January 2014

N.J. Honda dealer first in U.S. to achieve 'Electric Grid Neutral' status

(January 27, 2014) TORRANCE, Calif. — Of the approximately 17,500 automobile dealers in the United States, Rossi Honda of Vineland, N.J., is the nation's first and only dealer to achieve "Electric Grid Neutral" status, producing as much as or more energy from renewable energy sources than it consumes from  its local electric utility over a one-year period.

Ford teams with MIT, Stanford to advance automated driving research

(January 27, 2014) DEARBORN, Mich. — Building on the automated Ford Fusion Hybrid research vehicle unveiled last month, Ford is announcing new projects with Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University to research and develop solutions to some of the technical challenges surrounding automated driving.

All-new 2015 Genesis stars in Hyundai Super Bowl ad

(January 26, 2014) FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. — Hyundai’s new 30-second Super Bowl commercial “Dad’s Sixth Sense,” which airs during the first quarter of the big game, features the all-new 2015 Hyundai Genesis, available in dealerships this spring.

GMC heads to the 2014 Pro Bowl and Super Bowl XLVIII

(January 25, 2014) DETROIT —The National Football League postseason is in full swing and so is GMC’s support as the Official Vehicle of the NFL. Along with providing vehicles in and around New York City for the Super Bowl XLVIII, GMC will host U.S. military and their families for the 2014 Pro Bowl, where each of the game’s most valuable players will be awarded a new GMC vehicle.

Thousands of Mustangs expected to caravan across the country

(January 25, 2014) Ford Mustang enthusiasts are invited to cross the United States in the largest caravan of Mustangs in history and join the official 50th anniversary festivities that will celebrate Mustang past, present and future, including the all-new Mustang set to go on sale this fall.

Datsun concept will be revealed at Delhi Auto Expo 2014

(January 24, 2014) YOKOHAMA, Japan — Datsun has revealed a sketch of the forthcoming new Datsun concept car, which will have its world premiere at Delhi Auto Expo 2014 in February. The concept car represents a possible direction for the future expansion of Datsun's model line-up for up-and-coming young customers in high-growth markets, such as India.

Geely Auto officially enters Brazilian market with Emgrand EC7

(January 24, 2014) SAO PAULO, Brazil — Chinese automaker Geely today announced that it has officially entered the Brazilian market with the launch of its flagship model, the Emgrand EC7. The company has also appointed the Gandini Group, a leading international dealer group, as its exclusive dealer nationally to support the Company's expansion in Brazil.

50 years ago the classic Mini won the Monte Carlo Rally for first time

(January 24, 2014) Small car, huge win: it is now 50 years since one of the most spectacular victories in the history of international motor sport. On Jan. 21, 1964, the Mini Cooper S won the Monte Carlo Rally for the first time. It was the pairing of Northern Ireland’s Patrick (“Paddy”) Hopkirk and his co-driver Henry Liddon that pulled off the big surprise, resisting the supposed superiority of significantly more powerful rivals in their small British car.

Vintage Datsun Fairlady Roadster helps owner recharge his life

(January 24, 2014) NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Scott Fisher is a man on a mission. Not the kind of mission with deadlines and meetings – a mission to reconnect with his 1967 Datsun Fairlady Roadster and discover the wide-open spaces of North America. Fisher has blogged the entire trip in detail at RoadsterRoadTrip.com, sharing an impressive array of his photographs from the road.

Hyundai receives strong consumer interest with fuel cell site

(January 23, 2014) WASHINGTON — Hyundai is witnessing exceptionally strong consumer interest in its next-generation Tucson Fuel Cell CUV, with more than 88,000 unique visitors to its Hyundai.com fuel cell microsite since the program's November introduction.