FCA US Super Bowl Commercials

Advertising is always key in the automotive industry—especially when it’s Super Bowl Sunday. This is why it comes as no surprise that FCA US aired three new commercials for its different brands this year, showing how a combination of humor and beautiful scenery can be the perfect mixture. “FCA US always strives to do something different, something unexpected, yet with a purpose, for the largest television audience of the year and this year’s Super Bowl videos are no exception,” said Fiat Chrysler Chief Marketing Officer, Olivier Francois. There’s no denying that FCA US Super Bowl commercials were anything but expected. The first spot featured the Fiat 500X and was called Read More →

Buick Encore’s safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) put the Buick Encore’s safety to the test recently and the Encore performed superbly, enough so that it earned a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for both the front- and all-wheel drive models. With the Encore’s addition, the Buick lineup now includes five models with a 5-Star safety rating, including the Verano, Regal, LaCrosse, and Enclave. “Consumers are consistently surprised to discover Encore provides the characteristics they expect in our larger offerings – style, sophistication, connectivity and comfort,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Buick, in a statement. “NHTSA’s evaluation affirms Encore lives up to Buick’s safety reputation.” The Encore’s safety features include a Read More →

20 New Fiat Chrysler Models

The year 2014 was wildly successful for the automotive industry, with many carmakers breaking their own sales records. Fiat Chrylser plans to continue these positive trends through the next two years, as the automaker hopes to add 20 more models to its catalog. According to a presentation given by the company at an investors’ seminar, the CEO of Chrysler Fiat, Sergio Marchionne, plans to increase sales by 60 percent in 2018, expanding the Alfa Romeo, Maserati, and Jeep lineups. Few details have been revealed on the specifics of these 20 new models, but we have high hopes for the consistent and reliable auto company. To make all these new cars, Read More →

parallel parking record

You win some and you lose some. But when you get it right, there’s nothing quite like it. There’s just a certain pride that comes with parallel parking like a champ. January is Teen Driving Awareness Month, and parking will inevitably be part of any teen driver’s education. Any teen (or adult for that matter) that wants to know how to parallel park needs to study the work of Alistair Moffat. Mr. Moffat recently set the Guinness World Record for parallel parking. Using a Fiat 500C, he parallel parked between two other Fiats, leaving a margin of only 3 inches total between his car and the cars in front and Read More →

Autoweek’s Best of the Best Truck

After three days of intense testing at the Michigan International Speedway, the 2015 GMC Canyon stood out among competitors and earned Autoweek’s Best of the Best Truck award. Ever since shaking up the truck scene with its re-entry into the mid-size truck segment, the Canyon has been winning awards right and left. Its acceptance of the Best of the Best Truck award is added proof that the Canyon’s performance, design, build quality, and value combine to make one impressively irresistible package. That package is one that Autoweek’s editors found to be “the perfect size.” The publication’s editors said of the truck, “It’s truly a truck in the most honest sense… Read More →

2016 Cadillac CTS-V performance

Here at Carl Hogan Automotive, we are very excited for the new track-ready Cadillac which boasts over 640 hp. You heard right. The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V performance is so incredible it can hit 200 mph no problem. The V-Series brings a whole new meaning to the term “luxury sports car.” According to Cadillac, the new CTS-V stomps the competition in terms of performance, and is capable of doing 0-60 in 3.7 seconds. Aside from the 6.2-liter V8 supercharged engine, the CTS-V will feature a track-designed chassis and suspension, Brembo brakes, and advanced safety features among other things. “V-Series represents the very best of the Cadillac brand – the pinnacle of Read More →

2015 Dodge Challenger Safety Rating

It turns out, the 2015 Dodge Challenger isn’t all about top-notch speed—it’s also one of the safest vehicles available. The performance-oriented sedan recently earned the highest possible five-star overall safety rating from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), proving that the Challenger is more than just a sexy engine. “The new Dodge Challenger coupe further demonstrates our commitment to broaden the proliferation of advanced safety technologies, such as driver-assist features,” said Scott Kunselman, Senior Vice President for Vehicle Safety and Regulatory at FCA-North America. “The 2015 Challenger checks all the boxes,” Kunselman added. “It affords premium safety and security in a stylish package that delivers a sporty driving Read More →

massage seats

If you’ve got a busy work schedule that makes it difficult for you to get a relaxing break at the massage therapist, you may want to consider one of the two models Cadillac has equipped with brand new Cadillac massage seats. The 2015 XTS Premium, XTS Platinum Collection, and Escalade Platinum Collection available at Carl Hogan Automotive offer front driver and passenger seats that can knead, roll, and relax your back as you drive, complete with an anti-fatigue option. The seats’ settings can be stored in the car’s memory just like the seat positions, and activated at just the flip of a switch. It won’t give you the same experience Read More →

First Chevy Volt to Reach 200,000 Miles

The Chevy Volt has reached a new milestone. One Volt, owned by Erick Belmer, has gone the distance – topping 200,000 miles on its speedometer – logging more miles than any other Volt to date. Even more impressive? Belmer says his Volt is in great shape and hasn’t lost any battery capacity. Belmer has been in the news because of his Volt more than once. With a daily commute of 220 miles there and back, this Volt has been well ahead of its siblings in mileage since it was purchased in March of 2012. We first heard about Belmer’s Volt about a year ago when it had logged at least Read More →

2015 Dodge Challenger SXT Plus

It’s hard, no, impossible to compare the SXT to the SRT Hellcat, but while the Hellcat spits out a teeth-rattling 707 horsepower and will really draw the crowds to the dealership, the 2015 Dodge Challenger SXT Plus is the one they’ll drive home in. Sure, the Hellcat is the stuff automotive dreams are made of, but its higher price tag, higher maintenance costs, and higher insurance rates will really drive away the average consumer. This car gives off a no-nonsense vibe, with a sleek design hiding a V6 engine under the hood. Details such as the front splitter and fully functional hood vents really give away the power this vehicle Read More →