Ford has combined Mustang sports car muscle with inspiration from NASA's Apollo space program to build a single 2015 Apollo Edition Mustang that will be auctioned off this month to raise funds for youth aviation and experimental aircraft education programs.
During the past week, more than 1.4 million vehicles were recalled by the Detroit Three, Land Rover, and Volkswagen--GM accounting for more than three-quarters of a million of them.
When shopping for a new car, truck, SUV, or van, buyers choose a particular brand or model for a variety of reasons, but according to J.D. Power research, the expected reliability of a new car or light truck continues to be the most important factor in the decision-making process.
Twelve of 15 automakers receive awards or are identified as having models ranking among the top three performers in each of the 26 car and light-truck segments that comprise the J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Initial Quality StudySM (IQS).
Ford is recalling 182,520 Escape and Transit Connect vehicles due to software problems affecting the instrument panel. Several other automakers also announced minor recalls.
In June 2015, U.S. car dealers sold nearly 1.48 million new cars and light trucks, or 3.9% more new vehicles than in the same month a year ago, based on automaker reports.
Subaru has announced a couple of new, limited-edition 2016 Series.HyperBlue models, which will go on sale this fall.
Problems with in-vehicle technology top the list of the 10 most frequently reported new-vehicle problems from the 2015 IQS.
During the past week, various automakers, including Ferrari, Ford, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru, and Toyota, issued recalls affecting a total of just under 1.5 million vehicles. Issues include air bag deployment, tire-pressure monitoring, and braking systems.
In conjunction with its sponsorship of the annual Black Entertainment Television (BET) Experience at the L.A. Live sports and entertainment complex in downtown Los Angeles, Nissan has unveiled a special edition of the redesigned 2016 Maxima called the SR Midnight.