Inside the Industry

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.

2024 GMC Acadia is 'bigger, bolder, more advanced' than ever

Technology upgrades include
portrait-oriented 15-inch-screen

(September 14, 2023) DETROIT — GMC has revealed the all-new Acadia, redefining what a premium mid-size SUV can be and launching a new era for the brand’s family of SUVs and crossovers. The 2024 Acadia is longer, wider and taller than its predecessor, with an all-new premium-appointed interior, elevated exterior design language, an enhanced suite of technology and an extensive list of standard safety features.

2024 Jeep Gladiator — 'World’s most off-road capable midsize truck'

(September 14, 2023) DETROIT — The Jeep brand is taking the world’s most off-road capable midsize truck and making it even better. Revealed at the 2023 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the new 2024 Jeep Gladiator adds greater capability, more refinement, new technology and more standard safety features to a midsize pickup that is both 100% truck and 100% Jeep.

Aston Martin DB5 at 60 — Celebrating six decades of world’s most iconic car

(September 14, 2023) GAYDON, UK — The world’s most iconic car, the Aston Martin DB5, has turned 60 with Aston Martin leading the celebrations. September marks exactly 60 years since Aston Martin unveiled its then newcomer, with the model going on to become an icon of British culture, design and innovation and firmly establishing Aston Martin as one of Britain’s most desirable luxury brands.

A bolder vision for Cadillac’s 2025 CT5 luxury sport sedan

(September 14, 2023) DETROIT — A fresh look with more standard comfort, safety and technology features — including all-new 33-inch-diagonal LED color touchscreen display. Cadillac introduced the refreshed and more advanced 2025 CT5 Wednesday at the North American International Auto Show. The 2025 CT5 features a revised front fascia, and offers more standard comfort, safety and technology features.

BMW, Ford and Honda agree to create ChargeScape

New company focused on
optimizing EV grid services

(September 13, 2023) TORRANCE, Calif. — BMW Group, Ford and American Honda have announced  they have entered into an agreement to create ChargeScape, LLC, a new equally-owned company that will create a single, cost-effective platform connecting electric utilities, automakers and interested electric vehicle customers.

BrightDrop takes online grocery pickup to the next level

(September 13, 2022) A year after unveiling Trace Grocery, BrightDrop’s temperature-managed eCart for optimized grocery fulfillment and curbside pickup, the business from GM is adding a brand new feature: self-dispense. Self-dispense gives shoppers the ability to retrieve their online grocery orders directly from secure compartments at a store’s curb without store associate assistance.

New American Honda Collection Hall showcases Honda history in the U.S.

Located in main lobby of Honda
headquarters in Torrance, Calif.

(September 13, 2023) TORRANCE, Calif. — The new American Honda Collection Hall officially opened its doors this week in Southern California. The hall offers visitors a glimpse of more than 60 historic and significant Honda and Acura automobiles, motorcycles, power equipment, race machines, engines and concept models, plus images, graphics and video presentations.

With £600M investment Mini going electric in Oxford

Production of two electrified
models to start in UK in 2026

(September 12, 2023) OXFORD, UK — BMW Group has announced a new investment of more than £600 million ($750 million) in the Mini factories at Oxford and Swindon. “With this new investment Mini will develop the Oxford plant for production of the new generation of electric Minis and set the path for purely electric car manufacturing in the future,” says Milan Nedeljković, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for production.

Volkswagen unveils concept limousine ID.X Performance in Europe

(September 12, 2023) WOLFSBURG, Germany — Volkswagen has presented its vision of an all-electric sports limousine in the upper mid-sized class at the ID. Treffen in Locarno on the Swiss side of Lago Maggiore last week. The 551-horsepower  ID.X Performance show car impresses with powerful all-wheel drive, performance-oriented suspension, and an expressive appearance.