Inside the Industry

Mustang claims title as best-selling sports coupe in the world

(April 17, 2019) DEARBORN, Mich. — As Ford marks Mustang’s 55th anniversary on this National Mustang Day, enthusiasts everywhere are celebrating the world’s best-selling sports coupe for the fourth consecutive year.

From Australia to Peru, Mustang reigns as the best-selling sports coupe in the world for 2018, selling 113,066 cars, according to data from IHS Markit. 2018 not only marks the fourth straight year of Mustang’s global leadership as world’s best-selling sports coupe, but also as best-selling sports car in the United States, where Ford sold 75,842 Mustangs last year.

Automobili Pininfarina debuts Battista hypercar In New York

(April 17, 2019) NEW YORK — Automobili Pininfarina launched its stunning pure-electric 1,900 horsepower Battista hypercar in North America on on April 16  just one year after the company was introduced at the 2018 Rome Formula E race. Shown in the days leading up to the New York Auto Show, the production-ready model was debuted at Studio 525 in Chelsea by Michael Perschke, CEO, and Luca Borgogno, design director.

Toyota’s fourth-generation Highlander redesigned from the ground up

(April 17, 2019) NEW YORK — Toyota is on a major roll with new SUVs, especially the next-generation three-row 2020 Highlander debuting at the New York International Auto Show. Arriving in Toyota dealerships in winter, the Highlander gas model will arrive in December and the Highlander Hybrid will make its way to customers in February 2020.

2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO strengthens grip on speed

(April 17, 2019) NEW YORK — The 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO made its world debut Tuesday, with race car-inspired upgrades and tuning improvements that maximize its exhilarating performance. The model was showcased alongside the new 50th Anniversary Edition as Nissan celebrated 50 years of GT-R heritage at the New York International Auto Show.

Fiat kicks off convertible season with 124 Spider Urbana Edition

(April 16, 2019  AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Just in time for the spring convertible season, the Fiat brand has announced the new 2019 Fiat 124 Spider Urbana Edition. The Urbana Edition will offer another option for Fiat 124 Spider customers to customize their roadster with dark exterior and interior accents that create a sporty appearance.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV hits 200,000 sales worldwide

(April 15, 2019) TOKYO — Mitsubishi has announced that the world's first plug-in hybrid SUV, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, has achieved a key milestone with sales of 200,000 worldwide since its launch in 2013. The Outlander PHEV is Mitsubishi's technology flagship, and its success demonstrates the scale of consumer demand for electrified vehicles as the automobile industry undergoes a profound technology change.

Chevrolet to unwrap next-generation Corvette on July 18

(April 15, 2019) Chevrolet reports that it will unwrap the next-generation Corvette, featuring a mid-engine layout for the first time on July 18. While the car has been photographed undergoing road tests for months, it's the first time Chevrolet has confirmed plans for the next-generation of the venerable sports car.

GM President Mark Reuss, who also heads the automaker's global product development programs, posted an image of the eighth-generation Corvette — the C8 — on his Facebook page late Thursday.

Atlas Basecamp Concept designed with trail seekers in mind

(April  15, 2019) HERNDON, Va.  — Volkswagen of America is pleased to introduce the Atlas Basecamp Concept, which showcases a few of the many ways that the capable Volkswagen Atlas can be enhanced for trail seekers. Featuring a custom body, lift kit, custom wheels, all-terrain tires, roof rack with bike mounts, and LED light bars, the Atlas Basecamp Concept is ready for adventure.

Nissan debuts all-new 2020 Versa at music festival in Florida

(April 13, 2019) FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Surrounded by beach loving concert-goers on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, Nissan, partnered with Live Nation to unveil its all-new 2020 Versa in the middle of a pop-up performance from popular country music star Kane Brown. The unique introduction, at Rock the Ocean's Tortuga Music Festival, was fitting for the completely redesigned subcompact car poised to redefine the segment.

BMW's annual 'Ultimate Driving Experience' returns to U.S. cities

(April 12, 2019) WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. — BMW’s annual Ultimate Driving Experience is back. Building on past success, BMW’s signature experiential driving event returns this year to an expanded, 16-city line-up, with new program components in select cities. The Ultimate Driving Experience invites consumers, from coast-to-coast, to get behind the wheel and experience “The Ultimate Driving Machine” first-hand.