Inside the Industry

Two all-new Toyota Tundras to be auctioned for charity

(January 24, 2022) PLANO, Texas — The next generation of Toyota Tundra only went on sale last month, but already the demand for the all-new 2022 truck is strong. Just recently, the all-new luxurious Capstone grade was announced just a few months ahead of the on-sale date for the hybrid-powered Tundra models. With all the truck news, Toyota is auctioning two of the first i-FORCE MAX Tundras at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Ariz., this week.

GM investing nearly $154 million in western N.Y. for electric motor components

(January 24, 2022) LOCKPORT, N.Y. — General Motors has announced plans to invest nearly $154 million in its western New York Lockport Components plant. The investment will be used to renovate the facility and purchase and install new machinery and equipment used in the production of the stator module, a key component in an electric motor. Electric motors will be used in a variety of GM’s future Ultium Platform-based electric trucks and SUVs. Facility renovations will begin immediately.

Morgan celebrates 60th anniversary of Le Mans win with special edition

(January 23, 2022) MALVERN, England — The Morgan Motor Company has announced the launch of the Plus Four LM62, a model which celebrates the 60th anniversary of the company’s legendary class win in the 1962 24 Hours of Le Mans. Based on the standard Morgan Plus Four and limited to just 62 examples, it pays tribute to the Morgan Plus 4 SuperSports — known by its registration TOK 258 — which took the victory in the 2.0-liter class of the grueling endurance race six decades ago.

Cadillac V-Series lineup expanding to Escalade

(January 22, 2022) The 2023 Cadillac Escalade will be the first SUV to don the high-performance V-Series badge. With nearly two decades of racing-inspired prowess, the V-Series designation is reserved for vehicles that encompass the peak of Cadillac performance, bold, distinguished design, and innovative technology.

Performance Manufacturing begins biilding limited-edition Acura NSX Type S

(January 21, 2022) The Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) has begun production of the limited-edition Acura NSX Type S. The NSX Type S made its global debut during the 2021 Monterey Car Week, immediately establishing itself as Acura’s performance halo, and taking the brand’s commitment to Precision Crafted Performance to a new level.

MINI USA confirms MINI TAKES THE STATES, official route for 2022 event

(January 21, 2022) WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J.  — MINI USA has announced the official route for MINI TAKES THE STATES (MTTS) 2022. The legendary Mini owners rally will kick off from Burlington, Vt., on July 9, and travel south to Spartanburg, S.C., culminating in a weekend of Mini fun ending July 17. The epic nine-day adventure will explore a total of nine states and eight cities.  Participants will motor through magnificent mountain ranges, zig through small towns, zag past iconic roadside attractions and even get to slay a dragon or two.

Barrett-Jackson to offer broad selection of Shelby vehicles in Scottsdale

1967 Shelby Cobra 427 CSX

(January 20, 2022) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. —  Barrett-Jackson will celebrate 50 years of car auctions at its 2022 Scottsdale Auction, Jan. 22-30, at WestWorld of Scottsdale. One of the most spectacular No Reserve dockets ever amassed at Barrett-Jackson, including over 1,900 vehicles, will feature a diverse selection of authentic Shelby Cobras and Mustangs, including a true 1967 Shelby Cobra 427 that was originally sold in Scottsdale, the famous Lance Reventlow 1962 Shelby Cobra and a highly desirable Concours Premier Award-winning 1965 GT350.

GM plans to broaden electrification, expanding fuel cells beyond vehicles

(January 20, 2022) DETROIT — GM continues to accelerate its growth as a platform innovator and has announced a new commercial applications of its HYDROTEC fuel cell technology. HYDROTEC projects, which are currently in development, from heavy-duty trucks to aerospace and locomotives, are being planned for use beyond vehicles for power generation.

Marking a milestone — The 2022 Porsche 911 Edition 50 Years Porsche Design

(January 21, 2022) ATLANTA — A special milestone deserves a special car. This week Porsche announces the 2022 Porsche 911 Edition 50 Years Porsche Design. This special car commemorates the 50th anniversary of Porsche Design, the firm founded in 1972 by Ferdinand Alexander (F. A.) Porsche, designer of the 911 and son of Ferry Porsche. Based on the 911 Targa 4 GTS, the new model is limited to 750 units globally and features special aesthetic elements inspired by the first product his new company designed: the Chronograph 1.

Dodge updates two-year ‘Never Lift’ roadmap, announces launch dates

(January 19, 2022) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Dodge is keeping the pedal down on the brand’s two-year "Never Lift" roadmap to its performance future, announcing official “open for business” dates for the new Direct Connection and Dodge Power Brokers programs, the kick off of the Chief Donut Maker Dodge brand ambassador “job search” and the date winners of the eight-week, 25-car Operation 25//8 giveaway will be revealed.