Newly refreshed for the 2016 model year, the Audi A6 has earned the rating of Top Safety Pick+ when equipped with the available Driver Assistance package and produced after January 2015. Top Safety Pick+ is the highest 2015 rating available from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2016 A6 recently underwent the IIHS Small Overlap Front Crash test and received the highest possible rating of “good”.
“This year’s Top Safety Pick+ award for the Audi A6 reflects the Brand’s longstanding commitment to the development and introduction of innovative technologies,” said Scott Keogh, President, Audi of America. “With outstanding safety features, available driver assistance systems, and a refined design, the 2016 A6 exemplifies the commitment to excellence that Audi stands for.”
The Ram Truck brand has unveiled a one-of-a-kind Texas Ranger concept truck to commemorate and promote the brand’s partnership with the renowned law-enforcement agency and the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum.
Introduced by Ram Truck Brand President and CEO Bob Hegbloom at the 2015 Dallas Auto Show, the Ram Texas Ranger concept truck brings the legendary spirit of the Rangers to the road.
Help host one of Michigan’s most gratifying and thrilling events by volunteering at the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix.
As Detroit’s annual motorsports festival, the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix will help start the summer with three days of fun, music, racing and more, May 29-31 at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park street circuit. With an expected crowd of more than 100,000 over the course of the weekend, event organizers are targeting a delegation of approximately 1,100 Detroit Grand Prix Association (DGPA) volunteers to ensure another world-class experience for all of the guests on Belle Isle during race weekend.
Kia Motors America announced that U.S. News & World Report has honored the K900 flagship sedan and the 2015 Soul with “Best Cars for Families” awards in the Luxury Large Car and Hatchback categories, respectively. U.S. News Best Cars, the automotive channel of U.S. News & World Report, has published rankings for new vehicles sold in America since 2007, and the awards continue each vehicle’s string of recent accolades from respected organizations such as Robb Report, Cars.com and others.
“Having the Soul and K900 named to U.S. News and World Report’s ‘Best Cars for Families’ list demonstrates how far the Kia brand has come in terms of quality, safety, packaging, and amenities,” said Michael Sprague, executive vice president of sales and marketing, KMA. “The entire Kia model line – including our iconic urban passenger vehicle and luxury flagship sedan – offers a winning blend of sophisticated design and user-friendly technology with a consistent emphasis on value.”
Editors at Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com honored four FCA US vehicles with seven “top 10” awards for 2015.
The all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade has been named one of KBB.com’s “10 Favorite New-for-2015 Cars” and “10 Best All-Wheel-Drive Vehicles Under $25,000.”
The Jeep Renegade and 2015 Jeep Wrangler also made KBB.com’s “10 Best SUVs Under $25,000” list, while the 2015 Chrysler 200 nabbed a spot on the list of “10 Best Sedans Under $25,000.”
In addition, KBB.com named the Jeep Wrangler and 2015 Fiat 500 two of its “10 Coolest Cars Under $25,000.”
Haas F1 Team is on schedule to make its debut in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship in 2016, becoming the first American-led Formula One team in 30 years.
Getting a start-up team to the grid is a massive logistical and technical undertaking, but under the leadership of team principal Guenther Steiner, Haas F1 Team has many vital pieces already in place despite the 2016 season being a year away.
The editors of Four Wheeler have named the Ram Power Wagon “2015 Pickup Truck of the Year.”
“Factory-built and engineered, our Power Wagon is, by far, the most capable off-road pickup available in production,” said Bob Hegbloom, President and CEO of Ram Truck Brand — FCA US LLC. “The Four Wheeler magazine staff is loaded with off-road expertise. We’re honored that they have again named the Ram Power Wagon with their Pickup Truck of the Year award.”
Audi and AT&T have announced that 2016 model year Audi vehicles will offer AT&T 4G LTE or 3G coverage. AT&T and Audi enabled the first-ever in-vehicle 4G LTE data connection in North America in 2014.
“Our relationship with Audi has allowed us to improve the in-car experience, beginning with the A3 last year, the first 4G LTE connected car in the U.S.,” said Chris Penrose, senior vice president, Internet of Things, AT&T Mobility. “We’re thrilled to work with Audi to connect all 2016 models. Now all Audi drivers will enjoy navigation, streaming and high-speed access to the Internet.”