September 2017

Nissan announces Canton plant to build next-generation Frontier

(September 12, 2017) CANTON, Miss. — Nissan today affirmed its commitment to manufacturing vehicles in Mississippi by announcing the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant will build the next-generation Nissan Frontier.

"Nissan is proud to call Mississippi home, and the Canton plant is a crucial element in our company's global production chain," said José Muñoz, chief performance officer, Nissan., and chairman, Nissan North America.

Land Rover reveals Discovery SVX — Ultimate off-road warrior

(September 12, 2017) FRANKFURT, Germany — Land Rover has revealed the Discovery SVX — the ultimate Discovery for off-road enthusiasts seeking epic adventures. Discovery SVX adds extreme all-terrain capability to the Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) product triangle. SVX will sit alongside the acclaimed Range Rover Sport SVR and Range Rover SVAutobiography, which are hallmarks for outstanding on-road performance and supreme luxury respectively.

2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo unveiled in Frankfurt

(September 12, 2017) — The 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo took its place at the top of the model line at the 67th Frankfurt International Motor Show this week. The new model from the third-generation Cayenne range is once again raising the bar for sporty performance in the segment.

Its twin-turbo four-liter V8 engine delivers 550 horsepower. The combination of innovations including a three-chamber air suspension, staggered tire sizes and new high-performance Porsche Surface Coated Brake (PSCB) technology result in improved driving dynamics.

Mercedes-Benz unveils electric concept — the EQA

(September 12, 2017) FRANKFURT, Germany — The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA made its World Premiere at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt this week demonstrating how the EQ strategy can be introduced to the compact class. Featuring one electric motor at the front axle and one at the rear, the electric athlete has a system output of over 268 horsepower.

Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid rated at 47 EV miles on a full charge

(September 12, 2017) TORRENCE, Calif. — Honda has announced its 2018 Clarity Plug-in Hybrid earned the highest all-electric range rating among all midsize plug-in hybrids with its EPA range rating of 47 miles on a full charge. Launching at dealerships nationwide later this year, the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid also received an EPA fuel economy rating of 110 combined MPGe, among the top of its class, and a gasoline only 44/40/42 MPG rating (city/highway/combined).

Volkswagen teams with Amazon Prime for on-demand Atlas test drives

(September 11, 2017) HERNDON, Va. — Volkswagen of America today announced it is teaming up with Amazon to offer on-demand test drives of the all-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas SEL Premium through Prime Now, the company’s fast delivery service. For two consecutive weekends (Sept. 22 to Sept. 24 and Sept. 29 to Oct. 1), the VW Atlas Prime Now Test Drive Program will offer Amazon Prime members in Los Angeles and Chicago the opportunity to sign up for a limited number of convenient, home-based test drive experiences of the Atlas SEL Premium.

Mercedes-Benz heads to Frankfurt show with new August sales record

(September 11, 2017) STUTTGART, Germany — Last month, Mercedes-Benz sold more cars worldwide than ever before in an August. Altogether, 170,341 automobiles were handed over to customers, an increased of 9 percent over 2016. In the first eight months of the year, 1,496,406 units were sold, which is an increase of 12.8% compared to the same period of last year.

GKN Driveline to reveal all-new 2-speed electric axle concept

(September 11, 2017) GKN Driveline will reveal an all-new electric axle concept at the 67th Frankfurt International Motor Show this week, representing the world’s most advanced electrified driveline technology. The state-of-the-art concept is a showcase for GKN’s expertise in efficient and high-performance compact driveline systems.

2018 Mitsubishi Mirage boasts updated standard equipment

(September 11, 2017) CYPRESS, Calif., — Mitsubishi has announced details surrounding the updated 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage. Continuing its legacy of impressive fuel economy, affordability and reliability, the 2018 Mirage adds interior enhancements to its ES base model to ensure consumers continue to receive the connectivity they seek at an affordable price.

One of a kind — Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe BMW CCA Edition

(September 11, 2017) WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J.  — Introduced in 2014 in collaboration between BMW and Alpina, the four-door Coupé with xDrive has been widely recognized for its aesthetic beauty, epic driving performance and balanced handling. Powered by a bespoke 4.4 liter V8 Twin-Turbo engine which delivers 600 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 590 lb-ft at only 3,500 rpm, the BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe offers supercar like performance.