Monthly Archives: March 2012

Land Rover Celebrates 25 Years

The iconic Land Rover Range Rover was officially introduced to the United States 25 years ago this year in 1987. To celebrate this milestone, Land Rover will host a special celebration in conjunction with the New York Auto Show and will invite consumers to an urban off-road adventure where they will drive 2012 model year vehicles at a custom-made course in the heart of New York City’s meatpacking district. In the past quarter century, the growth and acceptance of the Land Rover brand in the U.S. marks a true product and brand success story. That success is defined by loyal customers, a distinct authentic brand and consistent sales success. Read more »

10 Best Sedans Under $25,000

Kelley Blue Book, the leading provider of new car and used car information, has announced the 10 Best Sedans Under $25,000.

According to KBB, “the popular sedan segment for new cars is becoming more crowded with each passing year. While auto manufacturers continue to one-up each other with more feature-laden new sedans than ever before, ultimately it is the American consumer who wins with a plethora of new models from which to choose. However, with an influx of all-new or redesigned sedans in the marketplace, it can be difficult for consumers to discern the best model for their needs.” Read more »

FTC Takes Action to Stop Deceptive Car Dealership Ads

Five car dealers around the country have agreed to Federal Trade Commission settlement orders that require them to stop running ads in which they promise to pay off a consumer’s trade-in no matter what the consumer owes on the vehicle. Read more »

Toyota: 100 Cars to 100 Nonprofits in 100 Days

Toyota is fixing to give 100 Cars to 100 Nonprofits in 100 Days.

Do you know a nonprofit that could make great things happen with a new car? At 12:00 pm ET/9:00 am PT today (Monday), applications will open for Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good, a major national philanthropy program in which the automaker is giving away 100 cars to 100 nonprofits over the course of 100 days. Winners will be selected each day through public voting on Facebook. Read more »

Sevcon and Flextronics Automotive to Provide Drivetrain Systems for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Sevcon, Inc. (NASDAQ: SEV), a global manufacturer of microprocessor based controls for electric and hybrid vehicles, and Flextronics Automotive, a business of Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX), a leading global Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider, have entered into a cooperation agreement to provide hybrid and electric vehicle drivetrain systems to automotive OEM customers in Germany and other central European countries. Flextronics Automotive provides fully integrated lighting solutions, connectivity modules and power electronic applications for automotive manufacturers around the world. Read more »