Friday, May 17, 2019

2019 Porsche 911 Speedster Starts At $275,750


The 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster, weighing 3,230 pounds, is powered by a 502 horsepower 4.0-liter flat-six engine with a GT Sport six-speed manual transmission that can sprint from zero to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds to a top track speed of 192 mph, with production limited to 1,948 worldwide. The 2019 911 Speedster, expected to reach U.S. dealers in late 2019, is available to order for an MSRP of $275,750 (including $1,250 delivery, processing and handling fee). The optional Heritage Design Package designed by Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur, which offers many styling cues and design elements inspired by classic Speedster models from the 1950’s, can be ordered for an additional $24,510.

2020 BMW M5 Edition 35 Years Coming This Fall For $128,995


The 2020 BMW M5 Edition 35 Years, limited to 350 units globally with 35 units for the U.S., is powered by an M TwinPower Turbocharged 617 horsepower 4.4L V8 engine mated to an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission and M xDrive for 0 to 60 mph acceleration of 3.1 seconds, reaching 124 mph in 10.8 seconds. An M-specific version of the Variable Damper Control system has Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus modes selectable at the press of a button activating different damper settings. The 2020 M5 Edition 35 years also receives the newest Live Cockpit Professional with the BMW iDrive 7 operating system with a high-resolution digital 12.3” instrument cluster display behind the steering wheel and a 10.25” center display diagonally across. The U.S. spec cars will be produced in September and October of this year and feature exclusive BMW Individual exterior and interior appointments with an MSRP of $128,995 (including Destination and Gas Guzzler tax).

2020 Porsche Cayenne S Coupe Starts At $89,850 This Fall


The 2020 Porsche Cayenne S Coupe, now available to order, is powered by a 434 horsepower 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine mated to an eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission and Porsche Traction Management all-wheel drive for a 0-60 mph time of 4.7 seconds with the standard Sport Chrono Package or 4.6 seconds with any of the optional Lightweight Sport Packages to a top track speed is 164 mph. The Cayenne S Coupe compared to the standard Cayenne S, has rear seats that are 1.18 inches lower and in addition to the Sport Chrono Package, it includes 20-inch alloy wheels, eight-way Sport Seats, a panoramic fixed glass roof and a 2+2 seating layout, with a choice of a rear bench seat with three seatbelts at no additional cost. The new 2020 Cayenne S Coupe will arrive in the U.S. this Fall starting at $89,850 (including $1,250 for delivery, processing and handling).

2020 Hyundai Elantra Starts At $19,870 Soon


The 2020 Hyundai Elantra, with a new Intelligent Variable Transmission, improved fuel economy and standard Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist will start at starting at $19,870 (including $920 freight charge) for the Elantra SE when it arrives in dealer showrooms this Spring. The Elantra SE, SEL, Value Edition and Limited are powered by a 147 horsepower 2.0L MPI Atkinson Cycle engine, the Eco model by a 128 horsepower 1.4L Turbo-GDI engine achieving an EPA estimated 36 mpg combined fuel economy rating with its 7-speed dual clutch transmission and the Elantra Sport trim features a 201 horsepower 1.6L Turbo-GDI engine mated to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist uses the car’s front-facing camera to help detect an imminent collision and avoid impact or minimize damage by braking. Lane Keeping Assist helps prevent accidental lane departure by sensing road markings, automatically steering the car if necessary. Driver Attention Warning system monitors a spectrum of driver-related characteristics to help detect driver fatigue.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

2020 Acura RDX Starts At $38,595 Now


The 2020 Acura RDX, powered by a 272-horsepower turbocharged i-VTEC® engine with available Acura Super-Handling All Wheel Drive™ ), is on sale now for $38,595 (including $995 destination and handling). The 2020 Acura RDX has AcuraWatch™ safety and driver-assistive technology, an ultra-wide panoramic moonroof, next-generation Acura JewelEye™ LED headlights, and next-generation Acura sport seats. The 2020 RDX also includes a True Touchpad Interface™. Also available is the ELS Studio 3D™ premium audio, a 16-channel, 710-watt system, featuring four ultra-slim Highline™ ceiling-mounted speakers.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

2020 370Z Coupe On Sale Now Starting At $30,895


The 2020 370Z Coupe equipped with a standard 332-horsepower 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine with Variable Valve Event and Lift Control and a choice of 6-speed manual transmission with an available SynchroRev Match® synchronized downshift rev matching system with an EXEDY® high-performance clutch, or a 7-speed automatic transmission with available paddle shifters starts at $30,985 (including $895 destination and handling). The 370Z NISMO with a 350-horsepower 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine with Variable Valve Event and Lift Control mated to either a 6-speed manual transmission with standard SynchroRev Match® or a 7-speed automatic with Downshift Rev Matching, Adaptive Shift Control and manual shift mode with paddle shifters starts at $46,685. Both are on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide along with a 50th Anniversary Edition shown above.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Kia Stinger GTS Coming This Spring


The special edition Stinger GTS, Kia’s highest performing sport sedan, available in either D-AWD or RWD and limited to production of 800 vehicles, is powered by a 365 horsepower 3.3-liter V6 twin turbo engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and is expected to start around $44,000 for RWD and around $46,500 for D-AWD (excluding destination and handling charges). Stinger GTS is expected this Spring.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Kia HabaNiro Concept Autonomous EV


The Kia HabaNiro concept is a fully-electric, all-wheel drive, four-seat compact crossover utility vehicle powered by two electric motors, fore and aft with an All Electric Range of more than 300 miles at level-five autonomous mode. When HabaNiro’s part-time level-five autonomous driving system is engaged the steering wheel and instrument panel retract forward to provide more room for the front occupants.

Volkswagen Tarok Concept


The Volkswagen Tarok concept is a compact pickup measuring 193.5 inches that can carry loads up to 73.2 inches long with a pickup bed that extends into the cab. The rear seats are unlocked and folded using a mechanism that is quick to operate. Alongside the Atlas, the Tarok concept is one of the largest MQB-based Volkswagen vehicles designed to date with a payload of 2,271 pounds. The Tarok is powered by a 147-horsepower 1.4-liter four-cylinder turbocharged and direct-injection TSI® engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and permanent 4Motion all-wheel drive.

Lincoln Corsair Coming This Fall


The all-new Lincoln Corsair two-row SUV is powered by a standard 250 horsepower 2.0-liter engine or an available 280 horsepower 2.3-liter engine mated to a new 8-speed automatic transmission and offers a choice of three new Lincoln interiors: Beyond Blue, with its vivid blue and white palette, Cashew, a rich tan and black blend, and Medium Slate, a soft gray with touches of Ebony. Drive modes are: Normal, Excite, Slippery, Deep Conditions and Conserve. The all-new Corsair will be built at Louisville Assembly Plant in Louisville, Kentucky, arriving in dealerships this Fall.

2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD Diesel Available Now


The 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD featuring the 168 horsepower Skyactiv-D 2.2-liter sequential twin turbocharged diesel engine delivering an EPA estimated 27 mpg city, 30 mpg highway and 28 mpg overall is available now for $42,045 (including $1,045 for destination and delivery), and comes in Jet Black, Snowflake White Pearl, Soul Red Crystal and Machine Gray Metallic colors.

2020 Toyota Highlander Arrives In December


The fourth-generation three-row 2020 Toyota Highlander, 2.36 inches longer than before, offers a  295-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to a Direct Shift 8-speed automatic transmission or the new-generation 240 horsepower hybrid powertrain with a 2.5-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine and two electric motors. The gas version has a manufacturer-estimated 22 MPG combined fuel economy and the Hybrid 34 MPG combined fuel economy. Trim levels are a new L grade, then layering amenities and technology in LE, XLE, Limited and the top-of line Platinum. Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 comes standard and includes Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beam, Lane Tracing Assist, Road Sign Assist, Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, with Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Parking Support Braking and Intelligent Clearance Sonar available depending on the model grade. On V6 models, the available towing package enables a 5,000-pound towing capacity. The 2020 Highlander also comes standard with ToyotaCare, a complimentary plan covering normal factory-scheduled maintenance, for two years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first, and 2 years of Roadside Assistance, regardless of mileage. The Highlander gas model will arrive in December 2019 and the Highlander Hybrid in February 2020.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

2020 Subaru Outback Goes On Sale This Fall


The all-new 2020 Subaru Outback in its sixth-generation offers a 260 horsepower 2.4-liter turbocharged BOXER engine or the standard naturally aspirated 182 horsepower 2.5-liter BOXER engine, with direct injection, paired with a Lineartronic CVT featuring an 8-speed manual mode function. The 2.4-liter turbo delivers a 3,500-lb. towing capacity, while the 2.5-liter provides more than a 600-mile range on a single tank. Manufacturer’s estimated fuel economy is 26/33 mpg city/highway for the 2.5-liter and 23/30 mpg city/highway. The 2020 Outback has as standard the Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, Active Torque Vectoring, Vehicle Dynamics Control and X-MODE with Hill Descent Control. Pricing for the 2020 Outback will be announced closer to this Fall’s on-sale date.

Mercedes-Benz GLS Will Be Longer When It Arrives By Year's End


The new Mercedes-Benz GLS, with a 2.4 inch longer wheelbase than its predecessor, is the largest SUV from Mercedes-Benz, coming in both the GLS 580 4MATIC with a 483 horsepower electrified V8 engine featuring EQ Boost, a 48-volt onboard electrical system with an integrated starter generator, and the GLS 450 4MATIC powered by a 362 horsepower 3.0-liter inline-6 turbo engine with EQ Boost. Both engines are mated to a 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission. The seats in the third row are fully-fledged seats that are suitable for people up to 6.4 feet tall, are heated for the first time and can be lowered into the floor to increase the trunk space, while the second row seats fold flat. The Executive Rear Seat Package includes a 7-inch Android tablet in its own docking station in the second row's larger luxury center armrest. The center console also offers a wireless charging compartment for smartphones and additional USB ports. The all-new Mercedes-Benz GLS will go on sale in the U.S. by the end of the year.

2020 Hyundai Sonata Coming In October


The all-new eighth-generation 2020 Hyundai Sonata offers a 191 horsepower 2.5 GDI engine (with an expected combined EPA estimated fuel economy of 33 mpg) and a 1.6 T-GDI engine, both mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Standard features include Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Advanced Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go and optional Highway Driving Assist. Production of the 2020 Sonata starts in September at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama and retail sales begin in October.

2020 Hyundai Venue Arrives In The 4th Quarter


The all-new 2020 Hyundai Venue, the most affordable Hyundai SUV, is powered by a 1.6-liter engine with 6-speed manual or Smartstream IVT (Intelligent Variable Transmission) and estimated to deliver up to 33 miles per gallon (City/Highway combined). Venue offers Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Blind-Spot Collision Warning, Driver Attention Warning and Rear Collision Cross-Traffic Warning. Venue will be built in Ulsan, Korea and will arrive in Hyundai dealerships in the fourth quarter of this year.

2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO Debuts In New York


The 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO is powered by a 600 horsepower 3.8-liter V6 24-valve twin-turbocharged engine mated to a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission. Carbon fiber exterior parts have resulted in a total weight savings of 23 pounds in addition to nearly 44 pounds of reductions from other upgrades and new components.

2019 Porsche 911 Speedster Concept Coming Later This Year


The Porsche 911 Speedster Concept, derived from the 911 GT3 models, is powered by a naturally-aspirated 502 horsepower 4.0 liter flat-six engine available exclusively with a GT Sport six-speed manual transmission, and goes from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.8 seconds to a top track speed of 192 miles per hour. The 2019 911 Speedster is planned to be available for order on May 7th and is expected to reach U.S. dealers in late this year.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

All-New Third-Generation 2020 Nissan Versa


The all-new third-generation 2020 Nissan Versa is powered by a 122 horsepower 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine paired with the Xtronic transmission or a 5-speed manual. Standard in the 2020 Versa is remote keyless entry, push button start and power windows. Features like heated front seats, Automatic Climate Control, Apple CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM are also availablealong with Nissan Safety Shield 360 that helps provide front, side and rear safety monitoring and intervention technologies. Standard safety features include Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Automatic Braking, Lane Departure Warning and High Beam Assist. Available equipment includes Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Intelligent Driver Alertness and Intelligent Cruise Control.

2019 Fiat 124 Spider Urbana Edition


The new 2019 Fiat 124 Spider Urbana Edition customizes Classica roadster models with dark exterior and interior accents that create a sporty appearance for $995 on top of the starting price of $25,190. Interior features include matte gray accents, Urbana leather/microfiber seats along with a wrapped instrument cluster hood and instrument panel. The Urbana Edition will offer another option for Fiat 124 Spider Classica, Lusso and performance-tuned Abarth customers. The roadster comes standard with a 164 horsepower 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo four-cylinder engine available with a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission.

2019 Audi TT RS Starting At $67,895 This Spring


The 2019 Audi TT RS, powered by a 394 horsepower 2.5-liter TFSI® turbocharged five-cylinder engine mated to a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission, is refreshed with redesigned front and rear fasciae, enhanced technology offerings and additional packages and trims, providing drivers increased personalization options. Tech updates for 2019 include standard Audi phone box, which not only charges compatible smartphones wirelessly, but can also connect compatible phones with the vehicle’s antenna to help optimize signal.The refreshed 2019 TT RS will join the Audi Sport model line this Spring starting at $67,895 (including $995 destination charge).

Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 Coming Late This Year


The new Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 four-door coupe is powered by a 302 horsepower 2.0L Inline-4 turbo engine mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and variable all- wheel drive. The AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive programs are "Slippery,""Comfort,""Sport,""Sport +"and "Individual"enable a wide range of vehicle characteristics from comfortable to dynamic. The CLA 35 also comes with voice control, activated with the words "Hey Mercedes" and recognizes and understands nearly all sentences from the fields of infotainment and  vehicle operation, even if they are expressed indirectly. Customers can choose "Classic", "Sport"and "Supersport" fully digital instrument cluster AMG display styles. The new Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 will be available in U.S. dealerships starting late 2019.

2020 Lexus RC F Coupe Starts At $64,750 Soon


The 2020 Lexus RC F coupe, powered by a  472 horsepower 5.0-liter V8 engine, is lighter due to the removal of excess aluminum on the underside of the manifold, a smaller compressor for the air conditioning system and a redesigned carbon fiber and aluminum bumper reinforcement. Pricing for the 2020 RC F starts at $64,750 not including destination. The 2020 RC F Track Edition starts at $96,650 not including destination. Both the 2020 Lexus RC F and the RC F Track Edition (pictured above) have started production and will be available at dealers soon.