Inside the Industry

New 296-HP Ingenium 4-cylinder engine to power 2018 Jaguars

(June 26, 2017) MAHWAH, N.J. — Jaguar is introducing an all-new efficient and powerful 296 horsepower version of the Ingenium four cylinder gasoline engine to the 2018 XE and XF sedans, as well as the F-PACE performance SUV models.

The 2.0-liter four-cylinder Ingenium gasoline engine produces 295-lb.ft. of torque for exceptional acceleration. That’s enough to power the F-PACE to travel from 0-60mph in 5.7 seconds with fuel economy of up to 25 mpg highway.

Mercedes-Benz Bremen plant begins production of E-Class Cabriolet

(June 26, 2017) BREMEN, Germany — Series production of the new E-Class Cabriolet has started at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen. The open four-seater with a classic fabric soft top combines puristic, sensuous design with long-distance comfort for four occupants and the latest technology.

This includes comprehensive smartphone integration with a wireless charging and key function, a widescreen cockpit and the latest assistance systems. The market launch is in late summer 2017.

Kia Stinger undergoing rigorous testing and development

(June 23, 2017) The 2018 Kia Stinger is entering the final stages of its rigorous test and development regime before going on sale later this year. The test program – carried out worldwide, on-road and on-track – will ensure the car has the performance, reliability and dynamic sophistication to match its striking fastback design. The Stinger will go on sale globally during the fourth quarter this year.

2018 Chevy Camaro Zl1 1LE sets Camaro record at Nürburgring

(June 22, 2017) DETROIT — The 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE has conquered the Green Hell in a new video from Chevrolet, lapping the Nürburgring’s 12.9-mile Nordschleife (“north loop”) in only 7:16.04, making it the fastest Camaro to ever lap the famed German track.

The ZL1 1LE’s time is quick enough to place it 13.56 seconds ahead of the Camaro ZL1 with 10-speed automatic that Chevrolet tested last year.

2018 extended length Lincoln Navigator debuts on longest day of year

(June 22, 2017) DEARBORN, Mich. — June 21 marked the first day of summer, the longest day of the year and the perfect time to debut the extended-length Navigator, Lincoln’s longest, most luxurious and spacious SUV.

This all-new Navigator, nearly a foot longer than the regular model, features increased cargo capacity and is specially designed with a below-floor storage compartment behind the third row. In addition, the second-row door is larger, allowing for easier entry and exit.

Second-annual Mecum Portland event topped by 1968 Yenko Camaro

(June 22, 2017) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions was in Portland this past weekend with an impressive lineup of 461 classic and collector cars. The two-day auction at the Portland Expo Center achieved $7.9 million in overall sales totals topped by a 1968 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro that brought $395,000.

Chevrolet safety technology acts like extra sets of eyes

(June 21, 2017) DETROIT — Today marks the official start of summer and Chevrolet wants to help parents avoid situations where summer moments become tragic incidents. With school out and the weather warming up, more children are spending time outside drawing chalk pictures on the driveway, blowing bubbles into the wind or riding bicycles around the neighborhood.

Ford invests $900 million in Kentucky plant; moving Focus production to China

(June 21, 2017) DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford has announced manufacturing actions centered on improving the company’s operational fitness and building vehicles that excite customers around the world.

Ford is investing $900 million in Kentucky Truck Plant for plant upgrades to build the all-new Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator, which begin arriving in dealerships this fall. Both full-size SUVs will be exported to more than 55 markets globally — including Navigator to China. Ford is a top auto exporter in the U.S.

Volvo's Polestar to become electrified performance brand

(June 21, 2017) Volvo Cars has announced that Polestar, its performance car arm, is to become a new separately-branded electrified global high performance car company, marking the latest stage in Volvo’s ongoing transformation.

In order to drive the development of the brand, Volvo Cars also announced today that Thomas Ingenlath, senior vice president Design at Volvo, will assume the position of Chief Executive Officer at Polestar. Ingenlath has been the inspiration behind Volvo’s award winning design renaissance in recent years.

Dodge announces dealer allocation plan for 840-horsepower Demon

(June 21 2017) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The limited-production, 840-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon — the fastest quarter-mile production car ever — is due to start arriving in dealerships this fall. Today, Dodge is announcing just how it will allocate these rare beasts to its dealer body.