The all-new, all-electric Lotus Eletre 4WD Hyper-SUV has power outputs starting at 600 horsepower, with a 350kW charge time of 20 minutes for 248 mile range and accepts 22kW AC charging with a target driving range of 373 miles on full charge. The LIDAR system supports end-to-end autonomous driving technology. Manufacturing at all-new hi-tech facility in China to start later this year.
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
The 2023 Ford F-150 Rattler, built off the XL series, with FX4 content featuring skid plates, electronic rear-locking differential, hill descent control, and specially tuned off-road shock absorbers. The 2023 F-150 Rattler goes on sale this Fall.
2023 Alfa Romeo Giulia Estrema and Stelvio Estrema (above), based on the top-of-the line Veloce trim, is a limited-edition series powered by a 280 horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine routed through an eight-speed automatic transmission to standard Q4 all-wheel drive on Stelvio Estrema (optional Q4 on Giulia Estrema). The Alfa Romeo Giulia Estrema RWD starts at 56,685 (including $1,595 destination charge) and the Alfa Romeo Giulia Estrema AWD at $58,685. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Estrema AWD starts at $60,545. Ordering for the 2023 Alfa Romeo Giulia Estrema and Stelvio Estrema is now open with availability in the third quarter of 2022.
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Maserati Grecale Modena Limited Edition SUV, only available via online reservation for delivery starting Fall 2022, is powered by a 325 horsepower four-cylinder mild hybrid engine. The Grecale SUV will begin arriving in the US, Canada, Fall of 2022. Online reservations require a $500 refundable deposit to your preferred Maserati dealership. At launch, the Maserati Grecale Modena will come in the 296 horsepower GT powered by a four-cylinder mild hybrid engine, the 325 horsepower Modena, and the high performance 523 horsepower 3.0L V6 Trofeo. Completing the line up is the the 100% electric Grecale Folgore with 400V technology.
Special-edition RED 2022 Jeep® Renegade, powered by a 177 horsepower 1.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission with Jeep Active Drive full-time 4x4 automatic system, starts at $31,185 (including $1,595 destination) for the Latitude trim-based special-edition. All Renegade models are equipped with more than 70 standard and available safety and security features, including Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking, Blind-spot Monitoring and Active Lane Management System.
The new Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV will be the third model on Mercedes-Benz’s dedicated electric vehicle architecture with a 12.3-inch OLED display provides the front passenger with their own display and control area.
The 2023 Mercedes-AMG GT 63, powered by the 575 horsepower AMG 4.0-liter V8 Bi-Turbo engine mated to the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G transmission, and the 630 horsepower Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S will receive technical and visual upgrades with the standard-fit AMG RIDE CONTROL+ based on Air Body Control suspension featuring adaptive, electronically controlled adjustable damping. The suspension control unit analyzes data including information from the acceleration and wheel path sensors to adjust the damping force for each wheel in a few milliseconds to suit the situation. The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe V8 models will arrive at US dealerships later this year.
Thursday, March 10, 2022
The 2023 Acura Integra 5-door liftback, powered by a 200 horsepower VTEC®-enhanced DOHC 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, will start at around $30,000, with reservations underway for delivery this Spring. The first 500 customers to reserve their next gen Integra will have the opportunity to claim a limited edition NFT. The 2023 Integra comes standard with a 10.2-inch Acura Precision Cockpit™ digital gauge cluster with an available 16-speaker ELS STUDIO 3D® premium audio system and an available A-Spec® sport-appearance package.
The all-new Volkswagen ID. Buzz lineup will come to European market with 82 kWh battery powering 201 horsepower electric motor in the third quarter of this year, with more battery versions with various power output levels expected to follow in 2023. The standard length ID. Buzz will launch with five seats while the ID. Buzz Cargo van will have three seats in the front. A long-wheelbase passenger model will debut for the North American market in 2023 and go on sale in 2024. The standard wheelbase measures 117.6 inches with a total length of 185.5 inches and 78.1 inches wide, excluding wing mirrors. With DC-fast charging, the battery charge level rises from 5 to 80 percent in just 30 minutes. Details for the U.S. version will be available closer to launch.
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
The 2022 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro electric SUV has an EPA-estimated 280 miles of range, which is an increase of 20 miles from the 2021 model while the ID.4 Pro S rear-wheel-drive received an EPA-estimated range of 268 miles, the AWD Pro was rated at an EPA-estimated 251 miles of range and the AWD Pro S was rated at an EPA-estimated 245 miles of range. All ID.4 models offer an 82kWh (gross) battery along with a permanent-magnet synchronous motor in the rear, offering 201 horsepower and 229 pound-feet of torque. The ID.4 AWD adds a 107 horsepower asynchronous electric motor on the front axle for a maximum output of 295 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque. Pricing for the 2022 ID.4 starts at $41,955 (including $1,195 destination charge) for the rear-wheel-drive Pro model, before a potential Federal tax credit of up to $7,500. The ID.4 AWD Pro starts at $45,635. Pro S models are priced from $46,455 for rear-wheel drive and $50,135 for all-wheel drive.