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2018 Subaru WRX STI: Improved Looks, Enhanced Performance and Greater Comfort

2018 Subaru WRX STI: Improved Looks, Enhanced Performance and Greater Comfort

Sporty design updates to both the interior and exterior Improved drivability, comfort and strength Enhanced performance with increased stability and new Brembo brakes   MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 18, 2017 /CNW/ - Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) is pleased to announce that the 2018 WRX STI will be available in Subaru dealerships ... Continue reading

Ally to offer auto finance and insurance products for peer-to-peer marketplace, TRED

Ally to offer auto finance and insurance products for peer-to-peer marketplace, TRED

DETROIT, May 18, 2017 -- Ally, a leading digital financial services company, today announced that it will offer auto finance and insurance products for vehicles purchased through TRED, an online used vehicle marketplace. TRED, which launched in 2012, connects buyers and sellers on its trusted platform in order to faci ... Continue reading

Amanda Mathis named Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Bridgestone Americas

Amanda Mathis named Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Bridgestone Americas

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 18, 2017 -- Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) today announced Amanda Mathis has been named Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Bridgestone Americas, effective May 18, 2017. In this role, Mathis will be responsible for overseeing all strategic aspects of finance, accounting and financial share ... Continue reading

AutoNation Celebrates 11 Million Vehicles Sold With Vehicle Donations and Customer Appreciation Events from Coast to Coast

AutoNation Celebrates 11 Million Vehicles Sold With Vehicle Donations and Customer Appreciation Events from Coast to Coast

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 18, 2017 -- AutoNation, Inc. , America's largest automotive retailer, is celebrating a record-breaking 11 million vehicles sold.  AutoNation is the first and only retailer in the history of the automotive industry to reach this milestone. ... Continue reading

Autonomous Vehicles Will Add US$81 Billion in New Premiums for Auto Insurers by 2025, According to Accenture Report

Autonomous Vehicles Will Add US$81 Billion in New Premiums for Auto Insurers by 2025, According to Accenture Report

(Graphic: Business Wire) Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail NEW YORK—Insurance coverage for autonomous vehicles will bring US$81 billion in new premiums to the U.S. auto insurance industry over the next eight years, driven by risks related to cybersecurity, software and hardware and by the need for additional public i ... Continue reading

Axalta’s Industrial Color Matching App Wins American Marketing Association Award

Axalta’s Industrial Color Matching App Wins American Marketing Association Award

The AMA Crystal Awards Ceremony was held on May 11 at the Bayou City Event Center in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Axalta) Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail ???pagination.previous??? ???pagination.next??? The AMA Crystal Awards Ceremony was held on May 11 at the Bayou City Event Center in Houston, Texas. ... Continue reading

BMW, Mazda, Subaru and Toyota Announce Settlement of Takata Economic Loss Claims to Improve Recall Remedy Completion Rates

BMW, Mazda, Subaru and Toyota Announce Settlement of Takata Economic Loss Claims to Improve Recall Remedy Completion Rates

MIAMI, May 18, 2017 -- BMW, Mazda, Subaru and Toyota (the automakers) today announced agreements to resolve economic loss claims in the Takata multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the United States. The programs offered in these agreements are intended to increase recall remedy completion rates for Takata airb ... Continue reading

Brake Systems Market Worth 31.94 Billion USD by 2021

Brake Systems Market Worth 31.94 Billion USD by 2021

PUNE, India, May 18, 2017 -- The report "Brake Systems Market by Type (Disc & Drum), Electronic Brake System (ABS, TCS, ESC, & EBD), Off-Highway Vehicles (Construction & Agriculture), Vehicle Type (Passenger Car, Light & Heavy Commercial Vehicle), and Region - Global Forecast to 2021", published by MarketsandMarkets™ ... Continue reading

Calling All Race Fans: Help Crown Royal Honor Your Military Heroes at the Indianapolis 500

Calling All Race Fans: Help Crown Royal Honor Your Military Heroes at the Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS, May 18, 2017 -- This weekend, thousands of fans will flock to the Racing Capital of the World to watch their favorite drivers qualify for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 during Crown Royal Armed Forces Weekend. And starting this year, those fans will have the opportunity to permanently cement t ... Continue reading

Carvana to Report First Quarter 2017 Results and Host Quarterly Conference Call on June 6

Carvana to Report First Quarter 2017 Results and Host Quarterly Conference Call on June 6

PHOENIX—Carvana Co. , a leading eCommerce platform for buying used cars, today announced it will report its first quarter 2017 financial results for the period ended March 31, 2017, following the close of market on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. ... Continue reading

China Zenix Auto International Limited Reports 28% Revenue Growth in 2017 First Quarter

China Zenix Auto International Limited Reports 28% Revenue Growth in 2017 First Quarter

- Revenue rose by 28% to RMB670.4 million (US$97.4 million) - - Returned to profitability and net profit was RMB12.9 million (US$1.9 million) - ZHANGZHOU, China, May 18, 2017 -- China Zenix Auto International Limited ("Zenix Auto" or "the Company"), the largest commercial vehicle wheel manufacturer in China in both the ... Continue reading

Cox Automotive Canada debuts all-new website

Cox Automotive Canada debuts all-new website

All-new coxautoinc.ca redesigned for the automotive remarketing digital revolution MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 18, 2017 /CNW/ - Cox Automotive Canada entered the market in May 2015 to redefine the way Canadians buy, sell and own cars with industry-leading digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solut ... Continue reading

Dana to Expand Manufacturing Capabilities into Western China

Dana to Expand Manufacturing Capabilities into Western China

MAUMEE, Ohio, May 18, 2017 -- In support of new business growth, Dana Incorporated today announced that the company will build a new 7,500 square-meter (80,000 square-foot) manufacturing facility in Chongqing, China. Scheduled to open in late 2018, the plant will produce drive units with integrated Spicer® SmartConnec ... Continue reading

Deer Jet to Build Largest Dream Jet Fleet in the World

Deer Jet to Build Largest Dream Jet Fleet in the World

SEATTLE, May 18, 2017 -- Deer Jet, a leading global business aviation company, announces the building of world's largest Dream Jet fleet by adding a second one to its managed fleet and brings to Seattle, the birthplace of Boeing, the world's first 787 Dream Jet for its first display in the U.S. The showcase was hold at ... Continue reading

Driving Pleasure Unmatched: The New BMW 330i Launched in India

Driving Pleasure Unmatched: The New BMW 330i Launched in India

GURUGRAM, India, May 18, 2017 -- The new BMW 330i was launched today in India in two exclusive design schemes: Sport Line and M Sport Edition. With its outstanding sporting characteristics and elegant design, the BMW 330i diversifies the engine portfolio of the BMW 3 Series in India. ... Continue reading

Firestone Launches Aggressive Off-Road Tire for 4X4s, Pickup Trucks and SUVs

Firestone Launches Aggressive Off-Road Tire for 4X4s, Pickup Trucks and SUVs

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 18, 2017 -- Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) today announced the release of the next-generation Firestone Destination M/T2 tire for 4X4 vehicles, pickup trucks and SUVs. Featuring an all-new tread compound and aggressive tread design, the Destination M/T2 tire from Firestone delivers incr ... Continue reading

General Motors Restructures International Markets to Strengthen Global Business Performance

General Motors Restructures International Markets to Strengthen Global Business Performance

SINGAPORE, May 18, 2017 --  GM India to focus on export manufacturing Isuzu Motors to purchase GM South Africa light commercial vehicle manufacturing operations Chevrolet to be phased out of Indian and South African markets General Motors today announced key restructuring actions in its GM International operations to ... Continue reading

Global and Chinese Automobile Airbag Inflator Industry Report 2017 - Applications, Technology & Competitive Landscape - Research and Markets

Global and Chinese Automobile Airbag Inflator Industry Report 2017 - Applications, Technology & Competitive Landscape - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Automobile Airbag Inflator Industry - 2017" report to their offering. The 'Global and Chinese Automobile Airbag Inflator Industry Report 2017' is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global Automobile Airbag Inf ... Continue reading

Global and Chinese Automotive Battery Market 2016-2022: Applications, Technology & Competitive Landscape - Research and Markets

Global and Chinese Automotive Battery Market 2016-2022: Applications, Technology & Competitive Landscape - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Automotive Battery Industry - 2017" report to their offering. The 'Global and Chinese Automotive Battery Industry Report 2017' is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global Automotive Battery industry with a fo ... Continue reading

Global and Chinese Fleet Management System Industry Report 2017: Explore International and China's Major Industry Players - Research and Markets

Global and Chinese Fleet Management System Industry Report 2017: Explore International and China's Major Industry Players - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Fleet Management System Industry - 2017" report to their offering. The 'Global and Chinese Fleet Management System Industry Report 2017' is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global Fleet Management System ind ... Continue reading

Global and Chinese Tire Industry Report 2017-2022: Market Status of the Industry & Analysis of Key Manufacturers - Research and Markets

Global and Chinese Tire Industry Report 2017-2022: Market Status of the Industry & Analysis of Key Manufacturers - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Tire Industry - 2017" report to their offering. The 'Global and Chinese Tire Industry Report 2017' is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global Tire industry with a focus on the Chinese market. ... Continue reading

Global Automotive Center Airbag System Market - Drivers and Forecasts by Technavio

Global Automotive Center Airbag System Market - Drivers and Forecasts by Technavio

Technavio has published a new report on the global automotive center airbag system market from 2017-2021. (Graphic: Business Wire) Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail ???pagination.previous??? ???pagination.next??? Technavio has published a new report on the global automotive center airbag system market from 2017-2021. ... Continue reading

Global Automotive Oil Pump Market to Grow at a CAGR of 4.3% by 2021 - Key Vendors are Denso, Robert Bosch & Aisin Seiki - Research and Markets

Global Automotive Oil Pump Market to Grow at a CAGR of 4.3% by 2021 - Key Vendors are Denso, Robert Bosch & Aisin Seiki - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Automotive Oil Pump Market 2017-2021" report to their offering. The global automotive oil pump market to grow at a CAGR of 4.31% during the period 2017-2021. ... Continue reading

Innovations in Self-driven Vehicles, Vehicle Monitoring and Safety Systems - Research and Markets

Innovations in Self-driven Vehicles, Vehicle Monitoring and Safety Systems - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Innovations in Self-driven Vehicles, Vehicle Monitoring and Safety Systems" report to their offering. This issue of Automotive and Transportation TOE covers recent developments in self-driven vehicles, vehicle monitoring and safety system. ... Continue reading

Integration of Digital Health in the Car Unleashes Growth Potential for Strategic Partnerships

Integration of Digital Health in the Car Unleashes Growth Potential for Strategic Partnerships

Frost & Sullivan's "Intelligent Mobility" event explores the convergence between the Automotive Industry and Healthcare, Wellness and Wellbeing LONDON, May 18, 2017 -- The mass introduction of 5G and satellites will lay the foundation for linking the automotive industry up with other industries outside the traditional ... Continue reading

KCMA™ Corporation, the North American Wheel Loader Division of Hitachi Construction Machinery, Powers Fulfillment Operations with New Multi-Carrier Shipping Software from ShipLink Global™

KCMA™ Corporation, the North American Wheel Loader Division of Hitachi Construction Machinery, Powers Fulfillment Operations with New Multi-Carrier Shipping Software from ShipLink Global™

LOS ANGELES, May 18, 2017 -- ShipLink Global LLC today announced the release of their new ShipLink 2017 hybrid, PC client and cloud-based shipping solution with its successful deployment at 14-year customer, KCMA Corporation's distribution centers in North America. The new solution provides KCMA with greater control an ... Continue reading

Marines Award $143 Million IT Contract to CSRA

Marines Award $143 Million IT Contract to CSRA

FALLS CHURCH, Va., May 18, 2017 -- The United States Marine Corps' (USMC) Technology Services Organization (TSO) has awarded CSRA LLC, a subsidiary of CSRA Inc. a 5-year, $143 million contract to provide IT support. CSRA has been the integrator of choice for the USMC TSO since 1989 – nearly 3 decades. ... Continue reading

MetLife Expands Usage-Based Auto Insurance Program with New App to Help Drivers Stay Safer and Lower Their Rates

MetLife Expands Usage-Based Auto Insurance Program with New App to Help Drivers Stay Safer and Lower Their Rates

WARWICK, R.I.—MetLife Auto & Home® is expanding its usage-based auto insurance program, My Journey®, with a new smartphone app to monitor and improve its customers’ driving. Powered by technology from tech firm TrueMotion, the app utilizes the capabilities of an iOS or Android smartphone to provide drivers with q ... Continue reading

News from Mercedes-Benz Trucks - Mercedes-Benz celebrates its truck and van stars of tomorrow

News from Mercedes-Benz Trucks - Mercedes-Benz celebrates its truck and van stars of tomorrow

[cid:image004.jpg@01D2CFF4.FE24F350] Date: 18 May 2017 [Ben Hassall & Oliver Warrington] Bright futures: Orwell Truck & Van's Oliver Warrington, left, and Ben Hassall, of City West Commercials Mercedes-Benz celebrates its truck and van stars of tomorrow Teenaged truck and van trainees Ben Hassall and Oliver Warrington ... Continue reading

New Study Finds Consumers Feel Neither Loyal nor Valued by Airlines

New Study Finds Consumers Feel Neither Loyal nor Valued by Airlines

NEWBURYPORT, Mass., May 18, 2017 -- Global brand strategy and market growth firm Brandigo announced today the results from their Airlines Brand Perception Study. "After all the amateur videos that have recently surfaced, beginning with the United passenger being pulled unwillingly from his seat on an overbooked flight, ... Continue reading

NICB: Motorcycle Thefts Post Increase in 2016

NICB: Motorcycle Thefts Post Increase in 2016

DES PLAINES, Ill., May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released a report on motorcycle thefts in the United States for 2016. A total of 46,467 motorcycles were reported stolen in 2016 compared with 45,555 reported stolen in 2015 — an increase of two percent. Althou ... Continue reading

Notice of Data Security Incident Triple Play Car Wash 100 Washington Street, Attleboro, Massachusetts

Notice of Data Security Incident Triple Play Car Wash 100 Washington Street, Attleboro, Massachusetts

General Overview of the Data Incident Triple Play Car Wash, located at 100 Washington Street, Attleboro, Massachusetts ("Triple Play") was informed on March 27, 2017 by our vendor DRB Systems that our point-of-sale system experienced a data breach in February 2017.  THIS INCIDENT ONLY AFFECTED PAYMENTS MADE AT THE CAR ... Continue reading

Omnicomm Fuel Level Sensors and iSYS Professional Software Bring Fuel Costs Down by 20% and Help Optimise Key Business Processes for Salubris S.A.

Omnicomm Fuel Level Sensors and iSYS Professional Software Bring Fuel Costs Down by 20% and Help Optimise Key Business Processes for Salubris S.A.

NARVA, Estonia, May 18, 2017 -- Having reviewed its 5-year partnership with Omnicomm, the Romanian hazardous waste collection company Salubris S.A. is now looking forward to taking its business with the Russian provider of fuel management solutions to the next level.      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20 ... Continue reading

Practically Any Vehicle Can Be a Smartphone Accessory with Pioneer's New 2017 NEX In-Dash Multimedia Receivers Packed with Smartphone and Entertainment Features

Practically Any Vehicle Can Be a Smartphone Accessory with Pioneer's New 2017 NEX In-Dash Multimedia Receivers Packed with Smartphone and Entertainment Features

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail ???pagination.previous??? ???pagination.next??? Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Pioneer AVH-3300NEX Multimedia Car Receiver (Photo: Business Wire) Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail LONG BEACH, Calif.—Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today expands its popular NEX platform with five ne ... Continue reading

Study: Millennials Driving Driverless Demand

Study: Millennials Driving Driverless Demand

Hi Larry, Given your experience covering automotive industry dynamics, I wanted to reach out with a just released study on millennials’ (Gen Y) and centennials’ (Gen Z) preferences towards autonomous vehicles. The autonomy revolution is clearly on the horizon, but who knew so many millennials and centenni ... Continue reading

TA Restaurant Group Opens New Burger King® Restaurant in Pearsall, Texas

TA Restaurant Group Opens New Burger King® Restaurant in Pearsall, Texas

WESTLAKE, Ohio—The TA Restaurant Group has announced the opening of a new BURGER KING® restaurant located at I-35 Exit 101 (Southbound), Exit 100 (Northbound) (110 Interstate 35 Frontage Rd.), in Pearsall, Texas. The new BURGER KING® will serve the high-quality, great-tasting, and affordable food for which BURGER K ... Continue reading

Tenneco Supplying Clean Air Systems for Land Rover Discovery

Tenneco Supplying Clean Air Systems for Land Rover Discovery

LAKE FOREST, Ill.—Tenneco Inc. , a global supplier of Ride Performance and Clean Air products and systems, announced today that it is supplying full Clean Air systems for the new Land Rover Discovery. This model will feature Tenneco’s latest selective catalytic reduction technologies, diesel particulate filter and ... Continue reading

Top 3 Trends Impacting the Global Bicycle Carbon Frames Market Through 2021: Technavio

Top 3 Trends Impacting the Global Bicycle Carbon Frames Market Through 2021: Technavio

Technavio has published a new report on the global bicycle carbon frames market from 2017-2021. (Graphic: Business Wire) Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail ???pagination.previous??? ???pagination.next??? Technavio has published a new report on the global bicycle carbon frames market from 2017-2021. ... Continue reading

Vail Resorts Announces Fiscal 2017 Third Quarter Earnings Release Date

Vail Resorts Announces Fiscal 2017 Third Quarter Earnings Release Date

BROOMFIELD, Colo., May 18, 2017 -- Vail Resorts, Inc. announced today it will release the Company's financial results for its third fiscal quarter 2017 ended April 30, 2017, prior to market open on Thursday, June 8, 2017.  The Company will host a conference call at 11:30 a.m. eastern time that same day during which C ... Continue reading

Valvoline Community Celebration Raises Estimated $40,000 for Lexington Habitat for Humanity

Valvoline Community Celebration Raises Estimated $40,000 for Lexington Habitat for Humanity

LEXINGTON, Ky., May 18, 2017 -- Preliminary figures show that Valvoline Inc. has raised an estimated $40,000 for Lexington Habitat for Humanity from the Valvoline™ Community Celebration on May 13. The celebration included a giant garage sale of office furniture and Valvoline logo items and a live auction of racing me ... Continue reading

VIA Rail: New stops - New departures - Passengers first

VIA Rail: New stops - New departures - Passengers first

More connections between Québec City and Ottawa New peak-hour stops in Saint-Hyacinthe Increased capacity in the Québec City-Windsor corridor MONTRÉAL, May 18, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - After posting record results last summer, VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) expects an even busier 2017 season. Preliminary reservation data sho ... Continue reading

Visit Franklin Introduces New "Masters & Makers Trail"

Visit Franklin Introduces New "Masters & Makers Trail"

FRANKLIN, Tenn., May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Masters & Makers Trail traverses the scenic landscape throughout Williamson County, Tennessee, connecting craft distilleries, local breweries and an award-winning vineyard to highlight an exceptional tasting experience found just south of Nashville. A partner ... Continue reading

Subaru Of America® Announces Pricing On 2018 Forester Models And Debuts Black Edition Package

Subaru Of America® Announces Pricing On 2018 Forester Models And Debuts Black Edition Package

CHERRY HILL, N.J., May 18, 2017 -- New 2.5i Forester Black Edition Package added to line-up Active Torque Vectoring now standard on 2.0XT Touring Touring Models feature EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology as standard EyeSight®-equipped models gain High Beam Assist and Reverse Auto Braking Subaru of America, Inc., whic ... Continue reading

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