February 21, 2013 - Industry News
Hyundai announced MSRP and other details for its 2013-MY Sonata Hybrid, which features a larger but lighter lithium polymer battery pack, improved hybrid architecture, and better fuel efficiency.
Tags: hybrid, Hyundai, 2013-MY, Sonata Hybrid
Key features for these vehicles include an overall new design, new sport seats, the automaker’s new Sensus Connected Touch infotainment system and new automatically adjusting high beam lights.
Tags: Volvo, Volvo S60, Volvo XC60, 2014-MY
February 19, 2013 - Industry News
The feature allows the vehicle’s owner to add a password that prohibits access to the vehicle’s MyLink system and access to a hidden storage bin behind a retractable faceplate on the center stack.
Tags: Chevrolet Impala, in-vehicle technology, General Motors Corp., 2014-MY
Compact cars was the segment found by Kelley Blue Book to have the least amount of savings when buying used cars compared to the new models. According to the report, which looks at retail pricing, a 2009 model-year compact car or older would have to be purchased to see at least $100 in savings per month.
Tags: Kelley Blue Book, used vehicles, vehicle pricing, compact car, used car prices, midsize car, compact crossover
February 14, 2013 - Industry News
The 2014-MY Ram ProMaster will come in two roof heights, three wheelbases and four body lengths, plus a cutaway model, for a total of 13 different configurations.
Tags: Commercial van, Chrysler, Ram Truck, Ram, 2014-MY, Full-Size Vans, Ram ProMaster
The automaker announced pricing and fuel economy for its all-new compact cargo van.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Nissan, 2013-MY, Nissan NV200, Chicago Auto Show
Chrysler’s Ram Truck brand plans to offer a small-displacement diesel engine for its 2014 model-year Ram 1500 pickup truck. The automaker said the engine will be a new 3.0L V-6 EcoDiesel.
Tags: diesel, Chrysler, Ram Truck, Ram 1500, 2014-MY
February 13, 2013 - Industry News
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awards the 2013 Ford Focus Electric a five-star Overall Vehicle Score in its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) testing.
Tags: airbags, NHTSA, crash tests, Ford Focus Electric, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, New Car Assessment Program, Ford Motor Co., electric vehicle
February 12, 2013 - Industry News
Kitchens on Wheels is a Texas‐based company that has become the first Preferred Upfitter for Sprinter‐based food trucks.
Tags: upfitting, Sprinter, Mercedes-Benz, commercial van upfit, food trucks, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
February 11, 2013 - Industry News
The National Insurance Crime Bureau's (NICB's) report covers a four-year period, from Jan. 1, 2008 through June 30, 2012. NICB stated it further filtered the results to provide details on thefts for the 2009, 2010, and 2011 model-year vehicles only.
Tags: vehicle theft, National Insurance Crime Bureau
February 10, 2013 - Industry News
GM told Automotive Fleet that it would be an ideal choice for fleet customers whose drivers spend a lot of time on the road commuting, traveling to visit customers, or driving between offices.
Tags: clean diesel, Chevrolet Cruze, 2014-MY
February 7, 2013 - Industry News
The 2014 Tundra has been redesigned, inside and out, representing the first major change since the launch of the current generation for the 2007 model-year.
Tags: Toyota, Toyota Tundra, 2014-MY
February 6, 2013 - Industry News
Kelley Blue Book's 5-Year Cost to Own information takes into account depreciation, expected fuel costs, finance and insurance fees, maintenance and repair costs, and state fees for new models.
Tags: Kelley Blue Book, Lexus, Mazda, lifecycle costs, cost of ownership
The 2013-MY Santa Fe is set to arrive in Hyundai dealerships by the end of February.
Tags: Hyundai, vehicle pricing, 2013-MY, Hyundai Santa Fe
The company said it wants the new pickup truck to appeal to fleets and commercial vehicle owners and retail customers.
Tags: Nissan, full-size pickups, Commercial van, Nissan NV200, Nissan Titan
February 5, 2013 - Industry News
Pro Grade Protection covers standard scheduled maintenance costs for two years or 24,000 miles – whichever comes first – for all 2013 GMC Sierra 1500s sold between Feb. 1 and Feb. 28, 2013.
Tags: preventive maintenance, maintenance management, GMC Sierra, General Motors Corp., GMC, GMC Pro Grade Protection, GMC Sierra 1500
February 4, 2013 - Industry News
The automaker is pricing the new model at a starting MSRP of $33,445 (including the $895 destination and handling charge).
Tags: BMW, 2013-MY, BMW 3 Series, BMW 320i
Pricing for the Audi A8 L TDI starts at MSRP of $82,500 and features an EPA-estimated 24 city, 36 highway, 28 combined mpg.
Tags: Audi, Audi A8, 2014-MY
Looking out all the way to 2016-MY vehicle production plans, Chrysler gave an overview of each brand and said it plans to build a total of 47 new or significantly redesigned models over the next few years.
Tags: Jeep, Dodge, vehicle production, Fiat, Chrysler, Ram, Alfa Romeo
The University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) recently released a short video that discusses the growth of available diesel vehicles in the U.S. marketplace.
Tags: diesel, Jeep Grand Cherokee, diesel vehicles, University of Michigan Transportation Research Ins, EcoDiesel
January 30, 2013 - Industry News
The GMC Sierra 1500 took the top spot as the 'best vehicle for protecting passengers from injuries.'
Tags: vehicle safety, Insurance, vehicle safety research, Fiat 500, GMC Sierra
January 29, 2013 - Industry News
The technology uses a combination of sensors on the vehicle and sensors built into nearby infrastructure to autonomously maneuver the vehicle.
Tags: Audi, award, autonomous vehicle, driver assistance systems
January 28, 2013 - Industry News
On Jan. 16, 1948, the Ford Motor Co. publicly revealed the iconic F-1 pickup, the beginning of the F-Series.
Tags: F-Series, Ford Motor Co., Anniversary, F-1
January 24, 2013 - Industry News
The 2013 Fusion and Fusion Hybrid received the top Overall Vehicle Score in NHTSA New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) testing, which combines vehicle performance in frontal and side-impact crash tests and resistance to rollover.
Tags: Ford Motor Co., Ford Fusion, Ford Fusion Hybrid, NHTSA, five-star ratings, 2013-MY
January 23, 2013 - Industry News
Starlink gives drivers access to a range of infotainment choices via Aha, including TripAdvisor, different radio stations, customized weather information, social media and more.
Tags: Subaru, 2013-MY, in-vehicle technology, connected vehicle technology, 2014-MY, Subaru Forester, Subaru Starlink
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