Category Archives: marketing

Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Sets Meaningless Record

The hybrid SUV ran on used road tires and was driven by the German racing driver and TV Reader  Tim Schrick. Continue reading

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New Audi Customers Offered Seven Silvercar Rental Car Days

Audi bought Silvercar in 2017, as part of an effort to offer mobility products and services by increasing access and flexibility to customers. Continue reading

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EVs ‘Normal Now’ Claims Electrify America

The campaign does not address the substantive issues behind range anxiety, charge time and cost. Continue reading

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Carvana Launches First Vending Machine in California

Customers that choose to pick up their vehicle at the Car Vending Machine are greeted by a Customer Advocate and receive a commemorative, oversized Carvana coin to activate the fully automated vending process, taking only minutes to complete the transaction compared to hours spent at the dealership. Continue reading

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Aston Martin Automotive Galleries and Lairs

“Automotive Galleries and Lairs is an opportunity for clients to work with the Aston Martin Design Team but also with renowned architects, focusing on those with local knowledge and an excellent understanding of the specifics of the brief,” said Aston. Continue reading

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2020 Corvette Stingray Starts Production Late This Year

The popular Z51 Performance Package price remains unchanged at $5,000 and on any trim of Corvette. The package propels the new mid-engine Stingray from 0-60 mph in fewer than 3 seconds, nearly a second faster than the 2019 Corvette Stingray. Paired with the 1LT trim, that level of performance can be had for less than $65,000. Continue reading

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MINI celebrates 60 years at the 2019 Monterey Car Week

Today, the MINI product lineup has a model range of five vehicles – the MINI Hardtop 2 Door, MINI Hardtop 4 Door, MINI Convertible, MINI Clubman and MINI Countryman. Continue reading

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Shelby GT350R Now Shares GT500 Chassis Technology

Retail sales of special performance series Mustangs (GT350 and Bullitt) were up 39% in Q2 of this year, leading to an overall retail share gain for Mustang this year and increasing Mustang transaction pricing by $1,200 over a year-ago to $36,300 per car. However, Ford doesn’t break out the sales numbers by variant, but obviously the gain wasn’t nearly enough to offset the decline in the balance of the Mustang business or the failing car business (-23% ytd) Continue reading

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2020 VW Lineup – Simplified, Driver Assist Tools Standard

Nearly all Volkswagen models will have standard driver-assistance features, including Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring (Front Assist), Blind Spot Monitor, and Rear Traffic Alert. In addition, several models simplify their trim structures to bring pricing more in line with the market. Year-to-date U.S. sales at 215,796 are up +6.1%. Continue reading

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Chevrolet 2020 Silverado Diesel – EPA 33 MPG Estimated

With an SAE-certified 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, the Silverado 3-liter Duramax with four-wheel drive can tow up to 9,300 pounds and a max payload of 1,870 pounds. The first deliveries of the Duramax turbo-diesel are expected to begin in the fall. Continue reading

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2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Revealed

The Stingray’s gasoline engine is Chevy’s next-generation 6.2L Small Block V8 LT2 engine, producing up to 495 horsepower (369 kW) and 470 lb-ft (637 Nm) of torque — the most horsepower and torque for any entry Corvette. There will be more powertrain offerings going forward as global standards to fight CO2 tighten. Continue reading

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KARPUT! Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, Sportwagen Die in 2019

Over the past several years, demand has shifted from wagons to SUVs. Through the first half of 2019, SUVs account for 47% of the industry sales, and more than 50% of Volkswagen sales. Thanks to sales of the Atlas and Tiguan, Volkswagen has had the highest year-over-year percentage growth among mainstream automotive brands in the first six months of 2019. Continue reading

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Aston Martin Red Bull at the 2019 British Grand Prix

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Aston Martin DBS, which is in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, 50 special-edition 2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggeras will be sold. The first of these special cars will be on-track at Silverstone during the Pirelli Hot Laps sessions. Continue reading

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Polaris Slingshot Celebrates “National Stick Shift Day”

Only 18% of Americans know how to drive a manual trans, but Polaris – not without self-interest – wants to replace what it claims is an experience in an old, mundane vehicle with – guess what – a ~$21,000 to +$30,000 Slingshot. Each has a GM Ecotec 2.4L DOHC four-cylinder engine rated at 173 horsepower with a five-speed manual transmission. Continue reading

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American League Defeats National 4-3 in 2019 All Star Game

The weather was perfect in front of a noisy crowd of 36,747. Domineering innings from Justin Verlander, Jacob deGrom, Jose Berrios, Luis Castillo and local hero Shane Bieber, guaranteed that the offensive onslaught of last summer’s Midsummer Classic would not repeat itself – even in a 2019 season that has doubled as a year-long Home Run Derby because of aerodynamically slicker balls. Continue reading

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