Thursday, May 27, 2021

BMW M4 Convertible with xDrive Coming In October

The first all-wheel drive BMW M4 Convertible with xDrive is powered by a 503 horsepower inline six-cylinder M TwinPower Turbo engine mated to an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic and the M xDrive all-wheel drive system. The new M4 Competition Convertible with xDrive has 59 more horsepower and is 4.6 inches longer than the model it replaces with the wheelbase extended by1.8 inches and width by 0.7 inches. The new M4 Competition Convertible with xDrive is also 1.4 inches wider than the new 4 Series Convertible. Opening and closing the roof takes 18 seconds and can be performed at up to 31 mph. EFFICIENT, SPORT and SPORT PLUS settings can be engaged to modify the engine’s characteristics, while selecting the COMFORT, SPORT or SPORT PLUS chassis mode provides access to the three settings for the electronically controlled dampers. BMW M4 Convertible with xDrive arrives in October.


Bentley Bentayga S

The new Bentley Bentayga S, powered by a 542 horsepower 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, is the fourth model in the Bentayga line-up joining the plug-in Hybrid, the 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 and the 6.0-liter 12-cylinder Speed. For the first time since the launch of Bentayga in 2015, an S version is now available.

Hyundai IONIQ 5 Coming This Fall

The all-new Hyundai IONIQ 5 electric crossover utility vehicle has a  77.4 kWh battery pack which powers the 225 horsepower single motor (2WD) model to a targeted driving range of 300 miles and the top-of-the-line Limited AWD mode, powered by 320 horsepower (74 kW front + 165 kW rear) to a targeted range of 244 miles. The targeted range of the dual motor all-wheel drive SE & SEL models is 269 miles. All configurations have a top speed of 115 MPH and can tow a trailer with a capacity of up to 1,500 pounds. With a 350-kW charger, IONIQ 5 can charge from 10 percent to 80 percent in just 18 minutes. Following the launch of IONIQ 5 this Fall with a pre-reservation program for early purchasers that offers special benefits., Hyundai will expand its BEV lineup with IONIQ 6 midsize electric sedan and IONIQ 7 large electric SUV.

2022 Genesis GV70 Starts At $42,045

The first-ever 2022 Genesis GV70 SUV is powered by 300 horsepower 2.5L Inline 4 Turbo GDI engine mated to an 8-speed SBW Automatic Transmission with Paddle-Shifters or an optional 375 horsepower 3.5L Twin-Turbo V6 engine. The All-Wheel Drive system is offered as standard equipment in North America. Standard features include Forward Collision Avoidance-Assist with Pedestrian & Cyclist detection, Lane-Change Oncoming, and Junction Turning, Highway Driving Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Following Assist, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, Safe Exit Assist, Intelligent Speed Limit Assist, Parking Distance Warning (Rear) and a 14.5-inch HD multimedia display. 2022 Genesis GV70 starts from  $42,045 (including $1,045 freight).

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Ford F-150 Lightning Electric Pick Up Truck Starts At $39,974 Spring 2022

The Ford F-150 Lightning, powered by dual in-board motors and with standard 4x4, delivers a targeted 563 horsepower with an all-new steel frame that supports a maximum 2,000-pound payload and up to 10,000-pound towing capacity. F-150 Lightning offers either a standard-range battery targeting 230 miles of EPA-estimated range or an extended-range battery targeting 300 miles of EPA-estimated range. The commercial-oriented entry model starts at $39,974 MSRP before any federal or state tax credits, while the mid-series XLT model starts at $52,974 MSRP, offering additional comfort and technology. The Lariat and Platinum series have a 15.5-inch touch screen designed to adapt to driver behavior. SYNC 4A employs natural voice control, cloud-connected navigation and wireless access to your favorite services: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, integrated Amazon Alexa and SYNC AppLink apps. F-150 Lightning is available Ford Intelligent Backup Power, turning your truck into the ultimate power source for your home. With the ability to offload 9.6 kilowatts of power, Ford Intelligent Backup Power keeps the lights on during an outage while providing security by powering home appliances, security systems and more. On a 150-kilowatt DC fast charger, extended-range F-150 Lightning is targeted to get up to 54 miles of range in 10 minutes and charge from 15% to 80% percent in about 41 minutes. Arriving in Spring 2022, F-150 Lightning will be available in four series and two battery options at more than 2,300 EV-certified Ford dealers across the country.

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S 680 4MATIC, All-New In 1st Half 2022

The all-new 2022 Mercedes-Maybach S 680 4MATIC Sedan, powered by a 621 horsepower 6.0-liter V12 biturbo engine mated to a 9G-TRONIC 9-Speed Automatic transmission delivering 31% torque distribution to the front axle and 69% to the rear axle. The all-new rear seat airbags offer advanced protection for passengers that deploy in a gentle manner to reduce the effect of an impact. With the available electronically-powered comfort doors, the rear doors can be controlled by the driver and open and close with no human effort, even on gradients. The 2022 Mercedes-Maybach S 680 4MATIC Sedan will arrive in U.S. dealerships in the first half of 2022.

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD Offer Multi-Flex Tailgate

The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD join the Silverado 1500 in offering the optional Multi-Flex Tailgate with its six functions that will be offered as an option on all 2022 Silverado HD models, in addition to the Power Up/Down Tailgate option on LT, LTZ and High Country. The 2022 Silverado HD is available this summer. 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan Arrives Early Next Year

The new 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan, with a length of 187 inches and a width of 71.7 inches is considerably larger than its predecessors. The new 2022 C-Class is powered by a 255 horsepower four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine mated to 9G-TRONIC transmission with an integrated starter-generator providing additional output of up to 20 horsepower which, at low engine speeds, acts as a mild hybrid, using a 48-volt onboard electrical system that allows functions such as gliding, boosting or energy recovery. Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC can automatically maintain a preset distance from vehicles ahead, Active Steering Assist helps the driver to stay in their lane at speeds up to 130 mph and intelligent parking systems support the driver when maneuvering. The driver area features a 12.3-inch high-resolution display and the central display has a 11.9 inch, both are standard. The all-new 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan will arrive in U.S. dealerships in early 2022.

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Arrives Refreshed In 3rd Quarter

The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan compact SUV, powered by the 184 horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder TSI® engine equipped with a standard eight-speed automatic transmission, gets refreshed with a completely revised front end and standard Volkswagen Digital Cockpit instrument cluster with an 8-inch display (10-inch Digital Cockpit Pro available). The IQ.DRIVE® driver assistance suite will be standard on all but the base model and 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 new Tiguan is expected to reach U.S. dealers in the third quarter of 2021.

Subaru Solterra Electric SUV Coming Next Year

The new full-electric Subaru Solterra SUV, on a new dedicated all-electric platform named the e-SUBARU Global Platform, is a joint venture that combines Subaru’s expertise in all-wheel drive technology with Toyota’s vehicle electrification technology. The Subaru Solterra will go on sale in 2022.

Friday, May 7, 2021

2022 Genesis G70 Coming Soon Starting At $38,570

The newly redesigned 2022 Genesis G70 sport sedan with an all-new standard 10.25-inch multimedia display is powered by a 252 horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 engine mated to an 8-Speed Automatic Transmission with Paddle-shifters or a 365 horsepower 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine. Standard features include Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Junction Turning, Lane Following Assist and Lane Keep Assist, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Highway Driving Assist, Driver Attention Warning and Safe Exit Warning. Starting from $38,570 (including $1,045 freight charge), the G70 comes with complimentary scheduled maintenance with Service Valet, Genesis Connected Services, map updates, and more, all for 3 years or 60,000 miles. Customers can now reserve their 2022 G70 at