Inside the Industry

Innovation continues with 2020 GMC Sierra 1500

(May 21, 2019) DETROIT — GMC is taking premium to the next level with expanded availability for its carbon fiber bed, 3.0L Duramax turbo-diesel and 10-speed automatic transmission, plus additional technology like Adaptive Cruise Control – Camera to elevate the ownership experience in the 2020 Sierra 1500. The updates add to a portfolio of technologies that elevate the ownership experience.

Nissan donates 'Ultimate Parks Titan' to Grand Canyon Service Conservancy

(May 20, 2019) FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — In the Grand Canyon's 100th year anniversary as a national park, there is another cause for celebration. Nissan has revealed the Ultimate Parks Titan, a purpose-built park support vehicle that will be donated to the Grand Canyon Conservancy through Nissan Titan's partnership with the National Park Foundation.

FCA recalling more than 600,000 vehicles in two recalls

(May 20, 2019) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling more than 600,000 vehicles in two separate recalls. An estimated 198,731 Chrysler Pacifica minivans are being recalled to inspect and clean, as needed, an electrical contact to help ensure reliable battery operation. In the second recall, FCA is recalling an estimated 410,351 U.S.-market pickup trucks to upgrade their tailgate locking mechanisms.

BMW 8-Series convertible combines open-air luxury with performance

(May 20, 2019) The 2020 BMW 8 Series Convertible combines open-top, four-seater luxury with sports car performance and handling, a spacious interior and a superb soundtrack to match. Two engines will be offered at launch: a V8 gas engine in the 530 horsepower BMW M850i xDrive and a 320 horsepower six-cylinder diesel will be offered in Europe.

2020 Porsche Cayenne S Coup with 434 hp now available for order

(May 19, 2019) ATLANTA — The 2020 Porsche Cayenne S Coupe is now available for customers to order. Like the standard Cayenne S, this model uses a 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine making 434 horsepower from 5,700 to 6,600 rpm and 405 pound-feet of peak torque from 1,800 to 5,500 rpm. Power reaches both the front and rear axles via an eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission and Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive.

Special edition celebrates 35 years of BMW M5

(May 18, 2019) WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. — BMW has unveiled a limited production M5 to commemorate three and a half decades of exhilarating 4-door performance sedans. Based on the current M5 Competition, the most powerful and most capable M5 ever produced, the 2020 M5 Edition 35 Years will be limited to 350 units globally.

The U.S. spec cars will be produced in September and October and feature exclusive BMW Individual exterior and interior appointments.

Subaru announces pricing of 2020 Ascent three-row SUV

(May 18, 2019) Subaru has announced pricing on the 2020 Subaru Ascent, which arrives at retailers this summer. The Ascent delivers a spacious interior, comfortable and flexible seating options and a host of safety, driver assist and in-vehicle technologies. The starting price for the 3-row SUV remains the same as last year at $33,005 including destination chart.

The Ascent tops out at $46,055 for the Touring edition.

Bentley teases '3D leather' in its all-new Flying Spur grand touring sedan

(May 17, 2019) CREWE, England — In the year Bentley Motors celebrates its 100th anniversary, the British creator of extraordinary Grand Touring cars promises to set new standards of luxury and driving pleasure when it reveals the all-new Flying Spur.

Both sports sedan and luxury limousine, Bentley’s all-new Flying Spur owes only its historic name to the preceding model and will deliver an unparalleled touring experience for the driver and passengers alike.

'Bring a Trailer' introduces premium listings along with seller services

(May 17, 2019) SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Online collector car auction platform Bring a Trailer is expanding its services to help more sellers than ever benefit from the platform and its unique advantages. Starting now, the site will host premium vehicle listings in a dedicated section of the site for up to 21 days and introduce two additional service levels for vehicle sellers.

In addition to its current $99 “Classic” listing service, Bring a Trailer will now offer “Plus” and “White Glove” listing services.

Honda to showcase company's full off-pavement adventure portfolio

(May 17, 2019) FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Honda will showcase its family of off-road ready products at the 2019 Overland Expo West this weekend in Flagstaff displaying two adventure-ready light trucks plus an array of powersports and power equipment products. Taking center stage are the all-new 2019 Honda Passport five-passenger SUV and the 2019 Honda Ridgeline pickup, both specially equipped by Jsport (Jsport Performance Accessories) with off-road performance and adventure enhancements and accessories.