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Four GM Models Earn Five IIHS Stars For Front End Safety

Jun
02

2014 Cadillac XTS and CTS as well as 2014 Buick Regal and 2014 Chevrolet Impala have all earned five stars given by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) via their rating program on front crash prevention. These General Motor vehicles are all considered industry leaders when purchased with GM’s available Front Automatic Braking system. This important safety technology is not only available on GM’s luxury Cadillac products, but also on the more mainstream Chevrolet and Buick vehicles.

The IIHS previously recognized GM for front end safety, bestowing its highest safety rating – the 2014 Top Safety Pick +, on the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain, and Chevrolet Malibu. The main contributor for this high score was the available forward collision alert. The Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain are the only midsize SUVs out of the nine evaluated to earn “Good” ratings in the IIHS’s small overlap front crash test.

2015 Ford Mustang Makes 500 Sells In 30 Seconds

May
30

2015 Ford Mustang will be released on the European market next year. However, more than 9,300 Europeans registered for a chance to buy one of 500 new Ford Mustangs available to order for the first time in the Old Continent during the UEFA Champions League Final. The interest was so high that the first 500 registrations came just 30 seconds into the match between Real Madrid CF and Club Atlético de Madrid. Those who are lucky to buy the new model will be notified in the forthcoming weeks.

The 500 new Mustangs will go across 20 countries. Ford will in the next few weeks contact the customers from each of these countries who were quickest to place their reservation. Each customer will then be invited to complete their order at a dealership later this year.

Ford Mustang’s Unmistakable Design DNA

May
28

2015 Ford Mustang is definitely a fresh interpretation of the original Mustang. It is both contemporary and instantly recognizable, thanks to its shark-bite nose through the fastback profile to the tri-bar taillamps. The model features lower roof and wider hips, which enhances the visual muscularity and give Mustang a more athletic stance.

As a matter of fact the Mustang has evolved over five decades and six generations. Certain visual cues however connect the latest model to the originals like the slant of a nose or the shape of the eyes that repeat themselves in any family.

2015 GMC Sierra HD All Terrain

May
26

2015 GMC Sierra HD All Terrain is a 4-wheel-drive off-road-inspired vehicle. It has exclusive design and muscular on-road presence. It will be offered on 2500HD and 3500HD double cab and crew cab models, in SLE and SLT trims. In addition, the company is also making an available package for the vehicle – the Z71 Off Road, which includes Rancho twin-tube shocks, hill descent control and a skid plate. Sierra HD is driven by the 6.0L gas engine which comes as a standard. There is an optional Duramax turbo-diesel unit.

The exterior of 2015 GMC Sierra HD All Terrain includes as no-cost-option chrome surround on the grille, exterior graphics, aluminum underbody shields and 8-inch six-spoke chrome cast-aluminum wheels. There are available 20-inch chrome aluminum wheels on the 2500HD. 

Dodge Introduces 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat

May
22

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT was revealed at the New York Auto Show a month ago. Now the model is getting supercharged with the 600 horsepower 6.2-liter V-8 HEMI Hellcat engine. The Hellcat model also includes racing-inspired interior and new technologies. The new V-8 unit can be mated with a 6-speed manual transmission or the available TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic one.

Challenger SRT models also get a power boost to the standard 392 HEMI V-8 powerplant which now delivers up to 485 (357 kW) and 644 Nm (475 lb.-ft) of torque. The unit can be coupled with the aforementioned transmissions. The Challenger Hellcat comes standard with two key fobs in red and black. The red key fob unlocks the full horsepower and torque potential of the muscle car, while the black key fob limits the driver to a reduced engine output.

2015 Ford Mustang Goes On Sale

May
20

2015 Ford Mustang fastback is available to be ordered by authorized dealers. The musclecar includes many new standard features such as fully independent suspension, push-button start, next-generation SYNC AppLink and a choice of three powerful engines. In addition, the company is also offering an all-new Mustang EcoBoost and Mustang GT available with 50 Years Appearance Package.

Each of the three available powerplants can be paired with an upgraded six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Precisely, the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine produces more than 305 horsepower (224 kW) and 407 Nm (300 lb.-ft.) of torque and has projected class-leading fuel efficiency.

Cadillac Upgrades 2015 ATS Coupe. Going On Sale This Summer

May
16

2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe includes number of changes for the new model year, which deliver not only exquisite styling but also enhance its performance. The luxury ATS Coupe is ready to go on sale by the end of this summer. All of the surface development unique to the vehicle was done with aerodynamics in mind. Cadillac was also able to achieve lift and downforce requirements to insure, that at top speed the car will retain its handling without an added rear spoiler.

In addition, the wider track of the ATS Coupe also enhances the steering precision and direct response. On the other hand the lower roof contributes towards a lower center of gravity height. This also reduces roll and improves steering response. 

Ford Mustang Gets Fine Art Treatment

May
14

Ford Mustang is celebrating 50 years since it was introduced. To commemorate this special anniversary the artist Robin Bark has created a limited-edition 1965 Ford Mustang fastback sculpture. He has captured the essence of the original Mustang in a handcrafted piece that evokes power and motion. Only 500 individual works will be produced. Each of them is made of solid aluminum cast, then polished, numbered and of course – signed by the artist.

Robin Bark is experienced in industrial design, graphic design ceramics and metalwork. But his love of muscle vehicles is what created this beautiful sculpture. As a matter of fact, by far he has developed a series of cast-aluminum sculptures of classic motorbikes and sports cars.

2015 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Special Edition

May
12

2015 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Special Edition is the last CTS-V Coupe before the next-generation models arrive next year. The production of the limited special-edition model will consist of 500 limited-edition cars available during the second half of 2014. 2015 CTS-V Coupe marks the last chapter of the current model before the next generation of the V-Series debuts next year.

The new vehicle shares the high-performance technology of its predecessors. It includes Cadillac’s Magnetic Ride Control, Brembo brakes and the 556-horsepower (415kW) supercharged V-8 engine. CTS-V Coupe is the most dramatic model in the V-Series range of high-performance luxury models. It blends the personal 2+2 layout with a drivetrain vetted on Germany’s famed Nürburgring track.

One-Off 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible To Support MS Society

May
09

2015 Ford Mustang 50 Years Convertible not only comes to commemorate the fifty years anniversary of the iconic model, but also will support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. How: only one example of the car will ever be produced and then subjected to raffle. The proceeds will support multiple sclerosis research. What is more, this is the single Mustang GT convertible that is going to be built with a performance pack and select content from the 50 Year Limited Edition fastback.

This unique Mustang is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine. The unit generates more than 420 horsepower (309 kW) and 529 Nm (390 lb.-ft.) of torque. It is coupled with a six-speed manual transmission. Another interesting fact is that this convertible will also be the single one to include a special performance pack. The latter includes 19-inch Pirelli P-Zero summer tires, Brembo six-piston painted front brake calipers and a limited-slip differential.