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Hyundai teases first images of all-electric IONIQ 5 SUV



(January 14, 2021) SEOUL — Hyundai has unveiled the first teaser image of the highly anticipated IONIQ 5 midsize CUV, the first model in its IONIQ dedicated BEV lineup brand. IONIQ 5 will be the first vehicle mated with Hyundai Motor Group’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), an innovative system made exclusively for next-generation battery electric vehicles that will launch a new era of clean mobility for the company.

Production of all-new 2022 Acura MDX begins in Ohio



(January 13, 2021) EAST LIBERTY, Ohio — Acura has celebrated the official production start of the all-new 2022 Acura MDX at the East Liberty Auto Plant in Ohio. The fourth-generation MDX, has been completely redesigned from the ground up to serve as the new flagship of the Acura brand. Based on Acura’s Precision Crafted Performance DNA, it is the most premium, performance-focused and technologically advanced SUV in Acura history. The 2022 MDX will begin arriving at Acura dealerships Feb. 2.

Cadillac offers glimpse of ultra-luxury future with CELESTIQ



(January 13, 2021) Cadillac has provided a sneak peek at the upcoming ultra-luxury, fully electric CELESTIQ show car at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES). Designed to set a new standard for luxury EVs, the CELESTIQ embodies Cadillac’s commitment to reimagine what’s possible in design and technology. The foundation of CELESTIQ is the modular Ultium battery platform, which enables greater design flexibility.

Mustang Mach-E, Ford F-150 and Hyundai Elantra win NA awards


2021 Ford F-150

(January 12, 2021) The all-new electric Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV was named 2021 North American Utility of the Year while the redesigned Ford F-150 pickup was named truck of the year and the Hyundai Elantra took top car honors. The winners, announced Monday, were selected through a three-part voting process by a jury of 50 automotive journalists from U.S. and Canadian media. The winners were picked from a group of three finalists in each category.

In restructuring move Ford to close assembly plants in Brazil



(January 12, 2021) SAO PAULO, Brazil — Ford Motor Company has announced it will cease production operations in Brazil, but it said it will still serve customers in the South America region with a portfolio of connected and increasingly electrified SUVs, pickups and commercial vehicles sourced from Argentina, Uruguay and other markets.

FCA at CES 2021 — An interactive tour of technology and products



(January 11, 2021) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — FCA is participating virtually in CES 2021 today through Jan. 14 to demonstrate the company’s newest technologies via highly detailed interactive product tours. Users can venture through a computer-generated, visually immersive experience with video explanations from the subject matter experts, hosted by a virtual brand ambassador.

Mustang best-selling sports car in 2020, outsells Camaro two to one



(January 10, 2021) Ford sold 61,090 Mustangs in the United States in 2020, making it the best-selling sports car in the country for the sixth straight year. And for the sixth straight year the Mustang has outsold its long-time rival, the Chevrolet Camaro. Camaro recorded just 29,775 sales for the year.

'Raised by Goats' is the 'almost' true story behind the Ford Bronco Sport



(January 10, 2021) DEARBORN, Mich. — So the story goes that a herd of goats came upon a colt in the mountains trapped under a rock. They rescue him, then raise him as their own, teaching him to navigate the craggy terrain and rough waters of the region. Sturdy, confident and now immensely capable, the horse transforms into the adventure ready, all-new Ford Bronco Sport.

BMW retains luxury sales crown in 2020, Lexus moves up to second place



(January 9, 2021) BMW defended its sales crown as the bestselling luxury car brand in the U.S. for the second year in a row, while demand for hybrids and crossovers propelled Lexus to inch ahead of Mercedes-Benz.U.S. luxury sales fell 11 percent in 2020, compared with a 14 percent slide for the overall industry. Luxury brands delivered 2,030,912 vehicles, accounting for a record 13.9 percent of total U.S. light-vehicle sales.

GM debuts new logo, marketing campaign to advance its electric future



(January 9, 2021) DETROIT — General Motors is debuting a new marketing campaign as part of the company’s comprehensive efforts to accelerate mass adoption of electric vehicles. The “Everybody In” campaign is a call to action meant to reflect a movement that’s inclusive and accessible. The company is also evolving its brand identity as GM transforms itself to deliver on a vision that creates a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.