Wednesday, September 22, 2021

2022 Ford Expedition Timberline series Coming First Quarter 2022

The new 2022 Ford Expedition Timberline series, powered by a 440 horsepower twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost® engine delivers a maximum towing capability of 9,300 pounds. Available features include Road Edge Detection, Intersection Assist, Reverse Brake Assist, Evasive Steering Assist and Active Air Dam. The 2022 Ford Expedition will go on sale in the first quarter of 2022.

2022 Toyota Tundra Coming Later This Year

The all-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is powered by the standard 389 horsepower i-FORCE 3.5L twin-turbo V6 engine or the available 437 horsepower i-FORCE MAX powertrain both mated to a new 10-speed automatic transmission. Two different four-door layouts are available, as well as various bed lengths including a 5.5-foot bed, 6.5-foot bed and an 8.1-foot bed. The new Tundra has a maximum towing capacity of up to 12,000 pounds and a max payload capacity of 1,940 pounds. The all-new Tundra will go on sale later this year, and pricing will be announced closer to the on-sale date.

2022 Acura RDX Arrives In Early November

The new 2022 Acura RDX, powered by a turbocharged 272-horsepower 2.0-liter VTEC® 4-cylinder paired with a 10-speed automatic with standard Sequential SportShift paddle shifters, gets a retuned suspension and Integrated Dynamics System and ther RDX A-Spec® is now available with Advance Package. Standard tech now includes wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, and Amazon Alexa built-in. A hand-crafted limited-production 2022 RDX PMC Edition will be available at launch. The 2022 RDX will begin arriving at Acura dealers nationwide in early November.

2022 Audi Q4 e-tron Starts At $44,995

The all-new 2022 Audi Q4 e-tron comes in the Q4 50 e-tron and its Sportback variation offering quattro four wheel drive, powered by 295 horsepower dual asynchronous motors with an EPA-estimated range of 241 miles while the Q4 40 e-tron arrives equipped with a 201 horsepower rear-wheel drive single asynchronous electric motor. There's a standard 10.25-inch Audi virtual cockpit and a 10.1-inch center stack MMI touch display. The Q4 e-tron starts at $44,995 (including $1,095 destination charge) with an anticipated potential federal tax credit up to $7,500.

2022 Honda Civic Hatchback Starts At $23,915

The 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback, powered by a 158-horsepower2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission, starts at $23,915 (including $1,015 destination charge) while the Civic Hatchback EX-L with a 180-horsepower 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine mated to a CVT starts at $27,615. All 2022 Civic Hatchbacks include Honda's new next-gen driver and front passenger airbags and an expanded Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistive and safety technology that adds Traffic Jam Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control and the Lane Keeping Assist System. A rear seat reminder and rear seatbelt reminder are also new and standard across the lineup.

2022 Kia Sorento Turbo Plug-in Hybrid Starts At $46,165

The new 2022 Kia Sorento Turbo Plug-in Hybrid 3-row SUV has a 66.9 kW electric motor and a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that combine to produce 261 horsepower delivering an EPA-estimated 32-mile all-electric driving range with an EPA-estimated total range of 460 miles for an EPA-estimated 79 MPGe combined rating. The 2022 Sorento Turbo Plug-in Hybrid will start at $46,165 (including $1,175 destination and handling charge) for the SX and $49,065 for the fully loaded SX-Prestige (SX-P). The Sorento PHEV may be eligible for a $6,587 Federal Tax Credit, as well as various state incentives, including single rider carpool lane access in California. 

2022 Mazda CX-5 Receives Enhancements

The 2022 Mazda CX-5 will have refreshed exterior styling on all models, Mazda intelligent Drive Select (Mi-Drive) drive mode selection and i-Activ all-wheel drive standard across the entire CX lineup in the U.S. market. The turbo models will receive additional styling enhancements that help further distinguish it from non-turbo models. 

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Video: Throwback Thursday Look At American Sunroof Corporation

Automotive innovator Heinz Prechter left us over 20 years ago. Prechter founded the American Sunroof Company (now ASC Incorporated) in Los Angeles. Here's his story told more than 30 years ago.

Click to watch.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

2022 Subaru WRX Arrives Early In 2022

The all-new 2022 Subaru WRX, powered by a new 271 horsepower 2.4-liter turbocharged Subaru BOXER® engine that is paired with either a 6-speed manual transmission or new automatic transmission. The WRX has an available high-definition tablet-style 11.6-inch SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia system and latest generation EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology. The WRX adds a new top-of-the-line GT trim with a new automatic transmission, the Subaru Performance Transmission, as standard. The 2022 WRX will be available at Subaru retailers in early 2022.


2022 Chevrolet Silverado Arrives Refreshed In Spring 2022

The new 2022 Chevrolet Silverado, powered by a 420 horsepower 6.2L V-8 engine mated with a 10-speed automatic transmission, gets updates that include the first-ever Silverado ZR2, a 13.4-inch-diagonal touchscreen standard on LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, ZR2, LTZ and High Country and available Super Cruise hands-free driver-assistance technology with trailering on High Country. Also new for 2022 is a stronger version of the 2.7L Turbo High-Output engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. ZR2 max payload is 1,440 pounds and the conventional trailer weight rating is 8,900 pounds. Additional safety features such as HD Rear Vision Camera8 and Buckle to Drive are standard across the lineup for the new 2022 Silverado models. The refreshed Chevrolet Silverado arrives at dealerships in Spring 2022.

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross Starts At $23,410 In October

The all-new 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross, based on the ever-popular Corolla sedan and powered by a 169 horsepower four cylinder 2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve with Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence engine paired with CVT, is coming to dealerships this October in L, LE and XLE trim levels with a starting MSRP of $23,410 (including $1,215 destination and handling) for the front-wheel drive base grade. Every Corolla Cross is capable of towing up to 1,500 lbs. The estimated MPG is 32 combined for the FWD model and an estimated 30 combined MPG for the AWD model.

Mercedes-Benz Concept EQG

The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQG is the all-electric version of the G-Class with selected design elements typical of all-electric models. 

Mercedes-EQE Coming Mid-2022

The Mercedes-EQE, the second model to be based on the electric architecture following the 3.5 inch-longer EQS sedan, will start with the 288 horsepower EQE 350 and a second model that will be announced at a later date with more versions to follow. The battery has a usable energy content of 90 kWh, and a range of up to 409 miles. The staggered global launch will begin mid-2022. 

Saturday, September 11, 2021

2022 Subaru Forester Starts At $26,320 In October

The 2022 Subaru Forester compact SUV, in its fifth-generation with a redesigned front fascia along with new safety and convenience features, is powered by a 182 horsepower 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER® engine teamed with a Lineartronic® CVT and Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive delivering up to 33 mpg EPA-estimated highway fuel economy and offering up to 3,000-lb. towing capacity and features standard Trailer Stability Assist. The 2022 Forester is offered in Base, Premium, Sport, all-new Wilderness (pictured above), Limited, and Touring trim levels and starts at $26,320 for the Base model when it arrives at Subaru retailers in October.

Land Rover Defender V8 Bond Edition Starts At $115,950

The new Land Rover Defender V8 Bond Edition, powered by a 518 horsepower 5.0-liter supercharged engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, to celebrate the 25th James Bond film, No Time To Die, ahead of its world premiere later this month, will be limited to just 300 buyers around the world. The 2022 Defender V8 Bond Edition features an extended black pack with 22-inch Luna Gloss Black alloy wheels, signature Xenon Blue front brake calipers and a ‘Defender 007’ rear badge. The new Land Rover Defender V8 Bond Edition is priced from $115,950 (includes $1,350 destination and delivery).

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

2022 Kia Sorento SUV Starts At $30,665

The 2022 Kia Sorento SUV adds a plug-in hybrid to the gas-powered and hybrid variants along with an all-wheel drive Sorento Hybrid while the X-Line package has been expanded to Sorento EX and S trims. The 2022 Kia Sorento offers a 191 horsepower 2.5-liter GDI 4-cyl. engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission, a 281 2.5-liter GDI 4-cyl. Turbo with an 8-speed wet dual clutch automatic transmission, a 227 horsepower 1.6-liter GDI 4-cyl. Turbo Hybrid/44kW motor with a 6-speed automatic transmission, and a 261 horsepower 1.6-liter GDI-cyl. Turbo Plug-in Hybrid/66.9kW motor with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The 10.25-inch touchscreen with navigation and telematics is now standard on all models from the S trim and above. The 2022 Sorento LX FWD starts at $30,665 (including $1,175 destination).

GMC Canyon AT4 OVRLANDX Concept Truck

GMC Canyon AT4 OVRLANDX concept truck, powered by GMC’s 3.6L V-6 engine mated with an eight-speed automatic transmission, boasts a 27.7-degree approach angle and a ground clearance of 10.0 inches, boosted by 33-inch BFGoodrich KM3 Mud-Terrain tires on 17-inch AEV Crestone wheels. The vehicle could engage in water fording up to 32.1 inches, and its custom-tailored snorkel could allow for filtered and cooler air intake..

2022 Kia Niro Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid, EV Pricing

The 2022 Kia Niro Hybrid, powered by a 139 horsepower 1.6L GDI engine with electric motor and a 1.56 kWh lithium-ion polymer hybrid battery delivering an estimated 50 MPG, arrives for the new model year with a long list of standard Kia Drive Wise Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (LXS and above). The LX starts at $25,865 (excluding $1,175 destination), LXS at $27,265, LXS SE at $28,765, Touring SE at $31,065 and EX Premium at $33,165.

The 2022 Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid is powered by a 139 horsepower 1.6L GDI engine with electric motor: and 8.9 kWh lithium-ion polymer hybrid battery. Combined fuel economy for the LXS, EX, EX Premium trims is 46 MPG while the EPA-estimated all-electric range is 26 miles. The Niro Plug-in Hybrid LXS starts at $30,765 (including $1,175 destination), EX at $34,565 and EX Premium at$37,665 and remains eligible for the $4,543 Federal tax credit along with any applicable state and local incentives, depending on location of purchase.

The 2022 Kia Niro EV (pictured above), powered by a 64 kWh battery and 201-horsepower electric motor for EPA-estimated all electric range of 239 miles and MPGe (city/highway/combined) of 105, starts at $41,165 (including $1,175 destination). 

2022 Mazda MX-30 EV Coming To California In October

The all-new 2022 Mazda MX-30 EV, powered by a 35.5 kWh lithium-ion battery and 143 horsepower front-wheel drive 80.9 kW electric motor with an EPA estimated range of 100 miles on a full charge, will start at $34,645 (including $1,175 for destination and handling). The 35.5 kWh battery can be charged to 80% within approximately 36 minutes with a Level 3: DC 50 kW fast charger, 2 hours and 50 minutes with a Level 2: AC 240V / 30 amps charger, or 13 hours and 40 minutes with a Level 1: AC 120V / 15 amps charger. Available new i-Activsense safety features include Blind Spot Assist and Front Cross-Traffic Alert and the Elite Access Loaner Program and $500 ChargePoint credit is included with ownership. The 2022 Mazda MX-30 EV is expected to arrive in California dealerships this October. 

2022 Volkswagen Jetta Arrives In 4th Quarter

The refreshed 2022 Volkswagen Jetta is powered by the 158 horsepower 1.5-liter turbocharged and direct-injection engine mated to a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Jetta GLI is powered by the 228 horsepower 2.0-liter engine with a standard six-speed manual transmission or optional seven-speed DSG® dual-clutch automatic transmission. The 2022 Jetta will be offered in four trim levels, while the GLI will be offered in one fully-loaded trim. New for 2022 is the Jetta Sport trim at a value-oriented price point. The Sport trim replaces the previous model year’s R-Line trim, and is repositioned just above the base S trim. IQ.DRIVE® driver assistance technology, available from the entry Jetta trim, includes Front Assist (Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring), Active Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Traffic Alert, Lane Assist (Lane Keeping System), Adaptive Cruise Control Stop and Go, Travel Assist (semi-automated driving assistance), and Emergency Assist (semi-automated vehicle assistance in a medical emergency). Base Jetta models come standard with Front Assist, Blind Spot Monitor, and Rear Traffic Alert, and can be optioned with the IQ.DRIVE package. Jetta models come standard with IQ.DRIVE from the mid-trim and up, as does the GLI. The new Jetta family is expected to reach U.S. dealers in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

2022 ELANTRA N Coming Next Year

The all-new 2022 ELANTRA N for the North American market is powered by a 276 horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged, direct-injected flat-power engine available with an N eight-speed wet, dual-clutch transmission or the standard, close-ratio six-speed manual transmission. High-performance standard features include the N Corner Carving Differential, Variable Exhaust Valve System and Launch Control. For DCT models, N Grin Shift, N Power Shift and N Track Sense Shift are standard to maximize driving engagement. N Grin Shift provides an extra 10 horsepower for 20 seconds, boosting to 286 horsepower by temporarily utilizing turbocharger over-boost and maximizing transmission response. Reduced interval pause time of 40 seconds allows you to push NGS at every lap. ELANTRA N is equipped with Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Following Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Alert, and Safe Exit Warning, and more.

Genesis GV60 Electric Vehicle Coming Next Year

The Genesis GV60, the brand’s first electric vehicle based on the dedicated EV platform known as E-GMP (Electric-Global Modular Platform), marks the brand’s first move towards electrification. More details including specifications on performance and technology will be announced in the coming months. GV60’s North American deliveries are expected to begin in 2022.

2022 Lincoln Navigator Arrives In Early 2022

The new 2022 Lincoln Navigator, powered by a 440 horsepower 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, now has Adaptive Suspension with Road Preview that uses 12 sensors, including a forward-facing camera, to read the road 500 times per second and automatically prompt adjustments up to 100 times per second to mitigate any impacts. Also new, Lincoln ActiveGlide hands-free driver-assist technology with Stop-and-Go, Lane Centering and Speed Sign Recognition and Lincoln Enhance over-the-air software updates and Amazon Alexa Built-in. The Navigator has a new and larger 13.2-inch center stack screen, Constellation is displayed on the 12-inch configurable digital cluster and head-up display and a new 5.8-inch digital module for second-row passengers allows for control of climate and audio settings in the rear. The new Navigator arrives in dealerships early next year.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

2022 Kia Sorento Turbo Plug-in Hybrid Arrives In Third Quarter

The 2022 Kia Sorento Turbo Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) SUV, offered in SX and SX-P trims, is powered by a a 66.9 kW electric motor and a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that combine to achieve 261 horsepower, has a projected combined overall range of 460 miles, helping it achieve a targeted 79 MPGe combined rating. The 2022 Sorento Turbo PHEV will arrive in showrooms in the third quarter of 2021. Pricing will be announced closer to its on-sale date.

2023 Nissan Z Sports Car

The all-new 2023 Nissan Z sports car, known in the United States as simply the Z, is powered by a 400 horsepower 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine and choice of 6-speed manual transmission with a EXEDY® high-performance clutch, or a new 9-speed automatic transmission with aluminum paddle shifters. The 2023 Z is offered in Sport and Performance grade levels and a special "Proto Spec” edition, which is limited to 240 units. The driver-centric cockpit includes a 12.3-inch customizable racing-inspired meter display, available leather-appointed sports seats and 8-speaker Bose® audio system.

2022 Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwing Sedans Start At $59,990

The 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing is powered by a 472 horsepower 3.6L Twin-Turbo V-6 engine with an MSRP of $59,990 (including $995 destination charge) and fully configured MSRP at $87,775. The 2022 CT5-V Blackwing (pictured) is powered by a 668 horsepower 6.2L supercharged V-8 engine starting at $84,990 and a fully configured MSRP of $125,980. Both come with a standard six-speed manual or an available 10-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission. The first 250 builds of each CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing sold out in only minutes. 

2022 Nissan Frontier Starts At $29,015 Next Month

The all-new 2022 Nissan Frontier, has a King Cab offered in 4x2 and 4x4 S and SV grades with a 6-foot bed, while the Crew Cab is offered in 4x2 and 4x4 S and SV (SWB and LWB) grades, as well as PRO-4X (4x4 only) and new-for-2022 PRO-X (4x2 only) grades. All Crew Cab models feature a 5-foot bed except the SV LWB model, which features a 6-foot bed. The Frontier S King Cab 4x2 starts at $29,015 (including $1,175 destination and handling) when they arrive in September.

Monday, August 9, 2021

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Starts At 27,190 In The 3rd Quarter

The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan compact SUV, offered in four trim levels, is powered by a 184 horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged and direct-injected four-cylinder engine with 221 pound-feet of torque and will start at $27,190 (including $1,195 destination charge). The IQ.DRIVE® driver assistance suite will be standard on all but the base model Tiguan. IQ.DRIVE includes Front Assist (Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring), Active Side Assist (Blind Spot Monitor), Rear Traffic Alert, Lane Assist (Lane Keeping System), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Stop and Go, Travel Assist (semi-automated driving assistance), and Emergency Assist (semi-automated vehicle assistance in a medical emergency). The refreshed Tiguan is expected to reach U.S. dealers in the third quarter of 2021.

2022 Nissan LEAF Starts At $28,375

The 2022 Nissan LEAF, available in S and SV trim levels, is equipped with a 40 kWh lithium-ion battery and 110-kW electric motor that delivers 147 horsepower, 236 lb-ft of torque and up to 149 miles of range. Nissan LEAF PLUS features a more powerful 160 kW motor that produces 214 horsepower and a larger-capacity 62-kWh lithium-ion battery, increasing the range to up to 226 miles (LEAF S PLUS only). LEAF PLUS is offered in S PLUS, SV PLUS and SL PLUS trim levels starts at $33,375. Standard for model year 2022 is a CHAdeMO Quick Charge Port and portable 240-volt charging cable, ProPILOT Assist and Intelligent Around View® Monitor. The 2022 Nissan LEAF is on sale now starting at $28,375 (including $975 destination and handling) for the LEAF S with qualified purchasers may also be eligible for potential federal tax credit of up to $7,500.

2022 Lexus UX 200 and UX 250h

The 2022 Lexus UX 200, with new color combinations inside and out, is powered by a 169 horsepower 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine coupled with a 10-speed Direct Shift Continuously Variable Transmission while the all-wheel drive UX 250h (pictured) pairs a version of the 2.0-liter gas engine with a fourth-generation hybrid drive system for 181 total system horsepower. The F SPORT package is available for both the UX 200 and UX 250h. A 7-inch Lexus Multimedia System display is standard, and a 10.3-inch screen is used with the available Lexus Navigation system. Available color-keyed overfenders are included on Premium, Luxury and F SPORT trims. 

2022 Subaru BRZ Starts At $28,955 This Fall

The all-new 2022 Subaru BRZ rear-wheel drive sports car, offered in Premium and Limited trim levels, is powered by a new 228 horsepower 2.4-liter SUBARU BOXER® engine paired with a six-speed close-ratio manual transmission or a six-speed electronic direct-control automatic transmission with a starting price of $$28,955 (including Destination and Delivery). The 2022 BRZ features a new 7-inch, customizable digital instrument panel and new SUBARU STARLINK® 8.0-inch Multimedia Plus infotainment system. New for 2022, the standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System allows two sets of wheels to be ID registered so the owner can switch to seasonal tires without changing the tires on the original wheels. The more powerful second-generation BRZ arrives at Subaru retailers this Fall.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe Plug-in Hybrid


The all-new 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe plug-in hybrid in the fifth generation of the Grand Cherokee.

Atlas Cross Sport GT Concept

The Atlas Cross Sport GT Concept 5-seater SUV, featuring a lowered suspension and custom wheels, is powered by a modified 2.0-liter TSI® engine delivering more than 300 horsepower paired to a seven-​speed DSG® automatic transmission with the standard 4Motion® all-wheel-drive system. The Atlas Cross Sport GT Concept will be at select events across the USA later this year.

2022 Porsche Macan Starts At $56,250 Next Spring

2022 Porsche Macan is powered by a 261 horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, the Macan S has a 375 horsepower 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 and the GTS variant has a 434 horsepower version of the 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, all mated to a 7-speed dual clutch PDK transmission. The 2022 Macan models come standard with Lane Departure Warning as well as front and rear Park Assist with a rear-view camera. Options include self-steering Park Assist, adaptive cruise control, Lane Keep Assist and the blind spot monitoring Lane Change Assist function. The 2022 Porsche Macan is expected to arrive early next year with a starting MSRP of $56,250 (including $1,350 for delivery, processing, and handling). The 2022 Porsche Macan S and GTS are expected to reach U.S. dealers in the Spring. The Macan S has an MSRP of $66,750 while the Macan GTS starts at $81,250.

New 2022 Audi RS 3 Coming Early Next Year

The new Audi RS 3, powered by a 394 horsepower five-cylinder 2.5 TFSI mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, comes standard-equipped with a torque splitter which helps ensure that the right amount of torque is optimally distributed along the rear axle. The standard RS sports suspension features newly developed shock absorbers and a valve system both specific to the RS 3.  The displays appear in the 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit plus, which comes standard. The Audi RS 3 Sedan is expected to be available in early 2022.

2022 Volkswagen Mk8 Golf GTI and Golf R Coming In 4th Quarter

2022 Volkswagen Mk8 Golf GTI is powered by a 241 horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged direct-injection TSI® engine and Golf R (pictured above), powered by a 315 horsepower version of the same engine paired with a standard six-speed manual transmission or an optional seven-speed DSG® dual-clutch automatic. Both with wheelbases unchanged from the previous generation. The 10.25-inch Digital Cockpit Pro is standard and the IQ.DRIVE® suite of driver assistance technology is available on GTI and Golf R models, including Travel Assist (semi-automated driving assistance); Front Assist (Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian and Cyclist Monitoring); Active Blind Spot Monitor; Rear Traffic Alert; Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC); Lane Assist (Lane Keeping System); and Emergency Assist (semi-automated vehicle assistance in a medical emergency, DSG only). 2022 GTI, in its eighth generation, has a starting MSRP of $30,540 (including $995 destination) for the S model with manual transmission. The fifth iteration of the Golf R starts at $44,460 with manual transmission. The 2022 Golf GTI and Golf R are expected to reach U.S. dealers in Q4 2021.

2022 Jeep Compass Starts At $26,490 This Fall

The 2022 Jeep Compass, which starts at $26,490 (including $1,495 destination), is powered by 177 horsepower 2.4-liter Tigershark four-cylinder engineand mated to either a nine-speed automatic transmission (4x4) or six-speed automatic transmission (4x2) delivering up to 31 miles per gallon highway (4x2), a highway driving range of more than 400 miles and a maximum towing capacity of up to 2,000 pounds (4x4 models). 2022 Jeep Compass has an all-new interior with advanced safety and security features, including semi-autonomous driving and a host of next-generation technologies including a new 10.1-inch Uconnect 5 touchscreen radio and a new available 10.25-inch frameless full-color TFT cluster. The 2022 Jeep Compass comes in Sport, Latitude, Latitude LUX, Trailhawk and Limited trim levels starting this Fall.

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Starts At $25,175 In July

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Sport Adventure Vehicle, starting at $25,175 (including $1,185 freight charges) goes on sale in late July.

2022 BMW 230i and M240i Start Arriving In November

The 2022 BMW 230i, in its 2nd Generation, is 4.3-inches longer, 2.6-inches wider, 1.0-inch lower and has a 2.0-inch longer wheelbase than the 1st Generation 230i Coupe and powered by a 255 horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder BMW TwinPower turbo engine mated to an eight-speed sport automatic transmission with launch control, rear wheel drive or rear-biased xDrive all-wheel drive and a completely revised chassis. The MSRP for 230i Coupe is $37,345.

The BMW M240i xDrive, which starts at $49,545, is powered by a 382 horsepower 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder BMW TwinPower turbo engine. Frontal Collision Warning with braking is able to react to moving and stationary vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. Lane Departure Warning with lane keep assist, which can be used between 44 – 130 mph, alerts the driver with steering wheel vibrations if they are unintentionally drifting out of their lane and helps them guide the car back onto the correct course with a steering input. Market launch is set for November for the 230i and M240i xDrive Coupes with the 230i xDrive and M240i Coupes to follow.

Lotus Emira Coming Next Spring

The Lotus Emira is an all-new mid-engine premium sports car powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine at launch while from Summer 2022, the Emira will be powered by an AMG turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder ‘i4’ mated to a choice of a manual, automatic or Dual Clutch Transmission. The Emira is built on the recently announced new Lotus Sports Car Architecture using the same bonded extruded aluminum chassis technology which debuted on the Elise. Access to the car’s infotainment system is via a 10.25-inch centrally mounted touch-screen, with an additional 12.3-inch TFT driver’s display behind the steering wheel. Deliveries will start next Spring.

Volvo Concept Recharge

The Volvo Concept Recharge is a preview to the next generation of all-electric Volvos with designers repositioning the seats, optimizing the roof profile and lowering the hood but retaining the high eye point of the existing XC40, XC60 and XC90 models. By removing the engine and replacing it with a full battery pack under the flat floor, the wheelbase has been extended. 

Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT Starts At $182,250 In Early 2022

The new Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT, only available in the Coupe body style, is powered by a 631 horsepower 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine mated to a modified eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission to offer quicker shift times. The Cayenne Turbo GT is available to order now and expected to reach U.S. dealers in early 2022 for $182,150 (including a $1,350 delivery, processing and handling fee).

Friday, June 25, 2021

2022 Honda Civic Hatchback

The 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback EX-L and Sport Touring trims are powered by a 180 horsepower turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine with a new 6-speed manual transmission available in Sport and Sport Touring grades. Compared to the 10th-generation Civic Hatchback, its windshield pillars also have been moved rearward by nearly 2 inches (1.96 inches), its wheelbase is 1.4-inches longer and its rear track is 0.5-inch wider. Civic Hatchback includes all of the technological updates made to the 2022 Civic Sedan, including a new standard single-camera Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies. Key options include a 9” color touchscreen, Bose premium sound system and a 10.2-inch all-digital instrument display. In addition to the standard Normal and Eco driving modes, 2.0L Sport and 1.5L Sport Touring trims of the 2022 Civic Hatchback with the CVT now feature a user-selectable Sport mode.

2022 INFINITI QX60 Coming This Fall

The all-new, next generation 2022 INFINITI QX60 SUV is powered by a V-6 engine mated to an all-new 9-speed automatic transmission with available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive. The 2022 INFINITI QX60 goes on sale in North America this Fall.

Mustang Mach-E GT Has EPA-estimated Range of 270 miles

The Mustang Mach-E GT will now take you an EPA-estimated range of 270 miles and Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition an EPA-estimated range of 260 miles after completing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency certification and range labeling processes. Buyers may qualify for as much as $7,500 in federal tax incentives for purchasing an all-electric Ford vehicle.

2021 Acura TLX Type S Starts at $53,325

The 2021 Acura TLX Type S is powered by a 355 horsepower turbocharged 3.0-liter DOHC V6 engine featuring a sport-tuned, quicker shifting 10-speed automatic transmission, which has been strengthened to handle the increased horsepower and torque of the new engine. Additionally, the standard torque vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) has been optimized. The 2021 TLX Type S starts at $53,325 (including $1,025 destination) and $54,125 with available High Performance Wheel and Tire Package. The new Type S engine also will power the upcoming 2022 MDX Type S.

2022 Kia Soul Starts at $20,365

The 2022 Kia Soul model, powered by either a 147 horsepower 2.0-liter I4 or 201 horsepower 1.6-liter turbocharged I4 engine, gets updates to the S, X-Line and GT-Line that include a standard 10.25-inch display screen with navigation, dual automatic climate control, push-button start with engine immobilizer, wireless smartphone charger and dual USB chargers. The LX with manual transmission variant is discontinued. The new LX Technology Package adds Blind Spot Collision Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist, Lane Change Assist, Forward Collision Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist and Driver Attention Warning. The LX, the standard screen on the head unit is now eight inches (up one inch from last year’s model). The Soul LX 2.0L starts at  $20,365 (including $1,175 destination).

Monday, June 21, 2021

2022 Toyota Tundra


2022 Toyota Tundra

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

2022 Kia Telluride Starts At $34,015

The 2022 Kia Telluride, with year-on-year sales up 68 percent and powered by a 291 horsepower 3.8L V6 engine, starts at $34,015 (including $1,225 destination) and adds the new Kia badging, slightly redesigned radiator grille and a larger 10.25-inch navigation display, fully automatic temperature control and highway driving assist to the LX and S trims, as well as Navigation Based Smart Cruise Control-Curve to all trims.

2022 Honda Civic Starts At $22,695 Now

The completely redesigned 11th-generation 2022 Honda Civic Sedan is powered by a standard 158 horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with a continuously variable automatic transmission on the Civic LX with a starting MSRP of $22,695 (including $995 destination charge). Civic EX, powered by a 180 horsepower 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and a CVT, starts at $25,695. Variants will include Hatchback, and high-performance Si and Type-R models.