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Press Release 02/06/2020

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NEWSPRESS USA AT THE 2020 CHICAGO AUTO SHOWNewspress USA is at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show, to bring you all the news and a comprehensive free-to-use for editorial purpose image gallery of the latest new models and concepts.
Volkswagen
2021 VOLKSWAGEN ATLAS DEBUTS AT THE CHICAGO AUTO SHOWVolkswagen of America, Inc. unveiled the new 2021 Atlas at the Chicago Auto Show today.
Hyundai
NEW 2020 SEGMENT-BUSTING HYUNDAI SONATA HYBRID MAKES NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT AT CHICAGO AUTO SHOWToday at the Chicago Auto Show, Hyundai introduced its new 2020 Sonata Hybrid, boasting 686 miles of driving range and an EPA estimated 52 mpg combined fuel economy rating on the Blue trim.
Honda
REFRESHED 2020 HONDA CIVIC TYPE R MAKES U.S. DEBUT AT 2020 CHICAGO AUTO SHOWFresh from its world debut at the Tokyo Auto Salon last month, the 2020 Honda Civic Type R made its U.S. debut at the Chicago Auto Show today, appearing for the first time in public in its new Boost Blue exterior color scheme.
Hyundai
HYUNDAI SONATA AND PALISADE WIN 2020 MOTORWEEK DRIVERS’ CHOICE AWARDSToday, the Hyundai Palisade and Hyundai Sonata have both been awarded 2020 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Awards in their respective categories.
Subaru
SUBARU OF AMERICA HELPS FIND HOMES FOR PETS IN NEED AT 2020 CHICAGO AUTO SHOWAutomaker Hosts Pet Adoption Events with Partner Shelters in Greater Chicago Area
Subaru
SUBARU OF AMERICA HELPS PETS IN NEED DURING 2020 PHILADELPHIA AUTO SHOWSubaru of America, Inc. today announced that as part of its ongoing Subaru Loves Pets initiative, the automaker will host pet adoptions during the 2020 Philadelphia Auto Show.
Lamborghini
LAMBORGHINI URUS AWARDED AUTO MOTOR UND SPORT’S BEST CARS 2020Lamborghini Urus wins import ranking in the category Large SUV/Off-road vehicles at Auto Motor und Sport’s “Best Cars 2020“.
Mitsubishi
MITSUBISHI NEWS & NOTES FEBRUARY 2020In January, Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) announced it had closed the 2019 calendar year with its best annual sales performance since 2007.
Kia
HYUNDAI MOTOR GROUP CHAIRMAN MONG-KOO CHUNG INDUCTED INTO AUTOMOTIVE HALL OF FAMEHyundai Motor Group Chairman Mong-Koo Chung will be inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame, the industry’s top honor, in the class of 2020.
FCA US LLC
FCA US LLC
FCA BELVIDERE ASSEMBLY PLANT AWARDED SILVER STATUS FOR CONTINUOUS EFFORTS TO IMPROVE IN WORLD CLASS MANUFACTURINGThe FCA Belvidere Assembly Plant, home of the Jeep® Cherokee, is the latest plant to be designated silver in the Company’s World Class Manufacturing (WCM) program.
Cadillac
CADILLAC LAUNCHES NEW ‘MAKE YOUR WAY’ CAMPAIGN WITH OSCAR® WINNER REGINA KINGOscar®-winning actress and acclaimed director Regina King will help introduce Cadillac’s new “Make Your Way” ad campaign this Sunday during ABC’s presentation of the 92nd Oscars®.
Chrysler
CHRYSLER PACIFICA REACHES NEW PINNACLEThe Chrysler brand is taking the Windy City by storm at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show, introducing the new-for-2021 Chrysler Pacifica and setting a new standard in the class..
Ram
RAM TRUCKS EARN 2020 MOTORWEEK DRIVERS’ CHOICE AWARDMotorWeek has named the Ram 1500, Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 as the recipients of its 2020 Driver’s Choice Award for Best Pickup Truck.
Kia
KIA WINS TWO 2019 MOTORWEEK DRIVERS’ CHOICE AWARDSToday, at the Chicago Auto Show, Kia received two MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Awards. The Niro won in the “Best Eco-Friendly” category and Telluride topped the “Best Large Utility” category.
FCA US LLC
KELLEY BLUE BOOK HONORS JEEP® WRANGLER, GLADIATOR, RAM 1500 AND HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS WITH 2020 BEST RESALE VALUE AWARDSKelley Blue Book has named the 2020 Jeep® Wrangler, Jeep Gladiator, Ram 1500 and Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty pickups winners of its Best Resale Value Awards.
Chrysler
NEW 2021 CHRYSLER PACIFICA ADDS TO EXTENSIVE LIST OF FCA SEGMENT FIRSTSAs the first company to introduce the minivan and through six generations of the vehicle, FCA has innovated 116 segment firsts – 38 of those innovations coming from the Chrysler Pacifica, including the new 2021 Pacifica.
Toyota
Toyota
TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION ANNOUNCES APRIL-DECEMBER 2019 FINANCIAL RESULTSToyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today announces its financial results for the nine-month period ended Dec. 31, 2019.
Toyota
TOYOTA ROLLS SEVEN 2021 SPECIAL EDITIONS INTO CHICAGO AUTO SHOWThe forecast for the Windy City looks sporty and outdoorsy, with a touch of nocturnal mischief as Toyota debuts seven new SUV and pickup truck variants at the Chicago Auto Show. All will arrive later this year as 2021 models.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC
SUBCULTURE PHOTOGRAPHER PRESENTS ROLLS-ROYCE ‘KING OF THE NIGHT’ EXHIBITIONRolls-Royce’s Black Badge motor cars respond to a subset of clients who connect with the marque with wilfully disruptive intentions.
Mercedes-Benz
MERCEDES-BENZ VANS UNVEILS ITS FIRST POP UP CAMPER FOR THE U.S. MARKETToday, Mercedes-Benz announced its first new modern, practical pop up camper van for the U.S. market.
Kia
KIA TELLURIDE WINS 2020 MAMA FAMILY VEHICLE OF THE YEARThe Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) awarded the Telluride its 2020 MAMA Family Vehicle of the Year.
FCA US LLC
FCA US LLC
FCA UAW-REPRESENTED EMPLOYEES TO RECEIVE 2019 PROFIT SHARING PAYMENTSBased on the Company’s 2019 financial performance, FCA US LLC announced today that the eligible profit sharing amount of $7,280 will be paid to UAW-represented employees on March 13, 2020.
Chevrolet
REFRESHED 2021 CHEVROLET EQUINOX FOCUSES ON STYLING AND SAFETYThe Chevrolet Equinox is getting a sportier, updated look, additional available safety features and an RS trim.
Kia
REFRESHED 2020 KIA CADENZA DEBUTS AT CHICAGO AUTO SHOWThe refreshed 2020 Kia Cadenza premium sedan made its debut today at the Chicago Auto Show.
Acura
ACURA TRANSFORMS “BEAT THAT” COMMERCIAL INTO MOBILE RACING GAMEAcura is taking its challenge to “Beat That!” to the next-level by turning its exhilarating new commercial into a competitive mobile racing game: acura.com/playbeatthat.
Nissan
2020 NISSAN FRONTIER DEBUTS WITH ‘HEART OF THE NEXT-GENERATION FRONTIER’As one successful era ends, another is just beginning in the heart of the 2020 Nissan Frontier.
Jaguar Land Rover
JAGUAR LAND ROVER NORTH AMERICA HONORS TOP RETAILERS WITH PRESTIGIOUS EXCELLENCE AWARDSJaguar Land Rover North America, LLC is proud to announce the 32 U.S. retailer winners of the 2019/20 Pride of Jaguar and Land Rover Pinnacle Retailer Excellence Awards.

Press Release 02/04/2020

Hyundai
Hyundai
LIVE BROADCAST FROM CHICAGO AUTO SHOW DEBUTS HYUNDAI’S NEWEST ECO-FRIENDLY MODEL, BETTER DRIVES US CUSTOMER EXPERIENCEWatch the livestream of Hyundai’s Chicago Auto Show press conference on the Chicago Auto Show’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/chicagoautoshow starting at 7:30 a.m. PST (9:30 a.m. CST/10:30 a.m. EST) on February 6, 2020.
Audi
AUDI TEAMS WITH ARCADIA TO OFFER SOLAR POWER SUBSCRIPTION FOR ELIGIBLE AUDI E-TRON BUYERS AT NO CHARGEAudi is expanding its collaboration with Arcadia (formerly Arcadia Power), a clean energy platform, to offer customers an industry-first, 10-year subscription to solar power for Audi e-tron SUV drivers at no additional cost.
Electrify America
ELECTRIFY AMERICA TO OPEN 400TH PUBLIC ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONElectrify America will open its 400th electric vehicle charging station this week, setting a rapid pace for installation of DC fast-charging stations.
Aston Martin The Americas
ASTON MARTIN DBX WINS ‘BEST LUXURY SUV’ AT GQ CAR AWARDSAston Martin Lagonda’s first SUV, the Aston Martin DBX, was named ‘Best Luxury SUV’ at the prestigious GQ Car Awards last night.
Hyundai
HYUNDAI ADDS THREE YEARS OF COMPLIMENTARY MAINTENANCE ON NEW MODELSAs another example of its promise to make things better for customers, Hyundai Motor America is now providing three years of complimentary maintenance with the purchase or lease of a new 2020 model year Hyundai vehicle.
Sonoma Speed Festival
VOLKSWAGEN ID.R TO ATTEND SONOMA SPEED FESTIVAL, ATTEMPT NEW TRACK RECORDThe Sonoma Speed Festival will host the all-electric Volkswagen ID.R on the 2.52-mile (4.06 km) 12 turn road course at Sonoma Raceway from May 28-31, 2020 in an attempt to set a new track record.
RUF
RUF AND PUBLISHER WAFT COLLABORATE ON LIMITED EDITION BOOKRUF Automobile GmbH and publisher Waft have collaborated on a limited run book titled “RUF” which is available now for purchase.
Hyundai
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA REPORTS JANUARY 2020 SALESHyundai Motor America reported total January sales of 42,744 units, a 5% increase in comparison with January 2019.
Aeromotive
AEROMOTIVE PROMOTES TWO KEY EMPLOYEESAeromotive, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket fuel systems and accessories, has announced the promotion of two employees into senior management roles.
Aston Martin The Americas
ASTON MARTIN PARTNERS WITH PACIFIC D’STATION RACING FOR ASSAULT ON JAPANESE SUPER GT CHAMPIONSHIPAston Martin will return to the Japanese Autobacs Super GT Championship in 2020 for a renewed assault on the GT300 class with its partner team PACIFIC D’station Racing and the Vantage GT3.
Genesis
GENESIS REPORTS INCREASED JANUARY 2020 SALESGenesis Motor America today reported sales of 1,399 units in January 2020, a 14.3 percent increase compared with the prior year.
The Petersen Automotive Museum
NEW PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM EXHIBIT FEATURES CUSTOM CARS FROM THE JAMES HETFIELD COLLECTIONThe Petersen Automotive Museum debuted a new exhibit on February 1, 2020 which features 10 custom vehicles donated from rock star James Hetfield’s personal collection.
Nissan
THE NISSAN FRONTIER THAT DELIVERED A MILLION MILES (AND COUNTING)Murphy’s Law doesn’t apply to Brian Murphy, a Chicagoland delivery driver who set a goal in 2007 to put a million miles on his Nissan Frontier pickup truck.
Jeep
JEEP® GLADIATOR AND BILL MURRAY RIDE USA TODAY AD METER TO VICTORY!The annual USA TODAY Ad Meter results are in and the Jeep® brand’s “Groundhog Day” commercial, featuring Bill Murray and the Jeep Gladiator, placed #1 among all 62 commercials available for rankings.
Bentley Motors, Inc
BENTLEY EXP 100 GT HONOURED AS ‘BEST CONCEPT CAR’ AT STAR-STUDDED 2020 GQ AWARDSBentley Motors has scooped a prestigious award at the 12th annual GQ Car Awards, held at the five-star Corinthia hotel in central London.
FCA US LLC
FCA US LLC
MCAN RECEIVES $50,000 GRANT FROM FCA FOUNDATIONThe Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) has received a $50,000 grant from the FCA Foundation that will enhance programs and activities to help Michiganders pursue college and postsecondary degrees and credentials.
Mazda
SURVEY FINDS ROAD TRIPS ARE MILLENNIALS’ SECRET TO DISCONNECTING FROM BUSY LIFE AND ENJOYING QUALITY TIMEIn this busy world, consumers of all generations are engaged in a silent battle to disconnect from work and social media — and the devices that keep them tethered to both. Millennials are no different.
Mazda
MAZDA MOTORSPORTS SELECTS NEW CONSTRUCTOR FOR GLOBAL MAZDA MX-5 CUP CARMazda Motorsports has selected Flis Performance as the new constructor of the Global Mazda MX-5 Cup car.
Nissan
NISSAN MOVES FROM MONTHLY TO QUARTERLY U.S. SALES REPORTSNissan has announced it is moving from monthly to quarterly sales reporting in the U.S. market. The first quarterly sales report will be issued in early April.
Chrysler
KATHRYN HAHN REPRISES HER MOM ROLE IN NEW MULTIMEDIA MARKETING CAMPAIGN FOR THE CHRYSLER PACIFICA AND PACIFICA HYBRIDThe Chrysler brand has teamed up once again with actress Kathryn Hahn as the star of a new advertising campaign for the Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid where she reprises her role as mom to highlight the various styles of parenting.
Mopar
MOPAR DODGE//SRT IN THE STAGING LANES FOR 2020 NHRA SEASONMopar and Dodge//SRT are just days away from kicking off another competitive season in the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
Ford
FORD PERFORMANCE EXPLORER ST SCORES WITH NEW CUSTOMERS; POPULAR XLT SPORT APPEARANCE PACKAGE RETURNING THIS SUMMERThe 400-horsepower Ford Explorer ST — proving there is a growing market for performance SUVs – is surpassing sales expectations and attracting new customers trading-in European luxury brand vehicles.
BMW
BMW OF NORTH AMERICA RETURNS FOR ITS SECOND SEASON AS OFFICIAL AUTOMOTIVE PARTNER OF NEW YORK FASHION WEEKBMW of North America returns as the Official Automotive Partner of New York Fashion Week (NYFW).
Bentley Motors, Inc
DELIVERIES OF WORLD’S BEST LUXURY SEDAN UNDERWAYAs a new decade introduces a new era of luxury mobility, Bentley Motors has started customer deliveries of the all-new Flying Spur to their owners across Europe & the UK.
Bentley Motors, Inc
CONTINENTAL GT SHOWS BREADTH OF ABILITY; WINS BATHURST 12 HOUR, WOWS CROWDS AT GP ICE RACEThe Continental GT has demonstrated its extraordinary breadth of ability this weekend.
Toyota
HIGHLANDER MAKES APPEARANCE AT 2020 CHICAGO AUTO SHOWFor the first time at the Chicago Auto Show, visitors will experience the all-new 2020 Highlander, along with Toyota’s full vehicle lineup of cars, trucks and SUVs.
Chevrolet
FIRST 2020 CHEVROLET CORVETTE ROLLS OFF THE LINERegular production of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe begins February 3, 2020 at General Motors Bowling Green Assembly in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
FCA US LLC
FCA US LLC
FCA FOUNDATION RENEWS SUPPORT FOR JACKSON STREET COMMONSFamily Service Association of Howard County Inc. (FSA) announced that it has received a second $50,000 grant for Jackson Street Commons, a permanent, supportive housing program for chronically homeless veterans in Howard and Tipton counties.
Volvo
VCUSA SALES: VOLVO CAR USA ACHIEVES THIRTEEN STRAIGHT MONTHS OF GROWTHVolvo Car USA started 2020 strong with January sales posting five percent growth. Sales totaled 6,157 cars in January 2020 compared to 5,854 cars sold during the same period last year.
Chevrolet
CHEVROLET COLORADO ZR2 BISON NAMED FIRST-EVER OVERLAND TRUCK OF THE YEAROverland Journal has named the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison its first Overland Truck of the Year.
General Motors
General Motors
GM DECLARES QUARTERLY DIVIDENDGeneral Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today declared a first quarter 2020 dividend of 38 cents per outstanding share of common stock.
Porsche
Porsche
PORSCHE MOTORSPORT WEEKLY EVENT NOTES: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2020At the season opening round of the four-race SRO Intercontinental GT Challenge (IGTC) in Bathurst, Australia, Absolute Racing finished the 12-hour event on the Mount Panorama Circuit with a fourth-place as the best Porsche customer team overall.
Lexus
LEXUS LUXURY AND PERFORMANCE LINEUP ARRIVES AT CHICAGO AUTO SHOWAt the 2020 Chicago Auto Show, the LC 500 Convertible will feature a new color exterior for the first time, offering drivers a vibrant and eye-catching ride.
Subaru
SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. REPORTS BEST-EVER JANUARY SALESSubaru of America, Inc. today reported 46,285 vehicle sales for January 2020, a 0.5 percent increase compared to January 2019, and the best January in the history of the company.
Kia
KIA MOTORS AMERICA ANNOUNCES RECORD JANUARY SALESKia Motors America today announced best-ever January sales of 40,355 units, up 8-percent over the same period last year.
Chevrolet
HIGHLANDER MAKES APPEARANCE AT 2020 CHICAGO AUTO SHOWFor the first time at the Chicago Auto Show, visitors will experience the all-new 2020 Highlander, along with Toyota’s full vehicle lineup of cars, trucks and SUVs.
Honda
HONDA TRUCKS SET RECORDS, ACURA CARS RISE FOR AMERICAN HONDA IN JANUARYHonda trucks captured a new January sales record as HR-V also set a new mark and Ridgeline deliveries jumped almost 60%.
Honda
HONDA PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT (HPD) ESTABLISHES F3 AMERICAS DRIVERS’ CHAMPION SCHOLARSHIPThe F3 Americas Championship provides talented young racers the opportunity to develop their skills in a state-of-the-art open-wheel chassis powered by the latest version of the iconic Honda Civic® Type-R® power plant.
Mitsubishi
MITSUBISHI MOTORS REPORTS BEST ANNUAL SALES SINCE 2007Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) today announced it closed the 2019 calendar year with its best annual sales performance since 2007.
Toyota
ALL-NEW TOYOTA HIGHLANDER GOES WHEREVER IT’S NEEDED IN 2020 BIG GAME ADFrom aliens and adventure to wild west outlaws, Toyota brings the action to this year’s Big Game to spotlight the all-new 2020 Toyota Highlander.
Mitsubishi
MITSUBISHI MOTORS WELCOMES CHARLIE OBAUGH MITSUBISHI TO NORTH AMERICAN DEALER NETWORKMitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) today welcomed the latest new dealership to its expanding U.S. dealer network – Charlie Obaugh Mitsubishi in Staunton, Virginia.
Toyota
TOYOTA’S “GO HIGHLANDER” CAMPAIGN TAKES YOU WHERE THEY NEED YOUMuch to the excitement of fans across the country, the marketing campaign for the all-new 2020 Toyota Highlander has officially kicked off.
Mitsubishi
MITSUBISHI MOTORS REPORTS JANUARY 2020 SALESAfter achieving its best annual sales performance in more than a decade during 2019, Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) today announced the brand’s best January sales results since 2004.
Mazda
Mazda
MAZDA ADJUSTS DESTINATION AND HANDLING CHARGES EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 3, 2020Mazda North American Operations has adjusted destination and handling (D&H) charges, increasing by $25 for cars and $55 for crossover SUVs for all 2020 Mazda vehicles, effective February 3, 2020.
Mazda
Mazda
MAZDA REPORTS JANUARY SALES RESULTSMazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported total January sales of 23,621 vehicles, an increase of 17.8 percent compared to January 2019.
GMC
GMC HUMMER EV PAIRS INCREDIBLE CAPABILITY, ZERO EMISSIONSGMC will introduce the GMC HUMMER EV, bringing bold design and remarkable capability to the electrified vehicle space, during today’s big game, in an ad titled “Quiet Revolution” featuring LeBron James.
Jeep
IT’S “GROUNDHOG DAY” ALL OVER AGAIN AS JEEP® BRAND DEBUTS BIG GAME SPOT STARRING BILL MURRAY AS “PHIL CONNORS”In its return to the Big Game, the Jeep® brand debuts a 60-second commercial starring Bill Murray reprising his role as Phil Connors from the 1993 film “Groundhog Day.”
Bentley Motors, Inc
CONTINENTAL GT SHOWS BREADTH OF ABILITY; WINS BATHURST 12 HOUR, WOWS CROWDS AT GP ICE RACEThe Continental GT has demonstrated its extraordinary breadth of ability this weekend, first by taking overall victory in Continental GT3 form at the Bathurst 12 Hour, and then with a stunning debut of the Ice Race Continental GT at the 2020 GP Ice Race.
Acura
ACURA TO HIGHLIGHT SUPER HANDLING ALL-WHEEL DRIVE™ TECHNOLOGY THROUGHOUT CHICAGO AUTO SHOWAcura will showcase its groundbreaking Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) technology at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show in February, which just surpassed cumulative North American sales of one million units.
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