Auto News for Aug. 27

Fort Collins, Colorado, is “America’s Safest Driving City,” according to the ninth annual Allstate Best Drivers Report. The company bases the report on claims data. Boise Idaho, Sioux Falls South Dakota, Brownsville Texas, and Madison Wisconsin round out the top five finishers. For the ninth year in a row, Phoenix topped the list among cities with one million people followed by San Diego and San Antonio.

Infiniti has released a first look at the Q30 Concept that will make its world debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show on Sept. 10. The maker said this is “not a coupe, not a hatch and not a crossover but a fusion of the three body styles.”



Nissan, meanwhile, is increasing its production capacity in the Americas to more than two million units by early next year. It said the move will protect the company from volatility in global currencies. Production of four cylinder gas engines for Infiniti and Mercedes will begin early next year at an all new plant in Decherd, Tennessee.

The new Chevy Silverado is now the official truck of the Texas Longhorns and the team’s mascot. If someone asks, the mascot’s name is Bevo.

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