There seems to be a list or an award for just about every component of a vehicle these days, which means just about every model available to buy today can claim to be some sort of award-winner. But some things are particularly important to buyers, and being the recipient of plaudits that commend these important attributes can make a big difference to the success of a vehicle. If you are looking to buy a midsize sedan at the moment for example, it’s pretty likely that comfort is an important feature that you will be looking for in your new car. It’s therefore great new for the guys at Albany Nissan that the Altima has just been included on KBB.com’s list of the “10 Most Comfortable Cars Under $30,000.”
GMC has picked up another accolade, this time for the 2015 Sierra 3500 HD as it competed in the 2014 Ultimate Heavy Duty Challenge. The pickup truck entered into the one-ton diesel category, which was judged by automotive experts from sources like PickupTrucks.com, Mrtruck.com, and Cars.com. The competition required each model to undergo thorough testing that had the GMC Sierra 3500 HD squaring off against the Ford F350 with a Powerstroke diesel engine, and he Ram 3500 with a Cummins diesel engine.
Chevrolet is playing host for 11 children, helping them enjoy a unique Manchester United experience in the club’s home city. The children hail from all over the world and will be filling in as mascots for the opening game for the Premier League, which will take place at Old Trafford. The effort is part of the Chevrolet “What Do You #PlayFor?” campaign, which Chevrolet Dealers Md say is designed to create a more cohesive global community of football fans. As a result, the 11 children are coming from a variety of countries like the United States, Brazil South Korea, China and South Africa.
Ram says that it will be the first car company to go with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J2807 standardized tow rating practices, which have been adopted for all 2015 models. In fact, the brand has validated all three of its full-size truck lines using the new SAE standard, something that Ram Dealers Bristol say no competitors have done. As a result, Ram boasts two victories in the pickup truck market, one for having the most fuel efficient models and the other victory for best SAE towing capacity.
Not so very long ago, if someone came to you and said you could have a smaller, lighter engine that would be more economical but also more powerful than you currently had, you’d probably think they were mad. But that seems to be the way of things these days, and your Ford Dealership Sarasota will tell you that their manufacturer’s EcoBoost engines are leading the way in this area of engine development. While it might be easy for the more skeptical amongst us to accept that the three-cylinder 1.0-Liter EcoBoost that you find in the current Fiesta and that is about to appear in the latest Focus does a great job, it may be harder for them to believe what the bigger versions like the new 2.7-Liter unit in the new F-150 are capable of.
Nissan has created a new commercial vehicles campaign called “Tough Love.” The print and digital ads feature rocker Bret Michaels, who has also gained notoriety for his reality television work. Nissan Tacoma says the automaker will be distributing the advertisements on Internet sites like Fortune, Kelley Blue Book, Cars Direct, Edmunds, AOL, Google, Bizo, and Auto Trader.
For the reveal of the 2015 Sienna, Toyota sought out some famous online help. It marked the first time that the automaker has debuted a new car on the Internet first, a fact that is exciting for Toyota Chesapeake VA as it prepares to show off the many improvements and how they can benefit customers.
There really is nothing like that feeling of anticipation you get when you are about to drive away in a brand new vehicle. Although some people will always buy new, plenty of us either prefer to buy used, or can’t necessarily afford the price of a completely new vehicle. Due to financial constraints, young drivers are obviously going to be more likely to buy used, and your Miami Honda Dealership will be just as happy to sell a quality pre-owned model as a brand new one. But there’s now even more reason to consider used vehicles from the Japanese auto giant, as a number of select models have just been named by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety on its first-ever list of safer used vehicles for teen drivers.
The Scion brand has approached Ken Gushi, a veteran of drifting and racing, to attack the legendary Pikes Peak course using the GReddy Racing Scion FR-S. Scion New Haven customers should know that Gushi has already seen success at the notoriously dangerous motorsports event, having claimed the top spot in the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Exhibition Auto Class when he drove a Lexus ISF CCS-R. For 2014, the racer will be competing in the Time Attack 1 Division, which is for production-based two- and four-wheel drive models. Only once before has the FR-S made an appearance at Pikes Peak.
Thanks to segment-winning results for the Kia Soul and Kia Optima, both of which are on sale now at Kia Seattle and other dealerships, the analysts of Strategic Vision recently ranked Kia as the top non-luxury brand in their 2014 Total Quality Index (TQI).