March 2014

Jeep shows all-new compact Jeep Renegade; to be sold in 100 countries

(March 5, 2014) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade, unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show, expands the brand’s global vehicle lineup, entering the growing small SUV segment, while staying true to the adventurous lifestyle Jeep is known for.  The Renegade will be sold worldwide in more than 100 countries.

Rolls-Royce rolls out Ghost Series II

(March 4, 2014) GENEVA — Rolls-Royce Motor Cars today unveiled the Ghost Series II to the world. The Ghost Series II delivers the latest industry-leading technology from Rolls-Royce clad in a subtle re-design. The launch of Ghost Series II consolidates Ghost’s position as the most popular car in the $300,000 class, and as a cornerstone of Rolls-Royce’s continuing success.

Jaguar confirms plans for new compact sedan, the XE

(March 4, 2014) MAHWAH, N.J. — Today, Jaguar confirmed details of the brand's all-new compact sport sedan, the Jaguar XE which will launch globally in 2015 and comes to the United States in 2016. The Jaguar XE will be the first product built on the new advanced aluminum architecture, which was showcased in the C-X17 concept car in 2013.

Volkswagen shows its concept Multivan Alltrack in Geneva

(March 4, 2014) GENEVA — Supreme, effortless ease is the key to freedom. The Multivan Alltrack is an outstanding example of this, equipped for any task and any route, according to Volkswagen

"At the harbor, it stylishly tows a boat trailer.  In the city it proves a spacious, reliable partner that wouldn’t look out of place in front of the opera house. Thanks to its spacious interior it also provides room for any shopping trip. Featuring 4MOTION all-wheel drive and off-road technology — the Multivan Alltrack is just as much a master of winding roads as it is off-road terrain," Volkswagen says.

Kia rides away — On its electric bikes

(March 4, 2014) GENEVA — Kia has unveiled two prototype electric bikes at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show 70 years on from the vehicle manufacturer’s inception as Korea’s first mass producer of bicycles and coinciding with the European debut of the firm’s first globally-available electric vehicle — the Soul EV.

Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge roars into life with 560 horsepower engine

(March 4, 2014) GENEVA — Infiniti has boosted excitement in the high-performance premium sports sedan segment at the 2014 Geneva International Motor Show by revealing a powerful engine for the Q50 Eau Rouge concept.  The beating heart of the Eau Rouge, a twin-turbocharged, 3.8-liter V6 gas engine, was revealed on the Infiniti show stand today.

Out of the sinkhole: ZR-1 'Blue Devil' drives in museum, only minor damage

(March, 2014) BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — The recovery of the first of eight historic Corvettes that fell into a sinkhole under the National Corvette Museum last month began Monday with the successful extraction of the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 "Blue Devil." The car was in good enough condition to drive 20 feet to the doorway of the museum’s Skydome.

Subaru sets February sales record in snowy, cold U.S.

(March 3, 2014) CHERRY HILL, N.J. — Perhaps it has something to do with a combination of the brutal winter of 2013-14 and the fact that virtually every Subaru sold in the U.S. comes with all-wheel drive. Whatever it is, Subaru reported today that its February sales of 34,909 vehicles represents a 24% increase over February 2013 and a new February sales record.

Ford F-Series boosts best February sales in eight years

(March 3, 2014) DEARBORN, Mich. — Despite Ford's total U.S. sales off 6 percent from February 2013, Ford's F-Series pickup recorded its best February sales in eight years with 55,882 units sold.

Ford had total sales of 183,947 vehicles in February  with retail s
ales of 125,919 vehicles, off 4 percent. In addition to the F-150, Lincoln brand vehicles posted strong gains.