Inside the Industry

Mecum Auctions returns to Las Vegas with 1,000 cars

1971 Stutz Blackhawk

(October 7, 2022) Mecum Auctions will return to the Las Vegas Convention Center for its sixth annual collector car auction at the venue this Nov. 10-12 with an estimated 1,000 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, exotics, trucks, Hot Rods, customs and more to cross the auction block.

Volkswagen launches TVA collaboration with custom build ID.4 SUVs

(October 7, 2022) HERNDON, Va. — Volkswagen of America is collaborating with the Tennessee Valley Authority as the utility corporation sets a goal of operating a 100% percent electric sedan and SUV fleet by the year 2030. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., TVA’s service area covers all of Tennessee, portions of Alabama, Mississippi and Kentucky, and small areas of Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.

Toyota finally finds fix to keep wheels on its bZ4X EV crossover

(October 6, 2022) TOKYO — Toyota finally has a fix to keep the wheels from falling off its new bZ4X all-electric crossover, an embarrassing glitch that forced the world’s biggest automaker to recall the vehicle just two months after starting sales and stalled the company’s drive into electric vehicles.

Stellantis extends Certified Pre-Owned Program With CPO Go

(October 6, 2022) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — With numerous options for consumers to purchase a pre-owned vehicle, buyers can find themselves on their own once they’ve driven off the lot. But with the new CPO Go program, which extends the Stellantis Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle (CPOV) program in North America, the benefits continue well into ownership.

2023 Honda Pilot TrailSport to make public debut

(October 6, 2022) The rugged 2023 Honda Pilot TrailSport, "the most adventure-ready, off-road capable Honda SUV ever," will make its first public appearance this weekend to the delight of music fans at the 2022 Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL Fest). Wearing a special wrap that celebrates the ruggedness of the all-new Pilot TrailSport, the highly anticipated 3-row SUV will join an exceptional lineup of artists performing on the Honda Stage throughout ACL’s two festival weekends, Oct. 7-9 and 14-16, ahead of its full reveal later this year.     

Reservations for Acura TLX Type S PMC Edition is open

(October 6, 2022) Adding a healthy dose of tech, materials and craftsmanship from the NSX supercar, the limited-production 2023 Acura TLX Type S PMC Edition is available for reservations starting today. Revealed this summer, the TLX Type S PMC Edition is the fifth vehicle handcrafted by the same master technicians who build the NSX Type S at the Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Ohio, and the first to be offered in multiple color choices. 

Los Angeles Auto Show confirms outdoor driving experiences

(October 5, 2022) LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Auto Show  has announced it has confirmed exhibits from an industry-leading number of global automotive brands as well as a record-setting selection of test tracks and test-drive opportunities in electric, hybrid, and gas-powered vehicles. Held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from Nov. 18 to 27, this year's 115th anniversary show will be preceded on Nov.17 by its annual AutoMobility LA gathering for both media and industry professionals.

'Never Lose Your Edge' explores road less travel ini new Lexus RX

(October 5, 2022) PLANO, Texas  — Taking the road less traveled, going off script, challenging convention… no matter your turn of phrase, the feeling is the same. We’re all looking for ways to shake things up and keep life exciting. That desire to avoid complacency is the idea behind the marketing campaign “Never Lose Your Edge” for the all-new 2023 Lexus RX, debuting today.

Hyundai Ioniq 6 relieves range anxiety with 330 miles per charge

(October 5, 2022) SEOUL — Hyundai has announced that its Ioniq 6 electrified streamliner will deliver 614 miles of all-electric range per charge, according to the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP), which translates to about 330 miles in the U.S.  Ioniq 6 customers will benefit from Hyundai's commitment to develop advanced battery technology that enables stress-free driving performance and long range.

Lexus electrifies fans in new Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’

(October 4, 2022) PLANO, Texas  — Quick thinking, a spear and the all-new, very agile, 2023 Lexus RZ 450e is all you need when you’re the formidable Dora Milaje, evading a host of villainous pursuers. Marvel Studios fans and car enthusiasts can buckle up and take a ride with the squad of Wakandan warriors as Lexus debuts its marketing campaign, including a long-form video, “An Electric Future,” featuring the luxury brand’s first-ever battery electric vehicle.