Thursday, January 23, 2020

2020 Audi Q5 TFSI e Plug-In Hybrid Starts At $53,895

The 2020 Audi Q5 TFSI e plugin hybrid is equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder TFSI® engine coupled with an electric motor that sits between the engine and 7-speed S-tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission, producing a total combined system output of 362 horsepower and 369* lb-ft of torque. The plug-in hybrid SUV performs nearly a second faster than the Audi Q5 to sprint from 0-60 mph at 5.0 seconds. The SUV is standard equipped with quattro® all-wheel drive with ultra® technology. In electric-only mode, using a 14.1 kWh lithium-ion battery, the Audi Q5 TFSI e has a range of 20 miles delivering an EPA rated at 65 MPGe. The starting MSRP is $53,895 (including $995 destination charge). Audi anticipates that customers purchasing the 2020 Audi Q5 TFSI e will be eligible for a federal tax credit of up to $6,712. The Audi Q5 TFSI e will be joined by the A8 TFSI e and the Audi A7 TFSI e in the coming months.

Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 and 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 Arrive This Summer

The Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 and the 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 (pictured), powered by a 394 horsepower four-liter six-cylinder boxer engine equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, are new models being added to its mid-engine sports car range and come equipped with adaptive cylinder control that alternately switches off one of the two cylinder banks at low engine loads. The 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 and 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 will be available to order in the U.S. this Summer with detailed pricing and arrival timing at U.S. dealers will also be announced at that time.

2020 Audi A5 Lineup Starts At $43,895

The second generation 2020 Audi A5 model lineup, which includes the A5 Coupe, Sportback, and Cabriolet, with a 248 horsepower 2.0-liter TFSI® engine mated to a seven-speed S tronic® transmission, and the S5 Coupe, Sportback, and Cabriolet (pictured) powered by a 349 horsepower 3.0-liter TFSI® engine mated to an eight-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission, has been updated with new design elements. The new MIB 3 third generation modular infotainment platform with a 10.1” touch screen operates up to ten times faster than the previous generation. The A5 has acoustic feedback allowing drivers to speak both commands and questions, to which the A5 will provide feedback through on-board stored data or available information from the cloud. The A5 Coupe, with comfort, auto, dynamic and individual drive modes, starts at $43,895 (including $995 destination charge) and goes up $69,995 for the top-of-the-line S5 Cabriolet.

GMC AT4 Models Available Across SUV Lineup

GMC premium off-road AT4 models will be available across its entire retail lineup in 2020 with the addition of the 2021 Terrain AT4, Canyon AT4 and 2021 Yukon AT4.

Sierra AT4 offers a 2-inch factory lift, skid plates, Rancho® monotube shocks, a standard MultiPro Tailgate, available Carbon Fiber Bed and available Mud-Terrain tires. Sierra HD AT4 features an off-road suspension, skid plates, Rancho shocks®, a standard MultiPro Tailgate and up to 15 camera views* that helps trailering, visibility over rough terrain and in tight corners.

Acadia AT4 features an Advanced Twin-Clutch AWD System, all-terrain tires and Traction Select with Off-Road Mode. Canyon AT4, available this Spring, comes standard with off-road tuned suspension, an automatic locking rear differential and 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac® tires. Yukon AT4, available this Summer, offers air suspension with 4 inches of adjustability, an electronic limited-slip differential and a 15-inch head-up display. Terrain AT4 will be available this Fall.

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Starts At $31,565 This Quarter

The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, available in eight trim levels and powered by either a 276 horsepower V6 or 235 horsepower four-cylinder TSI® engine mated to eight-speed automatic transmission, starts at $31,565 (including $1,020 destination fee). The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport is expected to begin arriving at U.S. dealers in Q1 2020.

2020 Genesis G90 Starts At $73,195 This Month

The 2020 Genesis G90 flagship luxury sedan adds a 12.3-inch display navigation system with touchscreen controls, standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with the 365 horsepower 3.3T Premium RWD flagship luxury sedan, which debuted in North America in November 2019, going on sale this month starting at $73,195 (including $995 destination charges) and 420 horsepower G90 5.0 Ultimate RWD at $76,695.

2020 Nissan LEAF Starts At $32,525

The 2020 Nissan LEAF, delivering an all-electric EPA range of up to 226 miles, adds standard Nissan Safety Shield® 360 technology, featuring Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning and Rear Automatic Braking with the S and SV trims adding a new 8 -inch color touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. For the U.S. market, the otherwise silent all-electric LEAF makes a constant audible tone (known as "Canto," derived from the Latin verb for "I sing") for forward movement under 18.6 mph and a pulsing chime when reversing. The2020 Nissan LEAF starts at $32,525 (including $925 destination and handling) for the LEAF S (40kWh battery, up to 149-mile range, 147 horsepower). The 2020 Nissan LEAF PLUS S (62 kWh battery, up to 226-mile range, 214 horsepower) has an MSRP of $35,115.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Genesis GV80 SUV Coming This Year

Genesis GV80 SUV, based on a new rear-wheel-drive platform with an available third row and optional all-wheel drive, joins the G70, G80 and G90 sedans in the Genesis line-up and is set to launch globally in 2020 with sales in the home market of South Korea starting this month.