Archive for the ‘News’ Category

New Hypercar Being Built by Ford and Chevy

Monday, April 6th, 2015
Chevy and Ford are Designing a Hypercar

Chevy and Ford are Designing a Hypercar

Ford shook up the world when they unveiled their new 2017 GT model earlier this year. Chevy also has a stunning supercar with their 2015 Corvette Z06. However, neither Ford or Chevy offer a track-focused hypercar in their lineups. However, that is all about to change, because we recently found out that Chevy and Ford are designing a hypercar together. We are very excited about this announcement, and we will tell you everything that we know about this hypercar so far in this blog post. (more…)

VW Makes Financial Commitment to Support Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Thursday, February 19th, 2015
Volkswagen Committed to Spending $10 Million on EV Infrastructure

Volkswagen Committed to Spending $10 Million on EV Infrastructure

It is an exciting time to be an automotive enthusiast. Changes and innovation are happening faster than ever right now. That is especially true when it comes to electric vehicle technology. Automakers have been producing quality electric vehicles for years now already, and as a result they are becoming more affordable. However, one of the main reasons why electric vehicles still have not appealed to a large mass market is because there is a lack of infrastructure currently available. Several businesses and automakers have pledged to try to change that by making financial commitments. Volkswagen committed to spending $10 million on EV infrastructure by 2016. (more…)

Jeep set a new Sales Record in 2014 by Selling Over a Million Units

Thursday, January 15th, 2015
Jeep has met its sales goal of one million units

Jeep has met its Sales Goal of one Million Units

Many people were shocked when FCA Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne set a very ambitious sales goal of reaching one million Jeep sales by the end of 2014, which was a significant increase over last year. Well, the final numbers for 2014 have been tallied Jeep has met its sales goal of one million units. (more…)

Volkswagen Debuts new MIB II Infotainment System at CES

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Volkswagen Unveils Future of Infotainment at CES

The International Consumer Electronics Show otherwise known as CES, is going on in Las Vegas this week. This annual event draws more than 160,000 attendees that come to experience the innovation and excitement of the newest consumer electronics. In recent years the automotive industry has had a growing presence at CES because of trends like infotainment, fully-electric cars, and autonomous cars. This year Volkswagen has debuted the future of infotainment at CES, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. (more…)

Chrysler Plans Major Update on the PentaStar V-6 Engine

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
Chrysler's PentaStar V-6 is About to get a Turbocharger

Chrysler’s PentaStar V-6 is About to get a Turbocharger

Here at Dave Syverson Auto Center we like to stay up to date on everything that is going on with the automotive brands that we sell. Then when we hear something newsworthy we try to tell you about it right away to keep our audience in the loop as well. Well, this morning we found out that Chrysler’s PentaStar V-6 is about to get a turbocharger. So we decided to use this blog post to highlight everything that we’ve heard about this story so far. (more…)

Ram 1500 Wins Motor Trend Truck Shootout

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
Motor Trend Truck Shootout Results

Motor Trend Truck Shootout Results

In November Motor Trend held their annual truck shootout. All of us here at Dave Syverson Auto Center watched the results very closely because we carry two of the models that were compared in the shootout at our dealership. So for this blog post we have decided to give a summary of the Motor Trend Truck Shootout results. (more…)

Fuel Prices Reach 4-Year Low in America

Friday, September 26th, 2014
Fuel Prices are Dropping in the US

Fuel Prices are Dropping in the US

We’ve all heard our grandparents talk about “The good old days”, when gasoline only cost .10 cents a gallon, and they had to walk to school in the snow uphill, both ways. The days of .10 cent gallons of gasoline are gone forever unfortunately and in recent years fuel prices have climbed to levels that are higher than ever. However, we do have some good news for you, fuel prices are dropping in the US. There has been a recent trend of lowering gasoline prices that have taken place throughout the country over the last few months. (more…)

Increase in Thieves Targeting Pickup Truck Tailgates

Monday, September 22nd, 2014
Theft of Pickup Truck Tailgates is on the Rise

Theft of Pickup Truck Tailgates is on the Rise

We were surprised to learn that the theft of pickup truck tailgates is on the rise in the United States. So we decided to write this article to highlight some of the facts in the increased tailgate thefts and also to provide you with some tips on how to keep your pickup truck safe. (more…)

New Car Requirement: Rear-view Backup Camera

Friday, August 22nd, 2014
.2018 Requirement of Rear View Backup Cameras

2018 Requirement of Rear-view Backup Cameras

Starting with Henry Ford’s release of the model T in 1908 and continuing all the way until present day our American automotive industry has always been very innovative. Consumer demand and new legislation are two of the main reasons why the auto industry has had to constantly reinvent itself. Recently, there was a new piece of legislation passed that will add new technology to every single new car produced in the United States beginning in the year 2018. (more…)

The Golf brings an umph of power into 2015

Monday, June 30th, 2014
2015 Volkswagen Golf MN

The VW Golf is the car of the year

2015 Volkswagen Golf MN

FORE! Watch out, the 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI Diesel is coming in hot. The new diesel engine will bring mighty power while still appealing to those who believe in the importance of fuel efficiency.  The 2015 Volkswagen Golf MN is the model you know and love but now there’s even more to love. With improved features and a modified look and feel, the 2015 VW Golf is more to love.

The seventh generation model comes with more legroom and rear-seat space than any other generation of the Golf. Even with more space for comfort, VW has cut down in the Golf’s mass, giving it even easier handling and more fuel efficiency. To

2015 Volkswagen Golf MN

Picture yourself in a Golf

provide even more fuel efficiency to the 2015 Golf, VW installed electric power steering which will reduce tire feedback and lower friction. A new and improved brake system has increased braking response resulting in more precision when braking quickly or reaching inclement road conditions. (more…)