Monday, July 31, 2023

Mopar ‘23 Dodge Challenger and Charger R/T Scat Pack Widebody In October

The Mopar ‘23 Dodge Challenger and Charger R/T Scat Pack Widebody models, powered by a 485 horsepower392 HEMI® V-8 mated to the Tremec 6-speed manual transmission with the TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission is available on the Mopar ‘23 Challenger and standard on the Mopar ‘23 Charger. There will be limited production of 440 units (220 of each model). The Mopar ’23 Special Edition Package is $3,995. Production starts in September with deliveries expected to begin in October.

2025 Volvo EX30 Starts At $34,950

The all-new, fully electric 2025 Volvo EX30 with the Single Motor Extended Range rear wheel drive variant option gives an estimated range of 275 miles between charges. The Twin Motor Performance all-wheel drive variant pairs the battery with an additional e-motor on the front axle for 422 horsepower and starts at $34,950.

2024 Subaru BRZ tS Arrives First Quarter 2024

The 2024 Subaru BRZ tS, equipped with STI-tuned front and rear Hitachi® dampers to maximize its light weight, ultra-low center of gravity and precision handling, is powered by a 228 horsepower 2.4-liter SUBARU BOXER® engine paired with a six-speed close-ratio manual transmission. For the first time, EyeSight Driver Assist Technology is now standard on a Subaru model equipped with a manual transmission. Pricing for the new 2024 Subaru BRZ tS will be announced later this year and arrives in Subaru retailers in the first quarter of 2024.

2024 Toyota Camry Starts At $26,420 In September

The 2024 Toyota Camry midsize sedan, in its eighth design generation, is available in LE, SE, SE Nightshade, XSE, or XLE grades. The 203 horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is available in a choice of Front or All Wheel Drive across all grades and the 301 horsepower 3.5-liter six-cylinder engine is available for the XSE and XLE grades or standard on the performance-tuned TRD model. Both engines come paired to a direct-shift eight-speed automatic transmission. Camry Hybrids pair a 2.5-liter engine with an electric motor for a net combined output of 208 horsepower for a manufacturer-estimated 52 MPG combined rating on the LE grade. The 2024 Camry and Camry Hybrid is expected to arrive in September of 2023 for $26,420 in the FWD LE grade. The LE AWD will start at $27,820, Hybrid LE will start at $28,855 and the V6 powered Camry models will start at $33,485 MSRP with the TRD model.

Mercedes-AMG GLC 43, GLC 63 S E Preformance

The new Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 is powered by a 416 horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with electric exhaust gas turbocharger and the GLC 63 S E PERFORMANCE combines the AMG 2.0-liter turbo engine with an Electric Drive Unit on the rear axle to deliver a 671 horsepower combined system. Rear-axle steering, AMG Performance 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive with rear-biased torque distribution, AMG SPEEDSHIFT® MCT 9G transmission with wet start-off clutch and AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension with Adaptive Damping System are standard.

2024 Mazda CX-50 Starts At $31,675

The 2024 Mazda CX-50, available in eight packages with a 187 horsepower Skyactiv-G 2.5L naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine in CX-50 2.5 S models, or a  256 horsepower Skyactiv-G 2.5L Turbocharged four-cylinder engine in CX-50 2.5 Turbo models. Both engines are mated to a Skyactiv-Drive six-speed automatic transmission. The CX-50 comes standard with i-Activ All-Wheel Drive technology and Mazda Intelligent Drive Select. CX-50 2.5 S models can tow up to 2,000 pounds when equipped with Mazda genuine towing accessories. Mazda CX-50 2.5 S Select has a starting MSRP of$31,675 (including $1,375 for destination and handling) and the Mazda CX-50 2.5 Turbo starts at $39,375.

2024 Chevrolet Traverse Coming In Early 2024

The all-new 2024 Chevrolet Traverse, in LS, LT, Z71 and RS trims, is powered by an all-new 315 horsepower 2.5L turbocharged engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and available all-wheel drive, including an off-road-capable twin-clutch AWD system for the Z71. The new Traverse has a max trailering rating of up to 5,000 pounds. Eight-passenger seating is standard on LS, with second- and third-row bench seats and seven-passenger seating is standard on LT, Z71, and RS, with the eight-passenger configuration available on LT. Seven-passenger configurations include second-row captain’s chairs with SmartSlide, which eases access to the third row, even when a child seat is installed. One-touch folding second row and power-folding third-row standard on RS. The all-new 2024 Chevrolet Traverse will be available early 2024. 

All-New Hyundai Santa Fe To Make Debut

The all-new fifth-generation Hyundai Santa Fe midsize SUV, its first full model change since 2018, boasts a curved display that connects the 12.3-inch digital cluster and infotainment system. The all-new Santa Fe will make its world premiere in August.

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

2024 GMC Canyon AT4X AEV Edition Can Be Ordered Later This Year

The 2024 GMC Canyon AT4X AEV Edition, with additional 1.5-inch lift, 12.2-inch ground clearance, 35-inch tires and upgraded hardware, has previously been powered by either a 308 horsepower 3.6L V-6 engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission or a 181 horsepower 2.8L Turbo-Diesel with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The GMC Canyon AT4X AEV Edition can now achieve a 38.2-degree front approach angle, a 26.9-degree breakover angle and an optimized 26.0-degree departure angle. The 2024 Canyon AT4X AEV Edition is expected to be available for customer orders later this year.

2024 Mercedes-Benz CLE Coupe Coming Early Next Year

The 2024 Mercedes-Benz CLE 300 4MATIC Coupe is powered by a 255 horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and the CLE 450 4MATIC Coupe has a 375 horsepower 3.0-liter inline-six engine, both mated to a 9G-TRONIC transmission. The available engines are mild hybrids with an integrated starter generator and 48-volt electrical system. At 191 inches long, 73.2 inches wide and 56.2 inches high, the new two-door is significantly larger than the C-Class Coupe. The interior features a free-standing 12.3-inch, fully digital driver display and 11.9-inch, driver-oriented central display. A new EASY-ENTRY function ensures easy access to the rear cabin. The 2024 Mercedes-Benz CLE will arrive in U.S dealerships in early 2024. 

2024 Dodge Hornet R/T Performance Hybrid

The 2024 Dodge Hornet R/T, the electrified performance vehicle from Dodge, has 288 horsepower offering 32 miles of all-electric range via a 15.5-kWh lithium-ion battery, as well as 77 MPGe and 360 miles of total range. The PowerShot feature supplies a burst of 30 horsepower, resulting in a 0 to 60 mph time of 5.6 seconds. The all-wheel-drive system adjusts power automatically between the 1.3-liter engine that powers the front axle and the electric motor that drives the rear wheels. The R/T system is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. A high-power inverter and 7.4-kW charging module allow for a full battery charge to be reached in approximately 2.5 hours using a Level 2 charger. Dodge Hornet R/T offers Sport Mode and Hybrid, Electric and E-Save hybrid driving modes.

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

2024 Lexus ES Starts At $43,190 This Summer

The 2024 Lexus ES 250 AWD has a 2.5-liter L4 engine and the ES 350 is powered by a 302 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine, both mated to an 8-speed Direct Shift automatic transmission. The ES 300h’s 2.5-liter, four-cylinder gas engine running on the Atkinson cycle is coupled with an electric motor and a hybrid transaxle for a combined 215 total system horsepower and an EPA-estimated MPG rating of 43/44/44 (city/highway/combined). A lithium-ion battery is located underneath the back seat, freeing up trunk space, and improving the front-to-rear weight distribution to help with better handling. The new 2024 ES is expected to arrive in dealerships this Summer starting at $43,190 (including $1,150 destination fee).

2024 BMW X1 M35i xDrive Starts At $50,895 In October

The new 2024 BMW X1 M35i xDrive all-wheel-drive Sports Activity Vehicle is powered by a 312 horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine mated to a 7-speed double clutch Steptronic transmission with M Sport Boost. The new BMW X1 M35i xDrive is BMW’s first model to feature the updated version of the control/operation system BMW iDrive with QuickSelect and BMW Operating System 9 to make selecting and operating various functions and digital services more intuitive and comfortable. The US launch of the new 2024 BMW X1 M35i xDrive will begin in October with a starting price of $50,895 (including $995 destination and handling).

Lotus Eletre SUV Starts At $104,747 In Europe Late Summer


The Lotus Eletre hyper-SUV, available in Eletre, Eletre S and Eletre R trims, offers two all-electric powertrains that delivers a range of up to 373 miles with Level 4 autonomous driving capability, fast-charging from 10-80 per cent in just 20 minutes, and acceleration from 0-62mph in 2.95 seconds on the flagship R model. The 800-volt, 112kWh Lithium-ion battery pack, compared to conventional 400-volt systems, reduces the operating current by half for the same power output. First customer deliveries started in China in March, and will follow in global markets, including Europe and the UK, later this Summer. Available to order now, priced from £89,500 ($113,593) in the UK and €95,990 ($104,747) in Europe. 

2024 Audi RS 6 Avant Starts At $126,895 This Fall

The new 2024 Audi RS 6 Avant performance and RS 7 performance models are powered by a 621 horsepower 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine. The 2024 RS 6 Avant performance starts at $126,895 (including $1,095 destination charge) while the 2024 RS 7 performance starts at $128,895. The standard 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit plus also includes a new blinking shift indicator in manual transmission mode that changes the RPM display from green to yellow to red, blinking in an arrangement identical to that used in motorsport to indicate the optimal time to change gears. The new Bronze edition is limited to 125 units only available in the U.S. The 2024 Audi RS 6 Avant performance and RS 7 performance are slated to be on sale this Fall.