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.
Friday, June 25, 2021
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.
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.
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).
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
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.
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.
The 2022 Subaru Ascent, with 3-row interior and available in Base, Premium, new Onyx Edition, Limited, and Touring trim levels, has a 260 horsepower 2.4-liter turbocharged BOXER engine paired with a high-torque Lineartronic® CVT (continuously variable transmission) featuring an 8-speed manual mode function and steering wheel paddle shifters allowing up to 5,000-lb.towing capacity with standard Trailer Stability Assist. The 2022 Ascent arrives in Subaru retailers this Summer with a starting price of $33,420 (including $1,125 delivery charge).
The all-new 2022 Lexus NX 250 provides a 203 horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder gas engine with start/stop functionality mated to an eight-speed transmission, available in both FWD and AWD options. The NX 350 has a an estimated 275 horsepower 2.4 turbo gas engine with a new 8-speed transmission. The NX 450h+, with EV output equivalent to a 2.0-liter engine and a full-time AWD system, has a manufacturer-estimated 36-mile range on electric power only, from a newly developed, high-capacity lithium ion battery. The F SPORT Handing model, available with both the turbo and PHEV powertrains, has Active Variable Suspension and front and rear performance dampers. There's a 7-inch Multi Instrument Display and optional 10-inch Head Up Display while in the center stack, a 9.8-inch touchscreen is standard with an optional 14-inch touch screen. The all-new 2022 NX will start production in the third quarter of 2021 with pricing to be announced closer to the on-sale date.
Sunday, June 13, 2021
The all-new 2022 Audi A3 comes standard with a 201 horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder TFSI® engine mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch S tronic® transmission starts at $34,945 (including $1,045 destination charge) while the Audi S3, 0.8 inches wider and 1.6 inches longer than its predecessor, is powered by a 306 horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder TFSI® engine and starts at $45,945.
The 2022 Jaguar I-PACE all-electric SUV, with a new 3D surround camera and ClearSight rear-view digital mirror and new infotainment system, is powered by an electric motor at each axle, producing 394 horsepower and 512 lb-ft of torque and an 11kW on-board charger as standard. Connecting to a 100-kW DC charger can replenish up to 63 miles of range in 15 minutes. For the 2022 model year, I-PACE is available exclusively in top HSE trim, with a starting price of $71,050 (including $1,150 destination).
The all-new 2022 Nissan Pathfinder, with an all-new Intelligent 4WD with 7-position Drive and Terrain Mode Selector, seating for up to eight, available captain’s chairs along with connected technology with all-new available 10.8-inch Head-up Display, 12.3-inch digital dashboard, ProPILOT Assist with Navi-link and available 6,000-pound maximum towing capacity starts at $34,560 (including $1,150 destination and handling) later this month.
The new 2nd generation BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe, 5.9-inches longer, 1-inch wider and 2.1-inches taller than its predecessor, is powered by a 255 horsepower TwinPower Turbo 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine in the 430i Gran Coupe that starts at $45,795 (including $995 destination) and a 382 horsepower 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine in the M440i xDrive Gran Coupe that starts at $58,995 for the M440i xDrive Gran Coupe. Both linked with the 8-speed Sport Steptronic transmission with steering-wheel mounted shift paddles and Launch Control. Market launch planned for August.
The updated 2022 BMW X3 M and X4 M powered by a 473 horsepower inline 6-cylinder turbocharged engine and 457 lb-ft of torque mated to an 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic while the new Competition offers 503 horsepower. The X3 M starts at $70,895 (including $995) and the X4 at $74,395. Market launch is set for September.
The updated 2022 BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle and 2022 BMW X4 Sports Activity Coupe are powered by a 248 horsepower 2.0-Liter 4-cylinder and 382 horsepower 3.0-Liter inline 6-cylinder engines mated to an 8-speed Sport Steptronic transmission with steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters. The X3 sDrive30i starts at $44,695 (including $995 destination). $46,695 for the X3 xDrive30i and $58,795 for the X3 M40i. The X4 xDrive30i is $52,795 and $63,395 for the X4 M40i. The 2022 X3 and X4 production begins in Plant Spartanburg in August.
The all-new 2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee L three-row SUV, which includes Laredo, Limited, Overland and Summit models, is powered by the standard 293 horsepower all-aluminum 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine or a 357 horsepower 5.7-liter V-8 which is optional for Overland and Summit (4x4 models only) and a towing capacity of up to 7,200 pounds. Both engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and start at $38,690 (including $1,695 destination). Grand Cherokee L Altitude starts at $41,890, Limited $45,690, Overland $54,690, Summit $58,690, Summit Reserve $63,690. The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L is scheduled to start arriving in Jeep dealerships in the second quarter of 2021.
Thursday, June 3, 2021
The 2022 Buick Enclave, powered by a 310 horsepower 3.6L V-6 engine with a nine-speed automatic transmission, joins the redesigned Envision and new Encore GX and offers Avenir trim and the Sport Touring appearance package and amenities like heated, ventilated and massaging front seats.
The 2022 Toyota Tacoma 4×4-Only Trail Edition, featuring 1.1-inch front and 0.5-inch rear suspension lift, is powered by a 278 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine with Toyota’s VVT-iW technology and Atkinson-cycle combustion. The focus is on off-road performance built around the Tacoma 4x4 Double Cab. The Tacoma Tow Package comes standard on V6-equipped models, like Tacoma Trail Edition, offering the Double Cab model a maximum towing capacity of 6,400 pounds.
The 2022 Toyota GR Supra A91-CF (Carbon Fiber) Edition, limited to 600 vehicles, powered by a 382 horsepower turbocharged 3.0 liter inline-six engine. All GR Supras come equipped with a Pre-Collision System, with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beams, and Speed Limit Information. Pricing will be announced in the coming months, with dealer availability expected this Fall.
The all-new 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross, available in L, LE, and XLE trims and front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, is powered by a 169 horsepower, 2.0-liter Dynamic Force engine mated to a Direct Shift CVT. Corolla Cross is capable of towing up to 1,500 lbs.
The all-new 2022 Toyota GR 86 is powered by a 228 horsepower 2.4L flat-four boxer engine mated to a choice of a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. GR 86 pricing will be announced in the coming months and it will go on sale later this year.
The Toyota bZ4X Concept, the first of a global series of battery-electric vehicles to be introduced under the “Toyota bZ” brand umbrella, features a long wheelbase with short overhangs. More information on the production model of the Toyota bZ4X will be shared later this year, with sales planning to begin in 2022.
The 2022 Jaguar F-TYPE comes in the 444 horsepower supercharged V8 P450 and the 575 horsepower V8 F-TYPE R. All F-TYPE P450 models come standard with the 12.3-inch reconfigurable Interactive Driver Display that offers a choice of different display modes, including full map. Pricing for the 2022 F-TYPE P450 begins at $71,050 (including $1,150 destination and delivery charges) for the P450 RWD Coupe and $81,050 for the P450 R-DYNAMIC AWD Coupe. The F-TYPE R Coupe maintains an MSRP of $104,350.
The BMW iX xDrive50 purely electric all-wheel drive Sports Activity Vehicle is powered by 516 horsepower in combined electric motors with an estimated range of around 300 miles at a price of $84,195 (including $995 destination charge). Plugging the BMW iX xDrive50 into a fast-charging station with 10 percent charge for example, enables its range to be increased by up to 90 miles in just ten minutes at 200 kW. Using the same fast charger, it would take less than 40 minutes to increase the high-voltage battery’s state of charge from 10 to 80 percent. A more powerful iX M60 model, with over 600 horsepower and the first all-electric Sports Activity Vehicle from BMW M GmbH, is planned for the future. U.S. market launch expected in Q1 of 2022.
The BMW i4 eDrive40 is powered by a 335 horsepower single rear electric motor for an estimated range up to 300 miles at a cost of $56,395 (including $995 destination charge). The BMW i4 M50 fully-electric all-wheel drive is powered by a front 255 horsepower electric motor and a rear 308 horsepower motor for a combined maximum output of 536 horsepower for an estimated range up to 245 miles. Both use BMW’s latest 5th generation eDrive technology with instant torque-on-demand and a high-voltage battery location low in the vehicle’s floor to reduce center of gravity for improved handling. Hooking up the high-voltage battery to a Level 2 Wallbox allows it to be fed with AC power at a charging rate of up to 11 kW for a battery recharge from totally empty to 100 per cent in under 8 hours. U.S. market launch expected in Q1 of 2022.
The refreshed 2022 Kia Stinger Scorpion Special Edition is arriving in dealers offered in limited batches of 250 units per month and built exclusively for the U.S. market at a price of $53,630 for FWD and $55,830 for AWD (including $1,045 in destination charges).