Thursday, April 11, 2024

2025 Mercedes-Benz EQS Arrives Later This Year

The 2025 Mercedes-Benz EQS Sedan, with revised front fascia including new grille design, has an all-new battery with an increased usable capacity of 118 kWh for improved electric range. In addition, there's new regenerative braking software that enables greater energy recuperation. The MBUX Hyperscreen is standard on the EQS Sedan which comprises three displays that merge into one another creating a curved screen band over 55 inches wide. The 2025 Mercedes-Benz EQS Sedan arrives at U.S. dealerships later in 2024. When introduced in 2022, the EQS 450+ produced a range of 305 miles and the EQS 450 4MATIC and EQS 580 4MATIC delivered 285 miles of range. The 2024 EQS 450+ SUV started at $105,550 (including $1,150 destination and delivery charge).

2025 Toyota 4Runner Coming This Fall


The sixth generation 2025 Toyota 4Runner, all-new from the ground up, is powered by a 278 horsepower turbocharged 2.4 liter four-cylinder i-FORCE engine paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission and is standard in the SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road and Limited grades. 4Runner’s i-FORCE MAX hybrid powertrain pairs the turbocharged 2.4-liter engine with a 48 horsepower electric motor integrated into the eight-speed transmission, feeding off a 1.87-kWh NiMH battery pack that creates a total system output of up to 326 horsepower and is available on TRD Off-Road and Limited, while standard on the TRD Pro, Trailhunter and Platinum models. The power rear window is available with power liftgate. Nine grades are available including SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Sport Premium, TRD Off Road, TRD Off Road Premium, Limited, Platinum, TRD Pro, and Trailhunter. The Multi-Terrain Select system now functions in both 4WD-High and 4WD-Low. Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 is standard on all models and there's an available 14-inch touchscreen display with the latest Toyota Audio Multimedia system. The 2025 Toyota 4Runner will arrive in the U.S. in the Fall of 2024.

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

2025 Buick Enclave Available To Order In Late Summer

The next-generation 2025 Buick Enclave, in Preferred, Sport Touring and Avenir trims, is powered by a 328 horsepower 2.5L Turbo engine mated to a standard eight-speed automatic transmission and available in front wheel and all-wheel drive variants. It's longer, wider and taller than the previous generation with upgrades to the grille, front and rear fascia. The 2025 Buick Enclave has a 30-inch-diagonal premium ultra-wide display, wireless charging capability, seven standard camera views with two additional cameras available for up to nine through optional packages. Super Cruise hands-free driver assistance technology is available across all trims. The 2025 Buick Enclave comes standard with Automatic Crash Response, remote vehicle commands, and navigation and voice assistance features for eight years as part of the OnStar One Essentials package. The Enclave is trailering-capable with an available maximum capability of up to 5,000 lbs. Ordering the Enclave is expected to start later this Summer.

Refreshed 2025 Acura MDX Coming In May

The refreshed 2025 Acura MDX, powered by a 290 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission, gets new front fascia, darker headlights/taillights and wheel designs, a new 12.3-inch touchscreen user interface featuring Google built-in audio performance on all trims. The MDX Type S is powered by a 355 horsepower 24-valve, dual-overhead cam 3.0-liter Turbo V6 engine with a Sport Tuned 10-speed automatic transmission. All 2025 MDX models now feature a new 12.3-inch touchscreen interface featuring Google built-in, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto™ capability are also standard. At the top of the MDX lineup, the 2025 MDX Type S with Advance Package features a new 31-speaker Bang & Olufsen's luxury audio system. In the rear, the blind spot information system's warning range increased, enabling Lane Change Alert, which can help alert the driver to detected vehicles approaching from behind in adjacent lanes. The 2025 MDX and MDX Type S performance SUVs will begin arriving at Acura dealers nationwide this May.   

2025 Subaru Forester Starts At $31,090 Late This Spring

The 2025 Subaru Forester, available in Base, Premium, Sport, Limited, and Touring trim levels, is powered by a revised 180 horsepower 2.5-liter Subaru BOXER® engine paired to a Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. For the first time on Forester, Emergency Stop Assist can stop the SUV if it detects an unresponsive driver when the Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control is active. The Forester has a standard 8.7 inches of ground clearance. There are dual 7.0-inch SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia System touchscreens and an available 11.6-inch SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia system with wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility. The Forester starts at $31,090 (including $1,395 destination and delivery) and goes up to $41,390 for the Forester Touring. The 2025 Subaru Forester arrives in late Spring.

Thursday, March 28, 2024

All-New 2025 Kia K4 Coming 2nd Half 2024

The all-new 2025 Kia K4, the brand's fourth-generation compact sedan replacing the Forte, is powered by a 147 horsepower 2.0-liter engine matched with an intelligently variable transmission or an optional turbocharged 190 horsepower 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The K4 has an overall length of 185.4 inches and width of 72.8 inches. The K4 offers the latest Kia ADAS suite, including standard Intelligent Speed Limit Assist, Lane Keeping Assist and Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go. The K4 has Forward Collision Avoidance designed to help detect and prevent collisions from occurring in certain circumstances, and detect vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists in front of the vehicle while driving. Available features, include Blind-Spot View Monitor, 360° Surround View Monitor, and segment-exclusive emergency evasive steering assist. The K4 is expected to arrive in the United States in the second half of 2024 in five trim levels: LX, LXS, EX, GT-Line and GT-Line Turbo.

2025 Hyundai Tucson Starts Arriving In June

The refreshed 2025 Hyundai Tucson SUV, with a choice of 2.5L ICE, hybrid, hybrid N Line, plug-in hybrid and XRT variants, is powered by a Smartstream™ 187 horsepower 2.5-liter, direct-injected and multi-port-injected gasoline engine, an available 178 horsepower 1.6-liter, direct-injected, turbocharged engine combined with a 47.7-kW electric motor for an estimated 231 total hybrid system horsepower, or a plug-in hybrid with 1.6-liter turbocharged, direct-injected four coupled with a specially tuned six-speed automatic transmission and a 72.0-kW electric motor for a total system output rated at a robust 268 horsepower. For 2025, Tucson gets a new front and rear appearance, updated lighting signatures, new alloy wheel designs and, inside, a redesigned panoramic curved display that integrates an available 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and an enlarged 12.3-inch infotainment display. Also, a redesigned center stack includes the addition of  supplementary knobs and switchgear for frequent-use driver controls including audio volume and tuning, along with select HVAC controls. The center console, steering wheel and door panel accents have also been redesigned and there's a new dashboard tray located above the glovebox. 2025 Tucson 2.5L models will arrive at U.S. dealerships in June, while 1.6L turbo hybrid and plug-in hybrid models will be available late Summer.

2025 Hyundai Santa Cruz Coming This Summer

The 2025 Hyundai Santa Cruz Sport Adventure Vehicle is powered by a 191 horsepower 2.5L direct-injected in-line four-cylinder engine coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission or an available 281 horsepower 2.5L direct-injected turbocharged engine linked to an eight-speed wet dual-clutch automatic transmission with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The 2.5L turbocharged powertrain adds a new tow mode for the 2025 model year. New for 2025, XRT-exclusive front and rear bumper fascia designs, a redesigned dashboard with a panoramic curved display that seamlessly combines driver information cluster and infotainment and front tow hooks. The 2.5L 4-cylinder is rated to tow 3,500 lbs. and the 2.5L Turbo AWD model has 5,000 lbs. of towing capability. The 2025 Santa Cruz, designed in California, arrives at Hyundai dealerships this Summer.

2025 Audi Q7 Starts At $61,695 Now

The 2025 Audi Q7 45 seven-passenger SUV is powered by a 261 horsepower turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, the Q7 55 a 335 horsepower turbocharged 3.0L V6 engine with a single, twin-scroll turbocharger mounted within the engine’s V for improved response and thermal efficiency and the Audi SQ7 features a biturbo 500 horsepower 4.0L V8 engine with a cylinder on demand system. All Q7 55 and SQ7 models have quattro® all-wheel drive and an 8-speed Tiptronic® transmission with a towing capacity of up to 7,700 pounds. For model year 2025, the octagonal grille now features vertical inlays with a teardrop shape on the standard Q7 exterior and are L-shaped on the SQ7. Elements of the front bumper, door attachment trim, and diffuser can be configured in various finishes. The Q7 45 starts at $61,695 (including $1,195 destination charge), the Q7 55 starts at $66,995 and the SQ7 at $91,995. The 2025 Audi Q7 and SQ7 are arriving now in U.S. showrooms.

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

2025 Nissan Kicks Coming Late Summer

The all-new 2025 Nissan Kicks, roomier front and rear compared to the 2024 Kicks, is powered by a 141 horsepower 2.0-liter inline-four engine coupled to the latest generation of Nissan's Xtronic transmission. Kicks is offered in S, SV and SR grade levels, with two available Premium packages. Kicks models with AWD add a "Snow" driving mode that adjusts the logic of the all-wheel-drive and vehicle dynamic control systems with tuning specifically intended for slippery surfaces. Kicks SV and SR have a 12.3-inch color touchscreen infotainment system. Nissan Safety Shield® 360 includes Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Automatic Braking, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning and High Beam Assist. The new Kicks will reach Nissan dealerships later this Summer in the U.S. and Canada. Full pricing will be available closer to the on-sale date.

2025 Mercedes-Benz G 550 Coming In 2nd Half 2024

The all-new 2025 Mercedes-Benz G 550 is powered by a 443 horsepower 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine mated to a 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission with torque converter and turbocharging via an exhaust gas turbocharger. An electric auxiliary compressor also has a 48-volt integrated starter generator for support at lower engine speeds with an additional 20 horsepower. The G 550 has a redesigned off-road control center, new OFFROAD COCKPIT which provides an overview of the most important data and functions for off- road driving and a "Transparent Hood" function in conjunction with the 360-degree camera providing a virtual view of under the front of the vehicle to enable the driver to better recognize obstacles in the vehicle's path. The "Trail," "Rock" and "Sand" drive programs are for off-road terrain. The suspension on the new G 550 features adaptive adjustable damping as standard for even more control during on- and off-road driving. The 2025 Mercedes-Benz G 550 arrives at U.S. dealerships in second half of 2024.

Genesis Neolun and GV60 Magma Concepts

The Genesis Neolun Concept, from the Greek “neo,” or new, and the Latin “luna,” which means moon, is a full-size electric SUV concept.

The Genesis GV60 Magma Concept marks the brand’s expansion into high-performance vehicles. Genesis ultimately aims to develop a high-performance Magma model for each production vehicle in the existing lineup, maximizing both aesthetics and performance. Revealed for the first time today, the GV60 Magma Concept will be among the Genesis Magma program models headed for production.

2025 Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e 4MATIC Plug-in Hybrid Arrives 2nd Half 2024

The 2025 Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e 4MATIC plug-in hybrid SUV is powered by a 134 horsepower permanently excited electric synchronous motor with internal rotor paired with a 24.8 kWh battery, contributing to a combined system output of up to 313 horsepower and 406 lb.-ft. of combined system torque delivering an electric range of up to 81 miles according to WLTP. The "Hybrid" drive program utilizes the "Electric" drive mode for the appropriate driving situations like city driving when the GLC 350e prioritizes electric propulsion. An "Off-Road" drive mode enables the plug-in hybrid to drive electrically on off-road terrain. All-electric driving is possible up to 87 mph. With the standard 60 kW DC charger, a full charge can be achieved in about 30 minutes. The new plug-in hybrid model which has the same exterior and interior design as the GLC 300 and GLC 300 4MATIC SUVs, will arrive at U.S. dealerships in the second half of 2024.

2025 INFINITI QX80 Starts at $84,445 Late Summer

The all-new 2025 INFINITI QX80, the first model to showcase the latest evolution of INFINITI design, is powered by a 450 horsepower 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged engine mated to a a 9-speed automatic transmission with a 40% wider gear ratio range. QX80's dashboard uses two 14.3-inch displays with Classic, Elegant and Enhanced views that can be operated by a jog wheel on the right of the steering wheel, and QX80 also offers an available color head-up display. A separate, 9-inch touchscreen mounted below the infotainment display provides convenient control of all climate functions, as well as front seating heating or cooling operations and selection of QX80's drive modes. QX80 PURE and LUXE feature a 14-speaker Klipsch audio system with 600 watts of total power and a 12-channel amplifier. SENSORY and AUTOGRAPH have a Klipsch Reference Premiere Audio System with 24 speakers including titanium tweeters, four High Line roof-mounted speakers, an 8-inch TriPower subwoofer from 1,200 watts of power. The all-new 2025 INFINITI QX80 will reach retailers later this Summer starting at $84,445 (including $1,995 destination and handling charge) for the PURE RWD trim level. 

2025 Mercedes-AMG GT 43 Coupe

The 2025 Mercedes-AMG GT 43 Coupe is powered by the 416 horsepower AMG 2.0-liter turbocharged engine mated to a AMG SPEEDSHIFT® MCT 9G transmission (MCT = Multi-Clutch Transmission) is equipped with a wet start-off clutch. The GT 43 is rear-wheel drive with a 1.6-inch-wide electric motor is integrated directly on the shaft of the turbocharger between the turbine wheel on the exhaust side and the compressor wheel on the intake side. The latest generation of AMG RIDE CONTROL adaptive adjustable damping is available as an option for the AMG GT 43. The suspension control unit uses data analysis, including acceleration and wheel travel sensors, to adjust the damping force for each wheel to suit the situation in just a few milliseconds. The driver can preselect the basic setup via the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive programs at the touch of a button.

Audi Q6 e-tron Coming This Summer

The new Audi Q6 e-tron quattro SUV is expected to have 483 nominal horsepower and 510  launch control horsepower and deliver over 300 miles of range (on the EPA test cycle based on preliminary manufacturer estimates). The SQ6 e-tron is forecast to have 422 nominal horsepower and 456 launch control horsepower in the U.S.. A newly developed lithium-ion battery consisting of twelve modules and 180 prismatic cells with a total gross capacity of 100 kWh (94.9 net) ensure a range of up to388 miles. Up to 158 miles can be recharged in ten minutes at a high power charging station. The Audi Q6 e‑tron quattro and SQ6 e‑tron will be available to order this month and will be delivered to customers in Summer. The U.S. market version of the Q6 e-tron quattro is more powerful than what its included in the global release and Sportback and Rear Wheel Drive models will follow at a later point.

2024 Mercedes-AMG GT Starts At $136,050 This Spring

The second-generation 2024 Mercedes-AMG GT, the new flagship model from Mercedes-AMG, is powered by a 469 horsepower AMG 4.0L V8 Biturbo engine in the AMG GT 55 which starts at $136,050 (including $1,150 destination and delivery charge) and the 577 horsepower AMG GT 63 starts at $177,050 with 4MATIC+ fully variable all-wheel drive, AMG ACTIVE RIDE CONTROL suspension with active roll stabilization, active rear-axle steering and active aerodynamic elements. When the optional 2+2 seating is not in use, the rear seat backrests can fold down to provide up to 23.8 cu-ft of cargo space. The 2024 Mercedes-AMG GT arrives in dealerships in this Spring.

Sunday, March 17, 2024

2024 Lincoln Nautilus® Starts At $52,010 Now

The all-new 2024 Lincoln Nautilus® SUV is powered by a 250 horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine or a 2.0-liter turbocharged hybrid engine mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission with a 100kW electric motor available on all trim levels that can achieve 310 total system horsepower. It features the all-new Lincoln Digital Experience with an 11.1-inch center-stack touchscreen extending up and out into the main 48-inch panoramic display for personalizing the entertainment system with favorite music, navigation and entertainment apps. The all-new Nautilus will come equipped with BlueCruise features including Lane Change Assist, allowing a driver to switch lanes hands-free with the tap of the turn signal when the path is clear and In-Lane Repositioning. Outside, Nautilus has a new exterior and all-new LED headlamps, available H2 Pixel Headlamps as well as all-new LED taillamps with animation. The all-new global Nautilus is available now in North America with a starting MSRP of $52,010 (including $1,595 destination charges).

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

2024 Acura ZDX A-Spec Starts At $58,395 In the Coming Months

The all-new, all-electric 2024 Acura ZDX Type S (pictured above), with a performance-tuned dual-motor AWD powertrain that delivers 500 maximum horsepower and 544 lb.-ft. of maximum torque, is expected to qualify for the full federal $7,500 tax credit and starts at $74,895. ZDX A-Spec buyers can choose between a rear-wheel drive single-motor powertrain with 358 horsepower and 324 lb.-ft. of max torque with a starting MSRP of $58,395 after the Federal $7,500 EV tax credit and including $1,395 destination charge or a 490 horsepower dual-motor all-wheel drive configuration with 437 lb.-ft. of maximum torque. The ZDX A-Spec and ZDX Type S are expected to arrive at Acura dealerships in the coming months.

2024 Audi Q4 55 e-tron Starts At $56,395 In April

The 2024 Audi Q4 55 e-tron starting at $56,395 (including $1,195 destination charge) and Q4 Sportback 55 e-tron at $59,395 now produce a maximum of 335 horsepower from their ASM/PSM (F/R) motors, an increase of 40 horsepower when compared to the 2024 Q4 50 e-tron and 2024 Q4 Sportback 50 e-tron. The 2024 Q4 55 e-tron achieves an EPA estimated range of 258 miles, an additional 22 miles over the 2024 Q4 50 e-tron SUV. The 2024 Audi Q4 e-tron 55 also features an updated permanently excited synchronous electric motor on the rear axle. The 2024 Q4 55 e-tron models are anticipated to arrive in U.S. showrooms in April 2024.

2024 Honda Prologue Starts At $41,295 After Tax Credit

The all-new 2024 Honda Prologue models, the first all-electric Honda SUV, will qualify for the U.S. $7,500 EV tax credit for all 2024 Prologues built after Feb. 26, 2024 and all leased 2024 Prologues will qualify. Two-wheel drive models are powered by a front-mounted single motor with 212 horsepower and 236 lb.-ft. of torque while the AWD models add an additional motor in the rear generates 288 horsepower and 333 lb.-ft. of torque. The 2024 Honda Prologue EX Single Motor (2WD) has an MSRP of $47,400, after the tax credit plus $1,395 destination charge, the price is $41,295 and the EX Dual Motor (AWD) comes to $44,295 after the credit and charge. There are Touring and Elite trim levels that cost more.

2024 Dodge Charger Daytona Scat Pack Coming Mid-Year

The all-new, all-electric 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona Scat Pack with an output up to 670 horsepower from a 400V propulsion system that incorporates a high-voltage battery pack, a dual integrated charge module and both a front and rear electric drive module with each generating 335 horsepower (250 kW) and 300 lb.-ft. of torque and provides 260 miles of all-electric range. The battery pack delivers 100.5 kWh installed capacity and a peak discharge rate of 550 kW specifically designed to maximize acceleration by allowing the motor to utilize the most power the battery can output in the span of a quarter mile. The Daytona Scat Pack can be recharged from a 20 to 80% charge status in just over 27 minutes when using a Level 3 DC CCS fast charger. Estimated charging capacity is 8.1 miles per minute for the Daytona Scat Pack using a 350-kW fast charger.

The all-new Dodge Charger features standard all-wheel drive for all models and will offer the Dodge Charger SIXPACK H.O. powered by the 550 horsepower 3.0L Twin Turbo Hurricane High Output engine and the Dodge Charger SIXPACK S.O. fueled by the 420 horsepower 3.0L Twin Turbo Hurricane Standard Output engine.

Two-door coupe versions of all-electric 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona Scat Pack and 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona R/T will begin production in mid-2024 and production of four-door Daytona Scat Pack and R/T models, gas-powered two-door Dodge Charger SIXPACK H.O. and four-door Dodge Charger SIXPACK S.O. scheduled to start the first quarter of 2025.

Monday, March 4, 2024

Maserati GranCabrio

The Maserati GranCabrio four passenger convertible, powered by a 542 horsepower 3.0-liter 6-cylinder twin-turbo Nettuno engine, will be available in the Trofeo trim level at launch. The roof is made of fabric and stows in the trunk in 14 seconds even when moving at speeds up to 30mph. The GranCabrio comes with a neck warmer standard, to heat the driver and passenger’s necks at three different levels of intensity.

2025 McLaren Artura Spider Coming Mid-Year

The new 2025 McLaren Artura Spider has a total of 700 horsepower combining a 604 horsepower 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 aluminum engine and an E-motor having a battery pack comprising five lithium-ion modules offering a usable energy capacity of 7.4kWh and an increased EV range of up to 21 miles. The transmission is an 8-Speed SSG (reverse using E-motor) with Electronic Differential (E-Diff). A Launch Control system for optimized performance on track is standard, as is a new ‘Spinning Wheel Pull-Away’ feature. There are Comfort, Sport and Track, plus the electric only, emissions-free E-mode powertrain drive modes. Artura Spider’s retractable one-piece hard-top operates electrically in just 11 seconds, at speeds of up to 31mph with an electrochromic roof panel available as an option. The new Artura Spider and new Artura coupe are available to order now with first deliveries from mid-year.