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Chevrolet Begins Shipping 2014 Corvette Stingray

All-new Stingray Coupes rolling out of Bowling Green plant for dealers nationwide BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Chevrolet began shipping the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe to dealers. “It’s an amazing sight to see the transporters filled with Stingrays heading to customers in all corners of the country,” said Dave Tatman, plant manager of General Motors’ […]

With World-class Performance and Contemporary Muscle-car Cues, the 2014 Challenger Continues to Excite Dodge Fans

- Democratization of performance: every new 2014 Dodge Challenger model is now available with a performance-tuned suspension, performance brake system and 20-inch aluminum wheels with wider all-season performance tires – Challenger Rallye Redline and R/T Redline feature unique roof or bodyside graphics with Red accent, plus head-turning Black Chrome 20-inch wheels with a red painted […]

The 2014 Dodge Charger Is The World’s Only Four-Door Muscle Car

- New Redline Package features unique 20-inch black chrome aluminum wheels with a red painted lip and inner backbone, Beats Audio and an upgraded 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with sport mode, cold-air induction system and sport-tuned exhaust raising output to 300 horsepower – Best-in-class fuel economy: 2014 Dodge Charger models with eight-speed automatic transmission deliver […]

Chevrolet’s Iconic Bowtie Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Origin still uncertain, but 215 million cars and trucks have worn the badge since 1913 DETROIT – Chevrolet’s globally recognized bowtie celebrates its 100th anniversary this year with 25 product launches helping the symbol find new roads around the world despite an origin that is still uncertain. In 1913, Chevrolet co-founder William C. Durant introduced […]

Ford Mustang Adds to Nearly 3,000 Credits with Leading Hero Car Role in Upcoming ‘Need for Speed’ Movie

- A one-of-a-kind, customized Ford Mustang plays a prominent role in the upcoming film from DreamWorks Studios, “Need for Speed,” based on the long-running video game series – Mustang fans have crowd-sourced a list of about 3,000 Ford Mustang appearances on the large and small screen over nearly five decades – Mustang made its silver […]

DreamWorks Studios and Ford Motor Company Announce Exclusive Partnership for Film Adaptation of Electonic Arts’ Need for Speed Video Game

‘Breaking Bad’ star Aaron Paul Teams with a One-of-a-Kind Mustang Hero Car Specially Designed for the Film by Ford LOS ANGELES – Today, DreamWorks Studios’ Stacey Snider, Partner and Co-Chair, and Ford Motor Company’s Jim Farley, Executive Vice President, Global Marketing, Sales and Service, are pleased to announce an exclusive partnership for the feature film […]

‘Best Balanced Cars on Earth’ – New Porsche Cayman and Boxster Siblings Scoop ‘Car of the Year’ in 2013 Vehicle Dynamics International Awards

- All-new Porsche duo wows VDI’s biggest-ever international jury – 29 judges from 19 countries – Ford’s dynamicists scoop two prestigious awards 2013 Award Winners: – Car of the Year: Porsche Boxster/Cayman – Dynamics Team of the Year: Ford – Dynamicist of the Year: David Put, Ford TeamRS – Innovation of the Year: RaceActive Chassis […]

A Perennial Favorite: Dodge Challenger Wins Second Consecutive “Shopper’s Choice Award”

- 2013 Dodge Challenger named “Shopper’s Choice,” representing their favorite car of the year – Online shoppers activity for Challenger, combined with it grabbing the most votes from Facebook fans in the final round earned it the title Auburn Hills, Mich. – Representing the voice of millions of shoppers who visit, the Dodge […]

Next-Generation Chevrolet Camaro to Be Built in the U.S.

GM announced today the next-generation Chevrolet Camaro will be assembled at the Lansing Grand River (LGR) Assembly Plant in Lansing, Michigan. This decision is based on a comprehensive business case. Lower capital investment and improved production efficiencies were key factors in the business case. The Camaro is the only rear-wheel drive (RWD) vehicle built at […]

Autoweek Announces Porsche Boxster S and Mercedes-Benz GL as Winners of the 2013 Best of the Best Car and Truck Awards

DETROIT — Autoweek editors announced the Porsche Boxster S and Mercedes-Benz GL as the car and truck winners at the 2013 Best of the Best awards presentation. Editor Wes Raynal revealed the winners and presented Best of the Best trophies to representatives from the winning auto manufacturers. “It was a tough call to make this […]