Kia Pushes Teen Driver Safety Program

KKia Motors America is helping push a joint teen driver safety program it has put together along with Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe (Brakes). The two organizations are actually expanding their cooperative agreement so that even more classes can be given to teens in the United States, covering a larger geographical portion of the country. Officially, Kia is the presenting sponsor and Official Vehicle of the Brakes Teen Pro-Active Driving School. Tacoma Kia points out that during National Teen Driver Safety Week, about 200 teens received defensive driving instruction behind the wheel of a new Kia model. So far, about 12,000 teenagers have graduated from the Brakes training program. Included in the instruction is an emergency braking training, distracted driving exercise, skid-control practice, and evasive maneuvering instruction.

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New MX-5 Miata: A Lesson in Design from Mazda

Springfield Mazda imageIt’s always exciting to hear about an all-new generation of a great car coming out, especially when it’s a two-seater sports car. But how often are you disappointed when even an ‘all-new’ model turns up looking like little more than a modest updating of the old car? That scenario is often the case these days, especially when the car is a very successful model already. However, the folks at Springfield Mazda don’t have to worry about any such reactions when they finally get hold of the next generation of the iconic MX-5 Miata, as the new look has already been revealed by the manufacturer, and it really is quite a looker.

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Hyundai Holds Run/Walk Cancer Benefit

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Through Hope on Wheels, Hyundai is holding a 5K Run/Walk event as part of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Proceeds from the event go toward pediatric cancer research efforts that are being conducted at the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children’s. The event has been planned for Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 a.m. and will be held at the Fountain Valley Sports Park that is in Miles Square Park.

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Hyundai Announces New Loyalty Program

Hyundai Dealer San Francisco imageLoyalty schemes are nothing new to most of us, but with the auto industry always ready to jump on just about any bandwagon that looks successful, it’s surprising that automakers haven’t been running them since the outset. Hyundai is renowned as a manufacturer that likes to step away from the crowd from time to time, which is why it probably won’t have been too much of a shock to the guys at your Hyundai Dealer San Francisco that it has announced its own program. Called somewhat unimaginatively, Hyundai Rewards, the comprehensive engagement program is designed to reward owners for shopping online and servicing their vehicles at dealerships participating in the scheme.

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Another European Ford Set to Cross the Atlantic

Car Dealership in Lansing Selling 2015 Ford Fusion (2)While the big news is all about the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang finally going completely global next year, another iconic model looks set to cross the Atlantic, but this one could be coming in the opposite direction. While a number of European Fords have made considerable impressions over here in the last few years, we still haven’t been given one of the most exciting models the U.S. auto giant produces on the other side of the pond. If you are a Car Dealership in Lansing Selling 2015 Ford Fusion, Fiesta and Focus you will already know how great these European-derived models are, but even though we have enjoyed ST versions of the Fiesta and Focus, we have yet to be given the chance to get our hands on the ultimate Focus, the RS.

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Video-enabled Valet Modes Debuts for 2015 Corvette

Chevrolet Corvette Valet ModeCorvette customers at Moline Chevrolet, along with those across the nation, are known for sharing a particularly deep passion for the sports-car flagship from the Bowtie brand. That’s something the team at Chevy understands very well, and it helps explain the introduction of one of the newest technologies for the car: An innovative “valet mode” that can record video, in-cabin audio and vehicle-performance data for the owner’s future review.

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Toyota Selects Corgan for new Headquarters Design

0001_AHF_Lentz-1Toyota has officially selected Corgan, an architecture firm based in Dallas, as the lead architect for the construction of its new North American headquarters. The automaker is relocating its main campus to the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, marking the beginning of a new era. That campus will house numerous employees to help manage retailers like Salem Toyota Dealer and coordinate other efforts to promote the brand in the region.

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Motor Trend Picks 2 Mazdas as Best for Back to School

2014+Mazda3+5D+NYC+(28)+smallMotor Trend gave top grades to two different Mazdas in a recent study, naming both the Mazda CX-5 and the Mazda3 to the “Top 15 Back to School Cars 2014″ list. Both are available now at Mazda San Antonio and across the country, and both satisfy the MT criteria for versatility, safety, affordability and memorability. After all, as MT writer Kathy Pleskot notes about satisfying younger drivers: “For many students, it will be their first car so, if possible, it should be a memorable one.”

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Encouraging Sales of Ford’s 2014 Transit Connect Wagon

2014 Ford Transit Connect WagonThe Ford Transit has been nothing short of a phenomenal success in Europe ever since it was first launched almost 50 years ago. Despite the fact that it has been such a huge seller for the automaker for so many years, the iconic commercial has only just recently come to American shores. However, it’s smaller relative, the Transit Connect, has been with us since 2009, and the 2014 model is delivering some pretty impressive sales figures for the manufacturer and its dealers at the moment. And if you are in the market for such a vehicle and you pop down to Clovis Ford Dealers to check it out, you won’t be too surprised about it being so popular when you see it in the flash.

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Audi Initiates Sustainability Program for A3 e-Tron

Audi 2015 A3 SedanAudi has initiated a sustainability program that will be used alongside the upcoming A3 Sportback e-tron, the first plug-in hybrid to be made by the brand. Experts at Hartford Audi say the program focuses on three areas when it comes to the production and ownership experience in an effort to reduce the carbon footprint generated by the vehicle.

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