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Press Release 01/07/2019

Audi
AUDI TURNS THE CAR INTO A VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE PLATFORM AT CESAudi is redefining in-car entertainment at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. In the future, backseat passengers will be able to experience movies, video games, and interactive content even more realistically using virtual reality glasses.
McLaren
McLAREN AUTOMOTIVE ANNOUNCES RECORD GLOBAL SALESGlobal sales for McLaren Automotive, the British creator of luxury sportscars and supercars, rose to 4,806 cars in 2018 with sales up 43.9 percent over the previous year.
Hyundai
Hyundai
INNOVATIVE HYUNDAI ‘ELEVATE’ WALKING CAR CONCEPT CREATES A NEW VEHICLE CATEGORY, THE UMV, SHOWCASED AT CES 2019Hyundai showcasing concept Ultimate Mobility Vehicle (MUV), “Elevate”.
Brabham Automotive
BRABHAM AUTOMOTIVE CONFIRMS ROAD LEGAL OPTION FOR BT62Brabham Automotive is pleased to confirm a new Road Compliance Conversion option for its limited edition BT62 track car, which will make the vehicle road legal.
Mecum Auctions
WORLD’S LARGEST COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION CONTINUES THROUGH JAN. 13 IN KISSIMMEEThe World’s Largest Collector Car Auction kicked off in Kissimmee, Florida, on Jan. 3 and will span 11 days in total as Mecum Auctions offers more than 3,500 classic and collector cars and more than 3,000 items of Road Art at Osceola Heritage Park.
Toyota
Toyota
PAVE COALITION LAUNCHES BROAD-BASED PUBLIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN ON AUTOMATED VEHICLESA broad coalition of leading industry, non-profit and academic institutions today launched a first-of-its kind campaign to inform the public and policymakers about the potential and the reality of advanced vehicle technologies and self-driving vehicles.
Honda
ROCZEN SECOND AT 2019 AMA SUPERCROSS SEASON OPENER IN ANAHEIMInclement weather during the 2019 AMA Supercross season opener at Anaheim’s Angel Stadium didn’t dampen the excitement for Team Honda HRC.
Ford
Ford
FORD TO PRESENT AT WOLFE RESEARCH GLOBAL AUTO INDUSTRY CONFERENCE AND DEUTSCHE BANK GLOBAL AUTO INDUSTRY CONFERENCEOn Tuesday, Jan. 15, Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) will present at the 2019 Wolfe Research Global Auto Industry Conference in Detroit.
BMW
ZANARDI’S ROAD TO DAYTONA: AN INTERVIEW WITH ALESSANDRO ZANARDI: “I CAN’T WAIT TO TAKE ON THE 24-HOUR RACE WEEKEND.”In an interview, the BMW works driver and BMW brand ambassador talks about the significance of the 24-hour race of Daytona, the reception of the American fans, his impressions in the crucial stage of preparations and the challenges in the actual race.
FCA US LLC
BRIGHTENING THE NEW YEAR: FCA US SHEDS LIGHT ON “SMART” LEDSFCA US LLC rings in 2019 on a bright note after installing intelligent lighting systems in two metro Detroit operations, Jefferson North Assembly Plant and Warren Stamping Plant, helping drive down energy costs by at least 50 percent and improving…
Mitsubishi
MITSUBISHI MOTORS NORTH AMERICA NAMES KIMBERLEY GARDINER VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF MARKETING OFFICERMitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) today announced the appointment of Kimberley Gardiner to the newly created role of Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.
Ford
HOW ‘TALKING’ AND ‘LISTENING’ VEHICLES COULD MAKE ROADS SAFER, CITIES BETTERBack in 1868, English engineer John Peake Knight invented the world’s first traffic light to help people move through a congested London intersection that had become dangerous for pedestrians due to the popularity of horse-drawn carriages.
Jeep
JEEP® WRANGLER RUBICON NAMED FOUR WHEELER “2019 SUV OF THE YEAR”The 2019 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon – the most capable SUV ever – has been named FOUR WHEELER “2019 SUV of the Year.” The award is given annually by the editors of the opinion-leading off-road enthusiast publication.
Chevrolet
CHEVROLET DEBUTS ALL-NEW SILVERADO MARKETING CAMPAIGNToday Chevrolet debuts its most comprehensive integrated marketing and social campaign to support the launch of the all-new Silverado.
Lamborghini
NEW LAMBORGHINI HURACÁN EVO: ELEVATION OF TECHNOLOGIES FOR AMPLIFIED DRIVING PLEASUREAutomobili Lamborghini presents the new Lamborghini Huracán EVO: the next generation V10 super sports car, based on the prowess and performance of the Huracán Performante and incorporating next-generation vehicle dynamic control and aerodynamics.
Toyota
TOYOTA MOBILITY FOUNDATION UNVEILS FIVE VISIONS FOR THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY AT CESThe five finalists in the three-year Mobility Unlimited Challenge have been unveiled at CES in Las Vegas.
Volkswagen
VOLKSWAGEN GOLF SPORTWAGEN NAMED BEST WAGON IN 2019 AUTOWEB BUYER’S CHOICE AWARDSVolkswagen of America, Inc. is pleased to announce that the 2018 Golf SportWagen was named Best Wagon in the 2019 AutoWeb Buyer’s Choice Awards.
Honda
HONDA CIVIC TYPE R TCRS TAKE TO DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAYThree teams brought a total of four Honda Civic Type R TCR entries this weekend to the “Roar Before the 24”, a three-day test open to all IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge series entrants in preparation for the start of the 2019 race season.
Acura
ACURA TEAM PENSKE, MEYER SHANK RACING COMPLETE ROLEX 24 PREPARATIONSA four-car Acura Motorsports effort for the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship made its public debut this weekend at Daytona International Speedway, with a pair of Acura ARX-05 prototypes and two Acura NSX GT3 Evo’s all featured in final…
BMW Group
MEDIA ALERT: BMW GROUP U.S. CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS CHANGESNikolai Glies, Vice President, Corporate Communications, BMW Group Americas Region, has announced that Kenn Sparks, Head of U.S. Corporate Communications is retiring today, January 4, 2019, after a nearly 20 year career with the BMW Group.
Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-Benz
MERCEDES-BENZ VANS ACHIEVES RECORD SALES YEAR FOR 2018Mercedes-Benz Vans today reported record year-to-date volume at 38,178 units up 9.1% from the previous 2017 sales record.
FCA US LLC
FCA US LLC
“FCA REPLAY” WRAPS THE WEEK“FCA Replay” is a weekly recap of some of the major stories at FCA US.
FCA US LLC
FCA US LLC
MEDIA ADVISORY: FCA US KICKS OFF THE NEW YEAR AT 2019 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW IN LAS VEGASMedia and consumers are invited to visit the FCA US exhibit at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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