January 2014

Donated Kia Soul outreach vehicle supports Pacific Marine Mammal Center

(January 21, 2014) LAGUNA BEACH — Pacific Marine Mammal Center today announced Kia Motors America as a new partner of the non-profit organization, dedicated to animal welfare and ocean education. KMA pledged to support the center’s efforts and environmental messaging in a multitude of ways, including the donation of a community outreach vehicle, participating in staff beach clean-ups, sponsoring recovering sea lion patients at the hospital, and more. 

European Nissan Qashqai gets complete makeover

(January 21, 2014) How do you redesign a car that created one of the most successful and popular segments in recent motoring history? With bold design and accessible technology at its heart, the new Qashqai is the end product of a remarkable development story — a journey that marks the start of the next generation of crossovers.

Honeywell's turbochargers on four of the 2014 Ward's 10 Best Engines

(January 20, 2014) PLYMOUTH, Mich. —  Honeywell Turbo Technologies, a leading global developer of automotive turbochargers, provides turbochargers on four of the 10 award-winning powertrains selected in the 2014 Ward's 10 Best Engines competition, which for two decades has annually recognized engines for outstanding performance, technology and their ability to help sell a vehicle.

Chevrolet Enjoy honored with three automotive awards in India

(January 20, 2014) The Chevrolet Enjoy continues its winning streak bagging three reputed trophies. The Enjoy was honored again with the "Best MPV of The Year" award for the second time by the automobile publication Car India & Bike India at a ceremony in Mumbai last week.

Nissan sells 99,999th Leaf to U.S. customer, 100,000th in UK

(January 20, 2014) NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Amy Eichenberger of Charlottesville, Va., became the 99,999th global Nissan Leaf customer when she purchased her 100 percent electric vehicle at Colonial Nissan. And after just three years on sale globally, Nissan delivered the 100,000th example of the zero emission Nissan Leaf to a British buyer based in Hampshire.

Detroit auto show first-day attendance tops 2013

(January 19, 2014) DETROIT — Despite typical low January temperatures outdoors, more than 100,000 people enjoyed perfect 72 degree weather inside Cobo Center, where the mood was upbeat with more than 500 new vehicles on Detroit's world stage.

"Extending the celebration of new cars and one of Detroit's most exciting weeks ever is a surprise to no one," said Bob Shuman, chairman, 2014 North American International Auto Show.

Chevrolet auctions milestone 2014 Camaros for causes

(January 18, 2014) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Chevrolet will auction the rights to purchase the first retail-production 2014 Camaro Z/28 and the first limited-production 2014 COPO Camaro this week at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale collector car auction with proceeds going to education and veteran empowerment groups. 

Iconic Shelby FIA Cobra to be celebrated with special edition car

(January 18, 2014) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — In 1964, Shelby American introduced the FIA version of the small block Cobra, which competed in the 1964 World Manufacturers Championship series against marques like Aston Martin, Jaguar and Corvette. To celebrate the birth of the 289 Ford powered roadsters, Shelby American will offer 50 limited edition continuation (CSX7000) Shelby 289 FIA Cobras.

Volkswagen sells more than 9.7 million vehicles worldwide in 2013

(January 17, 2014) WOLFSBURG, Germany — The Volkswagen Group reported yet another strong increase in worldwide deliveries for the full year 2013, topping the record set in 2012. “In total, our Group delivered over 9.7 million vehicles to customers last year, ranging from small city cars to heavy trucks — more than ever before,” VW board Member for Sales Christian Klingler said.

Nissan introduces Micra mini-car to Canada

(January 17, 2014) MISSISSAUGA, ONT. — Nissan debuted an all-new, 2015 Nissan Micra small car at the Montreal Auto Show today. The Micra, about the size of a Toyota Yaris and Chevrolet Spark, will be sold in Canada beginning this year. It has been sold in Japan and Europe for decades. "Micra will change the automotive landscape and provide Canadians with the value and fun they deserve in an entry-level car," said Christian Meunier, president, Nissan Canada.