May 2017

Celebrating 50 years of Mercedes-AMG success

(May 29, 2017) AFFALTERBACH, Germany — AMG — these three letters stand worldwide for supreme automotive performance, exclusivity, efficiency and high driving dynamics. The company founded by Hans-Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher in 1967 is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017.

Chevrolet becomes official vehicle of new arena

(May 28, 2017) DETROIT — Chevrolet and Olympia Entertainment have announced an expansion of their partnership making Chevrolet the official vehicle of the all-new Little Caesars Arena. Chevrolet has been the official vehicle of the Detroit Red Wings since 2015.

Home to the Detroit Red Wings, other sports and entertainment events, concerts, family shows and community functions, the new arena will open ahead of the 2017-2018 hockey season and is expected to offer an exceptional viewing experience for sporting and music events.

2017 Toyota Tundra: A nice truck that’s showing its age

By Jim Prueter

(May 28, 2017) Tundra is Toyota’s full-sized pickup truck. It’s been largely unchanged since the 2007 model year when it was completely redesigned for its second-generation. It last received a freshening in 2014, and is unchanged for 2017. Competitors like the Ford F-150, RAM 1500, Nissan Titan, and Chevy Silverado have all introduced newer and refined product offerings, leaving the Tundra feeling dated and competitively at the rear of the pack.

Ford issues two safety compliance recalls in North America

(May 28, 2017) DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford has issued two safety compliance recalls in North America.

Ford issued a safety compliance recall for certain 2017 Ford F-150, Explorer and Super Duty vehicles for inadequate welds in driver seat back frames. Ford has also issued a safety compliance recall for approximately 2,500 2017 Ford F-150, Explorer and Super Duty vehicles for an inadequate weld between the driver seat back and the manually operated seat back recliner mechanism.

Classic, custom Corvettes among most anticipated at Barrett-Jackson NE

(May 27, 2017) UNCASVILLE, Conn. — The auction block will be rumbling off the power of one of America’s favorite sports cars at Barrett-Jackson’s 2nd Annual Northeast Auction, June 21-24 at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. The auction will feature some of the finest custom and restored Corvettes during its premier automotive lifestyle event.

Atlanta Concours invites motorcycles of provenance for fall event

(May 26, 2017) ATLANTA, Ga. — While most Concours events are a haven for collector car owners and enthusiasts, the Atlanta Concours will be appealing to an even broader audience when it creates a true classic motorcycle Concours experience, including two judging fields of pre- and post-war motorcycles,’ as well as non-traditional activities and exhibitions for attendees to enjoy during the Sept. 30- Oct. 1 second annual Concours at Chateau Elan.

Jaguar XE SV Project 8 —Most extreme performance Jaguar ever

(May 26, 2017) MAHWAH, N.J. — Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) today announced it will produce the Jaguar brand’s most powerful, agile and extreme performance vehicle ever – the new Jaguar XE SV Project 8.

A prototype version of the specially tuned Jaguar super sports sedan has now undertaken its debut test at the grueling Nürburgring Nordschleife, adorned with an exclusive camouflage created by SVO Design.

2018 Acura RDX arrives in showrooms today

(May 26 2017) TORRANCE, Calif. — The 2018 Acura RDX arrives in dealer showrooms today with starting at $36,775 including destination charge. The stylish RDX offers a polished yet dynamic driving experience, room for five adults and a long list of desirable features including available AcuraWatch safety and driver-assistive technologies and a smooth, powerful V6 engine as standard equipment.

BMW Concept 8 provides insight into upcoming 8 Series Coupe

(May 26, 2017) MUNICH — The BMW Group is using this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este to unveil the BMW Concept 8 Series, the essence of a modern-day BMW coupe wrapped up in an enthralling design study. The study car will serve as a taster of a forthcoming BMW model — the new BMW 8 Series Coupe, slated for launch in 2018 and part of the biggest model offensive in the company’s history.