Inside the Industry

Hyundai delays production start of three-row Ioniq 9 EV



(July 8, 2024) Hyundai has delayed the introduction of its upcoming flagship EV, the three-row Ioniq 9, which was expected to begin production this summer. It is now expected to be released by the end of the year joining the Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6.

2025 Kia Soul to start at $21,665; Soulmate edition added



(July 8, 2024) IRVINE, Calif. — Kia’s iconic Soul that gained fame 15 years ago with its hamster advertising initiative, arrives for the 2025 model year again ready to impress. The urban runabout continues with an attractive starting price of under $22,000, which includes an extensive list of standard features, plus eight available collision avoidance and driver assist technologies. 

The new BMW R 1300 GS Adventure — Launches this fall



(July 8, 2024) BMW Motorrad has introduced the new 2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure, designed, and crafted to support all adventure riding and long distance touring wishes and needs. With a new engine, completely redesigned chassis, the availability of Automated Shift Assistant and electronic systems to enhance not only safety but also accessibility for a wider range of riders, BMW says the new big GS Adventure is your versatile and indispensable travel multi-tool.

Mercedes-Maybach S-Class for the 150th anniversary of Robbe & Berking



(July 8, 2024) The love of unique craftsmanship, clear aesthetics and timeless elegance unites Mercedes‑Maybach and the silver and yacht manufacturers Robbe & Berking, a historic luxury brand that crafts fine yachts and silverware. They share the ambition to design individualized products for connoisseurs of the extraordinary. To mark the 150th anniversary of the Flensburg silver manufactory, Mercedes-Maybach has created an exclusively refined S-Class model.

Maeving RM1S electric motorcycle launches in the U.S.



Britain’s best-selling electric
motorcycle now available in Calif.

(July 6, 2024) COVENTRY, England — The British electric motorcycle manufacturer Maeving has established itself as the premier choice for those looking for beautiful bikes geared towards urban riding, with their first model — the RM1 — quickly becoming the best-selling electric motorcycle in the UK, and one of the best-reviewed worldwide.  

Caterham and the RAF create special Seven 360R for fundraiser



(July 6, 2024) LONDON — Caterham and the Royal Air Force have unveiled a special one-off car built using exterior and interior components from a Puma HC2 helicopter, paying tribute to the remarkable aircraft. The Caterham Seven 360R has been created to raise money for injured servicemen and women and will be on display for the first time at this weekend’s Formula 1 British Grand Prix.

Aston Martin introduces supercar of SUVs — The unique DBX707 AMR24



(July 5, 2024) Aston Martin is once again celebrating the Aston Martin Aramco Formula One Team with the release of an exclusive AMR24 Edition for the world’s most powerful ultra-luxury SUV — the DBX707. Named after the brand’s Formula 1 challenger, the AMR24 Edition is a DBX707 that shares a racing identity with both the AMR24 F1 car and the Official Medical Car of Formula 1.

Hennessey's VelociRaptor 'Freedom Series' debuts with Armed Forces tribute



(July 5, 2024) SEALY, Texas — Hennessey, the Texas-based hypercar manufacturer and high-performance vehicle creator, has announced a new patriotic special edition for the VelociRaptor line-up of vehicles ahead during Independence Day week. Named the "Freedom Series," the package comprises military-style "USA" and "HPE 91" graphics paired with distinctive 20-inch Vossen off-road bronze wheels.

First Electric Mini John Cooper Works to debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed



(July 4, 2024) LONDON — Mini will present an entirely refreshed line up at the 2024 Goodwood Festival of Speed, with the first electric Mini John Cooper Works E PROtotype making its dynamic premiere tackling the iconic hillclimb. Marking a significant milestone as the first-ever electric Mini John Cooper Works, the model features an advanced electric powertrain with innovative design, while embodying Mini's commitment to innovation and electromobility.

Collection of iconic classics to be auctioned in Monterey



On Aug. 15, RM Sotheby's to feature
Ferrari, Aston Martin, Mercedes


(July 4, 2024) MONTEREY, Calif.  — RM Sotheby’s to add another auction night to their Monterey schedule, featuring a private collection of machines curated for the thrill of driving. From gated Ferraris to an incredible grouping of Aston Martins, a 300 SL Roadster, and a Carrera GT, a diverse collection of unique driving machines will be sold with no reserve on Thursday, Aug. 15 at RM Sotheby’s annual Monterey Car Week sale.