August 2014

Three museum ‘sinkhole’ Corvettes to be restored

(August 31, 2014) BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Chevrolet and the National Corvette Museum will restore three of the Corvettes damaged earlier this year when they tumbled into a sinkhole that developed beneath the floor of the Corvette Museum here.

Ford kicks off 'You Test' series for all-new F-150

(August 30, 2014) DEARBORN, Mich. — Four lucky truck customers are taking their turn behind the wheel of the all-new F-150, Ford’s toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 yet, to put it through some of the toughest testing to date — their own. Beginning today, the first of four videos in the “You Test” series will show how these customers tested the all-new F-150 at

These truck customers were selected from more than 15,000 submissions, in which entrants described how they would test the toughness of the new F-150 pickup. 

2015 Chevrolet Colorado redefines playing in the sand

(August 30, 2014) SAN DIEGO — That sand gets in everything, even the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado that takes the stage this weekend at the 2015 U.S. Sand Sculpting Championships. One of the trucks on display this weekend is a Colorado sculpted (mostly) out of sand. It’s mesmerizing to watch it materialize, but even more so more to watch it in about a minute.

OnStar RemoteLink app passes million user threshold

(August 29, 2014) DETROIT — When OnStar launched its mobile application in 2010, it was the auto industry’s first smartphone application to give owners a remote connection to their vehicles and control of certain vehicle functions. This week, OnStar RemoteLink passes the 1 million active users milestone.

Hyundai engages college football fans through marketing program

(August 29, 2014) FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. — Like the millions of college football fans across the country, Hyundai is gearing up for what is sure to be an exciting 2014 season. Hyundai’s successful college football marketing program is back for its fourth year and is connecting its owners, the most loyal in the entire automotive industry five years running according to Brand Keys, with the passion and traditions of college football.

Study finds auto companies face deepening challenges with technology

(August 29, 2014) WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. — In a climate of high consumer demand for increasing levels of technology in new vehicles audio, communication, entertainment and navigation (ACEN) systems are the most problematic component category in today’s new vehicles, according to the J.D. Power 2014 Multimedia Quality and Satisfaction Study released this week.

International pickup sinks into South Dakota lawn

This 1956 S-line International pickup truck has been retired by Larry's Wrecking Service in Hosmer, S.D. The International Harvester company built pickup trucks from 1907 through 1975. The standard Black Diamond 240 six-cylinder engine in the 1956 truck made 131 horsepower and 208.5 pound-feet of torque.
(Photo by Jim Meachen)

All-new 2015 Ford Mustang production begins at Flat Rock plant

(August 28, 2014) FLAT ROCK, Mich. — The highly anticipated, all-new Ford Mustang rolls off the line today at Flat Rock Assembly Plant, marking production of the sixth-generation pony car. For the first time in its 50-year history, Mustang will be available globally to customers in more than 120 countries around the world.

The addition of a right-hand-drive Mustang to Ford’s global vehicle lineup will allow the iconic pony car to be exported to more than 25 right-hand-drive markets around the world, including the United Kingdom, Australia and South Africa.

Chevrolet sells 3 millionth Cruze worldwide

(August 28, 2014) DETROIT — Eleven plants. One-hundred and eighteen countries. Eighty-eight awards. And now, 3 million sales for the Chevrolet Cruze.

The best-selling Chevrolet model crossed the milestone this month, just 16 months after selling its 2 millionth model. From the U.S. and Canada, to Laos and the Philippines, to Lebanon and Qatar, the Cruze has proved itself a global player among small cars.

Duran Duran to headline unveiling of 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

(August 28, 2014) IRVINE, Calif. — Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today announced that Duran Duran will headline its unveiling of the all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata during a live event to be held in Monterey, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept 3, and viewable globally on Mazda's YouTube channel.

Revealing one of the most anticipated cars of 2014 on a global stage is not easy.  Fans may be asking, "Is There Something I Should Know?" To accommodate them, Mazda will hold simultaneous global reveals in Tokyo, Barcelona and Monterey.