July 2017

Auto sales slip in June; Detroit 3 all show declines from 2016

(July 4, 2017) Toyota, Nissan and Honda chalked up modest June gains while the Detroit 3 slipped as the industry posted its sixth straight monthly decline in June according to sales numbers released Monday. Vehicle sales dropped 2.9 percent behind another weak month for cars and lower fleet shipments.

Mecum Denver auction to feature 1,000 American vehicles

(July 4, 2017) Mecum Auctions will return to Denver July 20-22 at the Colorado Convention Center featuring an estimated 1,000 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, Hot Rods, Resto Mods and more to cross the auction block.

This is the third year that Mecum Auctions has staged a collector-car auction in Denver, with the first two annual events amassing a combined $23 million in sales with consignments from at least 23 different states.

Toyota Kentucky launches production of 2018 Camry

(July 3, 2017) GEORGETOWN, Ky. — Chad Lindon has worked at Toyota in Georgetown, Ky., for 22 years and said the 2018 Camry is the most exciting vehicle launch he’s seen, and for good reason.

“The 2018 Camry takes it to another level,” said Lindon, a powertrain production team member. “It catches the eye. It has more horsepower, better fuel economy, and new technology that customers want. That all adds up to more job security and stability for my family.”

Mercedes-Benz uses automation to drive new S-Class off assembly line

(July 3, 2017) SINDELFINGEN, Germany — Mercedes-Benz is entering a new dimension of motoring with its new S-Class and is raising the bar, in terms of production, for the automotive industry worldwide. For the official start-up of the luxury saloon in the Mercedes-Benz plant Sindelfingen, an S 560 4MATIC in drove independently off the final assembly line, without a driver at the wheel.

Most luxurious Ram pickup ever — The Limited Tungsten Edition

(July 3, 2017) CHELSEA, Mich. — Ram Truck brand is taking truck opulence to the highest level with the introduction of the new 2018 Ram Limited Tungsten Edition. The enhanced interior and exterior trim aligns with Ram’s leadership in design and luxury.

Range Rover and Magnum Photos capture world's greatest landscapes

(July 2, 2017) MAHWAH, N.J. — Sixty years after Magnum Photos co-founder George Rodger first drove a Land Rover 8,000 miles through the Sahara desert, the two iconic brands have partnered on the second in a series of photographic works, titled "Ultimate Vistas." Land Rover worked closely with the world-renowned Magnum Photos agency and acclaimed photographer Michael Christopher Brown to capture and showcase some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.

New 700-horsepower Porsche 911 GT2 RS launches this weekend

(July 1, 2017) ATLANTA — The fastest and most powerful street-legal 911 model ever is ready for launch — the new 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS is celebrating its official world premiere at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK from this weekend. At the heart of this high-performance sports car is a 700-horsepower twin-turbo flat-six engine.