July 2020

2021 Chevy Corvette will retain same price as 2020 model

(July 9, 2020) DETROIT — Corvette has always represented iconic American design, performance, technical ingenuity and attainability. That was vividly displayed with the all-new 2020 Corvette. And Chevrolet says the 2021 Corvette Stingray will retain carryover pricing — the same as the introductory model starting at $59,995 for the coupe and $67,495 for the convertible. Both models include destination freight charges.

LEVC announces details of its new hybrid electric VN5 van in the UK

(July 8, 2020) ANSTY, UK — LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) is set to revolutionize the commercial vehicle segment with the launch of VN5, its new electric light commercial van. Available to order now, first VN5 deliveries will commence in RHD form in Q4, with LHD models available from March 2021. VN5 has a flexible zero emissions capable range of over 300 miles delivered by LEVC’s innovative eCity electric technology.

Hyundai unveils rendering of new Elantra N Line

(July 8, 2020) SEOUL — Hyundai has released a design rendering of the new Elantra N Line sport sedan and revealed other details about the new performance-inspired offering that will hit showrooms. Hyundai’s all-new Elantra N Line is distinguished by low and wide styling, expressed on the fascia by an edgy N Line version of Hyundai’s signature cascading grill, N Line badging and motorsport-inspired air intake.

Morgan bids farewell to its steel chassis after 84 years

(July 8, 2020) MALVERN, England — The Morgan Motor Company has this week finished production of its last-ever steel chassis car to be built. The momentous occasion marks 84 years of continuous production for the underpinning — barring factory closures during World War II and the coronavirus pandemic — making it the longest-ever running production car architecture of all time, anywhere in the world.

The Wraith Kryptos Collection — A labyrinth of complex ciphers

(July 7, 2020) Rolls-Royce Collection Cars are poetic embodiments of artistry and skill, envisioned at the hands of the marque’s accomplished designers. They are illustrative of the Bespoke Collective’s mastery of their craft, and extremely limited in number. Incorporating only the finest materials and contemporary applications, Rolls-Royce Collection Cars are executed with creative passion and technical precision. These cars capture owners' imaginations around the world, joining the chronicles of some of the greatest and most storied Rolls-Royces ever to have been created.

Hyundai ships 10 heavy-duty fuel cell trucks to Europe for commercial use

(July 7, 2020) SEOUL — Hyundai has shipped the first 10 units of the Hyundai XCIENT Fuel Cell, the world’s first mass-produced fuel cell heavy-duty truck, to Switzerland. The company plans to ship a total of 50 XCIENT Fuel Cells to Switzerland this year, with handover to commercial fleet customers starting in September. Hyundai plans to roll out 1,600 XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks by 2025, reflecting the company’s environmental commitment and technological prowess as it works toward reducing carbon emissions through zero-emission solutions.

A 1953 Texas Willys

This 1953 Willys was discovered in a Texas salvage yard. Willys re-entered the car market with a new compact car in 1952, the Willys Aero. At first available only as a two-door sedan, it came with either an L-head or F-head six-cylinder engine.  A four-door sedan and a two-door hardtop were added for 1953 along with taxi models.  Transmissions included a 3-speed manual, 3-speed manual with overdrive, and a 4-speed Hydramatic. 42,224 cars were sold in 1953, but sales tanked in 1954, and the car's final model year was 1955.
(Photo by Peter Hubbard)

Ford awards TomTom global deal to provide Ford real-time traffic service

(July 6, 2020) DEARBORN, Mich. — Similar to planning trips around weather predictions, drivers of the all-new F-150 and Mustang Mach-E will be able to adjust trips based on traffic forecasts, thanks to another new innovation from TomTom, the location technology specialist, which powers Ford’s next-generation Ford SYNC technology navigation system.

Jaguar-Land Rover announces premium car subscription service

(July 6, 2020) LONDON — As more people choose flexible monthly payments over one-off bills, Jaguar Land Rover is changing the way we use vehicles — with a premium car subscription service. Britain’s biggest car maker has set up the service, called Pivotal, so customers can experience either the latest technology from the smarter, more refined and premium Jaguar range, or the unrivaled breadth of capability, versatility and luxury offerings of the Land Rover range, swapping between models when it suits them.