August 2015

GM Lansing Delta Township plant builds 2 millionth vehicle

(August 15, 2015) LANSING, Mich. — A 2016 Buick Enclave, painted in White Frost Tricoat, rolled off the production line at General Motors’ Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant today, the 2 millionth vehicle produced at the automaker’s newest assembly plant in North America.

Super fast Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 unveiled in California

(August 15, 2015) CARMEL, Calif. — Automobili Lamborghini unveiled its new Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce Roadster Friday at the Monterey Car week. The Roadster, presented at the famous event "The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering," is available in a limited series of 500 units worldwide and is the first series-produced, open-top Lamborghini to bear the name Superveloce.

Honda of South Carolina begins production of Pioneer 1000 side-by-side

(August 14, 2015) TIMMONSVILLE, S.C. — Honda of South Carolina Manufacturing (HSC) has announced the creation of 44 new jobs with an investment of $42 million at a production startup event for Honda's newest, largest and most versatile side-by-side, the 2016 Pioneer1000.

Dodge Roadkill Nights a screaming success

(August 14, 2015) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Dodge kicked off the 2015 Woodward Dream Cruise festivities with a huge blast, a string of burnouts and screaming fast 1/8-mile drag strip times at the Pontiac Silverdome on Wed., Aug. 12, when the first ever Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge rolled in.

More than 10,000 performance enthusiasts flooded the gates for the free pop-up car festival featuring flashlight drag races and a Show and Shine vehicle display. More than 200 classic and modern muscle cars drag raced on a custom 1/8-mile custom drag strip.

Audi, Korean partners to develop battery with 310-mile range

(August 14, 2015) Audi will develop a battery for a purely electrically powered sport utility vehicle on the basis of powerful cell modules from the South Korean suppliers LG Chem and Samsung SDI. The new technology will give drivers of the Audi sport utility vehicle a range of more than 500 kilometers or about 310 miles.

The two Audi partners plan to invest in the cell technology in Europe and will supply the Ingolstadt-based car producer from their European plants.

Mercedes-Benz adding coupe to its C-Class family

(August 14, 2015) STUTTGART — Mercedes-Benz is adding a Coupé to its C-Class family. Mercedes says the new car is athletic and sporty. The vivid, sensual design of the new Coupé cuts a fine figure on the road and embodies modern luxury. At the same time, its interior raises elegance and style to a sporty level.

BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R — The perfect fusion of driver and machine

(August 14, 2015) PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — In August every year car enthusiasts from all over the world gather for the Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach to immerse themselves in the fascination of both automotive treasures from years gone by and pioneering studies for times to come. The BMW Group has come up with something special this year with the world premiere of the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R — a car that celebrates both the 40th anniversary of BMW in North America and the heady racing success of the BMW 3.0 CSL in 1975.

Lexus introduces refreshed 2016 GS at Pebble Beach

(August 14, 2015) MONTEREY, Calif. — The Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance, the premier concours event in the United States, is an appropriate setting for the 2016 Lexus GS models to be introduced.  The GS enters 2016 with a bolder design, a new GS 200t rear-wheel drive model and new luxury finishes that match the refinement of Monterey.

Going to extremes: Ford's cold-weather testing done in sunshine state

(August 13, 2015) EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Each year, Ford brings global prototype vehicles and a team of engineers to the world’s largest climatic test facility — McKinley Climatic Laboratory at Eglin Air Force Base in the Florida panhandle – to push the limits of extreme cold-weather testing in order to improve vehicle quality and performance for customers.

BMW sets July record for worldwide sales

(August 13, 2015) MUNICH — Sales of BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand vehicles totaled 173,195 in July, a new high for the month and an increase of 5.6% compared with the same period last year. A new record was also achieved for the first seven months of the year with 1,272,953 vehicles delivered to customers, an increase of 7.5%.

"Despite the volatility we are seeing on some markets, the BMW Group continues to show steady sales growth around the world," said Ian Robertson, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Sales and Marketing.