The all-new, rear-wheel drive 2022 Subaru BRZ sports car, on a 101.4-inch wheelbase and offered in Premium and Limited trims, is powered by a new and more powerful 228 horsepower 2.4-liter horizontally opposed engine available with either a standard six-speed manual or an available six-speed automatic with a new Sport mode designed for more aggressive driving. The BRZ will go on sale early Fall of 2021.
Friday, November 20, 2020
The 2021 Nissan Sentra, in its eighth generation and completely redesigned inside and out a year ago, is powered by a 149-horsepower, 2.0L 4-cylinder engine and starts at $20,335 (including $925 destination and handling charges). For 2021 Apple CarPlay® integration and Android Auto™ is standard equipment on all trims.
The 11th-generation Honda Civic prototype gives a glimpse of the model lineup that will include an all-new Sedan, Hatchback, Si and Type R with a new chassis, more powerful and fuel-efficient powertrains, full digital dash, multiple new features and technologies and further advances in active and passive safety features and performance. The all-new 2022 Civic arrives in late Spring 2021.
The all-new INFINITI QX55 SUV, powered by a 268 horsepower Variable Compression Turbo four-cylinder engine, will be available in LUXE, ESSENTIAL, and SENSORY trim levels. The all-new QX55 arrives in the U.S. and Canada in spring 2021, with other key markets to follow shortly after.
The 2021 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon 392, with 10.3 inches of ground clearance, is powered by a 470 horsepower 6.4-liter V-8 engine mated to the crisp-shifting TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission and Selec-Trac full-time active transfer case. Off road, the Trail Rated Wrangler Rubicon 392’s powertrain meshes with heavy-duty wide track Dana 44 axles, a 3.73 final drive ratio, transmission torque converter lockup control, a 2-inch lift and standard 33-inch tires on 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels. The 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 goes on sale in the first quarter of 2021.
The all-new, second-generation 2021 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV), will offer multiple grades for the first time, XLE and Limited, and is based on Toyota’s premium rear-wheel drive platform. Mirai comes equipped with Full-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, which can be activated above 30 mph and is designed to perform vehicle-to-vehicle distance controls down to 0 mph and resume from a stop. The 2021 Mirai goes on sale in December.
The BMW iX, BMW’s new technology flagship, is comparable with the BMW X5 in length and width and is almost the same height as the BMW X6 and will have an output of around 500 horsepower aiming is to deliver a lower combined electric power consumption figure which equates to a range of 300 miles according to the EPA’s FTP-75 test procedure. The battery can be charged from 10 to 80 per cent capacity in under 40 minutes. In just ten minutes, enough energy can be fed into the battery to increase the car’s range by around 75 miles. The BMW iX goes into production at BMW Plant Dingolfing in the second half of 2021 and is scheduled to arrive on U.S. shores in early 2022.
The 2021 Lexus LS sedan powered by a 416 horsepower 3.5-liter, twin-turbo V6 engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission on the LS 500 that will begin arriving at dealerships in late this month, with a starting MSRP of $77,025 (including $1,025 delivery, processing & handling charge). LS 500h models, powered by a 354 horsepower Multistage Hybrid System that combines a naturally aspirated Atkinson-cycle 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine with two electric motor/generators powered by a lithium-ion battery, are expected to arrive at dealerships in early 2021, and pricing will be announced closer to that time. The new 12.3-inch multimedia touchscreen provides additional control options for driver and passenger.
The 2021 Land Rover Discovery is powered by either a 296 horsepower 2.0L Turbocharged engine in the 2.0L S and 2.0L S R-Dynamic models or a 355 horsepower 3.0L Turbocharged I6 MHEV engine in the 3.0L S R-Dynamic and 3.0L HSE R-Dynamic grades. The Discovery 2.0L starts at $55,250 (including $1,350 destination and delivery charge). The New Discovery has a completely redesigned center console housing a 48 percent larger 11.4-inch full HD touchscreen and ClearSight Ground View technology, providing drivers with a view of the obscured ground directly beneath the front of the vehicle using the central touchscreen and a combination of forward-facing cameras.
The 2021 Sonata N Line, powered by a 290 horsepower Smartstream 2.5-liter turbocharged engine mated to a new N Eight-Speed Wet Dual-Clutch Transmission to a SEL Plus trim Sonata is priced at $34,195 (including $995 in freight charges). Features include N front and rear fascias, rear spoiler, panoramic sunroof, glossy black side mirrors and window surround, N dual exhaust with quad tips, N badging and full LED taillights.
The 2021 Nissan Versa, the third generation, is powered by a 122-horsepower 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine paired with an Xtronic transmission or available 5-speed manual in the S (5-speed manual or Xtronic transmissions), SV (Xtronic) and SR (Xtronic) models. The Nissan Safety Shield® 360 system, standard on Versa SV and SR grades, includes Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Automatic Braking, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist, Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Other available technology includes Intelligent Driver Alertness and Intelligent Cruise Control. Starting at $15,855 (including $925 destination and handling), the 2021 Versa compact sedan on sale nowat Nissan dealers nationwide.
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
The 2021 Nissan Maxima, in SV, SR and Platinum trim levels and powered by a 300-horsepower 3.5-liter VQ-series V6 engine mated to an Xtronic transmission, starts at $37,915 (including $925 destination and handling). The 40th Anniversary Edition package is priced at $2,125 on top of the fully equipped Maxima Platinum grade, which has an MSRP of $43,145.
The new 2022 Volkswagen Golf R, with a newly developed torque vectoring 4Motion all-wheel-drive system and a Vehicle Dynamics Manager, is powered by a 315 horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged engine mated to a standard 6-speed manual transmission or an optional 7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission. The suspension has been retuned specifically for the vehicle, starting with an 0.8-inch lower ride height than the standard Golf. The car features a strut-type front and a multi-link rear suspension. The car will go on sale in the U.S. as a 2022 model during the latter part of 2021.
The new 2021 Jeep® Gladiator Willys is a Jeep Gladiator variant, powered by a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine that offers a limited-slip rear differential, rock rails, 32-inch mud terrain tires and black accents. The Willys name goes back more than a hundred years and became Kaiser Jeep in the 1950s. Gladiator Willys is available on Sport and Sport S model. The 2021 Jeep Gladiator Willys, available on Sport and Sport S models, has a starting MSRP of $36,760 (including $1,495 destination) and is available now.
The 2021 INFINITI Q60 sports coupe, powered by a 300-horsepower, 3.0t twin-turbo V6 engine in the 3.0t PURE and Q60 3.0t LUXE, starts at $41,650 for rear-wheel-drive models and $43,650 for models equipped with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive. The 400-horsepower Q60 RED SPORT 400 available in Rear-Wheel or All-Wheel Drive starts at $58,100 for RWD models and $60,100 for AWD models. The 2021 INFINITI Q60 will arrive in dealerships across the U.S. before the end of the year.
The 2021 Jaguar E-PACE compact SUV is restyled and offered with a choice of a 246 horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged Ingenium engine paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission or, on the 300 Sport, a 296 horsepower powertrain thanks to mild-hybrid technology. The focal point of the interior design is the curved 11.4-inch HD touchscreen integrated into the central instrument panel. All E-PACE models have JaguarDrive Control featuring Comfort, Eco, Dynamic, and Adaptive Surface Response modes, which can be chosen manually by the driver based on the road conditions. Pricing for E-PACE starts at $42,045 (including $1,050 destination and delivery) for P250 AWD, $47,145 for P250 SE, and $51,045 for 300 Sport.
The new 2021 Volkswagen Arteon is powered by a 268 horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged and direct-injection TSI® engine mated to a standard eight-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® shifting with 4Motion® all-wheel drive available on the midlevel trim and standard on the top trimline. The DCC® adaptive damping system is standard, as is the XDS® cross-differential lock at the front and rear, improving vehicle dynamics and handling. The 2021 Volkswagen Arteon, equipped with a redesigned cockpit and an available 30-color ambient lighting system, will be available in three trim levels starting at $38,190 (including $1,195 destination fee) and is expected to begin arriving at Volkswagen dealers in Q4 2020.
The Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600, powered by 550 horsepower a 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine with EQ boost and a 48-volt onboard electrical system, is capable of rocketing from zero to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds. The Maybach GLS has a 4-seat configuration with two individual executive rear seats, a center armrest and available folding tables. All seats are heated and ventilated and offer active multicontour adjustment with massage functionality. A 5-seat configuration is also available. The Mercedes- Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC arrives in U.S. dealerships in late 2020 priced from $161,550 (includes $1,050 destination and delivery charge).
The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV with a freshened design motif, is powered by a choice of a 191 horsepower 2.5-liter direct-injected and multi-point injected four-cylinder engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission (replacing the former 2.4-liter engine), an estimated 277 horsepower 2.5-liter direct-injected four-cylinder turbocharged engine coupled with an all-new eight-speed wet dual-clutch transmission (replacing the former 2.0-liter turbocharged engine), or a 225 horsepower 1.6-liter turbocharged hybrid electric powertrain variant with six-speed automatic HEV-tuned transmission and HTRAC® all-wheel drive. 2021 Santa Fe also receives a new 10.25-inch widescreen full-touch navigation system and an available 12.3-inch fully-digital instrument gauge cluster. The Santa Fe Hybrid model will arrive in the first quarter 2021 and a Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid model will arrive later in 2021.
The 2021 Honda Accord, powered by a 192-horspower 1.5-liter VTEC Turbo® engine on the LX, Sport, Sport SE and EX-L grades, while Accord Sport 2.0T and Touring are available with a 252-horsepower, 2.0-liter VTEC Turbo®, starts at $25,725 (including $955 destination charge). The 2021 Accord Hybrid (above) is powered by a 212 horsepower two-motor hybrid system with a top fuel economy rating of 48 mpg and starts at $27,325. The Accord Sport SE is new to the lineup for 2021 (replacing Accord EX 1.5T) with Sport trim.
The 2021 Audi Q5 55 TFSI e (above), A7 55 TFSI e and A8 60 TFSI plug-in hybrid electric vehicles contribute to Audi's anticipated goal of 30% of its U.S. portfolio electrified by 2025. The 2021 Audi Q5 TFSI e is powered by a 362 horsepower 2.0-liter TFSI engine and electric motor mated to a a seven-speed S tronic transmission to all four wheels with quattro® all-wheel drive with ultra® technology. The 2021 Audi A8 TFSI e is equipped with a 443 horsepower six-cylinder engine combined with its electric motor equipped with standard quattro® all-wheel drive and an eight-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission. All three vehicles come with a 14.1 kWh battery pack that sits under the rear cargo area and are equipped with an integrated heat pump that uses battery heat to efficiently warm the cabin. Their onboard 7.7 kW charger allows them to replenish battery power from empty to 100% in just 2.4 hours when using a 240-volt outlet. The Audi Q5 55 TFSI e Premium starts at $52,995 (including $1,095 destination charge), the Audi A7 55 TFSI e Premium Plus starts at $75,945 (including $1,045 destination charge) and the Audi A8 L 60 TFSI e starts at $96,945 (including $1,045 destination charge).
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
The 2022 GMC HUMMER EV Edition, the first fully electric addition to GMC’s lineup, is powered by three separate motors within two Ultium drive units delivering a GM-estimated 1,000 horsepower and GM-estimated 11,500 lb-ft of torque enabling an estimated 350+ miles of driving range on a full charge, based on preliminary testing. GM estimates 0-60-mph performance in approximately 3 seconds. A 13.4-inch diagonal infotainment screen and 12.3-inch diagonal driver information center display convey vehicle performance and driver awareness information. Production begins in late 2021, at GM’s Factory ZERO Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center, a nearly 40-year-old facility repurposed and retooled with a $2.2-billion investment devoted to electric vehicle production.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
The fourth-generation 2021 Acura MDX, with an all-new light truck SUV platform, will be powered by a 3.5-liter V6 with i-VTEC® valvetrain connected to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The upcoming MDX Type S will feature a 355 horsepower 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine powering Acura’s fourth-generation SH-AWD® system. The MDX Prototype debuts Acura’s all-digital Precision Cockpit™, replacing physical gauges with a customizable 12.3-inch driver’s meter. The new MDX will arrive at dealers early next year with the MDX Type S to follow in Summer of 2021.
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
The all-new 2022 Volkswagen Taos is 175.8 inches long which is 9.3 inches shorter than the Tiguan, with a wheelbase of 105.9 inches, width of 72.5 inches and height of 64.4 inches. The Taos is powered by a 158 horsepower 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that currently powers the Jetta sedan. The engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission in the front-wheel-drive model, while models with 4Motion® all-wheel drive get a seven-speed DSG® dual-clutch automatic transmission. There will be S, SE, and SEL trim levels with pricing to be announced ahead of the launch in the Summer of 2021.
Monday, October 12, 2020
The 2021 Audi R8 rear wheel drive Coupe and Spyder become the newest members of the R8 2021 model line, joining the R8 V10 quattro Coupe and Spyder, powered a naturally aspirated 532 horsepower 5.2-liter FSI V10 engine mated to a seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch transmission. The R8 RWD weighs less than its all-wheel drive counterpart due in part to the loss of components such as the prop shaft, front axles, multi-plate clutch, and front differential. 2021 Audi R8 V10 Coupe RWD starts at $144,195 (including $1,495 destination charge but not $1,700 gas guzzler tax ($2,100 gas guzzler tax on performance models), sales taxes, title, options, and dealer charges). The 2021 Audi R8 V10 Spyder RWD starts at $156,395. The soft-top in both R8 Spyder models features an electrohydraulic drive system to raise and lower the roof in about 20 seconds, at speeds of up to 31 mph. The roof was developed with lightweight construction in mind, and weighs only 97 pounds. The 2021 R8 V10 performance and R8 V10 RWD Coupe and Spyder will be available in dealerships this Winter.
The 2021 Honda Ridgeline, set to launch early next year, is powered by a 280-horsepower 3.5-liter direct-injected VTEC® V6 engine mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. Available on Sport and RTL, and standard on RTL-E and Black Edition is Ridgeline’s i-VTM4® torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system, which automatically sends up to 70 percent of the engine’s 262 lb.-ft. 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 has standard 1,580-pound payload capacity and up to 5,000-pound towing capacity.
2021 Jaguar XF is powered by a 246 horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine available with either rear- or all-wheel drive. The 296 horsepower variant is exclusively paired to an all-wheel drive system for enhanced traction. Both engines routing power through an 8-speed automatic transmission. The new XF also includes Auto Vehicle Hold that holds the brakes when XF is stationary, until the driver depresses the accelerator to drive away. JaguarDrive Control features selectable Comfort, Eco, Rain-Ice-Snow and Dynamic modes and the new interior has a centrally mounted 11.4-inch HD touchscreen. The variant choices are: XF P250 S RWD, P250 SE RWD, and P300 R-DYNAMIC SE AWD.
Monday, October 5, 2020
The 2021 Lexus IS 300 rear wheel drive, powered by a 241 horsepower 2.0-liter, turbocharged and intercooled inline four-cylinder engine equipped with an eight-speed Sport Direct Shift automatic transmission, will have a starting MSRP of $40,025 (including $1.025 delivery, processing & handling). The IS 300 AWD is powered by a 260 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine through a six-speed automatic transmission. The 350 F SPORT (above) is the only the 350 and F Sport IS model, coming with a starting price of $43,925 in either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, and powered by a 311 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 paired with the eight-speed Sport Direct Shift automatic transmission for the RWD and a six-speed automatic for the AWD version. The new IS will be available with larger 19-inch wheels. For 2021, the Pre-Collision System, which includes Frontal Collision Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking, Pedestrian Detection and Bicyclist Detection, features an enhancement to the single-lens camera and millimeter-wave radar elements to expand the response range. The starting price of the 350 F SPORT is $43,925. The new 2021 IS is expected to arrive in dealerships this October.
The 2021 BMW X2 Sports Activity Coupe special edition, powered by a 228 horsepower 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo engine mated to an 8-Speed Sport automatic transmission with steering wheel paddle shifters, offers the M Sport X exterior package and Edition M Mesh trim package on X2 sDrive28i and xDrive28i models for $3,550. The special edition includes M Sport X exterior package, M Mesh kidney grille, choice of metallic paint including Brooklyn Grey Metallic, new 19-inch M Aerodynamic Style 919M wheels with orange or black highlights, interior Edition badging and M Sport Seats with leather upholstery. The MSRP for the 2021 X2 sDrive28i is $37,595 (including $995 destination) and $39,595 for the X2 xDrive28i.