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Toyota Crown sedan arrives in early 2023 starting at $41,045

(October 26, 2022) NASHVILLE, Tenn.  — With a look that’s entirely unique for its class, the all-new 2023 Toyota Crown brings bold style to the top of the Toyota sedan lineup. With massive wheels, a flowing silhouette and unique paint options, it is a ride that is ready to stand out from the crowd. Toyota Crown brings ample style and the added confidence of standard AWD and the choice of two electrified Toyota powertrains, including the first-ever Hybrid MAX system. It effectively replaces the outgoing Avalon in the U.S. lineup.

Kia announces 2023 Niro EV pricing starting at $40,745

(October 25, 2022) IRVINE, Calif. — Kia has announced pricing for the all-new 2023 Niro EV, the second-generation crossover designed from the ground up to meet and exceed the expectations of electric vehicle consumers. Offered in Niro EV Wind and Niro EV Wave trim levels, the 2023 Niro EV features a a starting price of $40,745 including destination charge. The up level Wave begins at $45,745.

Lamborghini Urus Performante makes its dynamic debut

(October 24, 2022) The Lamborghini Urus Performante has made its dynamic debut with international media and dealers at Autodromo Vallelunga, Rome. In its home country, the new Performante version of the Urus Super SUV again proved its prowess on tarmac as well as dirt track, having set a new official benchmark even prior to its launch by taking the Pikes Peak record for production SUVs in a time of 10:32:064: 17 seconds ahead of the previous record holder. 

Ram Truck brand celebrates agriculture communities across the nation

(October 24, 2022) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Ram Truck brand's commitment to agriculture continues to grow as the brand heads to Indianapolis, Indiana, for the 95th National FFA Convention & Expo, Wednesday, Oct. 26 through Saturday, Oct. 29, with a space designed to connect, celebrate and honor FFA students and leaders for their dedication to agriculture, work ethic, integrity and tenacity. This year's Ram Truck presence will feature an exclusive FFA convention performance by rising country music singer-songwriter Jackson Dean at the Ram Truck brand exhibit.

Celebration of an icon — 911 GT3 RS Tribute package announced

(October 22, 2022) ATLANTA — Porsche has announced a special package for the new 911 GT3 RS paying tribute to the 911 Carrera RS 2.7, an icon of icons in the storied 911 model line. Available exclusively in the U.S. market, the Tribute to Carrera RS Package includes unique styling elements for both the exterior and interior, a unique Porsche Design timepiece, several accessories and, for the first time ever, an NFT program that are all unique to the package.

GMC introduces the first-ever 2024 Sierra EV with up to 754 horsepower

(October 22, 2022) DETROIT — GMC’s introduction of the first-ever Sierra EV marks a turning point for the premium truck brand, as it expands its portfolio of all-electric trucks. Led by the 2024 Sierra EV Denali Edition 1, it offers uncompromising pickup capability, a GM-estimated 400 miles of range on a full charge and unique features made possible only by its dedicated EV truck platform.

Century-old Ford plant in Florida to be torn down

(October 21, 2022) A car plant that Henry Ford opened in Jacksonville, Fla., nearly a century ago is slated to be demolished over the objections of local historical preservationists. The Jacksonville City Council last week unanimously approved the property owner's request to tear down the building to allow for new waterfront development, the Florida Times-Union reported. The owner said experts who assessed the building said it was too damaged to repair.

Volkswagen ID. Buzz added to Petersen Automotive Museum EV exhibit

(October 21, 2022) Volkswagen is pleased to announce that the ID. Buzz is now part of the “Building an Electric Future” exhibit at the Petersen Automotive Museum. The multimedia exhibit, which opened to the public in November 2019, celebrates Volkswagen’s rich and impactful history, both globally and locally, and showcases the design and construction of the vehicles of tomorrow.

A prophecy fulfilled — Rolls-Royce goes electric with Spectre

(October 21, 2022) In 1900, Rolls-Royce co-founder, Charles Rolls, prophesied an electric future for the motor car. Having acquired an electric vehicle named The Columbia Electric Carriage, he foresaw its suitability as a clean, noiseless alternative to the internal combustion engine — providing there was sufficient infrastructure to support it. Today, more than 120 years later, the time has come for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars to fulfill the prophecy of its founding father.

The 2023 Porsche 911 Carrera T enhances driving performance

(October 20, 2022) ATLANTA — Porsche is adding the 911 Carrera T variant to the 911 model line for 2023. The letter T stands for “Touring” and signifies models with equipment that enhances both driving pleasure and performance. The new 911 Carrera T is equipped with a seven-speed manual transmission and rear seat delete as standard, though the rear seat is available as a no-cost option if desired. Optionally, an eight-speed PDK is available as well for no additional cost.