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2014 Ford Focus

On Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
2014 Ford Focus All versions of the Focus are fun to drive. Its supple and controlled ride, low noise levels, and solid interior make it feel substantial. The 160-hp four-cylinder provides adequate acceleration, but the automatic transmission isn’t so smooth at low speeds. Model Lineup: Small car buyers choosing the 2014 Ford Focus can select between a 4-door ...

Hyundai Motor America Reports Best Ever June And Mid-Year Sales

On Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
Hyundai-Motor-America-logo On the heels of its best month ever, Hyundai Motor America posted its best June ever and the best opening six month period in its 28-year history. Sales of 67,407 were up four percent versus the same period a year ago and up one percent over last year’s record performance for the first six months ...

New 2014 Ram Power Wagon–The Most Off-Road-Capable Pickup

On Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
2014 Ram Power Wagon Ram Truck brand’s quest to build the best pickups continues. The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel delivers the industry’s best fuel economy at 28 MPG. Ram’s Heavy Duty truck line owns best-in-class towing at 30,000 lbs. and best-in-class Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) at 37,600 lbs., but there’s an additional title Ram Truck has always held: the ...

Ford 1.0-liter EcoBoost Engine Named 2014 International Engine Of The Year

On Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
Ford 1.0-liter EcoBoost Engine Ford Motor Company’s 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine, which lowers fuel consumption without sacrificing power, was today named 2014 International Engine of the Year for an unprecedented third straight year. The 1.0-liter EcoBoost – available for Ford Fiesta and slated as a power offering for the 2015 Focus as well – fought off competition from premium brands ...

Chrysler Group – World Class Manufacturing Focuses On People

On Monday, August 18th, 2014
World-Class-Manufacturing-Academy We know from years of experience that when the topic of discussion turns to manufacturing strategies, eyes will glaze over rapidly and in high volume. Which is a shame, really. Because building complex machines such as cars and trucks, which contain hundreds of parts, in large volumes with high quality is an art form. But ...

2014 Honda Civic

On Saturday, August 16th, 2014
2014 Honda Civic The 2014 Honda Civic keeps the ball rolling for the popular compact car, offering new styling for Coupe models and some updates for the sporty Si. The Civic competes with some of the most popular cars in America, including the redesigned Toyota Corolla and the Ford Focus. In addition to these changes, the 2014 Civic ...

Nissan Opens New Plant In Thailand

On Friday, August 15th, 2014
Nissan logo Nissan today announced the opening of its second production plant in Thailand.  The new plant will be a production hub for the NP300 Navara, Nissan’s new generation pickup truck, destined for export to 45 countries around the world. Thailand is a key market for Nissan, an integral part of their growth strategy in Asia. The ...

Next-generation Nissan Murano Coming To New York

On Thursday, August 14th, 2014
Next-generation Nissan Murano Nissan today revealed an early peek at the 2015 Murano, which makes its world debut on April 16 at the New York International Auto Show. As the halo vehicle for Nissan’s expanding range of bold crossovers and SUVs, the Murano previews a new Nissan design language for future Nissan production vehicles. Along with its innovative ...

Volvo Cars Adds Android Auto To Its Next Generation Of Cars

On Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
Volvo XC90 – Sensus Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) has joined the Open Automotive Alliance to make the Android smartphone platform available to drivers through its new ground-breaking user interface. This move brings together one of the world’s most progressive car companies and the world’s most popular smartphone platform, developed by Google. The integration of Android Auto™ promises to ...

Heroic Toyota GT86 Charity Drive

On Monday, August 11th, 2014
Heroic Toyota GT86 Charity Drive The Toyota GT86 is often seen as an ideal track day car or a Sunday morning cobweb-blaster. But just as our recent interviews with enthusiastic owners proved, the GT86 can become your driving ‘wingman’ in many other ways too. The Toyota GT86 is often seen as an ideal track day car or a Sunday morning cobweb-blaster. ...