Posts Tagged ‘Detroit’

Record Fuel Efficiency for New Cars

Great news reported in USA Today’s DriveOn: New cars in this country boast unprecedented fuel efficiency. Average miles per gallon has inched up 1.1 mpg to 23.8 mpg since this time last year, according to the report, citing a Detroit area market research firm.

The Natural Resources Defense Council also took notice. The article quotes NRDC vehicle analyst Luke Tonachel saying the standards are “exceeding our expectations. These standards are doing exactly what they should.”

Great news for the industry and our country. Let’s keep up the momentum.

A nod to Detroit (and the Dodge Dart)

When President Obama visited The Washington Auto Show this year, he kicked the tires of some of America’s very best vehicles. Among them was the legendary Dart, redesigned by Chrysler to deliver on the brand’s beloved history.

In honor of visiting Detroit today with Washington Auto Show leadership, I thought I’d share a recent New York Times story reviewing and detailing the relaunch of the storied brand.



All eyes on Detroit

It’s a red letter day in Detroit — the start of Press Preview Day at the 2012 North American International Auto Show, or NAIAS if you can swing the logo.

Naturally, it’s the grand pooh-bah of domestic auto shows, replete with tons of debuts, entertainment and, of course, media.

Here is a glimpse of the excitement, courtesy of Barbara Pomerance, who is on site with the leadership of The Washington Auto Show. I’m skipping captions as the pics are self-explanatory.