May 2017

VW details the Arteon's innovative driver assistance systems

(May 12, 2017) WOLFSBURG, Germany — It's a familiar but unwanted scenario:  traffic lights on red, a look in the rear-view mirror, the vehicle behind is approaching much too fast! A rear-end crash is looming. In such situations the new, optional 'Pre-Crash occupant protection system' in the all-new Arteon provides assistance to the limit of its capabilities.

Chevrolet offers more options to add unlimited data

(May 12, 2017) DETROIT — In response to the growing customer demand for more data, Chevrolet and AT&T are making it easier for Chevrolet owners to add an AT&T unlimited data plan to their vehicle. Starting today, a Chevrolet owner with an in-vehicle OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot and AT&T wireless account can add unlimited data to their vehicle at any of the nearly 5,000 AT&T retail stores in the U.S.

Historic Stock Cars — Two dozen 1979-2006 cars will roar to life

(May 11, 2017) MONTEREY, Calif. — When one thinks of vintage, it is many times measured in decades. For the Historic Stock Cars group at the inaugural Spring Classic May 19-21 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, it may mean only 14 years since the last time it raced professionally.

Porsche milestone — One-millionth 911 rolls off production line

(May 11, 2017) ATLANTA — It is the quintessential sports car for everyday driving, and a style icon that is unmistakable as both the face and heart of the Porsche brand — the 911. In Zuffenhausen today, the one-millionth model rolled off the production line — a Carrera S in the special color "Irish Green," with numerous exclusive features following the original 911 from 1963.

The two-door car remains the most important model in the product range and is key in helping Porsche maintain its position as one of the most prestigious car manufacturers in the world.

BMW introduces new 2 Series coupe and convertible

(May 11, 2017) The new BMW 2 Series Coupe and BMW 2 Series Convertible have raised the bar in the premium compact class in terms of dynamic prowess, aesthetic appeal and emotional richness. Scheduled for launch in July, the new models promise to build on this successful concept.

They feature sharper front-end styling, LED headlights fitted as standard, further interior upgrades and new connectivity services.

Bugatti opens brand's largest showroom in Dubai

(May 11, 2017) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The largest Bugatti showroom in the world is opening its doors today on Sheikh Zayed Road in the center of Dubai. The French super sports car manufacturer’s facility in Dubai is the 15th location in the brand’s global dealership network with the new award-winning brand design.

Honda unveils 2018 CRF450R, CRF450RX

(May 11, 2017) TORRANCE, Calif. – Honda has revealed that the CRF450R gets even better for the 2018 model year, with electric starting now standard. Designed following an "Absolute Holeshot" philosophy that resulted in a downdraft-intake layout achieving optimum power and centralized mass, the revolutionary motocross model is the industry's top-selling 450cc motocrosser.

New Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV to start at $42,990

(May 11, 2017) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Alfa Romeo has announced pricing for the highly anticipated 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Stelvio Ti. The Stelvio lineup brings world-class performance, state-of-the-art technologies, seductive Italian style and an exhilarating driving experience to the premium mid-size SUV segment.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee qualifies for Japan's Eco-Car tax incentive

(May 10, 2017) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee premium mid-size SUV has become just the second gasoline-driven, American-made, American-brand vehicle to qualify for Japan’s Eco-Car tax break. The 2016 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk was first.
Equipped with versions of the award-winning Pentastar V-6 engine, the 2017 Grand Cherokee and its predecessor met the strict fuel-efficiency and emissions standards allowing them to be eligible for the consumer tax incentive — worth between ¥58,000 and ¥66,000 ($522 and $594) to Grand Cherokee buyers.

Texas Autowriters name Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Family Car of Texas

(May 9, 2017) AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) gathered for the annual Texas Auto Roundup, presented by the Steel Market Development Institute, to drive and evaluate 42 vehicles within 11 categories at the Circuit of the Americas May 5-8. Fifty-two journalists evaluated vehicles on the Formula 1 racetrack and chose the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio as the Car of Texas.