Toyota Helps Sponsor Environmental Media Awards

Toyota_FCV_018Toyota and Lexus are both returning as presenting sponsors for the 24th annual Environmental Media Awards. As part of the event, one lucky bidder will take home a new Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV), which marks the first time a major car manufacturer has ever given away a fuel cell vehicle to a private consumer. The promoting will help add to the uniqueness of the event, as well as build awareness of it.

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British Intelligence Backs Jaguar Sedan Lineup

Jaguar_British_Intelligence_Hero1_Cropper_HeaderAfter a band of British villains helped stoke demand for the F-Type Coupe at the Chicago Jaguar Dealership and across the country, the storied automotive brand is building on that popular ad campaign with a new effort that shows the brains behind the bad guys.

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Cooling Market Still Encouraging for Hyundai

Hyundai Dealer Ontario imageAfter a run of tremendous monthly results for much of the U.S. auto industry, September saw sales start to cool off a little, which was always going to happen sooner or later. Despite this, Hyundai still had its second best September since it entered the U.S. market with its sales of 56,010 units being some two percent higher than the 55,102 total for the same month of last year. When you look at the North American market as a whole, you know the team at your Hyundai Dealer Ontario and the rest of the automaker’s network are doing a great job when you hear the South Korean manufacturer’s tone in the light of what are still excellent figures. When we’ve heard some of its competitors talking-up some comparatively poor results recently, Hyundai describing September sales as ‘cooling’ is nothing short of modest.

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Ford Creates Icon50 Mustang Program

icon50-01The Ford Mustang has exerted quite a bit of influence in popular culture, and the automaker has now created Icon50 to explore that aspect of the pony car. The new organization will also seek to inspire people in the United States to seek out new experiences in a quest for adventure and freedom, including individuals seeking a Ford Fusion for sale in Lansing. This need was uncovered by Ford in a recent survey that revealed Americans don’t experience as much adventure as they would like. In fact, the study found out that quite a few people want to portray that they are adventurous to people online than other attributes, such as that they have many friends, are successful at their job, etc. At the same time, almost half of those surveyed say that they think most of their friends on social media try to act more adventurous than they really are.

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Honda Gives Out Premier Partner Awards

2015 Honda Civic _CoupeAmerican Honda Motor Co., Inc. recently honored 15 different suppliers by giving them 2014 Premier Partner Awards. The honors were personally presented by Takuji Yamada, the CEO and President of American Honda during a ceremony and exclusive reception combined event held at the Torrance Marriot South Bay Hotel, which is located in Torrance, California. There were over 1,000 suppliers that vied for the 15 awards, with the winners having been selected based on performance when it came to value, customer service, and quality. As Honda Coventry knows, those values define how the automaker conducts business at every level.

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All New Buick CUV Launches in China

Buick Milan (7) imageChina is a market that offers incredible potential for automakers like Buick, which is why the U.S. brand is launching an entirely new model over there that isn’t even available in America. Plenty of manufacturers have models on sale in China that differ from what they offer in other markets, but they usually have something similar in their lineups so there is little clamor for them to bring the Chinese models to other markets. However, that isn’t quite the case with the all-new Buick Envision, which actually fills the gap between the Encore and the Enclave and would surely be welcomed by the team at Buick Milan if it was to be sold over here.

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Excellent August Results for Nissan Brand

2015 Nissan RogueIt is probably hard for most people to understand just why luxury vehicle sales held up so well during the economic downturn, yet now that we are in a period of quantifiable recovery some luxury brands are beginning to struggle. August was a fantastic month for some automakers with your Nissan Dealer Vallejo and the rest of the Japanese manufacturer’s network delivering a result for the Group that was 11.5 percent better than August 2013. However, when you drill-down further into the result you see that it echoes other Japanese manufacturers that also have luxury brands in their portfolios, in that the volume side of the business appears to be carrying the luxury arm to some degree at the moment.

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Honda to Attend ITS World Congress for 2014

Honda Quick Guide to Vehicle ConnectivityHonda has plans to attend the 2014 ITS World Conference and demonstrate some of its latest intelligent transportation technologies that will affect the future of mobility. For the first time ever in the United States, the automaker will show off its automated driving tech, which has some unique abilities like automated merging onto freeways, as well as lane changes and merging. Actual freeways in Detroit will be used to show how the features work. Another exclusive technology that Honda will demonstrate at the ITS World Congress is the vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V0 virtual tow that allows drivers to quickly and easily help out another vehicle that has become disabled. Such technologies might one day be available in vehicles sold through Camrose Honda and other dealers in the United States.

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Kia Works on Fast Charging Infrastructure in California

????????????Kia Motors America is working on implementing a new charging network in the state of California, which will work to support the upcoming 2015 Soul EV, which is slated to hit dealers in the third quarter of 2014. The advanced and robust vehicle charging infrastructure so far is made up of 17 DC fast chargers, which complement the 198 that are already in place throughout the state. That will make for a nine percent increase in the number of DC chargers in the state by the end of 2014. As a result, people who purchase the Soul EV in California will enjoy a level of flexibility and charger support that has never before been witnessed, thanks in part to a partnership with Greenlots, says San Marcos Kia.

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Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Info Announced

2015_Toyota_TRDPro_Tundra_007Toyota has finally announced pricing and other information for the upcoming release of the 2015 Tundra TRD Pro, which is a more trail-oriented version of the truck. The new package will further enhance the truck’s already legendary off-roading capabilities, thanks to some aggressive features that were designed by the experienced professionals at Toyota Racing Development (TRD). According to Athens Toyota, interested consumers will be able to experience just how rugged the truck is for themselves when it hits dealerships in the latter part of September.

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