February 2017

Dodge unleashes high-performance Durango in Chicago

(February 8, 2017) CHICAGO — The Dodge and SRT brands are rocking the high-performance automotive world once again, bringing a huge burst of American power, acceleration and best-in-class tow capability to the three-row SUV segment with the new 2018 Dodge Durango SRT — the fastest SUV in its class.

2017 Toyota Prius Prime — Prime time fuel champion

By Jim Prueter

(February 8, 2017) When it comes to pioneering vehicles that get exceptional fuel economy, Toyota is the world’s leader, with more than 25 years of alternative fuel vehicles under its belt. Product offerings in
clude the gas-electric hybrid, plug-in hybrid and even a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle in a few select markets. Toyota dominates the hybrid market with 13 models accounting for a 70 percent market share. Unlike many auto manufacturers, Toyota does not offer a pure all-electric vehicle, instead favoring a plug-in hybrid.

Ford unveils all-new Expedition in Dallas

(February 8, 2017) DALLAS — For today’s active families, Ford has introduced the all-new Expedition — the smartest, most capable and most adaptable Expedition ever — with technology to keep every passenger connected, more power for drivers, and more expected towing capability than any other full-size SUV.

The all-new Expedition made its debut Tuesday with an assist from the Dallas Cowboys in Texas — America’s best-selling full-size SUV market.

Mitsubishi debuts 2017 Outlander Sport Special Edition in Chicago

(February 7, 2017) CYPRESS, Calif. — Mitsubishi Motors will unveil a Limited Edition trim level for the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport at the Chicago Auto Show this week. Positioned directly above the ES base model, the Outlander Sport Limited Edition offers customers striking style and technology enhancements at an affordable price.

2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon — Even more off-road capability

(February 7, 2017) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Already the most capable production vehicle in the world, Jeep Wrangler is about to deliver even more capability — specifically more protection from the most severe, rugged off-road terrain — with the addition of the new Wrangler Rubicon Recon. Improved off-road prowess is a result of a stronger front axle, enhanced rock rails and heavy-duty cast differential covers.

Reborn 1978 Range Rover will debut in France this week

(February 6, 2017) OXFORD ROAD, Coventry, UK — Salon Rétromobile 2017 will see the world debut presentation of the next in the "Reborn" series of expertly sourced and comprehensively restored Classic Land Rovers.

Range Rover Reborn is a new program offering prospective customers the unique opportunity to purchase an original and highly collectible vintage Range Rover, direct from Land Rover Classic in the UK.  The launch of Range Rover Reborn builds on the successful introduction of Land Rover Series I Reborn last year.

2017 Mazda CX-9 goes on sale this month retaining $32,460 price

(February 6, 2017) IRVINE, Calif. — Mazda says its CX-9 crossover is the epitome of having your cake and eating it, too. It’s a vehicle that caters to families with seating for seven, offers all-weather capability thanks to its optional predictive i-ACTIV all-wheel drive and carries class-leading fuel-efficiency ratings, courtesy of its innovative SKYACTIV-G 2.5T engine.

Nissan NV Cargo X van goes where no cargo van has gone before

(February 6, 2017) NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nissan NV Cargo X project vehicle, arguably the most extreme version of Nissan Commercial Vehicles' flagship NV Cargo van ever created, will make its world auto show debut at the upcoming 2017 Chicago Auto Show. Built in partnership with legendary off-road builder Ian Johnson, the NV Cargo X stands over seven-and-a-half feet tall on 37-inch tires and is powered by a Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel transplanted from a Nissan Titan XD full-size pickup.

Infiniti has best January global sales in company history

(February 4, 2017) HONG KONG – Infiniti started the New Year with strong momentum, achieving the best January sales month in its history. This follows a record-breaking 2016 sales year of more than 230,000 vehicles, and the debut of Infiniti's QX50 concept crossover at the Detroit auto show last month.

Infiniti sold 18,847 vehicles globally in January, a 20 percent increase from the prior year, posting records in almost every region.