Inside the Industry

2024 Nissan Frontier pricing starts at $31,105

Midsized-sized truck adds SL grade
and retro-inspired Hardbody Edition

(September 20, 2023) NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The rugged and tech-filled 2024 Nissan Frontier is on sale this fall with a starting price of $31,105 including destination charge. Frontier enters the new model year with a throwback touch in the shape of the Hardbody Edition, a nostalgic tribute to the original Nissan Hardbody pickup of the 1980s that’s sure to resonate with many generations.

Porsche launches Rennsport Reunion 7 mobile app

(September 20, 2023) ATLANTA — With just over a week to go before more than 80,000 fans gather for the largest Porsche gathering in the world, Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) is announcing the launch of a useful companion to the event — the Rennsport Reunion 7 App. The innovative mobile application is designed to keep participants up-to-date on announcements and events and to allow visitors to Rennsport to create their own tailored schedule.

Toyota Research Institute unveils breakthrough in teaching robots

New generative AI technique a step
closer to building 'large behavior model'

(September 20, 2023) Toyota Research Institute (TRI) has announced a breakthrough generative AI approach based on Diffusion Policy to quickly and confidently teach robots new, dexterous skills. This advancement significantly improves robot utility and is a step towards building “Large Behavior Models (LBMs)” for robots, analogous to the Large Language Models (LLMs) that have recently revolutionized conversational AI.

Chrysler celebrates 40 years of minivan memories and milestones

(September 19, 2023) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Chrysler brand is celebrating four decades as the leader and innovator of family mobility, marking 40 years of the minivan — the segment the former Chrysler Corporation invented — with the start of production today of the 2024 Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid at the Windsor (Ontario) Assembly plant.

All-new Mini Countryman Electric makes North America debut

(September 19, 2023) BROOKLYN, N.Y. —   The new all-Mini Countryman Electric has made its first appearance in the U.S. following the World Premiere earlier this month at IAA Mobility in Munich. Expected to arrive on U.S. shores for consumers in the fall of 2024, this evolution for the largest model in the Mini family is another step in the brand’s journey toward fully electrified mobility and sustainable design.

Genesis drives past one million global vehicle sales

One-million sales milestone
achieved in just under eight years

(September 19, 2023) SEOUL — Genesis has announced that it has surpassed one million cumulative vehicle sales, a landmark achievement for the brand. The brand announced that it had sold 1,008,804 vehicles in the global market, including 690,177 in Korea and 318,627 overseas as of the end of August.

Upfit by AEV packages available for 2024 Jeep Gladiator

(September 18, 2023) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) is now offering exclusive upfit packages for the new 2024 Jeep Gladiator. Customers can place AEV upfit orders for the 2024 Gladiator through their local Jeep dealer this month. Vehicles will ship directly from the Toledo Assembly Complex to AEV for upfit, then to the customer’s dealer of choice.

New Honda Motocompacto e-Scooter redefines personal urban mobility

Priced under $1,000, Motocompacto
e-scooter goes on sale in November

(September 18, 2023) A fresh take on e-scooters that was inspired by the Honda Motocompo of the early '80s, the all-new Honda Motocompacto redefines affordable all-electric personal transportation with sleek and simple styling and an innovative, ultra-compact foldable design. Sales will begin exclusively at, and at Honda and Acura automobile dealers in November with a price of $995.

Ford provides range of experiences for owners of 2024 Mustang

(September 15, 2023) DETROIT —  Owners of the all-new, seventh-generation Ford Mustang will be able to enjoy a range of new experiences in 2024, from on-track driving courses led by some of the world’s best high-performance driving instructors to new lifestyle events and an online portal to connect with Mustang owners from across the country.

2024 Ford F-150 gets new base engine, new tailgate design

(September 15, 2023) DETROIT — Ford is freshening the F-150 lineup for the 2024 model year and planning to double output of the hybrid variant as it seeks to maintain the truck's sales dominance. The updated pickup, which goes on sale early next year, was revealed late Tuesday ahead of the 2023 Detroit auto show. It includes freshened hybrid, Tremor and Raptor variants with new design elements and improved tailgate functionality.