June 2020

Jeep gives owners and fans opportunity to create the next 'Easter egg'

(June 22, 2020 ) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — From hidden Jeep grilles to the three digits “419” or a 1941 Jeep Willys driving up a mountain, Jeep owners, fans and followers around the world are discovering the “Easter eggs” hidden on their vehicles, then posting their finds on social media. Now, the Jeep brand is giving its community the opportunity to invent what the next “Easter egg” should be for a chance to have it hidden on a future Jeep model. Ideas can be submitted at thenextjeepeasteregg.com.

Range Rover marks 50 years with exclusive Limited Edition

(June 21, 2020) MAHWAH, N.J. — Range Rover is celebrating 50 years of pioneering innovation, refinement and all-terrain capability with the introduction of the new Range Rover Fifty. The original luxury SUV has defined the market since June 17, 1970, and, five decades on, the Range Rover has evolved to become a family of desirable and capable luxury vehicles. Its compelling blend of design, refinement and engineering innovation has ensured its place as the benchmark for all luxury SUVs.

A Florida father-son mechanic duo restores vintage Volkswagens

(June 20, 2020) Gregg Ammerman has loved vintage Volkswagens ever since he purchased his very first car, a watermelon green Super Beetle, in 1982. His passion for the brand has grown over time, and now the former Army mechanic shares his love for car restoration with his youngest son, Dalton Ammerman.

2021 Mercedes-AMG E 63 — Striking design, improved aerodynamics

(June 20, 2020) Since the legendary "Hammer" of 1986, the E-Class with its superior AMG engine has been a central model supporting the core of Mercedes-AMG. In its latest 2021 AMG E 63 guise, high-performance vehicle dynamics are combined with considerably more comfort and supplemented by an extensive design update.

BMW, Mercedes partnership puts automated driving work on hold

(June 19, 2020) The BMW Group and Mercedes-Benz AG are putting their cooperation on development of next-generation technology for automated driving temporarily on hold because of financial concerns. Following extensive review, the two companies have arrived at a mutual and amicable agreement to concentrate on their existing development paths, which may also include working with current or new partners.

Ford's Co-Pilot360 Technology to add hands-free driving

(June 19, 2020) DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Co-Pilot360 Technology — a comprehensive collection of available driver-assist features — adds new offerings including Active Drive Assist, allowing for hands-free driving on more than 100,000 miles of divided highways in all 50 states and Canada.

“The stress of long highway drives remains a huge issue for drivers around the world,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s chief product development and purchasing officer. “By introducing driver-assist technologies like Active Drive Assist, Ford’s version of hands-free driving, we’re allowing our customers to feel more confident whenever they’re behind the wheel.”

2021 Toyota GR Supra hits streets with more power, new 4-cylinder turbo model

(June 18, 2020) PLANO, Texas — One year after its debut, Toyota is raising the bar for the 2021 GR Supra with six-cylinder models that leap ahead with a power boost and retuned chassis, while the first ever four-cylinder turbo model joins the line.

The first 1,500 Mk. V Supras were Launch Editions, and for 2021 Toyota is offering 1,000 new A91 Editions. This special edition Supra will have the 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine and will be available in a choice of two colors, Nocturnal or Refraction, the latter exclusive to the A91 Edition and an all-new color for Supra.