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2021 Acura TLX Type S makes public debut at IMSA race at Mid-Ohio

(May 14, 2021) TORRANCE, Calif. — Acura’s all-new and highly anticipated 2021 TLX Type S will make its public debut as the official pace car for the Acura Sports Car Challenge Presented by the TLX Type S today through Sunday, at the legendary Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Sporting a Type S-exclusive color of Tiger Eye Pearl, the turbocharged TLX Type S will lead the field to the green flag for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race.

Ford Power-Up updates to deliver a more seamless experience

(May 14, 2021) DEARBORN, Mich. — Settling in for a drive in an enhanced, upgraded vehicle will now become a regular experience for Ford owners as the company routinely delivers new features and improvements through its wireless software update technology called Ford Power-Up.  The first Ford Power-Up software updates for F-150 and Mustang Mach-E customers in North America began in March, accelerating a transformation well underway with more than 6 million vehicles on the road today featuring advanced, embedded modem connectivity.

New 2022 Nissan Pathfinder rolls off assembly line

(May 14, 2021) NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The first all-new 2022 Nissan Pathfinder rolled off the assembly line Thursday (May 13) at the Nissan Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant in Tennessee. "Start of production of the new Pathfinder marks another major milestone in our Nissan NEXT momentum story," says Jeff Younginer, vice president, Nissan Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant.

Electric GMC Hummer going through rigorous off-road testing

(May 13, 2021) MOAB, Utah — The quiet revolution continues as the GMC Hummer EV Pickup goes through its rigorous off-road testing in the lead-up to its production debut this fall. Watch as the GMC Hummer EV team puts the world’s first all-electric supertruck through its paces on challenging trails near Moab, Utah, proving its off-road capability.

Honda transmission plants celebrate milestones, step toward electrified future

(May 13, 2021) Ohio Honda is celebrating U.S. automobile transmission production at two North American facilities, beginning with Wednesday's 15-year anniversary of production at the company’s transmission plant in Tallapoosa, Ga.  In July, Honda’s first dedicated U.S. transmission plant, located in Russells Point, Ohio, will mark its 25th anniversary.  Honda has manufactured more than 21 million transmissions in America since starting production of automatic transmissions in Ohio in 1989.

Refreshed 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan revealed with bolder styling, updated tech

(May 13, 2021) HERNDON, Va. — Since its launch in 2017, the second generation of the Volkswagen Tiguan compact SUV has become the best-selling Volkswagen in America, mirroring its global success. For the 2022 model year, Volkswagen will launch a refreshed model with new styling and technology to elevate its blend of utility and performance.

Daimler mobile 3D printing center provides spare parts more quickly

(May 12, 2021) STUTTGART, Germany — Daimler Buses and its service brand Omniplus have created a mobile printing centre for the decentralized production of 3D printed spare parts in order to be able to provide bus customers with spare parts more quickly. The "mini factory" in the form of a container includes all of the stations relevant to the production of spare parts using a 3D printer on an area of only 36 m. The12 by 3 meter container can be transported by truck to any location. Once there, only electricity and an internet connection are required for its operation.

2019 Ford GT to headline Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction

(May 12, 2021) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson is gearing up for an electrifying Las Vegas auction as it sets its sights on The Entertainment Capital of the World in June as the first public event in the all-new West Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). Channeling the energy created during its recent Scottsdale Auction, Barrett-Jackson’s 2021 Las Vegas Auction, June 17-19, is destined to be the hottest ticket in town, in the most talked-about new venue in the region, with early consignments that include an incredible Liquid Red 2019 Ford GT with less than 25 miles, which will be selling with No Reserve.

Subaru names all-new electric SUV Solterra

(May 12, 2021) Subaru of America has announced that it will name its new full-electric SUV Solterra. Designed as a joint venture between Subaru and Toyota, the Solterra features a new, dedicated all-electric platform named the e-SUBARU Global Platform. The joint venture combines Subaru’s expertise in all-wheel drive technology with Toyota’s vehicle electrification technology.

Ford to unveil electric F-150 pickup May 19

(May 11, 2021) DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford’s smartest, most innovative truck yet will be all-electric and called F-150 Lightning. The all-new F-150 Lightning will be revealed May 19 at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn and live-streamed for millions to watch.  The F-150 Lightning brings innovation, technologies and capabilities to the F-Series, America’s best-selling vehicle, combined with the power, payload and towing capability that is the hallmark of all Built Ford Tough trucks.