May 2015

All-new Mazda CX-3 subcompact crossover coming to U.S. later this year

(May 2, 2015) IRVINE, Calif. — Smartly designed and capable of handling many of life’s adventures, the 2016 Mazda CX-3 is the fifth vehicle introduced to the U.S. with KODO — Soul of Motion design — and showcasing the full suite of Mazda’s signature SKYACTIV Technology.

Double-digit crossover, truck sales pace GM in April

(May 1, 2015) DETROIT — Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealers in the United States delivered 269,056 vehicles in April 2015, up 6 percent year over year. Retail deliveries were up 5 percent, fleet deliveries were up 8 percent and commercial sales were the highest since March 2008.

“At GM, truck and crossover sales have been strong all year, thanks to our increasingly deep and broad product portfolio,” said Kurt McNeil, General Motors’ U.S. vice president of Sales Operations.

Fiat Chrysler extends year-over-year sales gains to 61 straight months

(May 1, 2015) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Fiat Chrysler today reported U.S. sales of 189,027 units, a 6 percent increase compared with sales in April 2014 (178,652 units), and the group’s best April sales since 2007.

The Chrysler, Jeep and Ram Truck brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in April compared with the same month a year ago. The Chrysler brand’s 26 percent increase was the largest sales gain of any FCA US brand during the month. The group extended its streak of year-over-year sales gains to 61-consecutive months.

2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen official vehicle of USA Cycling

(May 1, 2015) HERNDON, Va. — Kicking off National Bike Month, Volkswagen has announced that the 2015 Golf SportWagen has been named the official vehicle of USA Cycling. Volkswagen will be providing operational race vehicles to support USA Cycling initiatives throughout the year.

Now available in U.S. dealerships, pricing for the Golf SportWagen starts at $21,395 for the 1.8T S model with manual transmission.

Scion FR-S gets new colors, backup camera for 2016

(May 1, 2015) TORRANCE, Calif. — Scion’s FR-S performance sports coupe is getting its style on for the 2016 model year. With interior improvements, two new colors, a new standard audio system and a rear-view back up camera, the next FR-S also sports a new price.