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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Town & Country Sales Soar by 41 Percent in July

2015 Chrysler 200Consider it cause and effect: After winning the minivan segment in the 2014 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) in June, the Town & Country went on to post a 41 percent jump in sales in July, delivering 11,370 units to customers at Chrysler Newington and across the nation.

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Lincoln Launches MKC Dream Ride

2015LincolnMKC_04_HRWith the ultimate goal of getting customers to check out the brand-new MKC premium crossover in person, at locations like Lincoln Dealer Jasper, the Lincoln brand has launched a special “immersive virtual ride experience” that’s available now at www.Lincoln.com/DreamRide.com.

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Chevrolet Uses SS for Brickyard Pace Car

BrickyardChevroletSSPaceCar04.jpgChevrolet is preparing a 2014 Chevrolet SS with a red and silver exterior to act as the honorary pace car for the Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Powered by BigMachineRecords.com. The pace car will be driven by Chris Pratt, an actor who stars in the upcoming movie “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

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Hyundai Pushes Social Media During World Cup

Hyundai Fifa World Cup 2014During the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which many agreed was one of the greatest to ever take place, Hyundai pushed its social media marketing efforts to help give the brand as much positive exposure as possible. Customers of Hyundai Dealer Los Angeles should know that the automaker had so assistance in spreading its soccer-themed messaging, considering the World Cup was one of the most discussed topics on Twitter for all time. Over 300 million tweets were sent out about the World Cup as many people were excited to share their thoughts and emotions about the games. Hyundai jumped in with its #BecauseFutbol tweets and commercials.

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