From the monthly archives: January, 2014

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The All-New 2015 Chrysler 200: Poised to Shed its Rental Car Image

  During the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit earlier this month, Al Gardner, President and CEO of Chrysler brand, introduced the second generation 2015 Chrysler 200 and also gave a glimpse at the brand’s new face and overall product direction. Gardner described the new 200 as the brand’s flagship car and as such one requiring a  “flagship manufacturing facility” like  the all-new $1 billion Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (SHAP) where the new model will be produced. Chrysler brand is confident that its large cash investment ...

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Detroit Auto Show 2014: Many Automakers Exhibit a Need for Speed

The 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) exceeded all expectations as the biggest show in years and automakers were sure to make lasting impressions during their press conferences on January 13 and 14. Ford started things off with the much anticipated reveal of its next generation F-150 while Honda presented its new Fit and Chrysler showed off its new 200, but for the most part, the overarching theme of the show was undoubtedly performance. With brands looking to add exhilaration and spice to their product lineups in hopes of appealing to new buyers, many identified the Detroi ...

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Large Pickups on the Move Due to Post-Recession Rebound in Demand

America is a nation known as “The Great Salad Bowl” because of the multicultural makeup of its people – similar to salad ingredients – and this diverse collection of backgrounds is what makes this country as great as it is distinct. This mixture and exchange of customs, ethnicities and beliefs serves as a foundation from which the United States has advanced into an ever-changing “America” with a uniqueness that’s all its own. Consequently, we have developed our own tastes, such as a penchant for football and automobiles, and few things are more mar ...

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Sneak Peak: 2014 North American International Auto Show

We’re gearing up this week in anticipation of the annual North American International Auto Show held in Detroit at the COBO Center. Press days for this year’s show begin on Jan. 13 and the event promises to be very exciting with a number of popular new product announcements expected. Looking at actual production vehicle debuts, the most anticipated unveiling will be the next generation 2015 Ford F-150. Ford has been good about keeping the details of the new full-size a secret, but we do expect it to closely resemble the Atlas concept unveiled at last year’s show. It&rs ...

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Mercedes Outpaces BMW to Claim 2013 Luxury Crown

After two years of luxury sector domination by BMW, the king has officially fallen. Mercedes-Benz is the 2013 U.S. luxury segment ruler thanks to a narrow 3,228 unit lead over BMW. According to data from , the Mercedes brand (sans Sprinter) managed to sell 312,508 units compared to BMW’s still impressive total of 309,280 units. To say the race between the two brands was competitive is a bit of an understatement. For most of 2013, the race was more a game of cat and mouse; when one brand pulled ahead, the other was right behind. While Mercedes eventually claimed the crown ...

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