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Lexus ‘December to Remember’ celebrates moments of connection

(November 22, 2022) PLANO, Texas  — Every year, Lexus ushers in the holidays with the December to Remember campaign including the familiar jingle, the red bow and the gift-giving moment. This year, the signature red bow returns with a twist in a new spot called “Time Machine.” And, in a holiday first, Lexus is partnering with Sprinkles to make December a bit sweeter with exclusive giveaways at nationwide Sprinkles locations courtesy of Lexus dealers.

Refreshed 2024 Kia Seltos gets new design, desirable tech, 195 hp

(November 21, 2022) LOS ANGELES — The refreshed 2024 Kia Seltos made its debut last week at the 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show, where the compact SUV boasted big changes. Designed to appeal to consumers who enjoy life on the move, Seltos sports a more commanding presence thanks to refined design on the outside, while inside, a segment-first available panoramic display is the centerpiece of the futuristic and modern cabin.

Hyundai's 2023 Ioniq 6 leads new era of electrification

(November 21, 2022) LOS ANGELES — Inspired by Hyundai’s Prophecy EV concept, the four-door Ioniq 6 electrified streamliner, was unveiled here with a targeted estimated driving range of 340 miles and equipped with the relevant technology and best-in-class ultra-fast charging that can charge the battery from 10 to 80 percent in just 18 minutes.

Toyota bZ compact electric SUV concept revealed in U.S.

(November 21, 2022) LOS ANGELES — The Toyota bZ Compact SUV Concept touched down in Los Angeles, making its world premiere at the 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show last week. Already a leader in electrification, the company gave a glimpse of what the future could be with the Toyota bZ Compact SUV, extending the vision under the “Toyota bZ” brand umbrella.

GM invests another $45 million at Bedford casting operations

(November 19, 2022) DETROIT — General Motors has announced plans to invest $45 million at its Bedford, Ind., aluminum die casting foundry. This investment will be used to expand the facility's production capacity of EV drive unit castings to support the anticipated strong demand for the Chevrolet Silverado EV and GMC Sierra EV full-size pickups. The capacity expansion work at the facility will begin immediately.

Fiat announces new all-electric 500 for North America

(November 19, 2022)  LOS ANGELES — Olivier Francois, Fiat CEO and CMO global of Stellantis, announced plans this week to offer the fully electric Fiat 500e in North America. Spearheading the brand's electrification strategy, the new 500e will arrive in the U.S. market in early 2024, marking a North American expansion in Fiat's global journey outside Europe.

Inspired by X — Genesis completes EV concept trilogy with convertible

(November 19, 2022) MALIBU, Calif. — Genesis demonstrated its design versatility this week with the unveiling of the Genesis X Convertible concept in California. The brand unveiled a four-passenger open-roof concept. The venue was a natural choice as California leads the U.S. in adoption of electric vehicles and its temperate climate allows year-round enjoyment of the convertible vehicle format.

Mecum Las Vegas Auction brings in record $27.5 million in total sales

2021 Mercedes AMG GT Black

(November 18, 2022) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions has been expanding upon its sturdy foundation built from decades of achievement with its most successful year to date, and the Las Vegas 2022 collector car auction kept the momentum going strong with another record total attained. Total sales in Las Vegas reached $27.5 million, exceeding the 2021 event total by $5.2 million and eclipsing the previous Las Vegas high water mark by more than $2.3 million.

Subaru debuts the all-new 2024 Impreza with new styling, performance

(November 18, 2022) Subaru has revealed to the world the all-new 2024 Impreza at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The sixth-generation Impreza receives an all-new design, improved performance, enhanced safety features, and updated multimedia technology. Also new for 2024 is the RS trim featuring a 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER engine, exclusive 18-inch wheels and unique exterior and interior elements. 

2023 Toyota Prius Prime with 220 horsepower revealed

(November 18, 2022) LOS ANGELES  — When the Prius Plug-In concept model was first revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show back in 2009, few could have seen the important role it would play in the future of mobility. It offered customers a versatile solution with its pure EV or hybrid modes, impeccable MPG and all the tech people expected from a Prius – making it a perfect addition to the third-generation Prius lineup. Fast forward to now, and the automaker is ushering in a new era of the Prius legacy.