June 2015

Chevrolet adds theft alarm notification to OnStar

(June 30, 2015) DETROIT — Chevrolet has announced Theft Alarm Notification, an enhancement to the existing Stolen Vehicle Assistance service allowing OnStar subscribers to receive a real-time alert when the vehicle’s alarm sounds. The service will be available to eligible subscribers later this summer.

Two new Scion models gearing to go: The iM hatchback and iA sedan

(June 30, 2015) SANTA MONICA, Calif. — The next great adventure is well within reach. Scion says the all-new 2016 Scion iM hatchback and 2016 Scion iA sedan both deliver versatility and premium features that will fuel drivers’ fun, with outstanding prices to fit their finances too. Both vehicles race into showrooms Sept. 1.

Hyundai announces official National Football League sponsorship

(July 29, 2015) FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. — Hyundai Motor loves sports and has a long history of celebrating fan passion across the globe. In its latest sports marketing venture, Hyundai is now an official automotive sponsor of the National Football League.

The NFL has the largest and most avid fan base among U.S. sports, and Hyundai will soon connect this passion with the enthusiasm Hyundai owners have for their vehicles.

Toyota taking 'Let's Go Places' ad slogan to the next level

(June 29, 2015) TORRANCE, Calif.  — If you are in the right frame of mind, and open yourself up to all of the possibilities that exist in the world around you, you can set yourself free. Fueled by this premise, Toyota and its advertising agencies (representing the total market and led by Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles) embark on the newest campaign for the Toyota Camry and Corolla.

Chevrolet introduces four new electric vehicles in 2015

(June 29, 2015) DETROIT — Chevrolet is bringing electric vehicles to the masses. The brand is committed to providing technology solutions that simplify customers’ lives and make driving fun. Chevrolet has made a significant commitment to electrification for consumers around the world, as witnessed by the introduction of the 2016 Volt, Malibu Hybrid, FNR Concept and production commitment to the Bolt EV.

Styling, luxury appointments separate Lincoln Navigator, Ford Expedition

By Christopher A. Sawyer
The Virtual Driver

(June 29, 2015) Are there many, if any, differences between the Expedition King Ranch tested earlier this year and the new Lincoln Navigator? Except for the front and rear clips, various external trim, the interior and a few other parts, these are the same vehicle. The body architecture is the same , the frame is the same, the powertrain is the same, the … Okay, you get the idea.

Nissan Juke, stuntman Terry Grant break 'two-wheel' record

(June 28, 2015) WEST SUSSEX, England — Stuntman Terry Grant has broken his own world record for the fastest mile travelled on two wheels in a four-wheeled vehicle — the sporty incarnation of Nissan's Juke, the NISMO RS.

Grant had six attempts at traveling up the famous Goodwood hill climb course during this weekend's Festival of Speed, but he broke the record on the first go, achieving a time of 2 minutes 10 seconds.

Performance focus: New Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak

(June 27, 2015) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Remaining true to its performance roots, the Mopar brand has unveiled the next-generation Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak, a factory-prepped package car specifically geared for drag racing. The vehicle, revealed at the FCA US Chelsea Proving Grounds, is built on the Dodge Challenger platform and will come with the option of either the brand’s first-ever supercharged 354-cubic-inch Gen III HEMI engine or a naturally aspirated 426-cubic-inch Gen III HEMI engine.

All-new Camaro makes European debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed

(June 27, 2015) GOODWOOD, UK — To celebrate its return to the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Chevrolet has shipped a surprise across the Atlantic for its European debut – the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro. The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro was tested and tuned on more than eight tracks around the world as well as on the Autobahn, and offers higher levels of performance, technology and refinement.

Good old number 11

This 1961 Chevrolet Impala bears the inscription "Jim Rathman Chevrolet" with the number 11. Rathman was a well-know race car driver and the winner of the 1960 Indy 500. A native of Florida, Rathman opened a Chevrolet dealership with his winnings. This rare Chevy was spotted in Stark, Fla. The Chevy was restyled for 1961 with a trimmer, more flowing design. (Photo By Ralph Gable)