October 2014

2015 Chevrolet Trax small crossover to start at $20,995

(October 2, 2014) DETROIT – Chevrolet announced today that its newest U.S. model, the Trax, will start at $20,995 including destination charge. Offering compact-car maneuverability with SUV style, space and versatility, the Trax will come equipped with a standard 1.4L turbocharged engine providing an EPA estimated 26 city and 34 highway mpg.

Chevrolet finds September success with Silverado

(October 2, 2014) DETROIT — Truckloads of customers drove new Chevrolet Silverados home last month. As a result, September U.S. sales soared 54 percent compared with a year ago, making it the current-generation Silverado’s best sales month since its launch.

Chevrolet sold just over 50,000 Silverado trucks — the reigning North American Truck of the Year — in September, resulting in a share gain of 6.5 percentage points in the large pickup truck market.

Corvette Z06 sprints to 60 mph in less than three seconds

(October 2, 2014) DETROIT — The performance of the all-new, 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 establishes it as one of the most capable vehicles on the market — and one of the few to achieve sub-3-second 0-60 performance and a sub-11-second quarter-mile time.

“The Corvette has long been known as America’s sports car,” said Mark Reuss, General Motors’ executive vice president, Global Product Development. “With the capability of the new Z06 rivaling the best performance cars in the world, we will also be America’s Supercar.”

GM enjoys good month with sales climbing 19 percent

(October 1, 2014) DETROIT — General Motors dealers delivered 223,437 vehicles in the United States in September, up 19 percent compared with a year ago. Retail deliveries, which are sales to individual consumers, were up 17 percent. Fleet deliveries were up 30 percent, including the 11th consecutive monthly increase in commercial sales.

“GM saw strength almost across the board in September, and outpaced the industry with the newest trucks and SUVs at exactly the right time,” said Kurt McNeil, U.S. vice president of Sales Operations.

Ford of Canada to add more than 1,000 new jobs for 2015 Edge assembly

(October 1, 2014) DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited’s Oakville Assembly plant will add more than 1,000 hourly jobs as it ramps up its transformation into one of Canada’s most competitive and advanced global manufacturing plants. Oakville Assembly will expand capabilities with new jobs added across the plant.

Open your wallets — Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe to begin at $119,500

(October 1, 2014) MONTVALE, N.J. — Mercedes-Benz has announced pricing on its most exclusive model, the S-Class Coupe. Launching in mid-October, the Coupe will start at $119,500 for the S550 4MATIC Coupe and $160,900 for the S63 AMG 4MATIC Coupe. The rear-wheel drive V12-powered S65 AMG Coupe launches in December and is priced at $230,900. All prices exclude $925 destination & delivery fee.

Chrysler Group reports September U.S. sales increased 19 percent

(October 1, 2014) AUBURN HILLS, Mich.— Chrysler Group today reported U.S. sales of 169,890 units, a 19 percent increase compared with sales in September 2013 (143,017 units), and the group’s best September sales since 2005.

Enhanced European Kia Rio set for Paris show world premiere

(October 1, 2014) — Kia will celebrate the world premiere of an enhanced Kia Rio at the 2014 Paris Motor Show on Oct. 2, featuring a number of improvements to maintain the competitiveness of its global best-selling car.

“The Kia Rio was our best-selling vehicle nameplate worldwide in 2013, with a total of 471,000 sales, and among our top-three sellers here in Europe with 56,821 units delivered. Improvements to this model are of major significance for our brand,” commented Michael Cole, chief operating officer, Kia Motors Europe.