Inside the Industry

General Motors looks to the future of Detroit's Riverfront

(March 13, 2021) DETROIT — In 1996, General Motors acquired the Renaissance Center to house its world headquarters on Detroit’s riverfront, a milestone that helped spark a downtown renaissance and enhance public spaces along the Detroit River. Twenty-five years later, GM enters the next chapter of its story in the city it has called home for more than a century. GM’s impact is seen clearly at the top of Detroit’s skyline — the GM RenCen.

Wagoneer to start at $59,995, Grand Wagoneer at $88,995

(March 12, 2021) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — For the first time in 30 years, customers searching for a true premium SUV experience can now place an order for the all-new 2022 model year Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer. The return of Wagoneer as a premium extension of the Jeep brand has a starting U.S. manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $59,995 including a rather steep $2,000 destination charge. Grand Wagoneer has a starting price of $88,995 including destination.

2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer — An American icon reborn

(March 12, 2021) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The all-new 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer mark the rebirth of a premium American icon, with legendary capability courtesy of three available 4x4 systems, exceptional driving dynamics, powerful performance, including best-in-class towing capability of up to 10,000 pounds., advanced technology, safety and a new level of comfort for up to eight passengers – all wrapped in a sophisticated and authentic new design culminating in an undeniable presence.

All-electric Volkswagen ID.4 EV prepares for cross-country drive

(March 12, 2021) HERNDON, Va. — Volkswagen of America is embarking on a 6,000-mile drive across the U.S. this weekend with the all-electric Volkswagen ID.4 EV. Starting in New York City on Saturday, a small team is crossing the states on a predominantly southern route and will wrap up the drive in approximately 18 days in Sacramento, Calif.

GMC tests Hummer EV in sub-zero conditions; announces reveal date

(March 11, 2021) DETROIT — Before any GMC vehicle reaches customers’ driveways, it undergoes a rigorous test and validation schedule to prove the extent of its capability. Follow the GMC Hummer EV on its testing and development journey as a team of engineers visits locations across the U.S. to tune the GMC Hummer EV in the lead-up to its production debut this fall.

Polestar 2 now features Spotify Group Sessions Beta

(March 11, 2021) Polestar 2 now features Spotify Group Sessions Beta directly in its built-in Spotify app. The functionality allows passengers in the vehicle who have Spotify Premium accounts the ability to influence media in the car, without requiring the driver to manage playlists or queued songs — or log in and out of different accounts.

Maserati MC20 super sports car unleashed on the snow

(March 11, 2021) MODENA, Italy — The MC20 has never previously been seen unleashing its power on low-grip surfaces. The new Maserati super sports car  is currently engaged in a series of reliability tests (on road and track, in various driving conditions) and intensive cold-weather trials on the snow-covered roads of the Valtellina and at the Ghiacciodromo Livigno (Sondrio), Italy’s most notable snow and ice circuit.

U.S. pricing for new Mercedes Maybach S-Class starts at $185,950

(March 10, 2021) ATLANTA — The Mercedes-Maybach brand represents the manifestation of sophisticated luxury in its most advanced form. Mercedes says the new-generation Mercedes-Maybach S-Class offers "an elegant combination of sublime beauty, refinement and tailored craftsmanship, alongside its industry- leading innovations in terms of intelligent drive, connectivity and driving comfort." The all-new Mercedes-Maybach will be priced from $185,950 including destination charge. It will arrive in U.S. dealerships this summer.

BMW introduces 2021 M3 Sedan and M3 Coupe to U.S. customers

(March 9, 2021) WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. — BMW is introducing the new 2021 M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe to U.S. customers this month. Thirty-five years after the launch of the very first M — the legendary E30 M3 — and 33 years after its arrival on U.S. shores, the 6th generation of M3 and 2nd generation M4 deliver uncompromised street and track capabilities for which the model line has become well-known.

Volvo Cars announces ChargePoint in-car app with Google Android Auto OS

(March 10, 2021) MAHWAH, N.J.  — Volvo Cars is simplifying the way drivers of its electric and plug-in hybrid cars recharge with an in-car app that eliminates the need to swipe a payment method to unlock a charging station and consolidates multiple charging network accounts into one.