February 2019

Subaru unveils seventh-generation 2020 Legacy sedan

(February 9, 2019) CHICAGO — Subaru of America this week introduced the all-new seventh-generation 2020 Legacy sedan — the most advanced Legacy in the model’s 30-year history. With standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and EyeSight Driver Assist Technology as well as available tablet-style high-definition 11.6-inch SUBARU STARLINK multimedia screen, DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System and new XT models with 260 horsepower, the 2020 Legacy offers greater technology, performance, safety and refinement than ever before.

Iconic Harley-Davidson F-150 pickup roars back into showrooms

(February 8, 2019) CHICAGO — Executives with Harley-Davidson and Tuscany Motor Co. have introduced the 2019 Harley-Davidson Ford F-150 pickup truck at the Chicago Auto Show. A concept of the Harley-Davidson branded truck was displayed at the Harley-Davidson 115-year Anniversary celebration in Milwaukee.

Strong reaction to the truck led to the collaboration for an all-new Harley-Davidson F-150. The public can see this exciting new vehicle, which is displayed in Ford Motor Company’s exhibit, from Feb. 9-18.

Mazda shows off Racing Orange in 30th anniversary edition MX-5

(February 8, 2019) Mazda held the global unveiling of the Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition at the Chicago Auto Show, which runs through Feb. 18. After 30 years and with more than 1 million examples sold, Mazda feels that the MX-5 is no longer its own creation. It belongs to the fans around the world who have supported the development of the model.

To express its gratitude, and its high hopes for the future of the MX-5, the company developed Racing Orange, an exclusive body color that evokes the breaking dawn of an exciting new day.

A used up 1959 Ford wagon

The crossover of the 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s was the so-called station wagon. One of the most popular was the 1959 Ford wagon that could carry up to nine people. Unlike today, manufacturers offered a full range of engines. For example, the '59 Ford could be purchased with five engine sizes ranging from an inline 6 making 145 horsepower to a massive 7.0-liter V-8 making 350 horsepower. Prices ranged from $2,565 to $3,075. This abandoned example was discovered in Arizona.
(Photo by Jim Prueter)

Ford invests $1 billion in Chicago plants; 500 jobs will be created

(February 8, 2019) CHICAGO — Ford is investing $1 billion in Chicago Assembly and Stamping Plants and adding 500 new jobs as it prepares to launch three highly anticipated new SUVs that go on sale later this year. The transformation at the plant, which will begin in March, will expand capacity for the production of the all-new Ford Explorer — including the Explorer ST and Explorer Hybrid — the all-new Police Interceptor Utility and the all-new Lincoln Aviator.

Ford innovation makes 2020 Explorer interior quietest yet

(February 7, 2019) DEARBORN, Mich. — The all-new Ford Explorer — America’s all-time best-selling SUV — is designed to provide its quietest interior ever, thanks to a first-for-Ford breakthrough that helps keep noise out and delivers a more comfortable ride for passengers.

“We’ve spent a lot of time learning about what our Explorer customers want and love in their SUV, and near the top of the list is a comfortable vehicle they can enjoy with their loved ones,” said Craig Patterson, Ford SUV marketing manager.

Acura marks 30 years since debut of iconic NSX supercar

(February 7, 2019) Acura this week marks 30 years since the shot heard 'round the automotive world — the 1989 global debut of the first-generation Acura NSX. The first mid-engined exotic without European pedigree, NSX was a low slung, super light, high-revving machine sporting the world's first all-aluminum monocoque, titanium connecting rods, a VTEC valvetrain and levels of quality and daily driving comfort unheard of in sports cars of the time.

Jeep brand's 'More Than Just Words' commercial gets 106 million views

(February 6, 2019) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — FCA US debuted eight commercials online last week as part of its “Big Game Blitz” digital and social strategy. One of the commercials, the Jeep brand's “More Than Just Words” has smashed the company’s record for most online views, with over 106 million, more than the audience size for the Super Bowl broadcast.

Aston Martin to reveal Lagonda All-Terrain Concept in Geneva

(February 6, 2019) GAYDON, England — Aston Martin will debut the Lagonda All-Terrain Concept at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show . Following the successful relaunch of Lagonda as the world’s first luxury zero emission brand and the surprise debut of the Lagonda Vision Concept at last year’s Geneva Show, 2019 sees the reveal of Lagonda’s All-Terrain Concept.