October 2016

Audi to pilot shared fleet service in North Carolina before 2017 debut

(October 27, 2016) DURHAM, N.C. — Audi of America is piloting a new service, Audi shared fleet, at a technology incubator in Durham ahead of a national rollout of the corporate car-sharing service in 2017.

The test fleet will be housed at American Underground, a 115,000 square-foot technology incubator created on the former American Tobacco Co. complex. Three fully accessorized, 2017 Audi A4 sedans will be available on demand and ready for use. Users will be backed by a 24/7 customer service call center.

Genesis delivers first G90 to U.S. customer

(October 27, 2016) ROUND ROCK, Texas — During a ceremony on Oct. 26 to commemorate the first Genesis G90 sale in the U.S., Round Rock Genesis’ General Manager, Michael Williams, handed over the keys to Russ Johnson, the first retail customer.

Get ready for a Mercedes-Benz pickup — but perhaps not in the U.S.

(October 27, 2016) STOCKHOLM — With the Concept X-CLASS, Mercedes-Benz Vans gives a concrete outlook on its new pickup, the X-Class. Mercedes says the premium pickup will combine the best of two worlds demonstrated impressively with two design variants of the concept car.

Ducati Globetrotter 90° completes tour of American West

(October 26, 2016) BORGO PANIGALE, Bologna, ITALY —  The fourth stage of the around the world voyage with the Multistrada 1200 Enduro has come to a successful end. Brazilian Eduardo Generali, having completed 3,923 miles along roads crossing the American West, has arrived in Indianapolis, where he passed the Globetrotter 90° torch on to Steve Fraser.

Steve, the fifth motorcyclist selected to take part in this thrilling adventure, will continue the ‘coast to coast’, riding from Indiana to New York.

Volkswagen obtains final approval of diesel engine settlement

(October 26, 2016) Volkswagen has announced that Judge Charles R. Breyer of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California has granted final approval to the settlement agreement between Volkswagen and private plaintiffs represented by a Court-appointed Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) to resolve civil claims regarding eligible Volkswagen and Audi 2.0L TDI vehicles in the United States.

AMG creates most powerful E-Class sedan ever

(October 26, 2016) Mercedes-AMG is redefining the performance sedan. The brand is turning the most intelligent executive sedan into the most powerful E-Class of all time with the next generation of the 2018 E63 and E63 S. Mercedes- AMG is also setting new benchmarks in this market segment with its innovative technologies.

Acura gives TLX racing spirit with new GT package

(October 26, 2016) TORRANCE, Calif. — Marking Acura's racing heritage, the TLX luxury sports sedan can now be customized to deliver an even more aggressive and sporty appearance with the new TLX GT Package, available on all 2016 and 2017 TLX models at Acura dealers nationwide. The TLX GT package vehicle will be on display at Acura's booth at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nov.1-4.

Chevy Silverado HD Carhartt concept powered by 6.6-liter diesel V-8

(October 25, 2016) DETROIT — The 2017 Silverado 2500HD Carhartt concept vehicle is a truck built to tackle the toughest jobs while integrating the rugged aesthetics of hard-working lifestyles, reflected in the resiliency and versatility of the iconic work jackets.

“Chevrolet HD trucks are designed for hard work, and just like your favorite Carhartt, their functionality transcends the workplace to become a style statement,” said Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet Truck marketing director.