October 2016

Rare vintage racing car goes to auction in Houston

(October 29, 2016) HOUSTON —  Dan Kruse Classics has announced that one of the rarest of vintage racing cars will go to auction in November. The auction celebrates the greatest race car driver of his era, Sir Stirling Moss. On Nov. 25 the Sir Stirling Moss 1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang that Moss drove in vintage competitions from 1993 to 1999 will hit the auction block at the Dan Kruse Classic Classic Car Auction to be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.

Civic Type R prototype to headline Honda 'Civicpalooza' at SEMA

(October 29, 2016) Honda will showcase a large presence at the 2016 SEMA show, headlined by the North American debut of the radical new Civic Type R prototype, straight from its global introduction in Paris. The Civic R Prototype offers a glimpse into the styling of the next-generation Civic Type R, which will top off the 10th generation Civic lineup when it launches next year.

Volkswagen unveils seven-passenger 2018 Atlas sport utility

(October 28, 2016) SANTA MONICA, Calif. — The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, unveiled on the Santa Monica Pier at the end of historic Route 66, launches a new chapter in the company’s American history. Built in Tennessee, the seven-passenger Atlas offers class-competitive levels of technology and spaciousness combined with hallmark Volkswagen driving dynamics and attention to detail, all at a price designed to draw customers’ attention in the family SUV segment.

The big, brawny Nissan Armada — Harold gives it a thumb's up


(October 28, 2016) Harold Gunn of Automotive Reporter fame talks about the all-new Nissan Armada finding it to his liking. The large body-on-frame Armada is all-new for 2017, a big improvement over the outgoing model.

The cabin is of high quality, loaded with features, offering a luxury feel regardless of trim level. The Armada shares its underpinnings with the upscale Infiniti QX80, which may be all you need to know. While crossover SUVs are all the rage, the big truck-based SUVs still have their place with the ability to haul and tow large loads.

Nissan's ad for new Rogue takes on the galaxy

(October 28, 2016) NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan today unveiled expanded details of its new promotional campaign in support of the upcoming film "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." The newly revised 2017 Nissan Rogue compact SUV is the centerpiece of the fully integrated campaign that features Star Wars-themed TV ads, social and experiential content.

Acura showcases performance and racing spirit at SEMA

(October 28, 2016) Acura's Precision Crafted Performance and motorsports resurgence will dominate its display at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nov. 1-4. The Acura NSX GT3 race car, which will make its North American racing debut in 2017, will be featured on an NSX-inspired, custom-fabricated trailer, towed by 2017 Acura MDX wrapped in a matching racing livery.

FCA announces $10.4 million investment in Mopar distribution center

(October 28, 2016) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced a $10.4 million investment in a new Mopar Parts Distribution Center (PDC) located in Romulus, Mich. The new facility will encompass 500,000 square feet and more than 100 workers. Preliminary construction work has already begun on the new Metro Detroit PDC.