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Nissan ends R35 generation GT-R with T-spec Takumi limited edition


Exclusive variants celebrate
17-year sports car legacy in NA

(June 15, 2024) NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The closing chapter for the legendary R35 generation of the Nissan GT-R takes shape with the introduction of two limited-production special editions. Building on the changes already announced for the 2024 GT-R, the T-spec Takumi Edition and Skyline Edition pay homage to the performance vehicle that has been an icon of the Nissan lineup since its 2007 debut.

2024 Mustang Dark Horse

MIAMI — In racing, a “dark horse” is a long shot not expected to win a race but nevertheless retains some chance for success such as Mystik Dan, who went into this year’s Kentucky Derby saddled with 18-1 odds but nosed out the other 19 competitors at the wire. When it comes to cars, however, there is nothing long shot about the Dark Horse edition of the 2024 Ford Mustang. It is a pure winner, a real thoroughbred among performance coupes.

2024 Subaru Solterra

HERNDON, Va. — If you weren’t aware that Subaru had been offering a dedicated battery electric (BEV) for most of the past two years, you’re not alone. The Subaru Solterra, sharing a platform with the equally anonymous Toyota bZ4Z, has received little attention from Subaru’s marketing execs, and even less attention — if that’s possible — from the buying public.

2024 Chevy Colorado ZR2

MIAMI — For a 10-year period that ended late last year, Chevrolet urged us to “Find New Roads” in its advertising. Maybe they changed it because with vehicles like the 2024 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison pickup you don’t need to bother finding any roads, let alone new ones, to get where you want to go.

Vehicle of the Week

2024 Genesis G70 — Checking all the boxes

By David Boldt

(June 9, 2024) We’ll get this out of the way from the git-go: If looking for a sport sedan in a crowded parking lot, filled with the all-too-predictable inventory of crossovers, SUVs and big trucks, have your remote handy — ‘cause what you can’t see you might be able to hear. And at the Parking Spot near LAX Airport that’s exactly what I did; I couldn’t see the Genesis G70, but in hitting the unlock feature of its remote I was able to hear it.

Here's the Thing

Don't pass by the Hyundai Elantra Hybrid when shopping small sedan

By Paul Borden

(June 16, 2024) When it comes to automotive awards, there is no shortage of organizations, websites, magazines, and other publications singling out vehicles for special recognition. The North American Car, Truck, and Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY) leads the way. Texas auto writers recognize the Texas Truck and SUV of the Year. And, of course, with the latest big thing in the automotive world, Green Car Journal selects a Green Car, Green SUV, and a Green Family Car of the Year.

Despite the rise in temperatures, gas prices keep it cool

(June 14, 2024) WASHINGTON, D.C. — Another week, another slide in gas prices as the national average for a gallon of gasoline dipped two cents since last Thursday to $3.46. The main reasons for the decline are lackluster gasoline demand and burgeoning supply.

Shock poll — Almost 40% of EV owners likely to go back to gas cars

McKinsey study finds EV owners
have cost, charging concerns

(June 13, 2024) More than a quarter of EV owners are likely to return to combustion engine vehicles for their next purchase, according to a McKinsey & Co. survey. Nearly 4 in 10 owners of electric vehicles in the U.S. are likely buy a combustion engine car for their next purchase.

Inside the Industry

The perfect pairing —The concept Monogram Lexus GX

(June 14, 2024) PLANO, Texas — To celebrate the recent debut of the all-new 2024 Lexus GX, Lexus has partnered with luxury appliance brand Monogram to design a bespoke concept vehicle for culinary, wine, and spirits aficionados: the Monogram GX. The vehicle will make its official debut at the Food & Wine Classic, this weekend in Aspen, Col.

Genesis reveals U.S. pricing for 2025 GV80 Coupe starting at $81,300

(June 14, 2024) FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. — Genesis has announced U.S. pricing for the first-ever 2025 GV80 Coupe. Starting from a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $81,300, the 2025 GV80 Coupe combines the practicality of an SUV with the dynamism of a coupe, reaffirming Genesis’ commitment to delivering vehicles with exceptional performance and emotional appeal.

The new 2025 BMW M2 — More power for the compact sports coupe

Base price set at $66,075;  
worldwide launch in August

(June 14, 2024) Already the archetype of driving pleasure for the purist, the new BMW M2 raises the bar for compact high-performance sports cars in the premium segment. The 2025 BMW M2 adds more power, greater visual impact, and innovative equipment and digital features. Front and center of this fresh round of updates is the 20 horsepower added to its output: the high-revving inline 6-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology now tops out at 473 horsepower. 

Abandoned Car of the Week

Rusting on the rails

This railroad equipment is seen rusting on a side track in a small eastern North Carolina town, a product of Safe-Trac, Inc., of Clinton, Ky. (
Photo by Jim Meachen)