Inside the Industry

Hyundai Kona Electric hits 100,000 global sales

(July 17, 2020) SEOUL, — Hyundai Motor Company’s globall full-electric compact SUV, has surpassed the 100,000 global sales milestone. Cumulative sales of the Kona Electric reached 103,719 units as of June 30 — just over two years since its launch in March 2018. Sales outside of its home market Korea accounted for more than three quarters of the total.

Mini USA introduces new Coral Red Edition hardtops

(July 17, 2020) WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. —  USA has announced the new 2021 Coral Red Edition Hardtops. These special editions arrive as exclusive variants of the Cooper S 2 Door and 4 Door Hardtop models and are expected to reach U.S. dealerships next month. The Coral Red Edition features an exclusive look that harkens to past heritage  models and will be offered with a price of $34,125 for the 2 Door and $35,370 for the 4 Door, including destination fee.

SiriusXM with 360L to be available in 2021 BMW vehicles

(July 17, 2020) NEW YORK — SiriusXM and BMW announced today that SiriusXM with 360L — SiriusXM's newest and most advanced audio entertainment platform — will be available to BMW customers for the first time in most of the 2021 BMW model year vehicles starting with July production.

Toyota Camry gets upgraded safety, XSE Hybrid grade for 2021

(July 17, 2020) PLANO, Texas — Turning 37 can be a tough transition for some, but for the Toyota Camry, it’s a celebratory marker for this landmark model’s largest, most diverse lineup ever. The first-ever XSE Hybrid grade combines the Camry’s most fuel-efficient powertrain with its highest expression of the sport and luxury blend. All 2021 Camry models debut Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+, the automaker’s newest version of the groundbreaking driver assist technology suite that includes automatic emergency braking.

Range Rover Sport gets two special editions, new options for 2021

(July 16, 2020) MAHWAH, N.J. — The Range Rover Sport — Land Rover’s most dynamic model ever — has gained two new special edition models, a suite of new personalization options and improved Cabin Air Ionization technology for 2021 model year to enhance the appeal of the luxury performance SUV.

Toyota Corolla Apex Edition combines aggressive design, tighter handling

(July 16, 2020) PLANO, Texas — Toyota has a message to driving enthusiasts looking for a head-turning, corner-carving affordable sport sedan, and it’s right in the name of a special new model for 2021 — Corolla Apex Edition. In track driving, drivers aim to “clip the apex” of a corner to achieve the quickest lap times. This Apex Edition package is available on either the Corolla SE or XSE and will turn heads while turning corners with greater zeal.

Nissan introduces Ariya — An electric crossover for a new era

(July 16, 2020) NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nissan has introduced the Nissan Ariya, an electric crossover SUV that lets customers travel up to approximately 300 miles per charge (preliminary Nissan estimate for long-range 2WD model) while enjoying greater driving excitement, confidence, comfort, and connectivity.

Calligraphy model added to 2021 Hyundai Palisade lineup

(July 15, 2020) FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. — Hyundai has released product details for its 2021 Palisade SUV, including an all-new, premium Calligraphy model. The 2021 Palisade, including the Calligraphy model, begins arriving at Hyundai dealers this month. The 2021 Palisade has also undergone significant content repackaging to give buyers of all trim levels added comfort and convenience while streamlining shopper trim selections.

Kia Telluride shows its darker side with Nightfall Edition

(July 15, 2020)  IRVINE, Calif.  — Following a debut year defined by sales success and an unprecedented number of industry accolades, the Kia Telluride ups its appeal with a special Nightfall Edition package.  The Telluride Nightfall Edition package is available on the Telluride EX AWD (with Premium package), SX AWD and SX Prestige package.  In addition to a number of gloss black elements which give the Telluride a more aggressive yet sophisticated character, the Nightfall Edition is offered in eight eye-catching exterior colors. 

FCA Sweepstakes winner choses Ram 2500 Laramie Crew Cab

(July 15, 2020)  AUURN HILLS, Mich. — FCA has announced that Dwaine Simpson is the grand prize winner of its Fall 2019 National Sweepstakes. This year, FCA offered two sweepstakes giveaways and the FCA National Sweepstakes underwent some welcomed changes. The voucher amount offered in the FCA Spring 2019 National Sweepstakes was increased from $45,000 to $70,000 toward any eligible vehicle from the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Truck or Fiat brand.