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Velocity unveils new modernized 1967-68 Convertible Mustang line


(May 21, 2024) PENSACOLA, Fla.  — Velocity, an industry leader in classic vehicle modernization, has announced a new convertible option for its Signature Series Mustang lineup. The highly sought-after 1967-68 Ford Mustang Fastback has been beautifully restored to seamlessly blend the iconic style of the classic with modern components found in late-model Mustangs.

2024 Subaru’s BRZ tS

HERNDON, Va. — To paraphrase singer Deniece Williams (briefly) and the Footloose soundtrack, LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS! Regardless of the auto industry’s recent efforts at gender diversity (and there are many), a tightly drawn 2+2 with a horizontally opposed four and manual trans could only have been executed by a small, brief outpouring of testosterone.

2025 Subaru Forester

MISSOULA, MT. — Have you ever been to Montana?  As I found for my first visit recently, it’s a big place — the kind of wide open, horizon-to-horizon, nestling mountains, and wide-open Interstates kind of place where you just want to drive, drive, and drive.  Turns out, it was the perfect place to meet the redesigned 2025 Subaru Forester.

2024 Land Rover Defender 110

PHOENIX — It's been four years since Land Rover brought the all-new Defender to the US shores in the spring of 2020 and its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Now four years into its current life cycle the rugged leading man handsome styling has held up more than well with its reinterpretation of the  original Defender dating all the way back to when Winston Churchill was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from which Land Rover originates.

Vehicle of the Week

2024 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro — A hybrid powered off-road brute

By Jim Prueter

(May 19, 2024) When Toyota finally came up with an all new Tundra full-size pickup for the 2022 model year after a long 14 years since the last model debuted, we knew an all-new Sequoia that pairs with the Tundra truck couldn't be far behind. The aging and long-neglected Sequoia barely hung in there for 2022 and 2023 saw the debut of an all-new Sequoia grabbing the best of the Tacoma pickup's style, brawn, platform and capable architecture.

Here's the Thing

J.D. Power study — EV purchase consideration drops

Charging concerns growing,
lack of affordablity continues

(May 21, 2024) TROY, Mich. — Consumer demand for electric vehicles (EVs) has cooled as the industry grapples with persistent growing pains, according to the J.D. Power 2024 U.S. Electric Vehicle Consideration (EVC) Study. For the first time since the study’s inception in 2021, new-vehicle buyer consideration has dropped from the previous year.

2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 addresses issues buyers might have shopping for an EV

Photos by Paul Borden

By Paul Borden

(May 19, 2024) The 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 addresses at least two of the more-common concerns shoppers have when they are looking into buying an all-electric vehicle (EV), namely driving range and charging times.

2024 Genesis GV60 Performance — A sweetheart of an all-electric SUV

By Jim Prueter
(May 18, 2024) Genesis, the upmarket luxury brand of Hyundai, makes its second entrant at a fully electric SUV with the compelling GV60. It isn't the first full electric SUV for Genesis but unlike the electrified GV70 it isn't a conversion from the original gas only powered combustion SUV.

Inside the Industry

Latest project from Callum to make global public debut

Callum Skye prototype to debut
at concours in London this week

(May 21, 2024) LONDON — Callum Skye, the first vehicle fully developed in-house by the British design and engineering business Callum, will be seen in public for the first time at Concours on Savile Row, London on May 22-23. The pioneering, high-performance, all-wheel-drive, multi-terrain electric vehicle was announced in November 2023 to global critical acclaim. The first running prototype will be displayed outside Edward Sexton’s store throughout the free-to-attend event that celebrates the long history that car manufacturers and tailors share.

NHTSA investigates VW ID4 door opening recall

(May 21, 2024) The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are investigating Volkswagen Group's handling of a 2023 recall after reports of doors opening while vehicles were in motion. NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation said it received 12 reports for 2021-2023 model year ID4 vehicles alleging the "vehicle's door intermittently opens while driving with no reasonable detectability," according to Automotive News.

Mitsubishi announces Momentum 2030 — North American five-year business plan

One new or refreshed vehicle
to debut yearly between '26 and '30

(May 20, 2024) Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) has announced details of its North American business plan, dubbed "Mitsubishi Motors Momentum 2030," outlining business and product plans that start immediately and run through fiscal-year 2030. The plan was first revealed to the company's dealer partners in a national dealer meeting in Nashville on May 14, and was met with enthusiasm and excitement.

Abandoned Car of the Week

The remains of a Plymouth

This used up 1963 Plymouth Savoy wagon was found locked behind a fence in northern Florida. The '63 Savoy 5-door was outfitted with a 145-horsepower, 6-cylinder engine making 215 pound-feet of torque mated to a 3-speed automatic. Published 0-to-60 time was 13.9 seconds with a 99 mph top speed. The full-sized wagon measured 210 inches in length with a curb weight of 3,538 pounds. Combined city/highway fuel economy was measured at about 15 mpg.
(Photo by Jim Meachen)