Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Nicole Redding, Volkswagen of America Manager, Lifestyle, Innovation & Regional Communications describes the features of the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas telematics and infotainment system. Click here to view.
The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is a seven-passenger SUV measuring 198.3 inches long, 77.9 inches wide and 69.6 inches high coming with either a 238 horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged and direct-injection TSI® four cylinder or a 280 horsepower 3.6-liter VR6 engine mated to an eight-speed transmission in front-wheel-drive or with available 4Motion all-wheel-drive in VR6 trims. Also available is Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning which actively helps the driver steer the car back into its lane and Parking Steering Assistant. The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is built alongside the Passat at the Volkswagen Chattanooga assembly plant.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
The 2018 Honda Odyssey, on sale for over a year, has a Display Audio system with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, and available technologies, including CabinWatch™ day/night video monitor, CabinTalk™ in-car PA system, 4G LTE in-car Wi-Fi and Rear Entertainment System (RES) with Blu-ray and streaming video.
Davis Adams of American Honda describes 2018 Honda Odyssey telematics and infotainment operations and features. Click here to view.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Chuck Ballard, Product & Technology Communications Specialist at Subaru of America takes a telematics tour of the 2018 Crosstrek. (click here to watch)
The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is powered by a 152 horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder Boxer engine with direct fuel injection mated to either a new 6-speed manual transmission or a Lineartronic® Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with a 7-speed manual mode function with steering wheel paddle shifters, offered in 2.0i base, Premium and Limited trims. The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek pricing begins at $22,710 (including $915 destination & delivery charge) with premium trim Crosstreks priced from $$23,510 and 2.0i Limited from $27,210.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Jack Hollis, Group Vice President and General Manager - Toyota Division, Toyota Motor North America discusses the recently introduced new 2019 Toyota Rav4. 2019 Toyota Avalon and 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback models, consumers and the auto industry from the 2018 Milken Global Conference in Beverly Hills.
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Bryan Arnett, Senior Manager, Telematics & Accessory Planning, Mitsubishi Motors North America discusses infotainment and telematics on the new Eclipse Cross. (click here to watch)
The all-new 2018 Eclipse Cross, in ES, LE, SE and SEL trim levels, is powered by a 152 horsepower 1.5-liter direct-injection turbo engine, and has a dual-pane, power-sliding panoramic roof, 7-inch smartphone link thin display audio with touchpad controller, Head-Up Display, heated rear seats and MITSUBISHI CONNECT. The starting MSRP for the Eclipse Cross is $23,295 (excluding destination & handling charges). The Eclipse Cross is equipped with Mitsubishi's S-AWC (Super All-Wheel Control) system. The Eclipse Cross will arrive in dealerships in March 2018.
Nissan Product Specialist Chad Fishburne, discusses new 2018 Nissan Leaf features focusing on infotainment and telematics. (click to watch)
The 2018 Nissan LEAF EV with a 150-mile driving range will go on sale in all 50 states in early 2018 for $30,875 (including $885 destination charge), less than the 2017 model. New features include ProPILOT™ Assist, a "hands-on" system which reduces the amount of driver acceleration, steering and braking input under certain driving conditions. e-Pedal lets drivers start, accelerate, decelerate and stop by increasing or decreasing the pressure applied to the accelerator. When the accelerator is fully released, regenerative and friction brakes are applied automatically, bringing the LEAF to a complete stop, even on uphill slopes, until the accelerator is pressed again.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
The all-new 2019 Hyundai Veloster powered by either a 147 horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine coupled with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission or a 201 horsepower 1.6-liter turbocharged engine paired with a standard six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed dual clutch transmission, starts at $19,385 (including $885 freight charge) for the 2.0 manual-transmission model and starts at $23,785 for the Veloster Turbo manual-transmission model. U.S. market availability will be in the second quarter of 2018.
The 2018 Honda Clarity Electric has arrived at select California and Oregon Honda dealerships with a lease price of $199 per month (plus tax) for 36 months, which includes an allowance of 20,000 miles per year and 24/7 roadside assistance. The lease, which reflects a built-in federal tax credit, requires $1,499 due at signing (not including tax, registration or additional fees). In addition, consumers from California or Oregon may qualify for state rebates of $2,500. The Clarity Electric is eligible for California-issued Clean Air Vehicle Stickers that provide single occupant HOV access. The Clarity Electric gets up to an 80 percent charge in 30 minutes with DC Fast Charging (SAE combo). Level 2 charging gives Clarity Electric drivers the flexibility to charge their battery in just 3.5 hours at home, office or anywhere there's a 240-volt charger. The Clarity Electric has an EPA fuel economy rating of 126/103/114 MPGe (city/highway/combined)4 and an 89 mile EPA range rating on a full charge.
The new 2019 BMW M5 Competition Sedan is powered by a 617 horsepower 4.4-liter V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology mated to an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission and M xDrive delivering a 0 to 60 mph acceleration time of 3.1 seconds and hitting the 124 mph mark from a standing start in 10.8 seconds, 0.3 seconds quicker than in the standard version of the new BMW M5.
The 2018 Aston Martin V12 Vantage V600, powered by a 608 horsepower 6.0-liter naturally aspirated V12 engine mated to a 7-speed manual transmission, will offer a limited run of 14 cars split between seven coupes and seven roadsters. The 2018 Aston Martin V12 Vantage V600 is available on request with deliveries taking place in Q3 2018.
The all-new 2018 Nissan Kicks, equipped with a standard 125 horsepower 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with Continuous Variable Valve Timing Control System goes on sale later this Spring at Nissan dealerships nationwide starting at $18,965 (including $975 destination and handling fee) for well-equipped Kicks S model.
The new 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S Edition 1 model is available exclusively for the top-of-the-range Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-Door Coupe, which features the most powerful version of the AMG 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine with an output of 630 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque to a top speed of 195 mph. Sales release of the first four-door AMG GT in the U.S. market is in early 2019 for the AMG GT 63 and 63 S and in mid-2019 for the AMG GT 53.
The 2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid crossover powered by a 2.0-liter engine and 30kW electric motor producing net system horsepower of 176 horsepower, more than the 170 horsepower 2.5-liter internal combustion engine in the standard Rogue model. Both powertrains are matched with an advanced Xtronic transmission with Sport and Eco Mode switches. The 2018 Rogue Hybrid is available with an intuitive All-Wheel Drive system or front-wheel drive starts at $27,995 (including $975 destination and handling).
The 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid combines a 335 horsepower three-liter mono-turbo V6 engine with a 134 horsepower electric motor that creates total system output of 455 horsepower and is mated to an eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission. Using a 230-volt, 32 amp connection and the optional 7.2 kW onboard charger, it is possible to recharge a fully depleted battery in 2.3 hours. Using a 230-volt connection with 10 amps and the standard 3.6 kW on-board charger, replenishing a fully depleted battery requires 7.8 hours. On electricity alone, the Cayenne E-Hybrid can travel up to 83 miles per hour and up to 27.3 miles. EPA fuel economy figures and electric range are unannounced at this time. New features include massaging seats, a heated windshield, a heads-up display, and 22-inch wheels. The new Cayenne E-Hybrid is expected to begin arriving at U.S. dealers in early 2019 with a base MSRP of $80,950 (including the $1,050 delivery, processing and handling fee).