Saturday, February 24, 2024

2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Starts At $57,445 This Spring

The all-new 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser, returning to the U.S. after a two-year hiatus, is powered by a 326 horsepower 2.4-liter turbo-charged i-FORCE MAX engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and a full-time four-wheel drive system with an electric motor in the bell housing between the engine and transmission. This delivers an EPA-estimated 23 MPG combined rating. Land Cruiser adopts an updated CRAWL Control function that acts as a low-speed, off-road cruise control with five selectable speeds. A new 8 or available 12.3-inch multimedia touchscreen displays Toyota’s latest Audio Multimedia system. Look for it to hit dealer showrooms in Spring with a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Pricing of $57,445 (including $1,495 dealer processing and handling fee).

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

2024 Jeep Gladiator Starts At $39,790

The 2024 Jeep Gladiator, in Sport, Sport S, Willys, Mojave, Mojave X, Rubicon (pictured), Rubicon X trim levels, is powered by a 285-horsepower 3.6-liter 285-horsepower Pentastar V-6 engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission or an available eight-speed automatic transmission, starts at $39,790 (including $1,895 destination) with the Gladiator Mojave X and Rubicon X models, starting at $64,890. For the 2024 model year, the Jeep Gladiator delivers 4x4 max towing of up to 7,700 pounds and payload of up to 1,725 pounds. Inside features available 12-way power front seats, standard 12.3-inch Uconnect 5 touchscreen radio and standard side curtain airbags for the first and second rows. The Gladiator exterior features new seven-slot grille, new windshield-integrated trail-ready stealth antenna and seven all-new wheel designs.

Sunday, February 18, 2024

2024 Mercedes-Benz CLE Starts At $57,650 This Quarter

The 2024 Mercedes-Benz CLE 300 4MATIC Coupe powered by a 255 horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine starts at $57,650 (including $1,150 destination and delivery charge) and the CLE 450 4MATIC Coupe with a 375 horsepower 3.0-liter inline-six engine starts at $66,800. Both are mated to a 9G-TRONIC transmission. The Pinnacle trim editions are the CLE 300 4MATIC Coupe for $60,250 and the CLE 450 4MATIC Coupe for $69,400. The CLE arrives in U.S. dealerships this quarter.

Monday, February 12, 2024

Aston Martin Vantage Coming In 2nd Quarter

New generation Aston Martin Vantage rear-wheel drive two-seater sports car, powered by a 656 horsepower 4.0 Twin-Turbo V8 engine mated to an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission, is coming in the 2nd quarter.

2025 Kia Carnival Refreshed Arrives This Summer

The refreshed 2025 Kia Carnival, in LX, LXS, EX, SX, SX Prestige trim levels, is powered by an available 287 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 GDI engine paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. A curved panoramic dual-display features full digital instrumentation with an available 12.3-inch cluster and 12.3-inch infotainment display integrated into one single panel. Carnival has “Slide-Flex” seating for 8-passengers including a sliding second row center seat so the front passenger can have easy access to a baby or child riding in it. Removable second-row seats and fold-in-floor third-row seats continue to be a Carnival staple (second row seats not removable in SX-Prestige). The Carnival Hybrid is newly available for 2025 with a 1.6-liter turbo-hybrid engine paired with a 54kW motor and a 6-speed automatic transmission for combined output of 242 horsepower. It's expected to go on sale this Summer.

2025 Kia K5 Gets More Power

The refreshed 2025 Kia K5 midsize sedan, in LXS, EX, GT-Line (in front or all-wheel drive) and turbocharged GT trim levels, is powered by a new 191 horsepower 2.5-liter normally aspirated engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission that replaces 1.6T and adds 11 horsepower. The GT’s powertrain for 2025 remains 290 horsepower 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, larger cupholders and a wireless charging pad, along with USB-C charge ports front and rear.

MINI Cooper Starts At $29,945 This Summer

The fifth generation MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S 3-door models are powered by 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engines for US customers. The Cooper variant is expected to arrive at dealers in early Fall with specifications and performance details to be made available closer to US launch. The MINI Cooper S has a 201 horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. The MINI Cooper S destined for the US starts production in March with a US base MSRP of $33,195 (including $995 destination and handling). The MINI Cooper for US customers starts production in July with a US base MSRP of $29,945.

2025 Porsche Taycan EV Starts at $101,395 This Summer

The 2025 Porsche Taycan all-electric sedan and Taycan Cross Turismo, with available with an off-road package, have increased 105 kWh Performance Battery Plus capacity and the Taycan Turbo S develops up to 938 horsepower. All Taycan variants can charge from a 10 to 80 percent state of charge in 18 minutes under ideal conditions. Lane Change Assist, heated steering wheel, Ambient lighting, electrically folding exterior mirrors with mirror surround lighting, Porsche Intelligent Range Manager, a new cooling system, smartphone tray for wireless charging, electric charging ports on the driver and front passenger side, adaptive air suspension and Drive Mode switch are all now standard features. MSRP starts at $101,395 for the 2025 Taycan (including $1,995 delivery, processing and handling fee) and goes up to $213,695 for the 2025 Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo. The upgraded sedan versions are scheduled to arrive at Porsche Centers in the U.S. from the Summer, while the Cross Turismo models are expected to follow in the Fall.

2025 Lincoln Aviator® Coming This Summer

The new 2025 Lincoln Aviator® SUV with an updated contoured mesh grille, is powered by a standard 400 horsepower twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine, paired with a 10-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission and offers an available Air Glide Suspension. The all-new Lincoln Digital Experience and BlueCruise hands-free highway driving technology is available on Aviator for the first time. Aviator features an easy-to-control and larger 13.2-inch touchscreen over the center stack and a new 12.4-inch digital cluster screen and will continue to offer the available Revel® Ultima 3D Audio System, which features 28 speakers. The 2025 Lincoln Aviator will be available this Summer. 

Mercedes-Benz eSprinter Starts at $71,866

The all-new Mercedes-Benz eSprinter electrified large van on a 170'' wheelbase is equipped with the largest battery available delivering electric range (based on a simulation using the WLTP cycle) up to approximately 273 miles and on a city cycle is up to about 329 miles. The rear-wheel-drive eSprinter offers a cargo capacity of 488 cubic feet and with a permissible gross vehicle weight of up to 9,370 lbs.. The all-new eSprinter is now available for order at U.S. dealerships starting from $71,866.

2025 BMW Z4 M40i Now Offers 6-speed Manual Transmission

The 2025 BMW Z4 M40i roadster is powered by a 382 horsepower TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder engine mated to 8-speed Steptronic transmission or an available 6-speed manual transmission.

2025 BMW 430i Coupe Starts At $51,695 In March

The new 2025 BMW 4 Series Coupe (pictured) and BMW 4 Series Convertible, featuring newly designed headlights, rear lights with Laserlight accents (standard on M440i models), are powered by an updated 255 horsepower 2-liter inline 4-cylinder engine in the 2025 430i Coupe (starting at $51,695 including $995 destination and handling), and an updated 386 horsepower 3-liter 6-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine with 48V mild hybrid technology in the 2025 M440i Coupe (starting at $65,245). The 2025 BMW M440i xDrive Convertible starts at $75,245. The 473 horsepower 6-cylinder M engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission is in the new BMW M4 Coupe ($80,095), the 503 horsepower powertrain via an 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic is in the BMW M4 Competition Coupe ($84,195) and 543 horsepower in the M4 Competition xDrive Coupe ($89,295) and Convertible ($96,295). Worldwide market launch gets underway in March.

Thursday, February 1, 2024

2025 Ford Explorer Starts At $41,220 In The 2nd Quarter

The new 2025 Ford Explorer, with a redesigned interior in Active, ST-Line, high-performance ST and Platinum trim levels, offers a 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine as standard or an available 400-horsepower 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 engine. There's a 13.2-inch touchscreen and the 12.3-inch digital cluster. Ordering for the new Ford Explorer opens today, with a starting MSRP of $41,220, (including destination and delivery charges). Vehicles are expected to start arriving in dealerships in the second quarter of 2024.