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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Kia Picks Up new Design Awards

?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Kia Motors recently picked up two prestigious design awards. The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) honored the 2014 Soul and GT4 Stinger concept with international Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) for the transportation category. The two vehicles picked up Bronze and Silver awards, respectively, adding further to the automaker’s increasing reputation for vehicle design. Back in 2012, San Antonio Kia notes that the car company was awarded a Bronze IDEA for the Rio subcompact model.

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Testing Underway on First Right-Hand-Drive Mustang

Clovis Ford DealersThe news that a right-hand-drive Mustang is undergoing testing will probably be of very little interest to most U.S. car buyers and enthusiasts. However, although buyers over here are more concerned about when they will be able to get down to Clovis Ford Dealers and get their hands on the new pony, the launch of the all-new model to more than 120 countries around the world next year is a massive deal for the legendary nameplate and the manufacturer.

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Nissan Releases Info for 2015 370Z Models

Nissan celebró la herencia de sus vehículos en la ‘InternatiNissan has officially announced information for the 2015 370Z Coupe, 370Z Nismo and 370Z Roadster, all of which can be purchased through locations nationwide, says Nissan Dealerships North Attleboro. Each version of the sports car comes with a wider range of trim levels than in 2014, plus additional equipment. One of the biggest changes involves a new design for the 370Z Nismo, which promises high-performance thrills.

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Kia Racing Continues Leading in PWC

?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Kia Racing has strengthened its lead in the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) after achieving back-to-back podium finishes for the 11th and 12th rounds of the season. There are only four more races left, and currently Kia has a nine-point lead in the Grand Touring Sport (GTS) Manufacturer Championship. That leaves other teams from Porsche, Ford, Nissan, Chevrolet and Aston Martin trailing. At the last race, which was held at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Kia Racing captured the third and four places. Mark Wilkins, who drives the No. 38 B.R.A.K.E.S. Optima turbo, increased his own lead to 143 points for the GTS Driver Championship. Keaau Kia is especially proud of the performance of fellow teammate Nic Jonsson, who pilots the No. 36 DonorsChoose.org Optima, since he was able to advance one spot to become second in the title chase, thanks to double-podium weekend performance.

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Big Things on the Horizon for Scion

Scion San Francisco imageWhen Scion was originally launched as a brand it was seen as a gateway for younger buyers into the more conservative and ‘grown-up’ worlds of Toyota and Lexus. The idea sounded like a good one to most observers as younger buyers would be offered fresh and excitingly styled vehicles that were a bit too ‘out there’ for the main two arms of the company, but would serve as a test-bed for future designs for the whole group. The folks at Scion San Francisco will probably admit that things haven’t all been rosy for the funky Japanese brand of late, but rather than it being allowed to die a slow and painful death, it seems there may be a big revitalization on the way.

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Nissan Reports Solid Sales Through July of 2014

2014 Nissan Versa NoteAs Nissan has officially reported on its sales for the first seven months of 2014, the automaker has logged a solid number of sales during that time while setting records in North America. Among the exciting news for the company is the fact that the Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant became the top car manufacturing facility in North America for production numbers for January through July of 2014.

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