November 2015

Jeep to introduce two special-edition models at the L.A. Auto Show

(November 15, 2015) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The Los Angeles Auto Show will mark the debut of two new-for-2016, special-edition Jeep models:  the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Night and the 2016 Jeep Wrangler Backcountry.

Ford uses Allen Park climatic wind tunnel to prepare vehicles for winter

(November 14, 2015) DEARBORN, Mich. — With Old Man Winter on his way, Ford vehicles are ready to meet the harsh demands of extreme cold and heavy snow. That, in large part, is thanks to the company’s climatic wind tunnel, which tests the winter-readiness and reliability of Ford vehicles in blizzard-like conditions. Ford moved snow testing to the Allen Park, Mich., facility in 2006.

2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid delivers 27-mile all-electric range

(November 14, 2015) FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. — This week the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) arrives in select dealerships with a competitively priced and compelling product that boasts a 27-mile all-electric range (AER) offering the efficiency of an alternative powertrain with a unique aerodynamic exterior design, best-in-class total interior volume, premium features and advanced safety technology.

Mitsubish to auction Lancer Evolution Final Edition #1 for charity

(November 13, 2015) Mitsubishi Motors North America, title sponsor of the 29th annual MS Dinner Auction, has announced a national auction of the very first Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition, 1 of 1,600 produced, to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

In order to make the vehicle available to collectors across the country and raise as much money possible, the auction went live 10 days in advance on Nov. 11 on eBay. Bidding will conclude Nov. 21 at the MS Dinner Auction at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort in Coronado, Calif.

Nissan 'Color Studio' personalization expands to Versa Note

(November 13, 2015) NASHVILLE, Tenn. — One year ago, Nissan used Los Angeles — arguably the hometown of the original custom car trend — to launch its unique factory-personalization program called the "Color Studio" on the popular Nissan Juke sport cross. Next week, the company returns to the Los Angeles Auto Show to debut an expansion of the Nissan Color Studio to include the 2016 Versa Note.

Jaguar to introduce new entry-level F-Type for 2017

(November 13, 2015) Jaguar North America has announced it will expand the price range of the F-Type lineup in the U.S. for the 2017 model year to include new entry-level coupe and convertible models which lower the introductory price of the F-Type coupe and convertible to $61,4001 and $65,4001 respectively.

The 2017 line-up
of Jaguar sports cars will continue to consist of the F-Type, F-Type S and the range topping F-Type R.

Two-tone — Yellow and rust

This1952 Buick two-door coupe, discovered in Wisconsin, sports a two-tone yellow and rust look. Buick was one of the most popular nameplates in 1952 with total U.S. production of 303,745 with the four-door Deluxe Sedan leading with 63,346 sold. (Photo by Jerry Brown)

New Kia Cadenza to go sale in Europe in 2016

(November 12, 2015) The all-new Kia Cadenza will set new benchmarks for cutting-edge design, interior quality and contemporary luxury when it goes on sale in overseas markets in 2016.

Previewed for the first time in new images released today, the next-generation Cadenza maintains the progressive, contemporary image of the current model, while introducing higher levels of luxury and refinement to the large sedan segment.

October another record month for BMW Group sales worldwide

(November 12, 2015) MUNICH — Following on from the best ever first three quarters in the company’s sales history, October was another record month for BMW Group deliveries. Sales of BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce brand vehicles totaled 191,651 for the month, an increase of 4% compared with the same period last year. In the first 10 months of the year, total sales of BMW Group vehicles increased by 7.1%.

“Our sales continue to grow steadily in all regions of the world, despite ongoing volatility in some markets,” said Ian Robertson, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Sales and Marketing BMW.

Honda to debut 2016 Civic Coupe, next-generation fuel cell car at L.A.

(November 12, 2015) TORRANCE, Calif. — Honda will debut the all-new 2016 Civic Coupe, the second in a line of new 10th-generation Civic models that will be launching over the next 18 months, and the all-new Honda Clarity Fuel Cell sedan, providing an early look at Honda's next-generation approach to low-carbon mobility, scheduled to launch in the U.S. next year, at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week.