Friday, August 24, 2018
The all-electric Audi PB 18 e-tron concept (referring to both to the Pebble Beach venue for the premiere and to the technological DNA it shares with the LMP1 racing car Audi R18 e-tron) uses three electric motors, delivering up to 201 horsepower to the front axle and 603 horsepower to the rear with a maximum output of 670 horsepower, with boosting, the driver can temporarily mobilize up to 764 horsepower. The production version of this groundbreaking e-SUV, named Audi e-tron, will debut in September.
The 2019 Acura NSX is powered by a 573 horsepower Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® twin-turbocharged mid‑mounted V6 engine paired with a 9-speed dual clutch transmission. An electric Direct Drive Motor integrated with the engine and transmission supplements the engine with instantaneous electric torque. Containing two additional electric motors, the front-mounted Twin Motor Unit continuously varies torque, both positive and negative, to the left and right front wheels to enhance handling precision and cornering capabilities. The NSX's Integrated Dynamics System offers Quiet, Sport, Sport+ and Track modes. The 2019 model starts at $159,300 (including an $1,800 destination charge), an increase of $1,500 over the 2018 model with $4,700 in previously optional content now standard (4-way power sport seats, Satellite-Linked Navigation, ELS Studio® premium audio, proximity sensors and aluminum sport pedals). The 2019 NSX is available for order today with U.S. deliveries slated to begin in October.
The all-new 2019 BMW Z4 M40i First Edition comes with an updated version of BMW’s 3.0 liter inline 6-cylinder engine, a BMW M tuned sports suspension with electronically controlled dampers, M Sport braking system and an electronically controlled M Sport rear differential. Full Z4 model details and specifications will be announced on September 18 and the all-new 2019 BMW Z4 30i will arrive in U.S. BMW Centers in Spring 2019 with the BMW Z4 M40i (including the First Edition) arriving in the second quarter.
The all-new 2019 GMC Sierra Denali, the flagship of the next-generation Sierra lineup, is powered by an available 420 horsepower 6.2L V-8 engine paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and offered as a crew cab has nearly 3 inches of additional rear-seat legroom compared to the previous model. The all-new Traction Select System allows drivers to choose from preset available drive modes that have been tailored for different terrain or weather conditions.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
The all-new 2019 Audi A6 is powered by an all-new 335 horsepower 3.0-liter TFSI® turbocharged V6 engine mated to a seven-speed S-tronic transmission, 30 pounds less than its predecessor. New for 2019, the A6 will come standard equipped with 48-volt Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle system under the rear cargo floor. Power is supplied from the 10Ah battery to a belt alternator starter. Also new for this year’s model is the all-new MMI touch response® system with MMI search based on free text input and natural voice control where drivers can speak requests such as, “I’m cold,” to which the A6 will respond with, “What temperature would you like to set the cabin to?” The A6 processes questions and commands through onboard stored data and information from the cloud. The all-new 2019 A6 starts at $59,895 (including the $995 destination charge).
The 2019 RS 5 Sportback five-door coupe with seating for five, is powered by a 444 horsepower 2.9 liter TFSI V6 biturbo engine coupled with eight-speed Tiptronic® transmission and quattro sport rear differential. Standard systems include Audi pre sense® basic, Audi pre sense city, Audi side assist, Audi pre sense rear with rear cross traffic assist, as well as available adaptive cruise control with stop & go and traffic jam assist, traffic sign recognition, Audi active lane assist and high beam assistant. New for 2019, for assistance in parking scenarios, the RS 5 Sportback also receives available Audi park steering assist that can automatically steer the car into detected parallel or perpendicular parking spaces using ultrasonic sensors located in the front and rear bumpers and on the sides. The RS 5 Sportback is coming to the U.S. market at the end of 2018 starting at $75,195 (including $995 destination charge).
Thursday, August 16, 2018
The 2019 Nissan Sentra, powered by a 124-horsepower 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to an Xtronic transmission or a 6-speed manual transmission which is also available with the 130 horsepower Sentra S grade. The Sentra SR Turbo and Sentra NISMO feature a 188 horsepower 1.6-liter Direct Injection turbocharged engine. The Sentra NISMO offers a choice of 6-speed manual or specially tuned Xtronic transmission. For the 2019 model year, all Sentra grades (except Sentra S) receive standard NissanConnectSM with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. Pricing starts at $18,685 (including $895 destination and handling) for the Sentra S with 6-speed manual transmission.
The refreshed 10th-generation 2019 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe include updated styling, a new Sport trim positioned between the LX and EX for both body styles and standard Honda Sensing® technology which includes Collision Mitigation Braking System™ with Forward Collision Warning, Road Departure Mitigation incorporating Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist System, and Adaptive Cruise Control. The Sport trim features a high-revving 2.0-liter 16-valve DOHC VTEC® engine mated to either a smooth and efficient CVT with G-Shift Control or a slick-shifting 6-speed manual.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
The all-new 2019 Audi A7 five-door coupe is powered by an all-new 335 horsepower 3.0-liter TFSI® turbocharged V6 engine mated to a seven-speed S-tronic transmission with auto, comfort, dynamic and individual drive select modes. All A7 models will come standard equipped with a 48-volt Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle technology system stored under the rear cargo floor. Power is supplied from the 10Ah battery to a belt alternator starter. New for 2019 is an all-new MMI touch response® system and available advanced driver assistance systems including adaptive cruise assist and Audi pre-sense 360o along with all new headlight and taillight technologies. The all-new 2019 Audi A7 starts at $68,995 (including $995 destination charge).
The 2019 Mazda CX-9, powered by a SKYACTIV-G 2.5T turbocharged engine that delivers up to 250 horsepower on 93-octane gas (227 horsepower with 87-octane gasoline) and mated to a six-speed SKYACTIV-DRIVE automatic transmission, starts at $32,280. The 2019 Mazda CX-9 will be in dealerships nationwide in September.
The Buick Regal Avenir, the top trim level as already seen in the Enclave and LaCrosse, is powered by a 250-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Buick’s first cloud-connected1 Infotainment System debuts on Regal Avenir, enabling embedded apps and enhancing how customers interact with vehicle features such as profiles, available navigation, voice recognition system updates and applications. Owners will now be able to personalize their user preferences and seamlessly take that profile with them into any compatible vehicle. Safety and driver assistance technologies available on other Regal Sportback models come standard on Avenir, including Rear Park Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, LED headlamps with auto leveling, cornering lamps and driver side auto-dimming mirrors. Additional active safety technologies, including Adaptive Cruise Control - Advanced, are also available. Pricing will be announced early Fall 2018 when Avenirs arrive at dealers.
The all-new Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan, available as an A 220 and as an A 220 4MATIC with a wheelbase of 107.4 inches, is powered by a 188 horsepower 2.0L inline-4 turbocharged engine mated to a 7G-DCT dual-clutch transmission. Standard safety systems include Active Brake Assist and adaptive braking technology with Hill Start Assist and the HOLD function. As an available option, KEYLESS-GO with HANDS-FREE ACCESS enables the hands-free and fully automatic opening of the trunk lid with a kicking motion of the foot under the rear bumper. PRE-SAFE® PLUS can recognize an imminent rear-end collision. The all-new 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan will go on sale in the U.S. in late 2018.
The new 2019 Audi Q3, in its second generation, sits on a 3 inch longer wheelbase, powered by turbo-charged four-cylinder direct injection engines ranging from 150 to 230 horsepower mated to either a six-speed manual transmission or seven-speed S-tronic. The new Audi Q3 will begin arriving at European dealerships in November 2018 with U.S. model specifications to follow closer to its launch in 2019.
The 2019 Honda HR-V 5-door subcompact SUV, powered by a 141 horsepower 1.8-liter DOHC i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine mated to a Continuously Variable automatic Transmission, adds new Sport and Touring trims for a starting price of $21,615 (including $995 destination and handling). For the 2019 model year, HR-V EX and higher trims come standard with the Honda Sensing® suite that includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Lane Keeping Assist System and Road Departure Mitigation incorporating Lane Departure Warning. EX and higher trims receive Honda LaneWatch™ as standard equipment.
Hyundai Veloster N, a high-performance vehicle off the new-for-2019 Veloster platform offering a comprehensive differentiation beyond the Veloster Turbo and R-Spec models, is powered by a 275 horsepower 2.0-liter, direct-injected turbocharged powerplant mated to a short-throw six-speed manual transmission with downshift rev-matching capability. Modes include Normal, Sport, N, Eco and N Custom, differentiating engine throttle response, engine speed rev-matching, exhaust note, active differential tuning, suspension damping rates, steering feel and yaw-control characteristics. N Custom mode allows comprehensive driving character preferences via uniquely customizable settings for each tunable driving attribute.The Veloster N begins production in September in Korea, with U.S. market availability in the fourth quarter of 2018.
The all-new 2019 Audi A8, in its fourth generation, is powered by a new 335 horsepower 3.0 liter V6 turbo engine mated to an eight-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission and quattro® all-wheel drive and will start with a price of $83,800. Optional interior features include rear right passenger relaxation seat with heated massaging footrest, front 22-way seats with massage and ventilation, front and rear heated center and door armrests and folding productivity tables in center console. New A8 driver assistance systems included in the driver assistance package are the Adaptive Cruise Assist function that assists the driver with acceleration, braking and steering at low speed and in traffic jam situations, Intersection assist that helps the driver avoid low-speed collisions with cross traffic in front of the car when entering an intersection or when leaving a parking space with an obstructed view, and Emergency assist that detects if the driver is unresponsive and brings the car to a stop in its lane, engages emergency hazard lights and places an emergency SOS call. The all-new 2019 A8 will go on sale in the Fall of 2018 with the 3.0 liter V6 TFSI engine. A V8 engine will be available by Summer of 2019.
The 2019 Acura MDX, powered by a 290 horsepower 3.5-liter direct-injected i-VTEC® 24-valve V6 engine mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission, with standard AcuraWatch® technology and available Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) carries a starting MSRP of $45,295 (including $995 destination and handling) while the new MDX A-Spec starts at $55,795 with standard SH-AWD®. The 2019 MDX can now be optioned with Acura's Active Damper System, previously available only on the MDX Sport Hybrid, expanding the dynamic “range” of the driver-selectable Integrated Dynamics System. The 2019 MDX with front-wheel drive has an EPA fuel economy rating of 20/27/23 mpg (city/highway/combined), A-Spec is rated at 19/25/21, and all other models with SH-AWD® have an EPA rating of 19/26/22 mpg (city/highway/combined. The 2019 MDX Sport Hybrid go on sale this month.
The redesigned and refreshed 2019 Honda Pilot 8-seat SUV, now on sale, powered by a 280 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 24-Valve SOHC i-VTEC engine mated to either a 6-speed automatic or 9-speed automatic transmission (available in Touring and Elite trims), starts at $32,445 (including $995 destination and handling) for the 2019 Pilot LX with standard front-wheel drive and tops out at over $50,000 for the Pilot Touring w/ Rear Captain's Chairs and AWD.
New for 2019 are front bumper, taillights, hands-free power tailgate, new trim around the vents, available 3-way heated front seats, and wider fold-down armrests for the driver and front passenger. Additionally, second-row captain's chairs are now available on both Touring and Elite models (previously Elite only) and second-row retractable sunshades are available on EX-L, Touring and Elite grades. For 2019, all Pilot models come standard with the Honda Sensing suite including Collision Mitigation Braking System™ with Forward Collision Warning, Road Departure Mitigation, Lane Keeping Assist System and Adaptive Cruise Control.
2019 Dodge Durango three-row SUV with available all-wheel-drive capability on all models, comes in SRT, GT and Citadel, powered by a 295 horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine mated to a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, the R/T powered by a 360 horsepower 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine and SRT powered by a 475 horsepower 392-cubic-inch HEMI® V-8. Dealers can now place orders for the 2019 Dodge Durango. Towing capacity is 6,200, 7,400 or 8,700 pounds depending on model and engine. New for 2019, Durango Citadel models feature standard second-row captain’s chairs and an available 825-watt, 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system. Vehicles are scheduled to start arriving in Dodge dealerships this Fall.
The all-new Maserati Levante GTS, powered by the new 550 horsepower Ferrari-assembled 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission with the standard Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive system, sprints from 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds to a top speed of 181 mph and starts at $119,980.
The all-new 2019 BMW M850i xDrive Coupe, marking the return of the BMW 8 Series luxury sports coupe after 20 years, will start at $112,895 (including $995 destination and handling) when the 523 horsepower coupe arrives in U.S. showrooms on December 8th.