Jeep Wrangler Black Edition II

Jeeps have been a favorite around the entire world since their inception, and they just keep getting cooler. The new Jeep Wrangler Black Edition II will debut soon at the Geneva Auto Show, and we’re hoping it shows up on America’s doorstep soon after that! Nearly everything on the Black Edition, you guessed it, will be painted black. These features include the 18-inch wheels, door mirror caps, spare tire cover, and grille. The black overload continues onto the interior with black leather seats and polished black trim. Add in a navigation system and a body-colored hard top, and you’re set with a dream Jeep. Both two-door and four-door options will Read More →

Columbus Police Department

The Columbus Police Department out of Mississippi is trying something new. Chief Tony Carleton said the department has deployed 50 police-worn cameras in its patrol division. Officers wear the cameras on their breast pocket or lapel and activate them at any point there may be “enforcement action”. Once off duty, the officers place their cameras on a docking station that downloads the recording to a server provided by TASER for $9,000 a year. “It’s been a learning curve for our officers, as far as getting used to using them and learning how to download video,” Carleton said. “The biggest challenge has been making sure we have the proper policy in Read More →

Black Engineer of the Year

The 2016 ATS-V is an awesome car: a compact performance vehicle that puts the “packed” into compact. And the good news is that dealers, just like ours here at Carl Hogan Automotive, are now starting to order models of this already popular vehicle. The vehicle comes in both sedan and coupe versions, so you can easily choose the ATS-V that best fits your life today. “The V-Series is the ultimate expression of Cadillac’s re-ignited product substance and the passion at the core of our brand,” said Johan de Nysschen, Cadillac president. “The ATS-V expands the V-Series lineup, bringing a new kind of performance character to Cadillac. Lightweight, agile and potent, the ATS-V will Read More →

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 →