Inside the Industry

Tesla Cybertruck reaches showrooms ahead of launch



(November 29, 2023) Tesla has been sending early versions of its Cybertruck to showrooms across the U.S. in anticipation of the pickup's formal launch Thursday (Nov. 30), according to Automotive News. The Cybertruck will be a halo vehicle for the growing Tesla brand and an entry into the massive pickup segment.

Fiat to auction three Fiat 500e electrics during Art Basel Miami Beach



(November 29, 2029) Fiat 500e gets a spotlight role to help the planet on Dec. 7 during Art Basel Miami Beach 2023, when three bespoke vehicles designed in collaboration with iconic Italian brands Armani, Bvlgari and Kartell will be auctioned at an undisclosed location. Proceeds will benefit a nonprofit to be named following the auction.

All-new 2024 Toyota Tacoma is adventure ready out of the box



Standard i-FORCE 2.4L Turbo engine
has 278 HP and 317 lb.-ft. of torque

(November 29, 2023) MALIBU, Calif. — The Toyota Tacoma has dominated the mid-size pickup truck segment for nearly two decades, and the all-new 2024 Tacoma aims to set a new standard for modern trucks. Completely redesigned and reimagined for model year 2024, the Tacoma is ready to help drivers tackle their ambitious adventure bucket lists. For this new generation of Tacoma, Toyota engineers focused on its rich history of quality, durability and reliability — while incorporating modern tech, rugged styling and go-anywhere capability.

Ineos Grenadier Quartermaster production begins



(November 28, 2023) Startup Ineos Automotive, with the first U.S. deliveries of the Grenadier SUV now underway, has launched production of its second model, the Grenadier Quartermaster pickup. The Grenadier Quartermaster is largely based on the rugged SUV, which the brand refers to as a station wagon but has about a foot longer wheelbase.

Kia ready to ring in 2024 with Times Square New Year’s Eve numerals



(November 28, 2023) IRVINE, Calif. — For the fourth straight year, Kia America is ringing in the New Year early with a nationwide tour of the iconic 2024 Times Square New Year’s Eve Numerals that will illuminate New York and the country when the ball drops. After being on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the Numerals will travel to the legendary Kia Forum before beginning a cross-country road trip that brings the joy and anticipation of the New Year to enthusiastic crowds across the country.

Toyota unveils Camry XSE race car for 2024 NASCAR Cup Series season



(November 28, 2023) PLANO, Texas — Toyota has revealed a newly designed NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) Toyota Camry XSE race car that will make its debut in the 2024 NCS season. The Camry XSE Next Gen follows the Toyota Camry TRD Next Gen, which produced 18 victories and 25 poles during the last two seasons of competition.

Enhanced 2024 Acura TLX sport sedan arrives at dealers



Refreshed 2024 TLX brings styling
upgrades, improved technology


(November 28, 2023) Raising the bar for sport sedans with enhanced styling, improved in-car technology and a quieter cabin, the refreshed 2024 Acura TLX arrives at Acura dealerships nationwide this week with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $45,000. Now delivering more standard features, the simplified lineup includes the TLX with Technology Package, available A-Spec sport appearance package and line-topping high-performance TLX Type S.

Customer uses F-150 Lightning to power E-scooter business



(November 27, 2023) Max Rastelli runs HFX e-Scooters in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It’s a business he started in 2019, extending his commitment to alternative mobility solutions to the city. A longtime Ford F-150 owner, Rastelli was excited when Ford introduced its electric F-150 Lightning in 2021 and immediately placed a deposit. Rastelli had always been interested in owning an EV, but he needed it to be a truck that could support his business and lifestyle.

Bugatti Bolide: A cockpit designed for exhilarating track experiences



(November 27, 2023) Facilitated by the advancement of an all-new lightweight and high-strength monocoque, every facet of the Bolide’s interior has been created specifically for Bugatti’s track-only hyper sports car.

Final Mulsanne adds a Royal touch to Bentley’s Heritage Collection



Last Mulsanne to be built comes home
after service with Queen Elizabeth II

    
(November 27, 2023) CREWE, England —  Bentley Motors has announced the most recent and prestigious addition to its rejuvenated Heritage Collection — a bespoke 2020 Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase, the final example of the Mulsanne handcrafted at Bentley’s Dream Factory in Crewe, which has now returned home after service with the Royal household.