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2015 Audi A3 Earns IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ Rating

The all-new 2015 Audi A3 sedan equipped with Audi pre sense received the highest 2014 safety rating available from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) earning a TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+) rating.



Additionally, the A3 sedan earned an 'ADVANCED' rating for front crash prevention which is the qualifier for the '+' portion of the TSP+ rating. The 2015 A3 received 'GOOD' ratings for all crashworthiness tests, including Moderate Overlap Front Test, Side Test, Roof Strength Test, Head Restraints Test, and Small Overlap Front.

'The TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating for the A3 sedan demonstrates the full Audi commitment to...
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Honda Introduces All-New HR-V Compact SUV

Honda will continue to expand its lineup of small cars aimed at the next generation of buyers with the launch of the 2015 Fit subcompact car and the all-new compact SUV, the Honda HR-V that will come to market this winter. Together the Fit and HR-V will represent a significant growth opportunity for Honda in the U.S., with both models produced at the automaker's newest North American manufacturing facility located in Celaya, Mexico, which allows for production flexibility to meet market demand.



"Both Fit and HR-V demonstrate how great things can come in small packages, and no one…
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Jaguar Plans Stellar Line-Up for 2014 Mille Miglia

Jaguar Heritage Racing will be tackling the legendary Mille Miglia classic car endurance event from 15-18 May with a line-up of top-name drivers, which will be traversed over 1,000 gruelling miles from Brescia-Rome-Brescia in ten of the most revered and sought-after historic Jaguar cars ever produced.



Household names from stage and screen, plus fashion, motor sport and music celebrities will campaign their assigned historic Jaguars through Northern and Central Italy for four tough but memorable days of hard driving.  Spectators enthusiastically lining the Mille Miglia route will get to see examples of...
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Tom Wood Volvo's Service Department is 5-Star

The Tom Wood Volvo service department has recently gotten some great reviews and we wanted to share them with you!

"Getting my car serviced is a pleasure rather than a chore. Everyone is always friendly, cordial, helpful, and accommodating. No complaints here. I guess that is why this is Volvo #5!!! Continue to recommend Tom Wood for sales and service, until they give me a reason not to."  Douglas G.

"Everyone at Tom Wood Volvo is very polite and helpful and I have always been satisfied with my...
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Porsche 911 GT3 Named 2014 World Performance Car

The Porsche 911 GT3 has been named the 2014 World Performance Car.



The World Car Awards (WCA) are presented annually in four categories ? Car Design, Green Car, Performance Car and Car of the Year. Winners are determined by an international panel of 69 automotive journalists from 22 countries. Jurors are appointed by the World Car Awards? Steering Committee based on automotive expertise, experience, credibility and influence.

?To be chosen as the winner of the World Performance Car by this global jury is extremely...
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Ford Transit Connect Joins History's American Pickers

Ford Transit is joining History's "American Pickers" as stars Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz travel around the United States, searching remote and rustic locations for classic gems that can be restored and resold. Wolfe and Fritz will drive a 2015 Transit, a full-size van designed for commercial use, in their mission to find these relics.



"The biggest thing is, when the van is full, then we've got to come home. I'm interested in real estate on wheels," Wolfe says during the episode airing April 30. "There were four or five different vehicles I was looking at, and…
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Every Day is Earth Day at Nissan Technical Center North America

Earth Day 2014 is business as usual at Nissan Technical Center North America (NTCNA). Inside, a thermal ice storage system efficiently reduces greenhouse gas emissions and lowers costs. Translucent skylights energize employees and simultaneously reduce energy consumption, helping trap heat on cold days. In the summer, white roofs provide the opposite effect, cooling the building. Outside, a massive recycling center salvages unused plastics, aluminum, steel, wood, cardboard and other vehicle parts no longer in use, while in the parking lot sits the only public electrical vehicle charging stations in Farmington Hills.



At NTCNA, every day is Earth Day.

?We encourage…
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Toyota Wins EPA's 2013 WasteWise Large Business Partner of the Year Award

Imagine lugging more than 1.9 million trash cans to the curb on trash day. That?s what Toyota has avoided doing over the last four years. Since 2009, Toyota has reduced or avoided 1.9 million trash cans worth of waste at its sales and logistics facilities across the country.           
 
This month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Toyota?s efforts with the 2013 WasteWise Large Business Partner of the Year award. This title marks the second time Toyota has received the...
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Subaru Debuts 2015 Rallycross STI

Subaru of America teased motorsports enthusiasts at the New York International Auto Show with the debut of a 2015 WRX STI sedan prepared in Rallycross Supercar Trim, which they will enter in the RedBull Global Rallycross Championship this fall.



The 2015 Rallycross STI was prepared by Vermont SportsCar, home of Subaru Rally Team USA. External design cues include a custom widebody, an STI wing integrated with carbon fiber aerodynamic enhancements, and a classic rally car-style...
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Land Rover Installs the UK’s Largest Rooftop Solar Panel Array

Land Rover has completed the installation of the UK's largest rooftop solar panel array at its new state-of-the art Engine Manufacturing Centre at i54 South Staffordshire. The new facility has been designed with sustainability embedded throughout and has recently been awarded BREEAM's 'Excellent' rating for the design stage of the assessment for sustainable buildings.



More than 21,000 photovoltaic panels, with a capacity of 5.8MW, have been fixed to the roof of the Engine Manufacturing Centre, with plans to increase this to over 6.3MW by the end of the year. It is estimated that the system…
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