Inside the Industry

F-150 Lightning launches on April 26; Ford looks ahead with celebration

(April 18, 2022) DEARBORN, Mich. — The countdown is on. April 26 marks the launch of the all-new, all-electric F-150 Lightning pickup. Ford and UAW leaders will host customers and employees to celebrate the start of F-150 Lightning production at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn. Ford employees and F-150 Lightning customers will join the “Job 1” event for the first-ever full-size all-electric pickup to go on sale, a milestone moment in the country’s shift to electric vehicles.

Jeep grows Wagoneer 12 inches with long WB version to size of a Suburban

(April 16, 2022) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Wagoneer, the premium extension of the Jeep brand, continues to grow. A new extended, long-wheelbase 2023 Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L, along with the new 2023 Wagoneer L Carbide and the all-new Hurricane twin-turbo engine family were introduced last week at the New York International Auto Show.

Mustang continues as world’s best-selling sports coupe

(April 16, 2022) DEARBORN, Mich. — For the seventh year in a row, Ford Mustang – which celebrates its 58th birthday Sunday (April 17) — is the world’s best-selling sports coupe, according to Ford analysis of registration data from S&P Global Mobility. Mustang retains its sales crown for 2021 led by the pinnacle of 5.0-liter V8 performance, Mustang Mach 1, and the track-ready Mustang Shelby GT500, the most powerful street-legal Ford in history and the most advanced Mustang ever for street, track or drag strip use.

BMW X7 refreshed for 2023 with new design language, horsepower boost

(April 16, 2022)  More presence, more sportiness, more technology — the new 2023 BMW X7 breaks new ground for richly assured driving pleasure in the luxury car segment. BMW says "the first BMW Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) in this vehicle category offers an inimitable combination of exclusivity, dynamic excellence, luxuriant spaciousness, and versatility."

World’s oldest Bentley T-Series gets new life

(April 15, 2022) CREWE, England — After decades of being off the road and in storage, the very first Bentley T-Series is being brought back to life after the start of a complete wheels-up restoration. The 6¼-liter pushrod V8 has been started for the first time in at least 15 years, and the engine and gearbox have proven to be in good condition despite their extended rest.

Camp Jeep Returns to New York Auto Show with 28-foot 'mountain'

(April 15, 2022) NEW YORK — Camp Jeep returns to New York, making its 16th appearance at the New York International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan. Since 2004, more than 425,000 New York auto show attendees have experienced this ultimate off-road driving course. Camp Jeep gives show-goers a chance to experience some of the extreme off-road capabilities of Jeep vehicles.

2023 Kia Telluride has refreshed styling, more capability, enhanced tech

(April 14, 2022) NEW YORK — Three years after bursting onto the scene as one of the most in-demand and award-winning three-row eight-passenger SUVs in the U.S., the Kia Telluride returns for 2023 with an array of enhancements that build upon the success of the original.  The Telluride has not only attracted over 75 percent of its buyers as new to the Kia family, but because of high customer satisfaction, Telluride owners have the most brand loyalty of any midsize SUV when returning to market for another vehicle.

Genesis debuts concept car — Genesis X Speedium Coupe

(April 14, 2022) NEW YORK — Genesis has premiered the Genesis X Speedium Coupe at Genesis House New York, a cultural space in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. The concept car incorporates Genesis’ DNA, while looking ahead to the next wave of EVs and highlighting Genesis’ future as a luxury electric vehicle brand.

Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing 120th Anniversary Edition debuts — and sold

(April 13, 2022) This year marks the 120th anniversary of the Cadillac brand. To celebrate, Cadillac is expanding the Collector’s Series with the introduction of the 2023 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing 120th Anniversary Edition. The 120th Anniversary Edition is limited to 120 cars, each uniquely numbered with a year in Cadillac’s history. Car 1902, the first in this new Collector’s Series, represents the founding year of Cadillac.

Hyundai Alabama to launch first U.S. built Santa Fe Hybrid

(April 13, 2022) MONTGOMERY, Ala., — Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) has announced it will continue to grow its sport utility vehicle production capabilities later this year with the addition of the hybrid version of the Santa Fe. The Santa Fe Hybrid will join the Elantra sedan, Santa Fe and Tucson SUVs, and Santa Cruz Sport Adventure Vehicle on the Montgomery assembly line.