Inside the Industry

Hyundai rolls out reservation program for all-new 2022 Tucson

(March 10, 2021) FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. — Customers can now reserve their own 2022 Hyundai Tucson with the launch of Hyundai’s first-ever reservation program. By putting down a $100 deposit, customers can reserve their spot to be among the first to own the all-new Tucson when it arrives to dealerships in early summer.

Volkswagen shows off a new way to recycle and reuse EV batteries

(March 10, 2021) Transforming the world to run on electric vehicles will take millions of batteries, and even though the EV revolution has just kicked off, there’s growing questions about how to handle batteries at the end of their useful lives, and where all the materials needed to build new batteries will come from.

Kia Motors teases refreshed 2022 Stinger sports sedan

(March 9, 2021) IRVINE, Calif. — In 2017, the Stinger redefined the Kia brand and took on some of the best sport sedans in the world — and won. For 2022, the Stinger has evolved into something even greater. With more power, more technology and a refined design, the Stinger is poised to push the envelope yet again. The new Stinger will be revealed on March 16.

2022 Ford F-Series Super Duty gets 'smart and stylish' upgrades

(March 9, 2021) DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford, America’s truck leader for 44 consecutive years, is rolling out smart and stylish upgrades for the 2022 F-Series Super Duty as it continues to offer the highest available payload, and max conventional and fifth-wheel towing. The all-new, landscape-oriented 12-inch center touch screen with SYNC 4 is standard on Lariat and above models, with physical controls below for quick access to commonly used functions.

Kia announces 2021 Niro Hybrid and PHEV model changes

(March 8, 2021) IRVINE, Calif. —  Kia’s award-winning Niro Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid crossovers enter the 2021 model year with improvements in technology and enhanced customer convenience. 

The Niro Hybrid LX continues into the new model year with its 50-MPG combined EPA fuel economy rating, delivering $3,250 in fuel costs savings over five years compared to the average new vehicle. 

Wagoneer, Grand Wagoneer first vehicles to integrate Fire TV for auto

(March 8, 2021) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, which will debut on March 11, will be the first vehicles in the automotive industry to integrate Amazon Fire TV for Auto, giving passengers access to their favorite shows, movies, apps, unique vehicle features and Alexa.

Steve Todhunter Collection to headline Mecum Glendale Auction

2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast

(March 6, 2021) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions will host its third annual auction in Glendale, Ariz., at State Farm Stadium this March 18-20, and the anticipated 1,200-car lineup will be headlined by the awe-inspiring collection of Steve Todhunter, which comprises 20 vehicles ranging from seven pristine, low-mile Ferraris to a 1965 Shelby 427 Cobra FAM previously owned by late actor Paul Walker.

Project Trinity: High range, short charge time planned for VW EV in 2026

(March 6, 2021) WOLFSBURG, Germany — Volkswagen is giving a first design preview of Project Trinity. The electrically powered sedan is to be built in Wolfsburg staring in 2026 and is expected to set new standards in terms of range, charging speed and digitization — as well as being able to drive highly automated according to Level 4. The project name Trinity is derived from the Latin “trinitas” and stands for the tri-unity.

Honda launches next generation Honda SENSING Elite safety system

(March 5, 2021) Honda has announced that it will begin leasing in Japan of the Honda Legend EX equipped with Honda SENSING Elite today. Striving to realize a collision-free society based on its global safety slogan, “Safety for Everyone,” Honda has long been at the forefront of the research and development of safety technologies. The introduction of the Legend equipped with Honda SENSING Elite represents the next step forward in the area of advanced safety technology.

Dodge joins MTN DEW and Speedway for 'Change Your Garage' contest

(March 5, 2021) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Dodge brand joins the latest extension of the MTN DEW and Speedway year-long platform “Year of DEW,” with the introduction of “Charge Your Garage.” MTN DEW, Speedway and Dodge are charging fans’ garages with the chance to take home a 2021 Durango R/T powered by the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8.