May 2017

GMC sets pricing for all-new Terrain starting at $25,970

(May 4, 2017) DETROIT — Pricing for the 2018 Terrain will start at $25,970 including destination charge when it goes on sale this summer, GMC announced today. GMC says the all-new Terrain offers greater refinement and versatility to adapt to customers’ unique needs, and it’s packed with more available features and advanced safety technologies than ever before.

Three all-new turbocharged engines, leading with a 2.0L at launch — followed later with a 1.5L and an available 1.6L turbo-diesel — provide more choices when it comes to performance, efficiency and capability.

North American premiere of BMW i8 MemphisStyle in New York

(May 4, 2017) NEW YORK — The partnership between the BMW Group and the Frieze New York art fair will enter its sixth consecutive year, when the fair opens its gates on Manhattan’s Randall Island from May 5 - 7.

As part of this year’s activities, and in addition to providing VIP shuttle service in a fleet of BMW 7 Series vehicles, BMW will host two exclusive events in partnership with Soho House — an Art Talk on and a Design Talk on May 6.

Kia Mamufacturing Georgia produces one millionth Sorento

(May 4, 2017) WEST POINT, Ga. —  On Monday, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) celebrated production of the plant’s one millionth Sorento CUV at its West Point facility. Representing an investment of more than $1.1 billion, KMMG launched production of the Sorento on Nov. 16, 2009.

It was joined by the Kia Optima mid-size sedan in 2011. Together with on-site and local suppliers, KMMG is responsible for the creation of more than 15,000 jobs in West Point and the surrounding region. To date, KMMG has produced almost 2.4 million vehicles.

Trainer of winning horse at Kentucky Derby to get new Ram truck

(May 4, 2017) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby are steeped in tradition and the Ram Truck brand will again be part of the festivities at this year’s 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby, Saturday, May 6. In recognition of eight years as the “Official Truck” of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby and exclusive automotive partner, Ram Truck will award the trainer of the winning horse a one-of-a-kind special 143rd Kentucky Derby edition Ram 2500 Limited truck.

New wave of performance wagons shines light on history's coolest

By Casey Williams

(May 4, 2017) A wave of performance wagons from Germany and Sweden is focusing attention on the once-forgotten segment. Buick is even getting in on the act, and the Subaru Outback is a pillar, but could they stand up to these past wagons?

Refreshed Chevy Trax is better, but still disappoints

By Jim Prueter

(May 3, 2017) It’s been just two years since Chevrolet introduced its diminutive four-door, five-passenger crossover to the booming utility vehicle segment. GM has sent the Trax back for a refreshing to its front and rear looks, interior, and has made a few other minor changes in response to increased competition in the segment. The refresh also addressed some of Trax’s initial flaws.

GM opens historic Durant-Dort Factory One — the company's birthplace

(May 2, 2017) FLINT, Mich. — General Motors on Monday opened the restored Durant-Dort Factory One, considered to be the company’s birthplace and epicenter of the global auto industry. Once home to the Flint Road Cart Co., established in 1886 by William Crapo “Billy” Durant and business partner Josiah Dallas Dort, it includes event space and a modern archive where future generations can learn about the innovators and risk takers who reinvented personal transportation.

Strong Impreza sales help propel Subaru to record April

(May 3, 2017) CHERRY HILL, N.J. — Subaru has reported 52,368 vehicle sales for April , a 4 percent increase over April 2016, and the best April in the history of the company. The automaker also reported year-to-date sales of 196,618 vehicles, a 7.6 percent gain over the same period in 2016.

New vehicle sales slip 4.7 percent in April year-over-year

(May 3, 2017) Sales declines at the so-called big three — General Motors, Ford and Fiat-Chrysler — contributed to a 4.7 percent drop last month in year-over-year comparisons. The declines came despite ever-rising incentives.

April marked the fourth consecutive monthly setback for U.S. sales and extended the longest losing streak since the market bottomed out in 2009. Car deliveries were down again, off 11 percent, while truck volume dipped 0.1 percent. It was the first time monthly light-truck deliveries dropped year over year since September 2013.

More than 275 no reserve vehicles slated for Mecum's spring classic

(May 3, 2017) More than 275 offerings at no reserve both individually and from several collections headlining Dana Mecum’s 30th Original Spring Classic Auction will give enthusiasts a great opportunity to put themselves behind the wheel of a collector-grade car when Mecum returns to the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis May16-20.

Kicking off no-reserve offerings will be the 2010 Spring Classic Collection, offering 50 vehicles at no reserve over the course of the auction, the first round of which will hit the auction block on May 16.