Sunday, June 13, 2021

2022 Audi A3 Starts At $34,945

The all-new 2022 Audi A3 comes standard with a 201 horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder TFSI® engine mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch S tronic® transmission starts at $34,945 (including $1,045 destination charge) while the Audi S3, 0.8 inches wider and 1.6 inches longer than its predecessor, is powered by a 306 horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder TFSI® engine and starts at $45,945.  

2022 Jaguar I-PACE Starts At $71,050

The 2022 Jaguar I-PACE all-electric SUV, with a new 3D surround camera and ClearSight rear-view digital mirror and new infotainment system, is powered by an electric motor at each axle, producing 394 horsepower and 512 lb-ft of torque and an 11kW on-board charger as standard. Connecting to a 100-kW DC charger can replenish up to 63 miles of range in 15 minutes. For the 2022 model year, I-PACE is available exclusively in top HSE trim, with a starting price of $71,050 (including $1,150 destination).

2022 Nissan Pathfinder Starts At $34.560 Later This Month

The all-new 2022 Nissan Pathfinder, with an all-new Intelligent 4WD with 7-position Drive and Terrain Mode Selector, seating for up to eight, available captain’s chairs along with connected technology with all-new available 10.8-inch Head-up Display, 12.3-inch digital dashboard, ProPILOT Assist with Navi-link and available 6,000-pound maximum towing capacity starts at $34,560 (including $1,150 destination and handling) later this month.

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Starts At $45,795 In August

The new 2nd generation BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe, 5.9-inches longer, 1-inch wider and 2.1-inches taller than its predecessor, is powered by a 255 horsepower TwinPower Turbo 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine in the 430i Gran Coupe that starts at $45,795 (including $995 destination) and a 382 horsepower 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine in the M440i xDrive Gran Coupe that starts at $58,995 for the M440i xDrive Gran Coupe. Both linked with the 8-speed Sport Steptronic transmission with steering-wheel mounted shift paddles and Launch Control. Market launch planned for August.

2022 BMW X3 M Starts At $70,895 In September

The updated 2022 BMW X3 M and X4 M powered by a 473 horsepower inline 6-cylinder turbocharged engine and 457 lb-ft of torque mated to an 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic while the new Competition offers 503 horsepower. The X3 M starts at $70,895 (including $995) and the X4 at $74,395. Market launch is set for September.

2022 BMW X3 and X4 Starting At $44,695 This Fall

The updated 2022 BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle and 2022 BMW X4 Sports Activity Coupe are powered by a 248 horsepower 2.0-Liter 4-cylinder and 382 horsepower 3.0-Liter inline 6-cylinder engines mated to an 8-speed Sport Steptronic transmission with steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters. The X3 sDrive30i starts at $44,695 (including $995 destination). $46,695 for the X3 xDrive30i and $58,795 for the X3 M40i. The X4 xDrive30i is $52,795 and $63,395 for the X4 M40i. The 2022 X3 and X4 production begins in Plant Spartanburg in August.

2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee L Starts At $38,690 In The 2nd Quarter

The all-new 2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee L  three-row SUV, which includes Laredo, Limited, Overland and Summit models, is powered by the standard 293 horsepower all-aluminum 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine or a 357 horsepower 5.7-liter V-8 which is optional for Overland and Summit (4x4 models only) and a towing capacity of up to 7,200 pounds. Both engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and start at $38,690 (including $1,695 destination). Grand Cherokee L Altitude starts at $41,890, Limited $45,690, Overland $54,690, Summit $58,690, Summit Reserve $63,690. The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L is scheduled to start arriving in Jeep dealerships in the second quarter of 2021.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

2022 Buick Enclave Gets Redesigned

The 2022 Buick Enclave, powered by a 310 horsepower 3.6L V-6 engine with a nine-speed automatic transmission, joins the redesigned Envision and new Encore GX and offers Avenir trim and the Sport Touring appearance package and amenities like heated, ventilated and massaging front seats.

2022 Toyota Tacoma 4×4-Only Trail Edition

The 2022 Toyota Tacoma 4×4-Only Trail Edition, featuring 1.1-inch front and 0.5-inch rear suspension lift, is powered by a  278 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine with Toyota’s VVT-iW technology and Atkinson-cycle combustion. The focus is on off-road performance built around the Tacoma 4x4 Double Cab. The Tacoma Tow Package comes standard on V6-equipped models, like Tacoma Trail Edition, offering the Double Cab model a maximum towing capacity of 6,400 pounds.

2022 Toyota GR Supra A91-CF Arrives This Fall

The 2022 Toyota GR Supra A91-CF (Carbon Fiber) Edition, limited to 600 vehicles, powered by a 382 horsepower turbocharged 3.0 liter inline-six engine. All GR Supras come equipped with a Pre-Collision System, with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beams, and Speed Limit Information. Pricing will be announced in the coming months, with dealer availability expected this Fall.

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross

The all-new 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross, available in  L, LE, and XLE trims and front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, is powered by a 169 horsepower, 2.0-liter Dynamic Force engine mated to a Direct Shift CVT. Corolla Cross is capable of towing up to 1,500 lbs.

2022 Toyota GR 86 On Sale Later This Year

The all-new 2022 Toyota GR 86 is powered by a 228 horsepower 2.4L flat-four boxer engine mated to a choice of a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. GR 86 pricing will be announced in the coming months and it will go on sale later this year.

Toyota bZ4X Concept Coming Next Year

The Toyota bZ4X Concept, the first of a global series of battery-electric vehicles to be introduced under the “Toyota bZ” brand umbrella, features a long wheelbase with short overhangs. More information on the production model of the Toyota bZ4X will be shared later this year, with sales planning to begin in 2022.

2022 Jaguar F-TYPE Starts At $71,050

The 2022 Jaguar F-TYPE comes in the 444 horsepower supercharged V8 P450 and the 575 horsepower V8 F-TYPE R. All F-TYPE P450 models come standard with the 12.3-inch reconfigurable Interactive Driver Display that offers a choice of different display modes, including full map. Pricing for the 2022 F-TYPE P450 begins at $71,050 (including $1,150 destination and delivery charges) for the P450 RWD Coupe and $81,050 for the P450 R-DYNAMIC AWD Coupe. The F-TYPE R Coupe maintains an MSRP of $104,350. 

BMW iX xDrive50 Electric SAV Arrives Q1 2022

The BMW iX xDrive50 purely electric all-wheel drive Sports Activity Vehicle is powered by 516 horsepower in combined electric motors with an estimated range of around 300 miles at a price of $84,195 (including $995 destination charge). Plugging the BMW iX xDrive50 into a fast-charging station with 10 percent charge for example, enables its range to be increased by up to 90 miles in just ten minutes at 200 kW. Using the same fast charger, it would take less than 40 minutes to increase the high-voltage battery’s state of charge from 10 to 80 percent. A more powerful iX M60 model, with over 600 horsepower and the first all-electric Sports Activity Vehicle from BMW M GmbH, is planned for the future. U.S. market launch expected in Q1 of 2022.

BMW i4 eDrive40, BMW i4 M50 EVs Coming In Q1 2022

The BMW i4 eDrive40 is powered by a 335 horsepower single rear electric motor for an estimated range up to 300 miles at a cost of $56,395 (including $995 destination charge). The BMW i4 M50 fully-electric all-wheel drive is powered by a front 255 horsepower electric motor and a rear 308 horsepower motor for a combined maximum output of 536 horsepower for an estimated range up to 245 miles.  Both use  BMW’s latest 5th generation eDrive technology with instant torque-on-demand and a high-voltage battery location low in the vehicle’s floor to reduce center of gravity for improved handling. Hooking up the high-voltage battery to a Level 2 Wallbox allows it to be fed with AC power at a charging rate of up to 11 kW for a battery recharge from totally empty to 100 per cent in under 8 hours. U.S. market launch expected in Q1 of 2022.

2022 Kia Stinger Scorpion Special Edition Starts At $53,630

The refreshed 2022 Kia Stinger Scorpion Special Edition is arriving in dealers offered in limited batches of 250 units per month and built exclusively for the U.S. market at a price of $53,630 for FWD and $55,830 for AWD (including $1,045 in destination charges).   

Thursday, May 27, 2021

BMW M4 Convertible with xDrive Coming In October

The first all-wheel drive BMW M4 Convertible with xDrive is powered by a 503 horsepower inline six-cylinder M TwinPower Turbo engine mated to an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic and the M xDrive all-wheel drive system. The new M4 Competition Convertible with xDrive has 59 more horsepower and is 4.6 inches longer than the model it replaces with the wheelbase extended by1.8 inches and width by 0.7 inches. The new M4 Competition Convertible with xDrive is also 1.4 inches wider than the new 4 Series Convertible. Opening and closing the roof takes 18 seconds and can be performed at up to 31 mph. EFFICIENT, SPORT and SPORT PLUS settings can be engaged to modify the engine’s characteristics, while selecting the COMFORT, SPORT or SPORT PLUS chassis mode provides access to the three settings for the electronically controlled dampers. BMW M4 Convertible with xDrive arrives in October.


Bentley Bentayga S

The new Bentley Bentayga S, powered by a 542 horsepower 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, is the fourth model in the Bentayga line-up joining the plug-in Hybrid, the 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 and the 6.0-liter 12-cylinder Speed. For the first time since the launch of Bentayga in 2015, an S version is now available.

Hyundai IONIQ 5 Coming This Fall

The all-new Hyundai IONIQ 5 electric crossover utility vehicle has a  77.4 kWh battery pack which powers the 225 horsepower single motor (2WD) model to a targeted driving range of 300 miles and the top-of-the-line Limited AWD mode, powered by 320 horsepower (74 kW front + 165 kW rear) to a targeted range of 244 miles. The targeted range of the dual motor all-wheel drive SE & SEL models is 269 miles. All configurations have a top speed of 115 MPH and can tow a trailer with a capacity of up to 1,500 pounds. With a 350-kW charger, IONIQ 5 can charge from 10 percent to 80 percent in just 18 minutes. Following the launch of IONIQ 5 this Fall with a pre-reservation program for early purchasers that offers special benefits., Hyundai will expand its BEV lineup with IONIQ 6 midsize electric sedan and IONIQ 7 large electric SUV.

2022 Genesis GV70 Starts At $42,045

The first-ever 2022 Genesis GV70 SUV is powered by 300 horsepower 2.5L Inline 4 Turbo GDI engine mated to an 8-speed SBW Automatic Transmission with Paddle-Shifters or an optional 375 horsepower 3.5L Twin-Turbo V6 engine. The All-Wheel Drive system is offered as standard equipment in North America. Standard features include Forward Collision Avoidance-Assist with Pedestrian & Cyclist detection, Lane-Change Oncoming, and Junction Turning, Highway Driving Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Following Assist, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, Safe Exit Assist, Intelligent Speed Limit Assist, Parking Distance Warning (Rear) and a 14.5-inch HD multimedia display. 2022 Genesis GV70 starts from  $42,045 (including $1,045 freight).

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Ford F-150 Lightning Electric Pick Up Truck Starts At $39,974 Spring 2022

The Ford F-150 Lightning, powered by dual in-board motors and with standard 4x4, delivers a targeted 563 horsepower with an all-new steel frame that supports a maximum 2,000-pound payload and up to 10,000-pound towing capacity. F-150 Lightning offers either a standard-range battery targeting 230 miles of EPA-estimated range or an extended-range battery targeting 300 miles of EPA-estimated range. The commercial-oriented entry model starts at $39,974 MSRP before any federal or state tax credits, while the mid-series XLT model starts at $52,974 MSRP, offering additional comfort and technology. The Lariat and Platinum series have a 15.5-inch touch screen designed to adapt to driver behavior. SYNC 4A employs natural voice control, cloud-connected navigation and wireless access to your favorite services: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, integrated Amazon Alexa and SYNC AppLink apps. F-150 Lightning is available Ford Intelligent Backup Power, turning your truck into the ultimate power source for your home. With the ability to offload 9.6 kilowatts of power, Ford Intelligent Backup Power keeps the lights on during an outage while providing security by powering home appliances, security systems and more. On a 150-kilowatt DC fast charger, extended-range F-150 Lightning is targeted to get up to 54 miles of range in 10 minutes and charge from 15% to 80% percent in about 41 minutes. Arriving in Spring 2022, F-150 Lightning will be available in four series and two battery options at more than 2,300 EV-certified Ford dealers across the country.

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S 680 4MATIC, All-New In 1st Half 2022

The all-new 2022 Mercedes-Maybach S 680 4MATIC Sedan, powered by a 621 horsepower 6.0-liter V12 biturbo engine mated to a 9G-TRONIC 9-Speed Automatic transmission delivering 31% torque distribution to the front axle and 69% to the rear axle. The all-new rear seat airbags offer advanced protection for passengers that deploy in a gentle manner to reduce the effect of an impact. With the available electronically-powered comfort doors, the rear doors can be controlled by the driver and open and close with no human effort, even on gradients. The 2022 Mercedes-Maybach S 680 4MATIC Sedan will arrive in U.S. dealerships in the first half of 2022.

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD Offer Multi-Flex Tailgate

The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD join the Silverado 1500 in offering the optional Multi-Flex Tailgate with its six functions that will be offered as an option on all 2022 Silverado HD models, in addition to the Power Up/Down Tailgate option on LT, LTZ and High Country. The 2022 Silverado HD is available this summer. 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan Arrives Early Next Year

The new 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan, with a length of 187 inches and a width of 71.7 inches is considerably larger than its predecessors. The new 2022 C-Class is powered by a 255 horsepower four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine mated to 9G-TRONIC transmission with an integrated starter-generator providing additional output of up to 20 horsepower which, at low engine speeds, acts as a mild hybrid, using a 48-volt onboard electrical system that allows functions such as gliding, boosting or energy recovery. Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC can automatically maintain a preset distance from vehicles ahead, Active Steering Assist helps the driver to stay in their lane at speeds up to 130 mph and intelligent parking systems support the driver when maneuvering. The driver area features a 12.3-inch high-resolution display and the central display has a 11.9 inch, both are standard. The all-new 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan will arrive in U.S. dealerships in early 2022.

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Arrives Refreshed In 3rd Quarter

The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan compact SUV, powered by the 184 horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder TSI® engine equipped with a standard eight-speed automatic transmission, gets refreshed with a completely revised front end and standard Volkswagen Digital Cockpit instrument cluster with an 8-inch display (10-inch Digital Cockpit Pro available). The IQ.DRIVE® driver assistance suite will be standard on all but the base model and includes Front Assist (Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring), Active Side Assist (Blind Spot Monitor), Rear Traffic Alert, Lane Assist (Lane Keeping System), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Stop and Go, Travel Assist (semi-automated driving assistance), and Emergency Assist (semi-automated vehicle assistance in a medical emergency). The new Tiguan is expected to reach U.S. dealers in the third quarter of 2021.

Subaru Solterra Electric SUV Coming Next Year

The new full-electric Subaru Solterra SUV, on a new dedicated all-electric platform named the e-SUBARU Global Platform, is a joint venture that combines Subaru’s expertise in all-wheel drive technology with Toyota’s vehicle electrification technology. The Subaru Solterra will go on sale in 2022.

Friday, May 7, 2021

2022 Genesis G70 Coming Soon Starting At $38,570

The newly redesigned 2022 Genesis G70 sport sedan with an all-new standard 10.25-inch multimedia display is powered by a 252 horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 engine mated to an 8-Speed Automatic Transmission with Paddle-shifters or a 365 horsepower 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine. Standard features include Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Junction Turning, Lane Following Assist and Lane Keep Assist, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Highway Driving Assist, Driver Attention Warning and Safe Exit Warning. Starting from $38,570 (including $1,045 freight charge), the G70 comes with complimentary scheduled maintenance with Service Valet, Genesis Connected Services, map updates, and more, all for 3 years or 60,000 miles. Customers can now reserve their 2022 G70 at

Thursday, April 29, 2021

All-New 2022 Honda Civic Sedan Has Arrived

The all-new 2022 Honda Civic Sedan, in its 11th-generation as Honda’s longest-running automotive nameplate since 1973, has a stiffer body structure with an additional 1.4-inches of wheelbase and will be powered by a naturally aspirated 158 horsepower 2.0-liter 16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC® In-Line 4-Cylinder engine (in LX and Sport trims) or a 180 horsepower turbocharged 1.5-liter 16-Valve DOHC VTEC® In-Line 4-Cylinder engine (in EX and Touring trims) paired with updated continuously variable automatic transmissions tuned for each engine. In addition to the standard Normal and Eco driving modes, 2.0L Sport and 1.5L Touring trims of the 2022 Civics now feature a user-selectable Sport mode. LX, Sport and EX grades are equipped with a 7-inch color LCD instrument display with an all-digital speedometer and tachometer are on the left side of the instrument panel, while a physical speedometer dial occupies the right side. Touring models have an all-digital, customizable from the steering wheel, LCD instrument display measuring 10.2 inches.

2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43, 63, 63 S Coming In The 4th Quarter

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 S is powered by a 503 horsepower AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo engine and the 2022 AMG GLC 63 has a 469 horsepower AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo engine, both mated tan AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-Speed transmission, while the 2022 AMG GLC 43 has a 385 horsepower AMG-enhanced 3.0L V6 biturbo engine paired with an AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9-speed transmission. Features include AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive modes, AMG RIDE CONTROL+ air suspension with adaptive damping adjustment, electronically controlled differential lock, AMG steering wheel with Touch Control buttons and steering wheel buttons, 12.3" Digital Instrument Cluster as well as the MBUX infotainment system with AMG-specific functions and displays, touchscreen display and voice control. U.S. deliveries of the 2022 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S SUV begin in the fourth quarter of 2021.