August 2015

2016 Infiniti Q70 Premium Select Edition debuts at Pebble Beach

(August 13, 2015) PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Infiniti today announced that the new 2016 Infiniti Q70 Premium Select Edition will be on display this week in the Infiniti Pavilion at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The specially equipped Q70 premium sedan will be available at Infiniti retailers nationwide beginning in November.

"Following the introduction last year of the new Infiniti Q70 long-wheelbase model, we are continuing to expand our flagship Q70 sedan's portfolio of offerings," said Randy Parker, vice president, Infiniti Americas.

The cringeworthy history of Ford Mustang horsepower

(August 13, 2015) DENVER — Ford's Mustang is a global icon, and in many minds, the Mustang is synonymous with performance. Yet when looking at 50 years of peak horsepower output, Ford's Mustang has struggled to surpass the performance levels set all the way back in 1971. 

Hyundai unveils Vision G Concept in Los Angeles

(August 12, 2015) FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. — Hyundai Motor America revealed the "Vision G" Concept Coupe to a select group of media at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) on Tuesday. The concept was described as Hyundai's inspiration for its family of future premium products that promise luxury, performance and style with the value and responsibility that is the foundation of Hyundai's brand.

Toyota Mirai arrives in the UK

(August 12, 2015) PORTBURY, England — The first shipment of fuel cell vehicles has landed at Portbury. Toyota has taken another step towards a hydrogen-powered future with the arrival of the first Mirai fuel cell vehicles at its import center at Portbury, near Bristol.

The cars are part of the first consignment to reach Europe, ahead of Mirai's official launch in September.

Land Rover celebrates the legend at Goodwood revival

(August 12, 2015) WEST SUSSEX , England — Land Rover’s celebration of 67 years of Series Land Rover and Defender production will continue with a not-to-be-missed spectacle at this year’s Goodwood Revival taking place from the Sept. 11-13.

The engineering bloodline that links the original Land Rover Series One with the 21st century Defender will be celebrated in a special presentation and displays at this year’s Goodwood Revival.

Enterprise CarShare, Nissan team up on 90 university campuses

(August 12, 2015) ST. LOUIS — Enterprise CarShare and Nissan are teaming up to make it even more affordable for college students, staff and faculty to drive around town. The companies have  announced a multi-year partnership that supplies Enterprise CarShare fleets on nearly 90 university campuses exclusively with Nissan vehicles.

What's more, from now until Dec. 31, Enterprise CarShare users on these campuses can receive $5 hourly driving rates on all available Nissan models, which is an average savings of 40 percent per hour.

2015 Scion FR-S gets Harold's two-minute inspection


(August 11, 2015) Harold Gunn of the Automotive Reporter discovers the fun factor built into the 2015 Scion FR-S. He gives his two-minute take on the most exciting car in Scion's lineup.

When Scion introduced the FR-S two years ago, the coupe became a hit with driving enthusiasts. Here was a back-to-basics sports car with rear-wheel drive, a light curb weight, excellent balance and an affordable price. Two years later, it still offers a big does of excitement that won't break the bank.

1940 Chevrolet ready for shipment

A 1940 Chevrolet coupe has been abandoned on a flatbed in eastern North Carolina, perhaps ready for shipment to a junkyard. Chevrolet was restyled for the '40 model year and the changes resonated with the public with 760,000 produced — 38 percent more than 1939 — in three "series" starting at $659 and ranging up to $934 for the top end Special DeLuxe. (Photo by Ralph Gable)

Dodge debuts Plum Crazy heritage hue for 2016 Challenger and Charger

(August 12, 2015) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Beyond its rich muscle car legacy, which is highlighted today by the Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat models — the most powerful muscle cars ever, Dodge continues to produce some of the most recognizable high-impact and heritage hues that have ever hit the blacktop.

Chevrolet Certified Service ready to rescue at Woodward

(August 11, 2015) DETROIT — The Chevrolet Certified Service Rescue Squad will cruise Woodward Avenue on Saturday (August 15) to help keep things moving by assisting classic cruisers that stall, overheat or run out of gas.

“It’s called the ‘The Dream Cruise’, but an overheated engine, a drained battery, or a flat tire can turn that dream into a nightmare fo
r enthusiasts whose countdown clock to Woodward starts the day the last one ends,” said Chris Brandt, Chevrolet Certified Service advertising manager.