November 2015

New Ram campaign celebrates outdoor lifestyle, awareness of hunger fight

(November 7, 2015) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Ram Truck will once again shine the spotlight on the need to address hunger in this country as the brand launches a new campaign celebrating the outdoor lifestyle and raising awareness of the mission of Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH), an organization that enable hunters to donate a portion of their hunt to the less fortunate.

Refreshed 2016 RAV4 offers Toyota's eighth hybrid

(November 7, 2015) TORRANCE, Calif. — Looking at the expansive crossover landscape today, Toyota can point to the first RAV4 as the pioneering model two decades ago. The RAV4 was a new kind of vehicle that combined SUV versatility with car-like handling, ride comfort and fuel economy. What began as a niche exploded into a category, with the RAV4 remaining one of its leaders.

Local Motors debuts LM3D, the world's first 3D-printed car

(November 6, 2015) LAS VEGAS — Less than four months after revealing designs for the next-generation 3D-printed car, Local Motors unveiled the LM3D Swim, the latest rapid vehicle iteration leading to a fully homologated 3D-printed vehicle, designed to be safe, smart and sustainable. The disruptive auto manufacturer will begin pre-selling models this spring.

Cadillac's global sales rise 16.9 percent in October

(November 6, 2015) With substantial gains in its top four markets, Cadillac global sales increased 16.9 percent in October to 23,250 units.  U.S. sales rose 13 percent, and the brand’s sales grew in China (23.4 percent) Canada (46.5 percent) and the Middle East (15.3 percent).

“Cadillac’s increasing product substance and disciplined brand and marketplace strategies are building momentum,” said Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen.

Chevrolet donates 2016 Volt to FIRST

(November 6, 2015) DETROIT — Chevrolet will donate an all-new 2016 Volt to FIRST, the K-12 robotics program, to help raise money for student robotics opportunities across the U.S. but particularly for those in communities underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education fields.

The donation is a natural fit because the Volt exemplifies advances in science and technology, and the funds raised by the auction will help bolster FIRST teams to a diverse body of students, said Chevrolet Marketing Director Steve Majoros.

Hyundai launches new 'Genesis' luxury brand for its upscale cars

(November 6, 2015) — Hyundai has announced an all-new global luxury brand — Genesis — that will deliver "human-centered" luxury through a range of new models that feature the highest standards of performance, design and innovation.

Created for a new generation of discerning consumers, Genesis will be a stand-alone brand that operates alongside the company’s popular Hyundai marque. Capitalizing on its success in the fast-growing global car market, Hyundai will launch six new Genesis models by 2020 and will compete with the world’s most renowned luxury car brands.

The original power wagon

This post-war circa 1946 Dodge Power Wagon was used — as indicated by its markings — as a utility truck for a volunteer fire department. It was discovered along the side of the road in western North Carolina. Derived from the Dodge military trucks used in World War II, it was the first civilian 4X4. It was produced in various model series from 1945 to 1981. Dodge resurrected the name in 2005 for a series of Ram Trucks. (Photo by Jim Meachen)

2016 Dodge Viper ACR owns lap records at 13 road courses

(November 5, 2015) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The new 2016 Dodge Viper ACR (American Club Racer) has taken the performance car world by storm with its proven on-track prowess since being introduced earlier this year. Still, the Dodge/SRT team wanted validation that the new Viper ACR is indisputably "the ultimate street-legal race car."

Cummins-powered land speed racing Titan XD makes SEMA debut

(November 5, 2015) LAS VEGAS — Fresh from being named the "Truck of Texas" by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), the 2016 Titan XD with its Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel makes an ideal, if unconventional, land speed record racer. Dubbed "Project Triple Nickel" as an homage to a stock Titan XD's 555 lb.-ft. torque rating, the specially outfitted truck was revealed this week at the 2015 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show.

Mercedes introduces its new 2017 GLS flagship SUV

(November 5, 2015) Like the GL before it, the new 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS is setting standards in the world of the SUV as it confirms its position as the "S-Class among SUVs." The only full-fledged seven-seater in the European premium SUV segment boasts ample spaciousness and combines luxury with impressive levels of comfort, agile dynamics and best-in-class safety.