The 2021 Honda Ridgeline is redesigned with all-new sheet metal from the front roof pillars forward, including a new hood with power bulge, a new squared off nose and upright grille, and new front fenders. The 2021 Honda Ridgeline is powered by a 280-horsepower, 3.5-liter direct-injected VTEC® V6 mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission with i-VTM4® torque-vectoring all-wheel drive that automatically sends up to 70 percent of torque to the rear wheels and continuously apportions 100 percent of that torque between the left and right rear wheels based on driving conditions at each wheel. The 2021 Honda Ridgeline starts at $37,665 (including $1,175 destination charge) and goes on sale Feb 2.
Saturday, January 16, 2021
The 2021 Audi Q5 Sportback, offered in Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige trim levels, is powered by a 261 horsepower 2.0-liter TFSI® engine mated to a seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch transmission and quattro® all-wheel drive starting at $48,895 (including $1,095 destination charge) while the 2021 SQ5 Sportback (pictured) has a 349 horsepower 3.0-liter TFSI® V6 engine with an eight-speed Tiptronic® transmission starting at $57,195. Audi side assist provides blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning helps keep the driver within the driving lane, pre sense rear uses radar sensors in the rear bumper to help detect an impending rear-end collision, parking system plus helps make parking easier with front and rear proximity acoustic parking sensors, and rear cross traffic assist supports the driver when reversing out of a perpendicular parking space.
Thursday, January 7, 2021
The all-new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L, with three-row seven-passenger seating, is powered by the standard 290 horsepower all-aluminum 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with a towing capacity of up to 6,200 pounds and an estimated driving range of nearly 500 miles or the available 357 horsepower 5.7-liter V-8 engine with a towing capacity of up to 7,200 pounds. Three Jeep 4x4 systems and Selec-Terrain traction management system with five terrain modes for off-road capability include more off-road ground clearance and water fording capability compared with previous generations. The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L will arrive in Jeep dealerships in the second quarter of 2021 and will be available in Laredo, Limited, Overland and Summit configurations. The all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee two-row and its 4xe electrified version are scheduled to start production later in 2021.
The 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage five-door hatchback (pictured above) and Mirage G4 four-door sedan, powered by a 78 horsepower 1.2-liter 3-cylinder DOHC engine teamed with either a five-speed manual or continuously variable transmission, have revised front and rear exterior styling. Also, new for 2021, every Mirage and Mirage G4 comes standard with Forward Collision Mitigation with Pedestrian Detection4 across all trim levels. Additionally, Lane Departure Warning, and Automatic High Beam systems are available on the top-line SE trim level. The 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage ES with 5-Speed manual transmission starts at $15,390 (including destination/handling charge of $1095).
Kia discloses new brand slogan: ‘Movement that inspires’. Kia says, "The logo is a symbol of Kia's new brand purpose and the values it promises to offer customers through future products and services, and the experiences these enable. Kia seals its brand promise by developing the new logo to resemble a handwritten signature. The rhythmical, unbroken line of the logo conveys Kia's commitment to bringing moments of inspiration, while its symmetry demonstrates confidence. The rising gestures of the logo embody Kia’s rising ambitions for the brand, and, more importantly, what it offers customers."
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
The all-electric 2021 Nissan LEAF, with a 40 kWh lithium-ion battery and 110-kW motor producing 147 horsepower and delivering up to 149 miles of range in S and SV trims, starts at $32,545 (including $925 destination and handling). The extended-range LEAF PLUS (pictured), with a larger-capacity 62-kWh lithium-ion battery and 160 kW motor producing 214 horsepower delivers a range up to 226 miles in S PLUS, SV PLUS and SL PLUS trims, starts at $39,145. Both the LEAF and LEAF PLUS can be charged up to 80 percent in 40-45 minutes using the quick charge port. Also available is a portable charging cable that can be plugged into either a 120-volt outlet or any 240-volt outlet, eliminating the need to have a level 2 charger installed in your home. Every 2021 Nissan LEAF is offered with a limited lithium-ion battery warranty8 covering defects in materials or workmanship for eight years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first, for the battery pack. Nissan also provides a limited warranty against battery capacity loss below nine bars of capacity as shown on the vehicle’s battery capacity level gauge for the first eight years or 100,000 miles for all models.
Monday, December 21, 2020
The all-new 2021 Mercedes-Benz S 500 4MATIC, powered by a 429 horsepower electrified six-cylinder in-line engine, will start from $110,850 (including $1,050 destination and delivery charge). The 2021 Mercedes-Benz S 580 4MATIC, with a 496 horsepower electrified V8 bi-turbo engine, will start from $115,150. Both vehicles are equipped with an EQ Boost integrated starter generator, which provides a further 184 lb-ft of torque as well as up to an additional 21 horsepower for short periods for acceleration and power delivery. Interior elements include a 12.8" OLED multimedia touchscreen display in the center console, rapid-heating and ventilating multi-contour front seats with massage and comfort headrests, powered side rear sunshades, wireless smartphone integration and wireless charging in the front, toll gate transponder, soft close doors and air balance cabin fragrance system. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class will arrive in U.S. dealerships in the first half of 2021.
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
The 2021 Range Rover Evoque, powered by a 246 horsepower 2.0L Turbocharged Ingenium Gas I4 engine, starts at $44,350 (including $1,050 destination and delivery). The new Pivi Pro infotainment system, underpinned by a new Electrical Vehicle Architecture first introduced on the New Land Rover Defender, can personalize the driver’s experience based on habits and preferences learned over time. The new navigation system uses self-learning algorithms to optimize routing, while the Smart Voice Guidance even knows to remain quiet when the driver is travelling on regular routes, to minimize interruptions. The next-generation of driver assistance and customer convenience systems includes a new standard 3D Surround Camera, plus available Rear Collision Monitor. A new optional Advanced Cabin Air Filtration system is designed to help filter out fine particulate matter, allergens, strong odors, and displays interior and exterior air quality information.
The 2020 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider 33 Stradale Tributo mid-engine sports car, powered by a 237 horsepower 1750cc turbocharged engine with direct-injection, dual intercoolers and variable-valve timing mated to a 6-speed Alfa twin-clutch transmission, starts at $79,995 U.S. MSRP (excluding destination), with only 33 units to be produced for North America. The 2020 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider 33 Stradale Tributo, achieving 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds to a top speed of 160 mph, marks the final production run of the 4C Spider for North America.
The 2021 Nissan Murano, powered by a 260-horsepower 3.5-liter DOHC V6 connected to an advanced Xtronic transmission in either front-wheel drive or Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, is on sale now with a starting MSRP of $33,605 (including $1,095 destination and handling) for the Murano S front-wheel drive model. Murano is also available in SV, SL and Platinum trim levels.
Sunday, December 13, 2020
The 2021 Subaru WRX, powered by a 268 horsepower 2.0-liter direct-injection turbocharged BOXER engine with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and Active Torque Vectoring, comes standard with a 6-speed manual transmission and available Sport Lineartronic® CVT (automatic transmission) with manual shift modes, and starts at $28,420 (including $925 destination & delivery). Both the 2021 WRX Premium and Limited with the optional Sport Lineartronic CVT feature SI-DRIVE and Subaru EyeSight Driver Assist Technology. SI-DRIVE is a powertrain performance management system that allows the driver to tailor the vehicle’s driving characteristics by choosing from among Intelligent, Sport and Sport Sharp modes using a switch on the steering wheel.
The 2021 Subaru WRX STI, with a 310-horsepower 2.5-liter turbocharged BOXER engine, starts at $38,170. The WRX STI performance technology includes Multi-Mode Driver Controlled Center Differential Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, Active Torque Vectoring and Multi-Mode Vehicle Dynamics Control. Both models begin arriving into Subaru retailers in March 2021.
The 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata, powered by a 181 horsepower Skyactiv-G 2.0-liter engine with a Skyactiv-MT six-speed manual transmission, starts at $27,775 (including $945 for destination and handling) as early as this month. The powertrain can be configured with a Skyactiv-MT six-speed manual transmission or six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Trim levels are the MX-5 Sport, Club and Grand Touring. Standard i-Activsense safety features include Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Smart City Brake Support and Lane Departure Warning System.
The fourth-generation 2022 Acura MDX, powered by Acura’s new 290 horsepower 3.0-liter V6 Turbo engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission, gets its most radical design transformation yet adding the Precision Cockpit all-digital instrument display, Amazon Alexa Built-In, and Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. The new MDX has an all-new platform, body and chassis double wishbone front suspension, and multi-link rear suspension. The 2022 MDX will arrive at dealers Feb. 2 starting at $47,925 (including $1,025 destination charge). MDX Type S, powered by Acura’s new 3.0-liter V6 Turbo engine and fourth-generation Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™, is set to arrive late Summer 2021.
The Aston Martin DBX Bowmore Edition celebrates the brand’s partnership with single malt whisky distillery, Bowmore, with only 18 to be built before they are delivered to customers at a private lifestyle experience in Scotland. Launched in 2019, DBX is a 5-seater SUV powered by a 542 horsepower 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. The Q by Aston Martin DBX Bowmore Edition is on sale globally now and customer deliveries will take place in Q4 2021.
The 2021 Nissan Armada, powered by a 400 horsepower 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 engine with a standard 8,500 lbs. maximum towing capacity, adds an integrated Trailer Brake Controller with tow hitch receiver and Trailer Sway Control for the first time. The new Armada features Nissan Safety Shield® 360 with Intelligent Lane Intervention, Intelligent Forward Collision Warning and Blind Spot Intervention. A 3rd row seat power-folding feature is standard on Platinum grade. Armada SL and Platinum models are also available with optional 2nd row captain's chairs and a removable 2nd row console. The 2021 Nissan Armada is available in SV, SL and Platinum models in 2WD and Auto 4WD drive configurations. An S grade will be available at a later date.
The 2021 Nissan Kicks front wheel drive compact crossover, available in S, SV and SR trims and powered by a 122 horsepower 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with Continuous Variable Valve Timing Control System paired with an Xtronic transmission, gets new exterior and interior styling and features standard Safety Shield 360 which includes Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning, radar-based Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, High Beam Assist and class-exclusive Rear Automatic Braking. Fuel economy ratings are 31 mpg city, 36 mpg highway and 33 mpg combined.
The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Turbo-Diesel, powered by the 277 horsepower 3.0L Duramax inline-six turbo-diesel engine, offers an EPA-estimated 28 highway, 21 city and 24 combined mpg in rear-wheel-drive models, which also have a maximum towing up to 8,200 pounds, and 26 highway, 20 city and 22 combined mpg for four-wheel drive models. The 3.0L Duramax turbo-diesel is available on the LS, LT, RST and Premier trims with an MSRP of $995 over the base 5.3L V-8 gas engine. It is also available in the High Country trim as a $1,500 MSRP decrease over the standard 6.2L V-8 gas engine. The first customer deliveries of the 2021 Tahoe and Suburban with the available 3.0L Duramax turbo-diesel are expected to begin before the end of the year.
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
The 2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo will deliver 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque with premium (93 octane) fuel, or 227 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque with regular (87 octane) fuel. Mazda’s i-Activ all-wheel drive with off-road traction assist and Skyactiv-Drive quick-shifting, six-speed automatic transmission with sport mode are standard on all turbo models. CX-30 2.5 Turbo starts at $31,000 (including $1,100 for destination and handling), the CX-30 2.5 Turbo w/ Premium Package at $33,400 and the CX-30 2.5 Turbo w/ Premium Plus Package at $35,000.
The Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition joins the Mustang Mach-E GT stable, pumping out 480 horsepower, it delivers an EPA-estimated range of 235 miles. Mustang Mach-E GT and GT Performance Edition will be available late next Summer.
The new 2021 Lincoln Nautilus is powered by a 250 horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine or an available 335 horsepower 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine with standard Auto Start-Stop capability and an 8-speed transmission. The new Nautilus comes standard with Lincoln Co-Pilot360™ and available Lincoln Co-Pilot360™Plus which features a 360-degree camera with a front sensing system, Adaptive Cruise Control with stop-and-go and lane-centering technology, Distance Alert/Distance Indication and Enhanced Active Park Assist and Evasive Steering Assist. The new SYNC® 4* system is displayed on a 13.2-inch screen. The Lincoln Way™ app allows clients to start and drive their Lincoln using their compatible smartphone with no traditional key necessary. Nautilus will arrive in dealerships early next year.