Monday, September 14, 2020

2021 Ford Ranger Adds Tremor Off-Road Package For $4,290

The 2021 Ford Ranger, powered by a 270 horsepower 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission and standard 4x4 with electronic locking rear differential, adds the Tremor Off-Road Package designed to help owners tackle even rougher off-road terrain without compromising Ranger’s payload and tow ratings. Tremor boosts Ranger’s off-road metrics, including a 30.9-degree approach angle, up 2.2 degrees from the base SuperCrew 4x4, a 25.5-degree departure angle, which is up 0.1 degrees and a 24.2-degree breakover angle, up 2.7 degrees. The Tremor Off-Road Package is available on mid XLT and high Lariat series 2021 Ranger trucks with SuperCrew 4x4 configuration. Package pricing is $4,290 MSRP. The 2020 Ranger XLT MSRP is $29,655 (including $1,195 destination charges) so the Ranger XLT with the Tremor Package would be around $34,000 and $38,000 on the Lariat trim level.

2021 Honda Passport On Sales Now Starting At $33,710

The 2021 Honda Passport midsize SUV, in Sport, EX-L, Touring and Elite trim levels in either 2WD or 4WD, is powered by a 280-horsepower 3.5-liter i-VTEC® V6 engine mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission, adds a Display Audio system plus Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ for the 2021 model year and is on sale now starting at $33,710 (including $1,120 destination charge).

Genesis G70

The new Genesis G70 launches in Korea next month.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Maserati MC20

 The new Maserati MC20 (MC for Maserati Corse and 20 for 2020) is powered by a 630 horsepower V6 engine mated to a DCT 8 gear transmission. Inside there's a wireless smartphone charger and GT, Wet, Sport, Corsa and ESC Offdriving drive mode selectors. The MC20 design was produced in about 24 months.

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Arrives Redesigned In 4th Quarter

The redesigned 2021 Chrysler Pacifica seven-passenger minivan has third-row Stow ‘n Go seating and is powered by a 287 horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar engine paired with AWD or the hybrid powertrain on both the Limited and Pinnacle models. The lineup starting at $36,540 (including $1,495 destination charge) has Touring, Touring L, Limited and the new top-of-line Pinnacle trim levels while Chrysler Voyager is the budget-friendly family option that starts at $28,730. New features added to the 2021 Chrysler Voyager’s optional SafetyTec Group include Pedestrian AEB and Full-speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus. The hybrid powertrain option, starting at $41,490, features a dual-motor eFlite electrically variable transmission paired with a specially modified version of the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 gasoline engine. The Pacifica Hybrid delivers more than 80 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode, an all-electric range of more than 30 miles and a total range of more than 500 miles and continues to be eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit, as well as any state and local credits. 2021 Chrysler Pacifica and Chrysler Voyager start arriving in dealerships in the fourth quarter of 2020.

2021 Subaru Impreza Arrives In October

The 2021 Subaru Impreza sedan and 5-door models, equipped with all-wheel drive as standard in all Base, Premium, Sport and Limited trims, is powered by a 152-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder direct injected SUBARU BOXER® engine mated to a Lineartronic CVT (continuously variable transmission), which on Premium and above, features a 7-speed manual mode function with steering wheel paddle shifters. All Impreza models equipped with the Lineartronic CVT come standard with EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, which includes Automatic Pre-Collision Braking and Throttle Management, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure and Sway Warning, as well as Lead Vehicle Start Alert. Models with the CVT also feature Rear Seat Reminder, which is designed to help prevent child and/or pet entrapment by alerting the driver to check the rear seat before exiting the vehicle. The 2021 Impreza achieves up to 36 highway MPG and more than 450 miles on a full tank and arrives at Subaru retailers in October with a price starting at $19,720 (including $925 destination & delivery) for a sedan with 5-speed manual transmission, just a $100 increase from 2020 model year.

Jeep Wrangler 4xe Hybrid Coming Early Next Year

Jeep Wrangler 4xe is powered by a 375 horsepower with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and two electric motors mated to TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission that combine to deliver an estimated 50 MPGe including up to 25 miles of pure electric operation. The Jeep Wrangler 4xe’s 400-volt, 17-kWh, 96-cell lithium-ion battery pack,  underneath the second-row seat, uses nickel manganese cobalt graphite chemistry. The Wrangler 4xe hybrid powertrain has three modes of operation, known as E Selec: Hybrid using battery power first, Electric using electric power only until the battery reaches the minimum charge and eSave: Prioritizes propulsion from the 2.0-liter engine, saving the battery charge for later use. Jeep Wrangler 4xe models will be available in Europe, China and the United States by early 2021. 

Jeep® Grand Wagoneer Concept Previews Next Year's Production Model


An all-new Jeep® Grand Wagoneer Concept premium SUV, the rebirth of the nameplate which debuted in 1984, has an interior for up to seven passengers and includes an electric-vehicle powertrain, on- and off-road performance with three available 4x4 systems and the Quadra-Lift air suspension. 1963 was the first model year of the original Wagoneer. Display screens include a 12.3-inch driver information display behind the steering wheel, a 12.1-inch horizontal touchscreen in the center console with a 10.25-inch horizontal comfort display touchscreen below, and a 10.25-inch passenger screen provides the front passenger with touchscreen control. Production versions of the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are slated to arrive in showrooms next year.

2021 INFINITI QX80 Starts At $70,445 This Fall

The 2021 INFINITI QX80, with room for seven or eight passengers, and powered by a 400 horsepower 5.6-liter 32-valve V8 engine mated to a 7 speed automatic transmission, will start at $70,445 for 2WD ( including $1,395 shipping & handling) and $73,545 for the All-Mode® 4WD. New trim levels are Sensory, Premium Select and Luxe, featuring the Smart Rearview Mirror system that switches between a regular mirror and an LCD monitor to display a high-definition image from a rear-mounted camera. The 2021 QX80 will be available from INFINITI showrooms across the United States in Fall 2020. 

2021 Mazda6 Goes On Sale Later This Month

The 2021 Mazda6 Sport, equipped with a 187 horsepower Skyactiv-G 2.5-liter engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift and sport modes, G-Vectoring Control Plus and front-wheel drive, starts at $25,270 (including $945 for destination and handling). The 2021 Mazda6 Sport now comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The 2021 Mazda6 Grand Touring, powered by a 250 horsepower Skyactiv-G 2.5 Turbo engine, starts at $30,970, and will feature wireless Apple CarPlay along with the Bose® 11-speaker premium audio, SiriusXM® satellite radio with three-month trial subscription, auto-diming rearview mirror with Homelink, heated door mirrors with driver’s side auto-dimming and paddle shifters on the steering wheel. The 2021 Mazda6 which comes in Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve, Carbon Edition (above) and Signature trim levels, goes on sale later this month.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

2021 Dodge Durango Starts At $33,260, Hellcat At $82,490

The 2021 Dodge Durango three-row SUV lineup starts at $33,260 (including $1,495 destination charge) with a new driver-oriented cockpit, including new instrument panel, wrapped and accent-stitched mid-bolster and center console, upgraded door panels and the all-new five-times-faster Uconnect 5, with the available 10.1-inch touchscreen. The Durango supercharged 710 horsepower 6.2-liter HEMI® Hellcat V-8, 392-cubic-inch HEMI V-8 engine and 360 horsepower 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 with the Tow N Go Package have a towing capability of 8,700 lbs while the 295 horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine has a towing capability of 6,200 lbs. New for 2021, the Durango SRT Hellcat (above),built exclusively for 2021 model year, is powered by a supercharged 710 horsepower 6.2-liter HEMI® Hellcat V-8 engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission that delivers 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds, covers the quarter-mile in 11.5 seconds and has a top speed of 180 mph. The Durango SRT Hellcat starts at $82,490. The 2021 Dodge Durango SXT, GT, R/T, Citadel and SRT 392 models will arrive later this year. Durango SRT Hellcat will open for dealer orders this Fall.

2021 Nissan GT-R On Sale Now

The 2021 Nissan GT-R Premium features 565 horsepower 3.8-liter DOHC twin turbo V6 engine mated to a dual-clutch, paddle-shift 6-speed transmission starts at $115,235 (including $1,695 destination and handling) while GT-R NISMO (above), with carbon body components, carbon ceramic brakes and a turbocharger design straight from a GT3 racecar, is powered by a 600 horsepower 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 engine and starts at $212,435 now.

2021 Porsche Panamera Arrives Spring 2021

The redesigned 2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S is now powered by a 620 horsepower 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8 engine which replaces the previous 550 horsepower Panamera Turbo. The 473 horsepower twin-turbo V8 in the Panamera GTS is a 20 hp increase compared to the previous model. Porsche is expanding its hybrid offering with the Panamera 4S E-Hybrid plug-in hybrid model with an electric motor paired with a 325 horsepower 2.9 liter twin-turbo V6 engine results in a system power of 552 horsepower.  For the 2021 model year, all Panamera E-Hybrid models now feature a 27 percent larger hybrid battery capacity (up to 17.9 kWh from 14.1 kWh previously) as well as recalibrated drive modes to maximize the performance and efficiency of the powertrain. The 2021 Panamera models will be available to order starting early next year, and are expected to arrive at U.S. dealers in the course of Spring 2021.

2021 Mazda CX-5 Starts At $26,370 This Month

The 2021 Mazda CX-5, powered by a 187 horsepower four-cylinder Skyactiv-G 2.5-liter engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift and sport modes, gets a new 10.25-inch large center display. CX-5 Touring adds heated driver and front passenger seats, leatherette seats with Lux Suede inserts and dual-zone automatic climate control. The all-new available Touring Preferred SV Package upgrades to the Bose® 10-speaker audio, leather seats, power liftgate, power moonroof, auto-dimming rearview mirror with Homelink, six-way power passenger seat and eight-way power driver’s seat with lumbar support and memory positioning. The CX-5 Touring with Touring Preferred SV Package, Carbon Edition is offered with the standard Skyactiv-G 2.5-liter engine and the CX-5 Carbon Edition Turbo is available with the 250 horsepower Skyactiv-G 2.5 Turbo engine. It goes on sale this month with a starting MSRP of $26,370 (including $1,100 for destination and handling).

2021 Mercedes GLE 63 S Coupe At $117,050 Late 2020

The new redesigned Mercedes GLE 63 S Coupe is powered by a 603 horsepower AMG 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine featuring an electrified EQ Boost starter-generator mated to a AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9-speed automatic transmission. New features include active roll stabilization, known as ACTIVE RIDE CONTROL, that uses two independently operating, electromechanical actuators at the front and rear axles, each with an integrated planetary gear. Arriving in U.S. dealerships late 2020, the AMG GLE 63 S Coupe will start from $117,050 (includes $1,050 destination and delivery charge).

2021 Lexus GX 460

The 2021 Lexus GX 460 full-time automatic four-wheel drive system is powered by a 301-horsepower 4.6-liter V8 producing 329 lb.-ft. of peak torque with a 6,500-lb. towing capacity aided by Trailer Sway Control. New for 2021, silver 18-inch wheels are available on Premium and Premium Plus packages. Multi-Terrain Select allows you to choose from multiple surfaces such as loose rocks, mud and sand, moguls, and more to optimize drivability. The GX can roam unpaved roads, trails, and steep inclines with Downhill Assist Control, Hill-start Assist Control, Active Traction Control, Vehicle Stability Control and available Crawl Control. Lexus Safety System+ includes Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert, Intelligent High Beams and High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.