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Toyota’s electrified lineup displayed at the 2022 Electrify Expo

(June 6, 2022) LOS ANGELES — Toyota’s electrified lineup showed up big at the 2022 Electrify Expo in Long Beach, Calif. As a leader in electrified mobility, Toyota’s display features the all-new battery electric 2023 bZ4X and the Tundra i-FORCE MAX hybrid, along with other Toyota plug-in hybrids and fuel cell electric models to explore. Toyota plans to expand to around 70 electrified models globally by 2025 and this diverse portfolio of electrified products will help propel Toyota toward its goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.

Starting at $39,595, all-new 2023 BMW X1 hits U.S. this fall

(May 4, 2022) WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J.  — The character of the new 2023 BMW X1 xDrive28i defines itself through everyday driving pleasure, modern versatility, the latest safety and technology features, and an unwavering eagerness for exploration and adventure. More spacious than ever before, the new X1 wraps you in an elevated interior enhanced with the BMW Curved Display with iDrive 8.0 and comes packed full of tech-forward features.

Polestar 2 ‘BST edition 270’ embodies Polestar’s performance DNA

(June 3, 2022) Polestar is expanding its tuning-based Polestar Engineered product offering with the introduction of the Polestar 2 BST edition 270. The new version leverages decades of tuning experience to deliver Polestar’s most dynamic electric driver’s car yet. As implied in the name, only 270 units will be built, exclusively for Europe, North America and China.

Vince Staples behind wheel of next-gen Acura Integra in launch campaign

(June 3, 2022 ) TORRANCE, Calif. — The launch campaign for the next-gen Acura Integra starring artist and creator Vince Staples debuted during the NBA Finals June 2. The innovative and new campaign, Your Turn, puts Staples behind the wheel of the new Integra with three TV spots set to tracks from his latest album, Ramona Park Broke My Heart.  The 2023 Acura Integra is now on sale at Acura dealerships nationwide.

Buick unleashes Wildcat EV concept

(June 3, 2022) DETROIT — Buick has unveiled the Wildcat EV concept — an expressive vision of the brand’s new design direction as it transitions to an all-electric future. The Wildcat was developed to convey the all-new design language that will influence Buick production models for the foreseeable future. Buick’s new tri-shield logo, mounted prominently on the body front and rear, symbolizes the design transformation and new production models will wear it starting next year.

Ford to invest $3.7 billion, add 6,200 jobs in three states

(June 2, 2022) DEARBORN, Mich. — United Auto Workers and Ford Motor Company today announced plans to add more than 6,200 new U.S. manufacturing jobs in the Midwest, convert nearly 3,000 temporary UAW-Ford workers to permanent full-time status and provide all hourly employees healthcare benefits on the first day of employment.

Toyota adds a hybrid to the Corolla Cross lineup

(June 2, 2022) PLANO, Texas — Toyota is expanding the Corolla Cross family by adding a healthy helping of performance and efficiency. Based on the popular Corolla sedan, the all-new 2023 Corolla Cross Hybrid made its U.S. debut on June 1, to provide even more options for entry SUV customers. The all-new 2023 Corolla Cross Hybrid, along with the gas model launched in 2021, will be assembled in the U.S. at the new Mazda Toyota Manufacturing plant in Huntsville, Ala. — a brand new facility that will have the capacity to roll out up to 150,000 Corolla Cross vehicles per year.

Lexus reveals all-new fifth-generation 2023 RX luxury crossover

(June 2, 2022) PLANO, Texas — Lexus pioneered the luxury crossover segment with the launch of the first RX more than 20 years ago and never looked back. Lexus has redefined what the RX means to  customers with the global reveal of the all-new RX at the Lexus New Product Showcase. And as the first luxury brand to offer a hybrid in the segment, it’s only fitting that RX returns with a variety of electrified powertrains.

GM Defense strengthens global offerings by expanding into Canada

(June 1, 2022) WASHINGTON, D.C. — GM Defense is expanding its global strategy to Canada, leveraging the existing relationships of GM Canada along with the advanced technologies and capabilities of its parent company, General Motors, with the aim of delivering efficient and innovative solutions to international military, security and government customers.

2023 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid goes off-roading with new Woodland Edition

(June 1, 2022) PLANO, Texas — Toyota is taking the RAV4 Hybrid to a whole new level of adventure with the new 2023 Woodland Edition. Equipped with everything needed for an outdoor excursion, the RAV4 Hybrid Woodland Edition is the first hybrid off-road special edition SUV for the brand. Engineered to tackle urban, suburban and outdoor adventures, the fifth-generation RAV4 is built on Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA-K) platform.