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Barrett-Jackson to auction first retail production Corvette E-Ray 3LZ


(April 1, 2023) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson will auction the first retail production of Chevrolet’s first electrified, all-wheel drive Corvette during its 2023 Palm Beach Auction, April 13-15. The 2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray 3LZ VIN 001will be auctioned with 100 percent of the hammer price to benefit DonorsChoose, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to make it easy for anyone to help a teacher in need and to move our nation closer to where students in every community may have the tools and experiences needed for a great education.

2023 Land Rover Defender 130

MIAMI — After a production hiatus that lasted for just over two decades, Land Rover brought back the Defender model for 2020, giving it the customary off-roading capability the company is known for while also delivering a refined performance for on-road ventures.. The 2023 Land Rover Defender is offered in a myriad of versions and trim packages with three different body styles for 2023.

2023 Range Rover Sport

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —  Fifty three years ago, Rover decided that its landmark product — the Land Rover — needed a bigger brother more suited to m’lord and m’lady to patrol the castle grounds. Thus was born the boxy-yet-iconic Range Rover, loved by queens and commoners alike for its room for five with picnic hampers, plus Landie off-road ability. Leather and wood became part of the RR package years later as it aimed for the landed gentry. 

2023 Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT

PHOENIX — With no less than 14 model variants of the Porsche Cayenne SUV there’s a new range-topping Turbo GT that’s the most ultimate Porsche Cayenne ever and is the closest to a Cayenne GT3 as Porsche has ever built. It’s the fastest, most powerful, and with a starting price of over $190,000 the most expensive sport utility vehicle ever by the German sports car maker. 

Vehicle of the Week

2023 Ram Rebel 2500 — The master of towing, hauling, and off-roading

By Jim Meachen

(March 26, 2023) "Electric" and "hybrid" seem to be the favorite automotive buzzwords these days. But getting equal billing — astonishingly? — is a word 180 degrees opposite the green monikers — off-road. Manufacturers are clamoring to create off-road vehicles even if off-road does not compute with electric, with the possible exception of the six-figure four-and-one-half ton GMC Hummer EV.

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Like the temperature, gas prices start to rise

(April 1, 2023) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The national average for a gallon of regular gasoline rose a nickel since last week to hit $3.48. Robust demand for gasoline and rising oil prices are the driving factors for the recent uptick in pump prices.

Multifaceted approach could help end distracted driving

By The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

(March 31, 2023) A multifaceted approach could help end distracted driving, a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows.Along with strengthening laws and beefing up enforcement, safety officials should concentrate on leveraging friendships and family ties to inspire change, making drivers more aware of how serious a threat distraction represents and offering solutions to the common barriers that prevent them from simply ignoring their phones, an IIHS survey of drivers suggests.

Cadillac XT6 Sport AWD — Super Cruising into 2023

By Jim Prueter

(March 30, 2023) Little has changed for the 2023 Cadillac XT6 mid-sized vehicle since we first tested it as an all — new vehicle for the 2020 model year. The 3-row hauler slots between Cadillac’s XT5 and the full-size Escalade and is about the size of a Ford Explorer or Chevrolet Traverse. While not one of the better choices in the premium luxury SUV class what makes it particularly compelling this year is the availability of Cadillac’s Super Cruise hands-free highway driving assist option.

Inside the Industry

GM plans to phase out Apple CarPlay, Android Auto in new EVs

GM working with Google on new
navigation, infotainment systems

(April 1, 2023) DETROIT -- General Motors plans to phase out widely-used Apple CarPlay and Android Auto technologies that allow drivers to bypass a vehicle's infotainment systems, shifting instead to built-in infotainment systems developed with Google for future electric vehicles, according to Automotive News.

Jeep Brand prepares for Easter Jeep Safari with new concepts

(March 31, 2023) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — An entirely new collection of eye-catching, efficient and mission-capable concept vehicles will be unveiled and driven off road during the 57th annual Easter Jeep Safari April 1-9 in Moab, Utah, the Jeep brand’s home away from home. Electrified power and commanding performance will be front and center during this year’s Safari.

Ford increases prices on F-150 Lightning again

(March 31, 2023) Ford is again increasing the price of some models of its F-150 Lightning electric pickup, with the base model now starting at $61,869, including shipping— up about 50 percent over the initial starting price when the truck launched in April 2022, according to Automotive News.

Abandoned Car of the Week

Stacked Lincolns

Lincoln enjoyed a measure of success during the second half of the 1970 decade selling as many as 189,546 vehicles in 1979. However, Lincoln sales still trailed arch-rival Cadillac by about 200,000 in each of those years. These two Lincoln sedans have gone into retirement on top of each other. The top car is a 1978 model and the bottom car is a 1975. (Photo by Jim Prueter}