June 2020

Hyundai reveals refreshened 2021 fourth-generation Santa Fe 

(June 4, 2020) SEOUL — Hyundai Motor Company has unveiled the design of its upcoming refereshed 2021 Santa Fe, showcasing charismatic styling and value-added features that "make the SUV the ultimate family adventure vehicle." Developed to offer a premium experience while meeting the  needs of an entire family, the redesigned fourth-generation Santa Fe — introduced in 2019 — goes beyond a mere facelift. A fresh look and feel along with new features can be seen from all sides of the car as well as the interior.

2021 Volkswagen Arteon to premier June 24

(June 4, 2020) WOLFSBURG, Germany — In advance of a virtual world première later this month, Volkswagen is giving a first glimpse of the new Arteon. Alongside the classic gran turismo, a shooting brake will also be available in Europe. Volkswagen will introduce a major update of the model line with the debut of the two Arteon versions. On the inside, the Arteon will be given a completely new cockpit environment to match its exclusive nature, and the latest modular infotainment matrix (MIB3) systems will be integrated to ensure the best possible connectivity.

Volkswagen Chattanooga produces one-millionth vehicle

(June 4, 2020) CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Volkswagen has announced that it achieved a key production milestone at its Chattanooga assembly plant with the completion of its one-millionth vehicle, an Aurora Red Metallic 2020 Volkswagen Passat R-Line.

“It’s gratifying to me that our team is back to work and able to mark yet another key milestone since the opening of VW’s Chattanooga plant,” said Tom du Plessis, president and CEO of Volkswagen Chattanooga.

Karma Automotive completes E-Flex platform projects

(June 4, 20920) IRVINE, Calif. — Karma Automotive has announced the completion of its E-Flex Platform project, a series of highly versatile EREV (extended range electric vehicle) and BEV (battery electric vehicle) rolling chassis systems illustrating Karma’s technical direction and capabilities. Karma began developing its E-Flex Platforms after recognizing a high demand within the electric vehicle market for platforms with increased versatility.

2021 Mercedes CLS goes on sale today

(June 3, 2020) The Mercedes-Benz CLS is about to enter the new model year with new paintwork shades (Mojave silver and high-tech silver) and an extensive technical update. The CLS  and the Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 4MATIC+  are characterized by a significantly upgraded MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) and an extended range of programs for the ENERGIZING comfort control system.

Red is the color of 2021 Toyota Corolla Special Edition

(June 3, 2020) PLANO, Texas — Toyota has something special in store for sport hatchback fans who like their cars with expressive styling and bold colors. Dressed out with an exclusive body kit and striking Supersonic Red paint, the 2021 Corolla Hatchback Special Edition looks like it just rolled out of a Southern California custom shop. And, because enthusiasts who buy factory customs don’t like to see themselves coming and going on the road, Toyota will offer just 1,500 of these red-hot hatches for the 2021 model year.

Porsche 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition pays tribute to tradition

(June 3, 2020) ATLANTA — With design elements from the 1950s and early 1960s, Porsche presents the 2021 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition as the first of four special Heritage Design models. Historical exterior and interior design elements have been reinterpreted and combined with the latest technology in an exclusive special edition model from Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur. The edition is limited to 992 models worldwide, matching the internal model series number of this, the eighth generation 911. 

New 2021 Lexus IS to debut on June 9

(June 2, 2020) PLANO, Texas — Bringing the thrill of driving to the compact luxury sports car segment, Lexus will pull the cover off the new 2021 IS sports sedan next week. "Lexus’ passion for brave design, imaginative technology, and exhilarating performance enables the luxury lifestyle brand to create amazing experiences for its guests," Lexus said in a release.

Land Rover begins first U.S. deliveries of new 2020 Defender

(June 2, 2020)  MAHWAH, N.J. — Land Rover has announced initial deliveries of the all-new 2020 Defender 110 has begun to retailers across the U.S., with first customer deliveries beginning on a limited basis. Every U.S. retailer will receive an initial supply of vehicles ensuring where feasible people can come and see the vehicle and customer deliveries can begin.

Reimagined for the 21st century, the highly anticipated New Defender is the most off-road capable Land Rover vehicle ever, while staying true to the brand’s iconic design and reputation for rugged go-anywhere utility.