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Nissan will reveal all-electric Hyper Urban concept at Japan Mobility Show

First in series of EV concepts
aimed to meet diverse aspirations

(October 4, 2023) YOKOHAMA, Japan — In the lead up to the Japan Mobility Show in Tokyo later this month, Nissan is revealing a series of  all-electric concept vehicles, the first of which is the Nissan Hyper Urban, digitally revealed Tuesday. The series, to be revealed in digital form leading up to the show’s press day on Oct. 25, features the word hyper to express the heightened excitement they aim to bring.

RM Sotheby to auction 56 rare white Porsche sports cars

(October 3, 2023) HOUSTON, Texas — As the Porsche market continues its strong trajectory, RM Sotheby's unveils The White Collection auction — a unique gathering of rare Porsche models, all wearing brilliant shades of white. The collection, set to go under the hammer on Dec. 1 and 2 represents over a decade of dedicated collecting by one perfection-focused owner. In total, the collection boasts 63 motor vehicle lots, with 56 Porsche sports cars at the forefront.

Honda announces expansion of charging possibilities

(October 3, 2023) American Honda has announced that it has reached agreements with EVgo and Electrify America, plus roaming network partners, giving Honda and Acura EV customers access to more of the largest charging networks in North America. These latest agreements are in addition to the recent announcement that Honda will adopt the NACS charging standard with Honda and Acura EVs gaining access to the Tesla Supercharger network.

Kia America sets third quarter, September sales records

(October 3, 2023) IRVINE, Calif. — Kia America has announced its best-ever third quarter sales total of 210,341 units. This achievement marks the third time in company history in which Kia's quarterly sales passed the 210,000 unit mark. These record-breaking sales performances contributed to Kia's best-ever total through nine months of 604,674 units.In September, Kia posted its best-ever September sales total of 67,264 units, marking the brand's 14th consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases.

Toyota unveils 2024 Tundra 1794 Limited Edition at State Fair of Texas

(October 2, 2023) PLANO, Texas — In the heart of its home state, Toyota revealed a premium special edition Tundra at the State Fair of Texas— the 1794 Limited grade. Named after the ranch that the San Antonio plant that assembles Tundra was built upon, gets even better with the 1794 Limited Edition, which focuses on an elevated premium leather interior experience and the addition of enhanced off-road capability.

Unplugged Performance introduces new beadlock-capable wheels

Tesla aftermarket company
creates off-road wheels for Model Y

(October 2, 2023) LOS ANGLES — Unplugged Performance, the pioneering force in Tesla aftermarket upgrades, introduces the game-changing 18" UP-03 Beadlock Off-Road Spec Forged Wheels. Engineered specifically for the Tesla Model Y, these wheels represent a paradigm shift in the world of EV all-terrain driving, combining performance with versatility that extends beyond the trail.

Under 20 grand — 2024 Nissan Versa least expensive new car in U.S.

Starting at $17,225, compact sedan
offers safety and connectivity tech

(September 29, 2023) NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Offering outstanding value with the most standard safety technology in its class, plus best-in-class front legroom and headroom, the 2024 Nissan Versa is on sale now from a starting at $17,225 including destination charge — the lowest starting price of any new car in America. The top-of-the-line SR trim level comes in at $21,235.

Honda introduces electric Prologue SUV with 300-mile range

(September 30, 2023) With a name symbolizing the key role it plays in the company’s electrification strategy, the all-electric 2024 Honda Prologue is a spacious, adventure-ready midsize SUV. With an anticipated EPA range rating of 300 miles, DC fast charging capability and a neo-rugged design, the Prologue is ready to take on adventures around town and outside the city limits.

Electrify America opens fast EV charging station at Grand Canyon visitor center

(September 29, 2023) Electrify America, the nation’s largest open DC fast charging network for electric vehicles (EV), has announced the opening of a charging station at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center giving EV drivers a convenient and hyper-fast charging solution.

Everyone wins a good seat in Lexus TX ad campaign

(September 28, 2023) PLANO, Texas — For far too long, the seat chosen in an SUV has set the tone for the journey ahead. Passengers are often left battling for the best seat, fighting for access to a USB plug in the front row or playing “Rock, Paper, Scissors” to avoid a cramped third row seat. In its new marketing campaign for the first-ever 2024 TX, Lexus embraces a new family pecking order where everyone wins. Whether a passenger prefers to sit in the front, the back, or somewhere in the middle, the TX doesn’t compromise on space, comfort, technology, or luxury.