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Press Release 12/10/2018

McLaren
McLAREN AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTS UP THE SUPERCAR CLASS WITH NEW 720S SPIDERNew 720S Spider the most accomplished convertible supercar ever from McLaren, combining the thrill of open-air driving with unparalleled Super Series dynamic performance and sophistication.
Volkswagen
VOLKSWAGEN I.D. R PIKES PEAK ON DISPLAY AT PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUMThe Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak, one of the world’s fastest electric race cars, will be on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, Calif. for a limited time. From December 9, 2018 until February 1, 2019, the vehicle will be outside…
Automotive Heritage Awards
2019 AUTOMOTIVE HERITAGE JOURNALISM AWARDS ANNOUNCEDHosted by the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s in Plymouth, MI, Brembo North America and the National Automotive History Collection (NAHC), the second annual Automotive Heritage Awards (AHA) will be presented at the Concours on July 28, 2019.
McLaren
ALL-STAR DRIVER LINE-UP CONFIRMED FOR THE COMPETITIVE DEBUT OF THE McLAREN 720S GT3 IN ABU DHABIMcLaren Automotive has confirmed a stellar driver line-up for the competitive debut of the 720S GT3 in the Gulf 12 Hours at Abu Dhabi on December 13-15.
Land Rover
Land Rover
WHAT’S NEW FOR LAND ROVER: 2018 / 2019 MODEL YEAR HIGHLIGHTSThis press release serves as a broad overview of enhancements made to Land Rover vehicles for the 2018 and 2019 model year. Please follow the links below for additional, more detailed press information and images.
Jaguar
Jaguar
PANASONIC JAGUAR RACING FULLY CHARGED FOR THIRD FORMULA E SEASONPanasonic Jaguar Racing will return for its third season in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship on December 15 at the inaugural Ad Diriyah E-Prix in Saudi Arabia.
BMW Group
BMW GROUP’S DRIVER ASSISTANCE AND AUTONOMOUS DRIVING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT UNDER NEW LEADERSHIPOn 1 January 2019, Alejandro Vukotich will take over as Senior Vice President of the BMW Group’s Driver Assistance and Autonomous Driving Development department.
Ford
TREVOR WORTHINGTON APPOINTED VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT OPERATIONS & VEHICLE PROGRAMSFord Motor Company today announced that Trevor Worthington has been appointed vice president, Global Product Development Operations & Vehicle Programs.
Chevrolet
CHEVROLET PRESENTS OPERATION HOMEFRONT WITH FLEET OF SILVERADOS AT 119TH ARMY-NAVY GAMEFor the ninth year in a row Chevrolet was proud to serve as the official vehicle of the Army-Navy Game presented by USAA.

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Aston Martin The Americas
ASTON MARTIN WORKS CREATE FIRST REVERSIBLE EV POWERTRAIN CONCEPTWith interest in classic cars growing every year and values of heritage models at an all-time high, Aston Martin Lagonda has pioneered a bold new plan.
Drive Toward a Cure
DRIVE TOWARD A CURE SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR NEWLY ESTABLISHED CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE GRANT FUNDNon-profit Drive Toward a Cure has established a “California Wildfire Grant Fund” and is seeking applicants who are California residents challenged by Parkinson’s Disease that have been affected by the fires and in need of financial assistance.
Electrify America
SIMON AND ELECTRIFY AMERICA LAUNCH CALIFORNIA’S FIRST 350 KW ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONSimon today announced its San Francisco Premium Outlets is California’s first location for electric vehicle (EV) charging systems featuring blindingly fast recharging speeds up to 350 kilowatts (kW) from Electrify America.
Maserati North America, Inc.
MASERATI DEBUTS LIMITED-EDITION EDIZIONE NOBILE PACKAGE FOR LEVANTE, GHIBLI AND QUATTROPORTEMaserati announced today a new 2019 MY limited-edition Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante: Edizione Nobile. Only 150 editions will be produced; fifty for each model.
McLaren
MIKE FLEWITT COLLECTS PRESTIGIOUS INSPIRATIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARD AS McLAREN AUTOMOTIVE VOTED MOST ADMIRED CAR COMPANYMike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer of luxury sportscar and supercar company McLaren Automotive, has collected a prestigious award for inspirational leadership as McLaren was also voted Britain’s most admired car company.
Spork Marketing
NEW DOWNLOAD INCLUDES THE MOST COMMON OBD II TROUBLE CODES, PART REPLACEMENT SCHEDULE, AND MOREA new reference guide is available for anyone who manages their own vehicle maintenance and some repairs. GMPartsCenter.net looked at frequently searched maintenance and repair topics and created this download to store on a phone or print out.
Lexus
LEXUS CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF GIVING WITH 2018 CHAMPIONS FOR CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENTThe storied account of the successful launch of the Lexus brand has been told many times in books and articles, but little is known about the charity program that was launched by the brand at the same time.
INFINITI
INFINITI QX50 VOTED AS AUTOGUIDE.COM 2019 READER’S CHOICE LUXURY SUV OF THE YEARThe 2019 INFINITI QX50 has been recognized as the Luxury SUV of the Year by AutoGuide.com readers.
Honda
HONDA USES VIRTUAL REALITY TO TRANSPORT PEDIATRIC PATIENTS INTO A MAGICAL SNOW GLOBE FOR THE HOLIDAYSFor the holiday season, Honda is using virtual reality to create a one-of-a-kind winter wonderland in “The Magic Snow Globe,” an interactive world personalized for patients at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children’s).
Ford
FROM FANTASY TO REALITY: FORD’S NEW $45 MILLION ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CENTER BRINGING THE FUTURE TO LIFE – TODAYInside Ford’s new Advanced Manufacturing Center, an engineer stands in front of a 3D printing machine churning out brake parts for Ford’s soon-to-be-introduced Shelby Mustang GT500.
Mopar
MOPAR FUELS THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH 12 UNIQUE GIFT IDEASThe Mopar brand is pulling unique ideas from its “gift bag” of more than 500,000 parts, accessories, Mopar-branded gear and vehicle protection plans to complete any holiday shopping list.
Acura
THREE ACURA VEHICLES REPEAT CONSUMER GUIDE® AUTOMOTIVE BEST BUY AWARDS FOR 2019The 2019 Acura RDX and MDX SUVs and TLX sports sedan have each received a 2019 Consumer Guide® Automotive Best Buy Awards.
Honda
HONDA PILOT ANNOUNCED AS FEATURED VEHICLE FOR THE DRIVEWAY OF THE HIGHLY COVETED HGTV DREAM HOME 2019Honda is set to return for the third consecutive year as the exclusive automotive sponsor of the HGTV® Dream Home Giveaway 2019 in the Rocky Mountains resort town of Whitefish, Montana.
Honda
HONDA ADVANCES ITS GLOBAL OPEN INNOVATION INITIATIVE WITH NEW VC PARTNERSHonda Innovations, the Silicon Valley arm of Honda R&D, aims to foster early-stage startup ecosystems globally with four venture capital (VC) partnerships.
Ford
Ford
FORD FIRST AUTOMAKER TO ANNOUNCE SALIENCY ASSESSMENT; REPORT MOST IMPORTANT HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUESFord Motor Company has announced the completion of a saliency assessment, conducted in line with the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework.
BMW Group
BMW Group
BMW GROUP STATEMENT FOLLOWING WHITE HOUSE MEETING, DECEMBER 4, 2018.At a constructive working meeting with representatives of the U.S. administration, the BMW Group today took the opportunity to explain in detail the extent of its footprint in the USA. The mandate to talk about international trade politics rests solely…
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