June 2020

BMW releases details of updated 2021 M5 — 0 to 60 in 3.1 seconds

(June 18, 2020) WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. — BMW has released details of the updated 2021 BMW M5 and M5 Competition Sedans. The four-door M sedans, which offer supercar performance with everyday usability for up to five passengers. The new BMW M5 is powered by the S63 4.4-liter TwinPower turbocharged V8 engine producing 600 hp @ 6,000 rpm and 553 ft-lbs. of torque from 1,800 – 5,690 rpm. The M5 Sedan accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds.

Production version of long-awaited Lucid Air premieres Sept. 9

(June 18, 2020) NEWARK, Calif. —Lucid Motors has announced that it will unveil the production version of its groundbreaking luxury electric vehicle, the Lucid Air, in an online reveal on Sept. 9. At the same time, the company shared updates on its growth and progress across a range of areas related to its workforce, its manufacturing infrastructure, and the ongoing development of the Lucid Air.

Honda Pilot to get Special Edition, standard 9-speed automatic for 2021

(June 17, 2020) — TORRANCE, Calif.  — The 2021 Honda Pilot begins arriving at dealerships today with a new Special Edition (SE) trim, standard 9-speed transmission with paddle shifters, standard dual-zone climate control, and a new Platinum White Pearl color available for the Black Edition. The 2021 Pilot LX with 2-wheel drive and standard Honda Sensing safety and driver-assistive technology carries a starting price of $33,370 including $1,120 destination.

The Pilot LX with Honda’s Intelligent Variable Torque Management (iVTM-4) all-wheel-drive system carries a starting MSRP of $35,370.

Live Mecum auction returns to Indianapolis with 2,500 collector cars

(June 17, 2020) WALWORTH, Wis. — It’s full speed ahead come this July 10-18 as the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis opens for the annual return of Dana Mecum’s Original Spring Classic auction. The auction is a highly anticipated occurrence each May, with thousands of classic and collector car enthusiasts pouring into the Fairgrounds every year from across the United States.

Mercedes-AMG increases performance with electric exhaust gas turbocharger

(June 17, 2020) AFFALTERBACH, Germany —  The future of Mercedes-AMG is turning electric, with part of this evolution focused on combining high efficiency and enhanced driving dynamics. Developers in Affalterbach are working intensively on innovative technologies to ideally implement this combination, which will take driving performance to a new level. As a proof point in this evolution, the next vehicle generation will see the deployment of a new electric exhaust gas turbocharger.

Lexus reinvents its 2021 IS compact sports sedan

(June 17. 2020) PLANO, Texas — The new 2021 Lexus IS was unveiled Monday via an online virtual reveal. Lexus says that since its debut nearly 20 years ago in the U.S., the IS has thrived on creating exhilarating driving performance in the form of a true rear-wheel-drive luxury sports sedan. The IS has served as a whetstone to help sharpen Lexus driving performance across the lineup but, more directly, it has forged indelible bonds between driver and machine that reach into the hundreds of thousands.

A GMC in retirement

This "New Design" medium-duty GMC truck (1947-1955) was found in retirement in Utah. Both the Chevrolet truck (Advance Design) and the GMC were redesigned in 1947, and that iteration was built through 1955. The 1947 redesign featured integrated headlamps as well as wider, lower and bolder grilles.
(Photo by Jim Prueter)

Electrify Canada arrives in British Columbia with ultra-fast charging

(June 16, 2020) TORONTO — Electrify Canada charges forward with its national expansion, announcing nine new electric vehicle (EV) fast charging station locations in British Columbia projected to open throughout 2020.  The first station, located in the city of Merritt, marked the company’s official debut in western Canada when it opened to the public in May.

Nissan introduces all-new 2021 Rogue

(June 16, 2020) NASHVILLE, Tenn. — When Nissan began designing the 2021 Rogue, its best-selling model in the industry's largest segment, the company focused on delivering functionality, flexibility, technology and safety aimed at simply making life easier. The all-new Rogue crossover is the first of five new or redesigned Nissan models that will enter production in the next year. It follows Altima, Versa, Sentra and Titan, which were all recently redesigned.

Ducati presents new Hypermotard 950 RVE version

(June 15, 2020) Ducati has introduced the new Hypermotard 950 RVE, which is part of the Borgo Paginate fun-bike family between the entry model Hypermotard 950 and the top of the range Hypermotard 950 SP. The Hypermotard 950 RVE is characterized by a livery called "Graffiti" that is inspired by street art. The bike builds on the success achieved in 2019, especially on social media, by the Hypermotard 950 Concept presented at the prestigious Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este.