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Nissan TITAN and TITAN XD now available with factory-authorized suspension lift kit

Nissan TITAN and TITAN XD now available with factory-authorized suspension lift kit

New ICON Vehicle Dynamics kit is completely bolt-on – no cutting or drilling required Suspension lift kit, available through Nissan dealers, includes adjustable coil-over shock absorbers to provide up to three inches of suspension lift Installs in under four hours through Nissan dealerships Installation does not void ... Continue reading

Klairmont Kollections Makes it's First Appearance at the Chicago Auto Show

Klairmont Kollections Makes it's First Appearance at the Chicago Auto Show

Chicago’s very own Klairmont Kollections is proud to make its’ first appearance at the Chicago Auto Show. The Kollection is the passion and joy of Larry Klairmont, a successful Chicagoland businessman and Highland Park resident. ... Continue reading

VOLKSWAGEN ATLAS NAMED BEST LARGE UTILITY IN 2018 MOTORWEEK DRIVERS' CHOICE AWARDS

VOLKSWAGEN ATLAS NAMED BEST LARGE UTILITY IN 2018 MOTORWEEK DRIVERS' CHOICE AWARDS

The three-row family SUV impresses with space, comfort and technology Herndon, VA Feb 8, 2018; Volkswagen of America, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Atlas was named Best Large Utility in the 2018 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Awards. The awards were announced at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, the largest consumer-driv ... Continue reading

2019 Volkswagen Arteon Makes U.S. Debut at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show

2019 Volkswagen Arteon Makes U.S. Debut at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show

All-New 2019 Volkswagen Arteon Makes U.S. Debut at the Chicago Auto Show The all-new Volkswagen brand halo has the space of a mid-sized sedan married to the sleek design of a premium coupe, as well as innovative technology and driver assistance features Feb 8, 2018 Arteon is based off the award-winning MQB architecture ... Continue reading

INFINITI QX60 and QX80 Winners in Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own awards

INFINITI QX60 and QX80 Winners in Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Two INFINITI models — the 2018 QX60 and 2018 QX80 — were selected as segment leaders in Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own Awards, which recognizes new vehicles with the lowest projected ownership costs. ... Continue reading

2019 Toyota TRD Pros Typify Ultimate Off-Road Performance

2019 Toyota TRD Pros Typify Ultimate Off-Road Performance

Next-Generation 4Runner and Tundra TRD Pro Feature All-New Fox shocks; Tacoma TRD Pro to Feature New TRD Desert Air Intake •Fox 2.5-inch Internal Bypass Shocks Featured on Entire TRD Pro Lineup •Tacoma TRD Pro Offers Available TRD Desert Air Intake •New TRD Roof Rack on 4Runner TRD Pro •Tundra TRD Pro Fitted wi ... Continue reading

2018 Mazda MX-5 RF Rolls into the Windy And Snowy City

2018 Mazda MX-5 RF Rolls into the Windy And Snowy City

Retractable Fastback Goes on Sale Nationwide This Month CHICAGO Auto Show, February 8, 2018; The Windy City has always been the Mazda MX-5 Miata’s second home, serving as the launch pad for its world debut at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show and the site of numerous MX-5 “firsts.” This year, it’s where Mazda announce ... Continue reading

The Midwest Automotive Media Association Names Honda Odyssey the 2018 Family Vehicle of the Year

The Midwest Automotive Media Association Names Honda Odyssey the 2018 Family Vehicle of the Year

“Choosing a family vehicle is an important decision. It should be versatile, reliable, efficient, and reasonably priced. MAMA members pooled their expertise and experience to select the best family vehicle from an outstanding group of new and significantly refreshed models, and the Honda Odyssey came out on top,” s ... Continue reading

Cooper Tire Announces Offtake Agreement with Sailun Vietnam for Production of Truck and Bus Radial (TBR) Tires; Announces New North America TBR Warehouse

Cooper Tire Announces Offtake Agreement with Sailun Vietnam for Production of Truck and Bus Radial (TBR) Tires; Announces New North America TBR Warehouse

FINDLAY, Ohio--Cooper Tire & Rubber Company today announced it has entered into a multi-year manufacturing offtake agreement with Sailun Vietnam Co., Ltd. for the production of Truck and Bus Radial (TBR) tires for global markets. ... Continue reading

Goodyear Reports Fourth Quarter, Full-Year 2017 Results; Company Outlines Financial Targets, Capital Allocation Plan

Goodyear Reports Fourth Quarter, Full-Year 2017 Results; Company Outlines Financial Targets, Capital Allocation Plan

AKRON, Ohio, Feb. 8, 2018 -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company  today reported results for the fourth quarter and full-year of 2017. ... Continue reading

Group 1 Automotive Reports Record Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2017 Financial Results

Group 1 Automotive Reports Record Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2017 Financial Results

HOUSTON, Feb. 8, 2018 -- Group 1 Automotive, Inc. , ("Group 1" or the "Company"), an international, Fortune 500 automotive retailer, today reported 2017 fourth quarter net income of $110.5 million, diluted earnings per common share of $5.27, adjusted net income (a non-GAAP measure) of $44.3 million, and adjusted dilu ... Continue reading

Snap-on Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Results

Snap-on Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Results

KENOSHA, Wis.--Snap-on Incorporated , a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, equipment, diagnostics, repair information and systems solutions for professional users performing critical tasks, today announced 2017 operating results for the fourth quarter and full year. Net sales of $974.6 millio ... Continue reading

Advance Auto Parts Declares Regular Cash Dividend

Advance Auto Parts Declares Regular Cash Dividend

ROANOKE, Va.--Advance Auto Parts, Inc. , a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America that serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers, today announced that on February 6, 2018, its Board of Directors declared a regular cash dividend of $0.06 per share on the Company’s outstand ... Continue reading

Advance Auto Parts to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Results on February 21, 2018

Advance Auto Parts to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Results on February 21, 2018

ROANOKE, Va.--Advance Auto Parts, Inc. , a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America that serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers, will report its fourth quarter and full year 2017 results before the market opens on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. Interested parties can listen ... Continue reading

Cummins Filtration Introduces FleetguardFIT™, a Revolutionary Filtration Monitoring System

Cummins Filtration Introduces FleetguardFIT™, a Revolutionary Filtration Monitoring System

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Cummins Filtration today announced FleetguardFIT, the first complete real-time filtration monitoring system that provides customers full visibility to filter and oil life through the use of intelligent sensing and advanced data analytics. This provides customers and fleets the ability to proactively d ... Continue reading

GfK Shows 26% Decline in US Winter Tire Sales at Retail Stores

GfK Shows 26% Decline in US Winter Tire Sales at Retail Stores

NEW YORK--Initial data from GfK’s newly launched tire retail panel in the US shows a 5.6% decline in store sales year over year, with a startling 26% drop in purchases of winter tires. GfK has built the first POS (point of sale) tracking panel for the US tire retail marketplace, which represents 62% of all tire sales ... Continue reading

Global Automotive Rear-View Mirror Market 2018-2022 - Key Vendors are Gentex, Ficosa Internacional, Magna, Murakami & Honda - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Global Automotive Rear-View Mirror Market 2018-2022 - Key Vendors are Gentex, Ficosa Internacional, Magna, Murakami & Honda - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Global Automotive Rear-view Mirror Market 2018-2022" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The global automotive rear-view mirror market to grow at a CAGR of 5.06% during the period 2018-2022. ... Continue reading

Global Car Air Purifier Market 2018-2022: Technology Innovation Leading to Product Premiumization - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Global Car Air Purifier Market 2018-2022: Technology Innovation Leading to Product Premiumization - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Global Car Air Purifier Market 2018-2022" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The global car air purifier market to grow at a CAGR of 9.48% during the period 2018-2022. ... Continue reading

Valvoline Reports First-Quarter Results; Updates Full-Year Outlook

Valvoline Reports First-Quarter Results; Updates Full-Year Outlook

LEXINGTON, Ky.--Valvoline Inc. , a leading supplier of premium branded lubricants and automotive services, today reported financial results for its first fiscal quarter ended Dec. 31, 2017. ... Continue reading

AutoGravity Names Meesh Pierce as Vice President of Product Management

AutoGravity Names Meesh Pierce as Vice President of Product Management

AutoGravity, a FinTech pioneer on a mission to transform car financing by harnessing the power of the smartphone, today announced the appointment of Meesh Pierce as Vice President of Product Management. “Meesh is a seasoned leader with deep expertise in building industry-changing products. ... Continue reading

Cooper Tire to Open New Mississippi Distribution Center

Cooper Tire to Open New Mississippi Distribution Center

Cooper Tire will expand its product distribution network in the United States with the opening of a new 1 million-square-foot warehouse in Byhalia, Miss. Cooper will lease the facility, which is currently under construction and is slated to open in the fall of this year. ... Continue reading

ExxonMobil Invests in Silicon Valley Gasoline, Car Wash, Oil Changes And Other Automotive Mobile Services Startup

ExxonMobil Invests in Silicon Valley Gasoline, Car Wash, Oil Changes And Other Automotive Mobile Services Startup

HOUSTON--ExxonMobil announced today it has invested into Yoshi Inc., a Silicon Valley startup offering on-demand fuel delivery and vehicle care service. As a leading strategic investor, ExxonMobil gains a voting seat on the board of directors and will now provide Yoshi Inc. with high-quality fuels and lubricant product ... Continue reading

Ford's Subscription Vehicle Service: Canvas, Celebrates Growth, Looks for Continued Expansion in 2018

Ford's Subscription Vehicle Service: Canvas, Celebrates Growth, Looks for Continued Expansion in 2018

SAN FRANCISCO--Canvas, the Ford Motor Credit Company subsidiary offering a simple, flexible alternative to car ownership, has seen significant milestones less than one year since launch. The company’s convenient and hassle-free subscription model, giving people access to their own vehicle without the commitment of fi ... Continue reading

Mitsubishi Electric Develops Ground-Illuminating Indicators for Vehicles

Mitsubishi Electric Develops Ground-Illuminating Indicators for Vehicles

TOKYO--Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today a new automotive indicator system that projects animated illuminations on road surfaces around the vehicle, which can change in response to approaching passersby, to realize highly intuitive, easy-to-see warnings about the vehicle’s intended movemen ... Continue reading

The U.S. Army Awards Oshkosh Defense the Contract for the Family of Medium Vehicles A2 Variant

The U.S. Army Awards Oshkosh Defense the Contract for the Family of Medium Vehicles A2 Variant

Oshkosh’s FMTV A2 vehicle design addresses the U.S. Army’s need for increased payload and improved survivability, ride quality, and off-road mobility. ... Continue reading

Porsche Sets New Quality Benchmarks With Its Inno-Space

Porsche Sets New Quality Benchmarks With Its Inno-Space

Using the Inno-Space innovation area that has just been opened at the Leipzig plant, Porsche is working on the quality management approach of the future. ... Continue reading

New Facts, Figures and Shade of Grey Revealed For McLaren Senna Ahead of Geneva Motor Show

New Facts, Figures and Shade of Grey Revealed For McLaren Senna Ahead of Geneva Motor Show

Body design, rear wing and active aero front and rear are key to generating 800kg of downforce at 250km/h (155mph). Acceleration from 0-200kmh (124mph) in 6.8 seconds; 0-100km/h (62mph) in 2.8 seconds; maximum speed of 340km/h (211mph). Carbon fiber Monocage III chassis and carbon fiber body panels integral to the McLa ... Continue reading

AAA says: More Drivers Asleep at the Wheel Than You Might Think

AAA says: More Drivers Asleep at the Wheel Than You Might Think

New AAA Foundation study shows drowsy driving crashes are eight times higher than federal estimates While trying to juggle all the demands of our daily lives, it can be easy to skimp on sleep. ... Continue reading

WATCH LIVE: Toyota to Unveil New 2019 TRD Pro 4x4s at Chicago Auto Show +VIDEO

WATCH LIVE: Toyota to Unveil New 2019 TRD Pro 4x4s at Chicago Auto Show +VIDEO

Toyota's Press Conference Live on Thursday at 10AM EST - 7AM PST. Breathe easy, the 2019 TRD Pros are almost here. ... Continue reading

2018 Mazda3 Grand Touring Review By Steve Purdy

2018 Mazda3 Grand Touring Review By Steve Purdy

Kudos to Mazda for continuing to offer manual transmissions in these little cars. The low-end powertrain (2.0-liter, 155-hp) would feel quite adequate if you could manage your own rpm ranges. The more powerful, direct-injected, 2.3-liter in our Grand Touring test car makes 184 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. ... Continue reading

Car Review: 2018 Toyota C-HR Road Test and Review By Steve Purdy

Car Review: 2018 Toyota C-HR Road Test and Review By Steve Purdy

Think of the C-HR occupying the same space as the cute-ute Kia Soul, the more conventional Mazda CX3 or the new Nissan Rogue Sport. C-HR is certainly the most style-conscious of them all. With deep sculpted lines and angles going in multiple directions, deep cheek vents flowing into the lower front fascia, exaggerated ... Continue reading

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