The Maserati MC20 Cielo, with butterfly doors, is powered by a 621 horsepower 3.0 L V6 engine.
Friday, May 27, 2022
The new BMW M4 CSL two seater performance car, powered by a 543 horsepower modified six-cylinder inline M Twin Power Turbo engine mated to an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission, is rear-wheel drive with limited production of 1,000 globally beginning in July for a base price of $140,895 (including $995 destination).
The all-new Nissan Sakura electric mini-vehicle, powered by a 47 kW motor delivering 195 Nm of torque and 112 mile range, will go on sale this Summer with about a $14,000 (1.78M Yen) price tag. The all-new Sakura follows the LEAF and Ariya as a mass-market EV from Nissan. It features ProPILOT Park, an automated system designed to make parking easier.
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
The new 2023 BMW 330i is powered by a 2-liter TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine mated to an 8-speed Sport Automatic transmission, the 330e remains the plug-in hybrid and the new BMW M340i (above) and M340i xDrive get a 3-liter TwinPower Turbo inline-6 enhanced with 48V mild hybrid technology. All are available with optional xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive. The new BMW Operating System 8 offers navigation, infotainment, and communication functions, as well as digital services. The BMW Curved Display comprises a 12.3-inch information display and a control display with a screen diagonal of 14.9 inches along with the Intelligent Personal Assistant use touch control and natural speech. Vehicles for the U.S. market will be built exclusively in BMW’s newest plant in San Luis Potosí, Mexico with U.S. market launch to commence in July.
The Genesis GV60, the brand’s first fully electrified vehicle, offers features including Face Connect to lock or unlock its doors without a key by recognizing the driver's face and a fingerprint authentication system that allows drivers to start and drive the car without the need to carry a key. Initially, the 2023 Genesis GV60 will only be sold at select Genesis retailers in California, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York. The 2023 Genesis GV60 314 horsepower Advanced AWD, with an all-electric range of 248 miles, has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $59,980 (including $1,090 freight) and the 429 horsepower Performance AWD with a more powerful front electric motor and a 235 mile range has a price of $68,980. Later this year, Genesis will begin production of the Electrified GV70 SUV. Genesis Motor America has announced the start of sales.
The 2023 Nissan Z, powered by a 400 horsepower 3.0-liter V6 twin turbo engine and offered in Sport and Performance grade levels with a “Proto Spec” edition limited to 240 units for the U.S., starts at $41,015 (including $1,025 destination and handling) for the Z Sport and $51,015 for the Z Performance. Both grades are scheduled to arrive at Nissan dealerships nationwide in Summer 2022.
The new 2023 Lexus UX 250h features the new Lexus Interface multimedia system with a standard 8-inch or optional 12.3-inch touch display mounted closer to the driver, the wireless charging space has been vertically extended and LED lighting has been added at the top for improved usability. Two USB charging connectors have also been added in the front of the console. The UX, only available with a hybrid powertrain in the U.S., will be on sale in late Summer 2022.
The 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle), with seating for seven in three rows, is equipped with a new generation of Mitsubishi Motors' twin-motor 4WD PHEV system. The 2022 model starts at $38,290 (including $1,295 destination/handling charge). The main drive battery capacity was increased for model year 2021 from 12.0 kWh to 13.8 kWh, resulting in an increased all-electric range of 24 miles, up from 22 for 2018-2020 models. The 2023 Outlander PHEV is scheduled to go on sale in the second half of 2022.
Thursday, May 12, 2022
The 2023 Subaru Legacy midsize sedan, powered by a Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive 182 horsepower 2.5-liter engine paired with Subaru’s Lineartronic CVT (continuously variable transmission) featuring an 8-speed manual mode function with steering wheel paddle shifters, receives a redesigned front fascia and EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology as standard. The 2023 Legacy is available in Base, Premium, Sport, Limited, and Touring XT trim levels, with the Sport and Touring XT trim levels coming standard with the 260 horsepower 2.4-liter turbo BOXER engine. The top-level Touring XT adds a Wide-Angle Mono Camera that expands the field of view even further to recognize pedestrians and bicycles sooner. The 2023 Legacy arrives in Subaru retailers this Fall.
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
The 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V is powered by a 682 horsepower a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission calibrated for the Escalade-V full-time active all-wheel-drive system and comes with a standard curved OLED with 38 inches of total diagonal display with twice the pixel density of a 4K television. The 2023 Escalade-V goes on sale late this Summer, with a starting MSRP of $149,990 (including destination charge). An Escalade-V ESV version is also available.
The 2023 Toyota Highlander gets a 265-horsepower, 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with a 17 percent increase in torque over the previous 3.5-liter V6 engine equipped to tow up to 5,000-pounds and include Trailer Sway Control, which uses the Vehicle Stability Control with a manufacturer-estimated 24 MPG combined while the Highlander Hybrid gets a 36 combined MPG manufacturer estimated rating. New dual 12.3-inch screens are in Limited and Platinum models and the XLE and XSE grades join the Limited and Platinum in featuring the hands-free power liftgate. The 2023 Highlander Hybrid, offered in both FWD and AWD, combines a 2.5-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine with two electric motor-generators for 243 total system horsepower.
The new 2023 Range Rover Sport, available in SE, SE Dynamic and Autobiography specifications, is offered in a P440e with an extended Electric Hybrid powertrain with an estimated range of 48 miles, a P360 with a 355 horsepower six-cylinder Ingenium gasoline engine or a P400 with a 434 horsepower 3.0 liter six-cylinder Ingenium gasoline engine with a 105kW electric motor and 31.8 kWh battery and an all-new 523 horsepower V8 Twin Turbo powertrain. Pure-electric propulsion will be introduced in 2024. All mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission and Intelligent All-Wheel Drive. The new Range Rover Sport is available to order now, priced from $84,350 (including $1,350 destination/handling) in the US.
The 2023 Honda Odyssey, powered by a 280 horsepower V6 engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, offers a new Sport trim which includes a one-touch power moonroof with tilt feature, power tailgate with programmable height and an 8-way power adjustable front passenger seat. All 2023 Odysseys feature Honda Sensing® including Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow and Pedestrian Emergency Braking. Prices for the 2023 Odyssey EX start at $38,635 (including $1,295 destination and handling charge) and the new Sport trim starts at $42,505. The 2023 Odyssey gets the Honda Service Pass covering select factory-scheduled maintenance for 2 years or 24,000 miles.
Thursday, May 5, 2022
The all-new second generation 2022 Audi RS 3 Sedan, powered by a 401 horsepower 2.5 liter five-cylinder engine mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch S tronic® transmission, is priced at $59,995 (including $1,095 destination charge) and slated to be on sale by this Summer.
The all-electric Volvo XC40 Recharge model and the XC40 will receive fresh styling updates, and the XC40 moves to all mild hybrid powertrain options and gains the new Google built-in infotainment system. The entire 2023 lineup of Volvo cars in the U.S. will consist of mild hybrid, hybrid or electric vehicles equipped with Google built-in. The 2023 Volvo XC40 lineup is in production now and will begin arriving in retailers this Summer.
The new 2023 Kia Soul, powered by a 147-horsepower 2.0-liter inline four cylinder engine mated to an Intelligent Variable Transmission and offered in LX, S, EX, GT-Line, GT-Line Tech trimlines, will feature an all-new front fascia, new Daytime Running Lamps and turn signals, new available 17- and 18-inch alloy wheels and a redesigned rear fascia. Inside, a 10.25-inch (standard on all but LX trim) touchscreen with navigation. The Soul pricing will be announced closer to the on-sale date which is later this Summer.
The all-new 2023 Acura Integra 5-door liftback, powered by a 200 horsepower 1.5-liter VTEC® turbo engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, starts at $31,895 (including $1,095 destination charge) when it begins arriving at dealerships in early June.