Thursday, January 28, 2021

2022 BMW M5 CS Sedan Arrives In 2nd Half 2021 For $142,995

The 2022 BMW M5 CS Sedan, available only for the 2022 model year, is powered by a 627 horsepower 4.4-liter M TwinPower turbo V8 engine mated to a 8-speed M Steptronic automatic transmission with Drivelogic and the M xDrive all-wheel drive system that takes it from 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds to a top speed of 190 mph.. The driver can select from three xDrive modes including 4WD, 4WD Sport and 2WD. MSRP is $142,995 (including $995 destination) and will arrive in the U.S. 2nd half of 2021.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

2021 Porsche Taycan RWD Arrives In Mid-March

The new 2021 Porsche Taycan, the fourth variant of the all-electric Taycan that joins the Taycan Turbo S, Taycan Turbo and Taycan 4S, features rear-wheel drive and is available with a single-deck Performance Battery with a gross capacity of 79.2 kWh producing a range of up to 267 or an optional two-deck Performance Battery Plus with gross capacity of 93.4 kWh delivering a range of up to 300 miles. Both batteries can be charged from five to 80 per cent SoC in 22.5 minutes and that power for a further 62 miles is achieved after five minutes. The first rear-wheel drive Taycans will make their way to dealerships from the middle of March 2021.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

2021 Honda Ridgeline Starts At $37,665 Soon

The 2021 Honda Ridgeline is redesigned with all-new sheet metal from the front roof pillars forward, including a new hood with power bulge, a new squared off nose and upright grille, and new front fenders. The 2021 Honda Ridgeline is powered by a 280-horsepower, 3.5-liter direct-injected VTEC® V6 mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission with i-VTM4® torque-vectoring all-wheel drive that automatically sends up to 70 percent of torque to the rear wheels and continuously apportions 100 percent of that torque between the left and right rear wheels based on driving conditions at each wheel. The 2021 Honda Ridgeline starts at $37,665 (including $1,175 destination charge) and goes on sale Feb 2.

2021 Audi Q5 Sportback Starts At $48,895, SQ5 Sportback At $57,195

The 2021 Audi Q5 Sportback, offered in Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige trim levels, is powered by a 261 horsepower 2.0-liter TFSI® engine mated to a seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch transmission and quattro® all-wheel drive starting at $48,895 (including $1,095 destination charge) while the 2021 SQ5 Sportback (pictured) has a 349 horsepower 3.0-liter TFSI® V6 engine with an eight-speed Tiptronic® transmission starting at $57,195. Audi side assist provides blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning helps keep the driver within the driving lane, pre sense rear uses radar sensors in the rear bumper to help detect an impending rear-end collision, parking system plus helps make parking easier with front and rear proximity acoustic parking sensors, and rear cross traffic assist supports the driver when reversing out of a perpendicular parking space. 

Thursday, January 7, 2021

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Coming In 2nd Quarter

The all-new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L, with three-row seven-passenger seating, is powered by the standard 290 horsepower all-aluminum 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with a towing capacity of up to 6,200 pounds and an estimated driving range of nearly 500 miles or the available 357 horsepower 5.7-liter V-8 engine with a towing capacity of up to 7,200 pounds. Three Jeep 4x4 systems and Selec-Terrain traction management system with five terrain modes for off-road capability include more off-road ground clearance and water fording capability compared with previous generations. The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L will arrive in Jeep dealerships in the second quarter of 2021 and will be available in Laredo, Limited, Overland and Summit configurations. The all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee two-row and its 4xe electrified version are scheduled to start production later in 2021.

2021 Mitsubishi Mirage Starts At $15,390

The 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage five-door hatchback (pictured above) and Mirage G4 four-door sedan, powered by a 78 horsepower 1.2-liter 3-cylinder DOHC engine teamed with either a five-speed manual or continuously variable transmission, have revised front and rear exterior styling. Also, new for 2021, every Mirage and Mirage G4 comes standard with Forward Collision Mitigation with Pedestrian Detection4 across all trim levels. Additionally, Lane Departure Warning, and Automatic High Beam systems are available on the top-line SE trim level. The 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage ES with 5-Speed manual transmission starts at $15,390 (including destination/handling charge of $1095). 

Kia Introduces New Logo and Slogan

Kia discloses new brand slogan: ‘Movement that inspires’. Kia says, "The logo is a symbol of Kia's new brand purpose and the values it promises to offer customers through future products and services, and the experiences these enable. Kia seals its brand promise by developing the new logo to resemble a handwritten signature. The rhythmical, unbroken line of the logo conveys Kia's commitment to bringing moments of inspiration, while its symmetry demonstrates confidence. The rising gestures of the logo embody Kia’s rising ambitions for the brand, and, more importantly, what it offers customers."