November 2018

Classic toys return for starring role in new 'Happy Honda Days' campaign

(November 14, 2018) TORRANCE, Calif. — Honda's annual Happy Honda Days campaign returns this season along with a new round of classic children's "Toys," including favorites such as Voltron: Defender of the Universe, Care Bears, The Six Million Dollar Man, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Mercedes sells world's first electric vehicle with fuel cell, hybrid technologies

(November 14, 2018) BERLIN — Mercedes-Benz is setting a further milestone on the road to emission-free driving with the handover of the first GLC F-CELL vehicles to selected customers in the German market. The Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL is unique worldwide as it features both fuel cells and a battery drive which can be charged externally using plug-in technology.

High-performance Hyundai Veloster N starts under $30,000

(November 14, 2018) FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. — Hyundai has announced 2019 Veloster N pricing, with the standard manual transmission model starting at $27,785 including destination charge and the Performance Package model at $29,895. All 2019 Veloster N models feature a manual transmission and will begin arriving at dealerships in December.

FCA Foundation awards $500,000 in support of veterans, service members

(November 13, 2018) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of North American automaker FCA US, has awarded $500,000 in grants to provide U.S. veterans, service members, and their families with support services and workforce development training.

“We are forever grateful for the contributions these courageous men and women have made and continue to make on our nation’s behalf,” said Shane Karr, Head of External Affairs, FCA – North America and president, FCA Foundation.

Volkswagen Car-Net mobile app integrates with Siri to enable new features

(November 13, 2018) HERNDON, Va. —   Volkswagen of America has announced that its VW Car-Net mobile app added a new Apple mobile device feature, available now. The new feature includes two types of Siri commands for VW Car-Net to help owners interact with their vehicles.

vailable with iOS 12 on Apple devices, owners can now use Siri to help control their vehicle. Once logged into the VW Car-Net App, owners can use Siri to lock and unlock their vehicle, check estimated mileage with the fuel or charge left in the vehicle, and enable the Flash or Honk & Flash commands. For example, an owner would simply say to their Apple device, “Hey Siri, lock my car.”

Enterprise awarded contracts for rental services at military installations

(November 12, 2018) ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Enterprise Holdings has been awarded multiple contracts to provide vehicle rental services at U.S. military installations through the United States Marines Corps, Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Navy Exchange Service Command. The new contracts provide active and retired military members and their families on-base access transportation options to meet a variety of travel needs.

Enterprise Holdings, the world's largest car rental provider, owns the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands.

Texas truck survivor

This 1939 Chevrolet work truck was found standing proudly in retirement on the side of a road in the hill country of Texas stripped of its lights and bumper. 1939 was one of the last model years Chevy trucks and medium-duty vehicles shared an appearance with Chevrolet passenger coupes and sedans.
(Photo by Peter Hubbard)

Hyundai announces name for new flagship SUV — Palisade

(November 12, 2018) ANN ARBOR, Mich. —  Hyundai has announced the name of its new 2020 flagship SUV: Hyundai Palisade. The new SUV name references a series of coastal cliffs and might naturally be associated by many with the Pacific Palisades, an affluent and beautiful neighborhood in Southern California.

Mazda's award-winning CX-5 adds refinement, power, more features for 2019

(November 11, 2018) SEATTLE — As Mazda's best-selling vehicle, with over 2 million units sold worldwide, the compact crossover takes its next step with the unveil of the new 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature top-tier trim level, which includes the turbocharged SKYACTIV-2.5T engine and new G-Vectoring Control Plus.

Chevrolet celebrates four years of Colorado sales with two special editions

(November 10, 2018) DETROIT — November marks the four-year anniversary of the return of the segment-redefining Colorado midsize truck. Introduced as a 2015 model, the Colorado recorded its first full month of sales in October 2014. Since then, U.S. customers have bought more than 428,792 Colorados.

To celebrate, Chevrolet is expanding the Colorado range with two new special editions, the off-road Z71 Trail Runner and street-focused RST, that offer options to match customer interests on the trails and on the street.