Thursday, June 25, 2020

Redesigned 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 Starts At $37,280 Soon

The redesigned Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 and GLA 250 4MATIC, 3.6 inches taller, 1.2 inches wider on a 1.1 inch longer wheelbase than its predecessor, is powered by a new 221 horsepower turbocharged 2.0L inline-4 engine paired with the newly developed 8G DCT (dual clutch transmission). Additional standard equipment includes LED headlamps and taillamps, 18-inch wheels and a 7" Digital Instrument Cluster and 7" Touchscreen Display. Arriving in U.S. dealerships in mid-2020, the 2021 GLA 250 will start from $$37,280 (including $1,050 destination and delivery charge) and the GLA 250 4MATIC is priced from $39,280.

All-New Ford F-150 Coming This Fall

The all-new Ford F-150, on every trim level from F-150 XL to Limited, is powered by an all-new 3.5-liter PowerBoost full hybrid V6 powertrain mated to a 10-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission with a 47-horsepower electric motor integrated into the transmission, targeting an EPA-estimated range of approximately 700 miles on a single tank of gasᶧ and will deliver at least 12,000 pounds of available maximum towing. An all-new 12-inch center screen is standard on XLT high series and above allowing customers to split the screen and control multiple functions simultaneously, including navigation, music or truck features. An 8-inch touch screen is standard on XL and XLT standard and mid-series trucks. All-new F-150 offers Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Detection, rearview camera with dynamic hitch assist, auto high-beam headlamps and auto on/off headlamps. The all-new F-150 will be available this Fall.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

2021 Volkswagen Arteon World Premiere

The refreshed 2021 Volkswagen Arteon, available in SE, SEL R-Line, and SEL Premium R-Line trims, is powered by a 268 horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged and direct-injection TSI® engine via a standard eight-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® shifting. 4Motion all-wheel drive is available on SEL R-Line models and standard on SEL Premium R-Line models. The Arteon is equipped with the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, which allows the driver to configure the instrumentation on a 10.25-inch display. Wireless charging is also new for 2021.

2021 Honda Pilot Starting At $33,370 Now

The 2021 Honda Pilot, arriving at dealerships now, is powered by a 280 horsepower 3.5L 24-Valve SOHC i-VTEC® V6 engine mated to a standard 9-speed transmission with paddle shifters. The 2021 Pilot LX with 2-wheel drive and standard Honda Sensing® safety and driver-assistive technology starts at $33,370 (including $1,120 Destination Charge). The 2021 Honda Pilot comes in LX, EX, EX-L, SE, Touring, Touring w/ Rear Captain’s Chairs, Elite and Black Edition trim levels in 2-wheel and AWD to a top starting of $51,040 for Black Edition (AWD).

2021 BMW M5 Starts At $104,495 In August

2021 BMW M5, powered by a 600 horsepower 4.4-liter TwinPower turbocharged V8 engine mated to a 8-speed Sport Steptronic transmission, starts at $104,495 (including $995 destination). The 2021 BMW M5 Sedan comes equipped with standard 12.3-inch touch screen central information display, Lane Departure Warning with steering correction (to keep you in the lane), frontal collision and pedestrian warning with braking function (which allows for reaction to vehicles, stationary objects, cyclists and pedestrians), blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert (which warns of possible crossing traffic when backing up), rear collision preparation, automatic high beams and speed limit information. The M5 Competition Sedan with  617 horsepower starts at $112,095. Global market launch is set for August 2020.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

2021 AMG GT 43 Starts At $90,950 Late This Year

The new 2021 AMG GT 43 variant of the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe will be powered by a 362 horsepower 3.0-liter inline-6 Turbo engine mated to a AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9-Speed transmission when U.S. deliveries begin in late 2020 for a starting price of $90,950 (including $1,050 destination and delivery charge). The AMG GT 4-Door is the third model to be developed directly by Mercedes-AMG, following the 2-Door AMG GT and SLS AMG.

2021 Nissan Rogue, All-New This Fall

The 2021 Nissan Rogue, all-new and redesigned, is 1.5 inches shorter and 0.2 inches lower than the previous generation Rogue. Offered in S, SV, SL and Platinum (new for 2021) grade levels, the 2021 Rogue is powered by a 181 horsepower 2.5-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine with Nissan's Direct Injection Gasoline system. Off-road, Snow, Standard, Eco and Sport are drive modes available with Rogue All-Wheel Drive models. Nissan Safety Shield 360 technologies include Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist and Rear Automatic Braking. The 2021 Rogue goes on sale at Nissan dealers nationwide in Fall 2020.

2021 Lexus IS 300, IS 350 Coming Late Fall

The new 2021 Lexus IS 300 features a 241 horsepower 2.0-liter, turbocharged and intercooled inline four-cylinder engine equipped with an eight-speed Sport Direct Shift automatic transmission which integrates a G-force Artificial Intelligence system that monitors multiple performance parameters to determine the optimum gear selection. The IS 300 AWD is powered by a 260 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 delivering to all four wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. The IS 350  is powered by a 311 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 mated to an eight-speed Sport Direct Shift automatic transmission in the IS 300 RWD and a six-speed automatic in the AWD version. The IS F SPORT lineup is restructured in the 2021 model year, as F SPORTs will only be offered on the IS 350 powered by the 311-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine. The new 2021 IS expected to arrive in dealerships in late Fall of this year.

2019 BMW X5 xDrive45e Starts At $66,395 In July

The 2nd generation 2019 BMW X5 xDrive45e plug-in hybrid Sports Activity Vehicle, with a new 389 horsepower 3.0 liter 6-cylinder TwinPower turbocharged internal combustion engine combined power of the new PHEV drivetrain, doubles electric-only range from a previous EPA rating of 14 miles to a new EPA estimated 30-mile range with electric-only to top speed of 84 mph. The BMW X5 xDrive45e has the latest-generation iDrive interface composed of a high-resolution digital 12.3” instrument cluster display behind the steering wheel and a 12.3” touchscreen center display.
MSRP of $65,400 plus $995 Destination. The BMW X5 xDrive45e starts at $66,395 when it launches next month.

Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid

All-new Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid with advanced fourth-generation hybrid technology system has an EPA-estimated all-electric fuel economy rating of 100 MPGe combined with an EPA-estimated all-electric range of 37 miles and starts under $35,000 MSRP.

2021 BMW 4 Series Coupe Starts At $46,595

The all-new, second generation 2021 BMW 4 Series Coupe, with a new BMW kidney grille design, is 5.2 inches longer, 1.0 inch wider, 0.4 inches taller on a 1.6 inch longer wheelbase with 1.4 inch wider front and 1.2 inch wider rear tracks compared to the previous generation 4 Series Coupe. The new 430i, starting at $46,595 (including $995 destination), and the 430i xDrive coupe, starting at  $48,595, each get 7 more horsepower than their predecessor with an updated 255 horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder BMW TwinPower turbocharged engine mated to an 8-speed sport automatic transmission with launch control. The new M440i xDrive Coupe, starting at $59,495, is powered by the 382 horsepower 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder BMW TwinPower turbocharged engine. Standard displays are an 8.8 inch center touchscreen control display and a 5.1 inch color display between the instrument gauges. Selecting the optional Live Cockpit Professional upgrades the displays to a 10.25 inch center touchscreen control display and a fully digital 12.3 inch instrument display.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

2021 Acura TLX - All-New This Fall

The 2021 Acura TLX, in its second-generation, gets a 3.7-inch longer wheelbase, 2.2-inch wider body with wider front and rear tracks, lower roof and an extended dash-to-axle dimension. The new TLX is powered by a 272 horsepower 2.0-liter DOHC, direct-injected and turbocharged engine with VTEC, mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift as standard. The 2021 TLX will arrive at dealerships early this Fall with an MSRP starting in the mid-$30,000 range. Arriving Spring 2021, the TLX Type S (pictured above) debuts Acura's all-new 3.0-liter, 24-valve, DOHC direct-injected and turbocharged engine and a first-for-Type S, Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™.

2020 Nissan Frontier Starts at $27,885 In July

The 2020 Nissan Frontier pickup, with an all-new 310 horsepower 3.8-liter direct injection V6 engine and all-new 9-speed automatic transmission, gets standard push button start for the new model year when it goes go on sale in July. The starting MSRP is $27,885 (including $1,095 destination and handling charge) for the King Cab 4x2 S model and tops out at $38,585 for the Frontier PRO-4X Crew Cab 4x4.

2021 Subaru Crosstrek With More Powerful Engine Late Summer

The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek compact SUV gets a new Sport model for 2021 powered by a 182-horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER® engine mated to the standard Lineartronic® CVT (continuously variable transmission), a boost over the Base and Premium trims with the 152-horsepower 2.0-liter engine with either a standard 6-speed manual transmission or optional Lineartronic CVT.  The CVT models achieve EPA-estimated fuel economy of 28 city / 33 highway / 30 combined MPG while the 6-speed manual models are rated at 22 city / 29 highway / 25 combined MPG. The Limited trim also adds the 2.5-liter engine for 2021. The new Crosstrek Sport is the only Crosstrek model to feature the dual-function X-MODE® with Hill Descent Control with SNOW/DIRT and DEEP SNOW/MUD selectable settings to optimize AWD performance for difficult weather or road conditions. The 2021 Crosstrek will arrive into retailers late Summer.

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime Starts At $39,220 Before Credits This Summer

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime, the quickest four-door model in the Toyota lineup, is a 302 horsepower plug-in that gets a manufacturer-estimated 42 miles on battery alone on a single charge and a manufacturer-estimated 94 combined MPGe. Available in SE trim starting at $39,220 (including the delivery, processing and handling fee of $1,120) and XSE starting at $42,545. RAV4 Prime customers also may qualify for an $7,500 federal tax credit. Individual states have additional incentives that can be either be applied at time of purchase or via a rebate program, depending on the state. The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime hits dealerships this summer

2021 Buick Envision Coming Early Next Year

The all-new 2021 Buick Envision, powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine connected to a nine-speed transmission, arrives early next year.

2021 BMW 5 Series Sedan Starts At $55,195 In July

2021 BMW 5 Series Sedan, the updated 7th generation, includes the 248 horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder TwinPower Turbo 530i starting at $55,195 (including $995 destination) and the 530i xDrive starting at $57,495, the 288 horsepower (with 181 horsepower 2.0-liter gasoline engine complemented by a 107 hp electric drive unit) 530e starting at $58,195 and the 530e xDrive PHEV starting at $60,495, the 335 horsepower 3.0-liter six-cylinder TwinPower Turbo 540i starting at $60,445 and the 540i xDrive starting at $62,745 and the 523 horsepower 4.4-liter V8 TwinPower Turbo M550i xDrive Sedan starting at $77,795. All with the standard 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission. The 2021 5 Series Sedan is highlighted by the standard Live Cockpit Professional with iDrive 7, a 12.3” digital instrument display and a 12.3” digital central touchscreen control display (up from previous 10.25”). Ordering has started with first deliveries scheduled for July.

Mercedes-AMG E 53 Coupe and Cabriolet

The new Mercedes-AMG E 53 Coupe and Cabriolet, with restyled front bumper and revised new interior, are powered by a 429 horsepower 3.0L inline-6 turbo engine with electric auxiliary compressor and mated to an AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transmission and the variable all-wheel drive system, AMG Performance 4MATIC+. The five DYNAMIC SELECT drive programs "Slippery", "Comfort", "Sport", "Sport+" and "Individual", the characteristics of the new 53-series models can be influenced with the tap of a finger.

2021 MINI Countryman Arrives Late Summer

The new 2021 MINI Countryman featuring a newly updated design, along with enhancements in technology and equipment offerings.  The new MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 is fitted with a hybrid-specific 224 horsepower all-wheel drive system combining a 3-cylinder gas engine for the front wheels and an electric synchronous motor on the rear wheels. The new MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 comes with a 6-speed Steptronic transmission standard.  Meanwhile the MINI Cooper Countryman ALL4 now features an 8-speed Steptronic transmission as standard, as does the MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4 and the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4. The MINI Cooper Countryman with front wheel drive comes standard with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission, while the MINI Cooper S Countryman with front wheel drive gets a 7-speed Sport DCT. The new 2021 MINI Countryman models are expected to arrive in US showrooms nationwide later this summer.  More information on US-specific pricing, options and packages, and EPA fuel efficiency ratings will be made available closer to market launch.

2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Starts At $28,275 This Month

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, equipped with a Smartstream 2.0 GDi HEV engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission, delivers an EPA estimated 52 MPG combined fuel economy rating and 686 miles of driving range on Blue trim level which starts at $28,725 (including $975 freight charges). The new range-topping Sonata Hybrid Limited starts at $36,275. Hyundai Sonata Hybrid’s solar-panel roof directly charges the 12-volt or hybrid batteries and outputs 205 watts of electricity. The optional Hyundai Digital Key allows a Sonata Hybrid to be unlocked, started and driven without a physical key, via Android smartphone or NFC card.  Sonata Hybrid will be available at U.S. dealerships this month.

2021 Genesis G80 Starts At $48,725 This Summer

The all-new 2021 Genesis G80 executive luxury sedan powered by either a 304 horsepower 2.5T inline four-cylinder turbocharged engine or a 380 horsepower 3.5T V-6 twin-turbocharged engine mated to an 8-speed AT (Shift-by-Wire) w/Paddle-Shifters, in rear-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive. Safety technology features include: Forward Collision Avoidance-Assist w/Pedestrian & Cyclist, Lane Oncoming, Junction Turning, Junction Crossing, Lane Side, Evasive Steering Torque Assist, Smart Cruise Control with Machine Learning, Highway Driving Assist II, Driver Attention Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Following Assist, Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance-Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance-Assist and Safe Exit Assist w/Power Child Lock. The G80 2.5T rear-wheel drive starts at $48,725 (including  $1,025 freight charges) and the 3.5T starts at $60,125 when they go on sale this Summer.

2021 Toyota Venza Arrives This Summer

The all-new 2021 Toyota Venza is powered by the new-generation Toyota Hybrid System combining a 2.5-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine with three electric motors to deliver 219 total system horsepower and a projected preliminary manufacturer-estimated 40 combined MPG in LE trim. Audio Plus is standard on LE and XLE and includes an 8-inch touchscreen. Premium Audio with Dynamic Navigation and JBL is optional on XLE and standard on Limited and features a stunning 12.3-inch touchscreen display with controls that can be switched between driver or front passenger operation. The 2021 Venza arrives in Toyota dealerships this Summer.

2021 Porsche 911 Targa 4, 4S Coming Late This Year

2021 Porsche 911 Targa 4 all-wheel drive model is powered by a 379 horsepower six-cylinder, three-liter twin-turbo boxer engine while the 911 Targa 4S all-wheel drive puts out 443 horsepower. Both models are fitted with an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission and the 911 Targa 4S can be ordered with a seven-speed manual transmission at no charge, which includes the Sport Chrono package as standard. The new 2021 911 Targa models are available to order now and are expected to reach U.S. dealers in late 2020. MSRP is $120,650 for the 2021 911 Targa 4 and $136,550 for the 2021 911 Targa 4S (including a $1,350 delivery, processing and handling fee).

Lamborghini Huracán EVO Rear-Wheel Drive Spyder This Summer

Lamborghini Huracán EVO Rear-Wheel Drive Spyder, powered by a 610 horsepower naturally aspirated V10 Lamborghini engine mated to a 7-speed LDF dual-clutch transmission, starts at $229,428 (suggested retail price taxes/GST excluded). The Spyder’s soft-top roof stows within 17 seconds under the rear hood, even while driving up to a speed of 31 mph. The first customers will take delivery of the new Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD Spyder this Summer.

Hyundai concept EV “Prophecy”

Hyundai concept EV “Prophecy”, revealed in March, offers an intuitive driver interface, zero-emissions powertrain, and unique air filtration system.

2020 Audi e-tron Sportback Arrives Soon

The 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback, Audi's second fully electric model joining the e-tron SUV, has 355 horsepower, and with Boost Mode engaged 402 horsepower delivering an EPA-estimated range of 218 miles. The 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback MPGe EPA estimates 76 city/78 highway/77 and offers a towing capacity up to 4,000 pounds when equipped with an available towing package.combined. Starting MSRP is $77,400 before any federal, municipal & state tax credits.