Inside the Industry

Special Edition Kia Stinger GTS — Enthusiasts rejoice

(April 22, 2019) Since its debut nearly two years ago, the Kia Stinger has quickly become a crowd favorite, and Kia Motors America has given driving purists yet another compelling reason to check out Kia’s highest performing sport sedan. Limited to just 800 units, the special edition Stinger GTS punches up its on-road prowess with a newly developed dynamic all-wheel drive system (D-AWD) that inspires more spirited driving.

McLaren 720S wins World Performance Car of the Year

(April 21, 2019) The McLaren 720S has added a new title to its trophy cabinet, having been named World Performance Car 2019 by the World Car Awards jurors. The 720S has been extensively praised for its blend of extreme performance, crafted luxury and unparalleled driver involvement, and this accolade joins a long list of awards for the car, which has won universal acclaim across the globe including in the UK – McLaren Automotive’s home market — and North America, where the World Car Awards were announced.

World's first electric classic Ford Bronco introduced by Zero Labs

(April 20, 2019) LOS ANGELES — Zero Labs Automotive — a new automotive design, technology, and engineering firm — has introduced its first production vehicle — the world's first electric classic Ford Bronco and a new category of electric vehicles.

The CEO and founder of Zero Labs Automotive, Adam Roe, a former retail marketing and technology pioneer, sold his successful agency in 2015 and put together a dedicated team of advanced race vehicle engineers, electrical engineers, vehicle prototype manufactures, composite engineers, aerospace fabricators and premium classic car manufacturers to focus on one problem.

Lincoln Corsair glides into expanding small luxury SUV segment

(April 20, 2019) NEW YORK — Expressively designed and effortlessly nimble, the all-new Lincoln Corsair is a spacious two-row SUV that combines refined power and a wealth of purposeful technologies in a sanctuary from the outside world. The 2020 Corsair — inspired by the Latin word “cursus” meaning journey — enters the thriving small luxury SUV segment with its debut at the 2019 New York International Auto Show.

Dana Mecum's 32nd Original Spring Classic auction draws 2,000 cars

(April 19, 2019) WALWORTH, Wis. — Now in its 32nd year, Dana Mecum’s Original Spring Classic auction is slated to make its grand annual return to the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis this May 14-19. Considered a “bucket-list” must for enthusiasts across the country and from dozens of foreign countries, the Indy auction today boasts a 2,000-car lineup spread out over six auction days, and this year’s roster is among the most significant and compelling to come out of the event’s 32-year history.

Audi, Marvel Studios back together for 'Avengers: Endgame'

(April 19, 2019) HERNDON, Va. — Audi and Marvel Studios are back together, this time with a humorous digital short in anticipation of “Avengers: Endgame.” The video, called “The Debriefing,” follows Brie Larson as Captain Marvel and her re-introduction to society after years away from Earth. The video also features the Audi e-tron SUV, the brand’s first all-electric vehicle, unveiled in the U.S. last fall.

When Captain Marvel returns to Earth after years away, a government agent recaps all she’s missed, including advances in the war on gluten, technology and the formation of the Avengers.

Aston Martin's completes first DBS Superleggeras showcasing racing heritage

(April 19, 2019) GAYDON, England — Built to celebrate one of the most illustrious moments in Aston Martin’s motorsport history, "DBS 59" is a limited run of 24 special edition DBS Superleggeras, the first of which has just been built at the company’s global manufacturing headquarters, Gaydon.

"DBS 59" was a special commission through "Q by Aston Martin," the luxury brand’s unique personalization service that allows for the creation of iconic sports cars through close collaboration with the Aston Martin design team.

Subaru debuts all-new sixth-generation 2020 Outback

(April 19, 2019) Subaru of America has introduced the all-new 2020 Outback offering the most advanced features, design and capability in its history. The sixth-generation SUV comes standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and Subaru’s award-winning EyeSight Driver Assist Technology. With an available tablet-style 11.6-inch SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia system with integrated center information display, DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System and new XT models with 260 horsepower, the 2020 Outback delivers greater technology, safety and performance than ever before.

Mazda announces diesel engine for CX-5 Signature

(April 18, 2019) NEW YORK — Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) has announced at the 2019 New York International Auto Show the arrival of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD featuring the Skyactiv-D 2.2-liter diesel engine with pre-sales beginning immediately.

Skyactiv-D 2.2 provides Mazda fans another option to enjoy the popular compact crossover SUV and addresses the strong demand for a diesel engine in the U.S. that offers a premium driving experience.

Kia HabaNiro Concept heats up Manhattan

(April 18, 2019) NEW YORK — Kia Motors America unveiled its vision of the future of electric vehicles and it’s hot. And spicy. The HabaNiro concept is a fully-electric, all-wheel drive, four-seat wonder car with an All Electric Range of more than 300 miles, level-five autonomous mode, butterfly wing doors and more advanced tech than what helped land men on the moon.

But this is no fanciful supercar that will likely never be built, but a prescient look into the future of mobility where automobiles will seamlessly integrate design, capability, usefulness and creativity.