Ultimate Focus Confirmed

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There can’t have been too many cars over the years that have provoked so must speculation, conjecture and sometimes frustration to U.S. auto enthusiasts as the Focus RS. Ever since the ultimate performance version of the family hatch came to the attention of us here in the U.S., we’ve been subjected to more false-dawns about its arrival over here than most of us can count. But at last, the guys at Ford Edmonton can finally start to field enquiries about the Focus RS with positive news about its imminent arrival on these shores. Continue reading

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The Sway Could Eventually See Light of Day in U.S.

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There’s been something of a return in recent times to the days where concepts at major auto shows are nothing more than overblown indulgences for design teams. After a good number of years where we have become used to even some of the more avant-garde concepts going into production, sanity and conservatism appears to be taking hold again. But anyone at Quick Lane Tires that likes to see the more avant-garde brought to life should be pleased that one company isn’t shying away from the bold approach we have become used to. That company is Nissan, which in the wake of models like the Juke and Murano that have broken molds in recent times, is considering producing the Sway concept in some form.

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GMC Refuses to Abandon its Principles

2015 GMC YukonXL Denali (7)When you hear that BMW is starting to build front-wheel drive models and Land Rover is offering vehicles that don’t come as standard with advanced four-wheel drive, is easy to imagine just about anything. When you then hear that GMC is determined to expand it model lineup over the next ten years, you’re likely to assume that it will soon be making sedans, compacts and coupes for the guys at Knoxville GMC to sell before too long. However, although the automaker has confirmed its intention to grow its portfolio, it’s also spelled out its determination to stay true to its truck and SUV principles.

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Subaru Sets Sales Records in January

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January turned out to be a great month for Subaru of America as the brand reported selling 40,812 vehicles. That result also included a 24 percent increase versus the sales total from January of 2014. As Montgomery Subaru Dealership points out, the strong month also means the brand has extended its strong sales momentum it carried throughout 2014. Subaru is already riding high on six back-to-back years of annual sales records. The automaker also could surpass 500,000 annual sales in 2015, which would be the highest volume it’s ever sold in a single year.

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Two New Scion Models for 2015

Sacramento ScionThere has been quite a lot of coverage of Scion’s upcoming new car, the iM, but it’s not going to be the only new model we see this year from the youthful offshoot of Toyota. As well as a production version of the iM concept the automaker started showing-off to the world at the end of last year, it appears this year will also see the brand’s first-ever sedan becoming available from the folks at Sacramento Scion and the rest of the Japanese manufacturer’s dealer network.

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Kia Celebrates Landmarks for American Anniversary

KKia Motors America observed its 20th anniversary in 2014 by setting records and logging various firsts. The company also recorded its five-millionth vehicle in the country. Sales were brisk for the year, with the best first half, third quarter and fourth quarter, as well as full-year results coming out. Fueling the success have been over 20 all-new or heavily redesigned models that have been rolled out since 2009, reshaping the image of the brand in the United States. In fact, Kia Motors America says its sales have almost doubled since 2009, showing that the transformation of the brand is working wonders. When it comes to sales volume figures, Kia is number eight in the United States Continue reading

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Mazda Sales Jump to Highest Level in Two Decades

Mazda LogoEvery Dayton Mazda dealership, as well as brand locations throughout the United States, join in celebrating the best annual sales for the company since 1994.

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Motor Trend Names Colorado Its 2015 Truck of the Year

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, Motor Trend’s 2015 Truck of the YChevrolet Dealer teams across the country are proud to announce that the brand-new Chevy Colorado has won the 2015 Motor Trend Truck of the Year Award. The prize came after MT editors put the Colorado through a grueling, multi-day evaluation process against the top trucks of the year, and not only did the Chevy truck beat out rivals like the new Ford F-150, it did so in unanimous voting.

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Ford Supports Second HCBU Community Challenge

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Ford Motor Company, along with the Ford Motor Company Fund, combined forces to support the Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HCBU) Community Challenge, which is in its second year. The annual academic competition pits teams of students from different schools against each other as they create and present programs that will satisfy a definite need they observe in the surrounding community. Spelman College won the competition for 2014, which comes with $75,000 in scholarships and grants to help transition the program from a plan and into a reality. The students from Spelman developed a way or people in the West End Atlanta community to grow vegetables inside their house, which would act as a source of inexpensive and nutritious food.

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Infiniti Gives Glimpse of Future with Gran Turismo Concept

INFINITI CONCEPT Vision Gran TurismoInfiniti is giving everyone a glimpse of what the future might hold for the luxury brand by unveiling its Concept Vision Gran Turismo. The unique supercar was created with the help of the makers of the Gran Turismo video games, Polyphony Digital, which have racked up 72 million sales around the globe. The new vehicle is now available to play in Gran Turismo 6 on the PlayStation 3 via download, allowing gamers to check out its virtual performance on a variety of tracks.

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