Inside the Industry

Aston Martin to debut DBS Superleggera, Lagonda Vision Concept in Carmel

(August 15, 2018)  IRVINE, Calif. — Aston Martin kicks off the 2018 Monterey Automotive Week by again opening the doors of "Aston Martin Club 1913," inviting attendees to get to know the Aston Martin Lagonda Group and its leadership team. This year’s theme, “Boundless,” showcases the group’s world expanding beyond automotive, to include products on land, sea and in the air.

President for Aston Martin The Americas, Laura Schwab said: “While people flock to Monterey Week for its history, this year at Aston Martin Club 1913, we’ll give guests a glimpse into what’s next.

Nissan announces 2019 Sentra to start at $18,685

(August 15, 2018) NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan today announced U.S. pricing for the 2019 Nissan Sentra, which is on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide. For the 2019 model year, all Sentra grades (except Sentra S) receive standard NissanConnect with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The new Sentra will start at $18,685 including destination charge for the Sentra S with 6-speed manual transmission. That represents an $850 price hike over the base 2018 model.

Roadkill Nights attracks more than 44,000 to legal drag racing on Woodward

(August 15, 2018) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — It never gets old. In fact, interest continues to grow as this year’s Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge attracted more than 44,000 enthusiasts from around the country to watch and participate in legal street racing on historic Woodward Avenue on Saturday.
 
"Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge is an absolute larger-than-life event that represents what Dodge is all about: power, performance and excitement,” said Steve Beahm, head of Passenger Car Brands – FCA.

Electrify America launches educational television campaign

(August 14, 2018) RESTON, Va, — Electrify America, a company investing in electric vehicle charging infrastructure and promoting the adoption of Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs), launched its first-ever national advertising campaign Monday leading into the fall television season. The integrated campaign kicks off with national TV broadcast, radio, and a website, www.Plugintothepresent.com.

Refreshed 2019 Honda Civic includes new Sport trim, more safety

(August 14, 2018) TORRANCE, Calif. — Building on the highly acclaimed 10th-generation Civic lineup and offering customers more of what they love about the model, the refreshed 2019 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe include updated styling, a new Sport trim for both body styles and standard Honda Sensing technology on all trims.

The updated Civic Sedan and Coupe are the latest salvos in the 10th-generation Civic's aggressive launch cadence that has averaged a new variant every four months over the past three years since the Civic Sedan launched in the fall of 2015.

Actor Gary Cooper's 1935 Duesenberg SSJ to be offered at auction

(August 13, 2018) Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, will present one of the greatest American classic cars ever offered for public sale with an estimate in excess of $10 million — a 1935 Duesenberg SSJ owned by actor Gary Cooper. The auction will be held Aug. 24 and 25.

Chevrolet introduces Tahoe and Suburban Premier Plus with 6.2L engine

(August 13, 2018) DETROIT — Due to customer demand, Chevrolet is expanding the availability of the 6.2-liter V-8 engine within its full-size SUV lineup by introducing the Tahoe and Suburban Premier Plus special editions.  

The 6.2L V-8 was first made available in the Chevy full-size SUV lineup on the 2018 Tahoe RST 6.2L Performance Package. The engine recently debuted on the 2019 Suburban RST 6.2L Performance Package, which is now on sale at Chevrolet dealerships nationwide.

Chasing records with the BMW M2 Competition

(August 13, 2018) MUNICH, Germany — An eye-catching digital campaign presents the BMW M2 Competition as a record breaker with very unusual tools: a high-power laser and a precision blade. The impressive films will be shown in BMW and BMW M social media channels. The BMW M2 Competition is out to break records.

Ford NASCAR Mustang revealed; to debut at 2019 Daytona 500

(August 12, 2018) DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford has revealed its all-new Mustang NASCAR Cup race car, the first time Mustang — the world’s best-selling sports car — will compete in NASCAR’s top-level Cup racing series. “Mustang has raced since it was first sold in 1964,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s executive vice president, Product Development and Purchasing, who was on hand to help unveil the car. 

Grand National Roadster Show voted one of 10 best in U.S.

(August 11, 2018) POMONA, Calif. — The Grand National Roadster Show, the world’s longest running indoor car show, has been named one of the 10 Best Car Shows in America for 2018 by the readers of USA Today. Over the last 69 years, The Grand National Roadster Show has become known as “The Grand Daddy of Them All,” and this most recent accolade further solidifies the show’s reputation.