Ford Joins Forces with Hard Rock

icon50-logoFord has joined up with Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos as part of the celebration for the Mustang’s 50th anniversary. The partnership was formed under the automaker’s Icon50 program, which works with some of the top new names in the music industry as a way to celebrate how much of an influence the pony car has been on popular culture. Much of what the Mustang has brought to Clovis Ford and consumers in general is a sense of unbridled freedom.

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Nissan Makes Strides to Recruit Women Managers

Renault-Nissan Alliance accelerates gender diversityEfforts to close up the gender gap within the Renault-Nissan Alliance are making considerable progress, which is significant since the Alliance is the fourth-biggest automotive organization in the entire world, giving it considerable influence in the industry. Both Renault and Nissan have seen a growing percentage of its managerial posts taken over by women around the world just in 2014, marking considerable progress in just one year’s time.

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No Plans for American Launch of ‘Hot’ Civic

Honda Civic Type-R Concept Photograph: James Lipman +44 7803 885275A lot of our European friends have spent many years looking across the Atlantic somewhat enviously at some of the fabulous cars we have over here in the U.S. Although they have some of the most exotic manufacturers in the world on their continent, they really don’t have anything quite the same as our iconic muscle cars. However, the folks at Honda Providence will be well aware of one model they do get in Europe that we don’t over here that can make us look a little jealously over in their direction from time to time. That model is the Civic Type-R, which is now having the newest version gradually revealed by the Japanese auto giant.

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Honda Reveals 2015 CR-V

2015 Honda CR-VThe Honda CR-V has been a big success over here in the U.S. ever since it was released in the mid-1990s, and the Japanese auto giant has now released an official image of its new 2015 model. Full details of what the vehicle has to offer other than a more aggressive new look will be released by the manufacturer on September 30. You will then be able to call the guys at Honda Bellevue and order one from the following day if you like what you hear and see.

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Toyota Gives Camry Dramatic Redesign for 2015

2015_Toyota_Camry_003Toyota has given its ultra-popular Camry a dramatic redesign for the 2015 model year, changing almost everything about the car from top to bottom and front to back. Almost 2,000 parts were changed or completely re-engineered, with only the roof staying exactly the same. Among the many benefits from the redesign is a stiffer body structure that improves handling, better aerodynamics for fuel efficiency gains, and an overall quieter interior that makes traveling on the highway more enjoyable. When customers try out the 2015 Camry for themselves at Eugene Toyota, they will notice the revised interior also has a number of controls that are easy to use, helping them to stay focused on the road.

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Hyundai Introduces Innovative Rewards Program

Hyundai Rewards prgHyundai Motors America recently launched a new rewards program that is set up to encourage vehicle owners to visit the service department at their local dealer. The program also provides points for every dollar spent on a shopping website set up by the automaker.  As the points accumulate, vehicle owners can apply them towards discounts on service visits or the purchase of a new vehicle.

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August Sales Jump to Record Heights for Mercedes Benz

2014-C-CLASS-COUPE-Mercedes-Benz reported record sales in August, when locations like Mercedes Dealership Duluth combined for 27,078 deliveries and a 9.4 percent jump in volume. With volume up by 8.2 percent through the first eight months of 2014, the brand also has tallied 205,894 sales on a year-to-date basis.

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Hyundai Gives new App to 2015 Sonata Owners

41692_1_1Hyundai is providing a new app for all 2015 Sonata owners, called Hyundai Assurance Car Care. The in-vehicle app can be downloaded in models that are equipped with navigation, providing quick access to information about the vehicle, plus available car care services. It shares some similarities with the Hyundai Assurance Car Care app for mobile devices, but instead is displayed on the eight-inch infotainment screen inside the vehicle. The new in-vehicle app also provides the first digital owner’s manual from Hyundai, allowing a more efficient and convenient method for car owners to become familiar with their vehicle. Through the Hyundai Assurance Car Care app, owners can also schedule a visit to a dealer’s service department to take care of maintenance issues like performing oil changes. Later in 2014, the in-vehicle app will become available on additional Hyundai models as they arrive at retailers like Hyundai Dealer San Jose, but for now can only be used in 2015 Sonatas.

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Ford to Auction Limited Edition 2015 Mustang

Mustang50thEdition_01_HRFord has announced it will auction off the last 50 Years Limited Edition 2015 Mustang, which comes with badge number 1,964. The beneficiaries from the sale will be the Henry Ford Health System and Benson Ford Heart & Vascular Institute. The limited edition pony car will go on the auction block at the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction, which will take place on September 25 through 27. The total number of the 50 Years Limited Edition Mustangs that have been built is a tribute to the first year the car was launched, back in 1964.

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Nissan Uses Heisman House Campaign for 2014

Nissan Heisman House campaign logoNissan is teaming up with ESPN to once again promote its Heisman House campaign, this time for the 2014 college football season. The house gives fans a look at what it might be like if past Heisman Trophy winners all lived under the same roof, sometimes using humor to get the message across. The entire effort is to lend support to the Heisman Trust, which provides community support and charitable events throughout the year. The event is also entertaining, says Nissan Dealer Kingston, because football fans can vote online for their favorite Heisman Trophy candidates for 2014. The player that receives the most votes will be given an award by Nissan.

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