March 2017

New Range Rover Velar revealed at Design Museum

(March 2, 2017) LONDON — Taking its place alongside the design greats of all time, the Design Museum on Wednesday welcomed a new the new 2018 Range Rover Velar. Velar launches with a suite of consumer technologies, working together to create an in-built technology butler. At its heart is an all-new, cutting-edge infotainment system called Touch Pro Duo.

Lee Marvin's Shelby to highlight Barrett-Jackson's Palm Beach auction

(March 1, 2017) PALM BEACH, Fla. — Barrett-Jackson will celebrate its 15th Annual Palm Beach Auction April 6-8 at the South Florida Fairgrounds with an incredible docket of collector vehicles and events designed to immerse the public in the hobby.

The three-day event will include a variety of automotive and lifestyle activities, including Ford and Chevrolet Ride ’N Drives, Dodge Thrill Rides and complimentary “Behind the Hobby” Collector Car Symposiums.

Ford advances vehicle entertainment with live TV streaming, W-Fi hot sports

(March 1, 2017) DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford is reinventing the way drivers and passengers entertain themselves while on the road, offering new ways to wirelessly stream live TV and listen to music in its newest SUVs. These new features are a result of shifting trends toward streaming services, whether for television shows, movies, music, podcasts and more.

For example, one in three U.S. consumers currently listen to streaming music, according to trade association IFPI, with Generation Z and Millennials streaming at a more frequent rate.

Infiniti first luxury automaker to launch iMessage

(March 1, 2017) NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Infiniti launched its 2017 Q60 sticker pack in the iOS App Store, becoming the first luxury auto brand to utilize iMessage Stickers. The downloadable sticker pack allows iOS users to personalize the Infiniti Q60, drag and drop them into messages, and layer them over their own unique pictures.

Mitsubishi to premiere Eclipse Cross compact SUV in Geneva

(March 1, 2017) CYPRESS, Calif. — Mitsubishi will to debut its new Eclipse Cross compact SUV to the world at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show to be held March 7 through March 19. The Eclipse Cross is a globally strategic model that will be shipped first to Europe in the fall this year, and then rolled out in Japan, North America, Australia and other regions.

The Eclipse Cross all-new compact SUV coupe will join MMC's global lineup of crossover SUVs: the ASX compact SUV and the Outlander and Outlander PHEV mid-size SUVs.

All-new Kia Stinger goes through extreme winter testing regime

(March 1, 2017) ARJEPLOG, Sweden — The all-new Kia Stinger is being plunged into the depths of Arctic winter for the latest stage in its development, ahead of its market introduction in the second half of 2017. Moving from the company’s European test base at the infamous Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany, engineers are now subjecting Kia’s new fastback sport sedan to extreme sub-zero temperatures and icy conditions of northern Sweden.