May 2016

New Audi air conditioning filter to bring relief to allergy sufferers

(May 19, 2016) Beginning in June, compact Audi models will roll off the assembly line with a new filter in the air conditioning system. This not only removes fine particulates and harmful gases from the air, it also neutralizes a majority of allergens. With the new filter, Audi is setting a new standard worldwide in the premium compact segment.

Volvo provides first look at new range of smaller vehicles

(May 19, 2016) Volvo Cars has unveiled two new concept cars that move the Swedish brand in a new direction and mark the official launch of its global small car strategy. The newly-revealed 40 series concepts demonstrate for the first time how Volvo plans to expand into the large and lucrative global market for premium small cars with a range of vehicles that combine bold exterior and interior design with industry-leading connectivity, electrification and autonomous drive technologies.

Elio Motors partners with Linamar Corp. to build engines for new 3-wheeler

(May 18, 2016) PHOENIX — Elio Motors, the startup vehicle manufacturer planning to launch a three-wheeled vehicle that will get up to 84 mpg with a targeted base price of $6,800, has announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent with Linamar Corp, one of the auto industry's leading powertrain development and production companies.

Under the agreement, Linamar will partner with Elio for the manufacturing of the Elio motors for Elio, as well as for engines for global use in the automotive, marine and industrial sectors outside of the US.

New York dealers drive away with dozens of new Ram ProMaster City vans

(May 18, 2016) PEARL RIVER, N.Y. — Ram Truck dealers from around the New York City metropolitan area made their way to Pearl River, N.Y., Tuesday to load-up on new Ram ProMaster City vans. The Ram Commercial Truck brand hosted a one-day dealer drive-away event for the popular new ProMaster City van.

From there, dealers will head back to their stores with dozens of small vans destined for all sorts of small businesses — from caterers to locksmiths.

Hot Wheels commemorates 100th running of Indianapolis 500

(May 18, 2016) EL SEGUNDO, Calif. —Hot Wheels has unveiled its take on the Indy 500 Championship Trophy. The custom trophy will be unveiled by Ryan Hunter-Reay at the Indianapolis Children's Museum and will celebrate the past 99 epic Indy races with 99 Hot Wheels cars. 

"All 99 cars featured on this trophy have an authentic Indy 500 story," said Chris Down, senior vice president and general manager, Hot Wheels.  "Most of them are about the journey, not the win.  For kids and adults that is exactly what Hot Wheels play is about. Everyone has a Hot Wheels story!"

Harley-Davidson asks 'why bicycle share when you can motorcycle own?'

(May 18, 2016) MILWAUKEE — For less than seven bucks a day, Americans can own a new Dark Custom Harley-Davidson Roadster motorcycle. To bring $7-a-day to life, Harley-Davidson created its first-ever free motorcycle-share pop up so everyone (at least through Friday) can test ride a new motorcycle and feel the difference of the nimble Roadster's air-cooled 1200cc V-Twin engine in urban environments.

Chinese automaker GAC Group to have exhibit at 2017 Detroit auto show

(May 18, 2016) DETROIT — The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) announced Tuesday that Chinese automaker GAC Group will exhibit on the main show floor at the 2017 auto show. GAC Group returns to Detroit after it participated at the 2015 NAIAS where the company unveiled its GS4 SUV in front of thousands of international journalists.

Warrior Jeep Team makes history completing the Trans-America Trail

(May 17, 2016) GARDEN GROVE, Calif. — The Warrior Jeep Team has made history by becoming the first to navigate a Jeep the entire length of the famous Trans-America Trail in one contiguous adventure.  With the purpose of raising awareness and generating support for wounded special operations veterans and their families, the Warrior Jeep Team set off on April 29 in a fully customized 2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock Edition and completed the trek on May 16.

Domino's Pizza to roll out another 58 DXP delivery vans

(May 17, 2016) ANN ARBOR, Mich., — The launch of Domino's DXP delivery vehicles last year has franchisees asking for more, and more they will get. This summer, Domino's Pizza, the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, will roll out an additional 58 DXPs across 23 markets in the U.S., bringing the total number of DXPs to 155.

"The DXP demonstrates Domino's passion for pizza delivery," said Russell Weiner, president of Domino's USA. "The excitement around it has been incredible, which is why we have such a great demand for even more."

2017 BMW 2 Series features latest generation of turbocharged engines

(May 17, 2016) WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. —  BMW has announced the new 2017 BMW 2 Series now featuring the latest generation of BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder inline engines. The advances in dynamics and efficiency in these new vehicles are communicated by the new model designation.

The new BMW 230i Coupe and BMW 230i Convertible are powered by the latest generation 4-cylinder 2.0 liter engine featuring an even smoother power deliver and efficiency with increased horsepower and torque — 248 hp and 258 lb-ft.