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New Design Edition package available for Audi S6 and S7

(May 16, 2022) HERNDON, Va. — Audi of America has announced a new Design Edition package available for the 2023 S6 and S7. In addition to the exclusive Arrow Gray body color and Liquid Chrome Dark exterior elements, the Design Edition package features 21-inch Audi Sport wheels finished in Platinum Gray, as well as Audi Sport interior accents. Customers will be able to order vehicles equipped with the new Design Edition package beginning in June, available exclusively for the 2023 model year.

Mercedes-Benz announces voluntary stop drive recall for 292,287 vehicles

(May 16, 2022) Mercedes-Benz USA has announced that Mercedes-Benz  has determined that on certain Model Year (MY) 2006-2012 ML, GL and R-Class vehicles, the function of the brake booster might be affected by advanced corrosion in the joint area of its housing. As part of its commitment to customer safety, MBUSA will conduct a voluntary recall of approximately 292,287 ML, GL and R-Class vehicles produced for the 2006-2012 model year period.

Refreshed 2023 Lexus UX will be available only as a hybrid in U.S.

(May 16, 2022) PLANO, Texas — The new 2023 UX 250h brings urban dweller style and improved driving dynamics for the upcoming model year. Enhancements to the hybrid crossover deliver on what guests have been looking for with the addition of Lexus Interface, a larger touchscreen and Lexus Safety System+ 2.5. The vehicle will be on sale in late summer 2022. And for 2023 the UX will only be available in the U.S. as a hybrid.

Celebrating 55 years of AMG — The AMG CLA 45 Edition 55

(May 16, 2022) Mercedes-AMG is extending the range of "Edition 55" special models released in celebration of "55 years of AMG" to include the AMG CLA 45 4-Door Coupe. Paintwork in sophisticated Cosmos Black Metallic underscores the exclusive look, as do special contrasting AMG emblems, along with 19-inch AMG cross-spoke forged wheels. Limited to 55 units for the U.S. market, the 2023 AMG CLA 45 “Edition 55” will be available later this year.

Subaru debuts refreshed 2023 Legacy sedan with new front styling

(May 13, 2022) Subaru of America has announced the 2023 Legacy midsize sedan with updated styling and new safety and in-vehicle technologies. Also new, the Sport trim level comes standard with the 2.4-liter turbo SUBARU BOXER engine. For 2023 model year, Legacy will be available in Base, Premium, Sport, Limited, and Touring XT trim levels when it arrives in Subaru retailers this fall.

Toyota dials up style factor on Venza with 2023 Nightshade Edition

(May 13, 2022) PLANO, Texas — The Toyota Venza, offered exclusively as an EPA-estimated 39 combined MPG hybrid, brought a fresh approach to premium style and comfort in the midsize CUV segment when it arrived for 2022. Now, for 2023, Venza’s unique style gets an extra infusion of coolness with the new Nightshade Edition. Based on the XLE trim level and available in three exterior colors, all featuring blackout trim for a distinctive presence, the Venza Nightshade joins other Toyota models in offering this bold treatment.

General Motors and Red Hat collaborate on future of software-defined vehicles

(May 12, 2022) General Motors and Red Hat Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, have announced a collaboration to help advance software-defined vehicles at the edge. The companies expect to expand an ecosystem of innovation around the Red Hat In-Vehicle Operating System, which provides a functional-safety certified Linux operating system foundation intended for the ongoing evolution of GM’s Ultifi software platform.

2023 Toyota Highlander gets new turbocharged engine

(May 12, 2022) PLANO, Texas — The Toyota Highlander has been the No. 1 retail midsize SUV for six years running, no easy feat in one of the most intensely competitive segments. Now, for 2023, Highlander is giving buyers even more reasons to choose this hands-down winner, starting with an all-new engine for the gas models and also including larger multimedia screens and other amenities for greater value across all grades and powertrains.

Cadillac Escalade-V expands V-Series lineup; delivers 682 horsepower

(May 12, 2022) Cadillac has revealed full details surrounding the 2023 Escalade-V. It is the first-ever Cadillac V-Series SUV — an elevation of design, performance and technology and the purest expression of the passion that exists at the core of Cadillac boasting 682 horsepower and 653 pound-feet of torque.

New Range Rover Sport revealed in dramatic climb up spillway

(May 11, 2022) The New Range Rover Sport has made its global premiere with a dramatic world-first climb up a flooded dam spillway in Iceland. The epic ascent saw New Range Rover Sport resist the surging torrent of water flowing down the ramp of the Karahnjukar Dam — the biggest of its kind in the world — at a rate of 750 tonnes per minute. A loss of traction risked plunging down the perilous 90m drop at the base of the spillway to the valley floor below.