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2021 Nissan NV200 compact cargo wagon starts at $24,625

(December 24, 2020) NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The 2021 Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo is on sale now at  $24,625 including destination charge. For the 2021 model year, the popular Nissan NV200 adds standard cruise control on S models and standard rear sonar on SV models. In addition, a new exterior color — Gun Metallic — joins the previously available four color offerings.

Electrified 2021 Jeep Wrangler to start at $49,490

(December 24, 2020) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — There’s a new twist in off-road prowess. Jeep enthusiasts looking for another level of capability combined with electrification can now have it in the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe. The most capable and efficient Wrangler yet will launch with two models, the Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4xe and the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe. The Wrangler Sahara 4xe model starts $49,490 including destination charge and the Wrangler Rubicon 4xe starts at $53,190. All prices exclude the available $7,500 federal tax credit, and any additional eligible state and local credits.

Volkswagen phasing out e-Golf to prepare for launch of ID.3

Volkswagen ID.3

(December 23, 2020) DRESDEN, Germany — The Volkswagen e-Golf will become a part of Volkswagen’s rich history as the last vehicle rolls off the production line at the Transparent Factory in Dresden. With the e-Golf in Urano Grey, a total of 50,401 vehicles have been manufactured in Dresden since March 2017. At the beginning of the new year, the production area of the Transparent Factory will be reconstructed for three weeks before the first ID.3 series vehicles roll off the assembly lines at the end of January.

Visit these five museums to see rare and vintage Volkswagens

1967 VW Type 2 double-door camper

(December 23, 2020) Automotive museums across the U.S. have helped preserve some of the world’s rarest Volkswagens and feature everything — from a never-been-titled 1974 Karmann Ghia to a 1966 Volkswagen Type 2 Bus that is a piece of civil rights history. With expansive collections available to the public, anyone can admire these classic cars.

Nissan@Home takes car buying completely online — from test drive to delivery

(December 23, 2020) NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nissan is launching Nissan@Home, a complete online shopping program for customers who, if they choose, will never have to leave the comfort of their home to buy a vehicle from a Nissan dealership. The solution will be available through participating Nissan dealerships throughout the U.S. in the coming months.

Mustang Mach-E lights up in new TV spot with Chevy Chase

(December 23, 2020) DEARBORN, Mich. — You wouldn’t be more surprised about this latest Mustang Mach-E TV spot even if you woke up tomorrow with your head sewn to the carpet. Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo reprise their National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation roles as Clark and Ellen Griswold in an updated take on one of the 1989 holiday classic’s most iconic scenes — starring Mustang Mach-E.

First test drives of the Bugatti Pur Sport in Dubai

(December 22, 2020) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A country and a city of superlatives, Dubai. The largest city in the United Arab Emirates on the Persian Gulf stands for luxury and extravagance — and is also home to many Bugatti customers as well as fans of the French luxury brand. Bugatti will present the new Chiron Pur Sport in Dubai for the first time.

Polestar reflects on 2020 as a year of opportunity and growth

(December 22, 2020) Polestar, the electric performance car brand, became fully operational in 2020. Highlights range from critical acclaim for Polestar 2 to the roll-out of the brand’s retail strategy across 10 global launch markets — all against the backdrop of a global pandemic. Deliveries of the Polestar 1, the low-volume electric performance hybrid, set the tone for the Polestar brand in the beginning of the year. The vehicle continues to capture imaginations, and, crucially, expand brand awareness as a halo vehicle.

Toyota reveals additional SEMA builds based on Supra and Tacoma

(December 22, 2020) PLANO, Texas — Toyota’s second wave of custom SEMA vehicles have been revealed, just in time for the holidays. The 2021 GR Supra Sport Top and overlanding-ready TRD-Sport Trailer ensure that Toyota’s on- and off-road performance and adventure concepts continue to inspire Toyota fans and the automotive aftermarket.

Starting price for 2021 all-electric Nissan Leaf set at $32,545

(December 21, 2020) NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The all-electric 2021 Nissan Leaf is on sale now with a starting price of $32,545 including a $925 destination charge. With more than 500,000 Nissan Leaf electric vehicles sold worldwide, Leaf has been one of the best-selling electric vehicles for the past 10 years. The 2021 Nissan Leaf is available in two versions, Leaf and the extended-range Leaf PLUS.