Thursday, June 20, 2024

All-New 2025 BMW X3 Starts At $50,675 In The 4th Quarter

The all-new 2025 BMW X3, in its fourth generation badged as 30 xDrive and M50 xDrive, is 1.3 inches longer than its predecessor and 1.1 inches wider. The BMW X3 30 xDrive is powered by a 255 horsepower 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine and starts at $50,675 (including $1,175 destination and handling). The BMW X3 M50 xDrive has a 3.0-liter engine and a 48V hybrid system for a total system output of 393 horsepower integrated into the eight-speed Steptronic transmission with a starting price of $65,275. The driver and passengers can spend any downtime they have in the car when it’s stationary by gaming in single-player or in multi-player mode. They only need their smartphone, which will serve as a controller, and the gaming experience on the BMW Curved Display is ready to go. Forward Collision Mitigation, Lane Keeping Assistant and Speed Limit Info, along with the Driving Assistant including Active Blind Spot Detection and manual Speed Limit Assistant are standard. The Parking Assistant, now standard, incorporates features such as the Backup Assistant and a Rear View Camera. A trailer hitch is optional, and allows a trailer load of up to 4,850 lbs depending on the model variant. Market launch will get underway in the fourth quarter of 2024.

Sunday, June 16, 2024

2024 Jeep Wagoneer S Launch Edition EV Coming This Fall

The all-new, all-electric 2024 Jeep Wagoneer S Launch Edition is four-wheel drive with a range of more than 300 miles on a single charge, delivering 600 horsepower. It carries a 400-volt, 100-kilowatt-hour battery pack that allows owners to charge the vehicle from 20% to 80% in 23 minutes (with DC fast charger). Every Jeep Wagoneer S Launch Edition includes a 48-amp Level 2 home charger or public charging credits of equal value through Free2move Charge, Stellantis’ 360-degree charging ecosystem. Wagoneer S customers can access the Free2move Charge app to search for charging stations, activate the charging session and keep track of charging history (US only). The Wagoneer S gets an all-new standard 12.3-inch driver cluster and Selec-Terrain traction management system that features Auto, Sport, Eco, Snow, Sand drive modes for all weather and road conditions.. Jeep Wagoner S customers are automatically enrolled in Jeep Wave, a premium loyalty program filled with benefits and perks, including dedicated 24/7 support. The all-new, all-electric 2024 Jeep Wagoneer S will launch first in the U.S. and Canada in the second half of 2024 and later be available in markets around the world.

2025 Genesis GV80 Coupe Starts At $81,300 This Summer

The first-ever 2025 Genesis GV80 Coupe comes with a 375 horsepower 3.5L twin turbo V6 engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission in the 3.5T AWD which starts at $81,300 (including $1,350 freight) or a 409 horsepower 3.5L twin turbo engine with 48V e-Supercharger in the 3.5T e-Supercharger AWD starting at $87,100. Standard equipment includes a 27-inch OLED integrated instrument cluster and navigation touchscreen, 20-inch sport alloy wheels, Nappa leather seating surfaces, power heated and ventilated second row seats, wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, Bang & Olufsen® premium audio system, panoramic sunroof, head-up display, and Genesis Digital Key. It also comes equipped with Genesis’ suite of advanced driver assistance systems and features – including Surround View Monitor, Blind-Spot View Monitor, and Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist. The first-ever 2025 GV80 Coupe will arrive at U.S. retailers this Summer. 

2025 BMW M2 Starts At $66,075 In August

The 2025 BMW M2 is powered by a 473 horsepower 3.0 liter 6-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology via the 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic. There are new design accents for the exterior and interior, a broadened exterior color range, and the introduction of BMW Operating System 8.5 to support the latest generation of BMW iDrive. Standard equipment for the new BMW M2 also includes three-zone automatic climate control, ambient lighting, a Harman Kardon surround sound system, and the BMW Live Cockpit Plus with BMW Maps navigation system. The standard smartphone integration enables use of Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. Among the optional items available are Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go function and the Parking Assistant with Reversing Assistant. Starting at $66,075 (including $1,175 destination and handling), it will be launched worldwide in August 2024.

2025 BMW 2 Series Starts At $40,375 In August

The 2025 BMW 2 Series comes in a 230i Coupe that starts at $40,375 (including $1,175 destination and handling), 230i xDrive at $42,375, both powered by a 255 horsepower 2.0 liter Inline 4 cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine mated to an 8-speed Sport Steptronic transmission. The M240i with a 382 horsepower 3.0 liter 6 cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine starts at $51,275, and the M240i xDrive at $53,275. The BMW Curved Display comprises a 12.3-inch Information Display and a 14.9-inch Control Display that serve as a platform for the further developed BMW iDrive with QuickSelect based on the BMW Operating System 8.5. The new BMW 2 Series Coupe will be launched on the market in August 2024. 

2025 Honda Civic Sedan Starts At $25,345 Later This Summer

The 2025 Honda Civic Sedan, on sale now in four trim levels, starting with LX and Sport, and topped by the hybrid-powered Sport Hybrid and Sport Touring Hybrid, starts at $25,345 (including $1,095 destination charge). The hybrid-electric powered 2025 Civic Sport Hybrid starts at $29,845. Sport trim is now available with either a new 2.0-liter engine, or the more powerful 200 horsepower hybrid-electric powertrain. The Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies is standard on all Civic models including increased system visibility for motorcycles and bicycles for the Collision Mitigation Braking System™ with Pedestrian Detection, Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keeping Assist System. Forward Collision Warning; Road Departure Mitigation incorporating Lane Departure Warning are also standard. All Civic Sport models also are now equipped with a blind spot information system with Rear Cross Traffic Alert. The refreshed Civic Hatchback, including the first-ever Civic Hatchback hybrid, will arrive at dealers later this Summer.

2025 Nissan LEAF S Starts At $29,280 Now

The 2025 Nissan LEAF S has a 40-kWh lithium-ion battery with an EPA-estimated range of up to 149 miles and starts at $29,280 (including $1,140 destination and handling), while the SV PLUS has a 60-kWh battery and up to 212 miles of range and starts at 37,330. Every Nissan LEAF comes standard with Nissan Safety Shield® 3603, a suite of technologies that includes Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Warning and Lane Departure Warning. For added driver convenience, LEAF SV PLUS also includes ProPILOT Assist and Intelligent Around View® Monitor5. The 2025 Nissan LEAF is now on-sale.

2025 Toyota Crown Signia Starts At $44,685 Late This Summer

The first-ever 2025 Toyota Crown Signia, available in a choice of XLE and Limited grades, has standard electronic on-demand All Wheel Drive and the Toyota Hybrid Electric Vehicle system with 240 net system horsepower that delivers an EPA-estimated combined 38 MPG rating. All Toyota Crown Signia grades also receive a 12.3-inch fully digital gauge cluster with selectable gauges. Drivers can choose different display layouts with the push of a button, including a Hybrid System Indicator that shows system output and regeneration status to encourage eco-driving habits. The Toyota Crown Signia starts at $44,685 (including $1,095 delivery processing and handling fee) for the XLE grade and $49,085 for the Limited grade. Models are expected to arrive at Toyota dealerships later this Summer.

2025 Toyota Corolla FX Special Edition Arrives This Fall

The 2025 Toyota Corolla FX special edition, powered by a 169 horsepower 2.0L, Dynamic Force 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve engine with has a manufacturer-estimated 34 combined MPG rating, adds a rear spoiler, 10.5-inch screen, 7-inch multi-information display and a wireless charger from the 2025 XSE trim. Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 will also come standard on the 2025 Toyota Corolla FX. Corolla FX models arrive at Toyota dealerships in the Fall of 2024.

2025 Cadillac OPTIQ Coming This Fall

The 2025 Cadillac OPTIQ, with a Cadillac-estimated 300 miles of range, is powered by a 300 horsepower (224 kW) dual motor all-wheel drive propulsion system with an 85-kilowatt-hour battery pack. OPTIQ has a 33-inch diagonal advanced LED display with 9k resolution, Super Cruise driver assistance technology enabled by high-definition GPS mapping, driver attention system, lane changing capabilities and steering wheel light bar. Standard safety and driver assistance technologies include adaptive cruise control, Blind Zone Steering Assist, Enhanced Automatic Parking, and Forward Collision Alert. Production of OPTIQ will begin late this Fall.

2025 BMW 330i Sedan Starts At $46,675 In August

The new 2025 BMW 330i Sedan powered by a 255 horsepower 2-liter inline TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine with 48V mild hybrid technology starts at $46,675 (including $1,175 destination and handling). The 2025 M340i  powered by 386 horsepower 3-liter inline 6-cylinder engine paired with an 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission starts at $60,775. The new BMW 3 Series has the latest version of the BMW iDrive with QuickSelect based on BMW Operating System 8.5 and features a new home screen and QuickSelect rapid-access tech. The new BMW 3 Series Sedan will be launched worldwide in August 2024. 

2025 BMW M3 Starts At $77,175 In July

The 2025 BMW M3, refreshed inside and out, is powered by a 473 horsepower 3-liter straight-six engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology through a 6-speed manual transmission starts at $77,175 (including $1,175 destination and handling). The M3 Competition delivers 503 horsepower via an 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic starts at $81,375. The new BMW M3 Competition Sedan with M xDrive that develops 523 horsepower starts at $86,475. The new BMW M3 has the latest generation of BMW iDrive based on BMW Operating System 8.5. The fully digital screen made up of a 12.3-inch information display and a 14.9-inch control display contains M-specific content. All variants will be launched worldwide in July 2024.

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

2025 Porsche 911 Carrera Starts At $122,095 This Fall

The new 2025 Porsche 911 Carrera is powered by an updated 388 horsepower 3.0 liter twin-turbo boxer engine, now equipped with the intercooler used in the 911 Turbo models and starts at $122,095 (including $1,995 delivery, processing and handling fee). The 911 Carrera GTS (above) lightweight hybrid powertrain has a new 478 horsepower 3.6 liter boxer engine contributing to the total system 532 horsepower with a new, strengthened eight-speed dual-clutch transmission with an integrated, permanently excited synchronous motor. The GTS starts at $166,895. There's new, model-specific front fascia and integrating all of the light functions into the standard LED Matrix design headlights which allows for larger air intakes in the front fascia. As standard, Porsche delivers the new 911 coupe models as a pure two-seater with no rear seats or a 2+2 seat configuration is available for no additional cost. For the first time, the 911 features a fully digital instrument cluster with a 12.6-inch curved display  offering up to seven different display views and the Porsche Communication Management uses a 10.9 inch central display. The new 2025 911 Carrera is available to order now as a Coupe or Cabriolet with rear-wheel drive. Additionally, the 2025 911 Carrera GTS is also available as a rear and all-wheel drive model (911 Carrera GTS and 911 Carrera 4 GTS) in Coupe or Cabriolet form, and as a Targa variant (exclusively available with all-wheel drive). Both powertrains are fitted with PDK as standard. Deliveries of the new 2025 911 Carrera models to U.S. Porsche Centers are expected to start in the Fall, and at the end of 2024 for the 911 Carrera GTS models. 

2025 Acura MDX Starts At $52,250 Now

The 2025 Acura MDX, powered by a 290 horsepower 3.5 liter 24-Valve SOHC i-VTEC Aluminum-Alloy V6 engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission, has new front fascia, open-frame Diamond Pentagon grille with a redesigned diamond pattern grille mesh, four JewelEye® LED headlight elements, "Chicane" LED daytime running lights, a new 12.3-inch touchscreen and Google built-in, a quieter cabin, and two available bespoke Bang & Olufsen luxury audio systems. New for the 2025 model year is the MDX A-Spec with Advance Package and at the top of the MDX lineup is the 355 horsepower turbocharged MDX Type S which now comes standard with the previously optional Advance Package that includes a Head-Up Display, 16-way power front seats, soft-touch Milano leather, 9-way massaging front seats, second-row heated seats, heated steering wheel and Surround View Camera. The 2025 Acura MDX is arriving at Acura Dealers now with a starting manufacturer's suggested retail price $52,250 (including $1,350 destination charge).

Saturday, May 25, 2024

Refreshed 2025 Honda Civic Coming In June

The refreshed 2025 Honda Civic, available in four trim levels and a sedan or hatchback, is powered by a 158 horsepower or 180 horsepower turbo 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine while Sport Hybrid and Sport Touring Hybrid trims have a two-motor hybrid system with an anticipated combined 200 horsepower. The hybrid powertrain is expected to represent about 40% of all Civic sales. The 2025 Honda Civic has a new front fascia, and darker taillights, while hybrid-powered trims get colored headlamp garnish and front lower spoiler. New colors include Solar Silver Metallic, Urban Gray Pearl, Blue Lagoon Pearl (exclusive to Civic sedan) and Sand Dune Pearl (exclusive to Civic hatchback). All hybrid models are now available with a gray interior color. Sport Hybrid also comes standard with a moonroof, heated front seats and dual zone climate controls. The 2025 Civic sedan will begin arriving at Honda dealers next month, while the Civic hatchback will arrive later this Summer.

Sunday, May 19, 2024

2025 Porsche Cayenne GTS Starts At $126,895

The 2025 Porsche Cayenne adds the 2025 Cayenne GTS ($126,895) and Cayenne GTS Coupe ($131,495) models powered by 493 horsepower twin-turbo V8 engine. The Cayenne GTS Coupe is equipped with an adaptive rear spoiler. Optionally, the Cayenne GTS Coupe can also be ordered with a Sport Exhaust System with center-mounted tips in dark bronze as a part of three different Lightweight Sport Packages. These include a lightweight roof, a rear diffusor made of carbon fiber and reduced sound insulation. Depending on the equipment, the Lightweight Sport Packages can reduce the weight of the vehicle by up to 55 pounds. The 2025 model year Cayenne, with 13 models to choose from, starts at $86,695 (including $1,995 delivery, processing and handling fee) is now available to order, with U.S. deliveries expected to begin in the Fall. The Cayenne GTS is now available to order in the U.S.

4th Generation Bentley Continental GT Coming Soon

The new fourth-generation Bentley Continental GT, with a new V8 engine and electric motor, is the first car built around Bentley’s new Ultra Performance Hybrid powertrain delivers 771 horsepower and 50 miles of all-electric range, and comes with active all wheel drive with torque vectoring, four-wheel steering, an electronic Limited Slip Differential, 48V electric active anti-roll control and new dual-valve dampers. the new fourth-generation Continental GT will be revealed in June.

Chevrolet Equinox RS EV Starts At $43,295 Now

The Chevrolet Equinox EV, with an EPA-estimated range of 319 miles on FWD models, has a starting MSRP of $43,295 and is available now while the base Equinox EV LT with a starting MSRP of $34,995 will be available for ordering later in the year. The LT and RS trims are offered in both FWD and AWD drive configurations.

2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV First Edition RST Starts $96,495

The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV, offered exclusively in Crew Cab models, is available in a 754 horsepower First Edition RST model with a GM-estimated 440-mile range, and 510 horsepower fleet-oriented WT models with an EPA-estimated 450-mile range on a full charge on 4WT and a 393-mile range on the 3WT. The RST First Edition starts at $96,495 (including $1995 estimated destination freight charge) and has up to 10,000 pounds of maximum trailering with up to 1,500 pounds of payload. Chevrolet will roll out a suite of Silverado EV trims for retail customers.

2025 Kia Sorento Hybrid Starts At $40,065, PHEV At $49,365

The 2025 Kia Sorento Hybrid, which starts at $40,065 (including $1,375 destination), is powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged Gas Direct Injection I-4 engine, 1.5 kWh battery and 44.2 kW electric motor that delivers 227 horsepower via a 6-speed automatic transmission with an EPA-estimated 36 MPG combined (FWD models). All-wheel drive is available on the Sorento Hybrid EX trim and standard on the SX-P.  Driver convenience systems include available Smart Cruise Control-Machine Learning designed to adapt to and match driving style with certain inputs and available Highway Driving Assist 210 with automatic lane change is designed to help the vehicle maintain a set distance from the vehicle detected ahead, stay within detected lane markers on select highways, and aid in lane changes under specific conditions.

The 2025 Kia Sorento PHEV (plug-in hybrid) is powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged GDI I-4 engine paired with a 66.9 kW electric motor and 13.8 kWh battery, which delivers power to the wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Sorento PHEV has an EPA-estimated 74 MPGe combined, and an EPA-estimated all-electric range of 30 miles. All-wheel drive is standard along with a panoramic instrument panel with a 4.3-inch TFT and 12.3-inch screen. 2025 Kia Sorento PHEV has a starting MSRP of $49,365 (including $1,375 destination charge).

2025 Volkswagen ID. Buzz Coming Soon

The 2025 Volkswagen ID. Buzz, offered in the U.S. in Pro S, Pro S Plus, and a launch-only 1st Edition trim levels, are powered by a 91 kWh battery with 282 horsepower for rear-wheel drive models and 335 horsepower for the 4Motion® all-wheel-drive models. Range and pricing will be announced closer to launch. A rainbow of exterior colors will be available, dependent on trim level. The variety of interior and exterior color combinations will allow customers to express themselves with their ID. The standard interior includes cockpit digital instrument cluster, 30-color ambient lighting, ID. Light driver support system, wireless phone charging and wireless App-Connect. Volkswagen’s IQ.DRIVE® advanced driver assistance technology is standard featuring hands-on semi-automated capability, including driver-initiated lane changes where the vehicle can complete a lane change maneuver with Travel Assist activated. In addition, all ID. Buzz models feature Park Assist Plus with Memory Parking. 

More in this interview with VW America CEO Padlo Di Si.

All-New 2025 BMW M4 CS Available To Order Soon

The all-new 2025 BMW M4 CS is powered by a 543 horsepower 3-liter M TwinPower Turbo inline six engine paired with an 8-speed M Steptronic transmission and M xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive. The latest version of the BMW iDrive display and control/operation system based on BMW Operating System 8.5 provides intuitive control of numerous vehicle functions and digital services. The fully digital screen is formed by a 12.3-inch information display behind the steering wheel and a 14.9-inch central control display. The CS will be produced alongside the other BMW M4 variants at BMW Group Plant Dingolfing from July 2024. The order books will be open from the end of May.

AMG CLE 53 Cabriolet Coming 2nd Half 2024

The new AMG CLE 53 Cabriolet, powered by a 443 horsepower AMG-enhanced 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine mated to an AMG SPEEDSHIFT® TCT 9G transmission and AMG Performance 4MATIC+ fully variable all-wheel drive, joins the AMG SL Roadster as the second open-top performance model from Mercedes-AMG. Features include standard active rear axle steering and AMG Performance 4MATIC+ fully variable all-wheel drive along with an acoustic soft top, AIRCAP®, AIRSCARF® and electric cargo divider system. The 12.3-inch digital driver display allows customers to choose between "Classic," "Sport" and "Supersport" display styles. The 2025 AMG CLE 53 Cabriolet arrives at U.S. dealerships in the second half of 2024. 

2025 Genesis GV80 Starts At $75,150 Soon

The new 2025 Genesis GV80 SUV is powered by either a 300 horsepower 2.5L turbo inline-4 engine or a 375 horsepower 3.5L twin turbo V6 engine, both mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The 2025 GV80 2.5T is available in 2.5T AWD, 2.5T Select AWD, 2.5T Advanced AWD and 2.5T Prestige AWD trim levels and starts at $59,050 (including $1,350 freight). Standard features include Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Following Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Forward Attention Warning, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, Parking Distance Warning. The 2025 GV80 3.5T Advanced AWD starts at $75,150. Most 2025 GV80 trims will be arriving at U.S. retailers in the coming weeks. The 2025 GV80 2.5T Standard AWD and 2025 GV80 2.5T Select AWD will be available this Summer. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Video Interview: Pablo Di Si, CEO Volkswagen of America

Pablo Di Si,
has been President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, and CEO, Volkswagen North American Region since Sept. 1, 2022. He discusses sales, industry trends, the electric vehicle market, new vehicles, and more in an interview with Richard Saxton at the 2024 Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills on May 6, 2024. He's responsible for the Group‘s growth strategy in the U.S., and assumes leadership for the 20,000+ employees across the Canada, U.S., Mexico region. Pablo began his career at Volkswagen Group in 2014 as President and CEO of Volkswagen Argentina. He took over the position of President and CEO of Volkswagen Brazil and Latin America in 2017. 

Click here to watch interview.

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

2024 AMG CLE 53 Coupe Coming This Summer

The new 2024 AMG CLE 53 Coupe is powered by a 443 horsepower AMG-enhanced 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine with turbocharging from an exhaust gas turbocharger and an electric auxiliary compressor via an AMG SPEEDSHIFT® TCT 9G transmission and AMG Performance 4MATIC+ fully variable all-wheel drive. The 48-volt integrated starter generator provides support at lower engine speeds with 23 horsepower. The driver display can be configured with "Classic," "Sport" and "Supersport" display styles. It features a free-standing 12.3-inch digital driver display and an 11.9-inch driver-oriented central display in a user-friendly portrait format. The standard rear-axle steering operates with a maximum steering angle of 2.5 degrees. Arriving at U.S. dealerships this Summer.

2025 Ram 1500 RHO Starts At $71,990 In 3rd Quarter 2024

The all-new 2025 Ram 1500 RHO is powered by the all-new 540 horsepower 3.0-liter Hurricane High Output straight-six turbo engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and has a maximum towing capacity of 8,380 pounds, a maximum payload of 1,520 pounds and up to 32 inches of water fording. The new powertrain is 150 lbs. lighter than the previous performance model. The Drive Mode selector, integrated into the dashboard, offers Auto, Tow, Mud/Sand, Rock, Snow, Sport, Baja, Custom, as well as a Valet modes. There's a 14.5-inch touchscreen display and a 10.25-inch passenger screen. The 2025 Ram 1500 RHO is scheduled to arrive in dealerships in the third quarter of 2024 and starts at $71,990 (including $1,995 destination). Orders for the 2025 Ram 1500 RHO are open now.

MINI Aceman E, SE - All-Electric

The new MINI Aceman E five-seater Crossover, available solely with an all-electric drive, is powered by a 184 horsepower electric motor delivering a range of 192 miles and the MINI Aceman SE with 218 horsepower and a 54.2 kWh high-voltage battery delivers a range of 252 miles. Twelve ultrasonic sensors and four Surround View cameras enables the MINI Aceman to identify vacant parking spaces, automatically initiates parking maneuvers where space is limited, while the new Remote Parking function of the optional Parking Assistant Pro enables the vehicle to be parked using a smartphone. Personal Mode offers options for customizing the cockpit in addition to Go-Kart Mode, Vivid Mode, Core Mode, Green Mode, Timeless Mode, Balance Mode and Trail Mode, each of which focusses the display on a “Mode App” to match the ambience. All the models of the new MINI family feature four trims with individual customization options.

Lamborghini Urus SE

The Lamborghini Urus SE is powered by a 612 horsepower twin-turbo 4.0 V8 engine combined with a 189 horsepower electric powertrain delivering 789 total horsepower paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. A 25.9-kWh lithium-ion battery is situated below the load floor and above the electronically-controlled rear differential. The permanent-magnet synchronous electric motor located inside the 8-speed automatic transmission can act as a boost for the V8 combustion engine but also as a traction element, making the Urus SE a 100% electric 4WD vehicle capable of traveling more than 37 miles in EV mode. The Urus SE has a 12.3 inch screen featuring a new version of the Human Machine Interface that is intuitive to use with updated graphics. 

2025 BMW 430i Gran Coupe Coming This July

The 2025 BMW 430i Gran Coupe is powered by 255 horsepower 2-liter inline 4-cylinder engine and the 2025 M440i Gran Coupe is powered by a 3-liter inline 6-cylinder engine paired with an 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission with a new 48V mild hybrid technology which can provide 11 horsepower of boost to the 375 horsepower TwinPower Turbo engine resulting in a total system output of 386 horsepower. Interior changes include the upgraded BMW iDrive with QuickSelect to reduce the number of buttons and controls in the cockpit. The functions of the automatic climate control system and seat and steering wheel heating can now be operated by touch via the BMW Curved Display or by voice command through the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant. There's new adjustment controls for the air vents and a choice of two different looks for the graphics visualizing the digital companion on the control display, with additional graphics for selected voice commands. The new BMW i4 and new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe are fitted as standard with sport seats in perforated Sensatec. The worldwide market launch of the new BMW i4 and new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe will get underway in July 2024.

Monday, April 22, 2024

2025 Porsche Cayenne GTS Starting At $126,895 This Fall

The new 2025 Porsche Cayenne GTS (Gran Turismo Sport), available in both SUV and Coupe body styles, is powered by a 493 horsepower twin-turbo V8 engine mated to an eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission. The new Cayenne GTS models are fitted with 21-inch RS Spyder Design wheels painted in anthracite grey and equipped with an adaptive rear spoiler. The 2025 Cayenne GTS models will be available to order shortly and are expected to reach Porsche Centers in the U.S. in Fall 2024 starting at $126,895 (including $1,995 delivery, processing and handling fee) while the 2025 Porsche Cayenne GTS Coupe will have an MSRP of $131,495. 

2025 AMG GT 63 S E PERFORMANCE Coming in Late 2024

The 2025 AMG GT 63 S E PERFORMANCE is powered by a 805 horsepower combined system output integrating a 201 horsepower permanently excited synchronous electric motor with an electrically shifted two-speed transmission and a limited-slip rear differential with a 603 horsepower AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo engine mated to a AMG SPEEDSHIFT® MCT 9G transmission. Features include a choice of "Electric," "Battery Hold," "Comfort," "Slippery," "Sport," "Sport+," "RACE" and "Individual" AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive programs. The AMG GT 63 S E PERFORMANCE is also equipped with active rear-axle steering as standard. The 2025 AMG GT 63 S E PERFORMANCE is expected to arrive at U.S. dealerships in late 2024. 

2025 Toyota Camry Hybrid At $29,495 Late Spring

The 2025 Toyota Camry, in LE, SE, XLE and XSE trim levels, pairs the fifth-generation Toyota Hybrid System with a 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine and has a standard 225 net-combined horsepower on Front-Wheel Drive and 232 horsepower on Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive equipped models. The Toyota Camry has a manufacturer-estimated combined 51 MPG rating on the LE FWD grade. For the 2025 model, a 7-inch digital gauge cluster comes standard on LE and SE models, while a standard 12.3-in fully digital gauge cluster can be found in the XLE and XSE grades. The XLE and XSE grades also come with an available 10-inch Head-Up Display. Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Safe Exit Alert Along with Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 are standard. The 2025 Toyota Camrys are expected to arrive at Toyota dealerships in late Spring starting at $29,495 (including $1,095 dealer processing and handling fee).

Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E PERFORMANCE Starts At $85,050 This Spring

The new Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E PERFORMANCE has 671 horsepower combined system output comprised of an AMG 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine combined with a 201 horsepower permanently-excited synchronous electric motor, a high-performance battery developed in Affalterbach and AMG Performance 4MATIC+ fully variable all-wheel drive with Drift mode. The MBUX infotainment system with 12.3-inch driver display and 11.9-inch central multimedia display features various AMG- and hybrid-specific displays and functions that can be personalized. The AMG C 63 S E PERFORMANCE starts at $85,050 (including $1,150 destination and delivery charge) and the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E PERFORMANCE at $87,100 and arrive in U.S. dealerships this Spring.

2024 GMC Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 For $99,495 This Summer

The 2024 GMC Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 will have a GM-estimated 754 horsepower, 440-mile range, 10,000 pounds of max towing and 1,450 pounds of max payload. An 800 Volt DC Public Fast Charging capable at up to 350kW, enables up to 100 miles of range in approximately 10 minutes. Available Super Cruise offers hands-free driver assistance technology is expected to be available on about 750,000 miles of compatible roads in the U.S. and Canada by the end of 2025. Deliveries of the 2024 Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 are expected to start this Summer at a final starting MSRP of $99,495 (including $1,995 DFC).

2025 Kia K5 Starts At $28,145 In The 2nd Quarter

The 2025 Kia K5, powered by a 191-horsepower 2.5-liter normally aspirated engine, has starting MSRP of $28,145 (including $1,155 destination charge). Standard items for the EX include a Bose Premium Audio System with Active Sound Design, a 10-way powered driver’s seat includes two-way lumbar support, a digital Key 2.03 heated steering wheel, and power folding mirrors with integrated LED turn signals. The GT’s powertrain is a 290 horsepower 2.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine mated to an 8-speed dual clutch transmission that drives the front wheels. There's a new available single-pane curved display that houses the 12-inch instrument screen and a new standard 12.3-inch touchscreen navigation unit.  The 2025 Kia K5 is expected to arrive at Kia dealerships in the second quarter of 2024.

2025 Subaru Outback Starts At $30,290 This Spring

The 2025 Subaru Outback SUV, available in Base, Premium, Onyx Edition, Limited, Touring, Onyx Edition XT, Wilderness, Limited XT, and Touring XT trim levels, is powered by a 182 horsepower 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER engine. The Outback Wilderness and XT trim levels are equipped with a 260 horsepower 2.4-liter turbocharged BOXER engine with a standard Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission with 8-speed manual shift mode and steering wheel paddle shift control switches. Features include the AWD system, Active Torque Vectoring, Vehicle Dynamics Control, and X-MODE with Hill Descent Control and standard 8.7 inches of ground clearance (9.5 inches for the Outback Wilderness). This Spring the Outback starts at $$30,290 (including $1,395 destination and delivery). 

2025 Subaru Legacy Starts at $26,040 This Spring

The 2025 Subaru Legacy sedan, available in Base, Premium, Onyx Edition, Limited, Touring, Onyx Edition XT, Wilderness, Limited XT, and Touring XT trim levels, is powered by a 182 horsepower 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER engine. The  2025 Legacy Sport is powered by a 260 horsepower 2.4-liter turbocharged BOXER engine, sport-tuned suspension, and SI-DRIVE Engine Performance Management system. The 2025 Legacy is equipped with EyeSight Driver Assist Technology with Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering, USB-based Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, 17-inch alloy wheels, LED Steering Responsive Headlights with High Beam Assist, Rear Vision Camera with Adaptive Guidelines, and SUBARU STARLINK dual 7.0-inch touchscreen system with AM/FM/HD radio, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming connectivity, USB-A charge point, and SiriusXM including a 4-month trial subscription and SiriusXM Travel Link trial subscription. This Spring the Legacy starts at $26,040 (including $1,145 destination and delivery).

Thursday, April 11, 2024

2025 Mercedes-Benz EQS Arrives Later This Year

The 2025 Mercedes-Benz EQS Sedan, with revised front fascia including new grille design, has an all-new battery with an increased usable capacity of 118 kWh for improved electric range. In addition, there's new regenerative braking software that enables greater energy recuperation. The MBUX Hyperscreen is standard on the EQS Sedan which comprises three displays that merge into one another creating a curved screen band over 55 inches wide. The 2025 Mercedes-Benz EQS Sedan arrives at U.S. dealerships later in 2024. When introduced in 2022, the EQS 450+ produced a range of 305 miles and the EQS 450 4MATIC and EQS 580 4MATIC delivered 285 miles of range. The 2024 EQS 450+ SUV started at $105,550 (including $1,150 destination and delivery charge).

2025 Toyota 4Runner Coming This Fall


The sixth generation 2025 Toyota 4Runner, all-new from the ground up, is powered by a 278 horsepower turbocharged 2.4 liter four-cylinder i-FORCE engine paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission and is standard in the SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road and Limited grades. 4Runner’s i-FORCE MAX hybrid powertrain pairs the turbocharged 2.4-liter engine with a 48 horsepower electric motor integrated into the eight-speed transmission, feeding off a 1.87-kWh NiMH battery pack that creates a total system output of up to 326 horsepower and is available on TRD Off-Road and Limited, while standard on the TRD Pro, Trailhunter and Platinum models. The power rear window is available with power liftgate. Nine grades are available including SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Sport Premium, TRD Off Road, TRD Off Road Premium, Limited, Platinum, TRD Pro, and Trailhunter. The Multi-Terrain Select system now functions in both 4WD-High and 4WD-Low. Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 is standard on all models and there's an available 14-inch touchscreen display with the latest Toyota Audio Multimedia system. The 2025 Toyota 4Runner will arrive in the U.S. in the Fall of 2024.

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

2025 Buick Enclave Available To Order In Late Summer

The next-generation 2025 Buick Enclave, in Preferred, Sport Touring and Avenir trims, is powered by a 328 horsepower 2.5L Turbo engine mated to a standard eight-speed automatic transmission and available in front wheel and all-wheel drive variants. It's longer, wider and taller than the previous generation with upgrades to the grille, front and rear fascia. The 2025 Buick Enclave has a 30-inch-diagonal premium ultra-wide display, wireless charging capability, seven standard camera views with two additional cameras available for up to nine through optional packages. Super Cruise hands-free driver assistance technology is available across all trims. The 2025 Buick Enclave comes standard with Automatic Crash Response, remote vehicle commands, and navigation and voice assistance features for eight years as part of the OnStar One Essentials package. The Enclave is trailering-capable with an available maximum capability of up to 5,000 lbs. Ordering the Enclave is expected to start later this Summer.

Refreshed 2025 Acura MDX Coming In May

The refreshed 2025 Acura MDX, powered by a 290 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission, gets new front fascia, darker headlights/taillights and wheel designs, a new 12.3-inch touchscreen user interface featuring Google built-in audio performance on all trims. The MDX Type S is powered by a 355 horsepower 24-valve, dual-overhead cam 3.0-liter Turbo V6 engine with a Sport Tuned 10-speed automatic transmission. All 2025 MDX models now feature a new 12.3-inch touchscreen interface featuring Google built-in, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto™ capability are also standard. At the top of the MDX lineup, the 2025 MDX Type S with Advance Package features a new 31-speaker Bang & Olufsen's luxury audio system. In the rear, the blind spot information system's warning range increased, enabling Lane Change Alert, which can help alert the driver to detected vehicles approaching from behind in adjacent lanes. The 2025 MDX and MDX Type S performance SUVs will begin arriving at Acura dealers nationwide this May.   

2025 Subaru Forester Starts At $31,090 Late This Spring

The 2025 Subaru Forester, available in Base, Premium, Sport, Limited, and Touring trim levels, is powered by a revised 180 horsepower 2.5-liter Subaru BOXER® engine paired to a Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. For the first time on Forester, Emergency Stop Assist can stop the SUV if it detects an unresponsive driver when the Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control is active. The Forester has a standard 8.7 inches of ground clearance. There are dual 7.0-inch SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia System touchscreens and an available 11.6-inch SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia system with wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility. The Forester starts at $31,090 (including $1,395 destination and delivery) and goes up to $41,390 for the Forester Touring. The 2025 Subaru Forester arrives in late Spring.

Thursday, March 28, 2024

All-New 2025 Kia K4 Coming 2nd Half 2024

The all-new 2025 Kia K4, the brand's fourth-generation compact sedan replacing the Forte, is powered by a 147 horsepower 2.0-liter engine matched with an intelligently variable transmission or an optional turbocharged 190 horsepower 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The K4 has an overall length of 185.4 inches and width of 72.8 inches. The K4 offers the latest Kia ADAS suite, including standard Intelligent Speed Limit Assist, Lane Keeping Assist and Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go. The K4 has Forward Collision Avoidance designed to help detect and prevent collisions from occurring in certain circumstances, and detect vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists in front of the vehicle while driving. Available features, include Blind-Spot View Monitor, 360° Surround View Monitor, and segment-exclusive emergency evasive steering assist. The K4 is expected to arrive in the United States in the second half of 2024 in five trim levels: LX, LXS, EX, GT-Line and GT-Line Turbo.

2025 Hyundai Tucson Starts Arriving In June

The refreshed 2025 Hyundai Tucson SUV, with a choice of 2.5L ICE, hybrid, hybrid N Line, plug-in hybrid and XRT variants, is powered by a Smartstream™ 187 horsepower 2.5-liter, direct-injected and multi-port-injected gasoline engine, an available 178 horsepower 1.6-liter, direct-injected, turbocharged engine combined with a 47.7-kW electric motor for an estimated 231 total hybrid system horsepower, or a plug-in hybrid with 1.6-liter turbocharged, direct-injected four coupled with a specially tuned six-speed automatic transmission and a 72.0-kW electric motor for a total system output rated at a robust 268 horsepower. For 2025, Tucson gets a new front and rear appearance, updated lighting signatures, new alloy wheel designs and, inside, a redesigned panoramic curved display that integrates an available 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and an enlarged 12.3-inch infotainment display. Also, a redesigned center stack includes the addition of  supplementary knobs and switchgear for frequent-use driver controls including audio volume and tuning, along with select HVAC controls. The center console, steering wheel and door panel accents have also been redesigned and there's a new dashboard tray located above the glovebox. 2025 Tucson 2.5L models will arrive at U.S. dealerships in June, while 1.6L turbo hybrid and plug-in hybrid models will be available late Summer.

2025 Hyundai Santa Cruz Coming This Summer

The 2025 Hyundai Santa Cruz Sport Adventure Vehicle is powered by a 191 horsepower 2.5L direct-injected in-line four-cylinder engine coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission or an available 281 horsepower 2.5L direct-injected turbocharged engine linked to an eight-speed wet dual-clutch automatic transmission with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The 2.5L turbocharged powertrain adds a new tow mode for the 2025 model year. New for 2025, XRT-exclusive front and rear bumper fascia designs, a redesigned dashboard with a panoramic curved display that seamlessly combines driver information cluster and infotainment and front tow hooks. The 2.5L 4-cylinder is rated to tow 3,500 lbs. and the 2.5L Turbo AWD model has 5,000 lbs. of towing capability. The 2025 Santa Cruz, designed in California, arrives at Hyundai dealerships this Summer.

2025 Audi Q7 Starts At $61,695 Now

The 2025 Audi Q7 45 seven-passenger SUV is powered by a 261 horsepower turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, the Q7 55 a 335 horsepower turbocharged 3.0L V6 engine with a single, twin-scroll turbocharger mounted within the engine’s V for improved response and thermal efficiency and the Audi SQ7 features a biturbo 500 horsepower 4.0L V8 engine with a cylinder on demand system. All Q7 55 and SQ7 models have quattro® all-wheel drive and an 8-speed Tiptronic® transmission with a towing capacity of up to 7,700 pounds. For model year 2025, the octagonal grille now features vertical inlays with a teardrop shape on the standard Q7 exterior and are L-shaped on the SQ7. Elements of the front bumper, door attachment trim, and diffuser can be configured in various finishes. The Q7 45 starts at $61,695 (including $1,195 destination charge), the Q7 55 starts at $66,995 and the SQ7 at $91,995. The 2025 Audi Q7 and SQ7 are arriving now in U.S. showrooms.

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

2025 Nissan Kicks Coming Late Summer

The all-new 2025 Nissan Kicks, roomier front and rear compared to the 2024 Kicks, is powered by a 141 horsepower 2.0-liter inline-four engine coupled to the latest generation of Nissan's Xtronic transmission. Kicks is offered in S, SV and SR grade levels, with two available Premium packages. Kicks models with AWD add a "Snow" driving mode that adjusts the logic of the all-wheel-drive and vehicle dynamic control systems with tuning specifically intended for slippery surfaces. Kicks SV and SR have a 12.3-inch color touchscreen infotainment system. Nissan Safety Shield® 360 includes Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Automatic Braking, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning and High Beam Assist. The new Kicks will reach Nissan dealerships later this Summer in the U.S. and Canada. Full pricing will be available closer to the on-sale date.

2025 Mercedes-Benz G 550 Coming In 2nd Half 2024

The all-new 2025 Mercedes-Benz G 550 is powered by a 443 horsepower 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine mated to a 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission with torque converter and turbocharging via an exhaust gas turbocharger. An electric auxiliary compressor also has a 48-volt integrated starter generator for support at lower engine speeds with an additional 20 horsepower. The G 550 has a redesigned off-road control center, new OFFROAD COCKPIT which provides an overview of the most important data and functions for off- road driving and a "Transparent Hood" function in conjunction with the 360-degree camera providing a virtual view of under the front of the vehicle to enable the driver to better recognize obstacles in the vehicle's path. The "Trail," "Rock" and "Sand" drive programs are for off-road terrain. The suspension on the new G 550 features adaptive adjustable damping as standard for even more control during on- and off-road driving. The 2025 Mercedes-Benz G 550 arrives at U.S. dealerships in second half of 2024.