September 2016

Bentley Flying Spur W12 — Ultimate four-door style and power

(September 9, 2016) CREWE, England — Bentley Motors this week announced the introduction of a new flagship to the Flying Spur range, blending luxury, style and power — the Flying Spur W12 S. The new model is the first four-door Bentley to have a top speed in excess of 200 mph, and offers a more sporting experience for owners looking for increased power, torque and responsiveness.

Lexus to reveal UX Concept at Paris Motor Show

(September 8, 2016) PARIS — Lexus announced today that its latest concept vehicle, the Lexus UX Concept, will make its world debut on Sept. 29 at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. And it released a teaser photo which depicts the new design direction from the rear of the vehicle.

Created at Lexus' European Design Centre, ED2, Lexus says the UX Concept takes Lexus' bold design language to the next level.

Volvo to reveal new V90 Cross Country

(September 8, 2016) Volvo Cars’ instrumental role in defining the adventurous Cross Country segment is widely acknowledged. With the imminent reveal of the new V90 Cross Country, the Swedish carmaker is set to cement its leading role as the most capable and comfortable premium all-roader and complete its 90 Series line-up.

“Cross Country has become the true expression of a Volvo car in many peoples’ eyes. It was a winning concept from the start, perfect for the tough climate and road conditions that we experience in Sweden,” said Håkan Samuelsson, president & CEO, Volvo Car Group.

NADA Used Car Guide teams up with lender management company

(September 8, 2016) MCLEAN, Va. — A fully patented, automated, online lender management platform (LMP) that connects dealers to over 1,300 lenders instantly — has recently entered into an agreement with NADA Used Car Guide to speed up the used vehicle sale and loan approval process.

The integration of NADA Used Car Guide's values into the ECE platform streamlines the dealer sales process and makes all vehicle value information available to lenders with the platform's credit application feature.

Borla introduces performance exhaust systems for 2016 Camaros

(September 8, 2016) BORLA Performance Industries, a pioneer and leader in the design and manufacture of stainless steel performance exhaust systems, has announced the introduction of new products designed exclusively for the latest generation Chevrolet Camaro. The new exhaust systems were developed individually for the Camaro 3.6L V6 and 2.0L Turbo models, including models with the Chevrolet Dual Mode exhaust function.

Mercedes-Benz presents van of the future

(September 8, 2016) STUTTGART, Germany — Mercedes-Benz Vans has unveiled its strategic future initiative adVANce for the transport industry. This sees the division systematically taking up its customers' changing requirements. The transformation of the industry is the result of various economic and social trends, among them urbanisation, the growth in e-commerce, the intelligent networking of a wide range of technologies in the Internet of Things (IoT), and the proliferation of platform-based business models.

Cadillac reports global sales up 23.7% in August

(September 7, 2016) Cadillac sold 28,228 new vehicles globally in August, an increase of 23.7 percent. August marked the second consecutive month in which Cadillac global growth exceeded 20 percent, driven by the new XT5 crossover. In August, Cadillac’s U.S. sales rose 3.9 percent, while sales in China soared 93.4 percent. Year to date, Cadillac global sales are up 4.5 percent.

The new XT5 sold 8,523 units in August, the most since its launch this past spring. Sales of Cadillac’s sporty ATS sedan and coupe models grew 18.4 percent globally. The XTS sedan registered a 52.9 percent increase.

Mazda recalls certain 2009-2010 Mazda6 vehicles

(September 7, 2016) WASHINGTON — Mazda has filed a safety defect report with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to address a concern with certain 2009-2010 Mazda6 vehicles.

On the affected Mazda6 vehicles, due to insufficient protective coating on the air bag control unit power supply, moisture could enter the unit and cause corrosion, causing the unit to malfunction and turning on the air bag warning light. Continued driving in this condition could potentially cause the air bags to not deploy in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.