November 2017

Hyundai says it will release eight new crossover vehicles by 2020

(November 16, 2017) SUPERIOR TWP., Mich. — Hyundai Motor America has announced its commitment to debut eight new or re-engineered crossover utility vehicles in the United States by 2020. The announcement came during a press conference at the Hyundai America Technical Center Wednesday.

A survivor from the '50s

Chevrolet built the astounding number of 624,489 sedans for the 1956 model year. This is one of the survivors from more than 60 years ago found behind a garage in North Carolina. Prices ranged from $1,869 for a base One-Fifty to $2,230 for a top line Bel Air four-door hardtop.
(Photo by Ralph Gable)

Cadillac vehicle subscription service begins in L.A. and Dallas

(November 15, 2017) Starting this week, drivers in the greater Los Angeles and Dallas metro areas can enroll in BOOK by Cadillac, a first-of-its-kind luxury vehicle subscription service that gives members access to a variety of Cadillac vehicles on a month-to-month basis with no long-term commitments.

The availability of BOOK by Cadillac in these new pilot markets comes on the heels of overwhelming demand for enrollment in the New York metro area, where the program launched earlier this year.

The CS, a more M-otional BMW M3

By Christopher A. Sawyer
The Virtual Driver

(November 15, 2017) BMW’s special edition M3 CS really ladles on the carbon fiber. The hood (25% lighter than on the stock M3), roof (13 pounds lighter), Gurney flap and front splitter (both in exposed carbon fiber), and the unique rear diffuser are all made from this material. Weight for the model is 110 pounds less than a standard M3, making these additions functional as well as stylish.

Genesis displays compact G70 sedan in Dubai

(November 14, 2017) DUBAI — Genesis has shown its compact G70 sedan for the first time in the Middle East, with a regional unveiling at Dubai International Motor Show. The youngest and most dynamic model in the Genesis line-up was launched globally in September, proving once again the impeccable credentials of the world’s newest luxury automotive brand, alongside the larger G80 and G90.

Great moments in Chevrolet Trucks 100-year torque history

(November 14, 2017) DETROIT — Torque is power. More specifically, it’s the twisting force an engine generates, and for 100 years Chevy Trucks have offered the torque that customers of 85 million trucks have relied on for hauling cargo and pulling trailers, on and off the clock.

“Chevrolet trucks have pulled their weight for a century,” said Dan Nicholson, vice president, Global Propulsion Systems. “Nobody does torque like Chevrolet and generations have counted on our trucks to get the job done confidently.”

Dubai International Motor Show to highlight electrified mobility

(November 14, 2017) Dubai’s push for a cleaner greener future under the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, in which the emirate aims to have the world’s lowest carbon footprint by 2050, has resulted in a range of initiatives and incentives across all sectors of industry — including the automotive sector, so it’s perhaps no surprise that hybrid and fully electric ve

2019 Corvette ZR1 — Most powerful Corvette ever with 755 horsepower

(November 13, 2017) Chevrolet on Sunday introduced the 2019 Corvette ZR1, a supercar that pushes Corvette’s performance legacy with the highest power, greatest track performance and most advanced technology in its production history.

“I’ve never driven a Corvette like this before, and nobody else has either, because there’s never been one like this before,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain. “Its unprecedented performance puts all other global supercars on notice that the ZR1 is back.”