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Lifetime achievement award honors Greensburg auto dealer

Bud Smail of Smail Auto Group receives recognition for his industry accomplishments and community service by fellow dealers and the P.A.A.

2 days ago


Lexus concept is almost too beautiful for words

"The LF-C2 concept shows what’s in store for our brand’s future design direction,” said Jeff Bracken, Lexus group VP and GM.

2 days ago


 Motor Trend Editor-In-Chief Edward Loh (left) presents General Motors CEO Mary Barra with the 2015 Motor Trend Truck of the Year Award for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado. Motor Trend makes the announcement Wednesday, December 3, 2014, noting the 2015 Colorado emerged as Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year by a rare unanimous vote. The editors were impressed with Colorado’s clean-sheet design, “right-sized” package, excellent handling, and overall capability. (Photo by Steve Fecht for Chevrolet)

Chevrolet’s Colorado wins rare unanimous decision from Motor Trend

To determine which truck deserved top honors, Motor Trend editors subjected all contenders to numerous instrumented & real-world road tests.

2 days ago


 Honda Cr-V Named 2015 Motor Trend Sport/Utility Of The Year.

Honda’s new 2015 CR-V Redefines “Mid-Model Refresh,” Wins Motor Trend’s Sport/Utility of the Year Award

Exterior design changes, including re-styled front & rear bodywork, mirrors & wheels, lend a bolder, sportier appearance with unique style.

3 weeks ago


 The 2014 Chevrolet Spark, Chevrolet’s first mini-car for the U.S. and Canadian markets, is a stylish and practical choice for urbanites who want a car that’s easy to drive and own. Attention-grabbing colors include (from left to right) Techno Pink, Jalapeno, Salsa, Grape Ice and Black Granite.

Chevrolet “Sparking” Interest With a New Audience

Our small cars – Spark, Sonic and Cruze – attract more new car buyers to Chevrolet than any other vehicles in the lineup.

3 weeks ago


 Inside, the A6 and A7 will offer new interior design selection combinations with Flint gray and Cedar brown.

Audi’s A6 and A7 get more efficient and refined for 2016

While not as flashy as the R8 competition, Audi also chose to make two introductions at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week.

3 weeks ago


8 ways to protect the value of your car this winter

As the seasons change and winter approaches, protecting your vehicle becomes even more important.

3 weeks ago


 Washington Ford in Washington, PA, and the Chartiers-Houston High School football team partnered up this past August for Ford’s Drive 4 UR School event. This fundraiser took place on August 3, 2014, and raised nearly $5,000 to support the Chartiers-Houston varsity football team.

Washington Ford Partners with Chartiers-Houston High School Football for Ford’s Drive 4 UR School Fundraiser.

Drive 4 UR School is a one-day fundraising event designed to benefit high schools throughout the country.

1 month ago


Start preparing your vehicle now for the adverse weather ahead

It’s the time of year when you should schedule a complete vehicle checkup. The few dollars you invest are sure to save you in months ahead.

1 month ago


Moon-area dealerships collect more than $6,000 worth of food for local pantry

Dealerships on University Blvd were able to fill the gap with a month-long food drive which generated more than $6,000 worth of donations.

1 month ago


 The Audi R8 Competition will make its debut at the LA Auto Show tomorrow.

Audi revs into high gear for opening of the auto show season

GM of Day Audi-Volkswagen, Gary Desanzo, called the A9 Concept a “jaw dropping example of a new design language of Audi models to come.”

1 month ago


 2015 Acura TLX Exterior V6 SH-AWD.

Long-awaited 2015 Acura TLX exceeding expectations

When the first prototype was rolled out earlier this year, Acura billed its new TLX sedan as a “Red Carpet Athlete.”

1 month ago


Navigator’s cabin surrounds you with luxury on the road

The new 2015 Navigator builds on Lincoln’s well-earned reputation for a quality build and luxurious appointments

1 month ago


 Joer Palmiero, VP of Honda North

Joe Palmiero Wins National Recognition for Community Service and Industry Accomplishments at NADA Convention

The nomination of Joe Palmiero, VP of Honda North in Butler, PA, for the 2015 TIME Dealer of the Year award was announced today by TIME.

1 month ago


Teenager danger: Five rules for young drivers

If you're feeling nervous about handing the car keys to your teenager for the first time, you're not alone.

1 month ago


 HPD Supercharged CR-Z.

Sporty CR-Z gets even sportier with supercharger

Honda is making its CR-Z Sport Hybrid Coupe a lot sportier through new, dealer-installed Honda Performance Development supercharger kit.

1 month ago


Halloween brings out all the spookiest rides, but which is really the best?

It’s that time of year, when young ghosts & goblins walk Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods, searching for treats & hopefully not playing tricks.

1 month ago


Mario Lemieux Foundation opens North Hills Austin's Playroom location.

The Mario Lemieux Foundation announced the opening of Austin's Playroom at Allegheny Health Network Health + Wellness Pavilion in Wexford.

1 month ago


Best way to handle aggressive drivers? Model better behavior

85 percent of motorists describe other drivers' behind-the-wheel behavior as aggressive, yet only 36% admit their own driving is aggressive.

1 month ago


 2015 GMC Canyon Crew Cab SLE midsize pick up truck can easily fit into garage parking.

Smaller trucks and SUVs offer versatility, value

If you’ve noticed that a lot of the SUVs and trucks on the road today are getting smaller, you’re not alone.

1 month ago


 Photo courtesy of Brian Keegan/Smail Auto Group

Local dealerships “go pink” for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is about more than just wearing pink.

1 month ago


 2015 Acura TLX Exterior V6 SH-AWD.

Acura TLX exceeding expectations of drivers and dealers

To achieve its dual mission of even sharper sports-sedan performance & increased luxury refinement, TLX employs a host of new technologies.

1 month ago


 Sam McVeigh sits on his 1967 Jaguar XKE next to John Putzier, CEO of the GPADA and owner of the 2015 Jaguar F-Type R.

Juxtaposed Jaguars put iconic brand’s history on display

When the first Jaguar E-Type was introduced back in 1961, Enzo Ferrari called it “the most beautiful car ever built.”

2 months ago


 Combining impressive horsepower and fuel economy with an assortment of luxury design cues, the 2014 Lincoln MKX remains a standout in the premium midsize utility segment. New for the 2014 model year are new exterior color choices and a Limited Edition Package that features a leather-trimmed interior.

Lincoln MKX offers mid-sized SUV luxury, new Limited Edition for 2014

If you’re looking for a solid-mid-sized SUV that offers luxury and performance, the Lincoln MKX delivers in spades.

2 months ago


Dean Honda donates portion of October sales to Komen Pittsburgh

Dean Honda is doing its part by donating $25 to the Pgh affiliate of Susan G. Komen for every new & used vehicle that’s sold this month.

2 months ago


The Mario Lemieux Foundation announced the opening of an Austin's Playroom at the Allegheny Health Network Health + Wellness Pavilion in Wexford.

The Health + Wellness Pavilion's Austin's Playroom was established by generous donation from Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Assoc.

2 months ago


 Some 1.05 million vehicles will be recalled in Japan and 615,000 overseas, covering more than a dozen Lexus models and Toyota models Crown Majesta, Crown, Noah, Voxy, Corolla Rumion and Auris.

Toyota recalls 1.67 million Toyota, Lexus cars for three separate defects

Toyota said it was not aware of any crashes, injuries or deaths resulting from the defects.

2 months ago


Five Moon-area dealers hoping to make big impact with October food drive

For the past 4 years, Falconi’s Moon Township Automotive Group has hosted a food drive during Oct to benefit the W Hills Food Pantry.

2 months ago


Mazda’s bread and butter sedan offers technology and curb appeal in new packages for 2015

The 2015 Mazda6 has a plethora of Mazda-engineered technologies & features wrapped into an eye-catching design.

2 months ago


Baierl Automotive announces the Subaru Outback Runback Promotion

“Baierl Automotive has been enjoying Pitt Football for a long time & thought we would do something fun for fans to commemorate the 125th

2 months ago


Fifth generation Outback is roomiest and most capable

Subaru’s 5th generation Outback, initially billed as the world’s 1st sport utility wagon, is the roomiest & most capable in nameplate’s

2 months ago


 The Flashlight Drags welcome all makes and models that race “heads up” with no classifications, eliminations or brackets.

Flashlight Drags Offer the Excitement of Street Racing Without the Jail Time

Ever dream of challenging that guy down the street with a hot car to a duel? Just you and him, one-on-one, to see who really has the

3 months ago


 A shot of “Romeo” – Gwen Lewis’ 1959 MGA 1500

Local dealers talk about their first cars, dream cars and what they're driving now

We talked with three local dealers – Gwen Lewis, Tom LaFrankie, Bill Kelly – about the memorable cars in their lives.

3 months ago


 The Lincoln MKC features a new seating material called Deepsoft leather, which will soon appear in other models in the brand’s lineup.

MKC’s interior embodies everything you would expect from the Lincoln brand

It may be a tad smaller than your average Lincoln, but on the MKC, it’s what’s inside that counts.

3 months ago


 Available in Laredo, Limited, Overland and Summit trims, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is clearly at the top of its class.

Jeep’s most awarded SUV ever is still on the cutting edge

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is the most awarded SUV ever, and for good reason.

3 months ago


 2014 Ford Transit: Available in three roof heights, two wheelbase lengths, and regular and extended-length bodystyles. (01/22/2013)

Ford’s new Transit lineup offers flexibility, capability and low ownership costs for commercial owners

The familiar commercial vans and wagons that we see here in Pittsburgh are changing in a revolutionary way, getting taller and more agile.

3 months ago


 The new 2015 Ford Expedition is the most powerful, fuel-efficient Expedition yet, with seating for eight and segment leading towing capacity. With an available radar-based Blind Spot Information System, an available computer controlled suspension and EcoBoost power, the 2015 Expedition will be for sale in North America in the fall of 2014. Photo by: Sam VarnHagen/Ford Motor Co.

Ford 'embarks' on its brand new Expedition this month

If you’ve been waiting to see the brand new 2015 Ford Expedition at your local Pittsburgh area Ford dealership, the wait should not be long.

3 months ago


Ram ProMaster Commercial Van offers versatility for professionals

Based on the Fiat Ducato, the ProMaster offers 20-inches more height than conventional cargo vans.

4 months ago


 The 2015 Lincoln Navigator with enhancements to its design and powertrain will be in showrooms later this year.

Navigator provides luxury, comfort and safety on the road

If you’re coming down I-79 bracketed by 16-wheelers, the Navigator will also give you a sense of added safety.

4 months ago


New Dean Honda facility makes customers top priority

After 29 years in the same location on Lebanon Church Road in West Mifflin, the owner decided that his business was ready for a change.

4 months ago


Rebuilt GT350 is a nod to owner’s hometown and one of its heroes

When Fred Piluso acquired the 1967 Shelby GT350 from its previous owner in Columbus, Ohio, he knew he had work to do.

4 months ago


 All-New 2015 Edge showcases Ford’s best technology, more driver-assist features, improved performance and outstanding craftsmanship.

Ford stays on the cutting 'Edge' with redesigned crossover

For 2015, the Edge will receive it first major overhaul, all-new from wheels to roof.

4 months ago


Local Chevrolet scores a goal through successful youth soccer team program

JIM CRIVELLI CHEVROLET, INC. is supporting Montour Youth Soccer Association through the Chevrolet Youth Soccer program.

4 months ago


Washington Ford makes way for a brand new facility

After eight months of careful planning, construction is now underway at Washington Ford in South Strabane Township.

4 months ago


Volkswagen Touareg celebrates 10th anniversary with special edition, new trim

In addition to the new R-Line and the X Special Edition, the 2014 Volkswagen Touareg is offered in Sport Lux, Executive and Hybrid trims.

4 months ago


 Toyota’s new Fuel Cell vehicle may hit the U.S. shores as early as next year.

Toyota shows off its new fuel cell vehicle

As a part of its recent “Experience the Future of Mobility” exhibit at the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival, Toyota offered a glimpse of the kind

4 months ago


 John and Horace Dodge founded Dodge Brothers in 1914, after years of selling components to both Olds and Ford.

Dodge celebrates 100 years of innovation, refocuses on its performance roots

Since the brand’s inception almost 100 years ago, the Dodge brand has been synonymous with automotive innovation.

4 months ago


Good habits to keep teens safe on the road

A recent study found that one in four teens say they don't use a seat belt on every ride.

4 months ago


Alfa Romeo returns to Western Pennsylvania at Baierl

The re-entrance of the Alfa-Romeo brand to Pa. and the U.S. is worthy of note. And its new 4C Coupe, as expected, is a technological marvel.

5 months ago


 2015 Nissan Murano resets the standard in the midsize crossover segment with breakthrough design, premium interior and purposeful technology. Third generation of Nissanís popular flagship crossover symbolizes Nissanís design-led product and brand renaissance. Murano styling delivers bold Resonance Conceptís refined intensity exterior and social lounge interior. Carries forward new Nissan design direction with V-Motion front end, boomerang lights, floating roof treatment and efficient aerodynamics. All-new Murano arrives in Nissan showrooms in late 2014.

Third generation Murano delivers on Resonance Concept’s promise

Based on the Nissan Resonance Concept, this third-generation Murano delivers on the exterior and interior of the concept.

5 months ago


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