The all-new, second-gen 2016 Chevy Volt hasn’t even launched in all 50 U.S. states yet, but we have already managed to get our hands on the official updates and changes to the 2017 model. And what a bunch of welcome changes and updates they are.
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Dec 07 2015Written by Chris Ecclestone | Posted on GM Authority
Dec 07 2015Written by Chris Matyszczyk | Posted on CNet
t might be instructive over the next couple of weeks to hold a competition for Best Star Wars Brand Integration.
So many products seem to believe that by finding some way, any way, to tie into "The Force Awakens" their brands will live long and prosper.
How many of these tie-ins provide anything more than a piggybacking that suggests a lack of self-worth?
Dec 07 2015
Ford Introduces Licensed Line of Trailers, Toy Haulers and Campers to Help Customers Explore AmericaPosted on Ford Media
LOUISVILLE, Ky. Dec. 3, 2015 – Ford Truck customers looking to explore America’s open roads, national parks and attractions can now take the comforts of home with them with an all-new lineup of Ford licensed and approved toy haulers, travel trailers and slide-in campers.
Dec 07 2015Written by Andrew Wendler | Posted on Car and Driver
With the average attention span of the modern consumer clocking in somewhere in the sub-10-second range, it’s more difficult than ever for marketers to make a lasting impression. One surefire way to grab the attention of the tech-distracted masses is to latch onto an already skyrocketing chunk of popular culture that has them in its grip. And that’s exactly what Chrysler has done with its latest batch of Star Wars–themed advertisements, intended to capitalize on the hype surrounding Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which debuts worldwide on December 18.
Dec 07 2015Posted on GM MediaDETROIT – General Motors’ Women’s Retail Network awarded a record 10 women a total of $29,000 in tuition assistance in 2015 to pursue careers in automotive retailing to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Network’s Drive to Succeed Scholarship Program.
Award winners are:Filed Under: Job Creation
Dec 07 2015Written by Alisa Priddle | Posted on The Detroit Free Press
For those complaining that their older versions of the Sync infotainment system lacks some of the features they want, Ford today said it has a software update to provide Siri eyes-free capability to about 5 million customers.
The update that provides more convenience to Apple iPhone users is being released for vehicles dating back to the 2011 model year that have the version of Sync known as MyFord Touch. The update can be downloaded through http://owner.ford.com/.
Nov 16 2015Posted on FCA US Media
The Los Angeles Auto Show will mark the debut of two new-for-2016, special-edition Jeep® models: the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Night and the 2016 Jeep Wrangler Backcountry.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night blends ultimate performance with a premium black appearance that includes a unique black roof and lightweight performance wheels. To celebrate the winter season, the Jeep Wrangler Backcountry delivers snow lovers a winter-themed Jeep that will get them wherever they want to go with a host of Wrangler’s most capable off-road features.
Nov 16 2015Written by Mark Phelan | Posted on The Detroit Free Press
The four-star 2016 Cadillac CTS-V is stunningly fast — 0-60 m.p.h. in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 200 m.p.h. — but that’s just the beginning of the super sedan’s accomplishments. The CTS-V also brims with advanced safety and convenience features and offers surprising comfort.
Cadillac’s V-series line of high-performance models exists to challenge the peak of Audi, BMW, Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz’s model lines. The CTS-V competes with the Audi RS 7, BMW M5 and Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 for the most exquisite combination performance and luxury the auto industry can attain.
Nov 16 2015Posted on Automotive World
With Old Man Winter on his way, Ford vehicles are ready to meet the harsh demands of extreme cold and heavy snow. That, in large part, is thanks to the company’s climatic wind tunnel, which tests the winter-readiness and reliability of Ford vehicles in blizzard-like conditions. Ford moved snow testing to the Allen Park, Michigan facility in 2006.
Nov 10 2015Written by Justin Stoltzfus | Posted on Auto Cheat Sheet
Many vehicle owners understand the frustration of having to look up maintenance information in the owner’s manual that comes with the vehicle from the factory. Over the years, as we develop our relationships with our cars, factory-supplied gear such as the jack and the owner’s manual gets shifted around. The glove compartment can get stuffed with registrations, insurance documents and other paperwork, as well as all kinds of other stuff, and the manual can get jammed into the back of the compartment — or taken out and lost.
Nov 10 2015Written by Francisco Cruz | Posted on GM Authority
Nov 10 2015
Ford Mustang Named Ultimate Stunt Car By Former 'Stig' Ben Collins In New Film; 10,000 Mustangs Sold In EuropePosted on Ford Media
Oct 29 2015Posted on The News Wheel
There is a very good reason the Jeep Wrangler has a cult-like following and why celebrities like Floyd Mayweather are always itching to get their hands on one. With a ruggedly handsome exterior, unbeatable off-road capabilities, and an endless amount of rough and tumble appeal, the Wrangler is easily the best vehicle out there for those consumers who like to explore off the beaten path.
Oct 29 2015Written by Edgar Alvarez | Posted on Engadget
In an unexpected, but interesting partnership, General Motors and LG today revealed they're working together on the development of the Chevy Bolt. This electric vehicle, which will reportedly launch in 2017 for $30,000, is expected to last over 200 miles on a single charge -- a lot more than the 2016 Volt hybrid. GM says LG's expertise in battery technology was a key factor to deem it a worthy associate, having previously worked with the South Korean company on the original Chevy Volt.
Oct 29 2015Posted on Ford Media
Thousands of students today learned why completing high school improves their chances for later success, part of the message delivered by Ford Motor Company’s innovative Ford Driving Dreams tour at its first-ever stop in northern California.Filed Under: Job Creation
Oct 28 2015Written by Arv Voss | Posted on SF Gate
For those enthusiasts who relish the off-road capability of Jeep’s iconic Wrangler model offerings, but would prefer more sophistication in a style that’s less utilitarian, there’s a new kid in town — it’s the all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade that builds on and enhances the Wrangler’s bold athletic stance, rugged packaging and aggressive proportions, incorporating best-in-class approach and departure angles that were purposely designed to deliver the best capability in its class.
Oct 28 2015Posted on Ford Media
Inspired by the all-new Ford F-150, Leaders Farms near Napoleon, Ohio, has created a seven-acre corn maze as a tribute to Ford’s latest half-ton pickup – the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever.
Leaders Farms has been entertaining Midwestern families and local schools for 18 years with challenging corn mazes that can take up to an hour to complete – assuming visitors don’t get lost in the wheels.
Oct 28 2015Written by Michael Wayland | Posted on The Detroit News
Spirits were high Monday at General Motors Co.’s Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant, as workers celebrated Chevrolet Camaro production officially returning to the United States for the first time since 1992.
“It’s here. The American muscle car comes back home to Lansing,” said United Auto Workers Local 652 President Mike Green to the cheers of workers. “We’ve been talking about this for four or five years now.”
Oct 27 2015Posted on Examiner
Ford Warriors in Pink launches initiative to help those with breast cancer by partnering with Meal Train and Lyft to provide an easy way to offer support. This initiative consists of scheduling meal deliveries, childcare, rides to treatment facilities and more to breast cancer patients across the country.
Oct 27 2015Posted on The News Wheel
Mopar is set to debut 20 vehicles from Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, and Fiat, with a variety of production and concept cars. One of the biggest concept cars set to debut, though, is a Dodge Challenger with all-wheel-drive.