Honda calls it early: American car buyers make Accord, Civic, CR-V and Odyssey tops in sales in 2016

Honda calls it early: American car buyers make Accord, Civic, CR-V and Odyssey tops in sales in 2016

Dec 20, 2016 - Torrance, Calif. – With just more than a week remaining in 2016, Honda is assured of having the #1 and #2 best-selling cars, the #1 SUV and #1 minivan in America with individual car buyers, the company announced today. American Honda, including the Honda and Acura brands, is the fastest growing automaker1 in […]

06.01.2017 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Toyota Research Institute brings Prius challenge to Silicon Valley community

Toyota Research Institute brings Prius challenge to Silicon Valley community

Third annual Onramp event combines the technical challenges of data analysis, machine learning and simulation with the fun of competing at a major racetrack   Palo Alto, Calif., Dec. 16, 2016 — Toyota Research Institute (TRI) announced today that Toyota is bringing the Prius Challenge to the Sonoma Raceway for the third iteration of its […]

23.12.2016 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Hyundai adds value edition trim level to the 2017 Elantra

Hyundai adds value edition trim level to the 2017 Elantra

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 12, 2016 – Hyundai introduces the Value Edition Elantra to its line-up this month. The Value Edition adds a slew of options that increase comfort, convenience and safety to the car. Price for the new trim level is just $20,250 and provides $1,215 in value savings. “It’s critically important to give […]

23.12.2016 · Filled under: Motoring ·
All Tesla cars being produced now have full self-driving hardware

All Tesla cars being produced now have full self-driving hardware

Self-driving vehicles will play a crucial role in improving transportation safety and accelerating the world’s transition to a sustainable future. Full autonomy will enable a Tesla to be substantially safer than a human driver, lower the financial cost of transportation for those who own a car and provide low-cost on-demand mobility for those who do […]

09.12.2016 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Lexus unveils led-covered LIT IS with Premiere of Dua Lipa’s ‘Be the One’ Music Video  Luxury automaker makes bold IS sports sedan even more expressive with custom design

Lexus unveils led-covered LIT IS with Premiere of Dua Lipa’s ‘Be the One’ Music Video Luxury automaker makes bold IS sports sedan even more expressive with custom design

TORRANCE, Calif. (Dec. 5, 2016) — To highlight the impressive styling of the new 2017 IS, Lexus today unveiled a custom vehicle wrapped in 41,999 programmable LEDs that turn the car into a screen capable of broadcasting dynamic graphics and videos. The car, which is designed to send a bold signal, is featured in UK […]

09.12.2016 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Acura MDX earns Top Safety Pick+ Rating from IIHS for 4th year in a row

Acura MDX earns Top Safety Pick+ Rating from IIHS for 4th year in a row

Dec 7, 2016 – Acura is a leader in safety ratings with four models among top IIHS-rated vehicles for 2017 TORRANCE, Calif., – The 2017 Acura MDX earned TOP SAFETY PICK+, the highest designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), for its fourth consecutive year. Acura earned a total of two TOP SAFETY PICK+ and two TOP SAFETY […]

07.12.2016 · Filled under: Motoring ·
The Toyota Prius G Proves Hybrids Can Handle:  Toyota unveils an unexpected Prius that gives sports cars a run for their money

The Toyota Prius G Proves Hybrids Can Handle: Toyota unveils an unexpected Prius that gives sports cars a run for their money

TORRANCE, Calif., (November 1, 2016) – Performance may not be the first word you associate with the Toyota Prius . . . until now. The Toyota Prius Extreme, revealed at Toyota’s 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show booth, is built to do exactly that . . . perform. In the nearly two decades since the first […]

21.11.2016 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Kiana stays mum on relationship status

Kiana stays mum on relationship status

Ask Kiana Valenciano on rumors linking her to Sam Concepcion and she clams up. “I prefer to keep that side (of my life) personal talaga,” she said in an interview. “Whether there’s something (going on between us) or not, I like to keep it to myself.” The budding singer allowed that he is “a good […]

18.11.2016 · Filled under: Motoring ·
2017 Kia Soul Turbo stirs up San Francisco

2017 Kia Soul Turbo stirs up San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, November 8, 2016 – It’s hard to make something great even better, but Kia did when it added a 201-horsepower turbocharged engine to one of its best-selling, most-iconic and most beloved vehicles. Fans of the Soul had long lobbied for a little more zip in their favorite ride and the 2017 Soul Exclaim […]

18.11.2016 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Acura NSX named Road & Track 2017 Performance Car of the Year

Acura NSX named Road & Track 2017 Performance Car of the Year

TORRANCE, Calif., Oct 31, 2016 – The Acura NSX has been named Road & Track’s 2017 Performance Car of the Year, besting eight of the world’s finest sports cars by exhibiting a potent mix of performance, style and emotion. The Acura NSX won this year’s competition largely thanks to its unique driving experience. According to the feature […]

07.11.2016 · Filled under: Motoring ·
2017 Lexus NX: Boldly styled and equipped to cut through the luxury Crossover Clutter

2017 Lexus NX: Boldly styled and equipped to cut through the luxury Crossover Clutter

October 25, 2016 – The Lexus NX, one of the boldest luxury-utility vehicle designs on the road, makes all-weather handling a bigger part of the picture by making all-wheel drive standard on the NX 300h hybrid for 2017. That’s a boon to value, and so is the newly standard Scout® GPS Link, for the standard Display […]

07.11.2016 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Kia Motors rises to 69th in Interbrand’s 2016 Best Global Brands Report

Kia Motors rises to 69th in Interbrand’s 2016 Best Global Brands Report

(SEOUL) October 5, 2016 – The global value of the Kia Motors brand has grown by 12% over the last year, according to Interbrand’s exclusive list of the 100 ‘Best Global Brands’. According to the 2016 study, released today, Kia has risen five spots to become the 69th most valuable brand in the world. The Korean manufacturer’s estimated […]

27.10.2016 · Filled under: Motoring ·
GMC introduces Sierra HD All Terrain X Third model in brand’s X series offered with all-new Duramax 6.6L diesel

GMC introduces Sierra HD All Terrain X Third model in brand’s X series offered with all-new Duramax 6.6L diesel

AUSTIN, Texas — GMC today introduced the 2017 Sierra HD All Terrain X, the most off-road-capable model in the Sierra HD lineup, and one that matches its enhanced capability with trail-ready style and the brand’s signature refinement. It joins Canyon and Sierra 1500 this fall as the third model in GMC’s distinctive, limited-edition All Terrain X […]

19.10.2016 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Cadillac global sales rise again in September

Cadillac global sales rise again in September

Cadillac sold 30,061 vehicles globally in September, an increase of 22.2 percent Cadillac sold 30,061 vehicles globally in September, an increase of 22.2 percent. This is the fourth consecutive month of double-digit percentage increases for Cadillac, the last three of which have topped 20 percent. Both the XT5 crossover and the CT6 prestige sedan reached […]

18.10.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Hyundai Azera smoothly rolls on to 2017

Hyundai Azera smoothly rolls on to 2017

The J.D. Power Initial Quality Study segment winner continues to bring elegance to the masses SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP, Mich – The Azera enters the 2017 model year with an IQS segment win under its belt. J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study found the 2016 Azera the highest in initial quality of any in the large car segment. […]

13.10.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
2017 Toyota Sequoia lives up to its name with big power, roominess, and capability

2017 Toyota Sequoia lives up to its name with big power, roominess, and capability

October 10, 2016 – Named for the largest redwood trees in the world, the 2017 Toyota Sequoia maintains its position as a full-size SUV that’s big on roominess, power, and capability. It’s also huge on Toyota’s trademark quality and value. The 2017 Sequoia is perfect for customers who want it all: roominess, off-road skillfulness, towing […]

10.10.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Rinspeed’s latest car promises an oasis of calm at CES

Rinspeed’s latest car promises an oasis of calm at CES

The Rinspeed Oasis wants to be a mobile lounge, an autonomous postal service, a pizza delivery truck and an antidote to the current SUV obsession. Conceived as a light and airy “living room on wheels” and described by its creator, Swiss designer Frank M. Rinderknecht as a “bold statement against the notion of a city […]

08.10.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
World premiere of Lexus UX Concept

World premiere of Lexus UX Concept

PARIS   – Showcasing Lexus’ vision for a compact SUV of the future, the UX Concept will make its world debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. Designed by ED2, Lexus’ design center in the South of France, the UX Concept represents a new step in the company’s design journey and a redefinition of the driving […]

07.10.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Apple tops Best Global Brands report

Apple tops Best Global Brands report

Apple, Google and Coca-Cola have been deemed the top three most valuable brands in the latest edition of the Best Global Brands report. Prepared by global brand agency Interbrand, the 17th edition of the report looks at financial performance, influence and brand strength to compile the ranking. For the fourth year in a row, Apple […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
World premiere of Lexus UX Concept

World premiere of Lexus UX Concept

PARIS (September 29, 2016) – Showcasing Lexus’ vision for a compact SUV of the future, the UX Concept will make its world debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. Designed by ED2, Lexus’ design center in the South of France, the UX Concept represents a new step in the company’s design journey and a redefinition […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: Motoring ·