Inside the Industry

World’s oldest Bentley T-Series gets new life

(April 15, 2022) CREWE, England — After decades of being off the road and in storage, the very first Bentley T-Series is being brought back to life after the start of a complete wheels-up restoration. The 6¼-liter pushrod V8 has been started for the first time in at least 15 years, and the engine and gearbox have proven to be in good condition despite their extended rest.

Camp Jeep Returns to New York Auto Show with 28-foot 'mountain'

(April 15, 2022) NEW YORK — Camp Jeep returns to New York, making its 16th appearance at the New York International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan. Since 2004, more than 425,000 New York auto show attendees have experienced this ultimate off-road driving course. Camp Jeep gives show-goers a chance to experience some of the extreme off-road capabilities of Jeep vehicles.

2023 Kia Telluride has refreshed styling, more capability, enhanced tech

(April 14, 2022) NEW YORK — Three years after bursting onto the scene as one of the most in-demand and award-winning three-row eight-passenger SUVs in the U.S., the Kia Telluride returns for 2023 with an array of enhancements that build upon the success of the original.  The Telluride has not only attracted over 75 percent of its buyers as new to the Kia family, but because of high customer satisfaction, Telluride owners have the most brand loyalty of any midsize SUV when returning to market for another vehicle.

Genesis debuts concept car — Genesis X Speedium Coupe

(April 14, 2022) NEW YORK — Genesis has premiered the Genesis X Speedium Coupe at Genesis House New York, a cultural space in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. The concept car incorporates Genesis’ DNA, while looking ahead to the next wave of EVs and highlighting Genesis’ future as a luxury electric vehicle brand.

Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing 120th Anniversary Edition debuts — and sold

(April 13, 2022) This year marks the 120th anniversary of the Cadillac brand. To celebrate, Cadillac is expanding the Collector’s Series with the introduction of the 2023 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing 120th Anniversary Edition. The 120th Anniversary Edition is limited to 120 cars, each uniquely numbered with a year in Cadillac’s history. Car 1902, the first in this new Collector’s Series, represents the founding year of Cadillac.

Hyundai Alabama to launch first U.S. built Santa Fe Hybrid

(April 13, 2022) MONTGOMERY, Ala., — Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) has announced it will continue to grow its sport utility vehicle production capabilities later this year with the addition of the hybrid version of the Santa Fe. The Santa Fe Hybrid will join the Elantra sedan, Santa Fe and Tucson SUVs, and Santa Cruz Sport Adventure Vehicle on the Montgomery assembly line.

Toyota launches all-new bZ4X SUV battery-electric vehicle

(April 13, 2022) PLANO, Texas — The electric Toyota bZ4X SUV not only looks to further Toyota’s commitment to a carbon neutral future, but it does so in style. Ready to make a fresh mark on the battery electric vehicle (BEV) segment, bZ4X blends bold, modern styling with tech-laden features in an extremely capable platform. Toyota says the bZ4X is more than a battery-electric SUV — it’s a new take on multi-purpose vehicles.

2022 Lexus LX 600 marketing campaign follows high achievers

(April 12, 2022) PLANO, Texas — There are places that ask more of you. Moments that test you. Situations that expose you. But for those up to the task, the rewards are extraordinary. Today Lexus debuts a marketing campaign, called “No Moment Too Big,” for the all-new flagship SUV, the 2022 LX 600. The campaign kicks off with two launch spots: “Drumroll, Please” and “Empower Your Presence.”

First production 2023 Corvette Z06 convertible raises $1 million for TMCF

(April 12, 2022) WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.  — The first retail production 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 convertible raised $1 million for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction on April 9. This auction and the sale of the first retail production 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 70th Anniversary Edition in January bring the total amount of money raised for charity by the 2023 Corvette Z06 to $4.6 million in 2022.

Mecum Houston 2022 sets another record with $34.5 million in sales

1967 Pontiac Monkeemobile Replica

(April 12, 2022) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions’ first three live auction events in 2022 reached a record-setting total of nearly $300 million, and the auction house’s most recent event in Houston, Texas, kept the streak going strong with another record total coming in at $34.5 million. The 2022 auction, held March 31-April 2, saw 1,047 vehicles cross the auction block with an 86% sell-through rate achieved.