January 2020

A 1969 Chevrolet C50



This 1969 Chevrolet C50 farm truck languishes in a field in eastern North Carolina, perhaps awaiting a new owner to put it back into duty. This truck was part part of the second generation of C-series trucks, introduced in 1960.  (Photo by Jim Meachen)

Genesis GV80 has North American debut in Miami

(February 1, 2020) MIAMI, Fla. — The Genesis GV80 sport-utility vehicle debuted in North America for the first time, at a media reveal event held in Miami this week. GV80, the first SUV from Genesis, introduces a variety of firsts for the Genesis brand, including responsive electronic control suspension, active road noise cancellation, and an active motion driver’s seat.

Audi and Maisie Williams invite world to 'Let it Go' in Super Bowl ad

(January 31, 2020) INGOLSTADT, Germany — Audi returns to the biggest night in American football with a musically-inspired, 60-second commercial called “Let It Go” featuring actor Maisie Williams. Williams takes the wheel of the all-new Audi e-tron Sportback to help kick off a global brand campaign about Audi’s long-term ambition to shape a new era of sustainable mobility.

Created by global partner agency 72andSunny Amsterdam, the spot was directed by François Rousselet and marks the brand’s eleventh appearance at the game.

Chevrolet C-50 farm truck



This Chevrolet C50 farm truck languishes in a field in eastern North Carolina, perhaps awaiting a new owner to put it back into duty. This truck was part part of the second generation of C-series trucks, introduced in 1960.  (Photo by Jim Meachen)

GMC to introduce 1,000-horsepower Hummer electric truck

(January 31, 2020) DETROIT — GMC will introduce the GMC Hummer EV, bringing bold design and remarkable capability to the electrified vehicle space, during this weekend’s big game, in an ad titled “Quiet Revolution.” The spot juxtaposes the staggering anticipated performance metrics of GMC’s first all-electric truck with the remarkable quietness inherent in the operation of an electric vehicle.

Mazda marks its 100th anniversary

(January 30, 2020) HIROSHIMA, Japan. — Today Mazda Motor Corporation celebrated its 100th anniversary with an employee event at its headquarters in Hiroshima, Japan.

Mazda plans to continue celebrations throughout the year, including at the Geneva International Motor Show in March with anniversary themed exhibits and during Mazda Open Day 2020 in May an open house event at Mazda’s headquarters.

The magic behind Acura's NSX engine revealed in video

(January 30, 2020) TORRANCE, Calif. — Acura shares what makes the beating heart of the NSX so special in a new video. The video takes an up-close look at the development, construction, racing prowess and human connection that underpins the twin-turbocharged V6 engine that powers Acura’s one-of-a-kind hybrid supercar.

Hand-built in a specialized 4,000 square-foot facility within the massive 2.5-million square-foot Anna Engine Plant in Anna, Ohio, each NSX engine is meticulously assembled to exacting standards by a single master builder.

Lotus launches new Evora GT410 with improved usability

(January 30, 2020) HETHEL, UK — Lotus has launched a new version of the Evora— the GT410. As a second model in the range it sells alongside the Evora GT410 Sport, which also benefits from a revised specification. The Evora GT410 with 410 horsepower and a 0-to-60 time of 4 seconds features an enhanced standard spec over the GT410 Sport, providing owners with improved usability and a new level of driving comfort.

FCA rolls our most advanced Uconnect system ever

(January 29, 2020) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The Uconnect experience is expanding its functionality outside of the vehicle itself. The all-new Uconnect 5 is more connected, helpful, content rich and adds greater personalization, making it the most advanced Uconnect system ever. With future growth in mind, the advanced Uconnect 5 architecture is now scalable across all FCA brands and preps for the integration of advanced technology.