Saturday, June 15, 2019

2020 Hyundai Palisade Starts At $32,595 Soon


The 2020 Hyundai Palisade powered by 3.8L V6 GDI engine mated to an 8-Speed Automatic SHIFTRONIC® transmission starts at $32,595 (including $1,045 in freight charges) and will be available at U.S. dealerships soon.

All-New Bentley Flying Spur Deliveries Start Early Next Year


The all-new Bentley Flying Spur, recreated from the ground up on a new platform, is powered by a 626 horsepower 6.0-liter, twin-turbocharged W12 configured 12-cylinder engine mated to a dual-clutch eight-speed transmission with 0-60 mph time of 3.7 seconds to a top speed of 207 mph. New features include 22-inch wheel designs, electronic all-wheel steering, three-chamber air springs which contain 60 percent more air volume compared to the previous model, and all-new seats featuring a twin-flute design including heating, ventilation, multi-mode massage, adjustable bolsters and top tilt. Optional full size, glass-to-glass panoramic sunroof is available. Driver Assistance Systems available, include Traffic Assist, City Assist and Blind Spot Warning. Night Vision and Head Up Display and a Top View Camera complemented by reverse traffic warning and self-parking features. For sound, there's a Naim 2,200W, 19-speaker system with Active Bass Transducers built into the front seats, available with eight sound modes. The new Flying Spur is available to order this Fall and customer deliveries will begin in early 2020.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB Coming By Year End


The all-new 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB compact vehicle is powered by a 221 horsepower two-liter four-cylinder gas M 260 engine in the GLB 250 and offers an optional third row with two additional seats. The GLB can look up to 1,641 feet ahead and can drive partially autonomously in certain situations. The GLB can be equipped with the permanent all-wheel drive system 4MATIC, with variable torque distribution. The all-new 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB will go on sale in the U.S. by the end of the year.

2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel


The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is powered by an all-new third-generation 260 horsepower 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel produced at the FCA Cento facility in Ferrara, Italy and has a 480 lb.-ft. torque rating and 12,560 pound towing capacity.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC Starts At $76,195 By Year End


The all-new 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC, seats up to 7 passengers and powered by a 362 horsepower 3.0L Inline-6 turbo engine with EQ Boost starts at $76,195 (including $995 destination and delivery) and will be available in U.S. dealerships by the end of the year. Pricing for the new GLS 580 will be announced at a later date.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

2020 BMW M8 Coupe and Convertible Coming Soon


The 2020 BMW M8 Coupe and Convertible, the new top performance models in the M brand’s lineup, are powered by a 600 horsepower 4.4 liter S63 M TwinPower Turbo V8 engine mated to an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission which transfers the BMW M8’s power to the M xDrive all-wheel drive system. The Competition models feature unique tuning which not only produces more horsepower at 617 but also increases the band at which maximum torque is produced by 160 rpm. Pricing for the new 2020 M8 Coupe is $133,995 (including $995 destination charge) and $146,995 for the M8 Competition Coupe. The 2020 M8 Convertible MSRP is $143,495 and $156,495 for the M8 Competition Convertible. Production begins next month.

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3.0L Duramax Diesel


The all-new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3.0L Duramax diesel, available on LT, RST, LTZ and High Country models, is powered by a 277 horsepower inline-six turbo-diesel engine paired with GM’s 10L80 10-speed automatic transmission. It is priced identically to the 6.2L V-8 as a $2,495 premium over a 5.3L V-8 model or $3,890 over a 2.7L Turbo model.

2020 Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V Coming Early Next Year


2020 Cadillac CT4-V powered by a 320 horsepower 2.7L Turbo engine featuring a three-step sliding camshaft that helps optimize performance at all speeds is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission while the CT5-V boasts a 355 horsepower 3.0L Twin Turbo V-6 engine, which uses low-inertia turbochargers to enhance power production across the rpm band also has a 10-speed automatic transmission. Both have Standard RWD and available AWD and V-Series performance chassis with Magnetic Ride Control 4.0. Brembo front brakes with eBoost electronic assist and a limited-slip rear differential on CT4-V and electronic limited-slip differential on CT5-V. The CT4-V and CT5-V go on sale early in the 2020 calendar year. (The CT6-V is also pictured above).

2020 Buick Encore GX Coming Early Next Year


2020 Buick Encore GX will be positioned between the smaller Encore and the larger Envision and Enclave models when it arrives in early 2020, giving Buick four SUVs across the small, compact and midsize segments. The Encore GX’s new standard safety and driver assistance features will include Front Pedestrian Braking, Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning. It will also offer the Enclave’s innovative Rear Camera Mirror, which provides a wide, less obstructed rear view while parking and driving, and High Definition Surround Vision camera system.

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.