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Press Release 07/19/2019

CHEVROLET INTRODUCES FIRST-EVER MID-ENGINE CORVETTEToday, Chevrolet fulfills the long-term promise of the iconic Corvette with the introduction of the 2020 Stingray, the brand’s first-ever production mid-engine Corvette.
Karma Automotive
KARMA AUTOMOTIVE NAMES NEW VP OF GLOBAL FINANCELeo Lin, an expert financial executive recognized for helping brands realize rapid growth, has joined Southern California-based Karma Automotive as Vice President of Global Finance, leading Karma Capital, a new business unit created to seek out…
World Car Awards
JAGUAR’S TOP-SECRET FUTURE PRODUCTS UNVEILED – TO WORLD CAR JURORS ONLYAfter its unprecedented triple win in the 2019 World Car Awards, Jaguar has unlocked the high security doors of its hallowed Coventry design studios and other buildings to give a sneak peak of its premium models for the 2020s and beyond.
THE BUGATTI EB 110 LEGEND – THE FIRST MODERN SUPER SPORTS CAREven the name of the new model EB110 is a curtsey to Bugatti founder Ettore Bugatti. EB stands for Ettore Bugatti, and 110 for his 110th birthday. In the end of the 1980s, it was conceived by an Italian.
2019 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE CROSS EARNS “TOP SAFETY PICK” RATING FROM INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETYMitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) the fastest-growing Asian brand in the U.S. for the second consecutive year1, today announced the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross was named an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) TOP SAFETY…
CORVETTE’S JOURNEY TO MID-ENGINETUSTIN, Calif. — The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is the culmination of 60 years of mid-engine experimentation.
2019 IMSA MICHELIN PILOT CHALLENGE | LIME ROCK PARK 120Halfway into IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, Bryan Herta Autosport and the #98 Hyundai Veloster N TCR driven by Michael Lewis and Mark Wilkins is ranked 3rd in the championship, just one point behind second and six points out of the lead.
“FCA REPLAY” WRAPS THE WEEK“FCA Replay” is a weekly recap of some of the major stories at FCA US.
HYUNDAI MOTOR GROUP DEVELOPS WORLD FIRST ACTIVE SHIFT CONTROL FOR HYBRIDS TO ENHANCE FUEL ECONOMY AND JOY OF DRIVINGHyundai Motor Group has developed the world’s first Active Shift Control (ASC) transmission technology.
CADILLAC EASES THE STRESS OF PUBLIC PARKING WITH NEW EMBEDDED PARKING CAPABILITYEligible Cadillac drivers can enjoy the convenience of locating, reserving and paying for parking from their in-vehicle touchscreen before reaching their destination, bringing a new level of luxury to every drive.
LEXUS AND AIM VASSER SULLIVAN SET TO COMPETE IN LIME ROCK GT-ONLY RACELexus and AIM VASSER SULLIVAN (AVS) head to Lime Rock Park to race in Saturday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Northeast Grand Prix.
KIA MOTORS AMERICA APPOINTS RUSSELL WAGER TO NEWLY CREATED POSITIONKia Motors America (KMA) today announced that Russell Wager has joined the company in the newly created role of director, marketing operations.
CHEVROLET TRANSFORMS THE CORVETTE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCEThe first-ever production mid-engine Corvette revolutionizes the iconic vehicle, and the customer experience will be equally transformative.
Bentley Motors, Inc
BENTLEY REVEALS EXCLUSIVE FLYING SPUR FIRST EDITION AT THE ELTON JOHN AIDS FOUNDATION GALABentley announces the arrival of the Flying Spur First Edition at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Gala, where it will be auctioned in support of the fund-raising charity at the inaugural Midsummer Party, Picozzi’s Villa Dorane, on July 24th.
BMW Group
OLIVER ZIPSE APPOINTED NEW CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT OF BMW AGOliver Zipse will assume the role of Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG effective on 16 August 2019.

Press Release 07/18/2019

VOLKSWAGEN CONTINUES “DRIVE BIGGER” CAMPAIGN WITH CELEBRATION OF MOON LANDING ANNIVERSARYVolkswagen of America announced the continuation of the “Drive Bigger” campaign with a film, “A New Mission,” which focuses on the cultural similarities and significance of man landing on the moon in 1969 and humankind’s environmental consciousness 50…
McLAREN AUTOMOTIVE SHOWS CONTINUED GROWTH IN NORTH AMERICAN MARKETMcLaren North America, the largest market for McLaren Automotive, marks continued growth in the region with the appointment of key executives, new retailer locations and on-going sales success.
VOLKSWAGEN NAMED ONE OF KELLEY BLUE BOOK’S 10 MOST AWARDED BRANDS OF 2019Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced today that the brand was named one of Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Most Awarded Brands of 2019.
Pilot Automotive
PILOT AUTOMOTIVE HIRES JEAN FRANKS AS NEW CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICEREffective immediately, Pilot Automotive is pleased to announce the addition of Jean Franks as the new Chief Financial Officer.
1000 Miglia
1000 MIGLIA WARM UP USA 2019: ENTRIES ARE OPEN FOR THE THREE-DAY 500 MILE RACE IN THE WASHINGTON, D.C. AREAAfter the success of 2018 edition, this year 1000 Miglia srl organizes the first formal competion race outside of Italy and the overall winner will be awarded the inaugural Coppa USA (USA Cup).
HYUNDAI 2020 MODEL YEAR CHANGESBelow is a summary of changes to the Hyundai lineup for 2020 model year.
HAPPY 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MOON LANDING FROM NISSANOn July 20, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. In the years since this successful mission, numerous leaps in space-age technology have made their way into everyday life.
HONDA NAMED MOST AWARDED BRAND OF 2019 BY KELLEY BLUE BOOKHonda is named the Most Awarded Brand of 2019 by Kelley Blue Book for its decades-long established reputation for strong resale value and reliability.
TOYOTA SUPPORTS TOKYO 2020 WITH SPECIALLY-DESIGNED “APM” MOBILITY VEHICLEToyota Motor Corporation (TMC), worldwide partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, announced today that to support the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, it is developing a special new product, the “APM (Accessible People Mover),” a…
NISSAN CANTON, HABITAT FOR HUMANITY MISSISSIPPI CAPITAL AREA COMPLETE 12TH HOME BUILDEmployees from Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant and Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area (HFHMCA) have culminated their 12th home build. Over the course of two months, nearly 100 Nissan Canton employees worked nearly 1,000 hours to build…
HAGAN TO DEBUT 2020 DODGE CHARGER SRT HELLCAT WIDEBODY FUNNY CAR AT DODGE MILE-HIGH NHRA NATIONALS PRESENTED BY PENNZOILMatt Hagan’s 11,000-horsepower NHRA Funny Car already goes big, but it’s getting an even more aggressive makeover just in time for the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil.
HONDA MARINE SCIENCE FOUNDATION AWARDS GRANTS TO SUPPORT COASTAL AND MARINE HABITAT RESTORATION PROJECTSHonda Marine Science Foundation (HMSF) has awarded grants to fund four research projects that address the impact of climate change on the ocean and intertidal areas.
Aston Martin The Americas
AN EVENING OF CLASSIC ASTON MARTINS AT RM SOTHEBY’S SALEThe inaugural ‘Evening with Aston Martin’ sale curated by renowned auction house RM Sotheby’s promises to be an event to remember next month as an exceptional list of some of the most significant Aston Martin models goes under the hammer.
2019 JEEP® WRANGLER NAMED KELLEY BLUE BOOK’S MOST AWARDED CAR OF 2019The 2019 Jeep® Wrangler has been named Kelley Blue Book’s Most Awarded Car of 2019, beating out more than 350 automotive models available in the marketplace today to win the title.
VOLVO CARS REPORTS SEK130.1 BILLION REVENUE ON RECORD SALES FOR THE FIRST HALF OF 2019Volvo Cars today reports a record revenue for the first six months of 2019 of SEK130.1 billion, up from SEK122.9 billion year-on-year and buoyed by the best first half-year sales performance in the company’s history.
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