May 2017

A rare Chrysler Airflow rusts away

The 1934-37 Chrysler Airflow large sedan was ahead of its time with a streamlined, aerodynamic design. But the sleek-looking mid-30s Airflow simply did not catch on with the public and its short four-year run ended with less than 25,000 total sales. Because of its relative rarity it's hard to find one in the wild, but Peter Hubbard spotted this 1937 model in an Illinois salvage yard several years ago. It could be purchased in five trim levels/sizes starting at $1,245.
(Photo by Peter Hubbard)

Land Rover launches marketing campaign with arrival of new Discovery

(May 2, 2017) MAHWAH, N.J. — This week, Land Rover North America launched its marketing campaign to introduce the new 2017 Land Rover Discovery, the brand’s most versatile and capable SUV. Led by the 30-second television commercial featuring the Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) sailing team, the U.S. campaign includes interactive media partnerships with The New York Times, Travel Channel and CNN’s “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown,” as well as experiential and influencer activities. 

BMW designs new motorcycle website

(May 2, 2017) MUNICH, Germany — BMW Motorrad starts the new motorcycling season with a newly designed website. It showcases BMW Motorrad as a lifestyle brand with its promise “Make Life a Ride”, featuring a wide range of emotional content for a fascinating experience that will appeal not only to die-hard BMW fans.

The areas of brand, product, lifestyle and cross-selling have been interlinked in intelligent, contemporary style, with purely static product showcasing now replaced by vibrant storytelling. This brings the entire BMW Motorrad range to life with even greater intensity.

Two unique models make the Mercedes G-Class more exclusive

(May 2, 2017) STUTTGART, Germany — Fashions come and go, the legendary G‑Class continues: Since 1979 the indestructible off-roader from Mercedes-Benz has been a permanent fixture in the model range, and continues to be extremely popular with fans around the world.

Customers who wish to upgrade their G‑Class with even more individuality, style and luxurious appointments will find the perfect package in two new special models with a choice of the designo manufaktur Edition and the Exclusive Edition.

Rogue Sport joins Nissan crossover SUV lineup

(May 1, 2017) NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nissan has announced U.S. pricing for the new 2017 Rogue Sport crossover, which goes on sale May 11 at Nissan dealers nationwide. Pricing starts at $22,380 including destination charge for the Rogue Sport S front-wheel drive model. The new Rogue Sport joins the Nissan Rogue, America's best-selling compact SUV based January to March sales, in the expanding Nissan crossover and SUV lineup.

Nissan's global sales, production rise to record levels

(May 1, 2017) YOKOHAMA, Japan — Nissan Motor Co.'s global sales and production rose to record levels in the April 2016 – March 2017 period, driven by the popularity of crossovers such as the Rogue and Qashqai and the success of models offering autonomous drive and connected car technologies.

Sales for the 12 months ended March 31, increased for a fourth consecutive year, gaining 4 percent to 5,642,381 vehicles. Production increased 9 percent to 5,695,774 units. Sales and output also set single-month records during the month of March.

Mazda sets out on cross-country road trip with CX-5

(May 1, 2017) IRVINE, Calif. — Following its arrival in dealerships, Mazda North American Operations is taking the all-new 2017 Mazda CX-5 on a 15-city, nationwide “Experience the All-New 2017 Mazda CX-5” tour where prospective customers will have the opportunity to understand why driving a Mazda is so special, all while experiencing Mazda’s latest approach to craftsmanship, engineering and design, and how that’s embodied in the all-new CX-5.