Inside the Industry

Hennessey introduces world's most powerful ‘overlanding’ pickup

(November 17, 2022) SEALY, Texas  — Hennessey, the Texas-based hypercar manufacturer and high-performance vehicle creator, has introduced an overlanding upgrade for its MAMMOTH TRX truck. The comprehensive package enables the world's most powerful pickup truck to take adventure-oriented owners further into the wild than ever before.

2023 Toyota Prius revealed with more mpg, more power

(November 17, 2022) LOS ANGELES, Calif.  — Twenty-two years ago, a high-tech sedan rolled into U.S. Toyota dealerships and forever changed the automotive industry. The 2001 Prius, Latin for “To Go Before” became the world’s first production hybrid car and ushered in a new generation of vehicles that combined an electric motor with a high efficiency engine to squeeze more miles out of every gallon. 

Chrysler announces 2023 Chrysler Pacifica Road Tripper

(November 17, 2022) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The first company to introduce the minivan, Chrysler has been helping families connect and make memories on the road for more than 40 years and six generations of the vehicle. To celebrate its long-running history of bringing families together, as well as Chrysler Pacifica’s status as the best-in-class road-trip minivan, Chrysler is announcing the new 2023 Chrysler Pacifica Road Tripper, a special version of the ultimate family travel vehicle.

Intuitive technology added to 2023 Lexus LS 500, 500h

(November 16, 2022) PLANO, Texas — Lexus LS continues to set the tone for all other luxury automakers, with the addition of Lexus Interface with standard 12.3-inch touchscreen display with wireless CarPlay and Android Auto capability. In 2023, the flagship Lexus LS 500 provides drivers with an intuitive multimedia system complete with a Voice Assistant (Hey Lexus), Wi-Fi Connect, Service Connect and Safety Connect trials.

2023 Acura TLX sport sedans offer new premium services

(November 16, 2022) Now arriving at dealers, the 2023 Acura TLX and TLX Type S offer new complimentary services to augment the most premium, performance-focused and technologically sophisticated sedans in Acura history. For the 2023 model year, the award-winning sport sedans come standard with three years of AcuraLink services, including Security and Remote packages, at no extra cost. More information about AcuraLink is available here.

Rimac Nevera hits 258 mph — World's fastest production electric car

(November 16, 2022) The Rimac Nevera has set a top speed of 258 mph, making it the fastest electric production car in the world. The record-breaking feat follows on from the Nevera’s independently verified 8.582-second quarter-mile run in 2021, which made it the world’s fastest accelerating production car.

Genesis expands Electrified G80 sales to four more states

(November 15, 2022) FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. — Genesis has announced the expansion of Electrified G80 sales at select retailers located in four more states: Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Virginia. Customers should contact their local retailer for details regarding availability. This step moves Genesis closer to its commitment to a more sustainable future with the brand achieving a fully electrified lineup by 2030.

BMW opens new vehicle accessories center in South Carolina

(November 15, 2022) BMW of North America has announced the official opening of a new Vehicle Accessories Center in Greer, S.C., which will enable the company to “factory install” a range of vehicle accessories on the BMW Sports Activity Vehicles built nearby at Plant Spartanburg prior to the vehicles being delivered to dealers.  The new 60,000-square-foot facility represents an investment of nearly $25 million and creates about 60 new jobs.

McLaren Senna continues to break track records for street-legal cars

(November 14, 2022)    The McLaren Senna has set a new circuit record for street-legal production cars at the Interlagos circuit in São Paulo, Brazil, with driver Ricardo Mauricio covering the 2.677 mile track in 1:37:856. The feat was achieved during a UK Motors Academy Porto Seguros event, organized by the McLaren importer in Brazil.

Kindred Motorworks partners with Kore Power on battery modules

(November 14, 2022) SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — Kindred Motorworks, the Bay Area producer of modernized vintage vehicles, has announced that it has partnered with Idaho-based KORE Power, a leading developer of battery cell technology, to supply battery modules for the electrified models in the Kindred lineup. The first two vehicles that will benefit from this partnership are the Kindred VW Bus and the Kindred 3100 pickup truck, both of which are offered exclusively as EVs.