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11 Reasons Why Jimmy Fallon Should Buy a Ram Truck

We’re pretty confident that RAM trucks speak for themselves, but we wanted to add a little extra incentive for Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon to pick the only option that has GUTS and GLORY. Here are 11 reasons why we think he should choose a Ram Truck. (more…)

3D Printing Supports GM’s Global Team and Vehicles

Create a custom part on the computer screen, press print and then presto – the part is produced to the exact design specifications listed. The wonders of 3D printing.

GM Design has been using 3D rapid prototype technology for more than two decades. The technology has advanced significantly over the years from a paper and glue process to today’s high-speed lasers, sophisticated software and broad range of raw materials. Today GM is a leader and innovator in North America and suppliers view the organization as a beta tester for the latest equipment and software.  (more…)

It’s Time … for Jetpacks!

A tantalizing yard-marker for our progress to the future — second only to the flying car as a personal transportation gold standard — the jetpack has finally been perfected by the Martin Aircraft Company, and it’s on track to hit the market sometime in 2014.

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All-New 2015 Jeep Renegade

The all-new 2015 Jeep® Renegade expands the brand’s global vehicle lineup, entering the growing small SUV segment, while staying true to the adventurous lifestyle Jeep is known for.  Renegade delivers a unique combination of best-in-class off-road capability, open-air freedom and convenience, a segment-first nine-speed automatic transmission that contributes to outstanding on-road and off-road driving dynamics, fuel-efficient engines, world-class refinement, and a host of innovative safety and advanced technology offerings. (more…)

Twilight of the Automobile ?

By JEFF GREEN  and KEITH NAUGHTON Bloomberg News

In Germany, which remains Europe’s top auto market more than two decades after sales peaked there, Daimler and BMW woo non-owners with programs that let people rent cars by the minute, such as these Smart micro hybrid drive vehicles sit ready for dispatch to Daimler’sCar2go rental service in Ulm, Germany.

Analysts say congestion, fuel prices, tight parking and young people’s growing disdain for driving will see global car sales peak and then start to decline within a decade.

Read the entire article at the Day

Mourning the Loss of Ron Dolly

ron-dollyHosick Motors is deeply saddened by the recent death of our friend and colleague Ron Dolly. Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 8 pm Friday (2/28) and funeral services held Saturday at 10 am at the First Baptist Church in Mulberry Grove.

Our deepest sympathy to Ron’s family, including his wife April and children Colby, Cody & Adrienne.

Ron is most remembered as owner of Ron’s Amoco. He has served in various capacities at Hosick Motors in last the 20+ years. Ron Dolly will be missed.

2014 Durango – The Charger of SUVs

By Ron Sessions in Car & Driver

With its glaring, squinty eyes; jutting cross-hair nose; and wide, muscular stance, the current Dodge Durango hit the market for the 2011 model year as no shrinking violet. It’s now been updated for 2014, and it cops even more attitude than before. Designers shaved down the height of the grille, made the headlamps squintier, and added LED running lamps. (more…)

Hosick Staff Spotlight – James Sarchet

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Buick Encore Makes the Greener Choices List

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy has released its annual list of the greenest vehicles available on the market in 2014. To make the “Greener Choices” list, the models must be widely available within each vehicle class.

We are happy to announce that the 2014 Buick Encore has earned a place on the list of their “Greener Choices.”

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