Friday, September 29, 2023

2024 Nissan Z NISMO Starts At $66,085 Now

The limited-availability 2024 Nissan Z NISMO, powered by a 420 horsepower twin-turbo engine mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission, is on sale now starting at $66,085 (including $1,095 destination and handling). The 2024 Nissan Z Sport starting at $43,305 and Performance priced at $53,305 deliver 400 horsepower with a choice between a six-speed, close-ratio manual transmission with Exedy® high-performance clutch and a nine-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. 

2024 Honda Prologue EV Arrives Early 2024

The all-electric 2024 Honda Prologue, about 8-inches longer and 5-inches wider than the CR-V is Honda’s first all-electric SUV, and is expected to receive an EPA range rating of 300 miles on a full charge. Prologue's 288 horsepower permanent magnet, direct drive powertrain will come in both single-motor (front-wheel-drive) and dual-motor (all-wheel-drive) configurations with EX, Touring and Elite trim levels. Prologue’s 85kWh lithium-ion battery pack can recharge 65 miles of range in about 10 minutes. Pre-sale activities for Prologue will start later this year with first deliveries slated for early 2024 with MSRP expected to start in the upper $40,000s.

2024 Kia EV9 Starts At $56,395 Later This Year

The all-new, all-electric 2024 Kia EV9, Kia’s first three-row SUV EV accommodating up to seven passengers, is powered by a 215 horsepower permanent magnet synchronous electric motor. Slightly longer than the Telluride SUV and comparable in height, the EV9 will start at $56,395 (including $1,495 destination charge), when it goes on sale later this year. Pricing for the Light Long Range, Wind, Land and GT-Line will be announced later. Standard dual 12.3-inch screens and a 5.0-inch HVAC screen are seamlessly integrated into one single panel. Standard 800V architecture permits DC fast charging of 10 to 80 percent in under 25 minutes.

Thursday, September 28, 2023

2024 Nissan Versa Starts At $17,225

The 2024 Nissan Versa, powered by a 122 horsepower in-line 4-cylinder engine mated to a 5-speed manual or D-step Xtronic CVT transmission is on sale now from a starting price of $17,225 (including $1,095 destination and handling). Standard features include Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Automatic Braking and High Beam Assist. Available technologies include Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Further, available class-exclusive Intelligent Cruise Control7 makes highway driving more convenient. Versa was refreshed for the 2023 model year with a redesigned front fascia and grille.

Mercedes-AMG GLC Coupe

The new Mercedes-AMG GLC Coupe, powered by a 671 horsepower E PERFORMANCE Hybrid in the GLC 63 S E PERFORMANCE Coupe, comes from a  469 horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with electric exhaust gas turbocharger combined with a 201 horsepower electric motor positioned on the rear axle and integrated with an electrically shifted two-speed transmission and electronically controlled limited-slip rear differential in a compact Electric Drive Unit. Standard equipment is rear-axle steering, all-wheel drive, AMG SPEEDSHIFT® MCT 9G transmission with wet start-off clutch and AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension with adaptive damping supports the dynamic driving experience.

Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid Starts At $105,650 Next Spring

The Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid, powered by a revised 348 horsepower three-liter V6 turbo engine paired with a 174 horsepower electric motor for a total system output of 512 horsepower, fits between the the Cayenne E-Hybrid and the Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid models. The new Cayenne S E-Hybrid SUV and Coupe models can be ordered immediately, and are expected to reach dealers in Spring of 2024. The Cayenne S E-Hybrid has an MSRP of $100,750 (including the $1,650 delivery, processing, and handling fee), while the Cayenne S E-Hybrid Coupe has an MSRP of $105,650.

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

2024 Nissan Kicks Starts At $20,790

The 2024 Nissan Kicks, in S, SV and SR trims and powered by a 122 horsepower 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine mated to an Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission), is on sale now with a starts at $20,790 (including  $1,335 destination and handling). EPA fuel economy ratings are up to 31 mpg city, 36 mpg highway and 33 mpg combined. The 2024 Kicks SV and SR now include NissanConnect® Services, featuring a Wi-Fi hotspot, as standard. 

2024 Mazda CX-30 Starts At $26,370

The 2024 Mazda CX-30, powered by a 191 horsepower updated Skyactiv-G 2.5-liter four-cylinder naturally-aspirated engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission with manual mode and sport mode, has a starting MSRP of $26,370 (including $1,375 for destination and handling). The Skyactiv-G 2.5 Turbo four-cylinder engine produces 250 horsepower on premium 93 octane fuel, while on regular 87 octane fuel it produces 227 horsepower. A newly available 10.25” infotainment display features wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and touchscreen functionality. 

2024 Kia Niro Hybrid Starts At $28,165

The 2024 Kia Niro, in its second generation offers LX, EX, EX Touring, SX and SX Touring trim levels and is available in HEV, PHEV, EV powertrains. The hybrid (HEV), powered by a 139 horsepower 1.6L Gas Direct Injection engine in conjunction with a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor is rated at 53 MPG combined fuel economy and nearly 600 miles of total driving range. The 2024 Kia Niro hybrid arrives with very few changes for 2024 starting at $28,165 (including $1,325 destination) for the LX model. 

Saturday, September 16, 2023

2024 Nissan Frontier Starts At $31,105 This Fall

The 2024 Nissan Frontier, powered by a 310-horsepower, 3.8-liter direct-injection V6 engine paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission with a towing capacity of up to 6,640 pounds, is on sale this Fall starting at $31,105 (including $1,335 destination and handling). The price goes up to $43,975 for the Frontier SL Crew Cab 4x4 model. The 2024 Frontier adds an SL grade on Crew Cab models while the King Cab is offered with a 6-foot bed, the Crew Cab S and PRO-X/PRO-4X models feature a 5-foot bed and the Crew Cab SV is offered with either a 5-foot or a 6-foot bed. Additionally for 2024, available NissanConnect® Services including a three-year trial (up from a six-month trial previously). 

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

2024 Jeep Gladiator Coming Year End

The new 2024 Jeep Gladiator, available in Sport, Willys, Mojave and Rubicon models, is powered by a standard 285 horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine featuring engine stop-start paired with a standard six-speed manual transmission or an optional eight-speed automatic transmission. The new Mojave X and Rubicon X models, have integrated off-road camera, steel bumpers and Nappa leather-trimmed 12-way power adjustable front seats. 4x4 max towing is up to 7,700 pounds with a max payload up to 1,725 pounds. Ordering is open now and vehicles will start to arrive in U.S. Jeep dealerships at the end of this year.

2024 GMC Acadia Coming Soon

The all-new 2024 GMC Acadia, 10.6 inches longer and 3.2 inches taller than the previous generation, is powered by a new 328 horsepower 2.5L turbocharged engine paired with an eight-speed automatic on all trims with available all-wheel drive, including an exclusive off-road-capable Active Torque Control AWD system on the redesigned Acadia AT4. When properly equipped, it has a max trailering rating of 5,000 pounds. The 2024 Acadia with a 15-inch-diagonal infotainment screen, becomes the fifth nameplate within the GMC portfolio to offer Super Cruise, a true hands-free advanced driver assistance system available on more than 400,000 miles of roads in the U.S. and Canada. There's standard one-touch folding second-row seats and power-folding third row. 

2025 Cadillac CT5 Coming Refreshed Spring 2024

The refreshed 2025 Cadillac CT5, with revised front fascia, is powered by a standard 237 horsepower 2.0L Turbo engine or an available 335 horsepower 3.0L Twin-Turbo engine with available all-wheel drive mated to a ten-speed automatic with Electronic Precision Shift. The CT5’s new 33-inch-diagonal LED color touchscreen display is capable of 9K resolution and curves toward the driver in a single, continuous screen spanning the driver’s viewing area. The 2025 Cadillac CT5 will be produced at GM’s Lansing Grand River Assembly facility in Michigan, with production to begin in spring 2024. Additional details and pricing will be announced in the future. The refreshed 2025 Cadillac CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing will be announced at a later date. 

2024 Ford F-150® Pick-Up Coming In Early 2024

The new 2024 Ford F-150® truck, available starting early 2024, is powered by a new standard 2.7-liter EcoBoost® engine or available 3.5-liter EcoBoost, 3.5-liter PowerBoost, 3.5-liter High Output (F-150® Raptor®), 5.0-liter V8, 5.2-liter supercharged V8 (F-150® Raptor R®) with a maximum available towing capacity of 13,500 pounds. Right now, 10 percent of all F-150 trucks sold are hybrids. Ford plans to double the mix of hybrid trucks manufactured for the 2024 model year. The initial starting MSRP on PowerBoost® Hybrid, available on XLT through Platinum Plus will now match the starting MSRP on the 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine.  

Lotus Emeya Coming Next Year

The new all-electric Lotus Emeya, the company’s first four-door hyper-GT, has a high-power dual motor set-up that delivers a top speed of more than 155mph. It can add 93 miles of range with approximately five minutes of charge using a 350kW DC fast charger, as well as boost range up to 80% within 18 minutes. Production is expected to begin in 2024 with further information on Emeya will be released in Q4. 

2024 INFINITI QX60 Starts At $50,845 Now

The 2024 INFINITI QX60, powered by a 295 horsepower 3.5-liter direct-injected V-6 engine paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission can tow up to 6,000 lbs. and starts at $50,845 MSRP (including $1,195 destination and handling charge). Standard features include Forward Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Rear Automatic Braking, Blind Spot Warning, Lane Departure Warning and High Beam Assist. The 2024 INFINITI QX60 is on sale now.

Volkswagen ID. GTI Concept EV

The Volkswagen ID. GTI Concept, based on the ID. 2all concept introduced in March, is 100 percent electric, 161.6-inches long overall on a 102.4-in wheelbase sitting on 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels with 245/35 performance tires and has a 12.9-inch infotainment touch display. 

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Mercedes-Benz Concept CLA Class

The Mercedes-Benz Concept CLA Class, the forerunner for an entirely new all-electric segment of entry-level vehicles at Mercedes-Benz, coming in a four-door coupe, a shooting brake and two SUVs. The next-generation 800 V electric-drive system drivetrain has a range of more than 466 miles and rapid charging of up to 248 miles in 15 minutes. The 175 kW permanently excited synchronous machine is paired with a two-speed transmission. The MO360 production system allows Mercedes-Benz to produce electric, hybrid and petrol models on the same production line and to scale the manufacturing of electric vehicles in line with market demand. Mercedes-Benz aims to achieve net carbon neutrality along the entire value chain in its fleet of new vehicles in 2039.

All-Electric MINI Cooper and Countryman

The all-electric MINI Cooper, available in the Cooper E with a 135 kW/184 horsepower electric motor delivering a range of 190 miles determined in the WLTP test cycle and the Cooper SE with an output of 160 kW/218 horsepower with 250 mile range. Within the new MINI family, “Cooper” refers to all MINI 3-door and 5-door models, and also the MINI Convertible. It is no longer used as an engine specification. The new all-electric MINI Countryman has grown by 5.1 inches in length and is powered by a 150 kW/204 horsepower electric motor in the MINI Countryman E delivering a range of 287 miles and 230 kW/313 horsepower of electric motors of the all-wheel drive MINI Countryman SE delivering a range of 269 miles for the MINI Countryman SE ALL4. In addition, the MINI Aceman will premiere in April 2024 as a crossover in the premium small car segment. 

2024 Chrysler Pacifica Offers Hybrid Variant

The 2024 Chrysler Pacifica, with seating available for up to eight passengers, is powered a 287 horsepower 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine mated to a 9 speed automatic transmission and 2024 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid's dual-motor eFlite electrically variable transmission paired with a modified version of the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 gasoline engine delivers more than 80 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode, an all-electric range of more than 30 miles and a total range of more than 500 miles. The Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid is eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit. Pacifica delivers available all-wheel-drive capability paired with Stow ‘n Go seating and available Stow ‘n Vac system. 

2024 INFINITI QX80 Starts At $76,045 Soon

The 2024 INFINITI QX80 flagship SUV, powered by a 400-horsepower 5.6-liter V8 engine with a 7-speed automatic transmission rated to tow up to 8,500 pounds, arrives in showrooms this month with a starting MSRP of $76,045 (including $1,895 destination and handling charge) for the QX80 LUXE and $79,195 with All-Mode® Four-Wheel Drive. The QX80 PREMIUM SELECT is $80,680 and $83,780 with 4WD. The QX80 SENSORY $87,730 and $90,830 with 4WD. Standard connectivity features include a widescreen, high-definition 12.3-inch INFINITI InTouch display that includes navigation, wireless Apple CarPlay®, USB-based Android Auto™ compatibility and Amazon Alexa® that can play music, place calls, control compatible smart home devices and more, with only voice commands.

2024 Hyundai Elantra Gets New Fascias This Fall

The 2024 Hyundai Elantra, powered by a 147 horsepower 2.0L Inline 4-cylinder engine, 201 horsepower 1.6L Inline 4-cylinder turbo engine, both mated to a Smartstream® Intelligent Variable Transmission , 276 horsepower 2.0L turbo engine (for the N) or a 139 horsepower total output 1.6L engine combined with hybrid electric motor. New for 2024 are a new shark-nose front, new rear fascia and thinner LED daytime running lights. New and standard on all trims are rear side airbags, new rear seat belt reminder, steering wheel haptic feedback added to Lane Keeping Assist, Blind-Spot Collision-Warning and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist. The 2024 Elantra goes on sale this Fall.

2024 Hyundai Sonata Adds AWD This Winter

The 2024 Hyundai Sonata midsize sedan is powered by a choice of a 191 horsepower 2.5L engine, 290 horsepower 2.5L turbo engine or 180 horsepower 2.0L hybrid electric mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Hyundai TRACtion (HTRAC) AWD system mated to the 2.5L engine is now available on Sonata for the first time actively distributing torque between the front and rear wheels, depending on road conditions and driving situations. The Sonata is equipped with Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist 1.5, Rear Cross-traffic Collision-avoidance Assist, Blind-spot Collision Assist, Safe Exit Warning, Safe Exit Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Following Assist, Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go, available Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control, and available Highway Driving Assist. The new 2024 Sonata goes on sale this Winter.