Dodge Launches new Promotion with Motley Crue

Chrysler_Motley Crue DodgeDodge and the legendary rock band Motley Crue have joined forces for a new national promotion called Dodge Chance to be Bad Giveaway. The promotion coincides with the band’s Final Tour before retiring from the rock ‘n roll scene, and Dodge is a presenting sponsor of the Final Tour. The tour stars off on July 2nd in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Learn more about the Challenger, Charger and the rest of the Dodge lineup by going to Dodge Birmingham today.

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Toyota Shows off new Vehicles in New York

A001_C016_1121YMToyota used the 2014 New York International Auto Show to put on display some of its latest vehicles, from updates to production models to special concept cars. Attendees at the show were treated to a glimpse of the automaker’s latest technological advancements, as well as hints about the direction the company is headed in for the next several years. Learn more about the latest vehicle enhancements by going to Toyota Hopkins today.

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Chevrolet Wins 2014 Diesel Car of the Year

The Diesel Driver 2014 Diesel Car Manufacturer of the Year AwardDiesel proponents have another reason to consider owning a Chevrolet after its 2014 Cruze Diesel was named as 2014 Diesel Car of the Year by The Diesel Driver, a diesel enthusiast publication. Chevrolet was also named as the top diesel manufacturer in the United States. Enthusiasts took to the publication’s website to vote for their favorite diesel-powered vehicles as well as manufacturers that make diesel models. The Cruze captured an amazing 59.3 percent of the vote, with 11,030 votes cast. Other vehicles up for the award include the VW Touareg, Porsche Cayenne, Audi A3, BMW 535, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Mercedes-Benz GLK250, and Volkswagen Golf. Test drive the Cruze Diesel today by going to your Orange County Chevrolet Dealers.

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Volkswagen Shows off Golf SportWagen

VW_Golf SportWagenVolkswagen of American showed off a concept version of the Golf SportWagen recently at the New York International Auto Show. The concept vehicle gave the public an idea of what the new model that will go on sale in early 2015 will look like. It comes with 4Motion all-wheel drive and the new EA288 TDI Clean Diesel engine and is based on the new modular transverse matric (MQB) platform. The new car, like the latest generation of the Golf, will be bigger, have a lighter curb weight, will offer more power, and be more efficient than the previous SportWagen model. These feats will be accomplished in part through the use of high and ultra-high strength steels in the construction of the vehicle, which also increases the strength of the car’s crash structure. VW worked to further reduce the car’s curb weight by redesigning numerous components, including the air conditioning system and the seats. Buy your next car from Washington DC Volkswagen.

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Ford Reveals Torturous Testing for 2015 F-150

Ford_ Red 2015 F-150To create the toughest pickup truck possible, Ford has disclosed some of the torturous methods used to test the design of the 2015 F-150. The tests took the truck to a number of different locations, including the Continental Divide and areas of extreme heat and cold, all in a quest to create a truck that can take whatever owners throw at it. The automaker says that the pickup was subjected to 10 million miles of real-world and simulated durability testing, allowing Ford to take the new F-150 from production to complete failure in a variety of situations, allowing engineers to find out what designs worked better than others. Buy your next car at Knoxville Ford Dealerships.

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Mitsubishi Reports Strong March Sales

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage ESMitsubishi Motors North America has reported its March of 2014 sales figures, showing that the brand enjoyed strong sales momentum. A total of 8,996 units were sold during the month, which was a 70 percent increase over March 2013 sales in the United States. The month was the highest for sales volume for the company since August of 2008 and was the best March for sales in the past six years. Purchase your next vehicle by going to Kingsport TN Mitsubishi.

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Californians Make Honda Civic Top 2013 Vehicle

Honda_2014 Civic CoupeCalifornians made the Honda Civic their vehicle of choice for 2013, with the compact car rising to the top-selling retail model in the state. According to new car registration data made available by Polk, individual car buyers in California purchased 65,910 Civics during 2013, which outranked sales for any other vehicle when government entity and fleet sales were factored out. The news is significant since California constitutes the largest automotive market in the entire United States. Learn more about the current Honda lineup at Honda Dealers of Florida

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Surfrider Foundation gets Continued Support from VW of America

Volkswagen Riverside imageThere’s an awful lot made these days of ‘sustainability’ and ‘environmental-friendliness,’ especially when it comes to the auto industry. Some people and organizations have sought to demonize the automobile as some sort of planet-killer in recent times, blaming it for everything from melting polar icecaps to the recent spate of awful weather we have just experienced in North America. This has meant that the industry has had to fight back with a wide range of programs to show that it’s doing all it can to make its products as ‘green’ as possible. Few areas of the environment are more evocative to people than our beaches, oceans and waterways, which means it will be great news for dealers like Volkswagen Riverside that the German automaker is continuing its support for the excellent Surfrider Foundation.

The Foundation’s Clean Water initiatives are perfectly in-line with Volkswagen of America’s successful Think Blue campaign, as it sets out to encourage individuals all over the country to make positive changes to ensure that our nation’s oceans, waves, beaches and waterways are clean and healthy for future generations to come.

So far, as part of its ongoing commitment to the Surfrider Foundation’s Clean Water initiative, VWA has contributed more than $300,000 to the organization. The $100,000 contribution made this year will help to fund Surfrider’s Blue Water Task Force, Know Your H2O and Ocean Friendly Gardens programs, all of which are designed to help educate the public on improving water quality. On top of the cash injection, the German auto giant has also donated a Jetta SportWagen TDI and a Touareg Hybrid as support vehicles for the Foundation’s efforts.

Vinay Shahani, who is the vice president marketing at Volkswagen of America, Inc., commented, “For Volkswagen, sustainability is a fundamental part of our brand, and we are committed to not only reducing our own environmental footprint through more fuel-efficient vehicles and eco-conscious operations, but also encouraging consumers to do so in their daily lives. We look forward to continuing our relationship with the Surfrider Foundation and their mission to educate the public about environmental issues that affect our nation’s coastline.”

Whatever your thoughts about how much damage the auto industry does or does not do to the environment, it’s hard to see any negatives about Volkswagen of America’s continuing support for the Surfrider Foundation and its fantastic efforts.


Written by Sean Cooper

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New MINI Offers More Choices for Customers

New MINI offersThe third generation MINI will begin arriving at MINI Dealers NY in the coming weeks. The all-new MINI offers a new range of model-specific products as part of the Original MINI Accessories program, which car buyers can customize for their specific tastes. There has been a complete redesign of the program, with popular classics, including exterior mirror caps and roof graphics, still included. Four MINI Design Lines named Vivid Green, John Cooper Works Pro, Essential Black, and Speedwell Blue make up the design concept.

Vivid Green provide a fresh look with bold dashes of green against a black background. John Cooper Works Pro embodies a racing inspiration with a red, black, and grey checkered flag. An elegant statement is made with the Essential Black design that has a diagonal checkered pattern. Lastly, Speedwell Blue gives off a sporty vibe with a reinterpretation of the red, white and blue of the Union Jack and a warm brown tone. For the first time, the new MINI can be fitted with a list of optional extras.

Options include sun protection elements for the rear window and rear side windows, added main beam headlamps, and door sill cover strips with LEDs. A coordinated design is applied to the interior and exterior of the car and including textile and all-weather floor mats,  key lanyards, sun protection elements, side indicator surrounds, door sill cover strips, exterior and interior mirror caps, roof and side graphics,and protective covers and luggage compartment items.

The floor mat and tray are two Original MINI Accessories offered only in the Essential Black design line. They are designed with anti-slip, waterproof material to protect the luggage compartment from getting dirty.

All Original MINI Accessories, old and new, mirror the standards of excellence held by the BMW Group when it comes to design, safety, and quality. MINI service partners, MINI dealer network, and MINI sales subsidiaries are responsible for all sales and installation.


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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 to be Auctioned on April 12

General Motors will auction the first retail production 2015 Z06The GM Foundation has donated nearly $7.3 million to the Karmanos Cancer Institute located in Detroit, Michigan over the past 17 years. General Motors has been extremely generous in working to improve the lives of individuals affected by cancer. Their recent announcement of a $400,000 grant and donation of the first 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 solidifies GM’s commitment to furthering the care that patients receive at the cancer institute. Some of the most notable characteristics of the new Corvette Z06 include exceptional features and surprisingly low fuel efficiencies. To test drive one of Chevrolet’s outstanding vehicles, visit your Chevrolet Dealer Austin lot today.

The Corvette Z06 offers advanced technologies that contribute to its exceptional fuel efficiency. Some of these include 625 horsepower from a V-8 engine, a high-performing eight speed automatic transmission, aerodynamic design, continuous variable valve timing, and lightweight assembly. The Corvette Z06 is Chevrolet’s most track-capable model in its history. To find out more about the Corvette or any other Chevrolet model, contact your Toronto Chevrolet dealer.

The Barrett-Jackson house is set to auction the first Chevrolet Corvette Z06 at the Collector Car Auction held in Palm Beach, Florida on April 12, 2014. In 2013, the 2014 Chevrolet Stingray Convertible raised an impressive $1 million for the Karmanos Cancer Institute at the Barrett-Jackson auction. This year’s proceeds will go towards the overhaul of the Institute’s infusion center. The goal of the renovation project is to provide cancer patients with a more comfortable setting while receiving chemotherapy treatments.

The winning bidder of the 2015 Corvette Z06 will have the opportunity to select their vehicle’s color. He or she will also be provided with a letter of authenticity. Dan Ammann, GM President, and his wife will chair the Karmanos Cancer Institute’s 32nd Annual Dinner held on April 26, 2014. GM’s donation of the new Corvette Z06 will help support the fundraising events of this dinner. Gerold Bepler, president and CEO of the Institute, said “Our heartfelt gratitude goes to GM, the GM Foundation, Chevrolet and Barrett-Jackson for their ongoing commitment to help end this disease.”


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