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FCA Canada Reports January 2017 Sales

FCA Canada Reports January 2017 Sales

February 1, 2017 , Windsor, Ontario - FCA Canada today reported January 2017 sales of 18,443 vehicles, an increase of 2 per cent compared with sales in January 2016 of 18,068. Retail sales represented 75 per cent of total sales, while fleet sales were 25 per cent. ... Continue reading

Official FTC Volkswagen 3.0 Diesel Settlement Details: Class Action Settlements Require Volkswagen to Repair or Buy Back 3.0 Liter TDI Diesel Vehicles

Official FTC Volkswagen 3.0 Diesel Settlement Details: Class Action Settlements Require Volkswagen to Repair or Buy Back 3.0 Liter TDI Diesel Vehicles

Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement today that requires Volkswagen Group of America to fully compensate consumers who purchased 3.0-liter TDI diesel vehicles through a combination of repairs, additional monetary compensation, and buybacks for certain models. Under the federal court order, owners of older ve ... Continue reading

Infiniti January 2017 U.S. Auto Sales - Record

Infiniti January 2017 U.S. Auto Sales - Record

2017 2016 % Change January Sales 11,558 8,514 35.8 Total Sales 11,558 8,514 35.8 NASHVILLE, Tenn. Feb 1, 2017 – INFINITI today reported sales of 11,558 vehicles in the U.S. during January, an increase of 36 percent, an all-time record January for the brand. ... Continue reading

NASCAR Announces 2017 Schedule For NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series

NASCAR Announces 2017 Schedule For NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series

The return of the NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series will take the green flag in March in Monterrey, and the 2017 champion will be crowned in November at Mexico City, as part of a 12-race calendar announced today. The schedule for the top racing series in Latin America features a challenging mix of six oval and six road-courses ... Continue reading

The National WWII Museum Presents Exclusive New Orleans Tour Highlighting the City's Top Attractions

The National WWII Museum Presents Exclusive New Orleans Tour Highlighting the City's Top Attractions

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 1, 2017 -- The National WWII Museum's latest travel experience will shine a spotlight on the institution's home: the city of New Orleans. ... Continue reading

Nissan Group January 2017 U.S. Sales

Nissan Group January 2017 U.S. Sales

Nissan Group today announced total U.S. sales for January 2017 of 112,319 units, an increase of 6 percent over the prior year and a January record. ... Continue reading

William "Bill" Berman Named President of AutoNation

William "Bill" Berman Named President of AutoNation

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 1, 2017 -- AutoNation, Inc. , America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that William "Bill" Berman, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, has been named President and Chief Operating Officer, effective February 1, 2017. ... Continue reading

Subaru Canada Carries Strong Canadian Sales Momentum into 2017

Subaru Canada Carries Strong Canadian Sales Momentum into 2017

Strong sales carry over to 2017 with best January sales on record Newly released and redesigned Impreza posts 33.1 percent increase over last year MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 1, 2017 /CNW/ - Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) is pleased to announce best ever January sales with 2,805 units retailed. ... Continue reading

BMW Group U.S. January 2017 Sales

BMW Group U.S. January 2017 Sales

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Feb. 1, 2017 -- Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 0.1 percent in January for a total of 18,109 compared to 18,082 vehicles sold in January, 2016. ... Continue reading

Chicago Auto Show First Look for Charity

Chicago Auto Show First Look for Charity

Stage is Set for Elegant Black-tie Affair, First Look for Charity Eighteen Local Charities to Benefit from Chicago Auto Show Fundraiser Chicago (Feb. 1, 2017) - Eighteen Chicago-area charities will benefit from more than $2.5 million expected to be raised at the black-tie gala held in conjunction with the 2017 Chicago ... Continue reading

Toyota N.A. January 2017 Auto Sales

Toyota N.A. January 2017 Auto Sales

PLANO, Texas, Feb. 1, 2017 -- Toyota Motor North America (TMNA), Inc., today reported its US January 2017 sales of 143,048 vehicles, a decrease of 11.3 percent from January 2016 on a volume basis. ... Continue reading

Bentley Returns To Mount Panorama

Bentley Returns To Mount Panorama

Bentley Motorsport has traveled 17,000km from its Crewe headquarters to New South Wales in Australia to take on its first challenge of the 2017 season - Bathurst 12 Hours - where the team is looking for a win on the world-famous Mount Panorama circuit. A pair of Bentley Continental GT3s is entering the endurance race t ... Continue reading

Mazda N.A. January 2017 Auto Sales

Mazda N.A. January 2017 Auto Sales

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 1, 2017 -- Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported January U.S. sales of 21,698 vehicles, representing an increase of 10.1 percent versus January of last year, and the best January sales month in five years. ... Continue reading

American Honda Record US Sales January 2017

American Honda Record US Sales January 2017

TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 1, 2017 -- American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported total January sales of 106,380 Honda and Acura vehicles, an increase of 5.9 percent over January 2016 and a new record for the month. ... Continue reading

Subaru Record US Sales January 2017

Subaru Record US Sales January 2017

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Feb. 1, 2017 -- Record January - monthly sales increase 6.8 percent over January 2016 62 consecutive months of yearly month-over-month growth Best January ever for Outback and Forester 35 consecutive months of more than 10,000 Outbacks sold 42 consecutive months of more than 10,000 Foresters sold Sub ... Continue reading

Porsche January 2017 US Auto Sales

Porsche January 2017 US Auto Sales

ATLANTA, Feb. 1, 2017 -- Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), importer and distributor of Porsche 911, 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman sports cars, Macan and Cayenne SUVs, and the Panamera four-door sports sedan line-up in the United States, delivered 4,602 vehicles in January. ... Continue reading

Mercedes-Benz USA Record January 2017 Sales

Mercedes-Benz USA Record January 2017 Sales

ATLANTA, Feb. 1, 2017 -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported record January sales of 25,527, topping last January's record volume of 24,664 units sold. ... Continue reading

Kia Motors America US Sales January 2017

Kia Motors America US Sales January 2017

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 1, 2017 -- Kia Motors America today announced January sales of 35,626 units, led by the Optima and Soul with 7,849 and 7,792 units sold, respectively. ... Continue reading

Hyundai Motor America US Auto Sales - Best January Ever

Hyundai Motor America US Auto Sales - Best January Ever

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 1, 2017 -- Hyundai Motor America today announced its best January ever, beating last year's record by 3.3 percent. ... Continue reading

AAMCO Franchise Expands Georgia Footprint With the Opening of First Hiram Service Center

AAMCO Franchise Expands Georgia Footprint With the Opening of First Hiram Service Center

HORSHAM, Penn., Feb. 1, 2017 -- AAMCO Transmissions, Inc. ("AAMCO"), franchisor of the world's largest branded chain of transmission specialists and an industry leader in total car care services, announced today it has expanded in Georgia with the opening of its first location in Hiram. ... Continue reading

Avion Unmanned Launches Online UAS Training Portal

Avion Unmanned Launches Online UAS Training Portal

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Feb. 1, 2017 -- The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Training Team at Avion Unmanned in Huntsville, AL announces the launch of their Online UAS Training Portal. ... Continue reading

Global Hybrid Vehicles Market is Expected to Reach US$193.29 Billion by 2024; Development of Sophisticated Engines Lures in More Consumers | TMR

Global Hybrid Vehicles Market is Expected to Reach US$193.29 Billion by 2024; Development of Sophisticated Engines Lures in More Consumers | TMR

ALBANY, New York, February 1, 2017 -- The top four players in the global hybrid vehicles market are Toyota, Hyundai, Ford, and General Motors. These companies collectively accounted for a share of 19.5% in the global market in 2015. ... Continue reading

FCA US January 2017 U.S. Sales

FCA US January 2017 U.S. Sales

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Feb. 1, 2017 -- Ram Truck brand up 5 percent; pickup truck posts 4 percent increase Three Jeep® brand vehicles record sales increases in January; Jeep Renegade sales up 52 percent Jeep Grand Cherokee sales up 24 percent in January Fiat 500 sales up 24 percent compared with same month a year ago FC ... Continue reading

GM January 2017 Sales

GM January 2017 Sales

DETROIT — General Motors U.S. dealers delivered 195,909 cars, trucks and crossovers in January, down 3.8 percent year over year. Retail sales totaled 155,010 units, down 4.9 percent, and the company set a new January record for average transaction prices. ... Continue reading

Ford Lincoln January 2017 Auto Sales

Ford Lincoln January 2017 Auto Sales

DEARBORN, Mich.—Ford Motor Company’s U.S. retail sales of 120,400 vehicles are up 6 percent in January, while total sales declined 1 percent. Fleet sales of 52,212 vehicles, including daily rental, commercial and government segments, declined 13 percent. ... Continue reading

Alexa in the Car

Alexa in the Car

More from Ford at 2017 CES Ford and Amazon team up to offer consumers the ability to access their car from home, and call up other features from their vehicle via Alexa – Amazon’s cloud-based voice service Industry-first in-car Alexa capability through Ford SYNC® 3 AppLink™ enables users to listen to audiobooks ... Continue reading

BAR1 Celebrates 2nd and 3rd Place Finishes for the 55th Rolex 24 at Daytona

BAR1 Celebrates 2nd and 3rd Place Finishes for the 55th Rolex 24 at Daytona

BAR1 Celebrates 2nd and 3rd Place Finishes for the 55th Rolex 24 at Daytona Campaigning two full season entries for the 2017 Rolex 24 at Daytona, BAR1 Motorsports completed all 24 hours with the No. 26 Autosport Designs / Case It ORECA FLM09 driven by Johnny Mowlem, Tom Papadopoulos, Adam Merzon, Trent Hindman and Davi ... Continue reading

Brittany Force, Tim Wilkerson, Phil Burgess, Nick Folk, and Alan Reinhart on WFO Radio NHRA Nitro

Brittany Force, Tim Wilkerson, Phil Burgess, Nick Folk, and Alan Reinhart on WFO Radio NHRA Nitro

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Capuchin Bike by Monkey Faction Fuses the Comfort of a Scooter With the Responsiveness of a Mountain Bike

Capuchin Bike by Monkey Faction Fuses the Comfort of a Scooter With the Responsiveness of a Mountain Bike

MELBOURNE, Fla., Feb. 1, 2017 -- Monkey Faction is on a mission to get people riding bicycles again. Whether you are young or old, your health and quality of life improves by riding a bike. In today's culture, bikes are too often viewed as being relics of the past or uncomfortable to ride. Thanks to the new Capuchin by ... Continue reading

ClearMotion Secures $100 Million Investment Led By J.P. Morgan Asset Management To Commercialize World's First Digital Chassis

ClearMotion Secures $100 Million Investment Led By J.P. Morgan Asset Management To Commercialize World's First Digital Chassis

BOSTON, Feb. 1, 2017 -- ClearMotion, Inc., an automotive technology company developing the world's first digital chassis, announced today a $100 million Series C preferred stock financing led by clients advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, with participation from New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Qualcomm Ventures, ... Continue reading

First F-22 Raptor Delivered from Lockheed Martin Speedline

First F-22 Raptor Delivered from Lockheed Martin Speedline

MARIETTA, Ga., Feb. 1, 2017 -- Lockheed Martin Corp. [NYSE: LMT] completed the first F-22 Raptor at the company's Inlet Coating Repair (ICR) Speedline facility and delivered the aircraft back to the U.S. Air Force ahead of schedule. ... Continue reading

GEICO asks fans to make responsible party decisions for the big game

GEICO asks fans to make responsible party decisions for the big game

WASHINGTON—The big game is almost here and legions of fans are making plans to catch the championship. Whether you're watching to cheer on your team, enjoy the halftime show, or catch some entertainment from the commercials, GEICO asks you to make smart decisions if you plan to party during the evening. ... Continue reading

Global $410.3 Billion Automotive Tire Market Analysis & Trends - Industry Forecast to 2025 - Research and Markets

Global $410.3 Billion Automotive Tire Market Analysis & Trends - Industry Forecast to 2025 - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Automotive Tire Market Analysis & Trends - Industry Forecast to 2025" report to their offering. The Global Automotive Tire Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 6.1% over the next decade to reach approximately $410.3 billion by 2025. ... Continue reading

Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Analysis & Trends - Industry Forecast to 2025 - Research and Markets

Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Analysis & Trends - Industry Forecast to 2025 - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Analysis & Trends - Industry Forecast to 2025" report to their offering. The Global Automotive Lightweight Materials is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 15.5% over the next decade to reach approximately $49 ... Continue reading

G Marine Becomes the Exclusive Dealer of Wallytender in Florida, Caribbean and Mexico

G Marine Becomes the Exclusive Dealer of Wallytender in Florida, Caribbean and Mexico

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 1, 2017 -- Since its arrival in South Florida merely 5 years ago, G Marine, has become the exclusive dealer of fine European yacht brands including Fairline, Astondoa, EVO Yachts and now adds Wallytender, one of the world's most iconic brands. ... Continue reading

GPs are Britain's worst drivers for the fourth year in a row

GPs are Britain's worst drivers for the fourth year in a row

1 February 2017 GPs are Britain's worst drivers for the fourth year in a row* Research has found that GPs have the highest proportion of claims of any other occupation in the UK** General Practitioners have been crowned the most likely of any occupation to claim on their car insurance, according to research from Gocomp ... Continue reading

Iteris Appoints Joe Boissy as Chief Marketing Officer

Iteris Appoints Joe Boissy as Chief Marketing Officer

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Iteris, Inc. , the global leader in applied informatics for transportation and agriculture, today announced the appointment of Joe Boissy as Chief Marketing Officer. “Our solutions are essential enablers for smart cities and digital agriculture around the world,” said Joe Bergera, CEO of Iteris. ... Continue reading

LucasOilRacing.TV Recently Added January 31

LucasOilRacing.TV Recently Added January 31

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ MEDIA ALERT: Lucas Oil Racing TV is the first 24/7 On Demand motorsports network - 2000 plus hours of US, national and international racing, car shows, behind the scenes action and live-streaming events online without commercial breaks. ~~ ... Continue reading

NHRA Nitro Spring Training: One day until John Force Racing's teams report

NHRA Nitro Spring Training: One day until John Force Racing's teams report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NHRA Nitro Spring Training: One day until John Force Racing's teams report CHANDLER, Ariz. (Feb. ... Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Historic race car icons for auction at Race Retro with Silverstone Auctions

PRESS RELEASE: Historic race car icons for auction at Race Retro with Silverstone Auctions

PRESS RELEASE: Historic race car icons for auction at Race Retro with Silverstone Auctions #outlook a {padding:0;} a { color: rgb(61, 152, 198); } @media all and (max-width: 480px) { body{ zoom:0.3; } } @media all and (min-width: 481px) and (max-width: 767px) { body{ zoom:0.5; } } @media all and (min-width: 768px) and ... Continue reading

Rear View Safety To Host Webinar Discussing 360° Camera System

Rear View Safety To Host Webinar Discussing 360° Camera System

NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2017 -- Rear View Safety, A Safe Fleet brand, and an industry leader in vehicle safety solutions, including backup sensor systems, driver fatigue systems, mobile DVR's, and dash cameras released The RVS-77535 360° Surround View Camera System late last year. ... Continue reading

Sena, Motorcycle Communications Leader, Releases The First Ever Bluetooth Integrated Half-Helmet

Sena, Motorcycle Communications Leader, Releases The First Ever Bluetooth Integrated Half-Helmet

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 1, 2017 -- Sena Technologies, Inc., the global leader in Bluetooth innovation for the motorsports industry, has announced today the release of the new Cavalry Helmet. ... Continue reading

Standard Motor Products, Inc. Announces Increase in Quarterly Dividend

Standard Motor Products, Inc. Announces Increase in Quarterly Dividend

NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2017 -- Standard Motor Products, Inc. , an automotive replacement parts manufacturer and distributor, announced today that its Board of Directors has approved an increase in its quarterly common stock dividend from seventeen cents per share to nineteen cents per share, payable on March 1, 2017 to sto ... Continue reading

The Best of CA Highway 1: Top Hidden Gems for Beach Lovers and History Buffs in Oceano and Nipomo

The Best of CA Highway 1: Top Hidden Gems for Beach Lovers and History Buffs in Oceano and Nipomo

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Feb. 1, 2017 -- Oceano and Nipomo are genuine California beach towns at the edge of the largest sand dunes complex in the state found along California's Highway 1 Discovery Route covering 101 miles of stunning shoreline and incredible journeys along Coastal San Luis Obispo County. ... Continue reading

U-Haul 2016 Growth State No. 3: MINNESOTA

U-Haul 2016 Growth State No. 3: MINNESOTA

PHOENIX and BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Feb. 1, 2017 -- Minnesota is the No. ... Continue reading

Volvo Group - the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016

Volvo Group - the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016

GÖTEBORG, Sweden, Feb 01, 2017 -- "2016 was a year with somewhat lower volumes. Our revenues declined by 3% to SEK 302 bn. ... Continue reading

Westport Fuel Systems Announces Change to Chairman of Board of Directors

Westport Fuel Systems Announces Change to Chairman of Board of Directors

~ Brenda Eprile becomes Chairman ~ VANCOUVER, Feb. 1, 2017 - Westport Fuel Systems Inc. ("Westport Fuel Systems") (TSX:WPRT / Nasdaq:WPRT) today announced that Warren Baker has decided to step down as Chairman of the Board of Directors.  Dr. ... Continue reading

Biker Dating Website Spreads Love on the Open Road

Biker Dating Website Spreads Love on the Open Road

DAVIE, Fla., Feb. 1, 2017 -- Whether you're a two-wheeler veteran or a Harley wannabe, BikerNext.com can put you in touch with a partner who shares your love of biker dating. ... Continue reading

January US New Vehicle Sales Reach $37 Billion - ALG Scorecard

January US New Vehicle Sales Reach $37 Billion - ALG Scorecard

SANTA MONICA, Calif.—ALG, the industry benchmark for determining the future resale value of a vehicle, projects U.S. revenue from new vehicle sales will reach $37 billion for the month of January, down 0.2 percent from a year ago. Automakers revenue will be nearly flat with a slight decline of $68 million, despite an ... Continue reading

Volkswagen 3.0 Diesel Settlement Reached

Volkswagen 3.0 Diesel Settlement Reached

VOLKSWAGEN REACHES SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS WITH PRIVATE PLAINTIFFS AND U.S. FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION ON 3.0L TDI V6 VEHICLES IN THE UNITED STATES Program, if approved, would include provisions to recall and repair most affected vehicles. Options for older affected vehicles include buybacks or trade-in credits, or lease t ... Continue reading

Volkswagen Reaches Settlement Agreements With Private Plaintiffs and FTC

Volkswagen Reaches Settlement Agreements With Private Plaintiffs and FTC

Volkswagen announced today that they have reached proposed agreements to resolve outstanding civil claims regarding approximately 78,000 affected 3.0L TDI V6 diesel engine vehicles in the United States ... Continue reading

New Peugeot 3008 Wins Award at International Automobile Festival

New Peugeot 3008 Wins Award at International Automobile Festival

The new PEUGEOT 3008 has won the Grand Prix award for best interior of 2016 at the 32nd International Automobile Festival. Gilles Vidal, Head of Styling at PEUGEOT, received the trophy at the ceremony which took place on 31 January at the Hôtel des Invalides in Paris. ... Continue reading

IIHS Crash Tests: Tesla and BMW Electric Vehicles Fail To Receive Safety Award +VIDEO

IIHS Crash Tests: Tesla and BMW Electric Vehicles Fail To Receive Safety Award +VIDEO

Near miss Two all-electric cars fall short of earning an IIHS safety award Two all-electric vehicles fall short of meeting the Institute's awards criteria, but consumers who want to minimize gas consumption while also prioritizing safety can choose from two plug-in hybrids that earn the 2017 Top Safety Pick+ award. The ... Continue reading

All-New Ford F-150 Raptor Named 2017 Four Wheeler Pickup Truck Of The Year +VIDEO

All-New Ford F-150 Raptor Named 2017 Four Wheeler Pickup Truck Of The Year +VIDEO

DEARBORN, MI - February 1, 2017: Add another trophy to the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor showcase. The all-new Raptor topped a seven-vehicle field to be named 2017 FOUR WHEELER Pickup Truck of the Year. ... Continue reading

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