesta equipped with the award-winning 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine will be America’s most fuel-efficient non-hybrid, gasoline-powered car with a certified 45 mpg rating on the highway, topping Honda Fit by 12 mpg and Toyota Yaris by 8 mpg on the highway.  

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has certified the 2014 EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta, arriving at dealers later this year, at 45 mpg highway.

Lexus LFA Nurburgring highlights RK auction in Charlotte

(October 30, 2013) CHARLOTTE, N.C. — An extremely rare Lexus LFA Nurburgring, a NASCAR Edition Toyota Camry fitted with a 600 horsepower engine and a quartet of rare Corvettes lead a list of 17 investment-grade vehicles that will be offered at No Reserve at the  RK Motors Collector Car Auction (RKMCCA) in Charlotte this week.

Mopar flashes creative muscle at SEMA

(October 30, 20130 AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Chrysler is preparing to head west with a Mopar-customized contingent of creations along for the ride. At the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, Nov. 5-8, 20 vehicles customized with existing Mopar parts and accessories, as well as concept products designed to elicit feedback, will take the spotlight.