Thursday, June 21, 2018

Video: All-New 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Went On Sale In May

VW Jetta Product Manager Dan Shapiro describes the all-new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta that went on sale in May. Click to watch. The all-new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta, available in S, SE, SEL, SEL Premium and R-Line trim levels, offers a 1.3 inch longer wheelbase at 105.7 inches and is powered by a 147 horsepower 1.4-liter turbocharged and direct-injection TSI® engine mated to a new standard six-speed manual transmission, with an eight-speed automatic transmission optional on the base model and standard on higher trims. The all-new 2019 Jetta pricing starts at $19,395 (including $850 destination fee), less than the outgoing base model.

2019 Volvo S60 - Built In The U.S. - Starts At $35,800

The new 2019 Volvo S60 luxury sedan, built at the company’s first American manufacturing plant outside Charleston, South Carolina, is powered by a choice of the T5 FWD for $35,800, T6 AWD for $40,300 and turbo charged and supercharged T8 Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid delivering 313 horsepower with a rear electric motor adding 87 horsepower for a combined power output of 400 horsepower for $54,400. The new S60 is available via traditional purchase, lease and Care by Volvo, a premium subscription service, which offers car access with no down payment via a monthly flat rate of $775 for a well-equipped S60 T6 AWD Momentum and $850 a month for the S60 T6 AWD R-Design. The City Safety with Autobrake technology assists the driver in avoiding potential collisions by recognizing pedestrians, cyclists and large animals and engaging auto braking to mitigate oncoming collisions. The optional Pilot Assist system supports the driver with steering, acceleration and braking on well-marked roads up to 80 mph. The S60 also includes Run-off Road Mitigation, Oncoming Lane Mitigation and optional Cross Traffic Alert with autobrake.

2019 Honda Insight Starts At $23,725

The 2019 Honda Insight, with an EPA rating of up to 55 mpg in the city, is powered by Honda's third generation 151 horsepower two-motor hybrid drivetrain with a 1.5-liter DOHC i-VTEC Atkinson-cycle inline-4 engine with 40.5-percent thermal efficiency paired to an electric propulsion motor without the need for a conventional automatic transmission. The 2019 Insight, in LX, EX, and Touring trim levels, starts at $23,725 (including $895 destination and handling) and joins Honda's lineup of electrified vehicles that includes the Clarity Fuel Cell, Clarity Electric and Clarity Plug-In Hybrid and the recently introduced Accord Hybrid.

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Starts At $23,725 This Fall

The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata, with an available brown canvas soft top, receives a new 181 horsepower SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter engine and comes standard with a new rearview camera and newly available features such as Traffic Sign Recognition and Smart City Brake Support in addition to other i-ACTIVSENSE safety technologies. The 2019 MX-5 goes on sale in the U.S. this Fall.

2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe Loaded With Features

The all-new 2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe, initially available as the BMW M850i xDrive variant, is powered by a new 523 horsepower 4.4-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo V8 engine mated to an eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission with wider ratios and sportier gear shifts. The Driving Experience Control switch has SPORT and SPORT+ and the comfort-oriented damper setting in ECO Pro and COMFORT modes. When travelling at speeds between 9 – 99 mph, the powertrain is decoupled as soon as the driver lifts off the accelerator so the vehicle can then simply coast along at idling speed and with minimized fuel consumption. There's active steering of the rear wheels by up to 2.5 degrees. The standard audio system comprises eleven speakers and a digital amplifier, while the optional Harman Kardon Surround Sound System features 16 speakers, and there's an optional Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System. Also available in addition to optional heated seats are newly designed climate seats for driver and front passenger where cooled air is drawn in from the interior then guided along the body to the seats’ built-in fans for particularly effective temperature control of the seat cushions and backrests.

The BMW 8 Series Coupe is equipped with standard Cruise Control with braking function as well as Collision and Pedestrian Warning with City Braking function, the latest version of which alerts the driver when a cyclist is detected. Depending on the situation, the system can bring the vehicle to a halt to either avoid a collision or minimize its consequences. For parking and maneuvering, the active Park Distance Control with sensors at the front and rear is standard and provides visual and acoustic warnings to avoid colliding with obstacles at the sides or rear of the vehicle.

Monday, June 4, 2018

2019 Nissan 370Z Starts At $30,875 Now

The 2019 Nissan 370Z Coupe, powered by a 332-horsepower 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine with Variable Valve Event and Lift Control, and choice of 6-speed manual transmission with an available SynchroRev Match® synchronized downshift rev matching system or a 7-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, starts at $30,875 (including $885 destination and handling).

The 2019 Nissan 370Z Roadster, offered in 370Z Roadster, 370Z Touring Roadster and 370Z Sport Touring Roadster trim levels, starts at $42,705 (including $885 destination and handling).

The 2019 high-performance Nissan 370Z NISMO, powered by a potent 350-horsepower 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine with Variable Valve Event and Lift Control with two transmission choices are offered for the 370Z NISMO model – a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission with standard SynchroRev Match® or a refined 7-speed automatic with Downshift Rev Matching, Adaptive Shift Control and manual shift mode with paddle shifters, starts at $46,575 (including $885 destination and handling).

The 2019 Nissan Z® is offered in a total of 10 models - five 370Z Coupe models, two 370Z NISMO models and three 370Z Roadster models.

Video: 2019 Acura RDX Telematics Tour

The all-new 2019 Acura RDX on a 2.6-inch longer wheelbase, powered by a 272 horsepower direct-injected and turbocharged 2.0-liter, 16-valve powerplant with DOHC VTEC® valvetrain mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission, just went on sale June 1 starting at $38,295 (including $995 destination and handling), the same price as the outgoing model equipped with AcuraWatch™ (now standard). The RDX SH-AWD with Advance Package is priced at $48,395.

The RDX offers the optional next generation of Acura Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™. The new RDX has Technology Package and Advance Package upgrades. Available features, depending on trim, include 16-way power adjustable heated and ventilated front seats, a 10.5-inch full-color Head-Up Display, 16-channel Acura ELS Studio 3D™ premium audio, Surround View Camera System, Cross Traffic Monitor and blind spot information System. The RDX is available with the A-Spec sport appearance package, which includes 20-inch wheels and low-profile 245/45R20 tires, gloss black exterior accents, large-diameter exhaust finishers and A-Spec badging. The 2019 Acura RDX was designed at the Los Angeles Acura Design Studio.

Andrew Quillin, Assistant Manager, Western Region, Acura Public Relations describes new touchpad telematics on the all-new 2019 Acura RDX. Click here to watch.