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Rolling Stone Country and Ram Truck Announce Partnership to Create Custom Content for Country Music Fans

Rolling Stone Country and Ram Truck announced today a multi-platform partnership geared toward creating meaningful content for passionate country music fans and expanding both brands’ footprint in the country music genre. As the official automotive partner of Rolling Stone Country, Ram branding will be woven into the framework of the website’s design.
 

GM Unveils ‘Let’s Drive NYC’ Car-Sharing Program

Running an errand to a big box store or planning a weekend excursion are about to get easier for some Manhattan residents because of a car-sharing program revealed today by General Motors. It’s the company’s latest move to deliver urban mobility options to customers around the globe.

Let’s Drive NYC is available to eligible residents of The Ritz Plaza, a 479-unit luxury apartment building at Times Square in midtown Manhattan, owned and managed by Stonehenge Partners.

FCA US Offers Hot New Rides and Family Fun at the 2015 State Fair of Texas

FCA US LLC is bringing its latest models, state-of-the-art displays, and several unique interactive experiences to the State Fair of Texas, Sept. 25-Oct. 18. 

“We will treat State Fair attendees to everything from the world's fastest muscle cars, to the most fuel-efficient pickup trucks, to seductive American sedans,” said Mike Dragojevic, Director of the Southwest Business Center, FCA US. “The State Fair of Texas gives us a chance to demonstrate how our Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram and FIAT vehicles uniquely answer the demands of Texans.”

General Motors Plans Drive Into Autonomous Cars

Executives told an investor meeting that GM hoped to have a driverless Chevy Volt ready for next year's event.

Technology for the car will be developed through partnerships with companies such as Mobileye, the Israeli software specialist.

The move will be financed in part from a three-year cost-cutting plan covering manufacturing and administration.

The move is in part a reaction to competition from companies such as Tesla and Google, whose plans for autonomous vehicles are well advanced.

At 50, Ford Mustang Is Current And Classic With New Upgrades

At the age of 50, the Ford Mustang has accomplished the ultimate goal: To be current and ageless, and appealing to young and old alike.

For 2015, the half-century-old Mustang adds a modern 310-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine that’s fuel efficient and refined even as it delivers more horsepower and torque than the Mustang’s V-6.

The Mustang’s suspension, with an independent rear setup finally replacing the solid rear axle design, provides better handling and control.

Chrysler Celebrates Nine Decades Of Driving Innovation

It has been nine decades since Walter P. Chrysler founded the car company that bears his name, and today, as it was in the beginning, Chrysler is on the forefront of design and innovation.

By being a leader in these areas, Chrysler has made cutting edge vehicles that are both stylish and fun to drive for customers.

These traits of innovation and cutting edge design at an affordable price can be found today in the Chrysler 200, Chrysler 300 and Chrysler Town & Country.

Portland Police To Replace Ford Crown Vics With All-Wheel-Drive Suvs

By next spring, nearly half of Portland's patrol officers will be cruising in small all-wheel-drive SUVs.

Portland police are slowly swapping out their worn-out Crown Victoria sedans for a new ride that looks like a cross between a Ford Taurus sedan and a Ford Explorer.

The bureau will ask for City Council approval Wednesday to replace 70 patrol cars with the utility version of the 2016 Ford Interceptor.

The estimated $2.3 million cost will come from the city's 2015-16 fleet vehicle budget.

GM Has 4 In The Running For Car Of The Year Semifinals

General Motors Co. has four cars in the running for the 2016 North American Car & Truck of the Year, according to a list of semifinalists that has been released.

American Honda Motor Co. Inc. has three vehicles in the running on the short list, while Toyota Motor Corp., Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., Mazda Motor Corp. and Kia Motors Corp. each have two.

Ford Kicks Off In Detroit As Jerome Bettis Visits Renaissance High

Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2015 inductee Jerome Bettis will be honored in his hometown of Detroit on Tuesday, Sept. 29 – kicking off the fall schedule of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Hometown Hall of Famer program presented by Ford.

Bettis grew up in Detroit and attended Mackenize High School but that school has closed and replaced by Mackenzie Middle School. Tuesday’s community tribute will take place at Renaissance High School.