March 2014

Toyota enters $1.2 billion agreement with government related to recalls

(March 23, 2014) NEW YORK — Toyota has reached an agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York to resolve its investigation initiated in February 2010 into the communications and decision-making processes related to the company’s 2009-2010 recalls to address potential “sticking” accelerator pedals and floor mat entrapment. 

As part of the agreement, Toyota will make a payment totaling $1.2 billion.

Cadillac introduces special ATS Crimson Sport Edition

(March 23, 2014) DETROIT — Cadillac enhances the dynamic performance and design of the 2014 ATS sedan with a new, limited-edition Crimson Sport special edition. Produced only during the spring of 2014, the special edition sedan is characterized by its unique Crimson Red Metallic exterior paint and a collection of its sportiest performance attributes, including an available Track Package.

2015 Chrysler 200 sedan all new from the ground up

(March 22, 2014) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 will soon arrive in North American dealerships with new design language, a first-in-segment nine-speed automatic transmission, and a V-6 engine boosting 295 horsepower.

Lincoln explores journeys of seven inspiring African-Americans as part of series

(March 21, 2014) DEARBORN, Mich. — In the spirit of continuing its efforts to inspire, The Lincoln Motor Company has created a new branded content series, "The Journey," a campaign that explores inspiration, entrepreneurship and people who have followed their dreams within the African-American community.

RK Motors plans special events for Mustang tribute in Charlotte

(March 21, 2014) CHARLOTTE, N.C. —  In anticipation of the city’s special salute to the 50th anniversary of Ford Mustang, RK Motors today announced plans for a series of events in Charlotte during the April 17 to 20 weekend.

Production version of Acura TLX to be shown in New York

(March 21, 2014) The production Acura TLX performance-luxury sedan will make its world debut at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. The Acura TLX prototype was shown at the Detroit Auto Show in January.

Designed to compete in the midsize luxury segment, the 2015 Acura TLX will deliver higher levels of luxury refinement and sports-sedan athleticism with exhilarating performance enhanced by next-generation Acura powertrain and dynamic-handling technologies.

Porsche introduces Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS models

(March 21, 2014) ATLANTA — For the first time, the Porsche Boxster and Porsche Cayman will be offered as GTS models. As is typical for Porsche, these models feature more powerful engines and additional standard performance equipment.

Honda builds 20 millionth automobile in the U.S.

(March 20, 2014) MARYSVILLE, Ohio — The 10 millionth U.S.-built Honda Accord rolled off the assembly line today at Honda's first U.S. auto plant in Marysville, Ohio, as all four Honda auto plants in America celebrated the cumulative production of 20 million automobiles in the U.S.  Honda also marked the achievement at two engine and two transmission plants that build the powertrains used in Honda's U.S.-built cars and trucks.

Toyota racing history to be displayed at Goodwood Festival of Speed

(March 20, 2014) LONDON — Toyota will bring together four of its Le Mans race cars at a single event for the first time at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed June 26-29 at Goodwood House in Sussex. Charting the progress from the TS010 of early 1990s through to this season’s contender, the new TS040 Hybrid, which will be unveiled on March 27, the gathering will provide a unique snapshot of how Toyota has consistently pushed the boundaries of race car design and technology.

Bentley's operating profit, sales increase in 2013

(March 20, 2014) CREWE, England — Bentley Motors today posted a significant growth in profit and turnover, its strongest ever performance, as the company outlined its financial results for the year Dec. 31, 2013.

Operating profit improved to a record £139.7 million ($230 million), up 66.9% on the 2012 figure of £83.7 million ($138 million). Turnover grew by 15.5% to £1.40 billion ($2.3 billion), the highest in Bentley’s history. Profit margin increased from 7% to 10%.