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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Chevy Releases Details for 2015 Colorado

2015-Chevrolet-ColoradoZ71-005-3Chevy has begun releasing information about the 2015 Colorado ahead of the model’s release to the public. Chevrolet Fleet Dealer has indicated that the model will be available with two cab setups, extended-cab and the roomier crew-cab. All extended-cab models will be outfitted with a box that measures six feet long, while crew cab models can have a bed that is either five or six feet.

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Unexpected Plaudit for Nissan Versa Note

2014 Nissan Versa NoteIf somebody was to ask you what the coolest car available at the moment was, the majority would go for some sort of exotic supercar, muscle car or sleek and powerful luxury coupe. However, if the criteria were then narrowed down to only include cars that cost less than $18,000, you’d probably have to sit down and think about it for quite a while. It may be that cars that cost less than that aren’t usually considered as particularly cool, or it could be that there are so many to consider that you really would have a job on your hands. Anyway, the good news for the folks at Clermont Nissan in particular, is that the guys at Kelly Blue Book’s KBB.com have decided to compile official lists of the coolest cars, and the Nissan Versa Note has been named to its list of the “10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000.”

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Ford Donates to new African American Museum

NMAAHC-exterior-rendering-medAs part of Ford Motor Company’s longstanding commitment to supporting the African American community, it recently donated $1 million to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Galloway Ford customers should know that the donation was made through the Ford Motor Company Fund, which is the philanthropic arm of the automaker. The donated money is set to support the upcoming museum’s capital program as well as various programs that will be run out of the facility. When the museum opens on the National Mall in 2016, it will be the only site in the United States capital that is devoted only to African American culture, art, life and history.

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Nissan Partners with Americana Music Association

12th Annual Americana Music Honors And Awards Ceremony Presented By Nissan - Show & AudienceNissan recently announced that it has formed a partnership with the Americana Music Association. Nissan Hoover fans should know that as part of the agreement, the automaker has become the Exclusive Automotive Partner of the music organization for 2014 and 2015. The entire arrangement came about from Nissan’s Nashville Proud initiative, which is a project that aims to support organizations in Nashville that have influence not only locally, but also nationally and around the globe. In its new role, Nissan will be throwing quite a bit of support behind the American Roots Music initiative internationally.

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Honda Improving Safety with Visualization Technology

Honda Leads Industry-First Development of Visualization TechnoloAnyone that has ever been involved with any big company that makes things, will be only too aware that profitability usually comes before just about everything else. The auto industry is no different in some respects, but the folks at Kissimmee Honda Dealer will be only too aware of just how much the Japanese auto giant puts into making its vehicles as safe as possible for passengers, pedestrians and other road users. It goes to such lengths to develop ever-more technologically-advanced systems to make its vehicles safer, that you could sometimes wonder if profit really is foremost in its thinking. The latest example is its new three-dimensional, crash-simulation visualization technology that is based on a leading high-end 3D visualization software product.

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Nissan Targets Overall LeMans Win with New GT-R

NISSAN_GT_R_LMP1Honoring the incredible supercar now available at locations like Nissan Dealers Dallas, Nissan recently announced it would develop a new GT-R LM P1 racer for top class of the 2015 World Endurance Championship, which includes the iconic 24 Hours of LeMans.

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