New Prius Has a Lot to Prove

Van Rental Philadelphia

When an entirely new generation of an auto industry icon is imminent it’s obviously an important time for all concerned. Although the Prius isn’t the sort of car that that tends to get auto enthusiasts too excited, the release of the new fourth-generation may be more keenly observed than launches of previous generations. At a time when the folks at Van Rental Philadelphia will admit that “green” vehicles are struggling here in the U.S., the new Prius will have a lot to prove when it finally goes on sale.

Continue reading

Posted in Automotive News, Fuel Cell, Hybrids, Toyota | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on New Prius Has a Lot to Prove

Evolution of the Land Cruiser

Tempe Toyota Dealer

As far as today’s full-size SUV are concerned, and we’re talking proper go-anywhere ones not pumped-up crossovers here, there are ones with more capability, practicality, luxury and cutting-edge technology than the Land Cruiser. However, although you can find rivals that can beat the Land Cruiser in one or two of those areas, you’ll be hard pushed to find anything better in all those ways. When it comes to being the ultimate “all-rounder,” it’s always been hard to find anything that checks all the boxes in the way the enduring Land Cruiser does. The good news for the team at your Tempe Toyota Dealer is that for 2016, it’s about to evolve to even greater heights of attainment in just about every way.

Continue reading

Posted in Automobile Technology, Automotive News, Automotive Safety, Toyota | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Evolution of the Land Cruiser

Ford Donates Flex Utility Vehicles for Disabled American Veterans

2015-Ford-Flex-2015

Ford support for U.S. veterans is company-wide, from the Santa Cruz Ford Dealer team to Blue Oval retailers across the country. Naturally, that includes that automaker itself, and Ford’s efforts have seen the company contribute almost $9.3 million to veterans organizations since 1974 alone.

Continue reading

Posted in Automotive News, Crossover, Ford, SUVs | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Ford Donates Flex Utility Vehicles for Disabled American Veterans

Truck Award for Company That Doesn’t Have One

???????????????????????????????????????????????????????

If you have even a rough idea of how many auto industry awards there are these days, you’re unlikely to be too surprised that concepts have their own awards as well. While many of these vehicles never even make it anywhere near going into production, they now compete against each other in the annual North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards (NACVOTY). The awards are in their 14th year this time around, and one category has gone to a manufacturer that didn’t even have a vehicle to its name that was eligible for it only a few months ago. Although you can’t go down to your Decatur Hyundai Dealer and buy a truck from the South Korean manufacturer, the automaker recently won the prestigious Concept Truck of the Year award at NACVOTY 2015.

Continue reading

Posted in Automotive News, Awards, Concept, Hyundai, Pickup Truck | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Truck Award for Company That Doesn’t Have One

J.D. Power Honors New Sedona with Minivan APEAL Award

??????????????????????

The redesigned Sedona minivan, now on sale throughout the Chicagoland Kia Dealer network and elsewhere, continues to build its reputation for award-winning quality. Just consider the latest news, from the noted automotive-consulting team at J.D. Power. According to that group’s recent 2015 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout Study, the Sedona serves up more “APEAL” than any other minivan in the country.

Continue reading

Posted in Automotive News, Awards, Kia, Minivan | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on J.D. Power Honors New Sedona with Minivan APEAL Award

Ford Works on Safer Headlight Technology

Ford-IWS2015_AdvancedLight_082

Ford has once again found itself at the forefront of innovation, thanks to a new headlight technology. The automaker seeks to help people spot potential problems on the road at night, including animals, cyclists and even pedestrians. One day the design could be featured on vehicles at any Ford Dealership, making driving a much safer experience.

Continue reading

Posted in Automobile Technology, Automotive News, Automotive Safety | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Ford Works on Safer Headlight Technology

Great Example of Where the Market is Right Now

Corvalis Ford Dealer image

We all know that gas prices are remaining relatively low at the moment, and that’s why bigger and more powerful vehicles are all the rage as we stand. If average gas prices were $4.49 per gallon or more right now, as they were in 2008, you could be forgiven for wondering if there would be a Raptor version of the latest F-150 anytime soon. But average gas prices remain below $3, and that’s probably one of the reasons why the guys at your Corvalis Ford Dealer will be able to offer a new Raptor in the not-too-distant future.

Continue reading

Posted in Automotive News, Ford, Pickup Truck | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Great Example of Where the Market is Right Now

Kia Cleans Up at Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

Kia Dealership Danville

No vehicle manufacturer is ever going to turn down an award that says how good it or any of its models are in the eyes of a panel of judges. But it definitely means that little bit more when the awards come as a result of feedback from real-life buyers of said vehicles. It will therefore have brought great satisfaction to the team at Kia Dealership Danville that their manufacturer did so well in this year’s AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA).

Continue reading

Posted in Automotive News, Awards, Kia | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Kia Cleans Up at Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

Unusual But Impressive Record

New two-wheeled record for Nissan JUKE NISMO RS and Terry Grant

There are all manner of records being set by all sorts of people around the world all the time. Sometimes, it even makes you wonder if there should be a record for the most unusual record. But although it may not exactly send buyers flocking to Norwood Nissan to buy a new car, a new record set in a JUKE is impressive all the same.

Continue reading

Posted in Automotive News, Nissan | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Unusual But Impressive Record

Ford Moves Forward With Mobility Solutions

MARK-FIELDS_SV3_2607

Ford is moving forward with new mobility solutions as part of the next phase of its Ford Smart Mobility plan. The automaker announced it is transitioning from researching solutions to implementing them. According to OKC Ford Dealers, that means a mixture of experimenting with new mobility products, launching pilot programs and pushing into new strategic areas.

Continue reading

Posted in Automotive News, Ford | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Ford Moves Forward With Mobility Solutions